Lisgoold GAA Club News

05 September, 2011

Championship Football 2011

As expectedour local derby showdown against neighbors Carrigtwohill went by the wayside on Wednesday evening , and is now "provisionally" fixed for Sunday Sept 18th ( All Ireland Football Final Sunday ) at 5.30 pm in Ballinacurra .

With Carrig facing a County Championship encounter against Midleton in the interim , this game is always likely to be in limbo until the final days , so please keep a close eye on local media outlets , on our Club weekly email service , and on Facebook to ensure you are up to date on all Club matters .

Also , if you're not yet included on our regular CLUBTEXT updates , contact PRO Brendan Healy on pro.lisgoold.cork@gaa.ie or on 087 9176891 please.

Championship Hurling

The "C" grade hurling Championship kicks into action on Saturday next , as our second string takes the field against Castlemartyr in Midleton at 4.00 pm. The composition of this side will be very much up in the air , but no doubt those fringe players on Mike Woods' side will look to show their abilities , and illustrate why they , perhaps , deserved a starting berth in the A side .

Meanwhile , this game will provide a decent opportunity for some of our impressive younger players to make the first steps in breaching the gap between under age and adult hurling . An indicator , perhaps , of our strength in depth may be evident around 5.00 on Saturday , so come along and give the lads some support .

Under 14 Hurling Lios gCul 3.06 Ballygarvan 5.06 Thursday evening saw the boys take the tunnel trip to Ballygarvan to take on the home side in a very competitive Under 14 clash . It was very much a game of two halves , which saw our hosts dominate the opening period , after which they led by 5.05 to 0.03 .

On the resumption , when powered by Brian Farrell , the brilliant Jack Ryan and Caomhan O'Shea , our boys dominated , but couldn't quite pull back the interval lead built up by the home side . A wonderful evening entertainment , which finished under the full glare of the floodlights , which may be a sure sign that our summer evenings of hurling action may be numbered.

Under age in Ballinacurra.

Saturday morning saw probably the greatest concentration of under age players from Lisgoold in one place in history , as we saw an exodous of young boys and girls making the short cross town trip to Ballinacurra , who played host to our Under 8's , Under 11's , our academy group of Under 6's and various under age Ladies Football teams.

The annual event , hosted excellently by the Ballinacurra club honoured the memory of the late Stephen Devlin in a wonderful exhibition of Gaelic Games . Many thanks to the host Club and to our boys and girls who made the morning so enjoyable .

And finally… Many congratulations to John Shea, of Ballincurrig, who won the All Ireland Final draw on Wednesday. John's prize afforded him the luxury of relaxing overnight at a top Dublin hotel, and two stand tickets for Sunday's cracker between Tipp and Kilkenny. Many thanks to our draw sponsor , Watertech , to whom we are very appreciative for the kind and generous support .

As demand far outstripped supply for this draw , tickets ( a steal at €5 each !) are now available for a similar prize for the Football decider between Dublin and Kerry . If ticket enquiries are anything to go by , make sure you snap up your opportunity to weekend in Dublin and see the game by contacting any Committee member , or draw co-ordinator Timmy Mulcahy .......

Bon voyage this week to our referring prodigy Maurice Mulcahy who embarks on a trip of a lifetime Down Under this week .

All at CLCG Lios gCul wish Maurice a safe and enjoyable trip , and look forward to hearing of the magical journey on your return pre Christmas ......

Many of us may not be aware of where Cho Oyu is , but local resident and Club supporter Fergal Savage will tell us all about it as he prepares to scale one of the planet's highest peaks .

Cho Oyo stands in excess of 8,200 mtrs high in the Himalyas , and is the sixth highest mountain in the world. Fergal's progress can be followed on www.everestnews.com , and all of us in CLCG Lios gCul wish Fergal a safe journey to, up and back down Cho Oyu.