Erin's Own Gaelic Athletic Association
was founded in 1885 and since then has been the main sporting organization in the Castlecomer
area in County Kilkenny
Erin's Own fielded teams in 11 different grades of hurling
and in 7 grades of gaelic football
in 2006, and is currently undertaking major development at its new ground, Canon Kearns Park.
With a membership of about 200 adults and about 100 youths the club is in the enviable position of having two properties, the first, The Prince Grounds, in the town, and the second, Canon Kearns Park, on the outskirts of the town, towards Kilkenny
Erin's Own has enjoyed senior status since 1958, and while the Senior title remains elusive, hundreds of players and supporters have derived great enjoyment from the club over the years.
In 1979, Erins Own reached their only Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship
final, opponents on the day were Ballyhale Shamrocks
. The game was a draw (0−14 apiece) and the replay was abandoned mid-way through following an accidental pull by an Erins Own player which resulted in a mass brawl. The score at the time was Ballyhale 3−12, Erins Own 1−6. The team on the day was: Eddie Mahon, Tom Cloney Brennan, Martin Coogan (Capt), Donal Dunne, Tommy Brennan, Peter Boran, Martin Fogarty, Eamonn Wallace, Joe O' Neill, Michael Nash, Mick Cloney Brennan, Seamus Brennan, Eamonn Brennan, Mick China Brennan, Terry Brennan
The club has won titles in all grades of Hurling and Football except the two... Read More