On Monday night in Tralee, Desmond’s U-16 team Played Austin Stacks Park in the final of the Division 1 Central Region. In front of a large crowd of supporters from Castleisland, Austin Stacks played with a very strong wind to their backs in the opening half. With some fine scores, from play and frees, they went into a very early lead – and this was to take them all the way to half time.
However, credit the boys from the Island they never gave up and with good team work, Danny Hickey and Stephen Murphy scored two points each to go in at half-time trailing by 0-4 to 1-10
In the second half, Desmonds did their level best to reduce the difference between the teams and, with some good movement of the ball, captain Luka Brosnan and Stephen Murphy giving their all, they did just that.
With the Desmonds now going all out in attack there were gaps in the back-line and Austin Stacks took advantage of this as they pounced for a goal.
With the clock was running down we were to see Desmonds finish this game on a score of 1-10 to 2-14.
Credit must be given where it’s due and it was great achievement to reach the Division 1 final. The team mentors did a great job in getting them this far. Fair play to: Tom McCarthy, Micheal Walsh, Barry Lynch and James Lyons for getting them there.
Team as follows: Dylan Browne, Lorcan Hickey, Luka Brosnan, Charlie Conway, Kevin Mahony, Ryan Maguire, Jack Brosnan Reidy,Ethan Reidy David Shanahan, Danny Hickey, Eamon Nolan, Donal Geaney, Adam O’Donoghue, Stephen Murphy, Pairic O’Connor. Kevin Keane, Jamie Heffernan, DJ.O’Connel, Shane Fagan, Michael Prendiville, Cathal Shire and Tomas O’Regan.
Strictly Come Dancing
The Desmonds ladies club is co-hosting a Strictly Coming Dancing night on Friday, June 10th in Castleisland Community Centre. This is being organised in conjunction with Scoil Muire Gan Smál Primary School.
The event was a great success last year and 13 couples are set to take part on the occasion. They are currently under the tutelage of Mary Philpott in weekly sessions at the Nano Nagle Hall at Muire Gan Smál. Further details on the ladies club Facebook page.
Desmonds Lotto Jackpot at €4,700
The Desmonds GAA Lotto, with a jackpot of €4,700 takes place this Saturday night in the Poets Inn. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.
Brawl in the Hall
Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club is holding a Brawl In The Hall – White Collar Boxing event on Friday, July 8th in the Castleisland Community Centre.
There will be 14 fights on the night. The main events of the evening will be Dermot Hanifin V Mick Galwey, Danny Healy Rae V Den Joe O’Connor, John Brassil V John Joe Culloty. There will will be full bar facilities and a live band. Tickets will be on sale in the coming weeks.