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Corduff Club Notes

December 14th, 2016

Minor Team:

The Corduff Minor Team’s journey for 2016 came to an end in a hard-fought battle at the Woodlands Sports Ground in Belfast last Sunday against Carrickmore on a 2-12 to 1-12 scoreline.

Corduff started brightly leading 2 points to 1, but were dealt a huge setback when Killian Hand saw red after a small shemozzle. This didn’t deter the lads and Corduff led at half-time, 1-04 to 1-03, with Sean Burns netting the goal from the penalty spot.

The second half started brightly for the Tyrone men, netting an early goal, but Corduff rallied and again Sean Burns and Fergal Hanratty were to the fore, and kept Corduff within touching distance, helped by a monstrous point from 45 metres from centre-back Colm Lowndes. In the end, Corduff were reduced to 13, following Lowndes’ second yellow, and the Carrickmore men ran out winners by 3 points.

We would like to say Thank You to all our supporters who made the journey to Belfast last weekend, and who supported this team all year. It has been a memorable journey for this group, one with great excitement and pleasure, and we hope to see many more successful campaigns in the coming years.

Team & Scorers: Ronan Connolly; Marc Keenan, Cillian Marron, Leon McKeown; Dylan McEnaney, Colm Lowndes (0-1), Michael Connolly; Jamie King, James Walsh; Dylan Finegan, Sean McEnaney, Jordan McGarrell; Sean Burns (1-7, 1-4 frees), Fergal Hanratty (0-4, 0-3 frees), Killian Hand;

Sub Used: Peter Clinton.

Other Panel Members: Denis Ward, Cian Callan, Fionnán Cassidy, Fionn O’Callaghan, Eugene Russell, Glen Robinson.

Heifer Draw:

Congratulations to Bernard Fealy who scooped 1st Prize in the Heifer Draw which was held in The Mountain Dew on Saturday night last.

Corduff Gaels Gala Dinner and Presentation Night:

The club are hosting a Gala Dinner on Wednesday 28th December in The Nuremore Hotel & Country Club, where the 2016 Minor Team will receive their medals from their victories in the Division 1 League & Championship this year. Attendees on the night can look forward to: a Drinks Reception at 7:30pm, followed by a 4-course meal; Entertainment, compared by David O’Rourke; Live Music from The Great Pretenders afterwards. Guests on the night include: 5 Time All-Ireland Winner & RTÉ TV Analyst, Tomás Ó Sé; All-Ireland Winner with Armagh, & BBC TV & RTÉ Radio Analyst, Oisin McConville; 2 Time All-Star & Monaghan Player, Conor McManus; and Ard Stiúrthóir of the GAA, Páraic Duffy. This event promises to be a great night for all, and a fitting way to cap off what has been an excellent year for the club. Further details or bookings can be made by phoning Martin McNally on (087) 135 3512, Pat McEnaney on (087) 259 9238 or Ciaran Marron on (087) 603 6845.


Congratulations to club Secretary Colm Marron and his wife Laura on the birth of their first child on Tuesday last and also our Ladies Chairperson Colleen Mooney and her husband Kieran who also welcomed their first child on Monday.

Wedding Bells:

Congratulations to our club P.R.O. James Gallagher and his wife, Nadia, on their recent marriage. May they live a lifetime of happiness together.

Committee Meeting:

The next Committee Meeting will be held in the Heritage Room on Tuesday 20th at 8:30pm.


Singles League:

The Singles League is now in its final week, with plenty of finals being played out in the alley over the course of this week. At the time of printing the Division 2A & 3A Finals were played with Jordan McGarrell overcoming Niall Hand in a tie-breaker, and Dylan Finegan defeating Adam Garvey after a close fought game.

Finals continue this evening (Thursday), and on Friday with the main event of the evening, Ciaran Brennan up against James Gavaghan at 9:00pm.

Presentation Night:

There will be a presentation of medals to all the winners of the Singles League in The Mountain Dew on Friday night at 10:00pm.

GAA League:

The team played Carrick ‘B’ last Wednesday night and took full points with an 8-0 victory. Well done to the team of Peter Brennan, Brendan McNally, George McKitterick & Gareth King.

The league continued last night with a home game against Carrick “A”, see Social Media or next week’s notes for results.

The League will continue after the Christmas break.

Under 17 County Championship:

Congratulations to Jamie King who won the Under 17 County Championship last Friday night beating Jordan McGarrell in two games. There was a very high standard of Handball on show, and great to see 2 Corduff lads contesting a County Final at this level.

Juvenile Training:

Training for the juveniles has stopped for the Christmas break and will continue in the New Year.

National Club Draw:

We launched our drive for the GAA National Club Draw last Friday evening in Corduff. Those who sell more than €50 worth of tickets will receive a Corduff Handball Club jersey.

Tickets are €10 each, with a vast array of prizes from a new car, to All-Ireland Final Tickets and many more. For more details contact Aidan on (087) 997 2389.

Social Media

Follow all the news of the club on Facebook at Corduff Gaels G.F.C., on Twitter @CorduffGAA, and now our accounts on Snapchat and Instagram with the username “CorduffGAA”.

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