The Current Lismore Camogie Club was founded in 1974, and initially fielded three teams -u16, -u18 and Junior. The club has gone from strength to strength and now fields teams in all grades from U10 to U18, Junior and Senior.
Lismore has enjoyed plenty of success over the years, winning numerous county finals in all grades. Lismore represented Waterford Feile na nGael for eleven years in a row, winning the '06 Division 3 title in Cork and Division 4 in Offaly in 1989.
Lismore Camogie Club fielded their first senior team in 1980 but did not win their first senior County title until 1985 followed by a series of County titles in the following years.
In 2010, Lismore Camogie club won the County senior title for the first time in nine years and also created history in winning their first and Munster’s first ever Munster Intermediate Club title when they beat Newmarket- on- Fergus in Buttevant on October 30th 2010, and went on to represent the County in the All Ireland series but were unfortunate to be beaten in the semi-final stage by Eoghan Rua of Derry.
Team Captain 2010; Aisling O’Brien
Player of the match; Shona Curran
In 2011, they once again represented Waterford in the Club Championship and overcame Newmarket-on-Fergus in the semi-final and Tipperary's Clonulty in Bansha in the Munster Final and were subsequently beaten in the All Ireland semi-final against Galways Ardrahan.
Team Captain 2011; Niamh Ryan
Player of the match; Marie Russell
In 2012, Lismore’s senior team won the County League, a cup which was donated by the Buckley Family Lismore in honour of the Late Denny Buckley, but were unfortunate not to win the County Championship due to many injuries on the team.
Team Captain 2012; Laura Buckley
In 2013 the senior girls were on track again and won the Denny Buckley Cup for the second year in a row and also captured the senior County Title which qualified them for the Munster Club Championship for the third time in four years. They beat Carraigaline of Cork in the Munster semi-Final and went on to play Old Rivals Newmarket-on-Fergus in the Munster Intermediate Final on November 2nd which ended in Deadlock at the fulltime whistle and again after extra time in Latin/Cullen GAA grounds. The replay which was set for the following week November 9th at the same venue was a tough affair, in which the Lismore girls came out on top on a score line of Lismore 0-8 Newmarket-on-Fergus 0-5 crowning them Munster Champions for a third time in four years.
This particular team is flanked with an array of camogie talent on display with many of the girls contesting All Ireland finals and indeed winning some. A number have represented Waterford with their club capturing All Ireland Feile titles while others were on the only Waterford team to win an All Ireland title at u16B in 2003 a few have also won All Ireland titles in the Senior colleges with Blackwater Community School Lismore. More played for the Ashbourne cup for their third level colleges, while more were members of the only adult team in Waterford to capture an All Ireland Junior title for Waterford in 2011.
In the All-Ireland semi- final they will play Ulster Champions Liatoim Fontenoys from Down who recently beat Eglish from Tyrone in the Ulster Final. This game will take place on February 2nd 2014.
2013 Panel; Aisling O Brien , Sarah Coughlan, Shauna Prendergast, Sandra Prendergast, Marie Russell, Shauna Kiernan, Sarah Geoghegan, Aoife Houlihan, Shona Curran)(captain), Nicola Morrissey, Ruth Geoghegan, Sinead Walsh, Aoife Hannon,Caithriona McGlone, Johanna Houlihan, Jennifer Kingston,Shauna Fennessey, Rachel Knowles, Sarah Russell, Ber O Keeffe, Laura Buckley, Sinead Bennett, Niamh Molumphy, Grainne Kenneally.
Mentors;Selector/Trainer; Seamus Prendergast, Selectors; Geraldine Barry, Austin Curran and Jim Russell
Team Captain 2013; Shona Curran
Player of the match; Aisling O’Brien
2013 was also a sad year for Lismore camogie as one of the clubs stalwarts Johnny Flynn passed awayunexpectantly on February 20th. Johnny was one of the founder members of the Lismore camogie Club and was also manager of the senior team for many years and was manager when the club captured the club’s two first Intermediate Munster Titles. All in Lismore camogie remembers Johnny for his great love for the game. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh se!!!
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