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 2017

Club Notes 29 May

CLUB NOTES:

We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening of football at the 70th Anniversary Raftery Cup Finals played in glorious sunshine last Thursday evening in Corofin pitch. Almost 200 pupils from 7 schools played in 6 highly entertaining games. Ballinderry and Annaghill played in the 7 a-side Exhibition match, while Belclare defeated Cummer 2 in the 7 a-side Plate. Currandrum defeated Cummer 1 in the 7 a-side Shield and St Colmans defeated Annaghill in the 9 a-side Shield. The Raftery Cup finals produced two superb games of football played to a very high standard. The 7 a-side Cup resulted in a win for Sylane, coached by Kieran Fitzgerald, who defeated Castlehackett on a scoreline of 3-5 to 1-5. The 9 a-side final was also an excellent game of football with the sides level at half time. Belclare, coached by Gary Sice, ran out winners on a final score of Belclare 4-2 to Ballinderry 2-3. Thanks to the huge crowds who attended the finals on the evening and helped to make it such a wonderful occasion. Thanks to our referees for the finals – Padraig Kelly and Tony Keating. Thanks also to the school principals, staff and team trainers, the parents and especially all the children who participated in this great event. On this very special occasion we pay a sincere thanks to the Raftery family for their long association with the Club and in particular the Raftery Cup.

The seniors had a good win in the league division 1 with a 4-11 to 2-10 win over Cortoon Shamrocks played in Brownsgrove on Saturday evening. The Corofin goals were scored by Justin Burke, Dylan Wall, Barry O'Donovan and Patrick Madden.

We suffered a one-point defeat to An Spidéal in the league division 3 played in Corofin on Sunday. Down by 3-8 to 1-6 at half time the team made a great recovery only to lose out by 5-13 to 5-14.

Our under 15s lost to Claregalway by 2-6 to 5-14 in division 1A played in Corofin last week.
Our under 13s defeated Annaghdown by 7-3 to 2-3 in division 1A played in Corofin on Friday evening.
Our under 14s play Monivea-Abbey in division 1A at 7.00 pm in Corofin this Friday evening. We are also at home to Caltra in under 14 division 3 on Friday evening at 7.00.

The GAA has announced details of a new GAA Membership Card and rewards programme entitled GRMA or ‘go raibh maith agat’. This is a thank you to Club Members for their involvement in GAA clubs, engagement in GAA activities and attendance at games.
Club members can sign up online via gaa.ie/grma and will receive a new official GAA Membership Card personalised with their name, club and GAA Membership Number.

The Corofin Musical Society is staging Guys and Dolls in the Dr Duggan Hall from Thursday to Sunday. Tickets are available from Raftery’s Centra, Corofin and Quinn’s, Bishop St, Tuam.

The Club offers its sympathy to Bernie Donnelly, Ballintubber on the death of her sister Peggy Smyth, Ballygar & Manchester.

Lotto numbers 6, 11, 13, 29. Jackpot not won. Three match 3, Frank Morris, Aoife Keating, Tina Watts. Seller's prize Julie Comer. Next week's jackpot €7,850 in Club Office.

Club Notes 22 May

CLUB NOTES:

The seniors have been drawn to play Moycullen in the second round of the Championship. Games are scheduled to take place on the weekend of 17/18 June. ‬‬

Our junior team drew with St James’ in the league, division 5 (North) played in Corofin on Saturday on a scoreline of Corofin 2-13 to St. James' 3-10.

The under 14s lost narrowly to Annaghdown by 2-4 to 0-11 in the under 14 league, division 1 North, played in Cregg on Friday evening. The second under 14 team were defeated by Craughwell in the league, division 3, played in Craughwell also on Friday evening.

This year is a special year for the Raftery Cup as it marks the 70th year of this Cup Competition. The finals take place this Thursday evening in the Corofin GAA pitch.
Six games are down for decision on the evening:
9 a-side Final – Ballinderry play Belclare;
7 a-side Final – Castlehackett play Sylane;
9 a-side Shield – Annaghill play St Colmans;
7 a-side Shield – Cummer 1 play Currandrum;
7 a-side Plate – Belclare play Ballinderry or Cummer 2;
Exhibition match – Annaghill play Ballinderry or Cummer 2.

