FR. CASEY’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Spin & Win Draw Results of Spin & Win from Monday May 13th
· David O’Flaherty – €50
· Stasia McCarthy – €40
· Della Toomey – €45
The jackpot is now €9,200 and the draw takes place at the clubhouse Monday May 20th at 9pm. The spinners are as follows:
· Liam Dennehy – c/o John Mikes
· Noel Murphy – Yearly Ticket
· Billy Smith – Abbeyfeale
Results of the Spin and Win are also available on Facebook and Twitter. Please note that as an alternative to purchasing the weekly tickets, you can also purchase a yearly ticket for a once off €100 payment or you can also setup a direct debit of €8.33 a month. How do you purchase a yearly ticket? Simply contact any committee member and they will gladly assist.
Upcoming Fixtures County Football League Division 1 Fr. Caseys Vs Newcastle West – Friday May 31st in Newcastle West at 7.30pm
County Football League Division 3 Fr. Caseys Vs Mungret – Friday May 31st in Abbeyfeale at 7.30pm
West Senior Football Championship Fr. Caseys 2-11 Rathkeale 4-07
Fr. Caseys Senior Footballers made the short trip to Newcastle West last Wednesday evening to take on Rathkeale in the Quarter Final of the West Senior Football Championship. Rathkeale struck first blood with an early point but this was soon cancelled out when Rory O’Brien slotted over from open play. After a slow opening 10 minutes the game then turned into a goal fest for the next 20 minutes. Rathkeale raised the first green flag but within two minutes Rory O’Brien had repeated the feat at the other end, showing great composure to slot past the onrushing keeper. Rathkeale would strike two more goals before the break but thankfully Fr. Caseys were more fruitful with the white flag and headed to the half time break just one point in arrears. The Fr. Caseys points coming from Sean O’Donnell, Michael Keane, Daniel Daly, Cathal Broderick and Rory O’Brien. The half time score was Fr. Caseys 1-08, Rathkeale 3-03. Most impressive for Fr. Caseys were the new kids on the block Rory O’Brien and Michael Keane.
Rathkeale opened the second half scoring with a point but then Kevin O’Connor showed great strength and accuracy to hold off his marker and dispatch the ball to the Rathkeale net. This score put Fr. Caseys in front for the first time. Shortly after Kevin O’Connor had the white flag raised but a brace of points from Rathkeale had the scores level as we entered the final 10 minutes. A pointed free from Jamie O’Connor was cancelled out by another Rathkeale point and the teams remaining inseparable with five minutes on the clock. Having looked menacing all night, the Rathkeale forwards had one more trick up their sleeve and stuck for a fourth goal to effectively kill the contest. Fr. Caseys refused to throw in the towel but a late point from David Ward would not be
enough. Rathkeale eventually emerging two point victors on a score-line of Fr. Caseys 2-11, Rathkeale 4-07. This defeat ends our West Championship involvement. Next up for Fr. Caseys is a meeting with Newcastle West on May 31st in the County League.
Abbeyfeale Sports Complex Bookings
New Hall Heating, new lighting and shower area. To book a time slot contact the club office on 068-31799 from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday or call to the complex to speak to one of the caretakers in person. The indoor complex is available for booking Monday to Sunday.
Fr. Caseys GAA Clubhouse is available for bookings and is an ideal venue for community fitness initiatives, pilates, yoga, social gatherings, group meetings, dance and music lessons, birthday parties, christenings, anniversaries, etc. With a spacious dancefloor, it can facilitate small and large groups (max 250 people). Ample parking is available. For more information, to arrange a viewing, call Noel Murphy on 086-3218542.
National Club Draw;
Well done to Timmy Joe Fitzgerald on his win in the April draw!!
The Club Limerick Draw is one of the main sources of revenue for our local club with 50% of all entry fees being returned to the club, the remaining money going towards the development of our county teams. We would strongly encourage all club members and supporters to join. Entry to the draw is just €10 per month. If you would like to find out more and join for the coming year please contact any committee member or our draw co-ordinator Liam 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 atwww.facebook.com/frcaseysgaa and on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/frcaseysgaa