Castlelyons GAA Club News

22 July, 2014

Football Semi Final Win


JB Football Championship

Castlelyons    0-07   Grange  1-02

Castlelyons and Grange played the semi final of the County JB Football Championship on Saturday evening last in Fermoy. In a match where we dominated possession all through we should have been well ahead at half time but because of very poor shooting and failure to let the ball into better placed players Grange were still in this match up to the very end. A Spillane had our first score when he pointed after 2 mins but Grange got in for a goal and a point after 10 mins to take the lead. R Bransfield scored a 45 after 15 mins and for the rest of the half we could not break down the Grange defense until R Fenton pointed  to leave Grange leading by 1 point at half time. Second half was a copy of the first with us dominating possession but failing to score.  R Bransfield and A Spillane scored 1 point each in the first 10 mins to put us ahead and even though Grange leveled the match we scored 2 more points to win on a score of 0-07 to 1-02. We are now through to County JB Final against Kilmeen, who we defeated in the first round ,and if we can rectify our shooting we will face into this final with confidence.

Team: S Hickey, B Carroll, B O Connell, C Lawlor, E Maye, C O Leary, T Carroll, C Barry, B Fitzgerald, R O Regan, C Spillane, R Bransfield (0-03  2f), A Fenton, R Fenton (0-01), A Spillane (0-03  1f)

Minor Football

Castlelyons 2-04  St Finbarrs 1-12

Castlelyons played St Finbarrs in a football league match in Castlelyons on Thursday evening last. On the night, between holidays and injuries , we had only 14 players to call on. St Finbarrs with their numerical advantage had the most of the chances but were wasteful in front of goal while Castlelyons converted what chances they got through J O Leary 0-1, J Barry 0-01 and N O Leary 1-01 to go in at half time 1 point behind on a score of 1-02 to 0-06. Second half saw us loose 2 players to injuries but the remaining players put up a great performance with the defense outstanding. Points from N O Leary and T Stephenson and a goal from B Murphy saw us run out gallant losers on a score of 2-04 to 1-12.This was a good run out for the team ahead of the football championship which is scheduled for Wednesday 23rd against St Vincents in Rathcormac @ 7.00 pm and your support on the night would be appreciated.

Team; JP Murphy, S Moroney, D Varner, R Walsh, T Collins, S Moroney, M Cronin, T Stephenson (0-01), J Barry (0-01), B Murphy, N O Leary (1-02), J McCarthy, J O Leary (0-01), J Ronayne.

PI Hurling

The draw for Round 4 of this competition was made last Saturday night with Castlelyons getting a bye into the quarter final where we will play Ballyhea. This  will probably take place the end of August and with a full squad back training this match is now the focus for everyone.

County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 4

1. Carrigaline v Newcestown
2. Mallow v Valley Rovers
3. Kilworth v Inniscarra
4. Kanturk v Tracton
5. Blarney v Ballinhassig
6. Bandon v Cloyne
Bye Ballyhea
Bye Castlelyons

1 v 2
3 v 4
5 v 6
Ballyhea v Castlelyons

U21 Hurling

The semi final of the U21 East Cork hurling championship is down to be played on Thur 24th in Ballynoe @ 7.30pm. Castlelyons,who defeated Fr O'Neills in the first round, take on Dungourney who defeated pre tournament favorites Midleton in their first round. This promises to be a great match so please come out and support the lads in their quest to reach the East Cork Final.

Fundraising Draw

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.


Well Done

Well done to our 3 club players C Barry ,C Spillane and A Spillane who were on  the Cork U 21 team who defeated Waterford  in the semi final of the Munster Championship last week. They now go on to play Clare in the final in Ennis on 30th July and we wish them the best of luck.

Votes of Sympathy

The club extends sympathy to the Kent family Bawnard on the recent bereavement of Thomas Kent .Also the club extends sympathy to the Murphy family Kent Tec on the recent bereavement of Ml Murphy Watergrasshill.



Minor football Championship V St Vincents in Rathcormac @ 7.00 pm on Wed 23rd.
U21 A Hurling Championship V Dungourney in Ballynoe on Thur 24th @ 7.30 pm.
PIH League V Meelin on Sunday 27th @ 12.00 in Meelin.

Lotto Results for   20/06/2014.

The numbers drawn were        02, 09, 12, 24.

There was no winner

The jackpot was  € 9000

Following won  € 20

Peg Moloney  (NF)
Mick McCarthy  (JOS)
Martin O'Flynn  (JOS)
J&A Anthony  (SS)
John Baragry  (JOS)
Kevin Dwane  (DH)
Mary Murphy  (FW)
John Milward  (BM)

Next draw takes place on Monday 28th July at  Abbey Tavern @ 9.30 pm.

Club Main Sponsor  :  South Coast Logistics.