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Rathcline Club Notes 29th January 2018

posted 31 Jan 2018, 04:48 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

AGM

The club will hold its AGM on Saturday 17th February in the clubhouse at 6pm. The club had a very good year culminating with a wonderful victory in the Intermediate Championship. Off the field the club had a good year also. To help continue the success of 2017 and create a growth in 2018 the club would like to encourage anyone that has an interest in the development of the club both on and off the field to come along to the AGM. The club is looking forward to seeing a great number at the meeting.

Mark Fallon Good luck to Mark Fallon and his Multyfarnham team mates in the All-Ireland Junior Final in Croke Park on Saturday.

Death: The Rathcline club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the O’Brien family, Clonbeg, Buncrana on the death of Danny O’Brien. Danny was a prominent member of our club during the historic victory of the club’s one and only Senior Championship. Danny was not only as selector with that team, but he was also the sub goalie. Danny gave the club a huge amount of his time during his stay on the Rathcline Road. He also was an excellent coach to our underage teams and to Lanesboro Vocational School where he was a teacher. Danny was full of positivity and was always encouraging and developing a great sense of well being amongst pupils and players. Danny was predeceased by his daughter Miriam. The entre club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to his wife Isabel, his children Diarmuid, Michael, Margaret, Shane, Danielle, Jennifer, Susan and Emmet and we share with them in their sadness.

50/50

On Monday night 22nd January the 50/50 pool stood at €300 and the winning envelope drawn in the Adie’s Bar was in the name of Ann Kenny, Newtowncashel.

Tickets are on sale locally at €2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and also the many people that buy the one-year ticket.

Not too long ago the pool each week was nearing €500 and we would encourage you to get your weekly blue envelope and help drive the weekly amount back to where it should always be.

Your support is much appreciated.

Sympathy: The club would like to extend its sympathy to the Gillen family, The Green and the Johnston family, Curreen, Rathcline Road on their recent bereavements.

Shannon Gaels Minor Club

U13 and U15 Cross County Leagues: Western Gaels will compete again this year in the Leinster U13 and U15 Cross County Leagues. On Saturday next our U13’s are away to St. Rynagh’s Offaly while the U15’s are away to Confey Kildare in Leixlip. 

Rathcline Club Notes 22nd January 2018

posted 22 Jan 2018, 09:45 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Player of the Year Last Saturday night at a packed Longford Arms Hotel the annual Longford GAA Awards Night took place. We were privileged to have two of our players nominated for the Intermediate Player of the Year. Shane Donohoe and Shane Kenny were nominated, and it was an honour for the club to have Shane Donohoe announced as Intermediate Player of the Year 2017. We would like to congratulate Shane on his well-deserved award.

AGM

The club had a very good year culminating with a wonderful victory in the Intermediate Championship. Off the field the club had a good year also. The club will hold its AGM on Saturday 17th February in the clubhouse at 6pm. To help continue the success of 2017 and create a growth in 2018 the club would like to encourage anyone that has an interest in the development of the club both on and off the field to come along to the AGM. The club is looking forward to seeing a great number at the meeting.

Good Luck The National Football League begins this weekend with Longford taking on Offaly in Tullamore on Sunday at 2pm. We wish Denis Connerton and Shane Donohoe the very best throughout the League and we wish our two other players Liam Connerton and Shane Kenny speedy recovery as they recover from their injuries.

Mark Fallon Congratulations to Mark Fallon and his Multyfarnham team mates on reaching the All-Ireland Final on Saturday week 3rdFebruary. The final will be played in Croke Park and we would encourage any of our club members be they at home or around the city to go along and support Mark and his Multyfarnham team mates on the evening.

50/50

On Monday night 15th January the 50/50 pool stood at €276 and the winning envelope drawn in the Yacht Bar was in the name of Johnny & Nuala Malone, Cloontuskert.

Tickets are on sale locally at €2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and also the many people that buy the one-year ticket.

Not too long ago the pool each week was nearing €500 and we would encourage you to get your weekly blue envelope and help drive the weekly amount back to where it should always be.

