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Rathcline Club Notes 24th May 2014

posted 27 May 2014, 13:36 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

A sad start to the notes this week, as we remember, the great Owen Harte. He won the first minor and senior championships of the parish. He was fondly remembered by his team mates this week and a good number of his friends from Rathcline went down to his removal and funeral last week in Castlebar. A gentleman off the field and an absolute warrior on it, one Rathcline man when asked about Owen said “when I think about Rathcline football throughout the years, Owen Harte is the first man in my thoughts”. Condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.

Congratulations to Gerard Farrell, our chairman on election to Longford Co Council. He has worked hard for the club and even harder at getting elected, but there was good news at the weekend as the son of Adie followed in his family tradition. Hearty congrats to Mark Casey on his re election to the council also, a good day for the parish all round.

A local derby match and another poor result for the Rathcline team, there was a minute’s silence before the match in memory of Owen Harte and it was immaculately observed. The game started brightly for Rathcline, who dominated possession but missed a few scorable chances. Killashee worked in packs and their hard work all over the pitch saw the game level 5points all at half time. Killashee again upped the tempo in the second half, and Rathcline struggled to get a foothold in the game, the work rate shown by Killashee proved too much for Rathcline and they picked off scores at will, winning the game by 4 points in the end.

There was no jackpot winner this week in the weekly lotto, the €25 winners were Aidan McWeeney Mount Dillon, George and Jean McDermot Killashee, Alan Skelly Aughamore, and Michael Murray Barnacor. The numbers drawn were 2, 11, 21, 27, 30, and 41.

Rathcline Minor Club

Congratulations to Fermoyle and Lanesboro National schools on their schoolboy wins on Friday and Saturday. Fermoyle beat Melview with a brilliant second half display and Lanesboro beat Abbeylara in an entertaining game, it was great to see the town alive with victory parades! Well done to Padhraig Connerton and Seadna Ryan, respective managers of both teams, and of course huge congrats to both sets of players.

The U 14 league final takes place on Tuesday against Colmcille in Grattans. Check fixture list for time of throw in. Best of luck to the team and the management team of Mark Glancy, Jimmy Ruske, and PJ Farrell.

Minor and U 16 players are in exam mode at the moment, and we wish everyone the best of luck!