Cordal GAA Club News Round-Up

Cordal Captain Philip O’Connor poses for a photo with Skellig Rangers Captain Ger O’Sullivan and referee Stephen Mulvihill at the Cordal v Skellig Rangers match last Sunday. Photograph: Nora Fealey/CúlPix.

Cordal v Skellig Rangers – County League Division 4

Cordal played Skellig Rangers in the County League Division 4 Round 6 at home last weekend under dry conditions.

By: Paddy Flynn

Both sides started strong out the gate. Cordal scored a goal in the first minute courtesy of Eamon Nolan and Skellig Rangers added three consecutive points in the first six minutes levelling the playing field for the first quarter.

Cordal’s second quarter produced an excellent display of football and they took the lead, clocking up 0-5 to Skellig Ranger’s 0-2.

Half time left a goal in between with Cordal at 1-5 to Skellig Rangers 0-5.

Philip O’Connor was first to score in the second half with a point scored in the third minute.

Cordal would score again before Skellig Rangers responded with a point. Cordal’s Brian Reidy scored in the seventh minute before Skellig Rangers scored three points in reply.

There was also a Cordal point scored by Philip O’Connor in between. The final quarter began to shape up as a showdown.

Cordal slowed in their attacks and were now a player down, leaving Skellig Rangers able to initiate a comeback. They began to knock away at Cordal’s five point lead and in the final moments a Skellig goal scored by Michael O’Sullivan left a last minute dash by both sides to take the lead.

Skellig Rangers kicked a wide in their last chance of the game to take the lead and Cordal’s last point had been scored by Padraig Brosnan leaving both sides level at the final whistle. The final score was 1-10 apiece.

A dramatic game nonetheless with an exciting finish. A draw left both sides with something to go away with so both sides came out well from the match.

The Cordal team is still in strong form and we look forward to the next match where we hope for a victory against Ballylongford.

Cordal team: Sean Óg O’Cíardubháín, 0-01; Micheál Cahill, John Brosnan, Tomás Brosnan, T.J. O’Connor, Sean O’Connell, Pádraig Brosnan, 0-1; Donal McCarthy, Kieran Enright, Michael Flynn, Brian Reidy, 0-4; Cathal O’Donoghue, Philip O’Connor 0-3; Philip Griffin, 0-1; Eamon Nolan, 1-0.

Subs: Gary O’Leary, Billy Cronin, Jason Cronin, John Mannix, Flor Griffin, Daniel Kearney, Padraig O’Connell.

Match Fixtures

Cordal v Ballylongford: Cordal play Ballylongford in Round 7 of the Division 4 County League. This game takes place on Saturday at 7:30pm in Cordal.

June Lotto at the Shoemaker’s

The June Club Lotto Jackpot is a mighty €5,200. The Lotto Draw will take place in The Shoemaker’s Bar, Castleisland on Sunday, July 1st.

Our new Youths of the Club Lotto Team will be running this month’s Lotto. We have five €30 Lucky Dips to give away.

As always you can get your Lotto tickets from our sellers, from Kearney’s Post Office or at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear. You can also go to to play the Club Lotto online.

Please keep playing and supporting our Club Lotto. However you play, the Best of Luck from Cordal GAA!

Clothes Collection

The Club continues to collect new/used clothing. We take paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, bedlinen. Make sure they are dry, reusable and clean before dropping them to Cordal Community Centre or Jackie Reidy’s Menswear. If you have any queries contact one of the club officers.

The proceeds help with the running costs of the Club. Thanks so much for the great response the Club has already received in recent weeks and we hope you’ll continue to support with your donations.


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