Castlelyons GAA Club

30 May, 2017

Castlelyons GAA Notes week ended Monday 29th May 2017.

Castlelyons Weekly Lotto Draw Results – winner all right

This week our draw was held in the GAA Club Bar and the numbers drawn were 7, 9, 11 and 21. There was one winner of the Jackpot Prize of €11, 400 namely Mr Sean O Dowd, Conna. Congratulations to Sean. Our next draw will be held at the GAA Club Bar on Tuesday 6th June 2017 The Jackpot will restart at €2, 000. Thanks as always for your great support.

Club focus on Championship preparations.

Surprisingly there were no games played by the club in either hurling or football this last weekend. However, all are beavering away in championship preparation mode. The intermediate hurlers had several training sessions and efforts to fix an Abernethy Cup game with Castlemartyr have stretched out to June. They are currently leading the Division two league and have a game arranged with Eire Óg. All focus is on a return to form and the championship game with Fr O Neills at the end of June.

The footballers had the weekend off after their progress to the semi-final of the East Cork JAFC recently. They are second in the league with two games left against Castlemartyr and Glanmire and have an outstanding chance of making this final but the remaining games must be played.

Our Junior B Hurlers are working well and played Fermoy in a challenge game in St Colman’s field last Wednesday. Both sides were short players due to exams and work, etc, nevertheless it was a good workout. They play Youghal in a preliminary round on a date to be arranged.

Voluntary Stewards Training Course

CLCG Chontae Chorcaí are holding a Course for voluntary stewards to assist with our games in, Páirc Uí Chaoimh for major games and concerts as the need arises. The purpose of these courses is to ensure that there will be a sufficient quantity of qualified stewards for events at these venues. Conditions are as follows: - over 18 years of age (male or female), available for a Steward Roster at weekends (average of 10 - 20 events annually), fit and active, friendly, courteous, enthusiastic.

Course Details: - Stewards will be trained and accredited by the GAA National Health and Safety Committee and the course is monitored by the Portobello Institute who will be present. The last course will take place in Páirc Uí Rinn on Friday 9th June 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm / Saturday 10th June 9 pm to 1 pm. Attendance on both dates is required as certification will only be awarded upon completion of the full course. If you are interested please contact Coiste Chontae Chorcaí offices in writing or by email by Tuesday 6th June 2017 or contact Club PRO Kieran McGann. Please include the following details in your application: - Name, Club, Year of Birth, contact address, contact mobile, Email address.

“Evening at the Races” on Sunday 4th June.

Castlelyons Community Centre Committee are almost ready for the “Evening at the Races” in the Centre with the first race at 8.30 pm on Sunday 4th June 2017 This is an evening with a difference as

they will have horse racing footage from various courses including jump and flat races up on the big screen. The aim is to match Galway, Punchestown, or Killarney as there will be race cards, the craic of the tote for fun, prizes for each Race, pints on the hoof and a mighty sing song arranged for later in the night. Hopefully, this will help make a few bob for the upkeep of the Centre as it is so busy on a daily and nightly basis either in the hall and kitchen, meeting rooms, “Tuck Shop”, dressing rooms, Gymnasium or the GAA Club Bar

Anthony O Regan and his committee wish to thank the many sponsors, especially our Main sponsors Rathbarry Stud and the many people and Companies who have sponsored Races and placed adds in the Race Card and bought horses as the finishing touches are now being put to a unique set up. All in all, this should be a cracking evening so do support and come along and keep that focal point of the Parish alive.

Imokilly GAA Grand Club Draw 2017.

Imokilly GAA Division launched a Grand Club Draw 2017 on Wednesday 24th May. The 1st Prize is Two Premium Seat Tickets for Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the Season 2017 which includes: - Two Premium Seats for all GAA matches played in the stadium for 2017. Entry into a lottery for two All-Ireland final tickets if Cork are involved in the senior final 2017. Free entry for two to all Cork County Championship matches anywhere in Cork County for 2017. A 2nd Prize of €150 and 3rd Prize of €100. This is an ideal way to support you Club as sixty per cent of ticket sales by the club goes direct to the club and the draw will be held on Thursday 22nd June.

Scoil Náisiúnta Chaisleáin Uí Liatháin 1967 – 2017.

There was a special celebration day to mark the 50th Anniversary of Castlelyons National School on Sunday last. A special Mass was celebrated by Fr Gerard Coleman, P.P. and then it was to the school where all were treated to refreshments, viewing of the Role Books and a rendition of various songs by the pupils. This was a memorable and enjoyable day appreciated by both past and present pupils, their teachers and previous members of Parents Associations down the years. There have been so many fine teachers over the years and this writer remembers one group of staff circa 1984/1990 during involvement with the juvenile club and family attending the school. They were the late Mr. Roddy, Principal, Ms. Marie Crowley, Ms. Patricia Fouhy, Ms. Margaret Cashman, Miss Collins and Miss Lynch. All were so accommodating and were outstanding teachers. Present Principal Mr. Nelius De Róiste and his staff have continued to deliver and enhance on these high standards and, of course, have really developed the facilities down the years as prefabs have come and gone and the school is now a massive building, bright and spacious with parking facilities and much more. On behalf of Castlelyons GAA we wish to congratulate the school and its staff for a wonderful 50 years of education and wishing all every success as it heads for the centenary.

Uí Mac Coille take on UCC in Senior Hurling Championship.

All roads lead to Sarsfields Grounds in Riverstown on Sunday evening 4.6.17 at 7.30 pm where Imokilly take on UCC in the Senior Hurling Championship with Ken Healy down as the referee. UCC had a massive victory over Carrigdhoun in the first round on a score of 4-22 to 0-11 and are strong favourites not alone to advance but to take this year’s title. Imokilly had a flattering 2-26 to 0-12 win over Bishopstown in the first round as they raked on the scores near the end. Nevertheless, this game has potential to be the proverbial “cracker” as both sides met last year and there is keen interest from our club. Colm Barry, Tom Carroll and Aidan O Sullivan and Niall O Leary are part of the Imokilly panel and some of the lads may be featuring. Jack Barry, Colm and Anthony Spillane are part of the UCC panel and it is assumed that all three will be on the team. Bí ann gan teip.

Our Main Sponsor ZEUS Packaging Group.

Castlelyons GAA Club main sponsor is Zeus Packaging Group and we really appreciate their sponsorship. ZEUS is a leading specialist distribution and manufacturing group, supplying a diverse range of products and supply solutions to a wide range of customer markets across the world. Their products include Industrial Packaging, Food Packaging, Janitorial and Hygiene, Hospitality, Agricultural and Fashion Retail.

These are busy times in the farming world so don’t forget Zeus Epicrop provides premium packaging solutions to the agricultural world and farmers can use their award winning Balewrap, Bale Net, Sileage Sheets, Baling Twine and Sileage Tape. So please support our Sponsors by purchasing their products.

Club Main Sponsor: ZEUS Packaging Group

 “Promoting an “Evening at the Races” are left to right Donal Barry, Fermoy Point to Point,  Paul Cashman, Rathbarry Stud and Main Sponsor, Ms. Pamela McCarthy, Juvenile and Camogie Clubs, Michael Barrett, Runaí Castlelyons GAA, Anthony O Regan, Chairman CC Committee, Maurice Carroll, Chairman Castlelyons GAA and James Parker, Cisteoir of the Centre Committee.