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 May 2016

Club Notes 30 May

CLUB NOTES:

Well done to our senior team who defeated Milltown in the 2nd round of the championship on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-6. Corofin led by 4 points to 3 at half time with their goal being scored by Kieran Molloy midway through the second half.
The seniors play Cortoon Shamrocks in the league in Corofin on Friday evening.
We then play Claremorris in the Leo Kenny Cup at 7.30 pm in Claremorris on Tuesday 7 June.

Following Menlough’s victory over Williamstown, our Intermediate team will play Williamstown in the next round of the championship.
The draws for the next games in the senior and intermediate championship have not been made yet.

Our Juniors lost to Mountbellew / Moylough, in Division 8B (North) league, by 7-10 to 3-10, despite Dylan Canney's 2-4 and Eric MacDonagh's 1-3.

Under 14s defeated Caherlistrane on Saturday morning to book a place in the league shield final.

Under 12s travel to St Mary’s GAA club Sligo on Saturday the 4th of June to take part in the Clifford Cup.

Under 8 &10 play Caherlistrane away in the second round of the Go Games league on Saturday at 11.00 am.

Under 6 continue their training on Saturday morning at 10am in Belclare.

It is hoped to play the Raftery Cup Finals on Tuesday 7th of June in Corofin. Full details will be published on the Club’s social media pages.

The club extends it’s congratulations to Captain John Muldoon and the Connacht Rugby Team on their historic victory at Murrayfield on Saturday. We also congratulate our own Dave Hanly, physio to the team.

The Club offers its sympathy to the family and friends of Joe Murphy, Carheens; Patrick Hession, Ballydotia and Bridie Hanafin, Corofin, who died recently. May they rest in peace.

Lotto numbers drawn – 2, 16, 20, 24. No Jackpot winner or match 3. Seller's prize Patricia Langan. Next week's jackpot €10,550 in Club office.

Club Notes 23 May

CLUB NOTES:

Best wishes to our senior team who take on Milltown in the 2nd round of the championship in Tuam Stadium at 7.30 pm on Saturday evening.

The seniors had a comprehensive win over Killererin in the John Dunne Cup last Thursday on a scoreline of 1-16 to 4 points with the goal coming from Barry O’Donovan.

Our junior teams had two good wins at the weekend. In Division 6 (North) of the league, we defeated Kilkerrin-Clonbern by 3-15 to 3-8 with the Corofin goals scored by Dylan Canney, Conor Creaven and Paul Cassidy.

In Division 8B (North) we recorded a 6-12 to 1-16 win over Glenamaddy. The main Corofin scorers were Eric McDonagh with 3 goals, Cathal Newell 2 goals and Dylan Canney 1-6. This team plays Mountbellew-Moylough in Corofin at 8.00 pm on Friday evening.

Under 6 to 12 continue their training on Saturday mornings at 10.00 pm in Belclare.
Under 9 training also takes place in Corofin on Monday evenings at 6.30 pm, while under 10s are having a second training session on Tuesday evenings at 6.30 pm in Corofin.

The Raftery cup continues on Thursday evening 26th, with the following games scheduled:
11 a side @ 6.15pm Annaghill v Belclare and Ballinderry v St Colmans;
7 a side Plate @ 6.15pm Annaghhill 2 v Cummer 2;
7 a side @ 6.45pm Corrandrum v Cummer and Sylane v Castlehacket;t
7 a side plate @ 6.45pm Ballinderry 2 v Belclare 2.

The training programme on suicide prevention takes place in St. Colman's National School at 6.45 pm this Wednesday evening, 25 May.

The Club offers condolences to the family of Joe McDonagh, former GAA President, who died at the weekend. Joe served as President from 1997 to 2000 and had the honour of presenting the Andy Merrigan and Sam Maguire cups to Corofin and Galway captain, Ray Silke, in 1998.
Ar lámh dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Lotto numbers drawn – 4, 7, 15, 24. Jackpot not won and one match 3 Ken Kiely. Seller’s prize Margaret Ryder. Next week’s jackpot is €10,400 in Club office.

