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 June 2015

Club Notes 29 June

MENS NOTES:
Galway footballers have been drawn to play Armagh (away) in their first game in the football qualifiers on the weekend of 11/12 July.
Congratulations to our under 14 team who were crowned Regional Féile winners in Longford on Saturday. They defeated Latton, Monaghan by 6-14 to 0-6, Trim, Meath by 3-4 to 0-2, Portlaoise, Laois by 2-6 to 1-3 and received a walkover from Fenagh St Caillins, Leitrim. Well done to the players, the management team, parents and all involved with the team. They played a Challenge match on Tuesday against St James’ in Renmore. There is training as usual on Wednesday in Corofin from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. The team returns to action on Friday evening when they play Oughterard in Corofin at 7.00 pm in the under 14 Division 1 Football Championship.
Also on Friday evening our juniors play Claregalway in the North Board Football Championship. The game is fixed for 8.15 pm in Cregg (Annaghdown).

The Club Shop is now open on Fridays from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Outside of these times please contact John Raftery 087 2585843 or Patricia Langan 087 9428819.

In the lotto draw held on Monday 29 June there was no winner of the lotto jackpot and one match 3s – Belle Keating (Belclare National School). The numbers drawn were 8, 12, 21, 27. The seller's prize went to JohnJoe Forde. The jackpot for next week’s draw to be held in Canavans is €3,350.

The club offers its sympathy to the Noone and Cullinane families on the death of Brian Nonne, RIP, Manchester and formerly Ballinderry. Brian played with the Club before moving to England and remained a loyal supporter.

LADIES FOOTBALL:
The Ladies Senior team won the County Division 1 League Final on Friday evening in Tuam Stadium defeating Kilkerrin-Clonberne for the first time in three years on a scoreline of 5-11 to 2-14. The team included 11 underage players, most of whom have not played Senior football for us until this year, so we are delighted to report that the next generation has arrived. There were great performances all over the pitch to match a full strength Kilkerrin Clonberne. In the backs Emer Leonard and Áine Seoige marshalled our young talent to keep our opponents out. Up front Roisín Leonard (3-2) and Leanne Coen (2-3) made the most of the scoring opportunities worked for them by our midfield and forwards. Patricia Gleeson, our Captain for the League, was having her usual significant influence on the game until she had to leave the pitch injured in the second half. However, the girls asked to fill this gap responded brilliantly and ensured us of the win.
It was our first League title win since 2011. Áine Seioge proudly accepted the trophy and spoke ‘As Gaelige’ on behalf of the team because of the injury absence of Patricia Gleeson.
We play Caltra-Cuans away in the first round of the 2015 Championship next Saturday 4th July, with throw in at 7.00 pm.

Our under 14 team played in the new format Regional Féile last Saturday in Longford. After a disappointing opening match was lost to Swinford-Killester by 8 points, the girls restored their pride with a dramatic, hard fought win against Moate in their second game. The final score in this game was 1-4 to 1-2. Their third game was another battling win, 2-6 to 1-4 over Parkes-Keelogue. Well done to all the girls and the team management involved.

Club Notes 22 June
MENS NOTES:

We had a very successful outcome to our two games played on Sunday. In the intermediate championship game, we defeated St Brendan’s in Mountbellew, on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-7, with the Corofin goal being scored by Kieran Molloy. Later on Sunday evening the seniors had a two point win over Micheál Breathnach in Pearse Stadium, by 2-8 to 1-9, with our goals coming from Joe Canney and Gary Sice.
Well done to all involved in the two victories. Both teams take a well-merited rest now until the championship resumes in early August.

As set of Corofin under 14 jerseys has been mislaid. If anyone has any information on their location, can you let Michael Ryder know at 086 8063166.

The Corofin under 12 team won the EasyFix league on Saturday – well done lads.

Under 8 and 6 continue their training at 10.00 in Belclare on Saturday.

In the lotto draw held on Monday 22 June there was no winner of the lotto jackpot and three match 3s – Noel Noone (Browensgrove), James Newell (Belclare) and Ena Boyle (Ballindooley). The numbers drawn were 2, 16, 21, 27. The seller's prize went to Julie Comer. The jackpot for next week’s draw in the Cellar Bar is €3,200.

