Aug 23 2014


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 12:21 am

New records were set in Carne Nash this evening as the Under 12′s played a very determined Swinford FC.
After years of the club being dominated by Reillys, tonight the O’Connors staked a claim for a new era at the club as for the first time in the history of the world a sister and a brother scored for the same team.
After a tight opening fifteen minutes, Molly O’Connor turned in the box and fired home to open the scoring. Unused to a girl scoring the lads didn’t know whether to hug her, kiss her or shake her hand. Either way it didn’t matter as nobody could catch her as she ran off in celebration.
Dara Dixon had his GoFast boots on again tonight and couldn’t be caught as he added a second. Then he went for a dance around the corner flag.
Billy O’Connor wasn’t to be outdone by his sister as he picked his spot in the bottom corner to make it three nil at half time.
The Swinford goalkeeper made some great saves in the second half but eventually the pressure told as Dara grabbed his second of the night and Cillian Reilly got the minutest and finest and microfinitesimal of touches from a Matthew Togher corner to make it five. Cillian also wanted to show that the Reilly’s haven’t gone away you know.
Ben Shevlin in goal was like a minature Neuer as he swept outside the box. Conor Barrett and Peter Walsh were like nightclub bouncers, nobody getting past them. Eoin Walsh and Padraic Gaughan stopped any threat coming in from wide positions. The midfield of Billy, Matthew, Dara and Oliver Deane were creating works of art with time and space while Cillian and Molly provided more excitement than if One Direction were to play for Mayo.
The subs of Michael Lavelle, Ciaran Cawley, Jack Deane, Padraic Meenaghan, Dylan Togher and Mark Walsh all impressed the managers and Des and Harry will have a huge selection headache for the next game.
In the meantime, it’s time to start practicing your sore tummys and your “I don’t feel well” speeches. It’s Back to School Babies!!!

Aug 22 2014


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 7:32 pm

The annual Club fundraising Duck (Sponsored by Lennon Quarries) race was held on Thursday afternoon the 21st August and many thank to everyone for supporting and helping out with its organization and assistants. Congratulations to the winners:

Ducks away 2014

First duck home was John Gaughan from Ballyglass (500 Euro). 2nd was Mylo Carey, Church Road, (100 Euro). 3rd was Michelle Gaughan, London with Belmullet relatives (50 Euro). 4th was Sharon Reilly, Derrycorrib 30 Euro. The last duck across the line was Roisin Reilly, Drum (30Euro).

Aug 20 2014


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 12:07 pm

League leaders Straide & Foxford played Erris Under 12′s on Tuesday evening the 20th and ran out comfortable winners to cement their place at the top.

Coach, Des with his dedicated young heroes, Back L-R; Michael, Ciaran, Molly, Darren, Oliver, Ben, Peter, Conor, Dara, Sean, Jack, Des. Front L-R; Eoin, Cillian, Billy, Padraic, Dylan, Matthew, Padraic.

Managers Des and Harry take full responsibility for the loss but the funfair in town was taking a bit of the blame too. At times we resembled bumper cars colliding into each other, we were on the aviator so often we didn’t know which way we were kicking and for long periods we were as flat as a bouncy castle with a faulty generator.
S&F took an early lead, Dylan Togher, Cillian Reilly and Dara Dixon had chances to score but the majority of our time was spent defending against a very good team.
Conor Barrett gave us some hope with a 30 yard screamer which lifted the crowd in the stand. We did share 7 goals, and Erris scored 3 of them, unfortunately 2 of them were own goals. Final score us 1 them 6.
All the subs got a run and it was great fun, but with the funfair gone, Its down now to the serious business of the next match.
This Friday, after the Duck Race, Erris Under 12′s are at home to Swinford at 7 in the biggest game of the season. You better have a very good reason for not being there.
It’s also the last match before we are BACK TO SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!! Where did that summer go?

Aug 16 2014


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 12:09 pm

The long suffering Erris United supporter will finely have somewhere to shelter form the, some times, cold and wet wind at Carne Nash park.

Work has stated on the new spectator stand at the Club ground. The facility will make a very welcomed edition for those long suffering and dedicated  supporters. It is hoped to have it fully finished in the coming weeks.

Aug 14 2014


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 11:50 pm

club Coach Eric O'Reilly has the young kids on their toes at the Club Sponsored Soccer evening as part of the Belmullet festival week.

Thanks to all who took part in the Belmullet festival Iorras Aontaithe Sponsored Fun soccer Evening in the town playground on Wednesday evening,nearly 50 kids took part and all looking forward to next year.

Club Coach John Keane has the young talent in all formations at the Club Sponsored event.

Thanks to Iorras Aontaithe coaches,Harry Reilly,Paul Reilly,Eric O’ Reilly, Sean Walsh, John Keane and Padraig Reilly for running an excellent event.

Aug 14 2014


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 11:21 pm

Iorras u14s had a superb 2.1 win over a very good Knock/Kiltimagh side in Carnenash on Wednesday evening 13th, in a evenly balanced game Iorras came out on top with a first half penalty by Evan Ivers after Evan had been pulled down himself heading for goal midway through the first half,although the sides went in level at half time Iorras added to the scoreline in the second half with a 25 Yard piledriver by Luke o Reilly after some excellent play by Caolan Walker.
Owen Mchale was rock solid in goals,full backs John Linehan &f Luke McWilliams pushed forward at every chance to help our speedy wingers Eamon Fallon and Caolan Walker,centre mids Luke o Reilly and Shea o Donoghue won the battle against a physical kk duo,up front Cormac Murray and Evan Ivers gave the kk defence a torrid time with great play and direct running,subs Ethan Healy,Matthew Sullivan and Gabriel and Mark Harding hit the ground running and helped close out the win for Iorras.

