Lisgoold/Leamlara Ladies Football Club News.
On Friday 11th of November Lisgoold/Leamlara Ladies Football and Lisgoold Gaa hosted their end of year social at Midleton Park Hotel. Invited guests included Marian Crowley (Secretary County Board) and Orlagh Farmer Midleton/Cork Footballer. It was fantastic to see so many different trophies and shields on display. On the night Presentations were made to U8, U10, U12, and U14 girls (see below). Orla Farmer and Junior Caption Leanne Woods were on hand for presentation of medals. Congratulations were extended to Dara Kiniry and Kalyssa Manning who have been invited to Cork U14 Team 2017 Trials following U13 Development training. We wish them both the best of luck. Congratulations were also extended to Leanne Woods and Caoillinn Hickey who both made the Imokilly Senior Team this year. This was a great opportunity for them to play at senior level with the best players in east cork region. Unfortunately, Imokilly would not progress in the championship. Following many years of service to the Ladies Club both as a Coach and Secretary this year Eilis Walsh will step down from her position. We wish Eilis all the best for the future and thank her most sincerely for all she has done for the club over the years.
2016 saw another successful year for the U’8 girls. We had 9 girls returning with 9 new players signing up this year. We started our year in U-8 league against Erins Own, Watergrasshill, Carrigtwohill, Inch and Delaneys. We had 3 very successful blitz’s one in Fermoy, our annual pilgrimage to Passage and an end of year blitz in Glanmire. As the focus of the under 8’s is fun and scores are not taken in the games it is fair to say that we had a lot of fun all year and the girls played really well. We look forward to another successful year developing this group in 2017.They received Passage West Blitz medals.
During the league campaign our U10s played some fantastic matches which qualified them for the East Cork Final for the second year in a row. They would compete against Glanmire B in the final in Watergrasshill. There was some great football played on the day by both teams but Lisgoold would go onto the win the game and the title of U10D East Cork Champions 2016. Our u10 girls also competed at Blitzes in Fermoy and Passage West. They received U10D East Cork Champions Medal and Passage West Medal.
Our U12 girls had an incredible year reaching the East Cork League final which in turn qualified them to represent East Cork in the County quarter final. This was a fantastic achievement for the club and we are very proud of the players. Throughout the year in all their games they never gave up regardless of what way the result was going. They were unlucky not to progress in the East Cork Championship. They received East Cork League Final Runners up Medals.
Our U-14 team What a year what a journey, they played some great football during the league campaign but progression to the later stages was not meant to be. The girls/coaches worked hard all over the summer to prepare for the East Cork Championship. Defeating St Nicks and Carrigtwohill along the way our girls would go on to beat Cloyne in the Final to become U14D East Cork Champions 2016. They also competed in our own Betty McCarthy Cup U-14 Blitz. They received U-14D East Cork Championship Medals.
We were unable to field at u16/Minor level this year but some of our girls competed for Midleton and Carrigtwohill respectively. We would like to thank these clubs for welcoming our girls and giving them to opportunity to continue playing football. Congratulations to Emma Murphy and Julienne Stack who the U-16D County with Carrigtwohill. Thank you to Carrigtwohill for allowing us to borrow the U-16D County Cup to display at the social. With numbers continuing to grow within the club we are making every effort to field at U-16/Minor in 2017.
Our junior ladies competed in the county league and despite some great team performances they were unable to progress in the competition. In the East Cork Championship Semi Final we came up against neighbours Carrigtwohill who were too strong for us on this occasion. Due to Injuries and work commitments it became impossible to field a team for County Championship so we made the very difficult decision to withdraw from the competition. In October we competed in our own Junior 7s Competition where a combined team of Juniors/Minors/U16 players lined out. The girls put on a great display with the younger players giving a great account of themselves at the higher grade. We finished the day as Runners Up with all clubs having a great day. Our Junior Team will Compete in another Junior 7s Competition in Cobh on Nov 20th.
We would like to thank committee members, trainers, people who fixed matches, players and parents because without you the club and its successes would not be possible so Thank you all most sincerely. We would also like to extend thanks to Marian Crowley, her husband Mick for attending and also, Orlagh and Leanne for presenting medals.
Thank you to Midleton News, East Cork Journal and Evening Echo for all the great coverage they have given us this year.
AGM WEDNESDAY 23RD 7.30PM LISGOOLD GAA.
We have a number of committee members and coaches stepping down or moving up age groups so we could really do with some more people getting involved. If you are interested getting involved in the club please attend AGM or contact Phil McCarthy Chairperson 0879202071
Training is finished for most teams now but we are running u14/u16 training on Thursdays 6.20-7.30 in the ball alley for the month of November. (Please bring Gumshield, Water and wear runners.) We are looking to focus on numbers for U16 team next year. All new players welcome.