DINNER DANCE Conviviality
and joviality were the essence of Eire Og’s Dinner Dance which was hosted in
Greystones Golf Club on Saturday night. Cathaoirleach Brendan Cuddihy welcomed
the large attendance including special guests Martin Fitzgerald, Cathaoirleach
an Chondae and Gerry Kenny Captain GCC and his wife Trish. The
enjoyment was aided in no small measure by the quality of the meal, the
efficiency with which it was served and the smacht exercised by the Brendan on the
running-off of the proceedings.
In the attendance there was a good balance of male and female with
the latter adding an extra bit of brio to the occasion with their more
uninhibited support for the recipients of the awards. Three new trophies were added to the club’s
cabinet in 2018 viz. that for the Ladies Junior Championship and those for the
u-20B and Minor (u17)A Championships. Unfortunately because of the venue the minors were
not able to attend to receive their medals
Award winners: Junior C Football: Club Man (CM) Kenny Naughton, Player
of the year (PY) Dermot Blake. Junior Hurling: CM Jim Kinsella, PY Mike
Club Person Christine Earls, PY Gráinne Megannety. Senior Hurling: Players’ PY Kristin
Flynn, CP Daniel O’Connor. Senior Football: Players’ Player Daniel Keane,
CM Dominic O’Brien.
U-20 Football: CM Eoin McTague, PY Fintan O’Shea. Ladies
Football: CP Ciara Doyle, PY Katie Lawless. The award for Club Person of the Year went to
Daniel O’Connor for the huge contribution he has made to the club both on the
coiste and on the hurling field.
Brendan Cuddihy complimented the Dinner Dance committee, Mark
Barry, Anto Byrne, Olive Farrell, Daniel O’Connor and Wendela Zegers on their
superb organising which made for a great night.
PEIL NA MBAN It
would really have been a giant-killing feat on their part if our newly promoted
junior ladies had slain intermediate champions St Pats B in their recent
Intermediate League game in the Mill Road. The Eire Og squad had quite a sprinkling of
younger players with very limited experience at adult level in its ranks while
the visiting team which took to the field had 10 player who had played at
senior level. In
the event ár gcailíní belied their disadvantages and put it up to the more
battle-hardened St Pats for long periods of the game. The Eire Og ladies combative performance
stirred the hope gur nach fada go dtiocfaidh a lá.
There were notable contributions from Kerryann Hamilton and Katie
Fusciardi while nominally a half-forward was frequently to be seen lending a
hand in mid-field and at times even to the half-backs. Player of the Match was Jane Merrin, who only
last year was on the u-14 team, played in goals. Jane brought off a number of really
spectacular saves which earned her the admiration of friend and foe alike.
Eire Og team: Jayne Merrin, Ashia Ryan, Kate Walker, Katie
O’Reilly, Eva Roche, Alice O’Neill, Megan Maguire, Lisa Murphy, Orla Minogue,
Ellie O’Neill, Wendela Zegers, Ciara Doyle, Andrea Hanlon, Rachel Purcell,
Megan Healy, Ciara Patrick, Kerryann Hamilton, Elaina Fuscardi, Katie Lawless,
Erin Wyley, Jayne Merrin.
PEIL SCOILE The
5th and 6th class football
blitzes for the cailíní and buachaillí of the bunscoileanna in North East Cill
Mhantáin were run off on the 20th and
of March in the expansive grounds of the Bray Emmets club. What
a wonderful facility to have available for the playing of Gaelic games in the
each day, in the region of 20 teams were involved. St Laurences brought a number of squads to
each session. The
teams were divided into groups of 4 or 5 according to ability and blitzes were
run off at each level. The buachaillí had the name of Scoil Lorcáin
inscribed on the Division 1 trophy, the Coughlan Cup, for the 4th year in succession
and the cailíní retained their Wicklow Times Division 1 Shield. Laethanta
iontacha peile a bhí ann. Comhgáirdeachas dos na cailíní agus na
buachaillí go lEir a ghlac páirt.
Well done to Garrett Doyle for organising the events and míle
buíochas to the schools which participated.