This year's Camogie AGM is set for Friday Nov 15th @ 8pm in the community centre. We would like to encourage everyone to please come along to ensure that there will be a good force behind the girls for the coming year. Please feel free to get in contact with any of the present committee on any queries big or small.
Lismore 0-2 Athenry 0-8
Under very difficult conditions in Coralstown Kinnegad on Sunday last it was a very determined Athenry team that came out as victors in the AIB Intermediate Club Semi Final propelled by the vastly experienced trio of Therese Maher, Jessica Gill and Rebecca Glynn . They led by 0-5 to 0-2 at half time, Maher scoring four points (three from frees) and Gill the other.
Lismore found it very difficult to penetrate the very strong Athenry defense and were quick to crowd out the speedy Caithriona McGlone when she was about to get possesion. The Lismore defense stood equally strong from the Athenry attack and kept a clean sheet for the game. But Lismore found it very hard to get the ball beyond their half forward line thus finding it hard to come by a score
Nicola Morrissey got Lismore off the mark at the end of the fourteenth minute and Caitriona McGlone doubled their tally six minutes later but they failed to score again, while Niamh Hannon (two) and Noreen Coen pointed to ensure Athenry the prized victory. It wasnt to be for the Lismore girls on the day.
All in Lismore camogie are very proud of the girls and their team management in their exploits and have achieved quiet allot winning the County"The Denny Buckley Cup" league, The County Championship V Gaultier and the Munster Final V Corks Newcestown which was a great achievement after being beaten in both League and County the year previous.
Lismore Panel;T.Morrissey, S.Coughlan, S.Prendergast, E.Curran,A.Houlihan,S.Kiernan,I.Markewicz,M.Russell,S.Williams,G.Kenneally,N.Morrissey,S.Curran,J.Houlihan,C.McGlone,E.Power
Substitutes;R.Geoghegan for J.Houlihan, S.Bennett for E.Power.
Remainder of Panel; E.Heneghan,C.walsh,L.Foley, J.Russell,S.O Keeffe,S.Walsh,B.McGlone, A.Russell, A.Hannon
Management; Brendan Landers, Geraldine Barry, Kate Heneghan
Physical Trainer; Mark McConnell First Aid; Eilish McGlone Water/Hurley Carriers; Jane Landers, Clodagh Landers and Dylan Conway
Lismore Camogie Club would like to say a sincere thanks to the many sponsors who so generously responded to our letters of sponsorship for our girls trip to Kinegad for the All Ireland semi Final.
The following are the list of sponsors; Lismore GAA,, The Red House, The Vault Cafe, Inka Design, Foleys on the Mall, FDC, The Classroom Bar,Roses West End Bar, Ormonde Kitchens Lower Main St. Dungarvan, John Fuller Tiling and Timber Flooring, Mace Ballyrafter, Chopstix Chinese Takeaway,Neil Twoomey Solicitor,Lismore Post Office, Roches Centra, Tony Glavin Accountants, Paul Lennihan of Vee Construction, John Heneghan, GSK Dungarvan, Dave Landers meats, Doctor Noreen Barry, Mc Graths Butchers, Edward Fenton, Dr. Noelle Quann, Club Deise, Maurice Dunne Garage, Paddy Nugent Garage
Thanks also to all who took the long trip to Kinegad on Sunday to support our girls and to all who wished the girls their best wishes for the game.
Church Gate Collection
Thanks to all who supported our recent churchgate collection.
The excitement is building in Lismore as the Senior Camogie girls prepare for the upcoming AIB All Ireland Club Semi Final which is due to take place on Sunday next January 28th in McDonagh Park Nenagh Co. Tipperary at 2pm. The town of Lismore are behind the girls as they showed up in numbers for the launch of this match on Friday night last in Lismore Community Centre with sponsorship for this amazing bunch of girls.
