Lisgoold GAA Notes.
- Nov 06,2023
Best of luck to the junior footballers as they lock horns with Canovee in the county championship at 4pm in Pairc Ui Rinn, the Minor Hurlers are playing their county final replay at 1.30pm in Bishopstown. Both Matches are on this Sunday - so a fine Double header to those who can go to both do if you can and get behind the blue and gold as both squads aim to finish the 2023 season on a high.
As the season is now wounding down apart from the footballers at times it’s great to pay tribute to those success in the past. So, starting a reeling in the years segment to our newsletter for the next few weeks we be releasing match reports from times gone by. A huge thank you to John Joe Regan who have provided a treasure trove of match reports. So first is back to October 2007 in where the junior footballers were on the verge of landing a first championship in 24 years, it was a few weeks before that the juveniles made the breakthrough.
Reeling in the Lisgoold Years
Cork Under 16 C Hurling Championship Final
Lisgoold 0-18 (18)
St Mark’s 1-11 (14)
October 18th, 2007
THE famine is over for Lisgoold, who savoured county juvenile championship honours for the first time when beating St Mark's in the Co.UI6 C Hurling Championship final in Glantane on Saturday. In 2003, saw their minors win a hurling league county title, but this was the clubs first county championship secured and a glorious one it was.
A physically stronger Lisgoold deserved their historic triumph but not before they were made to sweat it out in a bold bid by the Meelin and Freemount combination to save the outcome. However, a quartet of quick-fire points during the closing stages put the icing on the cake to complete a historic day for the East Cork boys. Lisgoold tore into the fray from the outset as man of the match Robert Smart hit four neat points.
St Mark's got to grips with the situation and proceeded to enjoy a lengthy spell of dominance. Their potential was illustrated by the outstanding play of custodian Jason O'Callaghan, T J Brosnan, Brendan O'Sullivan, Eamon Brosnan and Aidan O' Flynn. Indeed, St Mark's called the shots and six consecutive points from Brosnan, O'Sullivan, Daniel Jones and O' Flynn altered the scoreboard in favour of the Duhallow side. Lisgoold fought back and a pair of points from Jamie Woods narrowed the deficit 0-9 to 0-6 at the break.
Lisgoold enjoyed a promising start to the second half and points to John McCarthy and Smart tied up matters. The momentum remained with Lisgoold through key contributions delivered by Killian Kingston, John Cronin, Conor Walsh and John McCarthy. And chief talisman Smart continued to pile on the scores from play and placed balls.
St Mark's hit back with a vengeance and a goal from substitute Declan O' Riordan squared matters with eight minutes remaining. Lisgoold turned the screw, Smart and the accurate Woods hit two points apiece to put the game out of reach. The full-time whistle sparked scenes of celebration amongst all associated with the proud club. Coupled with the club adult junior footballers in a divisional final to be played in a few weeks, Lisgoold GAA club is one on an upward curve.
Lisgoold: J Cashman, K Kingston, J N Donovan, A Walsh, J Cronin, R Stack, C Walsh, S Hurton, J McCarthy, R Smart, J Woods, O Curtin, K Flynn.
Substitutes: C Cashman, C Scannell, M Savage, A Donovan, N Kingston, C O’Mahony.
Scorers: R Smart 0-12, J Woods 0-4, J McCarthy and J Cronin 0-1 each.
Selectors: Dermot McCarthy, Brian Woods, Mike Walsh
St. Mark’s: J O’Callaghan, T J Brosnan, F Feehan, C O’Riordan, B O’Sullivan, S O’Mullane, E Brosnan, Daniel O’ Callaghan, M O’Neill, D Jones, Donal O’Callaghan, M Geaney, A O’Flynn.
Substitutes: D O’Riordan
Scorers: E Brosnan 0-6, A O' Flynn 0-3, D O' Riordan 1-0, D Jones and B O' Sullivan 0-1 each.
Selectors: Ned Brosnan, John O’Flynn.
Referee: M Sheedy (Castletownroche)
State of Play (Correct as of 2nd November 2023)
The first team footballers are now in the Cork County JAFC Quarter-final due to played in Pairc Ui Rinn this weekend. The U21 face an uphill struggle in both championships to qualify for the knockout stages. They must win all remaining games in their respective groups to stay in contention.
Cork County Junior A Football Championship 2023
County Quarter-Finals 4th/5th Nov County Semi-Finals 11th/12th Nov
1. Lisgoold vs Canovee 1 vs 2
2. Castlemanger vs Barryoe 3 vs 4
3. Killavullen vs Ballygarvan
4. Mayfield Bye
Imokilly Under 21 Championships
Under 21 Hurling Group 1 (Top Two to Semi-Finals)
- Lisgoold vs Whitechurch in Whitechurch 7th November 8.30pm in Pairc Ui Chaoimh
- Lisgoold vs Castlemartyr in Lisgoold TBA
Under 21 Football Group 2 (Group Winner Straight to Final)
- Lisgoold vs Carrignavar - Date and Venue TBC
Cork Minor Ladies Football Quarter-Final
Lisgoold 3-15 (24)
Bantry Blues 5-14 (29)
October 22nd 2023
Last Sunday our minors took on Bantry in Glenville and unfortunately met a more clinical team on the day. After getting a good start through Molly and Lainey Lisgoold failed to covert numerous chances and Bantry clawed it back to have the score at half time Lisgoold 2-8 v Bantry 3-7. The second half started well and both teams traded scores and were level with 5 mins to go. Lisgoold should have scored a goal and point but didn't convert and Bantry went straight down the other side of the pitch and had 2-1 scored before the ref blew the final whistle.
Well done to all the panel and this team are not finished they have an East cork final to play in the next Two weeks.
Scorers: Lainey 0-6, Molly C 1-2, Chloe 1-1, Carol K 1-0, Aine 0-3, Ellie 0-2, Molly Ca 0-1
Fixtures - U12 Challenge Match vs Mayfield in Mayfield Sunday 5th November 12pm
Lotto Draw October 24th 2023
Numbers: 1-19-27-35 Winner: None
- Kieran Deady (Online)
- Julie O’Mahony
- Paudie Ryan
- Mrs Moore
Lotto Draw October 31st 2023
Numbers: 14-18-20-24 Winner: None
- John Conran (Online)
- Moss Mulcahy
- Tom Nagle
- Jimmy Coleman
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**Christmas Lotto Draw is on in Smarts Bar 16th Dec 2023 starting at 9pm**
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