Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

21 August, 2018

Lisgoold GAA Club Notes

Issue 2 20 Aug 2018

By Séamus McSweeney, PRO, Lisgoold GAA

Junior Round Up

East Cork JAHC.

Lisgoold 1-20 v 0-15 Killeagh.

Castlelyons was the setting for this quarter-final clash in the East Cork Junior A competition on Sunday evening. Played in dry, calm conditions, this game would decide who faced the winners of Carrig na bhFear and St. Itas in the semi-final.

John Cronin, opened the scoring in this game with a fine point on the right touchline before Killeagh responded with 3 points on the trot with sharpshooting Dan Landers in particular posing problems in the full-forward line. Ciaran Cronin’s important interception in the early exchanges limited the damage when it looked like Killeagh was in for an early goal. Shortly after, Ciaran picked out Maurice O’Connell with a short puck out and he shrugged off a few challenges and pointed to make it 0-3 v 0-2. Killeagh were playing with 2 extra defenders, so space was at a premium in an attempt to limit Cronin and the sharpshooter Cashman who was playing in a wide role.

As the game settled down, Kieran Cashman in particular began to dominate on the 50, dropping deep to prevent ball landing in front of the Lisgoold square. On gathering possession, he set the attack on the front foot with accurate passes to the half forward line. Andrew O’Donovan too was prominent in the early exchanges, and went on to have his best championship display. On 15 minutes, John Cashman caught a high ball and offloaded to John Cronin who bore down on goal but was denied by a brave save by the Killeagh goalkeeper. Despite this setback, Lisgoold were getting on top, with further points from Jack Ryan, John Cronin and John Cashman. Kieran Cashman scored an inspirational late first half point, but Killeagh remained in the game at half-time on a 0-11 to 0-08 score line.

Lisgoold started the second half much brighter and an early red card to a Killeagh defender was ultimately decisive in this contest. After 14 second-half minutes, the score was 0-16 v 0-09 with John Cashman continuing to be accurate from frees and play. On 20 minutes, Killeagh was dealt a double-blow when a great full length save from Ciaran denied a certain goal before John Cashman goaled at the other end. Killeagh battled until the end, but never looked like getting back into the game from this point. Preparations now turn to the semi-final, which should be played on the weekend of 31-August.

Team: C. Cronin, A. O’Donovan, C. Cashman, P O’Mahony, C. Healy, K. Cashman (0-2), P. Leahy, Caoimhan O’Shea J. Cronin (0-5), K. Mulcahy, J. Ryan (0-2), C. Scannell, C. O’Donovan, J. Cashman (1-10, 0-5 frees), M. O’Connell, (0-1). Subs. B. Flynn for O’Donovan, J. Woods for O’Mahony, R. Smart for O’Connell, C. O’Brien for Mulcahy, J. Murphy for Ryan.

Juvenile Round-Up

It was a very busy week for the juvenile club on the hurling front. On Monday 13-Aug, our U18 hurlers had a comprehensive 5-16 v 3-08 win over Aghada in the East Minor B1 championship. On Wed-15 Aug, our U14 hurlers lost out to Killeagh in the U14 Premier 2A championship. On Fri-17 Aug, our U16 hurlers lost out to a very good Ballinora side in the U16A hurling championship on a score line of 2-17 v 5-15. The lads did very well to make a spirited comeback after conceding 4 first half goals, and almost pulled it off in the end.

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

The Lisgoold Lotto Draw jackpot remains up for grabs. The numbers are posted in the club’s What's App group every week.

Condolences

The club extends condolences to the family of the late Michael ‘Flanagan’ Cahill who sadly passed away recently. Flanagan played a big part in Lisgoold’s successful 1952 side and by all accounts was talented hurler and as required at the time, a tough competitor, who could look after himself on the field.

Best wishes to the Cork U21 hurlers

We wish the Cork U21 hurlers, in particular clubman Liam O’Shea, the best of luck in the All-Ireland final against Tipperary next weekend.

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