The List of sponsors who sponsored these girls and the club leading up to the County final and there afterwards are;
Lismore GAA,, The Red House, The Vault Cafe, Inka Design, Foleys on the Mall, FDC, The Classroom Bar,Roses West End Bar, Ormonde Kitchens Lower Main St. Dungarvan, John Fuller Tiling and Timber Flooring, Mace Ballyrafter, Chopstix Chinese Takeaway,Neil Twoomey Solicitor,Lismore Post Office, Roches Centra, Tony Glavin Accountants, Paul Lennihan of Vee Construction, John Heneghan, GSK Dungarvan, Dave Landers meats, Doctor Noreen Barry, Mc Graths Butchers
Lismore Camogie are very grateful for the generosity of the local businesses for their support of the girls.
we would like to wish our girls and their management team and backroom staff the best of luck in the Club semi Final next Sunday.
Church Gate Collection
All in Lismore Camogie would like to thank all those who donated and helped them out in their annual church gate collection last weekend
Granville Hotel/ WLR Sports Star Awards
Well done to our senior Camogie Player Caithriona McGlone on representing the Club with pride in last Saturday nights Granville Hotel/Wlr Sports star awards, eventho Caithriona won the public vote was unfortunately unsuccessful on capturing the overall award but can be proud of her achievements.
Lismore Camogie Club AGM Secretaries Report 2017
Ba mhaith liom failte a chur roimh gach duine anseo anocht go dti an cruinniu
bliantuil. Ba mhaith liom failte speisialta a chur roimh na daoine nua.
I would like to welcome everyone here tonight to our 2017 Annual General Meeting,
especially those who are joining the Club as members, mentors, committee members
or managers for the first time in 2018. It can seem a bit daunting when tasked with
new responsibilities. However, in my own case at least, I can vouch that the rewards
surpass the work involved.
I apologise if I unintentionally omitted anyone or failed to acknowledge their contribution to Lismore Camogie Club.
I would like to congratulate any of our members that have got married or had children over the past 12 months, I wish you all a happy and healthy future. I would also like to extend my condolences to anyone who has lost a family member or friend in the last 12 months.
‘Success is where preparation and opportunity meet’. It’s a good
motto for Lismore Camogie Club. We have great coaches who are dedicated and
passionate. We enter as many competitions as we are eligible for and we perform to a
high standard consistently, while working on our weaknesses.
As can be seen from the reports below, albeit, all our underage teams may not have won many trophies, a steady rise in the right direction is evident across the board. We see all teams from u14 to u18 reach at least, a county semi-final. Most
importantly, they gained so much experience and each squad improved immensely
through hard work and determination. It was the enthusiasm and positive attitude of
the girls that so impressed the coaching teams. With our Senior Team spear heading this momentum. Never to be kept down, the teams rose to the occasion time and time again.
To follow is my summary of each team throughout the year;
U6 – Shauna Prendergast, Noreen Power, Abbie Roche, Chloe Landers indoor
Our u6 girls are the future of this club. Starting indoor training in September, they have played no matches yet as it is all in skill development stages. Number are promising with an average of 24 girls on any given training night.
U8 – Nicola Morrissey, Izabela Markiewicz, Linda O Keeffe, Olivia Flynn indoor
Our u8 girls have started to attend some blitz’ and attendance for this age group is bright too. Attendance on average of 26 per training session. The girls have attended a blitz in Ballylooby and they also had the chance to play at half time of the Senior County Final which is so important in the development of the girls and to be able to aspire to their Senior Stars achievements. They have also been to a blitz in Modeligo and neighbours Ballyduff have travelled over for a game.
U10 – Emily Heneghan,
Our u10 girls played blitzes against Modeligo, Cappoquin and St Annes throughout the summer months along with some challenge games. Attendance from January to May was around 13 or 14 girls. Attendance after May dropped significantly but this is probably due to the time of year and holidays.
3rd/4th class indoor– Emma Barry (Shauna O Keeffe helper at time of absence)
3rd/4th class have commenced training since September with a total of around 16 players per session. These girls took part in a very enjoyable blitz in Ballylooby at the end of September. Numbers are since increasing at this age group since the summer months which is a big plus.
