FR CASEYS GAA.
Annual General Meeting
Fr. Caseys GAA Club AGM will take place this Wednesday December 7th in the GAA Clubhouse Abbeyfeale at 7.30pm sharp. We strongly encourage all club members to attend. We would love to see new faces with new ideas on board new year and we look to grow our club.
U21 County Championship
Fr. Caseys Vs Monaleen – Sunday December 11th in Mick Neville at 12 noon
U21 County Championship
Fr. Caseys 1-12 Newcastle West 3-06
Fr. Caseys Under 21 Footballers kicked off their championship campaign last Wednesday evening in Mountcollins. The team is managed this year by Daniel Daniel and Killian Sweeney with Sean Kilbridge as captain. Having won the county crown last year after a ten year absence, the team will be eager to retain the title but will face many tough challenges in this campaign. The first of those tough encounters was against a Newcastle West side rocking in confidence from their senior teams impressive run to the Munster Club Final. On a perfect night for football, Fr. Caseys had the best of the early exchanges and took an impressive seven point lead into the break. The game was played at a very high tempo and both sides were treating the large crowd in attendance to some quality football. While Fr. Caseys continue to weave opportunities in the second half through their opponents defence, the Newcastle attack became more dangerous as the game progressed, isolating their key forwards and steering home two vital goals in the final quarter that gave them a lifeline in a game where Fr. Caseys would have felt dominant. Both teams battled and exchange scores right until the end but when the final whistle went the spoils were shared. Many in attendance felt it was a victory lost as Fr. Caseys had lead the game for a long period only to fall to two late goals. In hindsight this will be one of the strongest opponents they will face and our team gave a very positive account on their first showing of the year. Hopefully the team can continue this form against Adare and Monaleen in the group stages and capture a vital semi-final spot. The final score was Fr. Caseys 1-12, Newcatsle West 3-06
U21 County Championship
Fr. Caseys 2-11 Adare 1-06
On Sunday morning Fr. Caseys travelled to the Bog Garden, Rathkeale to face Adare in a must win group stage encounter. Fr. Caseys had drawn their opening game while Adare had suffered an eight point defeat at the hands of Monaleen. As with their round one encounter, Fr. Caseys raced into an early lead and were the most dominant team for large portions of the first half. Leading 2-08 to 0-05 with fifteen minutes remaining, the management had the luxury to utilise their strong bench. Although Adare struck a goal in the final quarter they were never given the opportunity to stage a comeback and four more Fr. Caseys points would give the Abbeyfeale men a very comfortable eight point cushion as the full time whistle went. This win gives the team three points from a maximum of four and means that if they avoid defeat against Monaleen in their final game they will have qualified for the semi-final stages. The final score was Fr. Caseys 2-11, Adare 1-06
Club Lotto Results – November 29th
Fr. Casey’s Club Lotto continued on Tuesday November 29th with a Jackpot of €15,800 up for grabs. The numbers drawn were 14, 16 & 22 with the bonus ball 5. We had no jackpot winner but we did have a match 2 plus bonus winner collecting €100. The Jackpot for next week increases to €16,000
Match 2 plus Bonus winner:
Nora O’Connor €50 (Promoter: Square Sales)
The lucky dip winners were as follows:
Denise Harnett €30 (Promoter: Yearly)
Maureen Harnett €30 (Promoter: Siopa Milsean)
Gerard Murphy €30 (Promoter: Square Sales)
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 December 10th, the 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 December draw the star prize is an iPad plus Vouchers from Loyalty Sponsors.
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
County Board Chairman
Fr. Casey’s GAA Club would like to congratulate Seamus McNamara on his recent appointment as Chairman of the Limerick County Board. We wish Seamus the very best for the future and have no doubt he will do a brilliant job to keep the positive momentum around Limerick GAA at present alive and well
Friday Night Card Game
The weekly progressive 41 card games continue every Friday night in the GAA Clubhouse, starting at 9pm sharp. Please spread the word and bring a friend, old and new faces are more than welcome.
The following are the results on Friday December 2nd:
Joint-Winners (11 games): Mickie O’Connor, Willie McAuliffe, Pat Lyons
Joint-Winners (11 games): Liam O’Connor, Paddy Sullivan, Dan Reidy
Joint-Winners (11 games): JD Foley, Liam Murphy, Tom Cahill
Table Prize: Laurence McAuliffe, Pat Collins, Aeneas Forde
Door Prize: Nora Lyons
Raffle: Christine O’Donoghue, Dan Brosnan, Laurence McAuliffe, Mickie O’Connor
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