Castlelyons GAA Club News

18 September, 2014

Castlelyons 1-08  Ballyhea  2-13


Castlelyons and Ballyhea played out the replay of their County Quarter Final match in Kilworth on Sunday last. It was a match that promised plenty but did not live up to expectations  as Castlelyons failed to ignite from the start and Ballyhea ran out easy winners in the end. Playing with the wind in the first half Castlelyons could not get  going with too many passes being over hit, balls being dropped and a wide tally, that made double figures in the half, resulted in a frustrating performance. R Bransfield had 2 points in the first 10 mins and a long range free from C Barry gave us a 1 point lead for the only time in the match. Ballyhea took the lead again and when they got in for a goal after 20 mins they were 5 points ahead and looking comfortable. Castlelyons to their credit fought back and when a ball was sent across the goal to the inrushing C Spillane who batted the ball to the net we were back in the game. A Spillane with a free closed out the scoring and we went in at half time with Ballyhea leading by 1-07 to 1-05  without playing well we were still in the match.

Ballyhea scored an early goal in the second half and from here on they dominated the play. Castlelyons had points in this half from A Spillane, D Lawlor and T Carroll but try as we might we could not get in for the goal that we required. Ballyhea closed out the match winning on a score of 2-13 to 1-08. A disappointing end to our hurling championship season after the high of reaching the final last year. A year that promised so much never took off for this team with a run of injuries in the first half of the season resulting in us having a poor run in the league which in turn robbed the team of confidence. We have 2 league matches left to play so we will try and win these and with East Cork and Munster football yet to be played our season is far from over.

Team; S O Sullivan, B Carroll, B O Connell, T Carroll (0-01), C O Leary, C Barry (0-01f), A O Sullivan, L Sexton, E Maye, A Spillane (0-03f), B Fitzgerald, C Spillane (1-00), R Bransfield (0-02), S Moroney, A Fenton.

Subs Used; R Feeney, D Lawlor(0-01), R Fenton, P Mahon.




Fundraising Draw Fantastic Success


The 1st of the clubs 2 fundraising draws was held in the Abbey Tavern on Saturday night last. Fundraising for a club in a small parish like Castlelyons in the present financial environment can be difficult and when Castlelyons GAA club decided to run a fundraising draw no one could have forecasted what a fantastic success it would be. This success was down to a dedicated group of sellers who worked tirelessly and availed of every opportunity both at home and abroad to sell cards and  the club thanks everyone who supported our draw either through purchasing, selling or providing sponsorship.

The total prize fund is in excess of €2,500  with the two top cash prizes being €500  each. The success of this ongoing initiative 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,Toss Bryan Fermoy, The Paddocks Bar Ballyduff and The Grand Hotel, Fermoy.

Our second draw is scheduled to take place in  The Farrier's Bar on Saturday September 27th.

Our initial draw resulted in the following prizewinners.


1st Prize       Mark Murphy   C/O  Mark Murphy

2nd Prize      Tara O Sullivan,Sharon Sice, K O Sullivan, Mark Henley    C/O Ml Griffen.
3rd Prize       Derry Murphy    C/O  Ned Fitzgerald
4th Prize       Geaney & O Neill   C/O  Donal O Leary
5th Prize       M F Dorgan    C/O  Martin Dorgan
6th Prize       Debbie & Moss Fitzgerald  C/O  Bertie Murphy
7th Prize       Ray Deveraux   C/O  Ned Fitzgerald
8th Prize       Peter Greaney  C/O  Dave Hegarty
9th Prize       Breda Sexton    C/O  Seamus Sexton
1st Promoter    Mark Murphy
2nd Promoter   Denis Fenton.



PIH League V Newcestown on Sat 20th @ 5.00 pm in Newcestown   ( To Be Confirmed )


Lotto Results for 15/09/2014

The numbers drawn were      5, 14, 16, 22.

There was no winner.

The jackpot was  €10,600.

Following won  € 20

Marie Murphy (CM)
Sonny O'Brien (MH)
Ann Barry (MH)
Michelle Barry (AD)
James Bermingham (DB)
Murphy Family (PO)
Michael O'Reilly (FB)
Phil Shannahan (PO)

Next draw will take place in Community Centre on Mon 22nd @ 9.30 pm.

Club Main Sponsor : South Coast Logistics.