Passage West Blitz
Our U8s took part in the recent Passage West U8/U10 Blitz. Everyone had a great day and played very well in their matches. We would like to thank Passage West and all those who help make this the highlight of the U8/U10 Calendar. Next up for our U8s will be the end of year U8 Blitz which will be held in Glanmire Gaa on October 8th.
Our U10s also travelled to Passage West for the U8/U10 Blitz. The girls showed worked well as a team and showed great skill in their games. Our U10 girls lost out to Youghal in the U10 league semi-final so they will now play Glanmire in the D Final in Watergrasshill on October 1st. (Time to be confirmed)
Our U12 girls qualified for the QF of the County where they were beaten by a very strong Donoughmore side. We would like to thank Donoughmore for the refreshments after the game and wish them best of luck for the remainder of the competition. Our girls should be proud of the progress they have made this year and their never stop trying attitude is admirable. Next up for our U12 girls is an East Cork Championship Semi-Final vs Bride Rovers on Wednesday Evening Sept 21st at 6.30pm in Lisgoold. Support Welcome.
East Cork U14 Championship Quarter Final
Lisgoold/Leamlara played St. Nicks in the East Cork U14 Championship Quarter Final on Thursday 15th September. Lisgoold/Leamlara having had a long summer of training had not played a competitive fixture since April so were a bit rusty. In saying that, they opened the score sheet with a point and scored a further 2 points within 5 minutes to set the tone for the game. But before Lisgoold/Leamlara had time to get into more of a flow, St. Nicks went up the field and although denied on a few occasions by our backs and a few excellent saves made by the keeper, St Nicks registered 3 goals in the first half. Before half time, Lisgoold/Leamlara did show a few sparks of what they are capable of, when they worked the ball up along the wings and into the space created, to allow them to get in for a goal and a well taken point but it was St Nicks who were ahead at the break, 3-01 to 1-04.
St Nicks took charge again at the start of the second half, managing to get a goal and a point to go 7 points ahead. With our heads a little down, Lisgoold/Leamlara knew that they had it in them to play better and take this game to St Nicks. A positional switch in full forward proved a good move for Lisgoold/Leamlara, as we scored 2 points and a goal to narrow the gap to just 2 points. Things began to change in favour of Lisgoold/Leamlara as their goalie made more good saves to prevent the scoreboard changing. Our backs tightened up the marking and began to attack the ball by getting in front of their players. Winning the primary ball allowed them to play good passes up the pitch to our mid-field and half-forwards who were getting in good positions on the wings.
With a new since of determination and belief Lisgoold/Leamlara slowly clawed back score after score, to eventually push past St Nicks and for the first time since the beginning of the game, and took the lead. Further changes to the Lisgoold/Leamlara team aided to 3 goals and a further point being scored to ensure that Lisgoold/Leamlara progress to the Semi Final. Thanks to the referee and all involved in St Nicks for their involvement in an excellent game of football. Well done to Lisgoold/Leamlara who never gave up until the very end, finishing 9 points ahead, having been down 7 during at the start of the second half. We are so proud of all of the girls and their efforts. Final score 5-08 to 4-02. Well done. We would also like to wish U14 Trainer Edel O Riordan all the best on her imminent move to Dublin.
Team; Anna, Rachel B, Rhiona, Leann, Rachel M, Dara (1-0), Emma, Ella (3-2), Clodagh, Kalyssa (0-2), Jess (1-1), Eilis, Laura, Aine (0-3), Meabh, Theresa, Claire, Sarah.
Next up for U14 girls is East Cork Semi-Final vs Carrigtwohill in Lisgoold. (Date and Time TBC)
Congratulations to Carrigtwohill U16 Team especially Emma Murphy and Julianne Stack who won the U16 D County Final on Sunday vs St Mary’s. 3-05 to 2-07. Well done everyone.
U13/U15 Development Training.
A number of our girls continue to train with the Imokilly Development Squad and are currently taking part in a number of inter divisional games/blitzes.
All Ireland Final.
There are still a number of Adult and Child tickets available through the club for the upcoming All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Final between Cork and Dublin. We would like to wish Ephie Fitzgerald and the Cork Senior Ladies all the best in the
All Ireland Final.
Lisgoold Gaa/Juvenile Club.
We would like to extend our congratulations to Lisgoold U15 Hurlers on winning their first A grade county final. An Historic day for the club and well done to all involved. Also best wishes to U14 and Minors who have qualified for county finals also.