Castlelyons Juvenile GAA Club Notes: 20.03.2017 2017-03-23 07:40:00



Our U6 players are currently training weekly in the Astro Turf in Bridesbridge from 9.15-10.00 every Saturday morning. Under the excellent guidance of Declan Wallace and Kieran Barrett, the boys are progressing very well. Training will be moving to the pitch in the coming weeks with times being confirmed weekly by text. If your son would like to come and try out hurling and was born in 2011, why not bring him along for a couple of trial sessions.



The Rebel Og U9 and U10 Football Leagues kicked off last weekend. 2017 sees the introduction of these new leagues for U9 and U10 players. The idea is to guarantee every boy a match every weekend, alternating between hurling and football. The first league period runs until 08th July. After this, depending on performance, for the second part of the season teams will be assigned to another group to play against teams of similar ability. No league tables are kept and the objective of the league is to have as many boys participate as possible. Match schedules have been given to parents over the last number of weeks.

Our U9s started their league campaign with a football match away to Fr. O’Neill’s on Saturday last. Castlelyons played very well and congratulations to all the boys that played. We had 14 players on the day and everyone played really well. The players were Ryan Stack, Dylan Conran, Sam Greaney, Oran Hickey, John O'Neill, Cathal Shanahan, Alex Quirke, Lennon Conway, Shane Hallihan, Eoin Corrigan, Brian Corrigan, Ciaran Murphy, Aaron Murphy, Gearoid McCarthy,

Next Saturday, March 25th, our U9’s play their first hurling league game away to Ballygiblin at 11pm.



Last week saw the conclusion of our U10 Indoor Hurling League and after a thrilling final, The Big Guns (Jack Reals, Shane Hussey, Dylan Leetch and Rory Condon) made a Barcelona style comeback to narrowly defeat the Kilmagner Killers (Sean Og Maguire, Oisin Cronin, Lee Ryan and Adam Lardner). Well done to all teams who participated and especially hard luck to the Kilmagner boys who excelled through the league.

On Saturday we turned our attention to football where the boys played their first game in the Rebel Og League v St Catherine's. Such is the strength of our panel we were able to put out two teams and we got our league campaign off to a great start. One team came out on top and our other team lost by the narrowest of margins, however all boys showed great for the ball. There were outstanding performances from Sean Og, Dylan Leetch, Lee Ryan and Cathal Sheehan. Our full panel on the day was Sean O'Callaghan, Tom O'Neill, Luke Morrison, Sean Og Maguire, Lee Ryan, Oisin Cronin, Rory Condon, Adam Lardner, Torin O'Brien, Lee Ryan, Ewan Long, Shane Hussey, Kevin Barry, Cathal Sheehan, Jack Reals and Jack Burke,

Next Saturday 25th March we play our first hurling fixture of the league with an away match to Fermoy @10:30.



Our U14's have been busy over the last couple of weeks playing their first football league match away to Carrignavar on the 11th of March. On the same day we came up against a slightly stronger Carrignavar team and lost by a point at the full time whistle. It was encouraging to see the lads trying to the end but that elusive score just didn't come. Well done to Anthony Moran who was named the football captain for the season.

The following day, on Sunday the 12th, we took 19 of our U14 team on a team building trip to Spike Island. This was a different day out for the lads with team and individual challenges involved. We would hope that every member of the team took something away from the day and look forward to many more days out in the near future.

On Sunday the 19th Ballygiblin travelled to Castlelyons and took us on in a hurling challenge match. We were beaten by a few goals in the end but it was a great session to have, showing us where we needed to work on. Many thanks to Ballygiblin for travelling. Well done to Oscar Hallihan who was named the hurling captain for the season. Training continues weekly as notified by text with our next day out being Feile Football on Saturday the 1st April - time, venue & opposition still to be confirmed at time of going to print. Our hurling and football fixtures have also been announced and are available to view on the Rebel Og website - we are in the Northern region for football and the Eastern region for hurling


We are back this week with a lotto jackpot of €9,600 and the €2 tickets can be purchased in Murphy’s Vehicle Repairs, Sharon’s Hair Design, Fitzgerald Butchers Fermoy, Mc Donnell’s Coolagown, The Abbey Tavern and from the usual ticket sellers and promoters. Well done to this week’s lucky dip winners; Jerry Murphy, Ann Barry, Jack Kenny, Fr Eamonn Barry, Liam O Brien, Joy Dahill, Pat O Neill and Mick Shanahan.


We would like to sincerely thank Riordan’s Supervalu for their ongoing sponsorship of the Juvenile Club. With some fantastic in store offers, it would be worth your while popping in for a look.

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