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 2016

Club Notes 25 July

CLUB NOTES:
Galway hurlers have joined the footballers in the latter stages of the All-Ireland series. The hurlers had an excellent win over Clare on Sunday. Congrats to Daithí Burke who was named the RTE Sunday Game man-of-the-match following his display in the game. The hurlers now face Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday 14 August.
The senior footballers will also play Tipperary, with their quarter-final taking place on Sunday in Croke Park with throw in at 4.00 pm. We wish the best of luck to the team and especially to our club players involved.

We say a big thank you to Bernard Power, Liam Silke, Gary Sice and Cathal Silke for bringing the JJ Nestor Connacht Cup to underage training in Belclare on Saturday. Our younger players really appreciated seeing their heroes with the Cup.

Our intermediates had a narrow loss to Williamstown in the league division 3 on a scoreline of Corofin 3-9 to Williamstown 1-16. The Corofin goals were scored by Justin Burke (2) and John McHugh. Hard luck lads.

Hard luck to the u16s who lost out to Caherlistrane by 4-11 to 6-12 in the division 1A league shield final played in Tuam Stadium on Sunday morning.

We ask for continuing prayers for Jack McHugh who was involved in a serious swimming accident last week while on holiday in Germany. Jack played at all levels underage up to current Under 16 grade with Corofin GAA Club. A sincere thanks to all who attended the special mass, which was offered for his recovery and for his family’s intentions last Thursday evening in Corofin Church. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Club and community are with Jack and his family at this difficult time.

The Corofin GAA Underage School of Excellence takes place from Tuesday 9th Aug to Friday 12th Aug in Belclare pitch. Participation is open to registered Club members aged 8 to 13. The coaches will be Corofin Senior players and Fundamental Fitness.
Further details are to follow.

Lotto nos. drawn 7, 16, 26, 28. No jackpot winner and one match 3, Ciarán McGrath. Seller's prize Eileen Ryan. Next week's jackpot €11,750 in Club office.

LADIES FOOTBALL
Hard luck to our senior team on their narrow defeat to Claregalway on Saturday evening. The final score was Claregalway 5-15 to Corofin 4-16. Claregalway dominated the first half, leading by 4-5 to 1-8 at the break. But a brilliant second half display from Corofin helped to ignite our championship. We played with great determination, drawing level before the game swung one way then the other, never more than a point or two in the difference. Now we know we have it in us, let repeating that second half performance be our intent in the semi-final.

Club Notes 18 July

CLUB NOTES:

Well done to Galway footballers, Connacht Champions, following their 3-16 to 0-14 win over Roscommon in McHale Park on Sunday. Congrats to players Bernard Power, Liam Silke and Gary Sice, panel member Cathal Silke and selector Brian Silke.

Our juniors lost to St Gabriel’s by 0-8 to 2-14 in the Junior Championship North on Friday evening.

The seniors defeated Mícheál Breathnach by 1-14 to 2-7 in the league division 1 on Saturday evening, with the Corofin goal coming from Kieran Molloy in the first half.

Our minors had an exciting win by 2-19 to 4-6 over Oranmore-Maree in the North Board Minor A Football Championship on Wednesday evening. The teams finished level at full time but goals from Oran Burke and Conor Newell in extra time ensured victory for Corofin. Well done to all involved.

The Corofin GAA Underage School of Excellence takes place from Tuesday 9th Aug to Friday 12th Aug in Belclare pitch. Participation is open to registered Club members aged 8 to 13. The coaches will be Corofin Senior players and Fundamental Fitness.
Further details are to follow.

Lotto numbers drawn:- 2, 19, 27, 32. No Jackpot or Match 3 winner. Seller’s prize John Coen. Next week’s jackpot €11,600 in Club office.

LADIES FOOTBALL

On the 25th July the ladies who participated in the LGFA national Gaelic4Girls programme in Corofin will be going to Croke Park to participate in a National Blitz Day. This will be an incredible opportunity for all the girls when they will get to play football on this fantastic pitch and experience the atmosphere as a player rather than a spectator.

Club Notes 11 July

CLUB NOTES:

Following their 0-13 to 1-10 draw, Galway and Roscommon will play again next Sunday in McHale Park, Castlebar with throw in at 3.30 pm. We wish the best of luck again to the team and mentors.

Well done to the Galway minors who overcame Mayo in the Connacht minor football championship final in Pearse Stadium on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-6.