Your support is much appreciated.

Shannon Gaels Minor Club

The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to our Children’s Officer Brid Gordon her husband Philip and family on the death of Philip’s mother in Athlone recently.

Forum on Football Thanks to Niall, Misco and Éanna for attending and representing us at the Forum on Football in Pearse Park on Saturday. It proved a worthwhile trip for Niall who won a T-Shirt in the draw.

North Leinster Final Well done to Éanna Mc Grath, Cillian Flood, Cian Gilmore, Cronan Flood and Oran Kenny and the Ballymahon Mercy team who had a great win over Oldcastle, Co. Meath on Thursday last in the North Leinster semi-final. We also say well done to Grattan’s player Rory Howlin who is a member of the Western Gaels panel.


Rathcline Club Notes 15th January 2018

posted 19 Jan 2018, 08:51 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Ticket sellers for 50/50 required

The onus is on everyone in the club minor club and senior club, players and parents to come together and just sell between 5/10 tickets each at their work places and make the draw pool a really substantial amount each week. This draw has the potential at only €2 a ticket to be a big boost to the winner each week if we really put our shoulder to the wheel and help make the pool substantial. We must all make the effort.

Let’s make Monday night a night to look forward to each week for the coming year.

Rathcline wish everyone the very best for a happy and healthy 2018 and look forward to your support.

On Monday night 8th January the 50/50 pool stood at €288 and the winning envelope drawn in the Yacht Bar was in the name of Maura Kenny Fermoyle.

AGM

The club AGM will take place on Saturday 17th February in the clubhouse at 6pm. We would encourage everyone that has an interest in the club to put their thoughts and ideas together, bring them to the meeting and help drive the club forward in a major way in 2018.

Shannon Gaels Minor Club

The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to our Children’s Officer Brid Gordon her husband Philip and family on the death of Philip’s mother in Athlone recently.

Rathcline Club Notes 8th January 2018

posted 8 Jan 2018, 12:12 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Christmas Draw: The club would like to thank everyone that supported our annual Christmas draw making it a one of the best ever – we really appreciate your great support. The draw was an outstanding success and there was an exceptional effort made by so many sellers and the club really appreciates what you did.

The prizes were won by the following 1st € 3,000 Mark and David Reynolds c/o Doyle’s Longford, 2nd €1,000 Jean Mc Dermott, Killashee, 3rd€500 Sean Skelly, Newtowncashel,

4th €250 Joe Fallon/Padraig Brewster, 5th €250 Barry Clarke, 6th €200 Johnny and Wayne c/o Yacht Bar and 7th €200 Cathal Mulvihill Newtowncashel.

50/50

On Monday night 18th December the 50/50 pool stood at €280 and the winning envelope drawn in the Clarke’s Bar was Caroline Cullen, Rathcline Road.

On Tuesday 26th December the draw took place in Adie’s bar. The total pool amounted to €400 and the lucky envelope drawn was in the name of Olive Ginty, Ballyleague.

The third draw over the Christmas took place on Monday 1st January in the Peer Inn, Lisnacusha. The pool last week amounted to €260 and the winning envelope belonged to Patricia Brady, Church View

The onus is on everyone in the club minor club and senior club, players and parents to come together and sell just 5 tickets each at their work places and make this draw a really substantial amount each week. This draw has the potential at only €2 a ticket to be a big boost to the winner each week if we really put our shoulder to the wheel. Let’s make Monday night a night to look forward to each week for the coming year.

Rathcline wish everyone the very best for a happy and healthy 2018 and look forward to your support.

County team

Presently the county senior team under the guidance of team manager Denis Connerton are going very well in the O’Byrne Cup. While two of our panellists Liam Connerton and Shane Kenny are out injured it is great to see Shane Donohoe flying the club flag. We wish all the lads the very best for the coming season.

AGM

The club AGM will take place in early February and we would encourage everyone that has an interest in the club to put their thoughts and ideas together, bring them to the meeting and help drive the club forward in a major way in 2018. 

