Club Lotto Draw
What better way to catch up with neighbours and friends and support the local GAA Club at Christmas then by attending the Club Lotto draw which will take place at the Cordal GAA Club Bar on Sunday 28th December. The jackpot now stands at €3,400. Tickets are available from Club members and at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear. Draw will also take place on the night for the end of year sellers prize.
Christmas Recycling of Clothes and Shoes Drive
Cordal GAA are continuing with their recycling of clothes,shoes,belts,bags and curtains at Christmas time .This is a great way to support your club as well as clearing out your wardrobes and pressed before the January sales.
Bags can be dropped off at Cordal Community Centre during opening hours and at Jackie Reidy Menswear.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.
The Munster GAA Grant
Cordal GAA Club played host to fifteen GAA Clubs and one National School for the Munster GAA Grant Presentation night which took place on Tuesday 16th December.Following a presentation from County Development Officer Tim Murphy, County Board Chairperson Patrick O’Sullivan thanked the Munster Council for their continuous support to the Kerry Clubs and the Kerry team. Club Secretary Richard O’Donoghue welcomed everyone and also thanked Chairperson of the Munster Council Robert Frost and all at the Munster Council for their financial support over the years to Cordal GAA. In his speech to the congregation Robert Frost spoke of how rural Ireland has changed over the last number of years and where once there was a local creamery in every community, now the only place where the community can meet is the local GAA Clubs. It is with the help of people attending matches like the Munster Final and Hurling games that the Munster Council can afford to financially help the GAA Club.He wished all the Clubs every success in the year ahead and the cheques were then presented to the Clubs and School representatives before light refreshments were served.
Thanks and Christmas Wishes
The Officers of Cordal GAA wish to thank each and every one of you for your support over the year. Whether you are a Club Member,played the Club Lotto every month,attended the June Jamboree weekend or having spent a Night at the Dogs with us, we thank you because it with your support that we can improve the facilities in your Club. To the Business who have sponsored and supported us, a sincere thank you. Once again it has been a very busy but productive year for this small Club.
The highlight of the year was to see our teams back training and playing on new home ground as this brought life back into our community. We also succeeded in laying a walking track around the pitch, which was done by members of the Club who could spare a few hours here and there over the Summer ,this was truly community spirit at its very best !
Our teams in Coiste na Nóg did exceptionally well and we wish them and their mentors and their families a Happy Christmas.
In our senior panel Seán Og Ó Ciardubháin and Philip O’Connor did us proud with the Kerry Junior panel.
We are mindful too, for some of our officers,members, neighbours and friends as it has been a sad year for them with loss of their loved ones, and our thoughts and prayers are with them at Christmas.
In 2015 the pitch will be officially opened and we hope you will continue to support in the Club in any way you can.We wish you health,happiness at Christmas time and our best wishes for the New Year.
The Club Registration is now due for 2015 and once again it is fantastic value. The fee for the new season is as follows Club Members €30.00, Students €35.00, Senior players €50.00. The Club will also be requesting that €10.00 each will be added on to each membership fee for a ticket to the National Club Draw which has fifteen terrific prizes to be won courtesy of Croke Park. The top quality prizes include All Ireland package weekend breaks,trip to New York, shopping vouchers to the value of €1,000 to a trip with the 2015 All Stars. All money raised from the National Draw will be spent in your Club and will go towards a stand for the Club.