TUAM and DISTRICT Sports Notes (Tuesday, 4th September 2018)

Corofin Sevens Football

Covering local sports news in Tuam and the surrounding areas including Abbeyknockmoy, Claremorris, Corofin, Dunmore, Kilconly, Sylane and Others.


Tuam Golf Club 

Our final major of the year took place on Sunday with our Vice Presidents Prize (Sr. Agnes Curley).

1st Dympna Fahy (35) 70 Nett, 2nd Ann Treacy (20) 72 Nett, Gross Breege Finnerty (16) 90 Nett, 3rd Mary Roche (25) 74 Nett, 4th Mary McDonagh (27) 75 Nett, Cat A Jacqui McGrath (17) 76 Nett, Cat B Fionnuala Walsh (24) 76 Nett, Cat C Annette Dolan (37) 76 Nett

Front Nine Noleen Walsh (27) 34 Nett, Back Nine Catherine Canavan (32) 37 Nett. CSS 73

Men’s results: 1. Oliver Martin (23) 43 pts  2. Morgan Lynch (3) 40 pts. 3. Barney Glynn (19) 38 pts b/d. Gross: Danny McGrath (5) 32 G. pts.  CSS 36 pts


Abbeyknockmoy Hurling 

Seniors were beaten well by Pearses at the weekend by 2-19 to 0-11. Abbey never looked in control against stronger opponents and now have Ardrahan and Athenry left in the group. Two wins are a must to still qualify from group. 

U15 championship this Thursday away to Pearses also. 

The celebration evening for Feile winners in hurling/camogie/ handball which was to be held this Sunday 9th September has been postponed to a later date. 

We had a fantastic days hurling at the pitch today with an U11 friendly blitz with two teams from Clare, Parteen and St. Joseph’s  Doora- Barefield and two Galway teams, Sarsfields and ourselves. 

Kevin Mannion Parteen, ex Abbey, had grandsons or connections on all teams and it was great connection to have and a great way to get clubs together.  

All teams got 3 games each but the standard of hurling and the level of skill on display was magical to all who came along to witness it. With sons of the great Joe Cooney, Peter Cooney, Seánie McMahon and Christy O’Connor playing you wouldn’t expect anything else. 

It was a friendly blitz but no team or player held back and they all gave it everything and played the game to the best of their ability and at the end of the day there wasn’t a puck of a ball between all four teams but everyone walked away with a shake hands and well done.  

Sincere thanks to all management for the manner of professionalism and respect shown to all teams.  

Massive thanks to our local refs who never let us down namely David Staunton and Mike Tarpey.  

After the games it was back to the Abbey Inn where all players and management enjoy a chat over a chicken curry and rice. Thanks as always to Delicious Catering for the fabulous food and to Paddy Mannion Abbey Inn for hosting us.  

All players were also presented with participation medals and a goodie bag by Kevin Mannion.  

Thanks as always to Abbey HC for support and it is hoped that one of the Clare clubs will host this tournament next year and it will continue to rotate between the 4 clubs over the coming years.  

Lotto numbers 27 August: 10, 11, 24, 25 

No Winner. One match 3, Molloy family Crumlin 

Lucky Dip: Niall Jennings. 

Thanks to all for supporting us in our lotto. 

Play online at: www.abbeyknockmoy.gaa.ie/club-lotto
You can purchase 10, 25 or 52 draws. 

€2 per line or 3 for €5 in normal envelopes in the various pubs and shops in the parish. 

Monthly prize draw €700 Joyce Laffey. €100 each Tomás Cooley, Florita Dolly and Emma Flaherty. 


Corofin GAA


Corofin added the All-Ireland Sevens football title to their All-Ireland club crown when they overcame seven times champions St. Gall’s of Antrim in the final at the Kilmacud Crokes grounds in Glenalbyn on Saturday evening. This was the Clubs fourth success in the tournament.

Group 1 games:- Corofin 3-4 to St. Marys Saggart 2-8.

Corofin 7-9 to Skerries Harps 0-5.

Corofin 5-7 to Derrylaughan, Tyrone 1-9.

Quarter-final:- Corofin 4-10 to Carryduff, Down 1-7.

