Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

03 May, 2016

Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

Issue 18, 02 May 2016

By Séamus McSweeney, PRO, Lisgoold GAA


Junior Round-Up.


Lisgoold dig in to advance to the QFs.

Lisgoold advanced to the quarter finals of the Junior A football championship after two goals in extra-time sealed a win against Glenville in a pulsating encounter in Castlelyons last Fri night. This game was salvaged in the dying moments of normal time by a long distance point by Eoin O’Sullivan. But how Lisgoold required this intervention at that stage after dominating possession for long periods is a question that begs answering. Lisgoold welcomed back John Cronin to the starting line-up and he was to have a significant impact on the game. Despite having the better of the early exchanges, Lisgoold struggled to register a score with some wayward shooting. In contrast, Glenville was more efficient in attack, as Josh Cooke nailed a 6th minute free. However, after 12 minutes, Lisgoold took the lead with 2 long distance kicks from wing backs, Kieran Cashman and Noel Connery. Some direct running from John Cronin was causing Glenville problems and they lost a player early to black card. Scores were hard to come by as both teams struggled to penetrate a crowded middle third and some fine individual defensive play by Caoimhan O’Shea and Brendan Flynn for Lisgoold and Michael Kennedy for Glenville. Lisgoold responded to the concession of a second Glenville free with an excellent move from up the field resulting in a Kieran Barry point on 23 minutes. John Cashman, who was having a rare off-day from frees, pointed in the 30th minute and another Cooke free left it 0-04 to 0-03 at half time. The second half was another low scoring encounter. Cashman pointed and Cooke responded with a pointed dead ball. After missing a glorious goal opportunity and some poor shot selection by Lisgoold, Glenville took advantage by kicking two more points to lead 06-05 as the game moved into time added on. But, Lisgoold clawed their way back into the game and deservedly brought it into extra-time after the O’Sullivan equalizer. What happened next must the subject of inquiry. Despite stating clearly on the match program that extra-time would be played if necessary, players and patrons had to wait a full 30 minutes in chilly conditions before the floodlighting was brought in effect. Glenville took to the dressing room and Lisgoold chose to stay out on the field. An early Glenville point was to be their last score of the game, before John Cashman, spotting an overlapping run, set up Noel Connery to bear down on goal. He finished to net his 3rd goal of the championship. In the scond half of extra time, John Cashman pointed before Caolan O’Brien coolly dispatched a 2nd goal which was to be the last score of the game.

Team: C. Cronin, A. Donovan, B. Flynn, Caoimhan O’Shea, K. Cashman (0-01), J. Cronin, N. Connery (1-1), C. O’Brien (1-0), C. Cashman, K. Barry (0-01), J. Cashman (0-05; 0-4 frees), P. Leahy, Ciaran O’Shea, B. Ahern, C. Scannell. Subs used. M. O’Connell for P. Leahy (Half-time). E. O’Sullivan (0-01) for C. O’Shea (41 min), P. O’Mahony for B. Ahern (52 min), B. Ahern for K. Barry (extra time).



East Cork JAFC Apr 29th Lisgoold 2-08 vs 0-07 Glenville



Juvenile Round-Up

Last week rounded off a very busy month of April on the playing fields. On Thurs night, our U14 footballers faced Crosshaven at home. This was a high scoring game, featuring 12 goals. Playing with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half, the Lisgoold boys settled quickly. Mark Hegarty was on top form and with Crosshaven struggling to contain him, Lisgoold were soon 4 goals to the good. Jamie Browne was very busy at midfield and Luke Thompson launched some impressive passing movements.  But the Crosshaven boys really turned it around in the 2nd quarter. Displaying some great running football they fired in 5 goals very quickly. The benefits of the strong wind not being utilised, we found ourselves level at half time. Facing into the wind, Luke Thompson had a storming game at full back and displaying more energy the Lisgoold boys turned it on again. Cormac Hallahan had a typically hard running performance, and defenders like Dan Power, Johnathan Kelleher & Noel O'Driscoll really stuck to their men. The goals came from our incessant pressure and we won comfortably for the finish. Our winning run in 2016 continues.

On Sat afternoon, our U12 footballers played St. Catherine’s at home. The Lisgoold lads showed great spirit to stage comeback after St. Catherine’s had established a big lead at half-time, but lost out narrowly in the end.


U14 C Football League.  Lisgoold 7-09 vs 5-06 Crosshaven

U12 B Football League: Lisgoold 3-03 vs 3-07 St Catherines



U14 C Hurling League. Lisgoold vs St Catherines (away). May 03 at 19:15

U12 C Hurling League: Lisgoold vs Kinsale (away). May 07 at 19:00.


Lá na gClubanna – Sunday 8th May, 2016.

Lá na gClubanna will take place on Sunday, 8th May, 2016. This is an event to celebrate the role that GAA clubs play in communities. We will mark this special day by having a day of games, events and fun. Festivities will kick off at 12:30. Entry on the day will be free and food and refreshments will be available. Freestyle hurling in the ball alley could be interesting, so lads start practicing your tricks and flicks.


‘Poo in the Pitch’

The Juvenile club will host a ‘Poo in the Pitch’ fund-raiser on Sun May 8th as part of the Lá na gClubanna activities. We will divide our pitch into squares, and then sell these squares; each square will be given to a ticket holder via a random draw. We then release the cow, belonging to a local dairy farmer into the field, and wherever she “completes her job", that squares owner will win a prize of €500! Your support for this fundraiser will be greatly appreciated.


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

Lisgoold GAA Lotto Draw Numbers, Apr 25th: 1, 8, 15, 31. No Winner. €20: Ger Mulcahy, Razor O'Connor, Ger Connaughton, Pat Daly. Next Draw- Tattans 3rd May. Jackpot is now at €20,000. Reserve Lotto €2,300


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.


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.