TEAM.Owen Mchale,John Linehan,Fionnan Ryan,Robert Barrett,Luke McWilliams,Caolan Walker,Luke o Reilly,Shea o Donoghue,Eamon Fallon,Cormac Murray,Evan Ivers,Ethan Healy,Mark Harding,Gabriel Harding,Matthew Sullivan.

Aug 12 2014


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 1:00 pm

All the soccer stars of the future turned out recently at the Sean Davis Soccer Academy held at Erris United FC.

Sean Davis Soccer School were all enjoyed a week of football fun on its recent visit to Iorras Aontaithe 2014

Boys and Girls aged 5 to 17 years enjoyed the excellent weather conditions and the superb coaching on offer from quality F.A.I. and European coaches.¬† Sean reminded everyone at the Presentation of Awards that his Academy will return to Belmullet in Easter 2015. Continue reading “NEVER MIND THE WORLD CUP”

Aug 02 2014


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 12:11 am

Erris Utd Under 12′s made the long trek to Ballinrobe despite missing some key players through injury and holidays. Erris dominated for much of the game but couldn’t convert any of their chances. Dara Dixon hit the crossbar with a free kick as Erris were camped in the Ballinrobe half.
Erris were to suffer for their profligacy as Ballinrobe broke up the pitch and with their first attack scored an unsaveable top corner belter. One nil at half time.
Manager Des was visibly upset at the break as he informed the lads that he felt that they could perform somewhat better. In fact he was so distracted he forgot to share the Jaffa Cakes which were sponsored by Shevlin Engineering.
The second half continued with Erris living in the Ballinrobe box. A penalty was awarded to Erris but Dara saw his effort rebound off the crossbar. Dara insisted on the goal being measured as he felt it was smaller than FIFA regulations.
Erris were wonderful in the second half and did absolutely everything but score. A big effort for an equaliser left Erris exposed at the back and they conceded a second with the last kick of the game, manager Des took full responsibility for that one.
The optima stats show that Erris had 97.5 % of the possession in the game, 12 corners, 54 shots, 36 on target but no goals. There were at least 11 shots on goal from 18 inches out or less, which were all blocked. Des cried all the way home.
Congratulations to Ballinrobe who took their chances well. If you can hear a constant thumping sound at home then that is Des’s fault as well. The lads were given homework of thumping the ball against the gable of the house as hard as they can, instead of trying to tippy tappy it over the line.
Sure the house needed painting anyway.
Team: Ben Shevlin, Matthew Togher, Oliver Deane, Billy O’Connor, Conor Barrett, Dara Dixon, Eoin Walsh, Ciaran Cawley, Daithi Cosgrove, Adam Conroy, Dylan Togher, Sean Lavelle, Jack Deane, Darren McDonnell, Molly O’Connor.

Jul 26 2014


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 10:14 pm

Youth football at Erris United is always making headlines and great success. Recently the U17′s were crowned Divisions one League Champions.

Erris United U17's League Division one Champions 2014

Jul 26 2014


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 10:06 pm

Congratulations to Iorras Aontaithe U15′s they were crowned Division one League champions this afternoon in Milebush and their Manager, Eric.

Erris United U15's, talent in the making and a Divisional crown, great stuff.

Iorras u15s were crowned Mayo division one league champions after a penalty shoutout win over an excellent Claremorris side in sun blessed Milebush this evening with flashbacks to the World Cup with water breaks midway through the halfs.
Iorras came out on top 6.5 in the shoot out after the game finished 3.3 aet.A Mikey Conroy double and one from Evan Ivers gave Iorras a 3.2 half time lead,the first a superb free kick to the top corner by Mikey.

Captain David Padden receiving the Division One Shield.

Minutes after half time Iorras were hit with a double blow being reduced to ten men after an off the ball incident,and also losing midfielder Ciaran Ivan to injury,
Claremorris equalized within minutes but from then on Iorras were superb repelling everything Claremorris threw at them with steady hands from goalkeeper Shane Togher,defenders Leo Howard, Fionnan Ryan,Aran Reilly and substitute John Linehan,outstanding,centre midfield duo luke o Reilly and Johnny Harding kept driving Iorras forward at every chance,wingers Evan Ivers and Keith Kennedy worked there socks off helping out and Mikey Conroy ploughed a lone furrow up front occupying the 4 defenders,it wasn’t all back to the walls and and Iorras created good chances them selves clipping the crossbar twice during the second goals added in extra time,
And so to the dreaded shootout,successfull from the spot were Mikey,Evan,Fionnan,Aran,Luke,Leo and ,despite Iorras missing two penalties Shane Togher was the hero saving 3 from Claremorris.

TEAM,Shane Togher,Keith Kennedy,Leo Howard,Fionnan Ryan,David Padden,Eoin McDonnell,Aran Reilly,Luke o Reilly,Ciaran Ivan,Johnny Harding,Mikey Conroy,Evan Ivers,John Linehan,Dara Lennon,Ethan Heal

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