Lisgoold GAA Club News

07 August, 2013

Harvest Festival

A Harvest Festival will be held in the GAA Grounds on Sunday 18th of August. In a day for all the family in which various activities will be held. We urge everyone to come out and support the club in this Family Fun Event in which the Main Event is ‘Poo in the Pitch’ which is a fundraiser for the club. Here the lucky winner can receive a €500 prize!! We divide our pitch into squares, and then sell these squares; each square will be given to a ticket holder via a random draw. We then release the cow, belonging to a local dairy farmer into the field, and wherever she “completes her job", that squares owner will win a prize of €500!! This is your only chance to get pooed on and get a prize for it! A ticket costs only €5, for more information contact either Mike (087) 9131673 or Noel (087) 2415949

Lisgoold GAA Golf Society

It has been supported within the club that a Golf Society should be set-up. So it was decided at a recent monthly meeting that one shall be set-up on trial basis for an outing in September and possibly October with a view to possibly officially establishing it in December. We will have our first outing on the weekend of the 15th of September. So, If you are interesting in joining this society, contact Moss on 087- 2123628, so we can have an idea of what numbers are interested.

Under 21 B Hurling Championship Quarter-final

Castlegoold 1-20 (23)
Cobh 1-5 (8)
At Carrigtwohill
4th August 2013

It was another good nights work for our under 21’s as they booked a semi-final date with either Carrigtwohill or Watergrasshill in a few weeks time. We had a great start last Sunday night as we soared to early lead, thanks to John Cashman & Barry Lawton. Cobh quickly responded however our lads showed no let off as the were chipping over scores impressively through John Cashman, Barry Lawton and the excellent midfield paring of Jamie Stack and Liam Martin.  Castlegoold raised the first green flag of the night on the 11th minute as Barry Lawton banged one into the net from a 20 yard free and with a few more points at 1-8 to 0-2 after 18 minutes, It looked like game over. To be fair to Cobh they responded strongly, but failed to tag a few more points on. However to be fair with John McCarthy Leading by example, aided by Cathal Cashman, Colin Barry, Chris Moran and Brendan Flynn we were holding well and with Cian Scannell and Cian Hayes chipping in a few points we were flying. It was pretty much one way traffic for the rest of the half as we then trooped off for the half-time jaffa, 1-13 to 0-2.

At the resumption, Castlegoold played the opposite from the first half, poor choices, lack of direction and a lack of urgency ensured that we never were able to pull away from the Cobh men. In fact Cobh had 1-2 scored quickly without reply and with their tails up a comeback was on. However thanks to some great work by Mark Lawton, Jamie Stack, Andrew O’Donovan and Cathal Cashman which allowed the platform for the likes of John Cashman and Barry Lawton to produce the goods and we got going again although it took a while for things to click. The rest of the second half was really a frustrating affair as like the Aghada game, wides were aplenty and scores a rarity and the fact we didn’t start scoring till the 46th minute in the second half should be cause for concern. Also the fact we hit 10 wides in the second half (14 in total) does demonstrate a lack of urgency and accuracy when needed. However, we battled away to the final whistle and got back on top with some good scores and completed the job, happy with the knowledge that it was mission completed we headed off with a semi-final date in a few weeks time. While a lot of positives can be taken from this, there is scope for improvement and one does think that these lads will be quietly confident of making the final if they can improve their game. It’s onwards and upwards for our boys, keep it going.

Team: Bill Whelan, Colin Barry, Cathal Cashman, Andrew O’Donovan, Brendan Flynn, John McCarthy (Capt.), Chris Moran, Jamie Stack, Liam Martin, Barry Lawton, John Cashman, Adam McAuliffe, Cian Scannell, Cian Hayes, James Lawton.

Scorers: John Cashman 0-10 (0-6f), Barry Lawton 1-4 (1-0 free), Jamie Stack, Cian Hayes 0-2 each, Cian Scannell, Liam Martin, 0-1 each.

Subs Used: Killian Kingston, Colm Beausang, Kyle Devine & Owen O’Regan.

