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Rathcline GAA – Club Notes – Sunday 07th July 2013

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Rathcline GAA would like to wish Longford Senior Team the best of luck in their 2nd round All Ireland qualifier game with Wexford on Saturday afternoon coming 13th July at 2pm in Pearse Park. If any is interested in doing steward for the game please contact Louis Skelly (086) 2754585.

Championship 2013 – It has been confirmed that Rathcline’s first round championship game against Legan Sarsfields will take place on Saturday 20th July at 7pm. Venue has yet to be decided so keep an eye on fixtures for more details.

Galway Races – The inaugural Rathcline GAA Race day will take place at the Galway Races on Monday 29th July. The club hope to replicate the success of that achieved by Longford County Board at Punchestown only on a much smaller scale which will satisfy the needs of our own club. The occasion will present our parishioners, members, supporters and friends a fantastic afternoon of horse racing on opening day of the 2013 festival. The club have agreed an attractive hospitality package with the organisers in Ballybrit which surpasses that seen at the Annual Punchestown County Board Fundraiser. Most people will be familiar with the Galway Races but for those who are not; a great day out is always guaranteed. Ballybrit at the end of July is always the highlight of the horse racing calendar in Ireland and it is the aim of Rathcline GAA to tap into the atmosphere, banter and craic to serve our own needs as well as giving something back to our supporters. For more information, please contact Albert Cooney, Alan Fayne or Liam Connerton. With less than three weeks left to the event, table bookings are now being accepted by the club.

Club Rathcline Lotto Draw - The Jackpot total of €500 was not won this weekend with numbers drawn as follows: 3, 4, 18, 19, 26, and 42. Congratulations to our four €25 winners this week as follows: (1) Una, Mary, Nuala & Martha – Lanesboro Ballyleague Credit Union (2) Pat Mollaghan – Dublin St., Longford (3) Ann Farrell – C/O Seamus Flynn (4) Conor Casey – Rathcline Rd. Next week’s Jackpot will €600.

Rathcline GAA extends its best wishes to Phelim Henry on his retirement from Cloontuskert National School.

We would like to wish Danny O’ Sullivan a speedy recovery from horrible injury sustained at training during the week. We’re sure with Danny’s attitude and determination that he will do everything in his power to get back on the field as soon as possible.

Triathlon – The annual “Two Provinces Triathlon” will take place in our community this coming Saturday 13th July. This event promises to be bigger and better than previous years as the event is registered on the National Triathlon series for the first time. Large numbers are expected on Saturday and as such our local Tri club are looking for as many stewards as possible. Rathcline GAA is looking to support the event to the best of our ability and we would appreciate if our members could come out for a couple of hours on Saturday to help with the stewarding of the event. Please give your name to Cathal Chapman, Liam Connerton or indeed any member of either Executive. Our club would like to wish Lanesboro Triathlon Club every success with the hosting of such a prestigious event.

Rathcline Ladies – The senior club would like to congratulate Rathcline Ladies U14 and U16 teams in reaching the league finals of their respective grades during the week. Mixed fortunes for both teams though with the U14’s losing out to Grattons on Monday evening last. Commiserations to team manager Aodhnait Casey who did a fantastic job with the girls this year. Success was not to be denied on Thursday evening last as our U16 Girls team under the stewardship of Kieran Feeney were victorious over Carrickedmond in Killashee. It was a fantastic achievement for both teams last week and the future looks bright for Ladies football in Rathcline. Photos of both finals can be seen on the Club Facebook page.

To follow on, the senior Club wishes every success to the Senior Ladies who play Round 1 of the Intermediate Championship on Sunday evening next 14th July against Carrickedmond in Michael Moran Park at 6pm. We hope the team can build on the winning foundations of the U14 & U16 last week. Your support would be greatly appreciated on Sunday evening next.

Shannon Gaels – Coaching for U6, U8, U10 and U12 will continue in Clonbonny on Friday in Clonbonny from 7pm to 8pm as normal. All parents are asked to return ticket money from the Dog night to the Club as soon as possible.

Western Gaels – U14 – Preparations are now in full swing for the first round of the championship which is scheduled to kick off in mid July. Training continues in Clonbonny on this Thursday evening coming between 8pm - 9pm and then again on Saturday between 5pm – 6pm.

U16 – Round 3 of the Special Juvenile League Division 1 will take place on Tuesday evening coming 09th July when Western Gaels play St. Vincents in Dunbeggan at 7:30pm. Round 4 will take place a week later on 16th July playing Northern Gaels in the Laurels at 7:30pm. The first round of the championship is due to take place on 15th August with an away match to St. Colmcilles. On Saturday coming 13th July, the team will meet Northern Gaels in the Shield Final in the Laurels. The time of the game has yet to be confirmed so keep an eye on fixtures for more details. We hope are large crowd from the parish will travel to the Laurels to support the lads in their pursuit of silverware.

Minor – Round 4 of the minor league is scheduled for Monday 8th July when Western Gaels will play away to St. Vincents in Monaduff at 7:30pm. The team will then play St. Dominics/Moydow amalgamation on Thursday 11th July at 7:30pm in Dunbeggan.  Training for U16 & Minor continues this week per the normal routine. Players will get the usual text message in advance of training.

Gathering 2013 – Shannon Gaels are organising a choir for a special mass during the Gathering celebrations on the August Bank holiday weekend. Anyone wishing to participate in the Choir can give their names to Brendan Keane.

Congratulations to the Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club on the reopening of their Club house on Sunday last. Great credit must go to all concerned in rebuilding their facility after the unfortunate fire damage last year. We wish the club continued success after 30 years from their foundation.