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Rathcline Club Notes 11th September 2016

posted 20 Nov 2016, 05:05 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

On Sunday afternoon last our short stay in senior football regrettably came to an end. It was a very disappointing time for our players. After the euphoria of last year and winning the Intermediate championship and beating a senior team in Drumlish to gain League 1 status we expected, with the talent available at that time, we could consolidate our position in senior until the undoubted potential of our younger players gained the necessary experience to compete for county senior titles. We really do have that talent in our club. Alas, it was not to be and we find ourselves out of all senior competitions and we face 2017 at Intermediate level. Now is the time to regroup and put ourselves back into contention in 2017. We must compliment every player that gave of his time to the seniors during the year. You were a credit to us and continued to strive gallantly right up to Sunday last.

The club would like to thank Colin Hannify, Brendan Rhatigan, Jeaffrey Mc Gann, Sean Kenny and physio Ray Cox for their hard work during the year.

The Under 21 championships will commence late in September. Training is ongoing under the directorship of Sean Farrell and Anthony Farrell. Every player in the parish is asked to make themselves available for training leading up to the first round game against Ballymahon Forgney Gaels in Clonbonny. A note for parents- if your son is underage for Under 21 and is not turning out can you please bring up the subject and encourage him to training in Stonepark on this Friday night at 8.30pm

Lines are on sale for the chance to win 2 tickets for the All-Ireland final on Sunday next and be part of the unbelievable atmosphere of All-Ireland Day. Tickets are only €2 each and are on sale locally. The draw will take place in the clubhouse on Friday night.

Congratulations to Geraldine Linnane, The Green, on winning the 50/50 last Monday. Geraldine received €430. Blue envelopes are on sale for €2 each or if you prefer you can pay for a year at €100 and be in for the full 52 weeks.

Our under age (08 and 10) teams took part in a challenge against St Michaels Ballygawley, Co. Sligo in Clonbonny on Saturday 3rd September in what was a very wet morning. We had a great turn out and everyone enjoyed a very enjoyable mornings football thanks to Alan Maxwell and Lee Cullen who look after the under 10 team and to Joe Rooney who took the under 08 team on the day as Stephen Rooney was away. Our under 6 team had a fun morning also with a big thanks going to Eilish Rhatigan for organising some games inside in the clubhouse. All children received some taytos sweets and drinks afterwards and not forgetting to thank the parents that help on the day with refreshments for all the parents that attended.

Best of luck to our under 12 team that play in the plate final next Saturday morning in Pearse Park when they will take on Northern Gaels at 10.30am.  Shannon Gaels under 14 team were out today against Ballymahon and had a good win and they will be out again for another match on Tuesday evening when they take on Colmcille in Clonbonny. On Saturday next at 4pm our minors will play the Minor B Cup semi-final in Clonbonny at 4pm. On Monday next at 6.30 our U16 team will play host to Shamrock Gaels in Clonbonny. Where you can please come along and support the young players of your club.

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