2009 Issue 4

Alas, the 2009 Season has well and truly started, we still have one accolade to mention from the previous year. On December last, C103 launched their annual competition Sports website of the year. To the delight, of the IT section of our GAA Club, last Sunday it was announced that we came in first place, which we feel is a huge achievement for this GAA club, considering the site was only launched January 2008. So we would like to congratulate Morris Mully on his superb work, on now (as proven last Sunday) one of the best sports websites in Cork County. Keep it up Morris. The winter cold has played foul to most games lately, and last weekend was no exception. Our Division 2 game against St.Catherines was called off, but luckily a challenge match was organised in place of this fixture and the weekend wasn't wasted. As the First Team set-off on their path for 2009 so did the 2nd Team. Unfortunately, both ended in defeat, but at least their matches were played and the countdown has begun for the championship match against Cobh in 5 Weeks time. Football Challenge, Feb 8th 2009 Lios gCúl 1-10 Youghall 3-8
The first football game of the season was held last Sunday morning as our lads took on Youghal's first team in a challenge game. This was a well-worth exercise in which, was a good blow-out for the team. Captain for the year Wayne Kingston, led the way for Lisgoold and was ably assisted by John Cronin and Charlie McCarthy. Also last Sunday saw the debut of Alan Conroy, who gave quite a good display at midfield. Lisgoold had a bad start, as Youghal scored an early goal, but this was cancelled out by a lovely goal by Charles Smart who came on for Paul Stack (who we wish a speedy recovery to his hand injury). Some lovely points were scored by both sides as Youghal went in 1-6 to 1-4 in front. As the second half progressed, Lisgoold up the tempo a bit and played some nice passages, but clearly rustiness was beginning to show. A great chance to win the game came, with about 2 minutes to go. This came to Maurice Mulcahy who had got through, but he failed to convert, and from the resulting kick out, Youghal went up and scored a sucker punch goal. It was a good game and Lisgoold have something to build on however, lack of football practice and game time was clearly evident, but this will come (hopefully) before the Cobh match. Scorers: Charles Smart 1-1, Wayne Kingston 0-4, Kevin Shea 0-2, Alan Conroy 0-1, John Cronin 0-1, Barry Ahern 0-1. Team: John Paul Rohan, Charlie McCarthy, Barry Stack, Patrick O'Mahony, Kieran O'Shea, Moss O'Connell, Noel Connery, Eoin O'Riordan, Alan Conroy, Barry Ahern, Brian Clifford, John Cronin, Paul Stack, Wayne Kingston, Kevin O’Shea. Subs: Charles Smart for Paul Stack. Maurice Mulcahy for Eoin O'Riordan. Referee: Jim Daly (Youghal) Football Division 3, Feb 8th 2009 Lios gCúl 1-5 Carrigtwohill 1-7
Our Second String had their first outing of 2009. The game can only be described as a game of two halves, as a howling breeze really did dominate the game and was a factor in the whole match. Lisgoold won the toss and elected to play against the wind. It seemed to be going fine, as the defence of Noel Riordan and Kevin Loughlin was holding firm. A needless goal was conceded, but still they went in at half time 1-6 to 0-3 down but with a wind advantage, and most felt that it was a game that could be won. A goal by Killian Kingston (who made is Debut at Junior Level as well as Jamie Woods) got Lisgoold going, as the score was brought to the bare minimum at 1-6 to 1-5 soon after the start of the first half but frustratingly, that was as close as they came. Some missed frees and missed goal-scoring opportunities cost Lisgoold dearly, and It was stout defending from Carrig that helped them over the line. This will be seen as two points dropped, considering the advantage Lisgoold had in the second half however, they will (hopefully) pick themselves up for next Tuesday’s clash with Dungourney. Scorers: Killian Kingston 1-0, Dave O'Sullivan 0-3, Jamie Woods 0-1, Charles Smart 0-3 Team: Donal O'Leary, Moss Mulcahy, Noel O'Riordan, Paul O'Brien, Kieran O'Shea, Micháel O'Sé, Kevin Loughlin, Patrick Connery, Finbarr Brosnan, Charles Smart, Killian Kingston, Mike Riordan, Robert Smart, Dave Sullivan, Jamie Woods. Subs: Mick Beirne for Paul O'Brien, Paudie Ryan for Moss Mulcahy, Tim O'Calllaghan for Rob Smart. Referee: Charlie McAllister (Midleton) First-Aid Course
There is a First-Aid Course due to start in the club and we are looking for people, who will be interested in participating in this course. Anyone who is interested could you please contact either Hilliary (087)6109821 or Norma (087)9057236 for details about this course. Also you may need enquire asap, as places are limited and will be taken up very quickly. Club Gear
Club Replica Jerseys are avilable for order at the moment, these would be a great phurasce for any passionate lisgoold supporter for the season ahead (or possibly a good valentine's day gift depending on the person!!!). Anyone interested please contact either Hilliary (087) 6109821 or Norma (087) 9057236. Also Club Hoodies are avialable for order, anyone interested in phursace these, please contact Moss on (087) 2123628. Juvenile Training
The youngsters are back again!!!! Out from the Hibernation of the past three months, Lisgoold Juveniles are back in gear, with training for the U12 and U14 on in Sarsfields Gaa Grounds Saturday 4-5pm. Club Book Appeal
There is a book being created in regards to the history of our club. This book will be well-worth buying and will sure to be a "bestseller" when released. However, to add a bit of colour to book, it is deemed that photographs would be necessary to make it one to savour. So, an appeal is being made that anyone within (or outside) the parish, who has any photos (past or present) of Lisgoold GAA, will send them into John Joe Regan ASAP. You can also contact him on 0863327642. This book is due to be published shortly, and it will be a great read for any Lisgoold supporter. HAVING A BALL
BEGINNING Sat Jan 24TH – 10am, Lisgoold Community Hall
Note for parents of children born in 2003 & 2004
Introduction to Gaelic Games – Under 6 training, Lisgoold GAA club
Lisgoold Juvenile GAA club will begin Gaelic Games training for children born in 2003 and 2004 (no younger children please). The name of the training is 'Having a Ball' – and that sums up the aims of the training. The training will be FUN, with no emphasis on competition. Indeed, we will not play competitive games involving other clubs for at least 2 years, if not more. Boys and girls are welcome.

