Mar 25 2018


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 10:55 pm

Erris United went down 2-3 in their opening Super league encounter at home to S & F Utd on Sunday 25th March.

The visitors went In front on 25 minutes from a Mick Guilfoye effort but Erris were back level five minutes later from Pete MacArthur after good play from Kyle O’Reilly & Tom McAndrew.

The visitors conceded a penalty right on halftime which Ryan Ruddy converted to leave it 2-1 at the break.

Then five minutes into the second half Mick Guilfoye leveled for S&F and five minutes before full time Guilfoye snatched all three points with a hat-trick. Final score, Iorras Aontaithe 2 Straide & Foxford United 3

Iorras are away to Westport United on Sunday 1st April

Apr 16 2017


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 2:06 pm

After securing all three points away to Westport Utd (B) on Saturday evening the 15th Iorras are away to near neighbors, Bangor Hib’s on this Saturday evening the 22nd, ko 6.30pm.
In the Divisional Cup competition (Tuohy Cup) Iorras are drawn at home to Kiltimagh/Knock Utd on Sunday 30th April.

Apr 16 2017

Iorras seal win in Westport with late dramatic penalty!

Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 2:05 pm

It certainly was the late late show on Saturday evening in the sport park when Iorras secured the 3 points in a very close and entertaining game. Westport (B) led 1-0 at the break following a mix up in the Iorras defence in one of very few attacks by the home team. Iorras spurned the chance of an equaliser from the spot also.
The second half saw Iorras go in search of the elusive equaliser, but found the Westport defence in no mood to concede, indeed they could have extended their lead after hitting the woodwork twice. Last few minutes, the away side threw everything at Westport and eventually after a series of corners from Tom Ivan, he found Brendan Nallen at the far post who drove a bullet header past the Westport keeper.

Point saved, cue the celebration, but Westport poured forward for the winner, and from a Westport free kick on the edge of the box, the wall did its job and suddenly Ryan Ruddy found the ball at his feet and he took off! They finally caught him and upended him in the box. Penalty! Up stepped Nallen to finish coolly and secure the points for Iorras. Final whistle came soon after to leave the score 2-1 to the visitors.

TEAM- Harry Reilly, Brendan Nallan, Micheal Meeaghan, Nathon Reilly: Tom Ivan, Anthony Mills, Padraic Doherty, Tom McAndrew, Gareth O’Malley: Jason O’Donnell. Ryan Ruddy.

Apr 09 2017


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 7:42 pm

Iorras took all three points away to Crossmolina in the Premier league on Sunday 9th, Ryan Gaughan with the only goal (0-1).
Kyle O’Reilly was added to the growing injury list (ankle) along with Eamon Carey (ankle) & Keeper, Niall Duffy (wrist). Get well soon to all.

The Erris Under 15’s are finding out the hard way just how difficult life is in the Premier League. They made the long journey to Kiltimagh Knock and spent the first fifteen minutes in their own half. After half an hour they were two nil down and it was shaping up to be a very long evening.

However, the home crowd were stunned into silence when Cillian Reilly scored a goal for the ages. Dara Dixon cut back a cross to the edge of the box, Cillian flicked it up and volleyed it over the keeper. Outstanding.
Connor Barrett forced a great save from the keeper, Daithi Cosgrove had a mazy run that was thwarted on the goal line and there was a bit of a goal mouth scramble near the end.
Other than that it was all Kiltimagh Knock. Fiachna Barrett was magnificent in goal and was presented with the man of the match award. John Ginty and Billy O’Connor displayed great composure at centre back, with plenty of last ditch tackles and goal line clearances.

This was another massive display from Erris. The strength in depth of the K and K squad could be seen with 15 minutes to go when they brought on an Irish international player as a sub.

Erris couldn’t force an equaliser and it finished them 2 us 1. Erris showed great skill and determination to stay in the match right up to the last kick. In fairness, if we had got a point someone would have phoned the Guards. We needed a miracle, and even though we were in the right place for one, it didn’t happen.
Manager Des was delighted with the cohesion showed by Erris and the support they gave to each other.

Great stuff lads.

Iorras U-13s started their 2017 campaign away to Straide & Foxford this evening and were unlucky not to come away with a share of the points. The new look team saw keeper Rhys in brilliant form with numerous saves that kept Iorras in the game to the very end. Captain Eoin along with his defence of Charlie, Martin and Rory battled hard all evening to keep the lively attackers away from our goal. The midfield of Riain, Molly, josh and Oisin were making their presence felt and were able to get forwards Lenny and James in on goal, but the Foxford keeper was equal to anything thrown at him. 2-0 down at half time, manager Lenny unleashed the super subs of Troy, jack, Flynn and Kyle and they injected more energy into the team, eventually seeing josh get a goal back, with 10 mins left. Foxford upped their game, but goal line clearances from Eoin and Kyle, and exceptional goalkeeping from Rhys kept the score line the same. Iorras lost Charlie to a leg injury late on, and he was not happy to be leaving the field for attention. Last few minutes, Iorras piled on the pressure, and some pinpoint corners were brilliantly delivered by Lenny, but alas we could not convert them and Foxford survived a late penalty scare(ref didn’t give it) and held on to win it.
Managers Lenny and Harry were delighted with the teams attitude and performance right to the final whistle and look forward to next weeks clash at home to Castlebar.
Thanks to driver Leo, but apologies to Derek, never saw them sneak the pringles……..


