Lisgoold GAA Club News

26 July, 2011

Lios gCul v Carrig na bhFearr

Saturday 30 July , 7.15 pm , in Rathcormac

We now are at the meaty end of the hurling season , with make or break time having arrived . Our opponents at Quarter Final stage will be the boys from the western end of the Barony , Carrig na bhFearr , who will pose a significant challenge , as proven by their victory over Midleton in the previous round . .

At the time of writing , manager Mike Woods reports no injury doubts , with a full panel available to pick from , and a number of those who did not play in earlier rounds chomping at the bit in anticipation of a position on the starting fifteen .

No doubt that Ciaran Cronin will continue between the sticks , where his solid and assured handling will surely provide a calming influence on his defensive sextet . The game will likely come too soon for Noel Connery , whose recovery continues , and Barry Aherne and Owen O'Sullivan will vie for the number five jersey in his absence .

Veteran Kevin O'Shea will add a stability to a youthful defence , where Cathal Cashman and Patrick O'Mahony will hope to continue their early season form. The choices facing the decision makers regarding the final composition of the midfield pairing will cause a few sleepless nights for the management team , with the decision on who will partner John Cronin awaited with some relish . Maurice O'Connell , John Cashman , John McCarthy , Wayne Kingston and Finbarr Brosnan will surely be pushing for inclusion here

Up front , Rob Smart , now that his examination commitments are complete , should come into the reckoning , while John McCarthy and Jonathon O'Shea will aim to keep the scoreboard ticking in our favour.

A form line is evident as both sides have defeated similar opposition in earlier rounds , with very similar outcomes , so a close encounter is , no doubt , likely. However , we will travel to Rathcormac on Saturday with hope and some expectation of setting up a final four clash with the winners of the Sars v Bride Rovers encounter . Best of luck to all involved .

Junior Hurling League Lios gCul 0.16 Shanballymore 0.14 A sunny and breezy Friday evening in Shanballymore saw us conclude our League campaign in the Imokilly / Avondhu League with a tasty encounter and a visit to Shanballymore . Hot on the heels of a decent challenge victory over Waterford side Toureen , this game was also played at a frantic , almost Championship like tempo , with out lads outlasting our hosts for a deserved two point success .

These latest two victories were built on a fluid attacking performance , solid score taking and a tight defence which allowed few opportunities for our opponents , which augers well for our Championship Quarter Final on Saturday night . Best for Lisgoold on Friday night were Barry Aherne , Robert Smart and John Cronin whose mobility caused endless problems for the Avondhu side .

Congratulations To Club supporter and neighbour Tom O'Riordan , and Alison Leo on their fairytale wedding in Effin , Co Limerick recently . We wish Tom and Alison a long life and happiness together , and a very warm welcome to Ballyedmond to Alison , our newest parish neighbour .

Also congratulations to Wayne Kingston , Road Bowling Champion of Munster , who now throws in the All Ireland Final , where we wish him continued success .