Cordal GAA Club Notes

Sympathies

Cordal GAA offers their sympathies to the families of both of Pat McMahon,Churchtown and Thos Reidy,Gurteen and London who passed away recently. Both of these men played in the Blue and Gold of  Cordal.

Credit Union County League

In round two Cordal will travel to Killarney on Saturday 28th March to play Dr Crokes B. Please check with Club to confirm time of throw in. We wish the team the best of luck.

Club Lotto

The lotto draw takes place in Kearney’s bar on Saturday night 28th March. The jackpot stands at €4,000,we’d like ​to thank Maurice Costello, MIcheal Cahill, Jimmy Roche and the team for their help as this months team leaders.

Date for your Dairy

Our Minors are out again on Good Friday 3rd April in the 4th Round of the Keane’s Supervalu Minor Football League.This is a home venue for Cordal /Scart. More information regarding this game in next week’s issue.

Church Gate Collection

Cordal GAA Church Gate collection takes place on Easter weekend, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April  at all Church in the Castleisland Parish. Your generosity would be appreciated.

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.

Cordal Coiste Na nÓg

U16

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

U14

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 V Churchill Match Report

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,

Cordal GAA Club Notes​

Sympathies

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.

Club Lotto

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.

Club Members  Meeting 
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.​
Congratulation 
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.

Minor County League Round 2

Minor County League Scart/Cordal 4-15 vs Moyvane 2-12

The 2nd match of the season saw a much improved Cordal/Scart team take full points after quite a competitive match that the scoreline didnt reflect well in the end. The 1st half was well contested with Cordal/Scart having a small 2 point lead.
Half time score Cordal/Scart 1-8 vs Moyvane 2-3.
Cordal/Scart really showed their skill in the 2nd half netting 3 goals but Moyvane worked hard not giving away anything easy. In the end though Cordal/Scart had done more than enough to seal a hard-earned win.
Final score was Cordal/Scart 4-15 vs Moyvane 2-12.
Cordal/Scart Scorers:
Padraig Connell 1-5, Timothy Mitchell 1-1, Kieran Donoghue 0-3, TJ Connor 0-4, Padraig Breen 1-1, Sean Tagney 0-1 and Kieran Enright 1-0.
Cordal/ScartTeam:
1. Jason Cronin 2. Jack McAuliffe 3. Daniel Kearney 4. Aaron Gallagher 5. Hugh Connor 6. Jack Walsh 7. Sean Tagney 8. Kieran Donoghue 9. Padraig Connell 10. Kieran Enright 11. Padraig Breen 12. TJ Connor 13. Timmy Mitchell
Scart/Cordal:
Patrick O’ Connor and Conor Kerin

Cordal GAA Club Notes

Club Lotto
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.

Keane’s Supervalu Minor County League

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.

Cordal V Currow Match Report

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

This Weeks Fixtures

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.