COROFIN GAA CLUB

Corofin, Co Galway

The Club was affiliated to the GAA in 1925 and incorporates the two half-parishes of Corofin & Belclare.
The official club colours are Saffron and Green.

Club Notes April 2017

Club Notes 24 April

CLUB NOTES:

This weekend marked the first time that the club fielded 2 separate teams in the U14 Féile competition. The second team, made up mostly of U13 players, competed in the Sheild games played in Killererin and gave a wonderful account of themselves against teams mostly a full grade ahead of them, coming within a whisker of qualifying for the knockout stages. Congratulations to everyone involved with this team who have marked themselves out as ones to keep an eye on over the next number of years.
The first team enjoyed a wonderful weekend, which culminated in the club capturing their first division 1 Féile title since 2006. Following a very hard fought victory away to a strong Loughrea side on Friday evening, they followed that up with solid victories against Dunmore MacHales and Athenry in Corofin on Saturday. This meant a semi-final, luckily in Corofin on Saturday evening, against a very well drilled Ballinasloe team where Corofin were victorious after a tight game.
The final in Tuam stadium on Sunday afternoon was another battle against a fine footballing Salthill-Knocnacarra side, but Corofin dug deep and got the crucial scores when it mattered. Leading by 1-2 to 0-3 at half time Corofin held on for a 3-3 to 1-5 win after an exciting game of football.
Well done to all who pulled on the jersey over the weekend, it was fantastic to have over 40 players representing the Club at such a high standard.
Many thanks and well done to the management team, the panel of players and all who supported the team in what was another great weekend for Corofin GAA Club. Special thanks also to everyone who assisted with the hosting of the Féile in Corofin on Saturday, especially our underage secretary Martin Collins who coordinated the event and Noreen Brady who looked after the refreshments all day.
The National Féile finals take place late in June 2017 in Fermanagh, Cavan and Monaghan.

Best wishes to Galway under 21 footballers who play Dublin in the All-Ireland final in Tullamore on Saturday with throw in at 5.00 pm. We send a special good luck to our three Club players, Kieran Molloy, Dylan McHugh and Colin Brady.

The seniors play Mountbellew-Moylough in the league division 1 at 2.00 pm in Mountbellew on Monday 1 May.

Our under 16s defeated Caherlistrane by 2-16 to 2-4 in the team’s 3rd championship game played in Corofin last Tuesday.

Our under 15s played Dunmore MacHales in Division 1A on Tuesday evening in Corofin.
The under 13 team also play Dunmore MacHales in Division 1A on Friday evening at 7.00 pm in Corofin.

The Jack McHugh 7 a-side Minor Football Memorial Tournament takes place in Belclare pitch next Monday (Bank Holiday) commencing at 11.00 am. Sincere thanks to the many clubs, groups and individuals who have sponsored the tournament.

The Club offers its sympathy to the family and friends of Joe O'Brien, Rusheens who died recently. May he Rest in Peace.

Lotto numbers 4, 15, 21, 27. No Jackpot winner and four match 3s, Damien Joyce, Mary Teresa O'Toole, Sal Sullivan, Lar Reynolds. Seller's prize John Coen. Next week's jackpot €7100 in Club Office.

Club Notes 17 April

CLUB NOTES:
Congratulations to Galway under 21 footballers who had a superb win over Kerry by 2-14 to 2-10 in the All-Ireland semi-final on Saturday in Ennis. Our three Club players, Kieran Molloy, Dylan McHugh and Colin Brady contributed in no small way to the win with Kieran scoring a point and Colin getting a vital goal. Well done to all.

Our seniors lost to St. James' in the division 1 league in Corofin on Thursday evening by 2-13 to 0-13.

Our juniors defeated Caherlistrane in the division 5 (north) league in Corofin on Friday evening by 4-13 to 0-13. The Corofin goals were scored by Seán Silke, 2 and one each from Alan O’Donovan and Trevor Burke.

We lost out to Barna in in the division 3 league game played in Furbo on Sunday on a scoreline of 1-5 to 0-14.

Our under 16s defeated Ballinasloe with an impressive panel performance on Tuesday evening in Ballinasloe in division 1 (north). They played Caherlistrane in the team’s 3rd championship game in Corofin on Tuesday.

The under 14s play in Féile (div 1) this weekend. They will have games against St Brendan's Loughrea, Athenry and Dunmore MacHales. Further details will be confirmed later.

Thanks to Micheál Lundy, Gary Sice and Ronan Steede who attended underage training on Saturday morning in Belclare and brought along the Division 2 league trophy with them.

