NOTES FOR ERIN’S OWN GAA CLUB FOR WEDNESDAY 2nd May 2012
Club Lotto. The club lotto is now up to â¬12,800.00. Be in to win. Get your tickets from any committee members or from local shops. You can also sign up to a direct debit scheme whereby you are entered every week in the Local lotto so you don’t have to worry about getting your ticket. Contact Helen at 087 6645022 or any committee member if you would like to take up this way to play the local lotto. Remeber all the money raised goes back into your community.
Piltown Draw Tickets. The annual Piltown draw tickets are now for sale in the club. The can be purchased from any club committee members and there are six draws with a car to be won in each draw. Please support this draw if you can at all.
The under 6,8 and 10s continue with their outdoor training every Thursday at 6.30pm in Ballycomey. Any boys and girls interested in taking up hurling as a sport are most welcome to come along and join in the fun where parents can be assured their child will receive a great welcome and great coaching.
The Primary school hurling team are motoring very well in the Cumann na mBunscoil Roinn B league with three wins out of three games so far. The boys have a busy few weeks ahead of themselves with a match every week and sometimes two games. Hopefully they can continue on their winning ways and progress to the knockout stages later in the school year.
Erin?s Own have a number of boys involved with the Kilkenny Development squads from under 14 up to under 17. These boys will get excellent coaching and a chance to make the Kilkenny teams later during the summer for tournaments around the country. We wish all the boys involved good luck and hopefully this experience will make them into better players.
Under 14 League. Erin?s Own under 14s started their Roinn B Hurling league last week with a great win against The Rower Inistigue in Ballycomey.
Under 16 Roinn A league. Erin?s Own entertained the Rower Inistiogue in the third round of the under 16 league on Tuesday last in Ballycomey. In avery evenly contested match the lead changed hands on a number of times. The rower boys shot some lovely points in the first half to carry a 3 point lead into the break. After the break the local boys came more and more into the game and by the third quarter they were level after a fine score from Griffin Carroll. Immediately after a sweeping move all the way up the pitch brought the score of the game when Jamie Holohan swept the ball to the net. On comers next attack they could have put the game beyond the opposition when Sean Buggy?s shot sailed inches over the cross bar when a goal looked on. However this was to be the Comer boys last score and from their till the end the Rower boys added a goal and five points to run out winners by four points. Best for Comer were Donal Carroll, Conor Delaney, Sean Buggy, Niall McMahon and Shane Feehan. TEAM. C.Dwyer,, R.Heally, D.Carroll, D.Holohan S.Dowd, C.Delaney, S.Feehan, N.McMahon, S.Buggy, J.Holohan, P.Ring, G.Carroll,I.Holohan, K.Heally,R.Holden
Under 16 Erin’s Own Tournament.
Last weekend saw the club run its first juvenile tournament of the year when it staged the Annual Jim Buggy under 16 Hurling Tournament in Ballycomey on Saturday. The action commenced at 11am and the local boys entertained neighbours St. Martin?s and Callan took on Conahy in the second semi final. The local boys flew out of the blocks and were far too strong for the Muckalee boys and ran out easy winners In the second semi final the much fancied Callan boys never got going against the lads from Conahy. In the final Erin?s Own and Conahy played out a very entertaining game with some fine individual displays on both sides. However the game turned on injuries to two of Comer?s strongest performers Steven Dowd and Conor Delaney and from this point on the Conahy boys ran out the winners of the days hurling for their first time and were presented with the Jim Buggy Memorial cup and trophies by Tommy Buggy. Well done to all the teams and to all who organised the days hurling and catering.
Tara Ryan Tournament. On this Saturday the club will host the Annual Under 14 Tara Ryan Tournament commencing at 11am. Support and help required.
Our local lads commenced their quest for Senior honours on Sunday last in Freshford against city outfit Dicksboro in the first round of the St. Canices senior hurling league. Played in awful conditions both teams put in a huge effort but the more physical and hungry Comer lads had too much for their city rivals in the end. The Comer lads won the toss and elected to play against the huge wind in the first half and a goal from Gordon Byrne with a beautiful ground stroke after only 6 minutes set the local lads up well against the wind. The conditions were very difficult for free takers but Michael Murphy conceded any that came his way. At half time the score was 0-7 to Dicksboro against 1-2 to Erin?s Own. The second half was nip and tuck early on but for some woeful wides by the city boys the could have built on their half time lead and made the task for our lads much more difficult. However the locals stayed in the game and when their turn came they made it pay with some lovely points by Damian Fogarty after a great run, Martin Boran, Michael Murphy from play and a peach from debutent Eoghan Meally. Comer finished the stronger and even with the conceding of a late penalty that was put over the bar the Comer lads held on for a three point victory on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-10 to Dicksboro. Best for the ComerÂ team were Conor Fogarty, Padraigh Keating, Gerry Callinan, Robert Moran in his first senior match, Gordan Byrne until replaced and Michael Murphy. Next up is the challenge of Carrichshock in two weeks time. TEAM. T. Brophy, G.Callinan, A.Moran, P.Donovan, P.Keating, D.Fogarty, C.Fogarty. J.Byrne, R.Moran, M.Murphy, P.Boran, E.Meally, M.Boran, M.Owens, G.Byrne. Subs Used. D.Wallace. E.Brennan.
Membership. Erin’s Own membership for all players including Juvenile up to Adult players and general membership are now being taken up . Contact any committee member.