Sep 22 2016


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 8:19 am

The U14 panel will travel to the Show Grounds in Sligo on this Saturday the 24th to take on Strand Celtic on the Astro and later that evening they will attend the League of Ireland clash, Sligo Rovers v Cork City and during the half time break they will be introduced to the crowd, enjoying everyone.

Aug 14 2016


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 12:44 am

Erris United and Ballyheane had to make do with a share of the spoils, in a thrilling 10 goal Super League encounter at Carne Nash Park Saturday evening August 13th, Final score: Iorras Aontaithe 5 Ballyheane 5.

Iorras Aontaithe

Iorras Aontaithe

Erris opened the scoring on 4 minutes, from a Jimmy Tighe corner, with David Reilly heading home at the far post. But on 11 minutes, Ballyheane were back level with a Cyril Guarde free from the edge of the area. One minute later, Pearce Sweeney made it 2-1 to Ballyheane with a penalty. On 20 minutes, Mikey Togher had Erris back level again from a Jimmy Tigher corner.
Erris Utd finished the half in front at the break 3-2 from a Ivan Barrett effort on 30 minutes after great work from Jason Boylan and Mikey Toghe. But on 33 minutes Iorras Keeper, Aaron Carey pulled off a great save from a Ballyheane corner.



When the second half resumed, Ballyheane were back level on 53 minutes, when Jack Jenson made it 3-3, but one minute later Kyle O’Reilly had Erris back in front again with a neat header to make it 4-3. Then 2 minutes later Ballyheane were back level from a Cyril Guarde effort, to make it 4-4. Then on 66 minutes, Erris made it 5-4, with probably the best goal of the evening, Jason Boylan sent a cross field ball to Noel McLaughlin, and his in swinging shot from half way out was met at the far post by Brendan Nallen. On 72 minutes, Erris nearly extended their lead, when Jason Boylan’s shot came off the crossbar, but on 78 minutes, Cyril Guarde made it 5-5 from a free on the edge of the Erris area. In the dying seconds of injury time, Erris were denied a penalty, when Brendan Nallen was up ended in the area.
Erris are away to Ballina for their next encounter on the 20th August away at 6.30pm
ERRIS TEAM – Aaron Carey, David Reilly, Noel McLaughlin, Stephan Nallen, Diarmuid Healy; Eamon Carey (Capt), Mikey Togher, Jason Boylan, James Tighe, Kyle O’Reilly, Ivan Barrett.
SUBS USED – Brendan Nallen for Ivan Barrett (Start of second half), Peter McArthur for Diarmuid Healy (83 minutes), Garrett O’Malley for Kyle O’Reilly (87 minutes)
BALLYHEANE TEAM – John Corcoran, Brian Tobin, Jack Tuffy, Alan Tuffy, Peter Burke(Capt), John Kelly, Niall Tuffy, Brian Mc Marrow, Pearce Sweeney, Cyril Guarde, Jack Jenson
SUBS USED – Damien Welsh

Jul 25 2016


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 6:07 pm

Erris United under 12’s first game of season away to Ballinrobe (23rd July) final score Ballinrobe3 Erris United5. Prior to the game there was a minute’s applause for Eric (rest in peace) the team was captained by Molly O’Connor who kept the lads on their toes throughout the game. Erris got off to a flying start with an early goal from James Lavelle and by half time Erris were leading by three goals to one with goals from Martin Mullarkey and a second from James Lavelle.

Iorras U12 with Managers, Lenny Gilbert & Andrew Bailen.

Iorras U12 with Managers, Lenny Gilbert & Andrew Bailen.

In the second half substitutions were made and Erris managed to score two more goals from James Lavelle. Ballinrobe scored two goals to make score 3-5 there was a nail biting final few minutes for joint managers Lenny and Andrew. Victory was finally sealed as each and every player played their part in the game, many thanks to all the supporters who traveled up for match. The return journey home was very good spirited with the lads eating an unbelievable amount of sweets and drink (no ice creams on board) many thanks to our driver Derek .Finally James Lavelle is looking to get the match ball.

Jul 25 2016


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 6:02 pm

Erris under 16’s were at home to Ballyheane (25th July) and were determined to put on a show for the large crowd. Managers Kyle, Lisa, Padraic and Eamon had them well prepped as they started the match at a super tempo.
Dylan Walker left scorch marks up the right wing before opening the scoring. Padraic Cowman scored twice, capping a performance where he dominated the left side of the pitch. Shea O’Donoghue put in a shift in the middle and won all his aerial battles.

