Castlematyr GAA Club News

28 July, 2014

Castlemartyr GAA Notes 28/07/14
Main Sponsor: Pat Shortts Bar
East Cork JAHC
Castlemartyr 1-18 St. Itas 3-11
Castlemartyr booked their place in the East Cork semi final after being pushed all the way by St. Itas in Shanagarry last Sunday night. With only 10 minutes left Itas held a 2 point advantage and serious questions were being asked of the reigning champions. With time up the scores were level but up stepped Eddie Clifford to slot over his fourth point from play to send the Reds into the semi final.
Castlemartyr played with a strong wind in the first half but only lead by 2 points at the break, 0-10 to 1-05. Itas scored a scrappy goal in the first half which kept them in touch and with Seamus Harnedy very accurate from placed balls Castlemartyr were not able to build up a lead with the wind at their backs. Seanie Hennessey, Brian Smiddy and Barry Lawton who struck 5 points from frees were Castlemartyr’s other first half scorers.
Castlemartyr started the 2nd half impressively and soon found themselves 6 points in front after Eddie Clifford raised a white flag before Brian Lawton goaled to put Castlemartyr in the driving seat. However, Itas were not going to lie down with Seamus Harnedy coming more into the game from center forward. An Ita’s goal reduced the margin to three points but two Barry Lawton points put Castlemartyr 5 points up with 20 minutes remaining. The next 10 minutes were totally dominated by Itas scoring 1-04 without reply and it was a real test of character for  our lads who found themselves 2 points down with the clock running down. Jamie Stack reduced the gap to one and two more points from Barry and Brian Lawton saw Castlemartyr back in front with 5 minutes left on the clock. An Ita’s free tied the game once more but another Barry Lawton free put Castlemartyr ahead again. An Ita’s point from a sideline looked like it would ensure a draw but Eddie Clifford had other ideas when he gathered procession out on the left wing. Turning back on to his right he fired between the posts for his fourth point. So it was joy for Castlemartyr and heartbreak for St. Itas who must be credited for playing their part in a great game.
So now we await the winners of the Sarsfields v Lisgoold tie in the semi final.
Team: E McGovern, O Smiddy, R O’Donovan, Brian O’Tuama, D O’Tuama, A Bowens, B Smiddy (0-01), P Horgan, Barra O’Tuama, Brian Lawton (1-02), S Hennessey(0-01), Barry Lawton (0-09, 0-07f), E Clifford (0-04), M O’Neill, L Martin. Subs Used: D McAulliffe, J Stack (0-01), J Smiddy
U21 Hurling Championship
The Castlemartyr/Lisgoold combination of Castlegoold had an impressive first round win over Carrignavar last week on a score of 3-20 to 3-16. They now move on to the quarter final where they face Carrigtwohill next Sat 2nd August in Midleton at 3pm.


O’Donovan Transport Golf Classic 2014
On Thur 24th July we held our 15th annual fundraising golf classic at East Cork Golf Club. Once again we were kindly sponsored by O’Donovan Transport Cork Ltd. Course and weather conditions were near perfect with over 50 teams taking part. Top honours on the day went to the Fr. O’Neills team of Robbie Dalton, Liam Leahy and Luke Swayne who shot an impressive score of 65pts. In the non-GUI sectionEoin Whyte’s sponsored team came out on top with a score of 60pts.
Full Results
1st: Fr. O’Neills (Robbie Dalton, Liam Leahy, Luke Swayne) 65pts
2nd: Cliffords Bar (David Lawton, Philip Kelleher, Nicholas Kelleher) 64pts, back 9
3rd: East Cork GC (Patrick Walsh, Michael J Roche, Donal Kelleher ) 64pts, back 9
4th: Carry Out Fermoy (Mark Roche, Mick Mackey, Trevor Maguire 64pts)
5th: Eoin Cashman, Michael Cosgrave, Conor Whyte, 63pts
6th: Garrabridge (E Kelleher, D Hartnett, D Leahy) 62pts
1st: Eoin Whyte(Conor Whyte, Brendan Hoare, Dave Hoare)60pts
2nd: Lee Saw Co. (Paul Daly, Paul Daly Jnr, Craig McKay)59pts
3rd: Jim O’Rourke, Johnny Morgan, Joe Stack, 58pts back 9
4th: Dave Fleming, Liam Barry, Dave O’Keeffe 58pts
5th: MJ Cremin, Derek Deehan, Jack Buckley, 58pts
Nearest the pin: Dick Maher
Longest Drive: Luke Swayne
Once again thanks to all the teams who supported the event and also to the many businesses that sponsored tee boxes. Thanks also to the staff of East Cork who made the day such a success.