Castledaly GAA notes

April 18, 2017

ACFL SENIOR Div 5 league  . Next Friday eve .
Home vs The Downs at 7
ACFL SENIOR Div 1 league  . Next Sunday morning  .
Home vs  Tang at    11.30

LOTTO JACKPOT €4,400 Last weeks lucky numbers were 03, 09, 19, 24
No Match 4 Winner.  Match 3s = Andria Carroll. Trudi Costin. Catherine Wynne.
Paddy & Adrian. Castledaly Foroige. Joe Casey. Eoin Costello. Kelly
Family. Joe & Della Eagney.  Promoters Prize = Sheila Costello & John
Dolan.  Next Draw Sunday April 30th in Fitzgerald's Lounge. Match 4
No's & win Win WIN = Thank you for your continuing support

Walking Track: Lights on every night from 8pm until late. All members
welcome to use the track and it has been a popular facilty since it
was introduced - with the
early bird users doing a few laps with the dawn chorus, our mid day
movers who prefer the mid day hours, and our afternoon & evening
speedsters who prefer the cooling hours for their exertions.

Similarly the Fitness Club has gone from strength to strength and new
members welcome always with classes Monday Wednesday and Friday for
ladies 6.45 and gents 7.45 with Liam Fitzpatrick Paulette Heavin and
Lorcan Dolan.

Club gear available online from O'Neills GAA club clothing

Castledaly Community Games Athletics Heats take place on Sunday 23rd
April 2pm at Castledaly GAA pitch, with age's groups tiny tots to
Under 16s.  Please check Facebook closer to date to confirm date and
times .

