Castlelyons GAA Notes WE Monday 26.7.21. 2021-08-03 14:21:00

Intermediate Hurlers qualify for League Cup Final.

Castlelyons 1-19 Watergrasshill 3-10

Castlelyons have qualified for the final of the Red FM League Cup after a solid victory over Watergrasshill at the ‘Hill last Sunday.   Both teams were understrength, as we were minus Peter Roche, Jamie O’Leary and Anto Spillane and, of course Niall O’Leary while Colm Spillane gave us a half hour. Watergrasshill were minus Cork U20 stars Daire O’Leary and Sean Desmond plus a few others.  Incidentally thanks to Sean who is assisting us with the Cúl Eile Camp this week.  His Mom is a Castlelyons woman so sure maybe we could hold on to him.  This writer regrets not having a report as the big ball game in Killarney took precedence on Sunday.   However, a few phone calls to the ‘Hill revealed more exciting stuff than the football by the Reeks as it was the Kingdom show again.  A review of the stats shows worked extremely hard, although their shooting was a little off at times.  Shane O Regan was top scorer for the ‘Hill with 3-2 but our lads had a few points to spare at the long whistle. Hopefully, they can continue this work rate and good form.  They now play Ballincollig in the final on a date to be arranged.  Well done all.

Team: Jack Barry, Colm O’Neill, Leo Seston, Tom Carroll, Shane Moroney, Colm Barry (0-2), Conor McCarthy, Eoin Maye (0-2), Darren Tobin, Leon Doocey (0-2), Alan Fenton (0-7), Barry Murphy (0-2), James Kearney (0-1), Dave Morrison (1-0), Mike Spillane (0-2). Subs Colm Spillane, Ronan Fenton, Liam Moroney, Eoin Barry, Stephen Casey, John Healy, Gavin O’Neill, Oscar Hallihan, Alan O Regan, Dara Spillane, Colm McCarthy, Richard Morrison, Ronan O’Regan, and Griffin O’ Keeney.

Cork motor through qualifiers defeating a gallant Clare side. 

According to the écrivains sportifs hurling was finished earlier in the year.  While they didn’t write about it much in France there was a load of rubbish written and put on social media about new rules, refereeing and so on.  However, last Saturday in both Limerick and Thurles we were treated to the best in the game has seen and well done to all.  In the searing heat in the LIT Gaelic Grounds in Limerick the Rebels showed they are back at the top table as they took down the Banner in a proverbial cracker.  Goals win games and Cork got three of them to one for Clare.  How different it would be if the great Tony Kelly had planted the last shot, but it hit the Cork goalie’s right side and the Rebels face Dublin in the next round.  The game had it all.  A Cork man missing a sideline, rising a scraw and in nipped a Clareman and planted the ball over from about 70 yards.  The great Pat Horgan was bowled over in possession but from his knees planted the ball between the posts from about 35 yard out.  Jack O Connor showed the speed of an Olympic sprinter as he motored around Clare backs for a goal.  Our own Niall O Leary had a strong game getting in blocks, hooks, and clearances to great effect.  Congrats and well-done Niall.

Earlier we heard from Thurles that Liam Cahill had shaken up the Déise selection and they were hurling out of their skins as they led Galway by a massive score.  The Tribesmen came back but Waterford drove on again for a very impressive victory.  I note that Ian Kenny formerly Castlelyons was outstanding at corner back and Peter Hogan and son of Colie now living in Waterford and grandson of the great Ger D Hogan, a famous Fermoy sporting family, both stared for Waterford.   This guy, Liam Cahill, the Waterford manager is developing some pedigree.  He managed Tipperary to win All Irelands at U21 despite not winning Munster.  Then he got Waterford to an All-Ireland despite not winning Munster.  Some man for coming in back doors to great effect.  Next Saturday it will be the two Liams, Cahill and Sheedy, facing each other in the Páirc as Waterford play Tipperary and we have Cork versus Dublin later in Thurles.  These games are all or nothing so we should have another feast of hurling with Tipperary and Cork clear favourites in the bookies.  The bookies must have great inside knowledge. Do you think will there be any upset.  Well Cork are on the motorway and should hold the fast lane as a rising Dublin may have to wait another year. Rebels Abú 

