Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

20 September, 2017

Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

Issue 15, 19 Sep 2017

By Séamus McSweeney, PRO, Lisgoold GAA

Minor Hurling

East Region Minor B Hurling Final

Lisgoold 1-18 v 1-11 Kiltha Og

What a weekend for our village as our minor hurlers got their hands back on the trophy last won in 2015 vs Grenagh. We headed for Rostellan Saturday afternoon with a lot of hope having accounted for Whitechurch and St Vincents earlier in the championship but recognizing that the biggest test lied ahead in the form of KIltha Og who were top of the league and had a great win in the U16 county championship the week before. We started off on a flyer, hitting the ground running to sail into a early lead of 1-4 to 0-01. Liamo who was hampered with a leg injury from last week’s u21 match was placed on the edge of the square and found the net inside the first 5 mins to add to points from Cathal and Jason. It was clear that the lads were focused on the task ahead. The defending throughout the first half was last ditch efforts at times but that is what made this game great to watch. Our goalmouth was under pressure for a lot of the last 10 mins of the first half and when we conceded a point from a penalty and a goal late in the first half, we were lucky to get in at half time still in the lead at 1-08 to 1-07. The lads regrouped and corrected some key matchups for the 2nd half where we now started to grab hold of proceedings along the middle 8 with Robbie Kinane superb at centre back, Cian Healy solid at full back and Cathal Hickey mopping up a load of loose ball. The Hegarty brothers along with Liam Stack hurled a serious amount of ball too and went about their business with little fuss. The forwards worked so hard to win their fair share of ball in the 2nd half and in fact each one of them was fouled in the 2nd half to which Liamo duly pointed the frees to keep the scoreboard ticking. With 5 mins to go, the game was still in the melting pot but scores again from Liamo, Jason and Evan saw us get our hands back on the cup the lads truly deserved. Special mention must go to the full panel as there was a massive effort made to win this championship and now they will go forward to the county section which will be great for their development. The scenes at the final whistle were great as we had a great support on the day and it was fitting that Jamesy Murphy accepted the cup for the club. Team: 1.James Murphy, 2.Sean Whelan, 3.Cian Healy, 4.Luke Walsh, 5.Mark Hegarty, 6.Rob Kinnane, 7.Cathal Hickey (0-2), 8.Jamie Browne, 9.Jason Hegarty (0-2), 10.Liam Stack, 11.Aidan McDonagh, 12.Rob Williams, 13.James O Driscoll (0-1) (sub Darragh Desmond), 14.Liam O Shea (1-12), 15.Evan Manning (0-1) (sub. Emmet Roche). Subs. 16. Declan O Brien, 17.Darragh Desmond, 18.Emmet Roche, 19.Liam Walsh, 20.Shane Byrne, 21.Cormac Hallahan. Thanks to Ciaran Cronin for the match report.

Junior Football

East Cork Junior A Football Semi-Final. Lisgoold 0-4 v 0-7 Glenbower Rovers

Despite qualifying for the semi-final on the 15th May, Lisgoold had to wait 4 months to get back into action in the football Championship. Knowing that the final was set for 4 days later, perhaps it was fitting that the side amassed only 4 points. With the division featuring some many senior hurling clubs, this split season approach has some merits, but whether it makes sense for junior footballers to be idle for 4 months is questionable. These sides last met in the 2013 final, which Glenbower won after a replay, but both teams have changed substantially in the meantime. Despite a lot of effort in the first half, both sides struggled to make any headway on the scoreboard as Glenbower managed 4 points and Lisgoold replying with a solitary point from Ciaran O’Shea midway through the half. However an early pointed free in the second half from John Cashman closed the gap to 2 points. Drawing encouragement from this, Lisgoold began to dominate the possession stakes especially through John Cronin and Cathal Cashman in midfield and hard pressing by the forwards forced a lot of turnovers. Maurice O’Connell too was prominent with several surging runs from wing back. Another Cashman free 10 minutes later brought the deficit to one point, 0-4 v 0-3 but as the game wore on, wayward shooting from several players, coupled with a rare off day from frees for John meant that the score line did not reflect the possession Lisgoold enjoyed. Lisgoold’s final point came 17 minutes into the second half, once more from Cashman to make it 0-5 to 0-4. Glenbower tacked on 2 final points to qualify for the final, which they lost to Erin’s Own. Team: C. Cronin, C. Healy, B. Flynn, Caoimhan O’Shea, M. O’Connell, K. Cashman, C. Scannell, C. Cashman, J. Cronin, L. Stack, N. Connery, P. Leahy, C. O’Shea (0-1), J. Cashman (0-3, 0-2 f), P. O’Mahony. Subs. J. Woods, E. O’Sullivan, A. O’Donovan.

Junior Hurling

Junior A Hurling League County Group 2. Lisgoold 4-16 v 0-13 Liscarroll-Churchtown Gaels.

East Cork Hurling League Div. 3. Lisgoold 2-11 v 2-17 Russell Rovers.

Our junior hurlers cemented their place at the top of the Junior A Hurling League Group 2 by defeating Gaels last Sunday evening in an entertaining clash in Ballyhooly. Credit goes to 11 of the lads who played both this County League game in addition to the Div.3 game earlier on Sunday with many regulars unavailable due to Imokilly duties. Jamie Woods, Bill Whelan, Caoimhan O’Shea and Ciaran O’Shea, playing in an unfamiliar wing-back spot were the top performers for Lisgoold on the night. Team: J. Murphy, C. Scannell, C. Healy, P. O’Mahony, Ciaran O’Shea (0-1), B. Clifford (1-1), C.Cashman (0-2), Caoimhan O’Shea (0-3), P. Leahy (0-3), M. O’Connell, K. Cashman, L. Stack (0-2), J. Woods (2-2), D. Fleming, B. Whelan (1-1). Subs. N. Connery, J. O’Connell.

Cash for Clobber

The club’s next cash for clobber collection will be at the beginning of October. The proceeds of this collection will go towards Emma Murphy’s fundraising for Hope foundation. Clothes can be dropped as usual to the old dressing rooms.

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

Lotto Draw Numbers, Sep 12th: 2, 27, 28, 29. No Winner. €20. Liam O’Shea, Moss Mulcahy, Cian Howard, Mikey Clifford. Next Draw Sep 19th in Woods Bar. Current Jackpots- Main Jackpot is now at €20,000. Reserve Lotto €9,400.

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