From Little Acorns…..
The 2014 Erris United under 12′s played their first ever game tonight away to Straide & Foxford.
It is always a shock to the system when you step up from 4v4 on small pitches to 11v11 on a full size pitch. The pre match nerves weren’t helped by the long bus journey, the midges or the fumes from the waste treatment plant at pitch side.
Erris raced into a two goal deficit before they settled and then went toe to toe with their opponents. Ben Shevlin made a fantastic debut in goal and saved everything that was within reaching distance, and some that weren’t. Unfortunately, great big goals and small players means some will go in that just can’t be saved.
The older boys (2003′s) did a great job minding the young bucks. The 2004′s all impressed and staked a claim for starting the next day. Peter Walsh was man of the match in a game where everyone excelled. Cillian Reilly scored a volley, Conor Barrett nearly burst the net with his goal. Padraic Gaughan scored our third and Daithi Cosgrove deposited a penalty with a click of the heels and a silly dance.
Not that it matters but although we scored four, they scored seven. We had a female referee so we played Molly in the hope that the sisters would look after each other and we might get a soft penalty. Not a sniff. The only sniff was that from the treatment plant. Manager Harry was running the line on that side and almost needed resuscitating.
Anyway. Everybody got a run, everybody did their best, we were all grateful to get the chance to play and all looking forward to doing it all again next week. Thank you to all who travelled.
Back Left to Right. Manager Des, Conor Barrett, Peter Walsh, Daithi Cosgrove, Padraic Gaughan, Billy O’Connor, Oliver Deane, Dara Dixon.
Front Cillian Reilly, Eoin Walsh, Adam Conroy, Molly O’Connor, Jack Deane, Matthew Togher, Darren McDonnell, Ben Shevlin.
Jul 19 2014
From Little Acorns…..
May 17 2014
If the referee is wearing track suit bottoms, two jerseys and a jacket, it must be summer football in Erris. Erris Under 13′s were at home to Ballyglass on Friday, and the away team left a sweltering Castlebar to play in a perishing Carne Nash. Shea O’Donohue was the Zip who got the fire going, tearing up the right wing to set up Eamon Fallon for the first goal after 29.65 seconds. Shea could have scored soon after but set up his team mate. If you heard a strange roar about 7.15 this evening, that was Diarmuid O’Donnell celebrating his third goal of the season. The third goal of the match soon followed with Daithi Cosgrove hitting the net and celebrating with his ‘C1′ celebration; happy birthday Cónán. The fourth goal was a cracker to the bottom corner from Shea. Dead ball specialist Eoin McHale was unfortunate not to score with two well struck free kicks.
Four nil is a bad lead at half time. Ballyglass were keen to get back in the match and pinned Erris back, determined defending was needed. Luke McWilliams didn’t want to miss out on the action and scored, unfortunately it was an own goal and a Ballyglass belter from outside the box made it 4-2. Erris had chances though as ‘Hawkeye’ was needed for the second week running, Dara Padden hit both posts with the same shot, but it didn’t cross the line. Rest assured there is no need to panic when you have men like Eamon Fallon in the team, he picked the ball up at halfway, slalomed through the opposition and slotted it under the keeper. Game over at 5-2.
Manager Harry is going for Erris Manager of the Month as this was his third win on the trot. This was a massive team effort as all the squad got a run. Everyone rushed home to shower and snuggle up in front of the fire with a hot chocolate and a packet of biscuits. Thanks to all the supporters, especially those who got out of their cars on a shocking evening.
After the match the lads wanted to dedicate this win to their buddy who is currently on his holidays in Castlebar, Get Well Soon, PG.
May 02 2014
Erris United Under 13′s were at home to Snugboro on Friday evening and put in a performance that would not be out of place in the Brazil World Cup this summer. Manager Harry was able to put out all his squad and everyone of them played as if their life depended on it. Shea O’Donohue opened the scoring, Diarmuid O’Donnell scored his second in two games and Eoin McHale curled in a free kick from 20 yards. Half time and 3-0 up.
