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Club Hurling Sponsor 2013

Erin’s Own Gaa Club new sponsor for 2012/2013 is John Buggy Auctioneers, Pictured at the handover of new jerseys to the club are Master Kevin Buggy, Miss Ella Buggy, Master Jack Buggy, Aidan Moran (Senior Player), John Buggy, Conor Fogarty, Billy Moran Club Chairman, Ronan Ryan

 

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Extra Prize Fund for Erin’s Own Fantasy Cheltenham

When you buy a ticket from Erin’s Own for the up coming Fantasy Cheltenham (12th to the 15th March) you will qualify for a separate prize fund of €1,000 over the 4 days of competition. You can also win from the main prize fund thus guaranteeing at least 20 local winners and with a bit of luck lots more.

Go to the newly designed website to get all the details and support your local club.

Tickets available from all the usual people.

www.fantasycheltenham.ie

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Social Night Sat 29th 2012

Mark down a date in your calendar for Sat 29th Dec from 9pm onwards in The Golf Club. Everyone in the community is welcome so why not come along for a great night of music and fun. Finger food on the night. €5 entry. See you there.

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Erin’s Own News 5th December 2012

Erin’s Own Club AGM.
The Annual General Meeting of Erin’€™s Own GAA Club takes place this Sunday the 9th December at 4.30pm in Aras O Meallaigh, Ballycomey.  All paid up members of the Club are encouraged to attend this important meeting and information event where all matters relating to the years activities will be reviewed and all the Club’€™s plans for next year will be put to the Members.

Erin’€™s Own Children’€™s Christmas Party.
The Bord Na Nog Annual Children’€™s Christmas Party will be held in Ballycomey on Saturday the 15th December from 2.30pm to 5pm. Could all parents please contact John Buggy at 087 2299555 or Martina O Reilly on 087 6543920 with their children’€™s name and age. All names to be with the club by Thursday 13th December

Club Lotto
The club lotto is now up to €17,750.00 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. Remember 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.

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Schools Football Final 1st Dec 2012

Castlecomer 2-6 Dunamaggin 1-5

CUMANN NA MBUNSCOIL FOOTBALL COUNTY CHAMPIONS 2012

Saturday 1st Dec in Johns Park O’Loughlin Gaels will go down in history for the Castlecomer National Schools (Boys NS,Firoda NS,Wandesforde NS)as they were crowned champions of the Top Oil Roinn B schools gaelic football championships for the first time since 1999/2000.It was also the first time back in the competition since that year.

Contested against Dunammaggin NS ,Castlecomer new they were in for tough match. Dunammaggin started quickly and had the first score on the board with a point.This followed shortly after with a goal before comer responded with a point of there own.The first half was tight and tense with all the skills of gaelic football on display.Comer started to get there game going with the midfield making there presence felt with a couple more points and the defence holding strong.Comer scored a brilliant goal but going into half time found themselves a point down.

This was unfamiliar territory for these boys who had not had to come from behind at half time in any of their matches to win. Dunammaggin were playing really well and had the momentum.

At half time Comer regrouped and were determined to put in a winning second half.Despite this Dunnammaggin scored the first point straight after half time to increase there lead to 2 points.Comer new they had to respond and respond they did scoring another goal and 3 points whilst holding Dunnammaggin scoreless for the rest of the match.From this point on supported by an enthusiastic crowd of comer supporters and an outstanding defensive display who repelled and rebounded the opposition attacks allowing the midfield and forwards to take further control of the match and go on and win by 4 points with a score of 2-6 to 1-5. It was a tough ,hard pyhsical battle.
The final whistle blew  and the exitement and celebrations began.This was a great win for the boys,there schools,the parish,there parents and above all for football. Presentation of the cup and medals took place in front of very proud and happy parents and supporters.

Congratulations to the following panel; Liam Holland,Dan Coogan,Declan Buggy,Jack Buggy,Nicky Connelly,Conor Mc Mahan,Kevin Holland,Christopher Korff,James Brennan(Joint Capt) Keelan Ring, Ross Connelly (Joint Capt) Conor Clarke,Killian Hogan,Kevin Brennan,Billy O’Neil,Ben Emmett,Justin Brennan,Oisin O’Dwyer,Mark Stein,Donal Coughlin,Darragh Coughlin,Kevin Brennan,Aaron Walsh,Lorcan Scott.

Congratulations to all involved in particular Coach Andy Korff and Selectors Christy Brennan and John Cahalane.

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Dates For your Diary

Schools Football Final – Saturday 1st December – John’s Park, Kilkenny at 11am

Erin’s Own AGM – Sunday 9th December – Ballycomey at 4.30pm

Children’s Christmas Party – Saturday 15th December – Ballycomey – 2.30pm

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Erin’s Own News 28th November 2012

Bord Na Nog A.G.M.

