Fr Casey’s GAA Club Notes:
County Senior Championship
Fr. Caseys Vs St. Kierans, Thursday August 24th in Newcastle West at 6.45pm
County Senior Championship
Fr. Caseys 1-14 Oola 1-07
Our Senior Footballers travelled to Clarina last Satuday evening to take on Oola in round three of the county championship. With one win from two games the margin of error was no limited while Oola with zero points registered were on their last chance. Fr. Caseys settled the quickest and lead by three points after ten minutes. Oola eventually found their shooting boots but Fr. Caseys never conceded their lead to head to the dressing rooms with a 0-08 to 0-04 half time lead. It was a lively and at times physical affair with the Abbeyfeale men holding a deserved advantage at the interval.
Oola reduced the margin with an early second half goal but Daniel Daly replied with a point instantly to kill any momentum. With the scores at 0-11 to 1-07 with ten minutes on the clock it looked like we were in for a grand stand finish but Fr. Caseys found an extra gear in the closing stages. A well-taken goal from David Ward gave them the daylight they needed with Oola failing to add to their tally. Three more points from Fr. Caseys gave them a seven-point cushion at the final whistle making the scoreline look appealing in what was a tough battle. Next up for Fr. Caseys is a meeting with St. Kierans on Thursday evening. Still needing at least one more victory from the two games remaining, another big performance is needed against the men from Ardagh who are in a similar predicament
County U19 Football Final
Fr. Caseys 1-08 Newcastle West 1-10
Our U19 Footballers travelled to Athea last Tuesday evening to take on local rivals Newcastle West in the County U19 Football Final. Newcastle opened the scoring but Ronan Quirke soon levelled in what was a tight and defence lead opening quarter. A pointed free and 45 put Newcastle back in front but Fr. Caseys replied with another Ronan Quirke score. With ten minutes to the break, Newcastle restored their two-point cushion but three points without reply put the Abbeyfeale men in front thanks to Liam O’Connor and a brace from Ronan Quirke. Newcastle claiming the final score of the half to leave the teams level at 0-05 each at the break.
A free from Ronan Quirke restored the lead early in the second half but two without reply soon had Newcastle back in front. Another Ronan Quirke free levelled the game with scores at a premium. With fifteen minutes remaining Fr. Caseys struck what seemed a hammer blow. Oisin Woulfe with a perfect pass to Marc Nolan who rattled the net. Finally some daylight and the hope was they could now kick on to the finishing line. But Newcastle West had other ideas, reducing the margin to two points and then striking a goal of their own to regain the lead. Two more Newcastle West points stretched the lead to three as we entered added time. Fr. Caseys pushed hard for an equaliser but could only add one more point from Michael Kilbridge. Despite a gallant effort, this was not to be our night and Newcastle West ran out deserved winners with two points to spare. The full time score was Fr. Caseys 1-08, Newcastle West 1-10
Club Lotto Results – August 15th:
Fr. Casey’s Club Lotto continued on Tuesday August 15th with a Jackpot of €17,800 up for grabs. The numbers drawn were 6, 12, 23 with the bonus ball 8. We had two match 2 plus bonus winners this week claiming €50 each. The Jackpot for next week’s draw now increases to €18,000.
The Match 2 plus Bonus winners were as follows:
Larry O’Connor €50 (Promoter: Yearly)
Brian Smith €50 (Promoter: John Murphy)
The lucky dip winners were as follows:
Tina Cross €30 (Promoter: Mag Nash)
Ian Madden €30 (Promoter: Mag Nash)
Joan Sheilds €30 (Promoter: Online)
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 August 26th, the fifth 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. For August, the star prize is a €500 Voucher for Sean Hennessy Electrical Stores
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
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