Club news 18 October 2021

Gaelic for Mothers and Others (G4M&O) goes gangbusters: I’m going to say that no team in the club has ever had SIXTY-TWO people at a training session before! Well, that’s the number of women who attended this week’s G4M&O’s session this week. I’m certain they’d make room for a few more if anyone else wanted to join. Learn how at See some shots of the women in action HERE

New jerseys for U10 ladies football team: Big thanks to Barry Davis of Davis Motors for this lovely new set of jerseys for our U10 ladies footballers. Barry on the right presents team manager, Mick Hanley with the new gear. Davis Motors is the place to go in Greystones for all car repair needs.

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Big weekend fixtures ahead:

  • 23 Oct, 12:30 pm, U15 A football championship final v Annacurra in Arklow
  • 23 Oct, 1 pm, U15 C football final v Arklow in Ballinakill
  • 24 Oct, 11 am, adult men’s senior football v Kiltegan, away
  • 24 Oct, 11 am, U13 A hurling plate final v Arklow in Ballinakill
  • 24 Oct, 11 am, adult ladies football Junior A championship semi-final v Blessington, away

Minor boys footballers advance to final: A last gasp goal was enough to see our minor boys footballers through to the minor B championship final. The lads overcame An Tochar on a score of 1:08 to 0-08. They now advance to the final on Saturday, 30 October against Michael Hogan’s. Read match report at the bottom of this page.

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AGM: The club’s AGM will be held on 11 November. It is provisionally set for the clubhouse. We encourage all members to attend. If you would like to submit a motion or nomination, you must do so by 21 October by emailing

Jackpot going up and up: Would you like to get your hands on €4,100 and help the club too? Of course you would. Then simply enter our weekly fundraising draw, match all four numbers and the money is yours. As nobody matched all four in this week’s draw, another €100 is added to the pot. The weekly cash prize winners were Laura Cuddihy and Eleanor Morton. Get your €2 tickets for next week’s draw HERE. 

Minor Boys Footballers: A last gasp goal was enough to see Eire Óg get the better of An Tóchar in the Minor B championship on Sunday morning in Wicklow.

The opening stages of this game was very evenly matched with both defences coming out on top with scores from play at a premium.

An Tóchar opened the scoring in the game with a free from under-15 player Éanna Nolan, who fired between the posts.

Eire Óg responded with another place ball from Oisin Shanahan. The opening score from play came from the boot of Ryan Coleville for Eire Óg whose effort from an angle flew over the bar.

The response from the opposition came from wing back Cameron Brady, who made his way up the field to level the game.

Eire Óg put pressure on the opposition goal after the levelling score and this pressure resulted in two fine points from play. The first coming from midfielder Callum O’Connor, whose long-range effort sailed over the black spot, the second point was from full-forward Taylor O’Sullivan who turned on a sixpence and extended the lead for his side before the first water break.

The second quarter of this battle was much tighter than the first as scores became tougher to get as the battle for the ball in the middle third came to the fore.

An Tóchar narrowed the gap through centre-forward Enda Byrne, whose cultured effort from a narrow angle managed to dissect the posts to narrow the gap. Both sides traded frees before the half-time whistle with Nolan and Shanahan cancelling each other out.

Both sides still found it difficult to make any headway after the resumption as both sets of defenders were winning their individual battles.

That man Nolan added another placed ball to level the game as the tension began to rise.

Frees were the only way either team could manage to trouble the scoreboard as Shanahan slotted two more frees before the second water break.

The final quarter saw the best score of the game from Enda Murphy who scored a point from an angle that deserved to win any game.

Moments after this score the game changed as Eire Óg’s corner back made his way up the field. His effort on the posts landed short of a score but as the ball bobbled around Coleville managed to get his boot to the ball to fire into the empty net.

The response of this major score was another fine solo effort from Brady again, who slalomed his way to fire over the bar.

As An Tóchar pushed forward, they lost the ball and on the counter, Darragh Shanahan did the needful for his side as he put the ball calmly between the sticks.

The final score of the game was one final place ball from that man Nolan.

An Tóchar couldn’t get that major to level the game as much as they pushed forward Eire Óg held on for the win.

Eire Óg: Kevin Booth; Cian O’ Lionagh, Spenser O’Connor, Gordon Bailey; Colin O’ Shea, Ruari Parker, Mark Hayden; Callum O’ Connor (0-1), Geroid Murphy; Darragh Shanahan (0-1), Ciaran Foley, Oisin Shanahan (0-4f); Chris Stewart, Taylor O’Sullivan (0-1), Ryan Coleville (1-1). Sub Used: William Mitchell for Spenser O’Connor.

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