On Saturday night, 19th January, Pearse Óg celebrate the stellar career of Gerard Houlahan, arguably one of the best footballers to represent the club, especially in modern times.
Gerard, brought up and raised by his parents Joe and Maura along with his brother Paul and his sisters Karen and Shauna in Drumbreda in the heartland of Harps G.F.C. could easily have joined our neighbours. In fact, all his friends in those early days went to play for them, maybe his father Joe (R.I.P), a former Ógs goalkeeper had a big say in that.
U12 Div 2 - Monday 3rd September
Pearse Ógs V Mullabrack in Granemore throw-in 6.45 pm ref Patrick O'Neill. All support welcome. £3 entry per Adult.
Na Piarsaigh Óga Fixtures Sunday 20th May to Thursday 24th May 2018
Sunday 20th May - Senior Men AWAY to Silverbridge 2pm
Monday 21st May - Senior Ladies HOME V St. Pauls 7pm
Tuesday 22nd May - U-14 boys HOME V Derrynoose Championship Q/F 7.15pm
Wednesday 23rd May - Reserves AWAY V Ballymacnab 7.45pm
Thursday 24th May U-12 Girls - HOME V Keady 7pm
Monday 23rd April
U-14 Girls AWAY V Ballyhegan 7pm
Tuesday 24th April
U-14 boys HOME V Maghery 7pm
Wednesday 25th April
Reserves AWAY V Madden 7pm
U-12 Girls AWAY V Granemore 6.30pm
Sunday 15th April
Na Piarsaigh Óga V Na Piarsaigh Eanach Mór @ Paírc na bPiarsaigh Óga 2pm
U14 Girls Féile @ Middletown
Monday 16th April
Minors AWAY V Carrickcruppen
Tuesday 17th April
U14 boys AWAY V Clan Na Gael
U16 Girls HOME V Tír na nÓg
Wednesday 18th April
Na Piarsaigh Óga Reserves HOME V Grange 7pm
Thursday 19th April
U16 boys HOME V Tír na nÓg
Na Piarsaigh Óga would to thank everyone who attended our Presentation Night 2017 and a special thanks to Malachy O'Neill and all our sponsors throughout the year for your help.
U-16 Payer of the Year Mick Hughes Cup - Conor Toner
U-18 Player of the Year Sam Johston Cup - Josh Smalls
U-21 Player of the Year Tómas Daly Cup - Vinny Brady
Young Player of the Year Tommy Powell Cup - Conor Nugent
Junior Player of the Year Felix McStravick Cup - Stephen Kerr
Senior Mens Player of the Year Charlie McQuade Cup - Cillian Reid
Senior Ladies Player of the Year Paula Kelly Cup - Carla Rice
Coach of the Year Joe Harney Cup - Paul McManus
Club Person of the Year - Felicity O'Hara & Christine Mallon
Hall of Fame Joe Duffy Shield - John O'Kane
Well done to all.
ALL OUR CONTESTANTS ARE READY, ARE YOU? SUNDAY 1st APRIL 7pm Armagh City Hotel.
Club Sóisialta/Social club
Lotto Draw each Sunday evening 7.30pm
Imeachtaí / Up-coming events
Kids Halloween Disco in social club Friday 30th October 7pm-9pm.
Ladies Pamper Day Sunday 29th November
Charity Bingo Sunday 6th December
Our new exciting and easy to use club website is now LIVE! Visit www.pearseoggfc.com
“If you’re not IN you can’t WIN”
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Na Piarsaigh Óga (HOME) V Dromintee Sunday 25th October Throw-in 2pm
Two saves by Malachy Traynor in the second half and a classic rearguard steal by Michael Carson probably kept a tiring Óg’s team in this game at Na Piarsaigh Óga Park.
This first round game, on a mild still October afternoon, was level on three occasions in the first half. Silverbridge pushing out to 0.03 to 0.01 after 17mins had most of the early play with that one point for Ógs coming from a Carson free on the left wing.
An injury to Adrian Traynor going up for a high ball in the S/bridge square was ignored letting
'The Bridge' break down field where Eoghan Heaney fouled allowing their half forward to point.
This was joined by another point within a minute and S/bridge were 0.04 to 0.01 up.
Two points from Justy Graham, one effort needing the help of the post, dragged Ógs back
into the game and a great individual point on the right side from Paudie Feeney's left foot
sailed over to level the scores.
Tiernan Donnelly was yellow carded for upending S/bridge's corner back but the resulting free moved quickly down field went narrowly wide. Ógs defended another attack which was again forced wide. This kick-out was won by Ógs Michael Carson passing to Feeney and on to full forward Traynor who gains a free for Graham to convert.
Silverbridge replied with a point after fisting wide an open goal chance. Several knocks on Ógs players stalled the play until the Bridge tapped over another free by their no 10 to go back in front. As half time approached a Carson free on the 40' skims passed the posts and Paul Boylan
blows the short whistle. Na Piarsaigh Óga 0.05 (4wides) Silverbridge 0.06 (7 wides)
Second half commenced with a goal chance going very close as a Silverbridge forward connects with an outstretched leg in the box but Ógs survive again. The resulting kick out was
won by 'Bridge and their midfielder punches over a handy point.
Carson gains the ball in midfield and sends a 'high and hopeful' ball into the box where Adrian Traynor wins a penalty it must be said against the run of play. Taking the penalty himself the
goalie initially saves but Traynor gets the rebound and Ógs go in front again 1.05 to 0.07
A period of scrappy play ended with a Silverbridge free on the 14' line after some back chat
by Ógs players and the game is level again.
