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 August 2014

Club Notes 25 August

MEN'S NOTES:

A superb first half performance by our intermediate team did not prove enough for them to win their quarter final tie against Athenry, played in Kenny Park on Sunday. Corofin led by 0-10 to 1-3 at half time, with all but one of their points coming from play. However they failed to match this performance in the second half and Athenry advanced on a final score of Athenry 2-9 to Corofin 0-12. Well done to the team and management on their hard work and commitment all year.

Corofin juniors were defeated by Tuam Stars in the Junior Football Championship – North, played last Friday.

Please support our minors who play Tuam Stars in the Minor A Football Championship North semi-final, at 7.00 pm in Tuam Stadium this Wednesday evening, with referee Teddy Kerin.
Corofin progressed to the 2nd Round of the U16A Championship following their win over Oughterard last Tuesday (19 Aug) evening.

Many thanks to those club members, both ladies and men, who helped with the stewarding and other work at the matches on Sunday in Corofin. It proved to be a long day as the last game did not finish until 9.00 pm. A large crowd attended the two championship games and our pitch was resplendent for the occasion. Thankfully all are well following a very busy day. Sincere thanks also to the Scahill family who allowed us the use of their field for parking.

Remember that the “Walk with the Clubs” funraiser for Pieta House in memory of Cormac Connolly, takes place on this Thursday 28 August, starting in Portumna and visiting All-Ireland winning clubs Portumna, Killimor, Mullagh and finishing in Kiltormer. Special guests walking on this day will be members of All-Ireland winning Galway clubs, as well as representatives of many clubs in Galway. Details of how to participate in this event can be found on our club website.

The lotto jackpot is now €12,500 as we had no winner and no match 3. The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 23, 32. The seller's prize went to Patricia Langan. Next week's draw is in the Man of Aran.

LADIES FOOTBALL:

U8s training takes place every Tuesday at 6.15 in Belclare.

The U10s had a game against Annaghdown on Tuesday and have training Thursday at 6.15 in Belclare.

U12s training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.15 in Belclare. The first championship game against St Gabriels is arranged for Aughrim pitch on the 30th August at 1.30 pm.

Well done to the Galway senior ladies who won the All-Ireland quarter final defeating Monaghan by 17 pts to 14 pts. Tracey Leonard made a valuable contribution when introduced as a sub in the second half, scoring a vital point late on. Galway now play Dublin in the semi-final next Saturday. Good luck to our Senior players on the panel, Tracey Leonard, Leonie Higgins, Meadhbh Maloney and Tina Hughes.

As you may know the senior lads have been nominated by the Corofin Ladies to do the ‘Ice Bucket” challenge. We await developments!

Club Notes 18 August

MEN'S NOTES:

The seniors defeated Killererin by 3-16 to 11 pts in the John Dunne Cup played on Sunday evening in Corofin.
Corofin play Tuam Stars in the Junior Football Championship – North, at 7.00 pm in Barnaderg this Friday, 22 August.
Corofin play Athenry in the quarter final of the Intermediate Football Championship at 12.00 pm in Kenny Park, Athenry this Sunday 24, August.
Please support both teams.

Did you know that 15 Galway clubs have won All-Irelands (7 hurling, 3 football, 5 Camogie)? As one of those clubs, we are being asked to join legendary sporting heroes to participate in the Cormac Connolly Memorial fundraising walk in aid of Pieta House. This memorial event is to acknowledge Cormac’s determination, courage and dignity in his fight for life which ended peacefully on 25th July 2011 surrounded by those who loved him. The Corofin GAA club is being asked give a hand supporting the event on Thursday 28th of August. More details will be available on the club website shortly.

Congratulations to the Under 14 team on winning the Division 1 Championship Shield Final on Sunday defeating Monivea-Abbeyknockmoy on a scoreline of 2-14 to 3-6. It was a very good game of football evenly contested by two good teams with Corofin coming out on top in the end. Afterwards the shield was presented to the winning captain, Jason Gorham by PJ Rabbitte, Chairman of Coiste Peil nÓg in Galway GAA.
Panel: Jake Hogan, Ciarán Melia, Andrew Burns, Jamie McIntyre, Robert Carr, Dean Hynes, Adam Lowry, Matthew Fitzmaurice, Eoin Broderick, Adam Hession, Jason Gorham, Seán Raftery, Ian Collins, Tony Gill, Matthew Cooley, Joey Duggan, Jack McHugh, Rossa Ryan, David Cannon, Cian Gillespie, David Reilly, Darren O’Brien, David Hoult, Nathan Kearney, Oisin Rowe, James Skerritt, Stephen Skerritt, Darragh Burke and Thomas Quirke.
This brings the Under 14 season to an end. It was a successful year for this group of players winning three trophies - the Division 1 League, the County League and the County Championship Shield. They were also runners up in the County Féile and took part in the All Ireland Féile. Thanks to the players, their parents and to the Management Team of Richard Broderick, John Carr, Gerry Collins, Frank Morris, Martin McNamara, Tommy Raftery and David Ryan for their dedication and commitment during the year.

