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Rathcline GAA Notes 13th April 2014

posted 13 Apr 2014, 13:54 by Rathcline Public Relations Officer

On Saturday night the Shannon Gaels Minor club transformed our parish hall into an entertainment power house. Lanesboro’s got talent will register with people for a long time, such was the entertainment on offer. Acts from our parish and beyond captivated an audience with song, dance, acting and comedy. When this town and its people put their minds to something the results are fantastic, there were moments of appreciation, wonder, and hearty laughter. The minor club and all those that helped out should be extremely proud of creating this platform for young and old to show their entertainment skills. It would be a long list to thank, but to minor club executive members who put in months of hard graft to get it from ideas to stage, to the people who mentored the acts, to all the people who rehearsed and made such an impact on the night, to all the volunteers who helped out on the night, and to all that supported us, we say thank you. My fellow Rathcline folk, ask not what your club can do for you, ask what you can do for your club.

Rathcline got their second win in the league with a hard fought victory over Sean Connollys on Friday night. They set the tone of the first half with two well taken goals by Patrick Mullooly and Mel Shanley. Both attack and defence were busy in the first half with the back line under pressure at times. The aerial threats were dealt with and from counter attacks Rathcline should have had more scores on the board. The team managed the game in the second half but gave away a sloppy goal 10 minutes in, that said they added a few well taken points and closed out the game. Final score was Rathcline 2-7 Sean Connollys 1-3. Well done to the team and management.

This Good Friday sees Cashel take on Rathcline in Clonbonny, in what should be an interesting derby match. Both teams have started well in the league, and it’s always a match that catches the imagination. Throw in is down for 5.30 in Clonbonny, your support for the team would be appreciated.

Don’t forget the challenge of climbing Croagh Patrick is not far away, we urge young and old to get involved in what is becoming a great annual social event for the parish. Great memories were formed from the people who climbed last year, and we hope we can do even better this year. Please contact any member of the executive for more details.

The annual 25 card drive takes place in the Parish Hall this Good Friday night at 8.30. An event that people enjoy every year, it pits young and old into the premiership of card players, there are great cash prizes up for grabs this year, tickets are only a fiver and it’s a great way to spend a couple of hours. Please contact any member of the executive and Tom Feeney for tickets.

Rathcline Ladies

Rathcline took on Killoe in the senior league on Sunday. The final score was 2-10 to 2-6 to Killoe. Our ladies played well against a strong team,and the game ebbed and flowed throughout. It has to be pointed out that Rathcline were missing a few influential players, but the team that took the pitch showed a lot of character throughout. They had a real fight and belief and took some scores very well. It surely must be a platform to work off for the coming season, and also showed that Rathcline ladies have a talented squad. Check fixture list for next match and your support would be welcome.

After winning the U 16 championship last year, the U 16 ladies started their defence against Carrickedmond. A great game saw Rathcline pull away in the last 15 minutes for a decisive victory. The whole team played well including subs, it was an open affair where for long periods the result was in the balance, but good team work and hard work by the midfield and defence set up the game for the forwards, and they duly took their chances in the second half. Please check fixture list for the next game and thanks to all for their support.

Rathcline Minor Club

The minors play Drumlish in the Shield semi final, these boys have put in a lot of hard work with their management team and your support would be welcome. Please check fixture list for venue and time.

The U 14’s take on Clonguish on Tuesday night.

The Minor club are asking for parents to get involved in the Croagh Patrick climb coming up soon, please contact Sean Kenny and Seadna Ryan for more details.

The very best of luck to Gareth, Shane and Cian, as the Longford Minors take on Dublin in the 1st round of the Leinster championship. The game is at 1.30 on Saturday in Pearse Park. A team that has achieved a lot already this year, we hope they do the county proud, it promises to be a game not to be missed.

It’s already been mentioned about Lanesboro’s got Talent last Saturday night, and there were calls for another night to be put on, a huge amount of effort was put into the event. Rumours have been circling and Sean Kenny was so overjoyed at having hair, for even a few brief minutes, that it could happen again. Stay tuned for more updates.

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