Lisgoold GAA Notes.

  • Sep 09,2023

Adult Club

It was two agonising defeats in the hurling championship for our hurling teams as they both received one-point defeats. The ladies’ footballers had a marvellous away win vs St Finbarr’s. and the vibrant juvenile club held a monster blitz last weekend which was a major success for all. This weekend sees the start of the business end of championship. The first team footballers are playing Fr O’Neill’s this Saturday in Cloyne at 6pm the very Best of luck Men. I urge everyone to wear their colours and come out and support the lads as the battle for a place in the Jim Ryan Cup final. The second team will wrap up their campaign vs Bride Rovers. The ladies footballers will bid to seal a place in the knockout rounds when they play Ballinhassig this Sunday – Best of luck ladies.


Cork Intermediate Hurling Group 1 Round Three

Lisgoold          1-19 (22)

Aghabullogue  2-17 (23)

At Caherlag

September 2nd 2023

Last Saturday Afternoon we witnessed a thrilling encounter between ourselves and the Muskerry boys. In very hot and heavy conditions it mirrored the effort by both sides as they battled away in an excellent Caherlag pitch. An electric start was to he first half as Tarrant scored for the boys in green. We responded well with Liamo and John Cashman raising minors. Aghabullogue levelled it through Colm Gillespie, but Lisgoold scores from Cian Scannell and Diarmuid Healy saw the men in blue and gold open up a two-point lead (0-4 to 0-2) lead after just five minutes. Both defences were playing with John Cronin, Jason Hegarty and Piaras Fitzpatrick doing well for us whilst Buckley Long and O’Sullivan were doing well for them. Cian Scannell was playing well (he had a wonderful game over the hour) and Liam O’Shea seemed to have come back to form with some super scores and link up play, as Lisgoold began to get a grip of the game. This put us in a strong position despite some curious calls (or non-calls) made by the officials we were still doing well.

Coming to the first quarter it was 0-6 to 0-4 in favour of us in which we saw our first goal chance. A long ball by Hickey slipped in to O’Driscoll however their Keeper (Foley) was found to be in superb form. He made a remarkable double save, stopping a powerful effort from James and then sticking his leg out while grounded to stop the follow-up. John Cashman pointed from the subsequent 65, before getting a second score, this one from play. However, as we began to slightly wane as the half wore on. The Muskerry club began to match the intensity to us, John Corkery playing well for them as he spurred his side on in the closing stages of the half. After his two scores, the sides were 0-10 a piece at the break, the short whistle came. In truth it was a good half of hurling and with Aghada leading by Youghal by seven points at half time in the other game as well we looked fine for the knockout stages (Youghal need to win by eighteen points to catch us)

With that knowledge in hand, you could forgive the lads for taking their foot off the gas, especially when Aghabullogue took the lead in the second half, the first time they led since they had the opening score, courtesy of Tarrant’s 32nd-minute free. However, moments later we were rocked to our core as Aghabullogue plundered for the first goal. Paul Ring made an exceptional run from deep, travelling half the length of the pitch before laying it off to Corkery. He made no mistake by lashing into the net as hit a rasper beyond Jake White to put them three points in front. Sport is universally known for revealing character and just like the two games before we saw the true spirit and character of this team come to the fore after this score. Cronin, Hickey, Kieran Cashman (Who had an illness prior to starting the match and was heroic for his forty-five-minute cameo) and John Cashman all stood up to the plate and began to fightback strongly. The muskerry boys did respond in kind with a few scores however it wasn’t long after that we hit back in front.

They were ahead by two points entering the final quarter as Mark Hegarty produced one of the finest goals most certainly, I have seen on the fields of Cork or anywhere else for that matter. A good team move involving Scannell, O’Shea and Cashman gave opportunity for Mark. Although he had two markers on him, he managed to shake them off and made a dart for goal and let fly from twenty yards out. It was a magnificent goal and we were back in front. It was really now game on, with Aghada in a strong position (they were up eight points at this stage) It was safe at this point to say we were going to qualify from the group. To get a semi-final spot the margin here had to be six points which was a tall order and was made even tougher as Aghabullogue got goal number two within five minutes of Marks wonder score.

