Castlelyons GAA Club News

16 July, 2014

Championship Wins For U21 and Minors.


U21 Hurling

Castlelyons     1-19  Fr O Neills   1-14

Castlelyons  took on Fr O Neills in the 1st round of the U21A hurling championship last weekend in Dungourney. A nervous start resulted in both sides shooting some wides before A Spillane had the first score of the game when he pointed a free after 5 mins. After 10 mins Castlelyons led by 4 points to 2 and for the remainder of the half we dominated possession  in all areas of the pitch resulting in good scores from D Lawlor and A Spillane. A Fenton got in for a well worked goal after 20 mins to increase our lead and with points from E Maye, A Spillane and C Spillane we led at half time on a score of 1-10 to 0-05.

Fr O Neills really upped their game in the second half and scored the first 5 points to cut Castlelyons lead to 3 points. A Spillane with 3 points from frees gave us some relief but Fr O Neills replied with 1-02 to leave 1 point between the sides with 15 mins to go. C Barry and R Bransfield, who were well supported by T Carroll and C O Leary, got to gripps with Fr O Neills forwards and set up good scores for E Maye ,A Spillane and C Spillane. S Moroney's persistence won him a 65 which A Spillane scored to stretch our lead to 3 points with 5 mins to go and we closed out the match with points from A Fenton and A Spillane to win on a score of 1-19 to 1-14. A good overall performance with lots of positives and we look forward to the semi final against Dungourney in the next few weeks.


Team: E Barry, D Varner, C O Leary, T Carroll, C Lawlor, C Barry, R Bransfield, E Maye (0-02), R O Regan, S Moroney, C Spillane (0-02), D Lawlor (0-01), A Fenton (1-01), J Barry, A Spillane (0-13   9f).

Subs Used : B O Donovan,L Moroney.


Minor Hurling

Castlelyons 5-11  Cloughduv 1-17

Castlelyons and Cloughduv played the 1st round of the minor hurling championship in Mayfield on Wednesday night last. On a perfect night for hurling Cloughduv got off to the better start and had 6 points scored in the first 10 mins with 2 points from B Murphy and T Stephenson being Castlelyons reply. J Barry got in for a well worked goal after 15 mins to reduce Cloughduv lead and points from J O Leary and J Barry left the score at half time Castlelyons 1-05 Cloughduv 0-13. J O Leary had the first point of the second half but Cloughduv replied with a goal and a point of their own to extend their lead to 8 pts. Castlelyons half back line started to dominate from here on and sent some quality ball into the full forward line where J Barry, in a blistering 15 min spell ,scored 3 second half goals and with B Murphy chipping in with another goal Castlelyons were well in control. S Moroney and N O Leary closed out the scoring to leave Castlelyons winners on a score of  5-11 to 1-17. A great second half performance by all the team with some fantastic defending with D Varner and JP Murphy leading by example and great interplay between all the forwards resulting in some great scores.They now advance to the quarter finals where they will play Erins Own.

Team: JP Murphy, T Collins, D Varner, R Walsh, S Moroney, S Fenton, N O Leary (0-01), M Cronin, T Stephenson (0-01), J Barry (4-02), S Moroney (0-03), P Varner, B Geary, J O Leary (0-03), B Murphy (1-01).
Subs Used: K O Leary, C O Flynn, M Spillane.

PI Hurling

Castlelyons   1-16  Kilworth  2-19

Castlelyons and Kilworth played Round 8 of the  Intermediate Hurling League last Sunday morning in Castlelyons. This was our first league match since beating Watergrasshill in the championship and while we were missing 6 of that championship team it provided a good test for all the panel. A O Sullivan got our first point after 2 mins and with further points from B Fitzgerald and D Tobin sides were level on 3 pts each after 10 mins. Kilworth got a run on us in the next 20 mins and scored 1-10 with our reply being 4 pts scored by A Fenton,D Lawlor and R Fenton to leave Kilworth leading at half time by 1-13 to 0-07. We started the second half well and with points from R Feeney, D Lawlor, E Maye and L Sexton we cut their lead down to 4 pts. S Moroney worked hard to score a good goal to leave 3 pts between the sides with 15 mins to go but Kilworth with a few easy frees stretched out their lead once again. D Tobin and A Fenton both scored points for us but Kilworth were always able to stay ahead and when they scored a goal with 5 mins to go they were 8 pts ahead again. A Fenton finished out our scoring with 2 points in the last 5 mins to leave Kilworth winning by 2-19 to 1-16. A disapointing result but great effort and commitment was shown by everyone that played. Hurling takes a break this week as the semi final of the County JB football against Grange takes place on Saturday night in Fermoy.

Team: S O Sullivan, B Carroll, C O Leary, T Carroll, R Bransfield, L Sexton (0-01), A O Sullivan (0-01), E Maye (0-01), D Tobin (0-02), R Fenton (0-01), B Fitzgerald (0-01), D Lawlor (0-03), R O Regan, S Moroney (1-00), A Fenton (0-04  3f).
Subs Used: R Feeney (0-02),A O Regan, C Lawlor.

Fundraising Draw Launch


Following on from last years very successful fundraising initiative Castlelyons GAA Club has decided to run a fundraising draw again this year.  This draw will operate on the same basis as last year with the purchase of 1 line allowing the holder entry into 2 draws. Draws will be held on Sept 13t and Sept 27th with substantial prizes on offer each night ,a  top prize of €500 and in excess of €2700 in overall prizes.

The success of this ongoing initiative has been has only been made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who have once again come on board and supported us. These sponsors include  Murphy Vehicle Repairs, Lagan Group, East Cork Oil,  Suit Distributors Cork, Bord Gais Networks, Fitzgerald Bros, Metrology Systems and Services, The Farrier's Bar,Abbey Tavern,Toss Bryan's, The Paddocks Bar Ballyduff and The Grand Hotel, Fermoy.
Raffle Cards and lines are  available from any GAA Committee Member, The Juvenile Club and the Camogie Club and your support is requested to help the club going forward as it continues its proud sporting and cultural tradition.


Good Luck


Best of luck to our 3 club players C Barry ,C Spillane and A Spillane who are on  the Cork U 21 team who play Waterford in Walsh Park on Wednesday night in the semi final of the Munster Championship.




JBF Semi Final V Grange on Saturday 19th July @ 7.30 pm in Fermoy

Minor football League V St Finbarrs on Thurs 17th July in Castlelyons @ 7.30 pm.

Lotto Results for   14/06/2014.

The numbers drawn were        11, 18, 23, 26.

There was no winner

The jackpot was  € 8800

Following won  € 20

Edel Martin (JM)
Aidan O Mahony (JOS)
Catherine Kenny (HM)
Noelle O Flynn (DH)
Jim Geary (FB)
Colm Dorgan (MD)
Dave Hegarty (DH)
Dick Mackessy (HM)

Next draw takes place on Monday 21th July at  Community Centre @ 9.30 pm.

Club Main Sponsor  :  South Coast Logistics.