Castlelyons GAA Club

07 November, 2017

Castlelyons GAA Notes week ended 6.11.17

Castlelyons play the ‘Hill IN Division 2 IHL Final.

Division 2 Hurling League Final, Castlelyons v Watergrasshill in Lisgoold at 3.00pm

This game is now finally a fixture after numerous provisional dates and it’s Castlelyons versus Watergrasshill in the Division 2 IHL final in Lisgoold at 3pm. This promises to be a cracker of a derby as Castlelyons parade All Star nominee Colm Spillane and recent county senior medallists with Imokilly Colm Barry (full back), Niall O Leary (centre back), Tom Carroll and Aidan O Sullivan and many more good men anxious to deliver. However, we have many injuries in Anthony Spillane, Alan Fenton and Keith O Leary. The team have trained well but played little games in the recent past. The ‘Hill will provide extremely tough opposition having come out the right side of a relegation battle recently and they will be going into Saturdays game as slight favourites. They have men from the Imokilly panel in fine goalie Dara O Callaghan, Denis O Farrell, Shane O Regan and many other good players. This is an important game for Castlelyons as it would be an achievement to end the season with a bit of county silverware so best of luck to the players and our management team. We would appreciate your support. Castlelyons Abú.

Congratulations to Colm Spillane.

Celebrations were the order of the day (and evening) recently as Imokilly won the senior hurling championship and we had a few lads on the team, panel and backroom set up. However, it was a special celebratory time for Colm Spillane, his family and our club too as Colm received a PwC All-Star Hurling Nomination for 2017. As is tradition, the nominations are divided into three goalkeepers, 18 defenders, six midfielders and 18 forwards and Colm received a defender nominee. So, what a night of glitz and glamour as the stars hit Dublin’s Convention Centre last Friday night for a gala black-tie Banquet and photographed into history as part of the red-carpet gallery. The final 15 were presented with their awards and all the nominees with specially commissioned certificates of achievement. A massive year for our man who returned from serious injury to full fitness with Castlelyons and Cork so congratulations again Colm and the best of luck for 2018

Wedding Bells for Colm and Bríd.

Congratulations to one of our former players and Colm Dorgan and Bríd Dunne who were married recently in Limerick. Colm was some wielder of the camán in his hurling days as I remember some years ago down in Shannon he banged in three goals against Wolfe Tones in the Munster clubs senior hurling league and Bríd is a renowned traditional musician. We wish them many happy years together.

Cork GAA Clubs Draw.

The Annual Cork GAA Clubs draw has commenced and the first two monthly draws took place last Friday night. This is a top Draw and is massive value for money as down through the years we have been reasonably lucky in the Club winning prizes of a car, holiday, laptops, iPads, €1,000 and €500 all coming to our club. Thanks to all who purchased tickets as the number joined this year is very high despite many other fundraisers is very high. A special thanks to John Barrett who heads up this Draw and works so hard at it returning a strong fundraiser for us. The draw for the first two months have taken place and we did not win in the club but there are ten months left you could be a big winner yet if you are in and you can still buy for the remaining months.

Castlelyons GAA Weekly Lotto Draw Results Tuesday 30.10.17

This week’s Lotto Draw was held in the Club Bar and the numbers drawn were 7, 11, 21 and 26. There was no winner. The Jackpot is now €3,200. There were eight Lucky Dip winners as follows: - Mary Cronin, Letricia Kiely, Clare & Lucy, Sarah Jane Dorgan, Helen Mackessey, Moss Carroll, Colman Jnr O Flynn, Mary Dorgan

The next Draw will be held Monday 13th November 2017 in the Abbey Tavern 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.

Last week’s Lotto Draw was held in the Club Bar on Tuesday 30th October due to the storm on Monday night and the numbers drawn were 8, 15, 25 and 32. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €3,000. There were eight Lucky Dip winners as follows: - Donie Mackessey, Barry Fitzgerald, Majella Piertropaola, J. A. Anthony, Michael Roche, Aoibhe McAuliffe, Noelle O Keeffe, Mae Dorgan.

Castlelyons GAA Annual General Meeting on Friday 24th November 2017 at 8pm.

The date for the 2017 Annual General Meeting is Friday 24th November @ 8pm. Meeting is open to all and will be held in the club bar. Motions for inclusion in the meeting and nominations for any position with the club need to be submitted in writing by Friday 17th November 2017 to Michael Barrett, Knock, Fermoy, Co. Cork or secretary.castlelyons.cork@gaa.ie Only full members are entitled to vote on motions discussed.

The AGM is a most important event for the Club and we should make every effort to attend. The officers of the club look forward to seeing you on Friday 24th November.

AGM East Cork Scór on Friday 10.11.17 at 8 pm in Lisgoold.

Scór has been part and parcel of the GAA and promoter of our culture for many a year and the winter nights are with us s what about some music, song and dance. The AGM of the East Cork Scór takes place in Lisgoold on Friday 10th November at 8 pm. Also, the East Cork Scór na nÓg finals take place in Lisgoold on Saturday 25th November at 7.30 pm. Hopefully our Executive and cultural officers will attend at the meeting and ensure representation at the competitions.

Votes of Sympathy.

Our Club wishes to extend sincere sympathy to the Fitzgerald, Leahy, Morrison, Leech, Howard, Moroney, Waters and Walsh families on recent bereavements. Solas na bhFlaitheas ar a nainmeacha go Léir.

Castlelyons Main Sponsor: ZEUS Packaging Group.