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Rathcline GAA – Club Notes – Sunday 07th April 2013

posted 7 Apr 2013, 14:15 by Unknown user

Club Rathcline Lotto Draw - The Jackpot total of €200 was not won this weekend with numbers drawn as follows: 5, 11, 12, 17, 42, and 44. Congratulations to our four €25 winners this week as follows: (1) Willie Fizmaurice – Coolderry, Four Roads (2) Alan Fayne – Cullentra; (3) Brendan & Jack Bannon – Ballinahinch, Newtowncashel (4) Peter Hanley – Newtowncashel. Next week’s Jackpot will €300.

Reserve League 2 – Round 5 saw Rathcline play away to Carrickedmond on Sunday afternoon last. The team continues its unbeaten run through the group stages to make it five wins out of five. The victory on Sunday guarantees Rathcline a semi final spot for the fourth year in a row in this competition. Final score: Rathcline 3-06, Carrickedmond 0-12. Well done to all concerned. There is a short break in this competition for two weeks to allow the commencement of the Senior League in the county. Round 6 is scheduled for Saturday 27th April with a home game to Moydow.

Senior League – Rathcline play Round 1 of the Senior League (Div 1) with an away match to Longford Slashers next Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm in Michael Fay Park. It will be the team's first competitive game under new manager Gerry Lynn. After a good pre-season campaign and fantastic results in the Intermediate League, the team is expected to perform well in Division 1. We wish the team the very best of luck for the coming year. We ask all parishioners and followers to come along and support the lads on Sunday and the weekends which follow. 

Punchestown 2013 – Longford GAA are hosting the 11th Annual Race Day at Punchestown on ‘Gold Cup Day’ Wednesday 24th April. Rathcline GAA has always held the best Club representation at the event and this year we are looking to repeat this feat especially with club man Brendan Gilmore holding the chairman’s position in the County Board. The subsidised ticket price of €100 includes the following: Location at the Final Fence, Four Course Meal, Hot Afternoon Refreshments, Admission to the Races, Race Card, Celebrity Tipsters, Bar Facilities & Bookies in Pavilion; all of which represents fantastic value for money. With less than a month to the big day, interested personnel need to book their seats as early as possible to be a part of the Rathcline GAA contingent. €20 Deposits can be given to: Liam Connerton (086) 8776450, Albert Cooney (086) 8118580 & Chris Cullen (087) 2500120.

Commiserations to the Longford Under 21 team who were beaten by Kildare in the Leinster championship final in Portlaoise on Wednesday last.

Club Announcement - The main gate in Clonbonny will remained closed to traffic for the foreseeable future in complying with the Club insurance requirements and the Club Safety Statement. We ask all patrons to park their cars in the dedicated parking area at the road below the training pitch.

Shannon Gaels/Western Gaels – Best wishes to our U14 Western Gaels team who start their league campaign with a home match against Mostrim on Tuesday next 9th April at 7pm in Clonbonny. The management team consists of Sean Kenny, Ciarán Kenny, Wayne Donoghue & Michael Hanley. U14 training continues at the weekend in Clonbonny as normal.

Best of luck to the Juvenile U16 Western Gaels team who start their league campaign on Thursday evening coming 11th April at 7pm with a home match to Killoe Og in Clonbonny. We wish the management team of Padraig Kenny, Mick Shorthall, Cathal Twaddle and John Moran the very best of luck for the coming year.

Training for U6, U8, U10 & U12 will commence shortly in Clonbonny. The Shannon Gaels Executive would like to remind parents that membership is due for all players in each age group. It is important that such fees are paid before this training commences in the club.