Monthly Archives: July 2011

U-12 Callan Tournament

Finals day of the U-12 Callan Tournament takes place on Sunday, Leaving Ballycomey @ 12:30pm. lads will take part in parade and will play St Martins afterwards.

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Byrne Cup Semi Final

Erin’s Own and James Stephens meet in the Byrne cup semi final in Ballycomey on Thursday evening. The city side started better and had opened up a significant lead at half time, but the locals refused to surrender and clawed back the arrears to clinch a 0-18 to 2-11 win, to advance to the final for the second successive year.

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Underage Activity



The U-12 hurlers had a busy week playing another round of the Callan tournament and their opening go games match. They enjoyed mixed fortunes losing by the minimun to Danesfort after a hard fought game. Clara provided the opposition in the go games, with ‘Comer running out winners after another entertaining game. Panel: Richard Brennan, Adam Mullaly, Joe Hickson, Adam Brennan, James Brennan, Dan Coogan, Ross Connolly, Thomas Dwyer, David Ferris, John Dowd, Conor Normoyle,Eoin O’Rourke, Liam Kenny, Conor McMahon, Declan Buggy, Nicky Connolly, Billy O’Neill, Conor Clarke, Cathal Holland, Jack Buggy, Liam Holland, James Buggy, Sean Coogan, Christopher Korff, Peter Carroll.

Lisdowney Tournament

Erin’s Own sent an U-13 team to Lisdowney in the annual 7s tournament. The lads played Naas in their opening game, putting in a fine performance to advance to the second round and a meeting with Moycarkey Borris of Tipperary. The lads once again gave their all, but unfortunately bowed out at this stage.

Panel: Richard Brennan, Ian Holohan, James Rothwell, Sean Buggy, John Dowd, Ross Connolly, Eoin O’Rourke, Declan Buggy, Adam Brennan, James Buggy, Sean Coogan.

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Golf Classic

The clubs annual golf classic was held in ideal conditions at Castlecomer golf club on Friday. A large number of teams took to the course, with both G.U.I. and non G.U.I. teams competing for a large array of prizes. The golfers were well catered for with a barbeque at the 9th and 18th, courtesy of the catering commitee. A great nights entertainment followed with music by Michael Kealy. Thanks to Davy, Deirdre and their hard working commitee, for another well run edition.

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U-12 Jerry Holden memorial tournament

The clubs U-12 tournament took place on Saturday in Ballycomey. Dicksboro, James Stephens, O’Loughlins, Kilmacud Crokes and Lisdowney joined the locals. The standard of hurling was excellent, with the large attendance treated to a feast of hurling. Dicksboro beat city rivals O’Loughlin’s in a cliffhanger to win the cup final. James Stephens defeated Erin’s Own in the shield final, while Kilmacud beat Lisdowney in the playoff final. Thanks to all who helped on the day.

Panel: Adam Mullaly, Joe Hickson, Adam Brennan, James Brennan, Dan Coogan, Ross Connolly, Thomas Dwyer, David Ferris, John Dowd, Conor Normoyle,Eoin O’Rourke, Liam Kenny, Conor McMahon, Declan Buggy, Nicky Connolly, Billy O’Neill, Conor Clarke, Cathal Holland, Jack Buggy, Liam Holland, James Buggy. Christopher Korff, Peter Carroll.

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U-14 League

Erin’s Own enjoyed a good 2-08 to 0-9 win over Barrow Rangers on Friday evening in Ballycomey. This group have made great strides this year, with a high work rate and honesty of effort the main features.

Panel:David Holohan, Joseph Phelan, Griffin Carroll, Paul Tungstead, Sean Buggy, Shane Feehan, John Dowd, Paul Ring, James Rothwell, Ross Connolly, Ian Holohan, Thomas Dwyer, James Buggy, Declan Buggy, David Ferris, Joseph Hickson, Alan Mullaly.

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U-9 Denis Brennan Tournament

The annual Denis Brennan memorial cup and Nicholas Downey shield were contested in glorious sunshine in Ballycomey on Saturday. Six teams were in action with Dicksboro, James Stephens, Thomastown, Kilmacud Crokes, O’Loughlins joining the locals in providing a wonderful days hurling for all.

The standard of play was exceptional, with little dividing all sides. Dicksboro secured the Denis Brennan cup defeating city rivals James Stephens by the minimum in a thriller. Thomastown landed the Nicholas Downey shield following a narrow win over the ‘Comer boys.

Thanks to all who worked tirelessly to make the day a great success.

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Senior League

Erin’s Own put in a storming performance to defeat Carrickshick in Kilmanagh on Saturday evening. The ‘Comer men put in what can only be described as a total team performance, outplaying their opponents in every facet of the game to secure the points on a 3-18 to 0-11 scoreline .

Carrickshock started brightest, registering the first three points through Jamie Power(2) and Michael Rohan. Anthony Owens responded with a point, before two Richie Power points, the first from play and the second from a 65. A Martin Boran free divided these scores, with Michael Rohan adding another point to his tally,indeed he was forced to retire from the action shortly afterwards with a shoulder injury,being replaced by Gerry Mulcahy. Carrickshock were in the ascendancy at this stage, but this was about to change.

