Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

First Lotto Draw of 2019

The first draw of 2019 was held in The Shoemaker’s Bar on Saturday night.  The numbers drawn were 2, 11, 12 and 28.

By Pat Hartnett: PRO

There was no winner of the jackpot of €5,600.  Lucky dip prizes were won by: Amy Crowley, Kilcow, €30 and €20 each to Linda Kennedy, Knockanalig; Garrett McCarthy, Kilcow; Jeremy Burke and John McCarthy, Castleisland.

Our thanks to Steve, Nuala and staff in the Shoemaker’s Bar and to Jim Lordan who supervised the draw.

Club Fixtures

he seniors play the next round of the North Kerry league on Sunday week, 17th v Listowel in Castleisland at 2pm.

The minors have their first outing of the year on Saturday 16th v Milltown/Castlemaine at 3pm also at home.

Scór Na bPáistí

SCOR is a GAA organised competition that seeks to promote Irish music, singing and dance.

Scór na bPáisti is limited to pupils in national schools.

Competitions will be organised in the following categories: table quiz; solo singing; recreation and story telling; ballad groups; instrumental music and set dancing etc.

The semi-finals will be held in Castleisland on Saturday, March 23rd with the finals scheduled for Sunday, April 6th.

Interested students or their parents should contact their school, the juvenile and ladies sections of the club or Colm Kirwan at 087 2375168.

Wrong Martin / Right Martin

Last week I stated that Martin O’Donoghue was also involved with the minors it is, in fact, Martin Downey – so, apoligies to both Martins.

North Kerry League

Desmonds 1-13 Finuge 2-7

Desmonds got off to the perfect start with a three point win over Finuge.

Down three points at half time, Desmonds fought back to earn the points on their first outing of the year. The scorers were: Thomas Lynch 1-5; Cian O’Connor 0-3; Denis O’Connor 0-1; Barry Lynch 0-1; Patrick Horan 0-2 and Tadhg Walshe 0-1.

Ethen Reidy made his senior debut and also Cian O’Connor made a welcome return to the team after along absence.

Team: Steve Bartlett, Cian Mangan, Denis O’Connor, Ryan Mc Guire, David Shanahan, Gearoid Leonard, Ciaran Breen, Cian O’Connor, Brian Leonard, Micheal Walsh, Barry Lynch, Ethen Reidy, Thomas Lynch, Patrick Horan, Stephen Murphy, Tony Walsh, Man of the Match was Thomas Lynch.

Congrats to Kerry Ladies

Well done to our local senior ladies players: Lorraine Scanlon, Andrea Murphy, Eilish Lynch, Aislinn O’Connell and Robyn White who were on the Kerry ladies team which played Clare in their first round of the league on Sunday.

The game ended in a draw: Clare 4-08 to Kerry’s 1-17.

You can contact The Maine Valley Post on…
Anyone in The Maine Valley Post catchment area who would like to send us news and captioned photographs for inclusion can send them to: 

Queries about advertising and any other matters regarding The Maine Valley Post can also be sent to that address or just ring: 087 23 59 467.

Please Note: A click on any of our adverts will reveal all you need to know about what our advertisers need to tell you.

Copyright Notice: The images and text which appear on The Maine Valley Post site remain the exclusive property of John Reidy, (unless stated otherwise) and are protected under International Copyright laws. Images or text may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission of the author, John Reidy, in this instance. Use of any image as the basis for another photographic concept or illustration (digital, artist rendering or alike) is a violation of International Copyright laws. All images are copyrighted by John Reidy 2018.