The Cards are out for the Spinathon & Funathon Castlelyons 2021

The big Spinathon weekend of the 7, 8 and 9th of August is fast approaching.  Whatever your level of fitness or your cycling ability is at come on have a go, take a sponsorship card, donate a few euro and spin. It’s not a race, whatever pace you choose is fine. We have set the ambitious challenge of 48 hours of continuous spinning, 3 bikes, 144 people, and thousands of miles. It’s not a race, you can choose your own pace. Our Club plus the Juvenile, Camogie clubs plus Community Centre Committee are organising the weekend.  They are looking for as many as possible to spin and that includes you. Michael Barrett (087)2446597 or Michele Fenton (086) 837 0480 can be contacted to collect your sponsorship card. No need to worry about a bike as stationary bikes kindly donated for the Spinathon by Max Fitness & Sports Therapy Rathcormac will be available.  Of course, if you have your own bike and a turbo you are more than welcome to bring that along on the day.

Once you have collected a card the Committee will be in touch to organise your time slot with you. All returned sponsorship cards will be included in a prize draw. The slogan is keeping the wheels spinning for your Club and Community Centre.  Our organising committee Michael Barrett, Pamela McCarthy John McCarthy, Michelle Fenton Kieran Barrett, John Coleman and Helen Hussey are also arranging a Funathon for all the under 16’s and are awaiting some details from team managers.  More details next week.

Castlelyons Cúl Eile Summer Camp proving so special.

Cúl Eile, a pilot camp organised for children with / special additional needs commenced this Tuesday morning with great excitement.  The children were all delighted with their new gear and bags. The typical Cúl Camp, activities of football, and loads of fun time games were on the go.  Cúl Eile is relatively new and gives children who hadn't previously enjoyed sport have an opportunity to flourish, learning one or more strengths plus above all had lots of fun and laughter.

Thanks to Simon & Catriona Drislane, Carol Shanahan the main organisers, and a host of helpers including Sean Desmond Cork Under 20 hurling star who all took time out and assisted with the various fun stations. Thanks to Sean Crowley, Cork GDA, who was on early with the gear and setting the scene. Kevin O’Callaghan Cork GAA Games Manager granted the Camp to us.  A special thanks to the many sponsors South Coast, SuperValu, Flyco Engineering, Walshe’s Chemist & Millerick’s Chemist, Centra Castlelyons, Spar Rathcormac and some private donations.  Your assistance is so valued by the organisers and so special for the children.  Mar deirtear Tosach maith leath na hoibre and Tuesday morning was so special and enjoyable so no doubt Wednesday and Thursday will go well too.

Intermediate Hurling Challenge

Courcey Rovers 2-14 Castlelyons 1-21.

We have often had great championship games with Courceys in the past but fair play to the men from Ballinspittle to travel a ninety-mile round for a challenge game with us and it just shows their commitment to hurling.  John Kirby was on the whistle and done well.  We led 1-5 to 0-4 at the first water break with some nice scores from Leo Doocey, James Kearney, and Mike Spillane.  The goal came from a speculative shot from Darren Tobin and an uncharacteristic error by Courcey goalie Stephen Nyhan. The quality of hurling was good after the break, and it was point for point.  All our backs had good intercepts as Darren Tobin hurled very well at midfield assisted by Eoin Maye.  We did miss a few chances, but Alan Fenton set up Dave Morrison with a peach pass and Dave obliged with a mighty goal to leave us 2-10 to 0-12 at half time.  There were a few changes at half time.  We put in good ball went into the forwards, but it did not stick and Courceys kept putting a few points on the board.  Courceys ran out winners with a few points to spare in an excellent challenge game

Panel: J Barry, P Roche, L Moroney, T Corroll, S Moroney, C Barry, C Barry, C McCarthy, E Maye, D Tobin, R Fenton, A Fenton, L Doocey, J Kearney, D Morrison, M Spillane, S O’Sullivan, Barry Murphy, A O Regan, B O Donovan, J Healy, C McCarthy, S Casey, G O’Neill, Oscar Hallihan, D Spillane.      

