Cordal v. Lispole: Castleisland Co-Op Mart Junior Football Club Championship.
By Assistant Club PRO Paddy Flynn
Cordal lost to Lispole in a fiercely contested match under tough weather conditions in Cordal on Easter Sunday.
April Showers bring May Flowers
An unlucky start to the month, hopefully we will have better luck as the season continues. The boys had to dig deep after being short a point to their opponents at half time but a strong display from Lispole in the final quarter gave them a two point lead by the full time whistle.
First Out the Gate
The home team was first out the gate in the opening half with a point scored by Philip Griffin. Lispole’s two O’Sullivans, Declan and Cathal, added points to their balance giving them an edge over Cordal.
Philip O’Connor levelled matters with a point from a free. Lispole was back with another point this time scored by Darragh Brosnan.
Three Points from Frees
Cordal scored three points from frees in the second quarter whilst Lispole added three points from play.
Two hop balls were lost by the Cordal side and wides left the team short and, by half time, Cordal remained a point behind with 0-5 to Lispole’s 0-6.
Philip O’Connor quickly levelled matters at the opening of the scond half.
Two Point Advantage
Lispole kept up the momentum and they had a two point advantage as the game was nearing its end. Cordal’s Sean Óg Ó Ciardubháin scored a 45 and narrowed the divide but Lispole were on their tails with a point scored from play by Tomás Ó Ciobháin.
Cordal was knocked back with the loss of Tomás Brosnan towards the end of the half.
Game at a Standstill
Tomás suffered a concussion and had to come off leaving the game in standstill.
When the match resumed the shake up proved to work against Cordal.
Although they scored another point courtesy of Brian Reidy, they couldn’t surpass Lispole’s earlier lead.
Two points would be the final difference after another point from play scored by Tomás Ó Ciobháin for Lispole.
Particularly Tough Conditions
Full time left Cordal at 0-8 to Lispole’s 0-10. Both sides fought hard under particularly tough conditions and the Cordal boys were simply unlucky on this occasion it was a very well matched showdown. Both sides gave their very best on this occasion.
The Cordal team: 1. Sean Óg O’Ciardubhain, 0-1; 2. Pádraig Ó Brosnacáin; 3. Johnny O’Connor; 4. John Brosnan; 5. Sean O’Connell; 6. Kevin Walsh; 7. Tomás Brosnan; 8. Kieran O’Donoghue; 9. Donal McCarthy; 10. Kieran Enright; 11. Philip O’Connor, 0-2; 12. Brian Reidy, 0-3; 13. T.J O’Connor; 14. Philip Griffin, 0-2 and 15. Sean Walsh.
Subs: Cathal O’Donoghue, Billy and Jason Cronin, Mike Flynn, Daniel Kearney, Sean Breathnach, Pádraig O’Connell Gary O’Leary and Padraig Brosnan.
April Lotto Jackpot an Enticing €4,800
The April Club Lotto Jackpot is an enticing €4,800. We also have five €30 Lucky Dips to give away.
Maurice Costello is in charge of this month’s Lotto. As always you can get your Lotto tickets from our sellers, from Kearney’s Post Office or at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear.
Please keep playing and supporting our Lotto. However you play, the Best of Luck from Cordal GAA Club!
Cordal v. Kilgarvan: Cordal play Kilgarvan this Sunday, April 8th at 2.30pm in Lewis Road, Killarney.
Cordal/Scart v. Austin Stacks this Thursday in Cordal at 6:30pm.
Church Gate Collection
Cordal GAA Club Church Gate Collection at all masses in Castleisland Parish on this Saturday and Sunday. Your support towards this collection would be greatly appreciated.
March Lotto Results
No winner of the March Club Lotto. The numbers called were: 04, 07, 21, 28.
Lucky Dips were won by: Maurice Browne, c/o Jimmy Keane, Brosna; Yvonne Lovett, Lispole; Esther Murphy, Cordal; Dee McCarthy, Mountcollins and Vera Cremins, Cordal.
Well done to team leader Domo Ó Ciardubháin and to all his helpers for a successful March club Lotto.
Thanks to everybody who supported the Lotto. To play the club Lotto online you can go to: www.cordalgaa.com
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