Lisgoold GAA Club News

08 August, 2012

East Cork Under 21 B Hurling First Round

Lisgoold 0-9 (9)
Dungouney 3-14 (23)
At Castlelyons
29th July 2012

Lisgoold bowed out of the Junior A Hurling championship in an extremely disappointing manner against our near neighbours and the defending champions. It was a tight battle up to 15 mins to go, however in truth the score line would flatter our Juniors as they simply didn’t turn up. Jamie Woods got our first point from play in the second minute and things were looking rosy as Mossy and John Cashman raised a few white flags. Alan Conroy & Patrick O’Mahony were stepping up to the plate, with some superb performances and it look like a shock was in the cards as they put it up to the Duns. Scores were traded, with Shane Casey, and Shane Hegarty keeping them (Dungourney) in the hunt. Kevin Rohan and James Leahy were doing well in the Dungourney defence as their backs stood up to constant Lisgoold pressure in the first half  as we went in for the half-time jaffa 0-6 to 0-5 ahead.

However, in the second half  it was a completely different story Dungourney demonstrated why they are considered favourites to retain their crown with a very polished performance. With 15 mins ago, things seemed to be going our way, our man between the sticks Ciarán made two super saves. Hopes were high albeit the score being 0-9 to 0-8 in favour of the men with the sash, but ultimately it proved to be a false dawn. A Counter attack from Lisgoold was intercepted by the dominant James Leahy whose long range clearance eventually found its way to Shane Hegarty who raised a green flag. Instead of a inspiring fight back, Lisgoold heads just dropped and their challenge wilted. By the 50th minute two more majors were scored and suddenly we were 11 points down. It was game over, when the forwards were needed, they were found out as they simply couldn’t get into the game. With this being obvious to the ‘Duns’ they  upped a gear or two and simply started to pull away and closed out the game.

It was a very disappointing ending to our championship season. A wide tally of 18 to 10 shows that our fire power was extremely limited. It was reality check of what need to do to win this championship, as we got beaten by a much better team.   Even though we may had one or two injuries its still no excuse, and on that note we would like to wish the Dungourney back Paul Kelleher a very speedy recovery on a leg injury he picked up during the contest. It was horrible injury to see to any player and one does hope he will make a healthy recovery.  It’s the end of the road for another year for the juniors as they will need to go back to the drawing board and see where it all went wrong. For Dungourney, they will do battle with Erins Own this Sunday night in our pitch in the semi-final and we wish them the very best in the remainder of this competition, in what we expect will be an absolute cracker of a match. Lisgoold are just left to ponder on how the went out so tamely.

Team: Ciarán Cronin, Noel Connery, Conor Walsh (Capt), Patrick O’Mahony, Jer O’Connell, John Cronin, Cathal Cashman, Barry Ahern, Jack O’Shea, John McCarthy, Alan Conroy, Bryan O’Sullivan, Maurice O’Connell, John Cashman, Jamie Woods.

Scorers: M O’Connell 0-5 (0-3 f), A Conroy 0-2, J Cashman, J Woods 0-1 each.

Subs Used: Rob Smart, Jamie Hurley, Brendan Flynn, Eoin O’Sullivan.

Referee: Niall Barrett (Carrigtwohill) Had a fine game, left it flow as per usual.

Fixture
East Cork JHL Division 2
Lisgoold vs Youghal in Youghal at 7.30pm this Thursday 9th of August.

Wedding wishes

Everyone in C.L.G Liosgcúl would like to wish Denis O’Brien and Trish Welsh the best of luck on Saturday for their wedding day. Both are very popular players in the club. Denis a tough player, known for his exceptional speed and quick wit, and Trish is well known for her goal keeping exploits and also her organisational skills of the backs with the ladies footballers. Avery popular couple, who we wish the very best as they begin married life together!!