County Junior Club Football Championship Round 1:
Cordal hosted Beale in the County Junior Club Football Championship Round 1 on Easter Sunday at 2:30pm.
They faced a tough competitor in the North Kerry side and after a nail-biting full-time finish both sides were level at fifteen points a piece.
The two teams played it off to qualify in an extra two ten-minute halves to determine a winner. Thanks to a goal from Sean Walsh, the Cordal team were victorious with a three-point lead which remained at the final whistle leaving Cordal with 1-18 to Beale’s 1-15.
Against Rough Winds
Cordal played against rough winds in the first half. It was points galore until Beale distinguished their side with a goal in the 19th minute scored by Ian Mannix.
The first half left Cordal at 0-7 after many scores from Philip O’Connor and Brian Reidy. Beale had a two point lead with 1-6.
The second half led to an exhilarating finish. Brian Reidy and Philip O’Connor kept Cordal kicking over the points.
Beale was aided with a strong scoring performance from Darragh Buckley. Cordal were in the losing position in the final minutes. Beale’s earlier goal kept a three-point divide between the teams.
An Exciting Equaliser
The home team didn’t give up and their perseverance led to an exciting equaliser when all of Cordal’s dreams rested on Sean Óg Ó Ciardubháin when he was given a last-minute 45 to level the game.
Ógie did Cordal proud and the referee blew the whistle after he pointed the ball straight over the Beale bar.
The game wasn’t over yet though, with both sides level at 0-15 to 1-12. The teams now had to fight to move on to the next round of the championship – with everything to play for in two ten-minute halves.
Pumped for the Tie-Breaker
Both sides were pumped for the tie-breaker finish. Cordal came out in fighting spirit and Kieran O’Donoghue knocked over a point with only seconds gone. Sean Walsh made sure Cordal were the team to beat and booted a goal to the net in the third minute.
Beale’s Darragh Buckley added a score to their tally but at half time of the extra time, Beale were down three points.
With ten minutes left Beale came out strong and earned an early point scored by Paul Horgan. They quickly lost momentum after a wide from a free and Cordal took up the play and scored a further two points.
Beale finished the dramatic encounter with a near goal that ended up as a point scored by Fionnán Twomey.
Cordal were victorious exiting the game with a three-point lead at 1-18 to Beale’s 1-15.
Well done Cordal on a well deserved win after fighting hard to achieve it. Further praise is in order for Eamon John O’Donoghue and Daniel O’Connor who managed the Cordal team in Andy O’Leary and Kevin Walsh’s absence and led Cordal to another win.
Here’s hoping for Cordal’s strong performance so far this season to continue for Round 2 of the championship against Lispole
The Cordal Team: 1. Sean Óg O’Ciardubháin, 0-1; 2. Michéal Cahill; 3. Paudie Walsh; 4. Pádraig Ó Brosnacháin; 5. John Brosnan; 6. Johnny O’Connor; 7. Gary O’Leary; 8. Philip O’Connor, Captain, 0-6; 9. Brian Reidy, 0-8; 10. Kieran Enright; 11. Philip Griffin; 12. Jason Cronin; 13. T.J O’Connor; 14. Kieran O’Donoghue, 0-3; 15. Sean Walsh, 1-0; Subs: Ger Byrne for Michéal Cahill; Pádraig O’Connell for Jason Cronin; Flor Griffin; Michael Flynn; Padraig Brosnan and Daniel Kearney.
Lisa McHugh Concert Launch at Hughes’ Bar
The Lisa McHugh Concert launch will take place on Saturday April 29th. at 9:30pm in Hughes’ Bar, Cordal.
On the night, plans for the Cordal GAA Club Lisa McHugh Concert will be officially launched. This concert will take place in Castleisland Community Centre on Friday, July 28th and will include an appearance from Tom Jive as well as the headline act.
All are welcome to the Grand Launch at Hughes’ on Saturday 29th. The first tickets will go on sale for the event on the night.
Bring your cowboy hats and country western gear on the night too and an ability to jive would be no harm either.
April Lotto in the Half Barrel Bar
The Cordal GAA Club Lotto Jackpot for April stands at €2,400. The Lotto Draw will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1st in the Half Barrel Bar, Castleisland.
As always you can get your Lotto tickets from our sellers. You can also buy them at Kearney’s Post Office or at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear.
You can go to www.cordalgaa.com to buy your tickets online. Cordal Coiste na nÓg are in charge of the April Lotto. Please keep playing and supporting our club Lotto. However you play, the Best of Luck from Cordal GAA Club!
Cordal/Scart V Rathmore: Division 2 Minor County League Semi Final. Game is scheduled for this Friday at 6:45pm in Cordal. Extra time if necessary.
Cordal V Lispole: Cordal face Lispole in Round 2 of the County Junior Club Championship. This game is scheduled for this Sunday in Lispole at 2:30pm. Extra time if necessary.
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