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Lismore senior hurlers once again failed to make inroads over the dominance of Ballygunner in senior hurling last Saturday in a blustery Fraher field. Lismore entered this game in great form with all forwards scoring from play with huge tallies of goals and points over the last two matches, 9-40 in total. That is unprecedented scoring and momentum was certainly travelling in an upward trajectory. Hopes were high, youth was on our side and our youngsters were playing well and rising to each challenge. Lismore needed a promising start to this game and that is exactly what they didn’t get. Indeed one commentator suggested the game as a contest was over after 10 minutes. Dessie Hutchinson had amassed 1-03 and was scoring with ease. It seemed Lismore were shell-shocked or overwhelmed by the occasion and lacked that man marking ability throughout the pitch, something Ballygunner have developed into a fine art. The black and amber got a boost of sorts when Paudie Prendergast got behind the Ballygunner defence and drove a delightful ball passed Stephen O’ Keeffe into the top corner. Lismore should have gained the impetus from that score but within 40 seconds Dessie Hutchinson had struck for his second goal and that was essentially that. Lismore tried their best to work themselves back into this game but Ballygunner have that ability to turn the screw at any particular juncture and maintained complete control throughout the second half moving the margin out to 18 points by the time the final whistle had sounded. Final score: Lismore 1-10 Ballygunner 2-25. Lismore GAA Club would like to sincerely thank the senior management, namely, Brendan Landers, Dan Shanahan, Barney and Seamus Prendergast and Craig Tobin for all their hard work during the year. We would like to also thank all the players for their efforts. This particular panel have a very bright future ahead of them.
Senior Hurling - Lismore through to Semi-Final
Lismore senior hurlers continued their winning ways as they booked their entry into the semi-final of the JJ Kavanagh & Sons senior hurling championship. A late comeback by Abbeyside nearly caused a massive upset but Lismore held out to earn a deserved victory to earn their place in next week's semi-final. A dream start for young Oisín O' Gorman when he collected a breaking ball behind the Abbeyside defence and made no mistake in firing home the opening goal. Points from Finbar Reaney, Paudie Prendergast, Maurice Shanahan and another minor from Oisín laid down a significant marker in Lismore's intent. Abbeyside to their credit fought their way back into this clash with several points from play and placed balls leaving the half time score 1-11 to 0-07. Lismore started the second half with points from Oisín O' Gorman, Finbar Reaney and a wonder point from Maurice sailing the ball over the bar from just inside the Lismore 70 yard line. However, not to be outdone Abbeyside after several points from play pounced for two quick goals from Mark Ferncombe and Conor Prunty leaving only three between the sides. Was there an upset on the cards? Big Dan enters the fray to calm the nerves and lays off a breaking ball to Maurice amidst confusion in the Abbeyside rear guard. A sublime ground stroke crashing the ball to the net for Lismore's second goal and to send them into the county semi-final. Final score: Lismore 2-22 Abbeyside 3-11. Team: Seanie Barry; David Prendergast, Aaron Whelan, Conor Howard; John Prendergast, Iarlaith Daly, Anthony McGlone; Carthach Daly, Jordan Shanahan; Paudie Prendergast, Maurice Shanahan, Finbar Reaney; Oisín O’Gorman, Ray Barry, Jack Prendergast. Subs Used: Dan Shanahan for Ray Barry (58), Paddy Foley for Finbar Reaney (65).
Lismore GAA Club upcoming fixtures
Friday 14th August U12 Hurling Round 4 V Fourmilewater 6pm (away)
Saturday 15th August U9 Hurling. U14 Hurling semi-final V Mount Sion 11am (home). Senior Hurling Quarter Final V Abbeyside in Fraher field at 6.15pm
Monday 17th August U13 Hurling Round 5 V Dungarvan 7pm (away)
Tuesday 18th August U11 Hurling Round 5 V Youghal 6pm (home)
Senior Hurling - 10 Goal thriller at Fraher
Lismore senior hurlers continued their winning ways as they booked their entry into the quarter finals of the JJ Kavanagh & Sons senior hurling championship. The black and amber always looked in control here with Dungarvan providing formidable opposition but the blues seem to concede goals just at the wrong time allowing Lismore to tighten their grip on this particular clash. Ray Barry struck for 3-02 from his now customary corner forward position while substitute Oisín O' Gorman goaled two and Jack Prendergast provided the sixth from a close range touch to the net. Lismore did not have it all their own way with Dungarvan cutting the margin to one point at one particular stage when they seemed to break through the Lismore defence on a number of occasions converting four goals of their own. This will indeed be a cause of concern for the Lismore rear guard as they enter into the quarter final stage of the championship. Maurice Shanahan was again in fine free-taking form converting nine and one from play. Lismore will be happy with this performance overall as Dungarvan kept looking for a way forward but were ultimately dispatched with goals at crucial stages of the match. These scores were also coming from a team that have proven themselves not to be over reliant on a single player. Final score: Lismore 6-18 Dungarvan 4-19. We will now meet Abbeyside on Saturday 15th August in Fraher Field at 6.15pm.
Lismore junior hurlers ended their hurling campaign with a victory over a fancied Fourmilewater side last Friday evening. Knowing a badly needed win was the only outcome here, Lismore started the brighter with points from Daniel O' Keeffe and Paddy Foley. It was a nip-tuck affair with Fourmilewater always threatening for goals but the Lismore defence played one of their better games especially Fionn O' Gorman who kept a clean sheet for the second week in a row. Unfortunately we bow out at this stage of the competition on point difference with Fourmilewater and Tallow going through from Group 1. Final score: Lismore 2-15 Fourmilewater 0-14. Team: Fionn O' Gorman, Pearse O Rourke, Emmet Quann, David Smith, Ryan O' Keeffe, Jordan Murphy, Cathal Fitzgerald, Joe Lenihan (Capt), Daniel O' Keeffe, Paudie Coleman, Eric O' Sullivan, Paddy Foley, Ben Shanahan Quinn, Gary O' Connnor, Ronan Kelleher. Subs: Des Twomey for Ronan Kelleher, Darragh Foley for Ben Shanahan Quinn.
Our minor hurlers bowed out of the Minor Div 2C hurling championship with a defeat at the hands of Cois Bride last Sunday morning. We would like to thank the mentors for their time and effort in training the lads and hopefully we can build on what is essentially a very good foundation with some promising players coming to the fore.
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Lismore GAA Club Gear by O' Neills
A fantastic selection of club gear can be bought directly from the O' Neill's website. Items start from €7.50 and make ideal gifts for that special occasion. All clothing comes with an embroidered Lismore GAA crest and can also be made to order with the individuals initials. Simply search for Lismore GAA club gear online.
Lismore GAA Club Lotto
Last week's results: Numbers drawn were 5,19,22,25. No winner. Consolation prizes €20 each; Ger Ahearne, Laura Buckley, Maria Prendergast, Niall Ahearne.
This week's results. Numbers drawn were 6,9,12,15. No Winner. Consolation prizes €20 each; M & D O' Keeffe, Mary Kenneally, Ger Ahearne, Brendan Lawon. Next week's jackpot will be €8750. The draw will take place on Monday 17th August.
Tickets can be bought from all usual outlets and online priced at €2 each or three for €5.
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