Junior hurlers: Well it was with great pride that we watched Alan Hughes (Captain) lift the Don O Gorman cup in the league play-off against Newcastle, thus winning the clubs first adult trophy and gaining revenge for the recent championship defeat. The match itself was as good a game of hurling seen in Wicklow all year and as usual it was always going to be close. Scores were exchanged between the teams and we were dealt an early blow losing Karl Lacey to injury. It was tight at the break and in the second-half Newcastle edged in front but then came the score of the game from Andy O’Brien, a piledriver of a free into the net and from this our lads went up a gear with great points from Jim O’Brien and Paddy Fisher. We were really motoring but as usual Newcastle never give up and a great save from Thomas Cowan kept us ahead. With the end in sight Robbie Mason sealed the game with a killer goal and the cup was ours. Credit must go to the team who picked themselves up after the championship defeat. Score of the match goes to Andy O’Brien, while celebration of the match must go to Paddy Fisher (heard you bought all the papers Paddy) and man of the match is a three way split between Andy O’Brien, Paddy O’Brien and Eddie Kelly. Congrats to the mentors Oliver, Joe and Seán (think the phonecall before the game from south Africa was inspirational Joe!!).
Squad: Thomas Cowan, Jim O’Brien, Paddy O’Brien, Alan Hughes, Micheal Connors, Jim Connors, Frankie Cowan, John Connors, Karl Lacey, Paddy Fisher, Barry Cowan, George O’Brien, Robbie Mason, Eddie Kelly, Andy O’Brien, Martin Hill, Gary O’Neil, Mick Moorehouse, Carl Brady, Gary Fitzpatrick, Kevin Cowan.
Thank you: Thanks to anyone who helped out the team on the day and also to those who travelled to Arklow for the game. Thanks also to Dermot for his kind sponsorship and to the staff of Katie Gallaghers for their kind hospitality on the evening of the game.
Well done: Fergal Ogs send congratulations to Katie Taylor on retaining her world title. Katie is a former player of our club as is her father Pete. We look forward to seeing you go on to Olympic gold.
Get well: Fergal Ogs would like to convey our best wishes for a speedy recovery to local referee Tucker Dowling, like most people we were appalled at what happened to Tucker and hope he recovers back to his old self soon.
Welcome home: We welcome home Joe Carroll from South Africa. Joe was out building houses with the Niall Mellon Trust as he has done for a number of years. We told Joe we would have a trophy for him on his return and as mentioned such is Joe’s dedication to the club he phoned the lads before they went out on the pitch to give a team talk!!.
Christmas draw: Tickets are on sale for our Christmas raffle to raise much needed funds. Tickets are availible from any committee member and the draw takes place on the 22nd. Please support.