Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

12 April, 2016

Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

Issue 15, 11 Apr 2016

By Séamus McSweeney, PRO, Lisgoold GAA


Junior Round Up



East Cork JFL Div 1, Apr 8th Lisgoold 1-05 vs 3-10 Carrig na bhFear

East Cork JBFC, Apr 9th. Lisgoold 0-06 vs 1-10 Midleton

It was a disappointing week on the playing front as our footballers lost out to Carrig na bhFear in the Division 1 league. On Sat, our second string put up a good fight against a Midleton team that ultimately proved too strong in the Junior B championship. Attention now turns to hurling league match on Friday night.


Junior Fixtures

East Cork JFL Div 1. Apr 16. Lisgoold vs Erin’s Own at 18:00 (away).

County Junior A Hurling League: Apr 24. Lisgoold vs Ballyhooly at 18:00 (home).


Juvenile Round-Up

U12 trip to Croke Park

It was an early start as 27 under 12’s and young whistler James O’Driscoll dragged themselves out of bed at 6am during mid-term for their day out in Croke Park. As always they had great support as they were joined on the trip by a number of parents and other family members. Arriving under the Cusack stand at 10:30, their Croke Park experience began with an excellent tour of the stadium which the children really enjoyed. That did not compare though with the opportunity to play on the hallowed turf. Lisgoold played three games on the Croke Park pitch against Naomh Padraig (Tipperary Town), Clonea (Waterford) & Clooney Quinn (Ennis). They played really well and thoroughly enjoyed. In light of their enjoyment levels the results are hardly relevant, but for the record they won 1, drew 1 and lost 1.  Back on the bus and back in the village that evening after the mandatory stop for burgers & chips, it doesn’t get much better for a 12 year old.  All in all it was an absolutely fabulous day and a huge opportunity for our stars of the future, it was really well organized by our Games Development Administrator, Kevin O Callaghan and Croke Park.


Hurling & Football Leagues

League matches are well underway for all age groups. Our U14s kicked off the week, with their opening hurling encounter resulting in an away win against a very gallant Fr.O'Neills side last Thursday. Playing with whatever breeze was there in the 1st half, the Lisgoold boys made a decent start with Mark Hegarty & Jamie Browne setting a nice pace from the off, and Luke Thompson and our goalie Christian Howard very assured under the high ball. Our backs grouped well to clear the ball, and with a decent supply going into the forward line, Izaak Walsh soon opened our account. Izaak continued to have a good game, supported by some strong running and finishing from Diarmuid Healy. Turning to face the wind, Fr.O'Neills made a right go of it in the 2nd half and pinned our boys back. Daniel Buckley stuck in well at midfield and later on at half back, and Dan Power got on an amount of ball. The game was seen out in a sensible manner. A rusty enough start but an encouraging start to the year nonetheless. On Fri, our minor team faced Ballinora at home in the hurling league. The lads made light work of the difficult conditions scoring a few goals to establish a decent lead at half-time. This allowed the opportunity to blood a couple of the younger squad members. Impressive on the night were Sean Nagle, Liam Stack, Caolan O’Brien and Rob Williams. On Sat, our U12 footballers recorded a good win on their travels away to Carrig na bhFear. Earlier on Saturday our U9s and U10s travelled to Rathcormac to play their Bride Rovers counterparts in hurling and football. Thanks to all concerned at Bride Rovers for a hugely enjoyable morning.

Juvenile Fixtures

U18 B Hurling League. Apr 15th vs Bride Rovers at 7 PM (away).

U16 B Hurling League. Apr 12th vs Aghada at 7 PM (home)

U16 C Football League. Apr 18th vs St. Vincents at 7 PM (away)

U14 B Hurling League. Apr 15th vs Carrig na bhFear at 7 PM (home).

U12 A Hurling League. Apr 18th vs St. Catherines at 7PM (away).

U12 C Hurling League. Apr 16th vs Laochra Og at 12 PM (home)

Please note that the home games are subject to the field being open.



Lisgoold GAA Lotto Jackpot of €20,000 remains up for grabs!

Lisgoold GAA Lotto Draw Numbers, Apr 4th: 2, 8, 12, 28. No Winner.

Lucky dip winners of €20: Mary O'Keeffe, Orla McAndrew, Molly Kidney, Noel Hallahan.  Next Draw- Thatch 12th. Main Jackpot is now at €20,000 Reserve Lotto €2,000



County Board Lotto Draw

Anyone interested in joining the County Board Lotto Draw please contact either Patrick O’Mahony (086) 3006510, John Joe Regan (086) 3327642 or Liam Walsh (087) 6953312 if interested; also any monies outstanding please contact the above.



Leamlara National School Fun Run – Apr 22

Leamlara National School is holding a marathon fun run in the GAA Grounds on Fri, Apr 22nd at 7PM. The event will be suited to all ages and abilities. Runners or walkers can team up into groups and complete the marathon distance of 42 Km. Groups of school kids can do this by completing laps of the field while older runners can do the distance in smaller teams. Your support on the evening will be much appreciated and all proceeds will go directly to the school.



Social Media – roll out of what’s app

Lisgoold CLUBTEXT is now on what's app. To get latest news on club activities, download what's app and text 0872123628 to request inclusion. Check out our website You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. It’s a great way to keep up with all our fixtures, results and latest news.