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Rathcline Club Notes 18th September 2017

posted 19 Sep 2017, 14:36 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer


Sunday next 24th September all roads will lead to Pearse Park for the Intermediate Final when we will take on Sean Connolly’s in what promise to be an intriguing game. We have a great mixture of young and experienced players with most already having an Intermediate championship medal. The medals will count for nothing on Sunday but the experience of a few years ago surely will. On Sunday we will have to be on the very top of our game to win and we have high hopes that Sunday will be our day.

Sean Connolly’s are a very good side and they will be difficult to beat and we will have to be at the top of our game to regain the Intermediate Championship.

This is a golden opportunity for our lads and we would like that everyone in the parish would come along and support the team.

At the time of writing there is no throw in time as the county board are awaiting scheduling time from Shannonside, the time will be in the Longford Leader and on the club website and social media sites.

Fly our Flag

It is great to see the club colours flying from many houses in the parish and on the businesses in the town and we encourage everyone to fly the flag. Let’s encourage everyone to fly the green white and blue colours and show full support for our excellent team.

All-Ireland Football Ticket Draw

The winner of the All-Ireland ticket was Joey Feehan from Westport and the second prize of €100 won by Trish Feeley, Curraghrua. The club would like to thank everyone for their huge support for the past three draws. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Monday night last 11th September the 50/50 pool stood at €404 and the winner drawn in the Peer Inn was Bríd Killian, Newtowncashel. Your support is greatly appreciated for the weekly draw. Tickets are on sale locally at €2 each. Alternatively, you can by the pink ticket for the year for just €100 and have 2 free weeks

Would you consider refereeing?

Have you ever thought of taking up refereeing? Refereeing is open to men and women from the age of 18 upwards. It is something that brings great satisfaction and also allows referees to progress up the ranks to whatever level their dedication takes them.

The image of referring being a solitary occupation does not bear anything close to reality. You are a member of a team of referees in the county where there is great comradery. You also will have your own umpires that leaves you part of another team and a leader of that team.

At the moment, there are wonderful opportunities for young referees to climb the ranks within Longford and indeed in the Leinster ranks also. Now is the time to be giving it serious consideration.

Longford has a proud record of supplying referees to Leinster and the National Refereeing panel for many years and this opportunity is waiting for you with the right application.

Refereeing is fun and it builds great friendship. If you decide to explore the idea feel free to contact Joe O’Brien joea@iol.ie or phone 086 2460 840.

Minor club

31 Years later: Last Saturday the annual Paddy Bolger Tournament took place at the St. Faithleach’s club. As always it is always a privileged to be invited into the competition and to honour the name of a great man from the Ballyleague/Cloontuskert community. This year following a lapse of 31 years we regained the coveted Paddy Bolger trophy. There was tremendous excitement amongst our U14 players following the great victory over Granard/Ballymore in the Final.

The panel that represented us on Saturday was Shane Killian, Killian Cox, Niall Chawke, Cormac Casey, Eoin Farrell, Duileach Ryan, Callum Gordon, Óisin Kenny, Harvey Myhill and Kevin Tansey. We would like to thank all the players and their mentors on this fabulous win in a treasured competition. The club would like to acknowledge Bríd Gordon as our first aid lady on Saturday and for her work with the team throughout the year

We would like to thank St. Faithleach’s for their invitation to the tournament and for all their hospitality during the day.

Minor semi-final: As I write our minors are preparing for their Minor championship against Northern Gaels who we just managed to beat following a replay in the league final. The match takes place in Mc Gann Park at 8pm.

Juveniles: Our Juveniles will play Ballymahon Forgney Gaels in Clonbonny at 6.30pm on Thursday

Good Luck: The minor club wishes the Intermediates the very best of luck in their final on Sunday