Iorras U16. Eric's daughter Lisa & son Kyle took charge of this fixture son Luke as Captain.

Iorras U16. Eric’s daughter Lisa & son Kyle took charge of this fixture with son, Luke as Captain.

Luke O’Reilly scored two, including a wonderful second where he charged into the box, fake action pumped, sat the keeper down and ‘Pirlo’ed’ the ball gently over the line.
Robert Barrett scored at the back post and Eamon Fallon scored on his birthday.
Final score us 7 them 0.
This was a remarkably mature performance by the whole squad in difficult circumstances.
Evan Ivers could have scored loads but decided to be provider today, setting up (nearly) all the goals.
Man of the Match was Owen McHale at centre back. He should open up a cleaning business as he tidied up everything at the back.
Thank you to all players, managers and supporters.

Jul 25 2016


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 5:58 pm

The Iorras u14 team got the football underway again away to Ballyglass (20th July) this evening after a very difficult and sad few days.
After a poignant minutes silence with referee Damien McGrath, Iorras tore into the home team with a screamer of a goal from Daithí after 4minutes, one Eric would be well impressed with, coincidentally on the pitch where Eric played his last match only a few weeks ago.

Iorras U14.

Iorras U14.

This spurred the lads on and they increased their lead with Daithí and Dylan hitting the net. The midfield of Oliver, Cillian, Daithí and Eoin were creating attack after attack, with Darragh and Dylan tormenting the overworked defence.
The second half continued in the same fashion with Dylan grabbing his second, but then Ballyglass staged a comeback of sorts, and grabbed a couple of goals. Captain John Ginty steadied the defence of Connor, Ciaran and Padraig that allowed Iorras to score again with Daithí securing a wonderful hat-trick and Darragh getting one from outside the box. Keeper Fiachna remained solid in the closing minutes, and super subs Jack Geraghty, Jack Deane and Cian Gallagher all had chances to increase the lead until Daithí slotted home his fourth to leave the final score 7-3 to Iorras, much to the delight of manager Harry and pilot Derek. (Still no ice creams though)
Thank you again for getting the football back in action and doing so in such fantastic fashion, it’s just a small step, but a very important one.

Jul 16 2016


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 9:03 am
Eric O'Reilly R.I.P. It is with a heavy heart that Iorras Aontaithe announces the sudden death of a true Club legend, Family man & Friend at the age of 42 years words can not express the sadness his wife Ruth sons Kyle, Luke & daughter Lisa, Mary his Mother his sister and brothers are experiencing at this time.He was the true embodiment of what a club person/ volunteer should be both on and off the field.The wider soccer family has lost a true legend and gentleman Rest easy Eric.

Eric O’Reilly R.I.P.

Jun 04 2016


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 12:37 am

Erris under 13’s were at home to Ballina in the final League game of the season. The sun was shining and the stand was packed with parents, supporters, under 15’s, academics, junior team and fans hoping for a feast of footie.

Erris under age success continues.

Erris under age success continues.

Erris needed a draw or a win to secure the title but the visitors started the better. Molly O’Connor and Martin Mullarkey were faultless as they contained the threat from the wings. Connor Barrett and Ciaran Cawley controlled the centre of defence like two nightclub bouncers. “You’re not getting in!”

