Fr Casey’s GAA Club Notes:
County Senior Football Semi-Final
Fr. Caseys Vs Adare, Saturday October 21st in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 3.00pm
County Senior Football Quarter-Final
Fr. Caseys 3-15 Na Piarsaigh 4-03
Fr. Caseys Senior Footballers made the trip to Askeaton last Saturday to face Na Piarsaigh in an eagerly awaited contest with a county semi-final place up for grabs. Fr. Caseys started the brightest and kicked four points inside the opening ten minutes with veterans David Ward and Martin Scannell leading the line. A goal from Na Piarsaigh midway through the half reduced the margin to a single point with the scoreboard reading 0-06 to 1-02 in favour of the Abbeyfeale men. Na Piarsaigh would fail to score for the remainder of the half while Fr. Caseys added another 1-03 before the half time whistle. The goal coming from the boot of David Ward late in the half. At the interval, the score was 1-09 to 1-02 with Fr. Caseys fully deserving their seven-point cushion.
The floodgates opened for the first ten minutes of the second half with Na Piarsaigh raising two green flags to give their challenge a lifeline before Martin Scannell and Sam Quigley netted for Fr. Caseys to restore order. Na Piarsaigh would add their fourth goal midway through the half but Fr. Caseys never yielded dominance and kept a safe margin on the scoreboard with further points. Outscoring their city opponents by 2-06 to 3-01 in the second period, Fr. Caseys marched on to a comfortable nine point victory to setup a repeat of last years semi-final with Adare. Daniel Daly in midfield, lead by example with a brilliant display throughout. Our forwards were extremely clinical on the day with Martin Scannell (1-03), Sam Quigley (1-02), David Ward (1-01) and Dylan Quirke (0-03) all registering sizeable tallies. The only worry was the concession of four goals, something the management team will aim to resolve in the coming weeks. Our club hasn’t seen a senior county final since 2009 and hasn’t won one since 2006. This wasn’t meant to be the year after the loss of some many players due to immigration but the new kids on the block haven’t read that script and mixed with the experience that remained they fully deserve to be in the semi-finals. They will welcome a free shot at Adare who carry the favourites tag. We wish all involved the best of luck in their preparation and hopefully on October 21st in Mick Neville Park this team can deliver once more
Club Lotto Results – October 3rd:
Fr. Casey’s Club Lotto continued on Tuesday October 3rd with a Jackpot of €19,200 up for grabs. The numbers drawn were 2, 22, 25 with the bonus ball 1. We had no jackpot, match three or match two plus bonus winners this week. The Jackpot for next week’s draw now increases to €19,400.
The lucky dip winners were as follows:
Margaret Finnerty Healy €30 (Promoter: Online)
Ger Buckley €30 (Promoter: Yearly)
Gerard Collins €30 (Promoter: Square)
Martina McEneaney €30 (Promoter: Kathleen’s Food Store)
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 October 28th, the seventh 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 October, the star prize is €500 Worth of Home Heating Oil with Shreelawn Oil
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
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 October 6th:
Winners (14 games): Tom Murphy, Sean Harnett, Mike O‘Donoghue
Runners Up (after play-off): Bridie Collins, Kathleen Lenihan, Sheila Breen
Table Prize: Sean O’Connor, Beth Collins, Pat Lyons
Door Prize: Beth Collins
Raffle: Nora Lyons, Connie Collins, Sean O’Connor, Patrick Murphy, Tom Murphy
Gary McMahon Festival:
On October 13th to 15th, Fr. Caseys GAA Club are pleased to host the Gary McMahon Singing Festival. A great weekend of music is promised and we would love to see a large crowd in attendance for this unique event.
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