Lisgoold GAA

08 January, 2009

LAST wednesday night people of the parish of lisgoold were listening with great excitement to the wireless, waiting anxiously on the Phone, buzzing with text messages, sending emails, pigeons, morse code and any other form of communication, as the east cork board held their 1stmonthly meeting and held the 1stround draw of the Junior A Hurling Championship.

As the balls were being plucked out of the Famous Jamsey Kelleher Cup, many thought back to the memories of last year. St Itas classic battle against Fr.O’Neills.... Killeagh’s upsetting Castlemartyr as they edged out their fierce rivals and close neighbours at the quarter-final stage...Dungourney being sensationally defeated in Ballynoe by a youthful Carrignavar side... Carrig themselves, sweeping all-around them to the championship in devastating fashion, giving their 1stever title and only then losing out to eventual County and Munster champions Dripsey... All these memories cherished forever and a day, and as Big Jack Charlton says in the Irish Soccer Advertisements ‘It’s time to make some new ones’.

The Draw that was made produced some outstanding ties to wet supporter’s appetites. There was a bit of déjà vu, when Lisgoold (Last seasons County Junior B Champions) were pitted against Bride Rovers, the same happened last year as Itas (County Junior B Champions 2007) were handed the Rovers. Some other crackers were the likes of Midleton and Erins Own locking horns and the reigning champions Carrignavar up against the skill and guile of the men of Sarsfields... These will sure make the cold months go faster as the supporters of east cork hurling, dream of glory for their parish, as they look forward to another year of top hurling action.

The other draws for the other championships did not take place, but once made, they will be in the features section of the club website also you can check the east cork

Munster JBHC

Aidan Foley, who will be taking on Coaching Duties for the year coming, has got the squad to focus on trying to win this competition. Gerry Ryan and his management team of Pete, Jim and Ned will ensure our lads will be well-prepared for what we expect to be a tough, hard encounter from the men of the kingdom. Our Club Chairman John Joe Regan, (who has been recently elected for a third term) has stated that 'As Chairman of this club, I urge that every man, woman and child from our village will go and support our lads next Sunday in Limerick, as we begin a journey to bring a third Munster Hurling Club Title this season back to the Rebel County.' So its time to bring out your sat nav that Santa had dropped into the Christmas stocking, as all roads now lead to Raheenagh in county Limerick next Sunday at 2:30pm, for this (and what we hope to be) Epic Cork/Kerry battle.

This weeks fixtures
Junior B Munster Quarter-Final V St. Brendans, Sunday 11thJanuary in Raheenagh, Limerick at 2:30pm