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Rathcline Club Notes 10th August 2014

posted 11 Aug 2014, 03:12 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Rathcline men had their second game in the championship on Friday night against Ballymore. After a sluggish start which saw the scoreboard read 3 -1 in favour of the north Longford men, Rathcline stepped up their efforts and replied in style, with sharp forward play and good team work out in the middle. Goals wins games and Rathcline scored 3 on the night from Shane Kenny, James Hanley and Ryan Fallon. They played lovely football in every position around the pitch and lead 2 -5 to 6 pts at half time. As expected Ballymore came out determined in the second half, and their midfielders took the game to our lads. Rathcline defended well, and broke at speed, some lovely scores coming from our forward line, and with a lot of subs used, all squad members took their chances. Ballymore had a few chances but the back line held firm. The game ended on a score line of Rathcline 3-10, Ballymore 11 points. That’s two wins out of two, well done to the management and especially the team who continue to improve with each game, there will be sterner tests ahead. Thanks also to the supporters who made their way to Killoe, it is greatly appreciated. We are out again in our third match of the championship this coming weekend, please support.

As was mentioned before, Rathcline are looking for local people to strut their stuff for a very special fundraiser, strictly come dancing! There have been positive meetings with our neighbours Faithleachs and this will be a joint fundraiser for both clubs. If you fancy giving it a go then please contact Lorraine Farrell or Pat Connerton. There is training for all competitors and this will be a night not to be missed!

The whole club would again like to thank all the stewards and those who helped mark the pitch for the intermediate match against Cashel and Killashee. A large crowd attended and the club thanks everyone who helped out on the day.

Rathcline Minor Club

First up, congratulations to our U 16 team who beat Northern Gaels during the week in the championship. It ended on a score line of Western Gaels 5-14 to Northern Gaels 1-9. A comprehensive victory, which owed a lot to the effort from management and players. Well done to the management of Padhraig, David, and Mick. The lad’s next game is Clonguish in two weeks’ time.

Our U 14’s are playing Tuesday in Mostrim and Friday they take on Clonguish in Clonbonny. A busy time for the team, but they have a great squad, and we wish them the best of luck!

U 12, U 10 and U 8 training as usual this week.

With holidays and parents away, the U 6 training has ceased for the year. It was wonderful to see so many kids out at training and parents willing to come out and support. These years are important for children at this age, and they showed wonderful aptitude for the game. We hope to see you all again next year.

Our Minor team play Monday evening against Ardagh in the 1st round of the championship. The game is at 7.30 and is in Ardagh.


Rathcline Ladies

Rathcline played Killoe in the final game of the championship series. On paper it looked like our girls may struggle against the power house that is Killoe, but things didn’t work out that way. A wonderful performance from the Rathcline ladies saw them beat Killoe. The squad was used fully and some really determined displays from the most senior to the newer player saw the Rathcline ladies win by 4 points, it maybe is a season of what might have been,but well done on the win!