Lisgoold News

26 August, 2009

A great spell at the moment for Cork GAA. Counihan's Men are in the All-Ireland final after a hard battle against Tyrone, with only 14 men for the last 40 minutes. They are within a whisker of winning Sam... lets all hope they can finish the job off...Our junior footballers brought another all-Ireland to leeside by beating Roscommon 0-15 to 0-12, the camogie intermediates qualified for their all-Ireland final after an extremely tough battle against Derry, (4-10 to 0-18) The ladies footballers swatted Kildare with little fuss in the Quarter-final stage they will play mayo in the semis. The Senior B Team won their All-Ireland by defeating Dublin (3-11 to 0-16) and at this point we would like to congratulate Ella Ryan, Sister of Paudie (Sub-Keeper) and William (Physio) who was member of this victorious group of players, well done Ella. We all hope that there is more all-Irelands coming back to leeside for 2009…. As for Lisgoold, our junior hurlers played with a pride and passion and hurling to a standard that would make any supporters’ proud. A thriller was played out last Saturday evening where we drew level with Sarsfields (0-16 to 1-13) Our minor hurlers found out their opponents in the minor Championship, Sam Maguires emerged victorious in the Carbery division and no doubt they will be a very tough prospect.

JAHC Semi-Final Aug 22nd

Lisgoold 0-16 (16)

Sarsfields 1-13 (16)

Thrilling, energy-sapping, excitement at full tilt. This was a fantastic clash between two very committed teams. As the rain began to stream down in Midleton, Lisgoold got to the best possible start when Moss Connell scored the first point from a free in the 1stminute. It was quickly 2 and 3 when he slotted over two 65’s and after another point form play in the 9thminute hopes were being raised of a an upset. Sarsfields though had other ideas as Eoin O’Sullivan (who proved to be very constant thorn in our defence) slotted over a free in the 12th minute, from here they mounted a fight-back. The match was in full swing as we saw some great hurling from both defences. Our half-back line of Jerry, Charles and Conor were standing up to what was being thrown at them. To our hard-working half-forward line of Noel, John and Alan who were winning frees, blocking shots and causing major havoc as Sars realized they had a battle on their hands. We surged to an 0-8 to 0-2 lead in the 22ndminute, with the highlight being a super point from ‘Jacko’ who caught a long-range ball from Jerry and slot it over. However, like the Dungourney game, Sars crept back into it with a few frees (O’Sullivan doing most of the damage), a final free from Moss and the short whistle blew Lisgoold went into the dressing room for the half-time oranges (being roared by a very passionate support) ahead 0-9 to 0-7.

The second half was like the first, fast and furious. As Sars upped the gear, Lisgoold matched it and even though Sars drew level twice in the first 12 minutes of the half they could not break away. They eventually took the lead with another free, be our lads quickly replied through Moss. It was 0-11 apiece when disaster struck in the 47thminute. A long ball got past our backs, and landed on the 20 there was a scrap for the ball which eventually broke to O’Sullivan his shot (albeit came off a deflection) fooled our goalie Ciarán and scraped in. It seemed that was the killer blow, but however it was here that Lisgoold showed what they were made of. They battled back, fighting for every ball and were pushing Sars all the way getting a point but Sars going up the other end to get one back. Moss O’Connell had a chance for a goal with 4 minutes to go but it was superbly saved by the Sars goalie and it seemed that fate wasn’t with us. We had it whittled down to one, and our Subs of Jamie and Liam were working tirelessly but just couldn’t get the precious equalizer, it seemed this great adventure was coming to a cruel end as we went into the 2ndminute of injury time. However John Cronin (who was superb throughout the hour) manufactured a 65. Moss (under extreme pressure at this stage) made it look easy as he slotted over. There was one last chance for either team as the Réiteoir signaled one more play, this chance fell to Sars but fortunately it sailed wide. The final whistle blew – honours even. A standing ovation for both teams as they trooped off, it was a magnificent contest, and to be fair would have justified intermediate A grade.

Afterwards manager Gerry Ryan had this to say ‘What a game. After tonight, they deserved more for all their efforts – we can hope that we will get through the replay. They have proved tonight that they are more than capable of competing at Junior A’. True words spoken, however one must be critical of the fact the led at one stage 0-8 to 0-2 and like Dungourney (in the previous round) let Sars back into it, also the fact that Moss Connell (although it was probably one the finest individual performances in a Lisgoold jersey) practically did most of the scoring, does not bode well for the rest of the forwards, however we shouldn’t be too harsh as they played their hearts out. By the time you have seen this report we would have played the replay which was on last night in Catherlag. There may be tears of joy or tears of triumph shed last night (depending on the result) but one thing is for certain – lads you’re doing the whole parish proud.

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

Scorers:Maurice O’Connell 0-13 (0-4 65’s) (0-7 frees), Barry Ahern, Jonathan O’Shea , John Cronin 0-1 each.

Subs Used:Liam Foley for Noel Conroy, Jamie Hurley for Rob Smart.

Réiteoir: Edward Sheehan (St.Catherines) A very tough game on the cards and an tough referee needed, Edward did very well.

Results

Junior Football Challenge St.Catherines 2-7 Lisgoold 1-7

Fixtures

Minor B Hurling County Quarter-Final – Lisgoold v Sam Maguires (Dunmanway) Please Check locally for fixture as at time of writing match has yet to be fixed.

Engagement

All in C.L.G Liosgcúl would like to offer our congratulations to Mike Shea and Esther Barry on the announcement that there due to wed. A date that no doubt many people in the parish will look forward to in the near future

Club Gear

As we're 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 25/08/09

Winning Numbers: 5, 18, 29 No Winner.

€15 winners: Kieran Shea, Patrick Connery, Patrick O'Mahony, Mossy Walsh.

Next weeks Jackpot: €2300

Next weeks Venue: Tattans Bar 1/9/2009