Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

09 May, 2016

Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

Issue 19, 09 May 2016

By Séamus McSweeney, PRO, Lisgoold GAA. Contact:


Lá na gClubanna – Sunday 8th May, 2016.

A large turnout assembled at the GAA grounds to celebrate Lá na gClubanna on Sunday. We took this opportunity to showcase the new clubhouse to our community that generously supported its development. A collection of old and new photographs were assembled and put on display in the clubhouse meeting room to pay fitting tribute to players, past and present. Not allowing the rain to dampen spirits, our U6, U8, U10 and U12 teams, put their skills on display in the main field. Many thanks to the mentors and coaches who organised and ran the games. Refreshments, which were kindly prepared by the Juvenile Club parents were served by Marie, Claire, Regina, Deirdre and Yvonne and Joe’s barbeque stand was a popular addition to the day. The Poo in the Pitch event was also held. Sean O’ had set out the grid and Dinny and Noel provided the two cows. The cows themselves did not seem to understand the importance of their role in the event, but eventually they delivered the goods. The winning ticket was sold by Brendan Healy to GR O’Neill. Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets for this important fundraiser for the Juvenile club and thanks, in particular to Mike Mull, who drove this initiative from the start.



Junior Round-Up.



East Cork Hurling League 1. May 7th, Lisgoold 1-14 vs 1-09 Bride Rovers.


Report: Dermot McCarthy

Lisgoold were the better team in their Junior A hurling league victory over Bride Rovers on Saturday May 7th in Rathcormac where the final score was Lisgoold 1-14 and Rathcormac 1-09. On a wet dark and foggy night despite the absence of many players due to injury, exams and work, Lisgoold never looked like losing this game from the very start to the end of this game.  From the off John Cashman (captain) was in scoring form and contributed 4 points from play and 2 from frees in the first half.  Mossie O’Connell came on to a lot of ball and contributed a point from play in the first half. Dinny O’Brien as always was out in front of his man to every ball and laid off some excellent passes.  Bride Rovers played a sweeper in the backs to try to contain Lisgoold forwards. Despite this Robert Smart managed to get on to a lot of ball. Lisgoold backs were very much in control in the first half with Rathcormac only scoring from frees. Kieran Barry was rock solid at full back and Gerry O’Connell at corner back throughout the game and Brendan Flynn and Peter Leahy won all the dirty ball at centre field.  Pa O’Mahony played well on his return from injury and Noel Connery and Andrew Donovan were prominent. Half time score was Lisgoold 0-7 and Bride Rovers 0-3. In the second half Lisgoold added on some points from frees and one from play from Ciaran O’Shea. Following this Lisgoold won a penalty which John Cashman dispatched to the back of the net. Lisgoold eased back a little and allowed Bride Rovers score several points and a goal.  However, Caoimhan O’Shea started to win ball and points from Ciaran Cashman, Mossie O’Connell and from a number of frees meant Lisgoold went on to win comfortably by 5 points. Ciaran Cronin had a good but not too busy a game in goals and despite the weather skilfully assisted the team with long directed puck outs. Team: 1. Ciaran Cronin, 2. Noel Connery, 3. Kieran Barry, 4. Gerry O’Connell, 5. Patrick O’Mahony, 6. Kieran Cashman, 7. Andrew Donovan, 8. Peter Leahy, 9. Brendan Flynn, 10. Caoimhan O’Shea, 11. John Cashman, 12. Ciaran O’Shea, 13. Robert Smart, 14. Mossie O’Connell, 15. Denis O’Brien.


Junior Fixtures

Junior A County Hurling League vs Ballyhooly (home). May 10 at 19:30.

East Cork Hurling League vs Erins Own (home). May 14 at 19:30.

East Cork Hurling League vs Carrig na bhFear (home). May 19 at 19:30.

East Cork Junior A Football Championship. Lisgoold vs Carrig na bhFear (venue TBD). May 28 at 19:00.


Senior Hurling

On Sunday night Imokilly beat Castlelyons on a 1-19 to 1-16 scoreline in the Fr. Smith cup. Well done to Ciaran Cronin who shot 3 points from the unfamiliar full-forward position.



Juvenile Round-Up

On Tues night, a large group of coaches and mentors took part in a Child Welfare workshop. There was no rest for our brave U6s as they trained on Sat and on Sun in inclement weather conditions. On Sat, our U8s footballers took part in the Rebel Ōg Monster Blitz in Aghada. On the same day our U10 hurlers hosted the visit of their Killeagh Ita’s counterparts for a challenge game. Our U14s had a busy week, with a league win over St. Catherines and qualifying for the semi-finals of the Féile na nGael Hurling competition.