The senior team were defeated by Cortoon Shamrocks in the quarter final of the John Dunne Cup on a scoreline of 1-6 to 4-10. The Corofin goal was scored by Dylan Wall, while Joey Donnellan netted three times in the first half and Derek Savage contributed Cortoon’s fourth goal in the second half.

The juniors played Kilconly in the league division 6 (North) on Tuesday evening in Kilconly.

The seniors are scheduled to play Mícheál Breathnach in Indreabhán in the league division 1 on Friday evening at 7.45 pm.

Our minors play Oranmore-Maree in the North Board Minor A Football Championship on Wednesday evening at 8.00 pm in Corofin.

The under 16s played Monivea-Abbey in Monivea in the league – division 1A on Tuesday evening.

Did you know that you can support Corofin GAA Club by purchasing petrol / diesel in Raftery’s Topax in Corofin. Simply get the form in Raftery’s Centra and nominate Corofin GAA Club using the Club registration number 2517. Full details are available on line (www.playorpark.ie) or in Raftery’s Centra.

The Club offers it’s sympathy to Catherine Murphy, Clough on the death of her father, Vincent Rocke, Tuam and to Mary Burns, Gortbeg on the death of her mother Katie Curley, née Connell, Garrafrauns, Dunmore.

Lotto numbers drawn 11, 12, 13, 22. No jackpot winner and one match 3 - Breege Creavin. Seller's prize John Coen. Next week's jackpot €11,450 in Club office.

LADIES FOOTBALL
GAELIC4GIRLS CONNACHT & CROKE PARK BLITZ
The LGFA national Gaelic4Girls programme in Corofin has been a tremendous success, with 54 girls taking part over 8 weeks. The programme targeted girls between the ages of 8-12yrs who were not part of a Ladies Football Club and introduced them to the sport in a fun environment. The girls were taught the basic skills of Ladies Gaelic football and then demonstrated their new skills through a series of mini games. The Gaelic4Girls programme concluded on Wednesday 1st June in Belclare with the individual presentation of certificates to all participants.

On the 25th July they will be going to Croke Park to participate in a National Blitz Day. This will be an incredible opportunity for all the girls when they will get to play football on this fantastic pitch and experience the atmosphere as a player rather than a spectator.

Club Notes 4 July

CLUB NOTES:

Best wishes to both Galway minors and seniors in the Connacht finals in Pearse Stadium on Sunday. Good luck to all Club players involved and to senior selector, Brian Silke.

Mountbellew-Moylough defeated the seniors in the Leo Kenny Cup semi final by 0-8 to 2-7.

The seniors defeated Annaghdown in the league division 1 by 2-8 to 0-8 with the Corofin goals scored in the 2nd half by Conor Brady and Brian Raftery.

The team returned to action on Tuesday evening when they played Cortoon Shamrocks in the John Dunne Cup, in Tuam Stadium.

The intermediates lost to Cárna-Caiseal in the league division 3 by 2-17 to 0-12, played in Cárna on Sunday. Hard luck lads.

Did you know that you can support Corofin GAA Club by purchasing petrol / diesel in Raftery’s Topax in Corofin. Simply get the form in Raftery’s Centra and nominate Corofin GAA Club using the Club registration number 2517. Full details are available on line (www.playorpark.ie) or in Raftery’s Centra.

Lotto numbers drawn 2, 4 12, 13. Two match 3s – Ann Rowe, Paul Canney. Seller’s prize Eileen Ryan. Next week’s jackpot €11,300 in Club Office.

LADIES FOOTBALL:

GAELIC4GIRLS CONNACHT & CROKE PARK BLITZ
The LGFA national Gaelic4Girls programme in Corofin has been a tremendous success, with 54 girls taking part over 8 weeks. The programme targeted girls between the ages of 8-12yrs who were not part of a Ladies Football Club and introduced them to the sport in a fun environment. The girls were taught the basic skills of Ladies Gaelic football and then demonstrated their new skills through a series of mini games. The Gaelic4Girls programme concluded on Wednesday 1st June in Belclare with the individual presentation of certificates to all participants.

On Saturday 2nd July the girls headed off to the Connacht GAA Centre in Ballyhaunis to partake in a provincial blitz playing teams from Roscommon, Sligo and Galway. This was a fun filled day where the girls participated in mini-games and were able to showcase their newly learned skills.
On the 25th July they will be going to Croke Park to participate in a National Blitz Day. This will be an incredible opportunity for all the girls when they will get to play football on this fantastic pitch and experience the atmosphere as a player rather than a spectator.
There will be a parents’ meeting in Belclare this Wednesday 6th July at 6.30pm to discuss the itinerary for the Croke Park trip.

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