Corofin-Kilnaboy Notes for Feb. 5th.

Run To Aid Local Causes

The very active local fitness group Cumann Siúladóiri Cora Finne will hold a big fundraising event on Sunday next February 8th which will benefit three local organisations, namely, Scoil Mhuire Naisiunta, Corofin Youth Club and Corofin Tidy Towns committee. Everyone is invited to take part in either the 7k walk or 10k run. Registration will be at the GAA clubhouse at 12.30pm with the start of the event at 1.00pm. The organisers are hoping for a big turn-out from all age groups and refreshments will be served at the clubhouse on their return.

Hall Progress

Work on the Corofin parish hall redevelopment is coming to an end and two of the last remaining tasks are expected to happen this week with work coming to a completion by the end of next week. The new floor in the main hall is due to be laid this week while the surfacing of the car park areas around the hall is also scheduled to be completed. CHAF held its first committee meeting at the hall on Friday night last where a number of important issues were discussed. While an official opening of the new facilities is planned for later in the year CHAF hopes to organise an open day for the local community on the afternoon of Sunday February 15th so that locals can see for themselves what the new building has to offer. Further details on this will be issued in the coming week.

Cup Exit

Corofin Harps B travelled to Newmarket on Fergus on Sunday last with the daunting task of taking on the holders Newmarket Celtic A in the first round of the Clare Cup. Having held the champions scoreless for thirty five minutes Celtic made the break through and when they added two more goals before half time it looked as if the B’s who are three divisions below their opponents were in for a hiding. However Harps reorganised at the interval and put in a very determined second half performance to prevent the home side from adding to their first half total.

Call For Equipment

Corofin Camogie Club has issued an appeal for items such as helmets, shorts, shin guards or boots which can be passed on to younger players in the club. They are hoping that former players will donate unwanted equipment or indeed current players who have outgrown some of these iems or purchased new gear but who have older equipment which is still in good condition. The final registration day for players for 2015 is on Saturday next February 7th.

Call To Reinstate Amenity Area

Corofin tidy towns committee has called on Clare County Council to undertake repairs to the car park areas at Lake Inchiquin which suffered damage in 2014 as a result of heavy vehicular traffic there during the algae bloom crisis at the local lake. During that period the council made daily deliveries of drinking water by articulated tanker to the reservoir at the lake and considerable damage was done to some of the car park surface. The local group has asked for this work to be carried out ahead of the 2015 tourist season.

Poker Classic

Corofin Harps Soccer Club will hold its annual Poker Classic on Friday night February 13th. This important fundraising event will be held at Daffy’s Bar, Corofin with €1,500 pro rata on offer. The club is hoping for strong support for this event.

Recent Deaths

The death occurred recently of Kathleen Feighery nee Kearney of Dysart and formerly of Market Street, Corofin. She reposed at Corofin Church on Monday January 19th and was interred at Laghtagoona Cemetery following funeral mass on the following day. The death occurred last week of Gerard Williams of Roxton Corofin. He reposed at Rath Church on Thursday evening and was interred at Rath Cemetery following funeral mass on Friday morning. The death also occurred last week of Patricia O’Loughlin of Newtown, Corofin. Her funeral took place from O’Halloran’s funeral home Corofin to Corofin Churh on Friday evening and she was interred at Kilvoydane Cemetery following funeral mass on Saturday.

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