Erin’s Own News 13th November 2012

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.

Under 21 Championships
Our under 21s took on St. Lactains of Freshford on Saturday last in the quarter Final of the Northern Championship in Jenkinstown. Played in excellent conditions for the time of year it was the Freshford team who settled much quicker and appeared first to nearly every ball around the field. Freashford raced into four points lead and but for some wayward passing and wrong options they could have been a lot more ahead in the first fifteen minutes. Comer’s first score came via Andrew Carron when the Freshford corner back dropped the ball and Carron picked it up and blasted an unstoppable ball to the net. This score seemed to settle the locals down from here to the break with little or nothing between the teams at this point. However just before half time Freasford got their first goal again after some poor defending by Comer out the field. At half time Freasford held a four point lead on a shoreline of 1-5 to 1-1. Early in the second half Freshford kicked on again and opened up a six point lead and was comfortable throughout the field with their half back line in total control. A few brave substitutions by the Comer mentors brought a new energy to the Comer challenge and they were rewarded when the hard trying Eagan Mealy scored a fine point followed by a smashing goal off the ground after a long run through the Freshford defence. Freshford kept the scoreboard ticking over with some fine points from play and frees to keep the difference between the teams around the six point mark. A further Freshford goal looked to have put the game beyond any doubt with fifteen minutes played in the second half when the opened up a ten point lead but the Comer boys didn’t give up and with a couple of pointed frees from the industrious Declan Dunne and two quick goals from Shane Rice and first Daragh Brennan brought Comer right back into the match. Comer worked the ball into the Freshford goal area again and with an open goal at their mercy the Comer boys missed a chance to bring the game level entering the last few minutes. It wasn?t  to be and Freshford had the last score to run fully deserving winners on a scoreline of 2-16 to 4-6. TEAM. S.Daly, N.Callanan,P.Keating, L.Wallace, S.McDermott, R.Moran, E.MEALLY (1-1) c.Wallace, D.Dunne (0-3f) Eoin Brennan (0-1) C.McDermott Ciaran Brennan (0-1) M.Dwyer M.Hawley, A.Carron (1-0) SUBS. S.Rice (1-0) Darragh Brennan (1-0) C.Delaney, C.Dunne, D.Moran.

Bord Na Nog A.G.M.
The AGM of Erin’s Own Bord Na Nog will take place on 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 important 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. 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.

Club Lotto
The club lotto is now up to €17,150.00 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.

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