Castlemartyr GAA Club News

05 July, 2011

Castlemartyr GAA Notes

J H L S1 Newtownshandrum 2-16 Castlemartyr 4-10

Castlemartyr and Newtownshandrum shared the points in a cracking league game played in Newtown last Sunday morning. Man of the match Evan O’Keeffe grabbed 4 goals for the reds in what was a tough hours hurling and excellent preparation for championship.

Castlemartyr had a 3 point advantage at half time on a score of 2-8 to 1-8. The first of Evan’s goals game after a great effort by Jimmy Smiddy came crashing off the crossbar with Evan ready to gather the rebound and finish to the net.

His second was more of a poachers goal after the Newtown goalie failed to deal with a high ball into the square. Brian Smiddy scored a beauty of a point from distance and Donacha O’Tuama who also got on the score sheet. Newton enjoyed more procession in the second half with the slight breeze at their back and were quickly level with 3 points.

They went even further ahead after that but Evan O’Keeffe again found the net to tie up the game. A Newton goal however put them back in control but again Evan O’Keeffe stepped up with his best goal of the game. Gathering procession in the 21, he beat 2 Newton defenders and finished to the corner of the net. With the game now level,

Castlemartyr were awarded a free with Jimmy Smiddy sent over to give us a one point advantage with only a few minutes remaining. However, Newtown were awarded a free of their own which they converted to steel victory from Castlemartyr.

Best for Castlemartyr on the day were, Evan O’Keeffe who kept us in the game and Seanie Hennessy who worked hard on the 40.

Team: D Roche, O Smiddy, R O’Donovan, B O’Tuama, D O’Keeffe, B Smiddy, D McAulliffe, A Bowens, D O’Tuama, J Smiddy, S Hennessy, B O’Tuama, B Lawton, E O’Keeffe, E Clifford. Subs used: J O’Donovan, C Moran

J H L S1 Castletownroche 0-7 Castlemartyr 1-18 Castlemartyr kept their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the league alive with a comprehensive victory over Castletownroche on Wed night. With the pain of the heavy championship defeat still hurting, Castlemartyr showed good character with a much improved performance. Castlemartyr led by 1-9 to 0-05 at the break with the goal coming from Evan O’Keeffe.

The second half proved very one sided with Castlemartyr dominating possession and running out easy winners in the end.

Team: D Roche, O Smiddy, R O’Donovan, B O’Tuama, D McAulliffe, B Smiddy, A Bowens, D O’Tuama, B O’Tuama, J Smiddy, B Lawton, S Hennessy, E Clifford, M Bowens, E O’Keeffe.

Subs Used: D Murphy, J O’Donovan, K Abernethy, K O’Leary

Fixtures Fri 8th July Avondhu/Imokilly J H L S1 Castlemartyr VS Kildorrery in Castlemartyr 19.30 Thu 14th July Junior A Hurling Castlemartyr VS Killeagh in Aghavine 19.30