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;