Mar 10 2017

Youth registration

Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 12:45 am

Youth registration will be held over two evenings, Monday 20th March and the 27th from 5pm til 6pm. First time members please have birth cert available at all youth level.

Mar 10 2017


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 12:44 am

At a windy, wet and cold Kilmore Community ground on Sunday 5th, Iorras rediscovered their mojo when they dumped Ballina Town out of the Connaught Cup round two. Erris United where certainly the in-form side all through this cup encounter and eight minutes in Kyle O’Reilly had Iorras in front from a Gareth O’Malley corner and nine minutes later Jason O’Donnell scored with nice finish. It was 3-0 after 27 minutes, thanks to an OG. Brendan Nallen made it 4-0 on 35 minutes. But four minutes later Stephen Moyles pulled one back for Ballina just before the break (4-1). At the start of the second half Iorras brought on Anthony Mills for the injured Eamon Carey with Erris playing against a strong wind then Jason O’Donnell scored his second of the afternoon to make it 5-1 with nice headed effort at the fare post after great work from Tom Ivan and Kyle O’Reilly. Then Brendan Lavelle (half-time sub) made it 5-2 for Ballina. Then on 64 minutes Iorras made their second substitution with Jason Boylan coming on for Gareth O’Malley and young Nathan Reilly then made it 6-2 and his first senior goal and a nice finish it was. Keith Duffy made it 6-3 on 77 minutes for Ballina with Iorras making a change on 80 minutes with Ivan Barrett replacing Kyle O’Reilly. Brendan Lavelle scored his second of the game for Ballina on 83 minutes to make it 6-4. Final score Erris Utd 6 Ballina Town 4. Best of luck in the next round.
Iorras Aontaithe wishes to thank the Kilmore Sports-field Community Ground committee for facilitating this fixture.
(At one point in the second half Referee Damian McGrath stopped play for a time when a very heavy hale shower descended)

Oct 23 2016


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 5:13 pm

Iorras Aontaithe cruised past newly promoted Achill Rovers in the third round of the FAI Junior Cup at Carne Nash Park on Sunday 23rd, final score Erris Utd 7 Achill Rovers 0.

Iorras were in front on 1 minute 11 second when Kyle O’Reilly tapped home from close range from a Jason Boylan cross. Then on 11 minutes Tom Ivan made it 2 nil with a nice individual effort. In the 27th minute Brendan Nallan made it 3 nil with Jason Boylan the provider. With the clock ticking down to the half-time break, Jason Boylan made it 4 nil with Kyle O’Reilly the provider.

Erris Utd had Achill Rovers on the back foot in this FAI Junior cup encounter.

Erris Utd had Achill Rovers on the back foot in this FAI Junior cup encounter.

During the opening half, Sean McNamara, Keith McGinty came close for Achill.

Into the second half the pain continued for the visitors, with veteran Gareth O’Malley getting on the score sheet on 57 minutes with Neil Cawley the provider, Jimmy Tighe with an excellent free from all of thirty yards and Brendan Nallan with his second goal effort on 65 minutes from an excellent Patrick Geoghegan cross.

The final margin could have been greater but for the heroics of Achill Rovers goalkeeper Stephen Cafferkey.

Good luck in the next round, and hopefully the draw will be at home.

TEAM- Noel McLaughlin, Ryan Ruddy, Diarmuid Healy, David Reilly, Michael Meeneghan; Jimmy Tighe, Brendan Nallen, Eamon Carey(Capt), Kyle O’Reilly, Jason Boylan, Tom Ivan.  Subs Used- Gareth O’Malley for Kyle O’Reilly (start of the second half) Patrick Geoghegan for Diarmuid Healy (61 minutes) Neil Cawley for Jason Boylan (64 minutes)

Oct 09 2016


Category: UncategorizedThomas @ 3:59 pm

Iorras picked up three vital points in their battle to stay in the Super League at home to Glenhest Rovers on Sunday 9th, final score Erris Utd 3 Glenhest Rovers 0.
Erris were ahead going in at the break thanks to Jason Boylan from the penalty spot and Brendan Nallan. In the 76th minute of the second half substitute Jason O’Donnell latched on to a quickly taken free from Jason Boylan to seal the points for Iorras. In the closing minutes of the encounter Brendan Nallan was denied by the post and substitute Kyle O’Reilly headed just over from an excellent Ryan Ruddy cross.img_20161009_130254587_hdr
Erris are away to Castlebar Celtic on the 30th October in their final game, and with Ballyheane losing to Claremorris, both are now on eleven points, it certainly is the final countdown.
TEAM- Ivan Barrett, Ryan Ruddy, Micheal Meeneghan, Noel McLaughlin, Diarmuid Healy, James Tighe, Brendan Nallan, Eamon Carey (Capt.), Tom Ivan, Gareth O’Malley, Jason Boylan. Subs used- Kyle O’Reilly for Eamon Carey, Jason O’Donnell for Garth O’Malley, Neil Cawley for Jimmy Tighe, Patrick Geoghegan for Jason Boylan

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

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