Erin's Own News

17 October, 2010

As the GAA season draws to a close Erins Own collected two trophies this weekend. On Saturday we retained the Minor A Football trophy defeating Glenville and the Junior A hurlers captured the Junior League trophy on Sunday defeating Castlemartyr.

Junior Hurling

Erins Own 2-11 Castlemartyr 0-15

Erins Own defeated Castlemartyr in the League Final in Caherlag in a marvellous match in perfect conditions. With Castlemartyr going for the East Cork double and being involved in championship up to a few weeks ago and Erins Own fielding a very young team we felt it might be a step too far but this was a great display of heart and commitment from the lads. Castlemartyr raced into a four point lead by the 6th minute but once captain fantastic Martin Buckley opened our account in the 8th minute we settled into the game and were only one point in arrears by the 18th minutes on a score of 0-6 to 0-5. We were creating plenty of scoring opportunities and had two goals in quick succession from David Smiddy and a Ronan Ahern free to leave the half time score 2-5 to 0-10. We also had a penalty saved before the break.

Castlemartyr were first on the scoreboard again in the second half but Erins Own replied immediately with a Martin Buckley free. Scores were not as plentiful in the second half but Erins Own held the upper hand all through and Castlemartyr failed to score from play while David Smiddy, Ian O Mahony and Martin Buckley (4) all raised white flags for Erins Own.

Martin Buckley accepted the cup from Michael O Brien on behalf of the Erins Own team and a good weekend’s work was complete.

Team. Michael Mullane,Niall Scanlon, Alan Lane, Cormac Dooley,Kevin Fenton, Ronan Aherne(1-0),Ian O Mahony(0-1), Sean Crowley,Chris Geary, Andrew Power(0-1), Diarmuid O Flynn(0-1),Martin Buckley(0-6 2f 1 65),David Smiddy(1-1), Cathal O Mahony, Diarmuid Ryng(0-1). Sub; Ian Quinlan

Erins Own 1-14 Glenville 1-5

Erins Own retained the Minor Championship trophy with an emphatic nine point victory over Glenville in Rathcormac. Despite Glenville getting the opening point of the game Erins Own dominated the game from start to finish with outstanding displays from Calvin O Callaghan, Cian O Connor, Cian O Callaghan and Ian Mylod ably supported by a rock solid defence. Calvin O Callaghan opened our scoring with a pointed free in the 9th minute and added a second a minute later. Cian O Callaghan in particular caused havoc in the Glenville defence and won vital frees as he was fouled several times in possession. Kevin Fenton had our 1st score from play in the 10th minute. Erins Own built up a 6 point to 1 lead by the 15th minute but as Glenville made a mini revival adding 2 points in as many minutes. Sensing the danger Erins Own raised their game and Ian Mylod scored a superb goal in the 18th minute and this was followed by three Calvin O Callaghan pointed frees to leave the half tie score 1-9 to 0-4.

Erins Own played some super football in the 2nd half and held Glenville to just 1 pointed free for 30 minutes while we added to our tally with some impressive scores from frees and play. Both teams were reduced to 14 as a Glenville player received a straight card for a nasty challenge and an Erins Own player was dismissed for a 2nd yellow card offence. Glenville did manage a goal in injury time and Erins Own finished on a high as Ryan O Neill superbly saved a penalty with the last action of the game. Calvin O Callaghan accepted the trophy on behalf of a jubilant Erins Own team and we now progress to the county semi final.

Team; Ryan O Neill, Cillian Monahan ,Cormac Dooley, Cormac O Connor, Evan Horan, Niall Scanlon, Kieran Moynihan, Kevin Fenton(0-1), Calvin O Callaghan(0-6f), Daved Twomey(0-1), Cathal O Mahony, Cian O Connor(0-2),Ian Mylod(1-3 2f), Paul Ryan, Cian O Callaghan (0-1f) . Subs, Ciarán Forde, Barry Ó Murphy, Sam Guilfoyle, Conor Blackton