U12 –JoJo Tobin
These girls played blitzes in Clonea, Lismore and Tallow and practice games with Youghal and Ballybacon before starting into championship where they played away to Tramore, Clonea and Tallow and home to Ballyduff. With varying results they qualified for the B Semi Final but were beaten by Tramore after a great game.
5th/6th class indoor– Shauna Kiernan (helper Alice Russell at times of absence)
During the late months of the year numbers are low for this age group. With a lot of these girls having played u12 in the first half of the year, perhaps a rethink of structure towards the winter months for this age group.
U14 – Trainers Shauna Prendergast and Marie Russell
The u14 squad this year proved to be an extremely young group of girls with many of the girls involved still competing at u12 status. These girls competed in the B grade of Championship for the 2017 season. Training 2 nights a week, there was always a significant turn out even though the panel as a whole was small, at around 18 girls. These girls were very determined and the match that I would note as one of the most successful throughout the playing year was that against local rivals Cappoquin where Lismore battled with sheer determination to hold off the home side and beat them on the day. Both positive attitude and determination and work rate, as spoken of in the opening of my report, was evident in this game. The girls went on to compete in the County Semi Final against Portlaw but fell short on the day to book a place in a County Final. As the panel were so young this season there is a very promising 2018 ahead as the girls will be a year older, with another year experience under their belts.
U16 – Declan Landers, Jim Russell, Alice Russell and Pete Kiernan
I would rate the u16 panel the most notable and improved underage team of 2017 as the year progressed. This bunch of girls set out at the beginning of the year losing their first game comprehensively to Modeligo. The girls pushed on and did not let this affect their strategy for the year ahead. Games stopped for over the exam period and commenced once exams were over. The girls gained momentum and began to win games and got stronger with every game going forward. Our girls reached the u16 B County Final where their opponents on the day were Modeligo. This was an absolute exhibition of a game and the girls were only narrowly defeated by a single point on the day. It was a pure testament to the girls and their mentors to come so far from the early stages of the year to County Final day.
I would like to take note of one thing in particular that stood out for me in this group. Mentors invited in Senior Club players to take training sessions at random intervals of the year. This is invaluable to the girls progression and I would hope it will encourage this venerable age group to continue their camogie careers on to Minor and Senior levels. Drop out is at its highest level at this age group so it is important to encourage the girls to drive on and introduce them to the girls they will ultimately be playing side by side with in the future years. This might be a good initiative to take into 2018 and beyond as a driving force and get the Senior girls more actively involved in introducing this age group into the adult ranks of the game. As can be seen in the report, many of our adult players are already taking an active role in the beginner groups of the club which is fantastic.
U18 - Declan Landers, Kate Heneghan, Jim Russell, Alice Russell and Pete Kiernan
Our Minor panel may not have any medals to note success for 2017 but I would rate their success in another way. In the season of 2016, Lismore could not field a Minor team to complete the Championship season. This was noted as a matter of urgency and discussed at year beginning 2017. Lismore could field a panel of players in the season of 2017 and this I would note as a forward step in the right direction. Although obstacles such as clashing fixtures and postponed games proved difficult in 2017 we have begun to address the ongoing difficulties in lining out a Minor team for competition. However, this venture is a work in progress and we as a club, and a future committee, must ensure to provide the correct guidance for our young members of today and make sure we are on an upward spiral for the season of 2018.
Junior – JoJo Tobin
Fielding 2 adult club teams for competition is a great achievement held only by 2 clubs in the Waterford Camogie Scene, Lismore Camogie being 1 of these. Many club members choose not to play at Senior level and it is tremendous that we can accommodate these girls with our junior team. This team is also a great stepping stone for players that want to make the transformation to Senior status and provides players with the opportunity to gain more game time. The girls may not have reached knockout stages of the competition but they got to compete and play the game.
Senior - Manger Brendan Landers, Selectors; Geraldine Barry, Kate Heneghan, Physical Trainer; Mark Mc Connell
As you all know, the 2017 season is not yet over for our Senior team as they enter the final stages of preparation for the All Ireland Semi Final on the 28th of January.
