Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Great Evening Had By All at U-6 Friendly

On Friday, June 16th and in front of a large crowd on a lovely’s Summer evening we saw our near neighbours Cordal play Desmond’s in a friendly U-6 match.

There was great excitement as, for some of these boys and girls, it was their very first game of football and a great night was had by all.

Castleisland Desmonds V John Mitchels County League Division 1

Castleisland Desmonds seniors suffered their fifth defeat in a row when they played John Mitchel’s here at home on Saturday evening, June 17th. They stay rooted to the bottom of the Division 1 table of the County League.

The game was played in front of a large crowd on a lovely summer’s evening – but John Mitchels went away with the spoils.

Desmonds, like the previous week’s game against Dr.Crokes, played very well in the first half and went in at half time down only two points. With the scoreboard reading 0-8 to 0-6 at the time.

Desmonds scores coming from Cian O’Connor 0-4 and one each from Brian Leonard and Kieran Brennan.

But the Mitchel’s scores came from the very impressieve James Duggan playing at corner forward scoring 0-4 – with two of these from frees.

There were also points from Sean Moloney, Jack Myers and two from the boot of Alan O’Donoghue.

This game was going to be hard for the home side if they were to get their first win in this year’s county league.

The second half started with a bang with the men from Tralee scoring a goal in the second minute by Alan O’Donoghue and this was followed by two very good points from play by Mitchels midfielder, Shane O’Connor in the sixth and seventh minutes and the game looked over for the men in the white and blue jerseys.

Desmonds didn’t score till the 10th minute of the half with a free from Cian O’Connor and we saw three more scores from Mitchel’s Alan O’Donoghue, Sean Moloney and Shane O’Connor and it was now 0-7 to 1-13 to Mitchels.

In the 23rd Desmonds player Tadhg O’Connell suffered a bad shoulder injury to add to Desmond’s troubles and with the home defence split open we saw Mitchel’s score three more scores from Stephen O’Mahony, Alan O’Donoghue and, from Man of the Match, James Duggan and they finished on 1-16 to Desmonds 0-09

This Saturday evening, June 24th Desmonds senior team is at home to Rathmore in a rearranged fixture. Throw in at 7:30pm.

U-16 Boys at Home For Ardfert Game

Our U-16 boys will play Ardfert in Round 2 of the county league on Wednesday June 28th here at home. Throw in at 7pm.

U-14 Boys to Play Stacks

The U-14 boys team play Austin Stacks B in the central region league at home on Monday, June 26th. Throw in at 7pm.

U-12 Boys Defeat Glenbeigh/Glencar

The U-12 boys team played Glenbeigh/Glencar in the county league last Sunday winning on the score of 3-16 to 4-11. Well done to all of the players and team mentors.

Our minors boys’ team defeated Listowel Emmets in their first game of the North Kerry League on the score of 2-16 to 2-8 here in town.

Well Done to Kerry Ladies

Congratulations to the Desmonds ladies who were part of the winning team that defeated Cork in the Munster semi final in Killarney last Saturday evening.

The team included Lorraine Scanlon, Aisling Leonard, Andrea Murphy, Eilish Lynch and Labhaioise Walmsley and also our neighbour Aisling O’Connell they now go on to the Munster final on July 8th.

July 1st Date for €3,000 Lotto

The Desmonds GAA Club Lotto was held on Saturday night in Browne’s Bar. The €3,000 jackpot wasn’t won. The numbers drawn were: 11, 23, 30, 32. Lucky dip winners: €30 to Ger Reidy, Camp, Castleisland with €20 each to: Margaret Riordan, Castleisland; Martin Murphy, Castleisland; Paddy Bradley, Castleisland and Danny Lee, Cordal. The next draw is scheduled for Saturday, July 1st. And the venue is to be confirmed.

Strictly Fantastic DVD

The DVD for this year’s fantastic Strictly Come Dancing in on release at the moment and copies can be ordered at €10 each at Lynch’s Pharmacy, Lower Main Street, Castleisland.

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