Castlelyons GAA Notes.

  • Sep 21,2022

From Eoin Barry PRO Castlelyons GAA Club.

U13s Win League Final!!

Well done to our u13 hurlers who defeated Kiltha Óg in Ballinacurra last Saturday in the Division 1 hurling league Rebel Óg East final. The match was played in excellent conditions and the pitch was a credit to Ballinacurra. Castlelyons made a great start to the game, leading 1-05 to 0-1 after 15 minutes. We didn’t allow Kiltha Óg to get a foothold in the game through the massive work rate from 1 to 15. We were leading 2-9 to 1-5 at half time but we faced into a slight breeze into the 2nd half. 

The lads started the 2nd half brightly and managed to stretch the lead with some fine scores. In fairness to the Dungourney/Castlemartyr combination they tried hard and managed to reduce the deficit with 2 goals. The Castlelyons team showed phenomenal heart to push on again and get two goals of our own to restore our advantage. Kiltha Óg are a very good team and kept battling until the end. Thankfully the referee blew the whistle with our lads having a healthy lead. We won a brilliant game of hurling on a scoreline of 4-13 to 3-6. Our lads should be very proud of the way they performed on the day. There was some brilliant skill and effort on show. We would like to say a big thanks to Kiltha Óg for the game. We will meet again down the line. Special congratulations to all the panel members who have trained so hard all year and received their reward with a superb victory. Special thanks to James Ronayne who is the team sponsor and we would like to thank him for his continued support over the years. Special thanks to all the parents and supporters for their dedication throughout the year. Castlelyons Abú!!

Panel: 1. Jude Hallihan 2. Tom Myers 3. Éanna Cotter 4. Daire Quinn 5. Adam Collins 6. Liam O’Riordan 7. Seán Myers 8. Tomás McAuliffe (captain) 9. Ronan Hickey 10. Ned Condon 11. Khaled Abdelrazik 12. Robert Cronin 13. Rory Lardner 14. Rian Lenihan 15. Sam McCarthy 16. Ian O’Riordan 17. Cian Leahy 18. Ben Leahy 19. Darragh Goggin 20. Cathal O’Keefe 21. Tommy Barry 22. Paddy Woods 23. Calum Sice 24. Malik Abdelrazik 25. Cionnaith Cotter 26. Ewan McCarthy 27. Tadgh Hickey

Mentors: Shane Hickey, Seán Cotter

Pitch Starting to Take Shape

Drainage works have just about completed, and we are ready to start mixing topsoil with the sand to create the pristine surface of our sand based pitch. Pipes have been laid for our irrigation system that will service both pitches. Future droughts will hopefully be of no concern to us now. We are nearing a critical point in the development and hopefully we will be able to get the surface levelled and get grass seeds sowed soon. Thanks again to everyone who has contributed to so far. Donations are still needed so if you wish to contribute, please contact our treasurer Mick Spillane at 0868196232.


Our Intermediate hurlers will take on East Cork rivals Castlemartyr in the PIHC semi-final.

The match has been fixed for 5.45 pm on Saturday 24th September in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Our Junior B Hurlers will take on Aghada in the ¼ final of the East Cork championship. This game will take place on Sunday 25th September at 2pm. Venue TBC


There was no winner of this week’s lotto Jackpot of €20,000. Numbers drawn were 6, 11, 15 and 18. The lucky dip winners were John O’Brien, Assumpta Mangan, Mary Quinn, Mary Cronin, Mattie O’Sullivan, Ronan Fenton, Eilish O’Brien and Clem Carroll. Next week’s draw will take place on Monday 26th September at 8pm in the Community Centre.


Our main sponsor is Zeus Packaging. We would like to thank them for their continued support.