Cordal Gaa Club Notes by PRO Nora Fealey

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 Muster 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 Muster Council Robert Frost and all at the Muster 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 Muster Final and Hurling games that the Muster 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 everyone 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 anyway you can.We wish you health,happiness at Christmas time and our best wishes for the New Year.

 

Cordal Gaa Club Notes

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.
Club Registration
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.

Community Night

Cordal Community Centre in conjunction with Cordal GAA will host a community social night at the Cordal Community Centre this Saturday night 13th December.Entertainment on the night will be provided by Eddie Lee with finger food served. Admission only €10.00. Club bar will be opened for the night. For further details and bookings please contact 087  2037435 or 087 2056150.

Cordal Gaa Club Notes

Club Lotto
The December ​Lotto draw 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.
Congratulations 
Our sincere congratulations once again to Brosna GAA Club on their fantastic win over Glen on Sunday last in the Munster Junior  Final. It been very inspiring and impressive to see Brosna achieve such high stature and we wish them the very best of luck as they continue on their winning  journey.
Community Night
Cordal Community Centre in conjunction with Cordal GAA will host a community social night at the Cordal Community Centre this Saturday night 13th December.Entertainment on the night will be provided by Eddie Lee with finger food served. Admission only €10.00. Club bar will be opened for the night. For further details and bookings please contact 087  2037435 or 087 2056150.
Recycling of Clothes and Shoes
Once again just to let everyone know that 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 being kind to the environment.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.

Cordal Gaa Club Notes By PRO Nora Fealey

Congratulations
All at Cordal GAA wish to congratulate the Castleisland Desmonds Ladies Team on their fantastic All Ireland win last weekend, best wishes also goes to Cordal’s Kayla O’ Connor who was part of the winning team.
Medal Presentation 
Our future young stars were also acknowledged at the Cordal Coiste na nÓg medal presentation on Monday night last as Kerry’s Brian Sheehan and Killian Young dropped in to the Cordal Community Centre with the both the Sam Maguire and the Tommy Markham Cups. Sincere thanks to everyone who helped out on the night and our appreciation to the two Kerry legends who were superb with kids on the night.
Club Lotto
November’s Lotto took place in Tom McCarthy’s Bar on Sunday night last.There was no winners on the night. The numbers were as follows : 4,20,21,28.The lucky dips went to James O’Connell,Laccabawn,Maria Drumm Walsh,Kilmurry,Niall Mason,c/o Niall Ó Ciardubháin,Denis Fleming,Ballymacelligott,Dan O’Sullivan,Barrack St.. Mossie Enright is entered into the draw at the end of the year for the sellers prize.A great credit is due to the team leaders for last month Diarmuid,Seán Óg and Niall Ó’Ciardubháin,Gearoid O’Leary and James O’Donoghue and to all who  helped sell the lotto tickets throughout the month and at Fair day stand in Castleisland.
Club Membership
The Club is now open to receive Club membership for 2015. The fee for the new year will once again be at unbeatable value,at just €30.00 for full members and €50.00 for players. Please Note:Due to insurance purposes anyone wishing to use the walk way around the pitch will have to become members of the Club.Please contact Dan O’Donoghue ,Diarmuid Ó’Ciardubháin or any members of the Club.
Cordal GAA is open for Clothes
As the Christmas season is well and truly upon us, and maybe you intend to declutter before Santa arrives,please remember the Cordal GAA collects Clothes,Shoes,Bags, Belts and Curtins throughout the year.Drop off points are at Cordal Community Centre and at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear,Castleisland and remember that all funds raised from this continuous event will benefit the Club and its players.

Sam Comes To Cordal

Our future young stars were acknowledged at the Cordal Coiste na nÓg medal presentation on Monday night last as Kerry’s Bryan Sheehan and Killian Young dropped in to the Cordal Community Centre with the both the Sam Maguire and the Tommy Markhan Cups. Sincere thanks to everyone who helped out on the night and our appreciation to the two Kerry legends who were superb with kids on the night.

At the Cordal Medal Presentation 2014Coiste na nÓg Medal Presentation night on Monday night last L/R:Richard O’Donoghue with the Tommy Markhan Cup,Nora Fealey,Tom Wrenn,Kerry’s Bryan Sheehan and Killian Young with the Sam Maguire,Joe O’Connor and Brid Wrenn.
B/R: Mike Flynn,Denis Collins,Mike O’Sullivan,Tom O’Connor,Katherina Dennehy,Bertie Moriarty,George O’Connor,Danny Kelliher,Tommy O’Connor,Jimmy Roche,Charlie Farrelly,Maurice Costello, Diarmuid and Seán Óg Ó’Ciardubháin.

DSC_0652Cordal’s U 12 team at the medal presentation night at the Cordal Community Centre. The team were presented with a trophy in remembrance of their trip to Croke Park on 8th July this year.

 

 

DSC_0678All Ireland winners Killian Young and Bryan Sheehan with one of Kerry’s newest All Ireland Ladies Intermediate winner Kayla O’Connor.

AGM 2015

DSC_0571(1)The AGM for the coming year was held last Friday night in Cordal GAA grounds. A very positive and enthusiastic meeting was held throughout as the floor returned the following officers;

 

 

President………………………… John Griffin
Vice Presidents………………….Gerry O’Mahony,Neilie McAuliffe, Michael P O’Connor,Richie Walsh,Diarmuid Flynn,Sonny Boyle,Joe Reidy,Jimmy Roche,Ulick Roche,Gerry Coffey,Nora O’Connor,Davy Joe O’Donoghue, John Brosnan

Chairman……………………….Tom Wrenn
Vice Chairman…………………..Domo O’ Ciardubhain
Secretary………………………Richard O’Donoghue
Assistant Secretary……………..Jimmy Roche
Treasurer………………………Charlie Farrelly
Assistant Treasurer…………….Brid Wrenn
PRO……………………………Nora Fealey
Assistant Pro………….. Niall O Ciardubhain
Co Board Delegate……………….Tom Wrenn
East Kerry Delegates…………….Dan O’Donoghue, Domo O Ciardubhain
St Kieran’s Delegates……………Mossie Dore
Substance Abuse Officer………….Niall O’Ciardubháin
Culture Officer…………………Domo O’Ciardubháin
Safety Officer………………….Maurice Costello
Children’s Officer………………Mike Sullivan
School liaison Officer…………..George O Connor
Coaching Officer………………..Sean Og O’Ciardubháin
Registration Officer…………….Nora Fealey
Membership Collector…………….Dan O’Donoghue

Senior and Minor trainers and selectors are to be confirmed at a later date.

We wish the board the best of luck for the coming year, which with the official opening of the new facilities, will be a fantastic and historic year for the club.