Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News

Mick P O'Connor
The late Mick Parick O’Connor, Scartaglin.

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club wishes to extend its sympathy to the family of the late Michael Mick Parick O’Connor Scartaglen.

Three of Mick’s grandsons play with the Desmond’s club: Cian O’Connor, Connor and Tadhg O’Shea. May he Rest in Peace.

Senior Men Lose to Ballydonoghue

Desmonds senior men’s team travelled to play Ballydonoghue in Round 3 of the North Kerry League on Sunday.

The weather conditions for this game were very bad for football. A strong wind and heavy rain did not help both sets of players on the day.

Both teams exchanged points in the 1st half which left the score at half time at 0-4 each.

Desmonds were missing players through injury and this was to see them lose this game on the score 3-7 to 0-9.

A late goal by Ballydonoghue came just as Desmonds were making a late surge to win their third game in a row in this year’s league.

The team and scorers were: Steven Bartlett, Eodhan Browne, David Lynch, Gearoid Leonard, Barry Lynch 0-1; Brian Leonard, Maurice Hickey 0-1; Maurice O’Connell, 0-1; Patrick White, Seán Lynch, Marc O’Connor, Micheál Walsh, 0-1; Graham O’Connor 0-1; Thomás Hickey 0-3; Colm Murphy, 0-1. Subs: Neill Durkin, Cian D.O’Connor and Micheál Galvin.

Their next competitive game is set for the weekend of 18th/19th  March when they play Milltown-Castlemaine in round 1 of the Kerry County League away.

Minors Lose to Mitchels

The boys minor team travelled to Tralee last Saturday to play John Mitchels in Round 2 of the Kerry County League.

The weather on the day did not make for good football but credit to the players they made the best of it and went in at half time losing by 1-5 to 2-5.

The second half of this game was dictated by the strong wind and this was to see John Mitchels win by three points in the end on the score line of Desmonds 1-12 John Mitchels 3-9.

Team was: Patrick Horan, Tommy O’Regan, Luka Brosnan, Kevin Mahony, Paul Walsh, Ryan Maguire, Ben Cooney, David Shanahan, Adam Donoghue, Darren Maunsell, Danny Hickey, Adam O’Donoghue, Paraic O’Connor, Stephen Murphy, Conor O’Sullivan.

They play Kenmare in Round 3 of the league at home this coming Sunday March 12th. in the Kerry County League. Throw in at 11:45 pm

Desmonds Ladies V Southern Gaels

The Desmonds ladies team play Southern Gaels in the first round of the County League this Sunday March 12th at home. Throw in at 2pm

Desmonds Lotto Draw

The Desmonds Club lotto was held in Kearney’s Bar last Saturday night the no’s drawn were 4,14,15,25. There was no winner of the €2,700 jackpot. The lucky dip winners were €30 to Oliver Daly, Church Street;  €20 each to:  John Broderick, Castleisland; Michael O’Shea, Ballymac; Aine Kennedy, Castleisland and Ted Ring Castleisland. Next draw March 18th venue to be confirmed.

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