Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

17 May, 2016

Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

Issue 20, 16 May 2016

By Séamus McSweeney, PRO, Lisgoold GAA. Contact:


U14 Féile na nGael Hurling

Semi-Final: Lisgoold 3-09 vs 1-04 St Catherines

Final: Lisgoold 1-09 vs 0-03 Tracton

Club history was made last Sunday as 2015 Feile B Runners up Lisgoold went one extra step this year to beat Tracton in the 2016 Feile B County Final.  They now go on to represent Cork at this year’s Féile na nGael tournament in Tipperary, along Premium winners, Glen Rovers and A champions, Whitechurch on the weekend of June 17. Lisgoold qualified for the final after dispatching a fine St. Catherine’s team in the semi-final. The recent league game showed that these sides were well matched, but on the day, Lisgoold had the better of this encounter. Mark Hegarty was instrumental in Lisgoold grabbing the early initiative, as he fired 1-02 without reply. St. Catherine’s fought back through some fine points by Ciaran O’Brien to close the gap. Dan Power was playing well in the half-back line and the Lisgoold forward line kept the scoreboard ticking over with points from Diarmuid Healy and Izaak Walsh. Late goals from Mark and Izaak sealed the game, on a scoreline of 3-09 to 1-04.  In the other semi-final, Tracton had defeated Carrig na bhFear to complete the final pairing. From the off, Lisgoold’s strength was on show and again an early start was the foundation to the win. While the lads already mentioned contributed enormously, this was a real team victory. Oisin Shanahan set the tone with a quick point, soon followed by an excellent over from hard working midfielder, Cormac Hallahan. A powerful run and shot on goal from Mark Hegarty drew a fantastic save from the Tracton keeper, with Mark knocking over the resultant 65m. Tracton seemed focused on goals, important commodities in the 15 minutes aside games. However, disciplined defending from Shane Byrne, Jonathan Kelleher and Luke Thompson forced their runners into wide positions that they could not capitalize from. At this stage, Jamie Browne was bossing the midfield, working tirelessly up and down the pitch. Diarmuid Healy’s pace and tricks were causing Tracton problems and he flashed over some important points to leave Lisgoold up 0-05 to 0-01 at half-time. On the resumption, Izaak gathered the ball and drove hard at Tracton, before slipping a deft pass ball to Oisin, who after a quick look up, finished smartly, despite the best efforts of the Tracton keeper. Tracton, now were up for the fight and battled hard, and only for a smart save from James O’Driscoll and an acrobatic goal line clearance by Shane, would have been back in the game. However, the comeback did not materialize, due in no small part to the pressure exerted by the Lisgoold backs, typified at the end by a tremendous blockdown by Sean Murphy. Further scores by Izaak and Mark sealed the game for Lisgoold on a scoreline of 1-09 to 0-03. The squad on the day was Christian Howard, Shane Byrne, Thomas Murphy, Mark Hegarty, Johnathan Kelleher, Daniel Buckley, Jamie O'Sullivan, Cormac Hallahan, Luke Thompson, James O'Driscoll, Sean Murphy, Diarmuid Fitzpatrick, Fionn McSweeney, Dan Power, Eoin Holden, Jamie Browne, Izaak Walsh, Oisin Shanahan, Mark O'Keeffe, Diarmuid Healy, Noel O'Driscoll. We all wish the lads and mentors the best in the All-Ireland competition.



Junior Round-Up.



County Junior Hurling League 1. May 10, Lisgoold 1-13 vs 1-13 Ballyhooly.

East Cork Hurling League. May 14, Lisgoold 1-12 vs 1-11 Erin’s Own.


Reports: Dermot McCarthy

Lisgoold hosted Ballyhooly in the second round of the Junior A hurling league on Tuesday May 10th on a wet dark night.  The game ended level on a scoreline of 1-13 apiece.  Lisgoold will feel they let this one get away as they led by 6 points mid-way through the second half.  After a slow start by Lisgoold, which saw Ballyhooly score 2 unanswered points, the home team gradually got into its stride and led 7 points to 4 at half time. In the second half, Lisgoold took up where they left off and scored a goal.  However, at this stage Lisgoold took the foot off the pedal and allowed Ballyhooly come back into the game with a goal and further points to go 2 points up.  However in the last minutes Lisgoold scored a goal and went one point up.  As the final whistle approached, Ballyhooly equalised with a point from a free. While the game got away from Lisgoold this was a hard fought match with some good hurling despite the conditions and Lisgoold will benefit from this work out. Team 1. Ciaran Cronin 2. Noel Connery 3. Eoin O’Sullivan 4. Cian Scannell 5. Pa O’Mahony 6. Brian Clifford 7. Bryan O’Sullivan 8. Peter Leahy 9. Brendan Flynn 10. Caolan O’Brien 11. John Cashman 12. John McCarthy 13. Ciaran O’Shea 14. Mossie O’Connell 15. Caomhan O’Shea.  Subs: Bill Whelan, Robert Smart and Jerry O’Connell.

On a fine night for hurling Lisgoold beat Erin’s Own 1-12 to 1-11 at Lisgoold on Saturday May 14th.  To date, Lisgoold has been slow to get off the mark in home games but on Friday night Lisgoold were first to get the scoreboard moving with 2 points from Mossie O’Connell and Caolan O’Brien. Lisgoold played direct hurling up the middle were Brian Clifford at centre field and John McCarthy at centre forward were having good games winning and distributing a lot of ball.  Ciaran Cashman at centre back and Cian Scannell at corner back were also having a strong influence on the game. Following a slow start Erin’s Own had a good spell and got back on level terms with Lisgoold. In this period, Erin’s Own won a lot of frees.  With about 10 minutes to go to half time Erin’s Own scored a goal which put them 5 points up.  Points from Caomhan O’Shea and Mossie O’Connell shortly before half time meant Lisgoold had cut the lead to two points at half time giving a half time score of Lisgoold 0-6 and Erin’s Own 1-5. In the second half Lisgoold fought back with further scores from Mossie and Caomhan. Lisgoold seemed to get more frees in the second half and nearly all were converted by Mossie. With about 10 minutes to go and trailing by a point, Lisgoold were awarded a 21m free straight in front of the goal. Ciaran Cronin dispatched this to the back of the net putting Lisgoold 2 points up with 10 minutes to go. There followed some very strong defensive work and Erin’s Own were restricted to one point which gave Lisgoold victory by the minimum of one point. In the second half Lisgoold freshened up the team with the introduction of Robert Smart, Bill Whelan and Jerry O’Connell.

Team 1. Ciaran Cronin, 2 Andrew Donovan, 3.Eoin O’Sullivan, 4.Cian Scannell, 5. Bryan O’Sullivan, 6. Kieran Cashman, 7. Peter Leahy, 8. Brendan Flynn, 9. Brian Clifford, 10. Noel Connery, 11. John McCarthy, 12. Caolan O’Brien, 13. Caomhan O’Shea, 14. Mossie O’Connell, 15. Pa O’Mahony.  Subs: Robert Smart, Bill Whelan and Jerry O’Connell came on in the second half for Peter Leahy, Pa O’Mahony and Eoin O’Sullivan.


Junior Fixtures

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

Abernathy Cup Final Wednesday 18th May Imokilly vs Youghal in Castlemartyr at 7:30



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 10: 4, 10, 24, 27. No Winner. €20: Trish Tobin, Sean Dolan Mary Healy, Mary Brosnan. Next Draw- Woods 17th May Current Jackpots- Main Jackpot is now at €20,000 Reserve Lotto €2,500.



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.