Lisgoold News

12 August, 2009


A hectic weekend for the GAA in Cork as the junior footballers and intermediate hurlers sealed their place in an all-Ireland final with wins over Louth and Galway respectively. The majority of county championships are at their semi-final stage, with the big story of it, that Nemo Rangers (finally) were beaten by a super Carbery team, this leaves the senior football championship wide open as any of the four teams remaining (Carbery, St.Finbarrs, Bishopstown, Clonakilty) have a chance of winning the title. Also the Cork camogie seniors are playing their semi-final against Wexford this weekend – best of luck ladies. While in Lisgoold, Foley’s Army is on the march once more as our junior hurlers dumped Russell Rovers out of the JAHC (to the surprise of some listeners to C103) last Saturday night in Rostellan, playing with great speed, flair and passion they secured a five point triumph over the boys from Shanagarry. Our minor hurlers are playing in the minor B hurling final on Friday night, we urge everyone to come out and support our minors as they aim to bring a first minor hurling championship crown to the parish, also our junior footballers were supposed to have played their remaining game in the division 2 league against Glanmire. This game is important as it would decide who would get to the league final and more importantly who will get promoted to division 1 next year. Unfortunately this had to be called off due to a bereavement and will be played at a later date.

JAHC Quarter-Final Aug 8th2009

Lisgoold 2-14 (20)

Russell Rovers 1-12 (15)

At Rostellan

THERE has been many outstanding performances in the club’s history, some would include the 1994 county final, our hurling team in the early eighties dumping Cloyne (which was their first team at the time) out of the JAHC, to ‘the miracle of Castlelyons’ in 2003 were an inspired Frances Mansell led the way to destroy the remaining 20 minutes to turn a 16 point deficit to win by 5. In football, we had that classic two game tussle against Muintir Bháire in the county semi-final in 2003, also an east cork quarter-final against Erins Own back in 1998 where Seamus Mc Sweeney scored a dramatic winning point deep into injury time. Last Saturday we saw another one to add to the collection (and in this writer’s opinion one of the best), as the men from the Owennacurra valley came up trumps and in the process are 60 minutes away from appearing in the JAHC final.

In a sun-kissed Rostellan, in front of a reasonably sized crowd, Réiteoir Peter Hogan threw in the sliothar and to be fair from the word the go the match was played at a very fast pace. Moss O’Connell had set his stall out as he got the first score of the game with a magnificent side-line cut. This, inspired the lads as another point from Moss and John Cronin made Lisgoold race into a three point lead. Brian Hartnett was at his very best as he got Rovers on the score sheet and back in the game with some very good scores as the tempo was being increased. Our half-back line of Conor, Charles and Jerry (Man of the Match) were simply immense as they caught ball after ball and grew more confidently into the game. The forwards were playing well with this constant supply of ball being fed in especially with Ciarán’s booming puck-outs as we enjoyed a period of domination in the match. John Cronin and Rob Smart were stepping up to the plate, with Rob getting a super point in the 19thminute, these two were causing havoc throughout the hour. It was a ding-dong battle at this stage, with a few goal chances for both teams being missed, although we probably got the better of the chances as Jonathan O’Shea just couldn’t convert. The signs were there of a victory and our lads trooped off for the half-time jaffa 0-8 to 0-5 ahead.

The warning signs were there for Russell Rovers as chance after chance was being created to raise the green flag but they weren’t being taken. The defying moment of the match came in the 38thminute, when a ball cleared by Kevin O’Shea, was pumped in by Jerry which broke down to ‘Jacko’ who found himself one on one with the keeper and dispatched it in the net. It was a good goal, and from here Lisgoold began to press on with our full-back line (Pa, Barry and Kevin) well on top, and our midfield of Barry Ahern and Dave Barry playing superbly. The hooking and blocking was fantastic as the basics were being done superbly. The hooking especially, as it was irritating the Shanagarry forwards who just couldn’t get back into it. The game was killed off as a contest in the 53rdMinute as a cleared ball by Jerry found its way in the square and was dispatched expertly by Alan Conroy. Aidan used his bench, to keep the freshness within the team as Peter and the two Jamie’s adapted well. The game was up for the Rovers as Lisgoold pressed on with scores from Moss to finish the match well. Rovers got a late consolation goal, but there was no doubting the winners at the end.

So, Lisgoold are in the JAHC semi-final for only the second time in the club’s history. It was a superb performance from our boys who will now play Sarsfields or Dungourney in the semi-finals, whilst we will be massive underdogs going into that match, we will give it a lash without a shadow of a doubt. Manager Gerry Ryan stated ‘It’s Brilliant – it really is. They have trained so hard for this, 1 to 35 they really are a super panel of players. We will have to keep the heads down and drive on for the semi-final in two weeks time’. It was a great day for the club and all we can say is – lads keep it going. One has to spare a thought for Russell Rovers though, who had to play two rounds of the county junior B Football in a very short space of time before this game and this surely would have made things difficult for them to prepare for it. Whilst on that note, we like to wish both Russell Rovers and Ballinacurra the very best in the junior B county finals this weekend. It would be great to see east cork claim some of the silverware that night. As for Lisgoold, well what can we say, two years ago we struggled to win a challenge game never mind a championship game and now we are 60 minutes away from the JAHC final. It’s some rollercoaster; let’s hope the journey doesn’t end there.

Team:Ciarán Cronin, Patrick O’Mahony, Barry Stack, Kevin O’Shea, Jerry O Connell, Charles Smart, Conor Walsh, Dave Barry, Alan Conroy, Jonathan O’Shea, Noel Connery, John Cronin, Rob Smart, Alan Conroy, Maurice O’Connell (Capt)

Scorers:Maurice O’Connell 0-9 (0-1 Sideline) (0-4 frees), Alan Conroy 1-1, Jonathan O’Shea 1-1, Robert Smart 0-2, John Cronin 0-1,

Subs Used:Peter Leahy for Rob Smart, Jamie Woods for Alan Conroy, Jamie Hurley for Jonathan O’Shea, Finbarr Brosnan for Moss O’Connell.

Réiteoir: Peter Hogan (Carrigtwohill) A very experienced official, who handled the game at his ease.


Hurling Challenge – Lisgoold 3-15 Ballygiblin 1-15


Minor B Hurling Final – Lisgoold v Watergrasshill Friday 14thin Carrignavar at 7pm. Please support.


All in C.L.G Liosgcúl were saddened to hear the death of David Sarsfield who was a club vice-president of C.L.G Liosgcúl. We like to offer our condolences to the Sarsfield family at this sad time. Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam dilis.

Club Gear

As were now in both Junior A Semi-finals you may be interested in purchasing Lisgoold gear, Orders will taken for club gear at anytime; there is a wide variety of gear available between hoodies, tops, jackets etc. Please contact Moss Mulcahy on 0872123628 to make an order.

County Board Lotto Draw

Anyone who is due to pay for this years draw, please Contact Keith McSweeney on 086-8244833 to pay up as were taking in money now.

Lotto Draw

Lotto Draw 11/08/09

Winning Numbers: 8, 21, 24 No Winner.

€15 winners: Dave O'Sullivan, Catherine Tattan, Christy Beamish, Paudie Ryan.

Next weeks Jackpot: €2100

Next weeks Venue: Woods Bar 18/8/2009