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 January 2017

Club Notes 30 January

CLUB NOTES:

The AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-Final between Corofin and Dr Croke’s has been fixed for 4.00 pm in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick on Saturday 11 February. We wish the team well as they continue their preparation for this game.
GoBus Galway will operate a special Club Supporters Bus for the clash with Dr Croke’s.
The bus will leave Corofin Pitch at 12:30 pm and will return 30 minutes after the final whistle. Return tickets are priced at €15 per adult. Children under 18 and students are €12 return. Return tickets are available through the GoBus office only on 091 564600.
Na Piarsaigh GAA Club in Limerick have kindly offered us parking facilities for cars and busses at their Club grounds. Full bar and complimentary teas and coffees are available to our supporters on the day of the semi-final. The game between Slaughtneil and St Vincent’s will be shown in the Club House. Na Piarsaigh grounds are the first turn right AFTER the Greenhills Hotel, which is on your left going into Limerick. The Gaelic Grounds are a 15-minute walk at most from the Clubhouse.

Congratulations to Ian Burke who has won the AIB GAA Connacht Club Footballer of the Year 2016 for his performances with Corofin in the 2016 provincial club season. The national and regional sports media has voted for the awards. The presentation of the award took place in Croke Park on Monday.

The Galway Sports Stars banquet takes place Galway Bay Hotel on Saturday night, February 4. The Gaelic Football award is going to Corofin’s defensive dynamo Ciarán McGrath, while Ciarán's clubmate, Dáithí Burke, is being honoured with a Special Achievement award. Tickets for the event can be obtained from Michael Ryder (086 8063166) or John Raftery (087 2585843).

Do you play our weekly lotto? You could win €5000 or even more and support Corofin GAA Club. You can buy weekly tickets from our sellers which cost € 2 for 1 line or €5 for 3 lines. You can play on line on our website – www.corofingaa.ie or for a €100 contribution you will be entered into the Lotto draw for a period of 12 months. If you buy an annual ticket you will receive entry for 52 weeks which means you get two weeks free and you will never miss a chance to win the Lotto jackpot throughout the year. Full details are available from our sellers or from committee members.

Corofin Athletic Club are running a 12-week “Fit for Life” course commencing on 28 February. The course is open to all adults, male and female, over 18 years. The course is aimed at anyone who wishes to improve their Health and Wellbeing. Full details are available from Corofin AC and on their Facebook page.

Thanks to Gary Sice, Dylan Canney and Jason Leonard who gave an under 10 training session in the pitch on Saturday morning as part of a TG4 promotion.
The three lads along with Mike Farragher, Tom Healy, Enda Fleming, Paul Cassidy, Dara Silke and Gavin Burke took part in a TG4 challenge to be broadcast on the station shortly.
Our thanks also to Galway footballer, Danny Cummins, who was the ‘defender’ in the competition.
Well done to all the under 10’s who togged out in the cold and supported the lads for the event.
Thanks also to the parents for bringing the kids to the Corofin pitch for the filming.

Corofin GAA Underage registration morning, for under 6 to under 16s, will take place on Saturday morning 4th of February from 9.30 to 10.30 am in the Belclare pitch. A fun training session for the lads will also take place at this time. New members are very welcome.

The club offers sympathy to Patricia Langan and Dolly Connolly on the death of their uncle Mattie Staunton, Annaghdown. May he rest in peace.

Lotto Jackpot not won and one Match 3, Fintan Lawless. Numbers 1, 10, 14, 15. Seller's prize Gerry Collins. Next week's jackpot is €5,300 and draw in Club Office.

Club Notes 23 January

CLUB NOTES:

The AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-Final between Corofin and Dr Crokes has been fixed for 4.00 pm in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick on Saturday 11 February. We wish the team well as they continue their preparation for this game.

Do you play our weekly lotto? You could win €5000 or even more and support Corofin GAA Club. You can buy weekly tickets from our sellers which cost € 2 for 1 line or €5 for 3 lines. You can play on line on our website – www.corofingaa.ie or for a €100 contribution you will be entered into the Lotto draw for a period of 12 months. If you buy an annual ticket you will receive entry for 52 weeks which means you get two weeks free and you will never miss a chance to win the Lotto jackpot throughout the year. Full details are available from our sellers or from committee members.

Corofin Athletic Club are running a 12-week “Fit for Life” course commencing on 28 February. The course is open to all adults, male and female, over 18 years. The course is aimed at anyone who wishes to improve their Health and Wellbeing. Full details are available from Corofin AC and on their Facebook page.

The Club offers its sympathy to Rosaleen Kelly, Pollinore, on the death of her sister Joan Molloy, Terryglass, Tipperary; to Anne Cullinane, Anbally, on the death of her uncle Jack Totman, Galway and to Vincent Glavin, Kilcurriff on the death of his mother Mary Glavin, Turloughmore.
May they rest in peace.

The Lotto Jackpot was not won and we had no Match 3. Numbers drawn were 7, 12, 31, 32. Seller's prize John Coen. Next week's jackpot is €5,150 and draw in Club Office.

LADIES FOOTBALL:
Job Vacancies - Team Workers Required
We have lots of enthusiastic young footballers who want to play for our U12 and U14 teams BUT volunteers to help run these teams are in very short supply. Can you help? Do you know someone who can help?
We are looking for any parents, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, ex-players, current adult players, transition year students or anyone else willing to offer some help running two U12 and two U14 teams during 2017. We don't need a fully formed Stephen Rochford, just people who can give some time to girls’ football. It would be very disappointing if we cannot offer football to all the young girls in the parish who wish to play. Please contact either Stephen Hession (0876033350) or David Gower (0862350004) if you can help manage or mentor or administer one of our teams.

