Erris Utd have discovered the kind of form which has eluded them in their recent league outings to progress in round one of the Westaro Cup at sunny Carne Nash.
With a break in Super league action, Iorras & Glenhest locked horns in round one of the Westaro Cup at Carne Nash on Sunday 24th, Final score Erris Utd 2 Glenhest Rovers 1.
Glenhest Keeper, Mickey Davitt blocking a shot from Ryan Ruddy on 20 minutes but Ryan opened the scoring for Iorras five minutes later.
Iorras were in front at the break with goals from Ryan Ruddy (25 minutes) with Kyle O’Reilly the provider and a Jamey Flannary headed effort on 32 minutes. Glenhest pulled one back on 65 minutes when Paddy Mulchrone found space in the box.
The best chance to score in the first half for Glenhest was when Chris Rowland found space in the box on 37 minutes, and with the Erris Keeper committed, his shot went just wide of the post.
It’s back to league action against Ballyheane next up.
TEAM- Harry Reilly, Einri Healy, Tom Ivan, Micheal Meeneghan, Noel McLaughlin: Ryan Ruddy, Eamon Carey (Capt), Brendan Nallan, Kyle O’Reilly: Jason O’Donnell, Jamie Flannary. SUBS USED-Stephen Nallan for Jamie Flannary & Pete MacArthur for Einri Healy on 69 minutes with Padraic Doherty for Eamon Carey on 81 minutes.
Erris Under 13’s had their sternest test yet against Ballyheane on a gorgeous evening at Carne Nash.
Erris missed several opportunities to score and were made to pay as the visitors took the lead after ten minutes. This was the first time Erris had been behind in a game all season and the packed stand was anxious to see how they would respond.
Sluggishly, was the answer, as chance after chance went begging. Eventually, Molly O’Connor dinked a ball through to Dylan Togher who made no mistake. 1-1.
Waiting patiently on the bench was Adam Conroy, who due to injuries and confirmations had missed the early part of the season. He had his new boots on and wanted to test them out.
Erris continued to struggle, Adam looked at managers Lenny and Des and wondered how much longer this would go on.
The substitution was made and within thirty minutes, Adam had scored a hat trick and Erris were home and hosed.
Ciaran Cawley got the goal of the night, which along with a late consolation goal made it a final score of us 5 them 2.
Connor Barrett defended magnificently, Eoin Walsh was inspirational and Tony Lavelle controlled the midfield.
Much of our frustration was caused by an Erris man as Luca Meldrum (Sarina Reilly’s lad) was outstanding in goal for Ballyheane.
Owen Doherty made an incredible goal line clearance as he somehow hooked the ball over the bar when the whole world thought it was going in. The problem was, it was their goal line as another chance slipped by.
The rules in training are that if you miss an open goal then you kneel down and recite a Hail Mary. Owen, Tony and Dylan, amongst many others, went home with their rosary beads as they will have decades of them to offer up to make up for all the missed chances.
No training this weekend, check your newsletter and go to mass, it might be of more use to us.
Erris United making hard work in their quest for their first three points of the opening season in the Super league.
Iorras Aontaithe are still chasing their first three points in the new Super league season, after a second defeat at home to Claremorris on April 17th on a 4-6 score-line.
Goals for Erris were: Kyle O’Reilly (8 minutes & 58 minutes). Ivan Barrett (67 minutes). Micheal Garrett (90 minutes his first for Erris since joining from Kilmore). At half-time the score line was 1-4 to Claremorris. Erris Keeper Gary Keane saved a penalty on 68 minutes.
TEAM- Gary Keane, Micheal Meeneghan, David Reilly, Eamon Carey, Richey Hanley: Jamey Flannary, Jason Boylan, Brendan Nallan, Ryan Ruddy: Kyle O’Reilly, Ivan Barrett.
SUBS USED: Einrí Healy for Jamey Flannary (on 9 minutes when Jamey suffered a terrible two footed tackle which went unpunished by the referee). Padraic Doherty for Richey Hanley (on 53 minutes). Gareth O’Malley for Eamon Carey (on 78 minutes) Micheal Garrett for Ivan Barrett (on 84 minutes).
Iorras Aontaithe U17′s put 4 past table toppers Conn Rangers in a excellent 4.0 win in Carnenash this evening the 11th, after playing against a stiff breeze Iorras took a 1.0 lead to the break after goal machine John Linehan sent a thunderbolt to the corner of the net from the edge of the box. Iorras doubled their lead after a Mikey lavelle free was parried by the Conn keeper and Aran Reilly followed up to neatly tuck the ball away. Iorras got their 3rd when Iorras goalkeeper left a 70 yard pass on Mikey Lavelle’s toe who duly burst through two defenders to bury in the Conn Rangers net. The icing came minutes later when twinkle toes, Padraig Monaghan got on the end of a Luke O’ Reilly through ball,to swivel in the box only to be sent flying,Padraig dusted himself down to hammer home the resultant penalty
Man of Match, Fionnan Ryan (clean sheet and assist)
Welcome back from injury,David Padden
Mammy please put a bath on,Keith Kennedy ( sore hip).
and a box of Daz to wash the all white kit after this evenings game,
Referee match fee was 100 euros
BEN AND EOIN ON SONG.
