Cordal v Firies match report‏

Cordal paired off against Firies last Sunday which was the senior teams first outing on their fantastic new playing surface. A break in the rain from the previous week had allowed for perfect playing conditions for this time of year. Micheal Cahill opened the home team’s account with a fine point as Cordal went on to dominate the opening exchanges racking up some good scores. Firies answered back mid way through the first half after been awarded a penalty, which they duly converted, and after another couple of scores this left the half time score 0-10 to 1-03 in favour of the home side. The second half started much the same as the first with Cordal hitting early scores with the pick of the bunch coming from Padraig Dignan as he finished well into the back of the Firies net after a good run, Firies battled back though once more and converted a few more well taken scores but the game finished as a contest when Phillip O Connor smashed home Cordal’s second goal to leave the final score 2-18 to 1-11. Cordal, after a year without a home field to train or play on ,finished only one point off a play-off for promotion spot which under the circumstances they can feel relatively happy about from the year’s effort.
Team : John Culloty, John Mannix, John Brosnan, Jamie Cahill, Daniel O Connor, Micheal Cahill, Billy Cronin, Donal McCarthy, Johnny O Connor, Michael Flynn, Phillip Griffin, Padraig Dignan, Padraig O Connell, Phillip O Connor, Gary O Leary
Subs: Niall O Ciardubhain, James O Donoghue, Daniel Kearney, Kieran O Donoghue, Kevin Moroney

County League Division 4 Round 11

Cordal finished off their Senior County League campaign with a comprehensive victory over Firies today. This was the senior teams first outing on the newly re-furbished pitch and they did themselves proud with a fine perfomance. Final Score was Cordal 2-18 Firies 1-11.

After one of the wettest October’s in years it was a testement to the great work done on our field that we could host two games on the pitch today.All the hard work over the past number of years has been worth it and we can now take great pride in our facilities.

The senior team finished fourth in the table this year,narrowly missing out a promotion place by one point.

A Winning Night for Cordal GAA

On Saturday 11th October with perfect weather conditions, Cordal GAA hosted a night at the dogs at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee. This turned out to be not alone a great fundraising event for the Club, but a fantastic community night with larger numbers attending  the event.All profit raised on the night will benefit the Clubs  facilities. It was also a special treat to have the Sam Maguire on show and it gave some of our members an opportunity to have their photo taken with it. The success of the night wouldn’t be possible without the financial help of the local community and businesses in Castleisland and surrounding areas and we would like to thanks them for their continuous support and we would urge all our members to support the local businesses.A credit too has to be given to our eleven main sponsors who got behind and supported us all the way. It was honorable too to see two of our  main sponsors dedicated their races to  deceased family members.

Our thanks to the main sponsors on the night was as follows:

Race 1: Garvey’s SuperValu Supermarkets

Race 2: Michael Murphy Memorial

Race 3:Country Market Restaurant / Cordal Community Centre

Race 4: Hughes Bar Cordal Final

Race 5: Den Joes  Fast food Restaurant,Castleisland

Race 6:  Aherns Garage, Castleisland Final

Race 7:Gerard and Tom O’Connor Final

Race 8:Netwatch Sweepstakes Final (David and Beatrice Walsh

Race 9:Walsh Colour Print

Race 10: Thadie Rob O’Donoghue Memorial

Race 10: Castleisland Co-op Mart

Cordal GAA wish to thanks everyone who sponsored a race, advertised in our program, donated raffle prizes, bought tickets and attended on the night, all those who help out both before and on the race night itself. Thanks to the management and staff of the  Kingdom Greyhound Stadium for all their help.

A night at the dogs takes organizing and a little bit of work behind the scenes and great credit is due to the Officers, Executive and members of Cordal GAA and especially to the Finance Committee consisting of Charlie Farrelly, Richard O’Donoghue, Mike Flynn and Nora Fealey.

Some members of the community have already been asking will this become a annual event for the Club, well we will just have to wait and see….

Night at the Dogs

The ‘Night at the Dogs’ was a huge success for the Club, our Club, your Club. So here is a Special & Sincere word of THANKS and APPRECIATION to each & everyone of you who supported the Cordal Club’s 2014 big fundraiser in any way what so ever.To everybody who bought or sold a ticket;sponsored a race,gave money towards ads in the programme,gave us a donation; To all the helpers on the night and on the lead up to it,and great turn out of support on the night made it extra special;To the Finance Committee members & other Club people who helped us. I think everyone involved over the past 4 months will agree that we owe a Special Thanks to our Finance Committee Chairman Charlie.His endless energy kept all the rest of going through thick and thin – thanks Cha from the Cordal people.

Cordal Coiste Na nÓg Notes


The Under 16’s will play Rathmore at home in East Kerry Division 2 Semi-Final this evening Saturday 11th of October at 5 o’clock. Come on down to field to support the lads before we all go to the Dogs for the evening to see Sam Maguire etc.


Also in a very busy day of matches, Cordal/Scartaglen Under14 played Desmonds in Currow on Sunday 5th of October in the Castleisland District ‘A’ final. In very difficult playing conditions, Cordal/Scartaglen had a comfortable win. Congratulations to the team and mentors on their success.


Cordal Under 12’s played Listry on Sunday 5th of October. In a spirted performance, the lads lost by 5 points, Cordal 4-12 to Listry 5-14. Next up for the team is a trip to Templenoe to play Templenoe in the East Kerry Regional competition on Sunday 12th of October. Best of luck to the team and mentors.


Thanks to Currow Under 8 team and mentors to came to Cordal on Sunday 5th of October to play a match. It was the first game at home for this team since the pitch was opened for action.


