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 November 2017

Club Notes 27 November

CLUB NOTES:
We are Connacht Senior Football Champions for a record 8 times after a hard fought and exciting extra-time victory over Castlebar Mitchels, played in Tuam Stadium on Sunday. The teams finished level at full time on a scoreline of Corofin 2-7 to Castlebar Mitchels 1-10. The Corofin goals were scored in the first half by Colin Brady and Micheál Lundy. Corofin dominated the extra time, outscoring Castlebar by 6 points to 2, to leave the final score at Corofin 2-13 to Castlebar Mitchels 1-12. Once again thanks for the tremendous support the team received and congratulations and well done to all the players and the management team.

We will now travel to Ruislip to take on London champions Fulham Irish next month in the All-Ireland Club SFC Quarter-final. The match has been confirmed for McGovern Park, Ruislip at 1.00 pm on Sunday 10 December.

The semi-final of the under 21 A Football Championship North, in which we play Mountbellew-Moylough, has been fixed for Mountbellew on Saturday at 2.00 pm.

The Club Underage medal presentation for 2016 and 2017 will take place on Sunday afternoon next in Raftery’s starting at 3.00 pm. This is an afternoon for everyone in the Club, all the players, underage coaches and parents to come along to and avail of the opportunity to meet and have a chat and to celebrate 2 great years for our underage Club. We will be presenting medals to the under 15 league winners, the under 14 shield winners and the under 12 league winners from 2016. The under 14 Féile winners from 2017 will also receive their medals. We will have music and finger food will also be provided on the afternoon.

Get your tickets for the annual GAA National Draw. Tickets costing €10 are available from any member of the Club committee. The first prize a new Renault Clio Dynamique, with 19 other great prizes ranging from Travel Vouchers, to All-Ireland tickets and much more. By supporting this draw you are helping the Club in its on-going fundraising activities.

The AGM of the Club is provisionally fixed for Friday 15 December in Corofin. Full notification will issue later.

The Club offers its sympathy to the family and friends of Tom Coen, Anbally who has died. May he rest in peace.

Lotto numbers were 9, 16, 17, 32. No jackpot winner and one match 3, Matthew Cooley. Seller's prize Gerry Collins. Next week's jackpot €11,750. Draw in Club Office.

LADIES FOOTBALL
Our magnificent minor team are through to the Connacht Club Minor Final for the second year in a row having beaten Eastern Harps of Sligo 10-21 to 2-3 on Sunday morning. We had nine scorers today led by our Dream Team Senior Player of the Year Leanne Coen, who got 3-6. Louise Reilly bagged 2-3, Laura got 2-1, Amy O’Donovan scored 1-3, while Rachel & Katie got 1-2 each. Aoife C, Amy C, Sarah & Aishling all scored a point each. There was also an impressive and very brave penalty save from Karen late in the second half. This was a great team performance all round. Well done to everyone on the panel.

Congratulations to Dearbhla, Leanne, Tracey & Áine, our players selected for the Claregalway Hotel Senior Ladies Dream Team 2017. Much to her great surprise and our delight Leanne also got the Senior Ladies Football Player of the Year award. Tracey resumed her place on the Dream Team after some great performances this year as she came back from injury in 2016. Áine was once again a great player for our Club & County.

The AGM of Corofin Ladies GFC will take place on Sunday next at in Canavan’s of Belclare at 6.00 pm. Anyone interested is very welcome to attend. Club Members eligible to nominate and vote are being sent forms. All executive positions and team management posts are, as usual, open for nominations and we would be delighted to hear from anyone who wishes to volunteer to help the Ladies Club in any capacity or role for 2018.

Club Notes 20 November

CLUB NOTES:

We play Castlebar Mitchels in the Connacht final in Tuam Stadium on Sunday with throw in at 2.00 pm. This is another big day for the team and mentors and we wish them well. We are once again asking for your support at the game. You can also show your support by putting up flags and banners. The support given to this team is very much appreciated and has helped them in no small way get to a Connacht final.

The semi-final of the under 21 A Football Championship North, in which we play Mountbellew-Moylough, has been fixed for Mountbellew on Saturday 2 December at 2.00 pm.

Get your tickets for the annual GAA National Draw. Tickets costing €10 are available from any member of the Club committee. The first prize a new Renault Clio Dynamique, with 19 other great prizes ranging from Travel Vouchers, to All-Ireland tickets and much more. By supporting this draw you are helping the Club in its on-going fundraising activities.

Corofin GAA Club, in association with Justin Campbell, is hosting a night not to be missed and a must see event for parents, coaches and young adults 16 to 25. We will have renowned speaker and former Galway hurler, Justin Campbell to give a short talk for the whole community on "Building Resilience on and off the field". Justin will also speak on addiction and the impact of addiction on all aspects of life. There will be an opportunity for Q&A afterwards. The event takes place at St. Colman's National School, Cummer on this Wednesday evening commencing at 7.00 pm. This is a free event. Tea/Coffee will be served afterwards. We thank especially School Principal, Siobhán Lynskey, for providing the venue.

Many thanks to all who helped out with the under 10’s trip to Croke Park on Sunday.

