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Lismire 2-19; Lough Rovers 2-07 - Evening Echo Report

posted 3 Jun 2013, 04:41 by Maurice Field   [ updated 3 Jun 2013, 04:43 ]

O'Callaghan's Accuracy Telling.

A MAGNIFICENT indi­vidual scoring perform­ance from Lismire's John O'Callaghan helped the north Cork side advance to the third round of the County Junior B Hurling Championship.

O'Callaghan contributed a tally of 1-11 as his impressive free-taking broke the hearts of the southside club. On a magnificent Saturday evening for hurling at Ballyanly both sides produced an hour of committed hurling but Lough Rovers, after a promising start, faded in the second half.

Lismire reached the county fi­nal in 2005 but were demolished by O'Donovan Rossa and select­or Joe Noonan was not a happy camper despite their 12-point win. "The final score flatters us as we did not play to out poten­tial and with no disrespect to Lough Rovers I am sure far tougher opposition awaits in this championship," Joe said. "On the positive side the lads have a great attitude and I know we will be back on the training ground next week hoping to erase the negatives from this win." The game began on a sad note for the Lismire half-forward Mi­chael McSweeney after showing a blistering turn of foot in the second minute. McSweeney was fouled when encroaching on goal and acci- dently injured his shoulder when falling to the ground.

The problem Lough Rovers en­countered in the early ex­changes was their tendency to commit silly fouls and on each occasion the superb striking of O'Callaghan punished them at will.

Credit to the Lough they battled hard and the suspect Lis­mire defence allowed Brian Healy tie the game in the 11th minute when he booted the ball to the empty net.


In Cathal Noonan Lismire also have a player with tremend­ous pace and a precision striker and his. point tied the g*nne in

the 22nd minute.

Over the years the Lough have produced some committed hurlers and probably their best Ger O'Byrne showed his loyalty to the club when playing the full hour when it was evident he was carrying an injury.

No replacement for class as O'Byrne drilled over a couple of superb points that any Senior hurler would be proud of.

O'Callaghan finished the half in style with his sixth point that ensured his team commanded a 0-10 to 1-5 interval lead.

Whatever the Lismire ment­ors said to their team at the break worked the oracle as they - blitzed their opponents on the restart.


On their first possession Lis­mire punished the Lough when a high ball across the square was met by the in-rushing O'Callaghan who guided the ball to the net with relative ease.

Despite the constant pleas of the Lough coach Don Rice to his players the fouling continued and in the opening 10 minutes O'Callaghan had registered three more points from frees.


The difference between the teams level of fitness was evid­ent as the game matured but Ger O'Byrne gave the Lough a ray of hope with a stunning goal enter­ing the final quarter.

Lismire substitute Maurice Hayes responded two minutes later with an opportunist's goal as the Lough players looked fa­tigued.

Right on the full-time whistle the Lough were denied a legit­imate goal but somehow the um­pires and referee missed it such was the power of Niall O'Sullivan's 21-yard free. In the end the city side can have few complaints as their understrength side will have to rely on the back-door route to maintain their interest in this championship.

Scorers for Lismire: J O'Callaghan 1-11 (0-9 f), C Noonan 0-4, M Hayes 1-0, P Sheehan 0-3, Colm Noonan 0-1.

Lough Rovers: N O'Sullivan 1-3 (0-3 f), E O'Byrne 1-2, B Healy, B Murphy 0-1 each.

LISMIRE: T O'Neill; D Richard Guinee, T Ahern, P O'Reilly; T O'Callaghan, N Ahern, M Field; R Kiely, C Noonan; B O'Callaghan, S Kiely, M McSweeney; P Sheehan, Colm Noonan, J O'Callaghan.

Subs: M Hayes for M McSweeney (inj 2), R O'Sullivan for M Field (55), M O'Sulli­van for M Field (55).

LOUGH ROVERS: D O'Flaherty; G Kennedy, T McCarthy, G Byrnes; C O'Callaghan, R O'Donovan, P O'Byrne; B Murphy, J Keegan; D Daly, N O'Sullivan, E O'Byrne; R Leahy, P Doolan, B Healy. ;

Subs: D Hourihan for C O'Callaghan (26), D O'Callaghan for R Leahy (42), G O' Donovan for B Healy (46).

Referee: Peter Downey (Inniscarra).



Lismire 1-10, Kanturk 1-07

posted 1 Apr 2013, 07:23 by Maurice Field

Lismire Junior B Footballers had a 1-10 to 1:07 victory over Kanturk at the Freemount Road pitch in Kanturk on Sunday, 31 March.  Lismire, playing against the wind, started well and after Michael McSweeney goaled to give us a 1-2 to 0-2 lead Lismire held the advantage to the final whistle.  Kanturk reduced the deficit to one point with 7 minutes remaining but late points from Denis and Damien Finn left Lismire with a three point advantage at the whistle.
Team: Seanie Duggan, Daniel Richard Guinee, Niall Ahern, Mark Field, Tim O'Callaghan, Paudie Denn (0-1, 45), Cathal Noonan, Richard Kiely, Brian O'Callaghan (0-3,f), Michael McSweeney (1-1), Stephen Kiely (0-1), Denis Finn (0-4,f), John O'Callaghan, Damien Finn (0-1), Robert Wallace. Sub Mikey O'Sullivan for D. R. Guinee.

