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Rathcline Club Notes 24th January 2016

posted 24 Jan 2016, 12:48 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

Medical emergency at Clonbonny – On Saturday, Clonbonny was host to the U21 Hastings shield semi-final between Roscommon and Leitrim. Towards the end of the first half the game was abandoned as one of the Leitrim players Alan McTague from Drumshanbo collapsed. Thankfully we had a defibrillator on-site as it saved the life of this young man. Thanks to quick reactions of physios from both teams and other medical personnel Alan eventually regained consciousness. The air ambulance then transferred him to Galway University hostpital. Thankfully Alan is said to be doing well and we wish him a full and speedy recovery.

Dinner Dance – On Saturday night we held our dinner dance in the Radisson in Athlone celebrating the success of last year and honouring the senior championship winning team of 1976.  A great night was had by all. We’d like to thank the Radisson and their staff, our MC for the night Joe Flaherty, 4Degrees West, DJ Tommy K and all who helped out with preparations and organisation on the night. Congratulations to Shane Kenny who won our Young Player of the year award and to James Carroll who won Senior Player of the year.

New Year’s Draw – Our New Year’s Draw which was due to take place at our dinner dance was postponed for a week and will now take place next Saturday night 30th January in Adie’s at 11pm. 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. Ticket sellers are urged to return tickets in advance of the draw. Drop off times will be confirmed later in the week.

50/50 Draw – Congratulations to Johnny Kilcoyne and James Hanley who won €390 in our 50/50 draw last Monday night. The draw continues every Monday night and envelopes only cost €2.

AGM – The Annual General Meeting of Rathcline GAA will take place next Sunday January 31st at 6pm in the clubhouse. We urge anyone with an interest in the club to please attend. We are hoping that there are people within the parish who would be willing to take on some positions within the executive.

Mass for deceased members – On Saturday evening January 30th at 7.30pm there will be mass for the deceased members of the club.

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 with a raffle on the night. Tickets will be priced €10 and childrens’ €5. Tickets will be available later in the week. It promises to be a great night’s entertainment not to be missed!

Longford GAA – Hard luck to Longford manager Denis Connerton and his players including Liam Connerton and James Carroll who were defeated by Meath in the O’Byrne Cup final in Navan. Longford’s first league game of the year takes place away to Offaly on Sunday in Tullamore at 2pm. Best of luck to Denis and the lads on their league campaign. Hard luck to the U21 Hastings Cup team who were narrowly beaten by Cavan by a point on Friday night in the semi-final of the competition. Shane Kenny and Kevin Sorohan were part of the squad.

County Senior Scór - The County Senior Scór Finals will take place on Friday night, 5th of February 2016 at 8pm in the Community Hall in Ardagh village. Each club in the county are being asked to provide at least two acts for the finals. The categories are as follows: Rince Foirne (Figure Dancing), Amhránaíocht Aonair (Solo Singing), Ceol Uirlise (Instrumental Music), Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht (Recitation/Storytelling), Bailéad Ghrúpa (Ballad Group), Question Time – Table Quiz, Leiriú (Drama), Rince Seit (Set Dancing) and Rince Sean Nós. We are hoping that we can get at least two acts from Rathcline to participate. Closing date for applications is this Friday 29th January. Please email pro.rathcline.longford@gaa.ie for application forms.

Engagement – Congratulations to Conor Casey and Julie Morgan who recently announced their engagement. We wish you many years of happiness together.