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Ballyboden St Enda’s U15 Tournament May 2015


Erin’s Own U15 team ran out winners of a high calibre tournament held by Ballyboden St Enda’s in memory of Cian Durkin, a young playing member who sadly passed away from illness. Comer’s first match pitted them against Mallow from Cork. A great start to this match allowed the comer lads to keep mallow at a steady distance as the went on to win by 8 points. They only had 15 mins to turnaround for the second match versus Toomevara from Tipperary. This was their best game and settled in right from the off and went on to win comfortably in the end by 15 points. Comer had qualified for the final against the hosts who had earlier seen off Oulart the Ballagh from Wexford and Ballygunner from Waterford.

The final proved to be a very tight encounter and defences won the day here as the scoreline would suggest but the difference in the end was Comer’s ability to take their scores from placed balls and play against the hosts inability to do so when under pressure when attempting their shots.

As opposed to naming anyone in particular this was an excellent all round performance by all 19 players who travelled and they are all a huge credit to their club and also only the second Kilkenny team to win this prestigious tournament.

Panel as follows; Nicky Connolly, Billy O’Neill, Dan Coogan, Lee Holden, Christopher Korff, Cathal Holland (Capt), Liam Holland, Conor McMahon, Jack Buggy, Kevin Holland, Declan Buggy, Kevin Brennan, James Brennan, James Buggy, Jamie Maher, Darragh O’Rourke, Killian Hogan, Kevin Smith, Thomas Judge.

Management; John Buggy, Eamon Hollland, Tommy Buggy.

Thanks to all parents who travelled and helped in various jobs and roles throughout the day.




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U14 Roinn A League 17.04.2015

Erin’s Own under 14s got their 2015 Roinn A league campaign off to a winning start on Friday last when the locals entertained Danesfort in Canon Kearns Park. The Comer boys played with the brisk wind in the first half and suffered a set back early on when conceding a goal in the first 5 minutes. After conceding this early score the local boys knocked over two good points courtesy of Jack Buggy from play and a free. With the Comer backs starting to get on top there was a plentiful supply of good ball going into the forwards and they were beginning to make it pay. After a great move up the left hand side of the field a speculative ball into the Danesfort goalmouth Daragh O Rourke was the quickest to react to register a major score for the locals. Sometimes a goal can be worth more than 3 points and this was one occasion where that is true. This score totally settled down the Comer boys throughout the field and they began to hurl with much more efficency for the rest of the half. Jack Buggy kept the scoreboard ticking over with a point from a lineball and a good goal from play after a good run through the centre by Conor Clarke. With our half back line of Christopher Korff, Thomas Judge and the very impressive Kevin Holland now winning alot of ball and setting up attack after attack the Comer forwards had plenty of ball to work with. Before half time Danesfort put alot of pressure on our backs and they were rewarded with a goal and a point despite the best efforts of Nicky Connoly in goals and our full back line of Luca Downey, Dan Coogan and Billy O Neill. Just before the half ended Kealan Ring forced home a goal to leave the locals with a comfortable and well deserved half time lead of 3-6 to 2-2. The Comer boys started the second half well and again Kevin Holland popped up with a lovely interception and great ball to Jack Buggy for him to extend the the Comer lead to eight points. With Dan Coogan, Kevin Holland, Christopher Korff, Billy O Neill, Jack Buggy, Killian Hogan and Conor Clarke totally dominant the Danesfort attack were finding it extremely hard to get the scores they badly needed to get back into the game. However they did register a goal and a point from play mid way through the half to keep them in the match. However from here to the finish the Comer attack and midfield took over completely and with the moving of Jamie Maher to full forward and Lee Holden out to half forward the scoreboard started to clock up with Jamie Maher shooting two great goals and a point, Jack Buggy with another goal and Kevin Smyth with a another the gap became too big for the Danesfort boys to bridge. Jamie Maher added a lovely individual point and Jack Buggy pointed a free and one more from play to close out the scoring on a final score of 7-8 to 4-3. This was a real team effort with all the team and substitutes contribution. TEAM. Nicky Connolly,Billy O Neill, Dan Coogan, Luca Downey, Kevin Holland Christopher Korff, Thomas Judge, Conor Clarke, Lee Holden, Jack Buggy, (2-6)Kealan Ring,(1-1) Kevin Smyth, (1-0)Killian Hogan, Jamie Maher(2-1) Daragh O Rourke,(1-0 ).SUBS USED. Owen Comerford, Cathal O Reilly, Adam Stone, Ciaran Meagher, Shane Coogan, Brian Holland

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U14 Roinn A Championship Final Oct 2014

Firstly congratulations to all the panel for getting as far as they did but in the end comisserations to them as they came up against an extremely strong and talented O’Loughlin’s side who started as they meant to go on and overpowered our lads to go on to a comprehensive vicotry.

The Comer boys were hoping to gain revenge after losing the league final to the same opponents but it turned out to be just one of those days when no matter what was attempted just didn’t pay off. Everyone tried their best and in their normal commendable spirit never gave up right to the final whistle.

Well done to all involved and onwards and upwards from here for this talended group of Comer players.

