Erne Eagles aim for senior title

Rounders

Jamie Dowling

Erne Eagles senior mixed rounders team are bidding to claim their third senior mixed title this weekend as they travel to Abbotstown in Dublin which plays host to the All-Ireland finals.

Erne Eagles face a tough challenge against Glynn/Barntown of Wexford to bring home the Dympna Reilly Cup named after Erne Eagles club legend who sadly passed away in recent years.

Erne Eagles were in fine form throughout the season before Covid-19 halted the season at the final stage.

The men from Mullahoran racked up three wins and sailed into the semi-finals with wins over Limekiln of Dublin, Adamstown of Wexford and Cuchulainn of Carlow setting up a semi-final with Breaffy of Mayo.

The last match in 2020 was the semi-final where the Eagles overcame Breaffy and leaving them in touching distance of the Dympna Reilly Cup.

Sean Hughes of Erne Eagles took time out of his busy schedule to talk about the opposition and why the club have extra incentives to win.

He said: “Glynn-Barntown will be tough opposition and they will be featuring in all 3 senior finals, a significant achievement in itself.

“They won the mixed last year and are current four in a row women’s champions and they are in the men’s final for the first time this year, so they really are the current standard bearers.

“We will have lots of incentives as the senior mixed trophy is being renamed after one of our former members, Dympna Reilly who passed away suddenly a couple of years ago. We are hoping to do it for Dympna and we are looking forward to it.

“So, we’re delighted to be in the Senior Mixed final again, and we’ll be giving it our best shot,” he finished.

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