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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.

Rathcline Club Notes 30th October 2017

posted 30 Oct 2017, 08:06 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Patsy Reilly Final: The Patsy Reilly Division 2 league final will take place next weekend. At the time of writing there is no venue or time for the match. Keep an eye on club accounts on Facebook or Twitter or see the fixtures on the Longford Leader. Good luck to the lads and we look forward to another title coming our way at the weekend.

U21: The U21 team had a very hard earned first round victory over Cashel/Killashee in Dunbeggan on Saturday. It is always a great thing to get a victory in the first round. Let us hope that the confidence gained from this victory will see the lads going a long way in this final U21 competition.

50/50: Monday night last 23rd October the 50/50 pool stood at €397 and the winner drawn in the Clarkes Bar was Monica Healy, Newtowncashel. This was a second win in the draw for Monica. 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

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.

Rathcline Club Notes 23rd October 2017

posted 23 Oct 2017, 11:01 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer   [ updated 23 Oct 2017, 11:02 ]

Leinster Club Championship: On Saturday last, we welcomed Wexford Intermediate Champions Kilanerin to our town and club grounds in Clonbonny. Kilanerin has the legendary Mattie Forde leading their attack and had won their championship final only the previous Sunday.

The day was far from ideal with Storm Brian trying to play a significant part in proceedings. Despite the rain and wind both teams played an entertaining game on a pitch that was in remarkable good condition despite all the rain that fell Saturday morning.

Kilanerin proved too strong for our lads and their guile and experience seen them through. Nonetheless it was a great experience for our younger players and we are sure they will all have learned a lot from this game.

We wish Kilanerin the very best of luck in the rest of the Leinster Championship, they seem well equipped to go a long way in the competition.

Final: Following our great win over Ballymahon in the Patsy Reilly semi-final we will now take on Sean Connolly’s in the final the weekend after next. Further details next week.

U21: Our Under 21 team will take to the field next weekend, see fixture on Facebook or club website, when we will take on Cashel/Killashee most likely in Dunbeggan. Your support for the lads would be great.

50/50: Monday night last 16th October the 50/50 pool stood at €311 and the winner drawn in the Yacht Bar was Caroline Ginty, 20 Curraghrua. 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

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

AGM: The AGM of the minor club took place on Friday night last in the clubhouse. A big number turned up for the meeting. There were many changes to the executive and we would like to acknowledge all the excellent work done by those stepping down. Their dedication to the minor club was remarkable and they left the club in a great place. Thank you.

The new chairman is Alan Fayne, vice chairman Sean Kenny, Secretary Seadna Ryan, Assistant Secretary Mark Casey, Treasurer Mary T. Mc Grath, Assistant Treasurer Vinny Farrell. Co Board delegates Tina Dowd, Sharon Dowd and Alan Maxwell.

Rathcline Club Notes 16th October 2017

posted 16 Oct 2017, 05:04 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Leinster Club Championship: The first round of the Leinster club championship takes place in Clonbonny on Saturday next at 2pm We wish the team and management the very best of luck as we entertain Wexford champions Kilanerin who won their final on Sunday last.

It is an honour for the club to host the Leinster championship and there is great work going on to make Rathcline look in pristine condition.

The club encourages everyone to come out and support the team and welcome the Wexford champions to our club. We wish the team and management the very best of luck and look forward to having a victory.

Semi Final Win

On Friday evening last, we travelled to Cashel to take on Ballymahon in the semi-final of the Patsy Reilly Cup. It was a hum dinger of a game and one that should have put the team in tip top condition for the Leinster championship. We now await the winners of the other semi-final between Sean Connolly’s and Carrickedmond.

50/50

Monday night last 9th October the 50/50 pool stood at €500 and the winner drawn in the Peer Inn, Lisnacusha was Bríd Gordon. Your support is greatly appreciated for the weekly draw. With the full support of the community we can have it at €500 every week. 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.

