Castlelyons GAA Club News

19 February, 2013

Castlelyons 1-12  Erins Own 1-11

The club minor football team played the first match of the season when they took on Erins Own on Sunday last in Castlelyons. Pitch conditions were excellent with a strong wind blowing directly up the pitch. Eirins Own scored the first 2 points of the match and held the lead until Ronan Bransfield  and Jack Barry  scored 1 pt each to level after 20 mins.Both teams exchanged points before half time with Anthony Spillane and Ronan Bransfield scoring points to leave the score 6 pt to 5 pt in favor of Erins Own at half time.Against a strong wind the back lines and midfield worked very hard to keep ball moving forward with some excellent performances on their first day out. Second half started brightly with Colm O Neill scoring 2 quick points followed by Shane Moroney and Ronan Bransfield . Erins Own replied with 1-3 to leave them ahead by 2 pt with 5 mins remaining.Colm O Neill,following great work from Shane Fenton and Coran Lawlor, scored a great fisted goal to retake the lead and even though Erins Own scored 2 more points Castlelyons finished strongly with 2 points of their own to win the match by 1 point. Confusion reigned at the end as the referee had  Erins Own winning  by a point even though both Castlelyons and Erins Own mentors had Castlelyons winnning by 1 point. Overall this was a very good performance all across the team which is a good indicator for the year ahead.

Team : S Hickey,N Daly,D Vardiner,M Cronin, M Geary,S Fenton,O Guttery,C Lawlor,R Bransfield  (0-7),C O'Neill (1-2),S Moroney (0-1),B O'Donovan,J Riordan,A Spillane (0-1),J Barry (0-1).


Ref Appeal

At present Castlelyons GAA does not have a referee within the club.To this end an appeal is being issued to anyone with an interest in becoming a referee to contact any committee member A training course is beginning in the Spring and the club would love to have a few people on it.



Membership for 2013 is now overdue and needs to be paid before any matches are played.Subs can be paid to Con Lawlor (treasurer) Donal O'Leary ,Denis Fenton or any officer of the club.

Scor Semi Final

Congratulations to Cian O Leary on qualifying for the Scor County Final in Ballyhooly on Sunday night last.He now goes on to the County Final on March 2nd and everyone in the club wish him all the best in the final.


IH  Challange  Castlelyons V Fr O'Neills  in Castlelyons   on Sun 24th @  12.00

Votes of Sympathy

The club extends sympathy to the Barry family Kill St Anne on their recent bereavement.

Lotto Results for 18/02/2013

The numbers drawn were 11 ,23 ,26 ,29 .  There was no winner
The jackpot was   17600  The next draw will take place on Mon 25th at Peddlers Rock

Following won 20 euro

D Bradley (PO)
N Spillane (NS)
M Corcoran&Cheryl (NF)
E OShea (HM)
M Moroney (JM)
P Forom (JM)
M Kelleher (MH)
P OSullivan (POS)