The AGM of Erin’s Own Bord Na Nog took place on Friday last the 23rd November in the club room’s of Ballycomey. A very good attendance of parents and coaches attended this very important information evening and review of the year. The Chairman Colm Meagher in his last address before stepping down from his role after three years thanked all the coaches, parents and of course the players. He highlighted the enormous role the Bord Na Nog plays in the overall running of the club and all its activities. He thanked the various coaching/management teams involved with all the teams from under 6 up to Minor level. He had special praise for the players on all the teams and the disciplined way in which the carry themselves when representing the club. He felt this was because of the way they were brought up at home and he noted that it is over five years since any underage player had been sent off representing the club and is how it should be. He thanked Sean Smyth for his help in the grounds, the numerous catering committee groups and he spoke at how well all our tournaments were run and go game blitz’s and that we are constantly complimented by participating clubs on how we run our blitz’s. He wished the club well for the next year and asked that the same effort be applied to keep the club moving in an upward way as it had been for the last number of years. The secretary Michael Holland gave a detailed report on all the clubs activities on the field and again thanked all the coaches. There was a discussion on bringing on new coaches who would like to get involved in the coaching of the club’s juvenile players. Never has the club had so many enthusiastic volunteers willing to get involved and it is testament to the way the Bord na Nog is run in the club that there will be up to five coaches per each team for 2013. The meeting elected a new Chairman and Secretary for the coming year. John Buggy will be the new Chairman and Martina O Reilly will take on the busy roll of Secretary. The club intend to organise advanced coaching courses and introductory coaching courses for anyone who would like to get involved. Chairman of the Club Mr. Billy Moran thanked all who gave of their time to look after the juvenile members of our club and assured them that the club would always be there to support this section of the club which was playing the most vital part of the clubs progress into the future.

Club Kilkenny Flag.

On the night of the Erin’s Own Bord Na Nog AGM the club was presented with the Club Kilkenny Two Star Flag. This new initiative was launched last February by the Games Development Committee of the County Board. It involved all the clubs in the County participating in a new scheme where clubs were encouraged to run their juvenile sections of their clubs in a structured way under a number of headings and were then marked and judged on these headings. Our club attained a two star flag and were one of only eight clubs in Kilkenny to attain this achievement. This is indeed a fantastic achievement and all in the Bord Na Nog section of the club from the administration to the coaches to especially the players can be very proud of this award.

Club Lotto

The club lotto is now up to €17,550.00 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. Remember 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.

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Top Oil Schools Gaelic Football Roinn B

Last wed the 21st Nov saw the Castlecomer primary schools Gaelic Football team play Mooncoin NS in the county semi final.The team having won all there group matches plus there quarter final were confident going into the match.

Kicking into a strong wind in the first half they got off to a slow start and were behind 1 .1 to a point in the first 5 minutes .These lads though found there rythym and composure and settled quickly scoring a wonderful first goal with great link play which started from deep in defence. The first half produced  a tough brand of football from both sides with it proving to be the comer boys toughest match so far. Comer slowly clawed there way back into the match with strong defence, fluent link play and great finishing to eventually take control of the match to lead by 4 points at half time.

With the job only half done and realising the wind wasn’t going to do it for them they knuckled down and produced a second half of some quality.Disciplined defence,great attacking play and commitment to each other saw comer start to win more and more possession and pile on the scores to eventually win 6-5 to 2-4 to qualify for the county final.

This will be played on Sat 1st Dec in Nowlan Park at a time to be decided. We would urge all parents,family members,friends and classmates from junior infants to sixth class in the Boys NS, Firoda and Wandesforde schools to come along and support the team on Sat the 1st Dec.

Well played and congratulations to the following panel ,

Liam Holland,Dan Coogan,Declan Buggy,Jack Buggy,Nicky Connelly,Conor Mc Mahon,Kevin Holland,Christopher Korff,James Brennan,Keelan Ring,Ross Connelly,Conor Clarke,Killian Hogan,Kevin Brennan,Billy O’Neil,Ben Emmett,Justin Brennan,Oisin O’Dwyer,Mark Stein,Donal Coughlan,Darragh Coughlin,Kevin Brennan,Aaron Walsh

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Erin’s Own News 21st November 2012

Bord Na Nog A.G.M.

The AGM of Erin’s Own Bord Na Nog will take place on this Friday the 23rd November at 8pm in the club room’s of Ballycomey. All parents of children involved with the club are asked to attend this very important information evening and review of the year.  As always the Club is always looking for people to help out in the running of this most crucial part of the club. The club intend to organise advanced coaching courses and introductory coaching courses for anyone who would like to get involved. On the night the club will set out its ambitious building programme also to further improve the excellent facilities that the club have in Ballycomey and the Prince Grounds. Why not come along and view these plans and all the other plans that the executive of Bord na Nog have put in place. Don’t forget that a club is only strong once adults are prepared to lend a hand to the development of its youth and young.  AGM Friday the 23rd November 2012 at 8pm in Ballycomey. Please make a big effort to attend. There will be finger food in Bollards afterwards.

Club Lotto. The club lotto is now up to €17,350.00 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. Remember 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.

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Croagh Patrick 2012

Erin’s Own Croagh Patrick Climb

The Erin’s Own GAA second annual climb of Croagh Patrick took place last weekend. Thirty Five brave souls headed off for the west of Ireland very early on Saturday morning last to climb the sacred mountain and in the process raise some money for the Castlecomer Lourdes Invalid Fund and the Club. The weather was quite good considering with a few snow showers on the top of the mountain thrown in for good measure.

This event can now be nailed into the calendar as it proves to be a great physical challenge as well as a great social event also. The real winners are of course the Charity which this year was The Castlecomer Lourdes Invalid Fund and the Club. Full credit to Michael Owens for organising the weekend and here’s looking forward to 2013. Well done to all.

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