County Senior Football Championship

Fr. Caseys 0-13, Monaleen 1-06

Fr. Caseys Senior Footballers travelled to Adare last Saturday evening looking to put more points on the board to guarantee a county quarter final place. Standing in their way were Monaleen who still had an outside chance of making the knockout stages depending on results elsewhere. An early Billy Quirke point opened the scoring but Monaleen had the perfect answer, breaching the Fr. Caseys defence and firing home for goal. A second point from Billy Quirke and a well taking long range point from Michael Roche levelled proceedings midway through the half. Scores were at a premium with Monaleen dropping very deep to flood their defence while Fr. Caseys with the lion’s share of possession were failing to make any significant gains. On the counter attack Monaleen regained the lead nearing half time but a pointed free from Jamie O’Connor in injury time left the teams tied at 0-04 to 1-01 at the break.

Monaleen kicked the opening point of the second half but Fr. Caseys then found their groove with four unanswered points from Adrian Enright, Daniel Daly, Cormac Roche from a free and Mark McCarthy. Monaleen reduced the margin to two points but points from Dylan Quirke and Daniel Daly put Fr. Caseys in the driving seat with 15 minutes remaining. A brace of points from Monaleen kept their challenge alive but just when required Adrian Enright stepped up to kick his second point of the night and leave Fr. Caseys with a three point lead. Monaleen reduced the margin to two points but this would be their last score of the night as Fr. Caseys showed great maturity with the finishing line in sight to close up the shop and two late Cormac Roche points ended the contest. The full time score was Fr. Caseys 0-13, Monaleen 1-06.

It was an impressive display from the Abbeyfeale men who dealt with the defensive approach from their opponents and eventually exploited the gaps to march to victory. With four wins from five games, Fr. Caseys finish second in the group and will now play St. Kierans on the weekend of September 6th – 8th. Awaiting the winners is a semi-final encounter with Oola. There are still improvements to be made but the last month has been positive and the team are definitely moving in the right direction. We wish all involved the best of luck in the coming weeks

County Minor Football Championship

Fr. Caseys 2-11, Monaleen 1-11

Fr. Caseys Minor Footballers maintained their 100% championship record last Wednesday night with a hard fought 2-11 to 1-11 victory away to Monaleen in bad conditions. This victory guarantees the Abbeyfeale men a place in the knockout stages. The final round of group games takes place on August 27th. Fr. Caseys will make another trip to the city, this time to take on St. Patricks in Rhebogue where a win or draw will wrap up top spot in the group and an automatic semi-final place. Well done to all involved to date and hopefully the win streak continues.

Upcoming Fixtures

County Minor Football Championship

Fr. Caseys Vs Monaleen – Wednesday August 21st in Monaleen at 7.30pm

County Senior Football Championship

Fr. Caseys Vs Monaleen – Saturday August 24th in Croagh at 6.00pm

County Minor Football Championship

Fr. Caseys Vs St. Patricks – Tuesday August 27th in Rhebogue at 6.30pm

Recent Results

County Minor Football Championship

Fr. Caseys 2-13, St. Kieran 1-04

Spin & Win Draw Results of Spin & Win from Monday August 19th

· Mary Horgan – €75

· Jer Hughes – €50

· Tom Toomey – €50

The jackpot is now €2,100 and the draw takes place at the clubhouse Monday August 26th at 9:15pm. The spinners are as follows:

· Angela McEnery

· Conor McCarthy (Yearly)

· Margaret Nash

For the months of June, July and August the minimum spin will be €50. 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.

Clothes Collection

We are holding a clothes collection to raise funds for development works at our facilities. All donations can be dropped to Fr. Casey’s GAA Club, Abbeyfeale at the following dates and times

Monday 19th August 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Thursday 22nd August 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Sunday 25th August 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Monday 26th August 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Thursday 29th August 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Sunday 1st September 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

We will take your REUSABLE items clothing, paired shoes, belts, Handbags, Bed linen, towels and curtains. We cannot accept duvets, pillows or household items. Fr. Caseys GAA would like to thank you for your support.

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.

GAA Clubhouse

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.

Club Website Check out our club website at for all the latest club news, fixtures, results and lots more. Our club website is updated regularly and is well worth a visit.