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 September 2014

Club Notes 29 September

MEN'S NOTES:
Our seniors have qualified for the county final following their 4-14 to 0-2 victory over Milltown on Sunday. In the other semi-final Barna and St Michael’s played out a 12 points each draw.
Congrats and best wishes to Brian Silke who, along with Seán Conlon (Barna), will be a selector with Kevin Walsh, the new Galway football manager.
Under 15s defeated Caherlistrane on Sunday morning in the league. We play Tuam Stars on Sunday next in Belclare at 12.00 pm.
The club hosted the annual Kevin Killeen Under 10 tournament in Belclare on Saturday.
Fintan and Eileen Killeen presented the cup to Annaghdown and the shield to Caherlistrane.
Thanks to all the clubs for attended tournament and making it such a great success on the day. Thanks also to: Barry, Brian, Ciarán, Justin and Ollie for referring the tournament. Thanks to all the parents for bringing refreshments and making the teas and coffees.
Under 8s travel to Ballyshannon on Saturday next where we play the local club Aodh Ruadh.
Bus leaves Corofin pitch at 8.30 am and we hope to return to Corofin at 6.00 pm on Saturday.
Under 6 training returns to Belclare this Saturday morning at 10.00 am.
We had three events taking place in our Prediction Quiz this weekend. Kilkenny won the All-Ireland Hurling Final, Cork won the Ladies Football Final, while Europe won the Ryder Cup by 5 points. This has resulted in our long time leader, JohnJoe Silke being overtaken. Our new leader is Derek Ryder.
Only 12 players predicted a win for Europe by 5 points in the Ryder Cup.
Full details can be found on the club website.
The first of a series of CCDA monster quiz nights takes place in Gills this Saturday night commencing at 9.00 pm. Get your team of 4 brain boxes together, for what we hope will be an enjoyable night. So brush up on ‘trivial pursuit’ and dust down the cobwebs after our recent spell of good weather! This will be a fun quiz with rounds featuring movies, sport, tv and radio, local knowledge and much more.
Our lotto has now reached €13,250 as we had no winner of the jackpot. The two match 3s were Chloe & Jessica Cooley and Nora Hussey. The numbers drawn were 7, 15, 18, 29. The sellers’ prize went to John Joe Forde. Next week’s draw is in Gills.
The club extends it sympathies to the Hanly family on the death of Joseph Hanly, RIP, Corofin.

LADIES FOOTBALL:
U8s training continues every Tuesday at 6.15 in Belclare.
The U10s have training every Tuesday from 6.15 to 7.30 in Belclare and also every Thursday from 6.15 to 7.30 in Corofin.
Congrats and well done to the U14s last Saturday playing in the Kilmacud sevens. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be their year. We were beaten by the hosts who also ran out overall winners.
We wish the very best and good luck to the minor girls who play Caltra in the Div 1 County Shield Final, next Sunday in Caltra.
The seniors renew rivalry with Kilkerrin/Clonberne when they replay the County senior A final, which is on under lights next Friday Night October the 3rd. in Glenamaddy at 8.30pm. We wish the team the very best and good luck.
The annual U10 girls County Football Blitz takes place on Saturday 4th October in Annaghdown GAA grounds, with games commencing at 10.30 am. This promises to be a wonderful day of football with 28 teams and 530 girls taking part in the blitz. Members of the Galway Ladies Senior football team will referee on the day, namely Sarah Conneally, Tracey Leonard, Eilis Gannon and Barbara Hannon. There will also be special guests in attendance! Best of luck to the girls. Enjoy your day. Please support by coming along to watch the future stars of Galway Ladies football.
Note for the diary - 24th October in Rafterty’s Corofin, 6pm to 9pm. Corofin Ladies club is holding an end of Year monster Halloween Ball, with loads of prizes, raffles, fun and maybe a few scary Witches and Goblins. Everyone is welcome but be in costume!
Further details later and look out for regular updates posted on Ladies Facebook page.

Club Notes 22 September

MENS NOTES:
Best wishes to our seniors who play Milltown in the County semi-final in Tuam Stadium at 2.00 pm on Sunday. This team appreciates your support, so please come along to this important game. The referee for the game is Tommy Faherty.