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

AGM: Following a very successful year the club will hold their AGM in the clubhouse in Clonbonny on Friday night next 20th October at 8pm. It would be appreciated if all parents attended. The club is progressing greatly and your support will be greatly appreciated.

Good Luck: The senior team will play the Wexford champions on Saturday at 2pm and we wish them the very best of luck and ask all club members young and old to come to Clonbonny on Saturday. 


Rathcline Club Notes 9th October 2017

posted 12 Oct 2017, 04:33 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

50/50

Monday night last 25th September the 50/50 pool stood at €386 and the winner drawn in the Clarke’s Bar was Rebecca Fallon, Lisrevagh. The draw on 2nd October took place in Adie’s Bar and the winning prize pool was €379. The winning envelope drawn was in the name of Paul Farrell, Tullyvrane. 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

Would you 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.

Game this weekend: Both the Under 21 team and the Intermediate team are down to play this weekend at the time of writing. I cannot see both games taking place because of their proximity to each other and also due to the fact that the 1st round of the Leinster championship is down for the following Saturday. Keep an eye out on club updates on Social Media for what fixture is on at the weekend.

Leinster Club Championship: The first round of the Leinster club championship takes place in Clonbonny on Saturday week. As we are the host team it is incumbent of us to have the club grounds looking a great as possible. Everyone is asked to make themselves available to help out in preparation for the day. See notice in O’Brien’s window or Facebook.

Minor club

AGM: Following a very successful year the club will hold their AGM in the clubhouse in Clonbonny on Friday week 20th October at 8pm. It would be appreciated if all parents attended. The club is progressing greatly and your support will be greatly appreciated.

Helping hand: The senior club will need help over the next 10 days to have Clonbonny in top class condition for the Leinster club championship and please help out where and when you can.

Rathcline Club Notes 25th September 2017

posted 26 Sep 2017, 05:04 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Championship

Sunday was a red lettered day for our Intermediate team when they had the battle of their lives with Sean Connolly’s for the Intermediate title of 2017. Missing Liam Connerton was a big blow to our hopes but this panel is nothing if not game and Sunday proved just that.

The day was bright and warm, conducive to good football and the crowd was huge and full of expectation of a titanic struggle. This they got with both side getting stuck in right from the start and the difference at most stages of the game was just one point either way with the exception once for both sides the difference went out to three points before being reigned back in. This was a great game with both sides not disappointing their supporters with their performance.

In the end we had one point to spare which brought great excitement to everyone involved in the Rathcline club and everyone that came to support us. To see Aaron Madden, in the absence of captain Liam Connerton, lifting the Gerry Hennessy Cup was a joy to behold.

Following the game, the team returned to the clubhouse in Clonbonny for their after match meal.

Along with the huge local crowd it was wonderful to see so many from St. Faithleach’s club in Pearse Park on Sunday and we thank them for their support.

The club will now partake in the Leinster Intermediate club championship where they will take on the Wexford champions at a Longford venue on Saturday 21st October.

It was great to see the club colours flying from so many houses in the parish and businesses in the town and we encourage everyone to keep flying the flag.

Thank You

The club would like to thank Hughie Smyth, local butcher Terry Mc Loughlin and Gerdie Farrell for putting up the bunting throughout the town last week.

50/50

Monday night last 11th September the 50/50 pool stood at €397 and the winner drawn in the Yacht Bar was Louis Skelly, Aughamore. 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

Would you 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 also 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.

At the moment, 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.

Sympathy

The senior and minor clubs would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Martha, Alan, Emer, Ian and Deirdre Farrell on the death of husband and father Joe Farrell, Yacht Bar, Main Street, also to his brother Paul and family Tullyvrane.

Found

Following the game in Pearse Park a good kids sleeveless jacket was left on the pitch. The parents can collect the jacket in O’Brien’s. Thanks Brigid Mullooly for finding and leaving it for collection.

Minor club

The minor club would like to congratulate all the team management and players on a fabulous victory on Sunday.

Juvenile League

The Juvenile team will play Ballymahon Forgney Gaels in Clonbonny on Thursday at 6.15pm.

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