Castleisland Mart Junior Club Championship Round 1 Group 2. Cordal v. Kilgarvan
Big Mac Performance
With a Big Mac joint around the corner from last Sunday’s venue at John Mitchel’s we saw our own Big Mac, Donie McCarthy have a great game at midfield.
By PRO, Tim O’Donoghue
He was assisted by Kevin Walsh in taking a stranglehold and setting a foundation for a straight forward win.
First Half Story
After twelve minutes we were leading with 1-6 to 0- 1. Eamon Nolan was an asset to the Cordal side scoring 1-2 with the cousins, Philip O’Connor taking 0-2 and Griffin on 0-1.
Brian Reidy also increased the balance with a point from a free.
Kilgarvan replied with two frees but the killer blow came just before half time with a Brian Reidy goal.
Further scores from Philip O’Connor and Reidy left Cordal with a strong lead at 2-9 to 0-3.
A powerful pair of defenders namely Johnny O’Connor and Sean O’Connell kept Cordal going forward throughout the second half.
Two scores each from Philip O’Connor and Brian Reidy kept the momentum going.
Further scores came from Kevin Walsh’s left leg point from 50 yards and from a Seán Óg Ó Ciardubháin 40 yard free.
Scores also came from subs, Cathal O’Donoghue and Pádraig O’Connell to make it 2-17 to 0-10.
A Strong Finish
A Philip Griffin goal finishes off some great teamwork and the always excellent Philip O’Connor took the final score to make it 3-18 to 0-10 at the final whistle.
Serious praise is due to the Cordal team on a great win and some much-needed motivation for next week’s game against Cromane.
The Cordal Team and Scorers
Séán Óg O’Cíardubháin, 0-01; Micheál Cahill, Johnny O’Connor, John Brosnan, T.J O’Connor
Séan O’Connell, Tómas Brosnan, Donal McCarthy, Kevin Walsh, 0-1; Kieran O’Donoghue, Brian Reidy, 1-5; Kieran Enright, Philip O’Connor, 0-6; Philip Griffin, 1-1; Eamon Nolan, 1-2; Jason Cronin, Billy Cronin, Cathal O’Donoghue, 0-1; Flor Griffin, Gary O’Leary, Daniel Kearney, Pádraig O’Connell 0-1; Séán Breannach and Michael Flynn.
Cordal v. Cromane – Cordal Seniors play Cromane in Round 3 of the Castleisland Co-Op Junior Club Championship. The game is fixed for Saturday in Cromane at 6:30pm.
Cordal/Scart Minors v. Dr. Crokes – Cordal/Scart Minors play Dr. Crokes this Friday evening in Cordal at 7pm.
Cordal/Scart v. Austin Stacks
Cordal/Scart Minors took on Austin Stacks in Cordal last Thursday. Cordal/Scart had a two point lead at half time with 1-3 to 0-4. Full time score was Cordal/Scart at 2-7 to Austin Stacks 1-11. Hard luck to Cordal/Scart it was a close finish but Stacks took it in the final stretch with a lead of a point.
Church Gate Collection
Sincere thanks to all Cordal, Scart and Castleisland mass goers who supported our Church Gate Mass Collection last Weekend. Your support is greatly appreciated and really helps the Club with its running costs throughout the year.
April Lotto in Hughes’ Bar
The April club Lotto Jackpot is an enticing €4,800. The April takes place in Hughes Bar on Saturday, April 28th.
We 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 Club Lotto. However you play, the Best of Luck from Cordal GAA Club.
You can also go to www.cordalgaa.com to play the club Lotto online.
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