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 July 2013

CLUB NOTES 29 JULY

MEN'S NOTES:
Sincere thanks to everyone who supported the various events during the “Gathering Week” in Corofin. Thanks in particular to all who attended the “Anyone who ever wore the Corofin jersey” and the "Love is in the air" events.
Our minors had a good win over Annaghdown in the Minor A Championship last week – Corofin 4-16 to Annaghdown 1-5. Well done to all involved.
Well done also to our junior team who defeated Milltown last Thursday on a scoreline of 1-15 to 1-10.
Our under 12 team put on a great performance in defeating Tuam last Friday evening. There will be NO training this week. The next training session will be Tuesday 6 August in Belclare. Enjoy the break!
The Corofin senior players are pleased to bring you details of a 4-day ‘School of Excellence’ being held in August this year. The school of excellence is being co-ordinated by Gary Sice and David Morris. They will be assisted by a number of coaches including: Frank Morris, Aidan Donnellan, Kieran McGrath, Liam Silke, Kieran Fitzgerald & Galway Footballers; Roisín Leonard, Tracey Leonard, Emer Flaherty, Ronan Steede & Michael Meehan. Our coaches have an enviable collection of football accolades between them and we are delighted that they have made themselves available for our ‘School of Excellence’, which is unique to the Corofin GAA Club.
• The ‘School of Excellence’ will run from 6 to 9 of August at the Corofin pitch.
• Activities will begin each day at 10am and finish at 2pm.
• It is open to club members only, both boys and girls, aged between 7 and 13 years.
• €30 per child, €50 for two children, and €60 for three children. Application forms and fee can be returned at next training session.
• No Shop Facilities; healthy lunch recommended.
There was no winner of the lotto. The numbers drawn were 4, 13, 27, 31. We had two match 3s – Bernard Byrne and Pat Finn. Next week’s jackpot is €4,100 with the draw in Gills.

LADIES NOTES:
All is quiet on the ladies GAA front this week – enjoy the ‘Races’.

CLUB NOTES 22 JULY

MEN'S NOTES:
Corofin Calling:
Corofin GAA Club is promoting two events in particular as part of the CCDA week of activities.
On Wednesday 24 July the club is inviting anyone who ever wore the Corofin jersey to join us from 6:45 on. We commence with an underage football exhibition, followed by mass at 8.00 and then a chance to meet with old friends in the festival marquee from 9.00.
"Love is in the air" in the Corofin Calling Festival Marquee on Saturday 27 July, when we have a ‘Mock
Corofin play Annaghdown in the Minor A Championship on Tuesday 23 July at 8.00 pm in Tuam Stadium.
Well done to Galway footballers on a great win over Armagh last weekend and best wishes for the 4th round game against Cork next weekend.
There was no winner of lotto. Numbers drawn 4, 10, 18, 23 One match 3 - Tom Mc Hugh. Next weeks jackpot €3,950. Draw in Palm Tree.

LADIES NOTES:
Seniors played Grainne Mhaols last Tuesday 23rd July in Championship, see website for result. Training continues for U8s on Tuesdays at 6.30 in Belclare. No training for U12s this Thursday as they play in Corofin on Wednesday evening as part of The Gathering, U16 and U14 training continues. Well done to all the girls who took part in The Gathering Parade last Sunday in Corofin. Some great photos can be seen on www.johnmcmanusphotography.com

