Monthly Archives: August 2010

Best Wishes

The members and supporters of Erin’s Own GAA wish both teams all the best in Sunday’s minor and senior finals, especially our own members involved, Eoin Meally on the minors and Damien & Martin Fogarty with the seniors.

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U-12 Andy Egan Finals

Erin’s Own U-12s were in action against Thomastown in the Finals of the James Stephens Andy Egan tournament on Sunday. The tournament was run on a league format with eight teams involved,ensuring the lads had a game each week over the past two months.Sunday’s game was highly entertaining with our lads producing a fine performance, coming up against a stronger side on the day. This young side, (with only three twelve year olds in action) have many good days ahead of them. Panel: Richard Brennan,Liam Holland,Cathal Holland,Sean Coogan,James Rothwell,John Dowd,Conor McMahon,Sean Buggy,James Brennan,James Buggy,Ross Connolly,Eoin O’Rourke,Joseph Hickson,Ian Holohan,Declan Buggy,Conor Normoyle,Thomas Dwyer,Joseph Phelan,Eoin Brennan,Adam Brennan.

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Representing Kilkenny underage

Erins Own had a number of players in action for Kilkenny over the weekend. In the Tony Forristal Under 14 tournament we had 3 playing representitives – Conor Delaney, Rian Holden and Niall McMahon. John Buggy was also a selector at this level. Eoin Brennan was in Wexford with the U-15s. Robert Moran & Sean McDermott were on the U-16 squad that competed in the Arrabawn tournament in Tipperary,Tommy & Davy Buggy were coaches with this side.


Congratulations to all of them on their performances.

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Fixture Dates for your diary

Saturday 18th Sep 2010

St. Canice’s Credit Union SH Championship 1st Round
Tom Ryall Park        Tullaroan v Dunnamaggin     (3pm)
Ballyragget            St Lachtain’s v St Martin’s (3pm)

St. Canice’s Credit Union SHL Final (Extra Time)

Nowlan Park            Ballyhale Shamrocks v James Stephens (5pm)

St. Canice’s Credit Union SHL Shield Final (Extra Time)
Nowlan Park            Erins Own v O`Loughlin Gaels (3.30pm)

Michael Lyng Motors IH Championship 1st Round
Thomastown            Blacks and Whites v Tullogher Rosbercon (3pm)
Bennettsbridge        Graignamanagh v Emeralds (3pm)

Sunday 19th Sep 2010

St. Canice’s Credit Union SH Championship 1st Round
Callan                Carrickshock v Graigue Ballycallan (1pm)
Castlecomer            Fenians v Clara (1pm)

Michael Lyng Motors IH Championship 1st Round
Nowlan Park            Mooncoin v Conahy Shamrocks (1pm)
Thomastown            Rower Inistioge v Glenmore (1pm)

Michael Lyng Motors IHL Final (Extra Time)
Ballyhale            Mullinavat v Danesfort (1.30pm)

Michael Lyng Motors IHL Shield Final (Extra Time)

Ballyhale            Dicksboro v Young Irelands (12pm)

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Minor team romp to victory in replay

Erins Own produced a masterclass of hurling in the replay of the Minor A championship to overcome James Stephens by a scoreline of 2 -17 to 0 – 11. It was a comprehensive display throughout and a real polished team performance.


The teams were level enough throughout the first half but comer started to pull away towards the end of the first half following a Stephen Daly goal. It was the second half when they turned up a gear to easily dispose of he Village in the end.  Well done to Tommy Brennan and his team for a great performance.

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Gaelic 4 Mothers Conahy Blitz

2 teams travelled to Jenkinstown following an invitation from Conahy Gaelic 4 Mothers. 4 Conahy teams and 2 from Comer took part in a very enjoyable day with plenty of games and lots of enjoyment. The Comer 1 team won one and lost one which qualified them for the Shield Final and the Comer 2 team won both of their matches which qualified them for the Cup final. The Shield final went first and Comer were on top from start to finish and won well in the end of a very enjoyable game. The Cup final was also a very tight game with both teams level at half time. Comer took the lead early in the second half but Conahy (Kilkenny) came back strong with 2 goals to win out in the end. Well done to them. Josephine Holland accepted the Shield (Bottle of Champagne) on behalf of Comer.


The players for Comer were; Georgina Smith, Josephine Holland, Alison Kealy, Fiona Maher, Mary Delaney, Catherine Farnan, Mary Rowe, Catriona Allen, Kathleen Hurley, Claire O’Neill, Margaret Hopkins, Majella Finn, Dymphna Maher, Marie Brennan, Catriona Brennan, Julieanne Phelan.


The teams were managed by Andrew Korff and Lilian Boland (for a rub)


Go to Photo Gallery – Galeic 4 Mothers – Conahy Blitz for lots more photos

Well done to Conahy on a very well run and enjojable day.

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125th Anniversary Mass

The blessing of the new pitch in Ballycomey followed by the celebration of the 125th Anniversary mass took place in a sun drenched Ballycomey on Friday evening 20th August. A big crowd turned out for this very special occasion. The Blessing of the new all weather pitch was first up. Msngr Ryan, Canon Sherlock, Fr Corcoran and Fr Shore all took part in this blessing. The man above certainly played his part as the evening was sunshine all the way.


The Mass followed after the blessing and several club members took part, young and old, to make this a very special night in the long history of Erin’s Own GAA club. Chairman, Michael Owens concluded the official part of the night giving special praise to all who participated including the Male Voice Choir. Finally a big thanks went out to Sean Smith for all his work in keeping the place so well. It was over to the Ladies of the club then to produce a feast of food for all. Well done to every person for donating so much food, and to all the ladies that worked long and hard to ensure all were heartily fed.


Finally Thanks and well done to all who had any part in this successful night. 125 years is a long time in the lifetime of any association and something to be very proud of. The mantle of its success is now passed over to the current and future generations to ensure that Erin’s Own continues to make strides both on and off te field of play and ensure that this clubs participation in all that is good in Castlecomer and its environs continues for many years to come.



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Erins Own v Castlecomer Golf Club Celebration Day

It took a combined 200 years to bring these giants of sport together in a match that carried a mix of All Ireland medal winners throughout the teams – and what a match we were entertained with. It was a quality game that you would be unlikely to see anywhere – literally! A bumper crowd turned up for the celebration night. It began with the Golf match where the Hurling Club came up trumps over the Golf club. This was just a warm up to the big event – The over 50 (age and weight in some cases) game. It was a tight game throughout and compliments to every player firstly for togging out and secondly for entertaining everyone on the 10th fairway. The fire brigade was on standby such was the volume of water being consumed. A great game followed with many great scores, misses (Gerry – you really need to practice the sideline!) and collisions – Tom and Jimmy comes to mind at the end. All there were fully entertained and followed into the night with a great BBQ and music. Well done to all for the hard work and imagination for putting such a unique event together.



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Guess the Sore

Congratulations to Lorraine Buggy Yellow Road, on winning the guess the score competition for last Sunday’s All Ireland semi final

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Our U-16 hurlers staged a dramatic comeback turning a four point deficit into a three point win to defeat Kilmacow and advnce to the Rionn A championship semi final, which is due to be played next Monday evening.

The Minors played out a draw with James Stephens this evening, final scoreline 5-9 to 2-18.

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