Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

02 August, 2016

Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

Issue 31, 01 Aug 2016

By Séamus McSweeney, PRO, Lisgoold GAA. Contact:


East Cork Junior A Hurling Championship.

Lisgoold 2-14 vs 1-20 Carrig na bhFear (after extra-time)

Lisgoold bowed out of the hurling championship, but they can hold their heads high after a brave performance in this evenly matched contest which was decided in extra-time. The talk before the game centred on how Lisgoold would cope without their scorer in chief, John Cashman, who was ruled out with a leg injury, and how the two sides were relative to 12 months ago, when Carrig na bhFear ran out seven point winners. Those questions were answered right away as Lisgoold thundered into the game and after 8 mins had registered a goal and two points to a single point from Carrig na bhFear. The goal came after a huge delivery from a Ciaran Cronin free led to a goal mouth scramble, and 2 quick points tacked on by the industrious half forwards, Brendan Flynn and Ryan Hogan. Carrig were looking shaky and missed a couple of easy opportunities to narrow the margin but eventually began to find their stride. Their pacy forwards were a constant threat and by the 18th minute the sides were level on 1-02 to 0-05. Indeed, only for an exceptionally brave save by Cronin, who threw himself in front of a point blank goal bound effort, Carrig could have been ahead. John Cronin, who was dictating matters in midfield, registered his first point to put Lisgoold ahead, but in the 22nd minute, a moment’s hesitation in defence was taken full advantage of as Carrig struck their only goal of the game. Lisgoold’s response was points from John McCarthy and Ciaran O’Shea to tie up the game at half-time, 1-05 apiece. Midway through the second half, and leading 1-10 to 1-07, the situation looked promising for Lisgoold, but Carrig reacted again to narrow the margin. On 52 minutes, Carrig had an opportunity to take the lead after being awarded a penalty. It was struck hard and to the right, but Ciaran Cronin dived to pull off another great save. Advantage Lisgoold moving into the final minutes. Ciaran O’Shea pointed to make it 1-12 to 1-10 with 6 minutes remaining and it looked to be Lisgoold’s night especially when Carrig missed a 30m free with 5 minutes remaining. However, on 57 minutes, they narrowed the margin to 1 point and an equalizing point from a superbly struck free from midway a minute later proved to the last score in normal time. After a Ciaran O’Shea point in the first minute, Carrig began to gain the ascendancy and led by 3 points going into the last minute of the first half of extra-time. Then, Maurice O’Connell goaled to even up the contest. However, it was to be the final Lisgoold score of the evening as Carrig finished stronger with 3 points in the second half of extra-time.

Team: 1. Ciaran Cronin, 2. Andrew Donovan, 3. Eoin O’Sullivan (Jerry O’Connell, 87 mins), 4. Cian Scannell, 5. Noel Connery (Bryan O’Sullivan, 72 mins), 6. Kieran Cashman, 7. Pa O’Mahony (Charles Smart, 43 mins), 8. John Cronin (0-2), 9. Jack Ryan, 10. Brendan Flynn (0-1), 11. John McCarthy (1-1), 12. Ryan Hogan (0-3), 13. Bryan O’Sullivan (Jamie Woods, 40 mins), 14. Maurice O’Connell (1-1), 15. Ciaran O’Shea (0-6, 0-4 f).



Juvenile Round Up

There was better news to report after our minors beat Youghal in minor hurling championship last Wednesday to advance to the semi-final of the East Region B hurling championship. Elsewhere, excitement is building as our U15 hurlers prepare for the County A Final against Ballygiblin on August 10th.


East Region B Hurling Championship QF.

Lisgoold 1-20 vs 2-12 Youghal

Report: Ciaran Cronin

The lads headed for the Top Pitch in Youghal with a depleted panel on the night due to holidays and injuries. Starting off well, they raced into a 6 point lead after 15 minutes with points from Liam O’Shea, Kieran Cashman and Rian Hogan. But Youghal was kick-started by a smart goal and points in quick succession to put 1-04 on the board on 20 minutes. In need of a reply, Emmet Roche, who came on when Jake suffered a head injury, steadied the ship with a badly needed point struck from the wing. Lisgoold headed for the half time jaffa with a lead of 0-11 to 1-06 and turned to play with the aid of the breeze in the second half. On the restart, Liam O’Shea continued to tack on points from play and frees and Kieran Cashman landed a few long range frees. However, Youghal pulled ahead by 4 points on 50 minutes. Another Lisgoold point brought the margin back to 3 points, but staring elimination from the championship, inspiration was needed from somewhere. Up stepped Liam O’Shea once again, pouncing to block down the corner back and gather the ball. He had only one thing in mind and that was to billow the net to draw the game. Now, the momentum was with Lisgoold and driven by the experience of Cashman, O’Shea and Hogan, this youthful team took the scalp of the seaside town with 5 points to spare. We look forward now to the semi-final against Carrig na bhFear or Bishopstown, in a months’ time when we will have the O’Brien’s and Rob Williams back from vacation. An added bonus was the league points, as this tie served as a dual championship and league match. This places Lisgoold in a good position in the league with four wins and one loss with four further league matches to come against Bride Rovers, Carrig na BhFear, Whitechurch and Bishopstown.

Team: 1. James Murphy, 2. Sean Nagle, 3. Cian Healy, 4. Luke Walsh, 5. Cathal Hickey, 6. Jason Hegarty, 7. Sean Whelan, 8. Liam O’Shea (1-12, 0-3 f, 0-1 sideline), 9. Kieran Cashman (0-5, 0-4 f), 10. Ross Shanahan, 11. Aidan McDonagh, 12. Liam Stack, 13. Evan Manning, 14. Rian Hogan (0-2), 15. Jake Hogan. Subs: 16. Emmet Roche (0-1), 17. Stephen Roe.



U18 B Hurling QF Championship. 27/07/16, Youghal 2-12 vs 1-20 Lisgoold

U14 C Football League. 28/07/16, Aghada 2-09 vs 3-08 Lisgoold

U12 C Hurling League. 25/07/16, Grenagh 4-11 vs 0-04 Lisgoold


Forthcoming Fixtures

U18C Football Championship. 02/08/16, 19:30 Lisgoold vs Tracton in Lisgoold.

U16C Hurling League. 15/08/16, 19:30 Lisgoold vs Carrig na bhFear (away).

U15A County Hurling Championship Final, 10/08/16, 19:00 Lisgoold vs Ballygiblin (Fermoy)

U14C Football Championship. 11/08/16, 19:00 Lisgoold vs Lee Gaels in Lisgoold.

U12 B Football League, 06/08/16, 11:30 Aghada vs Lisgoold (away)



Everyone at the club extends their sympathies to the Ryan family on the sad passing away of Terry Ryan.


Well done Eilis & Holly

Congratulations to Eilis Hegarty & Holly Carroll who won U12A county camogie league final medals playing with Sarsfields vs Youghal last Saturday. A last minute goal settled this one on a scoreline of 1-05 vs 2-01.



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

Lisgoold GAA Lotto Draw Numbers, Jul 26th. Numbers: 1, 13, 19, 22: No Winner. €20: Eoin Riordan, Liz Connery, Patrick O’Mahony, Jim Coleman. Next Draw: Tuesday 2nd Aug, Smart’s Bar, 9:30pm. The main Jackpot is now at €20,000 and the reserve Lotto stands at €3,600


County Board Lotto Draw

You can now buy a ticket for the remaining 3 Draws for €20. Anyone interested in joining 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.