CLUB NOTES 15 JULY

MEN'S NOTES:
Uachtaráin, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Mr Liam O'Neill, laid wreaths at the graves of Tom Molloy and Joe Mannion in Cummer graveyard last Sunday. The wreath laying ceremony took place following the annual cemetery mass. The mass was co-celebrated by Fr Patrick Mullins, Canon Martin Gleeson and Fr Seamus Nohilly.
After the mass, club chairman, Michael Ryder, welcomed the guests and speakers.
Tony Mannion spoke on the life and times of Tom Molloy and Joe Mannion. Noel Treacy, Cathaoirleach Coiste Contae na Gaillimhe, spoke on behalf of the county board.
Liam O'Neill then laid wreaths at both graves and addressed the large crowd who attended the ceremony.
Galway footballers have got another home draw in round 3 of the football qualifiers in which they play Armagh. The game has been fixed for Pearse Stadium, next Saturday at 5.00 pm. Best of luck to all our club players involved.
Corofin lost to Caherlistrane in Round 2 of the Leo Kenny Memorial Cup on Tuesday 9 July on a scoreline of Corofin 3-4 to Caherlistrane 2-10.
Corofin defeated Cortoon Shamrocks by 1-9 to 1-7 in the Junior Championship, played in Corofin last Friday. Well done to team and mentors.
Corofin lost to the All-Ireland Féile champions, Claregalway, in the quarter final of the Under 14 Championship played in Corofin on Monday evening, by 2-14 to 2-8.
The numbers drawn in the lotto were 3, 13, 21, 22. There was no winner of the lotto and one match 3 – Kathleen Murphy. Next week’s jackpot is €3,800, with the draw taking place in Rafterys.

LADIES NOTES:
Senior ladies started their Championship campaign last Sunday 7th July away to Caltra Cuans. Corofin opened the scoring with a goal and followed shortly after with four points, one of those been a free, Corofin leasing 1-4 to no score. But Caltra found their momentum popping over six points in a row, (4 from play, 2 frees). Corofin added 2 points from and were leading 1-6 to 0-6, the game was very tight and with some great footballing skills and determination by both sides the half time whistle blew with Corofin leading 1-8 to 0-9. A well deserved break for both teams as the sun was making an appearance and getting very hot. Second half resumed with 3 points from play from Corofin, followed quickly by 2points for Caltra and again 2 points from Corofin. Corofin leading mid way through the second half 1-13 to 0-11 when they were dealt a hard blow with the sin binning of a player, but the ladies determination and strength from all players, and the fortune of a penalty hitting the post meant Corofin ended the game on a score line of 2-15 to 0-12. Well done to all the girls on a great start to ye're championship. U14s played in the Division 1 League final against Claregalway last Mo day evening in Monivea. Great display of football from both sides in such hot conditions. Corofin started well with a goal and a point to open the scoring, Claregalway then got on the score sheet by converting a free, Corofin rallied round with 1-3 from play, Claregalway then found the back of the net. Corofin were awarded a free and with a massive kick the ball popped over the goalie and into the back of the net, followed shortly by 2 points from Claregalway and then a goal for Corofin , half time whistle blew to the relief of both sides as it was really hot, Corofin leading 4-4 to Claregalway's 1-3. The rest did both teams good, and it was Claregalway that got the first score of the 2nd half, followed by a point and a goal from Corofin, points continued at either end, and it was then Claregalway that scored 2 late goals and a point to finish on a score line of Corofin 5-6 to Claregalway 4-5. Amy O'Donovan (Captain) accepted the trophy from County Chairman Con Moynihan, Well done girls on a deserved win in such hot conditions. Training continues at all levels this week.
Family fun day: Corofin Ladies GFC are holding their annual Family fun day this Sunday 14th July in Belclare pitch from12pm. It's a day that promises fun, football, great food, music and lots of craic. This year there will be a 'car boot sale' been held so its a chance for you to clear out the shed, attic or playroom, slots are €20 and can be paid on the day. Football blitzes for U8s, U10s and U12s throughout the day. There will also be a mixed blitz for U14s, U16s, minors, juniors and senior players, you can also invite your friends from other clubs to play in this blitz. Please support this annual fundraiser.
Church gate collection for Corofin Ladies this weekend in Belclare and Corofin, please contact Mary Ryan or Anne Canney if you can help at any of the masses.
Best of luck to our Senior ladies and U16s who are part of the Galway panels who play in their Connacht finals at the weekend. U16s play on Saturday 13th July and Seniors play on Sunday 14th July in Tuam Stadium. Best of luck also to our U12 girls who are playing at half time in the Senior Connacht final at the weekend.

