Lisgoold News

29 January, 2009

Bruree Match Preview
As the parish phsyced themsleves up for a Semi-Final showdown, few could anticipate what was going to happen... Like the thousands who travelled over to france for Munster's remaining Heiniken Cup game last saturday, both groups were informed of postponement and instanly felt disappointment. Due to an unplayable pitch, last sunday's fixture did not take place. Whilst the Rugby was played 24 hours later, we weren't in a position nor the luxury to play it. As we witnessed former Cork minor Thomas O'Leary, playing for the province in the gaulish mud, we were informed that the game has now been fixed for a later date. This gives Foley's Army time to prepare for this Semi-Final clash which we hope, will not be suffer any further delay.

East Cork Draws
LAST wednesday night saw the football draws made for the coming season. A huge crowd antipicated with great excitement with the draw for this year, as Willie Ring plucked the balls from the hat...we were given some outstanding matches, tie of the round is surely the clash of the champions of the previous two years, Bride Rovers and Cloyne... another battle to look forward to is the clash of close neighbours and rivals Ballinacurra and Midleton, no doubt a big crowd will be due for that... Our Junior A team will face an uphill battle as they take on the men of cobh. Whilst we try to concentrate on the hurling scene, our lads will be quietly looking on the horizon of this very difficult assignment...These ties are due to start on the weekend of March 22nd/23rd... The JBFC draw was also made with our Junior B Team being landed with the men from Shanagarry, no doubt they will have a lash, but may struggle to compete to what is their 1stteam. The Junior B hurling championship was also made and some interesting ties being given... most notably Aghada v Ballincurra and Dungourney v St.Catherines, will sure to be crackers... and our newly formed 2ndString (no, this is not a misprint we have a 2ndSquad ready at the helm) will try their upmost to retain the Eammon Fleming Cup when they take on Carrigtwohill...With these championships now set, its looking like to be a great season for 2009...

Juvenile Club AGM
Lisgoold Juvenile Club held their AGM last Thursday night in the Community Centre. A great attendance was had as the juvenile gear for another year. The following officers were elected for the coming year. President: Dan Joe McCarthy. Chairman: Dermot McCarthy Vice-Chairman: Seamus Kinery Secretary: Hillary O'Shea Vice-Secretary: Keith Mc Sweeney Treasurer Norma Woods Vice–Secretary: Sheila Cronin P.R.O: Maurice Mulcahy. We wish all the best to th officers for the coming year.

BEGINNING Sat Jan 24TH – 10am, Lisgoold Community Hall
Note for parents of children born in 2003 & 2004
Introduction to Gaelic Games – Under 6 training, Lisgoold GAA club
Lisgoold Juvenile GAA club will begin Gaelic Games training for children born in 2003 and 2004 (no younger children please). The name of the training is 'Having a Ball' – and that sums up the aims of the training. The training will be FUN, with no emphasis on competition. Indeed, we will not play competitive games involving other clubs for at least 2 years, if not more. Boys and girls are welcome.

Our proposed training schedule is as follows:

  1. Training in Lisgoold Hall, Saturdays 10am-11am beginning on 24th Jan and continuing until the end of March in the hall. No specific hurling or football gear is required for this hall training. We will not be using hurleys at this stage, but rather we will be using soft sponge balls, and other training aids, to begin training in the area of agility, balance and co-ordination. Children are asked to wear a tracksuit and runners and to bring a bottle of water with them (no fizzy drinks please) to training.
  2. From around start April we will move to Lisgoold GAA pitch – details to be confirmed nearer to the date. For this training children will need football boots, a hurley and most importantly, a hurling helmet. Subsidised hurling helmets are available from Liam Walsh. Children cannot train or play hurling without wearing a helmet.

Our role is more than imparting specific hurling and football skills to the children– it’s about helping to develop the children into young adults who act properly on the field of play and who are respectful of others.

Our aims for 2009 are:
The balance and co-ordination of the children improves over time allowing:

  • The kids to get used to their hurling helmets
  • They have the correct grip for hurling (strong/writing hand on top)
  • They can strike the ball off both sides in hurling on the ground (however well!)
  • They can kick and catch a football
  • They know how to hit the ball in a certain direction – e.g. to score or clear a ball
  • They have FUN so they will come back and will bring their friends!

Any parent that is interested in getting involved in the club is more than welcome. We will be delighted to involve many of you in the running of our children’s team. So that we can plan more effectively for training, we would appreciate it if you would contact Brendan Healy with your intentions as regards your child. Any more general queries can also be addressed to Brendan also.

Thank you.
Brendan Healy, 087-9176891 , or (preferably) 4630018 (6 pm - 9 pm)