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Rathcline Club Notes 12th April 2015

posted 12 Apr 2015, 15:04 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

League win over Kenagh – Our first game of the new season took place on Saturday evening in Kenagh in Division 2. It was a great start to the new season as we had an emphatic victory over Kenagh with a score line of 3-14 to 5 points. Many players got on the score sheet and we had a wonderfully worked goal which started with our keeper Paddy Mullooly working it out from the back, intricate hand passing the whole way up the field with Shane Kenny finishing the move with his second goal of the game. Our next league game is down for Saturday May 2nd against Ardagh in Clonbonny. Keep an eye on fixtures for confirmation. The latest fixture information can be obtained from our club website www.rathcline.gaa.ie in the Club Fixtures and Results section.

125th Year Anniversary of Rathcline CLG - 2015 is a special year for Rathcline CLG and also the Longford county GAA

* 2015 celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the foundation of the club.

* 2015 is the 125th Anniversary of the first Longford Senior County Final

* In 1890 Rathcline played in the 1st Longford Senior County Final

In preparation for the planed events at Clonbonny we are asking for your assistance with the painting of the clubhouse and walls, along with a general clean-up of the grounds. We started our clean up on Saturday last and as the old saying says “many hands make light work”. We are hoping for a bigger turnout from the community next Saturday April 18th at 11am as we continue our work and a bigger turnout will make the job quicker and easier for everyone. With this in mind we are asking for your help. We are looking for whatever time you have available, to come down and assist us with the preparation or assisting on the event days. If you have time available please contact Pat Deasy on 043 3362503 or 087 9839997.

50/50 Draw – Congratulations to James Killian (son of Seamie and Michelle), Rathcline who was last week’s winner of €409 in our 50/50 draw. The draw takes place at 9pm every Monday night.

Longford GAA Annual Punchestown Race Day – The Longford GAA 13th Annual Punchestown Race Day will take place Wednesday April 29th. This has proved to be a very popular annual event. Tickets are priced at €110 and include four course meal, hot afternoon refreshments, admission, race card, celebrity, tipster, bookies in pavilion, bar facilities and music by Busy Fingers. Anyone interested in attending please contact Gerard Farrell on (086) 8745180.

Topaz Cash For Clubs – Topaz have announced a new initiative for clubs and communities. When you spend €40 or more on fuel you collect a stamp. These cards and stamps are available in all Topaz stores nationwide and Cullen’s XL is our local one. Once your card is full with stamps you can return it to Cullen’s or to a member of the Rathcline executive with your club name written on it. The cards will then be returned to Topaz for a draw on May 15th where the prizes are as follows: 1 club will win €10,000. 10 clubs will win €5000. 140 clubs will win €1000. Every club thereafter will receive €250. We would ask everyone in the community to try and get involved and you can also get friends or family around the country involved collecting for our club.

Minor Club

Minor and U16 training continues on Monday 13th April at 7.30pm in Clonbonny.
Western Gaels U14’s are out on Tuesday 14th April against Killoe Óg in 1st round of Division 1 league in Dunbeggan at 7pm.

Shannon Gaels U10's are out on Wednesday 15th April at 7pm in Ballymahon in the first Blitz of the year.

Western Gaels U16’s are away to Clonbroney/Wolfetones on Thursday 16th April in Maguire Park Ballinalee at 7pm.

U14 Division 3 team are away to Granard/Ballymore on Friday 17th April in Higginstown, Granard at 7pm.

Western Gaels Minors – The minors will face Longford Slashers in Michael Fay Park, Slashers next Friday evening April 17th at 7pm in Round 4 of the Special Minor League.

Shannon Gaels U8 training commences on Friday 17th April in Clonbonny at 7pm.

Table Quiz - Shannon Gaels are holding a fundraising table quiz on Friday 17th April at 9.30pm in the Peer Inn. All support greatly appreciated.


Ladies Club

Senior League Game – The senior team will face Ballymore in Clonbonny next Sunday 19th April at 11.30am.

U16’s – The U16 team have a game this Thursday April 16th at 7pm in Clonbonny

U12’s – The U12 girls will play Edgeworthstown.in Edgeworthstown this Tuesday evening April 14th.

Clothes collection - The clothes collection continues for the ladies club. Anyone who has old clothes they wish to dispose of please contact Madaleine or Mike on 086 4046174.