Iorras Aontaithe is through to the Quarter Finals of the Connaught Cup when they beat Conn Rangers at Carne Nash, final score, Erris Utd 3 Conn Rangers 1.
The first half ended with no score, but both sides had their opportunities especially in the opening ten minutes with Conn Rangers, Owen McNamara, Shane Burke and Simon Melly having their moments. But equally Iorras had their opportunities as will especially in the last eight minutes with Gareth O’Malley and Jason Boylan coming close.
But four minutes into the second half, a trade mark free from Brendan Nallan had Iorras in front, but Conn Rangers were back level on 66 minutes when Shane Maughan found space just outside the area. Then on 79 minutes Jason Boylan had Erris in front again with a great finish from the edge of the area and on 82 minutes substitute Pete MacArthur got his head to a Tom Murphy corner in a packed area to leave the final score 3-1.
Erris United in Quarter final of Connaught Cup
Afterword’s Manager Martin McIntyre spoke very positively about the team performance.
A point of note, it was great to see John Gaughan making a welcomed return after a prolonged absents through injury and making a number of nice saves between the posts for the home side. Good luck to all in the Quarter final and a home draw, hopefully.
TEAM- John Gaughan, Brendan Nallan, Michael Meeneghan, Eamon Carey (Capt.), Tom Ivan: Tom Murphy, Sean Gaughan, Michael Togher, Kyle Holmes: Jason Boylan, Gareth O’Malley. Subs used- Stephen Nallan for Michael Meeneghan 70 minutes (injury), Pete MacArthur for Gareth O’Malley 77 minutes, David Reilly for Tom Murphy 88 minutes.
Match Officials- €230
Iorras Aontaithe U14
Erris United U14 unveiled their all new Puma tops recently kindly sponsored by Pat Cowman of Belcross Enterprises. Pictured with their Coach Eric O’Reilly. Iorras Aontaithe extends a big thank you to Pat for this sponsorship and continuing support of the Club. The Tops will be available in the Club Shop.
Erris United will face Conn Rangers at home in the fifth round of the Connaught Cup on Sunday 15th of March with a 2pm kick-off.
Iorras Aontaithe U14 setting the standards.
Saturday 21st February Mayo u14 cup semi final,Iorras Aontaithe 1 Castlebar Celtic 1.Iorras win 4.2 on penalties
Mayo u16 cup semi final Iorras Aontaithe 2 Claremorris 2.Iorras win 8.7 on penalties
A GREAT DAY FOR IORRAS AONTAITHE IN FORTRESS CARNENASH.
Two cup finals to look forward to with the u16s playing Castlebar Celtic and the u14s playing the winners of Westport/Knock/Kiltimagh.
match reports to follow.
The best of luck to both teams & Management in their finals and well done.
Iorras Aontaithe in excellent form in the cold January air
Erris Manager Martin McIntyre & Gareth O’Malley working out the logistics of it all.
Erris United progressed to the forth round of the Connaught cup at home to Ballyglass in this third round encounter on Sunday 18th with Jason Boylan scoring a first half hat-trick on a 5-3 final score-line. Iorras were totally dominant in the opening half with Brendan Nallan putting Iorras in front on 3 minutes with a well taken free from out-side the area. Jason Boylan made it 2-0 on 6minutes slotting home with a neat finish from the edge of the box , Sean Gaughan the provider. The on 30 minutes Boylan scored his second after the Ballyglass Keeper failed to hold on to a Brendan Nallan free.
Jason Boylan, hat-trick hero
Gary Boylan now of Sligo Rovers keeping a close eye of his old Club.
Five minutes later Jason Boylan scored his third with a good finish despite the close attentions of two defenders.
In the second half Ballyglass pulled one back on 63 minutes with a Alan McHugh header from close range. But Jason Boylan was on the score sheet again two minutes later after latching on to a Gareth O’Malley pass. Ballyglass scored two further goals on 84 minutes by Danny Mahan and Alan Plunkett in injury time.
Iorras Manager Martin McIntyre was very happy with the out come.