Thanks to our sponsors for the day; John Buggy Auctioneers, Billy Moran Architect and Wille Forde, Eurospar.


Posted in Bórd na nÓg, Hurling

Kilmacud U8 Blitz Oct 2014

A brilliant day out for our u8 hurlers  in kilmacud .  Played  5 matches and winning all 5, each and every player was magnificent. Team: James Comerford,James Coogan,cian Rothwell, jack Coogan,bobby Brennan,Conor o Sullivan,jack Comerford,Cathal dunny,Eamonn Brannigan,Leo Downey,Conor brophy


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U14 Roinn A final 18th Oct 2014

Best of luck to the U14 team and management in their county final this Saturday in Jenkinstown at mid-day. All support welcome and appreciated. It is not that often we are able to cheer on our underage teams in a Roinn A final.

When? Saturday 18th October

where? Jenkinstown

What? U14 Roinn A final

Posted in Bórd na nÓg, Hurling

U8 Dicksboro Blitz 2014

Erin’s Own U8 team had a great day out in Palmerstown on Sat 6th Sept. See pic below of the team with Kilkenny Senior Hurling player, Michael Rice. Well done to all involved.

U8 Team at Dicksbro Blitz Sept 2014

U8 Team at Dicksbro Blitz Sept 2014

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Kilkenny Minor All Ireland Winners

Congrats to Conor Delaney and Niall McMahon on winning All Ireland Medals for Kilkenny yesterday in a superb win over a strongly fancied Limerick on a scoreline of 2-17 to 0-19

Well done Lads.

Little memory back in 5th class in School….. Little did ye both know back then….

conor del niall mac

Posted in Administration, Bórd na nÓg, Hurling

Kilmacud Crokes All Ireland U13’s 6th August 2014

U13 team photo

Nicky Connolly, Jack Buggy, Dan Coogan, Kealan Ring, Conor Clarke, Jamie Maher, Dean Bray,
Kevin Smith, Lee Holden, Killian Hogan, Christopher Korff (capt), Billy O’Neill, Kevin Holland, Darragh O’Rourke.

Erin’s Own travelled to Dublin last Saturday morning with a squad of 14 players to the prestigious Kilmacud All Ireland Tournament. They were pitted against Sarsfields, From Cork, Salthill Knocknacarra from Galway and St Vincent’s from Dublin.

Round 1; Erin’s Own 4-7 Sarsfields 0-2

Round 2; Erin’s Own 4-3 Salthill Knocknacarra 3-6

Round 3; Erin’s Own 0-11 St Vincents 1-1

The Comer boys came through the round robin games very successfully with a big win in the first match against Cork outfit, Sarsfields. This was followed by the match of the day against Salthill Knocknacarra that ended up in a draw with Salthill pointing in the last puck of the match. It was a game played at a very high standard with the Comer boys unlucky to be caught on the line. The final game was a tighter affair against a physically bigger St Vincent’s side but again the locals seemed to always be in control and eventually run out easy enough winners.

Erin’s Own finished top of their group as they had a better scoring average than second placed Salthill Knocknacarra.

Semi Final; Erin’s Own 3-7 James Stephens 0-2

It was a local derby in the semi final with Comer going head to head with old rivals, The Village. This game proved to be a one sided affair as Comer just played the perfect match and the city boys, on this occasion, were no match. Comer ran out easy winners in the end.

Erin’s Own had just qualified for the final and for the first time that day they had an opportunity to get a rest and prepare for the big match. The final was played before a big crowd of a couple of thousand people in Kilmacud Crokes Glenalbyn grounds.

Erin’s Own; 3-6 Kilmacud Crokes 1-5

The performance was exceptional, the scores taken top class and the result beyond what they thought possible. Erin’s Own held their nerve lining up against a bigger Dublin side backed by a large crowd. This did not deter the Comer boys who were excellent from start to finish. Congratulations to each one of them on the way they played for each other and for their club. The Shield was presented afterwards by Tommy Dunne to Captain for the Day Christopher Korff.

Congratulations boys, All Ireland champions.

Some action pics from the final v Kilmacud Crokes;

final action 1 final action 2 final action 3 final action 4 receiving the shield

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Kilkenny – Tony Forristal Champions 2014

Congratulations to Cathal Holland, James Brennan and Declan Buggy who were part of the Tony Forristal team that won the U14 Tony Forristal Hurling Tournament in Waterford’s Walsh park on Saturday 30th August.

Well done also to all the other club players who wore the Kilkenny colours that weekend

Conor McMahon who was part of the U14  Sonny Walsh team.

John Dowd – U15 (runners up in final)

Sean Buggy – U16 (runners up in Final)

Shane Feehan –  U17



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Best of luck to our Kilkenny squad players

Erin’s Own have representation on all levels for the coming annual inter county tournaments this weekend and of course in the big 2 the following weekend. Best of luck to all the players involved and to John Buggy who will be managing the Tony Forristal team.

Senior – Conor Fogarty

Minor – Conor Delaney and Niall McMahon

U17 – Shane Feehan

U16 – Sean Buggy

U15 – John Dowd

U14 – James Brennan, Cathal Holland, Declan Buggy and Conor McMahon.

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