Club Notes 16 January

The All-Ireland semi-final between Corofin and Dr Crokes takes place at 4.00 pm in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick on Saturday 11 February.

Congratulations to Ciarán McGrath who has been selected as Galway Sports Star Gaelic Footballer of the year and to Daithí Burke who has been honoured with a Special Achievement Award for his part in the Clubs County success and on winning his second Hurling All-Star Award. The awards will be presented at a gala function to be held in the Galway Bay Hotel on Saturday night, February 4.
Ian Burke and Michael Farragher were presented with their ‘man of the match’ awards at a function hosted by the Connacht Council on Friday night.

Remember that Club membership is now due. Membership can be paid to any member of the committee or on the Club website – www.corofingaa.ie. Adult and youth membership forms can also be downloaded from the website.

At the underage AGM, which was held recently, Tom Greaney was elected underage Chairman, while Martin Collins continues in the role of underage Secretary. The various underage team managers will be finalised shortly and details will be published on the Club website as soon as they become available.
Corofin underage registration morning has been fixed for Saturday February 4 at 10.00 am in Belclare.
We will be hosting two Schools of Excellence this year for players aged 8 to 13. This is open to both boys and girls. The first one takes place over the Easter break from school, on the 11th, 12 and 13th of April (3 days), while the second one will be on 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th of August (4 days). Both camps will take place in Belclare.

The Club offers its sympathy to the family of the late John Comer, Kilcahill and to the Annaghdown GAA Club on his sad loss. We also offer our sympathy to the family of the late Patricia Barry, Galway Rd., Tuam (who taught in Belclare and Annagh Hill National Schools).
May they rest in peace.

Lotto numbers drawn were 5, 10, 19, 28. We had no jackpot winner and two match 3, Julie Comer & Aidan Donnellan. Seller's prize went to Gerry Collins. Next week's jackpot is €5,000 and the draw is in Club office.

LADIES FOOTBALL:

JOB VACANCIES - TEAM WORKERS REQUIRED
We have lots of enthusiastic young footballers who want to play for our U12 and U14 teams BUT volunteers to help run these teams are in very short supply. Can you help? Do you know someone who can help?
We are looking for any parents, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, ex-players, current adult players, transition year students or anyone else willing to offer some help running two U12 and two U14 teams during 2017. We don't need a fully formed Stephen Rochford, just people who can give some time to girls football. It would be very disappointing if we cant offer football to all the young girls in the parish who wish to play. Please contact either Stephen Hession (0876033350) or David Gower (0862350004) if you can help manage or mentor or administer one of our teams.

Club Notes 9 January

CLUB NOTES:

The Gaelic grounds in Limerick has been confirmed as the venue for the All Ireland semi final meeting of Corofin and Dr. Crokes on Saturday 11 February. The time of this game has yet to be confirmed.

Remember that Club membership is now due. Membership can be paid to any member of the committee or on the Club website – www.corofingaa.ie. Adult and youth membership forms can also be downloaded from the website.

The Club offers its sympathy to the family and friends of Annie Hynes, Bullaun and Padraic Killilea, formerly Belclare. Padraic played on the Corofin team that won a Junior County title in 1959, the first time a trophy was won by the Club since the senior title win of 1946.
May they rest in peace.

Lotto numbers drawn were 7, 13, 30, 31. We had no winners. The seller's prize went to Gerry Collins. Next week's jackpot is €4,850 with the draw in the Club office.

Club Notes 2 January

LOTTO:
In the lotto draw held on 2 January the numbers drawn were:- 6, 17, 19, 24. We had no jackpot winner and one match 3, Patricia Silke. Seller’s prize went to Patricia Langan. Next week’s jackpot is €4,700 with the draw in the Club Office.

In the lotto draw held on 28 December the numbers drawn were:- 5, 8, 25, 26. We had no winners. Seller’s prize went to Brian Loughlin. Next week’s jackpot is €4,550 with the draw in the Club Office.

CLUB NOTES:
The Gaelic grounds in Limerick has been confirmed as the venue for the All Ireland semi final meeting of Corofin and Dr. Crokes on Saturday 11 February.

Congratulations to Gary Delaney and Sarah Kelly who were married on Friday. We wish them a long and happy life together.

You could win in 2017 with Corofin GAA Club. Please support the Club’s fundraising efforts. Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw costing €10 are available from any member of the committee. You can join our weekly Lotto draw by purchasing tickets in local shops and pubs or subscribe on line. Remember also that Club membership is now due.

The Club offers its sympathy to the family and friends of the following who have died recently:-
Margaret Costello, Carrowbeg, Belclare; Mary Kate Steede, Ballydotia; Michael Costello, Woodquay, Tuam; Peg Mahon, Galway and formerly Kilcurriff; Sarah Burke, Gortroe, Currandulla, grandmother of Anne Marie Mahon, Mylespark and Claire Burke-Coen, Anbally; Paddy Lardner, Caltra, Belclare, brother of Jimmy Lardner, Ardskeamore; Brian O’Loghlen, Lisdoonvarna, brother of Connie O’Loghlen, Anbally; John Patrick Fahy, Corbally.
May they rest in peace.

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