Castlelyons GAA Club

10 October, 2017

Castlelyons GAA Notes week ended 9.10. 17.

Big Games for our U21 Hurlers and representatives with Imokilly this weekend.

County Under 21 A Hurling Quarter Final on Sunday.

We head down to Ballygarvan, at the back of the Airport, at 12 md on this Sunday 15.10.17 for the showdown County Under 21 A Hurling Quarter Final versus Clonakilty. This West Cork outfit, a bastion of football, are also creating waves in Cork hurling in recent times as they have a very strong under age structure and are competitive at Junior team level. They have a massive complex of new pitches, artificial pitches, Gymnasium, Hall and Bar a little outside the town. We must respect their U21 team as Mark White, goalie, Sean Donoghue, half back, David Lowney, Cork and midfield player and Cian O Donovan are all outstanding players and they had a good win over Kilmeen in the Carbery final. However, we equally had an outstanding win over Bride Rovers in a very good East Cork final and if we reach that form we should have enough in the tank to advance. We did play Cahir in a recent challenge and hurled well although a little short in numbers. Best of luck to our players and management outfit and let’s get behind this team in their quest for a county title. Castlelyons Abú

Intermediate Hurling League and Abernethy Cup Finals.

Kanturk have set the bar for 2017 by becoming PIHC champions last Saturday night with a rousing win over Mallow in the final. Castlelyons were so near them in the first round in Castletownroche and what a pity that bad start. However, we have made good progress too for 2017 and are in our rightful grade of Premier Intermediate hurling for 2018 because of that recent relegation battle and convincing win over Tracton. We are, of course, involved in some hurling at the business end of this season and that is the Division 2 IHL final versus Watergrasshill. The ‘Hill are at the top of their game with their recent win over Inniscarra and will provide extremely tough opposition. We all know what a derby is like and while it should be a mighty game we must harbour the strongest ambitions of coming out the right side so hopefully players and management are preparing dutifully for this game. Of course, we also have the East Cork Intermediate championship final, the Abernethy Cup, versus Cloyne and this game is left outstanding for some time. Hopefully, we will have dates and venues for these games next week. Best of luck to the players and our management team of Mick Spillane, John McCarthy and Colm Crowley to date over the next few vital weeks.

Uí Mac Coille draw with Sarsfields in county senior hurling semi-final.

The new Pairc Uí Chaoimh opened its doors on Sunday and what a day’s hurling we had with two outstanding senior hurling semi-finals as Blackrock overcame a strong Na Piarsaigh challenge to reach their first final in 12 years in the first game and then to what was billed the main event. Uí Mac Coille took on last year’s champions Sarsfields at 4 pm and this was an outstanding game as both sides drove on for the hour and could not be separated as it ended in a draw when Paudie O Sullivan put over a last second equaliser for the Candy Stripes. Once again, our men Colm Barry and Niall O Leary were supreme in the heart of the Uí Mac Coille defence and it was a day to be proud to be involved with Castlelyons although it was disappointing that our teak tough back Tom Carroll or inform forward Aidan O

Sullivan did not get game time as this writer firmly believes they could have influenced this game.

The replay is on in Páirc Uí Rinn at 7pm on this Saturday evening and well-done boys but we must do it all again. While it would be nice to have the replay of a county senior hurling semi-final in daylight in Páirc Uí Chaoimh the GAA HQ of Cork hurling and football down the ages times have changed and while the Park is now in splendour it needs a big crowd for atmosphere and sure where better than Páirc Uí Rinn. Best of luck to the Candy Stripes and especially our own lads Colm Barry, Niall O Leary, Aidan O Sullivan and Tom Carroll. Your support for the team would be appreciated.

Castlelyons GAA Weekly Lotto Draw Results week ended 2.10.17

This week’s Lotto Draw was held in the Abbey Tavern and the numbers drawn were 1, 2, 11 and 27. There was no winner. The Jackpot is now €2,400. There were eight Lucky Dip winners as follows: - Billy Kelleher, Donal O Connell, Paula Dorgan, Gerry Fitzgerald, Liam O Brien, Helen Hussey, Vonnie O Sullivan and Tom Barry.

The next Draw will be held Monday 16th October 2017 in the Abbey at 9.30pm. Thanks for your support and please advise your friends that your friends that you can play Online or purchase from local outlets.

Monster Club Draw an outstanding success.

Castlelyons Adult Club, Juvenile Section and Camogie Club held the recent fund-raiser draw on Saturday night the 7th October 2017 in the Club Bar. The draw was an outstanding success and a cracking night was had by all. There was music, song, a few speeches and mighty craic with a great crowd present. Intercounty stars Timmy McCarthy, Finola Neville, Orla Cotter and Timmy McCarthy took part in an intercounty chit chat and question and answer session. Full credit to an outstanding finance committee who breathed energy into this draw and with the three clubs coming together this may be the start of a new era in the acquisition and provision of badly needed facilities for Castlelyons GAA. Incidentally, the committee produced a souvenir programme of the raffle with a special thanks to the many sponsors. Well done again to our finance committee. The winners were as follows.

1. Batt Dorgan.

2. Peter O Sullivan.

3. Marcella McGrath.

4. Michael Forest.

5. Lilly Quinn.

6. Sophie and Isabelle Crowley.

7. Shiela O Keeffe.

8. Eleanor Wrynne.

9. Margaret Hartnett

There were sellers Prizes also: - James Moroney, John Healy, John Joyce and Maurice Carroll.

Cork GAA Clubs Draw.

The Annual Cork GAA Clubs draw has commenced and tickets are on sale again. This is a top Draw with the best value for money as down through the years we have been reasonably lucky in the Club with prizes of a car, holiday, laptops, iPads, €1,000 and €500 all coming to our club. So, don’t forget to purchase you ticket off any club member and in turn you are really helping our club.

Castlelyons GAA Main Sponsor: Zeus Packaging Group

Colm Barry, Castlelyons and Imokilly, in massive form this year.