Darragh Tobin, Castlelyons, one of our 2014 stars but now plying his trade in Australia. He checks in with us on social media and reads The Avondhu.

Castlelyons GAA

Castlelyons take on Glenville in Páirc na Bríde, Rathcormac on Saturday, 26th March at 3pm. This local derby should be interesting, as Castlelyons took the county junior B championship in 2014 with an injury time goal by Alan Fenton against Kilmeen, to win by 1-6 to 0-7 and gave a good account of themselves recently in the U21 A grade semi-final against Glanmire, before going down 0-10 to 1-9 after extra time.

We have a lot of very good footballers, but we just play in the championship with most concentration on the small ball.

However, Glenville, like the Kingdom, are past masters when it comes to the big ball and have a mighty competitive tradition. They have won sixteen (16) East Cork titles at junior A grade level and are now a very successful intermediate outfit, while Castlelyons are still seeking a first junior A title.

This year we have done a good bit of preparation. We had no club game at all with the last two weeks giving a decent run of training, which should put us in the zone for a good football display.

The fact that it is the Glenville second team means little, as they have no intermediate championship game played to date and will have a huge number of lads with first team league experience.

So the best of luck to manager Donal O’Leary, his selectors Maurice Carroll, James Moroney and the players on Saturday. Hopefully, we can get a result.

Intermediate Hurlers play next League game v Bandon

Our next Cork intermediate division 2 league game against Bandon is now fixed away in Bandon on Easter Monday at 6.45pm. We head the table after three games played but the others have a game less with Bandon having only one game played. Bandon defeated Ballincollig comprehensively in that game and will be out to increase their league points tally against us.


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