Corofin-Kilnaboy Notes for Thursday March 19th.

Forty Eight Bags Full

A dedicated group of volunteers answered the call from Corofin Tidy Towns committee on Saturday last and embarked on a general clean-up of the approach roads to Corofin village. This annual Spring-clean is necessary to clear up the litter and general debris which had accumulated over the winter months, partly owing to stormy weather conditions and partly due to the inconsiderate actions of a small number of people who discard their litter indiscriminately. The volunteers comprised a mixture of all age groups and went about their task with military precision. In all a total of forty eight rubbish bags were filled and these were disposed of in a proper manner in co-operation with Clare county council.
Quizing for Finn

The Festival of Finn committee will hold its annual Table Quiz at Crowley’s Bar on this Friday night March 20th commencing at 9.30pm. Quizmaster on the night will be Colm Carey and there will be then usual raffle and refreshments will be served. The festival organisers are facing a busy few weeks as the build up to the May bank and all support for this fundraiser will be greatly appreciated.
Registering Contestants

CHAF will hold an information meeting for a wide variety of clubs, charities and other organisations at the hall on Tuesday night next March 24th at 8.30pm in connection with The Kube fundraising event happening there on July 4th. CHAF is offering groups from Corofin and neighbouring parishes an opportunity to put forward contestants for the fun competitions and at the same time benefit by raising money for their own causes. All interested groups and individuals are welcome to attend.

Portumna Outing

The March outing of Corofin Golf Society takes place to Portumna Golf Club on this Saturday March 21st, where the tee is reserved from 9.00am. All members are invited to take part and new members are always welcome. Saturday is also the final date for payment of outstanding fees for the week-end away to Kilkenny in April.
MIxed Fortunes
There was mixed fortunes for Corofin Harps i different soccer competitions over the past week. The A side went down 3 – 1 to Ennis town in the semi-final of the Hugh Kelly Cup on Wednesday of last week at the county grounds in Doora, but claimed three very valuable points in the Premier League with an 8 – 0 thrashing of Lifford in Ennis on Sunday. Meanwhile Harps B which were well in contention in Division Three prior to the enforced winter break have slipped down the table following successive defeats. They were defeated 3 – 0 by West Clare FC at home on Sunday.

Drama Awards
James Ralleigh and Alan McGuire were jointly awarded Best Supporting Actor at the Kildare Drama Festival last week but Corofin did not figure in the overall awards. The Corofin production of The 39 Steps was placed second at the Castleisland Festival when the results were announced on Sunday night with James once again collecting a Best Supporting Actor award. The group performed at Charleville on Sunday night were they received a very positive adjudication from Michael Twomey while they closed the West Clare Drama Festival in Doonbeg on Monday night. Corofin still have three festivals remaining in Cavan on Saturday night next, Scariff on Tuesday March 24th and Glenamaddy on Thursday March 26th.
GAA News
Corofin registered a good win over Clondegad in the u-14 Division Two Championship on Saturday last at Pairc Finne on a score of 5 – 10 to 3 – 04. Corofin’s Jamie Malone scored both Clare goals in the Banner’s easy win over Waterford in the u-21 football championship at Miltown Malbay last week and contributed three points to the Clare senior side who went down to Armagh in Division Three on the National League on Sunday.
Recent Death
The death occurred last week of Mrs. Margaret (Peg) Casserly, nee Power of Kilfenora and formerly of Kilnaboy. Her funeral took place from Nagle’s Funeral Home to Kilfenora Church on Thursday last and she was interred at Laghtagoona Cemetery, Corofin, following funeral mass on Friday m

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