Cordal/Scartaglen U16’s continued their winning ways with a solid performance and win in Scartaglen in Round 1 of Division 1A of East Kerry League on Sunday 22nd of March. Playing against Kilgarvan/Tuosist, the lads won the match with a comfortable and high-scoring second half.
The match was almost level at half-time with Cordal/Scartaglen having a score-line of 2-08 to Kilgarvan/Tuosist 2-05. The score at the final whistle was Cordal/Scartaglen 6-18 to Kilgarvan/Tuosist 3-10.
Next up for the team is Round 2 of the East Kerry League with an away fixture against Spa on Monday 30th of March at 6.00pm
2015 competitive action for Cordal/Scartaglen Under 14’s begins on 1st April in the Lee Strand County Football League with Round 1 at home against St Pats of Blennerville. Round 2 of the Lee Strand County League is a game away to Asdee/Ballylongford on the 8th of April, the team will play at home again on the 15th of April to Duagh.
Cordal was the venue for the opening tie of the league, played under glorious spring sunshine, for Cordal and Churchill. Both teams, probably eager to dominate early possession, were slow to settle into the game as some basic mistakes were made inside the opening quarter. Churchill drew first blood with Conor Daly pointing followed quickly after by a pointed free to go 2 up, Brian Reidy answered straight back with a nice point. Churchill pushed for an early goal but the Cordal back line were strong and foiled a couple of efforts while down the other end their young minors were doing all the damage. Firstly Kieran O Donoghue pointed a great double in quick succession and TJ O Connor pointed a free and finished off the score of the game by finding the top corner of the net from an acute angle. Cordal led 1-5 to 0-4 at half time. Cordal started the second the same as they finished the first racing into a 7 point lead, Philip O Connor with a brace. Churchill battled back and put up a great passage of 15 mins where they dominated all over, starting with a goal on 35 mins and finishing that passage with only one point in it 1-8 to 1-7. The game was in the melting pot, with Churchill seemingly having the upper hand but as they were awarded a 14 yard free, that could have tied the game but a retaliation saw a red card for Cillian Fitzgerald. The ball was hopped and Cordal went up the field and TJ O Connor pointed a free to end matters on a scoreline of 1-9 to 1-7. Good intense start to the league,which saw two black cards for Cordal and a red for Churchill, for two teams vying for promotion.
Cordal Sean Og O Ciardubhain, ,Mossie Enright, Paudie Walsh, Tomas Brosnan, Daniel O Connor, Micheal Cahill, Niall O Ciardubhain, Donal McCarthy, John Brosnan (0-1), Brian Reidy (0-01), Kieran O Donoghue (0-2) ,Pa Naughton, Padraig Dignan (0-01), Phillip O Connor (0-2), TJ O Connor (1-2)
Subs Michael Horan,John Mannix, John Culloty, Padraig O Connell,
Credit Union Senior County League Round 1
Cordal will host Churchill on Sunday 23rd March at 2.00 pm in the first round of the County League. The club bar will also be open afterwards serving refreshments to all. Please come out and show your support.
Cordal GAA wish to offer their sympathies to the wife and family of Der Flynn, College Road,Castleisland who passed away last week. Der was a former Chairperson of Cordal GAA from 2005 to 2009 and a very respected Club member.May he Rest in Peace.
The Cordal GAA lotto will be on Saturday 28th March in Kearney’s Bar,with the jackpot now standing at €4,000. Tickets are available from Jackie Reidy’s Menswear, Kearneys Supermarket Cordal and from all Club Officers. Please support your local Club Lotto.
Due to a bereavement in the Club last week the Members Meeting that was due to take pace was deferred until Monday 23rd March at 7.00pm in the Cordal Resource Centre. Among the topics that will be discussed on the night will be the official reopening of the pitch. We would welcome and encourage all members to attend.
Final Call to Members
Anyone who hasn’t paid their membership yet are asked to do so urgently as the closing date is fast approaching . Only fully paid members will be entitled to important match tickets and voting rights. It is also important for insurances purposes that all players are fully paid members. Please contact Dan O’Donoghue or Diarmuid O’Ciardubháin for further details.
All at Cordal GAA wish to congratulate Seanie,Moyra and all at Hughes Bar, Cordal as they celebrated 10 years in business on St. Patrick’s day. Sincere thanks for your generous support and help to Cordal GAA over the years.
