Lisgoold GAA Club News

05 March, 2012

It was hard to take For CIT as their fierce rivals UCC snatched their 41st Fitzgibbon cup by one point after extra time. Our own, John Cronin was involved in the semi and the final of the competition, where he chipped in two points in both games. It was a shame, in having put in two outstanding performances (especially in the final) that he didn’t get to receive a convened all-Ireland medal; however he should be proud of his efforts he had put in. It is a great sign of this club that we can produce players of this caliber, a fantastic example and role model to all the younger players who look up to him. Well done John. The ‘Cash for Clobber’ took place and by all counts was a good success for the club. We like to thank everybody who participated in this – which is raising vital funds for the development for the club. Our first team footballers had no game at the weekend, which was a shame considering matches are badly needed for Tim Mulcahy’s crew, as a lack of match practice, training and organization was clearly evident from the few games they have played. Let’s just hope, they can pull themselves together, to put in some kind of decent effort in this years championship.

Junior Football Div 3

Lisgoold 0-4 (4)
St.Catherines 1-14 (17)
At Ballynoe
27th February 2012

Last week on a dry Monday night - It was back to the drawing board after this heavy defeat to the men from Ballynoe (which was their first team). They dominated from start to finish on a very heavy Ballynoe pitch. Lisgoold had started brightly as Dave Barry, Moss Mulcahy, Mikey Savage and Denis O’Brien got going from the first whistle. Dave Barry was first to chip a point over but the St.Catherines boys took over, and piled up the scores. Cian Scannell was the sole reply to the onslaught, as Patrick Connery, Cathal Cashman and Kieran Barry, did their upmost to hold out the attacks that were coming through. It was 0-10 to 0-2 at half-time.

It was a formality in the second half as the game peeped out; both sides emptied the bench, as ‘the saints’ strength in depth showed. Sub Damian Clifford manage to squeeze over a good score as well as John O’Shea who raised the white flag, but Catherine’s held out comfortably and managed to raise a green flag with 5 minutes to go to put a bit of gloss on the score-line. It was a mis-match, but our players were defiant to the end.

Team: Edward Geary, Robert Smart, Noel O’Riordan, Kieran Barry, Seamus McSweeney, Patrick Connery, Bill Whelan, Mikey Savage, Cathal Cashman, Denis O’Brien, Dave Barry, Maurice Mulcahy, Finbarr Brosnan, Paul O’Brien, Cian Scannell.

Subs Used: Damian Clifford, John O’Shea, Anthony McCarthy, Mike Scanlon, Andrew O’Donovan

Scorers: Damian Clifford 0-1, Dave Barry 0-1, Cian Scannell, 0-1 John O’Shea 0-1.

Referee: Ger Scully (Killeagh).

Fixtures

None fixed at time of writing – please check locally.

Lotto Draw 28/02/2012

Winning Numbers: 2, 7, 16 No Winner.

€15 winners:
• Aaron Sheehan
• Noel O’Hallahan
• Peggy Ryan
• Ella Woods

Next weeks Jackpot: €1400
Next weeks Venue: Tattans Bar 6/3/2012

Referees

Our congratulations to Jer O’Connell on the weekend for officiating another final. Jer took charge of the Ryan cup final, which saw Tralee IT vs Mary Immaculate College Limerick battle it out for the honours. (Which is colleges hurling second tier competition). Jer, who had pretty much a flawless performance, will (hopefully) be at the big stage again this year during the summer months. Our congratulations also go to Moss Mulcahy on making the Munster referee panel for Ladies Football. Moss along with Gavin O’Brien are now officiating at this level and because of this, we now have 3 referees officiating outside of county level which is a phenomenal achievement for this club. Keep it going lads.

Fundraiser for new GAA dressing rooms - 3-ball golf scramble, East Cork Golf club Wed 23rd May

Lisgoold GAA will be holding their inaugural golf fundraiser for the proposed new GAA dressing rooms as detailed above.  This promises to be a great, fun event. Keith McSweeney (086-8244833) will be taking tee times for this event. Tee box sponsorship is available for €50 and we would greatly appreciate any support in this regard. We look forward to a very successful outing.

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