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Rathcline GAA – Club Notes – Sunday 22nd September 2013

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County Champions 2013 – Congratulations to Rathcline Senior Ladies in winning the Intermediate County Championship final against Mostrim last Saturday afternoon in Pearse Park. In what was the third time the teams have met with each other in the championship; Rathcline successfully came through the epic battle to secure the title. Great credit must be given to this panel of girls who performed excellently through the championship campaign and showed great character in overcoming very strong and talented Mostrim side. Winning the 2013 championship is a fantastic achievement for the Team, Management and Executive and has brought a huge lift to our local communities. Well done to team manager Enda McGann and fellow selector James Hanley and sincere congratulations to Madeleine, Mike and Paddy for putting in trojan hours behind the scenes. The team now move to the Senior Ladies grade in Longford for the 2014 season but before that they have won their right to participate in Leinster Intermediate Club championship which starts on Weekend of 5th October with an away game to Miltown in Westmeath. There is no doubt that there is the potential to complete a very special double this year and we will be all there to roar the team on. Well done girls, ye have done the parish proud.

Minor League Final – Commiserations to our minor team who lost by the narrowest of margins in the league final after extra time to Colmcille on Friday night. It needs to be said that there were some outrageous referring decisions which allowed Colmcille to draw game in extra time and then clinch a last kick winner. Never the less, it has been a fantastic year for our Minor team amalgamation claiming the championship honours and contesting the very dubious league final. Special mention to the team management of Kevin Hanley, Mickey Hand, John Moran and James Hanley who really got the best out of a talented bunch of players. We hope that the achievements of the team will springboard Western Gaels into contention at all grades for the 2014 season. Shannon Gaels Minor Executive would like to thanks all the supporters who came out and supported the team all year.

U16 – After losing out in the group stages of the A Championship, Western Gaels now enter the Shield Semi Final against St. Vincents on Saturday 28th September in Dunbeggan at 3pm. With one weeks to go, the team are continuing training under the watchful eye of manager Padraig Kenny.

Club Rathcline Lotto Draw - Preparations are ongoing for Phase 2 of the Lotto campaign and it is hoped to have the fundraiser rolled out in the next couple of weeks with an anticipated start date for the October Bank holiday weekend (Saturday 26th October). Letters will be posted out to our existing participants with subscription renewal forms. Many thanks to all our patrons who participated in the last lotto and we look forward to your support for Phase 2.

School’s Coaching Role – If anyone is interested in taking the role of School’s coach for the coming year, please contact Sean Kenny (086) 1081498 or Seadna Ryan (085) 1595512.

Shannon Gaels Minor Club are now taking bookings for a visit to Croke Park to see Ireland vs. Australia in the forthcoming International Rules series on Saturday 26th October. For more information, please contact Seadna Ryan on (085) 1595512.