Erris were determined not to concede in the second half. McHale and Niall Murphy didn’t miss a tackle, Gabriel Harding and Iarluir Reilly stemmed every attack from the wings, Luke McWilliams in goal was bravely blocking every shot. Man of the Match Eamonn Fallon combined strength, guile and tactical awareness to boss the midfield. Mark Harding settled the nerves to make it four nil but a late consolation wiped out the clean sheet bonus. Not that it matters but Erris won this game 4-1. This is the first league game they have ever won. Ever. In two seasons. First Ever Win. Massive. The photo shows the team making a presentation of a Get Well card to Daragh Dixon who broke his arm this week. Thank you to all the supporters. Just in case I didn’t mention it earlier, this was their first ever win. Well done all.
Apr 13 2014
It was smiles all- round as Iorras Aontaithe (B) got their new season in Premier (B) off on a 2-nil away win to Castlebar Celtic (C) on Sunday 13th April. It was 0-0 at the break but in the second half Erris B upped their game and on 55 minutes Seamus O’Malley scored with an excellent effort from all of 40 yards.
Then as the clock was ticking down, Jamie Flannery scored his first senior goal for the Club with another excellent individual effort, receiving the ball just inside his own area and scoring after completing a great run to the corner of the net. On another point of note, Erris Keeper Phelim Munnelly was excellent between the sticks. Final score: Castlebar Celtic C 0 Erris United B 2
Apr 12 2014
The joy was immense among these young men to be out on a pitch again in the Red and Black and having fun, fun, fun. Two debutants made a huge impact with Man of the Match Luke McWilliams in goal and Dara Padden scoring a screamer from 15 yards. Shea O’Donoghue scored a second goal with a very clever free kick. Matthew Walsh nearly got the goal he deserved but hit the post as the opposition scrambled it clear, (again).17 players got a run with everyone giving their all and managers Harry and Des could not be prouder. Oh, by the way, not that it matters but unfortunately Ballyglass scored 3 times, while we only scored twice. We did enjoy it though, we were grateful that we were able to play, and we can’t wait to get the chance to do it all again.
Apr 03 2014
A big thank you to all who contributed/supported the Club Church gate Collections recently, to the Club members for there assistants with helping out on the days.
Mar 20 2014
On Sunday the 23rd Iorras Aontaithe u18s went head to head with St Kevin Boys Dublin in the Quarter final of the FAI u18 youth cup, this was the first appearance at this stage of the competition by Erris since 2005, Iorras having also won the cup in 2004.
Unfortunately Iorras went down by a single goal it coming in the 75th minute, a 30 yard effort from the Dublin outfit. The Erris U18′s played very well in a game which was played at a pulsating pace. There was some was good efforts from Justin Healy, Kyle O’Reilly, Peter Cafferkey and a very good free from James Kelly. The Erris Management of Eric & Micheal S spoke very positively about the teams performance despite the result.
Iorras Aontaithe thanks all the Supporters for making the effort to travel, and there was lots. Thank you.
Mar 04 2014
Iorras Aontaithe on their travels, Iorras Aontaithe U18s have been handed an away tie with cup favorites St Kevin’s boys of Dublin in the quarter final of the FAI Youth Cup, this game will take place on the weekend of March 23rd
Mar 01 2014
Thank you to all who attended our pub quiz last night 28th Feb. Thank you to Mac for looking after us. Thank you to our sponsors on the night, Adrian, Brendan, Mary Teresa, Eric, Mac and Carey’s. Apologies to those who had ITP 47. You were right, I was wrong. Other than that it all ran very smoothly, except George Bush Snr, Lego, Robin Turner, Frogs, 52km, Truagh Gaels, Norway, etc, etc, etc.
Feb 25 2014
There is certainly no rest for the Erris United U18′s in their on-going quest for glory. This Saturday the first of March will see Iorras Aontaithe at home to Partry Athletic in the Helen Johnston league semi final with a kick-off time of 2pm. If you have time on your hands way not drop back to Carnenash Park and give these young Men your support in their hunt for silver glory.
RESULT- Iorras Aontaithe u18 are through to the League final
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