The intermediate team took to Ruislip on Sunday in search of the Division 3 league title where St Clarets were their opposition. Despite Eire Og having the ability to knock over scores, St Clarets went for goals early and had put two past the Eire Og goals in the first 20 minutes. Eire Og managed to shorten the gap as the first half closed with some well taken John Coyle frees. At half time St Clarets led 2-4 to 0-7.
Eire Og re-appeared out of the dressing room like a different machine. Coyle added to his impressive total before Joe McMahon ran through the Clarets’ defence to win a penalty. Despite a lengthy wait, McMahon stepped up and put the keeper the wrong way to put the North London team 2 points ahead.
St Clarets regained the lead after a long ball into the square caused havoc and was eventually punched to the net. Eire Og regrouped and points from Tony Rogan, Coyle and McMahon put the lads 3 points up. Clarets never knew when they were beaten and fought back with some well taken frees to earn themselves a replay. The result could have been very different had it not been for some vital interceptions from various members of the Eire Og back line, in particular Mike McDonagh and Daniel Roarty. In the end it finished Eire Og 1-13 – 3-05 St. Clarets.
Best for Eire Og were the ever-rampaging Ger Crowley and Pat Tobin, midfield maestros Stephen O’Keeffe and Darragh Cotter and the aforementioned John Coyle and Joe McMahon.