2009 Issue 6

FIRST of all our congratulations to the Cork footballers as Conor Counihan celebrated winning the division 2 title, well done lads - keep it up. So as they intensify preparations for the championship clash with Waterford, Lisgoold upped theirs as the second team will play Russell Rovers while the first team play Castlemartyr in their respective football championships in the next few weeks. Let’s hope all teams will be successful in these games. As for this week, the hurling season continued for our Juniors and Minors, and also a family day event has been planned for the 10th of May, more of that later. Junior Hurling Division 2, Apr 22nd 2009 Lios gCúl 0-12 Sarsfields 0-12
Last Wednesday night saw Lisgoold throw a point away in the rain against what was a balanced Sarsfields side. With the original referee not available to come, we were fortunate that Timmy Geary was willing to roll back the years, and took up the whistle for the evening. Lisgoold started off brightly as John Cronin and Moss Connell got the first few points on board, however Sarsfields showed their experience as they eased themselves back into the game and eventually into the lead. It was tit-for-tat as both teams got settled into a pattern, with Jerry O’Connell and Kieran O’Shea upping their game Lisgoold kept in touch and were only a point down at half-time. With the wind in their favour in the second half, it seemed that Lisgoold would take over and dominate proceedings however this not materialize as the conditions were getting heavier it became more difficult to pull away from our opponents. Some lovely scores form Rob Smart and John Cronin gave Lisgoold daylight but this was frustratingly being wiped out by a determined Sars side. Into injury time Lisgoold led by a point and with the last puck of the game a magnificent point from the sideline ensured a share of the spoils. This will be seen as a point dropped but to be fair it is early in the season and no doubt when hurling training picks up the sharpness will return. For Lisgoold to advance further in this league, they cannot afford any more dropped points. Junior Hurling Division 3, Apr 25th 2009 Lios gCúl 3-4 Castlelyons 4-13
Due to unprecedented rainfall that came to Paric Liosgcŭl last Saturday this fixture was re-routed to a more arid Castlelyons, where our second team couldn’t produce the same winning performance against St. Itas as they crashed to a defeat against Castlelyons. Playing an honest brand of hurling, our lads never gave up throughout the hour and played to the final whistle. Captain Owen Heagrty led by example as he scored some lovely points in the first half, especially a nice one from the sideline. Liam Foley showed all his experience and may have given the first team management food for thought as the two penalties he put in away [one in each half] were unstoppable, the first half seem to be going as well as Kieran O’Shea and the athletic Patrick Connery were industrious as usual as Castlelyons led 3-6 to 1-3 at half time. The second half peeped out as Lisgoold were simply no match for Castlelyons. Some reasons may be accepted that a few players were unavailable and the fall of ground was a slight disadvantage, but to be fair there were two or three players in the Castlelyons team of superior quality. The likes of Kieran Barrett who no doubt will be playing at a higher grade later on this year made the difference between a close game and in this case a lop-sided encounter. However Lisgoold can take heart of honest, hard-working performances by Kevin Loughin, John Denheny and Ronan Stack. This will be great encouragement to Moss and Jerry for the remainder of the league campaign. Minor Hurling League, Apr 24th 2009 Lios gCúl 2-13 Kilta Og 2-15
The Castlemartyr/Dungourney combination came to Lisgoold last Thursday night and with a great second half performance stole the points from our minors who looked very comfortable at half time. Some good hurling was played by Alan, Rob and Sean Noel as our young troops surged to a 14 point lead at half-time. It was a case of tiredness, a lack of concentration, some questionable refereeing decisions, but more realistically a sheer determination from Kilta Óg not to give in, which simply led to an astonishing 17 point turnaround in the second half which Lisgoold simply had no answer to. This was a disappointing result for our minors as they seemed to be running away with the game but just failed to come out for the second half. Hopefully they will have themselves picked up for the Carrignavar game this Friday. Réiteoir
With Jerry O’Connell and Moss Mulcahy – the ‘Knights of the Whistle’ in our club - we like to say well done on the continuous hard work they do for our division and county. It is with great pleasure to state, that we have a new recruit to this hard-working group. Gavin O’Brien has been approved to take up the refereeing role. No doubt Jerry, Moss and all in C.L.G. Lios gcúl would like to wish Gavin the very best in this new role for him. Day of the Club
Sunday May 10th 2009 has been designated as ‘Lá na gClub’ as part of the 125th year celebrations of the GAA. So, to mark this occasion, C.L.G. Lios gcúl are inviting all members to attend a family day out which will commence on this day with 11.30 mass in Lisgoold Church, which is followed by a parade to the Pitch where activates will commence at 1pm. More details will be revealed next week.
This weeks fixtures
Wednesday 28th April U8 and U10 teams will play Aghada at 5.45pm also later on, U14 Football League Lisgoold v St.Catherines in Lisgoold at 7pm
Friday 1st May MHL Lisgoold v Carrignavar in Lisgoold at 7.30pm
Tuesday 5th May Junior B Football Championship Lisgoold v Russell Rovers in Lisgoold at 7pm