Castlelyons GAA Club News

03 April, 2013

Busy weekend of hurling

Castlelyons  2-11  Mallow  0-09

Castlelyons PIH team played Mallow in a league match on Easter Monday  last on a very cold morning with a strong wind blowing across the pitch which made conditions difficult for both teams. A Fenton opened the scoring in the first minute with a point and B Fitzgerald followed this with another point in the second minute.R Feeney and K Mcgann both added points before Mallow scored the first of their 3 points in this half.Castlelyons back lines were playing very well covering and clearing everything that came their way.T Caroll played a great ball out of defense to E Maye who sent it first time into the full forward line where R O'Regan got a great touch to finish it to the net for the first goal of the match.This left Castlelyons leading at half time 1-05 to 0-03.Second half continued in the same way with Castlelyons having the majority of the play.R Fenton ,R O'Regan and A Fenton all had points in the first 10 mins of the half and when P O'Regan played a great ball to A O'Regan, who took it on and finished it for a great goal, the match was safe.Mallow kept battling away and scored 6 points in the second half while Castlelyons had points from A O'Regan R Fenton and R O'Regan to close out the match.This was a good win in testing conditions with the defense playing very well all through the match.

Team :E Barry, C O'Leary,B O'Connell ,T Caroll ,P O'Regan,C McGann (0-2) ,L Sexton ,D Tobin ,E Maye ,A O'Regan (1-1),B Fitzgerald (0-1) ,R Fenton (0-2) ,R Feeney (0-1) ,A Fenton (0-2) ,R O'Regan (1-2).

Subs Used :B O'Donovan ,B Caroll ,B Hoare ,M Murphy ,M O'Leary.

Castlelyons 0-24  Tallow 1-12

Castlelyons played a challenge against Tallow on Saturday last in Tallow.This was a match played at a great pace with some excellent scores taken by both sides.Castlelyons playing with the wind in the first half put over some great scores and combined very well to lead at half time 0-14 to 0-9.In the second half against the wind we had to work very hard for scores but with the defense again playing superbly we continued to combine well and some great points were scored.This was a good workout for the team and a good performance from all the squad.

Team: E Barry, B Caroll ,B O'Connell ,T Caroll ,C O'Leary ,C McGann (0-2) ,L Sexton ,E Maye (0-2) ,D Tobin ,A O'Regan (0-2), ,R Fenton (0-2) ,D Lawlor ,R Feeney (0-11) ,A Fenton (0-2) ,R O'Regan (0-2).

Subs Used : D Kenny ,B Hoare ,B O'Donovan (0-1) M Murphy ,D Tobin ,P O'Regan.

Minor Hurling

Castlelyons 1-15   Carrignavar 2-14

Castlelyons played their first minor hurling league match on Monday night away to Carrignavar on a cold ,dull,blustery evening.This turned out to be a very even game with very little between the two sides.Carrig started well and were 3 points up after 6 mins but Castlelyons settled and scored the next 6 points.Castlelyons were leading by 1 point approaching half time but Carrig got in for a goal and followed this with 2 points before half time.The second half was very even with both teams going score for score but Castlelyons could not draw back the 2 point deficit and Carrig went on to win by 2 points.A good performance by the team in testing conditions with a small panel of players.

Team :J Barry ,M Cronin ,D Vardiner ,T Collins ,N Daly ,C Lawlor ,S Hickey ,R Bransfield (0-4),S Fenton (0-1),B O'Donovan ,S Moroney (0-8) ,C O'Neill ,O Guthrie (1-0),M Geary (0-2),D Beausang .


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


Social Media.

An appeal is being issued to anyone within the club/parish who would take on a project to update the club website and set up the club on facebook and twitter. These are being used more and more as a form of communication so it is important for the club to be active in these mediums. Anyone with any ideas on how to move this project along please contact any club officer.


IHL  V Aghabollouge  on Sun 7th @ 12.00 in Coachford

MHL  V  Watergrasshill  on Wed 10th @ 7.30 in Castlelyons

Votes of Sympathy

The club extends sympathy to the Morrisson family  Killawillin on their recent bereavement.