Castledaly GAA notes.
Results ACFL D2: Castledaly 1-22(25) Tubberclaire 1-12(15)
On Friday last Castledaly hosted Tubberclaire in an exciting high
scoring home game with both teams playing skilful entertaining
football. Castledaly opened up a lead of six points before
Tubberclaire reeled them back to Half Time 11 – 7 score line but in
the second moiety Castledaly prevailed against their neighbour’s
unceasing onslaught, with solid performances in defence with Shane
Dolan David Stone Liam Fitzpatrick Frances Rushe. In goals Eanna
Duffy showed his quality with a number of top corner fingertip stops
and saves to keep the home team in this game. Alan Stone and Paddy
Holloway battled hard and employed a keen desire to get forward
creating opportunities for their youthful front line. The scoreboard
changed rapidly throughout this entertaining encounter with both teams
showing their shooting creativity and accuracy. Castledaly secured
the win thanks to excellent team work and support play, scoring and
winning frees with each forage forward in attack, some quality free
kicks and an excellent passing move that culminated in a quality goal
from Kevin Stone (1 07, 4f) Lorcan Dolan (08,2f) Alan Stone (02, 1f)
Dan Heavin (02) and Fergal Hynes MJ Kelly Cathal Dolan (01 each).
Castledaly = Eanna Duffy Darragh Kelly Shane Dolan Emmett Heavin David
Stone Liam Fitzpatrick Frances Rushe Paul Costello Alan Stone Fergal
Hynes Paddy Holloway Kevin Stone Aaron Nugent Dan Heavin Lorcan Dolan.
Subs used Shane Fitzpatrick MJ Kelly Cathal Dolan. We wish Darragh
Kelly speedy recovery from his unfortunate knock, and are delighted
the return of long term injured to strengthen the squad.
Results : ACFL D5 Castledaly 2-11(17) St. Joseph's 1-8(11)
ACFL Div 5 Castledaly 2-11 (17) St Joseph's 1-8 (11). On Sunday
morning Castledaly welcomed St Joseph's and despite the intense cold
and wintery weather, battled hard to collect full points for their
efforts. An early goal from Conor Foley settled the home team as well
as the dependable boot of Mark Kearney from placed balls. St Joseph's
pressed near the end of the first half scoring 1-1 and put pressure on
the home side. In response some brilliant quick-thinking from the
highly industrious Emmet Heavin placed France Rushe in front of goal
to coolly flick the ball to the net to leave Castledaly leading 2-7 to
1-2 at the break.
After the break the visitors again closed the gap and were awarded a
penalty but a stunning save from Castledaly’s outstanding captain and
custodian Eanna Duffy kept his team’s lead intact. In this
competition Eanna has been well supported in defence by Shane Dolan
Jack Kearney Shane Fitzpatrick Damien Stone, and Eanna has regularly
impressed with his list of top class saves throughout this contest.
Castledaly forwards responded to their captains heroics in kind and
worked a number of excellent points at the far end, notably by sub
Eoin Fleming and free kick specialist Mark Kearney.
Team & Scorers: Eanna Duffy ( capt), Colin Doyle, Shane Dolan, Jack
Kearney; Shane Fitzpatrick, Darragh Kelly, Damien Stone; Paul Costello
(0-1), Paul Henson; Emmet Heavin (0-1), Mark Kearney (0-5, 3f),
Francis Rushe (1-1); Cathal Dolan, Conor Foley (1-0), Aaron Nugent
(0-1). Subs: Adam Turley for D Kelly, Gordon Duffy for F Rushe, Eoin
Fleming (0-2) for C Foley, Conor Killian for C Dolan, Steven Hardiman,
Castledaly GAA Under 8s enjoyed their Big Day Out on Saturday
travelling to the hallowed ground of Croke Park with their squad
fielding two teams in matches against Straffan in their GAA 'Stay and
Play ' games. Everyone involved had a very enjoyable day and a massive
thank you to Rohan Bus Hire who provided transport. The players
celebrated their Big Day heroics in traditional fashion, with a stop
off in Supermacs Moate on the way home. A big thank you to JP Casey
James Galvin Paddy Marsh & Paddy Donnellan for their skilful
management of their charges and the day events.
LOTTO Draw Lucky Numbers 14th April ’19 were 04 08 14 20. No Winner
and Match 3 s won by
Joanna Keogh; Siobhan Fitzmaurice; Anita Murray; and Cormac Nee.
Promoters Prize winners = Paul Costello & John Dolan. Next jackpot
will be €6,000 and draw takes place Sunday April 28th in FitzGerald’s
Lounge with everyone welcome to attend. Thanks to everyone for their
Castledaly Fit Club continues each week Monday Wednesday Friday with
ladies classes at 7 and gents at 8pm under the expert guidance of Liam
Lorcan and Paulette.
Walking Track continues to appeal to club members despite erratic
Irish weather or perhaps because of it in these longer bright evening
hours. Track available to club members and it is always great to see
people making use of this wonderful facility.
Club Membership rates are Adult 35 euro Under 18s & OAPs 15 euro
Family 60 euro and membership can be paid to club registrar Damien
Stone. A registration day will be announced soon.
UnderAge Training continues for Under 6 (born 2013/14) and Under 8
(born 2011/12) boys and girls at Castledaly pitch Fridays at 6.30pm
(weather permitting). The emphasis in training is on fun and enjoying
sport. New players are always welcome to attend.
The excitement continues to build locally as Castledaly GAA host a
25th anniversary celebration of their 1994 County Football
Intermediate Championship team with Dinner Dance and Presentation in
the Grand Hotel Moate April 20th 8pm with entertainment by The
Secrets. Some tickets are still available from committee members at 30
euro to mark this historic occasion. A number of people have
contacted us with their memories of that year and we would appreciate
sharing any photos or videos clips of the day that you may have.
Sympathies to families and friends of all recently deceased members of
our GAA community; Ar dhéis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha .0Tweet