Lisgoold News

24 September, 2009

For Cork, Imokilly, and most of the parish of Lisgoold (except for the Kerry contingent) a massive disappointment last Sunday as cork froze on the final hurdle. Two weeks ago Croke park officials had to avert (after enormous pressure) back to plan B. Unfortunately the Cork Footballers didn’t have one and Sam frustratingly is on its way to the kingdom for the 36th time. The Cork Camogie intermediates survived an exciting battle in limerick last Sunday as they played out a draw against Galway. A late Marie Walsh goal at the Gaelic Grounds means Cork and Galway will have to meet again on October 10 to decide the destination of the Gala All Ireland intermediate Camogie championship trophy. Both sides finished deadlocked, 2-9 to 0-15.Cork did all the running in the opening half playing with the aid of the wind. And while they went in at the break, 1-7 to 0-7 ahead, they were thankful to Eimear Watson who had found the net four minutes from half time, after being set up by the energetic Mary Coleman. However, Galway responded well and points from top-scorer Martina Conroy from Killimor ensured the westerners were leading coming down the home straight. But, Cork never gave up, and they were rewarded on 60 minutes when Niamh Dilworth passed to Walsh for the equalising score. We wish the Ladies the best of luck in this replay. For Lisgoold, our minor hurlers are salvaging their season as (depending on other results) on the brink of qualifying for the hurling league final. Our Luck, in terms of the junior squad seemed to have changed. In these dark times everyone always at sometime needs to go to the neighbours for a helping hand. Last Thursday, on a cold crisp night in Dungourney, the long-haired Frank Hegarty of Dungourney rolled back the years with a trademark run against Glanmire and leashed a rocket of a goal with 2 minutes to go. It sealed a 3-4 to 0-8 win for the duns, which in turn qualified Lisgoold to Division 1 for 2010 and also a league final against Killeagh. So it’s thanks Frank and the Dungourney Junior footballers and a pat on the back for the junior footballers for qualifying for the Division 2 league final.

MABHL Sept 19th

Lisgoold 1-13 (16)

Youghal 3-6 (15)

Our Minor hurlers recorded a surprising but deserved triumph against an out of sorts Youghal side. Playing with great guile and strength they managed to scrape over the line in copper Alley With some good performances from John Cronin, John Cashman and Ronan Stack, Lisgoold deserved this good win. And now rest second in the table, behind Youghal by two points. Depending on the result of Kilta Óg’s last game, they could be in a league final. It’s going to be a case of wait and see.

U10

Whelan’s Wonders travelled to Ballynoe for the U10 football Blitz, where they defeated the host club and lost a tight game against Bride Rovers, before being beaten by Castelyons. Selector Kevin O’Shea (who must have been ecstatic with emotion and pride at Kerry’s Recent win) had this to say. ‘They played very well today, shame about the two defeats but that’s football. They are an extremely dedicated bunch of players. The future of this club is very bright.’ Judging by their performances this year they certainly are a dedicated bunch. Keep it going lads.

U8

The ‘super smallies’ had a blitz of their own held in Paric Liosgcul. Eight teams (two each) from the parishes of Lisgoold, Bride Rovers, Aghada and Fr.O’Neills came to show off their skills in front of their extremely proud parents. One of the coaches of the super smallies Keith McSweeney had this to say ‘It was a great day, we would like to thank Fr.O’Neills, Aghada and Bride Rovers for coming down. It really was great to see all the kids from these parishes displaying their skills, they were a joy to watch.’ It was a day for the kids to have a ball and they certainly did. Well done to all.

Minor Football

Our minor footballers are playing in the east cork final on Saturday in Carrigtwohill against Cobh. Please check locally for time as it has yet been confirmed. The will be up against it as Cobh have proven themselves to be very tough opponents. We will hope our lads can pull this one off, as judging by Cobh’s 5-16 to 1-3 win over Bride Rovers they will go in as massive underdogs. Best of luck to the management staff led by the youthful Noel Connery.

Club Gear

Anyone who 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.

Lotto Draw 22/09/09

Winning Numbers: 15, 25, 29 No Winner.

€15 winners: Donal O'Leary, Seamus McSweeney, Pat Murphy, Darragh Foley.

Next weeks Jackpot: €800

Next weeks Venue: Tattans Bar 29/9/2009