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 March 2016

Club Notes 28 March

MEN'S NOTES:

Corofin GAA Club is holding a “Night at the Dogs” on Saturday 9 April as part of their fundraising drive for a New Clubhouse and team training fund. Ticket sellers will be calling to homes over the next few weeks. Your support is appreciated. Tickets can also be purchased on the Club website.

Despite drawing with Fermanagh, Galway footballers can still qualify for the Division 2 league final and gain promotion to Division 1 provided they defeat Cavan in Breffni Park, on Sunday.

Under 10 training continues on Saturday at 9.50 in Belclare. Gumshields are essential.

The lotto Jackpot was not won and we had one match 3 - Margaret Garvey, Sylane. The numbers drawn were 9, 18, 24, 25. Seller's prize John Coen. Next week’s Jackpot: €9,200 – draw in Club office.

LADIES FOOTBALL:
Corofin Ladies Gaelic Football Club are hosting an exciting new programme called Gaelic4Girls which starts on 13th April from 6pm in Belclare pitch for 8 weeks. It is open to all girls aged between 8-12 years who are not registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football team. It introduces girls to football in a fun environment and all participants will get a G4G t-shirt and certificate on completion. The programme costs €8. For more information, contact Catherine Silke on 087 6786717.

Club Notes 21 March

MEN'S NOTES:

Corofin GAA Club is holding a “Night at the Dogs” on Saturday 9 April as part of their fundraising drive for a New Clubhouse and team training fund. Ticket sellers will be calling to homes over the next few weeks. Your support is appreciated.

The results of the GAA National Draw, 2016 have been announced. We had no winers in the Club, but many thanks again for your support.

Galway footballers resume action in Tuam Stadium next Sunday when they play Fermanagh at 2.00 pm. Their final game in the league is against Cavan in Breffni Park, on Sunday 3 April. A win in both those games would see Galway promoted to Division 1 for 2017.

Under 10 training continues on Saturday at 9.50 in Belclare. Gumshields are essential.

Lotto Jackpot not won and no match 3. The numbers drawn were 3, 28, 29, 30.
Seller's prize John Coen. Jackpot: €9,050 – draw in Club office.

LADIES FOOTBALL:
Corofin Ladies Gaelic Football Club are hosting an exciting new programme called Gaelic4Girls which starts on 13th April from 6pm in Belclare pitch for 8 weeks. It is open to all girls aged between 8-12 years who are not registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football team. It introduces girls to football in a fun environment and all participants will get a G4G t-shirt and certificate on completion. The programme costs €8. For more information, contact Catherine Silke on 087 6786717.

Club Notes 14 March

MEN'S NOTES:

Kevin O’Brien has been appointed as manager of the senior team. Kevin was a selector with Stephen Rochford for the last three years and a sub on the club's 1998 All-Ireland winning side. Best wishes to Kevin in his new role.

Galway drew their second league game in a row with a last minute goal against Armagh on Sunday. They are now joint second in the table with Cavan with two games remaining.

Galway under 21s lost out to Roscommon in the Connacht Championship last Friday on a final score of Galway 2-10 to Roscommon 1-16.

A meeting takes place this Wednesday evening (16th) in St Coleman’s Room, Corofin Church @ 8.30pm for the launch of the Night at the Dogs fundraiser in aid of new clubhouse & team training fund. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to attend.

The Club offers its sincere sympathy to the following: to the Mannion family, Carrarea, Ballyglunin on the death of Fr Micheál Mannion, PP Clonbur; to John McManus, Kilcurriff on the death of his mother, Bridget McManus, Co Meath; to Anne Comer, Corofin on the death of her brother Michael Joe Walsh Annakeen, Headford; to Stephen Canavan, Ardskeabeg, on the death of his aunt Sr Teresa Canavan, Brisbane; to Barney Quinn, Ardskeabeg on the death of his sister Bridie Quinn-Kelly, Birmingham; to Geraldine McHugh, Ballinastack on the death of her sister Geraldine McAulisse, Kilcock. May they rest in peace.

We are asking that you support the Enable Ireland Church gate collection next weekend – thank you.

The lotto numbers drawn were 3, 17, 30, 31. The jackpot was not won and there was no match 3 winner. The seller’s prize went to Aidan Cummins. Next week’s jackpot is €8,900 in Club office.

LADIES FOOTBALL:

Corofin Ladies Gaelic Football Club are hosting an exciting new programme called Gaelic4Girls which starts on 13th April from 6pm in Belclare pitch for 8 weeks. It is open to all girls aged between 8-12 years who are not registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football team. It introduces girls to football in a fun environment and all participants will get a G4G t-shirt and certificate on completion. The programme costs €8. For more information, contact Catherine Silke on 087 6786717.

Club Notes 7 March

MENS NOTES:

Despite being down by 9 points at half time in their division 2 league clash with Meath, played in Pearse Stadium on Sunday, Galway rallied in the second half to lead by 3 points with a few minutes remaining. However Meath fought back to earn a draw on a scoreline of Galway 0-15 to Meath 1-12. Liam Silke started at wing back for Galway and Gary Sice came on as a sub early in the second half. Next up for Galway is an away game against Armagh next Sunday in the Athletic Grounds at 2.30 pm.

Galway under 21s play Roscommon in Kiltoom on Friday evening at 7.30 pm in the first round of the Connacht Championship.

Hard luck to Medtronic footballers who lost out to Liebherr of Kerry by 0-7 to 0-10 in the All-Ireland Inter Firms final in Tuam Stadium on Saturday.

Corofin GAA Club has lodged an application for planning permission with Galway County Council for a new Clubhouse, Gym and Dressing Rooms. Included in the development are the following:
Full size gym; Home dressing room, showers & toilets; Physio/Medical room; Referees room; Meeting room; Kitchen; Office & Club shop; Kit storage room; Public toilets; New entrance gates & turnstiles; and Car park. A mock up of the new Clubhouse can be seen on the Club website.

Congratulations to Aidan Donnellan who guided Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew to their third consecutive Connacht Post Primary Senior B Football Title, defeating Rice College, Westport by 1-5 to 0-7.

The lotto jackpot was not won and we had no match 3. Numbers drawn were 9, 14, 23, 25. Seller's prize Patricia Langan. Next week's jackpot €8,750 in Club office.

The Club offers its sincere sympathy to the family and friends of the late Richard Sice, Kilmore, Tuam whose death occurred recently.

LADIES FOOTBALL:

Corofin Ladies Gaelic Football Club are hosting an exciting new programme called Gaelic4Girls which starts on 13th April from 6pm in Belclare pitch for 8 weeks. It is open to all girls aged between 8-12 years who are not registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football team. It introduces girls to football in a fun environment and all participants will get a G4G t-shirt and certificate on completion. The programme costs €8. For more information, contact Catherine Silke on 087 6786717.

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