Castlelyons GAA Club News

03 September, 2014

Hurlers finish level with Ballyhea in Kilworth

PI Hurling Championship

Castlelyons  1-12  Ballyhea  0-15

Castlelyons and Ballyhea played their eagerly awaited PIH Championship quarter final match in Kilworth on Saturday night. On a dry bright evening pitch conditions were excellent and both teams served up a fine match where a draw was seen by many as a fair result. Castlelyons started brightly and ,even though we were playing against a strong breeze, we dominated possession and the match for the first 25 mins. A Spillane had our first score when he pointed a free and with further points from A Fenton, E Maye, and A Spillane we led by 05 to 02 after 10 mins. C Spillane got in for a goal after 15 mins following good work by A Fenton and S Moroney and with C Barry,B O Connell and L Sexton sweeping up every ball in the back line we were dominating in all parts of the pitch. C Spillane ,A Fenton and P Mahon added 3 points but the concession of 3 late points to Ballyhea left the score 1-08 to 0-07 at half time. A Spillane had our first point of the second half from a free after 5 mins but we did not score again for the next 20 min in which time Ballyhea added 6 points to take a 1 point lead with 5 mins left to play. S O Sullivan made 2 fantastic saves in this period to deny Ballyhea a match winning goal and with our backs getting to grips with their opponents we were able to get more ball into the forward line. S Moroney won a great ball from T Carroll and turned his man to score a great point to level the match and when C O Leary broke out of defense and scored a monster point from his own half we were 1 point up heading into added time. Ballyhea replied immediately with a point to level the match again and when they added another we felt the game slipping from us. However the referee allowed one more play and a long ball out of defense was won in the air by A Fenton and he slotted it over the bar for the equalising point and sent the match to a replay that both teams deserved. A great performance by everyone involved and the aim now is to play like we did in the first half for a full 60 mins and to avoid any lull in work rate or intensity. The replay will go ahead again in Kilworth on Sun 14th Sept. @ 3.30 pm.
Team :S O Sullivan, B Carroll, B O Connell, T Carroll, A O Sullivan, C Barry, L Sexton, E Maye (0-01), P Mahon (0-01), A Spillane (0-04  2f), C Spillane (1-01), D Lawlor, A Fenton (0-03), S Moroney (0-01), R O Regan,
Subs Used:B Fitzgerald, C O Leary (0-01)

JB Hurling Championship

Castlelyons 3-13  Carrinnavar  1-03

Castlelyons played Round 3 of the East Cork JB Hurling championship on Sunday last when we played Carrignavar in Rathcormac.As the score line suggests we dominated this match from the start and ran our easy winners. J Barry had our first score when he goaled in the first minute and with points from M Spillane, T McCarthy and R Feeney we were ahead by 1-03 after 10 mins. R Fenton worked hard to get in for a goal after 15 mins and with further points from M Spillane, B O Donovan, and R Feeney we led by 2-07 to 0-02. Just before half time D Sexton cleared a ball out of defense which was won in the air by B O Donovan who in turn sent a great ball into C Cotter who finished it to the net for a great team goal to lead at half time by 3-07 to 0-02.
Second half was a slow affair with both teams cancelling each other out and a lot of chances going amiss.R Feeney and T McCarthy both scored points in the first 10 mins and points from R Fenton, J Barry, C O Connell and C Cotter saw Castlelyons close out the match and win on a score of 3-13 to 1-03. A good performance by all involved considering they lost some players to the Intermediate team the previous day and a few more players out injured. Next round is against Youghal on Sunday next and with a full squad we all look forward to this match with confidence.
Team :E Barry, L Moroney, M Murphy, K Kenny, S Fenton, D Sexton, S Cotter, R Feeney(0-03  2f), D Tobin, R Fenton (1-01), T McCarthy (0-02), M Spillane (0-03  1f), B O Donovan (0-01), J Barry (1-01), C Cotter (1-01).
Subs Used: C O Neill, D Beausang, C O Connell (0-01), P O Regan.

Fundraising Draw

The countdown is well and truly on for the two fundraising draws, both of which will be staged in September. The total prize fund is in excess of
€2,000 with the two top cash prizes being €500 each. In all, there are in excess of fifteen prizes to be raffled.

To date, the response to this fundraising  initiative has been exceptional as befits a locally based draw with a prize-fund of this scale. In excess of
80% of the projected number of lines are already sold and final efforts are now in train to achieve a target which reflects in a very positive manner on
the entire Castlelyons community.

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,Bertie Murphy Painting Contractor, The Paddocks Bar Ballyduff and The Grand Hotel, Fermoy.

Raffle Cards and lines are still available from any GAA Committee Member, The Juvenile Club and the Camogie Club. Also, you are requested to return
all completed cards to any member of the Adult Club.

The initial draw takes place in The Peddlar's Bar on Saturday September 13th with the second draw scheduled for The Farrier's Bar on Saturday September

Votes of Sympathy

The club extends sympathy to the Murphy and Hurley families on the recent bereavement of Eileen Hurley Kent Tec.

Best of Luck

Best of luck from everyone in the club to Darren Tobin who heads to Australia this week.Enjoy your trip and hopefully we will see you back playing at some stage next year.

Well Done

Well done to Castlelyons junior comogie team who defeated Cobh by 6 pts in the County quarter final played in Castlelyons on Saturday last.


JB Hurling Championship V Youghal on Sun 6th @ 12.00  venue TBA

PIH Quarter Final Replay V Ballyhea in Kilworth on Sun 14th @ 3.30 pm.


Lotto Results for  01/09/2014

The numbers drawn were      6, 15, 17, 20.

There was no winner.

The jackpot was  €10,200.

Following won  € 20

Mary Cronin  (DOC)
Phil Shanahan  (BMc)
Gerome Feeney  (CD)
Noel O Brien  (Abbey)
John Daly  (Abbey)
Maura O Sullivan  (MOS)
Julia Dahill  (Blondie)
Paul Cashman  (NF)

Next draw will take place in Abbey Tavern on Mon 8th @ 9.30 pm.

Club Main Sponsor : South Coast Logistics.