Corduff Gaels Lotto 09.02.23
The last Lotto draw was held on Tuesday 7th February with a Jackpot of €5,600. The numbers drawn were 4,6,24 and 26. Nobody had the correct combination. Congratulations to the 5 Lucky Dip winners Brendan McNally Yearly, Audrey Ruxton Yearly, Marie McDonnell Yearly, Jim McPhillips c/o Ballytrain and Tommy and Rene McKeon c/o Ballytrain. Next week’s Jackpot is €5,700 with the draw on Monday 13th February.
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.
Gala Ball Celebration And Awards Night.
Cabra Castle was the venue for the eagerly awaited Corduff Gaels And Corduff Ladies Gala Ball to celebrate the wonderful 2022 season. It was a season like no other which saw Corduff Ladies win a Monaghan LGFA Minor title and the historic Intermediate Double for the first time in the history of the club plus Corduff Gaels won the Monaghan GAA Reserve Double and also the historic Intermediate Double with both clubs in the top flight for the 2023 season.
All these achievements were celebrated in style on Sunday night. The glitz and glam of the occasion were apparent from early afternoon as the ladies arrived in their fabulous dresses and the men arrived in black suits and yellow dickie bows. Following a drinks reception and photos the formalities of the evening commenced. MC for the evening was Paddy Connolly who kept everyone entertained while keeping everything on schedule.
There were lots of presentations made in recognition of the wonderful achievements of 2022 between courses during the meal. Each team was presented with a framed team photo plus their medals with the first team up the Ladies Minor team who were presented with their medals by Manager Ciarán Marron. Next up was the Ladies Senior team who were presented with their medals by manager Sean King. Corduff Ladies presented both sets of Management, Physio and First Aider with their framed photo and medals. A special award was presented to Kerrie Anne on her Minor All-Ireland success in 2022.
Following the main course Corduff Gaels Reserve and Senior teams were presented with their framed medals and photos by Manager Seamus McEnaney while Pat McEnaney mentioned a few facts about each player. Corduff stalwart Declan Larkin received a standing ovation for his contribution to Corduff Gaels over the years. Once again the Management team were presented with their framed photo and medals while manager Seamus was also presented with a framed jersey. Following this Paddy conducted a short interview with Seamus.
Onto dessert which was then followed by more individual awards and presentations. The 2021 Corduff Gaels Club Person Of The Year Award went to Secretary Majella Daly with the 2021 Club Player Of The Year going to Michael Connolly. The 2022 Club Person Of The Year went to team Manager Seamus McEnaney with the Club Player Of The Year going to Pádraic Keenan. Pádraic has also picked up a Monaghan GAA Intermediate All Star award plus Monaghan Intermediate Player Of The Year. The Corduff Ladies 2022 Club Person Of The Year went to Secretary Adele Ward while Player Of The Year went to Naomi Cogan. Massive congratulations to each recipient.
Next it was throwback time to former glory days, to 1987, 1993, 1989 and 2010 with a short video clip down memory lane after which Paddy Connolly interviewed the respective captains John Joe, Tom , Frank and Gerry. Proceedings continued with 2 Recognition Awards, one to the Byrne Family for their massive contribution to both codes last year and every year and the second recognition award went to Tom Fox for commitment to the club over the years. The 2 Hall Of Fame Awards went to Felix Brennan and Sandra McEnaney respectively, both of whom were very worthy recipients of their award. A presentation of flowers was made by Pádraic Keenan to his grandmother Mary and a donation of €1,000 was made to Patsy McNally on behalf of the Friends Of Carrick Cancer.
With the formalities almost over John Connolly spoke on behalf of Monaghan County Board and Corduff Gaels would like to extend their gratitude to John for attending and hope he enjoyed his night.
The meal was finished by this time so Paddy had the job of bringing the curtain down on the presentations and speeches. Corduff Gaels and Ladies extend a massive thank you to Paddy for his outstanding job as MC. At that stage it was over to Vertigo who kept everyone rocking into the wee small hours.
Events like this don’t happen without the contribution of many people so a huge thank you goes to the Corduff Gaels and Corduff Ladies Committee who worked together on organizing this event. 5 ladies in particular were presented with flowers. Also thanks to Cabra Castle for their input ensuring the event ran smoothly. Thanks to photographer Peadar McMahon and to Fabian and Gregory Murphy on video. And finally thanks to all the historic winning teams and patrons who attended this wonderful celebration.
Gaelic Life Goalkeeper Of The Year:
Big news broke on Monday with the announcement of the Gaelic Life Football Team Of The Year as Ben Woods was named as Goal Keeper Of The Year 2022. Ben saw off huge competition to win this award which is testament to the wonderful season had in the #1 jersey both in goals and outfield! Massive congratulations Ben! Corduff Gaels are so proud of you!
Ulster League 2023:
The 2023 Ulster League gets underway this Sunday with Corduff in Group C along with Dromore St Dympna’s, Sarsfields, Inniskeen and Ballinderry. So this Sunday Corduff play Sarsfields and Corduff Gaels wishes the team and management good luck as they embark on their 2023 Senior campaign. The Sarsfield club is located in Armagh and the eircode will be circulated on social media before the match.