Many thanks to all who helped with stewarding and other work at the Connacht Sheep Shearing Festival at the weekend.

Lotto numbers 13, 16, 17, 32. One match 3, Brian McDonald. Seller's prize Patricia Langan. Next week's jackpot €7,700 in Club Office.

Club Notes 15 May

CLUB NOTES:

Well done to our seniors who had an excellent win in the first round of the championship over Cortoon Shamrocks. The final score was Corofin 2-15‬ to ‪Cortoon Shamrocks 0-08. The goals from Colin Brady (1st half) & Micheál Lundy (2nd half) helped seal the victory. The draw for the next round takes place on Wednesday. Games are scheduled to take place on the weekend of 17/18 June. ‬‬
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Our junior C team had a good win in the league, division 8A (North) on Friday evening, defeating Dunmore MacHales by 2-16 to 1-14.

The under 15s lost out to Caherlistrane by 5-10 to 7-11 in the league, division 1A played in Caherlistrane last week.

The under 13 team defeated Caherlistrane by 5-8 to 2-8 in the league, division 1A in Belclare on Friday evening.

The under 15 team play Claregalway in Corofin on Tuesday next at 7.00 pm in the league division 1A.

Corofin U10's (2007&2008) first Go Game is confirmed for Annaghdown GAA pitch for Saturday next with a 10.00 am start. Players are to meet at Annaghdown pitch at 9.45 am. Games will finish at 11.00 am.

The final round of group games in the Raftery Cup take place this Wednesday evening in Belclare at 6.15. The Raftery Cup finals are scheduled for Corofin on Thursday 25 May.

The Connacht Sheep Shearing Festival takes place this weekend. All proceeds of the weekend will go to the Corofin community development to pay existing loan on the playground and future projects including development of the Canon Oliver Hughes Park. If you are available to volunteer, particularly on Sunday 21, May, contact John Raftery at 087 2585843.

The Club offers its sympathy to the Roche family Ballybanagher on the death of Teresa McHugh, Ballybanagher and Abbeyknockmoy and to Mary Collins, Curry and Josephine Coen, Cloonmore on the death of their brother Johnny Fahy, Turloughmore. May they Rest in Peace.

No winner of lotto. Numbers drawn 12, 15, 18, 30. No match 3. Seller's prize Patricia Langan. Next week's jackpot is €7,550 with draw in Club Office.

Club Notes 8 May

CLUB NOTES:

We commence the defence of our County title on Sunday next, May 14, when we play Cortoon Shamrocks in the first round of the Senior Championship in Tuam Stadium at 5.30 pm.

Our minors had a good win over Mountbellew/Moylough in the Minor A Football League (North), played on Wednesday in Corofin.
The team then went on to defeat Monivea/Abbey by 1-11 to 1-9 on Sunday in Monivea.

We lost out to Kilconly by 0-11 to 1-15 in the League Division 3 played on Thursday in Corofin.

Under 14 A defeated Mountbellew/Moyloughby 7-6 to 3-4 in Corofin while the under 14 B team lost out to Killererin in Belclare. Both games were payed on Friday evening.

Our under 16s defeated Dunmore MacHales in their final Division 1 North group game played last week in Dunmore. Well done to everyone who played. This was another classy performance on a perfect summer's evening for football.

Juniors play Dunmore MacHales in league division 8 North on Friday at 7.30 in Corofin.

The Raftery Cup continues this Wednesday evening with the second round of games in Belclare at 6.15. The final round of games will be played on Wednesday, 17 May. The Raftery Cup finals are scheduled for Corofin on Thursday 25 May.

Once again we want to sincerely thank all who supported the Jack McHugh 7 a-side Minor Football Memorial Tournament, which was held in Belclare on Bank Holiday Monday. Thanks to the Clubs who participated, namely, Kilkerrin/Clonberne, Tuam Stars, Monivea/Abbey, Annaghdown, Milltown, Kilconly, Caherlistrane, Cortoon Shamrocks, Mountbellew/Moylough, Killererin, Corofin A and Corofin B. The Corofin B team won the tournament defeating Mountbellew / Moylough in the semifinal and Milltown in the final. Declan McHugh presented the Jack McHugh Memorial Cup to Corofin B team after a super day's football. The tournament proved to be a tremendous success. Great credit is due to the organisers, the players, the management from the different clubs, the sponsors and especially the young students from St. Jarlath’s College.

