Castlelyons GAA Club

12 June, 2018

Castlelyons GAA Notes week ended 11.6.18

Castlelyons play Fermoy in Premier IHL.

These are quiet hurling times on the home front in Castlelyons but nothing better to engage hearts and minds than a local derby and I see that our intermediate hurlers are down to play Fermoy in Fitzgerald Park next Tuesday evening the 19th June at 7.45pm. Castlelyons are low in numbers as we even find it hard to field a team and no chance of Junior hurling presently. Lads are sitting their Leaving Certificate, a few have headed for some work and fun in the States, but the injury ward is full of players like Colm Barry, Anthony Spillane, Aidan O Sullivan, Darragh Lawlor, Ronan O Regan, Jamie O Leary and others all on the treatment table. Colm Spillane and Niall O Leary are on Rebel duties. What seemed a tame exit from the football championship in closer examination and as outlined by football Manager Donal O Leary at our recent meeting was a massive effort by available players as so many of our more established lads were injured.

Fermoy are going well as a club and especially their intermediate football and hurling teams. They top the football league on a runaway 15 points and a big win with a very young team over Carrigaline recently. While Castlelyons lead the Premier IHL Fermoy are just three points off us and they have a game in hand. We need all available players to hit form to have any chance this against this craic Fermoy outfit and who knows it could be a prelude to more as the teams could yet meet in the championship. So hopefully exciting days ahead.

Castlelyons GAA Weekly Lotto Draw of Tuesday 4th June

This weekly Lotto draw was held on Tuesday 5th June due to the Bank Holiday weekend and the numbers drawn were 2, 6,7 and 31. The Jackpot was €9,800 and there was no winner. There were eight “Lucky Dip” winners of €20 each: - Castlelyons Camogie, Margaret O Regan, Noel O Brien, Anne Moroney, Fiona Curley, Nelius O Mahony, Matthew Walsh, Fergal Crowley.

Castlelyons GAA Weekly Lotto Draw of Monday 11th June

This week’s Lotto was held on Monday 11th June and the numbers drawn were 9, 24,27 and 28. There was no winner. There were eight “Lucky Dip” winners of €20 each: - Breda Lynch, Donal O Leary, Bill Kelleher, Tony O Sullivan, Cory Ryan, Sean O Sullivan, Denis Granville and Alice Burke.

The Jackpot for the next draw is now €9,200 and this will be held on Monday 18th June 2018 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.

New initiative at County Board Meetings.

The Chairperson of Coiste Chontae Chorcaí Treacy Kennedy has introduced a new initiative at the monthly meetings by introducing a discussion topic each month whereby delegates can give their views on relevant matters. This month’s topic is titled “the most significant challenges facing clubs today apart from fixtures” and should provoke quality discussion. The Chairperson Treacy must be commended on this initiative as it has introduced a forum of discussion on present day challenges with the offering of solutions. Submissions for this

topic were discussed at our monthly meeting and for the next topic we will canvass submission earlier from all committees.

Cork v Waterford Sunday 17th June in Thurles.

A hard-fought Munster SHC for both Cork and Waterford to date comes to a climax in Thurles next Sunday. A win for Cork will see them in the Munster final as they have one win and two draws to date in the new set up. Waterford on the other hand are now out of the race as they suffered some cruel injuries, questionable decisions, lost two games and drew one which left them with just one point. However, the Déise are a proud race and love the camán. They will have a right cut of the Rebels again and it should be a great game. Best of luck to our own man Colm Spillane again on Sunday who is really motoring well as he drives into open country to strike some great points this year.

Then on Tuesday 20th June we have another Castlelyons man, Niall O Leary involved with the Cork U21 hurlers as they take on Waterford in Pairc Uí Rinn at 7.30pm. Waterford were strong in this grade for the last few years, but this year Cork could swing it as there are several senior team members available. Our own man Niall is going well and will be fighting hard for his place as he starred for County SH Champions Imokilly last year at centre back. A win here would be yet another boost for Cork hurling so no doubt there will be strong Castlelyons support on Tuesday evening.

Field Development.

Great to see some new ball stops and the repair of other netting in the Pitch. The Committee are also pricing the erection of some new fencing which will enhance Páirc an tAthair Peadar Uí Laoghaire. The pitch took a bit of a battering during the bad winter but is now back in great order. Thanks to John Healy, Martin Dorgan and many others for all the great work. Our treasurer Donal Barry is making preliminary queries on some fund-raising activities which will be announced shortly.

New Castlelyons Safeguarding Policy for Castlelyons GAA

Castlelyons Juvenile GAA has as a priority the enjoyment and safety of the children in our care while playing Gaelic Games. As part of the recruitment policy of coaches we ensure all our coaches are Garda vetted and have completed a Child Protection Course. We ensure they have completed a Foundation Coaching course. Our Child Welfare Officer, Lorna Murphy has completed a risk assessment as to the risk of harm that could come to a child in the care of Castlelyons Juvenile GAA, from which she developed the Castlelyons Juvenile GAA Child Safeguarding Statement. This ensures that as a club we are complying with our legislative requirements in relation to child protection and for you the parents it outlines a clear set of procedures to follow in the event you have any concerns around child welfare in the club

The Safeguarding statement is now available on our Website under Club Coaching and outlines the procedures, policies and practices we have in place to safeguard children, as far as practicable, from risk when they are attending our games or other Association activities. It identifies that as a basic right we recognize that that all children have the right to be protected from harm. Cuman Lúthchleas Gael Caisleán Uí Liatháin through chairman

Con Lawlor at our monthly wish to acknowledge the great work Lorna has put has put into the document and her ongoing work as our Child Welfare Officer

Votes of Sympathy.

Our Club wishes to extend sincere sympathy to the McGrath, Cashman, Leahy Hoare and Broderick families. Solas na bhFlaitheas ar a nainmeacha go Léir.

Castlelyons Main Sponsor: ZEUS Packaging Group.