Castlelyons GAA Club News

11 October, 2013

PIH  Final This Weekend

Castlelyons take on Youghal in the PI Hurling County final this
weekend. After a great run through the summer championship matches
when we defeated Ballincollig, Newcestown and Watergrasshill we are
now just 60 mins away from, hopefully, regaining our senior status.
1998 was the last time we appeared at this stage and with 4 players
still remaining from that winning team we hope to have the perfect mix
of youth and experience to win this final.

This season, from the very first training session under coach John
Boylan back in early February, has seen great spirit and commitment
from all the panel with on average 3 sessions per week being put in
between matches and training. The team has developed and grown over
this period with some fantastic performances which culminated in the
1st round victory over Ballincollig in early June. Our next
championship outing was not until late September but the panel still
worked very hard keeping up their sharpness and playing numerous
league and challenge matches.

The victory over Newcestown, who were noted as being a strong physical
team and very difficult to defeat, was very important in that it
convinced everyone that this team were capable of going all the
way.Watergrasshill in the semi final was a better performance again
with the team growing in confidence all the time.Youghal ,our next
opponents , had some impressive victories on the way to the final and
have been there about over the last 3 years so all in all it has the
makings of a great final.

Great credit is due to this panel of players for their dedication and
commitment during the course of the season and to players ,coach and
management team we wish you all the very best for Saturday night and
we encourage all supporters  to come along and support this great team
in their quest to win the county PI hurling championship.

Please note change of time with match now starting at 7.30 pm in Pairc Ui Rinn.

Castlelyons  4-11  Ballygarvan  1-10

Castlelyons played Ballygarvan in a intermediate league match on
Sunday morning last in Castlelyons.With Castlelyons needing the points
to qualify for the league final and with Ballygarvan's season finished
this turned out to be a very one sided contest with Castlelyons
sharpness and fitness really telling. From the 1st min Castlelyons ran
at their opponents with purpose and with some great interplay between
backs and forwards went in at half time leading 2-06 to 0-06.The
second half was a mirror image of the first and with Ballygarvan
tiring Castlelyons ran out winners on a score of 4-11 to 1-10.Some
very good performances by all that played ahead of the county final
against Youghal in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday night.

Team : S O'Sullivan,B Carroll, C McGann, T Carroll, C O'Leary, C Barry
(0-2  0-1f), D Sexton, E Maye (0-01), P Mahon, A O'Sullivan (0-01), B
Fitzgerald (0-01), R Bransfield (0-02f), A Fenton (1-01), T McCarthy,
A Spillane (1-02).

Subs Used : R O'Regan (1-00), R Fenton (1-02), S O'Sullivan, M
Spillane,P O'Regan.

JB Hurling Championship

Castlelyons 0-12 Sarsfields 0-15

Castlelyons played Sarsfields in the JB hurling championship in
Carrignavar on Sat evening last. Playing against a strong breeze in
the first half Castlelyons found it extremely hard to score with only
2 points being scored in this half by R Feeney.Sars with the aid of
the strong wind dominated on the scoreboard and went in at half time
leading on a score of 0-08 to 0-02. Castlelyons playing with the wind
in the second half dominated play for the first 15 mins and with
points from R Feeney,D Sexton,D Tobin and C Cotter levelled the
match.Sars came more into the game after this and scored 7 second half
points(5 from frees) to lead again with Castlelyons reply being 3
points from R Feeney.Sars saw out the match and won by 3 points a
disappointing result for Castlelyons who hit a lot of wides and gave
away numerous scorable frees.

Team:E Barry, B Hoare, M Dorgan, M Murphy, P O'Regan, D Sexton (0-2),
L Moroney, M O'Leary, S Joyce, B O'Donovan, S Cotter, R Feeney (0-7
0-5f), D Tobin (0-2), S Moroney, A O'Regan.

Subs Used: C Cotter (0-1), C O'Connell.

Fundraising Draw

Castlelyons GAA club held our 2nd fundraising draw on Sat night last
in The Farriers Bar Coolagown and resulted in the following

1st Prize                  John Healy

2nd Prize                 Pat & Marion Bransfield

3rd Prize                 Joe McSweeney

4th Prize                 Denise O'Brien

5th Prize                 Fergal O'Dowd

6th Prize                 Bernadette White

7th Prize                 Sarah Granville

Sellers Prize            Maurice Carroll

Ticket Seller Prize    John Healy

The response to this fundraising  initiative was exceptional as befits
a locally based draw with a prize-fund of this scale. The number of
cards sold and the effort put in by all concerned reflects in a very

positive manner on the entire Castlelyons community.

Synonymous  with the success of this  initiative has been the

generosity of the sponsors who have been magnanimous in their support.
These sponsors include McCarthy Insurance Group, Lagan Group, East

Cork Oil, Peddlar's Rock Bar, Suit Distributors Cork, Bord Gais

Networks, Fitzgerald
Bros, Metrology Systems and Services, The Farrier's Bar, Glanbia and
The Grand Hotel, Fermoy.

Funds raised from this initiative go towards providing coaching and
playing facilities for the youth of the parish with the results of
this ongoing work visible by the appearance of our PI hurling team in
the County Final this weekend.

Thanks to all our supporters and members for making this draw a
fantastic success.


PIH Championship V Youghal on Sat 12th @ 7.30pm in Pairc Ui Rinn

Lotto Results for   07/10/2013

The numbers drawn were        2,25,28,29.      No Winner

Following won €20

M Fenton  (PF)
B Murphy  (FB)
B Milward  (BM)
N Ryan  (FB)
J O'Doherty  (NF)
F Cranitch  (PF)

The jackpot was € 1000      Next draw  14 Oct  in  Community Center