Category Archives: Castleisland AFC

Over 100 Players Involved in KDYS /Garda League

Over 100 Players Involved in KDYS /Garda League

The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) in partnership with the Castleisland Garda Siochana ran their annual soccer tournament at Castleisland AFC Grounds at Limerick Road on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. By: Helena Falvey, KDYS The event was a great success, with 12 teams and around 110 players taking part. This year there were three categories:… Read more…

Chin Up Goggle Introduced by Visionary Kerrymen

Chin Up Goggle Introduced by Visionary Kerrymen

An American invention with a local connection has just been introduced as a sports training aid which has been brought to the Irish market, initially, by two Kerry men. James O’Connell, Laccabawn, Castleisland and Rory Kilgallen from Tralee had their product featured on the RTÉ One, Dara Ó Cinnéide fronted GAA Nua on Monday evening… Read more…

Steven’s Day at Mounthawk Park

Steven’s Day at Mounthawk Park

Two images from Sunday’s Denny Premier B League Final at Mounthawk Park will stay with me. One is of goalscorer, Steven McCarthy being hugged at full time by his childhood and lifelong friend and team attendant, Gary O’Sullivan. The other is of Steven, with the league cup in hand in the car-park, taking a selfie.… Read more…

Castleisland B V Mastergeeha – All Set for the Big Game

Castleisland B V Mastergeeha – All Set for the Big Game

Denny Premier B Final: Mastergeeha v Castleisland B at Mounthawk Park, Sunday, June 18th Kick off at 2pm. By: Mike Rice Castleisland AFC make a habit of collecting silverware most seasons and even if they fail to win leagues they always seem to lift a cup competition on a regular basis. In recent years they… Read more…

It’s KDYS/An Garda Síochána Soccer Blitz Time

It’s KDYS/An Garda Síochána Soccer Blitz Time

The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) in partnership with An Garda Síochána will run its annual seven-a-side Soccer Blitz on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th of July 2017. The event will be held in the Soccer Pitch, Limerick Road here in Castleisland. Applications are invited from teams from the Castleisland area interested in taking part… Read more…

Georgie Leading Gang to the Aviva for Austria V Ireland

Georgie Leading Gang to the Aviva for Austria V Ireland

A travelling party of up to 50 soccer supporters will leave Castleisland by bus on this Sunday morning heading for the FIFA World Cup qualifying round game between Republic of Ireland and Austria in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The kick-off time is 5pm and the Castleisland support group, which will include players and parents… Read more…

Full Summer Festival Weekends Ahead

Full Summer Festival Weekends Ahead

The coming Sunday, June 4th at 12:30pm the 158th running of Castleisland Races will be held on the Powell’s Road lands of Maurice Brosnan. This year the races are part of the Castleisland Summer Fest which will kick off on Friday evening, June 2nd with the Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5k and 10k Road Race and… Read more…

Fr. Lupton to Celebrate 50th with Fr. Dan at Sunday Mass

Fr. Lupton to Celebrate 50th with Fr. Dan at Sunday Mass

I’ve never heard Georgie O’Callaghan refer to his cross-channel friend by anything but, Fr. Lupton. Out of old fashioned respect – I suppose. But you can be sure it’s a respect that the Dean of Rossendale and Hyndburn has earned over the 40 years of their mutual friendship. Forged a Link People who know Georgie,… Read more…

All Welcome to Community College 30th Celebrations

All Welcome to Community College 30th Celebrations

Castleisland Community College will put the final touch to its 30th anniversary 1987 – 2017 celebrations on Friday evening May 19th. It was decided earlier this year to mark the occasion of the establishment of the college in its present location in 1987 by holding three events to celebrate the three decades at Tonbwee. Tractor… Read more…

Easter Monday Noon Mass for Donncha Brosnan’s Month’s Mind

Easter Monday Noon Mass for Donncha Brosnan’s Month’s Mind

As the parents and siblings of the late Donncha Brosnan went through his funeral ceremonials in Galway last month, they were taken aback by the reaction of the people there to the loss of their son and brother. Even in their grief and loss they couldn’t help but be struck by the amount of people… Read more…