There was heartbreak for Corofin who drew with Errigal Ciaran (Tyrone) 1-11 to 2-8 in their final group game of the Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland Senior Sevens Football played last Saturday. Corofin had won their two earlier group games. In the first game they defeated Clashmore-Kinsalebeg (Waterford) by 2-7 to 2-5. The lads then went on to have a good win by 4-8 to 1-6 over St Laurence’s (Kildare). However they failed to make it to the knockout stages as Errigal Ciaran advanced with a better score difference. The final was won by St. Galls, Antrim, who claimed a record sixth FBD title. For the record, Corofin haven’t lost a game at the Sevens in 3 years. They suffered heartbreak again in 2012 when they lost on penalties to St. Galls. The won the title last year and won two games and drew one this year. The Corofin panel was: Dave Morris, Padraic Hanly, Ian Burke, Shane Monaghan, Barry O'Donovan, Jason Leonard, Oisín Mannion, Adrian Molloy, Conor Cunningham and Joe Canney. Many thanks to the panel and mentors who travelled to this prestigous tournament.

Our minors lost the North Board minor final to a much stronger Mountbellew-Moylough team on a scoreline of 2-14 to 1-5. The Corofin goal was scored by Dylan Wall. We send our congratulations to Mountbellew-Moylough and wish them all the best in the County final.
We want to thank everyone who helped out with the minor panel this year, parents, physios, club officers and team managers Jimmy McHugh, Pat McHugh and Jimmy Sice. We wish to thank all the players for their effort and commitment all year. It was a pleasure for the management to deal with this fine bunch of young men. They are a credit to their parents, families and the club.

Under 15 made it two wins out of two when they beat Glenamaddy-Glinsk on last Sunday in Glenamaddy. We play Caherlistrane on Sunday 28th in Caherlistrane at 12.00 pm.

The club will host the annual Kevin Killeen under 10 tournament this Saturday 27th in Belclare starting at 10.00 am. Please come along to support the lads.

Under 8 and 6 training this Saturday has been changed to the Corofin pitch at 10.00 am due to the Kevin Killeen tournament been played in Belclare.
Our under 8s travel to Ballyshannon to play matches against Aodh Ruadh on Saturday 4 October. The cost of the tour is €30 per player, which includes bus, lunch, dinner and a Corofin ‘goodie bag’ containing club branded gear. All money and consent forms, signed by parents, must be returned to Ciarán Lynch by Saturday 27 September at latest. Only paid up club members may travel.

Following Cork’s win in the All-Ireland Camogie final and Kerry’s win in the football, our Prediction Quiz leaderboard has been updated. Only 15 of our players predicted a Kerry win! JohnJoe Silke maintains his leadship, but he has four players very close to his score, with eight more events to go. Full details can be found on the club website.

What would you do with €13,100? Our lotto jackpot was not won and we had no match 3s. The numbers drawn were 3, 8, 14, 25. The sellers’ prize went to Patricia Langan. Next week’s jackpot €13,100 and the draw is in the Palm Tree.

LADIES FOOTBALL:
U8s training continues every Tuesday at 6.15 in Belclare.
The U10s have training every Tuesday from 6.15 to 7.30 in Belclare and also every Thursday from 6.15 to 7.30 in Corofin. Please note change of times. We need everyone to please attend training sessions from here on, as only a few weeks left.
The U12s had a good win over Dunmore on Saturday the 20th in Belclare. U12 training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.15 in Belclare. All girls need to attend in order to prepare for the county final versus Killanin in two weeks time.
We wish the U14s the very best of luck next Saturday in the Kilmacud sevens.
The under 16s beat Claregalway last week by 8 points in a very fine display of teamwork and commitment.
Congratulation to the Minor Girls on reaching the Div 1 County Shield Final. They beat Dunmore on a score line of 3-11 to 0-17. Well done to all the girls and thanks to parents and supporters who turned out to support the team.
Note for the diary: Corofin ladies club is holding an end of year monster Halloween Ball. We will have loads of prizes, raffles, fun and maybe a few scary Witches and Goblins. Everyone is welcome but you must be in costume. Full details later.