Weekly Lotto Draw – Jackpot now €14, 600 - Results for Monday 26.7.21 

This week’s draw was held Monday 26.7.21 and the numbers drawn were 2, 10, 13 and 23. There was no winner, and the Jackpot is now at €14,600. The Lucky Dip winners were as follows: -  

The results of the Club Lotto are published on both the Avondhu and social media.  The next draw is Monday 3.8.21 at the Centre. Thanks so much for your support and please advise your friends that they can play our Lotto, ONLINE or purchase tickets from the usual outlets.

U18 Minor Hurling League.

Castlelyons 2-17 Kilara Óg 0-18.

Castlelyons Under 18 hurlers played Kilara Óg last week in Páirc O Laoighaire in the League.  This turned out to be a hectic game as both teams went all out. While the game was even it was great two see our forwards fighting for and winning good ball especially the young players in the corners Olan Linehan and Jack Cremin.  On one occasion Olan Linehan won his own ball cut in and clipped over a lovely score. Cas Kwoenberg at centre forward was having a right battle with Sean Óg Kenneally the Kilworth centre back and they broke even in the first half. Brian Spillane and Dara Spillane combined for a goal. Colm McCarthy and Oscar Hallihan contributed to the score board, but Kilara managed some great scores too.  It was 1-9 to 0-11 at half time as we led by just a point.

The second half had everything.  Colm McCarthy put over a point from a free and young corner forward Olan Linehan doing well got another.  Then young Jack Cremin had had a cracking goal and won another great ball that contributed to a score by Colm McCarthy.  Luke Carey, a brother of county star Eoin Carey, and Dara Gill began to take over the middle for Kilara as they went all out for scores.  Jack Cremin came out and snapped a great ball but was fouled leaving Colm McCarthy for a tap over free.  There was some mighty hurling with little in it and next thing an overspill of enthusiasm with a few right belts and this led to the dismissal of three players.  Colm McCarthy sent over another free for us and although Luke Carey had a rousing point from play, we held out to win 2-17 to 0-18.  This was an excellent game and well handled by referee Denis Motherway.  We had some strong lads in the subs too and even though they did not all get a run it was a particularly good victory for Castlelyons.  Well done to all.

Panel: A Fenton, C O’Flynn, A Moran, I Ryan, M Calnan, M Rossner, O Morrison, O Hallihan, C McCarthy, B Spillane, C Kwoenberg, P Dooley, J Cremin, D Spillane, O Linehan, Leon Shanahan, M Griffin, I O’Sullivan, C O’ Riordan and J Verling.

Please ensure special COVID precautions and advise your friends.

Covid and the Delta variant is strong, about the place and highly transmissible.  This can cause severe illness and at times vaccines don’t work well against it. It is affecting Clubs as some players are not available due to close contact or even getting the dreaded disease so great care and application of all possible prevention is necessary. 

Please take these precautions, physical distancing, wearing a mask, keeping rooms well ventilated, avoiding crowds, cleaning your hands, and coughing into a bent elbow or tissue. Check all local advice where you live and work. Do it all!  Stay safe as the country strives to deal with the current scene and endeavours to provide vaccination of the entire population. Please, avoid the 3Cs: - Closed spaces, Crowded Spaces, Close contact.

Votes of Sympathy.

Castlelyons GAA wish to extend sincere sympathies to James & Olive Cullinane and the extended Cullinane family on the sad passing of Mrs Catherine Cullinane.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. Also, to the McCarthy family on the sad passing of Mark McCarthy Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.   

Castlelyons GAA Fixtures.

Junior C HL Castlelyons v Bride Rovers at Rathcormac Thursday 29.7.21 @7.45pm.

JAFC Castlelyons v Castlemartyr Venue TBA Friday 30.7.21 @ 7.30pm

Intermediate Hurling Challenge at Castlelyons v Eire Óg Castlelyons Saturday 31.8.21 @ 3pm

Rebel Óg

Fé 18 Hurling Castlelyons v Kilara Óg at Castlelyons Thursday 22.7.21 @ 7pm.

Fé 12 Hurling Castlelyons v Erins Own at Castlelyons Wednesday 2.8.21 @ 7pm.

Fé 18 Hurling Fermoy v Castlelyons at Fermoy Wednesday 4.8.21 @ 7pm.


Junior C league Castlelyons v Kinsale in Kinsale 30.7.21 @ 7.45pm

Club Main Sponsor: ZEUS Packaging Group.

Notes by Kieran McGann, PRO Castlelyons GAA.

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