The Journey Ends But Dreams Came True
All roads led to Tullamore last Sunday as our hurlers took on the challenge of an All Ireland Semi Final against Galway champions Ahascragh Fohenagh.The day was very wet with a lot of rain after falling during the night and that morning but thankfully its cleared before the throwin.The Galway lads led from the start with 2 unanswered points with Maurice pointing from a free to put Lismore on the scoreboard.Points were exchanged by both sides and on the 25th minute Ahascragh Fohenagh got the vital goal to give them a halftime lead of 1-10 to Lismore’s 0-9.
The second half proved just as tight as the first with both sides exchanging points but Lismore’s wide count began to build and they knew that a goal would bring them right back into this and as Maurice struck a 21yd free against the crossbar you could see that luck was not on the side of the lads today and Ahascragh Fohenagh ran out winners on a scoreline of 1-17 to Lismore 0-13.
The lads can be very proud of themselves for their achievements over the last 12 months,from losing their senior status and dropping down to intermediate and immediately going on to firstly win Intermediate West by defeating Modeligo 2-15 to 1-11 and then facing Dunhill in the County Final and beating them on a scoreline of 5-19 to 1-7 and regaining their senior status for 2017.The lads then went on to record wins in Munster against Bandon and Newport respectively and set up and Munster final showdown with Kerry champions Kilmoyley which the lads went on to win on a scorline of Lismore 2-14 Kilmoyley 0-13 and therefore making history and becoming Munster Champions,so lads we thank you all so much for the hard work and determination ye have put in all year and the spirit and buzz that was around the town was great so again from all yer supporters and youngs fans around the town thank you all and the very best of luck in the season ahead. Lios Mor Abu.
We were off again on Sunday to Cloughduv to be exact a place not far outside Ballincollig where our Intermediates took to the field again this time in the Quarter Final of the Munster Club, taking on the Cork Champions Bandon. Great to look around and see plenty of the Black n Amber on show, A sure sign everyone was behind this panel of players and mentors and were worthy of the support they were getting from all at home and afar. Lismore's first score came from a 65 in the 2nd min of the game from the stick of Mce. Pressure play from Bandon also resulted in them getting a 65 and they in turn pointed as well. Level. Both teams exchanged scores. A free was given to Lismore as a result of a Bandon player picking the sliotar off the ground with his hand, Mce duely scored a pt from this for Lismore. Ray Barry took a sideline in which Mce collected and buried to the back of the Bandon net. Brian Bennett came on for Jordan as he was injured in the 11th min. On Brian's first touch passed onto Mce and again GOAL his second of the day. Score now reading 2 03 to 02. A good passage of play from Bandon just before half time gave them a a ,goal, now 2 04 1 03. Half time score Lismore 2 10 Bandon 1 06.
Mce got the first score of the second half a pt from a free. Both sides exchanged pts and John Prendergast got his name on the scoresheet, followed by another from Ray Barry. A free to Bandon put pressure on the Lismore backline but there was no way through for them and their effort on goal was saved brilliantly. More pts from Peter O Keeffe and Brendan Landers extended the Lismore lead now reading 2 16 to 1 04. Lismore made some changes with Ronan Landers, Ollie Lineen Sean Reaney, coming on for Mce, Peter & Minty,. What a great day for Lismore hurling. Final score Lismore 2 20 Bandon 1 07. Scorers for Lismore on the day, Mce Shanahan 2 10, Dan Shanahan 02, Ray Barry 03 Brendan Landers 01, Peter O Keeffe 01, Jack Prendergast 02 John Prendergast 1pt. What's next for us , another trip to Fraher Field this Saturday coming Nov 5th @ 2p.m to take on Newport of Tipperary in the Munster Club Semi Final. Come along again to support the lads on this great occassion A MUNSTER CLUB SEMI FINAL keep the flag flying, Cmon the BLACK N AMBER. LISMORE ABU.
INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP COUNTY FINAL 2016.
