Erin’s Own Croagh Patrick Climb
Erin’s Own GAA second annual climb of Croagh Patrick will take place on the weekend of the 17th/18th November next. If you are interested in partaking in this climb and social weekend contact Billy Moran on 087 2683178. The club have sponsorship cards available to all those travelling and climbing. This year part of the proceeds from the fundraising will be given to The Castlecomer Lourdes Invalid Fund.
The Erin’s Own GAA Bag Pack takes place this weekend in Tescos, Carlow. If you or any member of your family is available to lend a couple of hours please contact Tommy Buggy on 087 2226833 for times available.
The club lotto is now up to €16,700.00 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.
All members and supporters are reminded that they can support Erin’s Own GAA Club when renewing your car or home insurance with Campion Insurances. Simply quote Erin’s Own/Kilkenny when contacting Campion Insurances for your quote and Campion’s will contribute €10.00 per policy to the club. This is open to all new and existing customers.
The Draw for the Quarter Finals of the Senior Hurling Championship took place tonight. They are as follows, Dates and Venues to be confirmed;
Erin’s Own 1-14 Johnstown 1-10
Erin’s Own put in a magnificant team performance to ovecome The Fenians in a tight encounter in Freshford. The Comermen were not distracted by the early sending off of Aidan Moran and despite this setback this seemed to help focus their minds better. The Johnstown men knocked over a couple of early points but once Comer got up to the speed of the challenge before them, they replied and mid way through the half, Martin Boran converted a penalty to go into a point lead, something that they were not to lose from their to the finish with the help of a couple of points from Anthony Owens. He would finish with a very healthy 0-4 from play. The first half ended with Comer up by 2 points 1-7 to 1-5. The second half started again with both defenses on top but the Comer frowards, to their credit worked and harried the defense on all occasions forcing turnovers and scores. The positioning of Conor Fogarty in midfield prover to be a vital move as time and again, especially in the second half, he dictated play and set the template for others to follow. Comer went on strong at the end and superior fitness and pure will to win got them over the line for a very well deserved victory and into the Quarter Final next weekend.
Everyone deserved the accolades on this performance as was the display throughout the team that ensured victory. Padraig Keating and Peter O’Donovan in defense stood out, Conor Fogarty, midfield with Declan Dunne and Anthoy Owens up front but Well done to all involved.
Team. T.Brophy, J.Mullins, P.Keating, P.O Donovan, G.Callinan,D.Fogarty, A.Moran, C.Fogarty, J.Byrne, D.Dunne, P.Boran, E.Meally,M.Murphy, A.Owens, M.Boran Subs. R.Moran, E.Brennan
Under 11s Hurling
On Saturday last the ErinÂ´s Own Under 11 boys entertained Middleton of Cork in a match in Ballycomey. This was the Comer boys first time to play Middleton and so another relationship with a Cork team has been forged. The Comer boys took on the challenge with some lovely combined play and strong forceful hurling all over the field which yielded six points in the first ten minutes. First off the mark was Jack Buggy with a long range point followed by a 65 from the same player.
Next up with a couple of scores were Conor Clarke after a lovely run and Billy O’Neill from a tight angle. Probably the scores of the game came from Killian Hogan who knocked over two lovely points and a great goal from Conor Clarke after a sweeping move that started in the Comer full back line and ended up with an unstoppable goal. Also to the fore in the forwards in the first Half were Lee Holden, Daragh O Rourke and Jamie Maher who was a real handful at full forward. Jamie would finish the match with 2-2 to his name. If the forwards were racking up the scores it was the backs that were setting the platform for it. With Luca Downey excellent in goals for a player so young stopping two great shots and delivering great puck outs throughout the match.
On the full back line Dan Coogan, Nicky Connolly and Kealan Ring were unbeatable and beat back every attack that came their way. Christopher Korff totally controlled the area at centre back with Shane Coogan and Kevin Holland able deputies. Kevin Holland had the task of marking MiddletonÂ´s best player and he did a super job throughout. In what was a great days hurling the Comer boys ran out convincing winners on a score line of 4-15 to 1-6. Whilst the final score is irrelevant it was encouraging to see so many players get on the scoreboard and a return trip to Middleton next year is already set up.
The panel for the match was Luca Downey, Nicky Connolly, Kevin Holland, Dan Coogan, Jack Buggy, Christopher Korff,Lee Holden, Billy O’Neill, Kealan Ring, Killian Hogan, Shane Coogan, Jamie Maher, Conor Clarke, Daragh O Rourke.
Erin’s Own. 0-11 James Stephens 1-12.
Our Senior hurlers took on James Stephens on Sunday last in the fifth and final round of the senior league in Ballyragget. Played in good conditions for this time of year on a lovely sod this was an entertaining and intense game throughout for the large crowd. The Comer lads had the benefit of the wind in the first half and will feel that they should have had some early scores as they had a large amount of possession but did not make it count on the scoreboard. It was nip and tuck in the first half with Eoin Larkin keeping the scoreboard ticking overÂ for the Village boys from
frees and the Comer scores coming from Marin Boran, Eoghan Meally, Anthony Owens and Declan Dunne. At half time Comer held a one point lead.
Facing into the second half it was James Stephens who drew the first score from the half with another Larkin pointed free. To their credit the Comer lads kept plugging away and entering the last ten minutes only a score separated the tow teams. The decisive score came when Comer coughed up possession out the field and when the ball found its way towards the Comer goal Matthew Ruth was the first to react and put the Village on the front foot.
After a good sporting match played in a great spirit it was the Village who took the spoils and end up in the quarter finals of the Championship. The locals face a first round championship match against Johnstown this weekend and all members and supporters are asked to show your support for the lads in what will be a tough challenge to try and make the quarter finals of the Senior Championship.
Team. T.Brophy, S.Meally, P.Keating, P.O Donovan, G.Callinan, D.Fogarty, C.Fogarty, J.Byrne, A.Moran, D.Dunne, P.Boran, E.Meally, M.Murphy, A.Owens, M.Boran Subs. J.Mullins, R.Moran, M.Owens.