independent

Friday 18 April 2014

All Ireland title winners and not a ball in sight

Nora Fealey, Charlie Farrelly, Tom Wrenn and Richard O'Donoghue, Cordal GAA Club's All-Ireland Fund Competition winning team making plans for their gala dinner.

IT isn't very often that a GAA club wins an All-Ireland title without a ball in sight. However, on this occasion that's just what happened to the small, close-knit Cordal GAA Club.

IT isn't very often that a GAA club wins an All-Ireland title without a ball in sight. However, on this occasion that's just what happened to the small, close-knit Cordal GAA Club.

This Thursday night, November 21, will be a special one in the history of the Cordal club and area as GAA President Liam O'Neill will be the guest of honour at the local community centre.

Mr. O'Neill and a panel of VIP guests will attend a gala dinner hosted by SuperValu and Musgraves in honour of the club's remarkable achievement in winning the All-Ireland Fund Competition last September.

Among the guests on the night will be RTE's Marty Morrissey who will be the MC for the event as well as Kerry's Paul Galvin.

The prize, as well as an overall bursary of €10,000, was a result of a competition the club entered during the year as part of the Supervalu Community Fund.

On Thursday, August 1, the Cordal GAA Club entry was announced the winner of the Munster prize of €5,000. Their application was based on the extremely poor conditions of their playing pitch - a fact which caught the imagination of the national press.

The All Ireland final took place in Croke Park, Dublin on Wednesday, September 4. There, three members of the club - Tom Wrenn, Charlie Farrelly and Richard O'Donoghue - spoke passionately about Cordal GAA Club and what it meant to the community.

As the weeks passed by the close knit community waited for the result and it seemed that the club had been unsuccessful in their mission.

Then one morning in early September, club PRO Nora Fealey received a call from Jim Garvey of Garvey's SuperValu congratulating the club members on their success and of winning a further €5,000 plus a gala dinner in their club-house.

"The gala evening will start with pre-dinner drinks at Hughes's Bar and this will be followed by a buffet dinner at Cordal Community Centre. Then the revellers can dance the night away to the 'Heart and Soul, band. A number of free raffles for Supervalu hampers will also take place on the night.

As this is an historic and special occasion for not only the local GAA club but for the community a limited number of tickets have become available for general sale. Anyone wishing to become part of this once off special occasion are asked to make contact with the club's secretary Richard O'Donoghue on 087 2285653 to reserve your ticket as soon as possible," said Nora Fealey

Also in this Section

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet Singles Now

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

GrabOne Deals

News