Castlemartyr GAA Notes

31 May, 2010

CASTLEMARTYR CLAIM ANOTHER LEAGUE VICTORY

KILLEAGH.....................0-9

CASTLEMARTYR...........3-16

Castlemartyr made the short journey to Killeagh last Saturday night the 29th of May, and came away with the full complement of league points on offer, after a comfortable win over a severely under-strength home side. Indeed the Killeagh men rested several of their senior panellists, because of their upcoming championship tussle with Carrigtwohill, and a near full strength Reds outfit carved out a useful victory.

The exchanges were tough and fiery throughout an exciting first half. Castlemartyr playing with the aid of a strong breeze, were first to settle and had 4 unanswered points on the board after thirteen minutes. Killeagh struck back with two quick-fire points but three goals by Sean Hennessy, Barry Lawton and Mark Bowens in a fruitful seven minute period put a fair amount of daylight between the sides, and the Reds went in at the break 3-6 to 0-3 in front.

The second half was a less robust affair, but Castlemartyr continued to play some nice hurling against the breeze. Sean Hennessy looked sharp on the “40”, and weighed in with a couple of fine points, and was well assisted also by young Barry Lawton and the hard working Damien McAulliffe who was very impressive in the corner forward berth.

At the end the scoreboard made it 3-16 to 0-9, but if these sides were to meet in the championship later on this year, Killeagh will be far stronger and history shows us that there would not be a puck of a ball in it.

TEAM: D FLEMING, O SMIDDY, R O DONAVAN, BARRA O TUAMA, D O KEEFFE, B SMIDDY(0-1), A BOWENS(0-2), P HORGAN, BRIAN O TUAMA, E O KEEFFE(0-2), S HENNESSY(1-4), E CLIFORD(0-2), BARRY LAWTON(1-4), M BOWENS(1-0), D MCAULLIFFE.(0-1)

SUBS USED: D MURPHY

NEXT FIXTURE

Carrignavar v Castlemartyr in Carrignavar on Saturday the 5th June 6.15pm

JBHL Div 3: Mon 24, May 10:

Erins Own...................... 3 – 18

Castlemartyr................. 2 - 7



Castlemartyr made the trip to Caherlag on Monday night last to take on

the home team in their second league outing of the year. It was a case

of Deja Vu for the Reds as the concession of two early goals meant we

were on the back foot from the start for the second match in a row.

However, for most of the match we competed well and played some good

hurling throughout. There was only a couple of scores between the

teams mid way through the second half but Erins Own’s superior fitness

proved decisive as they dominated the last quarter to put up an

impressive score.

Best for Castlemartyr on the night were Chris Moran who cleared plenty

of ball from corner back and Kevin O’Leary who covered every blade of

the pitch from midfield as well as helping himself to a couple of

points. The Castlemartyr goals came from a well struck free from

Robert O’Donovan and a fortuitous long range effort from Steve

Collins.

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

Roche, Robert O’Donovan, Dessie Murphy, Kevin O’Leary, Steve Collins,

Dwane Bernard, Damien McAulliffe, Brendan Barrett, Kilian Abernethy,

Tony Barrett, Peter Abernethy. Subs Used: Ger Swayne

BEST WISHES

All in Castlemartyr GAA Club wish the speedy Kevin O Leary an even speedier recovery following his recent accident. Here’s hoping we will see him back in the jersey before too long.

BORD GAIS CASTLEMARTYR GAA GOLF CLASSIC

Castlemartyr GAA wishes those all those who supported in any way, their recent golf classic. It was yet again a hugely successful event and we are very grateful to those who dug deep and contributed to the cause. At €50 a head, for golf and a meal afterwards it was really good value, and rumour has it that that may not even be changed for next year. For results of the classic, check www.castlemartyrgaa.com.