Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

25 July, 2017

Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

Issue 9 18 Jul 2017

By Séamus McSweeney, PRO, Lisgoold GAA

Junior A Hurling Championship.

Lisgoold 1-26 v 3-22 St. Catherine’s

Lisgoold looked to have secured passage into the Quarter Finals until a goal deep in injury-time, from a Rory Galvin flick, brought this game into extra time. St. Catherine’s, who trailed throughout most of normal time, edged in front in extra time and saw the game out for a dramatic win. In a high scoring encounter, the teams were level at the interval, 0-11 to 1-8 with the bulk of the Lisgoold scoring from John Cashman, who was to finish the game with a remarkable 0-20. Lisgoold lost keeper Ciaran to a hamstring injury just before half time. There was little to separate the sides on the restart and the sides were level on 48 minutes, 0-15 to 1-12. Lisgoold kicked on and in the final minute was leading 0-19 to 1-13 with Liam O’Shea proving a handful for the Catherine’s defence. But Catherine’s mounted one last attack in injury-time and after working the ball downfield, they engineered a free 30 yards out on the right hand side which was floated into the danger zone and resulted in the equalizing goal. Referee Pat O’Driscoll sounded the final whistle soon after to signal extra time. The scores were coming thick and fast but the game turned in St. Catherines favour when Richard O’Connell goaled just on the stroke of half time. Lisgoold faced an uphill battle in the final 10 minutes, trailing 3-17 to 0-22, but they plugged away and despite a goal from Liam O’Shea in the final minutes, it was St. Catherines who advance to the Quarter Finals, while Lisgoold next face Fr. O’Neills second team in the next round. Lisgoold can take a lot of pride from this performance and may have a say yet in the destination of the title.

Team: C. Cronin, C. Healy, C. Cashman, K. Mulcahy, B. Flynn (0-01), J. Cronin, B. Clifford, Caoimhan O’Shea, P. Leahy, Ciaran O’Shea, J. Ryan (0-01), K. Cashman (0-01), M. O’Connell, J. Cashman (0-20), L. O’Shea (1-3, 0-01 sidelines). Subs. J. Woods, P. O’Mahony.

Munster Minor Hurling

Congratulations to Liam O’Shea who played a big part in the Cork minor hurling team’s final victory over Clare the previous week.

Dan Joe McCarthy U10 Hurling Tournament.

On July 1, the club hosted an U10 tournament in honour of, the late Dan Joe McCarthy. Dan Joe was a true club stalwart who first started playing hurling in Midleton Christian Brothers secondary school where he developed a life-long love and passion for the game of hurling. He was captain of the first Lisgoold team to win a hurling championship when Lisgoold won the East Cork B hurling title in 1952. Dan Joe was a former chairman of the club and was club president until the day he passed away. He was the club juvenile representative up until his 80s. He was involved with various teams throughout the years also, passing on his passion and knowledge to many young players during that time. Dan Joe was also a member of the Order of Malta and was present at matches all over East Cork, either

on duty or attending as a supporter. He had a great love of Cork hurling and went everywhere to follow them. He often cycled to Thurles to a Munster championship match. He attended his first All-Ireland in 1945 and did not miss any hurling All Ireland until 1998. Teams from Fingallian’s (Dublin), Blackrock (Co. Limerick) and Kilmacow (Kilkenny) took part in this tournament. The first game of the tournament pitted our lads against Kilmacow. This was a tight affair and a sign of things to come as there was very little between all 4 teams involved throughout the day, with the Lisgoold boys narrowly winning. Next up was Blackrock and again, Lisgoold won out a close match, before narrowly losing the final round robin match to Fingallians. This set up 2 finals, for a shield and plate. Our lads played Kilmacow in the shield final, but unfortunately, despite their best efforts, the scoreline was reversed. Fittingly Fingallians beat Blackrock in the plate final and Dan Joe’s son Eoin was presented with the plate by Breda McCarthy. The following boys represented Lisgoold: Colm Garde, Alan O’Keefe, Cillian McSweeney, Oisin Roche, Adam Byrne, Daniel Nyhan, Eoin Woulfe, Denis O’Leary, Conor Horgan, Daragh McMahon, Jacob Coleman, Conor Holden, Daniel Hallahan and Dean Murphy.

Juvenile Round Up.

Our U15s have qualified for the U15 County Hurling Semi-Final, in which they play Bandon on Wed 5ht July.

Juvenile Summer camps

Summer Cúl Camp – Final places are available for the GAA Cúl Camp which will be held in Lisgoold GAA Grounds July 24-28. Registration is available online at gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps. Reminder to register by 12:00 on Fri, 14th July to ensure your child gets the gear.

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

Lisgoold Lotto Draw Numbers, Jun 27th: 2, 10, 11, 26. No Winner. €20: Niall Brady, Richie Coleman, Donncha Savage, Julie O'Keeffe. Next Draw 4th July in Smarts Bar. Current Jackpots: mMain Jackpot is now at €20,000; Reserve Lotto €8,300.

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