Lismore Intermediates took on Dunhill in the 2016 Championship County Final in Fraher Field last Friday evening Oct 28th @ 7.30 p.m. What a match this turned out to be, a night to remember for our club not just for now but for many a year to come. In the first 30sec after the throw in Lismore registered their first score of the night, a pass from Dan to Jack Prendergast who in turn swiftly passed on again to Mce Shanahan buried the sliotar to the back of the Dunhill net. Brian Bennett came on as a blood sub for Mce. Dunhill in turn got a pt from play. Peter O Keeffe gave a good pass onto Dan who in turn scored a pt. Mce returned to the field of play on the 4th min. Some good play from Dunhill produced a goal for them now 2 02 each Level. Game on. Within seconds Lismore had another goal on the score sheet, thanks to the stick of Dan Shanahan. Some good play from Lismore resulted in pts from Jack Prendergast & Brendan Landers. Another passage of good play by Lismore saw a quick goal been taken by Mce followed on by a pt from the same player. Dan was deprived of a certain goal by a fine save from the Dunhill keeper. Half time was coming and more pts were added to the Lismore scoreline they coming from Peter, Mce, Dan & Jack. Half time score reading Lismore 4 12 Dunhill 1 04.
Dunhill got the first pt of the second half. Lismore had three wides within a short time of each other. Jordan was fouled and in turn Mce scored a pt from the free which was awarded. More pts followed from Jack & Peter. Eoin Bennett was replaced by Sean Reaney on the 48th mins. Another goal came from Dan came shortly afterwards from pressure of play around the Dunhill goalmouth. Subs came on for Lismore Emmett Quann for Ray Barry, Ronan Landers for Jack Prendergast, Eric O Sullivan for Dan Shanahan, Brian Bennett for Brendan Landers. 4 mins of extra time was announced but it didn't make any difference to the result of the game because Lismore were to be crowned County Intermediate Champions for 2016 finishing on a scoreline of Lismore 5 19 Dunhill 1 07. Man of the match was Lismore 's player Jack Prendergast. Scorers on the night for Lismore were as follows:Mce Shanahan 2 08, Jack Prendergast 1 03 Dan Shanahan 2 03, Peter O Keeffe 03, Brendan Landers 02. They now go onto play Bandon on Sunday @ 2p.m. in the Quarter Final of the Munster Club. Congratulations to all involved with this fine win.
WESTERN INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONS 2016.
Lismore Intermediate team took to Fraher Field on Sat evening last Oct 22nd in the Western Final of the Intermediate Championship taking on Modeligo. Beating Modeligo was not going to be an easy task as we knew from the qualifers that they were strong contenders for the 2016 title. In the first min of the game Lismore had to make a blood substitution bring on Sean Reaney for Micheal Fitzgerald. Our first score came on the 6th min from a free taken by Mce Shanahan. Saves by the Modeligo keeper deprived Lismore of goals first by Dan and then by Jack Prendergast. Modeligo pointed in the 8th min but was followed sharply by a pt from Jack Prendergast and another from Jordan Shanahan after he had been denied a goal with the woodwork saving Modeligo yet again. Scoreboard on 11 mins read 3 pts to 2pts to Modeligo. A good pass from Peter O keeffe to John Prendergast gave him a fine pt which he took well, this was followed by another from the stick of Dan. Lismore were given a free which dropped sweetly in the back of the Modeligo net taken by Mce. Some good play from the Lismore team resulted in more pts been added to the scoreboard. Peter O Keeffe scored a pt just before half time. Half time score Lismore 1 11 to Modeligo 0 06. Modeligo clawed back two pts when Jordan Shanahan dropped the sliotar in the Modeligo goalmouth which in turn was pulled upon by Dan and buried to the back of net. Another pass resulted in a pt from Jack. Modeligo were given a free which resulted in a goal now 1 11 to 2 14. Jordan Shanahan was subbed in the 57th min and Brian Bennett came on instead. Constant pressure from Modeligo saw the Lismore backline up their game and clear their lines to prevent them from scoring. Injury time pervailed and on the 65th min the referee blew the whistle and Lismore were Western Intermediate Champions for 2016. Final score Lismore 2 15 Modeligo 1 11. Lismore scores on the night came from Mce Shanahan 1 06, Jack Prendergast 03pts, Jordan Shanahan 01pt, John Prendergast 02 pts, Dan Shanahan 1 02, Peter O Keeffe 01pt.
