Lisgoold GAA Club News

04 November, 2014

JBFC Quarter-Final
Lisgoold 1-9 (12)
Glenville 2-10 (16)
At Rathcormac
2nd November 2014

Lisgoold bowed out at the quarter-finals stage but with their heads held high with a fine spirited, battling performance against Glenville. We seemed to be up against it as our near neighbours soared to a 1-5 to 0-1 lead after 16 minutes. It seemed we were in for a long day in the office. However, the response given was like last Saturdays match - was simply fantastic. Our intensity increased in defence as Andrew Donovan, Seamus McSweeney and Brian O’Leary upped their game, with Wayne and Cathal at midfield coupled with the wily Dave Barry and Ciaran O’Shea at the forward line, Lisgoold reeled in Glenville with four points of their own, one of them a fantastic score by Brian O’Leary, who later on after a lung-busting run raised a green flag to level matters. Glenville scraped ahead though with a late free to leave it 1-6 to 1-5 to them at the short-whistle.

The second half saw Lisgoold, against the breeze, put up a very determined display. Glenville strangely though, did not use their wind advantage in the half and elected for a more cautious defensive approach. This ensured that the hardy souls that turned up to the Rathcormac venue were treated to a decent contest. Brian O’Leary, Cian Scannell, and Cathal upped their performances as Lisgoold hit a few points to make it 1-7 to 1-9. However the turning point came with 14 minutes to go as long cross-field ball launched into our defence caused great confusion and allowed Glenville to get their second goal. The match could have been well and truly over as they created two or three more chances but our keeper Owen saved superbly. This sprang manager Barry Ahern into action who decided to use his bench and the subs used made a good impact. The managed to narrow the gap to three, 1-9 to 2-9, but in fairness our lads went for goal instead of taking their points and it allowed Glenville off the hook. However it was an experienced defence the lads were up against and even though the last ten minutes saw an onslaught of attacks we couldn’t draw level. Glenville got another point with the last kick of the game to seal the deal. There was nothing to be ashamed about and the squad and management can hold their heads high as they have done themselves proud. They are after having a good year.

We wish Glenville the very best as they have a mammoth task of playing Bride Rovers (which is their first team.) in the semi-final. One would like to state that what was more frustrating about the occasion though (apart from trying to breakdown Glenville’s defence) was the fact that this competition was treated very badly (which is becoming the norm in recent years) by starting it in September. One believes that if the East Cork Board want to keep an interest in football in the division, surely playing the competition in conjunction with the ‘A’ grade championship is the only answer. However, that is a debate for the coming months and at the boards AGM. For our lads it’s a well-earned rest, knowing in about eight weeks’ time, it’s all systems go again.

Monthly Meeting

Next monthly meeting is on in the community hall at 9pm next Monday night (10th). All welcome to attend.

Sciath na Scoil

Best of luck to Leamlara NS and Ballincurrig NS in the Sciath na scoil Football finals next week.

Leamlara vs Vicarstown in Páirc Ui Chaoimh Tuesday 11th of November at 1pm
Ballincurrig vs Bartlemy in Páirc Ui Rinn Wed 12th of November at 11am
Ballincurrig vs GS PheigSayers in Páirc Ui Rinn Wed 12th of November at 12pm.

Victory Social 2014

Lisgoold Gaa & Lisgoold/Leamlara Ladies Football Club are holding an adult victory function. It will be held at Midleton park hotel on Saturday the 24th of January at 7.30pm. It will be a four course meal with Music by Crystal Swing and DJ Liam Ruane to keep it going to the small wee hours. There is a late bar also and it will Cost: €30 per person. No doubt it will be a very enjoyable night. To contact for tickets will contact the following.

Norma Woods (087) 9057236, Hilary O Shea (087) 6285955 Catherine O' Connell (087) 6112692, Owen Hegarty (086) 8949966,
Jer O'Connell (087) 6724913

Charity Walk

Charity walk on the 22nd of November at two O’Clock from Britway to the Thatch bar in aid of Marymount, MS Ireland, Fermoy & Mercy Hospital Children ward. It is for excellent causes, for more info contact Lisa at (086) 2610993

Lotto Draw 27th October

Lotto numbers: 3,5,22,24. No winner. Jackpot - €13,800.
Lotto Plus draw: 7,10,11,27. No winner.
€30: Darren Stack, Timmy Callaghan, Yans Toth, Anne Foley  – Congrats!!

Date for the Diary – Christmas Lotto draw is on the 20th of December in the Thatch Bar at 10pm.

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, Carrigtwohill Post Office, or Tattans Bar. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Lotto Committee

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

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.

Social Media

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