Lisdowney GAA Newsletter by leader6


									                       Lisdowney GAA Newsletter.                                                                          Hurling Results and Fixtures:
                                                                                             Junior Hurling
Hi folks                                                                                     The Juniors had a bit of mixed bag of a month in the first match of this month they had a good 1-
As we are now coming into June we are flat out with fixtures and training. Remember          21 to 0-8 win over Erins Own of Comer in the Northern Junior league championship. They then
to check the website for fixture changes, you can get up to date fixtures and results on     beat St Martins 2-14 to 0-11 this leaves Lisdowney on top of their group with 5 points out of 3                                                                          games. Fixture Lisdowney v O Loughlins on Friday the 19th of June at 8pm in Lisdowney
 125 year anniversary                                                                        All county league
On Sunday the 10th of May Lisdowney GAA club celebrated the 125th anniversary of             In the all county league Lisdowney traveled to Callan to play John Lockes in the 3 rd round of the
the founding of the GAA like all the GAA clubs around the country.                           all county league. John Lockes showed a lot more hunger and commitment all over the field and
It was mighty crack. Loads of past, present and future members turned up to enjoy the        comfortably saw off Lisdowney on a scoreline of 5-9 to 0-7. This left Lisdowney needing a win
sunshine and activities. There was no big expensive splash, just good old fashioned fun.     in their last match against Erins Own of Comer to qualify for the quarter finals of the all county
All the children, big and small, took part in races – not your average twice round the       league. The locals showed a lot better attitude and by half time had built up a 4-10 to 0-2 lead.
pitch job, but an assortment of challenges such as the golf ball and desert spoon race,      Erins Own came more into the game in the 2nd half but never looked like over turning the deficit
the 3 legged race, sack, piggy back, and wheel barrow races, obstacle course, long puck,     with Lisdowney winning 4-18 to 1-8 qualifying as group runners up with John Lockes also
target practice and an assortment of ball and balance skills.                                qualifying as group winners.
There was a very popular kiddy corner for the little people and a trip down memory           Fixtures All county League ¼ final Lisdowney v Blacks and Whites Sunday 7th June at 7pm in
lane for our more mature visitors. Many people contributed photographs and newspaper         Palmarstown.
articles while children from our 3 schools wrote essays and did a fantastic art display.     Special Junior Hurling
There was a break for some very welcome refreshments, and then the real competition          The special Juniors traveled down to Tom Walsh Park to play blacks and whites in the third
blasted off. The current hurlers challenged the “Mature adults” to a game of rounders;       round of the special juniors. A slow start by Lisdowney saw Blacks and Whites race into a 3-7 to
you’ll never guess who won!!!! This sparked a surge of enthusiasm from the kids and 2        0-2 half time lead. In the second half Lisdowney showed much more heart and had Blacks and
spontaneous games of rounders started up around the pitch.                                   Whites on the rack for long stages until a late goal sealed a 4-10 to 1-11 win for blacks and
On the whole this was a thoroughly enjoyable day with a lot of people suggesting it          whites. In the 4th round Lisdowney had city team o loughlins at home. With many players
should become an annual event. Sincere thanks to the huge body of people who spent           missing, Lisdowney reserves were stretched and had to start many of the minor team. Lisdowney
hours organizing, coordinating and supervising the whole show.                               struggled in the first half against their bigger opponents trailing 0-9 to 0-3. Lisdowney
Membership:                                                                                  youngsters grew with confidence in the second half and battled back to gain a well deserved
Urgent plea: Please pay immediately if you havn’t yet done so. Underage membership           share of the spoils final score being O Loughlins 0-15 to Lisdowney 1-12. In the 5th round
to Eithne Downey at the Sat am training, and other membership to John Phelan.                Lisdowney had their best performance of the league with 1-18 to 2-5 win over Galmoy. Again
  Family Membership                    €100.00 (both Parents & children <18)                Lisdowney were slow to settle with galmoy getting a goal and point early in the match to put
     Adult                             €60.00 Non playing adult               €40.00        Lisdowney under pressure. However Lisdowney responded in style scoring 11 points on the trot
     Juvenile membership               €10.00.                                              to lead 0-11 to 1-1 ahead at half time. The second half proved to be more even with a late goal
Saturday Morning Training                                                                    from Eoin Delananty leaving lisdowney winners by ten points. In the 6 th round Lisdowney were
Saturday Morning outdoor training continues every Saturday at 10am for under 12s             beaten by Erins Own of comer 1-9 to 1-6. This result leaves Lisdowney third in the group with
down. Please be there and ready to start before 10.00am. Younger children should bring       the top 4 teams making the quarter finals of the league. Lisdowney need to get a result from their
indoor shoes in case the weather turns bad. Parents, please remember this is not a           final match with St Patricks Ballyragget to make a quarter final sport up and coming fixtures.
