Fr Casey’s GAA Club Notes:
West Intermediate League Final
Fr. Caseys vs Cappagh – Monday June 12th in Ballyhahill at 7.30pm
West Senior League Semi-Final
Fr. Caseys 0-08 St. Kierans 1-09
Fr. Caseys Senior Footballers travelled to Athea last Wednesday evening with the hope of reaching a West League Final but standing in their way was an experienced St. Kierans outfit. When both teams met in the group stages Fr. Caseys emerged with eight points to spare, a similar outcome in Athea would have been most welcome. From the throw in it was clear however that St. Kierans had learnt from their mistakes and would not ship six goals on this occasion. The Abbeyfeale men kicked the opening point of the night but St. Kierans on seven minutes opened their account with a goal. For the remaining of the half the teams would trade scores to leave the score at 1-04 to 0-05 at the interval.
Try as they might in the second half Fr. Caseys never managed to reduced the deficit below two points as St. Kierans had a reply to every score and by the 55th minute the lead had been extended to five points. The final minutes seen Fr. Caseys throw everything into attack but only one more point would be added to the scoreboard as St. Kieran stood firm to win by 1-09 to 0-08. The old saying is goals win games and that was very true on this occasion. St. Kierans made the most of their chances while Fr. Caseys will know they can improve and now have five weeks to be ready for championship
The Limerick Senior Footballers travelled to Portlaoise last Sunday for their final group game in the Tailteann Cup against Wicklow. With Limerick guaranteed top spot there was nothing to play for but pride. Wicklow led 1-06 to 0-05 at half time and increased that lead in the second half to claim a 2-14 to 1-10 victory over the shannonsiders. Limericks next game will be home tie on June 17/18 in the Tailteann Cup quarter final with their opponents to be decided after next weekends preliminary games. Best of luck to Adrian Enright, Fiachra Cotter and Eoin Joy in the coming weeks.
Best of luck to the Limerick Hurlers who face Clare this Sunday in the Munster Final in the Gaelic Grounds at 1.45pm. Limerick will be aiming for a fifth Munster title in a row and gain revenge on Clare for an earlier group stage defeat. It promises to be a classic encounter with Clare bidding to capturing their first Munster crown since 1998.
Best of luck also to the Limerick Masters Football team especially Seamus Lenihan and Maurice O’Connor as they face Laois this Saturday at 2pm in Kilteely in round 3 of the All-Ireland Series. To date they have one win from two games recorded and will be anxious to get back to winning ways on home soil.
Club Limerick Draw:
The Club Limerick Draw continues on Saturday June 24th, the third of ten months draws 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.
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 Lotto Results – May 30th:
Fr. Casey’s Club Lotto continued on Tuesday May 30th with a Jackpot of €15,600 up for grabs. The numbers drawn were 20, 21 & 23 with the bonus ball 3. We had one match 2 plus bonus winner claiming €100. The Jackpot for next week’s draw now increases to €15,800.
Match 2 plus Bonus winner:
Eilish Flaherty €100 (Promoter: Liam O’Connor)
The lucky dip winners were as follows:
Conleth Dillon €30 (Promoter: Yearly)
William Horgan €30 (Promoter: An Siopa Milsean)
Tom McElligott €30 (Promoter: Gala)
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.
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