Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

19 June, 2016

Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

Issue 25, 20 Jun 2016

By Séamus McSweeney, PRO, Lisgoold GAA. Contact:


Feile na nGael


Heartbreak is the only word that could describe the scene in the Lisgoold camp at Golden, Co. Tipperary last Sat night when the All-Ireland Feile na nGael semi-final concluded. Losing at the semi-final stage is tough, but to lose a game which Lisgoold had lead throughout was particularly hard to take as deep into added time, Raheeny (Dublin) pounced with a goal thus ending our All-Ireland final dream. In time, the lads will look back at this weekend as a fantastic achievement and surely, it will help the team develop an even closer bond. Little consolation now, but while the weekend ended on a disappointing note, it will long be remembered by all involved as a fantastic achievement. The tournament itself kicked off in Moneygall on Friday afternoon with the first of 3 group stage matches versus Moneygall-Clonakenny. The opposition got off the better start which creates a big advantage in games of 15 minutes a side, and despite pulling the game back level, Moneygall-Clonakenny won this game on a 1-4 to 1-3 scoreline. After meeting the GAA president Aogan O’Feraghail, next up that evening was Carrickmacross (Monaghan, a game in which the lads ran out easy winners 6-6 to 2-3 with goals from Izaak, Thomas, Fionn (2), Diarmuid and Mark. A feature of the Feile tournament is that each travelling club is hosted by a local club, with the boys staying with families in the host club. And with Loughmore-Castleiney as host club, Lisgoold was very fortunate. The parish of Loughmore-Castleiney is situated in mid Tipperary, close to Templemore and Thurles. It is a small rural parish and features Loughmoe Castle, the traditional seat of the Purcell family. Loughmore-Castleiney GAA has traditionally been a football outpost in mid-Tipperary, but disproving the commonly held adage that a club needs to concentrate on one code, in 2013, they completed the first senior hurling and football county final in Tipperary. The Tipp senior stars Noel McGrath and his younger brother John are proud club members. After an overnight stay with the host families, the following day started with the final league game versus our host club. Some tactical adjustments to Fri’s team were made and Lisgoold hurled well from the off and Izaak had a goal within the first minute. Diarmuid Healy landed 4 points and Jamie Browne another to make it 2-05 to 0-03 at half-time. Despite conceding a goal, another goal and a point by Izaak and a point by Mark Hegarty saw Lisgoold run out winners 3-07 to 1-04. After the game, the lads were each presented with a souvenir plaque and Noel & John McGrath took some time out in the lead up to the Munster Hurling SF on Sun to address the boys in the dressing room, congratulating them on their win. It was clear from how Noel spoke the importance of his club to his life. Next up was the QF versus Upperchurch-Drombane (Tipperary) in Newport. Again, Diarmuid was prominent at wing forward notching an early point that was added to by a Mark Hegarty goal and a point from Izaak led to a halftime scoreline of 1-3 to 0-2. Oisin Shanahan fired 2 second half points and another Izaak goal and points from Mark ensured Lisgoold qualified for the semi-final 2-8 to 0-4. After the game, it was back to Loughmore-Castleiney, who served the team, parents and mentors with a fine meal in the community centre before everyone set off again for the semi-final vs Raheney (Dublin) in Golden at 7 pm. While fortune didn’t rest with Lisgoold in the end, things were looking well at half-time with Lisgoold in the ascendancy 2-0 to 0-2 as a result of 2 goals; one direct from a 65 by Mark Hegarty and then other poached by Izaak. However, Raheny piled on the pressure in the second half and soon were awarded a penalty. It seemed Lisgoold’s luck was in when Mark Hegarty stopped the penalty and effected a long clearance. The defence, superbly marshalled by James O’Driscoll and Luke Thompson and Christian Howard in goal held strong but Raheny started to land some fine points. Taking a 2-1 to 0-6 lead into the final minute after Mark landed a 65, Lisgoold were holding on, but with 15 minutes on the clock, that late, late goal gave them a 2 point lead when there simply wasn’t enough time left for the lads to mount one final attack. The squad 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, and Noel O'Driscoll. Each and every one of them contributed to the team’s performance and all of them can be very proud of their achievements over the weekend. They deserve a massive support in their attempt to land the County Feile and County championship double next weekend.


Juvenile Fixtures

Please check with team managers as there is likely to be some changes to this week’s fixtures, due to some overlaps.



24/06/16 Rebel Og East Fe 18 C Football League:  Lisgoold vs St Vincents  (home).

25/06/16, Rebel Og East Fe 18 B Hurling League: 17:00, Watergrasshill vs Lisgoold (away).

29/06/2016 Rebel Og East Fe 18 B Hurling League: Lisgoold vs Nemo Rangers (home)



24/06/16. Rebel Og East Fe 16 B Hurling Championship: 19:15, Lisgoold vs Mayfield (home)



22/06/2016, U15A County Hurling Championship: Lisgoold vs Sam Maguires (home).



25/06/16. U14B County Final: Lisgoold vs TBC.



20/06/2016, Rebel Og East Fe 12C Hurling League: 19:00, Lisgoold vs Whitechurch  (home)

25/06/2016, Rebel Og East Fe 12A Hurling League: 11:30, Donoughmore vs Lisgoold (away)



East Cork Junior A Hurling Championship.

Lisgoold vs Killeagh. Fri, Jun 24 in Dungourney at 8 PM.  


The junior team face Killeagh in the Junior A hurling championship on Friday night. All signs point towards an evenly balanced contest. Killeagh’s league form is slightly better with 3 wins from 4 in Division 2 with Lisgoold recording 3 wins from 6 in Division 1. The sides also met at the same stage last year, with Lisgoold narrowly winning by 1-16 vs 2-11 after which both teams went on to exit the championship in Round 3.  We will be hoping for a great game of hurling. The very best of luck to the lads and their management team; your support is vital.


Kelloggs/Lisgoold GAA Cúl Camp.

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



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

Lisgoold GAA Lotto Draw Numbers, Jun 14: 8, 17, 31, 34. No Winner. €20: Patricia Holland, Moss Canning, Paul & Lisa O'Hanlon, Nora Hayes. Next Draw- Tuesday 21st. Main Jackpot is now at €20,000 Reserve Lotto €3,000.


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.



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.