babysitting service, and parents of 4 and 5 year olds must stay on the premises.             Fixture 7th round of Northern Junior B league 4th June Lisdowney v Ballyragget at 7.30pm in
Please ensure you have availed of 24 hr school insurance, or equivalent, for your child.     Ballyragget.
Piltown tickets                                                                              Outside the Club:
Piltown tickets costing €50 are still on sale from any committee member. At least 50%        Well done to the Lisdowney lads Andrew Hickey and Ciran Bergin who were on North
of money taken in by club will remain in the club. Entry entitles you to 5 draws for 4       Kilkenny U16 Hurling teams who played Dublin A and B teams in matches with North Kilkenny
cars, a holiday and several cash prizes. There are only a few days left, so don’t miss out   winning both. Sean Phelan played corner back against Offaly in the Leinster Minor Hurling
Club Lotto                                                                                   quarter final and acquitted himself well. The County minors will play Westmeath in the Leinster
It’s not too late to join the club lotto, €2 per ticket or join for the year for €100 just   Semi Final on 21st June. Brother Martin Phelan was on the Kilkenny u21 panel which beat Laois
contact any committee member. If your not in, you can’t win prizes may rise up to            in the Leinster Quarter final they now play Offaly in the Leinster Semi Final.
€20,000                                                                                      David Dowling is hurling on the Mayo team which qualified for the Christy Ring semi final
Lisdowney Club Website:                                                                      where they will play Down. David who is working and living up in Mayo can still play for
We are getting our club Website up and running, we’re still in the early stages. Look up     Lisdowney Junior as well as Mayo. He scored the late goal in their quarter final win against
                                                                                             Kildare. Best of Luck to Padraig Kenny who is off to America for the summer and Michael and click into club links and click under Lisdowney. We are               Bergin who has a very important fixture coming up this month as he gets married.
only in the Anyone with suggestions or bits of history that could be used on the website
                                                                                             Minor Hurling: Kilkenny Honda Centre MHL Roinn B
please email me at                                                        The minors closed out the group stages of the league with a thrilling 3-14 to 2-17 draw with
Tullaroan. Tullaroan lead by 1-9 to 2-5 after playing with a stiff breeze leaving            Finals:        20/06/09
Lisdowney in a good position at half time however they were never able to shake of a         Go Games:
determined Tullaroan side who with two minutes to go took a one point lead following a       The Under 10s go Games                 Thurs 9th July    in Lisdowney,
goal. Kevin Sweeney came to the rescue scoring an equalizing point from a free.                                                     Thurs 16th July in Lisdowney,
Leaving both side with a deserved share of the spoils. The point putting Lisdowney                                                  Thurs 23rd July in Clooneen.
more importantly into the knock out stages of the league where a big improvement will        The Under 11s camaint                  Wed 5th August in Lisdowney,
be needed.                                                                                                                          Wed 12th August in Lisdowney,
Under 16 Hurling:                                                                                                                   Wed 19th August in Cloonen.
Erins Own 2-16 Lisdowney 1-6 a very young U16 side found Erins Own of Comer too              The Under 12s summer league Wed 10th June in Lisdowney,
hot to handle despite the scoreline it was only in the last ten minutes that Erins Own                                              Wed 17th June in Lisdowney,
pulled away to win comfortably                                                                                                      Wed 24th June in Cloonen.
Under 14 Hurling:                                                                            Under 10 Conahy Tournament                      Saturday 6th June
In the 2nd round of the league the locals traveled to Danesfort and fought out a very hard   Under 11 Ballyragget Tournament                 Saturday 13th June
fought Lisdowney 3-8 Danesfort 3-6 win. In the third round Lisdowney beat a gallant          NB: All fixtures are subject to change, so always check.
