Joy for Cordal in Junior County League Final

Cordal B team members, mentors and supporters celebrate their championship win with fans. Front from left: : Billy Cronin, Mark O’Donoghue, Jason Cronin, Daniel O’Connor, captain; Gary O’Leary, Sean Breathnach, Ger Byrne, Mike Flynn, Micheál Ó Ciardubháin, Micheál Cahill. Back Row (L-R): Tim O’Donoghue, Paul O’Connell, Daniel Kearney, Cathal O’Donoghue, Niall Ó Ciardubháin, Padraig O’Connell, Sean Walsh, Mossie Enright, Thomas Reidy, Johnathan O’Donnell, John Mannix, Pa Naughton, Domo Ó Ciardubháin, Colin Poolman, Mike Flynn, Sean Óg Ó Ciardubháin, Maurice Costello, Richard O’Donoghue and Dermot Flynn. ©Nora Fealey’s CúlPics
All smiles for Maurice Costello, Daniel O’Connor, captain; Dermot Flynn, Richard O’Donoghue and Andy O’Leary after Cordal’s victory over Knocknashol in the Junior County Championship Final. ©Nora Fealey/CúlPics.
The Ó C Team: Bainisteóir Domo Ó Ciardubháin pictured after the game with his sons and team members, from left: Seán Óg, Micheál and Niall. ©Nora Fealey/CúlPics.
Richard O’Donoghue, Lisa McHugh and Maurice Costello in the Woodlands Hotel, Adare last week promoting Lisa McHugh’s return to the Cordal GAA Fundraiser Dance in Castleisland on September 7th.

Cordal B v Knocknagoshel – Junior County League Final

By: Tim O’Donoghue

The Division 8 Junior league final was played on Friday night 10th August  in Cordal between the home side and our neighbours Knocknagoshel.

The home side is managed by Diarmuid O Ciardubhain and the mall side by Eamon Walsh. Both men had battles on the field of play and now are battling on the management side .

Quick Fire Start

It was the Knock team which got off to a flying start but the home side came out of the blocks firing with Ger Byrne and Micheál Cahill matching up on the Knocknagoshel danger men.

With Billy Cronin and Mossie Enright delivering the goods from midfield, Cordal raced into a 0-7 to 0-2 lead on the 20 minutes mark .

Scores came from the lighting quick Sean Walsh and Mike Flynn and a 45 from goalie Jason Cronin.

Further points from Niall Ó Ciardubháin and three frees from Cathal O’Donoghue made it seven points for Cordal.

The Knocknagoshel scores came from youngsters, John Bell and John Walsh.

Goal Boost

A high ball into Jonathan O’Donnell by Mossie Enright was punched into the net for a goal. A further two points by the same player and four more points before half time by Flynn and three from Cathal O’Donoghue made the score Cordal 1-13 to Knocknagosel 0-3 at the half-time whistle.

The Cordal’s youngsters come good. Mark and  Cathal O’Donoghue, Sean Walsh and Sean Breathnach kept the momentum going at the start of the second half.

Cordal effectively finished the battle off early in the half with a bursting break by Mike Flynn when he laid off a pass to Padraig O Connell and he hit a cracker of a shot into the net from 20 yards. to make it 2-13 to 0-3 after five minutes.

Cleared the Bench

Domo cleared his bench after this with the introduction of Pa Naughton, Thomas Reidy, John Mannix, Colin Poolman and Paul O’Connor throughout the half.

Knocknagosel tried hard throughout the game but the early loss of Mike Walsh and John Bell through injury didn’t help matters for them .

Final Minutes and Scores

The final five points were scored by Pa Naughton, Niall Ó Ciardubháin and man of the match the impressive Cathal O’Donoghue added three more points to bring his tally to nine.

David O’Donoghue from Knocknagoshel scored a late penalty and a John Walsh point and the last point of the game from Dylan Curtin brought the final tally Cordal 2-18 To Knocknagosel 1-5.

Lifted the Shield

A delighted Daniel O’Connor lifted the junior shield with his uncle Big D Dermot Flynn.

Daniel thanked Knocknagoshel for a sporting game and all the Cordal players and supporters who followed the team throughout the campaign. He also thanked Domo, Maurice Costello and Mike Flynn for getting a squad of 28 players together this year and who deserved this league win the most. Cordal Abú.

The Cordal Team

Cordal B Team: 1. Jason Cronin, 0-1; 3. Ger Byrne; 4. Mark O’Donoghue; 5. Gary O’Leary; 6. Daniel O’Connor, captain; 7. Daniel Kearney, 8. Mossie Enright; 9. Billy Cronin; 10. Cathal O’Donoghue, 0-9; 11. Niall Ó Ciardubháin, 0-2; 12. Padraig O’Connell, 1-0; 13.Sean Walsh, 0-1; 14. Jonathan O’Donnell, 1-3 and 15. Mike Flynn, 0-2.  Subs: Paul O’Connor; Micheál Ó Ciardubháin; Colin Poolman; John Mannix; Pa Naughton (0-1); Thomas Reidy; Sean Breathnach; D.J Fealey; Padraig Brosnan; Flor Griffin; Gerry Mannix and Tim O Donoghue. Bainisteóir: Diarmuid Ó Ciardubháin. Roghnoirí: Mike Flynn and Maurice Costello.

August Lotto Worth €5,600

The August Club Lotto Jackpot is a massive €5,600. 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!

Lisa McHugh Dance

Cordal GAA Club Fundraiser – Lisa McHugh Dance: ‘If you haven’t seen her – you need to see her”

“If you’ve seen her before – you need to see her again.’ Doors open at 8pm with dancing from

8:30pm – 2am.

First up is: Dan Dan followed by Lisa McHugh and a disco to 2am.

Tickets are just €20. The proceeds will help fund the development of Cordal GAA Club’s new Juvenile Pitch/Training Area. Full Bar Facilities with Exemption until 2am

Lisa McHugh Competition

The results of our Facebook competition were announced by Lisa McHugh during the week from the Woodlands Hotel Adare. 1. Two Lisa McHugh Tickets to Alison Roche, Currow; 2. Two Lisa McHugh Tickets to Geraldine Stack, Abbeydorney; 3. Two Lisa McHugh Tickets to Catherine McCarthy, Cork; 4. Two Lisa McHugh Tickets to Conor McCarthy, Killarney; 5. River Island Hotel Voucher to Margaret Canty Kerins, Scartaglen.

Club Fixtures

Cordal v Spa – Bill Tagney Cup Quarter Final Replay on next Tuesday at 6:30pm in Spa GAA Grounds.

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