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Cordal Gaa is offering a great opportunity for local businesses and trades people to promote their own business and show they support their local GAA club. All the information required is located in the attached letter or please contact club secretary Richard on 0872285653 or by e-mailing secretary.cordal.kerry@gaa.ie. Thank You!

Cordal GAA Club Notes‏

Cordal GAA Club News
Cordal GAA are pleased to announce the Management Team for the Senior team for the 2015 season is  as follows Eamon John O’Donoghue,Connie Greaney,Mossie Enright and Jackie Reidy,the trainer for the coming season will be Seán Óg O’Ciardubháin.This team has a vast knowledge and experience with the Club and we wish them well in the season ahead.
Club LOTTO
The January Lotto will take place in “Fagin’s”bar,Castleisland  on Saturday 31st January. The lotto now stands at €3,600, which would make a nice start to the new year. The Lotto Leaders for the month are Club Chairperson Tom Wrenn and Secretary Richard O’Donoghue and their team,and we wish them the very best of luck. Tickets are also available from Club Members or at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear,Castleisland.
Dates For Your Diary 

2015 Cordal Senior County League Fixtures

22nd March Rd 1 Cordal v Churchill
29th March Rd 2 Dr Crokes v Cordal
12th April Rd 3 Cordal v Scart
10th May  Rd 4 St.Senans v Cordal
7th June  Rd 5 Cordal v Firies
14th June Rd 6 Dromid v Cordal
28th June Rd 7 Cromane v Cordal
26th July Rd 8 Cordal v Lispole
16th August Rd 9 Fossa v Cordal
27th September Rd 10 Cordal v Ballydonoghue
Rd 11 TBC Castlegregory v Cordal
(1st named team home venue )
Castleisland Co-op Mart Senior Junior Championship
The first round of the championship will see Cordal away to Listry in late April. More details to follow over the coming weeks.
Registration 
 Registration Officers Dan O’Donoghue and Diarmuid O’Ciardubháin are continuing to collect membership fees. The Membership fee is only €30.00 for full membership, €35.00 for students and €50.00 for Senior players.
PLEASE NOTE due to insurance purposes anyone wishing to use the new  leisure walkway on the grounds of Cordal GAA are requested to pay a fee of €20.00 a year for the use of these facilities.
The National Draw
All tickets  either sold or unsold for the National draw will need to be returned to Club Secretary Richard O’Donoghue by Sunday 1st February. Richard can be contact by the following number 087 2285653.
Defibrillator Course
Anyone wish to take part in an upcoming Defibrillator course are asked to contact Coiste na nÓg Chairperson Joe O’Connor on 087 9755766.
Referee Course 
Names are now been taken for anyone wishing to become a Referee .Please forward your name to Coiste na nÓg Secretary Mike Flynn 087 94196969 or Senior Club Secretary Richard O’Donoghue on 087 2285653 by Sunday 1st February.
Good Luck Brosna
As the Brosna team,their management  and supporters make their way once again to Ballinsloe,Co.Galway this weekend for the replay semi final of the All Ireland Junior Championship,all at Cordal GAA wish them the very best of Luck and safe travelling.
Division 1 East Kerry Super League
Cordal will play host to Rathmore in the first round of the East Kerry Super League on Sunday 8th February,no time decided yet. On the weekend of the 14th /15th February Cordal will travel to Dr. Crokes.

