Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

11 October, 2016

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Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

Issue 41, 09 Oct 2016

By Séamus McSweeney, PRO, Lisgoold GAA. Contact:

Dan Joe McCarthy RIP

For Lisgoold GAA, this week has been overshadowed with the sad death of our club’s Life President, Dan Joe McCarthy. He leaves behind his loving wife, Breda and our sympathy goes to the McCarthy family. Dan Joe was a devout family man and a larger than life figure, being involved in many organisations locally including the Pioneers and Order of Malta. His love of GAA and hurling in particular was especially important in his life. I am doubtful if there is anyone in the county or indeed the country who has attended more inter-county championship games over the decades. He was a regular All-Ireland Hurling final attendee, even when Cork were not playing. And if you were fortunate enough to sit alongside Dan Joe on these days, you felt like you played the match itself as he got absorbed in the game, chasing every lost cause and pucking every sliotar. The journey back home was a time for quieter reflection on the game and he liked nothing better that to dissect the proceedings and compare players, past and present. Lisgoold GAA club was a significant part of Dan Joe’s life but what joy the club gave him could never be repaid by what Dan Joe gave to the club. In his playing days, he was known as a crafty half forward and he holds the distinction of bringing home the club’s first adult title, captaining the 1952 side that claimed the East Cork B title. The black and white picture of that team in the kitchen in Templeboden was a daily reminder of this past glory. After his playing days, he continued to serve the club. He was part of the backroom team that brought the club’s first county title in 1994. The Order of Malta uniform pressed and ready to go meant that there was a Lisgoold match later that day and the first-aid was in good hands. He passed on his passion for the game to numerous underage teams throughout the years. He served with distinction as East Cork Board representative for the club and its’ juvenile arm and more recently succeeded the late Bob O’Sullivan as Club President in 2009. He was thrilled to hear of this year’s U15 county title. Until a few weeks ago, well into his nineties, he still continued to attend club matches. A true gentleman, we are not likely to see his likes again. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

U21 East Cork Hurling B Championship, 2nd Round

Lisgoold 4-20 vs 6-11 Cobh

Our U21 hurlers had an excellent win over Cobh in the U21 B hurling round robin championship. The team was mostly comprised of this and last year’s minor teams. This was a high scoring event with the lads clocking up 3-10 in the first half compared to Cobh’s 1-09. It was notable that the first half scores were spread throughout 8 different scorers, with Rob Williams bagging two goals. An early second half goal by Liam O’Shea, his second of the game, seemingly put Lisgoold in control of this game. On 40 minutes, the lads led 4-13 to 1-11. Amazingly, while Cobh did not score another point in the game, they rattled in 5 second half goals to get right back into the game. However, a steady stream of points in that period was enough to see the win out.

Team: Daragh Fleming, Sean Whelan, Brendan Flynn, Sean Nagle, Cian Healy, Kieran Cashman, Fergal Roche, Coalan O’Brien (0-4), Ciaran O’Shea (0-7, 0-4f), Bill Whelan (0-2), Jack Ryan (0-1), Caoimhan O’Shea (0-1), Rob Williams (2-0), Liam O’Shea (2-4, 0-1f), Liam Stack ((0-1). Subs: Donncha Moynihan, James Murphy.

U14 League Final

Lisgoold 3-16 vs 3-19 Watergrasshill

Our U14 hurlers qualified for the league final along with Watergrasshill from a league that also included Carrig na bhFear, St Catherines, Fr. O’Neills and Castlelyons. Their season is drawing to a close now and once again, they provided us with an epic high scoring encounter. This match finished level at 2-14 apiece at the end of normal time. Watergrasshill was the stronger team in extra-time, and by half-time, they led by 6 points. The lads did fight their way back to close the gap but ultimately finished short. The lads will complete their season by participating in a hurling tournament in Fermoy next weekend.

Dates set for Juvenile Club Social & AGM

Friends and supporters of Lisgoold Juvenile club are invited to the annual Presentation Social which is to be held in Midleton Park Hotel on Friday Nov 11. There has been plenty to celebrate this year, so keep the date free. More details to follow in the coming weeks. The date for the Juvenile club AGM has been set for Monday, Nov 21.

Ballincurrig National School – Thousandaire Event

Ballincurrig NS is holding a fundraising show night in Midleton Park Hotel, Cork on Oct 15th 2016 at 20:00 - 23:00. A great night’s entertainment is promised with prize amounts ranging from €5 to €1000! Tickets are available from any committee member or can be purchased on the night at the door. Please support the school fundraising with the Thousandaire event.


The club also expresses condolences to the Sylvester, Hallahan and Cronin families for their recent losses.

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

Lisgoold GAA Lotto Draw Numbers, Oct 4th. Numbers: 7, 15, 26, 27. No Winner. €20: Noel Connery, Noelle Ryan, John McCarthy, Maura Desmond. Main Jackpot is now at €20,000 Reserve Lotto €4,700.

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.