Castlelyons GAA Club Notes

22 November, 2016

Castlelyons GAA Notes week ended 14.11.16 &

Castlelyons GAA Notes week ended 21.11.16

New Chairman for Castlelyons GAA.

Good turnout for Castlelyons GAA Annual General Meeting.

We had our annual General Meeting on Friday night last in the Community Centre. There was a huge crowd present and a great turn out of players. There were many tributes paid to our outgoing Chairman, John Healy, who did not seek re-election. John had worked very hard in the position and is taking a well-earned rest. Maurice Carroll our Vice Chairman was elected Chairman and Con Lawlor, who has come back on the Committee took up the position of Vice Chairman.

The Secretary, Michael Barrett, gave an outstanding detailed report of all Club Activities for the year. This included the following: -

* He gave a brief outline of the activities of the Intermediate Hurlers, the Footballers, and the Minors for the year and thanked the players and management teams.

* He thanked his fellow Officers for their work during the year and all the other officers with various responsibilities.

* He complimented the Juvenile and Camogie Clubs who continue to promote our games and introduce the children of the Parish to the game. He noted that they work very hard.

* He outlined that there were a strong number of players involved with County teams, Development Squads and Imokilly teams during the year and it was a great honour for the Club, his parents and the player to have Niall O Leary as Captain of the Cork Minor Hurling team this year. This augurs well for the future.

* He paid a special thanks to the CES workers under the leadership of Assumpta Mangan who kept the whole place so well for the year and to Bridie Milward who took bookings and prepared the rooms for meetings in a most efficient manner.

* He outlined the value of the Club Lotto, the great work of the sellers and the commitment of the Lotto team under the stewardship of Michal Hegarty and to all who offer their assistance in any way.

* He had a special word of thanks for our new Sponsor ZEUS and all others who sponsored and made contributions to the club during the year.

* Michael offered condolences to all who lost loved ones during the year. Solas na bhFlaitheas ar a nainmeacha go léir.

Treasurer’s Report

Donal O Leary, our treasurer, gave his report and his financial statement and balance sheet together with bank balances and other details with a facility of detail and accuracy to such an extent what when he completed his deliberations there were no questions for the second year in a row. Donal has given leadership in the finance and tetchy areas while introducing good initiatives that have yielded the few bob to keep the Club ticking and we thank him for this work. Mr O Leary then thanked John Healy for his great work as chairman

over the last number of years and how he worked so well with him and he wished John the best but knew he would continue working for the Club.

Managers Reports

Mick Spillane, Manager of the Intermediate team, James May of the Junior B Hurlers, Mark Murphy on behalf of the U21 Hurlers and Footballers, and Donal O Leary Manager of the Footballers all gave reports. In general, it was a mediocre season for us with no great progress in Intermediate hurling, tough going fielding a second team and early knockouts in Under 21 Hurling and football.

However, there was a big improvement in Junior A Football this year as we competed in the A Grade championship only and reached the East Cork Final after good wins Glenville, Glenbower Rovers and Ballinacurra. We played very well against Cloyne and were unlucky to lose on the evening. Donal O Leary outlined the enthusiasm for football this year as they trained in an organised manner whilst not interfering with the hurling and played some challenge games also. He outlined that for the coming year we would suggest we play in the League also and thanked his fellow selectors James Moroney and Maurice Carroll. Taking up management of any team can be an arduous task and we are very thankful to all Managers and selectors.

Shane Hickey gave a report on the minor hurling and this was an outstanding story as we moved from last year’s twelve a side C Grade up a few notches this year to the 15 a side A Grade and were victorious in the Rebel Óg East Final. We then went on to qualify for the County Final and were so unlucky to be defeated by Ballygiblin in a replay. Overall, the games against Ballygiblin were two cracking games and they gave us so much enjoyment over the season. Shane outlined that we played in the East League Final a short time afterwards but due to injuries and resting players we were defeated by Ballygarvan but overall it was a great year. There was a mighty bualadh bos for the minor lads and Mentors Shane Hickey, Jimmy O Leary, Brian Carroll, Anthony Spillane and the players and it augurs so well for the future.

Kieran McGann, Cultural Officer gave an account of Scór and outlined that we had a strong participation in Scór na nÓg and Scór Sinsir and it was great to see both National Schools back in Scór na bPaistí. Thanks to Mr Nelius De Roiste, Castlelyons N.S. and Ms Stephanie Howard, Kilmagnier N.S. for preparing teams. He then outlined that the Comóradh 1916 -2016 held on Sunday 8th May was generally very successful. The Souvenir Programme produced for the day would be lodged in the Museum in Croke Park as they have requested programmes of such events from Clubs about the counties.

John Healy, our Chairman gave the Officer report and reiterated many of our Secretary Michael Barrett’s comments outlining that he was very proud to be chairman of a strong club like Castlelyons and he had a strong belief that we could bring the ultimate success of a County Championship shortly.

Denis Buckley took the Chair for the Election of Officers and the following were elected: -

* Life President: - Tom Joe Riordan

* President: - Dave Hegarty

* Vice Presidents: - Father Gerry Coleman, Seamus Sexton, Martin Dorgan and Donal O Connell, Ned Fitzgerald.

