Junior Round Up
East Cork JAFC First Round.
Lisgoold 0-12 v 1-03 Ballinacurra (half time: 0-07 v 1-02)
A sunny but breezy Clonmult Memorial Park in Midleton was the venue for this first round clash between these two adversaries. Both sides came into the game in reasonable form; Ballinacurra with 2 wins from 3 in Division 1 and Lisgoold with a similar record in Division 2. It was no surprise so that with 10 minutes remaining, the outcome was in the balance with 2 points separating the sides. However, a few key changes by Lisgoold led to a strong finish and they won with a bit to spare. Lisgoold playing with a strong wind advantage in the first half, raced into a 0-06 to 0-01 point lead after 15 minutes after some excellent wind assisted long range kicking from John Cashman and Jamie Woods and a fisted point from Noel Connery. Ballinacurra were finding the elements tough but they hauled themselves back into this game with a close range goal on 23 minutes despite a brave save by Ciaran Cronin in the build-up. A late John Cashman point left the sides separated by 2 points and Ballinacurra set to play with their backs to the wind for the second half. A tactical switch brought John Cronin to centre back and Cathal Cashman into midfield for the second half. The moved benefitted both players with Cathal centrally involved in most second half plays and John sweeping up matters behind him. Ballinacurra registered a point 2 minutes into the second half but it was to be their last score. In a difficult day for free taking, their wides mounted up and they also lost a couple of key players to black cards. After 40 minutes the score was 0-08 to 1-03 after Cian Scannell landed over a super score from the left corner. There was no score registered again until the last 10 minutes as both defences got on top. Lisgoold did have a couple of missed opportunities in this period including a saved penalty after Jamie Woods was brought down in the box. John Cashman struck it firmly drawing a fine save by the goalkeeper. With 10 minutes to go, Liam O’Shea was on the pitch and his direct running caused a lot of problems. One of these runs set up Kieran Cashman who hooked over a close in left-footed effort, before a couple of more points from John Cashman. The score of the game was to come when Liam landed a great long range kick from right out of the touchline before John Cashman tapped over a close in free to end proceedings. In the end, a first round championship win and some satisfaction with long range point kicking. Lisgoold now advance to round 3 of the competition. Team: C. Cronin, A. Donovan, B. Flynn, Caoimhan O’Shea, K. Cashman (0-01), C. Cashman, P. Leahy, M. O’Connell, J. Cronin, P. O’Mahony, J. Cashman (0-08, 0-03 frees), N. Connery (0-01), J. Woods (0-01), E. O’Sullivan, C. Scannell (0-01). Subs used. C. Healy for P. O’Mahony, L. O’Shea (0-01) for N. Connery (injured).
Club membership fees for 2017 are still being accepted from players and non-players. Please note that you must be a fully paid member of your club before you can represent your club in any gaelic football or hurling game. It is essential for each player has paid membership. Fees may be paid to Michael Beirne, Patrick O'Mahony or any Executive Committee member. The category of Social Membership in the Club covers those who wish to be part of the Club, use the club facilities such as the gym but do not wish to have any involvement in administration, voting etc.
Juvenile Round Up.
East Minor Football League: Lisgoold 1-07 v 2-10 Courcey Rovers.
East U14 Football League: Lisgoold 4-05 v 3-07 Fr. O’Neills.
Enjoying perfect conditions, nineteen U9 and U10 hurlers travelled to Ballymacoda to play Fr. O’Neills on Saturday morning. Elsewhere, eighteen U8 hurlers played in the Rebel Og Blitz in Carrigtwohill.
Juvenile Club Easter and Summer camps
Easter Camp: We are preparing to run an Easter camp on April 18-20, from 10:00 – 12:30 each day. The camp will cover hurling, football and general movement with fun at the heart of the programme. The camp is aimed at juvenile players in the U6 - U12 category. Further details to follow closer to the date.
Summer Cúl Camp – our annual summer Cúl Camp will run the week of 24th July. Bookings for this can be made online when available.
Lisgoold Lotto Jackpot of €20,000 remains up for grabs!
Lisgoold Lotto Draw Numbers, Mar 21st: 11, 19, 23, 26. No winner. Lucky dip winners of €20. Seamus McSweenet, Richie Coleman, Rob Fitzgerald, Nora Parker. Next Draw March 28th Smarts Bar. Current Jackpots: Main jackpot remains at €20,000; reserve jackpot €6,900.
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