Monthly Archives: July 2010

Paddy Cahill Cup Final

Erin’s Own were in control of this game from start to finish and ended up comfortable winners of the replayed Paddy Cahill Cup Final (2009). In what was a great team performance all played well putting up an excellent score of 3 goals and 15 points. Comer lead from start to finish with the half time score 2 – 8 to 0- 3. Joe Meagher collected the cup on behalf of the team and management of Joe Dillon and Kevin Dunne.

Panel as Follows; Stephen Daly, James Mullins, Damien Mullins, Joe Meagher (c), Caoinhín Dunne, Larry Carroll, Gerry Callinan, Donal Dunne, Donal Meally, Martin Hawley, Ciaran McDermott, Owen Rothwell, Peadar Boran, Liam Shore, Mikey Dwyer, Podge Keating, David Moran, Mark O’Neill, Mark Rothwell, Stephen Dwyer


See Photo Gallery for more photos.

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All Ireland Hurling Semi-Final Tickets

Club Ticket orders for All Ireland Semi-Final are to be recieved before Monday, morning 2nd August. 
N.B. Orders recieved after Monday will not be guaranteed.

KILKENNY  v  CORK  -  08/08/10

HOGAN STAND – :     €45.00

CUSACK STAND –:     €45.00

HILL 16:        €30.00


FAMILY–:        ADULT – €45.00
CHILD  -   €5.00

O.A.P.’s  & STUDENTS: 

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Gerry Holden Memorial Tournament

The annual U-12 Gerry Holden tournament was held in Ballycomey on Sunday, six teams took to the field, in two groups of three. Erin’s Own, St Patricks and Lisdowney were grouped together, with James Stephens, Conahy and Danesfort in the other. The large attendance were treated to a wonderful days hurling,with all sides progressing to finals, with St Patricks overcoming James Stephens in the opening final, Danesfort edging out Lisdowney in the next. Erin’s Own and Conahy were the final pairing. The two local sides served up a fitting finale to a great day, with Conahy the 2010 winners of the Gerry Holden cup. Erin’s Own Panel: Richard Brennan, Sean Coogan, Joseph Phelan, James Rothwell, John Dowd, Conor McMahon, Ian Holohan, Sean Buggy, James Brennan, Ross Connolly, Adam Brennan, Cathal Holland, Declan Buggy, Thomas Dwyer, James Buggy, Liam Holland, Joe Hickson, Conor Normoyle.

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U-10 Danesfort Tournament

Saturday 24th July proved to be a very special day for our Under 10’s as they experienced their very first games in Nowlan Park. In a very well run tournament, compliments to Danesfort, both our White team and Blue team performed very well. A very young white team took on James Stephens and after a good start ran out of steam with James Stephens running out winners. Well done to all players on finishing 2nd in their league. The Blue team played against Danesfort and performed excellently coming out on top to win their match and finish top of their league.

Both Teams climbed the steps of the old stand and collected their momento’s of the day and had photos taken with the McCarthy Cup. All were treated to food and drink in Langtons afterwards to thank them for their effort. Each player received a medal from Erin’s Own Bord na nOg. Almost 120 people sat down for the meal and compliments to all involved in a very successful day.

Well done all.

Panels: Jamie Meagher, Cian Comerford, Killian Hogan, Kevin Holland, Leah Holden, Jack Appezatto, Nicky Connolly, Ben Emmet, Thomas Judge, Shane Coogan, Liam Kenny, James Buggy, Conor Dowd, Dan Coogan, Cathal Holland, Liam Holland, Conor McMahon, James Brennan, Jack Buggy, Billy O’Neill, Declan Buggy, Conor Clarke, Christopher Korff, Kevin Brennan, Timmy Ward, Kealin Ring.

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Comer vs Carrickshock

Erins Own saw off Carrickshock by the skin of their teeth in what turned out to be a pulsating fourth round of the St. Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling league game in a rain soaked Tullaroan on Friday last. Credit has to be given to both teams, who served up an extremely entertaining game, despite the horrendous weather conditions and also to the Tullaroan club whose pitch was very well presented considering the weather. The game got off to a slow start, which gave no indication of the fireworks which were to unfold over the next sixty minutes. County minor John Power opened Carrickshocks scoring account after a defence splitting run from Michael Rice left Power free to strike home. Power got his second score two minutes later when he turned on to his left side and struck a great point from forty yards out. Michael Rice got his first a minute later when he arrowed a shot over the bar from near the sideline. At this early stage it looked as though Carrickshock could very well run away with the game, but they hadn’t reckoned on Comers battling qualities. Michael Murphy took his first two frees very well, watching them sail over the bar from narrow angles before Richie Power got his first score from play from in front of the posts. Erins Own got a break fifteen minutes into the first half when a long clearance by Gordon Byrne was flicked into the goal by Michael Moran past the onrushing John Butler to reduce the Comer deficit to four points. Moran then followed up with what looked like a perfectly legitimate point, but after a long consultation among the officials, it was deemed to be wide. Richie Power got his second from a close range free a minute later. Michael Murphy converted two more frees and Power got his third from another free just before half time. The last chance of the half fell to Brian Donovan who only had to hit the target from ten yards out, but to the dismay of the Carrickshock followers his shot went agonisingly wide. The players went for a well deserved half time break after thirty minutes of top class and intense hurling with Carrickshock leading, 1-8 to 1-5.In that first half, Carrickshock with Michael Rice and John Power in particular looked the most dangerous of the two teams, but the powerful hurling of Conor Fogarty and Peter Donovan allied with the top class free taking of Michael Murphy helped keep Comer in touch. Richie Power tapped over the first of the second half from a 21 yard free after four minutes before Michael Murphy added another to his tally. Ronan Ryan who was a real thorn in the Carrickshock defence at this stage, won two frees  ,which Michael Murphy duly pointed. Comer were behind by just a single point after some very hard and physical tackling and putting the opposition under immense pressure, closing them down all over the field. The Comer defence was proving immovable, suppressing wave after wave of attack from long balls pumped in by John Dalton, John Murphy and co. Richie Power pushed Carrickshock ahead by two points again after winning his own free from the middle of the field. Ronan Ryan got his first of the game with ten minutes left, to reduce the difference again to just a point. Comer had tightened up defensively in the second half, with veteran full back Sean Meally leading the charge, but goalkeeper Tom Brophy still had to make a great save from a Jamie Power shot, that would have surely seen Carrickshock gain the upper hand for the final few minutes. Razor sharp Michael Murphy then got his best score of the game, when a long range Damien Fogarty free was dropped precariously on the edge of the small square, Murphy got the final flick and the ball found the back of the net. Again, the officials consulted and the score was finally awarded. Erins Own were in the lead for the first time with seven minutes remaining of normal time, but unbelievably we were to have another 13 minutes of action with the referee playing an amazing six minutes of injury time. Power and Murphy traded frees to leave Comer leading by two points going into that injury time. Carrickshock were battling as hard as they could but the Comer backs halted the Carrickshock surge until the sixth minute of injury time when they conceded a free on the 21 yard line. Kilkenny corner back, John Dalton, sprinted from full back to try and clinch the two points for his side. His well struck effort was brilliantly tipped over the bar by Tom Brophy. The referee blew the whistle straight away to see Comer emerge as winners by a single point, 2-10 , 1-12.

