Castlelyons Notes (29th Apr)

  • Apr 29,2024

Juniors Come Up Short in Local Derby

Bride Rovers made the short trip to Castlelyons last Tuesday  to play us in the Div 2 East Cork hurling league. The Rathcormac side play at Junior A level so we we knew they would be a stiff test of his team. Castlelyons played with the slight breeze in the first half but it was the visitors that started the better with a couple of pointed frees. Castlelyons were finding it difficult to get a foothold in the game and were relying on Brian O’Donovan’s accuracy from placed balls to keep in touch. There wasn’t an inch given or taken as one would expect in a match against close rivals. Cnor McCarthy at centre back was hurling well at centre back with Brian Spillane and Cees Kowenburg looking dangerous if we could get the ball in quickly enough to them. Rob Feeney was doing well at midfield with Ronan Fenton working hard under the puck outs. Half time score read 0-09 to 0-07 to the Rovers. Castlelyons fought back in the 2nd half and picked up their performance. Shane cotter, Colm Mccarthy and Brian Spillane all getting on the score sheet. Bride Rovers engineered a goal after 50 mins and it proved to be the pivotal score in the game. Their half forward won a long puck out and ran through the middle of the field only to find a free team mate on the overlap who buried it past Gavin O’Neill In the Castlelyons goals. Castlelyons responded well with Brian O’Donovan firing over a sideline and substitute Darran Tobin closing the gap to a point. As time ran out we tried our best to force a goal that might reverse our fortunes but the Rovers scored the last 2 points to win on a scoreline of 1-15 to 0-15. A very entertaining game even if the result didn’t go our way.

Gavin O'Neill, Peter Roche Liam Moroney Eoin Barry Shane O'Flynn Conor McCarthy Colm McCarthy Rob Feeney Brain O'Donovan Shane Cotter Ronan Fenton Jack Kenny Cees Kouwenberg Ciaran McGann Brian Spillane.

Subs: Darren Tobin, Evan Linehan, Jack Cremin, Ian O'Sullivan, Mike Griffin, Matthew Rosner, Eoin Maye, Stephen Casey, Oisin Morrison.

Scorers: Dunny 10(6f,1sl,3), Colm McCarthy, Brian Spillane, Shane Cotter, Eoin Maye, Darren Tobin (1 point each).


Numbers drawn on 15th April were 3, 5, 10 and 31. There was no winner of the Jackpot. Lucky dip winners were Tara O’Sullivan, Trevor & Sinead Hickey, Matthew Walsh, Tom Courtney, Pat Collins and McCarthy family. Next week’s Jackpot is €20,000. Make sure to buy your ticket to be in with a chance to win. Next draw will take place Tuesday 7th April at 8.00pm in the Community Centre.

Up-Coming Fixtures

Div 3 hurling league V Blarney on Sunday 5th May at 11.30am in Castlelyons

Div 2 East Cork hurling league V Midleton at 7.30pm in Castlelyons


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