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 2018

Club Notes 28 May

CLUB NOTES:
Best wishes to Galway footballers who take on Sligo in Pearse Stadium in the Connacht semi-final on Sunday.

We defeated Oughterard by 3-20 to 1-14 in the league (division 1) played in Corofin on Sunday afternoon.

We defeated Glenamaddy by 2-15 to 0-14 in the league (division 4) played in Corofin on Friday evening.

We play Headford in the league (division 5 North) at 8.00 pm in Corofin on Friday evening.

We play Milltown in the league (division 8A North) at 8.00 pm in Corofin on Saturday evening.

Our under 16s were defeated by Monivea-Abbey on a scoreline of 2-16 to 2-8 last week.

Well done to our under 12 Group 10 team who had a big win over Headford played in Belclare on Sunday.

We had ‪no winner of the lotto jackpot and one match 3, Brian O’Donovan. Numbers drawn 6, 10, 14, 24. Seller’s prize Brian Loughlin. Next week's jackpot €5,450 in Club Office. ‬‬‬‬

Club Notes 21 May

CLUB NOTES:

Our seniors commenced the defence of their county title with a good win over Claregalway in our first game in group 1 of the senior championship in Tuam Stadium on Sunday evening. The final score was Corofin 1-17 to Claregalway 0-10. ‬
‪We led by 1-8 to 0-6 at half time with the goal coming from Mike Farragher. Well done lads.‬‬‬
Our next game is against Cortoon Shamrocks and is scheduled for the weekend of 23/24 June.
We return to action in the league (division 1) when we play Oughterard in Corofin on Sunday afternoon with throw in at 2.00 pm.

Well done to our division 4 team who defeated Clonbur on Saturday evening in Clonbur on a scoreline of 4-17 to 0-11.
Many thanks to the Clonbur GAA Club and especially to Dr Curran for the care given to Connor Brady who suffered a serious leg injury during the game. A thanks also to the Clonbur Physio who looked after both teams while Connor was being attended to. We also thank the kind lady who supplied a blanket for Connor. We wish Connor a speedy recovery.
We play Glenamaddy in Corofin in the league (division 4) at 8.00 on Friday evening.

Our under 16s were defeated by Dunmore MacHales in division 1 (north) on a scoreline of 2-6 to 4-13 played in Corofin last week. We played Monivea-Abbey away on this Tuesday evening.

Our under 14s defeated Dunmore MacHales by 5-11 to 1-5 in division 1 played in Corofin on Friday evening. We play Athenry at home at 7.00 on Friday evening.
Our second under 14 team lost out to St Michaels in division 4 played in Galway also on Friday. This team plays Tuam Stars B also at home at 7.00 on Friday evening.

The under 12s have their 1st games on Sunday v Monivea in Monivea and 2nd game on Tuesday 29th May v Headford at home. Full details will be sent out later.

Our under 7 and under 8 teams were hosted by Annaghdown GAA Club in Cregg on Saturday morning. We had some great games and fun was had by all. Many thanks to all involved.

We wish to thank our senior management team who helped to coach almost 50 of the most junior kids in the club on Saturday morning, the day before a senior championship game.

The final round of group games in the Raftery Cup are scheduled for this Thursday evening in Belclare, with the first match at 6.15pm.

The Club offers its sympathy to the families and friends of the following who died recently: Bridget Murphy, Derbyshire, mother of Mary Martyn, Woodquay; Mary O’Dea, Claretuam who died in London; Eugene Mannion, Caherlea & Mullingar, brother of Gabriel & Cyril; James Fitzgerald, Dingle, Co Kerry, father of Caroline Stephens, Ballinacregg. May they rest in peace.

No winner of lotto and one match 3, Gary Considine. Numbers drawn 7, 22, 27, 28. Seller’s prize Brian Loughlin. Next weeks jackpot is €5,300 with draw in Club office.

Club Notes 14 May

CLUB NOTES:

Our Seniors play Claregalway in our first game in group 1 of the senior championship in Tuam Stadium on Saturday evening at 5.30 pm.