Rathcline Club Notes 18th December 2017

posted 18 Dec 2017, 13:04 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Christmas Draw: We are looking forward to the local community and club people far and wide to buy tickets for the annual Christmas draw. This draw is so vital to the early stages of the club year as there are insurance and affiliation fees to be paid to allow entry into competitions. The draw will take place on Friday 29th December in Adie’s Bar.

Tickets are priced €20 each and it will make a great Christmas gift. The prize structure is 1st €3000, 2nd €1000, 3rd €500, 4th €250, 5th €250. 6th€200 and 7th €200.

50/50

Monday night last 12th December the 50/50 pool stood at €312 and the winning drawn in the Peer Inn, Lisnacusha was Bridie Nolan, Carrickmoran, Newtowncashel. Tickets are on sale locally at €2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and also the many people that buy the one-year ticket. Your support is much appreciated.

Happy Christmas: Over the past year on the field we had great success winning the Intermediate Championship and been narrowly beaten in U21 Championship and Patsy Reilly Cup.

We had successful fundraising events where you all supported us so generously. We thank you dearly for all your support. The club is moving forward and with your continued we can begin to flourish once again.

The senior and minor club would like wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Get Well: Presently, a number of great supporters of the Rathcline are hospitalised or recuperating from an illness. The club would like to wish them well for a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing them out and about in the near future.

Western Gaels Draw: The results of the Western Gaels draw held last weekend are: 1st Hamper: Michael Kajun, 2nd Turkey: Bríd Gordon, 3rdHam: Carrie Casey, 4th Cake: Luke Dowd, 5th Whiskey: Betty Murphy, 6th Wine: Kevin Farrell, 7th Wine: Georgina Hand, and 8th Sweets: Charlie Finn.

Your support for the draw was greatly appreciated.


Rathcline Club Notes 11th December 2017

posted 11 Dec 2017, 06:53 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Cake Sale: The club would like to say a very big thank you to the organisers, the bakers, those that played any part in the Christmas Bake and Sale on Sunday last. Thanks also to everyone that supported the event by attending and buying cakes and buying tickets for the draw. A full report from the organising committee will be published next week.

Christmas Draw: We are looking forward to the local community and club people far and wide to buy tickets for the annual Christmas draw. This draw is so vital to the early stages of the club year as there are insurance and affiliation fees to be paid to allow entry into competitions.

Tickets are priced €20 each and it will make a great Christmas gift. The prize structure is 1st €3000, 2nd €1000, 3rd €500, 4th €250, 5th €250. 6th€200 and 7th €200.

50/50 Draw: Monday night last 5th December the 50/50 pool stood at €324 and the winning drawn in the Peer Inn, Lisnacusha was Ben Lackey, Barnacor. Tickets are on sale locally at €2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and also the many people that buy the one-year ticket. Your support is much appreciated.


Rathcline Club Notes 3rd December 2017

posted 5 Dec 2017, 09:17 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Christmas Draw: We are looking forward to the local community and club people far and wide to buy tickets for the annual Christmas draw. This draw is so vital to the early stages of the club year as there are insurance and affiliation fees to be paid to allow entry into competitions.

Tickets are priced €20 each and it will make a great Christmas gift. The prize structure is 1st €3000, 2nd €1000, 3rd €500, 4th €250, 5th €250. 6th€200 and 7th €200.

50/50: Monday night last 27th November the 50/50 pool stood at €402 and the winning drawn in the Aide’s Bar was Breda Moran, Carraroe. Tickets are on sale locally at €2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks. The club would like to thank everyone that continues to support the draw on a weekly basis and also the many people that buy the one-year ticket. Your support is much appreciated.

Baking Fare on Sunday: are you ready for the club’s festive fund-raising Bake Cake and Cake Demonstration event on Sunday next10thDecember in the parish hall.

We know there are many fabulous bakers within the parish and outside and the club is looking for your support. Create your ideas, prepare for baking and remember the date 10th December. You can bake anything you want, be it buns cupcakes, rock buns, brownies, scones, brioche, doughnuts, biscuits, chip cookies, cakes, puddings, loaves, cheesecakes, muffins and breads or anything else you wish to bake.

