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Seniors lose to Shamrocks

posted by Edenderry GAA


Shamrock's.........2-17
Edenderry...........1-9

Team:

Cormac Hurley, Andrew Forde, Adao Dafe, Gary Blong, Adam Mahon, Sean Pender, Mark Abbott, David Moloney, David Hanlon, Briain Nolan, Derek Kelly, Paul Hanlon, Ciaran Farrell, Rory Egan, Ciaran Nolan

Round 2 of senior league

posted 18 Apr 2019, 00:23 by Edenderry GAA


Round two of the Division One senior league takes place on Thursday evening at 7pm when Edenderry host Shamrock's at Rosderra Gaelic Park.

Sad Tale of Postman Smullen

posted 17 Apr 2019, 23:48 by Edenderry GAA

Tragedy struck 100 years ago when a tournament being played to allay the debt on St. Mary's Church saw a player from Rhode die on the field of play.

The venue was Fay's Field in Coneyboro, next to the Boyne Bridge.  Rhode was playing Killeigh in the County Championship.  On the Rhode side that day was Bernard Smullen - a postman - who died as a result of an accident when he collided with the goalpost.

Edenderry man Tommy Wyer was umpire that day and he recounted his memory of it years after;
    "I remember vividly Rhode playing football in Edenderry, I was goal umpire and a chap from Rhode, Smullen - a postman - ran into the post and died.  

The story goes that his cap fell off the peg at his home at the moment he died and his mother picked it up and said "I wonder what knocked that off?"

His death brought an immediate response and in October 1919 at Tullamore a tournament match was played between Tullamore and a Clara-Killeigh combination for his dependents.  

Carious fundraising events continued to be held for the bereaved family including a tournament in Tullamore when Ballyduff Park hosted the Smullen Testimonial Games on September 7th 1924.

This tournament attracted a fine crowd to see Dublin Hurlers beating Laois, and Offaly scoring an easy 4-05 to 2-0 win over a fairly strong Kilkenny selection.

The final honour was awarded him in 1929 when a monument was erected to his memory and Father Paul Murphy (Edenderry) eulogised his sad death with the following verse;

                        It is not the tear at this moment shed,
                        When the cold turf lies silently o'er him,
                        That can tell how beloved is this Gael that's dead,
                        Or how deep in our hearts we morn him.


Report from the Westmeath Independent 20th August 1919


Irish language grinds to commence October 4th

posted 16 Apr 2019, 06:13 by Edenderry GAA


From October 4th 2019, Edenderry GAA will be offering our players, boys and girls, the chance to improve their Gaeilge ahead of their Junior & Leaving certificate exams in the Summer of 2020.

One hour classes will be held in the classroom at our clubhouse every Friday evening with our Irish Language officer, Niall O'Leary. The grinds will be available to all club members who are sitting their exams in 2020.

More details to follow.

ABBA tribute act - August 23rd

posted 15 Apr 2019, 08:58 by Edenderry GAA


On Friday August 23rd, Edenderry GAA will host 'Waterloo', Ireland's finest ABBA tribute act!

More details to follow....

U8 Croke Park Trip

posted 15 Apr 2019, 08:53 by Edenderry GAA

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Over 40 young Reds traveled to Croke Park on Saturday last for an amazing opportunity to play on the hallowed ground of our National Stadium.

A mixture of excitement and pride was on display as our young reds played their hearts out on the day.  They did themseleves, their families and their club proud, on what was a memorable day.

All the images from the day can be viewed HERE


U14 ladies v Rhode

posted 15 Apr 2019, 03:10 by Edenderry GAA


The U14 ladies footballers take on Rhode on Wednesday at 7pm in Rosderra Gaelic Park.

Joe Dolan tribute night a huge success

posted 15 Apr 2019, 02:58 by Edenderry GAA   [ updated 15 Apr 2019, 03:03 ]


On Friday night last, Edenderry GAA hosted the Joe Dolan tribute band featuring Paschal Brennan and it was a fantastic night.

The club are currently looking at hosting the band again later in the year due to phenomenal demand. The next big night in our club calendar is June 14th when we will be hosting our 80's tribute band, 'The Reflex'.

Super start for junior footballers

posted 13 Apr 2019, 14:20 by Edenderry GAA


Edenderry.......4-7
St Brigid's.......2-8

The junior footballers got off to a great start in Division 3 with five point victory over St Brigid's of Croghan on Saturday evening at Rosderra Gaelic Park.

Team:
Jake Kenny, Adao Dafe, Paul Hanlon, Andrew Forde, Jamie Coates, Briain Nolan, Ciaran Nolan, Bobby Reynolds, David Hanlon, Jamie Dolan, Derek Kelly, Rory Egan, Peter Butler, Mark Young, Daniel Lowry.

Subs used: Jordan Loughlin for Jamie Dolan, Johnny Hurst for Daniel Lowry

First round defeat for senior in league campaign

posted 13 Apr 2019, 14:04 by Edenderry GAA


Rhode........3-14
Edenderry...0-6

The senior footballers got their campaign off to a bad start with a seventeen point loss to Rhode on Friday night.

Team:
Cormac Hurley, Adao Dafe, Alan Pender, Eoin Dunne, Adam Mahon, Sean Pender, Gary Blong, David Moloney, Richie Dalton, Rory Egan, Derek Kelly (0-2), Mark Abbott, Ciaran Farrell (0-3), Jack Brady, Daniel Lowry.

Subs used: Mark Young (0-1), Ciaran Nolan, Bobby Reynolds, Andrew Forde

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