Anthony Owens managed to rescue what appeared to be a hopeless cause, when he preventing a ball going wide, he took possesion broke through the defence and batted the ball to the net, setting up a frantic closing 10 mins, Jamie Power pulled a point back for the southern side, Damien Fogarty converted a 65, Damien Walsh pointed for the ‘shocks, Carrickshock were penalised for a number of missed oppurtunities when Gordon Byrne reacted quickest to a rebounded shot from Michael Owens to score a second ‘Comer goal and put them into a two point lead. Richie Power put the minimum between the sides on the stroke off half time.

Erin’s Own came bursting out off the blocks in the second half scoring 1-10 without reply. Martin Boran started and ended the sequence with a pointed free and another from play, he also landed another free during this period. Michael Owens was next up with a point. Damien Fogarty drilled over three massive points, capping off a wonderful performance. Conor Fogarty made a driving run from defence to land a fine point, Gordon Byrne who was a constant threat added another goal, the hard working Ronan Ryan got in on the actwith a point , Michael Murphy was rewarded for his tireless work with a point.

Richie Power evetually opened his sides second half account with a pointed free, this was his last act as he was forced off injured to be replaced by Ciaran Roche. They followed up with their second and last point off the game. Michael Owens added another point to his tally. Stephen Daly replaced Ronan Ryan for ‘Comer. Michael Moran also came into the fray for ‘Comer in the closing minutes. A Martin Boran free, a Gordon Byrne point and a Damien Fogarty 65 closed out a most impressive display  by their side.

It would be unfair to highlight individual performances as all contributed to what was earlier described as a total team performance.

Team: Tom Brophy, James Mullins, Sean Meally, Peter O’Donovan, Donal Meally, Damien Fogarty, Conor Fogarty, Jimmy Byrne, Ronan Ryan, Michael Murphy, Michael Owens, Martin Boran, Peader Boran, Anthony Owens, Gordon Byrne.

Subs Used: Stephen Daly, Michael Moran.

Scorers: G Byrne 2-1, M Boran 0-6(4f), D Fogarty 0-5(2,65s),A Owens 1-1, M Owens 0-2, C Fogarty 0-1, R Ryan 0-1, M Murphy 0-1.

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Great day had by all – bus trip 2011

At 9am on Sunday morning 2 full bus loads of supporters under the Bord nanOg banner travelled to Dublin for what turned out to be a wonderful day had by all.


The first stop was at Kilmacud Crokes where a combination of under 8’s and under 9’s split into 2 teams and everyone played a full match as Kilmacud had similar numbers. The first team won their match by 2 goals to 1 thanks to a couple of great strikes by Alan Smyth. To concede one goal over 40 minutes shows what great defending was done with Brian Holland, Dean Bray and Ewan Connery starring in the backs and John and James Kenny winning the midfield battles. Panel: Thomas Judge, Dean Bray, Brian Holland, Ewan Connery, Katie Clarke, John Kenny, Michael Rowe, Dylan Stynes Leigh, Kiel Smyth, Alan Smyth, James Kenny, and Joe Rowe.


Our other Under 9 team won their match by 5-00 to 3-04, again a result built on great defending by Darragh O’Rourke, Adam Stone, Ciaran Meagher and Cathal O’Reilly. Our goals came from James Hogan and two each for Timmy Ward and Shane Coogan. Panel: Ciaran Meagher, Adam Stone, Liam Doyle, Luca Downey, Jack Brennan, Cathal O’Reilly, Conor Dowd, Shane Coogan, James Hogan, Kevin Smyth, Shannon Feehan, Darragh O’Rourke and Timmy Ward.


The Under 11 team played a 15 a side game against a strong and very talented Kilmacud side. Comer started poorly and were down by the half time whistle. A great second half performance in a high quality game saw the comer lads play a level second half but never got to make up the first half defecit. Well done to all involved. Jamie Maher, Liam Holland, Dan Coogan, Billy O’Neill, Kevin Holland, Cathal Holland, Conor McMahon, Conor Clarke, Kevin Brennan, Killian Hogan, Kealin Ring, Nicky Connolly, James Brennan, David Ferris, Jack Buggy, James Buggy and Christopher Korff.


Sincere thanks to Kilmacud Crokes who managed to feed all before going on our way to Croke Park. In what turned out to be a beautiful day, lots of sun cream was passed back and forth to keep the pale Irish skin as pale as possible! It was great to see Robert Moran getting a run with the minor team. They came up short in the end against a very strong Dublin Side. The Senior team performed magnificantly to run out relatively easy winners on the day. Well done to Martin and Conor fogarty for their part in the win.


The big prize of the day went to Richie Brennan who lined out in the schools half time game. Chants of “Richie”, “Richie” could be heard. He played brilliantly and managed to score 2 goals as well.


Finally sincere thanks to the people who organised the event, John Buggy in particular, without whom this may not have taken place. Thanks also to Denis Buggy and Joe Comerford for their ongoing and wonderful support to our club.


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