Castlelyons GAA Notes WE 23.4.18 2018-04-24 19:07:00

Junior B Hurlers defeated by Carrigtwohill but show promise.

Castlelyons 2-11 Carrigtwohill 2-14.

Castlelyons and Carrigtwohill played the first game in this East Cork JHL Division 2 League to date this year. A sign of the times and particularly the weather and this is the first game for our second team. Of course, there are eight teams in total in the league and the six others have played no game to date. Sunday was crisp and dry, and our pitch was in reasonable condition. We started well with Brian O Donovan scoring 0-2 (I free) each side of a Carrig point. Then Shane Moroney set up David Beausang who put away a great goal. Noel McAuliffe sent in a high ball caught by Eoin Barry who was fouled, and we got a penalty but unfortunately it was taken a little too fast and driven wide. We failed to take our chances and Carrig gradually wore us down, but John Paul Murphy showed his ability as a shot stopper on two occasions to keep us in the game. Shane Moroney and Noel McAuliffe scored 0-1 apiece but Carrig blasted over about 0-4 on the trot to leave it 1-4 to 0-8 at half time in favour of Carrigtwohill.

Carrigtwohill started the second half strong and added to their lead despite another 0-1 from our own Noel McAuliffe from play. To make matters worse we had three players receiving nasty injuries between the 12th and 14th minutes of his half as Shane Moroney (hand), Cian O Leary (knee) and Mark Spillane (shoulder) who were all doing well had to retire. They were replaced by Seamus Moroney, Jack Ronayne and Andrew O Neill and all three hurled for their lives. All was not last as Castlelyons hit back with a few great scores. Brian O Donovan had a great 0-1 from play and Noel McAuliffe had 0-2 from play. We were motoring now and the Carrig goalie parried out a high ball and who was in again but David Beausang to belt the sliotar to the net and level the game. Carrigtwohill replied with 1-2 but Brian O Donovan and Shane Fenton had a further 0-1 apiece for a 0-4 win to Carrigtwohill.

All in all, a good game and the lads done well as many of the Carrigtwohill are playing senior in the league. Our full back line of Redmond Walsh, Liam Moroney and Mark Murphy done well all through. C O Leary Declan Varner and young Conor McCarthy done well in the half line. Shane Fenton put in a lot of hard work in the middle and was well supported by young Peter Roche.

Team: - John Paul Murphy, Redmond Walsh, Liam Moroney, Mark Murphy, Cian O Leary, Declan Varner, Conor McCarthy, Peter Roche, Shane Fenton, Brian O Donovan, Noel McAuliffe, Mark Spillane, David Beausang, Shane Moroney and Eoin Barry. Subs: - Seamus Moroney, Jack Ronayne and Colm O Neill.

Castlelyons play Youghal in Premier Championship on this Saturday Evening.

Well folks summer is with us again or is it! It’s championship time again and all roads lead to Killeagh for the first round of the county premier intermediate hurling championship versus Youghal at 7.45pm this Saturday with the local man Ger Scully from Killeagh an Reitóir. The last time these teams met back in October 2013 in the County Intermediate Final Youghal stole it in the dying moments of added time, so we look forward to a cracker again this time. Our lads have trained well all year and are having a good league campaign. Of course, we are down two mighty young men who won All Ireland intermediate medals with Cork and represented their county at U21, namely Colm Barry and Anthony Spillane. Both lads are recovering from serious injuries and we wish them well as recovery can be a lonely road. Also, we are missing younger stars Jamie and Keith O Leary through injury who have played intermediate championship in 2016. Our outfit that played Youghal in 2013 are much changed as thirteen of that panel of 26 are no longer involved which is a big turnover of players for a rural club. While Colm and Anthony are injured, Timmy McCarthy and Barry Fitzgerald have called time and several quality hurlers have emigrated or relocated to Dublin and elsewhere. It is a tribute to the Juvenile Club who continue to develop younger lads fit to hurl at this level.

Youghal who have had the facility of training right through the bad weather in Pilmore Park and on the beach will come to this game with a high degree of fitness. Richie Cunningham is an excellent goalie and John Grace a strong proven full back. Lee Desmond has returned to hurling again this year and a man with a mighty paw he is excelling at centre back. Cork star Bill Cooper will be partnered by the strong running Andrew Joyce in the middle while Alan Frahill O Connor provides both supply and room for their star forward Brendan Ring. James O Mahony and Brett Maloney are class forwards also. Just down from senior and with so much experience but quiet in the league this year and although not showing their hand they have had two great result against Ballinhassig and Cloyne recently and will be clear favourites for Saturday night’s game.

Our team for Saturday evening is not announced to date. Jack Barry, vice-captain of UCC is likely to feature in goals but will be pressed by that quality shot stopper Shane O Sullivan. Inter county man Colm Spillane should start at full back with Niall O Leary another intercounty man in the middle of the field. Captain Aidan O Sullivan is leading by example this year and will feature along the back line as will the teak tough Carroll brothers and Robbie Feeney. Eoin Maye is a worker supreme in the forwards and the Fenton’s Alan and Ronan are doing well up front. Overall, we have a good bunch of lads and coach Darren Tobin has worked hard with them as has Mick Spillane and his selectors. Despite Youghal’s strong favouritism tag the game will be close and if we hurl with spirit we could be there at the end. The membership between Adult, Juvenile and Camogie is now at its highest ever so let’s hit Killeagh with colours and bodhrans and roar on the lads. Caisleán Uí Liathán Abú

Weekly Lotto of the week of the 23rd April. 

This Monday nights draw has been deferred to Saturday morning in the Centre at 11am. The purpose of the deferral is a demonstration to our Adult, Juvenile and Camogie Officer, members and patrons on how the Lotto works and is drawn, etc.

The Jackpot is €7, 800 and if not won will be €8,000 with next weeks draw on Monday night the 30th April at 9.30 pm in the Club Bar. We would ask all patrons and especially those in the Adult, Juvenile and Camogie Clubs to support our Club Lotto. The results of the Club Lotto are published each week on both the Avondhu and social media. Thanks for your support and please remind your friends that they can play our Lotto Online or purchase from the usual sources.

 Last Call - Ed Sheeran Concert Tickets Draw.

Uí Mac Coille won the Cork SHC in 2017 and are on the road again with two victories and we have five Castlelyons men on the panel. So, please don’t forget to sell or support CLCG Uí Mac Coille who are raffling three sets of Premium Tickets for the sold-out Ed Sheeran Concerts in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. One set of two for each evening with a further 4th and 5th Prize of €100 each. Tickets are just €10 each. This is an ideal way to support your club with €6 to your club and €4 to Uí Mac Coille from each ticket sold. Tickets can be got from Chairman Con Lawlor, Treasurer, Donal Barry or Secretary Ml Barrett and all club members. Draw takes place on Wednesday 2nd May 2018.

Castlelyons Camogie Club going well.

Congrats to Áine Ni Mhaolin, Ava Hallihan, Avril Beirne, Lucy McNulty and Sarah Morrison of Castlelyons who recently played with Imokilly in the Interdivisional Blitz in Mallow and all done well.

Castlelyons Main Sponsor: Zeus Packaging Group.

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