Lisgoold News

14 April, 2009

News

A good weekend for Cork football as the Rebels demolished the challenge of a poor Armagh side, to stroll into the league final. With the Cork U21 playing this weekend, one can only hope that the fortunes of the footballers will continue throughout the season. As for Lisgoold, a historic event came last Monday as the 2nd hurling team made their league debut for the first time in the history of the club, and on top of that, recorded a 2 point win over St.Itas. Also we realised our opponents in the quarter-finals of the JAFC. This will be Castlemartyr and that game is due to be played in mid-May, so no doubt Donal Woods will have to focus his troops as they prepare for this showdown.

Junior Hurling Division 3 Group 1

Lisgoold 3-9 (18)

St.Itas 3-7 (16)

Last Monday night, our 2nd hurling team under the watchful eye of manager Maurice O’Connell secured a win on their first outing. Playing with great spirit and determination Lisgoold came away from Pilmore in blustery conditions with a two point win.

With the likes of Willie Ryan, John Denneny, and Alan Conroy (Man of the Match) in defence, and youngsters Jamie Woods and Peter Leahy in attack, Lisgoold played some good hurling throughout the hour. However they had to recover from two body blows in the first half as Itas managed to squeeze in two goals in double quick time and looked very comfortable up to half time. But experience and class always does show in these matches. A long delivery from Alan was expertly put away by Noel ‘Bull’ O’Riordan and this gave Lisgoold a great lift going in half-time only 1 point in arrears.

The Second half ebbed and flowed with Itas getting a third goal early but our midfield clicked into gear with Kevin Loughin and Kieran O’Shea impressing. Kieran managed to score a fine goal, and gaffer Moss Connell made use of his bench bringing on Patrick Connery, Moss Mulcahy and Dan Murphy to shore up the defence and with only a few minutes remaining, we took the lead with a poacher’s goal from the evergreen Liam Foley, there was a chance right at the death for Itas to draw level but a fantastic save by Paudie made sure Lisgoold were on the right side of a two point win. Moss Connell was stated to be “very satisfied with the performance, but disappointed with some of our efforts on goal, this however will come with more matches”. So a very good start to the hurling year, lets hope it will continue. The match was well handled by Referee Michael Mulry of the Aghada Club.

U16 HL

Lisgoold 3-9 (18)

Carrignavar 3-8 (17)

Our U16 pulled off a ‘great escape’ as they secured two vital away league points against Carrignavar. In splendid conditions for hurling, a late John Cashman goal right at the death won the game for our young troops. It was a great game from start to finish. John McCarthy was pulling the strings at midfield, and with Cathal Cashman and Mikey Savage shoring up the defence, a good team performance was produced. John Cashman came to the fore with 2-5 and also a chip in an inspirational display from Matthew Connery (Man of the Match) gave Lisgoold a good start to the season. Well done lads.

Junior Football Challenge

Lisgoold 1-9 (12)

Carrigtwohill 2-7 (13)

In downpour conditions last Tuesday night, Lisgoold played out a one point defeat to Carrigtwohill. In what was a hard fast competitive game - given the conditions - Lisgoold produced a decent enough display. Kevin O’Shea lit up the fireworks in the first half with a splendid goal, and with trojan work from John Cronin and Kieran O’Shea Lisgoold were just ahead at half-time 1-4 to 1-3.

The second half was time for Aidan to use his bench and give some of the fringe players’ crucial game time and in fairness they played to the finish with some good football, especially with Noel Connery and Mick O’Riordan. However this was a good Carrig side, and with their championship coming up were determined to win and they duly did. It was a very worthwhile exercise for our lads and lets just hope they can produce some of this for the championship.

Junior Hurling Challenge

Lisgoold 1-12 (15)

Aghada 1-5 (8)

Last Wednesday night, our hurlers had their second outing of the season as they took on the men from Aghada in a challenge game. This proved to be a very useful game for Manager Gerry Ryan as he recorded their first win of the season. Strong performances from the Bull, John Cronin and Gerry condition gave the platform for this victory. Moss Connell was back in form with 0-8 points and also a cracking goal from Bull in the second half ensured Lisgoold would finish on the winning side.

Results

Junior Football Challenge Lisgoold 3-5 Whitecross 3-12

Fixtures

Friday 17th April JFL Division Lisgoold v Aghada in Lisgoold at 7pm.

Tuesday 21st April JHL Division s Lisgoold v Erins Own in Lisgoold at 7.15pm.

Wednesday 23rd April JHL Division 2 Lisgoold v Sarsfields in Lisgoold at 7pm.

Please check locally for other fixtures.