Cordal’s Lisa Fundraiser an Outstanding Success

Michael Healy Rae, TD and Paddy Flynn enjoying the Lisa McHugh/ Cordal GAA Club Fundraiser on Friday night.
Michael Healy Rae, TD and Paddy Flynn enjoying the Lisa McHugh/ Cordal GAA Club Fundraiser on Friday night.

Last Friday night sure was a night to remember. We can’t thank everybody enough for such an awesome night. The event was a great success.

A huge thanks to all of those who bought tickets and came on the night.

By Paddy Flynn PRO

We’d like to sincerely thank our organisers, volunteers and stewards who helped create a wonderful night for everyone to enjoy.

Thanks to Carol and Joe Browne.

Thanks to Jackie Reidy; Flowers by Sheila; Hair Affair; Lynch’s Pharmacy; Hughes’ Bar; Kearney’s PO; Macroom & Millstreet Motor Factors; Tru Care Dry Cleaners.

Thanks to all our club sellers for the tickets and the raffle on the night.Thanks to Tom Jive and Karen Healy. Thanks to our DJ Catriona Hickey. Thanks to Lisa McHugh, the star of the night.

Thanks to all the various people and organisations who helped us promote the event.

Thanks to all those who donated prizes for our raffle.

Thanks the to the local Gardaí, Castleisland Community College; Castleisland Pitch & Putt Club and Castleisland Community Centre.

Thanks to Seanie and Moira Hughes, Michéal Cahill and all the bar staff.

Thanks to all those who helped with the clean up the next morning.

Many Thanks to the people who could not make the night, but yet donated to our fundraiser and everyone else that helped make our event a major success.

It’s a credit to our club and to all those who supported it, ensuring its success. After months of hard work it was a great joy to see it all go so well on the night.

We hope you enjoyed it.

Philip O'Connor - going into Saturday's All-Ireland Junior Football Final with the good wishes of his club. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Philip O’Connor – going into Saturday’s All-Ireland Junior Football Final with the good wishes of his club. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Best of Luck Philip from Cordal GAA Club

Cordal GAA Club wishes one of our club treasurers and senior team players, Philip O’Connor the very best of luck this weekend.

On Saturday, Philip will do our club proud by playing in the All-Ireland Junior Football Final with the Kerry team. We couldn’t be more proud of you Philip. Best of Luck!

Lisa Knocked Lotto off its July Perch

Please note that July’s Lotto Draw was postponed as last weekend was too busy with the Lisa McHugh Fundraiser and the Kerry game in Croke Park on Sunday. The draw will now take place on Sunday night in Hughes’ Bar, Cordal.

The Lotto Jackpot is €3,000 with 5 Lucky Dips of €30 each. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win so make sure to support!

Cordal/Scart v Gneeveguilla. East Kerry Minor League

Cordal/Scart Minors were back on the football scene on Thursday evening after a good few weeks break to take part in this year’s East Kerry Minor League, which they won last year.

The first round was against Gneeveguilla who were hardy opponents and Cordal/Scart were left two points behind at the final whistle. Cordal/Scart scored 1-12 to Gneeveguilla’s 1-14.

Started Strong

The first half started strong for Gneeveguilla their number thirteen, Evan Cronin kicked over two consecutive points in the opening minutes.

Cordal/Scart’s first quarter was also strong. They started with a point scored in the fourth minute, kicked over by Joseph Sheehy. Sean Walsh scored Cordal/Scart’s additional three points of the quarter.

The second quarter proved weaker for Cordal/Scart with only two points scored and they had to replace a player after a black card.

Gneeveguilla clocked up four points, building their lead – which should have been stronger if not for so many wides.

Not Over Yet

Sean Walsh scored the last point of the first half. Cordal/Scart were a goal down at 0-6 to Gneeveguilla’s 0-9 but the game was certainly not over yet.

The second half kicked off with a Cordal/Scart point. Gneeveguilla attacked for the rest of the third quarter and scored two points.

They also kicked in a goal, extending their lead thanks to Jack Brosnan.

The final fifteen minutes were Cordal/Scart’s best display of football. Sean Walsh began the break down of Gneeveguilla’s lead with two points. Kieran Enright had the Gneeveguilla boys sweating after knocking over a point and scoring a late goal.

One Last Push

With a goal needed to steal the win Cordal/Scart made one last push but their efforts were in vain with time up, the ref blew the whistle.

The final scores left Cordal/Scart two points shy of equalizing at 1-12 to Gneeveguilla’s 1-14.

Hard luck lads after a close finish.

The Cordal/Scart boys were put through their paces for their first East Kerry Minor League game. The game saw some good displays of football by Jack Flynn who has been absent from some of the season’s earlier games.

Showed Their Potential

D.J Fealey had a good game after rejoining the minor team ranks. Sean Walsh had a long list of scores, kicking over ten points.

The U-16 players who played as part of the minor panel showed their potential for minor level. Giles O’Connor, Joseph Sheehy and Conor Kerin showing well.

The Cordal/Scart Team: 1. Cathal O’Donoghue; 2. Denis O’Mahony; 3. Pádraig Brosnan; 4. Giles O’Connor; 5. Dylan O’Donoghue; 6. Pádraig O’Connor; 7. Jason Browne; 8. Kieran Enright;

9. David Riordan; 10. Donnacha Daly; 11. Mark O’Donoghue; 12. Jack Flynn; 13. Joseph Sheehy; 14. Sean Walsh; 15. D.J Fealey; Subs: Conor Kerin for David Riordan, Nathan O’Rourke.

Cordal/Scart v Beaufort – East Kerry Minor League Round 2

Hard luck to Cordal/Scart who were well beaten with 2-5 to Gneeveguilla’s 1-15. The game was played in Scart on Monday.

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