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28 in a row for Cork

Cork beat Donegal in Cong


Cork 3-22 Donegal 1-6.

No doubt Cork will have been happy with their visit to Cong on
Sunday, the points collected despite, missing a number of players
is another stepping stone to the elusive three in a row. While
Donegal despite their best efforts did not provide meaningful
opposition, Cork can feel well satisfied with their huge win.
Rena Buckley UCD and Catriona Foley UCC, were in Ashbourne Cup
final duty. Angela Walsh was out with injury depriving the backs
of three of its stalwarts, add the fact that Claire O Donoghue
started in goals in place of Elaine Harte and you can see how
well the defence did in holding Donegal to 1-6 over the hour.
Linda Barrette in her first start did well in the full line Brid
Stack took over at fullback with Norita Kelly moving to centre
back from her regular midfield slot, and she was flanked by Sinead
OReilly and Geraldine O Flynn. Regina Curtin came in at midfield
while the forward sextet reverted to the the All-Ireland final
line-up with devastating effect. They showed their vast experience
by a amassing a huge score augmented by the introduction of Amy
O Shea and Laura McMahon both of whom got on the score sheet.

The Cork U-14 Panel

Game over

The game was over as a contest at the halftime whistle with Cork
leading by 2-12 to 0-3 both goals coming from the new National
coach for camogie Mary OConnor she also chipped in with 4 points.
Valerie Mulcahy still knows where the posts are when she carried
the good form of the previous Sunday to the Mayo venue to notch
0-5. Deirdre O Reilly added 4, Juliet Murphy who had helped Donoughmore
to a vital National Basketball win the previous night contributed
2 points from frees, while Briege Corkery found her way from the
fullback line to register a score with Amanda Murphy pointing
as well. Rhona Buckley and Louise Coholan also got a taste of
Senior football and the way the newcomers have been performing
is most heartening at this stage of the season. The real test
will come in the next game when the Reblettes take on old adversaries
Meath, who ran them so close 2 years ago in the Championship and
who were most unfortunate not to win the league final last year.

Cork will be without Mary O Connor, Briege Corkery, Catriona Foley,
Rena Buckley, Anglea Walsh, Regina Curtin, on a camogie holiday.
Mariead Kelly will be on duty for Ireland in six Nations rugby
against England while Amanda Murphy Louise Coholan are exam tied.
This will be a huge ask for Cork, to take on Meath without 5 players
who started in the All-Ireland final and 2 who have been regulars
this season. No doubt the real merit of the replacements will
be put to test and they must rise to the occasion if Cork are
to preserve their magnificent record and make it 28 in a row,
which some will claim is only a statistic along the way, nevertheless
a statistic to be proud of and a statistic worth fighting for
to prolong Fund-raising With the Co Board in dire need of funds
with a deficit of 70,000 last year alone, mostly due to Corks
outstanding success at all levels Senior League and Championship
winners for the 2nd year in a row, Minor and under 14 All-Ireland
champions and under 16 runners-up, a huge effort is being made
to erase the debt.

Already a very successful table quiz has been held netting 11,000.
A series of bag packing days have been a major success, netting
6,000 to date and with more planned, the target of treasurer Anthony
Dempsey is 20,000. This weekend the bag packing takes place at
Supervalu in Newmarket and Twohigs in Kanturk. On the 10th of
March Dunnes in Clonakilty is the venue, Dunnes in Douglas Court
will oblige on the 8th 9th and 10th of March, another is planned
fro Dunnes in Blackpool and to balance things Tesco are rowing
in on the 24th and 25th of May with at least 5 of their outlets.
There has been great help from the clubs and this has paid off
handsomely in terms of money raised. So we ask the clubs to continue
the good work and the general public to lend their support for
the most successful Co in the country.

Major sponsor.

Discussions are being finalised with the view to getting a major
sponsor for 2007 and hopefully the outcome of the negotiations
will be announced in the near future and Cork will have a sponsor
worthy of the County they are supporting, knowing they will get
terrific value for their investment.

Golf society.

On Thursday last at Mourneabbey, a new golf society was set up
for Ladies Football, this is in addition to the golf classic which
again will be held on the 21st of April in Kanturk. The golf society
will help to add to the social dimension of the Co Board. The
officers of the new society are President Cathal O Callaghan,
Captain Anthony Dempsey Vice Capt Con OSullivan. Fixtures Sec
Robbie Smyth, Sec PRO Fr Liam Kelleher. Committee members Tom
Luddy Jerry O Sullivan. Already 2 outings have been arranged Waterock
near Midleton Friday 11th May. Macroom Friday 6th July with another
at Lee Valley in September.

Committee members of the Cork Golf Society

Membership of the Society for the year is 50. If you wish to
join contact any member of the Co Board or your club or you can
give me a ring at 087-8516984. Hopefully there will be a big turnout
in Kanturk on the 21st of April. A draw has been arranged in conjunction
with the classic with incentives for clubs to raise money for
themselves as well.

Co Board handbook.

Hopefully the Monthly meeting of the Board on Monday next will
give approval for the publishing of a handbook for the County.
The handbook would contain a list of all the clubs and club contacts.
Fixture list, Munster and National Contacts. Team management personel.
Coaching, development. Divisional fixtures and contacts etc. Monthly
meeting The monthly meeting will be held in the Ardulan Room in
the Castle Hotel in Macroom this coming Monday at 8.30pm. All
clubs should have their affiliations’ and the competitions they
are competing in, with the secretary for this meeting, to date
31 clubs have affiliated Cork underage teams. Over 70 girls gathered
at sacred heart College in Carrignavar on Saturday for under 14
trials ,these have been ongoing for 3 months under the auspices
of the School of Excellence under the direction of Charlie McLaughlin.
The panel will now be reduced to 45 for further training and coaching
before the final 30 are named. The minors trained on Sunday at
the same venue and their trial game UCC fixed for Tuesday was
cancelled due to weather conditions, The Minor championship campaign
begins this year in March and every effort will be made to retain
the All-Ireland crown. The juniors also had an outing over the
week-end. Fundamentals course.

A fundamentals coaching course will be held at CIT on this coming
Saturday at 9.30pm. The course is fully booked up. Another course
is planned may have to be cancelled if the required numbers are
not forthcoming. If interested give you name to your club to be
brought to the meeting on Monday night in Macroom.


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