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Rathcline GAA – Club Notes – Sunday 25th August 2013

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Championship 2013 – All roads lead to Pearse Park next weekend for the eagerly awaited match with Carrickedmond in the semi final of the Intermediate Championship. The game will take place on Sunday evening 1st September at 5:30pm. We have previously played Carrickedmond in this year’s championship which resulted in a draw in Ballymahon. There has been nothing between both teams in recent years and this game promises to be a cracker. We wish the players and the management team of Gerry, Joe and Albert the very best of luck on Sunday and hope that we will be good enough on the day to find ourselves in the County final at the end of September. We also hope that there will be huge support for the lads in their pursuit of glory.

ACFL Div. 1 – Our Senior team played St. Patricks Ardagh on Sunday morning in the 8th Round of the county senior league in Keenan Park. Unfortunately we were beaten on a scoreline of 2-10 to 11 points. There are three games left in the league campaign with Rathcline facing an uphill battle to avoid relegation. The team play Abbeylara away on the 7th September in Lynch Park at 6:30pm.  

Congratulations to Mark Mimnagh and Ann Hynes who recently got engaged.

Rathcline Ladies – Congratulations of our Rathcline Senior Ladies who have qualified for the second consecutive Intermediate Championship final with a winning result over Mostrim on Sunday morning in Clonbonny. Final score: Rathcline 2-14, Mostrim 1-11. Ironically, the team will have to play Mostrim again in the final which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 7th September at 5pm. Venue has yet to be decided. Great credit must be attributed to team manager Enda McGann and his fellow selectors, as well as the hard work put in behind the scenes by Madeleine and her gang. We look forward to the Ladies County Final in the hope that the girls can break through to the senior grade for the 2014 championship. We wish the team and management the best in their preparations over the next two weeks. Well done Girls on a brilliant victory on Sunday.

Juvenile U16 A Championship – Congratulations to Western Gaels U16 team who had a magnificent first round victory over Colmcilles last Thursday evening in McGee Park. Final score: Western Gaels 2-14, Colmcille 1-06. The second round of the competition takes place next Thursday evening 29th August at 7:15pm in Clonbonny when the team play Clonguish Og. A winning result in this game will guarantee a semi spot in the Championship with one group game to spare. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Well done to the management team of Padraig Kenny, Mick Shorthall, Cathal Twaddle and John Moran for the great work to date. On a lighter note, it must be worth noting that Rathcline GAA have made an official request to Tipperary County Board to improve the standard of linesmen coming out of the County. We have every faith that Mick will be reinstated to his role for the next championship game in Clonbonny.

Minor League Semi Final will take place next Friday evening 30th August when Western Gaels play Southern Gaels in a repeat of the Minor Championship Final which was played two weeks ago. Western Gaels will be hoping to continue the great run of form and add to the momentum which has been picked up by the amalgamation in the last couple of weeks. This is a great opportunity to extend the 2013 honours of our minor club with a victory in this game. The tie will take place in Clonbonny at 7pm and it is hoped that as many people as possible come out to support the lads in this crucial local derby game.

Congratulations to Shane Fitzpatrick and Laura Skelly who were married on Saturday last in St. Mary’s Lanesboro with reception in Glasson Golf Club. Laura is daughter to our current club vice chairman – Mr Louis Skelly. We wish them the very best for the future.

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. 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.

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