This group of players and management team have an impressive 3 out of 3 cups so far this year as they pursue the All-Ireland Club Championship cup. They have the Denny Buckley League Cup, the Senior County Championship cup and the Trixie Twomey Munster intermediate Club Championship cup. It has to be noted that the girls have showed a selection of highly sought after attributes on the road to their success. Having bowed out of Championship in the County Final in 2016, remarks were made throughout the world of Camogie that this team had come to an end of their unbelievable reign of success in the years previous. But this was not the case. Both management and the panel got together and left no stone unturned in the feat to gain back the County Championship and bring it back to the club where it belongs. Huge congratulations must be given to both management, background team and the panel itself and we wish you all every success on the 28th of January in the quest to book a spot in the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Final in Croke Park in March.
Mentors and trainers, background team
A would like to extend a sincere thank you to all those who trained teams the past year. I would like to thank you all from the people washing the jerseys to the people to the fore front of activities. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed and it is the trainers that create an environment that leaves an ever-lasting impression on our Camogie players young and the more experienced, as we like to call it!
I would like to give a special word of thanks to Mark Mc Connell for the use of his gym for the Senior Panel this year. Mark is an extremely sought after physical trainer and came on board this year to offer his services. I would also like to congratulate Mark on his appointment of Waterford Senior Camogie Team physical trainer for 2018. This is a testament to all the great work he does.
Executive committee and Committee
On behalf of myself I would like to thank everyone on the outgoing committee for all their help and efforts throughout the year. As I have afore mentioned, the club could not run without a committee so thank you all.
County board representation
I would like to thank JoJo Tobin and Anne Marie O’ Gorman for their hard work and dedication through all the work they do as Munster delegates. I would like to thank anyone who went to county board meetings throughout the year also.
I would like to reach out to all our sponsor in the past 12 months and further back. Thank you so much for all your support we really appreciate everything that you may offer. A special thank you to Mike O Leary of the Red House as our Main sponsor. We appreciate everything you do for us Mike.
I would like to thank Caitriona Ormond for sponsoring any poster and advertising work done throughout the year. Caithriona has offered her services for the coming 2018 season to sponsor any posters required for print.
I would like to also thank Foleys on the Mall for their sponsorship of post-match meals after the Munster final and also to Rose O Dowd for the use of her premises for our annual BBQ. I would also like to thank Laura and Willie Roche for the use of their premises for raffle ticket selling.
Lismore GAA, Tourin GAA, Ballyduff GAA
Thank you to Lismore GAA club, Tourin GAA club and Ballyduff GAA club for the use of their facilities throughout the year. Without the fields, we could not train our girls.
I would like give a special mention to a few achievements outside of our normal day to day teams.
Firstly, I would like to give mention to all those who represented our club at County level in 2017 and to those that are going on to represent Lismore in 2018 on County Panels.
I would like to congratulate Caithriona Mc Glone on her Grandville Hotel October nomination for sports person of the month. Caithriona was nominated for this award through her courageous performances throughout the County and Munster club championship. I wish Caithriona the very best on the 20th of January in the overall sports person of the year 2017 banquet that will take place in The Grandville Hotel.
I would also like to congratulate Shauna Kiernan who has been granted the honour of captaining the Waterford Senior Camogie Team for the coming season. This is a tremendous achievement and I wish Shauna all the best in her role.
The above two players are two of the most outstanding in the country with effortless talent and we here in Lismore Camogie Club are proud to be able to say these girls are the fruit of the hard work, good mentoring and fine commitment that this club have offered in the past years. May it long continue developing our young girls in to fine talent while making lifelong friends in the process.
Thanks to the parents and guardians of all club players that bring the girls to and from training and matches.
Finally, I would like to thank each and every player in the club from u6 to Senior. This is what it is all about and I hope you continue to grow and enjoy participating within the club.
As 2017 draws to a close, another chapter opens. I would like to thank everyone that helped promote the game of Camogie in any way over the past 12 months and I wish the incoming committee the very best for 2018.
