Club news 26 February 2018

Senior hurlers defeated by Wexford team:

√ČIRE OG 0-12 BALLYGARRETT (WX) 1-14

The second quarter of the game was where the Ballygarrett men drove some distance between the sides. Eire Og took a brief two-point lead in the 10th minute thanks to their stand-out player, James Pooch Cranley, at corner-forward.

However, five points from Hobbs, singles from Billy Conroy and Patrick Naughter, and the games only goal from Oisin Dunbar left the visitors in a commanding position at 1-8 to 0-5 at the break.

A brief rally early in the second half brought Eire Og back to within a score of the Wexford men at 1-8 to 0-8, Cranley with two frees and Kristin Flynn with a class effort from play.

But Ballygarrett possessed a finer hurling ability in most areas of the field and points from Hobbs (three, two frees), Patrick Naughter (two), and a single from midfielder Colm Kennelly left the visitors running out convincing winners in their opening Division 3, Group 4 clash.

Lots to improve on for the Eire Og men, but the basic ingredients are there without a doubt.

The Eire Og Juvenile Show in all its variety, hurling and football for cailn and buachaill, is in the process of taking to the road for the 2018 season.Registrations were to have taken place last week but some had to be postponed.These are now to be held later this week.

Underage training sessions are as follows: Saturday mornings, nursery (u-6): iomint and peil for girls and boys, really about becoming acquainted with a football and a camn in an exclusively fun environment.U-7 run likewise in a positive fun-driven atmosphere but including participation in Go-Games blitzes.U-9s training Mondays with inter-club Go-Games blitzes on Fridays.Buachaill hurling and football: u-11 to u-17, each at its own specific time on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday.Cailn and adults camgaocht: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.Peil u-12 to u-16 Thursdays 6.30, Adults 7.30.

Contacts: Ciarn 087-6849628, Ronan 087-2889255, Child Protection, Freda 086-0705630.

Meanwhile various of our club teams have already been in competitive action in 2018.Our camogs are involved in Dublin leagues at adult and u-14 levels while our adult and juvenile hurlers and some of our underage footballers are entered in Leinster leagues. The u-15 footballers under Maurice Prendergast and Peter ONeill have played 3 games to date in Leinster and were successful in 2 of them.The teams last game, as mentioned previously, was away to ORahillys of Louth in Drogheda agus bfhi an tairbhe an t-aistear.After an excellent performance they won.The u-15s were accompanied on their journey by the u-13s who were not quite so successful.However their mentor, Kevin Healy, was more than happy with the way in which they battled back against the wind from being 2 goals in arrears shortly after half-time to equality late in the half.They were undone by a last minute goal. Mile buiochas to the ORahillys who proved to be generous hosts.

Cul Camps: In the midst of last weeks winter intrusion our minds were transported into mid-summer with the arrival of the timetable for the Kelloggs Cul Camps. Eire Og will be hosting a hurling and camogie camp on the week beginning 16thJuly and a football camp the following week.

Club DrawThis Thursday the 8this the appointed date for the electronic choosing of the winning tickets in the GAAs National Club Draw.If you havent purchased a ticket it is still not too late as sales are being recorded online.

For the last few years the income from the draw has provided a welcome input to the clubs forever-on-the-edge financial position.Hopefully this will also be the case for 2018.

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