This promises to be a fun filled afternoon for everyone and it is an event to be baked for and not to be missed. 

Rathcline Club Notes 27th November 2017

posted 28 Nov 2017, 04:20 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Christmas Draw: We are looking forward to the local community and club people far and wide to buy tickets for the annual Christmas draw. This draw is so vital to the early stages of the club year as there are insurance and affiliation fees to be paid to allow entry into competitions.

Tickets are priced €20 each and it will make a great Christmas gift. The prize structure is 1st €3000, 2nd €1000, 3rd €500, 4th €250, 5th €250. 6th€200 and 7th €200.

U21: Sunday at 12.30pm in Pearse Park our Under 21 team will take on Abbeylara or Mullinalaghta in the county Under 21 final. In this competition we are joined together with Grattan’s due to our lack of numbers. The team has jelled very well and with a great amount of work by the team management they are only one step away from their holy grail. We urge every Rathcline supporter to go along to Pearse Park and give the lads and team management our full support.

50/50: Monday night last 20th November the 50/50 pool stood at €335 and the winning drawn in the Clarke’s Bar was Charlie Mc Dermott, Lisnacusha. Your support is greatly appreciated for the weekly draw. Tickets are on sale locally at €2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks

Your Baking Skills: are you ready for the club’s festive fund-raising Bake Cake and Cake Demonstration event on Sunday 10th December in the parish hall.

We know there are many fabulous bakers within the parish and outside and the club is looking for your support. Create your ideas, prepare for baking and remember the date 10th December. You can bake anything you want be it buns cupcakes, rock buns, brownies, scones, brioche, doughnuts, biscuits, chip cookies, cakes, puddings, loaves, cheesecakes, muffins and breads or anything else you wish to bake.

This promises to be a fun filled afternoon for everyone and it is an event to be baked for and not to be missed. Further details will be published next week

You should consider refereeing?

Have you ever thought of taking up refereeing? Refereeing is open to men and women from the age of 18 upwards. It is something that brings great satisfaction and allows referees to progress up the ranks to whatever level their dedication takes them.

The image of referring being a solitary occupation does not bear anything close to reality. You are a member of a team of referees in the county where there is great comradery. You also will have your own umpires that leaves you part of another team and a leader of that team.

Now, there are wonderful opportunities for young referees to climb the ranks within Longford and indeed in the Leinster ranks also. Now is the time to be giving it serious consideration.

Longford has a proud record of supplying referees to Leinster and the National Refereeing panel for many years and this opportunity is waiting for you with the right application.

Refereeing is fun and it builds great friendship. If you decide to explore the idea feel free to contact Joe O’Brien joea@iol.ie or phone 086 2460 840.

Minor Club

Cavan Curse: The club was delighted with the response to the play held in the Parish Hall on Friday night. The club would like to thank everyone that supported the play either by buying tickets or coming along to what was a most enjoyable play.

The committee would like to thank Seamus O’Rourke and his team for putting on the play, to those that manned the door, shop and kitchen and also the 3 lads that done the raffle.

The club looks forward to your full support as the new committee swing into action for the coming year.

Parish League: A good number took part in the Parish League on Saturday last and an enjoyable time was had by all. For those in attendance it was mighty, but it was disappointing that a number of players were not available on the day.

Rathcline Club Notes 20th November 2017

posted 20 Nov 2017, 10:48 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Come to the hall on Friday: Seamus O’Rourke once again teams up with Cavan writer John McManus (The Quare Land & Danger Money) and Cavan actress Fiona Fitzpatrick in his latest production ‘The Cavan Curse’

Cavan have reached the All-Ireland final against Kerry… they haven’t won since 1952… The blacksmith from Templeport is the last surviving member of the 52 team and knows only too well that Cavan had a curse put on them by the same woman who cursed Mayo… Cavan can’t win until all players are dead. The blacksmith has asked his grandson’s wife to help him do away with himself during the match… but Cavan start to win and he gets cold feet… there are many twists and turns until it all comes down to the last kick… Anyway, that’s just to give you a feel of the silliness of the whole thing… in other words it’s a comedy.