This months lotto takes place on Saturday 28th March in Kearney’s Bar,with the jackpot now standing at €4,000. Tickets are available from Jackie Reidy’s Menswear, Kearney’s Supermarket Cordal and from all Club Officers. This is a great way to support the Club as well as being in with a chance to win a generous jackpot.
Credit Union County League
Round one of the County League will see Cordal host Churchill on Sunday 23rd March. More details to follow in next weeks edition.
Club Members Meeting
Members Meeting will take place on Monday 16th March at the Cordal Resource Centre. Among the topics that will be discussed on the night will be the official reopening of the pitch. We would welcome and encourage all members to attend.
Cordal was the host venue as Cordal / Scart welcomed near neighbours Knock / Brosna in the round two of the Kean’s Supervalu County League. Knock /Brosna were quick off the mark with a point coming shortly after the throw in ,this was soon leveled by Cordal/ Scart’s Kieran O’Donoghue.Knock / Brosna would continue to score seven more pts in the first half, with one of them coming from a free in. Knock / Brosna also managed to score a goal in the first half, but within a minute Cordal /Scart’s Jason Cronin would also add his name to the first goal of the season for the home side.Jason would continue to score another goal in the first half. Knock / Brosna continued to keep our back line on their toes scoring a second goal in the first half.Cordal /Scarts T.J. O’Connor too had a great game, with four skilfully pts in the first half, with Huge O’Connell contributing to one of them. It was left to Sean n (1gl) and club team-mate Timmy Mitchell (1pt) to widen the gap before the half time whistle was blown. As both team headed for the side line the score board stood at Cordal / Scart 3.06 to 2.08 Knock /Brosna.
The visitors upped the pace in the second half scoring the first three pts,but with the help of his team mates Cordal/ Scart’s Jason Cronin managed to top his day off with a third goal.Knock /Brosna continue their challenge scoring another goal and six pts in the second half, but with a never say die attitude Cordal /Scart’s T.J.O’Connor and Daniel Kearney scored a goals a piece . As the whistle was blown the final score stood at Cordal /Scart 5.07 to 3.17 Knock /Brosna. Well done to both sides for a good ,clean game of Football.
The St. Kierans derby, played in perfect Spring conditions, got off to an energetic start in Cordal last Sunday with Currow drawing first blood inside the first minute, wing back Kevin O Sullivan pointing. The home side with a bit of a point to prove due to recent results got an early grip of possession turning this into points on the board through 3 pointed frees, Sean Og O Ciardubhain (2 long-range) Kieran O Donoghue (1). Currow battled back, corner forward Pa McCarthy with a brace in quick succession. The remainder of the first half played out tit-for-tat with both sides returning serve to each other in a passage of play that saw 3 points a piece, the pick of the bunch coming from Cordal’s Donal McCarthy slotting over from 40 yards. Cordal were dealt a blow before half time with their goalkeeper going off injured. After an entertaining opening half hour the visitors went in ahead 0-8 points to 0-6. The second half began with the same intensity as the first, Johnny O Connor pointing well for Cordal with Padraig O Shea answering back instantly. Both teams maintained excellent free-flowing moves throughout, with the introduction of men from the bench on both sides the game became more open, but it was the visitors that would hold that extra bit of class in front of the posts kicking 5 to Cordal’s 2. The game finished up with Padraig Dignan slotting over to end proceedings on a good note for the home side albeit losing by 5 in the end, final scoreline Cordal 0-9 Currow 0-14.
Cordal Sean Og O Ciardubhain(0-02), Daniel O Connor, Paudie Walsh,John Mannix, Johnny O Connor (0-1), Micheal Cahill, Niall O Ciardubhain, Donal McCarthy (0-1), John Brosnan, Michael Horan, Kieran O Donoghue (0-2) , John Culloty, Mossie Enright (0-01), Padraig Dignan (0-2), Pa Naughton
Subs Used Jason Cronin, Mike Flynn, Gary O Leary, Padraig O Connell, Flor Griffin, Stephen Wren
Cordal seniors, in the final round of the East Kerry League, face off against St.Kierans locals Currow this Sunday in the now changed venue of Cordal GAA grounds at 12 o clock. The Cordal/Scart minors pair off against local opposition also when they play their first game of the year against Knock/Brosna which is also on in Cordal field today at 3 0 clock. All support appreciated.