Lisgoold GAA

20 July, 2009


So the end is nigh for our Cork hurlers for 2009 and quite possibly we have seen the last of some of the great servants for Cork hurling. A quicker and far hungrier Galway blew the rebels away in the last few minutes to secure a place in the quarter-final against Waterford this Sunday. All that we should say is - thanks for the memories Lads. It’s now time to rebuild and no doubt we all have faith in Denis Walsh to complete the job. As for Lisgoold our minor hurlers are playing championship on Thursday night in Rathcormac at 7.30 and we urge everyone to come out and support our youngsters as they aim to qualify for the Minor B Final. Also our junior hurlers have made a miraculous recovery in the division 2 league, to be in the mix for the final with two games to go, next Sunday’s clash with Sarsfields will be vital for both teams considering the two of them are still involved in championship as well as going for promotion to Division 1. Also the 1stof August should be penciled for the followers of Camogie as Cork will be playing Tipperary in Pairc Ui Rinn, with a place in the All-Ireland semi-finals at stake. Although there will be more pressure on Tipp as the group table reads that, Tipp must win to force a possible three way play-off [which will involve Kilkenny, if they beat Dublin] so a cracking encounter is in store. Before that, there will be the intermediates clash between the two sides however, both have qualified for the Semi-finals [which are due to take place on the 22ndof August] but as any Cork-Tipp match in the past is to go by neither team will like to lose this one.

JHL Division 3 July 13th

Lisgoold 1-10 (13)

Bride Rovers 0-7 (7)

Our second team pulled off a good win against a determined Bride Rovers third string last Monday night. Playing with great passion and class our men defeated the boys from Rathcormac with a great team performance from the defence of Paudie Ryan, Anthony McCarthy, Denis O’Brien, Kevin Loughin [man of the match] to the speedy attack of Alan Conroy, Peter Leahy, Liam Foley and the vocal Eoghan Heagrty, Lisgoold really did play well and deserved to secure another two points. The turning point came with 15 minutes to go, a breath-taking goal from super-sub Noel ‘Bull’ O’Riordan who with a salmon like jump, plucked the ball gracefully out of the sky and duly dispatched into the net with very little fuss. This killed off the Bride Rovers challenge and the men from the Owennacurra valley saw out the remainder of the game comfortably. Manager Moss O’Connell was delighted with this performance and stated to say “It’s a great win I would like to think we made up for last week, some of the performances tonight were outstanding, particularly in the backs this will give the whole squad a real boost” They will now aim to end the league campaign on a high against Carrignavar, which will be played in the coming weeks. Also, from this writer’s point of view it was great to see Referee Brian Walsh from Aghada [who handled the game very well] back in action again after such a lengthy spell from injury.

JHL Division 2 July 14th

Lisgoold 2-15 (21)

Carrigtwohill 0-8 (8)

Our first team have brought themselves back into contention for promotion after this dull, dreary, uninspiring win over our near neighbours Carrigtwohill second string. It what was a poor, sluggish encounter Lisgoold defeated Carrigtwohill but must realize that with only championship 2 weeks away they must up the ante considerably as they play with a lack of passion and speed in our play was very disappointing to see and one wonders have we gone back a few months as this performance didn’t leave a lot to be desired for. Moss and Jerry O’Connell were playing well as was the reliable Patrick O’Mahony. Jamie Hurley staked a claim for a corner forward spot with his performance in this game and goalkeeper Ciarán Cronin was solid throughout the hour. However if they are to be ready for championship their must be an improvement in both attitude and speed as this performance was simply not up to scratch. There are two games remaining in this league Sarsfields [this Sunday night] and St.Itas which is due to be fixed – both are to be played at home.

U12 Hurling League Final Replay July 17th

Lisgoold 1-5 [8]

Castlelyons 4-5 [17]

Our under 12 hurlers did themselves proud last Friday but came up short against a well-drilled Castlelyons side. Our youngsters tried their hearts but it just looked it was one game too much for them as they were beaten by a good margin, although the score line to be fair, did flatter Castlelyons a small bit. The played with great passion and commitment throughout the hour, and as a squad of players they are just outstanding. We as a club can be proud that with the likes of Jack Ryan, Ciarán O Shea, Ryan Hogan, Kieran Cashman, Sean Nagle, Darragh Fleming, Cian Healy and Conor Power coming through the future of this club is extremely bright. Keep it up lads, your day will come.

Club Gear

Orders are being taken for Club Gear; there is a wide variety of gear available between hoodies, tops, jackets etc. Please contact Moss Mulcahy on 0872123628 to make an order.


MHC Lisgoold v Carrignavar in Rathcormac Thursday 23rdJuly at 7.30pm

JHL Division 2 Lisgoold v Sarsfields in Lisgoold Sunday 26thJuly at 7pm.

New Arrival

All in C.L.G Liosgcúl would like to give their congratulations to Mike and Helena Mulcahy on their new arrival to the parish – Darragh. The only question that remains is - will he be togging out for the Blue and gold of Lisgoold or the Purple and Gold of St.Catherines – only time will tell!!!!

Club Lotto

Lotto Draw 14/07/09

Winning Numbers: 1, 13, 15 No Winner.

€15 winners: James Murphy, Eugene Hegarty, Adda Fitzgerald, Martin Mc Carthy.

Next weeks Jackpot: €1700

Next weeks Venue: Woods Bar 21/7/2009