Lisgoold GAA Club News

25 March, 2014

 

Under 21 ‘B’ Football Championship Quarter-Final
Castlegoold 1-9 (12)
Carrigtwohill 2-10 (16)
At Carrigtwohill
Fri 14th March 2014

A titanic battle was played out last Saturday in Carrigtwhoill as the hosts from managed to emerge victorious after a tough game. We seemed to have been going well, especially with Andrew Donovan and Cian Hines in defensive mode and attackers Jamie Stack and John McCarthy throwing their weight behind the cause. However, Carrigtwohill with Brendan McCarthy and Padraig Hogan in their ranks were more than able to match our lads for commitment and skill.

At halftime with us ahead by a few points point (0-7 to 0-4) it seemed we had the platform to go on and push ahead. The Carrig boys refused to wilt and a terrific second half ensured, chances for goals were there for both sides but were not taken. Points were traded, and with some great defence from Brendan Flynn and Chris Moran, ensured that there were a few points between the sides. Cian Scannell got our goal after being assisted superbly by Jamie stack. At 1-8 to 0-6 it seemed the game was ours but constant pressure from the hosts, allowed them to score two goals in quick succession. At 2-9 to 1-9 the tables were turned we had our chances to draw, but one more point allowed carrig through to the semis by four points. While it was a disappointing result for our lads, they can be proud of their performance, the fact it was their only game all year showed and hopefully the hurling will provide a better run. Also what was to be noticed was the fact both teams had blue and yellow which surely was a factor in the match and one does wonder if a change of jersey for our lads could have a got a change in result on the night but that’s food for thought.

We wish Carrigtwohill the best of luck in the semi-finals of the competition.

JHL Division 1 Section 2
Lisgoold 1-14 (17)
Cobh 1-21 (24)
At Lisgoold
Sun 16th March 2014

A bright start from the sea-siders ensured they took the two points in Paric Liosgcul. They raced into a 0-6 to 0-2 lead after 14 minutes. John Cashman, John Cronin, Finbarr Brosnan and Maurice O’Connell all stepped it up to the plate. John Cronin got the goal as we were level with five to go. (1-5 to 0-8) However three more points from Cobh meant they were ahead at the short whistle. The second half saw Cobh put in a class performance which gave them a comprehensive win as our boys simply couldn’t get going in the second period. In what was a disappointing finish for a sporting match we saw a bit of scuffle which had no need to be on any sporting field, in where we amazingly saw no punishment. However we won’t let that down the occasion that Cobh deserved the two points on offer. They played well throughout the hour and to be fair played a very good brand of hurling. It may be the fact there is football championship on in the next three weeks that may be a distraction but it is hard to pin-point why such a dis-jointed performance was displayed. However, given the fact training for the players is proving difficult (given the recent horrific conditions) they can be forgiven for now; time will tell if the class of 2014 will be a successful one. Knowing the talented hurlers available to us, one can safely assume that there will be a mass improvement on the next day out.

JH Challenge
Lisgoold 2-13 (19)
Oliver Plunketts 1-11 (14)
At Clodhuv
Thur 23rd March 2014

A worth-while exercise in a very lively affair in the west cork fields. A decent west cork team togged out in blustery and damp conditions where we recorded a solid win over the hour. Impressive performances by Eoin, Conor and Patrick ensured a water-tight defence and it was made easier for as the likes of Denis O’Brien, Barry Ahern, John Cashman, Kieran O’Shea (when introduced) and Maurice O’Connell pointed the way as Lisgoold soared to a good win. With 14 minutes the management had made the bizarre sum of twelve substitutes, given with such changes that the match was surely there to be lost. However incredibly only two points were conceded in that time and even though we only raised one white flag it was still an extremely impressive performance and shows that the commitment and dedication of the panel is beginning to pay off. Keep it up lads.

JHL Division 1
Lisgoold 1-14 (17)
Clyda Rvs 0-12 (12)
At Mourneabbey
Sun 23rd March 2014

Our first string collected made their first two points of the year in the hurling league. Clyda Rvs are seen by many as a resilient and very fit side by many, and this performance showed why. Played in a very heavy pitch our lads were very economical hitting only one wide to the hosts seven. John Cashman got our major (after being superbly set-up by Bryan O’Sullivan and we seems to be cruising at one stage when we led 1-8 to 0-4. Although to be fair to our hosts they did fight back to leave it at 1-8 to 0-6 for the half-time jaffa. The second half was a dog-fight as Clyda began to claw their way back 1-9 to 0-9. However with great maturity and experience and some shining performances from John Cronin, Peter Leahy and Eoin O’Sullivan gave some of the first team management food for thought and ultimately the two points. In fact Bryan Sullivan was at the end of a splendid move which involved Denis O’Brien, Peter Leahy and Patrick O’Mahony which got a point and the score of the game. We are up and running in the hurling league and let’s hope we can push on from here.

Club Lotto

Jackpot still hasn’t been won and is now at €10,500. There is a steady interest in this jackpot, and we urge you if interested you can buy tickets locally. Next draw is in the thatch Bar 25th at 10pm.
Lotto Committee
Ciarán Cronin (087) 9005806   
Moss Mulcahy (087) 2123628
Patrick O’Mahony (086) 3306510

International Referee

A brainwave from Ex-President of the GAA Sean Kelly was the creation of the PSNI GAA team. Last Thursday night saw the PSNI and Belgium GAA played a historic match in the fields of Vrije University in Brussels, Belgium. It was a historic occasion and Lisgoold GAA had their own input as the match was refereed by our own Maurice Mulcahy. In a wonderful spirited game we saw Belgium win 3-16 to 2-7, Moss did us proud with a very efficient performance and can claim to have grace the European stage in his referring career. This however should not take away the occasion that PSNI lads made their own little by playing their first match on Continental Europe and no doubt it will be the first of many. By all accounts the celebrations afterwards were well enjoyed by all.

Fixtures

JHL Division 1 Lisgoold vs. Dromina in Lisgoold Sunday 30th March at 12pm.
Please support,  also note check locally as time is subject to change.

County Board Lotto Draw

Anyone interested in joining the draw please contact either Patrick O’Mahony (086) 3006510 or Liam Walsh (087) 6953312 if interested.

Website

The club website is due to be re-launched coming next month. In conjunction with the ladies football club and the juvenile club we are hoping to have this re-established and up and running come early April. Watch this space.

Monthly Meeting

Next monthly meeting will held on the 7th of April in the community hall at 9pm. All welcome.

Clubtext

Anyone interested in entering the clubtext service please contact Moss 087-2123628. This would be for fixtures, results, news, lotto results etc.

Social Media

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