Corofin-Kilnaboy Notes for Thursday Oct. 29th.

Walking With Witches

‘Trick or Treat for Temple Street’ is the motto of the Hallow’een event taking place in Corofin on this Thursday evening October 29th. The Cora-Ween Spooktacular provides an opportunity for all the young children of the area to take part in a fancy dress extravaganza as well as putting on games and other entertainment to ensure a real fun event. All the little ghouls and goblins are asked to gather at Corofin GAA hall at 5.45pm. From here the ghostly procession will wend its way through the village to Corofin Community Centre where the fun and games begin. Fancy dress is essential with homemade costumes particularly welcome. Children are being invited to carve a pumpkin for the Pumpkin Parade while a healthy bistro is being laid on at the hall followed by a Demon Disco with DJ Fi-eel Good spinning out the Haunted Hits. There is a small charge for children, but adults go free.

Ladies Take Title

Corofin Camogie Club won the county Junior A title in the final played at Clooney on Saturday last wiith a comprehensive 2 – 13 to 1 – 05 win over Broadford. There was great celebration in Corofin on Saturday night to mark this historic victory. The club is also in contention for a number of other titles in the coming weeks and will be hoping to add to the silverware collected on Saturday last.

Farm of the Year

In the first ever Bord Bia awards presented in conjunction with the Burren Winterage Festival the Nagle farm at Carron won the top award and was declared Farm of the Year. Oliver Nagle accepted the award while his father Pat received a special award for his long time contribution to the promotion of the Burren Life programme in North Clare. The Jurken Family at Laghavalla, Kilnaboy won the award for Best Farm Family. Much of the activities of this year’s Winterage Festival centred around Corofin and Kilnaboy. The newly renovated Corofin Community Centre hosted the Winterage School which attracted more than 120 delegates representing several European countries. The hall itself was widely praised as an excellent venue with wonderful facilities while it also handled the catering requirements of the event in a very professional manner. Other activities took place around the parish from Thursday to Sunday with a visit to James Ruane’s vintage machinery exhibition a highlight of Saturday and the cattle drive at Flanagan’s farm in Glanquin the big attraction on Sunday.

Action in Adare

After a lay-off of several weeks Coroffin Golf Society members will have an opportunity to contest for Golfer of the Year points when they travel to Adare golf Club in Co. Limerick on this Saturday, October 31st for their October outing. This is the first ever official visit by the local club to the Adare course and a good turn-out is expected. The tee is reserved from 10.00am.

Drama Dates

The Corofin Dramatic Society cast and crew of The Last Panto in Little Grimley are on the road again this week-end with a trip to the Naas festival on this Saturday night October 31st. The group has already performed at the Birr and Kilmallock festivals in the past week. They have further journeys in the coming weeks with Cavan festival on November 7th and Doonbeg on November 15th.

Pubs of Ireland

A film crew working a new series of The Pubs of Ireland were in Corofin on Saturday last where they recorded a programme on Buffey Quinn’s Bar and Restaurant in the village. The programme interviewed proprietors Niall and Trish Cleary and also recorded some locals who remembered the pub as it was in the time of Bofey Quinn herself. They were also on hand to film much of the action on Saturday night when the village was very busy with the additional business generated ny the Burren Winterage event and by the celebrations of the victorious camogie club. The programme will be screened during the next series.

Footballers Win

Corofin has qualified for the semi-finals of the county u-21 B championship following a 2 – 10 to 1 – 07 win over Wolfe tones of Shannon at the Eire Óg grounds in Ennis on Sunday last. Corofin held a one point lead at half time on a score of 0 -06 to 1 -02. Goals from Eoin Davoren and Jason McCarthy in the second period swung the game in Corofin’s favour as they ran out six point winners in the end.

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