* Chairperson: - Maurice Carroll

* Vice Chairperson: - Con Lawlor.

* Secretary: - Michael Barrett

* Assistant Secretary & Registrar: - Colm Barry

* Treasurer: - Donal O Leary. Assistant Treasurer: - Ronan Fenton

* PRO: - Kieran McGann

* Insurance Claims Officer: - James Maye

* Children’s Officer: - To be appointed by Juvenile Club

* County Board Delegates: - John Barrett and Kieran McGann

* East Cork Board Delegates: - Seamus Sexton and Mark Murphy

* Cultural Officer: - Vacant

* Safety Officer: - Kieran McGann

* Health and Wellbeing Officer: - Tom Carroll

There were wo motions. However, there was lively discussion on a Gymnasium for the players. This is ongoing for the last twelve months but the players have now raised substantial finances for this initiative. There was a subcommittee formed of Ml Spillane, Colm Barry, Brian Carroll, Con Lawlor and Kieran McGann to progress this for the coming season.

Castlelyons GAA Weekly Lotto Draw 21.11.16.

This draw was held in the Abbey Tavern and the following numbers were drawn 9, 10, 13 and 27. There was No Winner. The following players won €20 each in the Lucky Dip Draws. Mary Cronin. Martina Minihane. Ciarán McGann. Pat Murphy. Breda - Carmel. Nora McCarthy. Jim Mackessey. Noreen Moroney.

The Jackpot is now €6, 400. Next Week's Draw will be held in the Community Centre on Monday 28th November at 9.30 pm. Thanks for your support and please advise your friends that they can play our Lotto Online or purchase tickets from the usual outlets.

Congratulations to St Colman’s College.

Congrats and well done to St Colman’s College who defeated Thurles CBS in the replayed Dean Ryan Cup Final by two points in Limerick last Saturday. While they now have twelve such titles and are joint top with Thurles CBS and St Flannan’s this is a valued one as it is the first in twelve years. It puts St Colman’s and Cork Colleges back on the map and in a game of great scores and an outstanding goal by the boys in green there could be red flags flying again in a few years. Well done too to all the local clubs who are obviously working hard. Special congratulations to our own three Castlelyons lads, James Kearney, Jack Kenny and David Morrison, who all started and done well and to our own Juvenile Club.

Castlelyons GAA Lotto Jackpot now at E 6, 200

Castlelyons GAA Weekly Lotto Draw 14.11.16.

This draw was held in the Community Centre and the following numbers were drawn 4, 6, 14 and 17. There was no winner. There were eight Lucky Dip Winners of €20 each as follows: - Pat Pyne. Eleanor Waters. Ned Fitzgerald. Patricia Flynn. Colm Murphy. Clodagh Barry. Shane Moroney. Liam Hayes. Next Week's Jackpot is now €6, 200.

The next draw will be held on Monday 21.11.16 at 9.30 pm in the Abbey Tavern. Thanks for your support and please advise your friends that they can play our Weekly Lotto Online or purchase tickets from the usual outlets.

Annual General Meeting, Castlelyons GAA Club on this Friday Night.

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of Castlelyons GAA Club is on this Friday 18th November at 8pm. Meeting is open to all. The agenda for the meeting which will be held in the Community Centre has already been circulated and is on our Website, Facebook and Twitter. No doubt all motions for inclusion have already been submitted to our Runaí Michael Barrett and full members are entitled to vote on the motions discussed. The officers of the club look forward to seeing you on this Friday evening in the Community Centre at 8 pm.

St Colman’s go so close in Dean Ryan Cup Final.

St Colman’s are back again for another day in their bid to hit the bigtime again in Munster Colleges hurling as they drew with a much-favoured Thurles CBS team after extra time. Well done to all and especially our own three club lads Dave Morrison, James Kearney and Jack Kenny who also saw game time. Indeed, it was very much a local team with eight Bride Rovers lads seeing game time and I think nine on the Panel which is a huge amount from one club in a top competition. Well done to all

New Gymnasium.

There were great efforts made year to set up a Gymnasium for all our players. Among the issues to be worked on were where to put the Gym, what to put in it and how to pay for it. There was some difficulty encountered and unfortunately little happened over the last twelve months although the lads visited Rathcormac and Fermoy Gyms. However, players took on the initiative of raising some finance and we now have, at least a temporary location for the vital months and are au fait with the furniture and regulations from a Club perspective. The importance of strength and conditioning in the modern game, indeed, any sport, cannot be underestimated. A good tailored program focuses the body and muscles differences directly to the sport. A good program will give balance to muscle difference,

toughen up tendons and ligaments, tackle flexibility and reduce injuries. It is most encouraging that we have now some qualified personnel in this field of study and they have agreed to share it with club members and assist in setting up supervised programs for the Coach. Well done to those working on this outstanding initiative and more details on membership through the Club late.

Votes of Sympathy.

Castlelyons GAA wish to express sincere condolences to Ms Liz Dolan and the Dolan family, Fermoy and Douglas on the unexpected death of Mick Dolan. Mick was a man of great values and integrity as he gave so much to his club Fermoy, and Cork County Board. Mick was an outstanding character and one always felt enthused by his company as he had so many stories of GAA and life in general. Ní beidh a leithéid ann arís agus ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm dílis.

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