Lisgoold GAA Club News

03 October, 2011

Junior B Football Championship

Lios gCul 1.08 Carrigtwohill 4.04

A game where the outcome rested in the melting pot until the closing stages saw our neighbours emerge victorious in an entertaining encounter at Carrigtwohill on Wednesday evening. Never was the truism that goals win matches more accurate , as , although we outscored our hosts , the goal count of 4-1 in their favour proved decisive by the conclusion .

The excellent Andrew O'Donovan was our stand out performer , and was best supported by a solid midfield partnership of John Paul O'Brien and Denis O'Brien. Finbarr Brosnan proved accurate in the point taking stakes , and our goal was expertly slotted by the industrious Dave Barry .

Overall , an encouraging display with some really solid passages of play , where , on another night , a little luck in our direction might have reversed the outcome .

Minor Football Championship

Lios gCul 3.12 Tracton 3.04

At the second time of asking , our Minor footballers progressed to a Championship decider with a solid semi final win over visitors Tracton to Pairc Lios gCul.

An all round superman like performance by two goal hero John McCarthy inspired his colleagues to an excellent performance where the result was never really in doubt . Cian Scannell also raised the green flag with an exquisite strike , and the free taking efficiency of all rounder John Cashman kept the scoreboard ticking in our favour .

Others to impress were the athletic Cathal Cashman , and Kevin O'Keeffe whose splendid left footed strike for a fantastic point was worth the admission money alone . The reward for this deserved victory is a decider against Cill na Martra at Cloughdubh on Tuesday 4th at 8.00 pm .

Under 14 League Semi Final

Lios gCul 4.08 Tracton 2.11

On Saturday afternoon in Tracton it rained as this game started , it poured downed during the first half , it continued to lash throughout the second half , and as the final whistle blew at the conclusion of a pulsating encounter , it still rained cats and dogs .

All through , however , no one noticed , as our boys and hosts Tracton played out a thrilling game , and one that could have gone either way .

At the half time break , we trailed by 1.07 to 0.03 and a mountainous challenge lay ahead , but some shrewd positional switches by management ( Sean O'Shea , Fergal Hodnett , Gavin O'Brien and Gerry Ryan) paid dividends , and the one goal victory sets up a League Final decider against neighbours Bride Rovers.

Goals from Liam O'Shea and a stinging free by Ciaran Cashman propelled us back into the tie at the opening of the second half , and another major by Ciaran O'Shea put us ahead for the first time .

A dominant half back line of Fergal Roche , Ciaran Cashman and the excellent Sean Nagle then drove our boys forward and the never say die effort of Caomhan O'Shea saw his goal-bound strike shake the raindrops from the back of the net to surely clinch the tie .

The drama wasn't over , though and continued as a brilliant last ditch goal line clearance by corner back Cian Healy preserved the lead and secured the victory.

Under 12's light up ! Thursday night saw the culmination of the season for the Under 12's for 2011 with an excellent encounter at Ballynoe.

Played in dreadful weather conditions under the bright glare of the excellent floodlight facilities , the boys of Lisgoold and St Catherine's played out an thrilling game , where Cian Healy , Liam O'Shea and Liam Chandler were best for the Young Blues .

Captain on the night was James Murphy , and the team players expressed their appreciation on behalf of the team to the team management , and in particular Manager Paul Whelan , for the excellent season and the huge number of games arranged for them in 2011.

Here's to 2012 everyone .

County Senior Hurling Championship Final

We saw a strong Lisgoold influence at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday , and a large Lisgoold attendance also , as our neighbours and friends from Carrigtwohill powered to a fantastic victory in the Cork Senior County Championship Final.

We congratulate the superb feat of this famed club , one we have shared many a battle with down the years , and we rejoice in their brilliant success . Many many congratulations to all in Carrig .

A warm mention also , for Lisgoold's John Cronin , who starred with CIT in defeat , despite a wonderful performance by the popular young Lisgooldman. A great outing by John was capped by a splendid point just after half time , but his trojan effort was not enough to top the warriors from Carrig who stand proudly as Champions of Cork.

Condolences All al CLCG Lios gCul would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the late Pat Hallahan , father of Noel , and Mary McCarthy , mother of Mary and mother in law of Bill Duggan , who passed to their eternal reward recently . Additionally , condolances to a very good friend of our Club , JJ Fennelly , on the untimely passing of his wife Shelley recently .

Ar lamh dheis De go raibh a h'ainm dhillis

And Finally Congratulations to Mike and Helena Mulcahy on the arrival of Amy this week , a little sister for Darragh . Also , congratulations to Gail and Liam Walsh on the arrival of Josh , who will surely be well looked after by big brothers Luke , Izaak and Kane. A big failte mor to Josh and Amy from all in CLCG Lios gCul , no doubt not the last time they'll appear in these pages ……

.Also , many congratulations to Gerry O'Shea , a recent Lisgoold winner of the Cork County Board draw. Thanks indeed to all our subscribers to this draw , and the weekly lotto also who provide much needed income for the Club that is very much appreciated. ……

Well done to the children of Leamlara school , who have made a great start to their Sciath na Scoil campaign , winning the first four games . Keep up the great work everyone ……

While our Under 14 side , and the Minor footballers were feeling "on top of the world" this week , our friend , supporter and neighbour actually was "on top of the world" . Fergal Savage is presently high up on the slopes, preparing to "summit" Cho Oyo , the sixth highest point on the planet . When our Under 14's and Minor footballers come "back down to earth" they may share a few sightseeing stories with Fergal ! ...

And safe journey to our young hurlers , from Under 7 to Under 10 , on your trip to Ballyhale , Co Kilkenny on Saturday . And congratulations to Leanne Woods who was crowned Skills Champion of East Cork , and now qualifies to represent Lisgoold and East Cork in the County Finals at half time in the Ladies Football County Final .