> Results
> ACFL Division 5 Castledaly GAA 3.09 Ballymore 2.15
> Castledaly opened the scoring with two points from David Stone before
> missing a brace of chances with Gordon Duffy and Ian Clevett seeing
> both shots miss their target.  Ballymore opened their account with two
> points either side of the home team missing two chances themselves.
> Mark Kearney collected a kick out and worked the ball up the pitch
> exchanging passes with Ciarán Henson before MJ McLoughlin sent a sharp
> pass through the defence for David Stone to score his first goal of
> the day.  Ballymore rallied and added three points in succession
> before their goal gave them the lead for the first time.  Castledaly
> saw their chance to shorten the advantage and McLoughlin again showing
> sharpness with free-kick after David Stone and Justin Coughlan created
> the opening chance.  Coughlan gathered the resulting kick out and set
> through McLoughlin to add another point
>  from play.  An unfortunate clash involving Shane Fitzpatrick saw the
> young full back injured and replaced by evergreen Niall O'Neill.
> Ballymore extended their two point lead to three and four before
> Castledaly saw a goal chance saved and McLoughlin wisely taking the
> point from play.  McLoughlin turned provider and his pass to Ken
> Larkin saw the sparkling number 14 take a well earned point..  Shane
> Dolan Niall O'Neill Ciarán Henson Justin Coughlan Jason Bradley were
> in fine form in defence but the Ballymore attack seemed to find space
> and pace when needed most.  Ciarán Henson also found opportunity to
> support attack but his only shot for score went narrowly wide off
> target.  Ballymore also missed a number of scoring chances due to
> Castledaly strong defending but they added two further points before
> Ken Larkin added a well taken goal, carving infield and drive a
> thunderous shot past the goalkeeper.  David Stone again added to this
> quota as he capitalised on McLoughlin creativity.  Kevin Stone found
> himself in space to create a goal chance but a misjudged tackle
> delivered a penalty instead, which was well taken by MJ McLoughlin and
> another goal for the home team and retrieve the lead with minutes
> remaining on the time clock.
> Justin Coughlan added to Castledaly lead to two points but Ballymore
> were far from beaten and they bundled a goal chance across the line to
> once again take the lead and one further point saw them finish out the
> game winning 3*08 to 2*13
>  A good effort from under strength home team showing lots of potential
> that will need sharpening on training field of it is to see its
> fruition.
> Team Paul Henson Jason Bradley Shane Fitzpatrick Shane Dolan Mark
> Kearney, Ciarán Henson Justin Coughlan Paul Costello Gordon Duffy
> Kevin Stone Magill McLoughlin Emmett Heavin Ian Karl Clevett Ken
> Larkin David Stone. Sun Niall O'Neill for Shane Fitzpatrick Calvin
> Farrell for Jason Bradley Alan Doyle for Ian Clevett.
> We wish Fergal Hynes and Shane Fitzpatrick a speedy recovery.
> ACFL Division 1
> Castledaly 2_13 Athlone 3_14 final score
> Two early Athlone goals in as many minutes caught the home team
> napping, before Lorcan Dolan began the fight back, with three points
> from play from David Stone and Kevin Stone. a Gordon Duffy midfield
> mark gave Kevin Stone his chance, before Derek Heavin Paul Costello
> clearance gave David Stone a chance to dink through a crowded defence
> and rifle his shot to the back of the net.
> Kevin Stone found the space to increase the home team lead with
> another well taken point from the youngster while Lorcan Dolan won and
> scored a free kick from the wide right side.  Gordon Duffy again
> turned creator and Paul Kelly enjoyed the fruits with a score to lead
> 1_07 to 2_00
> In defence Castledaly were more settled but time and again Shane Dolan
> Ciarán Henson Justin Coughlan Darragh Kelly were called on to clear
> danger, while emergency goalkeeper Liam Fitzpatrick was also kept busy
> clearing a flurry of chances.  in midfield Paddy Holloway was enjoying
> a physical encounter with both sides upping their game with a win on
> their mind.  Athlone did find some form and added points from play and
> free kicks, but also a number of missed chances from close range as
> the prevailing wind made itself felt.  Half Time arrived with the
> scores reading 1-.7 to 2.05
> The second half began at quarter past noon with a bright sunny chill
> keeping supporters wrapped up despite the thermometer reading.
> Athlone added two points before sub MJ Magill McLoughlin and Ciarán
> Henson did the hard work while Paul Kelly tapped over a fine score,
> found in space by a McLoughlin trademark cross field accurate pass
> Lorcan Dolan continued to torment the visitors defence and another
> foul won free kick was dispatched by Kevin Stone.  Athlone replied
> with a point and could have extended their score but for a well saved
> shot by Liam Fitzpatrick.  A high ball into the Castledaly forward
> line saw Ken Larkin rise highest to win possession and his pass to
> Dolan again saw the county man fouled, this time kicking the free kick
> himself to trail by the minimal point. with ten minutes gone in the
> second half.
> Athlone struck back with a goal and four points unanswered in ten
> minutes before Castledaly saw another result, Gordon Duffy winning
> possession storming forward and winning the free kick, Dolan again on
> target.  Francie Rushe subbed for Derek Heavin with Ken Larkin taking
> up defensive duties, and the young player showed great vision spotting
> Lorcan Dolan in dangerous territory and his accurate pass allowed his
> experienced  colleague to find the eye of the needle and score his
> home team's second goal and trail by four points.  Castledaly added
> two further points with MJ McLoughlin and Kevin Stone combining from
> play before the youngest Stone sibling added a free kick from a well
> won attack.  As the game grew more physical and fiery, both teams were
> reduced to fourteen as tackles flew in with less accuracy, but Athlone
> added to the scoreboard and won through with final score Castledaly
> 2-13 to Athlone 3-14
> Castledaly will regret missed chances and some early lack of
> concentration in defence but with a significant number of players
> unavailable, the team that took to the field did themselves proud and
> kept the Athlone challenge in reach until the last minutes, especially
> some players playing the second competitive game in three days.
> Team Liam Fitzpatrick, Shane Dolan, Derek Heavin, Daragh Kelly, M J
> Kelly, Ciarán Henson, Justin Coughlan, Paddy Holloway, Gordon Duffy,
> Paul Kelly, Paul Costello, Kevin Stone, Lorcan Dolan, Ken Larkin,
> David Stone.  subs MJ Magill McLoughlin for Paul Costello, Francie
> Rush for Derek Heavin.

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