Cordal Coiste Na nÓg Notes

U12
Our Under 12’s wore their Cordal Jerseys with pride and displayed their footballing skills at the Munster GAA Activity Day held at Croke Park on Tuesday 8th July. An experience of a lifetime was how it was described by some of the team. A great day was had by all the players, mentors and families, who made the bus trip to headquarters. Thanks to the mentors and families members who took time off work to make the trip possible

The team also enjoyed a guided trip of the GAA Museum. Hopefully, some of the team might make another appearance at headquarters in the years to come sporting the Green & Gold.

U14

Cordal/Scartaglen played Glenflesk in Division 1 of the East Kerry, Unfortunately Glenflesk proved too strong on the night, and the final score was Cordal/Scartaglen 3-07 to Glenflesk 5-12.

This means that the team are now out of the East Kerry Region Competition and take a well-earned rest after the successes of the season so far.

2014

In 2014, Cordal GAA might not be able to repeat the off-field achievements of 2013 where among other occasions; the President of the GAA attended a Gala Dinner at our Club and where we also made a major contribution to a television program of the importance of GAA to Ireland.

This year, it is the achievements of our under-age players playing in the Cordal and the Cordal/Scartaglen jersey that are really doing the Club proud. Under 12’s playing at Croke Park, Under 14’s winning the County League Division 3 and U16’s narrowly beaten in the final of Division 3 of the East Kerry Championship and winning Division 3 of the East Kerry League.

It is a timely reminder to the people working so hard in the administration of the Club and to the Community that as grass not weeds now grow at the Cordal GAA field that the footballing future is indeed in safe hands. It is also a timely reminder to the rest of us of the requirement that players of all ages have a facility where they can play their games in and be proud of; this requirement is becoming a reality. Please continue to support the Club Lotto

Church Gate Collection

Cordal Coiste Na nÓg will be holding a church gate collection at Cordal Mass on Sunday 13th of July. Please support as generously as possible.

Rag Meeting Programme

Cordal Gaa would like to draw the attention of all local businesses to our latest fundraising event that is taking place on Sunday 24th August 2014. The event itself is a Monster Greyhound Rag Meeting which will take place on the land of Mr. David O Connor in Ballymacadam, Castleisland. As we are in the process of upgrading our our GAA playing surface and facilities, alot of fundrasing is still required to raise the standard from one of the poorest to one of the finest in the district and that is where your local business comes in. In order to make this event a major success, we are looking for businesses and individuals (tradesmen etc.) to advertise in our Rag Meeting Programme.. The cost will be Full Page €100 ; Half Page €50 ; Quarter Page €35. Outside of having an advert in the programme, anyone that takes out a full page or half page ad will be listed as a sponsor in our official programme to mark the opening of our new pitch in 2015, thus getting double value for your donation. Cordal Gaa always appreciates the financial support from our locality as with all Gaa clubs could not exist without it so please offer your support in our latest drive and raise awareness of your own business.

To place an ad please contact Charlie Farrelly 0872056150 or Richard O Donoghue 0872285653.

Munster Final Success

Another two Munster medals were delivered to the parish as the Kerry Juniors defeated Cork on a scoreline of 3-14 to 0-13 played in Austin Stack park last night. Congratulations to Sean Og and Phillip on their win and the club would like to wish them the best of luck for the rest of the year now as they head for the All-Ireland semi-finals. The club would also like to congratulate their St. Kieran’s team-mates Thomas Hickey and Edmond Walsh who are also part of the squad, well done lads!!

