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Rathcline Club Notes 31st July 2016

posted 2 Aug 2016, 06:32 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

There is no better feeling than when an event comes together successfully and the following days there is nothing but talk of the wonderful event. The club had their annual race day at the Galway Races and the event was full with over 140 people making it a very special day. Bernard Kane’s SuperValu was again the sponsor of the day. May we thank everyone that came and supported and they came from near and far. You made the day what it was but your attendance in large numbers and also by the vibrancy you brought to the event. The setting was spectacular, the food excellent and the entertainment of the races and the after racing entertainment with Gerry Kennan was only mighty. The club is deeply indebted to everyone for their support, our sponsor Bernard Kane’s SuperValu, the club organiser Stephen Rooney, Caroline Ginty and Michael Farrell. We would like to thank Gerry Keenan for his excellent entertainment and we would also like to thank Galway race committee for proving us with a wonderful location and food for the day.

The Best Dressed Lady Prize of a Beauty Hamper & Bottle of Prosecco sponsored by O’Brien’s Pharmacy Lanesboro was won by Marian Ryan.

The club would like to thank Gerard Farrell for sponsoring Declan Gilmore photography, Kiernan’s Steel for sponsoring the wine, the staff of Lydon House for an excellent meal. The raffle is a big part of our day and we thank you all for your continued support. The prizes and winners were as follows: 1st prize – One Night  B&B and evening meal in Glasson Country House Hotel courtesy of Niall Flynn – winner Anthony Dooner, 2nd prize – TV from Tesco courtesy of David O’Reilly – winner Patrick Dowd, 3rd prize – Johnston’s Pharmacy voucher courtesy of Gareth Johnston – winner Alex McDermott, 4th prize – Timepieces Voucher courtesy of Marie Farrell Ulster Bank – winner Sarah Kearney, 5th prize – The Sister’s Bistro voucher courtesy of Mary & Patricia O’Loughlin – winner Max Farrell, 6th prize – Adie’s Bar & Restaurant voucher courtesy of Gerard Farrell – winner Deirdre McVitey, 7th prize – Cloud 9 Beautician voucher courtesy of Michelle Connerton Kelly – winner Ann Marie Hand, 8th prize – Keri’s Beauty Room voucher courtesy of Keri Rogers – winner Ronan Clyne, 9th prize – Xlntee Hair Salon voucher courtesy of Claire Flynn – winner John Bannon.

Unlucky: On Friday night last our senior team travelled to Cashel for the second round of the championship. It was more of a recovery mission following the first round heavy defeat as much as it was a very important championship game and a vital two points.

At half time it looked very bleak when Ballymahon lead by 2-10 to 0-6 and a big travelling support was looking down the barrel of another heavy defeat. We were very impressed with the second half performance where the lads battled hard to recover some pride. The 10pt half time deficit seemed a huge task and one too big for this very young team. The lads restricted Ballymahon to just 1-2 in the second half and they scored 2-10 themselves. In the final minutes we had the opportunity to draw but as luck would have it we just ran out of time. However, this was a great heart-warming second half performance and we hope that the inspiration gained will be carried into their third championship game in Dunbeggan, Stonepark, on this Tuesday 2nd August at 8pm.

The 50/50 took place in Adie’s on Tuesday night last. The winner’s prizemoney on the night was €366. The winning envelope was drawn and the lucky name on it was Frances Kilcline, Barnacor. 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 alternatively you can purchase a pink ticket that allows you into the draw for 1 year for a price of €100.

The Shannon Gaels U8 panel had the day of a lifetime when they got the opportunity to travel and play in Croke Park in the Leinster Blitz. We thank coaches Stephen Rooney, Diarmuid Farrell and the parents that travelled on the day. The panel was Alfie Murphy, Leah Kenny, Emma Feeney, Alex Mc Dermott, Shane Farrell, Rian Hogan, Liam Rhatigan, John Farrell, Diarmuid Hanly, Oisin Dillon, Matthew Murray, Evan Rooney, Mikey Sorohan, Senan Cox, Sean Collins, Emma Dowd, Clodagh Martin and Sarah Healy.

The Shannon Gaels minor club held a Table Quiz in the Peer Inn on Friday night last. While the numbers were not as expected the night was a good success. The club would like to thank everyone that sponsored prizes and made donations for the Quiz. The club really appreciates your continued support. The minor club would like thank the good number senior players that despite their defeat to Ballymahon turned up and took part in the Quiz – thank you. The senior club offered two tickets for the All-Ireland Quarter Final and the lucky winner was David Dowd, Thureen.

Fixtures: This Tuesday our U14 team will take on St. Colmcille’s in the U14 Championship in Clonbonny at 7.30pm while also on Tuesday our Seniors will take on Drumlish at 8pm in Dunbeggan, Stonepark. On Monday 8th our U14 will travel to Dromard for the second round of the championship at 7.30pm. On Wednesday 9th our minors will take on Granard/Ballymore in Dunbeggan at 7.30. The final group game of the championship will take place in Dromard where we take on Mostrim at 5.45pm.