Cordal Coiste Na nÓg

U16

Cordal/Scartaglen U16’s played Spa on March 30th  in Round 2 of the East Kerry League,  another good day out with the team winning away from home on a score-line of Cordal/Scartaglen 2-15 to Spa 0-05. Well done to the team and their mentors under the guidance of Michael Cahill and John Walsh on a very successful year so far. The team had a Bye in Round 3 of the East Kerry League.

Next up for the team is Round 4 of the East Kerry League with a home fixture against Firies on Monday 13th of April, full report in next week’s report. On Monday 20th April next, the team continue their league campaign with a trip to Rathmore, please turn out and support.

U14

Cordal/Scartaglen Under 14’s travelled to play Asdee/Ballylongford on the 8th of April. Playing well, the visitors were up 3 points at half time. The teams were level with 3 minutes to go, however Cordal/Scartaglen were unlucky to concede a goal. Also conceding two frees before the final whistle, the final score did not reflect the true nature of the game. Final score Cordal/Scartaglen 2-11 to Asdee/Ballylongford 3-14.

Next up for the team is a trip to Duagh on Wednesday 15th of April, full report in next week’s edition.

U12

Also Cordal Under 12’s started their 2015 campaign with a trip to North Kerry to play Asdee/Ballylongford in Round 1 of the Lee Strand County League. Playing well, they were down just a point at half time on a score-line of Cordal 3-04 to Asdee/Ballylongford. However, Asdee/Ballylongford won the match, on a score-line of Cordal 3-06 to Asdee/Ballylongford 5-12.

Well done to the team on their performance. Round 2 of the Under 12 County League see Cordal at home to Ballydonoghue on Sunday 19th of April at 6.00pm, full report in next week’s edition. The Under 12’s have a Bye on Round 3, they play at home in Round 4 on Sunday 3rd May at 6.00pm to Keel. Please turn out and support the next generation of players to wear the jersey and represent their club and parish with pride.

 

 

Cordal V Scartaglin Match Report

Cordal played host to Scartaglin in the East Kerry derby that lived up to expectation throughout. The visitors started much the better as Cordal struggled to get out of the blocks, within 5 minutes of throw in, Scart’s Denis Lenihan had the ball in the back of the net after an error in defense. They widen the mark to 1-2 to no score before the home side got in to the game. Cordal’s Padraig Dignan got the first of the day and would convert a further 4 in a row from placed balls to kick-start the home sides intentions for the day. Mike Coakley and Sean O Connor would further increase the Scart lead before Brian Reidy knocked over a fine point to leave the half time score 1-04 to 0-06 in favour of Scart. Cordal came out all guns blazing in the second half and had an early goal themselves as Tommy O Mahoney finished with a fist into the back of the net as Dignan pointed his sixth of the day to push them three points up. Sean o Connor was proving equally accurate from frees as he knocked over a brace as too did Lenihan either side of an excellent Cordal move that Micheal Cahill knocked over, the game was well and truly on. Phillip O Connor converted two fine frees to give the home side a two point advantage as Scart pushed for a goal but had to settle for a point to leave the full-time margin with a point in it, Cordal 1-10 Scartaglin 1-09. An excellent game for the paying spectators as it had all the hallmarks of a hard-fought battled hardened local derby, well done to both teams.

Cordal
Sean Og O Ciardubhain, Johnny O Connor, Paudie Walsh, Tomas Brosnan, Daniel O Connor, John Brosnan, Niall O Ciardubhain, Donal McCarthy, Brian Reidy (0-1), Micheal Cahill (0-1), Phillip O Connor (0-2), MIkey Horan, Tommy O Mahony (1-0), Padraig Dignan (0-06), TJ O Connor

Subs Kieran O Donoghue, Billy Cronin, Tim O Donohgue, John Mannix

Credit Union Senior County League

In round three Cordal will welcome our neighbours from Scartaglen on Saturday 11th April at 6.30pm. Please come to the pitch and support our  men in Blue & Gold. We wish the team and management the very best of luck.
We would also like to inform you that the Club’s Bar will be open for refreshment after the match with live entertainment on the night provided by Mike Williams.

