Cahill’s Point Saves Cordal from League Defeat

Paddy Flynn, Cordal GAA Club Pro. ©
Paddy Flynn, Cordal GAA Club Pro. ©

Cordal V Asdee – Round 11 Division 5 Senior Football County League

By: Paddy Flynn

God was definitely in control of the weather on Saturday as Cordal experienced all kinds of changes during their final County League match against Asdee. Cordal were determined after a crushing loss against Sneem/Derrynane in Round Ten of the County League.

The sun was out as the game begun but the scores were not as forthcoming. Strong easterly winds gave Cordal the upper hand in this half.

Numerous Wides Kicked

There were numerous wides kicked in the first ten minutes with Cordal missing three goal chances.

T.J O’Connor kicked off the scoring side of the game in the tenth minute with a point for the Cordal. Asdee were now off the mark as well and quickly retaliated with M. Breen scoring a point in the twelfth minute.

Seconds later Philip O’Connor scored a point for Cordal. Asdee scored next with E. Kennedy pointing the way in the 14th minute.

Philip O’Connor was quick again to match and scored two points in the 16th and 17th minutes. Cordal held a strong lead after Michael Flynn scored a great goal in the 18th minute. Asdee fought back though with E. Tydings booting a point over the bar in the 19th minute.

Cordal Kept Control

Cordal kept control in the next few minutes with Jason Cronin scoring a goal in the 22nd minute and Michael Flynn scoring a point a minute later.

E. Tydings scored a point for Asdee in the 26th minute and M. Breen scored another in the 29th minute.

Cordal showed they were in control in the 29th minute when Pa Naughton scored Cordal’s second goal of the game. Philip O’Connor ended the half with a point in the 30th minute. Half time left Cordal with a seven point lead at 2-07 to Asdee’s six points.

The second half was not to bring as good a performance by Cordal. The weather had also taken a turn for the worse and Asdee now had the advantage with winds in their favour.

Cordal only managed to score two further points in the half due to Asdee’s strong defending.

Asdee Redeemed

Kieran O’Donoghue scored for Cordal in the tenth minute and Micheál Cahill scored the last point of the game. Asdee redeemed themselves in the course of the half with D. Keane scoring two early points. M. O’Hanlon, E. Tydings, J. Doran and M. Breen also added to Asdee’s tally.

A goal scored by E. Tydings in the 30th minute equalised the match. J. Doran scored a point in the 31st minute for Asdee giving them the lead but it was Micheál Cahill’s final point of the game with only seconds left that saved Cordal from defeat and the game ended a draw.

Full time left Cordal at 2-09 to Asdee’s 1-12. Well done to both teams on a great match. Cordal will play Currow next as part of the O’Donoghue Cup.

Cordal Team: 1. Sean Óg Ó ‘Ciardubhain; 2. Florence Griffin; 3. Pádraig Brosnan; 4. Billy Cronin;

5. Jack McAuliffe; 6. Micheál Cahill, 0-01; 8. Donal McCarthy; 9. John Brosnan; 10. Kieran O’Donoghue; 11. Philip O’Connor; 12. T.J O’Connor; 13. Jason Cronin; 14. Pa Naughton; 15. Micheál Cahill; Sub: Eamonn John O’Donoghue.

Asdee Team: J. Kelly, E. O’Carroll, M. Collins, C. Carmody, K. Kelly, S. Keane, B. Coughlan, J. Doran, D. Keane, M. Breen, E. Kennedy, M. Walsh, M. O’Hanlon, E. Tydings, M. Tydings.

September Lotto Jackpot at €7,600
The September Lotto has a massive jackpot of €7,600. This is now the largest Lotto jackpot Cordal has had to date. This month’s Lotto will take place at the end of the month at Lyon’s Bar, Scartaglen. Jimmy Roche and Maurice Costello will be over this month’s Lotto. Like always you can get Lotto tickets from our sellers or you can buy tickets at Kearney’s Post Office or at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear. Go to to buy tickets online. Best of Luck from Cordal GAA!

Match Fixtures

Cordal V Currow: Cordal play Currow in the O’Donoghue Cup on Saturday the 10th at 5pm in Currow Football Field.

Cordal/Scart Minors V Spa: Cordal/Scart Minors will play Spa in the Semi-Final of the East Kerry League on Sunday the 11th of September at 2pm in Spa Football Field.

Commiserations to Cordal/Scart U-16s

Cordal GAA Senior Board would like to say well done to the Cordal/Scart u16 team on a fantastic year of football.

Even though you didn’t win Tuesday’s final against Laune Rangers, you made history to be the first U-16 team from Cordal and Scart to reach an U-16 Division One Final.

You have much to be proud of Cordal/Scart U-16’s and we look forward to another great season of football from you all next year.

Clothes Collection for Cordal GAA

Cordal GAA Club is in the process of collecting any unwanted clothes. We would like to stress that these clothes will be recycled and reused so please donate only clothes that are clean and still wearable. This is a continuous year round collection by the Club and all funds raised will help to improve the Club’s facilities. Donations can be dropped off at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear, Main St. Castleisland and at the Cordal Community Centre.

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