Our defence had been very consistent these past few years and looked to have been dealing with the Aghabullogue attack had yet another long ball into the corner which was seemingly being routinely dealt with. However, a small slip allowed our opponents in who suddenly had a three on one. Needless to say, there was no need to offer them an invitation as Corkery got his second major of the match. It was a mistake but alas these things happen. We recovered well and had two glorious chances when Healy took out three players with one pass to allow O’Driscoll in, but he couldn’t convert. The second was on the 55th minute as Hallahan had found a way through and bore down on goal but shot over for a point instead of going for three. For the last few minutes of the game both sides kept trading points and chances as final whistle was looming. The six-point lead required was now becoming increasingly difficult to chase down, but we were safe in the knowledge that at least a quarter-final will be secured. In fact, it was Aghabullogue who threading dangerously as Aghada had been building a sufficient to take over them on score difference. So, their relief was obvious and understandable at the final whistle, with the team in green and white holding on for the win. We still qualified however on virtue of head-to-head win vs Aghada.

This was an excellent game and over the weekend there were many surprising results and thrilling games which shows that the group system is competitive, entertaining and will most likely (one hopes) be the way forward to run our championships. Lisgoold played well in this match and whilst the result didn’t go their way the performance was good - knowing more is to come from them. They have gotten through another tough group with three very good performances and will play Mayfield in ten days’ time. For now, the hurleys will need to be put to one side as the travel to Cloyne for the Imokilly JAFC semi-final vs Fr O’Neills. In terms of this hurling championship, we are in the knockout stages where we want to be, hoping that we can one step further than the year before. That is for the next day out on the 16th of September.

Scorers: J Cashman 0-10 (0-6 f 0-1 65), M Hegarty 1-1, C Hickey, L O’Shea 0-2 each, J O’Driscoll, D Healy, C Scannell, C Hallahan 0-1 each.

Team: Jake White, Jason Hegarty, Cathal Cashman, Piaras Fitzpatrick; Kieran Cashman, Cathal Hickey, John Cronin, Tom Savage Cian Scannell, Cian Healy, James O’Driscoll, Diarmuid Healy, Mark Hegarty, Liam O’Shea, John Cashman,

Subs: C Hallahan for C Healy (40), D O’Brien for Savage (54).

Referee: Canice Walsh (Nemo Rangers).



Hicks getting the score (Credit: Paul Stack)


Tom Savage determined to get through (Credit: Paul Stack)



Imokilly B Hurling Championship Group Two Round Three

Lisgoold          0-11 (11)

Castlelyons      1-9 (12)

At Rathcormac

September 3rd 2023

In a sun-drenched and splendid organised Rathcormac venue, in front of a strong vocal crowd, our second string togged out to do battle with our near neighbours for a place in the Quarterfinals. It what was a superb performance over the hour (Arguably the best over the three games) the harriers just fell agonizingly short by a solitary point. In true Lisgoold with their backs to the wall, the harriers came out fighting and went toe to toe with Castlelyons in very hot conditions. In what was a low scoring but free flowing match with both defences on top, we saw some excellent performances from Aidan Power, Evan Manning and Noel O’Driscoll (who played outstanding) in defence whilst Bill Whelan, Ronan Carroll and most especially Oran Savage were potent in attack. Scores and chances were traded with the Castlelyons boys slightly ahead for most of the match but Oran’s deadly free taking kept us in it. When Savage hit over his third free, we were deadlocked at 0-5 apiece when Pa O’Driscoll (who had an excellent game) blew for the half-time whistle.

The second half mirrored the first half in terms of effort, desire, and determination from both teams to get ahead, it was delicately poised when unfortunately, on the 45th minute Castlelyons made the breakthrough by raising the only major of the game. Nevertheless, that didn’t deter the harriers from their mission who began to hunt down in packs and the effort was clear as Castlelyons under severe pressure could not pull further ahead as the wide count started to pile up for them (They would hit nineteen over the hour to our three). However, try as they could not get their noses in front whilst chances were limited, they did arrive but were not being taken. Eventually time would runout and thus our interest in progression of this championship as Castlelyons held on to win by a pint.

This was a wonderful performance and one can only suspect had a full contingent be available to the management that the Harriers could have recorded a well-deserved win. Alas it wasn’t to be and now unfortunately they will now face a relegation play off with Aghada in the next few weeks. Hopefully they can get past this and achieve a win that the last three performances most certainly deserve.

Panel: Darragh Murphy, Fergal Roche, Aidan Power, Andrew O’Donovan, Evan Manning, Noel O’Driscoll, Learai Ward, Eoin Holden, Bill Whelan, Peter Kavanagh, Ronan Carroll, Oran Savage, Robbie Kinnane, Maurice O’Connell, Jonathan Kelleher.

