Erin's Own GAA

03 August, 2009

Erins Own have entered their busiest part of the hurling year with all teams involved in Championship action last week and during this coming week. On Sunday 26thJuly our Junior B hurlers were defeated 2-12 to 1-10 by a strong Dungourney team in the East Cork Quarter Final. This was a fine hour’s hurling but we failed to convert many of the opportunities created which was disappointing as we were hoping to be involved in the latter stages of this competition with the panel of players available to us.

Next into action last night were our Junior A hurlers who played Killeagh also in the East Cork Quarter Final in Ballynoe. In conditions more akin to winter both teams played out an exciting draw on a scoreline of Erins Own 0-11 Killeagh 2-5. The strong wind and rain prevented an open game and both defences were on top. Scores were at a premium and Erins Own trailed at the break 1-4 to 0-4 with Killeagh getting their goal from a 21 yard free. Erins Own started the second half brightly and were level within minutes of the restart but Killeagh regained the lead with goal in the 41stminute. This proved to be their last score and Erins Own were well on top for the remainder of the game but shot some poor wides. With the game in injury time we were a point behind. We won a sideline near the half way line and with the Killeagh defence packed with backs and forwards Ronan Aherne stepped up to cut a magnificent ball over the crossbar to the admiration of everyone in attendance. The final whistle blew on the puck out to send the game to a replay. This game has been fixed for Ballymacoda on 4/8 @ 7pm. Good Luck lads!

Our Senior hurlers are in Championship Quarter Final action in Pairc Uí Chaoimh next Saturday 8/8 @ 6pm against St Finbarrs. This will be a very tough hour against an improving Barrs team and we only need cast our minds back to 2007 to remind ourselves of the titanic struggle we had with this team before a late rush of scores pushed us over the finish line. A huge effort has gone into training since our last game against Imokilly and we will need everybody on top of their game to secure a semi final spot for the fourth consecutive year.

On Sunday 9/8 our Minor Hurlers take on Duhallow in the third round of the championship in Mallow @ 4pm. We played our last round of this competition on April 25thand since then we have played league and challenge games and have shown good form to date. We look forward to having a prolonged run in this competition so a continuation of this form is vital if we are to overcome what we believe is a very talented Duhallow side.

Erins Own have entered their busiest part of the hurling year with all teams involved in Championship action last week and during this coming week. On Sunday 26thJuly our Junior B hurlers were defeated 2-12 to 1-10 by a strong Dungourney team in the East Cork Quarter Final. This was a fine hour’s hurling but we failed to convert many of the opportunities created which was disappointing as we were hoping to be involved in the latter stages of this competition with the panel of players available to us.

Next into action last night were our Junior A hurlers who played Killeagh also in the East Cork Quarter Final in Ballynoe. In conditions more akin to winter both teams played out an exciting draw on a scoreline of Erins Own 0-11 Killeagh 2-5. The strong wind and rain prevented an open game and both defences were on top. Scores were at a premium and Erins Own trailed at the break 1-4 to 0-4 with Killeagh getting their goal from a 21 yard free. Erins Own started the second half brightly and were level within minutes of the restart but Killeagh regained the lead with goal in the 41stminute. This proved to be their last score and Erins Own were well on top for the remainder of the game but shot some poor wides. With the game in injury time we were a point behind. We won a sideline near the half way line and with the Killeagh defence packed with backs and forwards Ronan Aherne stepped up to cut a magnificent ball over the crossbar to the admiration of everyone in attendance. The final whistle blew on the puck out to send the game to a replay. This game has been fixed for Ballymacoda on 4/8 @ 7pm. Good Luck lads!

Our Senior hurlers are in Championship Quarter Final action in Pairc Uí Chaoimh next Saturday 8/8 @ 6pm against St Finbarrs. This will be a very tough hour against an improving Barrs team and we only need cast our minds back to 2007 to remind ourselves of the titanic struggle we had with this team before a late rush of scores pushed us over the finish line. A huge effort has gone into training since our last game against Imokilly and we will need everybody on top of their game to secure a semi final spot for the fourth consecutive year.

On Sunday 9/8 our Minor Hurlers take on Duhallow in the third round of the championship in Mallow @ 4pm. We played our last round of this competition on April 25thand since then we have played league and challenge games and have shown good form to date. We look forward to having a prolonged run in this competition so a continuation of this form is vital if we are to overcome what we believe is a very talented Duhallow side.