Referee: Dominic Rooney (Carrigtwohill)

Under 16 C Hurling Championship Semi-Final

Lisgoold 4-17 (29)
Dripsey 2-9 (15)
At WhitesCross
5th August 2013

An excellent performance from our under 16’s as they reached the East region final in fine style against a very determined Dripsey side. In a nice sunset evening our young blues took the game to the men from mid-cork. It was a fine opening encounter as both sides traded points early with Jack Ryan and Kieran O’Shea chipping in a few points. Dripsey stormed back but with excellent defending from Luke Morrissey, Darragh Fleming, and Brian Farrell we were able to hold-off the red & blue brigade. Liam O’Shea came on and got stuck into action with a point, brother Caoimhán was holding his own and with the excellent Kieran Cashman at centre back with his pin-point passing we were looking strong. Kieran O’Shea mid ways through the half raised the first green flag with a well taken strike but dripsey bounced back again. It was tit for tat for the remainder of the half but we trooped off for the half-time oranges 1-9 to 0-6 ahead.

With huge encouragement from our backroom team of Sean O’Shea, Jerry Ryan, Fergus Hodnett & trainer John Cronin our young blues started off the second half with great agusto. However, Dripsey were back in the game as they scored 1-2 early without reply and we look liked to be in a long battle. However we saw great performances from Fergal Roche, Sean Nagle and a fired up Caoimhán which steadied up the ship. Ryan Hogan (who put in trojan work for the hour) got a richly desevered point, and after a few mins coupled with some Jack Ryan scores and a goal from the quicksilver Liam O’Shea, Lisgoold were back on top – and never looked back. With some great power play, good team work and great running by Ryan, Liam, Kieran and the athletic Sean Nagle, Lisgoold finished Dripsey off. Liam added another goal in the 48th minute which was quickly followed by a rasper by Jack and the result was beyond doubt. Dripsey did get a consolation goal but it was too little too late.

Our lads are through to the final, which will be fixed at a later date. Congrats lads were all behind you. They only sad note of the evening was an injury that happened to the Dripsey goalkeeper Adam Casey, in which everyone in the club would like to wish him a very speedy recovery from. As for our young blues they have final date to look forward to.

Team: Sean Power, Darragh Fleming, Luke Morrissey, Brian Farrell, Kieran Cashman, Fergal Roche, Sean Nagle, Kieran O’Shea, Jack Ryan, Caoimhán O’Shea, Darragh Fitz, Ryan Hogan.

Scorers: Liam O’Shea 2-6 (0-5f), Jack Ryan 1-5, Kieran O’Shea 1-3, Kieran Cashman 0-3 (0-2f), Ryan Hogan, Caoimhán O’Shea 0-1 each.

Subs: James Murphy, Jonathan Forrest, Cian Healy & Liam O’Shea.

Referee:  Mary Byrne-Swane (Fr.O’Neills)


U21 Hurling Semi-final vs. Carrigtwohill/Watergrasshill Venue & Date TBD

Remaining fixtures with the Junior teams for this year.


JHL Division 4 Lisgoold vs. Dungourney (Away). On 9nd August (Prov)
JHL Division 4 Lisgoold vs. Bride Rovers (Away). On 16th August (Prov)
JHL Division 4 Lisgoold vs. Russell Rovers (Away). On 7th September (Prov)

JFL Division 4 Lisgoold vs. Russell Rovers (Home). August (Prov)
JFL Division 4 Lisgoold vs. Glenville (Away). August (Prov)


JAFC Semi-Final Lisgoold vs. Erins Own (September - Prov)
JCHC Quarter -Final Lisgoold vs. Russell Rovers (September - Prov)

The Junior C Football is to be played on a Round Robin basis. We have three games to be played Ballinacurra, Glenville & Aghada respectively. These games have yet to be fixed.

Rebel Call

Best of luck to Johnsey and the Cork junior footballers, as they take on Lancashire, this Sunday in Manchester in the All-Ireland Junior Football Semi-Final. Hard luck to the Cork senior footballers on losing out to Dublin last Saturday night. A big thank you must go to Conor Counihan who gave a great service to Cork Football, Thanks for the memories Conor!! The hurlers will be trying for revenge this Sunday as they take on the ‘Dubs’. Rebels Abú

Lotto Draw 30th July

Lotto numbers: 1,14,29 & 34. No Winner.
Lotto Plus draw: 19, 30, 32 & 34. No Winner.

Next weeks Jackpot: €7500
Next weeks Lotto Plus Jackpot: €250!!  Must be Won!!!

Next weeks Venue: Thatch Bar 30/7/2013
Our Local lotto is of great importance to this club, in terms of financing club activates. To support this, you can purchase tickets in The Thatch Bar, Smarts Bar, Woods' Shop, Woods' Bar, Tattans Bar or Liam Walsh’s Hurley Workshop. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Lotto Committee
Ciarán Cronin (087) 9005806   
Moss Mulcahy (087) 2123628
Patrick O’Mahony (086) 3306510


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