Cordal GAA Club Notes

Church Gate Collection
Sincere thanks to all those who contributed to our Church Gate collections last weekend before all Masses. The Club would also like to acknowledge and thanks all those who helped with the collection. Your support is very much appreciated.
Club Lotto
The April’s Lotto Jackpot is €4,200 and will take place on Saturday 25th April in the Shoemakers bar. The team leaders this month is the Coiste na nÓg Club, we would appreciate if all families would get behind and support your Club in this months Lotto. Remember its the Children of the Club that will benefit from the funds collected,as they are the stars of the future.
Date for your Diary
The official reopening of the redeveloped pitch will take pace on Sunday 7th June, with a jam packed weekend expected,more details over the coming weeks.
Topaz Cash for Clubs
Cordal GAA are continuing to collect cards for the Cash for CLubs competition. We ask that you would please continue to purchase €40.00 of fuel from a topaz station,collect a card and receipt at the till.The 1st prize is €10,000, with a large number of cash prizes, each club that returns 300 completed will receive €250.00.Please return completed cards to Nora Fealey.
Clothes for Cordal
Thanks to everyone who have donated clothes,shoes,bags,sheets,curtains and belts over the years. Remember that this is a continuous collection by the Club and all funds raised will help runs the Club. Donations can be dropped off at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear, Main St. Castleisland and at the Cordal Community Centre.
Minor Football League
Our Minors received a walk over on Good Friday as Kerins O’Rahillys B Team failed to show for the game.The Minors are out again on Friday 17th April when they will play Fossa away. The very best of luck to the team and their management.

Cordal V Gneeveguilla Match Report

Cordal played host to Gneeveguilla last Friday night in the relegation play-off in Division 1 of the East Kerry Super League. This game had the hallmarks of a challenge as both teams were short a number of regulars and the usual pace for football at this time year was not to be seen. The visitors were the first to score and had doubled their lead within a couple of minutes before Cordal got their first of the game. The first half played out in an open nature with both teams having attack on their minds but it was the County League Division 2 side who were the more accurate leaving the half time score 9-3. The second half started the same with the boys in green and gold dominating proceedings in front of goal as they totted up the scores, Cordal missing a few of their usual talismen unfortunately couldn’t match, as the deficit widened. The home side were awarded a late consolation as they were awarded a penalty with 5 minutes remaining which TJ O Connor dispatched into the corner but the damage was well and truly done by this stage leaving the game on a final scoreline of 17 points to 1-06. Cordal succumb to the lower tier of East Kerry for next year, our lads found it tough going in the top division this year and will welcome more competitive football next year!

Cordal
Sean Og O Ciardubhain, Daniel O Connor, Mossie Enright, John Mannix, Flor Griffin, Micheal Cahill, Niall O Ciardubhain , John Brosnan, Brian Reidy, Padraig O Connell, Kieran O Donoghue, Thomas Reidy, Michael Flynn, Tommy O Mahony, TJ O Connor

Subs: John Culloty, Garry O Leary, Jason Cronin, Tim O Donoghue, Jack McCauliffe, Padraig Brosnan

Philip Unveils Active School Flag For Kilmurry N.S.

School Photo 1Phil in School“To Be Part Of A Team Means Everything”

​These were the first impressive words spoken by past pupil, Cordal’s and Kerry’s Philip O’Connor when he addressed  the children of Kilmurry National School on Friday 27th March. The energetic children,​ enthusiastic teachers and assistants were successful in achieving an Active Flag for their School. The pupils of School took part in a number of activities to achieve this prestigious award. Philip who is no stranger to these  children, spoke of his love of sports and told them to become involved in any Club they liked, “it don’t matter what sport you like, once you like it and stay with it”Philip said. “Sport is a great way of keeping active, fit and staying healthy,”he said. Philip also spoke of the “importance on being part of a Club, as it is a sure way of making and keeping friend for life.As people grow up, life can become hard at times and it is important to have something you can come back to and  enjoy in the company of friends,because to be part of a team means everything”,he added . Before Philip got the honour of raising the Active Flag,he thanked the teachers for inviting him back  and he wished the pupils the very best of luck in everything. As always Philip took the time to chat with the neighbours, friend and he also stood for some photos afterwards. We hope Philip will make a return visit to the School in September with the Sam Maguire under his arm!. Cordal GAA wish to congratulate the children and teachers of Kilmurry National School on their fantastic award.Once again our local school has taken pride and place in our Community.