Our proposed training schedule is as follows:
  1. Training in Lisgoold Hall, Saturdays 10am-11am beginning on 24th Jan and continuing until the end of March in the hall. No specific hurling or football gear is required for this hall training. We will not be using hurleys at this stage, but rather we will be using soft sponge balls, and other training aids, to begin training in the area of agility, balance and co-ordination. Children are asked to wear a tracksuit and runners and to bring a bottle of water with them (no fizzy drinks please) to training.
  2. From around start April we will move to Lisgoold GAA pitch – details to be confirmed nearer to the date. For this training children will need football boots, a hurley and most importantly, a hurling helmet. Subsidised hurling helmets are available from Liam Walsh. Children cannot train or play hurling without wearing a helmet.
Our role is more than imparting specific hurling and football skills to the children– it’s about helping to develop the children into young adults who act properly on the field of play and who are respectful of others.

Our aims for 2009 are:
The balance and co-ordination of the children improves over time allowing:
  • The kids to get used to their hurling helmets
  • They have the correct grip for hurling (strong/writing hand on top)
  • They can strike the ball off both sides in hurling on the ground (however well!)
  • They can kick and catch a football
  • They know how to hit the ball in a certain direction – e.g. to score or clear a ball
  • They have FUN so they will come back and will bring their friends!
Any parent that is interested in getting involved in the club is more than welcome. We will be delighted to involve many of you in the running of our children’s team. So that we can plan more effectively for training, we would appreciate it if you would contact Brendan Healy with your intentions as regards your child. Any more general queries can also be addressed to Brendan also.

Thank you.
Brendan Healy, 087-9176891 , or (preferably) 4630018 (6 pm - 9 pm)
This weeks fixtures
Junior Football Challenge V Carrigtwohill U21, Friday 13th February in Carrigtwohill at 7:15pm
Junior Football League Division 2 V Ballinacurra, Saturday 14th February in Ballinacurra at 4:00pm
Junior Football League Division 3 V Dungourney, Wednesday 18th February in Dungourney at 7:30pm