Carson was fouled as he won the kick out and as before send a long high ball into the box where it broke to Feeney for a quick point over his shoulder.
Two points in reply by Bridge no 10 and another after Ógs midfield were cleaned out by their full forward put them 2up as A.Traynor fouls and gets a 'Yellow'.
Another passage of play ended when the Bridge cut in from the left corner and their shot, goal bound, was brilliantly saved by Malachy for a 45. This was again cleared when he made a reaction save with his legs. Ógs were hanging on at this stage as S/bridge no 8 scores from 20yds. 1.06 to 0.12
Something had to happen and a free about 30yds out taken by Justy Graham kicked a spark back into the Ógs. They won the kick out and a great ball from the outside of Carson's boot swerved over the bar only for a square ball to be punished. Liam Gilsenan was injured and was replaced by Eoin Duffy as several frees brought Ógs down the far wing for Freeman to kick into the box. Silverbridge backs seemed to lose their nerve with this ploy and Conor Nugent rattled the back of the net.
2.07 to 0.12.
As before S.Bridge went on the attack having no intentions of giving in with a few minutes left.
Their no 10 again kicked wide when a score would have been easier and the next attack Michael Carson executed a great steal to prevent an almost certain goal as Silverbrige no 12 broke free in the box. This was punched clear as the trigger was being pulled but the clearance broke down and allowed Silverbridge to point, drawing the game as Carson ended with a Black card and probably man of the match performance. Final score Na Piarsaigh Óga 2.07 Silverbridge 0.13
Scór na nÓg/Scór na bPaistí
A huge thanks to our two brilliant solo singers – Muireann O’Kane & Leah Gribben who represented our club at last weekend’s Scór na nÓg/Scór na bPaistí. Go raibh maith agaibh a chailiní. We hope to build on this for next year and we would love for more of our young members to participate.
U-8 presentation will take place on Sunday 25th October 12.30pm-1.30pm in social club, all players are asked to wear Pearse Óg’s gear for photo’s. Parent’s and family members are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. U-8 management.
U-21 training continues every Wednesday and Friday night 7.30pm at Pearse Óg park. Anyone interested are welcome to come along.
Na Piarsaigh Óga Academy
Developing football skills and techniques for boys and girls aged 10-14 years
The Na Piarsaigh Óga Academy will offer boys and girls aged 10-14 years the opportunity to enjoy Gaelic football in a safe, fun and welcoming environment all free of charge. The Academy aims to provide high class tuition from a pool of qualified and experienced coaching staff, developing the children’s football skills whilst enhancing their passion for our national game. Focusing on developing individual skills and techniques, emphasis will also be given to building teamwork and FUN.
Commencing Tuesday 3rd November 2015 for six weeks
6pm-7pm Cathedral Road complex
Please contact Pearse Óg website for more details
The Club is promoting the National Club Draw 2016 as our major fund raising generator for 2015, with all the ticket sales going directly to our Club, the many great prizes are provided by Croke Park Headquarters.
Prizes such as A new Opel Corsa, trip with the 2016 All stars for 2 (inc. flights, accommodation &banquet tickets and All Ireland football tickets, travel voucher for £1500, right down to the 14th prize of All- Ireland Football Final Package for 2 in 2016.
Draw takes place Friday11th March. All entrants must be 18 or over.
Tickets are priced at £10 and can be bought from all committee members, senior teams and managements.
Na Piarsaigh Óga Fundraiser for Craigavon Area Hostpital I.C.U
Attended by over a hundred members along with family and friends of Ronan Clarke in recognition of the life saving work carried out by the devoted staff in the unit. In attendance was Head Nurse of the Unit Cherith Douglas who was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Ronan after Cherith gave the members an incite into the workload she manages each day. She was delighted to meet Ronan again stating the nurses rarely meet their patients after they leave their care. All proceeds handed over will go to patient care and comforts.
Special guests on the night included Kieran McGeeney, Paul McGrane, John Toal, Kieran Hughes and Paul Duffy all Armagh team mates of Ronan's. Kieran McGeeney gave an impromptu speech on the close bond still strong within the Armagh Co team members and his delight at seeing Ronan back to full fitness.
Coiste Na Piarsaigh Óga / Pearse Óg Committee 2018/2019
Uachtarán / President - Harry Mc Geough
Cathaoirleach / Chairman - Jimmy Mc Kee
Leascathaoirleach / Vice Chairman - Adrian Clarke
Rúnai / Secretary - Michael Cassidy
Leasrúnai / Asst Secretary - Eamon Clarke
Cisteoir / Treasurer - Gerard Davidson
Leascisteoir / Asst Treasurer - Michael Toner
Oífigeach Caidreamh Poiblí / PRO - BJ Mc Cay
Cláraitheoir / Registrar - Christine Mallon
Oifigeach Na Cultúr / Cultural Officer - Fiona Mc Manus
Oifigeach Oiliúna / Coaching Officers - Jimmy Moore & Paul Mc Manus
Ionadaí Na hImreoirí / Players Rep - Ryan Kearney
Oifigeach Sláinte agus Folláine / Health and Wellbeing Officer - Declan Mc Auley
Gerald Barton, Vincent Brady, Fergal Duffy, Anton Fields, Damien Hughes, Paul Jackson, Oisin Mc Kee, Stephen Morgan, Felicity O Hara, Donat Toner.