Corduff Gaels Lotto:
This week’s Lotto draw was held on Monday 12th December. There was no winner of the jackpot worth €5,000. Numbers drawn were 1,11,25 and 27. Congratulationsto the 5 lucky dip winners Laura McEnaney (Online), Peter McCaughey (Online), Bronagh McEnaney (Online), K,L and P c/o Ballytrain and . Next week’s jackpot hits €5,100 with draw on Monday 19th December which will be the final draw before Christmas.
Remember you can play the Lotto online from the comfort of your home, anywhere in the world and we encourage you to support our Lotto.
The online provider is Club Force and the link to play the Lotto is available on Corduff GAA pages on Facebook and Twitter or you can download the Club Force App. Many online options are now available so go online and buy your lotto because if you’re not in you can’t win! Online Lotto must be played by 6pm on Monday and envelopes must be returned by 6pm also. Good luck.
Ulster Final Part 2:
So we have to do it all again this weekend! Unfortunately the big freeze was the winner last Saturday but plans are already in place for the rescheduled match this Saturday at 1:30pm in Páirc Elser. As stated last week there has to be nothing better that playing in an Ulster Final in December, the week before Christmas and despite the delay of a week the stage is now set for the Ulster Intermediate Club Championship Final between Corduff and Galbally Pearses this Saturday at 1:30 pm. The players and management are working away with their preparations ahead of the big match and Corduff Gaels plus the entire Corduff Raferagh community and beyond wish the team, Seamus and the backroom team the very best of good luck on Saturday.
Once again the loyal Corduff supporters will be out in force to support the team. You all know the drill by now, it’s all ticket and tickets which were purchased last week are valid for this Saturday. Tickets can be purchased in O’Gorman’s Super Valu or online at ulstergaa.ie/tickets. If you can assist a neighbour or friend purchase a ticket please do. Once you have your ticket kit yourself out in your Corduff gear and off you go!
The area is awash with black and amber and thanks is extended to those who helped out with signs ,flags and bunting over the last few weeks. It’s not too late to get your flags or bunting up if you haven’t already done so!!
Another former Corduff Gaels player Patsy Malone recently passed away and sympathy is extended to his brothers Peadar, Phil and Michael, to his sister Ann and to nephews Ciarán and Shane (former players) and the extended Malone family at this time. Patsy was a member of the Corduff team which won the famous Aghabog Cup in 1974. Ar Dheis Dé Go Raibh Sé.
Corduff Gaels AGM:
Corduff Gaels AGM took place on Tuesday 6th December in the Main Hall, Corduff Raferagh Community. A large crowd was in attendance plus special guests the 2 Reserve Cups and the 2 Intermediate Cups and following the success of the 2022 season the mood was buoyant. The AGM is the most important meeting of the year with reports delivered by the Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Youth Officer.
All reports reflected the progress made from the U5s right up to the historic Intermediate Double and Reserve Double. All managers and coaches were thanked for their dedication and commitment to their age groups / teams. The historic Intermediate Double winning team and Management were congratulated and wished the very best of good luck in The Ulster Final and in Senior ranks 2023. All sponsors were thanked, in particular main Club sponsor Brendan Mee and Family and all at MTM Engineering for their very generous sponsorship.
The election of officers followed with all positions filled: Chairperson Peter McGarrell, Vice Chairperson Colm Marron , Secretary Majella Daly, Assistant Secretary Anthony Marron, Treasurer Denise Hand, Assistant Treasurer Mark Robinson, PRO Mary McEneaney, Youth Officer Paddy Hand, Children’s Officer Mary McEneaney, Healthy Club Officer Bernie Walsh, Safe Club Officer Pat McEnaney, Cultural & Language Officers Niamh Callan, Insurance Officer Bernice McNally and County Delegate Majella Daly. The incoming Committee is wished good luck in 2023 which promises to be another exciting year.
Two important awards were announced on the night. The first was Player Of The Year which went to Pádraic Keenan for his outstanding year and it’s not over yet! The Club Person Of The Year was unanimous going to Senior Team Manager Seamus McEnaney who has steered the Senior team to Intermediate glory and promotion to Senior ranks in 2023 plus the season hasn’t ended yet with the Ulster Final to play. Congratulations to Pádraic and Seamus.
Having concluded the business end of the meeting it was time for the customary tea / coffee etc and thanks to the Community Centre staff for serving it up.
Monaghan GAA County Convention was held last Thursday. Corduff Gaels club is represented on the County Management Committee by Eileen Keenan and Mary McEneaney. Eileen continues as County Treasurer keeping a close eye on all the financial transactions. Mary’s term as Assistant PRO concluded and she continues as County Children’s Officer plus a new role as Integration Officer. Anthony Marron is Referee Administrator and he enters his second year. All elected representatives are wished good luck for 2023.
The County Awards were announced on the night with Corduff dominating them as follows: Intermediate Player Of The Year Pádraic Keenan, Senior League Referee Anthony Marron and yes, Club Of The Year 2022 Corduff. All awards are fantastic achievements and once again reflect the wonderful 2022 season.
Best wishes are extended to our All-Stars Ben, Sean, Dylan, Padraic, Conor, Feargal, Keith and Club Volunteer Of The Year Majella as they receive their awards tonight at the All-Stars & Volunteer Appreciation Night. congratulations to all recipients.
Corduff Gaels U9s had a very special end of year get together on Friday evening which included the presentation of tops and medals. The presentations were made by the one and only Conor McManus. Conor was made very welcome by eager fans and as usual he met all his fans and signed everything and anything which could be signed! Some of the fans were awestruck and couldn’t believe they were meeting their hero so thanks to Conor for making the presentations and for making their evening.
Massive thanks are extended to Ciarán Hughes, CH Contracts who very generously sponsored the tops. Corduff Gaels really appreciate this sponsorship and as always we urge you to support our sponsors. Huge thanks also goes to the dedicated coaches and mentors for their hard work and commitment during the year. Final thanks goes to the Community centre staff for serving up the famous chips and sausages – a perfect end to any evening!