Club Notes 16 May

CLUB NOTES:

Well done to our senior team who recorded a comprehensive win over Cárna-Caiseal in the first round of the Senior Football Championship on Saturday evening. The final score was Corofin 2-20 to Cárna-Caiseal 0-08. The Corofin goals came from Ronan Steede and Gary Sice. We have been drawn to play Milltown in the second round.

The intermediate team lost out to Dunmore MacHales in Tuam Stadium on Sunday evening on a scoreline of Dunmore MacHales 2-12 to Corofin 1-12. The Corofin goal was scored by Alan Molloy. We play the losers of Williamstown V Menlough in the Losers Group.
The senior and intermediates games are scheduled to take place on the weekend of 28-29 May.

The senior team are back in action on Thursday evening when they play Killererin in the
John Dunne Cup - Group 5 at 7.45 pm in Barnaderg.

Sincere thanks to our Club members who provided stewarding at the championship games which took place in Corofin on Sunday.

Under 6 to 12 continue their training on Saturday mornings at 10.00 pm. New players are always very welcome.
Please note that under 9 training also takes place in Corofin on Monday evenings at 6.30 pm.

As many of you know suicide is unfortunately prevalent in our community here in Galway. As part of the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) strategy to prevent and reduce death by suicide, Corofin GAA club is hosting a 2 to 3 hour training programme for all members of the community in St. Colman's National School at 6.45pm on Wednesday evening. We need parents and players to consider taking part. Please consider it and pass the word on that the course is available to everybody over 18 and is free.
For further information contact the Club’s Health and Wellbeing Officer, Ciarán Lynch on 0879481683 or email ciaran.lynch@hse.ie.
Further information and application form are available on the Club’s website.

Best wishes to Corofin Musical Society who are staging the show 'Hot Mikado' in Dr. Duggan Hall, from Wednesday 18th May to Sunday 22nd May. Shows nightly from Wednesday – Saturday at 8.00 pm, with a Sunday matinee at 4.30 pm.
Tickets €16 for adults and children’s ticket €12. Special preview show on Wednesday 18th May – ALL TICKETS €10. Tickets from Quinns, Tuam, Rafterys, Corofin or by calling the booking number on 087 0988682. Guaranteed to be a great show.

The Club offers it’s sincere sympathy to Gary Nolan and family on the sad loss of Gary’s wife Stephanie Nolan (née Melia), Mervue & Anbally.
We also send our sympathy to the Silke family on the death of James (Jimmy) Silke Maunsell's Road, Galway and formerly Castlecreevy, Corrandulla, Co. Galway.
May they rest in peace.

Lotto numbers drawn 1, 8, 15, 20. Jackpot not won and 2 match 3s – Paddy Coppinger, Frank Higgins.
Seller's prize Patricia Langan.
Next Jackpot €10,250 in Club Office.

Club Notes 9 May

CLUB NOTES:

The seniors commence the defence of their County Title when the play Cárna-Caiseal in the Senior Football Championship in Pearse Stadium at 5.45 pm on Saturday evening.
The intermediate team commence their championship campaign with a game against Dunmore MacHales in Tuam Stadium at 4. 45 pm on Sunday evening.
We wish both teams the best of luck and ask for your support at both games.

Our junior A team defeated Cortoon Shamrocks in the league, Div 6 (North) at the weekend by 1-11 to 1-10 with Dylan Canney scoring 1-5.

The under 16 team play the first round of the championship against Glenamaddy-Glinsk on Tuesday next, 17th May in Glenamaddy GAA Pitch at 7.00pm. Support appreciated.

Well done the under 14s on winning two league games over the last two weeks.

The Raftery Cup starts this Thursday the 12th in the Belclare pitch with the first game starting at 6.15.
Come along to great evening of football with the Stars of the Future.

Under 6 to 12 continue their training on Saturday mornings at 10.00 pm. New players are always very welcome.

