This Week's Club Notes

November 7, 2018

SENIOR FOOTBALL: On Saturday evening Éire Óg travelled to Donard to play the locals in the 3rd round of the Senior League. Teams from Greystones are always a little worried crossing over into the west because there is a feeling in the ranks that, in these parts, the arbitration of games involving the club is not always evenhanded. Happily on this occasion the seasiders had no grounds for complaint.

Spoils were shared, Éire Óg 0-7, Donard 1-4; a second low scoring draw on the trot.

Very early on in the game Éire Óg suffered a serious setback when goalie Lorcan Treanor pulled a muscle when kicking out the ball. Thereafter this duty fell to full-back Leon Browne. The injury affected Lorcan's mobility and it was felt, generally, that that played an important part in the concession of the goal in the 2nd half. The score at the break was Éire Óg 0-6, Donard 0-1. This lead has to have had sown more than a little complacency in the Greystones camp as, after the break, some of the edge was knocked off the team's play and it was soon losing its grip in matters. To add to our worries the forwards' ability to put the ball between the posts had all but deserted them. Éire Óg registered a paltry 0-1 in the whole of the 2nd period.

Management, while being disappointed with not having come away with a victory, were pleased overall with the effort put in by what was a below strength 15. Yet one would warrant that they were not too satisfied with Éire Óg's return on the scoreboard.

The team was: Lorcan Treanor, Matt Maguire, Leon Browne, John Deeney, Craig Smullen, Daniel Woods, Willie O'Hagan, James Leonard, Thomas Gbervbie, Conor Monaghan, Paul Doherty, Daniel Webb, Sam Thompson, Eddie Davis, Daniel Keane. Subs: Brian Gubbins, Seán Lawless, James Cranley.


ACADMEYS: For the older generation it is difficult to get their minds around the idea of children as young as 6 years having to participate in supervised training. In their time children played in the streets and in neighbouring fields, and the games native to their areas e.g hurling were run by the older children with the younger ones being inducted into them as they came of age – the learning of a sport was, one might say, by osmosis. Nowadays, sadly, many children even by the age of 7 may not have handled a ball, never mind been involved in a ball game. It is in the light of this reality that training sessions for 6 year olds are organised by clubs. Éire Óg has got into the act and hurling and football sessions are run indoors on Saturday mornings at 11a.m. From what one observes these are well attended and are very much enjoyed by the participants.


CAMOGIE In another departure Éire Óg, in line with the aim of An Cumann Camógaíochta of having a camogie team in every GAA club, is in the process of promoting juvenile camogie. Ciarán Goff has taken the initiative in this matter and runs training sessions for u-10s, also on Saturday mornings at 11a.m.


CHARITY CYCLE:In September last Galen English, brother of Éire Óg players Daniel (Rúnaí) and Eoin, was in a serious cycling accident which left him permanently paralysed from the chest down. Galen is married with a very young family. Despite his serious injuries Galen is in reasonably good spirits and is showing real determination in trying to come to terms with the tough realities of his new life. To raise funds to help make his house wheelchair accessible, Daniel, with 9 others, is undertaking an 800Km cycle from Mizen Head to Malin Head in May. Please visit and click the sponsor button to donate anything you can.