25th January 2013: The Ladies GAA Dinner Dance takes place on January 25th at 8pm in McSeain’s. Cost of tickets Adults €12.50 and children €5. Tickets available from Siobhan King 087 9424740 , Catherina Laheen 087 2499808 Valerie Johnston 087 2216355 or Neil Tully 087 2565175.
On-going: We are collecting old mobile phones, which will be donated to Jack and Jill, but will also help us get an
"O'Neills" kit for our team, so if you or a family member are getting a new phone, please consider giving your old phone
to any member of the Ladies football club. Thanks
4th October: Cornafean Ladies Fancy Dress announced: This years fancy dress will take place in McSeain's Cornafean on Sunday, 24th October... twenty days to get that costume perfected!
3rd October 2010 Cornafean v Arva - 9-A-Side Semi Final: Victory for Cornafean Ladies 2-12 - 2-11
26th September 2010 Cornafean v Mountnugent - Comprehensive victory for Cornafean Ladies 3-18 - 1-8
13th September 2010 Cornafean v Mountnugent - Victory for Cornafean Ladies
4th September 2010 Laragh v Cornafean - Walkover for Cornafean
27th August 2010 Arva v Cornafean - Victory for Cornafean Ladies
Saturday 9th October 2010: Time and venue to be announced - Junior League Semi Final Cornafean v Killygarry
Saturday 3rd October 2010: 5.30pm, Cornafean - 9-A-Side competition semi final Cornafean v Arva
Saturday 26th September 2010: 6.30pm, Cornafean - 9-A-Side competition Cornafean v Mountnugent
Monday 13th Septmber 2010: 7.00pm, Cornafean - Junior League Cornafean v Mountnugent
Saturday 4th September 2010: 6.30pm, Laragh - Junior League Laragh v Cornafean
Friday 27th August 2010: 7.30pm, Arva - 9-A-Side competition Arva v Cornafean
Formed in 2002, Cornafean Ladies won their first silverware in 2007 in the Division Four 9-A-Side competition, defeating Shannon Gaels in a thrilling final in Templeport.
In 2008 the girls went on to win the Division Four League, defeating Killygarry in spirited display of football in Mullahoran.
In 2009 the team once again reached the 9-A-Side final, but were defeated by Killeshandra in Lacken.
This year the girls reached their first ever Junior Championship semi final, but suffered defeat at the hands of Ballymachugh. Belturbet went on to win the Championship outright this year.
However the team is performing well in the 2010 9-A-Side and Junior League competitions with both titles still to play for.
Division 3 Nine aside Winners 2010
2010 ended on a high for Cornafean Ladies as they took the Division 3 9-a-side title in a hotly contested Halloween final against Ballymachugh. The meeting in Gowna was the fifth between the two teams that season, with Cornafean having come out as runners up on each previous occasion. From the beginning of the year the ladies were aiming high, with aspirations for Division 3 League and 9-a-side titles. Under the management of Brian McCaffrey and Eamon Gaffney, the girls’ work was duly rewarded when they reached their first Championship semi-final in July. Facing Ballymachugh in Killygarry, the reds suffered a heartbreaking defeat which ended hopes of Championship success. Never a team to lie down Cornafean came back with fighting determination to achieve their League dream. They progressed fluidly, and treated spectators to a thrilling extra-time encounter versus Killygarry in the League semi-final. Level at full time, Killygarry blasted Cornafean with a goal in extra time. However, the Reds fought back to win by six points in a gripping victory. In the final the girls would once again face Ballymachugh. Played in Milltown in October, Cornafean Ladies showed real grit during the game, but it was not enough to overcome the might of Ballymachugh.
One week after the Division 3 League final, the ladies would once again face Ballymachugh in their last match of the year. Eager to break with tradition the Reds took ownership of the game from the start, notching up a comfortable lead by half time. Though Ballymachugh fought back well in the second half, the Reds’ resolve and desire for success lead them to a five point victory and the title of 9-a-side champions for 2010.
Having reached finals every year for the past four years, and having brought home silverware for three of those four years, the Ladies of Cornafean are continuing to develop as an effective unit. With a healthy supply of young talented players, aspirations remain high for the future of ladies football in Cornafean into 2011 and beyond.