County League Fixtures 2015

2015 CORDAL SENIOR COUNTY LEAGUE FIXTURES

22/3 Rd 1 Cordal v Churchill

29/3 Rd 2 Dr Crokes v Cordal

12/4 Rd 3 Cordal v Scart

10/5 Rd 4 St.Senans v Cordal

7/6 Rd 5 Cordal v Firies

14/6 Rd 6 Dromid v Cordal

28/6 Rd 7 Cromane v Cordal

26/7 Rd 8 Cordal v Lispole

16/8 Rd 9 Fossa v Cordal

27/9 Rd 10 Cordal v Ballydonoghue

Rd 11 TBC Castlegregory v Cordal

¤ 1st named team home venue ¤

Cordal GAA Club News

Registration 
Club Registration is now due.A sincere thanks to everyone who took the time to attend the Club  registration day on Sunday 18th January at the Cordal Community Centre. Anyone wishing to renew or become Club Members can still contact registration Officers Dan O’Donoghue and Diarmuid O’Ciardubháin. A thanks too to all the Officers from both the Senior and Coiste na nÓg Clubs who kindly donated their free time on Sunday morning to assist with the registrations. The Membership free is one again great value at only €30.00 for full membership and €50.00 for senior players.
PLEASE NOTE due to insurance purposes anyone wishing to use the new leisure walkway on the grounds of Cordal GAA are requested to pay a fee of €20.00 a year for the use of these facilities.This is a fantastic amenity to have in the Community as it is a safe,secure way to keep fit.
The National Draw
Tickets for the National Draw are still on sale from Club Offices.The Cost of each ticket is €10.00,with all money raised benefiting our Club.There are fifteen top prizes,including  weekend away at both the All Ireland Hurling and Football Finals in Dublin to Shopping vouchers.Please contact Club Secretary Richard O’Donoghue if you haven’t yet purchased your ticket.All tickets sold or unsold will need to be returned to the Club before Sunday 25th January.
Club LOTTO
The January Lotto will take place in “Fagin’s”bar,Castleisland  on Saturday 31st January. The lotto now stands at €3,600, which would make a nice start to the new year. The Lotto Leaders for the month are Club Chairperson Tom Wrenn and Secretary Richard O’Donoghue and their team,and we wish them the very best of luck. Tickets are also available from Club Members or at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear,Castleisland.
 Recycling of Clothes and Shoes
 Cordal GAA are continuing  with their recycling of clothes,shoes,belts,bags and curtains.This is a great way to support your club as well as clearing out your wardrobes.
Bags can be dropped off at Cordal Community Centre during opening hours and at Jackie Reidy Menswear.The removal truck is due at the Cordal Community Centre  on the 27th January.We would like to thanks all those who have supported this recycling drive throughout the year as well as the staff of the Cordal Community Centre and Jackie Reidy for their continuous assistance.

Cordal Coiste Na nÓg Notes

The AGM of Cordal Coiste Na nÓg was held at Cordal Community Centre on Sunday 12 January.

A very constructive meeting was held. Chairman Joe O’Connor opened the meeting with a prayer for all in the Community who passed away during the year. The various officer reports were read out and accepted. Secretary Mike Flynn detailed the achievement of the Club during the year, thanking all the officers and coaches who have a difficult and busy year, due to the absence of a permanent pitch. Chairman Joe O’Connor also thanked the coaches and the Coaching Officer Sean Og O’Ciardubhain for the excellent work done in 2015, saying that the emphasis on coaching coupled with the field re-development meant structures were being put in place now at under-age to bring success to Cordal Coiste Na nÓg and the Senior Club for the years ahead.

Treasurer Denis Collins as outlined the finances of the club. The Club finances are in acceptable position considering the busy year just had but need to be quickly improved to ensure that we can continue to operate comfortably working on the business that really matters. The requirement for a successful Biddy to be held in 2015 was very clear when the figures are examined and its contribution to the overall Finances of the Club was very clearly demonstrated.  

 

Registration for 2015 will take place at Cordal Community Centre on the Sunday 18th January from 11.00 to 1.00pm. At the moment, the GAA are running a National Draw which is being used as a Club Fund-raiser, the money raised by each Club in selling the tickets stays in the Club. Full Details of the impressive prizes available are on www.gaa.ie/nationalclubdraw2015. The cost of a ticket in the Draw is 10 Euros.  This Draw is available from GAA Headquarters to local Clubs as an attractive fundraiser and the Club would like parents to note that participation is voluntary and that the Registration costs are unchanged. Your participation in the Draw would be appreciated and would go some way in improving Club finances.

Families are this year being asked to purchase a 1 ticket per family in this GAA National Club Draw. Registration cost 20 Euros for 1 child + 1 ticket = 30 Euros, 40 Euros for 2 children + 1 ticket = 50 Euros. 50 Euros for 3 children or more + 1 ticket = 60 Euros.  A copy of the Birth Cert for first time members will be required. Registration Officers for the Senior Club will also be available on Sunday the 18th.

The Cordal Coiste Na nÓg Annual Biddy Weekend takes place on the weekend of the 31st of January, please support as generously as possible, as mentioned above, this event contributes significantly to the Club’s Finances. If you wish to get involved, please contact any of the Club Officers, a good time and a few laughs are guaranteed.

 

The following officers were elected on the night,

Chairperson; Joe O’Conner

Vice Chairperson: Catriona Dennehy

Secretary: Mike Flynn

Assistant Secretary: Mary O’Connor

Treasurer: Denis Collins

Assistant Treasurer: Timmy Myers

PRO: Danny Kelliher

Registrar: Mary O’Connor

Coaching Officer: Sean Og O’Ciardubhain

U16 Trainer: Michael Cahill

U14 Trainer: To Be Decided

U12 Trainer: Mike Flynn

U10 Trainer: Bertie Moriarty

U8 Trainer: Maurice Costello

U6 Trainer: George O’Connor

District Board Delegate: George O’Connor

East Kerry Board Delegate: Mike Flynn

On behalf of the Officers of the Club, I would like to wish all the coaches and most importantly all the players on the teams who wear the jersey of Cordal or Cordal/Scartaglen in 2015 all the very best of luck in the competitions ahead. We hope 2015 is a very successful year for us all.

Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously at the Church Gate collection held in Cordal on Sunday 11 January.