Bennettsbridge team 4-10 to 0-9 win with Lisdowney goal scoring ability proving the          The Under 8s Go Games Blitz
difference. The locals good form continued with a good 4-10 to 2-3 win over James            On the 24th May 2009, Lisdowney U8’s travelled to O’Loughlin’s to compete in the Go Games.
Stephens B. In the final match of the group Lisdowney cam out on top against Emeralds        They were drawn with Galmoy, Gowran and Cloneen. The first match saw them up against
by 5-13 to 3-9. This lives the locals top of their group and a semi final of the league to   Galmoy. This turned out to be a one sided affair with Lisdowney winning by 12 goals to 1. The
look forward to some time in June.                                                           next challenge was Gowran and this turned out to be the match of the day. Gowran took an early
Schools Hurling League - Roinn C                                                             lead and still led at half time. As the second half progressed, the Lisdowney team got going and
The school team is in the thick of their matches at the moment having won all but 1 of       eventually took the lead. This was a tight, tough match with tensions high, on and off the field!
their matches they are now into the quarter final stages. They havn’t managed to strike      Lisdowney eventually won by 3 goals to 2. The final match saw them up against Cloneen. As the
sunshine yet for any match, but their performance has been getting brighter with every       rain poured down and players got tired and cold, the stronger Cloneen team took charge and led
match. With Tommy Maher at the helm the team are working very well as a unit, and            3-0 at half time. The second half was more even and the teams traded scores. Cloneen ran out
are proving strong in defence, but the forwards, despite receiving plenty of good ball,      winners by 6 goals to 3. An enjoyable day was had by all, despite the bad weather. Well done to
are not managing to convert them to scores. This was evident in the Tullaroan match,         the U8’s who did themselves proud on the day. The team was Stevie Dunne, Martin McEvoy,
who have passed through their season unbeaten. Lisdowney managed to hold them to a           Ronan Maher, Hugh Murphy, Eoin Kenny, Luke Campion, Eddie Cahill, Eoin Delaney, Oisin
score of 2:3 but only managed 1 goal for themselves.                                         Quirke and Aidan Tallis
They had nice wins over the other 6 teams in Roinn C, and will meet Dunamaggin in            U17 Tournament.
the ¼ final, currently fixed for Friday 05.06.09 at 4.15pm in Danesfort.                     After its great success last year the club will run the Ted and Lar Carroll under 17 11 a side
Challenge matches v Graigue Ballycallan.                                                     tournament on the 6th and 7th of June to cater for players not doing exams.
On Sunday 17th May Graigue Ballycallan travelled down to Lisdowney with their                Saturday the 6th of June 2009
under10, 8 and 6 teams, and we had an action packed morning. They had a strong under         9.30am Match A Lisdowney v Ballyragget             10.15am Match B Fenian v Tullaroan.
10 panel and after a grueling match Lisdowney were heavily defeated, but these young         11.15am Losers of A v Losers of B                  12.00am Winners of A v Winners of B
boys and girls never gave up and kept up their determination right to the final whistle.     2.00pm Match C Freshford v Emeralds                 2.45pm Match D Ballacolla v Conahy
The under 8s played very well and managed to beat their opponents by a narrow margin.        3.30pm Losers of C v Losers of D                    4.15pm Winners of C v Winners of D
As usual the under 6 match was entertaining, and our future stars celebrated every score.    7.30 pm Mass for deceased member of the Lisdowney GAA club.
They were winning well until it became a free for all and the numbers on the pitch           Sunday the 7th of June 2009
soared.                                                                                      11.00am Shield Final                               12.00am Winners Final
The under 10's took part in an 11 aside tournament in Johnstown on 30th May                  Coaching Course:
2009.The first match against Galmoy was close all the way through with Galmoy                Sorry we’ve postponed this again due to work commitments from those involved. Hopefully
emerging winners by 4 points. Freshford were much stronger in the second match and           we’ll get it sorted mid summer.
won comfortably. The third match was won by Johnstown by one point with the last             Cul Camps:
puck of the game having trailed Lisdowney for a large part of the game. In the plate         Application forms are available through schools or club or you can book on line through
final Lisdowney beat Urlingford by 7 points with two late goals to give comfortable win
having lead all the way through.
¼ finals : 03 or 05/06/09
½ finals:  12/06/09

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