Captain on the night Jordan Shanahan on behalf of his team mates accepted the Cup from Emer Barry, Waterford County Board. Congratulations to all involved.
COUNTY INTERMEDIATE FINAL 2016.
As you can read from the above paragraph Lismore are Western Intermediate Champions for 2016, and are now in a County final which is been played this Friday night in Fraher Field Dungarvan, @ 7.30 p.m. against Eastern Champions Dunhill. Your support for the lads would be much appreciated by all on the evening.
Lismore played Stradbally in Fraher field @ 8.30p.m. in the Quarter Final of the Intermediate Championship. 4 mins into this game our first score a point came from the stick of Stevie Barry. Then Mce. Shanahan scored shortly afterwards and on 10mins the score read Lismore 3pts Stradbally 0 01pt .On the 16th min Jack Prendergast had a shot at goal which was saved by the Stradbally keeper, However Jack made no mistake next time sliotar came his way and buried it to back of net. Score now reading on the 26th mins Lismore 1 06 Stradblly 0 04. Lismore made two changes just before half time bringing on Peter O Keeffe and Ronan Landers for Jordan Shanahan and Aaron Whelan. The opening minute of the second half saw Mce Shanahan score a pt. 42 mins in Peter O Keeffe hit Lismores second goal to the net. Phil O Keeffe came on for Brian Bennett. Mce Shanahan scored a goal from an incoming pass by Jack Prendergast, score now 3 09 to 0 10pts. Stradbally goaled shortly afterwards. Sean Reaney was replaced by Eoin Bennett on the 55 mis. Dan Shanahan found the net in the 59th mins again from a pass delivered by Jack prendergast. Final score read lismore 4 12 Stradbally 1 14. Scorers on the night for Lismore Mce Shanahan 1 - 06, Jack Prendergast 1 - 01, Peter O Keeffe 1 - 00, Dan Shanahan 1 - 00, John Prendergast 0 - 02, Ray Barry 0 - 01, Stevie Barry 0 - 01, Phyl o Keeffe 0 01.
Next match is the Semi final which is on this Sunday coming Oct 9th @ 1.30 p.m. in Fraher Field against Shamrocks. Your support for the lads would be appreciated
Lismore 2-13 Ballysaggart 2-13
INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Last Sunday evening in Fraher Field saw Lismore Intermediate hurlers take on neighbours Ballysaggart in the group game of the Intermediate Championship. After seven mins Lismore were ahead with 3pts to 2pts on the score sheet but by the 15 mins all were level with 4 pts a piece. On the 24min Ballysaggart were awarded a penalty which they goaled from leaving the score board reading Ballysaggart ahead on 1 07 to 0 08pts. Half time read 2 08 to 09. On the 38th and 40th mins Lismore made changes bringing on Brian Bennett and Peter O Keeffe, for Brendan Landers and Jordan Shanahan. Mce Shanahan goaled on the 46mins bringing us into contention, now scoreboard reading 2 13 to 1 12. All to play for. With 2mins of normal time remaining Dan Shanahan found the net and left us trailing by 1pt. Two mins of injury time was announced , and Lismore were awarded a free with seconds to go which Mce duely converted. Final score reading Lismore 2 13 Ballysaggart 2 13. Scorers on the night for Lismore Mce. Shanahan 1 10, Dan shanahan 1 01, Paudie Prendergast 0 01 John Prendergast 0 01. Next match is fixed for this Friday night Quarter Final against Stradbally in Fraher Field @ 8.30p.m. Your support for the team would be appreciated on the night
A game that started with both teams exchanging points and Lismore started to get on top with Maurice getting 3 points in a row and extend the lead to 5 points.Then big Dan stepped up again and netted for Lismore and went in at the break with a 7 point cushion on a scoreline of Lismore 1-12 Modeligo 0-8.
Everything seemed to change in the second half with Modeligo starting to dominate and getting their reward and getting thier goal and made it 1-13 to 1-9 Maurice replied with a point then Modeligo went up to get their second goal of the night making it 1-14 to 2-9,ppoint were exchange by both sides but it was Modeligo that ended up pipping this one on a final scoreline of Lismore 1-17 Modeligo 2-15.