Semi-final:- Corofin 2-9 to Mountbellew-Moylough 0-10.

In the Final, played at 6pm, the score was Corofin 4-9 to St.Galls, Antrim 1-8.

The Sevens panel was Dylan Canney, Bernard Power, Jason Leonard (Captain), Ciarán Brady, Kieran Molloy, Ross Mahon, Darragh Silke, Martin Farragher, Dylan McHugh, Dylan Wall.

Congrats to the panel of players and mentors on this super achievement and to the Londis Player of the Tournament, Dylan McHugh.


There was no luck for the Galway minors as they lost out to Kerry by 1-14 to 0-21 in the All-Ireland final. Well done to Tony Gill (1 goal), Matthew Cooley (5 points), substitute Conor Halbard and panel member Rob Carr on their involvement all year.


Our minors played Claregalway in the Minor Championship North A, Group A on Tuesday evening in Claregalway.

We play Glinsk in the Junior A Championship semi-final in Barnaderg at 6.00 pm on Saturday evening.

We play Annaghdown in the Junior C Championship North in Corofin at 12.00 pm on Sunday afternoon.


We hosted the inaugural Under 12 Corofin James Collins Invitational Tournament on Saturday.

This is the largest U12 tournament that we have ever hosted with 24 teams from across 9 Clubs competing across 3 competitions.

A staggering 45 matches were played throughout the day with excellent skills and super football on display.

There were 3 competitions to suit all levels of skills and all teams were very competitive.

Crossmolina and St. Mary’s of Leitrim competed the Cup final where they served up a great display of football where Crossmolina won out.

In the Shield competition, Milltown and the Corofin B team reached the final. This was a very competitive affair with Milltown coming out on top.

In the Plate competition the 2 teams to reach the final were St. Mary’s of Leitrim and the Corofin Green team. Again, there was another great display from both teams where Corofin won out in the end.

Overall, football was the real winner, as all the children got loads of playing time and it was an very enjoyable tournament.

We would like to send thanks to all of the club’s for attending and making this tournament a success.

We would also like to thank all the volunteers for helping to setup and run the tournament as without them this would not of happened. We cannot name you all but special thanks to Frank Morris for his guidance and support, the Corofin Bord na Óg, the Collins family and Club Secretary, Jimmy McHugh from. Also a very special thanks to Liam Cawley for the planning and overall cordination of the event.

The 1st of September proved to be a great day for the Club with the success of the under 12 tournament and an All Ireland 7’s Kilmacud title for our Seniors.


Lotto numbers 7, 8, 22, 26. Jackpot not won and one match 3, Martin Flaherty. Seller’s prize Brian Loughlin. Next week’s jackpot is €7,550 and draw in Club Office.

Corofin Sevens Football
The Sevens panel was Dylan Canney, Bernard Power, Jason Leonard (Captain), Ciarán Brady, Kieran Molloy, Ross Mahon, Darragh Silke, Martin Farragher, Dylan McHugh, Dylan Wall.


Dunmore MacHales LGFA 

Well done to our U14 ladies who beat Kilannon in the Championship 5-19 to 2-6 .

Good luck to our U10 girls who play the County blitz on Saturday next in Clonberne.

Our u16 ladies await confirmation of fixture for their Shield semi-final. More information to follow when it comes available.

Best of luck to our Minors and management who face Corofin on Saturday at 4pm in Caltra in the Shield final.

Cash for clobber collection continues at the dressing rooms to raise much needed funds for the ladies club.  Please leave bags of unwanted clothing/sheets/ towels. No duvets please.


Claremorris Golf Club 

AIB Sponsored Competition Results 

1st Derek Dempsey 41 pts 
Cat 1 Eoin Prendergast 40 pts (bk9
Cat 2 Pat Coyne 35 pts
Cat 3 Noel Grier 36 pts
Cat 4 Padraig McHugh 35 pts

Ladies 18 Hole
1st Rita Grealish 33 pts 
9 Hole
1st Una Clarke 15 pts

Birdie Comp
Brian McGuinness, Kevin Heneghan by 2, Pat Coyne.


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