Lisgoold GAA Club News

13 September, 2011

Championship Previews

Next Sunday (18th) at Ballinacurra sees our Junior Footballers in action in Championship fare against Carrigtwohill .

Throw in is scheduled for 5.30 , but , following Carrig's win in The Pairc on Sunday , watch for late changes to venue , time etc locally . If the game goes ahead , we wish Timmy Mulcahy's charges the best as they battle for a place in the decider on the following Sunday .

Hopefully our boys , powered by Ciaran and John Cronin , as well as John McCarthy and Brian Clifford will raise their games collectively to lead the way to victory.

On Tuesday evening the "C" Championship Hurling takes centre stage , with a throw in at Rostellan scheduled for 7.30 pm against Castlemartyr . So loads happening this week , as well as last , both on and off the field

Junior Football League Div III Lisgoold 2.13 Carrigtwohill 2.09 A horrible Monday night weather wise witnessed the clash of neighbours , both wearing blue and gold , where weather conditions dictated the encounter , and saw the match boil down to the veritable "game of two halves". F

acing the elements , we trailed by 2.06 to 0.03 at the short whistle . Some astute positional switches at the interval saw our home side dominate thereafter to run out deserved victors.

Terrific performances by Noel Connery , John Cashman ( with a sublime 0.06 from play) , Killian Kingston and Cathal Cashman saw the deepening darkness envelope the players as we ran time out successfully. John Paul O'Brien , whose first touch after introduction as a substitute was a blistering rocket into the top corner , and Kevin O'Shea , who deftly lobbed the opposing 'keeper for a peach, both raised the green flags which were to prove decisive at the conclusion.

Minor Football County Championship Quarter Final Lios gCul 3.08 Shamrocks 2.10 Unfortunately no details of this game are to hand at time of printing, so watch for report next week.

Under 12 Hurling

Lios gCul 2.13

Bride Rovers 3.10

A cracking game in Pairc Lios gCul on Wednesday was not spoiled by the oncoming rain and darkness , as two very even sides played out a deserved draw . Our visitors dominated the early exchanges and , having capitalized on some lackluster defending in the opening period ,deserved their 3.07 to 0.06 interval advantage .

A series of astute half time positional switches by the team management ( hard to understand how JBM overlooked these lads for his backroom team! ) saw the home side slowly reign in the lead to secure a worthy share of the spoils.

Two goal hero Liam Chandler and Liam O'Shea shared the scoring spoils, while Cian Healy shored up the central defensive berth where Sean Whelan and Jason Hegarty were both equally impressive.

Under Age in Midleton

We took the short journey to Midleton to play the home side on Saturday morning and played two very evenly matches eleven a side games where everybody got to experience a lot of game time .

Our thanks to a very accommodating host Club who afforded our sides the privilige of playing on the beautifully prepared pitch that would , a few short hours later , feature the cracking East Cork Blue Riband Junior A Championship Final.

"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 ... Our congratulations to our neighbours Carrigtwohill on achieving a final slot in "The Little All Ireland" and a shot at becoming Cork Senior County Champions after a riveting encounter over Midleton , in a game where two excellent sides battled to a standstill ...

Also to Lisgoold's John Cronin , who starred for CIT in the other Semi , and now will grace The Pairc on the first Sunday in October on County Final Day ... So decisions to be made , support our neighbour ... or our neighbours ... ?