Hero's all

Hero’s all

Cian Gallagher in goal was bravery personified as he dived at attacker’s feet and climbed over them to clear corners.
The breakthrough came as a bit of Ballina trickery in midfield led to a ball over the top. The high line of Erris came second in the foot race as the Ballina striker calmly slotted past the keeper.
0-1 down at halftime but Managers Lenny and Des were full of praise for their team. Quicker passing was called for and the midfield was asked to take it up a notch. The results were instantaneous.
Tony Lavelle and Owen Doherty tore into tackles like a six year old opening presents on Xmas morning. Ferociously.
Eoin Walsh gave a masterclass in midfield play with tackling, passing and dribbling. Ben Donohue relished the role of captain and ate before and after him.
Adam Conroy broke the stats machine for miles covered as he kept all four defenders busy and Dylan Togher was like a particularly annoying rash as he was all over the centre backs.
The equaliser came from Tony who battled through midfield to poke the ball home. Finally, Erris relaxed and began to play their natural pure football to show the crowd just how good they can be.
Dylan scored two beauties in quick succession while Owen crossed in a late one to make it a final score of us 4 them 1.
Wild celebrations followed the final whistle as there was a big bundle of all the players…apart from Molly who felt it was a bit inappropriate.
Managers Lenny and Des could not describe how proud they were of every one of the squad.
This team has won ten out of ten league games. To win every away game with all the travelling deserves special mention. People have delayed holidays, played with holes in their knees, played with broken elbows, put in hours upon hours of training and now it has all been worth it.
Enjoy it, these things don’t come around that often and if you see any of the squad, congratulate them.
This was massive.

May 24 2016


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 11:02 pm

Castlebar Celtic 5 Iorras Aontaithe 7

Iorras u17s kept their Premier Division league title hopes alive after a thunderous second half comeback against a class Castlebar Celtic outfit in Celtic park this evening
Half the Iorras u17 team landed at the bus with ice creams and for a long time it appeared a day out at the beach was all they had in their heads
Celtic had led 2.1 at half time after dominating play with Iorras getting their goal after a great ball by Aran Reilly was clinically put away by Luke O’ Reilly on the stroke of half time,a couple of superb saves in the first half by Evan Ivers kept the score down

Great come back by Iorras young guns

Great come back by Iorras young guns

At half the teacups went flying and the hairdryers came out but for 20 minutes after half time Iorras could not touch the ball going 4.1 down before Luke o Reilly headed in his second but minutes later went 5.2 down.
but then the shackles came off with Johnny Harding and Keith Kennedy entering the game and Iorras tore into Celtic all over the pitch winning every tackle finding their man with every ball and Luke o Reilly cut loose adding 5 more to his tally one a classy back-heel after a super head back from Mikey Conroy,assists are the latest big thing now and Mikey Conroy,Mikey Lavelle,Johnny Harding Aran Reilly and Evan Ivers get fantasy football bonus points,Matthieu our French student says we’re class team even got in the team picture

And Bob should have scored the 8th.

Seven goals for a player in any game is good,but when ya do it in the top division in the county, away to one of the best teams in the county it deserves special mention- Luke O’ Reilly take a bow

Iorras u17s last league game is the winner takes all clash with Manulla in Carnenash this Thursday 26th ko 7pm.
Don’t miss it

May 18 2016

U15s earn a well deserved draw!

Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 10:59 pm
Iorras U15s earn a well deserved draw!

Iorras U15s earn a well deserved draw!

Europa league had to take a back seat this eve as the Iorras u15s entertained Westport at Carnenash this evening 18th in a very entertaining match. Both teams played open attacking football throughout and found both defenses in no mood to let players through, with Fiachna, Luke, Niall, Shea and John holding firm. No score at half time, although the home side had the better chances with Dara seeing his efforts sail wide of the target, after good work from Robert in the middle.
The game then saw Westport score first with the Iorras defense screaming handball, but the ref was not interested. This sparked the lads into life and they were level within minutes when Diarmaid chipped the Westport keeper in delightful fashion after good work from the midfield of Owen, Daithi, Eamon and Mark. Both teams had chances to win it, but all agreed a draw was a fair result. The subs of Padraig, Matthew and Daragh all made an impact in the second half and thanks to all the home supporters for all the noise in the stand, especially those who thought we had won the game near the end!
Next up is an away game in Manulla next Wednesday 25th
Commiseration to all Liverpool fans on a very disappointing night.

May 14 2016


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 10:24 pm
Iorras Aontaithe.

Iorras Aontaithe.

It certainly was an evening to forget for Iorras when they slumped to a 6-1 defeat at home to Ballina Town on Saturday evening the 14th in a Super league nightmare. Goals from Benny Lavelle on 42, 52 and a penalty on 71 minutes which resulted in Eamon Carey been red carded, Micheal O’Hora on 63 minutes, Jamey Cawley on 65 minutes and Dylan McKay on 89 minutes.

Ballina Town

Ballina Town

Garth O’Malley scored a consolation effort on 90 minutes.

Next up for Erris is Ballyglass away on Sunday 22nd with 2.30pm ko.

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