Lisgoold GAA Notes.
- Nov 17,2023
A huge congratulations to the minor ladies’ squad on winning their east cork title last week, the juniors made it an east cork double for the weekend (by winning their third east cork title in a row). A huge congratulations to all, with the under 21 and junior county titles collected this season it has been an excellent haul for the ladies’ club. The Under 21’s are the last team in action for the adult club, unfortunately they couldn’t field for their last football game vs Carrignavar in the football championship, so that is that. All that is left is the U21 hurling championship, and due to Whitchurch's incredible win vs Castlemartyr last weekend a glimmer of hope has arisen for progression. There are three juvenile finals left, two to be played this week best of luck to all, hopefully they will all end 2023 on a high!
Reeling in the Lisgoold Years
In part three of our reeling in the years column we pay tribute to previous hurling classics. In tribute to the 2003 season last week, we go back to the semi-final game that saw Lisgoold qualify for the club’s third hurling county final (Unfortunately losing said final to St Colum’s 3-11 to 1-12). Also, we have a glance at the year 2000 in which the hurlers made the brave step back to Junior B from Junior A in which they got to the county final that year as well (Unfortunately losing to Randal Og 0-10 to 0-6) here we have a look at the quarter final match that year.
Cork Junior B Hurling Championship Quarter-Final
Kildorrery 2-11 (17)
September 23rd 2000
Lisgoold had a one-point win over Kildorrery in the County Junior B Hurling championship at Rathcormac on Saturday evening last. This was an exciting game of hurling with nothing between the sides. Kildorrery got off to a great start and had a quick goal from Noel Dunne from a free in the second minute. Lisgoold gradually settled and had two points by Donal O'Leary and Jonathan O'Shea by the fourth minute, 1-0 to 0-2. Kildorrery added three points by Noel Dunne, Tom Walsh and Eamonn O'Connor to go 1-3 to 0-2 in front after seven mins. Maurice O'Connell replied with two points for the winners by the ninth minute.
Both sides exchanged two points each by the end of the opening quarter to see two points between the sides, 1-5 to 0-6. Maurice O'Connell and Eamonn O'Connor then exchanged points. In the last 10 mins of the opening half, Lisgoold added three points by Maurice O'Connell (2) and Kevin O'Shea while Kildorrery had a point by Dave O'Brien to see the sides level at the break, 1-7 to 0-10. On the restart, Maurice O'Connell gave Lisgoold the lead for the first time in the game when he pointed a free. Eamonn Coughlan forced level in the 33rd minute. Maurice O'Connell and Dave O'Brien exchanged a point each by the 35th minute, 1-9 to 0-12. Lisgoold, now on top, added three points in a row by their best player Maurice O’Connell by the end of the third quarter, 0-15 to 1-9. Noel Dunne reduced the deficit to two points by the 49th minute. Liam Sheehan restored the goal lead for the East Cork side when he pointed in the 50th minute, 0-16 to 1-10.
Maurice O'Connell put four points between the sides when he pointed in the 53rd minute. Noel Dunne and Finbarr Brosnan exchanged a point each by the end of normal time, 0-18 to 1-11. Kildorrery tried hard in the dying moments and in the 62nd minute, Michael Monaghan set up Dave O'Brien for a goal to leave a point between the sides. However, time ran out for Kildorrery and Lisgoold advanced to the county semi-final.
Lisgoold: Ned O'Keeffe, Matt Murphy, Gerry Ryan, Declan Whelan, Barry Aherne, Gerry O'Connell, Noel Connery, Séamus McSweeney, Liam Sheehan, Kevin O'Shea, Eoin O'Riordan, Jonathan O'Shea, Kieran Stack, Maurice O'Connell, Donal O'Leary.
Substitutes: Anthony Purcell for Kevin O'Shea, Finbarr Brosnan for Eoin O'Riordan, Kevin O'Shea for Kieran Stack
Scorers: Maurice O'Connell 0-13 (0-6 frees, 0-1 `65'), Donal O'Leary, Jonathan O'Shea, Kevin O'Shea, Liam Sheehan, Finbarr Brosnan 0-1 each.
Kildorrery: Anthony Costigan, Brendan Walsh, John Finn, Seán Keating, Stephen Holland, Michael Monaghan, Stephen Coughlan, Dave Roche, Noel Dunne, Eamonn O'Connor, Tom Walsh, Dave O'Brien, Tom Thornhill, Pat Fenton, Eamonn Coughlan.