Cordal V Listry Match Report

Cordal faced off against division 2 side Listry in round 2 of the East Kerry O Sullivan cup game played in Currow last Tuesday night. Listry started the better in this one racking up 4 points inside the first quarter before Cordal had one on the board. The home side settled into the game midway through the first half and started knocking up scores through Phil Griffin, Niall O Ciardubhain and the impressive Tommy O Mahoney who finished off a good team move into the back of the net before half time leaving the sore 1-06 to 0-08 in favour of Cordal. Listry again started the better for the second half with their corner forward Mike Tangney kicking his fourth point of the game early into the second half. They started to get a grip of the midfield area also where it had been 50-50 up till then and this lead to some more scores on the board to leave them ahead by three with 10 minutes left. There was a lot to do for the home side but they dug deep, as the battle at midfield began to swing the other way, and converted four without reply coming from Cian Fitzgerald, Phil Griffin (2) and the winning score from Micheal Cahill to leave the final score 1-11 to 0-13. Congrats to the lads on a hard-fought battle and well deserved win, next up is a semi-final meeting next Tuesday night between Crokes B, Legion or Gneeveguilla, draw to follow shortly.

Team: Anthony Begley, Daniel O Connor, Mossie Enright, Flor Griffin, John Brosnan, Tomas Brosnan, Billy Cronin, Johnny O Connor, Cian Fitzgerald (0-1), Niall O Ciardubhain (0-1), Phillip Griffin (0-5), Jamie Cahill (0-1), Kevin Moroney, Tommy O Mahoney (1-2), Garry O Leary

Subs: Micheal Cahill (0-1), Tim O Donoghue

Cordal V Beale Match Report

Cordal faced Beale in perfect conditions for open football last Sunday in Currow. The game started at a good pace and maintained an open nature throughout. Cordal had the majority of the early possession and made it count as they raced into a 1-2 to no score lead. Beale answered back strongly and added some fine scores as they narrowed the lead. They had their first goal midway through the first half from their impressive full forward and it wasnt long before they had their second. They were making this second quarter pressure count as they went in at half time with a 6 point lead leaving the score 2-9  to 1-6. Cordal rallied back well and dominated the third quarter to narrow the gap to two points with Padraig Dignan and Philip O Connor kicking some fine scores. Cordal will rue a missed goal chance that could have changed matters as Beale went up the other end and converted a couple more points.Final score after a cracking game read Beale 2-15 to Cordal 2-11

Team Sean Og O Ciardubhain, Tomas Brosnan, Paudie Walsh, Jamie Cahill, John Brosnan, Micheal Cahill, Billy Cronin, Donal McCarthy, Johnny O Connor, Padraig O Connell, Phillip Griffin, Padraig Dignan, Niall O Ciardubhain, Phillip O Connor, Mike Flynn

Subs: Cian Fitzgerald, Tommy Mahoney, Mossie Enright, Flor Griffin, Anthony Begley, Garry O Leary, John Mannix, Kevin Moroney, Daniel Kearney

O’ Sullivan Cup First Round

Cordal faced off against old rivals Scartaglin in the first round of the East Kerry O’ Sullivan Cup played in Scartaglin last Tuesday night. Both teams started brightly with each knocking up early points, Scartaglin having the better of the exchanges scoring 2 to cordal’s 1. Cordal kicked into gear and started racking up points on the scoreboard coming from the boot of Phillip Griffin and Niall O’ Ciardubhain. The visitors finished the first half the better with Padraig o Connell pointing well to leave the half time score 0-7 to 0-3. At the start of the second half Scart rallied the troops and started narrowing the four point gap with a goal from Pa Rahillhy. This made a good contest for the second half as both teams went at it hammer and thongs. With some assured free taking from Cordal’s Phil Griffin it proved too much for the home side and the boys in blue and gold went on to a 3 point win with a final scorline of 0-13 to 1-07.

Cordal Team:1.Anthony Begley 2.Daniel O Connor 3.Tomas Brosnan 4.Jamie Cahill 5.John Brosnan 6.Michael Cahill 7.Billy Cronin (0-1) 8.Donal McCarthy 9.Niall O Ciardubhain (0-6) 10.Padraig O’Connell (0-1) 11.Philip Griffin(0-4) 12.Gary O’Leary 13.Mossie Enright14.Tommy O’Mahony 15.Flor Griffin