What a year, see some of the images from 2014. Lets hope 2015 is even better. Happy Christmas and peaceful new year from all at Erins Isle.
The Toughest of Tough Decisions
I don’t usually watch videos that are on my Facebook newsfeed, but today one caught my eye as it was shared by six of my friends.
It was a video made to promote the AIB Club All-Ireland Championship.
I didn’t really think much of it but I watched nonetheless.
To my surprise, it was actually quite interesting.
On the morning of the All-Ireland Final both Kerry and Donegal fans were asked would they do an interview ?
This interview was one that they’d never be able to forget !!!!!!
The twist to this interview was that the fans, who were both excited and nervous to see their County play in Croke Park, were offered Two Thousand Euro for their Home Club
The catch was that they would have to rip up their tickets for the match.
"This had me shocked."
I know how hard this must have been.
Your County gets to the final, it’s like Christmas.
You can feel a buzz in the air and the battle to find tickets is immense.
I don’t think I would have let go of my ticket until the day of the match when I handed the ticket to the person on the Croke Park turnstile.
Only one person was actually prepared to do it ????
You could see the pain and devastation in his face as he ripped the ticket in two.(Ouch!!!)
In the end it wasn’t really his ticket that he had ripped to pieces.
This was a test of his allegiance to his Club
This act of selflessness got me thinking
Why did he do it?
It made me think of my time at Erin’s Isle GAA.
In my short amount of time, I have amassed a lifetime of experiences.
From learning how to roll lift a sliotar or spending long days after a match in the Juvenile Room.
For me the club is more than a sports club, it’s much more.
I’ve made life long friends whom I’m certain will be in my life forever.
I’m blessed to be part of my team and such a great Club.
Over the years we’ve developed a strong bond.
It’s no longer my team, all of the lads are like family as are the many members of our club.
We care about each other on and off the Pitch, In and out of the Club
I really admire the guy who destroyed his ticket for the sake of his club.
That being said,
I think that if anyone from Isles got this opportunity
they would do the same.
After all it’s the best club in the world!
C’mon The Isles!
( Dylan Brannigan Erin's Isle GAA )
Blue alert , Blue alert
We had the most blue tokens this time round. So good win for the Isles. But keep the tokens coming as we re-entered the movement for Fun club. This a night for teenagers with special needs,that takes place once a month in the Juvenile Room. So drop your Tokens into Alan and Elaine into the Juvenile room. And lets get another win for a great cause.
Erins Isle has a Blue token dispenser in Tesco Express beside the Annunciation Church in Finglas West. We are asking everyone to call up with their Blue tokens to get the club into the lead so we can win a 1000 Euros. The club with the most tokens will be awarded the prize every six weeks. So we want all members to make the short trip to Tesco Express Finglas West. Tokens can be got in any Tesco store and put into the one up the west.
Code of best practice course
Date: 20th Oct Venue: Juvenile RoomTime 7pm to 10pm
All Mentors/ Coaches/Helpers will be required to have this course completed to caoch Juvenile teams in 2015 .
Limited places available so contact me via text 086-0790924 asap.
Places are filling up fast so don't miss out.