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 2016

Club Notes 27 June

CLUB NOTES:
The Leo Kenny Cup semi final against Mountbellew-Moylough was refixed for Tuam Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The seniors play Annaghdown in the league division 1 at 8.00 pm in Corofin on Friday evening.

The intermediates play Cárna-Caiseal in the league division 3 at 1.45 pm in Carna on Sunday afternoon.

The Corofin versus Williamstown game in the next round of the Intermediate championship is to be rescheduled.

Well done to the under 14s boys on winning league shield against Tuam.

The under 10s had an early start on Saturday morning, as they travelled to participate in the Gerry O'Brien tournament in St Vincent’s Dublin. Thanks to everyone who helped on the day.

The SAFEtalk training session has been deferred. Further details later.

Congratulations to the Corofin U14 ladies who won their Regional Féile Final at the weekend.

The Club offers its sympathy to the Burns family, Ballinastack on the sad loss of Denise Burns and to Marie Coen, Ardskeamore, on the death of her father, Patrick Greaney, Garrafrauns.

No winner of lotto and 2 match 3s Gina O'Grady, Adrian Lawless. Numbers drawn 16, 22, 26, 28.
Seller's prize Brian Loughlin. Next week's jackpot €11,150 in Club office.

LADIES FOOTBALL
Our under 14s won their Regional Féile Final at the weekend. The games were played in Kildare. They defeated Bray Emmets in their first game by 4-4 to 1-2, while in their second game they had a big win by 4-14 to no score over The Downes, Westmeath. In their final game they clinched the group with a 5-7 to 0-1 victory over Arklow. The girls went on to complete a great day’s football with a win in the Féile final, defeating Aherlow of Tipperary by 3-4 to 2-2. Congratulations to all involved.

Club Notes 20 June

CLUB NOTES:

Congratulations to the Galway footballers who defeated Mayo in the Connacht semi final by 1-12 to 0-12. Well done to our Club players involved, Bernard Power, Liam Silke and Gary Sice, who all played their part in this great victory. Galway will contest the Connacht final against Roscommon, possibly in Pearse Stadium on Sunday 10 July.

Well done also to the Galway hurlers who have qualified for the Leinster final against Kilkenny on 2 July, following their 2-19 to 2-9 victory over Offaly.

Our senior team were scheduled to play Mountbellew-Moylough in the semi final of the Leo Kenny Cup on Tuesday evening.

We had two games in Corofin on Sunday. The Intermediates lost to An Spidéal by 1-5 to 0-9 in Division 3 of the league. The Juniors defeated Dunmore MacHales in the league Division 6 by 4-9 to 3-5 to remain unbeaten with 4 wins out of 4.
The intermediate team return to league action at 2.00 pm on Sunday when they play Cárna-Caiseal in Carna.

The Corofin versus Williamstown game in the next round of the Intermediate championship has been re-fixed for Tuam Stadium at 5.15 pm on Saturday 2 July.

The under 12’s drew with Mountbellew-Moylough in the EasyFix League Shield Final. Our captains Fionn Mc Donald and Ronan Tyrell accepted the trophy jointly with the Mountbellew-Moylough captains.

Congratulations to Sylane u14 hurlers who became All Ireland Féile Champions on Sunday, capturing the Féile na nGael Boys division 7 title, with a 0-6 to 1-1 victory over Raheny in the final.

The Club is hosting another SAFEtalk training session, in association with the National Office for Suicide Prevention, on this Wednesday evening at 6.30 pm in Belclare NS. 25 free places must be booked through Ciarán Lynch by email at ciaran.lynch@hse.ie or telephone 087 9481683.

The club sends it congratulations to Olibhia Donnelly who won Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Corofin Musical Society’s production of “All Shook Up” at the annual Aims Awards held in Killarney at the weekend.

Lotto numbers drawn 7, 12, 13, 17. We had no winner of jackpot and two match 3s – Kevin Connolly and Sheila Heneghan. Seller’s prize John Coen. Next week’s jackpot is €11,000 in Club office.

LADIES FOOTBALL
LIDL IN STORE COMPETITION: Lidl is inviting shoppers to nominate their favoured ladies football club to receive cash prizes with overall winners being decided based on who receives the most nominations in their local Lidl store. We are asking anyone from Corofin who shops at Lidl Tuam to please nominate Corofin Ladies from the list of clubs on display on the nomination cards offered at the till with every purchase. Simply put the number 5 on the card and place in the box. For that "Lidl bit of effort" each week we might get some funds to put into our ladies club football activities. Many thanks.

Club Notes 13 June

CLUB NOTES:
Best wishes to the Galway senior footballers who play Mayo in the Connacht semi-final in MacHale Park, Castlebar at 7.00 pm on Saturday evening. Very best of luck also to our Club players involved.
We also send our best wishes to the Galway hurlers who play Offaly in the Leinster semi-final at 3.30 pm in Portlaoise next Sunday.

Our senior team defeated Claremorris in the Leo Kenny Cup by 1-12 to Claremorris 0-14. They played Michael Glaveys in Ballinlough Co Roscommon on Tuesday evening in the quarter final of the competition.

