This Week's Club Notes

November 7, 2018

JUNIOR HURLING: On Wednesday our junior hurlers were at home to Enniskerry-Kilmac. One could not have wished for a better setting for a game of hurling; a dry sod manicured to lawn-like proportions and an evening agreeably warm in its stillness. Ideal and all as the conditions were for hurling, spectators\' expectations with respect to the quality which would be on display in the match were not too high. After all, the game they were about to view was just a junior league match and conditions were unlikely to have much of a bearing on the standard of play.

As it turned out we were pleasantly surprised by the calibre of the iomáint which reflected well on the effort the players had put in in training. The encounter proved very entertaining as a contest. Exciting throughout and finishing with Éire Óg a point in front 2-14 to 2-13 – over 30 scores reflecting end to end play and surprisingly accurate and long distance striking. Add to this, wholehearted commitment and sporting endeavour and you will see how, after the game, the consensus among the spectators was “that was a good enjoyable game of hurling”.

The match pitted Shane Mulford against his Molloy cousins and one wonders did he, at times, take the “no” out of the saying “hit him hard he\'s no relation”!

Comhgáirdeachas to the County Hurlers on their victory over Armagh in the Christy Ring Cup and to the footballers who put in a great effort against overwhelming favourites, Laois.

UNDER 8 HURLING: We travelled to St Pat’s on Friday night and it was a lovely sunny evening. We had 2 teams and played 3 matches each.

Their ground skills were excellent and they have started to strike in the air. Great performances by Alec Bartak, Jake Flynn and Tom and Sean Meyler, Tomas O\' Connell and Elva Mellett.

All the players enjoyed themselves and St Pats made everyone welcome with a well organised evening.

CAMOGIE: A historic day for Eiré Óg Greystones with our first every participation in a camogie tournament which was hosted by Glenealy. We entered 2 teams, 1 at under 8 and 1 under 10, the 8’s played Glenealy and Avondale, and the 10’s played Bray, Glenealy and Avondale.

The standard of hurling was high and our girls played with steely determination and great skill. Our opponents were all surprised with the ability shown and commented that the preconception that we might be a couple of months getting up to standard was incorrect, they did themselves and our club proud.

Well done to all the parents who supported and cheered the girls on.

TEAMS: Under 8; Charlotte Norton, Molly Lamson, Elva Mellett, Amie Webster, Sophia Keogh, Amhelia Guillibear, Isabelle Rogan  , Lucy Daly.

Under 10; Aisling Goff, Ava McGowan, Florence Fogarty, Keela Keogh, Caoimhe Ryan, Alex and Lucy Kelly, Emma Darcy, Siobhan Darcy.

Coaches; Ronan Mellett, Maeve Webster, Ciaran Goff, Mark Barry.

COMHBHRÓN The club extends its sincerest sympathies to Ronan Delahunty on the death of his mother, Nora. Ronan and his boys have a long association with the club. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam Nora.