Lisgoold News

02 September, 2009

Another all-Ireland came its way to Leeside as the intermediates denied Kilkenny with a resounding victory 2-23 to 0-16. Well done lads, one does hope that it won’t be the only all-Ireland denied to ‘the Cats’ this year…. the ladies footballers are 60 minutes away from a five-in-a-row in the senior ladies after a tough, hard-earned victory over the weekend against Mayo... As for the Cork footballers, well the date is set for another duel against the auld enemy, It’s Kerry [again] that stands between themselves and Sam Maguire. It’s 18 years since Cork last’s victory, let’s all hope the wait will end on the 20thof September… As for Lisgoold, our junior hurlers were out-gunned in the JAHC against Sarsfields… also Our U12 hurlers fell short in their bid for a place in the U12 final against Castlelyons.

JAHC Semi-Final Aug 25th

Lisgoold 0-11 (11)

Sarsfields 3-19 (28)

Unfortunately for us, it was tears of despair as our hurlers were soundly beaten by a very strong Sarsfields team in Catherlag. It seemed last Saturday’s match was our chance as Sars left no stone unturned in dismantling [ruthlessly] our defence. Eoghan O'Sullvian was their dangerman yet again, as caused havoc throughout the hour. The game started brightly as Mossy and Jonathon got some excellent points and it looked like we were in for another ding-dong bottle.. We were deadlocked at four points a piece, in the 13th minutes when in the space of three minutes, the tempo, intensity and complexion of the match changed completely. After Patrick O'Mahony cleared another ball, [which was coming regularly down his corner] it was pumped in by Barry Ahern, John Cronin won it and played it into goal. this gave Moss a chance to bury it, but he just couldn't take it, After this Sars had a goal chance and it was dispatched by O'Sullvian. Unfortunately for us, as hard as we could try, we never looked like getting back into it as it was one-way traffic after this. The Management seemed to have lost their way a bit after changes were made after only 20 munities, which seemed to upset the whole team. The writing was on the wall as the score-board at half-time read 1-15 to 0-7

The second half was a formality as the remainder of the half, Lisgoold were being kept at bay by a superb Sars team. One of the few bright lights that came from this encounter was a wonderful side-line cut form John Cronin, which was appreciated by the strong attendance at the game. As the rain streamed down, our chances of winning were just washed away as the game played out to its conclusion. So the adventure has ended, our lads have done the parish very proud, with their performances this year. We would like to thank Jerry and his backroom team and of course Aidan Foley who has done tremendous work this year [again!]. It’s the turn of the footballers as they will take on Cloyne in Ballynoe on the 10th in the JAFC semi-final - tough game indeed. Our minors will still have their county championship to play so we have something still to look forward to. It's a case of try again next year, but our boys can be happy enough that they know a final appearance is not that far away.

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 0-7 (0-1 65’s) (0-4 frees), Alan Conroy, Barry Ahern, Jonathan O’Shea, John Cronin 0-1 each.

Subs Used:Liam Foley for Noel Conroy, Jamie Hurley for Rob Smart, Peter Leahy for Jonathan O’Shea, Finbarr Brosnan for Charles Smart, Jamie Woods for Jamie Hurley.

Réiteoir: Patrick O’Driscoll (Bride Rovers) Did well, and has recently been appointed for the final, we wish him the very best in this fixture.

U12 Hurling Semi-Final Aug 27th

Lisgoold 1-9 (12)

Castlelyons 3-9 (18)

In lovely conditions in Castlelyons our U12 hurlers bowed out of the championship with a brave fighting performance. it looked good form the start as Liam O'Shea got 1-1 in the first 5 minutes, we kept the Castlelyons boys under constant pressure, thanks to the excellent Jack Ryan and Ryan Hogan but we just couldn't convert our chances, we still went into half-time ahead by one point. In the second half it was a ding-dong battle with Conor Power, Kieran Cashman, Kieran O'Shea and Cian Healy stepping up to the plate. However goals win games and two goals [albeit a bit fortunate] went to Castlelyons and that to be fair was the deciding factor. It was a disappointing result, but it came with an excellent performance. So keep it up boys, your day will come.

Results

Junior Football Challenge Shamrocks 1-8 Lisgoold 0-12

Fixtures

U16 Hurling Championship Final Replay Lisgoold v Carrignavar in Rathcormac 4thof September at 6.30pm

Junior A Football Championship Semi-Final – Cloyne v Lisgoold in Ballynoe 10thof Septmeber 7.30pm

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.

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 1/09/09

Winning Numbers: 2, 19, 24 Winner. Edward Stack wins the €2300 jackpot. All in C.L.G Liosgcúl would like to give our congratulations on this fantastic win. Enjoy!

€15 winners: Noel O'Riordan, Emma O'Riordan, Denis O'Leary, Yan Toth.

Next weeks Jackpot: €500

Next weeks Venue: Thatch Bar 8/9/2009