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Rathcline Club Notes 24th February 2020

posted 24 Feb 2020, 14:01 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Become a member

This year the club is encouraging everyone to become a club member. Being a club member shows your support for you club and parish. It also gives you your identity as a paid-up member of the Rathcline club. The more that will join will instil a greater pride in our club and your community. Membership of Rathcline retains your connection in your club that you may have played with and/or just supported. With a big membership we are able to connect to all the new residents in our parish whether as players, parent or just supporters. Rathcline is a club of the welcomes and we encourage everyone to become a member of our club.

Non-playing membership is €20 and playing membership is €50.

Contact Peter Skelly, Claire Carberry, Gerard Farrell, Brendan Rhatigan, Micheál O’Sullivan, Marie Farrell, Jimmy Flood, Neil O’Connor, James Hanley, David Rooney or any executive member for your membership.

50/50

The 50/50 draw took place on Monday 17th February and the envelope drawn out was in the name of John Joe Whitlow, Newtowncashel. This week’s winning pool was €251.

Don’t forget the four options when buying your tickets, (1) buy your €2 ticket, (2) 3 tickets for €5, (3) the green envelope where you pay €50 for a six-month term with one free draw and (4) the pink envelope where you pay €100 for a 12-month period with two free draws. Those tickets are available in any of the local shops and pubs or from any member of the club executive.

Join Club Longford

Rathcline are well represented with Club Longford with John Finn, Seadhna Ryan and current county chairman Albert Cooney all founder members.

Club Longford in now up and running and everyone is encouraged to join up and help in the promotion of football and hurling in the county. psychopath

When you join Club Longford you will receive a Longford GAA hat and pen. You will be added to a text service and receive text alert with announcements about the senior team before league and championship games. You will be entered into a draw for Two Football and Hurling All-Ireland final tickets. Joining will cost you just €40 and you can do so by logging onto www.clublongford.ie

Rathcline Club Notes 17th February 2020

posted 17 Feb 2020, 11:50 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

• Club Membership Night: The club will host a registration evening this Friday night 21st February. This is a new idea from the new executive to help boost membership numbers. All members will be entered in the All-Ireland Football final draw for 2 Premium stand tickets.

• AGM: At a very well attended Special General Meeting held in Clonbonny on Thursday night last a new executive was formed to run the club for the coming year. The following were elected to serve Rathcline for the coming year.

Chairman - Micheál O’Sullivan, Vice Chairman – Gerard Farrell, Secretary – Jimmy Flood, Assistant Secretaries – Neil O’Connor, Treasurer – Marie Farrell, Assistant Treasurer – Stephen Rooney, Registrars – Gerard Farrell, Claire Carberry, Brendan Rhatigan, and Peter Skelly, Players Registrars – James Hanley and David Rooney. PRO’s – Caroline Ginty and Joe O’Brien. The position of Irish Officer is in the hands of the Shannon Gaels Minor Club. Coaching Officers – Seadna Ryan, Kevin Connaughton and Kevin Hanley. Development Officers – Liam Connerton, Ryan Fallon, Sean Kenny and Seadna Ryan. Children’s Officer – Mark Glancy. Field Committee lead – Johnny Hanley. County Board Delegates – Louis Skelly, Peter Skelly, Seamus Flynn with sub. Micheál O’Sullivan. Pitch co-ordinator – Tommy Donoghue. Minor Board Liaison – Sean Kenny, Alan Fayne. Ladies Board Liaison – to be nominated by Ladies committee. Insurance Officers – Jimmy Flood and Neil O’Connor.

Micheál asked that all the club executive should encourage everyone including parishioners and club supporters both home and abroad to become club members. We need a vibrant club and with a big club membership base we will attain that vibrancy. Membership is just €20 and club membership can be obtained from and of the registrars mentioned or from any of the club executive. Micheál and treasurer Marie also asked that greater efforts should be made to further develop the 50/50 and that the weekly prize should always be close to if not over €500 a week.

• 50/50: The 50/50 draw took place on Monday 10th February and the envelope drawn out was in the name of Louis Mullooly, Lehery. This week’s winning pool was €332.

Don’t forget the four options when buying your tickets, (1) buy your €2 ticket, (2) 3 tickets for €5, (3) the green envelope where you pay €50 for a six-month term with one free draw and (4) the pink envelope where you pay €100 for a 12-month period with two free draws. Those tickets are available in any of the local shops and pubs or from any member of the club executive.

• Join Club Longford: Rathcline are well represented with Club Longford with John Finn, Seadhna Ryan and current county chairman Albert Cooney all founder members.

Club Longford in now up and running and everyone is encouraged to join up and help in the promotion of football and hurling in the county. psychopath

When you join Club Longford you will receive a Longford GAA hat and pen. You will be added to a text service and receive text alert with announcements about the senior team before league and championship games. You will be entered into a draw for Two Football and Hurling All-Ireland final tickets. Joining will cost you just €40 and you can do so by logging onto www.clublongford.ie

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.

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