Only Good News on the Cordal GAA Club Front this Week

Cordal's Neilie McAuliffe in high spirits before Cordal V Firies last Sunday. ©CúlPix/ Nora Fealey 2017
Cordal’s Neilie McAuliffe in high spirits before Cordal V Firies last Sunday. ©CúlPix/ Nora Fealey 2017

Cordal’s February Lotto at Fagin’s
The Lotto Jackpot for February stands at  €2,000. This is a great prize for the Spring season. This Lotto Draw will take place this Sunday the 26th of February in Harnett’s Bar, Castleisland. There are three ways to play. As always you can get Lotto tickets from our sellers.

Kearney’s P.O. or Jackie Reidy’s

You can also buy them at Kearney’s Post Office or at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear. You can also go to to buy tickets online. The Annual Ticket lets you play for 2017. The Annual Ticket is just €50. This is the equivalent to less than a euro a week for the year. The Annual Lotto ticket can still be purchased and this year’s Annual Ticket runs until the November Lotto. Please keep playing and supporting our Club Lotto. However you play, the Best of Luck from Cordal GAA!

Cordal V Firies – East Kerry League Division 2 Round 2

Cordal Seniors were up against Firies in Round 2 of the East Kerry League last Sunday. Firies were the stronger team for the majority of the game and finished up with an eleven point lead over Cordal at 1-18 to Cordal’s 0-10. The game was played at Cordal GAA grounds at 2pm on Sunday the 19th of February. It was a misty and wet day for a game of football.

Cordal’s Strong Start

Cordal had a strong start with a point only minutes in scored by Sean Walsh from a free. This was followed by a point in the fifth minute from Michael Flynn and another point a minute later from Billy Cronin. Cordal’s momentum slowed after this and Firies held control of the ball for almost the rest of the half scoring 1-07 before Cordal made another score. James O’Donoghue fired the ball into the Cordal net in the eleventh minute setting Firies off to add an array of points.

Firies Tally

Ed Kerrisk, Mike Daly and Con O’Mahony each added two points to the Firies tally. Cordal hit back in the final minutes with point scored by Sean Walsh from a free. Sean Óg O’Ciardubhain held guard along with the backs, stopping two goal chances before the half was up. Sean Walsh ended the half with another point before the whistle was blown. Half Time left Cordal down six points at 0-05 to Firies’ 1-08.

In the words of Cordal’s John Brosnan “It was a game of two halves”, unfortunately for Cordal the character of the game didn’t change all too much for the better in the second half either. Firies were first out the gate with a point scored by Con O’Mahony in the sixth minute. Cordal’s Philip O’Connor increased Cordal’s tally with two points in the 9th and 11th minutes. Firies’ Ed Kerrisk knocked another point over the bar from a free in the 13th minute. Philip O’Connor was back on the attack with a point scored for Cordal two minutes later.

Two More Scores

Firies conjured up two more scores before another Cordal point was scored by Kieran O’Donoghue. Firies added another point in the 25th minute scored by Shane O’Donoghue followed by another from Ed Kerrisk and two more from William Courtney. Cordal’s Padraig O’Connell finished up Cordal’s game with a point in the 30th minute.

Cordal Team: 1. Sean Óg Ó Ciardubháin; 2. Flor Griffin; 3. Johnny O’Connor; 4. Jack McAulliffe; 5. Daniel Kearney; 6. Ger Byrne; 7. Pádraig Ó Brosnacáin; 8. Kieran O’Donoghue, 0-01; 9. Brian Reidy; 10. Philip O’Connor, 0-03; 11. Philip Griffin; 12. Billy Cronin, 0-01; 13. Sean Walsh, 0-03; 14. Kieran Enright; 15. Michael Flynn, 0-01; Subs: Pádraig O’Connell, 0-01; Jason Cronin.

Cordal/Scart Minors V Killarney Legion

Cordal/Scart set the bar high in their opening game of the Division 2 County League, which was played against Killarney Legion on their home ground. The game was strongly dominated by Cordal/Scart who finished the game with a thirteen point lead at 2-18 to Killarney Legion’s 1-08. The first half started as Cordal/Scart meant to go on with four quick points from Shay Walsh.

Scoring Pace

The scoring pace continued with points kicked by Sean Walsh, Adam Fallon and Eddie Horan – along with a crucial 12th minute goal from Shay Walsh.

This set Cordal/Scart up with a six point lead at half time with 1-10 to Legion’s 1-04.

Eddie Horan opened the second half with a point, followed by another from Shay Walsh whilst Sean Walsh secured a valuable fourth minute goal.

Killarney Legion took 17 minutes until they made a score in the second half which was a point kicked by Kieran O’Donoghue.

Legion added three further points which included two points from Barry Slattery before the referee blew the whistle.

Cordal/Scart retained their comfortable lead and Sean O’Connell finished up the game with a final point in the 31st minute. The referee for the game was Pádraig O’Sullivan.

Cordal/Scart Team: 1. Conor Mitchell; 2. Pádraig Ó Brosnacáin; 3. Pádraig O’Connor; 4. Mark O’Donoghue; 5. Jason Browne; 6. Denis Mahony; 7. Dylan O’Donoghue; 8. Sean Horan;
9. Sean O’Connell, 0-02; 10. Adam Fallon, 0-01; 11. Eddie Horan, 0-05; 12. Kieran Enright;
13. Sean Walsh, 1-02; 14. Shay Walsh, 1-08; 15. Donnacha Daly; Subs: D.J Fealey, Jack Flynn, David Riordan, Sean Breathnach, Josh Kerin, Cathal O’Donoghue.

Club Fixtures
Seniors: Cordal v Scartaglin in Round 3 of the Division 2 East Kerry League. Game is to be played this Sunday morning in Cordal GAA Club grounds. Time to be confirmed.

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