Club Notes 15 June

MENS NOTES:

Mayo defeated Galway by four points, 1-15 to 2-8, in the Connacht semi-final on Sunday. The first Galway goal came from a great shot by Gary Sice just before half time.

The action returns to the local scene at the weekend when Round 2 of the Senior and Intermediate Football Championship takes place.
On Sunday the Intermediate team play St Brendans in Mountbellew, with throw in at 12.00.
Later on Sunday evening the Seniors take on Micheál Breathnach in Pearse Stadium, with throw in at 4.45.
Best of luck to both teams.

Under 8 and 6 continue their training at 10.00 in Belclare on Saturday.

In the lotto draw held on Monday 15 June there was no winner of the lotto jackpot and no match 3s. The numbers drawn were 11, 18, 23, 24. The seller's prize went to Tommy O'Brien. Next week's jackpot is €3,050 and the draw takes place in the Man of Aran.

Club Notes 8 June

MEN'S NOTES:

Best wishes to all our players involved in the Connacht football championship semi-final in which Galway take on Mayo at 4.00 pm in Pearse Stadium on Sunday.

The Club Football Championship Round 2 draws were held last week. In the senior winners group Corofin play Mícheál Breathnach and in the intermediate winners group we play St Brendan's, Ballygar. All games are scheduled for the weekend of 20 / 21 June.

Our under 14s lost the A league final Glenamaddy / Glinsk on a scoreline of Glenamaddy / Glinsk 3-9 to Corofin 3-3. Hard luck to all involved.

Under 8 and 6 continue their training at 10.00 in Belclare on Saturday.

The Raftery Cup finals were held last Thursday. A sincere thanks to the school principals, staff and team trainers, the parents and especially all the children who participated in this great event. Thanks also to our referees – Glen Creaven, Ciaran McGrath, Frank Morris, Tommy O’Brien, Michael Ryder, Brian Wallace and Gerry Daly.
Ballinderry 2 played Belclare 2 in the Exhibition game. In the 7 a side Plate Final Annagh Hill 2 defeated Cummer 2. Sylane defeated Castlehackett in the 7 a side Shield Final and Annagh Hill defeated Belclare in the 9 a side Shield Final. The Raftery Cup 7 a side Final was won by Corrandrum who defeated Cummer 1. The Raftery Cup 9 a side Final was won by St Colman’s who won on a scoreline of St Colmans 2-4 to Ballinderry 2-3.

In the lotto draw held on Monday 8 June there was no winner of the lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 7, 15, 18, 32. There were two match 3s Eddie Steede, Melissa Payne. The seller's prize went to Mags Keane. The jackpot stands at €2,900 and the draw is in the Hibernia Inn.

Club Notes 1 June

MEN'S NOTES:

The seniors had a good win in the league on Friday evening last, when they defeated Mountbellew/Moylough on a scoreline of 0-16 to 1-10.

The under 14 A league final in which Corofin play Glenamaddy / Glinsk takes place on Friday in Tuam stadium at 7.30, with referee Martin Gavin.

Hard luck to the under 12 team and management who lost to St. Mary’s Sligo in the final of the Clifford Cup held on Saturday, on a final score of 0-4 to 0-2. The second under 12 team lost to Castlebar Mitchels in the Clifford Shield semi-final. Both teams had qualified from the group stages. All the players from both Corofin teams should be very proud of themselves. They gave several fantastic displays and were very unlucky to lose out narrowly in the end. Most importantly they conducted themselves impeccably as they always do. Well done guys.

Under 8 and 6 continue their training at 10.00 in Belclare on Saturday.

The Raftery cup is refixed for Thursday in Corofin starting at 5.30. All match times are as for the original fixture.

In the lotto draw held on Monday 1 June there was no winner of lotto jackpot and no match 3s. The numbers drawn were 9, 23, 27, 28. The seller's prize went to Gerry Collins. Next week's jackpot is €2750 and the draw is in Gills.

The club expresses its sympathy to the extended Curley and Collins families on the sad loss of Ann Curley, Bullaun. May she rest in peace.

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