Castlemartyr Notes (19th Jun)

  • Jun 19,2024
Intermediate League

Castlemartyr lost out to Mayfield on a 2-16 to 0-16 scoreline in our penultimate game of the league season. It leaves the reds on six points and looking over their shoulder as they head to meet Watergrasshill in what will be championship rehearsal.

The damage was done early by Mayfield on Sunday morning at Paddy Walsh Memorial Park, as the city side raced into an advantage of 2-3 to 0-1 by minute 13th. At this juncture, only Darragh Leahy had found the target as, in general, the radar seemed to be out in the opening exchanges. Thereafter, Castlemartyr more than matched their opponents, but Mayfield did what they had to do and balanced our scores to see them record a fourth win of the campaign.

No doubt injuries are playing a massive part in the Castlemartyr camp at the moment and with exams and holidays added to the mix, the squad is now lacking in numbers. Hopefully, by the time the Bank Holiday weekend dawns in early August, the treatment table will be much quieter.

As for Sunday's game - a good spell before the interval gave real signs of hope, as well taken points by Barry Lawton, Andrew Kelly and Dave Lawton had seen us build up some momentum late on. Half time arrived, and our new scoreboard - kindly sponsored by Cliffords Craft Butchers/ Foodstore and Bar, produced its first half time tally - Mayfield 2-6 Castlemartyr 0-7.  
Into the second half as the teams exchanged points regularly, the margin was down to 4 on 54 minutes when Barry Lawton got one of the scores of the day after a great ball by Conor Whyte. Two minutes later and Andrew Kelly's free had it at a one score game. However, Mayfield hit three on the spin to regain authority on the scoreboard, and the margin was back to six.

Scorers - A Kelly 0-7 frees, Barry Lawton 0-6, D Leahy, D Lawton and C Ronayne 0-1 each.

Derek Bowens, Liam Martin, Jamie Stack, Barra O'Tuama. Darrgh Joyce, Conor Whyte, Dave Lawton, Ciaran Sice, Darragh Leahy, Niall O'Donovan, Billy McGann, Barry Lawton, Andrew Kelly, Daire Coughlan and Eoghan Martin.
Sub - Conor Ronayne for Darragh Leahy (inj 23 mins)

State Of Play

It's looking busy at the bottom end of the table, where Cloyne on 5 points and Argideen Rangers on 4 points are now the only teams below us. Our visit to "The Hill" in a few weeks' time will be interesting in that our opponents are already in the league final, where they will face either Aghabollogue or Tracton. The last series of games see Cloyne in Ballygarvan and Argideen facing a stiff test away to Aghabollolgue. Still a number of possibilities, so fingers crossed for a positive result and a bit of better luck on the injury front. Currently, that game against Watergrasshill is scheduled for Saturday week at 7.30pm.

100 Miles Run

All is almost ready for our 100 mile club run on Thursday evening. Just a handful of slots still remain - so please contact Noreen Cashman 086 246 1090
or Pat Walsh 087 647 3659 if you wish to run one mile and be part of this historic once off event.
We urge everybody to wear some form of Castlemartyr colours - jersey, tee shirt, training top etc - if not where the rebel red - We want to make it a red night to remember. Refreshments served and great craic guaranteed as we mark our centenary with another one off event. Club members, family and friends are also asked to come out in force and cheer on the runners. Let's also ensure we create a special atmosphere.
The first 10 runners will begin at 7.20pm . All participants are requested to check in at least 15 minutes before their allotted time.

Golf Classic

A photo call for our main sponsors will be held at the ClubHouse at Castlemartyr GC on Wednesday evening.
In the meantime, we appeal to all our members and friends to make a big effort to recruit teams and sell tee boxes. By now, the details probably dont need repeating, but again, here are the basics.

Enquiries to golf club committee members - Mick Carroll, John Cashman, Bernard Lawton, John Mullins, Christy O'Sullivan or Conor Whyte. Team cost €200 including meal - team and 3 tee boxes cost €300 - tee boxes €50 each.
The 3 Classic runs from Wednesday July 17th to Friday July 19th.

Good Luck Ciaran

Finally, good luck to Ciaran and the Cork hurlers for Saturdays trip to Tipp' and the clash with Dublin.