Castlemartyr GAA Club News

20 September, 2011

Castlemartyr GAA Notes

East Cork Junior A Football Championship

Castlemartyr 0-08

Carraig na bhFear 1-15

We were back in football championship action last Saturday night against Carrignavar in Carrigtwohill, It was 5 months since our previous Championship match, win over bride rovers.

Carrignavar were faster out of the blocks and within 5 minutes were leading 1 .02 to no score . We were playing with the aid of a stiff breeze , and opened our account after 9 mins with a pointed free from Maurice Hodnett , this was quickly followed by a Jimmy Smiddy pointed free after some good work by James Barry .

Donnacha O Tuama got out third point on the trot with a fine individual effort , this was followed by a sublime score from Maurice Hodnett who quickly followed up with another point after 25 minutes .

Carrignavar added 2 more points before the short whistle to leave us trailing at the break 1 .05 to 0 .05 . We started the second half well with a great score from Evan O Keeffe .

Then the Carrig boys seemed to find their rhythm and kicked some fine scores, it could have been worse for us but for some fine goalkeeping from veteran keeper Michael John Cremin , aided by some stout defending by Adrian Bowens Rob and John ODonavan . Maurice Hodnett added 2 more points and Carrig ran out winners on a score line 1 .15 to 0 .08.

Well done to all the players involved for a very gallant effort , and thanks to Joe Stack and selectors for managing the set up.

Team

MJCremin, C Moran ,RODonavan ,B Smiddy , DMcAuliffe , A Bowens, J ODonavan ,E O Keeffe 0. 01B O Tuama , M Hodnett 0 .05 J Smiddy 0 .01 B Lawton , D O Tuama 0 .01, M Bowens , J Barry .

Subs used K Lynch, G Swayne, B O Regan.

Junior C Hurling Championship Castlemartyr 1-16 Lisgoold 1-03 Castlemartyr started their defence of the East Cork Junior C championship with a comprehensive win over Lisgoold in Rostellan last Tuesday evening.

Playing with the assistance of a strong wind in the opening half, Castlemartyr dominated procession and built us a healthy lead. Chris Moran was on fire, scoring 3 points from play.

He was ably assisted by Kevin O'Leary who was deadly accurate from placed balls. James Barry also got the score of the half from out on the sideline.

At the short whistle, Castlemartyr led by 10-01. Facing into a stiff wind in the second half, Castlemartyr stated off like they finished the first half and soon had extended their lead to take the pressure off. Kevin O'Leary continued slotting over frees and James Deehan began to get on the ball more.

Steve Collins got a great point after running half the length of the field, and then Jason Barrett finished to the net from close range to end the game as a contest. Lisgoold rallied with a couple of points and found the net in the dying minutes after a high ball into the Castlemartyr square deceived the Castlemartyr defence.

Best for Castlemartyr on the night were Chris Moran who finished with 4 points from play as well as Kevin O'Leary who finished with 7 points.

We now go on to play Midleton in the semi-final. Check www.castlemartyrgaa.com for details of this fixture.

Team: Brian Barrett, K Abernethy, D Barry, K Lynch, D Bernard, J O'Donovan, Brendan Barrett, K O'Leary, S Collins (cpt), J Barry, D Murphy, C Moran, G Swayne, P Abernethy, J Deehan.

Subs used: J Barrett, D Scully, MJ Crowley, C Collins, C Beausang