Tomorrow is a Big Day for Cordal Coiste Na nÓg

Cordal GAA Club Grounds Re-opens. 7-6-2015
Cordal GAA Club assistant secretary, the late Jimmy Roche making a presentation to Aogán Ó Fearghail, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael and his wife Frances in the presence of the late club chairman, Tom Wrenn at the re-opening ceremony in June 2015. ©Photograph: John Reidy 7-6-2015.
GAA President elect, Seán Kelly performed the official opening of Cordal GAA Club grounds and facilities on the Monday of the August bank holiday weekend of 2002. Unveiling a plaque to the memory of the late John Roche, Mr. Kelly was joined on the occasion by club officials from left: Breda Wrenn, Charlie Farrelly, Tom Wrenn, Jimmy and Joan Roche – son and daughter-in-law of John Roche. ©Photograph: John Reidy 5-8-2002

All Roads lead to Cordal GAA Grounds this Saturday, October 5th.where Cordal Senior GAA Club in conjunction with Cordal Coiste na nÓg will host the first ever Jimmy Roche Memorial U-12 Football Tournament.

The event will be held to celebrate the official opening and naming of the club’s newly developed juvenile pitch.

A Wonderful Clubman

“The occasion will also honor the memory of the late Jimmy Roche – a wonderful clubman who dedicated his whole life to Cordal football and was taken from us suddenly when he passed away in June 2017,” said Richard O’Donoghue.

“Teams will come from as far away as Adare in Limerick, Ballinora from Cork and many local Kerry clubs will all compete for the new cup which has kindly been presented to the Cordal club.

Something for Everyone

“There will be four finals and every player on the day will take home something from the event. “There will be lots of refreshments for young and old so all we hope is that the day will stay reasonably fine and that all of you can pop over to Cordal GAA Club on Saturday at some stage and be part of another historic day in the club’s history.

“The day will begin at 10am and the official naming and opening will take place at 1:30pm.

Invitation to All

Minister for Sport Brendan Griffin TD; Sean Kelly, MEP and Kerry Co Board Chairman Tim Murphy.

“Fr Mossie Brick will be on hand to perform the duties on the day.

“Some local councillors and other well known GAA people will also be in attendance to join the extended Roche family.

“We hope you all can come along and join us for a while tomorrow,” said Richard.