Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

26 September, 2016

Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

Issue 39, 26 Sep 2016

By Séamus McSweeney, PRO, Lisgoold GAA. Contact:

Juvenile Round Up

Mayfield was the venue last Saturday for a County Final double-header in which our club competed for the U14 and minor titles on offer.

U14B County Hurling Final - Lisgoold 1-12 vs 5-12 Keale Gaels

In the first of the two games, our U14 heroes faced Keale Gaels (Milstreet/Dromtarrifffe/Cullen) after forcing that replay in Killavullen last Saturday. Ignore the final score line; Lisgoold U14 hurlers were well in this match deep into the second half until three late goals from Keale Gaels settled this match. Diarmuid Healy had the first point on the board with a trademark run and score before Keale Gaels responded with a somewhat fortuitous goal from a long range drive. A couple of points from Izaak Walsh soon brought Lisgoold level. Indeed some close attention from Keale Gaels could not stop Izaak from putting on a fine scoring exhibition in the first half with 4 further points. James O’Driscoll was proving to be a very resilient figure in defence and Cormac Hallahan was working hard in midfield. On 27 minutes, Keale Gaels stuck with a second goal. Again, Christian in goal was very unlucky forcing the initial shot onto the crossbar, before the ball was finished to the net. Mark Hegarty then struck a long range point to leave the sides 0-08 vs 2-07 at half-time. Five minutes into the restart, Jamie Browne, now moved into the full forward position, stuck with a fine goal to leave the score 1-09 vs 2-08. The sides swapped scores for a 10 minute period before a terrific save from another Jamie Browne shot on 47 minutes prevented Lisgoold from drawing level. With 10 minutes remaining, the scoreline was 1-11 vs 2-11 and it was all to play for. However, Keale Gaels netted 3 late goals to take the title. A disappointing end to the day, but when we look back at what this bunch of lads have achieved, with Regional and Feile titles, pride is the only word that springs to mind. Lisgoold squad: Christian Howard, Shane Byrne, Thomas Murphy, Mark Hegarty, Jonathan 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.

Minor County Final

U18B County Hurling Final - Lisgoold 2-11 vs 3-13 Watergrasshill

The second game on Saturday was a thrilling game of hurling in which Watergrasshill grabbed the County Minor B hurling title after pulling off a five-point win over Lisgoold. There was a certain amount of symmetry in the winning margin which was identical to the one which separated the two teams when they met in the East Region final championship in Castlelyons only two weeks ago. Since that game, Watergrasshill had booked their slot in the final by comprehensively defeating Newcestown by 11 points while on the other side of the draw Lisgoold defeated Ballycosgry Rovers by 4 points. Watergrasshill burst out of the

traps with six points in the opening quarter, a period in which Lisgoold managed only a solitary point through a Liam O’Shea free. Despite Cian Healy and Kieran Cashman being on-top in the central defensive exchanges, the pace of the opposition’s wing and corner forwards was proving difficult to cope with despite the best efforts of Sean Nagle and Sean Whelan at corner back and Jason Hegarty and Robbie Kinnane at half back. Caolan O’Brien began to win a lot of ball in midfield but upfront the lads struggled for scores as the ‘Hill’s defence was on top. However, a converted penalty by Liam O’Shea on 22 minutes brought Lisgoold right back into the game. Lisgoold were rattled when Watergrasshill racked up 2 goals and a point in the two minutes leading into half-time to leave the score 1-02 to 2-07. Things were looking bleak at this stage, but some hope was formed with two early second half points from Liam. This was soon followed by a terrific solo goal from Coalan O’Brien who won a ball in midfield and drove down the left wing before cutting inside and unleashing a shot that ended in the top corner. It really was a fantastic goal that befitted the occasion. A couple of points from Cathal Hickey brought Lisgoold within a point, before two points from Liam gave Lisgoold a lead that look very unlikely at half time. Watergrasshill were made to wait until the 13th of the second half until they registered a point to leave the sides level on 2-08 apiece. Another surging run, this time from Rob Williams, exploited a weakness in the ‘Hill’s defence, but the goal chance was lost as the pass off was intercepted. The sides traded points for the next 15 minutes, before Watergrasshill scored what proved to be a decisive goal with two minutes remaining to seal the win. Lisgoold responded with some long range scores from Liam but the celebrations belonged to a fine Watergrasshill side. Top scorer for Watergrasshill was Shane O’Regan while midfielder Pearce Mahony was prominent throughout and centre-back Dylan McCarthy manned the centre of their defence well.

Team: James Murphy, Sean Nagle, Cian Healy, Sean Whelan, Robbie Kinnane, Kieran Cashman, Jason Hegarty, Cathal Hickey (0-02), Caolan O’Brien (1-00), Liam Stack, Aidan McDonagh, Luke Walsh, Robert Williams, Liam O’Shea (1-09 (1-00 pen, 0-03 f)), Evan Manning (sub. Declan O’Brien, 22 mins) Subs: Emmet Roche, Fionn Morey, Eoghan Ruane, Stephen Roe.

U7 & U8 Tournament

Next Saturday will be another busy morning in our pitch as our U7s and U8s host visiting teams in a round-robin tournament.

Junior Hurlers remain top in County JAHL3

JAHL3 County Lisgoold 0-18 vs 1-15 Cloughdubh

The Junior hurlers have completed their league programme having played their seventh and final game in a top of the table clash against Cloughdubh on Sunday morning in Lisgoold. A win for Lisgoold would have sealed qualification for league semi-finals and while the draw means that Lisgoold remain top of the league on 10 points, but they can be overtaken by Cloughdubh if they win their final game. Indeed, Cobh could also pip Lisgoold for the runner’s up spot as they stand on 8 points with one game to play. The top team from each group qualifies automatically for semi-finals, along with the best runner-up (highest points) across all three groups. The game was a high scoring encounter, with an exciting finish in the last 10 minutes when the weather conditions turned nasty. Playing with a strong wind in the

first half, the lads were 5 points up on the short whistle on a score line of 0-12 vs 0-07 with Caomhan O’Shea and John Cashman carrying the main scoring threat. The lads worked hard in the second half, but had it all to do to carve out a draw in the end. Cloughdubh began to eat into the lead and went a point up with 12 minutes to go, when they struck a goal. However, John Cashman rescued a point for Lisgoold with a late score. Team: 1. Bill Whelan, 2. Pa O’Mahony, 3. Eoin O’Sullivan, 4. Jerry O’Connell, 5. Noel Connery, 6. Kieran Cashman 7. Peter Leahy, 8. John Cronin, 9. Caolan O’Brien, 10. Ciaran O’Shea, 11. John Cashman, 12. Brendan Flynn, 13. Bryan O’Sullivan, 14. Maurice O’Connell, 15. Caomhan O’Shea. Sub used: Denis O’Brien.

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

Lisgoold GAA Lotto Draw Numbers, Sep 20th. Numbers: 1, 9, 17, 24. No Winner. €20: Emily Kavanagh, Sarah Nagle, Ned O'Keffee, O'Keffee Family c/o Ned. Next Draw Tues, Sep 27th in Woods Bar. Jackpot €20,000, Reserve €4,400.

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.