Club notes 7th May 2016

Your county needs you!Eire Og wishes everys success to the County Wicklow footballers in their Leinster Championship game against Laois on Saturday evening in Portlaoise.Go n-eiri an t-adh leo!

All in Eire Og were sad to hear of the death of Jack Boothman,former Uachtaran of the G.A.A. a man who was a great servant of the organisationin Wicklow and nationally.The club extends its sympathy to all his family and friends.Ar dheis De go raibh a anam uasal.

FUNDRAISING: The jackpot n May 19th will be 7,800.The winning numbers n the 12th were 19, 20, 24, 28. Taimid buioch daoibh as bhur dtacaocht.

Come join the happy throng in the Horse and Hound on this Wednesday 11th at 8.30p.m. for the official launch of Eire Og Come Dancing.Eoin and Rebecca ONeill who have bravely signed up for the event are holding a Table Quiz on Sunday next 15th Mayat 7.45p.m.in The Martello.Table 40.Come and lend them your support.

PEIL: The seniors lost their defence-dominated Division 1 return match against Rathnew n the score 0-10 to 0-7 whereas their junior counterparts showed a welcome return to winning ways with a victory over Newcastle in Newcastle.The juniors are at home to Kilbrideat 8p.m. n Friday 20th.

PEILNAMBAN: A phoenix rising from the ashes!Adult ladies football has been dormant within the club for a few years but now things are looking up.A meeting aimed at rebuilding a team, which was encouragingly well attended, was held recently and training has commenced on Wednesday evenings at 8p.m.Filte is fiche romhat ann.Further information from Tracey at 085-7830807.

CAILINI The underage girls teams have been busy of late and as might be expected their fortunes have been mixed.

On Tuesday last the u-12s travelled to Barndarrig to play the locals and lost 7-4 to 2-1.Because of the deviation of the pitch from the horizontal, juvenile games at this venue tend to be of the two halves variety and last Tuesdays match conformed very much to this description.In the 1st half Eire Og defended the higher end and were leading 2-1 to 0-0 with just 3 minutes to go to the break and seemed well set up to cope with the topographical disadvantage which would be theirs in the 2nd period.At that point the advantage swung the hosts way and with a 2 goal salvo served Eire Ogs chances a mortal blow.Jane Merren was responsible for all the Greystones scores.

Thursday our u-14 girls travelled to Blessington to take on the locals.What a contest ensued!A ding dong end-to-end battle which served up some great football and ended up all square 5-7 to 3-13.Scorers:Hannah Molloy (3-1),Niamh Hanrahan (2-4),Aoife Megannety (0-1)andEmer Fawcett (0-1).

In the absence of the teams regular goalkeeper the versatile Eva Sterritt took n thenetkeeping duties and more than adequately fulfilled this role.The eveness of the exchanges is reflected in the half-time score which was 1-7 to 2-4.

The same group of players was in action again at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning when they played host to St Nicholas.This meant a very early start (necessitated by La na gClubanna events at their end) for the visitors who had to cross the Wicklow Gap to get to this side of the county and they must be complimented for fulfilling the fixture.For the record Eire Og won with something to spare.

Their last fixture involved the u-16s travelling to Arklow to play the AGB 2nd team on what turned out to be a very pleasant sunny evening.The Eire Og girls came away 2-5 to 1-2 winners after a closely fought contest which matched the weather in its quality.Goalie Eva McCague played a very important part in the victory with her Cluxtonlike kick-outs.

Interested in becoming a Ladies football referee?A 2-day training course for refs has been organised for21st and 28th May.Contact Seamus at 086-8160732.

CAMOGIEThe final bout of the camogie blitzes which took place recently in Bray Emmets grounds involved teams from Bray, Kilcoole and Greystones.The Eire Og connections took a particular pride in having been able to field two 10-a-side teams for the event.Charlotte Norton and Amy Webster starred for Team A while Ella Keane and Faith Brooke, who amassed 3-1 between them, were prominent for Team B.Special mention for Eva Sterritt who, with her family, rushed back from the Republic of Cork to take part.

Kiltegan u-12 camogs made the long journey from the west to play our u-12s on Friday night in their 1st league game.The experienced visitors dictated affairs from the start but our girls never bowed to the inevitable and persisted in their effort right to the end.Birthday girl Siobhan Darcyscored a great goal.

Our newly formed adult camogie team played their 1st competitive game in Ballinacor among theWicklow Hills on Sunday. The Ballinacor team had only 2 members who were not in school whereas theEire Og team had only 1 player without a child in school.Greystones lost but the team gave an excellent account of itself and its supporters, offspring and others, were very proud of all the girls (to quote their wishing selves).

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