The team had a good win over Dunmore MacHales in the John Dunne Cup last Thursday evening and now top the table in Group 5 with full points after 3 games.

The Corofin versus Williamstown game in the next round of the Intermediate championship has been fixed for Tuam Stadium at 4.15 pm on Sunday 26 June.

The club sends it congratulations to Justin Burke and Conor Langan who both graduated from Templemore Garda College last week. We wish them well in their future careers.

Well done to the under 7 team who played in their first blitz on Saturday against Caherlistrane GAA. Congrats on a great effort by all.
Under 9 training takes place on Saturday at 10.00 am in Belclare.
Our under 10s played Clarinbridge on Tuesday evening in Belclare.
The under 14s lost out to St Michaels in the championship by 7-9 to 2-5. Despite the loss there was very good football from both teams.

The Raftery Cup Finals were played in Corofin GAA pitch last Tuesday evening.
The results are as follows:
7 a-side plate exhibition match:- Annaghill 2 defeated Ballinderry 2.
7 a-side plate final:- Belclare 2 defeated Cummer 2
7 a-side shield final:- Castlehackett defeated Currandrum
9 a-side shield final:- Annaghill defeated Ballinderry
7 a-side final:- Sylane defeated Cummer 1
9 a-side final:- St Colman's defeated Belclare
Once again sincere thanks to all the teams, teachers, parents and Club members involved.

The Club is hosting another SAFEtalk training session, in association with the National Office for Suicide Prevention, on Wednesday the 22nd of June at 6.30 pm in Belclare NS. 25 free places must be booked through Ciarán Lynch by email at ciaran.lynch@hse.ie or telephone 087 9481683.

Lotto numbers 5, 7, 9, 12 – jackpot was not won but we had nine match 3s – Alan Burke, Mark Lardner, Úna Molloy, Helen Lundy, Donal Collins, Dan Madden, Mary Coen, John Nolan, Martin O’Connor.
Seller’s prize went to Brian Loughlin. Next week’s jackpot is €10,850 in Club Office.

LADIES FOOTBALL:
LIDL IN STORE COMPETITION: Lidl is inviting shoppers to nominate their favoured ladies football club to receive cash prizes with overall winners being decided based on who receives the most nominations in their local Lidl store. We are asking anyone from Corofin who shops at Lidl Tuam to please nominate Corofin Ladies from the list of clubs on display on the nomination cards offered at the till with every purchase. Simply put the number 5 on the card and place in the box. For that "Lidl bit of effort" each week we might get some funds to put into our ladies club football activities. Many thanks.

Club Notes 6 June

CLUB NOTES:

Well done to the Galway hurlers who defeated Westmeath on a final score of Galway 3-27 to Westmeath 0-19. Galway are through to the Leinster semi-final against Offaly in 2 weeks time.
The Galway footballers will play Mayo in the Connacht semi-final in MacHale Park, Castlebar at 7.00 pm on Saturday 18 June.

Our senior team played Claremorris in the Leo Kenny Cup in Claremorris on Tuesday evening and will play Dunmore MacHales in the John Dunne Cup in Dunmore at 7.45 pm on Thursday evening.

The Corofin versus Williamstown game in the next round of the Intermediate championship has not been fixed yet.

Our Intermediate team lost out to Monivea-Abbey by 0-11 to 0-17 in Division 3 League played on Saturday.

Our Junior A team defeated Williamstown by 5-19 to 4-2 in Division 6 (North) league and remain top of the division after 3 games. Main scorers were Dylan Canney 1-6, Connor Raftery 1-5, Cathal Newell 1-3, Graham Murphy 1-2 and David Newell 1 goal.
Well done to players and mentors.

Well done to our Under 12s on winning the Clifford Cup Plate Final played in Sligo on Saturday. The team defeated St Molaise Gaels GAA Club, Sligo in the semi-final and Four Masters GAA Club, Donegal in the final. Thanks to all involved with the team, especially managers Aidan Donnellan and Cecil Looney.

The Raftery Cup Finals were played in Corofin GAA pitch on Tuesday evening.
Many thanks to all the teams, teachers, parents and Club members involved.

Congratulations to St Colman’s Boys and Girls who won Cumman Na mBunscoil County Final titles last week.

Lotto numbers drawn – 3, 4, 30, 31. No Jackpot winner or match 3. Seller's prize Patricia Langan. Next week's jackpot is €10,700 and draw is in Canavan’s.

LADIES FOOTBALL:

READY STEADY COACH PROGRAMME – Corofin Ladies Football Club.
Are you interested in volunteering with Corofin Ladies Football Club but think you don't know enough?
A qualified tutor from the Ladies Gaelic Football Association will run a Ready Steady Coach programme on Thursday 9th June in Ballinderry NS from 7-9.30pm. This course is volunteer-friendly and encourages individuals to become involved with the club and develop their confidence in HELPING with coaching or running a team within the club. We would encourage as many volunteers as possible to take part in this initiative and invite any person over 16 years of age to attend.
If you are able to attend or would like further information, please contact Catherine Silke on 087 6786717.

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