Castlelyons GAA Notes WE 14.5.18 2018-05-15 18:32:00

Junior Footballers beaten in first round of East Cork JFC

Castlelyons 1-9 Cloyne 2-10

We played Cloyne in the first round of the East Cork JFC last Saturday evening in a lively and well-conditioned Dungourney pitch. We allowed Cloyne to dominate the game for long periods before getting to grips with the game and, indeed, with a bit of luck could have stole it in the end. We started reasonable well with Shane Moroney doing good work in the middle of the field and Alan Fenton had 0-1 from play. However, Cloyne went on to score the next 0-5 through Paudie O Sullivan and Brian O Shea before Alan Fenton had another point from play. Cloyne rose another three white flags while Darragh Lawlor and Ronan O Regan were wide for us. Our backs defended very well with Declan Varner, Liam Moroney and Aidan O Sullivan trying hard and John Paul Murphy had a few great saves. Half time couldn’t come soon enough, and we were 0-8 to 0-2 down at the short whistle.

However, our management outfit reorganised and instilled a bit of steel into the lads in the half time talk. We started to get the possession but again Cloyne did the scoring as Paudie O Sullivan had 0-I and Brian Walsh had 1-0 for Cloyne to put them on the road home. But there were a few turns as Alan Fenton and Ronan O Regan had points and them a life line for us as Alan Fenton intercepted a kickout and Saleh rounded the defence before planting the ball in the net. Dave Morrison came on for an injured Michael Spillane and began to run at the Cloyne defence. Shane Moroney and Tom Carroll were now motoring in midfield. Aidan O Sullivan had 0-1 Darragh Lawlor had a massive 0-1 after good work by Ciarán McGann. Our backs fought hard with Brian Carroll and Shane Fenton closing down the corners and Eoin Maye came storming into the game. We came from nine points down to leave just two in it with ten minutes left. Cloyne are cute, and they brought on Diarmuid ‘The Rock’ O Sullivan. A wily campaigner to say the least he engineered a free and Paudie pointed for them, but Eoin Maye had 0-1. Then for us the turning point as Dave Morrison ran at the Cloyne defence and unleashed a rocket but it burst off the crossbar when we though it was in the net. Then on the Cloyne kick out they won possession and a mix up in our defence led to the concession of an unfortunate goal and despite Aidan O Sullivan tagging on another point for us we were defeated by four points. We have a bye in round two and are into round three of the championship despite this defeat, so we have a chance of redemption and if we give it a commitment and a bit more consistency we could create an upset yet.

Team: - John Paul Murphy, Brian Carroll, Declan Varner, Shane Fenton, Liam Moroney, Aidan O Sullivan, Eoin Maye, Shane Moroney, Thomas Carroll, Ronan O Regan, Ciarán McGann, Darragh Lawlor, Alan Fenton, Ronan Fenton and Michael Spillane. Subs: - Brian Morrison and Jack Barry for Michael Spillane and Ronan O Regan (both injured), Brian O Donovan, Colm O Neill, Conor McCarthy, Peter Roche, Andrew O Neill, Pearse Varner.

Castlelyons players involved with Imokilly as they prepare for County SHC.

Uí Mac Coille had facile victories over both Muskerry and CIT to date and are entering the business side of the county SHC later in the summer but continued preparations with a very useful workout against Valley Rovers last Monday and our men Tom Carroll and Aidan O Sullivan turned in a good hour’s hurling. They have another game against Kerry shortly and while many of the top men are not available it is an ideal opportunity to nail down a place on the panel. Great to see Colm Barry making progress from a nasty injury received in the last game as he has discarded the cast on his foot and every day is a bonus from now on as he is a vital man both to us and Uí Mac Coille. Anthony Spillane is in recovery after an operation carried out by that famed Dr Gerry McEntee and while it is slow he could feature in a while. Niall O Leary is involved with the County U21 side and had a good outing against Kilkenny last Sunday evening and of course Colm Spillane is getting ready to lower the Banner on Sunday.

