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Rathcline Club Notes 23rd October 2017

posted 23 Oct 2017, 11:01 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer   [ updated 23 Oct 2017, 11:02 ]

Leinster Club Championship: On Saturday last, we welcomed Wexford Intermediate Champions Kilanerin to our town and club grounds in Clonbonny. Kilanerin has the legendary Mattie Forde leading their attack and had won their championship final only the previous Sunday.

The day was far from ideal with Storm Brian trying to play a significant part in proceedings. Despite the rain and wind both teams played an entertaining game on a pitch that was in remarkable good condition despite all the rain that fell Saturday morning.

Kilanerin proved too strong for our lads and their guile and experience seen them through. Nonetheless it was a great experience for our younger players and we are sure they will all have learned a lot from this game.

We wish Kilanerin the very best of luck in the rest of the Leinster Championship, they seem well equipped to go a long way in the competition.

Final: Following our great win over Ballymahon in the Patsy Reilly semi-final we will now take on Sean Connolly’s in the final the weekend after next. Further details next week.

U21: Our Under 21 team will take to the field next weekend, see fixture on Facebook or club website, when we will take on Cashel/Killashee most likely in Dunbeggan. Your support for the lads would be great.

50/50: Monday night last 16th October the 50/50 pool stood at €311 and the winner drawn in the Yacht Bar was Caroline Ginty, 20 Curraghrua. 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

Baking Skills: The club is holding a festive fund-raising Bake Sake 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

AGM: The AGM of the minor club took place on Friday night last in the clubhouse. A big number turned up for the meeting. There were many changes to the executive and we would like to acknowledge all the excellent work done by those stepping down. Their dedication to the minor club was remarkable and they left the club in a great place. Thank you.

The new chairman is Alan Fayne, vice chairman Sean Kenny, Secretary Seadna Ryan, Assistant Secretary Mark Casey, Treasurer Mary T. Mc Grath, Assistant Treasurer Vinny Farrell. Co Board delegates Tina Dowd, Sharon Dowd and Alan Maxwell.