Erris Utd: Shane Nallan, Padraic Doherty, Brendan Nallan, Eamon Carey, Michael Meenaghan: Sean Gaughan, Kyle Holmes, Mickie Togher, Thomas Murphy: Jason Boylan Garth O’Malley. Sub’s Used- Tom Ivan for Thomas Murphy (62M), Ryan Ruddy for Garth O’Malley (63M), Stephen Nallan for Padraic Doherty (64M).
Iorras Aontaithe have been drawn away to Salthill Devon in round four on a date to be announced.
Iorras Aontaithe is through to the open round of the FAI Junior cup with a very comprehensive away win against Ballyheane in round four on a score line: Ballyheane 2 Erris 5 on Sunday 9th November.
Mickie Sweeney, had the Ballyheane defense all at sea.
Mickie Sweeney was the star of the show scoring a hat-trick. Erris were in control right through this encounter with Sweeney putting Iorras in front on 15 minutes with a pile driver from all of 18 yards. Iorras went two in front with a Brendan Nallen free on 35 minutes. It stayed like that until the break.
Mickey Togher, scored the fifth.
Brendan Nallen, great free kick for the second goal
Twenty minutes into the second half, Mickie Sweeney scored his second to make it 3-nil. Ballyheane then scored their opener and directly afterword’s Sweeney scored his third. Then on 70 minutes Mickey Togher scored the fifth goal for Iorras with a neat finish. Ballyheane scored their second five minutes from time.
Erris United are in the open round of this competition for the first time since 2009. The last time these two sides met, Erris were put to the sword in the Super League back in August with a ten goal hammering – revenge is certainly sweet.
Afterwards Manager Martin McIntyre was very happy with his side’s performance and some excellent individual displays.
TEAM- Shane Nallen, Michael Meeneghan, David Reilly, Neil Geraghty, Eamon Carey: Thomas Murphy, Kyle Homes, Brendan Nallen, Sean Gaughan: Mickie Sweeney, Mickey Togher.
Subs Used- Ryan Ruddy for Thomas Murphy. Richard Hanley for Michael Meeneghan and Brendan Doherty for Mickie Sweeney.
Erris Under 14’s were at home to Claremorris and despite struggling for long periods, ran out 4-2 winners. Cormac Murray and Mark Harding gave Erris an early two goal lead. Concentration levels dipped just before half time and the away side pulled one back. Manager Eric stressed the importance of keeping the ball in the second half but Claremorris dominated for long periods. Ten minutes in and the equalizer came from a long range shot.
Iorras U14’s had the stand hopping at home to Claremorris.
At 2-2 the game was on a knife edge and the new stand could barely contain the excitement of two sets of fervent supporters. Erris changed tactics and absorbed the pressure. Keeper Anthony Walsh made a great save with his nose. Keelan Walker provided a great outlet on the right. Shea O’Donohue put his life on the line with superb challenges. Eoin McHale and Luke O’Reilly were magical in protecting the back four.
Firefly Eamonn Fallon broke up an attack and laser guided a pass to Evan Ivers. Receiving the ball on the half way line, back to goal, with two men to beat, no bother. Evan made it 3-2 with five minutes to play.
Everybody in the world knows, in this situation you should sit deep and try and run out the clock. But these young cavaliers are rewriting the rule book. Luke secured a free kick on the half way line with two minutes to go. The spectators urged him to take his time, no no, he pings a quick pass thirty yards to his own centre back on the edge of their box. Despite a couple of attempts to bring him down, Fionnan Ryan was too strong, too brave and too good as he slotted the ball into the net. Final score 4-2.
Well done to Eric and the lads. Special mention to Man of the Match Fionnan Ryan. His bedroom must be spotless as he tidied up everything today, going round like a Dyson and snuffing out danger after danger after danger. Fabulous.
Thank you to all the supporters, the stand was hopping.
Iorras Aontaithe comfortable result in third round FAI Junior cup encounter .
