Castlemartyr GAA Notes

25 April, 2010

CASTLEMARTYR LOSE OUT TO ERINS OWN IN LEAGUE

CASTLEMARTYR...................................0-13

ERINS OWN.........................................1-15

Erin’s Own made a profitable trip to Castlemartyr on Sunday last the 25th of April, and duly left with a brace of league points, much to the disappointment of an eager home side. The standard of hurling on display was good for late April, but it was the Glounthane men who were the better side on the day and ran out deserving winners.

After a highly competitive first half, Castlemartyr playing against the strong breeze looked nicely poised approaching the half hour mark as they only trailed the Erin’s Own men by 9 points to 7. But an unanswered goal and a point by the visitors just before the short whistle seemed to knock the stuffing out of the Reds and they went in at the break 1-10 to 0-7 in arrears.

Try as the might, Castlemartyr could not rein in the Glounthane men during a fast flowing second half. The goal that the Reds needed to ignite their challenge never came, and Erin’s Own ran out deserving winners by a 6 point margin in the end, on a score line of 1-16 to 0-13

TEAM: D FLEMING,BARRA O TUAMA,R O DONAVAN, O SMIDDY, D O KEEFFE, B SMIDDY, A BOWENS, BRIAN O TUAMA, BRIAN LAWTON, J SMIDDY, S HENNESSY, K O LEARY, D MCAULLIFFE, BARRY LAWTON, C BOWENS.

CASTLEMARTYR................1-9

ST.ITAS..............................4-15

Castlemartyr’s second string got their league campaign underway at

home to St. Ita’s on Monday night last the 19th of April. While it was a comfortable win for St Itas, Castlemartyr will take plenty of positives from the game considering it was the opposition’s first selection.

St Ita’s won the game in the first half with 3 goals which left too

big a mountain to climb for Castlemartyr. The Reds can take heart from

their second half performance however as they matched St Itas in all

areas of the field.

Castlemartyr’s goal came from the impressive Killian Abernethy who had

a lively second half in the corner. Other impressive displays came

from Damien McAuliffe, Kevin O’Leary and Dessie Murphy.

Team: Colm O’Keeffe, Shane O’Donovan, Damien Roche, Chris Moran,

Steven Collins, Rob O’Donovan, Dessie Murphy, Dwane Bernard, Kevin

O’Leary, Colin Bowens, Mark Bowens, Damien McAuliffe, Ger Swayne,

Tony Barrett, Killian Abernethy. Subs Used: Peter Abernethy, Ciaran

Collins