CLUB NOTES 8 JULY

MEN'S NOTES:
We are delighted that the President of the GAA Mr Liam O’Neill and other representatives of the GAA, the club and the Molloy and Mannion families will be attending a wreath laying ceremony at the graves of Tom Molloy RIP and Joe Mannion RIP, in Cummer Cemetery, Corofin on Sunday 14 July. The ceremony will commence with Mass at 6.30 pm.
The full programme is as follows:
6.30 Mass in Cummer Cemetery celebrated by Fr Patrick Mullins and Canon Martin Gleeson.
7.30 Arrival of Uachtaráin, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Liam O'Neill.
· Welcome by Michael Ryder, Cathaoirleach, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Corafinne.
· Life and times of Tom Molloy and Joe Mannion by Tony Mannion.
· Address by Noel Treacy, Cathaoirleach Coiste Contae na Gaillimhe.
· Wreath laying ceremony.
· Closing address by Liam O’Neill, Uachtaráin, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael
8.30 Refreshments in Raftery’s, Corofin.
Senior football league, played in Corofin on Sunday - win for Corofin by 2-14 to 0-12 over Caherlistrane. A good win - well done.
The seniors play Caherlistrane again in the Leo Kenny Cup @ 7.30 on Tuesday in Caherlistrane.
Tuam defeated Corofin by 2 points in the Minor A Championship North. Tuam 1-10 to Corofin 1-8.
Please support family fun day being organised by Corofin Ladies Gaelic Football Club, Sun 14 July Belclare, @ 12.00
The numbers drawn in the lotto were 6, 8, 16, 30. There was no winner of the lotto and no match 3s. Next week’s jackpot is €3,650, with the draw taking place in Rafterys.

LADIES NOTES:
Senior ladies started their Championship campaign last Sunday 7th July away to Caltra Cuans. Corofin opened the scoring with a goal and followed shortly after with four points, one of those been a free, Corofin leasing 1-4 to no score. But Caltra found their momentum popping over six points in a row, (4 from play, 2 frees). Corofin added 2 points from and were leading 1-6 to 0-6, the game was very tight and with some great footballing skills and determination by both sides the half time whistle blew with Corofin leading 1-8 to 0-9. A well deserved break for both teams as the sun was making an appearance and getting very hot. Second half resumed with 3 points from play from Corofin, followed quickly by 2points for Caltra and again 2 points from Corofin. Corofin leading mid way through the second half 1-13 to 0-11 when they were dealt a hard blow with the sin binning of a player, but the ladies determination and strength from all players, and the fortune of a penalty hitting the post meant Corofin ended the game on a score line of 2-15 to 0-12. Well done to all the girls on a great start to ye're championship. U14s played in the Division 1 League final against Claregalway last Mo day evening in Monivea. Great display of football from both sides in such hot conditions. Corofin started well with a goal and a point to open the scoring, Claregalway then got on the score sheet by converting a free, Corofin rallied round with 1-3 from play, Claregalway then found the back of the net. Corofin were awarded a free and with a massive kick the ball popped over the goalie and into the back of the net, followed shortly by 2 points from Claregalway and then a goal for Corofin , half time whistle blew to the relief of both sides as it was really hot, Corofin leading 4-4 to Claregalway's 1-3. The rest did both teams good, and it was Claregalway that got the first score of the 2nd half, followed by a point and a goal from Corofin, points continued at either end, and it was then Claregalway that scored 2 late goals and a point to finish on a score line of Corofin 5-6 to Claregalway 4-5. Amy O'Donovan (Captain) accepted the trophy from County Chairman Con Moynihan, Well done girls on a deserved win in such hot conditions. Training continues at all levels this week.
Family fun day: Corofin Ladies GFC are holding their annual Family fun day this Sunday 14th July in Belclare pitch from12pm. It's a day that promises fun, football, great food, music and lots of craic. This year there will be a 'car boot sale' been held so its a chance for you to clear out the shed, attic or playroom, slots are €20 and can be paid on the day. Football blitzes for U8s, U10s and U12s throughout the day. There will also be a mixed blitz for U14s, U16s, minors, juniors and senior players, you can also invite your friends from other clubs to play in this blitz. Please support this annual fundraiser.
Church gate collection for Corofin Ladies this weekend in Belclare and Corofin, please contact Mary Ryan or Anne Canney if you can help at any of the masses.
Best of luck to our Senior ladies and U16s who are part of the Galway panels who play in their Connacht finals at the weekend. U16s play on Saturday 13th July and Seniors play on Sunday 14th July in Tuam Stadium. Best of luck also to our U12 girls who are playing at half time in the Senior Connacht final at the weekend.

