Senior County Championship
Fr. Caseys 0-12 Galbally 0-08
Fr. Caseys maintained their 100% championship record last Thursday night in Rathkeale but it wasn’t without a hard battle against a Galbally side making a late surge for qualification. Both teams exchanged early frees before Galbally raced into a 0-03 to 0-02 lead at the mid-way point in the first half. Having levelled the scores, Fr. Caseys pushed themselves into a two-point lead thanks to scores from Rory O’Brien and Martin Scannell. The final point of the half went to Galbally to leave the bare minimum between the sides at the break. The half time score was Fr. Caseys 0-06, Galbally 0-05
Two early second half points from Dylan Quirke and Martin Scannell gave the Abbeyfeale men some needed breathing space but fighting for their season, Galbally were never going to give up and the deficit was again reduced to a single point as we entered the final quarter. This Fr. Caseys side is operating with a new confidence this year however and despite some team changes for this fixture they were still up for the challenge. Three points without reply in a ten minute spell ended this contest with the pick of these scores coming from Cormac Roche from 45 meters. The teams would exchange points once more before the final whistle with Cathal Broderick kicking the last point of the night. Although we found it hard at periods to breach the packed Galbally defence and goal chances were non-existent, the team once more responded when needed and captured the valuable match points. This team has steadily improved as the year has progressed but their final group game with Newcastle West will tell the true picture. Both sides will complete for top spot in the group and an automatic semi-final spot. A fierce encounter is expected here and hopefully the next four weeks until that game can be used wisely. The full time score was Fr. Caseys 0-12, Galbally 0-08.
Intermediate County Championship
Fr. Caseys 2-11 Pallasgreen 1-16
Fr. Caseys Intermediate Footballers travelled to Feenagh last Saturday evening looking for their first win in the championship against a Pallasgreen team who were also pointless after the opening three rounds. After losing Jamie O’Connor and Eoghan O’Connell to the Senior team on Thursday evening there was a question over the firepower up front but the team rose to the challenge to kick 2-06 in the opening half and carry a slender one point advantage into the break. Pallasgreen also registering 1-08 on the scoreboard made it a very high scoring and entertaining opening period.
After the break both defences started to take command and second half scores were at a premium. Outscoring the fealesiders by 0-08 to 0-05, it was the men from East Limerick who emerged with a narrow two-point victory when the final whistle went. While it was disappointing to marginally lose in a very competitive game it was welcoming to see the team challenging once more after two recent heavy defeats. Well done to all the players for continuing the efforts despite no chance of qualification. With Bruff registering two walkovers in the opposing group, they will be relegated to Junior next season while Fr. Caseys have intermediate status for 2022 guaranteed and can now fully concentrate on senior championship hopes. The final group game for the Intermediates comes in late September against Rathkeale.
Club Lotto Results – August 23rd
Fr. Casey’s Club Lotto continued on Tuesday August 23rd with a Jackpot of €21,400 up for grabs. The numbers drawn were 4, 13 & 20 with the bonus ball 10. There was no Jackpot winner but we did have a Match 2 plus bonus winner winning €100. The Jackpot now increases to €21,600.
Match 2 plus Bonus winner:
Neil McGrath €100 (Promoter: Yearly)
The lucky dip winners were as follows:
Liam Og Reidy €30 (Promoter: Online)
Johnny McGillycuddy €30 (Promoter: Needles & Pins)
Sean Hanrahan €30 (Promoter: Mag Nash)
How do you play? Simply select three numbers from 1 to 30 and one bonus number from 1 to 10. If all four chosen numbers appear the jackpot will be won or shared. A match three prize of €500 is also on offer and applies to the 1 to 30 number selection not including the bonus ball. In addition to this we also have a match 2 plus bonus and a host of lucky dip prizes up for grabs each week. The draw will run on a weekly basis, each Tuesday night at 9pm sharp. All ticket sales must be completed prior to 8pm will the draw results shared from 9pm on our Club Facebook Page.
Where can you buy a ticket? Tickets cost €2.50 and are available in a host of local shops including Gala Killarney Road, An Siopa Milseán, Kathleens Foodstore, Sheehy’s Hardware, Danny Scanlon’s, Lanes Foodstore, Cryle View Cleaners, Needles & Pins, The Ploughman, Jack O’Rourkes, Glorach Bingo, Mag Nash and John Murphy. You can also play Online @ https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/FrCaseys/Lotto with the option of reoccurring draws, yearly tickets and Quick Pick function available.
Club Limerick Draw Results The sixth Club Limerick Draw of the year took place last Saturday August 27th. Well done to Fintan Ryan, Claughaun who claimed the €10,000 jackpot prize and Anthony and Paddy Cregan, Askeaton Ballysteen who claimed the Exclusive Star Prize. Unfortunately we had no club winners in this month’s draw. There will be another four monthly draws until the end of the year and we strongly encourage all club members to get involved. Costing just €10 per draw with a host of great prizes on offer, The Club Limerick Draw is a vital fundraiser for our local club. Those wishing to enter for the next draw should sign up online @ www.clublimerick.ie, selecting Fr. Caseys as the nominated club during the process.
O’Neills Online Club Shop
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Club Website Check out our club website at www.frcaseysgaa.ie for all the latest club news, fixtures, results and lots more. Our club website is updated regularly and is well worth a visit. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/frcaseysgaa and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/frcaseysgaa