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Rathcline Club Notes 20th November 2017

posted 20 Nov 2017, 10:48 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Come to the hall on Friday: Seamus O’Rourke once again teams up with Cavan writer John McManus (The Quare Land & Danger Money) and Cavan actress Fiona Fitzpatrick in his latest production ‘The Cavan Curse’

Cavan have reached the All-Ireland final against Kerry… they haven’t won since 1952… The blacksmith from Templeport is the last surviving member of the 52 team and knows only too well that Cavan had a curse put on them by the same woman who cursed Mayo… Cavan can’t win until all players are dead. The blacksmith has asked his grandson’s wife to help him do away with himself during the match… but Cavan start to win and he gets cold feet… there are many twists and turns until it all comes down to the last kick… Anyway, that’s just to give you a feel of the silliness of the whole thing… in other words it’s a comedy.

Tickets and bookings are available from O’Brien’s phone 3321107 or phone Martina at 086-3858934

Patsy Reilly Final: The final of the Patsy Reilly Cup took place on Wednesday night last in Killoe. After another titanic struggle this time we came out on the wrong side of the result losing by just one point. Thus, ended the season for the Intermediate team for 2017 and it was a great one having bagged the Intermediate Championship and the right to play senior championship in 2018. Well done to all concerned on a great year.

Christmas Draw: We are looking forward to the local community and club people far and wide to buy tickets for the annual Christmas draw. This draw is so vital to the early stages of the club year as there are insurance and affiliation fees to be paid to allow entry into competitions.

Tickets are priced €20 each and it will make a great Christmas gift. The prize structure is 1st €3000, 2nd €1000, 3rd €500, 4th €250, 5th €250. 6th€200 and 7th €200.

U21: The U21 team had a comprehensive victory on Sunday last when they beat a very strong Granard Ballymore in Granard on a scoreline 4-10 to 1-10. This was a fabulous result going to the home pitch of Granard Ballymore, starting slowly, being down 5 points and then fighting back for this comprehensive victory. Well done to all concerned on this great win.

The final is scheduled for Sunday 3rd December where they will play St. Columba’s Mullinalaghta or Abbeylara. We look forward to a huge crowd going to Pearse Park to support the team.

Leinster winner: Congratulations to our former player Mark Fallon on winning his Leinster Final on Saturday with Multyfarnham in the Leinster Junior competition.

County Convention: Nominations have now closed for this year’s county convention to be held in Ballymahon on Thursday 14th December. Albert Cooney has once again been nominated to continue his role as Treasurer. Brendan Gilmore has been nominated as Leinster Council delegate. We wish both men the very best of luck and look forward to both being elected to office for 2018.

50/50: Monday night last 13th November the 50/50 pool stood at €335 and the winning drawn in the Yacht Bar was Paddy Stapleton, Killashee. 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

Your Baking Skills: are you ready for the club’s festive fund-raising Bake Cake and Cake Demonstration event on Sunday 10th December in the parish hall.

We know there are many fabulous bakers within the parish and outside and the club is looking for your support. Create your ideas, prepare for baking and remember the date 10th December. You can bake anything you want be it buns cupcakes, rock buns, brownies, scones, brioche, doughnuts, biscuits, chip cookies, cakes, puddings, loaves, cheesecakes, muffins and breads or anything else you wish to bake.

This promises to be a fun filled afternoon for everyone and it is an event to be baked for and not to be missed. Further details will be published next week

You should 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 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.

Now, 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

Parish League: All players in the club aged 7, 8, 9, and eligible to play U10 are asked to the Parish League that will take place in Clonbonny on Saturday 25th November starting at 10am.

The Minor club are hosting Seamus O Rourke’s hilarious play "The Cavan Curse" on Friday 24th November in St Mary's Hall at 8pm, tickets available in O’Brien’s.