CLUB NOTES 1 JULY

MEN'S NOTES:
Congratulations and hard luck to our Under 14 girls who performed so well in Féile 2013 in Derry over the weekend. Although they lost out to a very stong Foxrock-Cabinteely team in the final, they did their parish, their familes and themselves proud, A full report on the weekend games is featured in the Ladies Notes.
Well done to Gary Sice, Greg Higgins and Michael Farragher who helped Galway to a 1-12 to 0-11 win over Tipperary on Saturday evening. Michael Farraghers's goal after 48 mins was crucial for Galway as it put Alan Mulholland's side 1-9 to 0-6 in front, and that buffer was enough to withstand a spirited Tipperary fightback in the final 10 minutes. Galway have been drawn to play Waterford in round 2 of the qualifiers, again in Pearse Stadium. The game is fixed for 2.30 pm on Saturday. Good luck again to all our players.
The Galway minor team, with Cathal Reilly and Colin Brady both playing, lost to Mayo in the Connacht semi final, on Sunday in Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon. The teams were level at full time: Galway 2-9 to Mayo 3-6, but Mayo dominated extra time to win on a scoreline of Mayo 5-8 to Galway 2-11.
Corofin defeated Kilconnell in the Under 12 Easyfix League Final on Saturday 29 June in Kilconnell. Congratulation and well done to the team and mentors.
Corofin were defeated by Tuam Stars in the Junior A Championship North on Sunday by 1-19 to 3-03. We play Claregalway in the U14 Football Championship – Div 1 on Wednesday at 7.00 pm in Corofin. Please come out and support Corofin, who are playing the newly crowned 2013 Féile champions.
Our minors play Tuam Stars in the Minor A Championship North on Wednesday at 8.00 pm in Tuam Stadium.
We play Claregalway in the Under 12 Development League on Thursday 4 July at 7.30 pm in Knockdoe.
Under 10s play Claregalway on Saturday in Belclare at 11. Players please be in Belclare at 10.45.
The annual Kevin Killeen tournament takes place on Saturday 27th of July as part of the Gathering.
There will be no texts sent out for this match so pass the word around.
Under 8s play Claregalway on Saturday in Belclare at 11. Players please be in Belclare at 10.45
Under 6s continue training on Saturday morning at 10. New members welcome.
Congratulations to Claregalway Under 14 boys, who became the fifth Galway team to win Féile at the weekend.
There was no winner of the lotto – the numbers drawn were 6, 9, 16, 19. There were three match 3s, Mattie Keane, Mary Nolan and Tony Whelan. Next week’s jackpot is €3,500, with the draw taking place in Canavans, Belclare.

