Garrycastle GAA Club Notes

May 14, 2018

Under 16 League

Garrycastle 3-7 Milmore Gaels 2-7

Garrycastle under 16s secured their second win in a row with an excellent comeback victory over a strong Milmore Gaels side last Thursday evening.

Despite a fast start with 2 early scores from James Murphy, Garrycastle seemed switch off  for ten minutes and Milmore capitalised on this building up an 8 point half time lead. Right from the get go of the second half it was clear that Garrycastle had learned from their mistakes and were intent on turning around the deficit. With John Dylan O Shea winning every ball in the back line and Ryan Cornally offering a lot of energy in midfield this gave the forwards the platform to kick some excellent scores. Amongst these were well taken goals from Luke Clinton  and Tommy Stephens along with some fine points from Ben Kilkenny, Daniel McManus and Charlie O Connor.

The final ten minutes saw the home team throw everything at the Garrycastle rearguard but ably assisted by the ever reliable Eric Rogers in goals and a hard working backline Garrycastle stood firm and held on for a 3 point victory.

Overall  a great performance full of character and determination but the lads will know that they will need an improved first half in upcoming games.

Team: Eric Rogers ,Adam Mulvihill, Cian Dowling ,Peter Mulvihill, Cian McCarthy, Dermot Carey, Cathal Redmond, Tommy Stephens, Daniel McManus, Luke Clinton, James Murphy, Ben Kilkenny, Nathan Breslin, Charlie O Connor, Stephen Gaffey. Subs used: John Dylan O Shea, Ryan Cornally, Corey Nugent.

ACFL Division 1

Garrycastle 2-12 St Lomans 2-10.

Garrycastle clawed back a five point deficit to win by two in this round 6 league game played in Lakepoint Park on Wednesday evening of last week. Early points from Tom O'Halloran and Alex Gardiner (2) were followed by a goal for Lomans. The remainder of the half was very even with both teams scoring four points, Garrycastle 's scores coming from Alex Gardiner (2), Doran Harte and Eoin Monaghan. The score at halftime was 0-7 to 1-4 with Garrycastle recording too many wides. After James Sheeran's point early in the second half Lomans replied with three points on the trot followed by a goal, giving them a five point lead. A Dessie Dolan free was followed by a Lomans point before Alex Gardiner scored a penalty to reduce the lead to two points. Another Dessie Dolan free was cancelled by a Lomans point before a goal from Tom O'Halloran gave Garrycastle the lead, 2-10 to 2-9. Late points by Alex Gardiner and Jason Nugent to one for Lomans left Garrycastle two up at the final whistle. This was a very open game with both sides playing positive attacking football. The Garrycastle lads showed battling qualities to overcome a five point deficit in the last twenty minutes.

Team: Shane Moran, Anthony Larkin , John Gaffey, Mathey Guiheen, Sean Brennan, Mark Curley, Jonathan Maguire, Aidan Browne, Doran Harte (0-1), Eoin Monaghan(0-1), Dessie Dolan (0-2), Tom O'Halloran (1-2), James Sheeran (0-1), Alex Gardiner (1-5), Ger Henaghan. Subs Jason Nugent(0-1) for Sean Brennan, Damien Rushe for Mark Curley, Cathal Mannion for Aidan Browne, James Duignan for Dessie Dolan, Enda Keena for Anthony Larkin.


On Saturday May 26th there is another safeguarding workshop (SG3) in Garrycastle, 10.30am to 1.30pm, for designated liaison officers.

This course is approved by the Sports Council of Ireland. For further information contact Mark at 086 2771935.


The Lotto numbers for Tuesday May 8th 2018 were 5, 10, 13, 25. There was no Jackpot winner. There were two Match3 winners, each of whom receives €50 - Billy & Lorraine Cummins; Sharon Cooley c/o Lorraine Cummins. The Jackpot next week is €8,000.  Play Garrycastle GAA Club Lotto online, with a safe and secure online payment

Membership/ Registration

Membership fees are now over due. It is important for players to get their fees payed as anyone who is not paid up may not play with any of the teams since they wont be insured. . This year, we have provided an option of registering and paying membership fees online on our website at .

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