Preview of Weekend Games 24 - 26.3.17 2017-03-23 18:15:00

Castlelyons footballers play Carrigtwohill in the Championship on Friday night.

Well lads the great rugby player Brian O Driscoll said in Independent Sport “Unless we give up gaelic football we’ll never be like the All Blacks”. He was one hardy boy in his day but what is he thinking now. Is he comparing our football to rugby or what! Well in either case we need the clubs to take a good interest in football in East Cork and we are off the mark in County football at present. So, no better way to start when we play Carrigtwohill in the first round of the East Cork Junior A football championship on Friday night at 8 pm in Killeagh. There is a lot expected of our lads as we were so unlucky against Cloyne in the final last year so let’s live up to it. We entered the East Cork this year after a spell of championship only as we need more games, we have played two games in Division 3 drawing with St Catherines and our opponents on Friday, Carrigtwohill, who head the League table. This will be a tough one for us but we have good men all over the place and if they show any bit of form and spirit we will be hard to beat. Best of luck to Donal O Leary, his selectors and the team and please support the lads on Friday night.

Castlelyons play Kildorrery in Intermediate Hurling League on Sunday.

We are at home to table toppers Kildorrery at high noon on Sunday in a vital league game. This match up more or less determines our promotion chances for 2017 which is something we have missed out on the last few years and the end of March is too early to lose interest in the league. Kildorrery will be favourites in this game as they have won their two games against Castlemartyr and a big win over Meelin on a score of 2-12 to 0-8. However, we defeated Castlemartyr but drew with Aghada away in cracker and with a little more consistency we should match up to the North Cork men. Best of luck to our management team and players.

Castlelyons Minor Footballers play Ballycastle Gaels.

The binding tribal rivalry that helped deliver so much to Cork over the last 100 years seems hard to identify presently. We moved from the original structures some years ago, like the pillars of Imokilly, Avondhu, Carbery, etc, that delivered to much for Cork hurling and football through history into Rebel Óg East, West, Central Divisions, etc, and despite it being there for seven or eight years there are few All Irelands coming our way at under age level but hopefully this year. Now we have the latest initiative the “Soft Borders” Competitions. Hopefully, this will be good for our underage players but true rivalry is about tradition and pays off in games of great feeling which is mighty for clubs, players and supporters. 

Anyway, Castlelyons Minor footballers have now moved from East to North and are taking part in a “Soft Border” league competition. We play Ballycastle Gaels on Sunday evening at 5.30 pm in Castlelyons. They are table toppers with four points and while we are pointless we have just one game played. Best of luck to our minors and hopefully we will do well at home.

Cork play Tip in the Hurling League in Páirc Uí Rinn. 

This Sunday in Páirc Uí Rinn Cork in good form again after a good recent win over Waterford take on a Tipperary team in a great vein of form too. This will be a run out for the championship between the same teams in a few weeks in Thurles. Cork must get into this game early and give them a reminder that they are on the way back and we wish the team, the management and especially our own man Colm Spillane the best of luck. There should be some crowd so get there early and park well.

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