The Club is providing "Safetalk" training to promote the reduction and prevention of Suicide. It takes place on Wednesday, 25 May in St. Colman's National School at 6.45pm. This is a joint initiative between Corofin GAA, HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention & St. Colman's National School. All members of the community are welcome to attend. Places are limited to 30. (We will run more courses in other locations if required). As places are limited you must apply to Ciarán Lynch (Corofin GAA Health & Wellbeing Officer) on 0879481683 or email ciaran.lynch@hse.ie. No experience is required. The course trainer is John Hynes. The training takes 3 hours and is free. Further information will be available on the Club’s website.

Lotto Jackpot not won and one match 3 Graham Hughes / Tricia Kenny. Numbers drawn 11, 23, 29, 31. Seller's prize Brian Loughlin. Next week's jackpot €10,100 in Club Office.

LADIES FOOTBALL:

Gaelic4Girls continues to be a big hit!
54 girls, from Corofin are now registered with Gaelic4Girls program held every Wednesday in Belclare from 6-7 pm. Despite the wet weather last Wednesday evening, all the girls fully participated in 60mins of great fun and coaching in Ladies Gaelic Football. This programme continues for another 4 weeks and it is fantastic to see so many enthusiastic girls, who have little Gaelic Football experience enjoying themselves.

The girls are being taught the basic skills of Gaelic football on a fun basis. A major bonus from the programme is that all participants will get the chance to participate in a fun Mini Blitz with another Gaelic4Girls team after the 8-week program. All girls participating will be presented with a Gaelic4Girls t-shirt and certificate.

We are holding a parents evening on this Wednesday evening, from 6.15-6.45pm in Belclare. Parents will get a chance to meet the chairman and underage team coaches and can ask any questions about the girls joining the Ladies Gaelic Football club after Gaelic4Girls is over.

Anybody who would like more information, please contact Catherine Silke at 087 6786 717.

Club Notes 2 May

MEN'S NOTES:

The senior and intermediate teams continued their good run in the league with victories over Tuam Stars and Oughterard, respectively, at the weekend.

In the division 1 league the seniors were level with Tuam Stars at half time – Corofin 2-4 to Tuam Stars 1-7, with the Corofin Goals coming from Martin Farragher and Ian Burke. However, Corofin dominated the second half to run out 2-17 to 1-14 winners.
Their next game in the league is on Friday 3 June against Cortoon Shamrocks in Corofin.

The intermediates, playing Oughterard in division 3 of the league, were leading by 6 points to 4 at half time. Second half goals from Joe Canney, Oisín Mannion and James Farragher ensured a comfortable victory on a score line of Corofin 3-9 to Oughterard
1-6.
Our Junior B team, playing in division 8B (North) of the league, lost out to Milltown on Friday evening on a scoreline of Corofin 2-9 to Milltown 3-9.

The minors play Kilkerrin-Clonberne in Corofin in the league this Wednesday evening at 7.00 pm.

The Club is providing "Safetalk" training to promote the reduction and prevention of Suicide. It takes place on Wednesday, 25 May in St. Colman's National School at 6.45pm. This is a joint initiative between Corofin GAA, HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention & St. Colman's National School. All members of the community are welcome to attend. Places are limited to 30. (We will run more courses in other locations if required). As places are limited you must apply to Ciarán Lynch (Corofin GAA Health & Wellbeing Officer) on 0879481683 or email ciaran.lynch@hse.ie. No experience is required. The course trainer is John Hynes. The training takes 3 hours and is free. Further information will be available on the Club’s website.

The Club sends its congratulations to Mountbellew-Moylough, who captured the County Under 21 championship, following their victory over Salthill-Knocknacarra by 1-18 to 1-9 at the weekend.

The Club offers it’s sympathy to Liz Scahill, Ballinacregg on the death of her sister, Rita Lally, New York; to Chris McGrath, Carrowreagh on the death of his brother, John McGrath, Cork; and to Ann Daly, Clough on the death of her mother, Mary Healy, Mervue. May they rest in peace.

Lotto Jackpot not won and no match 3. Numbers drawn 13, 17, 27, 29. Seller's prize Patricia Langan. Jackpot: €9,950 - draw in Club office.

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