Lisgoold News

19 August, 2009


A hectic few days for the GAA. As we saw Tipp demolish a poor Limerick side in the semi-final and will hope [like the rest of us] that they will be able to give Kilkenny a run for their money come the 6thof September. Our senior Camogie team done us proud as they are in the final [yet again!!!] the intermediates then have their semi-final against Derry this Saturday and no doubt they will be a very tough prospect. A massive weekend for Cork football as the junior footballers taken on Roscommon in the junior all-Ireland final and the seniors have that monstrous clash against Tyrone on Sunday so it will be a massive test for Conor Conuihan's side. We wish the very best to all Rebel Teams this weekend. While in Lisgoold, Foley’s Army is on the road to Midleton as the will take on the boys from Sarsfields who defeated Dungourney last Sunday by 4 points in the JAHC Semi-final. Although one must question the judgement of the east cork board of playing the fixture, given the tragic circumstances that happened over the weekend surely given the situation that had happened the match could, [and in one’s opinion] should have been cancelled and played at a later date. I urge everyone to come and support the team on Saturday as this is a big night for the club and we ask everyone within the parish to support the lads as we be going in as massive underdogs to a highly skilled and rated Sarsfields side. Our minor hurlers won a historic championship last Friday night; also it was extremely sad news to hear of the death of our vice-president David Sarsfield, a gentleman and a great club man, who sadly passed away last Monday. Due to this bereavement our junior footballers who were supposed to have played their remaining game in the division 2 league against Glanmire, was called off and will be played at a later date. Last, but not least our congratulations go to Ballinacurra on a fantastic County Final win against Randal Óg. A scoreline of 4-12 to 1-20 makes it a great game and it sure was, and no doubt 'the village' will be celebrating this for weeks to come. Also hard-luck to Russell Rovers who came up short in the football decider, they came up against a very good Kilbrittain side and fought right to the very end.

MBHC Final Aug 14th

Lisgoold 2-19 (25)

Watergrasshill 1-7 (10)

At Carrignavar

A historic night for our minors last Friday night as they defeated Watergrasshill in a wind-swept Carrignavar. A year after 'Byrne's Babes' captured the first minor football championship against Bride Rovers; it was the turn of 'Dermot's Darlings' to capture the first minor hurling championship for the club. We had a bad start to the whole affair [and to the annoyance of this writer] the referee failed to turn up, which was a great disappointment as a lot of hype and tension that was built up had died. However, we were fortunate enough that Jim Dorgan from the host club was able to step in and got proceedings underway.

It was a lighting-quick start with Jamie Woods getting the first score of the game but Watergrasshill soon bounced back with Anthony Cronin notching a few and also a wonderful sideline cut from James McCarthy showed 'the Hill' were up for this and after 15 minutes the scores were level 0-4 a piece. It was tit for tat for the remainder of the half, as our lads were holding the hill against a strong breeze, Alan Conroy and Rob Smart squeezed over another few scores and with the backs of Conor Walsh, Ronan Stack and Seán Noel O'Donovan coming to the fore Lisgoold were holding firm. The breakthrough came with a minute to go of the half where a thundering shot by John Cashman was brilliantly saved by Aidan Foley, but the hill defence was asleep and Cathal Cashman stole in for a goal. However, as we saw a lapse of concentration on one end of the field, a minute later we saw another on the other side. William Connolly was judged correctly to have been pulled down outside the 20 and here, Anthony Cronin squeezed in a goal that could have been easily prevented. Frustrated as that crept in, Lisgoold still went in 1-8 to 1-6 ahead for the half-time jaffa, with the strong breeze [that was getting stronger] in the second half.

It wasn't just [the now] gale force wind that blew the hill away in the second half but a fantastic display of point-shooting from Rob, John Cashman and Alan saw Lisgoold runaway form their oppoents in the second half. This saw them only scoring one point from a free in the 32nd minute. The game was completely killed off when Alan Conroy got a second goal with 7 minutes to go, as Lisgoold simply dominated the second half and ran out very convincing winners. It would be easy to give Man of the match to the forwards, but one must give the award to Captain John Cronin who would be a very worthy recipient, giving a display of hurling beyond minor B standard his covering, tackling and all-round leadership was top drawer. The fact he got two long-range points made his performance all the more outstanding, lets hope this will be carried over for next Saturday night.

After the final whistle was blown, St.Catherines steward Dave Hoare presented the Ted O'Sullivan to our proud Captain John Cronin. John made a very passionate and very moving speech thanking the management of Dermot, Brian, Jim and Ollie. He also mentioned John Boylan who gave a lot of time to the minors and of course to our passionate supporters who braved the cold breeze to see the lads pull through. It was then off to Smarts where celebrations lasted to the small wee hours. Next up is the county championship quarter-final on the 30th where they will play the winners of the Carbery division. This is working out to be Newcestown v Ballinascarthy or Sam Maguire’s. For Lisgoold to carry on though, they must increase the speed of hurling and speed of thought for at times the they tend to be a bit slow and also silly mistakes at the back gave away some simple scores and at county level, you would be punished more severely for not being up to speed. We wish the minors they very best for the remainder of the campaign.

Team:Oisin Curtin, Seán Noel O’Donovan, Killian Kingston, Matthew Conroy, John Cronin (Capt.), Conor Walsh, Ronan Stack, John McCarthy, Keith Flynn, John Cashman, Alan Conroy, Robert Smart, Cathal Cashman, Jamie Woods, Cian Scannell.

Scorers:Robert Smart 0-6 (0-3 frees), Alan Conroy 1-3 (0-1 Sideline), John Cashman 0-4 (0-1 frees), Jamie Woods 0-3, Cathal Cashman 1-0, John Cronin 0-2 Conor Walsh 0-1.

Subs Used:Sean Hurton for Keith Flynn, Andrew Donovan for Seán Noel O’Donovan, Robert Swayne for Matthew Conroy.

Réiteoir: Jim Dorgan (Carrignavar) Given the circumstances and the fact he was called a very short-notice, handled the final very well.


JHL Division 3 Section 1 Carrignavar 2-23 Lisgoold 0-15


Junior A Hurling Semi-Final – Lisgoold v Sarsfields, Saturday 22ndin Midleton at 5.30pm. Please Support. This is a massive fixture for the club and we ask everyone within the parish to support the lads.


All in C.L.G Liosgcúl would like to offer our condolences to the Condon family in Dungourney on the tragic loss of their son Robert at the weekend. 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 18/08/09

Winning Numbers: 3, 12, 20 No Winner.

€15 winners: Ned Keeffe, Sean Whelan, Coleman Gray, Paudie Ryan.

Next weeks Jackpot: €2200

Next weeks Venue: Smarts Bar 25/8/2009