The Election of Officers
President Liam Kirby, Frances Whelan and Helen Barry
Vice President Fr. Cullinane
Chairperson Jim Russell
Vice Chair Eilish McGlone
Secretary Marie Russell
Asst. Secretary Ciara Prendergast
Treasurer Olivia Flynn
Asst. Treasurer Una Walsh
Registrar Emily Heneghan
PRO Mary Russell
Child Welfare Officer Sarah Russell
Delegates To County Board Member of Committee on rotation
Liasion to GAA Eddie Nugent
Primary School Liasion Officer Shauna Prendergast
Secondary School Liasion Officer Shauna Kiernan
Committee All of the above plus Sophie Landeres, Kelly Ryan, Izabella Markiezch, Sally Ann O Grady, Pete Kiernan, Breda Geoghegan, Jojo Tobin, Alice Russell, Nicola Morrissey
Registration for 2018
Lismore Camogie Club will hold their AGM on this Friday January 12th @ 8.30pm in the Community Centre meeting room. All Club members and supporters are invited to attend.
The AIB All Ireland Intermediate Club Semi-Final
Its all systems go for the upcoming AIB All Ireland Intermediate Club Semi-Final with preparations going well at training. The date set for this match is Sunday January 28th V Athenry of Galway. Time and venue for this match TBC. Watch this space and the clubs camogie facebook page and twitter account for updates.
County Senior Captain 2018
Congratulations to our own Shauna Kiernan who has been chosen to captain the County Senior team for the 2018 season.
The WLR/Grandville Hotel Sports Stars Awards 2017
The 2017 WLR/Grandville Hotel Sports Star awards will be held at a gala banquet in the Grandville Hotel on Saturday January 20th. The club is honoured to be represented by Caithriona McGlone who was chosen for the November award for her goal scoring exploits in the 2017 senior County Final V Gaultier and again in the Munster Final V Corks Newcestown.
Lismore Senior Camogie Team will play in the Munster Intermediate Club Semi-Final on Sunday next October 29th against Tipperary's Intermediate County Champions Silvermines. Throw-in for this game is set for 12 noon in Silvermines GAA Club. We urge all to come out and support the girls as they take part in the Munster Championship.
The Jim Russell Memorial "45 Card Drive"
This year the Jim Russell Memorial "45 Card Drive" is in aid of Lismore Camogie Club and Crumlin Childrens Hospital Dublin .
Entry fee of €10 p.p
Also in house raffle on the night with some Hampers and other numerous prizes to be won.
Please support our camogie girls in their quest for Munster Honours and Crumlin Childrens Hospital as many children in our town were / are being treated for serious sicknesses and illnesses.
This game will take place on this Friday night at 8.30 pm sharp in The Red House Lismore.
Junior/Senior Infants Wednesdays @6pm-7pm Community Centre
1st/2nd Classes Wednesdays 5pm-6pm Community Centre
U10/!2 Saturday Mornings @ 10am - 11 am GAA Field
Lismore 2-10 Gaultier 0-11
The WIT Arena at Carraiganore, Waterford was the venue for this years Senior County Final on Saturday last October 8th. A Thrilling game of camogie was to be expected on the day with both weather conditions and an immaculte venue perfect for such a game and indeed this was the case as both teams served up a great game of camogie.
Lismore were first out of the blocks with an Aoife Hannon point from a free on the 5th minute followed by a point from Gaultiers Aine Lyng from a free on the 7th. Aoife once again split the posts for Lismore on the 9th and 2 minutes later a point from Gaultier. Both sides played with some great intensity with some great skill being displayed by both teams. Both defending and attacking by both sides kept the scoring tit for tat when one side scored the reply by the other soon after. By the 25th minute it was Gaultier who held the lead by the minimum 6 points to 5 points. On the 29th minute Gaultier were once more on the attack with the Lismore backs under severe pressure and were beaten and a super save pulled off by the brave Tanya Morrissey in goal cleared out to her half back line and was driven out to be caught by Aoife Hannon who passed to Ruth Geoghegan who passed to Caithriona McGlone who had passed her marker and banged it to the back of the Gaultier net. The whistle was blown for half time leaving the score Lismore 1-5 Gaultier 0-7.
