Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

30 August, 2016

Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

Issue 35, 29 Aug 2016

By Séamus McSweeney, PRO, Lisgoold GAA. Contact:

Juvenile Round Up

Cork Development

Congratulations to our local players playing with the Cork Underage Development Squads that participated in tournaments across Munster last weekend. Mark Hegarty was on the Rebel Og U14B team that won the Sonny Walsh Cup. His brother Jason was part of the Rebel Og U16A team that were All-Ireland tournament runners up. Cathal Hickey was part of the Rebel Og U15B team, mentored by Brendan Healy, that won the Clarecastle tournament. And finally, well done to Liam O’Shea who played with the Rebel Og U17As, narrowly beaten runners up to Kilkenny in the Eugene Carey Tournament. In total, all seven representative sides progressed to their respective finals, while four teams became champions. The future is bright for both club and county.


‘’Bouncebackability” - the ability to recover after a setback, especially in sport - entered the dictionary 12 years ago. The word was first used by Iain Dowie – then manager of Crystal Palace F.C. Lisgoold U12s discovered their bouncebackability, as the lads set aside the disappointment of narrowly losing out on a league title on Saturday, to turn around 24 hours later and win the Willie Ryan invitational tournament. The league final vs Killeagh-Itas in Castlemartyr was a close fought affair. The windy conditions had a strong bearing on this game and using the wind advantage, Lisgoold took a 0-06 to 0-03 point lead into half time with Diarmuid Healy scorer in chief. Christian Howard was very solid in goals and outside him Jake, Jay and Diarmuid Clifford were solid in the full back line. Piarais, Eoin and Dylan hurled a lot of ball at half back and Jamie and Michael worked hard in midfield. Sensing that the wind advantage was worth more than 3 points, Killeagh-Itas drove hard in the second half, but the real turning point came early into the second half when Diarmuid’s close in free was saved, and Killeagh-Itas rattled the net at the other end to level matters. A second goal conceded soon after gave the lads a mountain to climb, but this is a team that does not give up. Despite falling 6 points behind against the wind, the lads had the better of the last quarter and constant pressure was awarded when Diarmuid goaled. Billy and Tom had the defence under a lot of pressure and Michael Roe added a point to leave the minimum between the sides with 5 minutes to go. The lads continued to pile on the pressure and had several goal chances, but luck was not their side. A late Killeagh-Itas goal sealed matters for them to leave the final score 3-07 to 1-09. It can’t have been easy to set that disappointment aside, but that’s exactly what the lads did, showing great character, not only to compete, but to win out the 35th Willie Ryan U12 invitational tournament in Aghada on Sunday. The lads beat Tracton, St Catherines, Carrigtwohill and then Fr. O'Neills in the final and have something to celebrate after a great weekend of hurling. U12 Squad: Billy O'Brien, Diarmuid Clifford, Michael Roe, Alex Jeffers, Tom Savage, Jake Wright, Mel Walsh,

Callum O'Leary, Diarmuid Healy, Jay Nagle, Eoin Holden, Nathan Buckley, Tadhg O'Connor, Dylan Murray, Piaras Fitzpatrick, Christian Howard, Oran Savage, Jamie Neff, Kyle Read, Jack Fitzgerald, Darragh Foley, Sean Coleman, Harry Morley, Jody Bernard, Darragh Dunphy, Evan Coleman, Daragh Murphy and ‘late call-ups’ on Sunday, Matthew O’Sullivan, Kane Walsh, James O’Leary and Rory McSweeney. Thanks to Aghada club for organizing this tournament.


Best wishes to our minor hurlers who are preparing to play Carrig na bhFear this Wednesday in the last 8 of the East Region B hurling championship (venue to be confirmed).


The U14s footballers narrowly lost out in the semi-final of the East Region championship after losing out to Shamrocks on Monday night on a scoreline of 1-13 x to 2-09. Attention now turns to the County Final versus Keale Gaels fixed for Saturday at 3PM. Best of luck to the lads.


County finals are coming thick and fast with our U15s down to play Aghabullogue in the U15A decided on Tues, 6th Sept in Mayfield at 18:30.

U9 and U10

Our U9s and 10s travelled to Rathcormac to take on St. Catherines, Castlelyons and Bride Rovers on Saturday morning. All contests were evenly fought and we express our thanks to Bride Rovers for hosting us.


On Saturday, our U7s travelled to take part in the Monster hurling blitz in Killeagh. The lads are improving week on week and played 3 great games.

Junior Round Up.

Our junior hurlers had a great away win in the County League over Passage last Wednesday night on a scoreline of 3-09 to 1-16. They sit on top of the league table with 2 rounds of games to play.

Cash for Clobber

Once again we will have Cash for Clobber on Sept 7th; 7-8 pm in GAA grounds. All clean clothing, bags, hat, scarf, curtains, bed linen will be accepted. No Duvets and Pillows. All money goes towards our new building fund. We thank you in advance for your continued support

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

Lisgoold GAA Lotto Draw Numbers, Aug 23rd. Numbers: 4, 14, 26, 36: No Winner. €20: Finbarr Brosnan, Helen Bransfield, Francis Barry, Tattan’s Bar. Next Draw: Smarts Bar 30th Jackpot €20,000, Reserve: €4,000

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.