Castlelyons GAA Notes WE 9.7.18 2018-07-10 14:50:00

Gallant effort by our Junior B Hurlers in Championship.

Dungourney 3-12 Castlelyons 2-14

Our Junior B Hurlers played Dungourney in the East Cork Junior B Hurling Championship down in Ballinacurra on Friday evening with throw in at 8 pm. The pitch was in good condition but, of course, hard ground and giving a right bounce to the sliotar. Mike Walsh was on the whistle and did a good job. This was a good game and our lads played well over the hour. Dungourney who were physically very strong started well and put a bit of daylight between us with a fast goal as we traded points for a while. Our full back line of the two Murphy’s and especially Liam Moroney done very well. Mark Spillane 0-2, Keith O Leary 0-2, Chris Cotter and Ml John Dorgan were on the mark for us to leave just just two points between us after 25 minutes with the score 1-5 to 0-6 when Dungourney blasted in a second goal. Our half back line really came into the game as Conor McCarthy went on to play a stormer, Cian O Leary and Shane Flynn (until he got injured) done well also. However, we recovered somewhat as Peter Roche put over a fine score for us again and we were down 2-7 to 0-7 at the break.

We started the second half well with David Morrison putting over a class point, Macca was almost through for a goal, but he had to settle for a minor and Mark Spillane scored a 65. . Our midfielders Morrison and Roche though lesser in physique hurled with some style and class in the second half getting some excellent scores. Peter Roche put over a point from outfield to leave us behind 2-9 to 0-11 with 15 minutes to go. Dungourney pulled away a bit again with a lucky goal and a few points. Shane O Sullivan worked hard at full forward and Keith O Leary had to come off at half time to be replaced by Andrew O Neill who did well too. However, Castlelyons show mighty heart as Mark Spillane put over a 21 yarder and a 65 yarder and then David Morrison rattled the net in injury time. In a furore of excitement Michael John Dorgan lashed in another goal but Dungourney forced a line ball again and time ran out on us as defeat was our lot by just one point. We are now in hat for the back door draw and still have an opportunity to make amends. Our Manager Donal Barry with his coach Colm Barry and selectors Larry Murphy, Shane Moroney and Ian Barry have a bit of work to do but we have lads with good heart and our young players are doing very well so keep it going lads.

Team:- John Paul Murphy, Mark Murphy, Liam Moroney, Padraig Murphy, Shane Flynn, Conor McCarthy, Cian O Leary, Peter Roche, David Morrison, Mark Spillane, Noel McAuliffe, Keith O Leary, Ml John Dorgan, Shane O Sullivan, Chris Cotter. Subs: Eoin O Neill, Andrew O Neill, Brian O Donovan (all got game time)

Weekly Lotto Results of the 9.7.18. 

The numbers drawn were 6,21,25 and 27 . There was no winner. There were eight "Lucky Dip" winners of €20 each as follows: - Spillane Family, Donal O Leary, Padraig Dineen, Angela O Regan, Carmel O Sullivan, Denis Buckley, Carol Carey and Mary Cronin.

The Jackpot is now €10,000 and our next draw is Monday 16th July at 9.30 pm in the Abbey Bar. Thanks for your support and please remind your friends that they can play our Lotto Online or purchase from the usual sources.

Congratulations to Niall O Leary.

Congratulations to Niall O Leary and well done on winning a Munster U21 hurling medal with Cork last week as they had a comprehensive victory over Tipperary last Wednesday evening. Niall was rock solid at corner back and had a great game. This was Corks first win in this grade in 11 years and coupled with the senior title last week has driven hurling interest to fever pitch in the county as the Rebel are on the road again big time.

Down memory lane - 20 years ago.

The year 1998 was a year of massive celebration and commemoration in Ireland. It marked the 200th anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion. Castlelyons marked 1998 with a rising in terms of Cumann Lúthchleas Geal. We were after winning the County Junior hurling championship the year before and won the Munster Inter Club championship down in Bruff (no All Ireland series that time). John Barrett was in the chair, Bertie Murphy fitness coach, Pa Finn hurling coach, Donal and Cal McCarthy selectors with the lads put together a mighty outfit and effort as Castlelyons made history in winning the Intermediate county title of 1998 when they defeated Killeagh in a heavy November pitch in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Imokilly made it two county senior hurling titles in a row and the first Divisional outfit to retain the title in 1998 backboned by Castlelyons men as William O Riordan captained the side, Barry Fitzgerald, Timmy McCarthy and Eoin Fitzgerald were on the team and Aidan Barry sub goalie. Back then, of course, there was no social media contact but Castlelyons supporters still turned out to every game in massive numbers and even travelled in cars sprayed in the team colours.