LADIES NOTES:
U14 girls and management team had a very early start last Friday morning to travel to Dungannon, Co.Tyrone for Féile 2013. Their first game was on Friday against their host club Aodh Ruadh, it was a comfortable win and finished on a score line of Corofin 12-12 Aodh Ruadh 1-0. The girls had a chance to relax in the surroundings of O'Neill Park, Dungannon, before departing for Derry city to take part in the Feile Parade. It was a super occasion with clubs from near and far marching together with the streets of Derry lined with people cheering them on. On Saturday, the girls played Emyvale, Co.Monaghan, again this was a comfortable win for Corofin, and ended on a score line of Corofin 5-14 to no score. The final game of the group stages was against reigning Féile winners Naomh Ciarán from Co.Offaly, at half time Corofin were ahead by 2 points, 2-3 to 2-1. Naomh Ciarán came back after the break and found the back of the net, Corofin now trailed by a point, but the determination and great skill of the girls fought through and Corofin found the back of the net on two more occasions and with some great free taking, Corofin were victorious and this game ended on a score line of Corofin 5-8 to Naomh Ciaran 3-2. This great win over such a great team meant that Corofin had won all of their group games and had earned a place in the semi-final stages. The girls travelled quite a distance to Errigal Chairain to play St Val's of Cork in the semi-final. St Val's of Cork is a very respected and successful club in Ladies Football, and of course this, their U14 team was no different, having quiet a few girls on the Cork County U14 team who had won the All-Ireland final the week previous. St Val's were first to get on the score sheet, finding the back of the net within minutes, yet again our girls fought hard against a strong wind and kept St Val's to a half time score line of 1-3 to 1-2, Corofin leading by a point. With the wind to their backs in the second half, Corofin found the back of the net twice and four great points from play meant they were ahead by 2-5, it was a great lead, but of course you can never discount a Cork team, and they scored two goals in the last few minutes, Corofin fought so hard and defended with the greatest of skill and courage and where exhausted when the final whistle blew, Corofin 3-7 to 3-2. The girls were elated as they now had a place in the Division 1 Féile final. It was bitter-sweet time, as they knew they had to lose one of their mentors, Emer Leonard, who was jetting off the next day and would miss the final. The final finally arrived and the girls played Foxrock-Cabinteely in Celtic Park, Derry. This pairing also met in 2005 in the Féile Final, with Corofin losing out by 2 points that year. So everybody was hoping that the tables would turn this time round. Corofin opened the scoring with a fine point from play, but within minutes, Foxrock had scored 2-1, with some great free taking again by Corofin the half time score was 0-4 to 2-1, the girls were trailing by 3 points. Unfortunately the second half didn't go Corofin’s way, and ended in a final score of Corofin 1-5 to Foxrock-Cabinteely 5-3. Well done girls on a great display of football, courage and determination over the whole of the weekend, you made the parish of Corofin very proud of you all. The girls finally returned to the parish to a great reception of bonfires and so many people lining the roads to welcome back the girls, and they all danced the night away in Raftery’s along to the music of Big Sam. Thank you to Go-Bus for sponsoring the bus for the whole of the weekend and to driver Gary Laheen for his patience and astute driving skills all weekend. Thank you to the host club Aodh Ruadh, who were so accommodating all over the weekend to both the girls and parents alike. Thank you to you all who supported the girls throughout the Feile competition and those of you who travelled the long journey for the final. Thank you especially to the team and management team for achieving such great success of reaching the final of Feile Dhoire 2013. The team was as follows: Karen Connolly, Amy Coen, Aoife Coen, Sharon Coen, Donna Higgins, Keisha Geraghty, Orla Canney, Katie Quigley, Shauna Laheen, Emily Donnelly, Louise Reilly, Leanne Coen (captain), Mary Newell, Rachel Burke, Amy O'Donovan, Chloe Langan, Niamh Canney, Aoife Glynn, Ciara Coppinger, Aine Hynes, Emma McElroy, Laura McTigue, Katie O'Brien and Orlagh Ryan assisted with a fine management team of Brian O'Donovan, Marie Reilly, Emer Leonard, Neil Donnelly and Gary Sice, and of course thank you also to the two 'water girls' Lorraine McTigue and Louise Langan. The girls now have to prepare for the U14 Division 1 League final vs Claregalway on next Monday 8th July in Monivea at 7pm. Good luck girls and please support the team.
Senior ladies commence their first round of the Championship away to Caltra Cuans this Sunday 7th July at 6.30pm, training continues this Thursday in Belclare ar 6.30pm, please support.
U16s and Juniors train as usual, well done to Chelsey Blade, Aoife Creaven and Jessica Flathery who are part of the U16 County panel on their great win over Leitrim last Thursday. They have now qualified for the Connacht final on July 13th, venue and time tbc. Remember to keep July 14th free as it will be our Family Fun day in Belclare, a day of football, food and fun.

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