FR CASEYS GAA
Minor County Final
Fr. Caseys 3-13 Monaleen 1-09
Fr. Caseys Minor Footballers travelled to Mick Neville Park last Saturday morning bidding to win a historical five in a row of County Minor titles but knew they would face a fierce battle against a very strong and skilful Monaleen side. Despite a disastrous start where Monaleen took the lead with a goal in the opening two minutes, Fr. Caseys through captain Michael Kilbridge made the perfect reply with a goal of their own on four minutes. Points from Aryn and Cian put Fr. Caseys in front but three points without reply had Monaleen back in the lead after the first quarter. Points from Ayrn, Michael, Adam and Calum would however give the Abbeyfeale men a three-point advantage with half time nearing. Monaleen managed to pull one back but when the half time whistle went it was Fr. Caseys in a deserved 1-06 to 1-04 lead after an early scare.
A pointed free from Cian and another point from play from Aryn stretched our lead to four early in the second half. This however would be our final scores of the half as Monaleen gained dominance in the final quarter to drag themselves back into the game, kicking four points without reply, two in stoppage time to level the scores at the death and force the game to extra time.
Having victory snatched, the extra time period would now test our resolve but thankfully these boys were up to the challenge. Also the unloading of our bench and the added strength that brought gave Fr. Caseys a new lease of life. Points from Liam O’Connor, Michael Kilbridge and Cian Harnett put us back in front before Monaleen replied with one. Then came our second goal of the game from Liam O’Connor and this dealt a major blow to the Monaleen team, one of which they never recovered from. Leading by five points at the break, Fr. Caseys resumed with points from Ronan O’Connell and Calum Boyle before Adam Murphy sealed the win with our third goal putting ten points between the teams. There was no doubt when the final whistle went and Fr. Caseys had captured the Minor Football title for a fifth time in a row. Well done to all involved that gave a super effort all year and to the management team of JD Foley, Norman Finn, Pat Doody, John Boyle and Mike O’Shea. Long may this successful run continue, it is a credit to our bord na nog club under the stewardship of John Crowley and hopefully someday soon this success will transition once more to our adult teams.
Annual General Meeting
Fr. Caseys GAA Club AGM will take place on Monday November 28th in the GAA Clubhouse Abbeyfeale at 8pm sharp. We strongly encourage all club members to attend
Club Lotto Results – November 1st
Fr. Casey’s Club Lotto continued on Tuesday November 1st with a Jackpot of €15,000 up for grabs. The numbers drawn were 8, 12 & 24 with the bonus ball 8.We had no jackpot winner but we did have a match 2 plus bonus winner collecting €100. The Jackpot for next week increases to €15,200
Match 2 plus Bonus winner:
Padraig O’Donnell €100 (Promoter: Online)
The lucky dip winners were as follows:
Patrick Murphy €30 (Promoter: Liam Murphy)
Tim Quirke €30 (Promoter: John Murphy)
Julie O’Connell €30 (Promoter: Lanes Stores)
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, DP Lyons Bar, 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 The Club Limerick Draw continues on Saturday November 26th, the second last monthly draw of the year, with another prize fund of €21,000 up for grabs. This includes a €10,000 monthly jackpot prize, 28 other cash prizes and an exclusive star prize. For the November draw the star prize is a fantastic €500 voucher for Smyths Toys.
With 50% of the entrant fee returned to local club, the remainder going towards the county teams, the Club Limerick Draw is a vital source of funding for our local club and we are extremely grateful to all our supporters who participate in this draw each year. The cost of entry is just €10 per draw. We recommend signing up online @ www.clublimerick.ie, selecting Fr. Caseys as the nominated club during the process. For more info please feel free to contact any committee member
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 William Casey and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/frcaseysgaa