Lisgoold GAA Notes.
- Sep 17,2023
It was a ding-dong battle with Fr O’Neills, the Lisgoold footballers reached the Jim Ryan Cup final for the third time in the club’s history (the other times were 2011 and 2013. The ladies’ footballers had a marvellous home win vs Ballinhassig. The second football team match vs Bride Rovers was declared void as neither side could advance in the championship. This weekend sees the start of the business end of the Hurling championship. The first team Hurlers are playing Mayfield this Saturday in Cobh 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 semi-final place in the Intermediate A Hurling Championship. The second team face a relegation playoff vs Aghada on Sunday. Best of luck lads. The ladies footballers have sealed a home semi-final for themselves and will wrap up their group campaign with an away match to Mhuintir Gabriels.
Cork Intermediate Hurling Group 1 Round Three
Lisgoold 2-8 (14)
Fr O’Neills 2-6 (12)
September 9th 2023
Last Saturday afternoon we witnessed a thrilling encounter between ourselves and the Ladysbridge/Ballymacoda boys. In very hot and heavy conditions it mirrored the effort by both sides as they battled away in an excellent Cloyne pitch. An electric start was to he first half as John Cronin manged to score 1-1 early on, Cashman tacked on another point before O’Neills finally got into gear. They responded well by raising a few minors. Dalton was an ever threat for O’Neills and pulled his side back into contention. After the first quarter it was 1-2 to 0-2 to us. Very wisely the East Cork Board advised that a water break would take at the end of each quarter in each half for player safety and the Should be praised highly for the decision. Whilst did this break the flow of the game, player safety was made a priority and kudos to the board and referee for allowing it.
Lisgoold made some changes at the first quarter withdrawing Liam O’Shea for James O’Driscoll who put in an excellent shift when introduced. James, Caolan and Cathal Hickey stood up to the plate as they faced the opponents challenge head on. Jason, Kieran and Shaun were defending well and with our custodian Wayne offering a strong presence between the sticks gave us a solid foundation. This put us in a strong position although Dalton scored an excellent goal we still held our own coming near the end of the half with the score line at 1-3 apiece. We snuck into the lead once when a great team move involving Scannell, Cronin and Cashman saw the ball ending up at the hands of Caolan who hit a rasper of a shot to raise a second goal for the blue and gold. Whilst the physical battle was continuing to develop the whole time it never got out of hand and full credit referee O’Driscoll for this. Coming to his short whistle we went in ahead of the break ahead by four points 2-4 to 1-3.
The second half mirrored like it was in the first with both sides giving the all for their cause and leaving no inch spared. Mellerick started to kick into gear as O’Neills went to try and dominate Lisgoold for the second half and with Dalton in high spirits and excellent form it looked like they were going to succeed. However, our spirit and determination to not surrender the lead was admirable with John Cashman in Lethal form on frees and Cathal Cashman and John Cronin doing well Lisgoold were holding out. Deccie Dalton of O’Neills had other ideas his second goal was magnificent and bought O’Neills back into the game. It was going to be a battle right to the finish. Coming to the end of the third quarter and second water break we were just ahead by two points (2-7 to 2-5).
The last quarter was going to be test of character, patience, and nerve and to Lisgoold’s credit the passed with flying colours. O’Neills had a few chances to draw level but they simply couldn’t convert thanks to the constant pressure of the Lisgoold defence. With the heat starting to take its toll on all players, extra time didn’t look appealing to us although O’Neills but say otherwise. Our goalie Wayne who was brilliant in his commanding our players to hold out (also made two excellent saves in the game) had to go off which meant Ciaran made a welcome return from injury for the last few minutes. It was very nervy wait for our supporters as O’Neills threw everything (including the sink) to try and gain a lead. Fortunately, we held out and to great joy (and relief) made the final.
This was a tough battle from start to finish and credit to both sides for producing a wonderful contest. The result boiled down to Lisgoold being very economical in front whilst O’Neills had an off day with the boot. Although that would unjust to the excellent defensive performance by the blue and gold. This means for the third time we will play in the Jim Ryan Cup final, whilst 2011 and 2013 editions didn’t go our way there is hope that this year maybe produce a different result. We don’t have much time to dwell on it as coming on the horizon is the Intermediate hurling Quarter-final vs Mayfield which will be a serious challenge to this magnificent group of players. We all wish them the best of luck and whilst that match on Saturday will bring its own excitement and wonder, we are now happy in the knowledge that we have one cup to play for in two weeks’ time. The hurling takes over for now but for our Footballing journey we can now dare to dream that Jim Ryan will be making an appearance in the owennacurra valley.
Scorers: John Cashman 0-5 (0-3f), John Cronin 1-1, Caolan O’Brien 1-0, Mark Hegarty 0-2.
Team: Wayne Kingston, Jason Hegarty, Shaun Murphy, Caomhán O’Sė, Kieran Cashman, Mark Hegarty, Liam O’Shea, Cian Scannell, John Cronin, Cathal Cashman, John Cashman, Luke Walsh Cormac Hallahan, Caolan O’Brien, Cathal Hickey.
Subs (All Used): James O’Driscoll, Tom Savage, Diarmuid Healy, Sean Coleman, Ciaran Cronin.
Referee: Pa O’Driscoll (Bride Rovers)
Team Photo before the match (Credit: Denis O’Flynn)
Team Captains Billy Dunne Fr O’Neills and Lisgoold’s Shaun Murphy with Referee Pa O’Driscoll of Bride Rovers (Credit: Denis O’Flynn)
Imokilly C Football Championship Group Two Round Three
Lisgoold 0-0 (0)
Bride Rovers 0-0 (0)
September 10th 2023
With both ourselves and Bride Rovers not having a chance to progress in the Championship. Carrigtwohill and Midleton qualified from our Group, last Sunday’s match in Lisgoold was declared void. Thanks to all who played in the League and Championship this season and to the team management. This year the second team saw many young players (and many older ones!!) playing at adult level for the first time which will improve football in the Club.
