Issue 6 - 2017 - 2017-05-17 08:59:00

Junior Round Up

East Cork JAFC Quarter Final.

Lisgoold 1-08 v 2-03 Fr. O’Neills.

Lisgoold advanced to the East Cork Football semi-finals after a tense encounter with Fr. O’Neills in Paddy Walsh Park in Castlemartyr on Saturday night. It was a very spirited performance from Lisgoold who suffered several setbacks throughout the game but kept plugging away and eventually got over the line. After winning the toss Fr. O’Neills elected to face the strong wind in the first half and this decision seemed to be the right one with only 2 points separating the sides at half time on a scoreline of 1-05 to 2-00. Lisgoold’s goal came on 20 minutes after Jack Ryan was hauled down after a direct run into the box. Leading on a scoreline of 0-02 to 0-00 and after missing a couple of free kicks in difficult conditions, Lisgoold needed the goal to take a decent lead into half time. John Cashman stepped up and held his nerve to calmly place the spot kick into the left corner. On 22 minutes, Lisgoold lost Kieran Cashman to a black card for a needless trip. Mossy stepped into centre-back and Cian Healy came on a wing back and went on to have a fine game. Another John Cashman free left it 1-03 to 0-00 and it took 25 minutes for O’Neills to register their first score, significantly a goal after some slack defending. The advantage seemed to swing back Lisgoold’s way after 2 more points from John and O’Neills lost a man through another black card. However, on the stroke of half time a fine O’Neills move resulted in a second goal and the advantage seemed to lie with O’Neills. However, within a minute of the resumption, John Cashman pointed to leave the scoreline 1-06 to 2-00. O’Neills were finding it difficult to make headway even with the wind advantage and it took them 8 minutes into the 2nd half to register their first point. The game then descended into chaos as referee Pat O’Driscoll has reason to flash black, yellow and red cards. In this period, Noel Connery brought his experience to bear, winning and turning over ball which he calmly distributed. Cathal Cashman too won his fair share of possession in front of a defence that was under pressure for most of the second half, but with Caoimhan completing a fine marking job, few scores were conceded. An important free from John on 18 minutes gave some relief as O’Neills continued to struggle in front of goal. They did tack on 2 pointed frees to set up a nerve racking last 10 minutes. Jamie Woods kicked a long range point from the wing on 28 minutes which was to be the last score of the game. O’Neills piled on the pressure and were handed a great opportunity to win the game in the dying moments after a misplaced pass but some excellent defending by Cathal saved the day. Football is set aside now for a few months as attention now turns to hurling. Team: C. Cronin, P. Leahy, B. Flynn Caoimhan O’Shea, M. O’Connell, K. Cashman, C. Scannell, C. Cashman, J. Cronin, L. Stack, N. Connery, J. Ryan, P. O’Mahony, J. Cashman (1-07; 1-00 penalty, 0-06 frees), J. Woods (0-01). Subs. C. Healy, L. O’Shea, E. O’Sullivan.

Juvenile Round Up.

In the past week, our U12s had a fine league hurling win over Whites Cross on a scoreline of 5-5 to 0-6 on Monday night. Our U14 hurlers had good wins over St. Colman’s and Lee Gaels. On Saturday morning, our U10s played Fr. O’Neills in Aghavine and our U8s played in the football Blitz in Aghada. The U8 lads are looking forward to next weekend and their Trip to Tipp, where they will take part in a tournament in Ballylooby on the way to Thurles on Sunday morning.

Cash for clobber

We are currently running a Cash for Clobber fundraising drive throughout May. All clothing once clean, curtains, belts, bags, shoes are accepted. No Duvets or pillows. Thanks for all your support to date. Drops can be made from 10-12 pm in GAA grounds, or during any of the training sessions. All funds go to the development account.

Lisgoold GAA golf fundraiser

Our annual Lisgoold GAA Golf Classic takes place in less than 4 weeks time on Thursday 8th June in East Cork Golf Club. Tee times are available from 1 to 6pm. It's €150 for a team of three and includes dinner. To book a tee time or sponsor a tee box please contact Pa on 086 3306510. Your continued support to this event is greatly appreciated.

Juvenile Summer camps

Summer Cúl Camp – Places are available for the GAA Cúl Camp which will be held in Lisgoold GAA Grounds July 24-28. Registration is available online at

Community Defibrillator

Three years ago our community embraced the challenge of improving access to defibrillators. The plan is to have a defibrillator in each area of the community. We are very close to locating a 3rd defibrillator in Ballincurrig. Funds raised will go to service an older unit and get a climate controlled box as well as replace electrode pads. The overall plan also includes making defibrillator training available to people. Please spread the word and be generous in your support.

Pairc Ui Chaoimh Recruitment

Pairc Ui Chaoimh is recruiting for up to 350 casual positions for including bar managers, chefs, catering assistants etc. The Compass Group will be holding three open days in the Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork City. Dates May 16 9-2pm, May 19 3-7pm, May 23, 9-2 pm. Anyone who is interested may come along with a CV to meet the recruitment team.

Lisgoold Lotto Jackpot of €20,000 remains up for grabs!

Lisgoold Lotto Draw Numbers, May 9th: 5, 10, 29, 33. No winner. Lucky dip winners of €20. No Winner. €20: Paudie Ryan, Ken Landers, Ina c/o Judy, Carmel Bourke. Next Draw Woods 16th May. Jackpot €20,000 Reserve €7,600.

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