Erris Under 13’s were at home to Kilmurry on a perishing Friday evening 8th but it didn’t take long for the match to warm up.
Thirty seconds in and Connor Barrett went on a run from centre back, fed Owen Doherty, who ran straight for goal before delivering a thunderbolt shot into the net.
In the blink of an eye, Erris were four nil up before Manager Des rushed over to make some subs. Some of the senior internationals were withdrawn to allow the younger bucks to get a go. By half time Erris were seven nil up.
Erris Utd U13’s with their Coach Des.
The second half was a much more even affair with a final score of us 8 them 1.
Highlights included Ben Donahue and Eoin Walsh performing miracles together on the left wing. This has the potential of being the greatest partnership since a young Paul McCartney asked John Lennon could he be in his band.
Tony Lavelle got his first goal of the season but had a nightmare in goal in the second half to allow Kilmurry back into it.
Dylan Togher scored a hat trick and kept the match-ball (one of the new Size 5’s (expensive)). Owen Doherty scored two, Eoin Walsh got one and Eoin Gaughan scored an acrobatic bicycle kick.
Molly O’Connor played centre midfield and buckled a few bucks, Charles McDonagh played everywhere, Lenny Gilbert and Ethan Monaghan tested the new interpretation of the offside rule and Jack Deane put in the greatest cross in the history of history for one of the goals.
Joint manager Lenny Gilbert was taking all the credit as this was his first week on the sideline, unfortunately, he hasn’t done enough yet to deserve getting into the photo.
Jason Boylan in team of the week.
Well done Jason Boylan who was named on the Mayo News Mayo Football league team of the week after his excellent performance for Iorras in their 3.3 draw with Castlebar Celtic on Saturday evening the 2nd April.
Iorras Aontaithe U15 with their Manager Harry Reilly
U15s secure a point at home to Ballina in their first league outing in this premier division clash at Carnenash this evening 6th. The weather again was making good football impossible, but the home side will feel it was a case of two points dropped as they missed chance after chance, especially in the last 10 mins, when they had Ballina on the ropes.
Half-time team talk.
New signings goalkeeper Fiachna Barrett and left back John Ginty had superb debuts, and settled in well. Owen and Shea were solid in the middle, with right back Luke playing everywhere the ball was, and unlucky not to net the winner near the end. The midfield of Eamon, Niall, Robert and Matthew worked hard to secure possession and feed the hungry forward pairing, last years golden boot joint winners, Dara Padden and Daithi Cosgrove, but the strikers could not find the target, although Daithi struck a post late on after good work from sub Mark Tighe and Shea. Daragh Dixon came on also to find the elusive goal, but it was not to be. After 80 minutes, Iorras could not believe they had not scored after well over a dozen chances, but manager Harry was delighted with a strong performance and a point to get things started for this season. Thanks to all the subs who were frozen in the dugout, and to Robbie for his assistance, much appreciated.
Next up is an away trip to Westport on Wednesday next the 13th, see you all at training on Friday at 5 pm, registration will take place also so please bring someone to sign your reg form, thanks.
Iorras u17s went down to the odd goal in 5 to a excellent Manulla side in Manulla this evening Monday 4th in an eventful game. Iorras took the lead through a breakaway goal which Mikey Lavelle finished coolly to the net, due reward for his tireless running all evening but not as coolly as Shane Togher’s finish to his own net though, Iorras had a very good shout for a penalty when Luke O’ Reilly was pulled down in the area but referee deemed otherwise. Iorras took the lead again, though in controversial fashion, when Dylan Walker tapped in a rebound from a Luke O’ Reilly shot amid claims of offside from the Manulla Players. Manulla equalized minutes later and Iorras players were just as vocal in their claims for offside with good reason, Manulla got the winner in injury time when a shot from long distance was deemed to have crossed the line in bewilderment to the outstanding Iorras keeper Fionnan Ryan. Iorras played excellent over the 80 minutes and probably deserved a share of the spoils but that’s football.
U17s next game is a home league tie v Conn Rangers on Monday 11th April.
Great touch and control Mikey Conroy, and thanks to the Manulla keeper no names mentioned, for not lending your cap to the Iorras goalkeeper.
Goals from Jamie Flannery, Jason Boylan & Tom Ivan.
Iorras Aontaithe Super league season started with a bang this evening in Carnenash,after going 3.0 down to Castlebar Celtic minutes after half time,Iorras turned on the style to score 3 second half goals through Jamie Flannery,Jason Boylan and Tom Ivan to get a more than deserved share of the spoils.