Club Notes 15 September

MEN'S NOTES:
We travel to the FBD7’s at the weekend to defend the title which we won last year. Best of luck to all involved. Other Galway teams travelling include Tuam Stars, Milltown, Kilkerrin-Clonbern and Caherlistrane.

Our seniors qualified for the final of the John Dunne Cup following their 0-14 to 0-4 win over Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir last weekend. They play Micheál Breathnach in the final.

Under 15s beat Annaghdown in the first round league on Sunday in Belclare.
We play Glenamaddy/Glinsk away on Sunday 21st in the next round at 12.00.

Under 12s also play Glenamaddy/Glinsk on Sunday @ 11.00 in Glinsk.

Our under 8s travel to Ballyshannon to play matches against Aodh Ruadh on Saturday 4 October. The cost of the tour is €30 per player, which includes bus, lunch, dinner and a Corofin ‘goodie bag’ containing club branded gear. All money and consent forms, signed by parents, must be returned to Ciarán Lynch by Saturday 27 September at latest. Only paid up club members may travel.

The club is proposing to offer a Heartsaver AED Course to team managers / mentors initially and then to interested players / members. The course teaches the basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the relief of choking for adults, children and infants. An AED is a computerised defibrillator which analyses the heart rhythm of a person in cardiac arrest and uses voice prompts to advise if a shock is needed. The AED is an important link in the chain of survival and this course teaches how to use them effectively. The Heartsaver AED Course takes approximately 4½ hours to complete and participants will receive an Irish Heart Foundation / American Heart Association course completion card upon successfully completing the course.
The course trainer is Brian Murphy, manager of the under 6 boys. It is hoped to run the course on Saturdays. To register your interest and most suitable date, text John Fahey at 086 2805870.

The lotto jackpot was not won and we had three match 3s, Leah Fitzpatrick, M Fitzpatrick and D Madden.
The numbers drawn were 4, 12, 28, 31. The sellers’ prize went to Peter Mc Hugh. Next week's draw is in Rafterys for a jackpot of €12,950.

We extend our sympathies to the Keating family, Caherhugh, Belclare, on the death of Hughie Keating, RIP.

LADIES FOOTBALL:
U8s training takes place every Tuesday at 6.15 in Belclare.

The U10s have training every Tuesday from 6.15 to 7.30 in Belclare and also every Thursday from 6.15 to 7.30 in Corofin. Please note change of times. We need everyone to please attend training sessions from here on, as only a few weeks left.

U12 training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.15 in Belclare. All girls need to attend in order to prepare for our next Championship match versus Dunmore on Saturday 20th in Belclare at 12.00.

The senior Ladies will have to it all again after finishing all square in the Senior Championship final versus Kilkerrin/Clonberne. The final score was Corofin 2-08 to Kilkerrin/Clonberne 14 points. Well done to both teams on an excellent game of football.

Club Notes 8 September

MEN'S NOTES:

Our seniors had a good win, by 1-13 to 1-7, over Mountbellew / Moylough in the quarter-final of the championship played in Tuam Stadium on Sunday. We now play Milltown in the semi final which is scheduled for Sunday 28 September.

Many thanks to all who helped at the two games played in Corofin on Saturday. Thanks again also to the Scahill family for allowing us the use of their field for parking.

Under 13s travelled to Dr Crokes, Killarney on Saturday to play in the Colm Cooper Tournament. They won their three group games but lost out to a much stonger Skerries team from Dublin in the semi final. Hard luck lads and well done on your performances. Many thanks to all who helped with the team on Saturday.

The lotto jackpot was not won and we had two match 3s, Olivia Watts and Declan O’Malley.
The numbers drawn were 12, 19, 25, 31. The sellers’ prize went to Pat Curley. Next week's draw is in Canavans for a jackpot of €12,800.

We extend our sympathies to the Molloy family, Ballintubber, on the death of Maureen Mannion, Creevaghbawn, Tuam, mother of Rosaleen Molloy and to the Diskin family, Ballinphuill, on the death of Margaret (Peg) Diskin, Clonberne, mother of Padraic. May they rest in peace.

LADIES FOOTBALL:
U8s training takes place every Tuesday at 6.15 in Belclare.