The Galway senior team defeated Mayo in the Connacht Championship, quarter-final, on Sunday in Castlebar. Well done on a great result, defeating Mayo for the third year in a row in the Connacht Championship. Galway will play Sligo in the Connacht semi-final in Pearse Stadium on Sunday 3 June.

It was a good weekend for Galway teams with the under 17s defeating Sligo on Friday evening, the Galway junior team defeated Mayo in the Connacht final, also played in Castlebar on Sunday and the Galway hurlers started the defence of their All-Ireland title with a good win over Offaly.
Well done to our Club players who featured in all four Galway wins at the weekend, a unique achievement for the Club.

Congrats to our minors who defeated Claregalway by 4-12 to 4-10 in the Minor A Football North League Shield Final, played on Monday. Well done lads.

There are two games in the Intermediate Football Championship scheduled for Corofin pitch on Saturday evening. Athenry play Dunmore MacHales at 3.00 pm and Oughterard play St Brendan's at 4.45 pm. Anyone who is available to help with stewarding should come to the pitch at 2.00 pm.

Our second junior team were defeated by Mountbellew-Moylough in the league division 5 (North) on Friday evening.

We defeated Oranmore-Maree in the under 13 league, division 1A by 4-3 to 2-6 in Oranmore also played last Friday.

We defeated Kilconly by 3-11 to 3-6, in the under 15 division 1 (North) league, played in Corofin last Tuesday.

Our under 16s played Dunmore MacHales in division 1 (north) in Corofin on Tuesday evening.

Well done to the Corofin U11's who topped their respective groups in the Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland Tournament and then went on to win the finals on Sunday. Superb Corofin style football was on display by both teams. The future is bright with this group performing so well and they are super role models for the club and parish. Thanks to the parents for bringing the boys to training week in and week out and special thanks to Frank Morris for his ongoing guidance and coaching support. Many thanks to the coaches who accompanied the teams to Dublin on Sunday.

The 2018 Raftery Cup competition commenced last Thursday evening. The next round is on this Wednesday evening in Belclare, with the first match at 6.15pm.

Many thanks to Owen Durkan of the Men's Shed Tuam who presented a hand carved football to Corofin GAA Club to commemorate their win in the All-Ireland Club Football Final. The piece was made from wood that formed part of the roof of Boland's Mill during the 1916 Rising. Sincere thanks to the Men's Shed for this beautiful piece of work. The item is on display in Raftery's Pub, Corofin.

Corofin will host the Connacht Spring Show on Sunday next, featuring sheep shearing championships, sheep show, and entertainment galore.

No winner of lotto jackpot and no match 3. Numbers drawn 5, 7, 16, 32. Seller’s prize Gerry Collins. Next week’s jackpot is €5,150 and draw in Club office.

Club Notes 7 May

CLUB NOTES:

The Galway senior team play Mayo in the Connacht Championship, quarter-final, in MacHale Park, Castlebar at 4.00 on Sunday. We send best wishes to the team, to our Club players involved and to selector Brian Silke.

The first game in the senior championship is scheduled for the weekend of 19 / 20 May. We play Claregalway in our first game in Group 1. The other teams in this group are An Cheathrú Rua; Cortoon Shamrocks and St James’.

Our second junior team play Mountbellew-Moylough in the league division 5 (North) on Friday evening at 8.00 pm in Mountbellew.

We defeated Annaghdown in the under 15 division 1 (North) league by 2-10 to 1-5 played last Friday evening in Cregg. This team were scheduled to play Kilconly on Tuesday evening in Corofin.

The 2018 Raftery Cup competition commences this Thursday evening in Belclare. Full details of all the fixtures are carried on the Club website.

The Club offers its sympathy to the families and friends of the following who died recently: Maise Walsh, Kiltimagh (nee Finnerty, Woodquay) sister of the late Nora Martyn, Pa & Mick Finnerty, Woodquay; Sr Anne Maria Kelly, Curry and the Congregation of the Poor Sisters of the Mother of God, Dublin. May they rest in peace.

No winner of lotto and 1 match 3, Bernard Hynes. Numbers drawn 8, 11, 13, 30. Seller’s prize Patricia Langan. Next week’s jackpot is €5,000 and draw in Club office.

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