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Rathcline Club Notes 14th September 2014

posted 14 Sep 2014, 13:42 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Although the championship has ended for our intermediates, a huge game is coming up on Friday evening. It's the league semi final against Cashel. Both teams fared well in the league and this promises to be an exciting encounter between our neighbours. The game throws in at 8.30, Friday evening in Cashel. Please come out and support the lads, the bottom line is there is a final spot up for grabs, and above all, it's a derby match. Best of luck to Rathcline!

There was no Lotto jackpot winner this week, with next week's jackpot hitting the €2000 mark. The €25 weekly winners were Albert Fallon Ballymahon, Colin Fayne Lanesboro, Ray McCormack Jr Derrygeel, and Aidan McWeeney Mount Dillon.

The launch of Strictly Come Dancing took place at the credit union on Friday evening. The organising committee have done sterling work to make sure this a great night for young and old. Rathcline and Faithleachs have come together and signs are that this marriage of clubs will be very worthwhile. All plans are in place, venue, dancers and guest judges, check out the facebook page for more details and we look forward to the last weekend in  November, where the dancers of Lanesboro and Ballyleague will strut their stuff!

The Club are running their €2 a line draw for All Ireland Tickets. The hurling draw was a great success and the game lived up to all the hype. With the anticipation of the football final already at fever pitch, this is a draw well worth sticking your name down for. Cards are at all premises in Lanesboro, take a chance and you could be heading to Croker to see Kerry take on Donegal.

Rathcline Ladies  

The Rathcline Senior Ladies took on Clonguish in the championship B final in  Slashers on Sunday. An action packed game unfortunately saw our ladies lose by a point. In a thrilling match Rathcline started brightly with smart interplay and a dominant midfield, they really went at Clonguish all over the pitch, goals from Aoife Bannon and Paula Kenny had Rathcline on the front foot, but credit to Clonguish they gradually got into the game and scored some impressive points from play. A goal from Clonguish in the first half put them right back in the match and it was unfortunate for Rathcline that some great attacks were not converted to scores. The half time score was Rathcline 2-2 Clonguish 1-7. Clonguish started strongly in the second half and add on a few points to their score, but this game was nip and tuck all the way through and Rathcline answered Clonguish's dominance with a goal of their own through the ever dangerous Aoife Bannon. The game was nip and tuck, but at this stage Clonguish were on top, they however were guilty of missing a lot of scoring chances, and at times when Rathcline counter attacked they were lacking that final ball through that would have broken the draw game scenario. It was Clonguish that kicked a late point and Rathcline had one last chance to attack and get a leveller but it wasn't to be. A great game it has to be said and fair play to the squad and management throughout a long year. With the minors going well the future looks bright for the ladies club.

The Rathcline Minor ladies play next Sunday in Clonbonny against Clonguish. They got a great result in the first game but lost to Mullinaghta. These minors I'm sure will be out to redress the balance and this promises to be a great match. Throw in is at 11.30 on Sunday in Clonbonny.

Rathcline Minor Club

There was a great turn out for the U 10 parish league. Well done to all the players that took part and a big thanks to Alan Maxwell and Duncan Murphy for setting up the day.

The U 12s took part in a 4 team tournament at the weekend in Clonbonny. Fenagh, Clonguish, Faithleachs and Shannon Gaels took part. It was a huge success and we would like to thank the teams that travelled to Clonbonny. A big thanks to all the locals that got the pitch and dressing rooms ready, for what proved to be a worth-while day all round.

Our U 14s had a tight footballing encounter with Granard on Sunday. It was a division 1 match which chopped and changed throughout an exciting match. Granard bossed the 1st half and found themselves 5 points up at half-time. Whatever was said at half time worked as Western Gaels powered in the first 15 minutes of the second half. Goals by Ronan English and Dylan Glancy saw the Gaels go 7 points ahead. This is division 1 and teams never give up, back came Granard with goals and suddenly the game was a point either way. Fair play to the Gaels though, they clung onto a 1 point win. Another gutsy effort from our U 14 team and well done to all involved.

The Minor team met Ballymahon in the championship league format in Ballymahon on Sunday. Our lads were on fire from the start and dominated the game from start to finish. Some brilliant performances all over the pitch saw the Gaels hit top gear and never really stop. Some standout performances from Stephen Farrell, Kevin Sorohan, Oisin Sullivan and Peter Lynn, but in fairness there was a great team spirit again shown by these minors. This win means that the lads are in an A championship semi final against Clonguish which takes place in Clonbonny at the weekend. Please check fixture list for time. Do not miss this game, our Minors are progressing well in each game but this is a major match with Clonguish in top form. Your support would be appreciated!