Tickets and bookings are available from O’Brien’s phone 3321107 or phone Martina at 086-3858934

Patsy Reilly Final: The final of the Patsy Reilly Cup took place on Wednesday night last in Killoe. After another titanic struggle this time we came out on the wrong side of the result losing by just one point. Thus, ended the season for the Intermediate team for 2017 and it was a great one having bagged the Intermediate Championship and the right to play senior championship in 2018. Well done to all concerned on a great year.

Christmas Draw: We are looking forward to the local community and club people far and wide to buy tickets for the annual Christmas draw. This draw is so vital to the early stages of the club year as there are insurance and affiliation fees to be paid to allow entry into competitions.

Tickets are priced €20 each and it will make a great Christmas gift. The prize structure is 1st €3000, 2nd €1000, 3rd €500, 4th €250, 5th €250. 6th€200 and 7th €200.

U21: The U21 team had a comprehensive victory on Sunday last when they beat a very strong Granard Ballymore in Granard on a scoreline 4-10 to 1-10. This was a fabulous result going to the home pitch of Granard Ballymore, starting slowly, being down 5 points and then fighting back for this comprehensive victory. Well done to all concerned on this great win.

The final is scheduled for Sunday 3rd December where they will play St. Columba’s Mullinalaghta or Abbeylara. We look forward to a huge crowd going to Pearse Park to support the team.

Leinster winner: Congratulations to our former player Mark Fallon on winning his Leinster Final on Saturday with Multyfarnham in the Leinster Junior competition.

County Convention: Nominations have now closed for this year’s county convention to be held in Ballymahon on Thursday 14th December. Albert Cooney has once again been nominated to continue his role as Treasurer. Brendan Gilmore has been nominated as Leinster Council delegate. We wish both men the very best of luck and look forward to both being elected to office for 2018.

50/50: Monday night last 13th November the 50/50 pool stood at €335 and the winning drawn in the Yacht Bar was Paddy Stapleton, Killashee. Your support is greatly appreciated for the weekly draw. Tickets are on sale locally at €2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks

Your Baking Skills: are you ready for the club’s festive fund-raising Bake Cake and Cake Demonstration event on Sunday 10th December in the parish hall.

We know there are many fabulous bakers within the parish and outside and the club is looking for your support. Create your ideas, prepare for baking and remember the date 10th December. You can bake anything you want be it buns cupcakes, rock buns, brownies, scones, brioche, doughnuts, biscuits, chip cookies, cakes, puddings, loaves, cheesecakes, muffins and breads or anything else you wish to bake.

This promises to be a fun filled afternoon for everyone and it is an event to be baked for and not to be missed. Further details will be published next week

You should consider refereeing?

Have you ever thought of taking up refereeing? Refereeing is open to men and women from the age of 18 upwards. It is something that brings great satisfaction and allows referees to progress up the ranks to whatever level their dedication takes them.

The image of referring being a solitary occupation does not bear anything close to reality. You are a member of a team of referees in the county where there is great comradery. You also will have your own umpires that leaves you part of another team and a leader of that team.

Now, there are wonderful opportunities for young referees to climb the ranks within Longford and indeed in the Leinster ranks also. Now is the time to be giving it serious consideration.

Longford has a proud record of supplying referees to Leinster and the National Refereeing panel for many years and this opportunity is waiting for you with the right application.

Refereeing is fun and it builds great friendship. If you decide to explore the idea feel free to contact Joe O’Brien joea@iol.ie or phone 086 2460 840.

Minor Club

Parish League: All players in the club aged 7, 8, 9, and eligible to play U10 are asked to the Parish League that will take place in Clonbonny on Saturday 25th November starting at 10am.

The Minor club are hosting Seamus O Rourke’s hilarious play "The Cavan Curse" on Friday 24th November in St Mary's Hall at 8pm, tickets available in O’Brien’s. 

