Castledaly club notes

April 15, 2019

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,

Tom Martin.


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 .0

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