Castlelyons GAA Club

24 September, 2019

Castlelyons GAA Notes WE 23.9.19.

Castlelyons play Youghal in East Cork Junior B Hurling Championship

Our Junior B hurlers face Youghal in Killeagh at 8.15pm on Wednesday night in this semi-final. Youghal are a strong outfit as they had a four-point win over Bride Rovers in the quarter final with top men in Brendan Coleman at centre back, Brendan Ring, Dion O Donoghue and Kenneth Walsh. However, our lads although down a few since the last game have done a lot of work and will give their best. Aghada await the winners in the final which may be on at the weekend as they defeated Killeagh in the other semi-final last Sunday.

Minor Hurlers out in Rebel Óg County Division 2 Championship.

Castlelyons minor hurlers are out in the county on Sunday 6th October as they are down to play versus. No doubt Willie Casey, Pat O Neill, Niall O Leary and Alan Fenton are sharpening the touch with the lads for this game. Killavullen were defeated in the North Cork Final by Kilara Óg by the narrowest of margins in a cracking game on a score of 1-12 to 0-13. Kilara Óg are an amalgamation of Araglen and Kilworth who are loaded with strong hurlers so that makes Killavullen a good side too. The venue, time or referee is not decided to date so we will have more next week but make Sunday 6.10.19 a date for your diary.

Healthy Club Conference in Croke Park on Saturday 5th October.

If you are involved with Castlelyons and have interest in mental health in sport, diversity and inclusion, positive aging and the importance of physical activity. You are more than welcome to attend this Conference on behalf of Castlelyons GAA.

The themes will be brought to life through practical case studies revealing initiatives rolled out by Healthy Clubs in the past 12 months. Renowned GAA coaching tutor, Paudie Butler, will discuss in his keynote address how the development of the child – including their wellbeing – lies at the heart of all good coaching and is fundamental to the principles of the Healthy Club Project. Tipperary’s 2019 All Ireland winning man-of-the-match Noel McGrath and Dublin’s 2018 All Ireland winning star Nicole Owens will contribute to a panel discussion. Tickets for the event are free and Lunch will be provided on the day. However, you must be registered, and you can contact Michael Barrett our Club Secretary if interest in attending

Results of Weekly Lotto Draw.

Our weekly club lotto draw was held in the Peddlers on Monday 23rd September and the numbers drawn were 2, 22, 27 and 31. There was no winner. There were eight Lucky Dip winners were as follows: - Pedlars, Mary Murphy, Seamus Moroney, Shane O Sullivan, Jody Whelan, Simon Barry, Bobby Vahily and Sarah Jane Dorgan.

Next week’s draw will be held on Monday 30th September at 9.30pm in the Peddlers. The Jackpot is still a massive €20,000 so don’t forget your ticket for next week. The results of the Club Lotto are published on both the Avondhu and social media. Thanks to all our Lotto players who support us each week as without you we would not be able to invest in the future of our club.

Voluntary Stewards Training Course – CLCG Coiste Chontae Chorcaí

CLCG Coiste Chontae Chorcaí are holding a Course for voluntary stewards to assist with our games in, Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Pairc Uí Rinn and occasionally for a concert as the need arises. The purpose of this course is to ensure that there will be a enough qualified stewards for events at these venues.

This course will take place on Saturday 9th November 2019 starting at 9am sharp and ending no later than 4pm. Certification will only be awarded upon completion of the full course. Venue will be Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Stewards will be trained and accredited by the GAA National Health & Safety Committee and the course is monitored by the Europlan Group who will be present.

Conditions are as follows: - Over 18 years of age (male or female). Available for a Steward Roster at weekends (average of 10 - 15 events annually). Fit and Active. Friendly, courteous, enthusiastic. Applications Forms are available on the Cork GAA Website. If you are interested, please contact Coiste Chontae Chorcaí offices in writing or by email as soon as possible or if you are local contact Kieran McGann on 0867773100

Imokilly defeat Sarsfields in Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final.

Imokilly defeated Sarsfield 1-17 to 0-10 in Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday night last. This game was part of a double header in which Glen Rovers defeated Newtownshandrum in the opener. By 6.45pm the rain began to bate down and no doubt many of the small crowd hit for the fireside. Fergal Condon and his management outfit had our lads well motivated for the Sars challenge which was very strong early on but fizzled out in the second half of a disappointing game. Our men Colm Barry and Anthony Spillane done well. Colm dominated at full back while Anthony although not on the scoreboard worked hard all through.

Overall this was a very impressive outing for the Candy Stripes as Declan Dalton put 1-10 on the board with many of the lads showing up well too. The next game is the county semi-final versus St Finbarrs which is provisionally listed for the weekend of the 5th/6th October. However, St Finbarrs have several dual players and are down to play Nemo Rangers next weekend and if they were to win, they will be looking for a two-week break which might push the game out a bit.

New Management for Cork Under 20 Hurlers.

There will be a new management set up for the Cork Under 20 hurlers for the coming season led by the vastly experienced Pat Ryan of Sarsfields with Fergal Condon, Wayne Sherlock, Brendan Coleman and Donal O Mahony. Delighted for Fergal has restored a pride in Imokilly hurling in recent seasons as they now head for three in a row in the senior championship. He has excellent management and coaching skills with an innate ability to fit into any group as he has a great way with players. So, no doubt he will be of mighty assistance to Pat Ryan and his men as they endeavour to mould a winning team for the Rebels. Best of luck lads.

Castlelyons GAA Draw.

Tickets are still on sale for this fundraising draw. We have many teams involved in the business end of the championships and there is a serious outlay in repairs and pitch maintenance to cater for an array of teams both boys and girls. The draw will comprise of five euro per ticket with first prize 500 euros, second 300 euros and third 200 euros so we are looking to all members of our committees and clubs giving a handout in sales. The general involvement in and social values of the local GAA Club are invaluable to the local community and we appreciate your support as always.

Castlelyons Main Sponsor: ZEUS Packaging Group.