Substitutes: Andrew O'Brien for Tom Thornhill, Pa Murphy for Brendan Walsh.
Scorers: Noel Dunne 1-4 (1-2 frees), Dave O'Brien 1-2, Eamonn O'Connor 0-2, Tom Walsh, Pat Fenton, Eamonn Coughlan 0-1 each.
Referee: Jim Mackey (Nemo Rangers).
Cork Junior B Hurling Championship Semi-Final
Lisgoold 1-23 (26)
Lismire 3-10 (19)
October 18th 2003
Lisgoold advanced to meet St Colum’s in this year permanent TSB County Junior (B) Hurling championship final after their seven-point win over Lismire at Castletownroche on Saturday last. A well balanced Lisgoold side proved to be too strong on the day with Brendan Healy, Brian Clifford, Seamus McSweeney and Maurice O’Connell all outstanding for the winners throughout. O’Connell, at full forward, proved to be a handful getting a total of 13 points over the hour.
The winners got off to a brilliant start and had two early points by the second minute. The Duhallow side opened their account a minute later when their best forward John O’Connor pointed a free. Lisgoold replied with a point from Maurice O’Connell, but John O’Connor cancelled out the score when he scored a point from a difficult angle moments later. Three quick points from the East Cork side saw them open a 0-6 to 0-2 lead by the tenth minute and Lismire looked to be in big trouble. However, they came right back into the equation in the 12th minute when a long delivery by John O’Connor led to a mix-up in the Lisgoold defence with the sliothar going all the way to the net 0-6 to 1-2.
Lismire forced level a minute later when TP O’Connor pointed. Maurice O’Connell edged Lisgoold ahead with a point but from the puckout Lismire took the lead for the first time when a long delivery by Maurice Hayes found James O’Connor on the 21-yard line his attempt at goal struck the crossbar with the rebound falling to Henry O’Keeffe who fired home from close range, 2-3 to 0-7. Both sides added a point, but it was Lisgoold who upped a gear and points from Charles Smart and Jerry O’Connell saw them force level in the 19th minute.
Two quick points from Maurice O’Connell edged the Imokilly side two points clear and in the 25th minute a great ball by Brian Clifford led to Francis Mansell goaling for the winners, 1-12 to 2-4. Lismire finished the half well and had three late points from James O’Connor, Joe Noonan and John O’Connor to come within three points at the interval, Maurice O’Connell also had a point for the winners, 1-13 to 2-7.
On the changeover John O’Connor and Jonathan O’Shea exchanged an early point. Both sides added another point before the Lisgoold side looked to be out of Lismire’s reach when they had three points on the trot from Brendan Healy and Jerry and Maurice O’Connell by the 42nd minute, 1-18 to 2-9. Lismire regrouped well and with Paddy Sheahan, Eugene McAuliffe, Niall Aherne, James O’Connor, Maurice Hayes, John O’Connor. and TP O’Connor all featuring strongly in the second half they enjoyed their best spell and had their third goal when a powerful shot in front of goal by TP O’Connor was deflected to the net by Henry O’Keeffe to see his side come within three points entering the last quarter, 1-18 to 3-9.
However, it was the East Cork side that finished well and three quick points from Jerry O’Connell, Kevin O’Shea and Maurice O’Connell restored their six-point advantage by the 54th minute. In the last six minutes the winners added two more points while John O’Connor had a point for Lismire. Lisgoold emerged deserving winners despite Lismire’s brave effort — they will now meet St Colum’s in the county final this Sunday.
Lisgoold: Ned O’Keeffe; Michael O’Shea, Donal O’Leary, Padraig Ryan; Noel Connery, Brendan Healy, Barry Aherne; Brian Clifford, Seamus McSweeney; Kevin O’Shea, Liam Sheehan, Charles Smart; Jerry O’Connell, Maurice O’Connell, Francis Mansell.
Substitutes: Jonathan O’Shea for Liam Sheehan (injured), James Hurley for Donal O’Leary.
Scorers: Lisgoold: Maurice O’Connell 0-13 (0-5 frees, 0-1 ‘65’), Jerry O’Connell 0-3, Francis Mansell 1-0, Charles Smart 0-2, Seamus McSweeney, Brendan Healy, Brian Clifford, Kevin O’Shea and Jonathan O’Shea 0-1 each.