State of Play (Correct as of 13th September 2023)
It’s the business end of the season with the first team footballers are now in the JAFC final due to played later this month vs Carrignavar – this is to be finalised by the East Cork Board. In the hurling championship the first team play against Mayfield in the Intermediate Quarter-final on this Saturday whilst in the Junior B hurling the lads must beat Aghada this weekend to avoid a final relegation playoff with St. Catherines with the loser dropping to Junior C for 2024. The Imokilly Under 21 Championships are due to start in October.
Full County Championship programme - https://gaacork.ie/2023/07/04/masterplan/
Imokilly Football Championship
Junior A Football Final
Lisgoold vs Carrignavar (Venue & Date TBA)
- (A) Lisgoold vs Mayfield (in Cobh September 16th 4pm)
- (B) Blackrock vs Ballygiblin (in Riverstown September 16th 4pm)
- Semi-Final (Repeat Pairings to be avoided)
- (A) vs Aghabullogue (depending on who wins QF) Sept 30th
- (B) vs Midleton (depending on who wins QF) Sept 30th
- Final October 15th TBA
Imokilly Junior B Hurling Championship
- 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)
Cork Junior D Championship Round Three
Lisgoold 3-13 (22)
Ballinhassig 1-9 (12)
September 10th 2023
Last Sunday our ladies overcame a very energetic young side from Ballinhassig in round three of the Junior County Championship.
Ballinhassig got the first score of the game before Ciara Power levelled with a free after a foul on Sinead O Brien. Dara K followed that with a point and Leanne woods also added on a point with an excellent long-range effort. Ballinhassig responded well with 1-2 in five minutes. Lisgoold pulled one back after some excellent work midfield from Aimee Savage who won the kick out and gave a quick ball to Dara who sent it straight over the black mark. Ballinhassig scored two consecutive points before Ciara Desmond scored a brilliant goal after Lainey’s initial shot was saved. Both sides had a point each in the last minute and when the referee blew his whistle it was the visitors who had a slight advantage at half time going in at 1-5 to 1-6.
Ballinhassig started the brightest and had a point on the board straight from the throw in. Due to some excellent defending from both sides in particular Emma Murphy, Rachel Moyinhan and Eilis Hegarty both teams struggled to get any shots on target and it wasn't until the eight minute of the second half did Lisgoold get their first score of the half with Ciara Power kicking a lovely point off her left. Ballinhassig then got three points in a row which seemed to wake Lisgoold up and turn it up a level. Kelly McCann, Sophie Kelleher and Laura Murphy got on the top in the half back line and they sent direct balls straight into the forwards who did serious damage for the last fifteen mins. Another point from Ciara, 1-3 from Dara Kiniry who caused Ballinhassig trouble all afternoon and 1-2 from Siomha Walsh saw lisgoold advance to the semi-finals with one game left in group.
Lisgoold lined out last Sunday with a panel of twenty-nine girls and it's safe to say the future is looking very bright indeed. Well done to all the panel and management team on an excellent display of football.
Thanks as always to the supporters who come out in huge numbers every week. We are all in this together now and hopefully we can get Lisgoold to another county final.
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.
The U8s played in a Monster Blitz with teams from Castlemartyr, Aghada, St. Colman’s, Castlelyons, Bride Rovers, Carrigtwohill and hosts St. Catherine’s. A Big Thank You to St Catherine's Ladies Football for organising a great day!
Well done to our under 10 Camogie team who welcomed Cobh last Saturday a great game in very warm conditions.
Great performances from all the u8 girls last Saturday. They played Midleton and Killeagh in a mini camogie blitz. They enjoyed basking in the sun afterwards with some well-deserved treats and ice-cream.
U8s, U10s and U12s all took to Passage west last weekend for super blitz. All teams played brilliantly and should be very proud of themselves. Thanks to all who travelled to support the girls.
- U12 League Final Lisgoold vs Delanys Sunday September 17th at 11am in Ballynoe.
Cork Junior D Football Championship
* Macroom and Lisgoold qualified for Home Semi-finals.
- Lisgoold vs Muintir Gabriels (in Muintir Bhaire GAA September 17th 3pm)
- Semi-finals – October 1st
- Final - October 15th/16th
- Juvenile Club
- U17 Minor Hurling Championship Away to Cobh Wed 13th September 6.15pm
- U13 Minor Hurling Championship Away to Killeagh Fri 15th September 6.15pm
- U17 Minor Hurling Championship Home to Sarsfields Sat 16th September 12 Noon
Colman Dillon Tournament
The U12 panel were invited to Erin's Own last Saturday for the superbly ran Colman Dillon tournament. Eight teams were present and were really well looked after by the hosts on the day. A very young Lisgoold team gave a great account of themselves highlighted by a great win over Nemo Rangers. A great experience for the lads and most of that Lisgoold team should be back there again next year.
The U12 Squad at the Colman Dillon Tournament.
Lotto Draw September 12th 2023
Numbers: 11-24-26-29 Winner: None
- Pat Howard (Online)
- Colin Byrne
- Liam O’Keeffe
- Denis Ahern
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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 Hurling: Castlelyons, Castlemartyr, Cloyne, Cobh, Dungourney, Fr O'Neill's, Lisgoold, St Catherine's, Whitechurch and Youghal.
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