The AGM of the Club is provisionally fixed for Friday 15 December in Corofin. Full notification later.

Congratulations to Sylane hurling squad and management team, Junior A champions, defeating Tommy Larkins by 3-18 to 1-8. They have qualified for the All-Ireland semi-final and are promoted to Intermediate.

The Club offers its sympathy to Dermot Cassidy on the death of his aunt, Margaret Cassidy-Seeley, New York, to Mary Forde Kilcurriff on the death of her sister Betty Coyne, Castlerea and to the family and friends of Denis (Denny) Hynes, Barnaboy, Turloughmore. May they rest in peace.

Lotto numbers were 8, 15, 16, 27. No jackpot winner or match 3. Seller's prize Gerry Collins. Next week's jackpot €11,600. Draw in Club Office.

Club Notes 13 November

CLUB NOTES:

Well done to our seniors who had an exciting win over St Brigids in the AIB Connacht Club Senior Football Championship semi-final in Tuam Stadium on Sunday. Corofin led by 2 points at half time, 1-5 to 0-6 with the goal coming from Ian Burke. However St. Brigids clawed back Corofin’s lead to sent the game to extra time with the score at 1-12 each. We dominated the extra time with Daithí Burke scoring the vital goal in the first minute of the second period of extra time to leave the final score at Corofin 2-15 to St. Brigids 1-14. Tremendous credit is due to the team and management for the effort they put into winning this game. We play Castlebar Mitchels in the Connacht final in Tuam Stadium on 26 November with throw in at 2.00 pm.

The Club will shortly launch the Annual GAA National Club Draw with 20 prizes ranging from a New Renault Dynamique, to Travel Vouchers, to All-Ireland tickets and much more. Tickets costing €10 will be available shortly from committee members. By supporting this draw you are helping the Club in it’s on-going fundraising activities.

Congratulations to our Club players on the Claregalway Hotel Senior Football Dream Team for 2017. The six players named were Kieran Fitzgerald, Kieran Molloy, Conor Cunningham, Jason Leonard, Dylan Wall and Ian Burke.

Corofin GAA Club, in association with Justin Campbell, is hosting a night not to be missed and a must see event for parents, coaches and young adults 16 to 25. We will have renowned speaker Justin Campbell to give a short talk with an opportunity for Q&A afterwards for the whole community on "Building Resilience on and off the field". The event takes place at St. Colman's National School, Cummer on Wednesday 22 November commencing at 7.00 pm. This is a free event. Tea/Coffee will be served afterwards. We thank especially School Principal, Siobhán Lynskey, for providing the venue.

We send congratulations and a well done to all involved with Sylane Hurling Club‏ on winning the Connacht Junior Hurling Champions for 2017.

Lotto numbers were 4, 19, 22, 29. No jackpot winner and one match 3, Malachy Fahy. Seller's prize Gerry Collins. Next week's jackpot is €11,450. Draw in Club Office.

LADIES FOOTBALL:
Congratulations to the Corofin ladies minors who had a great win on Friday night to retain the County title and the magnificent Mairéad Meehan trophy defeating Kilkerrin-Clonberne on a final score of 3-9 to 1-11. The girls then went on to defeat Swinford-Killesser in the Connacht Minor Club championship played in Ballyhaunis on Saturday. Well done to all involved.

Congratulations to Dearbhla Gower and Chelsey Blade who won the Ashling McGing All Ireland U21 championship playing with Galway on Sunday.

Club Notes 6 November

CLUB NOTES:

We play St Brigids of Roscommon in the AIB Connacht GAA Club Senior Football Championship semi-final at 2.00 pm on Sunday in Tuam Stadium. We send best wishes to the players and mentors and ask for all the usual support for the team.

Well done to our under 21s who had a comprehensive win over Oranmore / Maree in the under 21 North Board Championship played in Corofin last Wednesday evening. The final score was 5-22 to 0-10. The goals came from Dylan Canney and Conor Newell (first half), Darragh Silke, Colin Brady and Cathal Newell. The team play Mountbellew-Moylough in the North Board semi-final. This fixture has yet to be confirmed.

Congratulations to Daithí Burke who picked up a hurling All-Star award for the third year in a row.

Justin Campbell will give a talk on Health and Wellbeing in relation to addiction and sport on Wednesday 22 November. The talk will take place St Colman’s School, with a proposed start time of 7.00 pm and will finish at 8.00 pm with tea and coffee. Full details will be available later.

Sincere thanks to our senior captain, Ciarán McGrath who met with the underage “2007 group” and gave them an inspirational talk at the conclusion of the seasons training.

The Club offers its sympathy to the family and friends of Michael Greaney, Ballintleva and Martin (Matt) Walsh, Tulrush, Belclare, to Breda Power, Ardskeaghbeg, on the death of her mother, Mai Touhy (in her 102nd year), Feakle, Co Clare and to Joe and Robert Burke, Cahervoola on the death of their brother in law, Frank Quinn, Tuam. May they rest in peace.

Lotto numbers were 13, 20, 21, 29. No jackpot winner and one match 3, Brendan Morris. Seller's prize Patricia Langan. Next week's jackpot €11,300, with draw in Club Office.

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