Weekly Lotto Results of the 8.5.17. 

Last week’s Lotto Draw was held on Tuesday 8.5.18 due to the Bank Holiday. The Numbers drawn were 5, 9, 10 and 24. There was no winner of last week’s Lotto Jackpot. The eight Lucky Dip Winners of €20 each were Thomas Broderick, Casey Family, Joe Roche, Michael Barrett, Matthew Walsh, Majella Cotter, Fidelma O‘Liathán and Ber Sice.

Again, this week’s Lotto will be held on this Tuesday 15th May in the Club Bar at The Jackpot is €8,200. 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.

Championship openers in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Cork are at home for the first time in championship hurling in the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday as they on Clare in both minor and senior first rounds. While this is another bumper day for the City the dollar factor diminishes as hurling folk yearn for a win in their new Stadium. Cork exploded onto the scene last year with a young team as they defeated Clare in the Munster Final 1-25 to 1-20 and will be strong favourites to repeat this again. It’s now 13 years since Liam McCarthy came Leeside and the Rebels are eying 2018 as their year. So, it could be lucky 13 but they must do a bit of hurling to lower the Banner first. Our own club man Colm Spillane is in good form and committed as always so we wish him and Cork the best on Sunday.

Whitechurch GAA facilities a template for others.

There was a huge crowd at the official opening of the new facilities at Whitechurch GAA last Sunday evening. The facilities include two pitches, dressing rooms, two hurling walls, dressing rooms, tea rooms and some shared amenities with the Community Council. Whitechurch now a junior A side in the City Division side beat an All-Ireland winning Cork teams of '99/05 in a spirited display. Timmy McCarthy and Ciarán McGann took part in this game. That game was followed by a thriller involving the Cork and Kilkenny U21 teams and Niall O Leary took part in this game at full back. Senior officials from the Cork County Board were present and Chairperson Tracey Kennedy unveiled a plaque in honour of former chairmen of the Club, the late Michael Downing who did so much for the GAA and the Community.

Tracey gave a wonderful talk outlining how Michaels’s tireless efforts in support of the club have been memorialised in the stone that now stands at the entrance to the grounds as she outlined how good facilities are vital to win the hearts and minds of the young for CLCG hoping that when they play with us they will stay with us. Incidentally the late Michael Downing and his family are relations of the Spillane family Ballyoran – all great Gaels.

Races in the Centre on Sunday evening 3rd June.

The CCC are holding a Race Night in the Centre on the Sunday evening of the June Bank Holiday weekend. When we need to hold a meeting – where do we go but to the Centre as it is the hub of the Parish down the years. One of the few rural GAA clubs with a bar nowadays we have held some mighty celebratory nights of winning clubs and teams as it is always back to the Centre for refreshments. Our Bar is now refurbished and a success story once more as the Bar Committee are doing a wonder job. All parish committees including Community Council, Drama, Dancing Flower Club and even many from outside the parish hold their meetings at the Centre. As befits all such Centres there is a requirement for funding on an ongoing and sustained basis to ensure the upkeep of the place. Accordingly, the Community Centre Committee would really appreciate your support for the Race night which can be done through sponsoring a Race, an Add on the Race Card or buying a horse. We will have more information next week but no doubt you are preparing to help and keep our Centre going. Thanks again.

Final Child Welfare Course on Thursday 31st May 2018

Coaches and mentors dealing with under 18’s must complete a child welfare course. It is imperative that our own mentors do this course as the adult club deal with players U18 on our U21, Junior and Intermediate teams and our management / coaching require education/vetting/safeguarding. If you want to know more about the club’s child welfare programme, please contact our Children’s Welfare Officer Lorna Murphy. The second and last Child Welfare Course coming up on Thursday 31st May so contact Lorna for all the details (0868205385).

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