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Category Archives: Castleisland AFC

Over 100 Players Involved in KDYS /Garda League

Over 100 Players Involved in KDYS /Garda League

The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) in partnership with the Castleisland Garda Siochana ran their annual soccer tournament at Castleisland AFC Grounds at Limerick Road on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. By: Helena Falvey, KDYS The event was a great success, with 12 teams and around 110 players taking part. This year there were three categories:… Read more…

Chin Up Goggle Introduced by Visionary Kerrymen

Chin Up Goggle Introduced by Visionary Kerrymen

An American invention with a local connection has just been introduced as a sports training aid which has been brought to the Irish market, initially, by two Kerry men. James O’Connell, Laccabawn, Castleisland and Rory Kilgallen from Tralee had their product featured on the RTÉ One, Dara Ó Cinnéide fronted GAA Nua on Monday evening… Read more…

Steven’s Day at Mounthawk Park

Steven’s Day at Mounthawk Park

Two images from Sunday’s Denny Premier B League Final at Mounthawk Park will stay with me. One is of goalscorer, Steven McCarthy being hugged at full time by his childhood and lifelong friend and team attendant, Gary O’Sullivan. The other is of Steven, with the league cup in hand in the car-park, taking a selfie.… Read more…

Castleisland B V Mastergeeha – All Set for the Big Game

Castleisland B V Mastergeeha – All Set for the Big Game

Denny Premier B Final: Mastergeeha v Castleisland B at Mounthawk Park, Sunday, June 18th Kick off at 2pm. By: Mike Rice Castleisland AFC make a habit of collecting silverware most seasons and even if they fail to win leagues they always seem to lift a cup competition on a regular basis. In recent years they… Read more…

It’s KDYS/An Garda Síochána Soccer Blitz Time

It’s KDYS/An Garda Síochána Soccer Blitz Time

The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) in partnership with An Garda Síochána will run its annual seven-a-side Soccer Blitz on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th of July 2017. The event will be held in the Soccer Pitch, Limerick Road here in Castleisland. Applications are invited from teams from the Castleisland area interested in taking part… Read more…

Georgie Leading Gang to the Aviva for Austria V Ireland

Georgie Leading Gang to the Aviva for Austria V Ireland

A travelling party of up to 50 soccer supporters will leave Castleisland by bus on this Sunday morning heading for the FIFA World Cup qualifying round game between Republic of Ireland and Austria in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The kick-off time is 5pm and the Castleisland support group, which will include players and parents… Read more…

Full Summer Festival Weekends Ahead

Full Summer Festival Weekends Ahead

The coming Sunday, June 4th at 12:30pm the 158th running of Castleisland Races will be held on the Powell’s Road lands of Maurice Brosnan. This year the races are part of the Castleisland Summer Fest which will kick off on Friday evening, June 2nd with the Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5k and 10k Road Race and… Read more…

Fr. Lupton to Celebrate 50th with Fr. Dan at Sunday Mass

Fr. Lupton to Celebrate 50th with Fr. Dan at Sunday Mass

I’ve never heard Georgie O’Callaghan refer to his cross-channel friend by anything but, Fr. Lupton. Out of old fashioned respect – I suppose. But you can be sure it’s a respect that the Dean of Rossendale and Hyndburn has earned over the 40 years of their mutual friendship. Forged a Link People who know Georgie,… Read more…

All Welcome to Community College 30th Celebrations

All Welcome to Community College 30th Celebrations

Castleisland Community College will put the final touch to its 30th anniversary 1987 – 2017 celebrations on Friday evening May 19th. It was decided earlier this year to mark the occasion of the establishment of the college in its present location in 1987 by holding three events to celebrate the three decades at Tonbwee. Tractor… Read more…

Easter Monday Noon Mass for Donncha Brosnan’s Month’s Mind

Easter Monday Noon Mass for Donncha Brosnan’s Month’s Mind

As the parents and siblings of the late Donncha Brosnan went through his funeral ceremonials in Galway last month, they were taken aback by the reaction of the people there to the loss of their son and brother. Even in their grief and loss they couldn’t help but be struck by the amount of people… Read more…

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