News Update 4th June

Castlemartyr GAA NewsFeed

By Club PRO – John Cashman

Intermediate Hurling

Next up for our Intermediate hurlers is a game against Cloughduv at Paddy Walsh Park on this coming Sunday morning – throw in 11.30am. It’s our penultimate game of the campaign with just the away trip to Midleton to follow. Please support the team in this important fixture.

Junior Hurling

This evening’s JBHL2 encounter resulted in a 3-13 to 1-15 victory over visitors Aghada which keeps Castlemartyr in the mix for a place in the final.

The state of play at the moment is that Cloyne top the group with 11 points, followed by Midleton on 10 points and ourselves now on 9 after our latest win. Whilst we finish with an away game in Watergrasshill on this Friday evening – 7.30pm, Cloyne’s last game is against Midleton next Monday evening.. The top two teams will automatically contest the decider.

Played under blazing sunshine, the Bank Holiday Monday clash saw the reds lead by 2-8 to 0-8 at the interval. Colm Beausang again made his mark on the edge of the square with goals in the 7th and 14th minutes. Niall Morgan, Cian Murphy, Darrgah Cashman and Darragh Joyce had found the range with points in the opening thirty minutes, with Aghada also registering some very impressive long range scores, despite shooting a number of late wides.

A sluggish Castlemartyr start to the second period saw the visitors post four unanswered points before a point by Eoin Cashman and a quick follow up goal from Corner Ronayne steadied the challenge. With Eoin Ronayne, Odhann Cantwell and Dave Lawton showing up well in defence and Niall Morgan busy in the middle third, a reasonably comfortable victory looked on the cards. However, a controversial late Aghada goal trimmed the margin back to a one score game before Darragh Joyce’s late tap over point ensured a fourth brace of league points. Cloyne’s win on day one remains the only defeat of the campaign.

Team – Derek Bowens, Odhrann Cantwell, Eoin Ronayne, Charlie O’Neill, Dave Lawton, Darragh Joyce, Niall O’Donovan, Mike Cosgrave, Niall Morgan, Darragh Cashman, Conor Whyte, Conor Ronayne, Cian Murphy, Colm Beausang and Ewan Wimpenny. Sub – Eoin Cashman
Scorers – Colm Beausang 2-0, Niall Morgan (0-5 incl 0-3 frees) Conor Ronayne 1-0, Cian Murphy 0-3, Darragh Joyce (0-3 incl 0-2 frees), Darragh Cashman and Eoin Cashman 0-1 each.

Golf Classic 2023Castlemartyr GAA Golf Classic 2023

Next here’s another reminder again regarding our fundraising Golf Classic which is penciled in for Wednesday July 19th and Thursday July 20th at Castlemartyr Golf Club.

A team of 3 people can enter at a cost of €200, tee box sponsorship is €50 per tee box – (but we would obviously be even more delighted if people would sponsor more than one). There is also the option of joining the main sponsors by becoming an associate sponsor of the event at a cost of €500. You may also know somebody who could be approached in relation to prize sponsorship.

Now we need YOU to play your part – by seeking out some or all of the above via your business contacts, work place, family members and extended contacts at home or abroad.

Please contact Christy O’Sullivan – 086 804 0183 or John Cashman 086 877 8182 if you require any further information/make a booking/confirm sponsorship)

Whatsapp Group

Another quick reminder that if you know anybody who wishes to be added to our whatsapp news group please drop a message to John at 086-8778182 with details.

Congrats To Leahy Family

Congrats to our own Mick Leahy and all the Leahy family who were celebrating at the weekend after Jack helped Cork be crowned All Ireland Under 20 champions. Jack was in top form scoring four points on his return to the starting fifteen to help the rebels secure a 14th title at this level. Congrats and well done Jack.

Date For The Diary

Mark this date in the diary – the return of the Abernethy Cup. It’s a competition which has taken a variation of formats in recent years, but hasn’t been played since the covid outbreak. Now it’s back with a highly attractive one off game – Imokilly v Ballygunner in Castlemartyr on Monday July 3rdmore details to follow.

Imokilly 2023

Imokilly footballers and hurlers got a pre championship boost last week with the announcement of a new sponsorship deal with green energy company DP Energy. The footballers begin their campaign against Muskerry in Carrigtwohill this Thursday evening, whilst the hurlers won’t be in action until late August. Best of luck to all our players involved with both panels and to the divisional teams for the season. See attached photo image of Mike Kelly and Ciarán Joyce who were present at the new jersey launch.

Imokilly GAA - Mike Kelly and Ciarán Joyce from Castlemartyr

Exam Time

Finally the very best of luck to all our students sitting state exams this week – see ye soon back on the playing fields.

By Assistant Pro Fri 9th Jun