Night at the Dogs

Thanks to everybody who returned the Dog Track Tickets & Money to last nights meeting. Thanks to people that dropped off ticket/money with fellow members as well. And Thanks to the all the people who rang or text us and will give it to us over this weekend. If you haven’t made contact or sent in yours – you can drop it to the following.Charlie, Nora, Mike Flynn, Richard, Brid / Tom Wrenn, Domo, any of the Coiste na nOg Trainers, Jackie Reidy’s shop, or the Lotto Box in Kearney’s shop. Anybody needs extra tickets they can contact me. A special word of Thanks too to all the local families & the business people who have either sponsored a Race, Advertised in the programme, given us Spot Prizes or put up any sort of Prize money.So with 1 wk left to the Big Night we are asking everybody who hasn’t made contact to get tickets/money to those named above over the weekend.

Cordal GAA go to the Dogs

On Saturday 11th October Cordal GAA will host a Night At the Dogs at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium,Tralee. The popular GAA Club was due to hold a Greyhound Rag Meeting early this year, but had to cancel due to lack of entries,so in early August planning got under way to organised a Night at the Dogs. It has been fourteen years since  the Club  held a night at the greyhound track and with the juvenile football winding down for the season, what a better way to finish up the year then in the company of neighbours and friends.
The first race is due to start at 7.50 pm.
 The support the Club has received over the last numbers years from the Community and surrounding areas has been both inspiring and encouraging,and a sincere thanks is bestowed to all our members,supporters and our very generous sponsors and all who has helped the Club in any way..There will be ten main sponsors of a race on the night,and Cordal GAA want to reassure all businesses and companies who place an advertisement with us over the last few months, that all adverts will be honored in our racing program on the night.
Over the last two years the Club has spent €180,800 in the redevelopment of the pitch and surroundings,but there’s still more work to be carried out before the completions of this impressive project.We would encourage all our members,families and friends to come on out and show your support in what is expected to be a great night at the dogs. Tickets are €10.00 each and are available from all Club Officers or by contacting  087 2056150 ,there will also chance to win a vouchers up to €500.00 from Super Valu as a gate  prize on the night.Children under 16 yrs are free when accompanied by an adult.

Paudie Fitzmaurice Tractor and Vintage Run 2014

Well, it’s been a magnificent summer. Fields are still growing grass, sheds and yards are full and ready for the winter. Also, the football journey of the summer, that is the All Ireland Championship was very successful, let celebrate the achievements of Kerry Football in bringing both the Sam Maguire and Tom Markham Cup for the Minors to reside in the county for the winter by entering if you have a Tractor, vintage or otherwise or vintage motor car and supporting this year’s very worthy cause

This year’s Paudie Fitzmaurice Tractor and Vintage Run will benefit a very deserving charity, St Francis Special School attached to St Mary of the Angels Beaufort. St Francis Special School provides educational services to Pupils with a moderate and/or severe to profound learning disability aged between 4 and 18 years. The school is in the process of constructing four extra classrooms with toilet and changing facilities to provide extra care and service to the children who attend there on a daily basis. They hope to have this work completed by June 2015.

On visiting the school recently to launch the Tractor Run, members of the Ad-Hoc Committee commented among themselves about the fantastic work clearly to be seen being done on a daily basis and the laughter and joy exhibited by the children throughout the facility.

It has been three years since the untimely passing of Paudie. It is fitting that this year’s Run begins back where it started in 2012 at Brosna GAA field. The sight of the large car park at the GAA field filling up with Tractors driven by men and women from all the parishes of the area is one that will live long in the memory.

The years Run will depart Brosna GAA Field at 12.30pm sharp. The Tractors and other Vintage vehicles will travel over The Black Banks towards Castleisland, turning left at Kearney’s Cross heading for Cordal. The route will continue through Kilmurry, turning right at Cordal Church and onto Castleisland, travelling down the town and onto Mart Lane to park at Castleisland Mart. Refreshments will be had at Kearney’s Bar for the drivers afterwards. As quite a number of vehicles, both tractor and motor cars are expected to take part in this year’s run, the Ad Hoc Committee wish to apologies in advance for any delay that may occur, we also wish to thank the Gardai and the Communities of Brosna and Castleisland for their Support and Cooperation on the day. Please turn out on the day to cheer on and support the drivers as they show their support for this year’s charity and for the Family and Friends of the late Paudie Fitzmaurice.

Under new regulations covering events using the Public road, a permit is granted each year by An Garda Siochana to allow the Tractor Run to take place. Part of this requirements re granting the Permit is that all vehicles participating in the Run are insured to be on the Public Road and that the Drivers taking part take responsibility for their vehicles in this regard and in the use of their vehicle on the Public Road as they would at any other time. Vehicle Drivers will be required to sign a declaration before entering the Run stating that their vehicle is insured. This practice is now common with the participants of other events using the Public road such as Cycle Runs etc. in regard to these regulations.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is a tractor or a vintage enthusiast to get up close to view and compare the modern powerful tractors and also the tractors and motor cars of bygone era still often in everyday use which were the engineering marvels of their time. The Run also gives a great excuse to the local farming community to spend a pleasant afternoon in each other’s company reflecting on the fantastic summer past as well as making a contribution to two very deserving charities. The Ad-Hoc and the family of the late Paudie Fitzmaurice would ask all participants and spectators to enjoy the day, be safe and to work together to ensure that we run a safe event and all return home safely.


Entry fee is 20 Euro per vehicle, sponsorship cards can be had from any member of the organising committee.