Castlelyons Notes (2nd Jul)

  • Jul 02,2024

U14s Win Footbal Final

On Saturday our u14 footballers played Ballygarvan in the division 3 championship shield final.

Playing against a strong wind in the first half our lads worked the ball well and scored 3 great goals before halftime to go in 5points up at 3-2 to 0-6.

We again started the second half strongly, picking off 3 points and adding another goal to the tally to put 11points between the sides.

However Ballygarvan fought back well, scoring two goals and 2 points without reply to bring the difference to a single goal. Our lads were not going to let victory slip away and dug in again, scoring 3 points to round off an excellent display of football. Final score Castlelyons 4-08 to Ballygarvan 2-08. Well done to all the boys.

Castlelyons Abú

Team; Tommy Barry, Carter Clegg, Dylan Barrett, Jimmy O Riordan, Rory Lardner, Ewan Mc Carthy, Ned Condon, Alex O Brien, Ryan Wallace, Callum Sice, Cionnath Cotter, John Moloney, Tadgh Hickey, Paddy Woods.


Fenton Leaves it Late

Castlelyons and Ballinhassig shared the spoils after a lively contest in the Red FM Hurling League Division 3 last Thursday evening.

After the home side had dominated the first half, it was hard to believe that their midfield talisman Alan Fenton had to rescue his side in the dying moments.

Castlelyons grabbed hold of this contest in the early stages as they eased into a 1-3 to 0-2 lead after eight minutes, thanks to a Barry Murphy goal. Leon Doocey was particularly dangerous in the first half, showcasing his skill and vision. Jack Barry's exceptional puck outs provided a solid foundation for the Castlelyons attack, allowing the team to establish a rhythm and maintain pressure on Ballinhassig.

With Fintan O'Leary and Eoin Maye swapping points, the game looked to be heading towards a familiar pattern, before Castlelyons hit three points on the bounce, including a monster from keeper Jack Barry. By the 20th minute, Castlelyons had established a healthy 1-11 to 0-6 lead with Fenton dominating in the middle. O'Leary and Ger Collins were keeping the Carrigdhoun side in the game, leaving the scores at 1-14 to 0-10 at half-time.

However, the opening minutes of the second half gave no inclination to the drama that would follow in the closing minutes as Adam O'Sullivan had two frees cancelled out by Murphy and Fenton points. It was also great to see David Morrison back in the team after months out with an ankle injury, adding much-needed experience and stability.

With both sides emptying their benches, Castlelyons began to lose their shape and O’Sullivan began to punish the hosts as the score narrowed to 1-18 to 0-17 after 50 minutes. Another Blues point and a deserved goal on 54 minutes from Darren Dulea had the visitors hit the front.

A frantic few minutes had parity restored and then O'Sullivan looked to have stolen the win in injury time before Fenton had the final say, securing a draw for Castlelyons. Despite the late scare, Castlelyon’s championship preparation is going well, with 2 or 3 challenge games left over the next few weeks before our first match against Fermoy on the 2nd August in Rathcormack.

Scorers for Castlelyons: A Fenton 0-8 (0-3 f), B Murphy 1-2, E Maye, B O’Donovan 0-2 each, J Barry, C McCarthy, R Fenton, L Ducey, D Morrison, J Kearney 0-1 each.

Ballinhassig: A O’Sullivan 0-10 (0-8 f), G Collins 0-4 (0-3 f), D Dulea 1-0, S Lombard, F O’Leary 0-2 each, E Lombard, M Desmond 0-1 each.

CASTLELYONS: J Barry; J O'Leary, C Barry, D Spillane; L Sexton, C McCarthy, O Hallahan; J Kearney, A Fenton; K O'Leary, B Murphy, E Maye; R Fenton, L Ducey, B O’Donovan. Subs: D Morrison for R Fenton, S Cotter for B Murphy, S Flynn for E Maye, P Roche for J Kearney, R Feeney for O Hallahan.

Juniors Win Entertaining Challenge

We welcomed Youghal on Monday evening to Castlelyons to play a challenge match on a dull dry evening. We opened playing with the slight breeze and started much the better, quickly going into the lead. First half goals by Brian Spillane (2) and Ian O’Sullivan gave us a great cushion. While their were some well take points by Matthew Rosner, Eoin Barry and Rob Feeney to leave us 3-07 to 0-09 at the break. We made 9 changes at the break but it didn’t stop our dominance, with David Morrison, Brian O’Donovan and Colm McCarthy all doing well. We won on a scoreline of 4-16 to 2-19 against a young and lively Youghal side.

Team; Gavin O’Neill, Oisin Morrison, Liam Moroney, Eoin Barry, Matthew Rosner, Conor McCarthy, Shane Flynn, Peter Roche, Rob Feeney, Shane Cotter, Ronan Fenton, Jack Kenny, Ian O’Sullivan, Brian Spillane, Olan Linehan.

Subs: Mike Griffin, Evan Linehan, Shaun Leneghan, Brian O’Donovan, Colm McCarthy, Dara Spillane, David Morrison, Jack Cremin ( All half time)


C’mon the Rebels

Cork challenge All-Ireland champions Limerick this Sunday in Croke Park. This game has the potential top be a classic and we hope that the ‘Blood and Bandage’ of Cork can emerge victorious just like in their Munster Round Robin game.  We wish Niall O’Leary and all his teammates the very best of luck in their quest to bring Liam McCarthy back to Cork. Safe travels to all those who are travelling to Dublin for the game as well. Rebels Abú!!


Numbers drawn on 1st July were 13, 17, 18 and 19. There was no winner of the Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot is €20,000. Make sure to buy your ticket to be in with a chance to win. Luck Dip winners were Gary Murphy, Martin Cronin, John Milward, Con Shanahan, Maurice Cremin, Rachel O’Nill, Denis Fenton, and Jo McGann . The next draw will take place Monday 8th July at 8.00pm in the Community Centre.


Thanks to our sponsors East Cork Oil for their continued support.