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Rathcline Club Notes 24th April 2016

posted 3 May 2016, 05:00 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

On Wednesday night the Minor club hosted a blitz in Clonbonny and following the blitz there was an U16 challenge game.

Sadly, I have to report that during those games someone was out among the parked cars down along the fence beside the training pitch and they scraped foul language on a lady’s car. The thug that did this dastardly deed should be named and made recompense the lady for the damage to her car. If anyone knows, hears or has any inkling as to who may have done this damaged can they please report it to the local Gardaí at 043-3321102. It is very important that the likes of this should never happen again and anyone attending Clonbonny should be able to park their cars in the knowledge that when they return there will be no damage done to their car.

Our depleted senior team travelled to Mullinalaghta for a Leader cup game with the home side. Going to Mullinalaghta in itself is a tough task but going there without a full squad made the task much tougher. The lads fought hard and done their best but they were beaten by a stronger side.

On Friday night next in Clonbonny the senior team will take on Granard in the Leader Cup at 7.30pm and we would encourage as many as possible to come out and support this young side finding their feet in senior football. There is no doubting our ability but our age profile is our drawback. We will get better as we go along as the young team will learn lots from the opening games. Confidence and support are two vital ingredients towards their development and we look forward to a lot of both on Friday night in Clonbonny.

The fabulous Brave Giant will play St. Mary’s Hall on Saturday 7th May. This is one of the most promising bands in Ireland and it will be without doubt be a fabulous night for the younger generation – well the younger generation than this writer. Admission €10

Fixtures – Upcoming club fixtures are: Friday next 29th Leader Cup in Clonbonny at 7.30pm against St. Mary’s Granard. Friday 29th U14 Div.1 v Longford Slashers in Dunbeggan at 7pm. Thursday 3rd May U14 Div.3 away to Sothern Gaels in Cashel at 7pm. Thursday 5th May away to St. Colmcille’s in Fr. Mc Gee Park and on Sunday 8th May the Reserve League team are away to Cashel in Cashel.

Lá na gClub will take place on Sunday 8th May, this is an ideal opportunity for the club and parish to embrace the day. The club represent our parish and it will be fabulous to see everyone out taking part or just spectating at the event taking place on the day.

On Friday evening last our Minor team travelled to Newtownforbes to take on Clonguish Óg in the Special Minor League Final. It was a great match and despite being three players short our lads put up a wonderful performance despite coming out on the losing side by 4 points. The game was in the melting pot right up to the end but if we took our early goal chances there is a very strong possibility that the result would have been much different. For both sides it was an excellent game of football – open and fluent throughout and excellently refereed by Jimmy Mc Cormack. We commiserate with our players and congratulate Clonguish Óg on their winning of the trophy.