Please support the Cycle Against Suicide initiative, which will take place between Sunday, April 23rd and Saturday, May 6th. Full details are available on-line, at www.cycleagainstsuicide.com.

The Club offers its sympathy to Annette Naughton, Rusheens on the death of her mother, Margaret Lally, Barna. May see Rest in Peace.

Lotto numbers 7, 16, 18, 27. We had no winners. Seller’s prize Patricia Langan. Next week’s jackpot is €6,950 and draw is in Canavan’s, Belclare.

Club Notes 10 April

CLUB NOTES:

Galway had their second victory over Kildare in a week when they defeated them by 0-18 to 0-16 in the Division Two League final played in Croke Park on Sunday. Well done all our Club players involved. Liam Silke, Michael Farragher and Gary Sice started for Galway while Micheál Lundy and Ian Burke came on as substitutes. Bernard Power and Ronan Steede were also on the Galway panel.

Galway added another Connacht title to their collection, having already won the FBD and under 21, when the county minor footballers defeated Sligo in the Connacht Minor Football League Final at Tuam Stadium on Saturday. Oran Burke and Darragh Silke both played in the final.

Best wishes to all our players involved with the Galway under 21s who take on Kerry in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Cusack Park Ennis on Saturday at 4:30pm.

Our seniors lost to St. James' in the quarter final of the John Dunne Cup played in Mervue last week by 1-13 to 2-8.
They take on St. James' again on Thursday evening in Corofin in the first round of the division 1 league. The time is yet to be confirmed.
Congratulations to Kieran Fitzgerald who was selected at full back on the AIB Club Football Championship Team of the Year.

We commence the division 3 league on Sunday next when we play Barna in Barna at 2.00 pm.

Our juniors play Caherlistrane in the division 5 (north) league at 7.00 pm in Corofin on Friday evening.

The under 16s had a big win over Monivea-Abbey in the division 1 (north) league last week.
They played Ballinasloe in Ballinasloe on Tuesday evening.
They play Caherlistrane next Tuesday at 7.00 pm in Corofin.

The under 14s defeated Dunmore MacHales in division 1 (north) last week.
The under 14 division 3 team defeated Pádraig Pearses but lost out to Kilkerrin-Clonberne in recent games.

The Corofin GAA School of Excellence continues until Thursday in Belclare pitch. This camp is open to boys and girls between 8 and 13.

Lotto numbers 4, 13, 30, 31. No jackpot winner or match 3. Seller's prize Gerry Collins. Next week's jackpot is €6,800 and draw in Club Office.

Club Notes 3 April

CLUB NOTES:

The Club wishes to thank most sincerely all who made our “20 K Drop” fundraiser such a success. We thank all who attended the Claregalway Hotel for the event last Friday, for what proved to be a very enjoyable night. We thank especially our sponsors, our hard working committee and all who purchased tickets. Full details of the winners are on the Club’s Website and Facebook page.

Galway footballers made it another great weekend for the County with the seniors being promoted to Division One of the league, the under 21s winning the last ever Connacht title and the minors defeating Roscommon in the league.

The Galway seniors defeated Kildare by 0-14 to 0-13 and the two sides will meet again in the Division Two decider next Sunday in Croke Park. Gary Sice and Michael Farragher started for Galway while Micheál Lundy, Ian Burke and Liam Silke all came on as substitutes.

Galway under 21s won an epic Connacht Football Final after extra time, defeating Sligo by 3-20 to 2-14 in Sligo. Dylan McHugh, Kieran Molloy and Colin Brady all played their part in this historic win. Well done to the three lads and all the team.

Our seniors play St. James' in the John Dunne Cup at 7.00 pm on this Wednesday evening in Mervue.

The league commences on the weekend of 15 / 16 April (Easter weekend) when we play St. James' in Corofin in division 1 and Barna in Barna in division 3.

Under 11 and under 12 teams both play Tuam Stars on Wednesday evening in Belclare.
The under 14s defeated Ballinasloe in division 1 (north) last week. They play Dunmore MacHales in division 1 (north) at 7.00 pm on Friday evening in Dunmore.
On the same evening we also play Kilkerrin-Clonberne in the division 3 (north) at 7.00 pm in Clonberne.
Our under 16s play Ballinasloe in Ballinasloe in division 1 (north) at 7.00 pm next Tuesday, 11 April.

We send congratulations to Shane Monaghan and Elaine Comer who were married on Saturday. We wish them a long and happy life together.

Lotto numbers 9, 19, 20, 25. No jackpot winner & 3 match 3 Aidan Cummins, Pat Burke, Paul Higgins. Seller's prize Gerry Collins. Next week's jackpot is €6,650 and draw in Club Office.

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