Substitutes (Used): Kieran Barry, Willie Ryan, Denis O’Brien

Scorers: Oran Savage 0-7 (frees), Noel O’Driscoll, Evan Manning, Eoin Holden, Ronan Carroll 0-1 each.

Referee: Pa O’Driscoll (Bride Rovers)

State of Play (Correct as of 6th September 2023)


It’s the business end of the season with the first team footballers are now in the semi-finals due to play this Saturday vs Fr O’Neills. The second football team will finish off their campaign by playing bride rovers this weekend. In the hurling championship the first team now play against Mayfield in the Intermediate Quarter-finals. In the Junior B hurling the lads must beat Aghada to avoid a final relegation playoff with St.Catherines with the Loser dropping to Junior C for 2024.

2023 Championship


Full County Championship programme -

Imokilly Football Championship 

Junior A 


  • Lisgoold vs Fr O’Neills in Cloyne 9th September at 6pm
  • Carrignavar vs Aghada in Cobh 10th September at 6pm

Final (23rd Sept)

Junior C 

Lisgoold vs Bride Rovers in Lisgoold Sunday 10th September at Noon.

Cork Intermediate A Hurling Group A


* Green indicates qualified for Championship Knock-out Stage

**Red indicates Relegation Play-off



  • Quarter-Final Lisgoold vs Mayfield (in Cobh September 16th 4pm)

Imokilly Junior B Hurling Championship Group 2


* Green indicates qualified for Championship Knock-out Stage

**Red indicates Relegation Play-off


  • Relegation Play-off 1 Lisgoold vs Aghada (Venue & Date TBC)
  • Relegation Play-off 2 Loser of Play off 1 vs St. Catherines (Venue & Date TBC)

Ladies Club


Cork Junior D Championship Round Two

Lisgoold          4-4 (16)

St.Finbarrs       2-9 (15)

At Togher

September 3rd 2023

Last Sunday our junior footballers travelled to Togher to play St Finbarrs in the 2nd round of the County Championship. The conditions were not ideal for both teams as the temperatures rose throughout the game but both teams battled hard and lisgoold took the win by one single point.

Lisgoold started very well where we scored 3-1 in the first fifteen minutes. The first goal came after an excellent solo run effort by Dara Kiniry and the other came from a penalty by Ciara Power, the keeper saved her initial shot, but Ciara reacted the quickest to bury the rebound into the back of the net. Ciara then put a point over the bar after some great work by Rachel Barry who had the thankless job of man marking their sweeper, this job was even harder in the heat, but Rachel stuck to her task well and did a fine job. The defence were outstanding with Ciara Desmond in goal making some excellent interceptions and providing another option to the full back line that was left after Rachel moved up the pitch of Emma Murphy and Rachel Moynihan. Emma had a great battle with her marker, and nothing was left on the pitch by her over the sixty minutes. As usual Rachel Moynihan was Miss Consistent and kept her marker scoreless for the hour.

Lisgoold registered another point on the board that Ciara put over after a foul on Eilis Hegarty. Lainey O Sullivan then put over a fine point to leave it 3-3 to 1-5 at half time, or so we thought. When asked at half time, the referee had the score at 3-2 to 1-5 and was adamant he was correct. So it was 3-2 to 1-5 when we took to the pitch for the second half.

The half back line of Sophie Kelleher, Kelly McCann and Laura Murphy were superb and were the probably the reason we got over the line. Tenacious tackles and vital interceptions were how all they knew about for 60 mins last Sunday and it was exciting to watch. Aimee Savage and Leanne Woods had a great battle midfield with St Finbarr’s number 8 & 9 who they were always an option for the kick outs. Dara Kiniry started the same half in the same way she started the first half and had another goal on the scoreboard from a solo run from midfield and followed it quickly with a well taken point. The half forward line of Eilis Hegarty, Dara Kiniry and Molly Carroll worked well with the full forward line of Ciara Power, Lainey and Laura O’Shea and this is an area where Lisgoold are a massive threat and will need to work on linking up quicker to punish the opposition. St Finbarrs were slowing catching us on the scoreboard but the substitutes that came in of Chloe Collins, Aoibhe Savage, Clodagh Moynihan and Sinead O’Brien really helped us stay in front with their fresh legs and quick-thinking and it was 4-3 to 2-8 before a fine effort from Eilis Hegarty gave us a bit of breathing room. St Finbarrs to their credit never gave up but they ran out of time and on the final whistle Lisgoold won 4-4 to 2-9

The juniors play round three next Sunday 10th at 3pm at home v Ballinhassig. A win will see us through to the semi-finals so all support would be greatly appreciated.