This was probably the match of the senior campaign so far, with both teams serving up an excellent game, that had everything, brilliant scores, hard tackling, controversy, and an extremely high level of skill in appalling weather conditions. The delightful hurling of players such as John Dalton, John Murphy and John Power of Carrickshock and Conor Fogarty, Ronan Ryan and Gerry Callinan of Comer, provided great entertainment for the good sized attendance.

Scorers; Erins Own Michael Murphy (1-8) (0-8) frees, Michael Moran (1-0), Ronan Ryan, Jimmy Byrne (0-1)each

Carrickshock; Richie Power (0-6)(0-5)frees , John Power (1-2) Michael Rice, Brian Donovan, Darren O Dwyer, John Dalton (0-1 each)

Erins Own; Tom Brophy, Peter Donovan, Sean Meally, James Mullins, Gerry Callinan, Damien Fogarty, Conor Fogarty, Aidan Moran, Gordon Byrne, Jimmy Byrne, Michael Murphy, Ronan Ryan, Peadar Boran, Michael Moran, Davy Buggy. Subs Brian Dillon, Donal Meally.

Carrickshock; John Butler, Richie Frisby, John Dalton, Luke Gaule, Darren O Dwyer, John Tennyson, John Murphy, Pat Tennyson, John Cahill, Mark O Dwyer, Michael Rice, Jamie Power, Brian Donovan, Richie Power, John Power. Subs Michael Rohan

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200 years of History

Erin’s Own GAA and Castlecomer Golf Club celebrate their 125th and 75th anniversaries this year and a joint day of celebration is planned on Sunday August 1st in Castlecomer golf club. The day will commence with a series of four balls (golf) 5pm, and a hurling match will be then be played on the 10th fairways 7:30pm,both will feature past county and club stars to include, Martin Goggy Brennan, Martin Fogarty, Pa Dillon, Eamon Cloney Brennan, Tommy Brennan and many more. A Barbeque and music will follow @ 8:30pm, cost €10. All are invited to come along and enjoy what promises to be a great days sport & entertainment.

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Erin’s Own Oral History

As part of the clubs 125 celebrations, a project to record a DVD of the history of the club through the recollections of the people of the parish is underway. A questionnaire has being put together, and everyone is invited to commit their memories/ family association with the club to paper. To obtain a questionnaire, contact Richard Connolly 086-3890190, Eamon Holland or Michael Owens. Completed questionnaires to be returned by mid August.

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Jerry Holden U12 Memorial Cup Tournament

This tournament takes place on this Sunday the 25th of July at Ballycomey. The first games start at 10.30am. All help and support welcome on the day.

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Final of U10 Danesfort Tournament

Two Erin’s Own U10 teams will participate in the finals of the Danesfort blitz on Saturday in Nowlan Park. Their first game is on at 11.00am. All support welcome.

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U-9 Blitz

The annual u-9 blitz for the Denis Brennan cup and the Nicholas Downey shield was played on Sunday, having been postponed on Saturday due to weather conditions. Eight teams took part, Erin’s Own, O’Loughlins, James Stephens, Dicksboro, Danesfort, Thomastown, Bennetsbridge & Kilmacud Crokes. The teams were divided into two groups of four, with every team qualifying for a final. After a wonderful day of hurling, Erin’s Own retained the Denis Brennan cup and James Stephens took home the Nicholas Downey shield. Thanks to the teams that took part, their mentors and parents and all the club members who made the day the success it was. Erin’s Own Panel: Jamie Maher, Killian Hogan, Dan Coogan, Timmy Ward, Jack Buggy, Jack appallatso, Conor Clarke, Shane Coogan, Christopher Korff, Leah Holden, Billy O’Neill, Nicky Connolly, Kevin Holland, Ben Emmet, Conor Dowd, Kealan Ring.

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