Castlelyons GAA Club

16 January, 2018

Castlelyons GAA Notes week ended 15th January 2018.

Intermediate Team commence Training.

Back to business again for our Intermediate hurling team and the slog of winter training as they started with a fitness last Sunday morning. However, there were down a few as Colm Spillane, Colm Barry and Niall O Leary were away with Cork, Jack Barry and Jamie O Leary are on third level activity this weather while Anthony Spillane is still suffering from groin trouble and unavailable for the immediate future. Cian O Leary and Ronan Bransfield from last years squad are in Dublin and hopefully they may be available later. Otherwise the turnout was reasonable. Tosach maith leath na hoibre and a good start is necessary as the League is earlier this year. We are now up in the Premier Division and a trip into Fermoy, out to Kilworth or over to Mallow will be a serious wake up call if we are not in reasonable condition. Mick Spillane, the Manager, and John McCarthy, selector, has added a new selector this year, namely Padraig Murphy. Padraig, from Aghabullogue, who came to Castlelyons some years ago and played with us is an astute hurling man and will be a help to the backroom staff further strengthened with Brian Horgan as physical trainer. Darren Tobin, of course, is coach to the team. Go n-éirí libh.

Result of our Weekly Lotto of the 15.1.18.

The numbers drawn were 3, 15, 18 and 25. There was no winner. There were eight "Lucky Dip" winners of €20 each as follows: - Agnes Moroney, Caoimhe Murphy, Mary Daly, Cory Ryan, Willie Murphy, Mary O Connell, Cathal O Doherty and Denis O Brien

The Jackpot is now €5, 000 and our next draw is Monday 22nd January at 9.30 pm in the Club Bar. Thanks for your support and please remind your friends that they can play our Lotto Online or purchase from the usual sources.

Castlelyons Victory Social for Saturday 20th January 2018.

If you are thinking of heading out this Saturday night for a meal and a little breakout after the Christmas don’t forget our victory social in the Rochestown Park Hotel at 8.00pm. We have a lot of Cups to show on the night and some medals to present. Tickets are just €30 and can be got from Con Lawlor, Denis Fenton, James Maye or any committee member. There will be great ceol, caint agus craic with the best of food and dancing and still a few tickets left.

Kerry record a historic hurling win over Cork in Tralee.

Kerry 1-23 Cork 1-13

It was certainly tough going for any young Cork players attempting to break into the county scene in Austin Stack Park, Tralee, last Sunday as Kerry recorded a historic 10-point victory over Cork in the Co-Op Superstores hurling league. The game was a dead rubber clash as

both teams were already out of the competition. Kerry were strong, but the Cork outfit was experimental and featured many new players. Colm Barry and Niall O Leary were in at full and centre back and done well. However, Cork have their full panel in training for some time and, no doubt, will be ready to take on Kilkenny in the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday 27th January at 7 pm in the Allianz hurling league. This will be preceded by the Cork v Tipperary Division 2 Football League game at 5 pm. These are big games for Cork as both Managers John Meyler(hurling) and Ronan McCarthy(football) will be out to do well on the home sod.

Castlelyons Community Council – Six Month Community Draw.

This draw is being held to assist in funding several projects including resurfacing the walkway and laying of tarmacadam in upper car park in the Fr Ferris Field. The Draw will commence in March and prizes are €1,000, €500 and 5 prizes of €100.

Tickets are on sale at €10 per month or €50 for the six months if paid at the start of the draw, meaning one free draw. Support for this Draw is important as it assists in the development and continuity of many projects about the village. Tickets are available from any Community Council member.

Castlelyons GAA Club Bar.

At our recent meeting the sub committee running the Club Bar requested that if members want the bar open for a game or club event that they should give good notice to the committee to organise staff and stock. The ambience and setting in the club bar is now very pleasant with a new TV and several improvements and it is open on Saturday nights. So, with home league and challenge games coming up and any other evenings enjoy a break and chat at the bar.

Castlelyons Main Sponsor: ZEUS Packaging Group.