Erin’s Own News 27th June 2012

Club Lotto.

The club lotto is now up to €14,000.00 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.

Erin’s Own Annual Golf Classic.
Preparations for the seventh annual Erin?s Own GAA Golf classic are now in “full swing”. The Golf Classic takes place on this Friday the 29th June in Castlecomer Golf Club. This day is regarded as one the great social days and nights of the clubs year. A team of 3 costs €120.00 including Barbeque and with some great prizes on offer please contact David Buggy Motors on 056 7770808 to book a tee time. With the time sheet now filling up teams are asked to book their slot immediately. As usual there will be plenty of entertainment and craic on the night.

25th Anniversary Minor Roinn A Champions Celebrations.
On this Friday the 29th June Erin’s Own will honour the victorious Minor team who won the Roinn A Campionship in 1987 for the 1st time ever in the clubs history. This celebration and presentation to the victorious team will take place in Castlecomer Golf Club on the night of the Golf Classic. All members past and present are invited along to this social event with music and craic guaranteed.

Kellogs GAA Cul Camps.
The national kellogs GAA Cul camps will take place again this year in Castlecomer. You can book your child in on these camps by going onto the GAA website (www.gaa.ie) or by picking up an entry form on Kellogs boxes.

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.

Schools Hurling Final.
On Saturday morning last Castlecomer boys took on the boys from Thomastown in the Schools hurling final in Nowlan Park. Played in ideal conditions both teams started in superb fashion with no inch being given by either team. The Comer boys drew first blood through Ross Connolly and for the first fifteen minutes it was tit for tat with both teams pointing through play and frees. The Comer boys fought bravely for every ball against the more physical Thomastown boys. The Comer goal line led a charmed life on a number of occasions with goalie Nicky Connolly putting his body in front of one pile driver. The Comer backs were under great pressure but were coping well. The full back line of Cathal Holland, Conor McMahon and Jack Buggy attacked every ball like their lives depended on it and drove them down the field and in front of them Christopher Kroff, the powerful James Brennan and the tenacious Declan Buggy won many balls and launched attack after attack.
However close to half time Thomastown got in for two goals to carry a handsome 7 point lead into the break. It was tit for tat early in the second half also but when Thomastown broke down the field the caught the comer boys off guard and scored a very soft goal. From here to the end it was all Comer and try as they may they couldn?t get the ball across the line shaving the crossbar, hitting the post and three great saves on the line by the Thomastown goalie and backs. Comer never stopped trying and in the middle of the field the heartbeat of this team John Dowd covered every blade of grass in Nowlan Park trying to get his team back into the match. His partner in the middle Conor Clarke ran at the opposition at every opportunity also. Up front the Comer boys tackled for every ball. Kevin Brennan was fouled for a number of frees, Ross Connolly attacked the Thomastown defence at every occasion and David Ferris tried hard to keep the ball moving to the inside line. It wasn?t to be for this group and ended up giving second best to Thomastown but with eleven of the team under age next year perhaps they will bounce back from this setback. Along with those already mentioned James
Buggy, Dan Coogan and Billy O Neill never stood back an inch as well as substitutes Alan Mulally, Michael Coogan and Joe Hickson. Final Score. Thomastown 3-9 Castlecomer 0-9. Afterwards the boys were treated to a trip to McDonalds courtesy of Erin’s Own GAA Club.

Well Done.
Congratulations to Cathal Holland who was part of the GO GAMES exhibition match played at half time in the Kilkenny V Dublin Leinster Senior match on Saturday last in Portlaoise. Cathal is a leading player with the Club’s Under 12 and 14 teams. Also well done to Conor Fogarty who was part of the Kilkenny Senior panel who have reached the Leinster Senior Hurling Final.  Commiserations to Club man Robert Moran who was part of the Kilkenny Minor panel who went down disappointedly to Dublin in the Leinster Minor Hurling Semi Final.

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