Lisgoold News

14 October, 2009

Newtownshandrum walked away with the senior county hurling title in devastating fashion, playing with speed and flair they simply blew Sars away by 16 points to win their 4th title of this decade. Quite fittingly listeners of C103 had stated that Newtown were Cork club team of the decade. One does feel that 4 Cork titles, 2 Munster titles and 1 All-Ireland in 10 years does support this. It was hard luck on Sars, but they will bounce back, hard luck also to the Cork Intermediate Camogie team who lost their replayed final against Galway 3-10 to 1-5 in Nenagh, Co.Tipperary. The ‘Tribeswomen’ were just a bit too quick and sharp for what was a young cork team (which was represented by three players from East Cork, Deirdre Twomey, Carolyn Motherway and Liz Power - all St.Catherines). However, with a lot time on their side this cork team will claim the McGrath Cup in years to come, and hopefully some members of the squad will go on to win the O'Duffy Cup (Senior Championship) in the years ahead. As for Lisgoold, our minor footballers will lock horns with Cobh again on Thursday in a replay of their own, and lets hope they will pull through here, our Under 21's are still waiting to know when their matches are to be played-off and of course our junior squad are quietly preparing for their two league finals, yet to be fixed.

Premier Intermediate Hurling Final

Our congratulations go to Jer O'Connell for refereeing the premier intermediate county final last Sunday where Douglas won the battle over Ballymartyle by four points. Jer had full control of this encounter and was sharp out throughout the hour as was his team of officials. On that note, one must comment on his Umpires in which we had a comparison to the 1974 FIFA world cup final in the Olympic stadium in Munich, between Holland and West Germany. It was here that English referee, Jack Taylor refused to begin proceedings due to the corner flags being missing, fast forward to 2009 in Páirc Uí Chaoimh where we saw Jer's team of umpires realising that the green and white flags where missing for both goals. Jer (Correctly) refused to proceed with the game until the flags were produced, in which they were eventually handed out, and the match got underway. Well done lads on a fantastic job, you have done yourselves, your families and the whole club proud.

Remaining Fixtures:

MCFC Final Replay Lisgoold v Cobh – in Carrigtwohill Thursday 15th of October at 7.30pm

U21 Hurling Final - Lisgoold v Cobh

U21 Football Semi-final - Lisgoold v Glanmire 'B'

Lotto Draw 13/10/2009

Winning Numbers: 14, 18, 24 No Winner.

€15 winners: Pat Murphy x 2, Kerry Brosnan, Catriona McCarthy.

Next weeks Jackpot: €1100

Next weeks Venue: Smarts Bar 20/10/2009