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Rathcline Club Notes 17th January 2016

posted 17 Jan 2016, 12:26 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Dinner Dance – Our long awaited dinner dance will take place next Saturday night in the Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone. We will celebrate the success of last year along with player of the year awards and our two cups will be on show. Also on the night we are honouring the 1976 team who 40 years ago this year won the senior championship. Tickets are priced at €35 which will include a 4 course meal and music afterwards by the band 4Degrees West, followed by DJ Tommy K. Tickets are available from O’Brien’s shop and people are urged to get their tickets before Wednesday evening as numbers need to be confirmed in advance. It promises to be a tremendous night where we celebrate the past and present of our club.

New Year’s Draw – Our New Year’s Draw will take place next Saturday 23rd January at the Rathcline Dinner Dance in the Radisson Blu hotel in Athlone. Prizes are as follows: 1st prize - €1500, 2nd prize - €750, 3rd prize €500, 4th prize €200, 5th prize €200, 6th prize €200, 7th prize €100 and 8th prize €100. Tickets cost €10 and are available from executive members and in local businesses. With the move to senior football this year, the club will need even more income so it’s crucial again to make this draw a success. Ticket sellers are urged to return all tickets by lunchtime Saturday.

50/50 Draw – Congratulations to Johnny Malone & Mary Rhatigan C/O Yacht Bar, who were last Monday’s winners of €350 in our 50/50 draw. Johnny and Mary previously won €415 in our draw last June! Thanks to everyone who paid an annual subscription to the draw and were included from last week’s draw onwards. Anyone still interested in subscribing for a year, can still do so by contacting a member of the executive.

AGM – The Annual General Meeting of Rathcline GAA will take place on Sunday January 31st at 5pm in the clubhouse. We are hoping that there are people within the parish who would be willing to take on some positions within the executive.

Rathcline GAA Comedy Talent Show – On Saturday 13th February the club are putting on a talent concert which will include some comedy sketches including “Old Men Grooving” along with some other great talent acts from within the community. The show will take place at 8.30pm in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. It promises to be a great night’s entertainment not to be missed!

Hastings Cup victory for Longford – On Saturday, Clonbonny was host to the U21 Hastings Cup top of the table clash between Longford and Offaly. Longford were the much better team and had a comprehensive 3-21 to 1-06 victory over Offaly with Shane Kenny scoring 2 points. Kevin Sorohan also started the game. Next up for Longford is a semi-final encounter with Cavan next weekend with date and venue to be confirmed. Best of luck to the lads involved.

Longford seniors – Congratulations to Denis Connerton and the Longford senior team who were victorious over Dublin in the O’Byrne Cup semi-final in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park. The game finished 1-12 to 0-09 with our own Liam Connerton scoring the Longford goal. Best of luck to all involved in the final against Meath next Sunday in Navan.

Birthday celebrations – Our club president Hilary O’Sullivan celebrated his 80th birthday last week and we would like to wish Hilary a very happy birthday from all at the club.

Sympathy – The club would like to extend our sympathies to the extended Jordan family on the recent death of Bernadette Jordan, The Green. RIP.

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