Erin's Own Notes

25 July, 2010

Erins Own 1 -8 Passage 0-9
Erins Own were crowned Fé 21 Football County Champions after a tremendous battle
with Passage West in Páirc Uí Rinn. Creating history by becoming the inaugural winners
of the Seán Crowley Cup we salute the team players and management on this fantastic
achievement. We were by far the better team in the first half but many missed scoring
opportunities which made the game much closer on the scoreboard and caused many
anxious moments for the large number of supporters there on the night. Alan Bowen opened the scoring with a fine point from play in the 6th minute. Scores were at a premium and we did not add to our tally until Maurice O Carroll added another point in the 14th minute. We were well on top at this point and had settled into the game well. We scored 1-2 in the next five minutes to put us in a commanding position, the goal coming off the fist of Andrew Power from a great Calvin O Callaghan pass. We led at the break on a score of 1-5 to 0-2. Passage took complete control of the game after half time and scored some great points to reduce the lead to just one point after 42 minutes. Erins Own were under huge pressure and found it difficult to get the ball up to the forwards. Having soaked the pressure Alan Bowen played a captains part getting our 1st point of the second half in the 49th minute. We regained the initiative with Brian McHugh and Maurice O Carroll doing trojan work in the middle of the field and added two more points from Alan Bowen and Andrew Power to put us up four points with five minutes remaining. Even though Passage managed to add two more points our defence defended magnificently and Chris Ryan certainly saved the day when he made a brilliant block on a shot on goal near the death.
Team; Ryan O Neill, Chris Ryan, Cormac Dooley, Niall Fuohy, Niall Scanlon, Jack Sheehan,
Seán Crowley, Ian O Mahony, Brian McHugh, Andrew Power(1-1), Maurice O Carroll(0-2),
Calvin O Callaghan, Cian O Callaghan, Alan Bowen(0-4 3f), Mark Collins(0-1). Blood Sub
Cathal O Mahony for Ian O Mahony, Niall Scanlon and Jack Sheehan
Our Junior A Hurlers are playing the third round of the championship on Sunday 25th @ 7pm
in Rostellan against Killeagh. Please support the team and round off a great few days for the
club with a win here.