Castlelyons GAA Notes

09 December, 2015

“ St Colmans & Castlelyons centre back Nial O Leary lays off a great pass in their qualifier versus Doon at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick”. 

Poc Fada – St Stephen’s Day

The Annual Poc Fada will be hosted by the Juvenile Club on Stephen’s Day and will have a new feature this year as the participants will return to Pairc an t’Athair Peadar O’Laoghaire for a right few shots. This is a mighty way to limber up after the Xmas for the New Year and, no doubt will be a big take up on it. There will be more details later to take out your Camáns and keep in touch.

St Colmans advance to Quarter Final of Dr Harty Cup

St Colman’s College 2-20: Scoil Na Tríonóide Naofa, Doon 2-11

Congrats to St Colmans College as they are back in serious hurling business. Their latest victory over Doon in the Gaelic Grounds last Wednesday sees them into the Quarter Finals of the Dr Harty Cup for the first time in a few years.

The first half was played at a hectic pace as Doon showed plenty of movement in the forward line and matched St Colmans on the scoreboard. However, some of their air strikes dropped short and were mopped up by the Colman’s full back line where our own Jamie O Leary played very well at No 3. His brother, Niall, who was hurling mighty at centre back came right through the field on a forty yard solo run towards the end of the first half and with perfect timing laid off a hand pass to Kyle Cronin of the ‘Hill who blasted to the net.

In the second half Niall again tore through the middle and found his man as Kyle Cronin scored a second goal. The lad’s cousin, Keith O Leary, wearing the No14 Jersey but operating around the 40 at times had a very good game and landed 0-6 from play.

Our three Castlelyons lads done very well and are part of a very good St Colman’s team as all six forward got on the scoreboard and the two corner forwards Steve Condon and Kyle Cronin showed well for the ball and worked hard. Great to see that we have two other great Castlelyons lads in the subs bench, namely, Barry Murphy and John Paul Murphy. We wish St Colmans and our men the best of luck in the Quarter Finals.

Colmans Team

E Davis (St Catherine’s); E Wallace (St Catherine’s), J O’Leary (Castlelyons), K Neville (St Catherine’s); E McGrath (Kilworth), N O’Leary (Castlelyons), O Hickey (Ballyduff); J Saich (Kilworth), S O’Connor (Bride Rovers); D Lenihan (Ballyhooly) C Donnellan (Kilworth), S McCarthy (Fermoy); K Cronin (Watergrasshill), K O’Leary (Castlelyons), S Condon (Glanworth). Subs: - T O’Donnell (Glanworth) for McCarthy (42), J Sheehan (Kilworth) for O’Leary (60).

The 2016 Cork GAA Championship Programme.

The Championship formats will be different next year. This is due to a consultative process undertaken by the Competition Control Committee of the County Board prior to drawing up the new formats. There was great interest expressed as players, members and spectators and all wanted meaningful Championships and a summer break (two weekend break in July).

Each team will have two games and then if victorious into play off groups in the championship or into a relegation group which will be considered in time. We should know who our first round opponents are shortly as the Championship Draws takes place at the County Convention on Sunday 13th December, 2015.

Congrats to Dungourney.

Congrats to our neighbours Dungourney as they added the Munster Crown to their County Junior title with a comprehensive over Fenur, Waterford in Mallow last Sunday. This Dungourney team are playing great hurling and show serious commitment. They can well repeat their previous famous achievements of the early nineteenth century by adding another All Ireland trophy to their cabinet in 2016 and we wish them the very best of luck.

Lotto Draw on Monday 7th December, 2015

The Numbers Drawn 8, 11, 15 and 30 and there was NO WINNER. The Jackpot is now up to €4, 800 (a nice sum for Xmas).

There were eight Lucky Dip Winners of €20 each: -

* Mary Murphy - Florence Waters.

* Sagart McCarthy - Ml Hegarty.

* James Ronayne - Ml Spillane.

* Ned Fitzgerald - Ned Fitzgerald.

* Donie Quirke - Pat Collins.

* Paul Cashman - Ned Fitzgerald.

* Chris O Sullivan - Jo McGann.

* John Linehan - Donal O Leary.

The next draw will be held on the 14.12.15 at the Abbey Tavern at 9.30 pm

Christmas Shopping in Fermoy

Cork Council has advised of the following parking arrangements in Fermoy for December. No Parking Charges from the 8th to the 21st December inclusive in the following Car Parks

* Upper Kevin Barry Hill Carpark

* Library Car Park

* Mart Car Park

No Parking charges on Saturdays 12th and 19th December and don’t forget our Lotto tickets are available at Fitzgerald Bros, The Square, Fermoy.

It is important to note that Parking Time Limit Restrictions (1 and 2 hour) remain in force.

Club Meeting

The next Club Meeting will be held on the Monday 4th January, 2016, at 8 pm

Votes of Sympathy

The Club extends sympathy to the Murphy family, Castlelyons on their recent bereavements.