Scorers: Ciara Power 2-2, Dara Kiniry 2-1, Eilis Hegarty 0-1

Panel: Ciara Desmond, Rachel Barry, Rachel Moynihan, Laura Murphy, Sophie Kelleher, Kelly McCann, Emma Murphy, Dara Kiniry, Aimee Savage, Leanne Woods, Lainey O Sullivan, Ciara Power, Eilis Hegarty, Molly Carroll, Sinead O Brien, Aoibhe Savage, Chloe Collins, Clodagh Moynihan, Ciara Duggan, Gemma Collins, Sarah Buckley, Laura O Shea, Siobhan Ahern, Julianna Kingston Connery, Abbie O Driscoll, Ellie Macassey, Julianne Stack, Rebecca Coleman, Carol Kelleher.


  • U8s Football Blitz Saturday 9th Sept in Passage
  • Junior championship round 3 v Ballinhassig. 3pm. Home venue Sunday 10th
  • U10's taking part in Passage West blitz on Saturday. U12's taking part on Sunday.

Cork Junior D Football Championship

* Green indicates qualified for Knock-out Stage – Top 2 secure Home Semi-final.



  • Lisgoold vs Ballinhassig         (in Lisgoold September 10th 3pm)
  • Lisgoold vs Muintir Gabriels  (in Muintir Baire GAA September 17th 3pm)
  • Semi-finals – October 1st
  • Final - October 15th

  •                                                  Juvenile Club



  • U15 Hurling Lisgoold 4-16 Cobh 0-4
  • U13 Hurling Lisgoold 5-16 St Catherine's 1-4
  • U11 were in Cobh Saturday morning playing football. It was a beautiful sunny morning in Cobh and in fairness to the lads they match the weather with some beautiful football with great teamwork.



  • U17 Minor Hurling Championship Home to Mayfield Fri 8th September 6.30pm
  • U17 Minor Hurling Championship Away to Cobh Wed 13th September 6.15pm
  • U8 football blitz in Midleton Sat 9th Sept time tbc

The Super Smallies (U8 U9 U10’s) who played a monster blitz in Lisgoold on Saturday. Over 100 players in attendance!!! Great work from the mentors for organising such a massive morning.


The super smallies at the blitz in Lisgoold last weekend.



Lotto Draw September 6th 2023

Numbers: 12-15-20-22 Winner: None

€20 Winners

  • Carol Cullinane (Online)
  • Jerry Ryan
  • Bernie Carrig 
  • Frances Connery

Jackpot is at €20,000 - Our Local lotto is of great importance to this club, in terms of financing club activates. To support this, you can purchase tickets in Smarts Bar, Woods' Shop, Woods' Bar, or Carrigtwohill Post Office. Your support will be greatly appreciated. There is also an online option in which you can purchase tickets -

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Scór Sinsir 2023.

In keeping with the pace of the year Scór na Mumhan have already requested Clubs to think about participation later in the year. We seem to have huge numbers of participants in the juvenile sections of Scór annually but there is a fall off at senior level.  Our own Scór Committee in Roinn Uí Mac Coille are most anxious to promote Scór Sinsir and get more involved this year. Our own Alan Whelan who is Runaí Scór Uí Mac Coille will have more details later but meanwhile here are some notable dates so ar aghaidh libh.

The dates for Scór Sinsir 2023 are: -


  • County Finals - Weekend of 14th October.
  • Munster Semi-Finals - Weekend of 21st October.
  • Munster Final – Saturday 28th October.
  • All-Ireland Final – Saturday 18th November.

Under 21 Championships

The shape of the revised under 21 East Cork Championships has been revealed.  Provisionally the competitions are listed to take place from October 1st onwards and games will be played on a round robin basis.  The two football groups will each have three teams, whilst the ten hurling teams are divided into three groups.  Here's a list of the competing teams (groups to be announced)..

C Grade Football: Killeagh, Glanmire B, Lisgoold, Carrignavar St Catherines, Whitechurch.

B Grade Hulring: Castlelyons, Castlemartyr, Cloyne, Cobh, Dungourney, Fr O'Neill's, Lisgoold, St Catherine's, Whitechurch and Youghal.


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Monthly Meeting


The next Monthly meeting is on Monday 2nd October in the Clubhouse at 8pm.

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