When Erris (B) reflect on their opening fixture of the new league season in Division one, words like nightmare will spring to mind. Their clash with Glenhest Rovers could be described as been a game of two half’s for the home side. Iorras certainly started the brighter and were one up on 5 minutes with Gareth O’Malley slotting home from a Kyle O’Reilly pass.
Iorras Aontaithe (B), the cold wind did blow at Carne Nash, especially in the second half.
But Glenhest Rovers were back level on 23 minutes when the Iorras defence failed to deal with Christopher Rowland who scored from close range. Then four minutes later Seamus O’Malley
had the home side in front with a neat finish. But just before the break Gareth O’Malley
scored direct from a corner to make it 3-1. Four minutes into the second half Kyle O’Reilly was presented with a great opportunity when he lost his maker, and with the keeper to beat, his effort went wide of the post. Glenhest started to impose themselves more on the game from this point on, especially in the middle of the park and on the 53rd minute then scored, and with further goals on 69 minutes, 75 minutes and on 82 minutes, the visitors took all three points. In the second half both sides had penalty claims dismissed by the Referee. Lots for the Management to ponder/reflect before the next fixture. Final score Iorras (B) 3 Glenhest Rovers 5.
Next up their away to Achill Rovers on Saturday evening the 4th with a 6.30 kick-off.
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Under 17 Cup
29/04/2013 Monday18:30 Swinford vs Iorras Aontaithe (Swinford)
Under 15 Cup
01/05/2013 Wednesday 18:30 Westport Utd vs Iorras Aontaithe (Westport)
Under 13 Cup
26/04/2013 18:30 Iorras Aontaithe vs Conn Rangers (Erris)
Iorras Aontaithe U15 were denied a share of the points by a late Castlebar Celtic penalty in their third league fixture of the new league season at Carne Nash on Wednesday evening the 24th April, final score, Iorras 1 Celtic 2.
Erris United U14, denied a share of the points by late penalty.
The Erris young guns are still looking for their first win after dropping points against Claremorris and dawning against Manulla in their opening fixtures. In the opening half Erris keeper, Niall Duffy denied Celtic’s Gavin Durcan’s powerful header with a great save shortly into the half but and at the other end, Adam Carabine was very close with his effort, but the half ended 0-0.
Castlebar Celtic, got out of jail with late gifted penalty.
Then half way through the second period Aryan Naughten gave Castlebar the lead with good finish but Iorras equalised shortly after when Adam Carabine scored from a Brian Keane free kick. But with the clock ticking down, Iorras conceded a needless penalty to gift Celtic the three points. TEAM-
Niall Duffy, David Padden, Leo Howard, Michael Keane, Brain Keane: Nathan Reilly, Darragh Murray, Aaron Reilly, Dathi O’Donoghue: Adam Carabine, Padraig Reilly.
Iorras opening Super league fixture for 2013 ended with a 3-nil defeat away to Manulla this evening, 20th April. With no fewer then five new signings making their debut, it was a game which Erris never really got to grips with and where 3-nil down going in at the break. Lots to reflect on going into the next fixture.
Party on over to Iorras Astro-Turf.
Yes everyone it’s party time at Iorras Aontaithe – the Astro-Turf facility is now available for parties at a special rate of 25 Euro for a two hour period. Kitchen facilities available for use during party. For more information call 087-6300830.
Captain of the victorious side, Gary Boylan receiving the trophy from Aidan Nevin
Congratulation to the young guys from Our Lady’s Secondary School on capturing the U17 Colleges Connaght crown recently.
Club Secretary, Harry Reilly and Rob Turner and their winning hero's
It was a tight encounter with Balla Community School with both sides level after extra time at 2-2, Our Lady’s winning on penalty’s 5-3. Harry Reilly & Rob Turner are to be congratulated also and well done to all.
Joining the ranks of Erris United for the coming season is Michael Doocey, Stephen Sweeney, Thomas Murphy, Darron McManaman, Chris Barrett, Kevin Barrett with Senior squad Management members, Phalim Munnelly (B team) and Michael Togher (A team).
In preparation for the coming 2013 football season Iorras Aontaithe are scowering and probing (they like scowering) the Country in search of new players to bolster their senior squads.
Michael S Togher part of the (A)Team Management welcoming Mickey Sweeney to the Club ranks.
Recently Erris introduced seven new signing for the coming season. The Club is delighted with their addition and they are all very welcome to the Iorras Aontaithe/Erris United Family. Also signed for the new season is Anthony Coyle form the Roscommon league.
The SFAI U.12 Inter League Jim Cashin Cup Mayo, final score, 3-1 Roscommon
The Mayo Under 12 team maintained their 100% record in the Jim Cashin 12 Cup on Sunday last, 14th April with a hard earned victory over a gallant Roscommon team in round four of the SFAI inter league played in terrible conditions in Manulla.
Young Luke is showing his Dad's skill.
Roscommon started the brighter and were a goal up after 5 minutes, playing with a very strong wind at their back. Mayo initiated a response and through playing some good football, they were back on level terms after 20 minutes when Dylan Fell got onto a loose ball on the edge of the box and rounded the Roscommon defender and finished neatly in the bottom corner. Mayo were winning all the 50/50 balls in the centre of midfield and Jack O’Connor and Luke Dawson were causing Roscommon lots of problems in the wings. Despite the pressure from out wide, it was all square going in at the break.
In the second half Mayo introduced Luke O’Reilly and they started to get on top in all areas of the pitch. Playing with a strong wind at their back, Mayo had a number of chances to take the lead, particularly when Ronan Dervan went close with a well hit shot from close range but the Roscommon keeper was equal to his effort.
With 15 minutes remaining Luke O’Reilly showed some great skill by beating his man and striking an unstoppable shot into the bottom right hand corner to put the home side in front. Roscommon tried everything to get back into the game but they could not get the better of the Mayo defence. While Roscommon were chasing an equaliser, Mayo got their third goal with 10 minutes remaining and it was Luke 0’Reilly who was on target again scoring from close range. Mayo settled for the 3-1 win and it confirmed their top spot in their group.
Mayo now face Inishowen on the 27th April at home in the SFAI Jim Cashin Cup quarter final.
The Mayo team in full.
Cormac Henry, Liam Og Horkan, Cillian Redmond, Michael Fahy, Simon Walsh (Capt.),Darragh Byrne,
Let the games begin.
On Saturday evening the 27th Iorras Aontaithe (B) will be at home to Glenhest Rovers with a 6.30pm kick-off. The Super League side will be hoping to improve on last years league finish, while the (B) side, will be hoping to bounce back after a very dismal season and put behind them the indignity of relegation.
Iorras (B) at home for opening fixture
Both Management teams and Squads are wished every success in the coming Months in all competitions.
In the Connaght cup quarter final clash away to Mervue United (Sunday 7th April), Iorras Aontaithe lost out to a late extra-time goal, after both sides ended the game 0-0. A depleted Erris outfit played well throughout the game but unfortunately it wasn’t to be. Iorras Aontaithe will now dust themselves down for the start of the league season on Sunday 21st April.