Many of our players wore the rebel colours with pride that year also. Timmy McCarthy starred at centre forward in the Munster U21 Final of 1998 as Cork defeated Tipperary in the Final 3-18 to 1-10 and then went one to become All Ireland U21 Champions defeating Galway 2-15 to 2-10. Of course, Timmy had a medal from the year before as well. Cork won the All-Ireland Minor championship in 1998 and we had two more cracking hurlers on the panel. Eoin Fitzgerald banged over 0-8 in the defeat of Clare in the Munster Final, 0-8 in the semi-final as Cork had a narrow 0-12 to 0-10 over Wexford. Then he scored 0-6 in the All Ireland Finals as Cork defeated Kilkenny 2-15 to 1-9. Peter Murphy played in the All-Ireland Final that year also. Barry Fitzgerald played at midfield for the Cork Intermediates, but they were defeated in a titanic struggle by Limerick in the first round 0-12 to 0-10. As they say in the song “those were the days” when, of course, “we raised a glass or two” and we ae looking forward to them again.

Rebels on the road and ready for Senior and U21 All Ireland Hurling Semi Finals.

Well it’s all go for Cork in hurling these days as the they play the All-Ireland Senior Semi Final on the 28th or 29th July in Croke Park against the winners of quarter finalists Kilkenny / Limerick. This game is in Thurles at 2pm next Sunday. Our man Colm Spillane who has had a fantastic year to date will be ready to mind the house for the Rebels from the full back line. Then on the week end of the 4th / 6th August we have Cork play Wexford in the All-Ireland U21 hurling Semi Final. Again, a Castlelyons man on fire this year, Niall O Leary, is will be ready to mind the house for Cork from the full back line. What an honour for the lads, their families, the club and above all the Parish.

We wish both men the very best and you can all start putting up the flags and decorations. Just a note that the ESB have warned about using electricity poles for buntings and flags. Electricity poles and pylons carry live conductors which are positioned overhead to be out of harm’s way. It is important to keep well away as coming close puts you at serious risk of injury. Remember, electricity can jump gaps. As well as the risk to the people involved, others are also put at risk when the bunting unravels. However, you can put up the flags, decorations and stickers on on your windows, lawns, houses, farms, tractors, lorries and cars so let’s see the colours and support the lads. Surely Rebels with a cause from your parish and your club so arise now Corcaigh agus Caisleán Ui Liatháin Abu.

Congrats to Lucy McNulty and Nodhlaig McCarthy.

Lucy McNulty and Nodhlaig McCarthy of Castlelyons Camogie Club were on the Cork U16 Panel that defeated Kilkenny 4-11 to 1-1 in Callan recently. Lucy McNulty scored 0-2 in that game. Well done to the girls and to Castlelyons Camogie Club.

Cara O Sullivan and Dan Twomey coming to Castlelyons.

Castlelyons Community Council are presenting ‘An Autumn Evening’ with Cara O Sullivan and Dan Twomey in St Nicholas’s Church on Sunday evening the 5th August. Tickets are €25 and available from 0830364881 between 5pm and 7pm or from Nelius O Brien’s Accountants, Newmarket Street, Fermoy.

Happy Birthday to Paul Foran.

Happy 60th birthday to Paul Foran one of our former players and a great supporter down the years. Paul a proud Clareman had the Centre rocking on Saturday night last as we were treated to food, craic and the wonderful music and song of Padraig O Brien and Willie Collins. Cork star Colm Spillane a good friend of Paul’s was a special guest as people came from Clare, Galway, Dublin, Offaly, Waterford and many parts of Cork. So best wishes in the future Paul.


Thursday 12th July at 7.30pm: East Cork U21 “A” Hurling Championship; Castlelyons v Carrigtwohill at 7.30 pm; Referee Cathal McAllister and venue to be decided.

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