06 November, 2019

Castlelyons GAA Notes week ended 28.10.19.

Castlelyons U21 Hurlers defeat Watergrasshill in East Cork U21A Hurling Championship.

Castlelyons 3-6 Watergrasshill 1-10.

Hard to get pitches this time of year as we are in typical soft November weather. Well fair play to Carrignabhfear they made their new pitch available for this East Cork U21A hurling championship and it was in great condition. However high winds and rain did not help the hurling and referee Pa Beausang did a good job on the whistle. Our lads hurled well as they were tested to the last by a brave ‘Hill side. The teams were level a few times early in the first half but the ‘Hill pulled ahead with a good goal from Chris Healy. But we fought back well again, and our goalie picked John Paul Murphy picked out Mark Spillane sweetly who blasted a goal to put up back in it and only the minimum on the short whistle.

In the second half David Morrison showed well for the ball and had two great goals for us. We lost Niall O Leary with a shoulder injury and Redmond Walsh with an eye injury. Redmond was particularly brave as he blocked a certain goal, but it resulted in such an unfortunate injury. Barry Murphy came to the fore with strong hurling as did Jamie and Keith O Leary. Indeed, all the lads gave it their very best as we held out for a two-point win and now play Aghada in the final.

Team: JP Murphy, J O Leary, C McCarthy, R Walsh, S Flynn, N O Leary, L Doocey, P Roche, S Cotter, K O Leary (0-2), B Murphy, M Spillane (1-0), I O Riordan (0-2), D Morrison (2-0), J Kearney (0-1). Subs: S Casey for N O Leary, A Henley for R Walsh.

Castlelyons GAA Weekly Lotto Draw of the 4.11.19.

The numbers drawn this week were 7, 17, 22 and 25. There was no winner. Next week's Jackpot is still at €20000.00 and there to be won. The Lucky Dip Winners of €20 each were as follows: -Larry Murphy, Nicola Cremin, Robert O Sullivan, Mary Daly, Trish Lawlor, Assumpta Mangan, M Foughy and Ann Cotter.

The next draw will be held in the Pedlar’s Rock Bar on Monday 11th November at 9.30pm. The results will be on social media and next week in the Avondhu. Thanks to all our ticket sellers and to you for your support. Remember you can play our Lotto Online or purchase from the usual outlets. With our Jackpot at €20000.00 there is a Christmas cracker waiting to be won.

Annual General Meeting.

The Castlelyons GAA Annual General Meeting will be holding a special General Meeting in the Community Centre on Friday 22nd November at 8pm. Your attendance would be appreciated.

Under 21 hurlers in East Cork Final on Saturday 9.11.19.

Our U21 hurlers after a narrow win over Watergrasshill in the semi-final now face Aghada in the final. This is down for 3pm on Saturday 19.11.19 with Niall O Neill on the whistle. The last time our lads played Aghada in the round robin we had five points to spare. However, Aghada did not play a few good minors as they were tied up in a minor final and they will have a full set to pick from this time. We have a few niggling injuries and hopefully they will clear up on time. Overall, this should be a cracking game with little between the sides. Wish our lads the very best and all support appreciated.

Votes of Sympathy

At a recent meeting Castlelyons GAA expressed condolences to the Murphy family, Castlelyons on the recent death of John Murphy of Kill St Anne and Corrin View Fermoy. John was a talented sportsman especially in in GAA and rugby fields. Blessed with massive speed, strength and a powerful shot with the camán he played with the Cork minor team in 1975 that also featured great players like Pat Horgan, Tom Cashman and Dermot McCurtain. He banged in 1-1 in the Fraher field as they defeated Waterford in the first round, then Limerick and he won his Munster medal against Tipperary in the final. After beating Galway in the Semi Final unfortunately that All Ireland medal avoided him as Kilkenny beat Cork in the Final.

After some great years with Castlelyons John played with St Catherines and won a county with them in 1983. Living in Fermoy he played hurling with the Fermoy Club for some years. He was also a deadly centre for many years with Fermoy Rugby team and played on the Munster junior rugby team. John was a jovial, gentle character and always popular among his teammates both on the field and off. To John’s wife Valerie, his daughter Niamh, brother Thomas, sisters Mary and Eileen and his many relatives and friends we expressed our sincere condolences. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm dilis.

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