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Draco Cup Winners

10/27/2014Posted by Ciaran Grant

Brid Óg hosted the Draco Cup for U12 hurlers at Musgrave Park on Saturday, 25th October. The squad had travelled far and wide to play challenge matches and blitzes throughout 2014 and some of these teams were invite to Belfast for the tournament. So the competition had a bit of an Ulster Championship feeling about it as along with the host club South West Antrim sides Saint Enda's and Sean Stinsons, North Antrim side Ruairi Og's Cushendall, County Down side Ballygalget and Armagh side Keady were playing.

At the end of the group games all the teams had won a game and lost a game, so it was down to points difference to see who would play in the cup semi-finals and who would contest the shield final. Brid Óg beat Keady and Ballygalget overcame Ruairi Og's in the cup semi-finals. Sean Stinsons won the shield by beating St Enda's final.

The Draco Cup final was a very exciting match between the hosts and Ballygalget. Brid Óg went into half-time with a 1-2 to 0:0 lead. However, the Co Down team came back strongly in the second half to level the game. After chances at both ends and great saves from both keepers, Brid Óg managed to get two late points to win the game and receive the Draco Cup for 2014.

There was a great standard of hurling from all six teams and the closeness of the group games showed that there was not much between any of the squads. Ballygalget's goalkeeper, John Fisher, was named player of the tournament, after a string of great saves throughout the tournament.

U12 Hurlers Trip to Croke Park

10/12/2014Posted by Darren Hamill

Both Eire Og and Saint Brigids were chosen to play go games at Head Quarters and this meant we were able to bring a grand total of 26 Brid Og juvenile players to the hallowed turf of Croke Park.

Gerard's carefully planned itinerary was almost put in jeopardy when one family who will remain nameless arrived with seconds to spare!. After this close shave the coaches doors were closed and we started the drive towards head quarters. Toirealach Sean and JP lead the way with the singing from the back rows and the levels began to rise when the players seen the first glimpses of the magnificent stadium that is Croke Park.

On arrival both teams were registered and Gerard and John finalised the team lists. The players were then brought into the changing rooms and warm up areas in the Cusack Stand and several photos were taken off the nervous but excited players. Then came the signal that every player who has ever played gaelic sports wants to hear when the doors were opened and the players were allowed to run onto the pitch with the sound effects of 80,000 supporters ringing in our ears.

Eire Og's schedule was to play 2 games against Loch Mor Dal Gcais and Belfast side Sarsfields with Saint Brigids due to play North Antrim sides Glenravel and Rasharkin. Both teams played brilliant hurling over the course of the 4 games and there was some fantastic hooking and blocking similar to the All Ireland Final which had played on the same turf several weeks earlier. There were also several excellent scores including 2 side line cuts  from Connla and Shane and goals and points from Andrew, Brendan, Connla, Jack, Ronan, Sean, Shane and Toirealach but special mention must go to Brian, David, Fintan, Niall, Pearse and Zack who all got scores today and are still U10. Other U10s who played brilliantly today were Conlan, Oran and Owen and did not look out of place which is reassuring for the future of Brid Og hurling. At the end of the games the players had recorded 4 victories from the 4 games played. 

After the games the players were given a tour of this great stadium and they were brought to the seats at the very top of the Hogan Stand close to the where myself and Pearse had watched the All Ireland hurling replay several weeks earlier and it brought back great memories. There was also time for the players and mentors to walk around the museum and take part in the various fun activities. After the museum visit our time at Headquarters was over but Gerard's itinerary included a stop off at the Apple Green just outside Dublin for a well earned burger or snack to round off a perfect day.

Nite At The Races

5/11/2014Posted by Ciaran Grant

On Friday 6th June Éire Óg will host its annual Nite At The Races in the Kings Head, Lisburn Rd. This is the club's main fundraising event. The club relies on the fundraising acitivies of its members and the generosity of local businesses to meet the substantial costs of insurance, pitch fees and equipment.

Last year we had a fantastic turnout which made for a brilliant night's craic. Please come and help support your club. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a great night's entertainment.

The cost of sponsoring a horse or jockey is £10. You can sponsor a race for £50. Please see a coach or committee member regarding sponsorship. Don't forget to name your horse and/or jockey

Seniors Remain Unbeaten

5/4/2014Posted by A. Mc Garrity

Éire Óg vs St. Comgalls

A depleted Eire Og side with only 17 players in attendance struggled to put a rugged Antrim town Side away on an overcast afternoon at Woodlands.

  Indeed it was the Visitors who started the brighter with the Comgalls reeling off two early points before Gerard Nugent settled the home sides nerves with a couple of close range frees. The game was nip and tuck thereafter with poor handling from the Ogs forwards allowing the South West men to punish them at the other end. Disaster struck midway through the first half when stand in keeper Kayvan Vesali who with a rush of blood to the head got caught in possession and the Antrim centre forward duly obliged shooting into the empty net from 30 yards. This put the visitors 5 in front however in what has been a trademark of the season so far the Ogs did not let the heads drop and subsequently reeled off the next 7 points. Thomas Maguire and Stephen Erskine particularly prominent in this period with Maguire helping himself to 2 points.

Half time Eire Og 0-10 St.Comgalls 1-5

 On the restart, the Óg's again let their standards slip as Comgalls regained a foothold. The sides were quickly level at 12 apiece ten minutes into the second period and were dealt another blow with Aidan Mc Garrity having to leave the game due to injury with Ciaran Rice (another injury doubt) replacing him. This caused a reshuffle which happened to work in their favour as Thomas Maguire dropped back to Centre half back adding solidity  while Conor Mc Kenna shifted to right half back. The reshuffle gave the Ógs a greater attacking emphasis from deep as Mc Kenna and S.Erskine pinned there men back, which alleviated the pressure from the full back line of Ellis (who was fighting gamely to keep their star man quiet), J.George and Mc Lean. The Ógs midfield of Brian Maguire and Stevie "Bomber" Mc Caffrey were now dominant and were supplying the Ogs forwards with quick ball. Caomhan Daykin and Conor Mc Kenna both slotted several long distance points as the Ogs began to pull away. Indeed Mc Kenna was now running riot and quickly added another with the fist; the pressure had became too much for the Antrim men as their corner back who was being tortured by Harrison and Rice was given his marching orders. The Ógs were now firmly in control and there was time left for supersub G "the goal" Mc Allister to get in on the act with a now trademark fisted goal after being assisted by the Erskine brothers.

Full Time Score Éire Óg 1-19 Naomh Comghall 1-9

ÉIRE ÓG XV: Kayvan Vesali, Conor Ellis, Joe George, Conor McLean, Aidan McGarrity, Conor McKenna (0-4), Stephen Erskine (0-2), Brian Maguire (0-1), Stephen Mc Caffrey (0-1), Joe Hughes, Thomas Maguire (0-2), Caomhan Daykin (0-2), John Erskine, Gerard Nugent (0-7) 5F, Chris Harrison

Subs: Ciaran Rice for A Mc Garrity, Guillhaume Mc Allister (1-0)for B Maguire


Pat Rice Memorial Tournament Winners

3/8/2014Posted by Ciaran Grant

Congratulations to the P5s who won the Pat Rice Memorial tournament. After wins over Ard Eoin, Lamh Dhearg and St Pauls on the first weekend of the competiton they rounded off the competition with victory over St Endas to become clear winners of the trophy. The team scored 33 goals during their 4 matches.

This adds to the McGowan cup victory, which the same squad of players won before Christmas. This is the first time that any club has held the Pat Rice and McGowan Cup trophies at the same time.

Well done to everyone involved.

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