Under 12 start their league on Sunday 24 August when they play away to Caherlistrane.

Under 10s and 8s played Headford in the Go Games blitz on Saturday.
Training continues this Saturday in Belclare at 10 for the under 10, 8 and 6.

We had no winner of the lotto jackpot - numbers drawn were 4, 5, 24, 31. There was one match 3 – Tommy O'Brien, Claretuam. The seller's prize went to John Joe Forde. The jackpot is now €12,350 with next week's draw in the Hibernian Bar.

LADIES FOOTBALL:

The U10s training continues every Tuesday at 6.15 in Belclare and again every Thursday at 6.15 in Corofin.

U12s training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.15 in Belclare. All must attend Championship is starting soon.

Hard luck to the Galway U16 girls who lost out to Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final on a scoreline of Galway 4-13 to Dublin 6-12.

Club Notes 11 August

MEN'S NOTES:

Our two adult teams in action at the weekend both had wins. The intermediates had an exciting win over Claregalway in the championship on Saturday evening. A goal in injury time by James Farragher gave us a one point victory on a scoreline of Corofin 1-10 to Claregalway 0-12. ‬‬

On Sunday our juniors defeated Milltown by 0-14 to 2-6 after extra time in the quarter final of the championship.

The draws for next round of championship were made on Sunday evening.
In the senior quarter final Corofin avoided a preliminary quarter final and have been drawn to play Mountbellew / Moylough once again in the quarter final on Sunday 7 Sept.
In the intermediate quarter final, Corofin play Athenry on the weekend of 23 August.

Following USA’s win in the Aga Khan Nations' Cup and Rory McIlroy’s amazing win in the USPGA Championship, John Joe Silke has jumped to the top of our prediction quiz leaderboard. Full details can be found on the club website.

The Lotto Jackpot was not won and we had no match 3s. The numbers drawn were
7, 12, 24, 26. Sellers prize went to Patricia Langan.
Jackpot is now €12,200 and next draw is in Gills.

LADIES FOOTBALL:
The U10s training continues every Tuesday at 6.15 in Belclare and again every Thursday at 6.15 in Corofin.

U12s training takes place on Thursday 14th and again on Tuesday the 19th , both at 6.15 in Belclare.

Wishing good luck to the Galway U16 ladies and to our club players, Leanne Coen, Orla Canney, Chelsey Blade, and team mentor, Stephen Hession.
They play Dublin in the All-Ireland A Semi-final on Sunday 17 August. Game throws in at 2.00 pm in Moate. Please support the team.

Club Notes 4 August

MEN'S NOTES:
Although Galway were defeated by Kerry in the All-Ireland quarter-final in Croke Park last Sunday, Tomás Healy and Micheál Lundy both had excellent games. Micheál scored 1-1 and Tomás made a number of superb saves. Well done also to the other club players on the Galway senior panel for all their work and commitment.

Five games in the senior championship (losers groups) are scheduled to be played this weekend, after which the draw for the preliminary quarter-finals will be made.

Our intermediates are due to play Claregalway in the championship at 5.30 pm in Pearse Stadium on Saturday.

The final of the Connacht GAA Senior Club Football Competition - The Leo Kenny Memorial Cup, took place on Tuesday, 29th July. Salthill-Knockcarra ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of Salthill - Knocknacarra 2-12 to Corofin 0-9.

The scores after 7 questions in our prediction quiz have now been calculated. Following Dermot Weld becoming the leading trainer for the 28th time at the 2014 Galway Races, with 8 wins, 6 seconds and 3 thirds, last weeks leader, Danny Ryder has been replaced by joint leaders Kevin Comer, David Kearney and Tommy Kelly. Danny has moved back to 4th place. Full details can be found on the club website.

This week’s lotto numbers are 6-8-15-25. Jackpot was not won and we had one match 3, Tom McGuire, Doonbeg. Sellers prize went to Patricia Langan. Jackpot is now €12,050 and next draw is in the Palm Tree.

LADIES FOOTBALL:

U8s training is on Tuesdays from 6.15 to 7.15 in Belclare.
The U10s training continues every Tuesday at 6.15 in Belclare and again every Thursday at 6.15 in Corofin.
U12s training this week takes place only on Wednesday at 6.15 in Belclare.
Congratulations to the Galway minor ladies, who defeated Cork on Monday evening in the All Ireland Minor 'A' Championship to claim two All Ireland's minor titles in a row. The final score was Galway 3-21 to Cork 4-13. Well done to our club player, Dearbhla Gower who is on the panel.
The seniors defeated St Brendans last Thursday in their 2nd round match on a scoreline of 6-16 to 2-7.
We have an important fundraising opportunity for Corofin Ladies with a bag pack day 9am to 9pm at Tesco Oranmore on Friday 8th August. This opportunity has been obtained for us by Sharon Fay, mum of one of our U14 players.
We need volunteers to people the bag pack and we need you all to text every club member to ask for their help. Initially you can ask volunteers to contact David Gower by text or e-mail to be put on the rota.
We need 4 people minimum at any one time. As long as there is an adult present, girls under 12 and upwards can help.

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