Club news 11 March 2018

Well done to all who turned out on Feile La Padraig to bring the presence of the Eire Og club in all its variety, Iomáint, Camogaiocht, Peil agus Peil na mBan, to the notice of the wider community in Greystones.  Maith sibh go leir.

Incidentally at the week-end one was in receipt of the report which appeared in The Celtic Times of April 1887 of a football match between Greystones and Kiltimore played in Kiltimore (about 4 miles from Rathnew).  It was one of a number of preliminary championship matches played there that day.  The event drew a crowd of about 3,000.  The game was described as the best contested on the day with both teams “displaying fine form”.  In the 2nd half Greystones “were seen to be superior and although Kiltimore made a rattling fight, they were defeated”.

The team: W. Carton (capt.), P. Cullen (goal), John Jinks, M. Fields, J. Gorman, W. Taylor, W. Doyle, T. Boyd, D. Nowlan, M. Whiston, J. Kelly, J. Dickson, P. Carton, P. Doyle, W. Dickson, F. Kelly, P. Byrne, M. Murphy, J. Cullen, J. Bannister, M. Devereux.

A surname in the team list which particularly caught one’s eye is that of Jinks which is most likely the name associated with the eponymous hill.  As a runner in and because the hill used to carry a ‘black spot’ sign one assumed the name was related to the word jinx.

The mix of names is interesting as on a first glance it would suggest a cross community enterprise!

PEIL  Our adult footballers had mixed fortunes at the week-end.  The seniors who had been undefeated in their first 3 outings lost to Emmets in Bray on Sunday and Bray now join them at the top of the 1A Table at 6 points.  There was better news from our juniors who overcame Lacken/Kilbride in the pastoral surrounds of the Blessington lakeside home of the club.

COMHGÁIRDEACHAS: As a result of the Cill Mhantáin hurlers’ defeat of Doire in Enniskeen they are now promoted out of Division 2B of the hurling league. While the outcome of the match was essentially decided by Mick Boland’s goal near the end of the game the outstanding contribution of Chester to the victory was recognised in his receiving the award of Man of the Match.  Maith thu Stephen!

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