Lisgoold News

08 March, 2010

Lios gCul 2.07 Youghal 1.16
The 2009 East Cork Minor League eventually came to a conclusion on Sunday morning , as the eagerly awaited clash of Lisgoold and Youghal took place to decide honours at a bitterly cold and windy Youghal venue. With home advantage , Youghal were expected to settle faster but our lads, showing a tenacity and first touch for which they are well recognised, easily and calmly made good work of the elements in their advantage in the opening period to open an early lead. With the brilliant John Cronin leading by example and driving on his colleagues , we raced into a seven point lead , with major boosts through goals by Jamie Woods ( 1.01) and Alan Connery ( 1.01) being both motivational and beneficial. The concession of a poorly defended goal on the stroke of half time would ultimately prove to be the turning point as we retired with a narrow four point lead, having dominated for long periods and had the advantage of the stiff breeze. Play in the second half centred on our defence , where Cian Scannell and Cathal Cashman fought a tenacious rear guard action. Youghal , with momentum and wind advantage in their favour , took over with an accurate display of point taking that would ultimately see them victorious. The best efforts of the aforementioned Cronin , who was outstanding throughout, and of Fiachra O'Sullivan , who provided considerable assistance , was ultimately to fall short as Youghal ran out comfortable victors in the end.
Despite Sunday's setback , we still have much to be proud of from 2009 , and we'll certainly do that in style at the Dinner Dance / Victory Social at Midleton Park Hotel next week as winners medals are presented to successful Minor and U21 teams. Tickets ( there are a few still remaining and can be ordered through Jim Geary , Dermot McCarthy or John Joe O'Regan) are selling fast . Dancing on the night is to "internet sensations" Crystal Swing . Incidentally , we're all proud of the recent media exposure rightly garnished by our neighbours Mary , Dervla and Derek of Crystal Swing , and we wish them every success on their "Late Late Show" appearance which is upcoming , and we look forward to a great rendition of their current hit "He Drinks Tequilla" on the night of the Victory Social. Get your tickets fast before the last remaining tickets are snapped up .
It's wonderful to see the addition that the erection of the state of the art floodlights have provided to our ball alley area . There's scarcely an hour in the week now that the facility is not being used to it's maximum capacity. On Wednesday last we saw four separate training groups lined up one after the other to make use of the excellent facilities . Spring training is obviously going well , and we'll surely reap the benefits of this as the year progresses .
The Club Lotto Jackpot continues to snowball , with yet again no winner of the big prize this week. Consolation prize winners were Mossie O Connell, Fr O Brien, Emma Murphy and Julieanne Walshe. All eyes now turn to next week's draw when the jackpot rises to a sum of €2,900.00.

The Lotto Organising Committee would like to once again thank all those who , through the weekly and annual subscriptions to the Club Lotto , support the financial operations of our club.