Lismire: Jerry B Sheehan; Dave Morrissey, Paddy Sheahan, David Jones; Tim Aherne, Eugene McAuliffe, Tim O’Neill; Niall Aherne, Maurice Hayes; Joe Noonan, TP O’Connor, James O’Neill; James O’Connor, Henry O’Keeffe, John O’Connor.
Substitutes: Denis Sheahan for James O’Neill (injured).
Scorers: John O’Connor 1-6 (0-4 frees), Henry O’Keeffe 2-0, James O’Connor 0-2, Joe Noonan and TP O’Connor 0-1 each.
Referee: Dave O’Farrell (Mitchelstown).
State of Play (Correct as of 16th November 2023)
The adult season is pretty much finished this season apart from the Under 21’s. The U21’s face an uphill struggle in the hurling championship. They couldn’t field this weekend in the football championship and have completed their match programme for the year. All that’s left is the hurling championship, in which due to Whitechurch’s incredible win over Castlemartyr last weekend there is a glimmer of hope. Quite simply, for us to qualify for the semi-final, Castlemartyr must beat Cloyne this weekend. Leading to the final round of matches - Lisgoold must beat Castlemartyr and Whitechurch beat Cloyne it will then go to points difference. There is a chance, and one will hope that the under 21’s will get the break they need to salvage their season.
Imokilly Under 21 Championships
Under 21 Hurling Group 1 (Top Two to Semi-Finals)
- Cloyne vs Castlemartyr in Castlemartyr 18th November 2.30pm
- Lisgoold vs Castlemartyr in Lisgoold 25th November 2.30pm
- Whitechurch vs Cloyne in Whitechurch 25th November 2.30pm (TBC)
Under 21 Football Group 2 (Group Winner Straight to Final)
Carrignavar qualify for the final to be played on 2nd December.
Fixtures (All Hurling)
U17 League Final vs Watergrasshill in Glenville Thurs 16th November 7.30pm
U13 League Final vs Youghal in Bishopstown Sat 18th November 12pm
U16 League Final vs Killeagh in Killeagh Sat 25th November 3pm
Imokilly Minor Football Championship Final
Lisgoold 4-10 (22)
Carrigtwohill 0-4 (4)
November 9th 2023
In a very one-sided affair Lisgoold took home the minor east cork champions title last Thursday night under lights in Carrigtwohill. Shona Dunphy in goals made a mountain of saves that if they had gone in, the outcome would've been much different. Captain Rachel Barry was outstanding, gathering ball and making clever passes to take the backs out of pressure many times. Great passages of play between Lainey, Chloe, Molly Carroll, Molly Cullinane, Aimee resulted in Carrig getting tired and Lisgoold taking their scores. While we had a fair few shots wide, our attack up the field was constant. All players played and worked hard showing great team spirit. Rachel Barry came off mid-way through second half due to losing a contact lense but stepped into corner forward for the last five minutes to guide her team to victory.
Scorers: Lainey O’Sullivan 2-6, Carol Kelleher, Chloe, 1-0, Aine Hallahan 0-2, Jessica O'Leary, Molly Carroll 0-1 each
Minor East Cork Champions (Credit: Sinead Murphy).
Imokilly Junior Football Championship Final
Lisgoold 4-10 (22)
Youghal 2-3 (9)
November 12th 2023
What a way to finish the season by taking the East Cork Title home again for the third year in a row, credit must go to Youghal, the scoreline did not reflect the game and due to some wayward shooting from Youghal this game could have been a lot closer. Youghal started the strongest by getting a goal and then Lisgoold slowly started to get into the game and the half time score was 1-2 to 1-6. Lisgoold pulled away then in the second half and the game finished 4-10 v 2-3. Kelly McCann accepted the cup on behalf of the team to the delight of the many supporters who travelled that day.
Scorers: Dara kiniry 1-3, Siomha Walsh, Ciara Desmond, Laura O’Shea 1-0 each, Lainey O’Sullivan, Aine Hallahan 0-2 each, Aoibhe Savage Ciara Power, Leanne Woods 0-1 each.
Junior East Cork Champions (Credit: Sinead Murphy).
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