The U10s have training every Tuesday from 6.15 to 7.45 in Belclare and also every Thursday from 6.15 to 7.45 in Corofin. Please note change of times. We need everyone to please attend training sessions from here on, as only a few weeks left.

U12 training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.15 in Belclare. All girls need to attend in order to prepare for our next Championship match versus Dunmore. We lost to a very strong Killanin team after a well fought game last Saturday.

Congratulations and well done to the under 16 girls who played in the Kilmurry / Ibrickane’s national sevens last Saturday. They were beaten by a very strong Moycullen team in the semi-final. Moycullen went on to the final, which they won comprehensively.

Congratulations and well done to the senior ladies in qualifying for the Senior Championship final versus Kilkerrin/Clonberne. Corofin won after a well contested and hard fought effort by a gallant Dunmore team who were very much up for the game. The final is provisionally fixed for next Saturday. Please support the team in their efforts to win the County Final this year.

Club Notes 1 September
MEN'S NOTES:
Our seniors play Mountbellew / Moylough in the the final quarter-final of the championship in Tuam Stadium at 1.45 pm on Sunday. Best wishes to the team and management. Your support for the team in this game is appreciated.

The seniors maintained their top spot in the league, division 1, with a win over St. James by 2-12 to 1-10 on Saturday evening.

Our intermediates made up somewhat for the dissapointment of the defeat in the championship, with a great win over Mícheál Breathnach in the league, division 3 on Sunday afternoon in Corofin. The final score was 1-12 to 1-10.

Our minors had a good win over Tuam Stars in the A football championship, semi-final, played last Wednesday. They will now play Mountbellew-Moylough in the north board final.

Hard luck to the under 16s who lost to Claregalway in the 2nd Round of the U16A Championship, played last Tuesday (26 Aug) in Corofin. The club would like to thank the players, parents and the management team for their time and commitment throughout the year. The year is not over yet with a lot of this team on the minor panel. In addition, the under 15 league will be starting on 14 Sept. with a home match against Annaghdown.

Under 13s travel to Dr Crokes, Killarney on Saturday morning next to play in the Colm Cooper Tournament. The bus leaves Corofin at 7.30 am sharp. Best of luck to the team and mentors. We are the defending champions – so bring home “Gooch's Cup” again this year lads – no pressure!

Under 12s play Tuam Stars in Belclare on Sunday at 11.00. Players must be in Belclare at 10.30.

Under 10s play in the Declan Kearns tournment on Saturday in Tuam Stars grounds.
Thanks to Tuam Stars for the invite.
We will host our under 10s Kevin Killeen tournment on Saturday 27 September in Belclare. Further details later.

Under 6 and 8 continue their training on Saturday morning in Belclare at 10.00

The lotto jackpot is now €12,650 as we had no winner and no match 3. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 23, 30. The seller's prize went to Brian Loughlin. Next week's draw is in the Cellar Bar.

The Corofin GAA club sympathises with the McCabe family, Caherlistrane, on the death of Paddy, a former chairman of the Caherlistrane club. Sympathies are also extended to the Reilly family on the death of Margaret (Peg) Reilly, Currandrum, Cummer. May they rest in peace.

LADIES FOOTBALL:
U8s training takes place every Tuesday at 6.15 in Belclare.

The U10s have training every Tuesday from 6.15 to 7.30 in Corofin and also every Thursday from 6.15 to 7.30 in Belclare. Please note change of times.

U12s had a good win last week over St Gabriels on a final score of 6-12 to 4-6. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.15 in Belclare. All Girls need to attend in order to prepare for upcoming Championship matches.

Best of luck to the under 16 girls in the Kilmurry Ibrickane’s National sevens next Saturday.
Well done to the under 18 girls in the first round of championship. Training this Thursday in Belclare at 7.30pm. All players please attend.

The Senior Championship semi-final versus Dunmore is fixed for next Saturday the 6th in Monivea. Please support the team in their efforts to get to a County Final this year.

Dublin ladies senior footballers proved too good for Galway and are through to the All-Ireland final. For Galway, however, this was a third successive semi-final defeat. Thanks to Tracey Leonard, Leonie Higgins, Meadhbh Maloney and Tina Hughes for their involvement with the team all year.

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