Cornafean club notes

December 18, 2017

Happy Christmas...Wishing all our loyal readers a very happy and peaceful Christmas.  A sincere thank you to the many people who helped us compile different news articles throughout 2017.  Your assistance is much appreciated and looking forward to working with you all in 2018.  Local news items for our Cornafean news are very much welcome so please do not hesitate to contact us going forward in 2018. 

Christmas Mass Times:  Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated in Coronea Church at 6.30pm with Christmas Day mass at 9am.  Mass will be celebrated in Arva at 8 p.m. Christmas Eve and 10 a.m. Chrismas Morning.   St Brigids Church Killeshandra Christmas eve mass is at 9 p.m. and Christmas day mass at 11 a.m. 

Change in mass times in Killeshandra Parish:  As from weekend of 6th/7th January 2018 masses are changing in our parish.  There will be one evening mass in Coronea at 7.30pm on Saturday evenings and two Sunday morning masses in Arva at 9.30am and Killeshandra at 11am on Sunday mornings. These are necessary changes to fall in line with Pastoral Area Cluster area and to facilitate priests covering from and to other parishes when needed.


Cornafean GFC lotto...Nos. 2, 4, 19, 24  No jackpot winner.  €40 winners   James McEnroe, Kilnaleck, Seamus O'Reilly, Cloncose, Fiona Gormley, Arva, Jim Sheridan Drumcoghill, Norman & PJ Top of the Town.  Next week's jackpot €6,100 and draw will take place on St. Stephen's evening in McSeains at approximately 6 p.m.  Happy Christmas and thank you for all your support. 

Scór Table Quiz:  Congratulations to Cornafean quiz team of Michael & William McGibney, Emmet Martin and Peter Doyle representing Cornafean GFC who were triumphant in the County Final of Scór na nÓg Table Quiz last week in Hotel Kilmore.  They will now represent Cavan in the All Ireland Final in Sligo on 17th February 2018. A huge well done also to Cormac Doyle, Michael Martin, Meabh Masterson and Áine Brady representing Cornafean Ladies club who had a very respectable score finishing in 6th place overall  on their first outing.  The future is indeed bright for Cornafean Table Quiz teams. 

Date for Diary  -  Cornafean Ladies Dinner Dance and Celebration night will take place on Friday 5th January in the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan.  An enjoyable night is planned and no doubt a great crowd will turn out to acknowledge and celebrate with the girls on their achievements over 2017.  Tickets can be purchased from Caroline King 087 2696918, Yvonne Kilkenny 087 6187704 or Brian McCaffrey  087 2250086. 

Christmas Jumper Night..Best of of luck to Ailish and her team as once again they host their Christmas Jumper Night in McSeains this Saturday night 23rd December  all in aid of Multiple Sclerosis, Cavan and Oxygen Therapy, Trim .  This is always a fantastic night just before Christmas and the variety of christmas jumpers on display really makes the occasion.  So please come out for a fun night and show your support for this great cause. 

Stars In Your Eyes 2017..All roads lead to McSeains on Wednesday  27th December at 9 p.m. as once again Cornafean GFC host another thrilling night of Stars in Your Eyes all in aid of our club facilities.  Down through the years this has been a night to remember in McSeains and no doubt this year will be no different.  So come along  to see lots of our past and present players and club supporters performing like you have never seen them perform before. All will be revealed on Wednesday night 27th December.  See you all there. 

St.  Stephens Day Charity Match....The ladies and gents footballers from Cornafean GFC will host a Charity Match on the second day of Christmas all in aid of a very worthy local charity.  All footballers, current and maybe some retired stars are invited to take part in this fun match all for a worthy cause.  Proceedings will kick off around 3 p.m. and there will be music and crack in McSeains later on in the evening.  All support greatly appreciated.   


CLUB NOTES

Cornafean GFC would like to wish all players, ladies, gents, club members, supports, patrons and sponsors a very happy and peaceful Christmas.  Thank you one and all for your dedication, hard work and loyalty to our club throughout 2017 and wishing everyone health and happiness for the new year 2018 and hopefully loads of success on the football field.

Cornafean GFC Thank You to all the players throughout the different age groups for all your efforts over the past year.  To the coaches and parents a massive thanks as it is your time and efforts which help the Reds field teams from underage right up to Senior Level.  It was quite a good year on the field with success at U14 level, U16 Lough Oughter Gaels amalgamation winning the Divsion 1 Champsionhip and the Senior Reds firmly establishing themselves in both the Division 2 league and Intermediate Championship.  So onwards and upwards for 2018 and wishing all our players from Juvenile to Senior level lots of good luck and hopefully some success for next year.

Cornafean Ladies Club has enjoyed a lot of success over the years but surely 2017 will live long in the memory for many reasons.  Our Senior Ladies after a sluggish start were crowned Junior Champions in Breffni Park in early September but then took on a magnificent journey to the Ulster Final where agonisingly they suffered a two point defeat to Corduff from Monaghan  in extra time.  This was a magnificent effort from the girls and management team and the club and supporters are justly proud of them all.  The U12 girls lost narrowly to Cavan Gaels in their final but there were county titles won at both U14 and U15 level suggesting the future is looking positive for ladies football in the club.  Thank you to the ladies club, players and management teams for a wonderful year and we wish them health and happiness and more of the same for 2018.

A recent book produced on the story of "The Runner McGough"  was launched recently by Catherina McKiernan in Castleblayney tells the remarkable story about John McGough who grew up in Glasgow and was an Olympic athlete, masseur with Celtic and trainer with Manchester United in the early 1900's.
However John McGough would be better known to Cavan people as he was the trainer with Hughie O Reilly who brought Cavan to All Ireland success in
1947 and 1948. Little did Cavan players know at that time of the greatness of the man who was training them and rubbing them as a masseur. 

The book called "The Runner McGough" is for sale in Lynch's Shop, Arva.

Date for Diary  -  Cornafean Ladies Dinner Dance and Celebration night will take place on Friday 5th January in the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan.  An enjoyable night is planned and no doubt a great crowd will turn out to acknowledge and celebrate with the girls on their achievements over 2017.  Tickets can be purchased from Caroline King 087 2696918, Yvonne Kilkenny 087 6187704 or Brian McCaffrey  087 2250086. 

Cornafean GFC lotto...Nos. 2, 4, 19, 24  No jackpot winner.  €40 winners   James McEnroe, Kilnaleck, Seamus O'Reilly, Cloncose, Fiona Gormley, Arva, Jim Sheridan Drumcoghill, Norman & PJ Top of the Town.  Next week's jackpot €6,100 and draw will take place on St. Stephen's evening in McSeains at approximately 6 p.m.  Happy Christmas and thank you for all your support. 

St.  Stephens Day Charity Match....The ladies and gents footballers from Cornafean GFC will host a Charity Match on the second day of Christmas all in aid of a very worthy local charity.  All footballers, current and maybe some retired stars are invited to take part in this fun match all for a worthy cause.  Proceedings will kick off around 3 p.m. and there will be music and crack in McSeains later on in the evening.  All support greatly appreciated.   

St Pats....Congratulations to Ronan Trainor, Peter Doyle and Pierce Kilkenny who were members of the winning St. Pats College team who won the prestigious Ulster Corn na Nog title last weekend where they convincingly beat St. Pats from Maghera.



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