Corofin-Kilnaboy Notes for Thursday May 14th.

Dawn Chorus Walk

A sizeable number of locals participated in the early morning Darkness Into Light walk in Ennis on Saturday last. For anyone who enjoys getting up at the crack of dawn there will be a Dawn Chorus Walk organised by the Burren national Park Information Point in association with BirdWatch Ireland on Sunday next May 17th. This is a 2km stroll in the National Park which should take about two hours to complete. The group will meet at the grotto in Corofin at 5.00pm and walkers are asked not to bring dogs on this occasion.

Agony In Athlone

While it was a major achievement to reach the All Ireland Open Finals in Athlone for the third time in four years the members of Corofin Dramatic Society were most disappointed not to figure among the awards when the results were announced on Saturday night last. The competition was won by The Palace Players from Fermoy. The local group is considering staging their play The 39 Steps once more at Corofin Hall in the coming weeks in order to give anyone who has yet to see the production a final opportunity to do so. Following this the society will consider its plans for the remainder of 2015 and begin to plan for the 2016 festival circuit.

Quinn’s Win

Vice-Captain of Corofin Golf Society, David Quinn, appears to be the player to beat in this year’s race for Golfer of the Year after he picked up another win in the local club’s May outing at Nenagh Golf Club on Saturday last. Pat McCarthy and Brendan McDonagh finished second and third respectively while Mary Coen and John Daly won the nines. Jimmy Lahiffe’s President’s Prize is the next outing on the cards for Corofin and this will be held at Gort Golf Club on Saturday June 6th.

Damp Squib

Corofin Harps A finished off their Premier League campaign with a home tie to Tulla United A on Sunday last in a game played in a continuous downpour. Although short a number of players the home side took the lead through Dean Hatfield after fifteen minutes. A mix up in the backline allowed Tulla to equalise from a direct free kick mid-way through the first half. Harps created several good chances throughout the second period but poor finishing and good goalkeeping from the Tulla number one kept the score at 1` – 1. Ten minutes from time the home side conceded a soft penalty which the visitors converted to claim the points. On Wednesday of last week Harps hosted champions-elect Newmarket Celtic A and were defeated on a 3 – 1 scoreline with Jason O’Connor getting the Corofin goal.

Darts Success

Daffy’s Bar, Corofin emerged winners of the Division Two of the North Clare Darts League which concluded recently. The panel members were Peter Andrews, John Daffy, Paul Vallely, David Cullen, Frank Cassidy, Michael Curtis, Johnny Egan, David O’Loughlin and Sean Daly.

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