Castlemartyr GAA Notes

11 May, 2009


The footballers of Castlemartyr and Lisgoold will collide in Dungourney, next Sunday night at 7pm, in the quarter final of the JAFC. A good hour’s football is in prospect as both teams will be keen to advance to the last four of the championship

.Last year the teams served up a classic when they met in the first round, with Castlemartyr edging it by a single point 1-9 to 1-8 in a welter of excitement. The Reds were also fortunate on the day to have had home advantage and this proved to be the difference between the teams in the end.

Caastlemartyr have had a topsy- turvey year so far. They were beaten comprehensively by Carrigtwohill in the opening round 4-9 to 0-8, but have since regrouped well, overcoming Castlelyons and Aghada in rounds 2 and 3 respectively. They have focused on the hurling league since and will be going into the Lisgoold match cold, after Fr o Neills pulled out of a recent league fixture, but if they can play with the same level of passion and skill that they displayed in the previous two rounds, hopefully they will give a good account of themselves.

Castlemartyr, like most club teams are back boned by sets of brothers namely the O Tuamas, Smiddys, Bowens and Lawton clans. If all these players can click and the Reds defence clamp down on the lively Lisgoold forward we should be in for another cliff hanger. Too close to call therefore. Roll on Sunday night.


This event proved to be a hugely successful and enjoyable event on Sunday last. A full report will be included next week.