Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

26 September, 2011

East Cork Football Championship Final

Lios gCul 0.06

Glenbower Rovers 0.16

A football year and campaign that promised so much petered out with a whimper as our side were soundly defeated by Glenbower Rovers in what was , for us , a chastening experience and a disappointing encounter at Caherlag on Saturday.

Our opponents deserved their victory , forged through a central domination where they won all of the match up battles comprehensively . We started slowly , and seemed pinned back by the flowing attacks of our opponents .

A pair of early frees by John Cronin , and one by veteran Kevin O'Shea kept us in contention , but it was a constant struggle against more mobile and well drilled challengers. That only one starting forward would score from play will show the extent of the uphill challenge faced by the Lisgoold side on Saturday , as was the fact that our custodian , Ciaran Cronin was by far the busier of the 'keepers. Indeed ,

Ciaran had a very solid outing , showing cat like reflexes to acrobatically tip one goal bound effort out for a 45 when all in attendance were sure the ball was headed for the back of the net .

Whilst our side never threw in the towel , we were second fiddle throughout , and only Noel Connery, the overworked Ciaran Cronin and John McCarthy will look on their personal performances with any degree of satisfaction .

The introduction of Killian Kingston , John Cashman and Cathal Cashman showed , perhaps , that manager Timmy Mulcahy is already building towards 2012 , and the youthful exhuberence of this trio certainly painted a more positive conclusion than otherwise nay have been felt across the disappointed parish on Saturday evening .

Under 12 Lios gCul v Erins Own

A wonderful experience for our boys , hosted under the lights by an excellent Erins Own club on Wednesday , where the two sides played out a fantastic encounter . Best for the young blues were hat trick hero Liam Chandler , the brilliant Eoghan Ruane and the twin corner forwards Alan O'Reilly and Joseph Murphy .

And Finally ... Congratulations to all concerned with the Lisgoold family Playground which was formally opened by Crystal Swing on Saturday ... Further congratulations to our Ladies Football side who defeated Clann na nGael in the County Championship Semi Final ... Thanks to all who generously ensured that the Cash For Clobber event was such a success ...

And all at CLCG Lios gCul express deepest sympathies to the extended Connery families on the sad passing of Mrs Maureen Connery this week . Ar lamh dheis De go raibh si. ...

And best wishes to our neighbor and Club supporter Fergal Savage as he forges onward and upwards towards the peak of Cho Oyu , the Himalyan peak that is the sixth highest point on the planet .

Follow Fergal's progress on www.everestnews.com. All of us in CLCG Lios gCul are proudly following your progress Fergal .....

And many congratulations to our Under 11 football coach Ella Ryan who won an All Ireland Ladies Football ( B - McGinn Cup ) title last weekend ...