Castlemartyr GAA Club News

13 February, 2012

Castlemartyr GAA Notes 12/2/2012
J F L Div 2: Sun 12, Feb 12:
Castlemartyr 1-07 Fr. O’Neills 0-08
Our footballers got their league campaign off to a winning start against Fr. O' Neills in a sun-drenched Castlemartyr on Sunday. The visitors started brightly with a pointed free but Castlemartyr soon equalised through a well worked point from Brian Ó Tuama. Castlemartyr then took the lead with a point from Maurice Hodnett after some great buildup play by debutant Jamie Stack. It was nip and tuck until halftime with Fr. O' Neills capitalising on some defensive errors to overturn the deficit and go in at the break leading by 5 points to 4. James Barry and Maurice having added the points for Castlemartyr. A prominent halftime talking point was a serious facial injury to Evan O' Keeffe which saw O' Neills reduced to 14 men just before the interval. Castlemartyr worked tirelessly in the second half but O' Neills took any opportunities that came their way. A Jamie Stack free had brought us level but Fr. O' Neills proceeded to pick off 3 points to open up a gap. It didn't last long however, as Maurice Hodnett got in behind his man to rifle the ball to the back of the net. Castlemartyr pushed on and 2 more frees from the accurate Jamie Stack saw us finish winners on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-8. It was great to see the high workrate from all the players with a special mention for another debutant, James Lawton, who made a very telling contribution to the match.
Team: Michael John Cremin, Kevin O' Leary, Robert O' Donovan, Chris Moran, Brian Smiddy, Adrian Bowens, James Lawton, Ollie Smiddy, Evan O'Keeffe, Jamie Stack (0-3), Jimmy Smiddy, Brian Ó Tuama (0-1), Maurice Hodnett (1-2), Alan Collins, James Barry (0-1)
Subs used: Shane O' Donovan, Adam McAuliffe
Club Social 2012 - Fri 24th Feb **New Date**
This year’s club social will take place in the splendid setting of Castlemartyr Golf clubhouse on Fri 24 Feb (Not Feb 18th as previously advertised). A great night of craic, chat and dance is assured with tickets available at the door for only €15pp. The night gets underway at 8.30pm with the usual awards of players of the year and also the Frank McLellan club man of the year being announced.
Membership 2012
With the fresh enthusiasm that a new year brings, the Club are making a big push, on signing up as many Club Members as possible for 2012.

With the building of the new ball alley, and the upgrade of the entrance to the GAA Field, every bit of finance will be vital.

2012 membership is now due: Adults €50, Couple €70, Family €125, 2nd Level Students & OAP’s €25. Payable through Carey Joyce or any committee member.
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Chest/Leg Waxing for Fiji!
Where: Clifford’s bar, Castlemartyr.
When: Saturday March 3rd, From 7.30pm-10.30pm approx.
This Fundraising event is in aid of the Volunteer Eco Students Abroad Program which will enable students from all over the world to travel to Fiji this year to take part in an important sustainable community development project. These volunteers are seeking sponsorship to enable them to participate in the program and complete essential volunteer work in a Fijian village.
Wax will be applied in strips allowing any interested parties present to remove it personally in return for a donation of €5 per strip (or any amount of your choice).
If anyone is in interested in taking part in the waxing itself, please don’t hesitate to contact Chris at or on 0861291749, the more the merrier!