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Rathcline GAA – Club Notes – Sunday 21st April 2013

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Punchestown 2013 – The 11th Annual Longford GAA Race Day takes place in 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 week to the big day, interested personnel need to book their seats 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.

Club Rathcline Lotto Draw - The Jackpot total of €400 was not won this weekend with numbers drawn as follows: 3, 7, 8, 15, 28, and 31. Congratulations to our four €25 winners this week as follows: (1) Paddy & Ann Nolan – Mahoraveen (2) Larry Bannon, Legan; (3) Con & Yvonne Casserely – Clonfower (4) John Ryan – C/O Ballymahon GAA. Next week’s Jackpot will €500.

Senior League – Congratulations to our senior team who got back to winning ways in round two of the Leader cup last weekend. The team beat Carrickedmond on Saturday evening in Clonbonny by two points with a final score: Rathcline 1-11, Carrickedmond 2-06. Although enjoying the best of the possession count in the second half, the team were guilty in conceding two soft goals near the end allowing the opposition to finish the stronger in what could have been a disaster for Rathcline. Thankfully the team weathered the storm and it is clearly evident that there is a continuous improvement regime under the stewardship of Gerry Lynn. There is a nice structure to our team at present and bodes well for the rest of the league campaign. Round three takes place in two weeks time (Friday 03rd May @ 8pm) when we travel to Dromard in what promises to be a tough test for our lads.

Reserve League – Next weekend see’s the return of Intermediate League action when Rathcline host Moydow Harpers in Round 6 of Reserve League 2. The game is scheduled for next Saturday 27th April in Clonbonny at 6pm. The team is looking for six wins out of six games in this competition and victory on Saturday will guarantee Rathcline a home semi-final in the competition with one more group game to spare. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to Michelle Connerton (daughter of Liam and Patricia, Aughamore) and Edward Kelly (son of Eugene and Mary, Rathcline Rd.) on their marriage celebrations on Friday afternoon last. We wish them a long and happy future together.

Sympathies – Everyone in Rathcline GAA was saddened to hear of the passing of Paul Enright (Cloontuskert) on Tuesday last - 9th April. Paul had a great affiliation with our good neighbours in St. Faithleachs GAA and other local community groups. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and relatives.

Shannon Gaels/Western Gaels – Under 14: Congratulations to our U14 team who continue on their winning ways with a fantastic victory over St. Vincents on Tuesday evening last 16th April in Monaduff. Final Score: St. Vincent’s 2-09, Western Gaels 7-08. The team play Rd. 3 on Tuesday evening coming 23rd April with a home match to Granard/Ballymore  in Dunbeggan at 7pm. Rd. 4 will be followed with an away game to Carrick-Sarsfields a week later Tuesday 30th April in Michael Moran Park at 7pm.

Under 16: Due to water-logged pitch last week, Rd. 2 of the U16 league will take on Monday evening coming 22nd April in Dunbeggan at 7:30pm when Western Gaels take on St. Colmcilles. The setback last week also means that the team will need to play a second game in the week on Thursday 25th April at 7pm against Northern Gaels in Oliver Lynch Park in Abbeylara.

Minor: Round 2 of the minor league recommences on Sunday coming - 28th April when Western Gaels take on St. Colmcilles at home. Please keep an eye on fixtures for more details in relation to venue and time. 

Coaching for U6, U8, U10 and U12 will commence on Friday 26th April in Clonbonny from 7pm to 8pm. Parents are reminded that children will not be able to train or play matches unless each child is properly registered. Registration forms will be available on Friday 26th April (membership fee is €5 for U6, and all other age groups are €25 per child or €35 per family – 2 children or more). All underage players are required to wear a mouth-guard during training and matches.

Commiserations to Shane Kenny and Eoin Sorahan who were part of the County Minor panel who were defeated by Laois in the first round of the Leinster Championship in O’Moore park in Portlaoise. Also to Gareth Johnston who is a member of the management team. The team now enter the backdoor system and will now play Meath on Wednesday night 1st May for survival in this year’s competition.

Shannon Gaels would like to say a very special thank you to Michael Gill; Rathcline Road who obtained 2 ruby balls autographed by the Irish Rugby team and presented them to the club. They will be raffled for in the near future.

Croagh Patrick Sponsorship Walk 2013 – This year’s event will take place in three week’s time on Saturday 11th May. At this stage everyone who is taking part should be allocated to a team and have their own sponsorship card. Cards are readily available from our financial committee members or indeed any executive member. We are looking for a big uptake from the parish and to make it a weekend to remember. This event is more than just a fundraiser for the club but a social outing for our members, friends and parishioners with a night out in Westport town. Based on previous year’s outings to Croagh Patrick, the club has experienced an enjoyable and rewarding day out with lots of crack in the process. The club has booked a limited number of apartments in the harbour mills accommodation centre in Westport at €45 per person. Please contact Lorraine Farrell ASAP on (087) 6827966 if you are interested in availing of this accommodation service. 

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