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Corduff Notes

September 6th, 2015

Men:

Minors:

Aughnamullen was the venue last Tuesday 25th August for the Minor Football Division 2 Cup Final between Corduff and Toome. Corduff set the pace from the throw-in with an impressive first half performance going in at the interval ahead on a scoreline of Corduff 2-09 Toome 0-9. Toome opened stronger at the beginning of the second half . However it was Corduff’s strong defending and clinical attacking that dominated with Corduff finishing comfortable winners on a full time score line of Corduff 3-17 Toome 1-10. Congratulations to Managers Pat McEnaney and Mark Gilsenan, Selectors Gerry Marron, Martin McNally and Adrian Burns plus Medical Janine Connolly.  The team was as follows: Eamon Marron, Eugune Russell, Cillian Marron, Denis Ward, Colm Lowndes, Glen Robinson, Michael Connolly, Matthew Connolly, Sean McEnaney, Dylan McEnaney, Gavin McEnaney, Shane Hand, Sean Burns, Fergal Hanratty, Killian Hand and subs Marc Keenan, LeonMcKeon, Cian Callan and Fionnan Cassidy.The Minor team and management are in action in the Minor Football Championship Division 2 Final this Sunday 6th September against Emyvale at 12noon in Scotstown. We wish everyone involved good luck and hope they win the double. Please come out and support the team and management on Sunday.

Intermediate Championship:

All roads lead to Clontibret last Saturday evening for the local derby Corduff V Carrickmacross in the McElvaney W & R Intermediate Championship. Having battled off Aughnamullen and having an impressive win over Currin Corduff were thoroughly tested by Carrick in this match and it didn’t go according to plan for Corduff. Carrick got off to a dream start with a goal in the 1st minute. It was the 7th minute before Corduff’s captain Keith McEnaney registered a score. Carrick had long spells in the ascendency for key passages of play and they went in with a 6 point advantage 0-3 to 1-06. Carrick’s dominance continued in the second half and Corduff will rue missed changes in front  of goal scoring only 3 points.  Carrick proved too strong and they claimed victory on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-6. After falling to Carrick Corduff will be hoping to get things back on track and bounce back in the next round.

Ladies:

U14 Championship:

It was Championship time for our U14s last Thursday in Corduff with the hosts welcoming Donaghmoyne. It took both sides some time to settle down with Corduff’s first score coming in the 10th minute and Donaghmoyne’s in the 16th minute. Donaghmoyne went in with a 1 point advantage at the interval 0-4 to 1-02.

Corduff led by their inspirational captain Sadhbh Cassidy stormed ahead with an energetic display in the second half and added to their account with an early goal from Elena McEnaney followed by another from Abbie Finegan  plus a third form Annie Brennan in the 18th minute. Points from Elena McEnaney Abbie McGivney, Sadhbh Cassidy and Abbie Finegan plus super defending kept pressure on Donaghmoyne making a comeback impossible. After this big performance Corduff won on a score line of 3-14 to 2-05 earning a place in the semi-final. Congratulations to Managers Declen Kernan, Pete Cassisy and Dermot Hand. The team was as follows; Ciara Farrelly, Lorna Hand, Naoise Cunningham, Shannon Duffy Dunne, Leah Cooney, Abbie Finegan, Sadhbh Cassidy, Georgia Smyth, Abbie McGivney, Chloe Finnegan, Emily Hegarty, Annie Brennan, Elena McEnaney and Kayla Hand.

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