Cordal/Scart minors were up against Fossa on Monday, October 31st as part of the East Kerry Minor C Championship.
The game took place in Fossa and began with a minute’s silence for recently deceased Scart native Catherine Reidy née Horan, an aunt of Seán and Eddie Horan.
The game kicked off at 2pm and the first quarter was fairly even with the first score of the game, a point from T.J O’Connor in the opening minutes.
Eddie Horan followed with a second point. Fossa’s Kerry Minor David Clifford set things level again scoring two points in the next two minutes.
Cathal O’Donoghue and Sean Horan also added to the team’s score sheet during this quarter.
Began to Pull Away
Cordal/Scart began to pull away in the next quarter. Kieran O’Donoghue scored a point in the 17th minute followed by Sean Walsh, he scored a goal finishing up the half.
Half time left Cordal/Scart double Fossa’s tally having 1-07 to Fossa’s five points. The second half was dramatic and left it all to play for in the final minutes.
The first quarter of the half brought in valuable points for Cordal/Scart scored by T.J O’Connor, Sean Walsh and Eddie Horan. David Clifford scored a goal in the fifth minute for Fossa after making good use of a free. Padraig Brosnan hit the ball over the goalies head scoring a much needed goal in the twelvth minute to maintain the Cordal/Scart lead.
Turning the Tide
T.J O’Connor scored a goal for Cordal/Scart two minutes later which further added to the lead for his side although Fossa was making headway in turning the tide.
The final quarter had Cordal/Scart in a strong position with a goal scored by Cathal O’Donoghue in the 16th minute. Eddie Horan and Sean Walsh scored two points next, giving Cordal/Scart a stong lead. Fossa’s went on the offensive next and John Talbot began Fossa’s three minute blitz on the Cordal/Scart net.
He scored a goal followed by two more by David Clifford literally seconds between each. This quickly shook the Cordal/Scart momentum as scores were almost level now. Cordal/Scart had a slim lead of four points but Sean Walsh scored a point moments later to try and keep Cordal/Scart on top.
Last point of the Game
Kieran O’Donoghue scored the last point of the game for Cordal/Scart in the 24th minute. Fossa tried very hard to level the scores and when Liam Buckley scored a goal for them in the 26th minute it seemed very possible.
David Clifford got a black card with minutes to spare and Cordal/Scart defended their goals to maintain their lead. The referee blew the whistle at the end of the half leaving Cordal/Scart with a three-point lead and enough to win the match.
Final scores left Cordal/Scart three points up at 4-15 to Fossa’s 5-09. Well done to Corda/Scart next up will be the East Kerry Minor C Final against Rathmore on Sunday, November 6th. at 12pm.
Cordal/Scart Team and Scorers: Conor Mitchell, Jack McAuliffe, Josh Kerin, Padraig Brosnan, 1-00; Padraig O’Connor, Sean O’Connell, Hugh O’Connor, Kieran O’Donoghue, 0-02 each; Sean Horan, 0-01; Sean Walsh, 1-03; Eddie Horan, 0-05; T.J O’Connor, 1-02; Cathal O’Donoghue, 1-02; Kieran Enright and Jack Walsh.
Subs: Jack Flynn for Jack Walsh and Jason Browne for T.J O’Connor
Fossa Scorers: David Clifford, 3-06; John Talbot, 1-00; Liam Buckley, 1-01; Killian Rice, 0-01; Mark Donnellan, 0-01. Referee: Brendan Brosnan (Glenflesk)
No Jackpot Winner in October Lotto
There was no winner of the October Lotto. The numbers called were 5, 17, 19 and 24. Lucky Dips went to Helena Brosnan, Cordal; Mike Leen, Ballymac; Caoimhe O’Connor, Castleisland; Bobby O’Connell, Castleisland and Oonagh Bergin, Galway.
Thanks to Charlie Farrelly, DomoÓ Ciardubháin and their team for running another successful Lotto for the club. Thanks to our sellers and to all of you who supported us.
The November Lotto has a jackpot of €2,200. This month’s Lotto will take place at the end of the month in Tom McCarthy’s Bar, Castleisland. The Coiste na nÓg are in charge of this month’s Lotto. There are now three ways to play. As always you can get Lotto tickets from our sellers or at Kearney’s Post Office, Cordal or at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear, Castleisland.
You can also go to www.cordalgaa.com to buy tickets online. The annual ticket lets you play for twelve months non stop and is only €50 – or the equivalent of less than a euro a week. However you play, the Best of Luck from Cordal GAA!
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