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Rathcline GAA – Club Notes – Sunday 30th June 2013

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Reserve League 2 – Pride of our parish this week undoubtedly lies with our Reserve League team who were crowned Intermediate League Champions on Saturday evening in Cashel with a thrilling win over Ballymahon. This is the second year in a row where Joe Rooney has cast his midas touch in this competition and indeed it is worth noting that Rathcline have won this competition in three of the last four years under Joe’s stewardship. This year’s win was even more special as the team had titanic battles the whole way through the group stages as well as the famous semi final replay win over St. Columbas. It was a pleasing sight to see Anthony Farrell being presented with the competition trophy. The Club can now look forward to the first round of the Intermediate Championship with the first season goal achieved. Congratulations to all involved. Final Score: Rathcline 4-08, Ballymahon 3-08. Match report and photos can be seen on our club website: www.rathcline.gaa.ie or on our Facebook page.

Rathcline GAA would like to congratulate Longford Senior Team on a good win over Limerick their 1st round qualifier game on Saturday evening last in Pearse Park. Final Score: Longford 2-14, Limerick 0-09.

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 a month left to the event, table bookings are now being accepted by the club.

Club Rathcline Lotto Draw - The Jackpot total of €400 was not won this weekend with numbers drawn as follows: 12, 17, 19, 22, 28, and 43. Congratulations to our four €25 winners this week as follows: (1) Michael Carroll – Rathcline (2) Anthony & Evelyn Farrell – Gortgallon (3) Patsy Cox – Erenagh, Lanesboro (4) Caroline Cooney – Lehery. Next week’s Jackpot will €500.

Sympathies – The club extends its deepest sympathy to Liam McManus and the Murtagh families of Clonmee on the recent passing of Geraldine at her home in Kilteevan last week.

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 – All roads led to Dunderry in Co. Meath on Saturday last for the Leinster Feile competition. The team under the management of Wayne Donoghue and Sean Kenny performed exceptionally well, winning two of their games and drawing the last one. The results combined meant that the team were joint top group winners.  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.

U16 – Congratulations to our U16 team who recorded a fantastic win over St. Vincents in the semi final of the Juvenile Shield Final in Dunbeggan on Thursday evening last. The team will now meet Northern Gaels in the Shield Final which is scheduled to take place on Thursday 11th July 2013 in the Laurels at 7:30pm. Before then, Round 2 of the Special Juvenile League Division 1 will take place on Tuesday evening coming 02nd July when Western Gaels play Killoe Og away in Emmet Park at 7:30pm. Round 3 will take place a week later on 9th July playing at home in Clonbonny to St. Vincents. The first round of the championship is due to take place on 15th August with an away match to St. Colmcilles. Well done to management of Cathal Chapman, Padraig Kenny, Mick Shorthall, John Moran and Cathal Twaddle on their great work to date.

Minor – Round 3 of the Minor League recommences on Monday evening 1st July when Western Gaels face St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers in Dunbeggan at 7:30pm. Round 4 is scheduled for Monday 8th July when Western Gaels will play away to St. Vincents in Monaduff at 7:30pm.  Training for U16 & Minor continues this week per the normal routine. The frequency of the training campaign will pick up in the next week or so in advance of the first round of the championship in both age groups. Now that the exams are completed, we need to get all players back out on the pitch as soon as possible. Players will get the usual text message in advance of training.

Dog night for Minor and Ladies Club - Shannon Gaels and Rathcline Ladies would like to thank everyone who supported the fundraiser on Friday night last. A great night was had by all.