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Lisnagry FC are hoping to hold a fundraiser early next year.


E.g. Good quality Gear /Footwear that you no longer need - Soccer, Hurling, Camogie, Gaelic Football, Rugby, Basketball etc etc....

We will also be collecting 2nd hand books (ages 7 - 15).

You can drop off your gear on Saturday mornings between 10am and 12.45pm at Castleconnell NS during training.

If you have any queries you can contact Aileen Hogan, Linda Devine and Joan McLoughney 😃

This fundraiser is in conjunction with our chosen charity Jigsaw " valuing and supporting young people's mental health" 🙂👍🏻⚽️

Thanks in advance for your donations towards what will hopefully be a good fundraiser for our club, to help us to continue to develop our grounds and facilities 🙂👍🏻⚽️

Winter is coming but it looked a long way off on a sun-drenched afternoon in the cosmopolitan field of Newtown, Castletroy. With spectators from all ends of both parishes anxious to see who would win bragging rights from a mouth watering Premier U12 match-up.

Match report from Greg (John Snow) Coulter.

"It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Mandela, never had in mind u12 soccer against Annacotty B’s when he spoke those famous words. He could hardly have in mind Lisnagry A trailing Ashling 1-0 prior to halftime and 2-1 with 10 minutes to play but the words fit the moment.

Going back to the beginning, Lisnagry opened with a changed squad. Starting from the back the experienced duo of Moroney & O’Connor (centre back) were joined by new signing speedster Lynch to complete the 3 man defence. With Conway between the sticks they had assurance, aggression and a small bit of menace about them. With Glynn, Devine, Kett & MacNamara passing and moving in midfield there was only the speedster Ferte in a central attacking role.

With an early attack our noisy neighbours struck with surgical precision. Annacotty continued to dominate the early phases and former Lisnagry star Fergus O’Duinn reminded the claret & blue men just what they were missing having taken the yellow only one short winter ago. With 15 minutes gone it is hard to make early changes but the inspirational C Ryan demonstrated his quality with his very first touch. A perfectly weighted corner was met by a controlled header. 1-1.

Lisnagry’s coaching panel, joined this week by the redoubtable motivator Dr Glynn, once again continued to ring the changes adding Coulter, Moloughney, Foley, D Ryan to the fray. With Lisnagry gradually wrestling control of a torrid midfield battle & Conway in goals launching from the back new attacking waves it seemed like Annacotty were hanging on.

Like a thief in the night, O’Duinn had other ideas and after devilish trickery he finished with a fiery left foot into the bottom corner. 1-2. Lisnagry responded with by launched attacking wave after wave. A header from Coulter rattled off the cross bar & Glynn demonstrated his undoubtable ability with another header from a corner. As hope faded a moment of magic from Moloughney secured a penalty. With the coolness we have come to expect from this talented individual the penalty was despatched like a bullet. 2-2

Captain MacNamara afterwards was quoted “When you play the game of soccer, you win or you die. There is no middle ground”. Returning to their much loved, passing game Lisnagry redoubled their efforts throwing caution to the wind. The coaching panel had one last ace up their sleeve in the mercurial winger Cronin who added width and guile to a side gaining momentum. Almost inevitably the final coup de grace opportunity fell to Moloughney. Blink & he’ll punish you, and under intense pressure he delivered once again taking his season tally to 6 from 4 games. 3-2.

With time seeming to stand still the young Lisnagry men continued to demonstrate their character, maintaining focus as the seconds dragged by before ultimately collecting the 3 points they richly deserved for their efforts. Young coach Ciaran Coulter was asked if this was the high water line for this brave team. His terse response was “You know nothing, Dunphy Gill”.

Squad: Glynn, Moloughney, Foley, O’Connor, Coulter, Devine, MacNamara (Captain), C Ryan, D Ryan, Lynch, Moroney, Conway, Ferte, Kitt, Cronin.

Management: Coulter, Coulter, Glynn, Devine

A (more sentimental) match report from our roving reporter Declan Gill

The Lisnagry U12 Mighty Ducks march on undefeated but not after a titanic battle against League 2 Table Toppers Granville Rangers. This pivotal fixture took place at Granville’s Glendale grounds on the Bloodmill Road. There might have been no blood spilled but instead plenty of honest endeavor as both teams went hammer and thongs at each other from the get go.

The referee had to keep a firm handle on proceedings and this he did with aplomb, showing time after time with sensible decision making that one just can’t buy experience. The goalkeeping duties are being shared this season by Coolbawn Stopper Gill and Bartek and both custodians had fine outings. Indeed the entire defense performed admirably after it was rumored Gaffer Ken Casey had a succinct conversation with Defensive Coordinator Gill about a leaky rearguard display versus Balla and the embattled defense coach managed to get a great tune from his defensive line. Ducks Captain Casey Jnr was immense whilst Knight and Fogarty reminded seasoned observers of the great Pallister & Bruce combination.

Speaking of former Utd stars (hard to believe Man U once actually had stars) the young debutant Moran made a distinct impression on his first competitive start. Like his namesake, Kevin - Cillian comes from a strong Gaelic football background and his aggressive and intelligent midfield destroyer role adds another dimension to the Ducks. Oslakovic was superb and was always available to take and retain possession whilst it was business as usual for midfield stars Hickey and Hogan - both the subject of considerable interest from outfits with more financial clout than the Ducks. However these local boys are both as loyal as Labradors and have both publicly stated they hope to spend their entire careers with the Ducks.

Power forward Gillen threatened throughout and paved the way for Oslakovic's deserved equaliser and the electric Gallagher was a constant threat, fresh after his superb left footed finish in a different code on Wednesday night. The in form Quinlivan is proving to be Mr. Adaptable this season moving seamlessly from defense to attack whilst the pace laden Kiely linked tirelessly with star Belgian forward Maxime, who is already a firm fan favourite.

The Ducks have already given their supporters wonderful entertainment this season and their dream of promotion is alive and well after 4 games - sitting pretty in 3rd with 6 pts. It’s also worth saying what a sporting opponent Granville were - playing good football in the right spirit and a draw was a fair result all round .Once a Limerick Schoolboy Soccer League powerhouse ,like Lisnagry themselves - The Childers Road Men have been scavenged by other clubs hungry for success at all costs but on this display, they have a young squad that can help bring back the glory days to a once great club.

Playing football and having fun with your childhood friends whilst representing your locality and your family with pride and honour - money also can’t buy experiences like these!

Squad: Gill, Mazur, Casey (capt), Fogarty, Knight, Quinlivan, Moran, Kiely, Hogan, Hickey, Gallagher, Oslokovic, Maxime, Gillen.

Management: Casey, Gill.

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