Club News 19th February

Castlemartyr GAA NEWS FEED

by Club PRO John Cashman

Football League Final On Saturday

The best of luck to our junior footballers who meet Cloyne in the 2022 JFL2 Final on Saturday afternoon at 3pm in Aghavine. This game will double up as the first game of the 2023 league. Note the change of day and time as the match was originally scheduled for Sunday morning. Please support the footballers in their quest for silverware in what is our club’s first competitive game of the new year.

New Beginnings

New players of Castlemartyr GAA

Charlie O’Neil, Warren Broderick, Ewan Wimpenny and Cian Murphy

Nice to see four new reds coming of age make their debut for Castlemartyr on Sunday in a hurling challenge. Our accompanying photo shows Charlie O’Neil, Warren Broderick, Ewan Wimpenny and Cian Murphy. Well done guys and best of luck to ye in the years ahead in the red jersey.

Intermediate Hurlers

Meantime the intermediate hurlers are looking forward to their opening league game on Sunday week March 5th against neighbours Dungourney. A big crowd is expected at Paddy Walsh Memorial Park for the 11.30am throw in. It will be both teams first outing since last season’s county finals. There are plenty of attractive league games on the horizon over the coming months in what looks like a competitive section..

Have YOU Signed Up Yet?

Castlemartyr Resort Gift

Our membership bundles are now due, thanks to all who have already signed up – we really appreciate your continued support. Again this week we are asking all club members and friends to make a big push in order to reach our targets. A lot of work still to be done on this project, so please play your part and help your club continue on it’s development plans.

We have a added prize of a one night stay B&B in the wonderful Castlemartyr Resort.  All bundles signed up before Sunday 26th Feburary will be entered into a draw for the fabulous prize!!

Gold, silver and bronze packages are available at a cost of €480, €360 and €252 respectively. The bundles include club membership and also membership for the younger generation of Kiltha Óg and Castlemartyr Camogie Club. There is also the opportunity to win one of the many prizes on offer in the Rebel Bounty GAA draw and the local lotto here in Castlemartyr.

Sub Committees

Both the recently formed Centenary and Development Committees have been airing and sharing ideas over the past week or so. The overall committee meeting last week saw a very active discussion on plans for the proposed new ClubHouse. Hats off to committee member Ollie Smiddy who has done wonderful preparatory work.

Happy Birthday Kiltha Og

Twenty years on from the club’s foundation, Kiltha Og GAA Club are all set for a gala night of celebration at Garryvoe Hotel this Saturday. The occasion will see the club’s victorious teams from last season receive their medals.

John Whyte, lifelong Castlemartyr GAA stalwart was the Kiltha Og’s first ever club secretary and was one of the people hugely instrumental in putting forward the concept of a combined parish team. At the time John had been chairman of the juvenile wing of Castlemartyr for 3 years and an initial chat involving his club colleagues and representatives of Dungourney led to immediate progress and more formal discussion. It all happened very smoothly. Seven founder members became Kiltha Og’s first officers with Colm Griffin (chairman) Seamus Lawton (vice chairman), John Kenneally (assistant secretary), Mary Griffin (treasurer) Mary Rohan (assistant treasurer) and Christy O’Sullivan (PRO) from Clonmult joining John Whyte at the top table.

Congrats to all who have contributed so much to the club over the past 20 years – hope ye all have a great night of celebration on Saturday.

***Kiltha Og Under 18 team meet Erin’s Own in their opening football league game at 1pm in Castlemartyr this Saturday.

By Assistant Pro Wed 22nd Feb