Lisgoold GAA News

28 February, 2011


County MFL Lisgoold 0.17 Crosshaven 0.05

An all round team performance , shooting fourteen scores from play , saw Lios gCul gain the two league points on offer at Crosshaven on Sunday . Driven by a powerhouse performance by John McCarthy, who slotted six points throughout the hour, our lads settled well and led at the short whistle by 0.10 to 0.01 .

Our solid play continued in the second period , and , aided by great displays by John Cashman (0.04) as well as Cian Scannell and Kevin O'Keeffe our boys ran out deserving victors. Our next outing sees a home game in Pairc Lios gCul next Sunday v Shamrocks

JFL Div 1

Lisgoold 2.03 Midleton 2.07 With both teams home venues out of condition at this time of year, this Division 1 League game was played at neutral Carrigtwohill on Saturday afternoon between two profligate sides where the victors made the most of their chances where we failed to do so.

Brian O'Leary held the central defensive position well, and was best assisted by Noel Connery and Patrick O'Mahony , whilst Eoin Riordan battled gamely in the middle third . We failed to trouble the umpires in the early stages, where poor shooting cost us throughout. However, pitch based training will surely benefit this facet of our play. Our goal scorers , Brian O'Leary (pen) and Eoin Riordan kept the game in the balance, but our big town neighbours ran our deserved victors at the conclusion.


JH Challenge Wed 7.30 in Sars

All County Minor Football League v Shamrocks , Sunday 2.00 pm , Lisgoold venue

JFL Div 1 v Carrigtwohill, in Lisgoold , Sunday 3.00


Winning numbers this week were 13 , 24 and 27 and we had no winner as no one matched those numbers . Consolation prize winners were ; John Barrett , Noel Hallihan , Tom Coleman and Donal Woods .

BEST WISHES ... to Jer O'Connell who continues on his upward path as one of the most promising young referees in the country. Jer takes centre stage at the National Hurling League game next weekend between London and Wicklow in Ruiislip . All in CLCG extend wishes of continued success to Jer and his officiating team ion this milestone achievement.

Also best wishes to Trish Walsh and Denis O'Brien who announced their engagement recently. We wish them both a long and happy life together .

And finally , if you're going to Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday for the Cork game v Galway , make sure you get your half time cuppa early to ensure you support our U12 hurlers as they play in the half time game. We hope that these boys enjoy their experience on Sunday, and, who knows , this may even be the first time of many for some of these boys will play in The Pairc.

CONGRATULATIONS ... to local racehorse trainer, and Lisgoold former player and captain Donie Murphy , who saddled Gentle Alice to success at Leopardstown on Sunday.

Returned at an attractive 10/1 price , it's sure that the popular Lisgooldman was the toast of many a sip in the local hostelries on Sunday night . The winner was ridden by another neighbour - Paul Townend , another former Lisgoold player , is currently leading the Irish Jump Jockeys Championship race . With Cheltenham looming , who knows , we might see one of our own in the winners enclosure there before too long more . Congratulations , and continued success to Donie and Paul.