Erin’s Own Gaelic Athletic Association was founded in 1885 and since then has been the main sporting organization in the Castlecomer area. Hundreds of players and supporters have derived great enjoyment from involvement over the years. 2014 was a again a very busy year on and off the fields of play.
Erin’s Own fielded teams in 11 different grades of hurling from Under 6 right up to senior and in 7 grades of football in 2014. The introduction of football to younger age groups for boys and girls grades proved to very successful in 2014 and this looks to continue in 2015. The Gaelic 4 Mothers is now a solid part of the club makeup and this proved to be an excellent platform for the success of Erin’s Own Girls Football in 2014.
In early 2014 we started on a new building to rear of the existing dressing rooms. It will house 2 new dressing rooms, Machinery Shed, Equipment Shed, Public toilets and the upstairs area will contain a Gym.
On the playing field Erin’s Own went out in the Senior Hurling championship to Carrickshock. Most of our success continues at underage and our youngest teams are making huge strides. We will continue to put a lot of time and resources into our underage structures and in time this will reap its due reward.
Fundraising is a necessary requirement for the upkeep of all clubs. Erin’s Own are no different. In 2015 we will continue to raise funds to help in the management of the day to day funds. Our main fundraiser this year will be Fantasy Cheltenham and all the necessary details are available on our other website www.fantasycheltenham.ie . This happens during the springtime ending in the middle of March. The lotto is a regular player every week and is proving to be very popular. Each June we hold a Golf Classic on the beautiful Castlecomer Golf club course followed by an excellent social night open to all. The Piltown Draw is a steady earner and throughout the year some guess the score cards are introduced. Plenty of variety, ways to earn and make money and also allow so many people work with and for the future success of the Club on and off the field of play.
We have a new administration for 2015 with the appoinment of Martin Owens as Chariman, Marie Therese Comerford Vice Chairman, Martin Carroll, Secretary and Lindsay Byrne Treasurer.
With a membership of over 300 adults and almost 150 youths the club is in the enviable position of having two properties, the first – The Prince Grounds- which is in the town and the second -Canon Kearns Park- which is just on the outskirts of the town, towards Kilkenny.
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