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Corduff Club Notes

June 23rd, 2017

Feilé Peil na nÓg:

Well this is it, the week of FEILÉ has arrived and FEILÉ fever has hit the Corduff/Raferagh area ahead of Friday. Signs, banners and bunting are up, pitches cut and lined and teams ready for action. Not to mention the cooks busy to cater for the weekend.

We’re ready and eager to welcome our visiting teams of Balyna girls from Kildare and a boys team from Boston.

Proceedings begin on Friday at 1pm when the local Corduff Pipe Band leads a parade of teams to the Community Centre.

The girls games begin at 4pm in Corduff with other teams from Knockbride, Butlersbridge and Lancashire and Hertfordshire from England also taking part. The boy’s games will be played in Aughnamullen, starting at 5.15pm. Corduff play San Francisco in the opening fixture and finish the evening playing Aughnamullen. On Saturday morning there are 2 matches in Corduff against our visiting clubs, Balyna and Boston, before we head off to the quarter final stage and if we qualify we’ll be in the semi-finals in Fermanagh on Sunday.

A very important part of the weekend is when the visiting guests meet the host families and then spend the weekend with them. We are extremely grateful to all the host families in the area without whom we couldn’t host FEILÉ.

Ahead of Friday, the hardworking committee will be completing preparations to ensure everyone has the best weekend possible.

This is a community event so feel free to join us at any stage.

Club Lotto:

This week’s Club Lotto draw was held in MC’s Bar, Shercock on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were: 09, 12, 13 & 17. There was no winner of our Jackpot of €2,500. The five Lucky Dip winners of €20 were: Mary McEneaney, Peter McGarrell, Martina Garland, Tommy Mulholland & Mountain Dew Staff.

Next week’s draw will be held in Deery’s Bar, Carrickmacross on Sunday night at 9pm, where the Jackpot will be €2,600. Thank you for your continued support.

Intermediate Team:

The Intermediate Team were in action last night in Round 8 of the League away in Tyholland. See Social Media or next week’s notes for result.

Reserve Team:

Our Reserve side will have to face Clontibret again in the decider of the McKeown Cup, after they played out a 0-13 to 1-10 draw in Blackhill on Sunday evening last. Corduff led 0-10 to 0-06 at the break, but Clontibret returned the strongest, with the lead exchanging hands a number of times, but there was no separating the teams at the final whistle. Details of the replay are yet to be confirmed.

Team: Mark Treanor, Leon McKeown, Ben Woods, Niall Hand; Fionn O’Callaghan, Christopher McEnaney, Shane McNally Snr; Cillian Marron, Gerard Connolly; Noel Crossan, Michael Connolly, Gavin McEnaney; George McKitterick, Sean Burns, Shane Hand. Subs Used: Dylan McEnaney, Daniel McDonald, Colm Lowndes, Martin McNally.

Inter-County Teams:

Monaghan play Down in the Ulster GAA Senior Football Championship Semi-Final on Saturday evening in the Athletic Grounds, Armagh. Throw-in is at 7pm. The game will be broadcast live on RTÉ Two television and on BBC2 NI. Radio Coverage will be provided by Northern Sound & RTÉ Radio 1.

Tickets for the game may be purchased in Centra & Super Valu stores nationwide. Buy Early & Save up to 33% on the price of your ticket. Safe travelling to all attending.


On Saturday 8th July, we are having a clean-up of our facilities in Páirc Ghealach. We ask if anyone is willing to lend a hand for a couple of hours to help with a general tidy-up of the grounds. Power-washing, weeding, spraying, all the general duties. If available on this date, please text the club phone on (087) 426 7777.


Under 10:

On a very hot Friday night, Corduff U10s took on Killanny. Killanny had 24 players to our 11. It gave them a big advantage over the game as they had plenty of players to rotate. They were stronger even in the first third of the game. In saying that Corduff fought for everything to the end and there were lots of skilful football to watch and just as much to work on. Corduff’s player of the game was Niamh Murnaghan. She seemed to be everywhere on the pitch. Congratulations to all the girls for their efforts and attitude.

Under 12:

Again on a sweltering Sunday morning Corduff U12’s summer adventure continued when they welcomed Magheracloone to Corduff. The Corduff girls set the pace from the throw in and dominated play throughout. They were stronger all over the pitch and despite the hot conditions they kept the pace up with an outstanding team performance and eased to victory at the final whistle! It’s brilliant to see so many girls playing at this level and the panel was as follows: Amy Corrigan, Eleanor McKeown, Charlotte Higgjns, Rebecca McGivney, Amy Nugent, Niamh Mullen, Fiona Corrigan, Kerrie Anne Walsh, Ellen Connolly, Niamh McCahey, Courtney McEntee, Francesca Gomez, Abbey Geoghegan, Moyà Hegarty, Sinead McCahey, Ciara McCahey, Kellie Barker and Regan Barker.

County News:

Congratulations to the Monaghan Senior Ladies on reaching another Ulster Final by defeating Cavan on Saturday. Special congratulations to Corduff’s Laura McEnaney joint Captain and to Eva Woods.


Under 6, 8, 10:

Training as usual on Saturday mornings in the field from 10am to 11:15am

Under 10:

Corduff U10s took part in a Go-Games biltz in Magheracloone on Saturday last. Corduff had 2 teams and played against Magheracloone, Iniskeen and Aughnamullen.

Under 12:

Our Under 12s played Donaghmoyne, at home, in round 4 of the league on Tuesday, June 20th.

Under 14:

Our Under 14’s got off to a good start in the League Cup with a first round win away to Sean McDermotts on Saturday, June 18th. After a tight first half, Corduff lead by the minimum at the break, with the score 1-4 to 1-5. The second half was also closely contested. Each time Corduff opened up a lead on the scoreboard and threatened to pull away, Seans hit back with goals to keep in touch. Corduff eventually ran out 4 point winners on a score of Sean McDermotts (4-4) v (2-14) Corduff.

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