Castlemartyr GAA Club News

10 March, 2014

Castlemartyr GAA Notes 10/03/2014
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U21 Football Championship
We team up with Lisgoold again this year to form Castlegoold at U21 level. First up is the football championship where Carrigtwohill provide the opposition. This game is set to take place next Friday night, the 14th March in Carrigtwohill at 8pm. Castlegoold will be hoping to build on a good showing last year and progress further in this years competition.
2014 - Imokilly/Avondhu JHL
The draw for the league groups took place recently with Castlemartyr placed in Section 2 along side Buttervant, Ballygiblin, Bride Rovers, Carrigtwohill, Doneraile, Dungourney, Midleton, Newtownshandrum and Shanballymore. This group contains some quality teams and will no doubt have the lads well prepared for championship hurling. Our first game is due to take place in the next couple of weeks so keep an eye on the website for details.

Muiris De Prionnbhiol  (Prenderville) RIP
Muiris De Prionnbhiol  (Prenderville)  of  Blanchardstown,  Dublin  who died on Monday 24th February was a native of Castlemartyr.  Son of James and Minnie he was born in 1918 and was educated at the local National School before furthering his education  at the North Monastery in Cork city. The family moved to Youghal after two years and he continued his education at Youghal CBS. A lover of hurling since the time he could walk Muiris was a Cork minor in 1936 as a member of St Endas club. He then moved to Dublin in 1936 when he joined the Civil Service and played Senior Hurling with Dublin. Muiris founded St Fintans GAA Club in Navan Road in 1958 and then in 1960 was a Founder Member of St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh GAA Club where he was Chairman. Jason Sherlock, Bernard and Alan Brogan are some of its star players through the years. He was very active in administration and was appointed Hon Chairman of the newly formed GAA Central Development Committee. Employed as a full time GAA Development Director at Croke Park he was responsible for development and planning and initiated the GAA Shop and conceived the AIB Club of the Year Award scheme among many other successful ventures. After retiring he continued voluntary GAA work, including servicing various Work Groups on administration.
Outside of his GAA activities Muiris was involved in many other voluntary groups and in 1985 founded FARA Federation of Active retirement Associations (now Active Retirement, Ireland) and continued his great work up to a few short months before his death. At the age of 92 he was honoured with an All Ireland Inspirational Life Award for his commitment to active ageing in Ireland.
Taking up pitch and putt at 79 years of age and producing articles on his new Laptop and Printer – a present from his family on his 95th birthday says it all about Muiris.
He is predeceased by his wife Connie and is regretted by his sons Liam and Conn and his daughter Sile and their families to whom we extend our sincerest sympathy.
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis
Club Hoodies
Club hoodies  are available to order.  They come in all sizes and are colored red and navy with the Castlemartyr crest. Adult sizes are €45, ages 13-14 are €40 with kid’s priced at €35. See Castlemartyr gaa website or facebook for sample image. If you would like to order a hoody, email before March 20th.