VOLUNTEERES NEEDED:-
The Connacht Sheep Shearing Festival takes place over the weekend of 19 to 21 May. All proceeds of the weekend will go to the Corofin community development to pay existing loan on the playground and future projects including development of the Canon Oliver Hughes Park. If you are available to volunteer, particularly on Sunday 21, May, contact John Raftery at 087 2585843.

The Club offers its sympathy to Eamonn Kitt and the Kitt family on the death of Eamonn’s uncle, Fr Liam Kitt.
We also sympathise with Tom Hynes, Sylane whose brother Dick died in Boston. Dick played midfield with the Corofin team which won the North Galway County Final in 1959. This was the first trophy won by the Club since the County title of 1946 .
May they Rest in Peace.

No winner of lotto. Numbers drawn 7, 11, 17, 30. Two match 3s, Joe Mitchell and John Higgins. Seller's prize Patricia Langan. Next week's jackpot €7,400 in Club office

LADIES FOOTBALL:

Congratulations to our Club members Leanne Coen, Amy O’Donovan, Chloe Langan, Amy Coen and Orla Canney and not forgetting team manager Brian O’Donovan for their part in Galway winning the Connacht Minor title, following a 5-12 to 1-4 victory over Roscommon. Their next game will be an All Ireland semi-final.

Well done to our U16 team on their Championship Div1A Shield Final win over Dunmore. Final score was 3-13 to 1-14, following an epic second half comeback after a dodgy first half.

Club Notes 1 May

CLUB NOTES:

Galway Under 21's found Dublin too strong in All-Ireland Under-21 played in O'Connor Park, Tullamore on Saturday. Dublin won on a scoreline of 2-13 to 2-07. Well done to the team and our Club players, Dylan McHugh, Kieran Molloy and Colin Brady on their performances throughout the campaign.

Galway minors strolled to 13-point win over Mayo in the Connacht quarter final played in Castlebar on Sunday. Galway scored 3-15 to Mayo’s 0-11. Oran Burke, Gavin Burke and Darragh Silke all played vital roles in the victory. Galway play Roscommon in the Connacht semi-final at the end of June. Well done all.

Seniors defeated Mountbellew/Moylough by 0-13 to 1-9 in the league Division 1 played in Mountbellew on Monday.

Some recent results: U15 Football Division 1A, Corofin 3-5 to Dunmore MacHales 4-8; U13 Football Division 1A, Corofin 2-4 to Dunmore MacHales 2-3; League Division 5 (North), Corofin 2-2 to Mountbellew/Moylough 5-15; League Division 8A (North),
Corofin 2-7 to Annaghdown 3-16.

We played Dunmore MacHales in U16 Football Division 1 North, on Tuesday in Dunmore.
We play Mountbellew/Moylough in Minor A Football League (North), on Wednesday at 7.00 pm in Corofin.
We play Monivea/Abbey in Minor A Football League (North), on Sunday at 2.00 pm in Monivea.

We play Kilconly in League Division 3 on Thursday at 8.00 pm in Corofin.

The Raftery Cup starts this Wednesday evening with the first game in Belclare at 6.15. Games continue for the next 3 Wednesdays. Further details will be available on the Club website.

Congratulations to Cathal Reilly who was named Senior Footballer of the Year 2016/2017 at the GMIT student achievement awards. Mayo Footballer Keith Higgins presented the award to Cathal.

Thanks to all who supported the Jack McHugh 7 a-side Minor Football Memorial Tournament which was held in Belclare on Monday (Bank Holiday).

The Club offers its sympathy to the family and friends of Nancy Coen, Anbally who died recently and to Yvonne Martyn, Corofin whose brother Christy Barry died in Limerick. May they Rest in Peace.

There were no winners of the lotto. Numbers drawn 15, 20, 28, 32. Seller’s prize Eileen Ryan. Next week’s jackpot is €7,250 with draw in Club office.

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