Castlemartyr GAA Notes.
Premier Intermediate Championship
Castlemartyr 2-17 Watergrasshill 0-17
What a weekend it has been in the Cork county championships with thirty games across five grades providing plenty of twists and turns and some unexpected results. Thankfully there was no major drama surrounding our trip to Lisgoold, which is becoming a happy hunting ground - job done in impressive fashion and the bonus post match news of a direct passage to the semi finals.
All in all, this was a very solid performance - once Joe Stack responded with that early goal following Watergrasshill's two opening points, there were obvious shades of the Kilworth game about what followed. The opposition never went away and closed the gap on a few occasions but the response in all cases was excellent and in the end one would have to say it was a mature showing and a very deserved win.
What it all means is that only six sides now remain and as the chase hots up for the Jim Long Cup. As it stands Castlemartyr are due to meet the winners of the Valley Rovers v Kilworth quarter final with Ballincollig set to play the victors of the Castlelyons v Ballymartle game in the other semi. However, one would imagine that if either Castlelyons or Kilworth come through their respective games, the semi finals will be switched to avoid repeat pairings.
For now though after a well deserved bit of down time on Sunday night, there will be a real pep in the step again as training begins in the countdown for the semi and the chance to reach yet another county final. The penultimate round games will most likely take place on the weekend of September 30th/October 1st.
Junior B Championship
Another excellent outing for our junior B hurlers resulted in a 2-20 to 0-8 win over Sarsfield's in Saturday's championship encounter at Caherlag.
Early goals inside the opening twenty minutes by Colm Beausnag and Conor Ronayne gave the reds plenty of daylight as they pushed into a 2-5 to 0-2 lead. By the break the advantage had stretched to 2-8 to 0-4. Niall Morgan, Eoin Cashman, Charlie O'Neiil and Peter Fleming were all amongst the first half point scorers. Sar's cause was worsened with the dismissal of one of their defenders just before half time.
The second half took on an inevitable look as Castlemartyr extended their lead with further quality points from Liam Martin, Eoin Cashman, Peter Fleming and Conor Ronayne. Meantime the full back line of Oisin and Odhran Cantwell and Niall O'Donovan were all in fine form to deny Sar's any chance of the goals that might have triggered an unlikely rally,
Overall a satisfying day for the reds who are now into knock out stages of the championship and will look forward to being back in action over the next few weeks - fixture details still to be confirmed.
Team - Derek Bowens, Oisin Cantwell, Odhran Cantwell, Niall O'Donovan, Charlie O'Neill, Dave Lawton, Tom Fleming, Briain O'Tuama, Peter Fleming, Liam Martin, Eoin Cashman Niall Morgan, Conor Ronayne, Colm Beausnag and Cian Murphy.
Subs - Darragh Cashman and Mike O Dwyer.
It's a little under four months to go now to our club's centenary and everybody is looking forward to what will hopefully be a great year of celebration. Our sub committee are set to meet again this week as they continue to plan a programme of events and how best to mark this huge milestone. Lots of progress is being made!
€13,150 is the attractive jackpot ahead of this week's lotto draw. The fwinners who needed €25 each last week were William/Rachel Joyce, Des Murphy, John Ansbro, Catherine Power and Michael Cremin.
Busy Week For Kiltha Og
A busy championship week started on Monday evening at the Mardyke with the U15’s taking on Carrigaline in the Premier 2 hurling final. On a tremendous occasion Kiltha Óg emerged victorious on a score line of Kiltha Óg 4-14 Carrigaline 3-14. Match report from Evening Echo https://www.echolive.ie/corksport/arid-41214550.html
On Wednesday night it was the turn of our minor hurlers in their crucial East 1 group game against St Colmans. In a very high quality game Kiltha Óg emerged victorious on a score line of Kiltha Óg 1-20 St Colmans 1-16. The minors are in football action this week against St Catherines on Wednesday 6th in Ballynoe.
On Friday night the U13’s played Midleton in the Premier 1 hurling league. In a really competitive game the teams couldn’t be separated. Final score Kiltha Óg 0-13 Midleton 1-10.
Finally on Saturday evening it was back to the U15’s in the East 1 football final where they met a very strong Glenville team. Final score Kiltha Óg 1-5 Glenville 3-8
(Thanks to Ciaran Collins for update)
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