Castlelyons land PIHC title with win over Kilworth



Castlelyons 0-19 Kilworth 0-17 

CASTLELYONS have been crowned Co-Op SuperStores PIHC winners following a hard-fought win over Kilworth in the final at SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday afternoon.

Castlelyons had been knocking on the door over the last few years but they finally got over the line in what was an enthralling decider against a battled-hardened Kilworth side.

Castlelyons reached the final in 2020 and again in 2021, but were beaten on both occasions to Blarney and Courcey Rovers respectively. The team in green and gold weren’t going to be denied in their third final appearance in four seasons.



Scorers for Castlelyons: A Fenton 0-7 (0-6 f, 0-1 65), L Doocey, A Spillane 0-4 each, K O’Leary 0-2, C Spillane, O Hallihan 0-1 each.

Kilworth: M Sheehan 0-7 (0-6 f), B Sheehan, J Sheehan, E Carey 0-2 each, L Whelan, J Saich, C Donnellan, L Coffey 0-1 each.

CASTLELYONS: J Barry; L Sexton, N O’Leary, C Barry; C Spillane (c), D Spillane, J O’Leary; A Fenton, J Kearney; P Roche, L Doocey, C McCarthy; D Morrison, A Spillane, O Hallihan.

Subs: B Murphy for P Roche, K O’Leary for C McCarthy (both 36), S Moroney for J O’Leary (42).

KILWORTH: K Heggtveit; L Carey, K Lane, A O’Hara (jc); J Saich, D Twomey, M Gowen; L Whelan, E Carey; J Sheehan, N McNamara, W Condon; M Sheehan, C Donnellan, B Sheehan (jc).

Subs: L Coffey for C Donnellan (half-time), R Jordan for J Saich (48), P Riordan for W Condon (62, inj).

Referee: Wayne King (Banteer).