Corofin-Kilnaboy Notes for Thursday Sept. 24th.

Winterage Week-end

Around 120 delegates from all parts of Ireland and overseas are expected to attend this year’s Burren Winterage Week-end which will be based in Corofin from October 22nd to 26th. Organised by the BurrenBeo Trust with the assistance of the local Irish Farmers Association the conference will be held at Corofin Community Centre from Thursday until Saturday with additional activities being planned for Saturday evening in the village and concluding with a traditional cattle drive on Sunday. There will also be field trips to The Burren as part of the conference. The organisers are delighted with the facilities available at the Corofin venue and the local economy is likely to get a late season boost as a result of this important event being held here.

Youth Club AGM

Corofin Youth Club will hold its annual general meeting, at Corofin Community Centre, on Wednesday next September 30th. The local club will be resuming its activities for the new season and is hoping to recruit some new adult volunteers to work as leaders with the club. At least one parent is asked to accompany any club members intending to join for the coming year. The meeting is scheduled for 8.30pm and further information can be had from club secretary, Pauline Bradley on 087-6383988.

Hurlers Win

A little piece of GAA history was made on Sunday last at Clarecastle when Corofin won their first ever ‘A’ hurling title at underage level with the u-13 team coming out on top in the county final against Inagh-Kilnamona. Corofin lead at half time 2-03 to 0-03 having played an excellent first half. In the second half scores were hard to come by, as both teams gave it everything. Inagh-Kilnamona pulled it back to a three point game with 10 minutes remaining but Corofin’s resolve drove them on to a famous victory winning on a score line of Corofin 2-05 Inagh-Kilnamona 0-07. The u-15 hurlers have a busy week-end ahead as they kick-off the u-15 B championship away to Ballyea on Friday evening while the u-15A amalgamation of Corofin-Ruan play Kilmaley also in the championship on Sunday.

Meanwhile Corofin footballers will contest the final of the Intermediate Championship on Sunday afternoon against Kilmihil in Miltown Malbay. They will be hoping to go one better than last year when they lost the final after a replay to Wolfe Tones.

Tourism Meeting

Members of Corofin Tourism Association as well as interested individuals are advised that the next meeting of the group, which will also be the Annual General Meeting takes place at Corofin Community Centre on Wednesday October 7th at 8.00pm. This meeting will set the agenda of the association for the coming year.

Pat’s Prize

Pat McCarthy followed up his win in the Corofin Golf Society’s recent outing to Galway Bay by capturing Paul Ryan’s Captain’s Prize at Gort Golf Club on Saturday last. David Daly finished second with Gerard Kennedy third and Gerry Connors fourth. Francis O’Donohue and Michael Ryan, Kilnaboy won the nines. Gerry O’Donnell, Paul Ryan and David Quinn, who also won the prize for Nearest the Pin, won the category prizes. Michael Ryan, Tubber, won the Longest Drive while Mary Coen won the Ladies Prize. Patrick O’Brien and Brendan Quinn took the guest prizes. The October outing of the society will be to Adare Golf Club but the date has yet to be decided. The society congratulated Gort Golf Club, which had very strong Corofin representation, for their achievement in reaching the All Ireland final of the Pierce Purcell Shield competition at Carton House in Co. Kildare last week.

Coffee Fundraiser

The organisers of the fundraising Coffee Morning in aid of Cahercalla Hospice were delighted with the support of the local community which saw around €500 raised for this worthy cause.

Wedding Bells

The wedding took place recently at Ballintubber Abbey, Co. Mayo of Marie Corbett, daughter of Willie and Kathleen Corbett of Liscullane, Corofin to Martin Keating from Tipperary. The wedding reception was held at Knockranny House Hotel, Westport. The wedding also took place at Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny of Shane Neylon son of Jimmy and Mary Neylon of Poulbawn, Corofin to Aine Brennan of Urlingford. The reception was held at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel.

Soccer Double

Corofin Harps A had an away tie in the first round of the Munster Junior Cup on Sunday when they travelled to Shannon to take on Shannon Town B. Goals from Killian Malone and Dean Hatfield ensured Harps passage to the next round in a 2 – 0 win. Meanwhile Harps B continued their recent good form with a 5 – 3 win over Sporting Ennistymon B.

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