Cordal GAA Club Notes

 

Club Lotto

​ The March Lotto to place Kearney’s bar on Saturday night last,the following are the numbers that was picked on the night:3,27,28,31.There was no winner on the night,Lucky Dips went to the following Martin Murphy,Rockchapel,Jim O’Sullivan,Mullaghmarkey,Tommy Murphy,Gneeveguilla,Breda McCarthy,Counguilla and Helen O’Callaghan,Cordal. A massive thanks to Maurice Costello, Jimmy Roche and Micheal Cahill and their team for last months successful lotto. April’s Lotto Jackpot is €4,200 and will take place on Saturday 25th April in the Shoemakers bar. The team leaders this month is the Coiste na nÓg Club, we would appreciate if all families would  get behind and support your Club in this months Lotto. Remember its the Children of the Club that will benefit  from the  funds collected,as they are the stars of the future.

Date for your Dairy

The official reopening of the redeveloped pitch will take pace on Sunday 7th June, watch this space over the coming weeks for further details.

Topaz Cash for Clubs

Cordal GAA are continuing to collect cards for the Cash for CLubs competition. We ask that you would please continue to purchase €40.00 of fuel from a topaz station,collect a card and receipt at the till.The 1st prize is €10,000, with a large number of cash prizes, each club that returns 300 completed will receive €250.00.Please return completed cards to Nora Fealey.

Clothes for Cordal 

With school holiday here, this is a good time to Spring clean and get rid of any unwanted clothes and shoes before the warm summer days start.Thanks to everyone who have donated clothes,shoes,bags,sheets,curtains and belts over the years. Remember that this is a continuous collection by the Club and all funds raised will help runs the Club. Donations can be dropped off at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear, Main St. Castleisland and at the Cordal Community Centre.

Church Gate Collection 

The Annual Cordal GAA Church gate collection will take place this weekend Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April at all Churches in the Castleisland Parish, Please support the Club.

Minor Football  League

Lets hope it will be a Good friday as our Minors are out again this Good Friday in the 4th Round of the Keane’s Super Minor Football League. Cordal /Scart will host Kerins O’Rahilly B in Scartaglen ,with throw 6.30pm Some people may be  off work on the day  and these young  lads would be delighted if you would come and support them.​

Cordal V Crokes Match Report

Cordal paired off against Dr Crokes B last Saturday evening in the Round 2 of the County League at Lewis Rd. The game started slowly but it was the home side that commanded the best of the early possession that set the tone for the rest of the game. The first half was not a good one for the spectators as there was only one point from play from both sides but it was Crokes who faired out the better from poor tackling from the Cordal defense resulting in 5 pointed frees while up the other end Cordal could not manage to convert their chances into scores in what was a well disciplined packed-out Crokes defense. Their only ill-discipline was to be seen when their corner forward saw red after a second yellow late on in the first half. The half-time score read 6-1 in favour of the Crokes. The second half saw the visitors, now aided with the wind, maintain a bit better ball control but it was beginning to look like it wasnt going to be their day as the Crokes started to dig in even after being reduced to 14 men chipping away with some good scores. The visitors just couldn’t get a grip of the game even with decent passages of possession in the second half. Cordal had a small glimmer of hope they could get something from the game when they struck for a goal ten minutes from time, Micheal Cahill finding the net, but unfortunately they could not add further to this. It was to be an eye-opening performance for the boys in blue and gold, especially after last weeks good win, as the home side ran out very much convincing winners in a day to forget for Cordal, on a scoreline of 0-12 to 1-03. Next up is the much anticipated local derby against Scartaglin to be played the weekend of the 11th of April.

Team: Sean Og O Ciardubhain, Tomas Brosnan, Paudie Walsh, Daniel O Connor, Billy Cronin, Micheal Cahill (1-0), Niall O Ciardubhain (0-1), Donal McCarthy (0-1), John Brosnan, John Culloty, Kieran O Donoghue, Brian Reidy, Michael Horan, Padraig Dignan (0-1), TJ O Connor

Subs: John Mannix, Padraig O Connell, Michael Flynn, Garry O Leary