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Rathcline GAA – Club Notes – Sunday 02nd June 2013

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Club Rathcline Lotto Draw – Congratulations to Oliver J Murphy on being the sole winner of the Club Rathcline Lotto jackpot of €1,000 this weekend. The numbers drawn were: 2, 8, 11, 14, 17, and 36. Next week’s Jackpot will start at our base hold value of €100.

Senior League - Our Senior team drew with Fr. Manning Gaels on Friday night 31st May in Monaduff. Final score: Rathcline 0-13, Fr. Manning Gaels 0-13. A couple of silly mistakes at the end of the match allowed Drumlish to pull level in what was a game we should have won. Never the less, another valuable point on the table and we are sitting nicely in mid-table position. By the time these notes are published on the paper, the team will have played Round 5 against Dromard in Pairc na nGael on bank holiday Monday at 2:30pm. Results will be displayed on club website and our club Facebook account. Round 6 of the League takes place this weekend coming when Rathcline play St. Columbas at home in Clonbonny on Friday night 7th June at 8pm. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Reserve League 2 – Next weekend also hosts the eagerly awaited rematch between Rathcline and St. Columbas in the semi-final of the Reserve League 2 competition. The game is scheduled to take place next Sunday afternoon 9th June in Clonbonny at 2:30pm. Given the excitement and intensity of the first game between both teams, we expect a similar game in the replay. We hope that a huge crowd will come out to the pitch and support the lads on Sunday in helping the team reach a second consecutive final in this competition.

Sympathies – The Club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Sheeran family Ballyleague on the passing of Marie, wife of the late Davy, who died on Friday last 24th May.

Club Fundraising – In the last decade, there has been a huge amount of work completed in Clonbonny. No one will argue that we have one of the finest GAA facilities in the midlands with a fantastic new All Weather Pitch with a state of the art Clubhouse. With such facilities, comes a cost and the cost on our club is roughly €20,000 a year for the next six years. At this time of the year, Rathcline GAA normally makes plans in developing a fundraiser which will service our annual debt of our club to our local Credit Union. Last year, we asked our parishioners to subscribe to new annualised lotto format. This venture was hugely successful in so far as the Club fulfilled its commitments to our Credit Union as well as giving out nearly €10,000 in prize money over the 12 month fundraising term. This year, it has been agreed to copy the template/initiative of other clubs around the midlands where €100 donations from Patrons will go directly to our Club needs. It is seen as a hugely efficient way of meeting club targets where 100% of every €100 donation will go to clearing the club debt for the year. Rathcline GAA is looking for at least 200 people in the parish to join in this venture to fulfil the loan requirements. Fermoyle National School lead the way with the first donation of the campaign and we hope that the rest our parishioners, patrons, members and supporters can do their best for our club in similar fashion. Recognition for such donations has yet to be finalised by the financial committee but any help will not go unnoticed. Members of our financial committee will be in contact with households in the parish in the coming weeks. Rathcline GAA is the heart of the community and our parishioners have always delivered for our club. We have no doubt that this venture will be a huge success.

Shannon Gaels – Coaching for U6, U8, U10 and U12 will continue in Clonbonny on Friday in Clonbonny from 7pm to 8pm.

Western Gaels – U14 - As well as preparations ongoing for the first round of the Championship in a couple of weeks time, our Under 14 team have now entered the Feile competition which will take place on the 29th July.  To this end, training will continue every Thursday and Saturday per the normal regime.

U16 & Minor – There is a U16 challenge match scheduled next Saturday 8th June against Strokestown. Competitive games have now been suspended until after the Junior and Leaving Cert finishes next month. Training for U16 & Minor continues this week per the normal routine. Players will get the usual text message in advance of training.

Shannon Gaels would like to commend and thank Grattan Og Club for their hospitality during the official re-opening of Dunbeggan Park last Saturday. A great day was had by all and we wish our partners in amalgamation the very best of luck with their fantastic new facility.  

Exams – Finally and most importantly, the Club wishes the very best of good luck to all our student members and supporters who are preparing for the forthcoming Leaving and Junior Cert exams.