U14 hurling league: Lisgoold 5-14 vs 5-10 St.Catherines

Report: Keith McSweeney

A stunning injury time finish from the Lisgoold boys, scoring 2 goals, stole this game at the death! The game opened tamely with both teams exchanging points, but even at this stage Diarmuid Healy was getting on a lot of ball, hitting some lovely points. Then, St. Catherines took over with their full forward, in particular, in flying form. Hitting 3 goals on the bounce, Lisgoold struggled for a time but regaining composure Oisin Shanahan finished a nice goal and Mark Hegarty clipped over some lovely scores. A point up at half time but turning to face a fresh breeze things didn't look good. A stunning run and finish from half back Shane Byrne set the tone for a right ding dong second half battle. Backed by a stiffening breeze St. Catherines twice opened 4 point leads heading down the home straight but sticky play from a driving Dan Power brought the Lisgoold boys back into it. Laying siege to the St. Catherines goal the chances just wouldn't go in. But one last free was pulled to the net by Duds Healy, and with the resulting puc out claimed and driven back with interest somehow Cormac's shot squeezed in! A thrilling finish to a fine game.  


U14 Féile na nGael Hurling

Report: Noel Hallahan. 

It was a wet morning on Saturday last, as we arrived into Nemo Rangers grounds, to play our group qualification games for the 2016 Féile Na nGael, where we were drawn in a group alongside Nemo Rangers, Ballycastle Gaels and Kinsale. First game was against Kinsale, where the Lisgoold boys came bursting out of the traps, with our forwards of Jamie, Fionn, Diarmuid H., Johnathon, Oisin, Diarmuid F. Noel & Sean caused the Kinsale rear guard all sorts of difficulty throughout the game, with their clever stick work and sheer non-stop work ethic. James led by example in the back line, where we got into an early lead that we never relinquished throughout the game, finishing up on a score line of 6-05 to 0-05. Next game was against Ballycastle Gaels (Ballyhooly & Castletownroche), with the rain continuing to fall. The momentum from our first game carried through and was typified by the two our two midfielders Mark H & Cormac, who covered every blade of grass on the Nemo # 2 pitch. This was a great game of hurling from both teams in difficult conditions, and we ran out eventual winners on a score line of 4-04 to 1-03. Our last group game was against Nemo Rangers, and finally the rain abated. The Lisgoold squad showed their mettle here with the rear-guard of Izaak, Luke, Shane, Daniel, Mark O’K, Christian, Thomas & Dan keeping the Nemo boys at bay with a fine defensive display, and we finished up with a solid victory on a score line of 3-07 to 0-01. Lisgoold now advance to the Féile "B" semi-finals along with Carraig na bhFear, Tracton and St. Catherines next weekend at a venue to be arranged. The semi-finals and final games are 15 minutes a side and an extra time of 5 minutes a side will be played if necessary. If the sides are still level at the end of extra-time, the referee restarts the game with the 1st team to score being declared the winner.


Juvenile Club Fixtures

U16 C Football League: Lisgoold vs Lee Gaels (home). May 15 at 15:00

U14 Feile na nGael Semi-Finals. Date and venue to be confirmed.

U12 B Hurling League: Lisgoold vs Lee Gaels (home). May 14 at 13:00

U12 A Hurling League: Ballinhassig vs Lisgoold (away). May 16 at 19:15.

U11 Football League: St. Catherines vs Lisgoold (away). May 16 at 19:00.


Kelloggs/Lisgoold GAA Cúl Camp.

Places are available for the GAA Cúl Camp which will be held in Lisgoold GAA Grounds July 18-22. Registration is available online at



Cash for clobber

We are having a Cash for Clobber drive on Wed 18th May from 7-8pm in GAA grounds. All clothing once clean, curtains, belts, bags, shoes are accepted. No Duvets or pillows. Thanks for all your support to date. All funds go to the development account.



Lisgoold GAA golf fundraiser

The annual Lisgoold GAA golf fundraiser will take place on June 9th at the East Cork venue. The competition is a 3-ball scramble at a cost of €150/team which includes dinner. Book tee times with Keith at 086-8244833.



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

Lisgoold GAA Lotto Draw Numbers, May 3rd: 17, 26, 34, 35. No Winner. €20: Willie Sheehan, Raymond O'Connor, Pat O’Donoughue, Padraic Ryan. Next Draw- Thatch 10th May. Jackpot is now at €20,000. Reserve Lotto €2,400



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.