Castlemartyr GAA

25 May, 2009

CASTLEMARTYR CRASH OUT OF FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

CASTLEMARTYR...................0-10

LISGOOLD.............................1-9

Castlemartyr’s bid to reach the semi-finals of the East Cork Junior football championship was thwarted by an eager and skilful Lisgoold side in Killeagh last Friday night the 22nd of May.

An atrocious start for the Reds in which they found themselves 1-5 to 0-1 in arrears after only 20minutes proved to be their main downfall, and although they rallied subsequently, they could never get the crucial score when it mattered most to reach parity.

The Lisgoold men got off to a dream start when they found the back of the Reds net inside the first minute of play. A high lobbing ball into the square was not dealt with by the Castlemartyr rearguard and was fisted to the net by the Lisgoold full forward. The story could have been worse a minute later when a second goal seemed likely but MJ Cremin was alert to the task and brought off a fine save. It was all Lisgoold at this stage and Castlemartyr could not get a hand on the ball. Wave after wave of attack came at the Castlemartyr Defence and 5 more points ensued by the 20th minute, Castlemartyr’s only response being a Maurice Hodnett free.

There was no way Lisgoold could keep this pace up though, and between here and half time the Reds, without ever hitting top gear eased themselves back into contention with four unanswered points from the boot of Jimmy Smiddy (three from frees), to leave only a goal between the sides 1-5 to 0-5.

Brian Lawton pointed on the resumption to narrow the gap further, but MJ Cremin was called on soon after to pull off another spectacular save to keep the Reds in it. Castlemartyr spurned goal chances of their own also, which could have tilted the game in their favour but the Lisgoold rearguard were able for the task. Points from Maurice, Eddie Clifford and a belter from Evan O Keeffe were the highlights of the second half for the Reds, and yet another fine Cremin save when he foiled Lisgoold touching over for a point.

By the 56th minute Brian Lawton reduced the margin to the bare minimum, and the Reds swarmed forward in search of an equaliser, but try as they might the ball wouldn’t go over the bar and the Lisgoold men hung on, and deservedly marched on to the semi’s.

TEAM MJ CREMIN,J DEEHAN, R O DONAVAN, B SMIDDY, B O TUAMA, A BOWENS, B O TUAMA, O SMIDDY, E O KEEFFE, D MCAULLIFFE(M BOWENS 50MINS), B LAWTON, E CLIFFORD,J SMIDDY, D BOWENS,M HODNETT.

BORD GAIS CASTLEMARTYR GAA CLASSIC A MAJOR SUCCESS

In what was a busy week for Castlemartyr GAA both on and off the field, their annual major fundraise was held on Thursday the 21st of May at East Cork Golf Club. Teams’ participation was slightly up on last year and we would like to thank everyone that played and sponsored tee boxes also.

RESULTS NON GUI

1st GOLDEN OLDIES- Johnny Morgan, Jim O Rourke, Joe Stack

2nd YOUGHAL GUARDS- Kieran Lynch

3rd THE CHUBBY CHAPPIES Eamon Gonzo Murphy, The Organiser, Sonny Shanahan

RESULTS GUI

1st BORD GAIS-Frank o Shea, John O Shea, Ger Gleeson

2nd CHARLIES ANGELS-Cha O Neill, Tony Coyne, Amanda Coyne

3rd KILLEAGH GAA- Ray Rochford, Sean Treacy.

MARATHON

Best of luck to Kevin O Reilly who is taking part in the Cork City Marathon on Monday next. Luckily for the other runners, he won’t be wielding his hurl.

Pic: The winning teamof the Bord Gais Castlemartyr GAA Golf Classic GUI Section-Frank & John O Shea and Ger Gleeson pictured with John Mullins, main sponsor Bord Gais and Dave Fleming , Chairman of Castlemartyr GAA.