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Rathcline Club Notes 25th September 2017

posted 26 Sep 2017, 05:04 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer


Sunday was a red lettered day for our Intermediate team when they had the battle of their lives with Sean Connolly’s for the Intermediate title of 2017. Missing Liam Connerton was a big blow to our hopes but this panel is nothing if not game and Sunday proved just that.

The day was bright and warm, conducive to good football and the crowd was huge and full of expectation of a titanic struggle. This they got with both side getting stuck in right from the start and the difference at most stages of the game was just one point either way with the exception once for both sides the difference went out to three points before being reigned back in. This was a great game with both sides not disappointing their supporters with their performance.

In the end we had one point to spare which brought great excitement to everyone involved in the Rathcline club and everyone that came to support us. To see Aaron Madden, in the absence of captain Liam Connerton, lifting the Gerry Hennessy Cup was a joy to behold.

Following the game, the team returned to the clubhouse in Clonbonny for their after match meal.

Along with the huge local crowd it was wonderful to see so many from St. Faithleach’s club in Pearse Park on Sunday and we thank them for their support.

The club will now partake in the Leinster Intermediate club championship where they will take on the Wexford champions at a Longford venue on Saturday 21st October.

It was great to see the club colours flying from so many houses in the parish and businesses in the town and we encourage everyone to keep flying the flag.

Thank You

The club would like to thank Hughie Smyth, local butcher Terry Mc Loughlin and Gerdie Farrell for putting up the bunting throughout the town last week.


Monday night last 11th September the 50/50 pool stood at €397 and the winner drawn in the Yacht Bar was Louis Skelly, Aughamore. 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

Would you 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 also 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.

At the moment, 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.


The senior and minor clubs would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Martha, Alan, Emer, Ian and Deirdre Farrell on the death of husband and father Joe Farrell, Yacht Bar, Main Street, also to his brother Paul and family Tullyvrane.


Following the game in Pearse Park a good kids sleeveless jacket was left on the pitch. The parents can collect the jacket in O’Brien’s. Thanks Brigid Mullooly for finding and leaving it for collection.

Minor club

The minor club would like to congratulate all the team management and players on a fabulous victory on Sunday.

Juvenile League

The Juvenile team will play Ballymahon Forgney Gaels in Clonbonny on Thursday at 6.15pm.