Lisnamult Celtic – a great success story

The Lisnamult club was formed in 2000 after members of the Lisnamult community held a meeting on the actual pitch to discuss the proposal.    The founder members included Seamus Brady and Liz Brady with Maurice Hoare, Rory Wrightson, John and Gerry Hoare, Tommy Carr Junior and Christy Rattigan amongst those helping to fund-raise.    The club members went around all the local shops to lobby for support which got the club up and running and with a lot of goodwill, the club duly got of the ground.   Players from that first team included Gerald Reilly, Martin Casey, Martin King, Jim and TJ Lamon, Joseph Hoare, Paul Brown and Tommy Carr Junior.     The first game played by the new club was in Newbridge, a match which Lisnamult lost 1-0.    Lisnamult Celtic is a real community club with many of their players having roots in the area. The club uses the Community Hall as their dressing rooms.    You will see many members of the community coming to support the club on Sundays. Needless to say one of the best crowds is for the local derby games against Roscommon Town, who also play in Lisnamult.    The first man to manage Lisnamult Celtic was Seamus Brady. Robbie McDonagh has also been in the ‘hot seat’ while Danny Doyle is the current manager.   Lisnamult Celtic is run by people from the community who all help out at the club every Sunday morning. For example you can find Joe Hoare out marking the pitch in all winds and weather. Joe is also the kit man for the club.   Michelle Beirne is the club’s first aid person. She has been with the club for two years after passing her first aid course which was run by the Roscommon Soccer League. Christy Rattigan is the club’s line man.