Castlelyons GAA

25 February, 2020

Castlelyons GAA Weekly News week ended 24th February

Under 21 Footballers back in Championship

East Cork Under 21 Under 21 Football Championship.

Castlelyons 3-6 Carrigtwohill 1-8

Our Under 21 footballers headed down East Cork and took on Carrigtwohill on Friday evening last in the championship. It was a wet and windy night and our lads played against the elements in the first half. For a team with little football played the lads put in a mighty shift from the throw in. Two goals from Richard Morrison and one from David Morrison sets us up well and we led 3-4 to 1-4 at half time. However, Carrigtwohill are fairly tough and they really fought hard in the second half. But our lads defended well and held on to win a round as Barry Murphy got a few vital points. Well done to all, a great team effort, on a bad night as they played with great heart and defended very well. The next game against Cloyne is a re fixture as it was already deferred due to the weather and we should know the new date shortly.

Team: J P Murphy, E O Neill, C McCarthy, S Casey, P Varner, L Doocey, S Cotter, P Roche, J Kearney, E Lenehan, D Morrison (1-2), C McCarthy, R Morrison(2-2), B Murphy (0-2), M Spillane. Subs used: - D Spillane, O Hallihan, P Greaney.

Red FM Division Two Hurling League.

Castlelyons 0-21 Bandon 1-23

Castlelyons were at home to Bandon in the first game of the Red FM Decision 2 hurling league on Sunday. Lining out under strength with Colm Spillane and Niall O Leary on county duties, Colm Barry and Alan Fenton both injured we were somewhat understrength. The lads hurled very well in the first half and led 0-16 to 0-12 in a high scoring first half. The second half and heavy going took its toll as this was Castlelyons first adult game of the season due to the bad weather and on the day before our Under 21 footballers had put in a hard shift against Carrigtwohill. Bandon were that bit sharper and managed the only goal of the game to set them up for a 1-23 to 0-21 victory. Our backs did well over the hour with Leo Sexton returning to the green and gold again and doing well at centre back while Anthony Spillane was in good form in the forwards and chipped in with 0-5 from play. Generally, this was a good display against a team who have made it to the Senior B Grade for the championship but in our league section.

Our next outing is away game against Ballyhea in the league. This is down for Ballyhea on Saturday 29th February at 4pm. This is going to be another big test so best of luck boys.

Results of Weekly Lotto Draw.

Our weekly club lotto was held in the Pedlar’s Rock on Monday night the 24th February and the numbers drawn were 14, 20, 22 and 25. There was no winner. There were tight Lucky Dip winners as follows: - Leo Sexton, Denis Granville, The Pedlars Sync, Jane Barry, Billy Kelleher, Rachel O Neill, Gino O Sullivan and Mike Geary.

Next week’s draw will be held on Monday 2nd March 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. Please advise your friends that they can play our Lotto Online or purchase tickets from the usual outlets.

Cheltenham Preview 2020 in Castlelyons.

Castlelyons GAA are holding a Cheltenham Preview in the Pedlars Rock on Friday 28th February at 8.30pm. There is a top-class local line up in the Panel. We have Jimmy Mangan, Johnny Barry and Ciarán Hennessey and MC Patrick Mulcahy. There is a raffle and auction on the night. A great night ensured with plenty craic agus ól and right tips in your pocket heading for the races all for an admission of just €10 and your support is appreciated. See you then.

Imokilly Victory Dinner.

East Cork Division are holding a victory dinner on Friday 6th March at 8pm in the Midleton Park Hotel. Medals will be presented to our Imokilly hurlers who took the 2019 senior hurling championship and three in a row. Tickets are €30 each and can be had from any member of the Executive.

Cork GAA Season Ticket Available.

It was announced at the last County Board meeting announced that a Cork GAA season ticket costing €150 would be launched shortly. This would be for County Championship games only, including County Finals, and would not cover Divisional and Rebel Óg games. There will be a limit of 1000 tickets and anyone who buys one will be entitled to buy an All – Ireland Final ticket if Cork are in the Senior Final.  Further details will issue to all secretaries shortly.

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