Lisgoold GAA Club News

29 August, 2011

Championship Preview

Lios gCul v Carrigtwohill in Ballinacurra , Friday 2 September , at 6.30

All roads will lead from our village to Ballinacurra as we face our neighbors Carrigtwohill in the Junior Championship Semi Final on Friday next . Tim Mulcahy's side will face the might of "the other" blue and gold , in an encounter where sides will each don neutral jersey colors to avoid a clash .

The normally beautifully prepared Pairc na Gael will see a finely tuned Lisgoold side aim to salvage honor and pride after the recent small ball setback. Ciaran Cronin will man the role between the sticks , while Brian O'Leary and Mike O'Shea will slot into the pivotal defensive positions .

The aerial battle around the middle third will , of course , be crucial , where Eoin Riordan will look to be Lord of the Skies once again . Up front , we'll look to the flyoing youth of John Cronin and John McCarthy to lead the charge and push us towards the Final .

As usual at this time of year , watch locally , on Facebook , on local media and on Clubtext , as matches are , from time to time , prone to change , and especially this week after Carrig's great win over Cloyne in the County SHC . .

Under 13 Championship Lios gCul 4.11 Russell Rovers 6.09 A ding dong encounter in Shanagarry on Wednesday evening saw our boys gallantly bow out of Championship action , but not without one hell of a battle.

Powered by the brilliant Ciaran Cashman , our boys faced a seriously talented outfit , and never gave up till the devestating final whistle called time on their brilliant effort . Our hosts found scores a tad easier to come by , but the battling forward division created scoring opportunities from, play and from ther dead ball accuracy of Cashman and Liam O'Shea.

The energetic Rian Hogan , and the combative Cian Healy caused endless challenges for our opponents' rearguard , while Sean Nagle , Liam Stack and Robert Williams gave significant support . On the night , the better side just about won out , but a win for these excellent young Blues would not have been undeserved .

The huge and vocal Lisgoold support lifted the team , as the team lifted the spirits and voices of the attendance . A disappointing end to the Championship , but a performance that will linger in the memory for a while to come.

All Ireland Final Draw

A wonderful opportunity to go and see the climax of the GAA season , with two guaranteed tickets to Tipperary v Kilkenny and overnight accommodation in a central Dublin hotel , and all for the price of only €5 per ticket .

Our annual draw tickets are now available from Club members , and , as always , if you are not in , then the chance to see Tipp v The Cats , at a cost of only €5 , might just pass you by . Further information from Tim Mulcahy .

Building Development

Program Development Fundraising Committee are holding the much shought after "CASH FOR CLOBBER" on Wednesday 21st September in Lisgoold GAA Pitch from 7 - 8pm. Please note your bags can only be dropped during this time. If you are interested and not aware of how it works, you fill any black bag with old unwanted but CLEAN clothes, shoes, bags, belts, curtains, duvet & pillow cases (no quilts or pillows) and for every bag you donate, the fundraising committee receive €4.00. Please support this event as we raised €920.00 earlier this year in the same way.

Many thanks to everyone who has donated to either buying a brick, cash for clobber or the standing order of which we have over 100 families signed up.

And finally .... Best wishes to CLCG Lios gCul Chairman Eoin Riordan and his bride to be Rachel Hanely as they reach the final preparations for their wedding on 9 September . Long life and happiness to you both from all in Lisgoold .

Congratulations and continued success to John Cashman who starred with the Cork Under 17 team in the Inter County Competition in Mallow at the weekend , by all accounts young John starred in victories over Wexford and Clare before injury robbed him of a final; place against Limerick . .

And ( cue loud groans from all our smallies ) best wishes to all our neighbors at back to school time. Whether it's your first day, or facing into your last year, all at CLCG Lios gCul wish you everything you deserve in the "happiest days of your lives" ...

Eoin O'Sullivan was sorely missed in our Championship setback against Carrig na bhFearr , but it was well worth it for the popular Lisgoold resident , as he starred in the Ireland side who Australian Rules World Cup in Melbourne.

The final, played on Saturday, saw Ireland defeat Papua New Guinea by 18 points, 53 - 35, after wins over Sweden , Denmark , Timor and Great Britain saw Ireland reach the Final.

Congrats Eoin, from all in CLCG Lios gCul.