Castlemartyr GAA Club News

08 May, 2011

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Wed 4, May 11: Castlemartyr 3-8 Russell Rovers 0-10

Castlemartyr recorded their first league victory of the year with a win over Russell Rovers in Castlemartyr last Wednesday night. A Dessie Murphy hat-trick insured the win in what was a patchy performance with the Reds going for long periods without scoring. Aslo, if Russell Rovers had been more accurate in front of goals, the result could have been different.

Forced to start without a number of regulars, Castlemartyr dominated the early part of the match with Dessie Murphy getting finding the net twice in the first half. Steve Collins also had a point from play in the first half with Jimmy Smiddy accurate from placed balls also.

At half time, the score line read Castlemartyr 2-5, Russell Rovers 0-6.

Castlemartyr then went 20 minutes of the second half without registering a score. During this period, Russell Rovers reduced the deficit and we now had a match on our hands. The Reds upped their game in the last 10 minutes however and an couple of Eddie Clifford points and another from Jimmy Smiddy took the pressure off and insured the points for the home team. Dessie Smiddy also completed his hat-trick with a ground shot from close range.

Best for Castlemartyr on the night were Eddie Clifford who played well when moved to midfield and Rob O’Donovan who let nothing past him at full back. The game also marked the return to action of Ollie Smiddy after a long injury lay off which was great to see.

Team: D Roche, D O’Tuama, R O’Donovan, Barra O’Tuama, D McAulliffe, B Smiddy, A Bowens, K O’Leary, Brien O’Tuama , J Smiddy (0-04, 0-03 f) S Hennessey (0-01) E Clifford (0-02), S Collins (0-01), M Bowens, D Murphy (3-0). Subs Used: O Smiddy 2011

Fundraising Golf Classic Our annual fundraising golf classic takes place this year on Thursday 26th May in East Cork Golf Club. This event is our main fundraising event and is crucial to the upkeep of our facilities and the day to day running of our club. Entry for a team of 3 is €150 and includes a meal for all players. Furthermore, tee boxes can be sponsored for €50.

To book a team or sponsor a tee box, please contact Christy O’Sullivan at 086-8040183 or by post to Christ O’Sullivan, Grange, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork.