Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Desmonds U-8
Members of the Desmonds U-8 team. Names are withheld in line with the club’s juvenile policy. Photograph: Gerdie Murphy

Under-Age Training at Moanmore at 6:30pm

Friday evening training continues at headquarters for the club’s U-6, U-8 and U-10 boys at 6:30pm.

The U-8 boys have a Go Games evening on Tuesday next in the field at 7pm.

No Luck with the Boys of Barr na Sráide

The Desmonds Senior mens team had no luck last weekend in the quarter final of the County Intermediate Championship in losing away to St.Mary’s of Caherciveen.

While we played well in the overall context of the game, lady luck did not shine on us on the day.

Leading at the Break

We went in at half time leading by 2-2 to 2-8 after playing with a strong wind to our backs. We had goals from Thomas Hickey and Cian D.O’Connor it looked like we might avenge our defeat to St.Mary’s in the 2015 intermediate semi-final.

Desmonds, unfortunately, suffered a setback in the second half when Tomás Lynch picked up a second yellow and we had to play the remainder of the game with 14 men.

Upped the Pace

St.Mary’s upped the paced of the game and took full advantage of playing with the strong breeze and they scored 2-8 to Desmonds 0-4 in the half. This saw them cross the line winning the game on the score of 4-10 to 2-12.

Desmonds Team:  was: Steven Bartlett, David Lynch, Maurice Lynch, Tadhg O’Connell, Barry Lynch, Brian Leonard, Pa White, Kieran Brennan, 0-2; Pat Fitzgerald, Adam Donoghue, Tomás Lynch, 0-1; Cian O’Connor, 0-5; Seán Lynch, 0-1; Cian D.O’Connor, 1-0; Thomás Hickey, 1-2.

Subs: Maurice O’Connell for Pa White, Gearoid Leonard for David Lynch, Graham O’Connor, 0-1; Marc O’Connor for Cian D.O’Connor, Michael Walsh, Colm Murphy, Ciaran Breen, Tadhg Walsh and Neil Durkin. Team Management: Mark Bourke, Domo Lyne, team attendants: Áine Liston and Gerard Murphy.

Best wishes to David Lynch who picked up an injury to his hand and wishing him a speedy recovery, also Desmond’s GAA wish to thank St.Mary’s for providing refreshments after the game.

U-12s to Host Tarbert

The U-12 Boys host Tarbert on Sunday evening in the last round of the Co.League and the throw in at 6pm in Castleisland.

U-14s Away to Emmets

The U-14 boys team are away to Listowel in the county league on Wednesday, May10th at 7pm. The boys were unlucky as they played Currow in the final of the Feile na Gael in Farranfore and were defeated on the Score of 1-9 to 1-8. Best Wishes to Currow who travel to Armagh in the end of June.

U-16s in League Final

Our U-16 boys team have reached the final of the Central Region League they play Ardfert in this final on Monday May 8th in Na Gael Pitch at 7pm. We wish all the players and management all the best for the final.

Well Done to Kerry U-17s

Congratulations to our two Desmonds Boys Minor players who were involved with the Kerry U-17 team last Tuesday night in Tralee and who defeated Tipperary and now go on to play Cork in the Munster Final. Luka Brosnan started the game and David Shanahan was introduced as a sub, also well

done to Cordal’s Seán O’Connell who captained the team and Scartaglin’s Ediie Horan who also played on the night with Shay Walsh, Scartaglin and Brian Lonergan, Ballymacelligott involved in the extended panel.

Cork Dash Kerry Minor Hopes

No luck last Monday May 1st for Desmond’s Labhaoise Walmsley and Kayla O’Connor who played with the Kerry Ladies Minor team defeated by Cork in the Munster Final.

Best Wishes to Communicants

The club would like to wish all of the Desmonds boys and girls making their First Holy Communion all the best and we hope they have great day on Saturday.

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