Corofin-Kilnaboy Notes for Thursday Feb. 12th.

Hall Invite to Local Community

The local community is being invited to come along to St. Patrick’s Hall in the village which is in the final stages of completion as the new Corofin Community Centre. While there is still some finishing and fitting out work to be done CHAF, the hall development organisation, is inviting people to come along between 3.00pm and 5.00pm on Sunday next February 15th to see for themselves the work that has been achieved and the changes which have been made. The facility is expected to be available for general community use in the coming weeks as soon as the finishing touches are put to the building while an official opening ceremony will be organised later this year. CHAF is also about to launch its new fundraising draw and details on this will be announced by the weekend.

Successful Walk

Around two hundred walkers and runners participated in the inaugural Walk and Run organised by the local club Cumann Súiladóiri Cora Finne on Sunday last. The 7k Walk and 10k Run got underway from the Corofin GAA clubhouse car-park at 1.00pm with people from all ages taking part. The event attracted a large number of participants from outside the area as well many locals taking part for the first time. The organisation of the event was well handled with lots of volunteers helping out on the day while refreshments were available to all participants in the clubhouse on their return. A number of local groups benefited from fundraising associated with the Walk & Run which looks likely to become an annual event.

Point Taken

Corofin Harps A entertained high-flying Bridge United A in a Clare Premier League clash at Corofin on Sunday morning. In a game played in cold foggy conditions the local side were unlucky not to collect all three points. Shane Constable gave Harps the lead in the first half and a solid defence marshalled by John Keane and Brian Halpin kept the visitors at bay for most of the game. However Corofin lost Keane to injury late in the game and the Bridge scored with six minutes to go to claim a share of the spoils.

Stepping Into GLOR

Corofin Dramatic Society will commence the new drama season when they take their current production ‘The 39 Steps’ to GLÓR Theatre in Ennis on Friday February 20th and Saturday February 21st. Patrick Barlow’s hilarious adaption of the famous Alfred Hitchcock thriller is sure to provide tremendous entertainment, with a very experienced cast of Maura Clancy, Martin O’Donohue, James Raleigh and Alan McGuire performing mulit-character parts, in the John Clancy directed production. The Dramatic Society are the first to avail of the improved facilities at Corofin Hall and have been rehearsing there for the past few weeks.

Wedding Bells

The wedding took place in Ennis on Friday last of Aoife Kennedy, daughter of Gerard and the late Esther Kennedy of Corofin village to Peter Andrews, son of John and June Andrews of Baunkyle, Corofin and formerly of Wolverhampton, England. The wedding reception took place at The Old Ground Hotel.

Failte Go Corofin

Corofin Tourism Association continues to promote the general Corofin area to tourists worldwide but also uses its social media presence to highlight and promote events happening in the local community. The CTA is anxious that more local groups would use their Facebook page Failte Go Corofin where they can find out more information on the aims and objectives of the tourism group as well as learning more about the people and businesses involved.

February Outing

The first outing of Corofin Golf Society for 2015 is scheduled to be held at Gort Golf Club on Saturday week February 21st. The tee is reserved from 9.30am. The local club is hoping that all previous members will rejoin for the new season while new members are always welcome. The society has recently set up its own Facebook page where details of outings, results and other relevant news items can be viewed.

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