Rathcline Club Notes 6th November 2017

posted 6 Nov 2017, 10:03 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Patsy Reilly Final: On Sunday last our team travelled to Pearse Park to renew rivalry with Sean Connolly’s for the League Cup title. The omens did not look good from the start as Shane Kenny had to pull out prior to the start as he got injured during the warm up.

Worse was to follow! With time running out and us after going a point down a bad injury to Michael Hanly meant that the game was abandoned by the referee.

The injury looked very bad and Michael lay prone on the pitch in cold wet conditions for over 40minutes. An ambulance was called for and from all reports it took an inordinate amount of time to arrive at Pearse Park. He was removed to Tullamore Hospital where he got immediate care and attention. At the time of writing reports to me tell me that Michael was beginning to recover from his injuries and we wish him a full and speedy recovery.

We also think of Michael’s mother and father, Mike and Eileen, as this past weekend has been a very trying weekend for them. We wish them well.

We wish Shane Kenny and Shane Donohoe a speedy recovery from their injuries.

Christmas Draw: Rathcline have just launched their annual Christmas draw and it is hoped that as is the norm that everyone will get behind the draw and make it a huge success. This draw is so vital to the early stages of the club year as there are insurance and affiliation fees to be paid to allow entry into competitions.

Tickets are priced €20 each and it will make a great Christmas gift. The prize structure is 1st €3000, 2nd €1000, 3rd €500, 4th €250, 5th €250. 6th€200 and 7th €200.

U21: The next round of the U21 championship is scheduled for Leo Casey Park, Ballymahon on Sunday next 12th November when we will take on Ballymahon at 12 noon. We ask all our supporters to go along and support the lads.

50/50: Monday night last 30th October the 50/50 pool stood at €300 and the winner drawn in the Adie’s Bar was Keith and Katie Curran c/o Clarke’s bar. Your support is greatly appreciated for the weekly draw. Tickets are on sale locally at €2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks

Your Baking Skills: The club is holding a festive fund-raising Bake Sake and Cake Demonstration event on Sunday 10th December in the parish hall.

We know there are many fabulous bakers within the parish and outside and the club is looking for your support. Create your ideas, prepare for baking and remember the date 10th December. You can bake anything you want be it buns cupcakes, rock buns, brownies, scones, brioche, doughnuts, biscuits, chip cookies, cakes, puddings, loaves, cheesecakes, muffins and breads or anything else you wish to bake.

This promises to be a fun filled afternoon for everyone and it is an event to be baked for and not to be missed. Further details will be published next week

You should consider refereeing?

Have you ever thought of taking up refereeing? Refereeing is open to men and women from the age of 18 upwards. It is something that brings great satisfaction and allows referees to progress up the ranks to whatever level their dedication takes them.

The image of referring being a solitary occupation does not bear anything close to reality. You are a member of a team of referees in the county where there is great comradery. You also will have your own umpires that leaves you part of another team and a leader of that team.

Now, there are wonderful opportunities for young referees to climb the ranks within Longford and indeed in the Leinster ranks also. Now is the time to be giving it serious consideration.

Longford has a proud record of supplying referees to Leinster and the National Refereeing panel for many years and this opportunity is waiting for you with the right application.

Refereeing is fun and it builds great friendship. If you decide to explore the idea feel free to contact Joe O’Brien joea@iol.ie or phone 086 2460 840.

Minor Club

The club had a presentation of the Minor League and the Special Minor League medals in the Clubhouse on Saturday last. It was a great occasion to see our young men receiving their well-deserved medals.

The club would like to thank Roscommon captain and St. Faithleach’s player Ciaran Murtagh for coming along and presenting the medals. It was very much appreciated.

Parish League: The under 8 and under 10 Parish League will take place in Clonbonny on Saturday 25th November starting at 10am.

The Minor club are hosting Seamus O Rourke’s "The Cavan Curse" on Friday 24th November in St Mary's Hall at 8pm, tickets available in O’Brien’s.

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