Lismire 2-08, Gabriel Rangers 1-06

posted 22 Jul 2012, 12:08 by Maurice Field   [ updated 23 Jul 2012, 12:49 ]

Congratulations to our Junior B Hurlers who had a 2-08 to 1-06 win over Gabriel Rangers at Cloughduv today.  Lismire went in front with a Tim O'Callaghan point in the first seconds and never trailed from then on.  The sides exchanged points before Colm Noonan struck for a goal to leave Lismire 1-05 to 0-03 ahead at the break.  Lismire led by 1-08 to 0-05 with minutes remaining before Gabriel Rangers struck for 1-1 to narrow the margin but a goal from Robert Wallace sealed the win for Lismire.

Lismire Team:
Tim O'Neill, Daniel Richard Guinee, Tim Aherne, Kieran Walsh,
Paudie Denn, Niall Ahern, Damien Finn, Richard Kiely, Tim O'Callaghan (0-1), Cathal Noonan (0-1), Stephen Kiely (0-5, 4 frees), Brian O'Callaghan, Mark Field, Colm Noonan (1-1), Maurice Hayes.  Sub Robert Wallace (1-0) for Mark Field

Lismire 1-06, Deel Rovers 2-14

posted 28 Apr 2012, 13:13 by Maurice Field

Lismire were comprehensively defeated by Deel Rovers (Milford) in the County Junior B Football Championship first round game at Charleville this evening.  Lismire started well scoring the first point, but Deel Rovers responded with a goal and never lost the lead.  Several save by Seanie Duggan, and the intervention of the post and crossbar on a number of occasions kept the score down, but Lismire were unable to get close and trailed by 1-8 to 0-3 at half time.  The second half saw Lismire unable to close the gap and a second Deel Rovers goal killed of any hope of a revival.  A Brian O'Callaghan goal came too late to boost Lismire and the game finished in defeat for Lismire who have a bye in the second (losers round) and still advance to round 3.

Robert Emmetts 0-04, Boherbue 2-11

posted 12 Apr 2012, 23:27 by Maurice Field   [ updated 12 Apr 2012, 23:30 ]

Lismire 1-10, Freemount 1-08

posted 7 Apr 2012, 06:42 by Maurice Field   [ updated 7 Apr 2012, 06:43 ]

Lismire beat Freemount by 2 points after a tightly contested game at Lismire in bitterly cold conditions on Wednesday April 4.  Freemount made the early running scoring a point in the first minute but despite dominating the chances and possession they were unable to add to this.  It took 20 minutes before a second point was scored this time by Lismire and the sides exchanged further points to leave it level at the break 3 points each.  Freemount again started the second half strongly and scored 1-02 without reply in the first few minutes.  However Lismire settled and began to dominate the possession and chances outscoring Freemount 1-07 to 0-03 in the remaining time to run out 1-10 to 1-08 winners.  This followed the recent win over St. Johns and is the first time in many years our footballers have recorded back to back victories.  We now have just one game remaining in the league, against Glenlara, and this should be played before the County Championship clash with Deel Rovers on April 28.

Robert Emmetts 0-9, Kanturk 1-12

posted 25 Mar 2012, 11:26 by Maurice Field

The Robert Emmetts (Lismire / Newmarket) Under 21 footballers lost out to Kanturk by a 6 point margin at Millstreet on Friday evening.  The game was evenly contested up to the last ten minutes when a physically stronger Janturk team asserted themselves to pull away for a 6 point win.  Well done to Brian, Cathal and Colm on their performances, and to all the other players involved.  Next year should see a good chance of honours at U21 level.

Lismire vs St. Johns, JBFL

posted 20 Mar 2012, 05:18 by Maurice Field

Lismire recorded their first win of the football league when defeating St. Johns by a margin of 2-12 to 0-5 following a very impressive performance.  Lismire started strongly with two points before a Mark Field goal extended the lead.  St Johns hit back with two points but Lismire added three more points to lead by 1-5 to 0-2 at half time.  St Johns started the second half strongly with two early points but then Lismire took over with seven unanswered points and a goal from Denis Finn before St Johns added a final point in the last minute.

Lismire vs Kanturk, JBFL

posted 3 Mar 2012, 12:44 by Maurice Field   [ updated 15 Mar 2012, 14:33 ]

Lismire got the season off to a losing start going down by a 5 point margin to Kanturk on cold, wet and messy conditions in Kanturk on Saturday 3 March.  Lismire started well and were level at 2 points each after 20 minutes but Kanturk pulled away to lead at half time by 1-04 to 0-03, and then extended their lead to 1-08 to 0-03 early in the second half.  Lismire finished strongly and cut the deficit to 1-10 to 1-05 but ran out of time in their comeback bid.

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