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Rathcline Club Notes 26th June 2016

posted 5 Jul 2016, 12:57 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

5K Run Walk Crawl

Rathcline GAA club on Saturday next will host a 5K Run, Walk, Crawl and Buggy Push. Those not running will start off from Rathcline GAA club grounds at 11.45am followed by the runners at 12noon. Registration will take place from 10.45am and the entry fee will be €10.  Further details are available from Brendan Keane 086-2263739.

The club welcomes everyone to participate in the 5K and looks forward seeing people from all over the region taking part.

Galway Races only a few weeks away

As we are in the dying days of June the famous Galway Races only a matter of a few weeks away now is time to start preparing for the Rathcline club’s Annual Day at the races. The package for the day at the races makes the day a very special one and it is really inviting way to entertain family and friends. It is a great opportunity to avail of the warm summer weather and a reason to dress up for the occasion.

Rathcline will go racing on the opening day of the famous Galway Races, Monday 25th July with the first race commencing in and around 5pm.

The Galway Races brings a great excitement and the club offers you the opportunity to be part of that excitement in the company of locals.

All in all, this is a very special day out all for the cost of €110 and for your money you will receive free admission as well as a race card, free parking, a seating and viewing area located in the new Killanin stand overlooking the finishing line with spectacular views, there will be tipsters in the Pavilion, tote facilities, a beautiful 4 course meal, €5 drink voucher, there will be an opportunity to be declared the Best Dressed Lady and there will be after meal entertainment.

The club appreciates the continued support of Bernard Kane Supervalu, Lanesboro for once again sponsoring this very special club occasion and an occasion you should come to and have a really good evening’s entertainment.

As tables are limited it is very important that you book your seats as early as possible. To book your table you should contact Caroline Ginty 087-6224810, Stephen Rooney086-3176301 or Mickie Farrell 086-8509820.


The winner of the 50/50 draw the took place in the Yacht Bar on Monday night last was Vinnie nee, Clonadra. This is the third week in a row that the prizemoney has gone to the west of the Shannon. The winning prizemoney on Monday night was €373. The club thanks you for your support and encourages everyone to support the draw weekly. The blue 50/50 envelopes are on sale locally throughout the town for only €2.

The senior team are preparing well for the first round of the Senior championship which is provisionally pencilled in for Sunday 17th July where we will take on Carrickedmond.

Well done to Denis Connerton, our club representatives, team management and panel of players who had a wonderful win over Down in Newry on Sunday. The replay between Donegal and Monaghan will take on a whole new meaning now that Longford has been drawn against the losers in the next round of the qualifiers.

The fixtures for the coming week are all at under age commencing on this Wednesday 29th with an Under 8 Go Games Respect Exhibition in Clonbonny where we will entertain Ballymahon/Forgney Gaels and Carrick Sarsfields.

This Thursday 30th our Minor team will play the Minor League semi-final when they will welcome Carrick Sarsfields to Clonbonny at 7.30pm. We expect a large local support for the game.

Also on Thursday, again in Clonbonny, we will welcome Aughavas to Clonbonny for the semi-final of the Longford Leitrim U12 League. Again, we expect big support in Clonbonny for this game that throws in at 7.30pm.

On Wednesday 6th July our U10 panel will travel to Ballymahon for the U10 Respect Exhibition Go Games where they will take part with Ballymahon Forgney Gaels and Southern Gaels.