Castlelyons GAA Club

19 December, 2017

Castlelyons GAA Notes week ended 18th December 2017.

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.

Results of Weekly Lotto Draw held on Monday 18.12.17.

This Draw was held in the Clubhouse on Monday 18.12.17. The numbers drawn were 5, 12, 15, and 29. There was no winner. There were eight "Lucky Dip" winners of €20 each as follows: - Kieran Hegarty, Cal Moroney, Maireád Collins, Diarmuid Barry, Criona Broderick, Mary Leigh, Rachel O Neill and Alan Waters. The Jackpot is now €4,400 and our next draw is Tuesday 2nd January at 9.30 pm in the Abbey Tavern. Thanks for your support and please remind your friends that they can play our Lotto Online or purchase from the usual sources. Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

Special Christmas Lotto Raffle of Wines, Biscuits and Chocolates.

This Draw took place as part of the Weekly Lotto Draw of the 18th December and the winners were as follows: - Robbie Cremin, Catherine Cashman, Florence Waters, Jo McGann, Maura O Sullivan, Ita Ryan, Lester Coates, Glanbia, Barry Fitzgerald, Donal Barry, Colm Murphy and Donal O Connell.

Cork GAA Clubs Draw.

We had a winner in the Decembers Draw as Barry Fitzgerald won €150 cash. So, congrats Barry. The Draw is going very well this year and you can join at any time. Our Club Promoter is John Barrett so contact John and in doing so you are supporting our club plus cork underage training.

Report on East cork AGM held in Castlelyons Community Hall

East Cork GAA held their Annual Convention in Castlelyons GAA Club on Wednesday 6th December last. There was a very large crowd in attendance. Our Chairman Con Lawlor on behalf of the Castlelyons GAA Club welcomed everyone to Castlelyons Hall for the AGM. Then Chairman Richard Fitzgerald welcomed everyone to the meeting and officially opened the meeting. First order of business was our Minutes from our previous AGM held in Gortroe Hall last year, by Secretary Michael O Brien. Once the minutes were deemed in order he then proceed to give his Secretaries report for the year. This was followed by the Treasurers report by Kieran McGann who gave a detailed breakdown of the figures for the past year. The PRO Shane Supple gave a brief report of PR activities during the year and thanked all clubs and members of the Press and Media who worked so well with the Board during the year. Our outgoing Chairman Richard Fitzgerald then gave his Chairman's address in which he welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked everyone for their support during his term in office and presented the medals to the winning clubs during the year.

Then incoming Imokilly President Willie Ring spoke to the members present outlining his gratitude to all present and to the previous members who had held the position of President before him. Wile spoke kind works of the late Tom Joe O Riordan of our Club who made such a massive contribution to his club, the Division, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael and the community. Both Martin and William O Riordan sons of the late Tom Joe were guests at the AGM. Both men were stalwarts in the green and gold and winning county medals with William captaining Uí Mac Coille to a county senior hurling title and playing for Cork. Incoming East Cork Chairman Donal O'Keeffe then spoke outlining his plans going forward and he thanked the previous chairman for all his help along with all the delegates and members of the board.

Ger Lane the outgoing Chairman of the Cork County Board spoke briefly about how well Imokilly had done in the year gone by and he thanked everyone for the support he had received during his term in office on the County Board and he wished all new board members in Imokilly every success going forward. A presentation was then made to Ger Lane by Richard Fitzgerald on behalf of Imokilly thanking him for his hard work. And the final act of the evening was a presentation to Richard from our Secretary Michael O Brien to thank him for his hard work on the board with the last number of years. When official proceedings had finished everyone had tea and sandwiches and a social chat before heading home. Well done to our Club Castlelyons Club and thanks to them for providing these mighty refreshments, massive cakes and sandwiches and, of course, the hall for the East Cork AGM 2017.

Coiste Uí Mac Coille 2018

§ Uachtarán: Liam Ó Rinn (Cluain Uamha).

§ Iar-Uachtarán: Seán Ó hAonghusa (Mainistir na Corann) & Diarmuid Ó Briain (An Cóbh).

§ Leas Uachtarán: Diarmuid Ó Súilleabháin (Cluain Uamha), Gearóid Ó Laighin (Fánaithe na Bríde), Donncha Ó Muirthle (Na Sairséiligh), Micheál Ó Briain (Átha Fhada) agus Risteard MacGearailt (Fánaithe na Ruíséalagh).

§ Cathaoirleach: Dónal Ó Caoimh (Lios gCúl).

§ Leas-Cathaoirleach: Íarom Ó Briain (Cluain Uamha).

§ Runaí: Micheál Ó Briain (Átha Fhada).

§ Cisteoir: Ciarán Mac Cana (Caisleán Uí Liatháin).

§ Oifigeach Poiblíochta: Shane Ó Súipéal (Naomh Íde)

Castlelyons GAA Club Dinner Dance.

Arrangements for the forthcoming Victory Dinner Dance are advance with a probable date of Friday 20th January in the Rochestown Park Hotel. Tickets are priced €20 each and there is good interest. Denis Fenton, James Maye, Con Lawlor, Aidan O Sullivan are the members

to contact here for tickets and a show of interest. They are looking forward to hearing from you. As I said last week meeting the stars, a bit of bonding with craic, caint, ceol agus ól should lead to a great night and take the gene out of the bottle for 2018.

Christmas and thinking of times past.

A lovely gift about this year on times past a DVD on “The School Reunion 1991 of Britway, Castlelyons and Kilmagner” originally recorded by the late Raymond Murray and reproduced with kind permission of the Murray family. This valued treasure is now available at €15 from James Murphy, 0872781624, at just €15 while stocks last.

Castlelyons Juvenile GAA Poc Fada on Tuesday St Stephen’s Day 11 am

Castlelyons Juvenile GAA Poc Fada on Tuesday St Stephens Day at 11am. Registration from 10.30am onwards in the Club Bar. Teams of four and must include two juveniles. €20 per team. A morning of great craic followed by refreshments and presentation of prizes immediately after in the Club Bar. A mighty way for a bit of exercise on St Stephens morning.

Beannachtaí na Nollag.

Wishing all a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year for 2018.

Castlelyons GAA Main Sponsor: ZEUS Packaging Group

 “Teams of times past and one of the best was the Castlelyons Junior A Hurling Team of 1966 as it had so many great hurlers and characters, some unfortunately have passed on in recent years but left a legacy of passion for the club that so many feel.”