FR. CASEY’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Spin & Win Draw
Fr. Caseys GAA Spin & Win draw continues each Monday night. Tickets cost just €2, or 3 for €5 with a Jackpot of €5,000 up for grabs. Tickets can now be purchased from Sheehys Hardware, Moss Harnetts, Cryle Dry Cleaners, Dick Dalton, Ann Lyons, Abbey Tiles & Paint, Rock Hair Scissors, Upper Cuts or any committee member. Alternatively 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. We really appreciate your support for our local draw. Results of the draw will also be posted each Monday to Facebook and Twitter.
Results of Spin & Win Draw for Monday August 24th:
Kathleen Sean O’Connor – €50
Evan Woulfe – €50
Sharon Ambrose – €50
The jackpot is now €5,000. The next draw takes place at the clubhouse on Monday August 31st at 9:15pm. The spinners are as follows:
Maurice O’Connell (Yearly)
Brian Scannell (Yearly)
Minor County Championship
Fr. Caseys Vs Monaleen – Sunday September 6th in Abbeyfeale at 6.45pm
Senior County Championship Fr. Caseys 0-17, Adare 0-12
Fr. Caseys Senior Footballers faced Adare last Sunday in round 2 of the county championship. On a beautiful day in Newcastle West both sides traded early points in a lively opening ten minutes, Chris Smith and Robert Browne on target for the fealesiders. As the game settled Adare started to look the more dominant force, kicking two points without reply in the mid-section of the half. The only goal chance of the game however fell to Fr. Caseys, a cutting run from Robert Browne setting up Jamie O’Connor for goal but the Adare keeper was up to the challenge. Inside the closing ten minutes of the half the teams once again traded scores with points from Rory O’Brien and Cormac Roche cancelled out by the Adare forwards. A point from Adrian Enright however in injury time cut the deficit to just a single point after a very enjoyable opening half. The half time score was Fr. Caseys 0-05, Adare 0-06. The scoreline was a fair reflection on proceedings with Fr. Caseys battling gamely but Adare slightly holding the advantage. All Fr. Caseys scores coming from play.
Adare emerged stronger from the half time break kicking three early points to stretch the lead to four points. A well taken point under pressure from Adrian Enright was vital to stop the Adare momentum and this was soon followed by a Cormac Roche point. Now at 0-07 to 0-09 the teams traded points again before the final water break. A converted free from Dylan Quirke and a beautifully struck Cormac Roche point kept Fr. Caseys in the game. With less than 15 minutes on the clock and trailing by two points, Fr. Caseys gave an exhibition in the closing quarter. Six consecutive points without reply from Fr. Caseys turned this game on its head. Points from Rory O’Brien and John Lane were followed by a brace of points from Dylan Quirke and Adrian Enright. Dylans scores coming from placed balls after the newly introduced John Lane in particular was starting to run the Adare defence ragged. An Adare point on 59 minutes closed the margin to three points but this was going to be Fr. Caseys day and injury time points from John Lane and a Dylan Quirke free put the icing on the cake. As well as the clinical forwards and energetic midfield credit too was due to the
resilient defence who held firm throughout, with Sean Kilbridge and Robert Browne excelling throughout. The full time score was Fr. Caseys 0-17, Adare 0-12
This victory means Fr. Caseys top their group with two wins from two and now progress to play Ballysteen in the County Quarter Finals in three week’s time. For 45 minutes Fr. Caseys battled gamely against a very polished Adare side but it will be the last 15 minutes that they will want to bottle and repeat where they came out of their shell and played some lovely attacking football. This team has always had great potential, unfortunately not always realised but hopefully this win installs the confidence for them to drive on. Tougher tests await but so far so good from all involved
Minor County Championship Fr. Caseys 1-11, Newcastle West 1-05
Fr. Caseys Minor Footballers started their championship campaign last Friday with an away trip to local rivals Newcastle West. Bidding to claim the county crown for the third year in a row, Fr. Caseys made a blistering start with three early points, Eoghan O’Connell with a brace and Diarmuid Buckley also on target. On 15 minutes Newcastle West kicked their opening point but Fr. Caseys were proving to be the more clinical side and kicked four points without reply to stretch the lead to six points. Having been on the back foot for most of the game, Newcastle West gave themselves a lifeline with two late points before the break to reduce the margin to four. The half time score was Fr. Caseys 0-07, Newcastle West 0-03
Newcastle West kicked the opening two points of the second half and suddenly the deficit was only two points. Fr. Caseys needed a reply and a brace of points restored the half time advantage. Mid way through the half Eoghan O’Connell and Jack Quinlivan added another two points and time was running out for the home side. Newcastle West needed a goal and that is exactly what they got on 20 minutes. Three points now separated the teams and it looked like a nervous finished awaited. Eoghan O’Connell who was in a rich vein of scoring form all night had other ideas and blasted the ball to the net to restore a six point advantage that Fr. Caseys would hold until the final whistle. The final score was Fr. Caseys 1-11, Newcastle West 1-05. This was a very important win against formidable opposition and the perfect start to their title defence. Next up for our minors is a home tie against Monaleen on September 6th. In a group of six another two victories would guarantee a place in the semi-final stages
Club Limerick Draw The fourth Club Limerick Draw of the year took place last Saturday August 29th with the top prize of €10,000 going to Lisa & Sinead McGuiness and the Exclusive Star Prize of a Luxurious Two-Ball Round of Golf including 2 caddies at The Adare Manor going to Pat Boyce from Bruree. Well done to John Murphy from Fr. Caseys who claimed a €100 prize. The next draw will take place on September 26th with another €10,000 jackpot up for grabs as well as an Exclusive Star Prize.
Many thanks to all the club members who have joined the draw to date. The cost is only €10 per draw with €5 going directly back to your local nominated club. For those who still wish to join, you can sign up online @ limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw. Previous draw results can also be viewed on this site