Cordal GAA Club News

Club Members Meeting
Cordal GAA Club held their first Club meeting for the year on Thursday 8th January. A large crowd attended a very  productive meeting and it was reassuring to see a lot of positive support for the Club going forward.
Registration Sunday
Club Registration is now due.Registration day will take place  on Sunday 18th at the Cordal Community Centre from 11.00 am till 1.00 pm. Anyone wishing to renew or become Club Members can call to the Centre on the day or  contact registration Officers Dan O’Donoghue and Diarmuid O’Ciardubháin. The Membership fee is once again great value at only €30.00 for full membership and €50.00 for senior players.
PLEASE NOTE due to insurance purposes anyone wishing to use the new  leisure walkway on the grounds of Cordal GAA are requested to pay a fee of €20.00 a year for the use of these facilities.This is a fantastic amenity to have in the Community as it is a safe,secure way to keep fit.
The National Draw Tickets. 
Tickets for the National Draw will be on sale on Registration Sunday.The Cost of each ticket is €10.00,with all money raised benefiting our Club.There are fifteen top prizes,including  weekend away at both the All Ireland Hurling and Football Finals in Dublin to Shopping vouchers.Please contact any member of the Club for information and tickets.
Club LOTTO
The January Lotto will take place in “Fagin’s”bar,Castleisland  on Saturday 31st January. The lotto now stands at €3,600, which would make a nice start to the new year for whoever would be lucky to win it. The Lotto Leaders for the month are Club Chairperson Tom Wrenn and Secretary Richard O’Donoghue and their team. Tickets are also available from Club Members or at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear,Castleisland.

Cordal GAA Club Notes

On behalf of all at Cordal GAA,we would like to wish you all a very happy,healthy and prosperous new year.The last few years has been a very busy but productive years for our small Club, and we thank you and would hope that you would continue to support the Club in whatever way you can, either by becoming a Club Member,supporting our fund-raisers or just by simply taking part in our monthly Lotto draw.We still continue to collect reusable clothes,footwear, handbags,belts and curtains.The recycling items can be dropped off at the Cordal Community Centre or at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear,Castleisland. Again our  sincere thanks to these two establishments for assisting us throughout the year. Club Membership is now due, please contact Registration Officers Dan O’Donoghue or Diarmuid O’Ciardubháin.. Your local GAA Club can by as big and successful as it wants to be,it is simply in the hands of its Officers to be its care takers,but its the Members of the Club that make the Club what it is…Will you play your part ?
Home v Abroad
On Sunday 28th December 2014,Cordal GAA played host to a an unusual challenge game,the teams consisted of our Senior team v the Players who has to leave the Club to find work both in Ireland and around the World over the last number of years..For many it was a chance to catch up with each other  as many of these lads haven’t seen each other in years.It was also an opportunity for our exile players to get a chance to play a game of football on the new turf, as these guys have generously supported the Club on its quest to redevelop the pitch,and we thank them for their generosity. We wish them well as they travel back to their adopted homes and we hope they would continue to follow their Club on both the  Facebook page and on the Web site, knowing  that every game played there over the coming year,that they too were given a chance to tog out for their Club. Who know with weather permitting maybe this could be come an annual event and  these guys will get a chance once again to wear the Blue &Gold.
Christmas Lotto 
Results: 13, 15, 17, 20. No winner…a few just missing 1 number. €30 each went to…Norma Kearney, C’island; Marion O’Shea, Milltown; Teddy O’Connor, Cordal West; Rory Innes, Dromulton; Noreen Healy, Valentia. ‘Overall Winner’ of End of Year Seller Prize went to Tommy O’Connor. Extra Christmas Seller spot prizes vouchers went to Bertie Moriarty; John Brosnan, Cork; Dan O’Donoghue. Five other smaller spots went to the public in the Bar. Well done to all our Lotto Buyers & Sellers. The Cordal Club and it’s Lotto is there for everybody 12 months of the year and we appreciate very much those who support us each month. With out your support we could not succeed & the make the progress that has been made to date.

Cordal Coiste Na nÓg Notes

Firstly on behalf on the Officers, Mentors and all involved in Cordal Coiste Na nÓg, I would like to wish everybody and very happy and successful 2015.

The AGM of Cordal Coiste Na nÓg will take place at Cordal Community Centre on Sunday 11 January at 5.00 pm. Everybody is very welcome to attend the meeting.

Any organisation is only a strong as the people who work within it, the individual strengths and diversity of these people are the key to driving it forward to making it as strong and successful as it possibly can be. So come along, take part and contribute to making Cordal Coiste Na nÓg, the best GAA club that it can be.

2015 will be a very exciting and important year in the history of Cordal GAA. With the field re-development complete and the successful result of all the work and fundraising being a playing pitch that can complete with any, the scene is set for good times to happen at Cordal GAA.

The Annual Cordal Coiste Na nÓg Church gate collection will be held at Cordal on Sunday 11 January.