Erris United ran-out comfortable winners in their third round FAI Junior Cup fixture V Strand Celtic of Sligo at Carne Nash Park on Sunday 12th October with the final score :Iorras Aontaithe 5 Strand Celtic 1. Erris were a goal down after nine minutes when a defensive mix-up gifted the Sligo out-fit the lead, Ryan Lynch the scorer. But Iorras showed lots of character and were soon back on level terms on 20 minutes when Strand Celtic gave away a penalty with Jason Boylan slotting home. On 34 minutes Tom Murphy gave Erris the lead with a wonderful effort, chipping the Keeper from the edge of the area, Jason Boylan the provider. On 41 minutes Tom Murphy was on the mark again after some nice build-up play from Sean Gaughan. Then just before the break Erris were awarded their second penalty with Jason Boylan victim and provider to finish the half, 4-1. Erris continued their pressure game in the second half but in the end Tom Ivan rounded off a nice afternoon for the home side when he scored on 73 minutes with Richy Hanley the provider.
Strand Celtic ended the game with ten players as a result of a red card incident.
Manager, Martin McIntyre was in very positive mood afterwords about his teams over-all performance. Good luck in the next round to all.
TEAM- Shane Nallen, Sean Gaughan, David Reilly, Brendan Nallen, Richy Hanley, Kyle Homes, Eamon Carey, Micky Togher, Jason Boylan Richy Hanley Kyle Homes.
Subs Used- Ryan Ruddy for Sean Gaughan (66 minutes). Micky Sweeney for Tom Murphy (70 minutes). Padriac Doherty for David Reilly (84 minutes).
Iorras Aontaithe are away in round four of the FAI Junior Cup the will face Ballyheane on Sunday 9th November.
After a football season to forget, Erris United have avoided the dreaded relegation nightmare in the Super League winning 0-2 away to Fahy Rovers, who incidentally are already relegated. In the end the win gave Iorras a five point cushion.
Manager, Martin McIntyre will have lots to reflect on before the 2015 season
The two goals came in the second half both from the penalty spot, Jason Boylan the provider, the first coming in the opening minutes of the half and the other towards the end. Manager Martin McIntyre has a big smile on his face, – good things come to those that wait.
Jason Boylan on the spot with two vital goals to maintain Erris topflight status
Erris certainly has leaved up to its reputation for been slow starters, finally putting a number of important wins together in the closing stages to maintain their top flight status.
Erris Under 12’s were away to Killala in the Connaucht Cup. After ten minutes Erris were 1-0 down. A young inexperienced team may have panicked at this stage but this group of seasoned professionals regrouped, refocused and recited a few prayers. One passage of play saw 6 chances saved by Killala in 40 seconds until Adam Conroy blasted home. 1-1 at half time.
Iorras U12's, goal fest V Killala.
Erris were confident they could perform better, they didn’t know they were going to be this much better.
Erris scored seven goals without reply in the second half. Dara Dixon scored a hat trick and asked the Killala manager could he keep the ball. Ciaran Cawley came off the bench to score the eighth. Matthew Togher hit the crossbar from 30 yards. Molly had a perfectly good goal ruled out as she was ‘offside’. Adam had another perfectly good goal ruled out as Molly was ‘offside’, this led to Molly having a heated debate with the referee, “I DIDN’T TOUCH THE BALL, I WASN’T ACTIVE”, referee McCay wasn’t going to change his mind. Daithi Cosgrove and Dylan Togher scored as well.
Dylan was also involved in the most beautiful goal seen since Carlos Alberto’s in the World Cup Final of 1970. Dylan collected the ball on the left wing and evaded four challenges as he ran across the pitch on the edge of the box. “Where is he going” the Erris lads asked as Dylan brought a trail of defenders with him. With all the cunning of the magician Dynamo, Dylan gently back heeled the ball to Adam Conroy. “Where did the ball go?” asked the Killala lads as Adam took one step and curled the ball into the top corner from 19 yards. Simply stunning.
The only sour note of the evening was Padraic Meenaghan losing a tooth. He was eating chewits on the way down as Derek hit a bump in the road just outside Ballycastle.
Final score them 1 us 8. Thank you to the supporters who travelled.