It was Lismore who got on the scoring sheet on th 39th minute from Aoife Hannon, but it was 6 minutes later before Gaultiers Annie Fitzgearld got them on the scoring sheet. Aoife Hannon who was on fine form from placed balls scored on the 45th minute followed by an Aine Lyng free on the 46th. Still the hooking and blocking especially by Sarah Coughlan and Marie Russell kept the Gaultier forwards at bay and found it very hard for them to get a score. Shona Curran scored from mid field on the 51st minute and it was six minutes later before Aine Lyng got her sides third point of the half and three minutes into injury time Aine got their 4th point of the half. Due to many stoppages there was allot of injury time to be played and on the 65th minute Caithriona McGlone once more got passed her marker and struck another whopper passed the Gaultier goalkeeper. But this was still not the end of the Lismore scoring when the back on form Aoife Hannon scored the final point of the game on the 67th minute leaving the score line Lismore 2-10 Gaultier 0-11.
The Senior cup was presented to Lismore Team captain Nicola Morrissey by County Chairperson Ita Murphy. Ita, in her speech congratulated both teams for the great game of camogie and said it was great to see such support. Nicola in her speech thanked all the team panel and backroom team for all the hard work they had put in over the year and all this paid off. She said it was lovely to have the U8s playing at half time and that they are our future stars.
Lismore go to represent the County in the Munster Intermediate Championship which will be played on Saturday 29th of October against the Tipperary Champions, either Cashel or Silvermines as the Tipperary County Final will be played on Saturday next.
Panel;Panel;T.Morrissey, S. Coughlan,S. Prendergast, E. Curran, M.Russell, S. Kiernan, A.Houlihan, S. Curran(0-1),S. Williams, G. Kenneally(0-1), A.Hannon(0-7),N.Morrissey Cpt.(0-1),R. Geoghegan, C.McGlone(2-0),J.Houlihan,
Substitution; Emma Power for Johanna Houlihan.
Remainder of Panel; C.Walsh,S.Bennett,R.Roche, I.Markiewiz,E.Heneghan,J.Russell, L.Foley,S.O'Keeffe,A.Russell, S.Walsh.
Trainer; Brendan Landers
Selectors; Geraldine Barry and Kate Heneghan
Physical Trainer;Mark McConnell,Physio; Colin Walsh
First Aid; Eilish McGlone
Water/Hurley Carriers; Dylan Conway,Clodagh Landers and Laura Buckley
Junior/Senior Infants Wednesdays @6pm-7pm Community Centre
1st/2nd Classes Wednesdays 5pm-6pm Community Centre
U10/!2 Saturday Mornings @ 10am - 11 am GAA Field
Senior Camogie County Final 2017
The Senior Camogie County Final will take place on Saturday next October 7th at 1.30pm in the WIT Campus at Carraiganore. The Lismore girls will take on last years Champions Gaultier . We urge all to come out and support our girls.
Congratulations to our Table Quiz winners on Friday night last Austin , Shona and Alison Curran and Ruth Geoghegan. A very enjoyable night was had by all who attended. Sincere thanks to all sponsors on the night. Roches Centra, O Keeffes Sawmills, Foleys on the Mall, Flynns Hardware Dungarvan, Mari Mina Lismore and Ca Ormonde Inka Design Lismore. Thanks to Mike O Leary of the Red House Lismore for the use of his premises and the Foroige Club for the PA system and last but not least Dan Geoghegan Quiz Master. Thanks also to all who helped out on the night and to all who supported the Quiz.
U18B County Semi-Final
Hard luck to our minor girls who bowed out at semi final stage where they met a very strong St.Annes team and were beaten by a very comprehensive score line. This bunch had a very long year as most of them were on the clubs u16 team. So a well deserved break for these girls and mentors and they will be back with full of energy for next years campaign in the Spring.