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 September 28th:
Tom Toomey – €50
Sophia, Zoey, Ed and Sadie O’Flaherty – €50
Donal O’Connor – €60
The jackpot is now €5,000. The next draw takes place at the clubhouse on Monday October 5th at 9:15pm. The spinners are as follows:
Betty Harnett (JD)
Brendan and Julie Walsh
Helen Murphy c/o Ann Lyons
Minor County Semi-Final
Fr. Caseys 1-13 Mungret 2-07
Having concluded their group stage the previous Wednesday evening with a 1-09 to 1-04 win over Mungret, Fr. Caseys were paired against the same opposition in Saturdays County Semi-Final. This time without home advantage and the four day turn around, our team had another big task to repeat the feat and book their place in the county final for the third year in a row. Both sides traded points in the opening minutes before a fine point from Kevin Lane and an Elijah Riordan free put the Abbeyfeale men two points in front. Mungret kept in contention with a point against the strong breeze but an Eoghan O’Connell point before the first water break restored Fr. Caseys advantage. Points from Conor Mullane and another Elijah free stretched the lead to four points as we neared half time. Mungret raised another white flag but the half concluded with another Elijah free to leave the scores Fr. Caseys 0-07, Mungret 0-03 at the break.
Now facing the strong breeze, Fr. Caseys knew they had a tough 30 minutes ahead and that task was made harder early in the second half when they were reduced to 14 players. The first ten minutes after the break totally belonged to Mungret and 1-01 without reply had the teams levelled. Fr. Caseys who now looked under pressure, responded perfectly however with first a pointed free from Eoghan O’Connell then a well struck goal from Jack Quinlivan. Any idea that we had weathered the storm was ended when Mungret struck their second goal leaving just a single point between the teams with 10 minutes to play. The closing stages was nailing biting stuff with Oisin Woulfe putting the Abbeyfeale men two in front before a brace of points from Mungret levelled the scores as we headed to injury time. Had Mungret been more clinical with their free kicks they may have stolen victory but Fr. Caseys stood firm to force the game to extra time. The score after 60 minutes was Fr. Caseys 1-09, Mungret 2-06 and we now had 20 minutes of extra time to decide the encounter.
Just one point was scored in the opening half of extra time, a great individual point from Morgan Scannell. The teams traded points early in the second period, Conor Mullane on target once more. Mungret threw everything forward in search of an equaliser but the Fr. Caseys defence marshalled by Liam Collins and Adam Fitzgerald held firm. On the counter, Fr. Caseys drew a vital free and Eoghan O’Connell made no mistake. As we entered injury time Cathal McCoy ensured our place in
the final with a fine point from play to leave three points between the teams at the final whistle. The full time score was Fr. Caseys 1-13, Mungret 2-07. After a very tough 80 minutes of football, Fr. Caseys are back in the county final albeit with some scares along the way. There are some small improvements to make but in general it was another fine performance from this great bunch of players. The county final will now see us face local rivals Newcastle West in what should be another cracking encounter. Well done to all players and management on their great work to date and we wish them the best of luck in their quest for a third county minor title in three years.
Club Limerick Draw The next Club Limerick Draw will take place on Saturday October 31st with another €10,000 jackpot and an Exclusive Star Prize of 2 Nights Luxurious Accommodation in a Deluxe Room at Lough Rynn Castle Estate & Gardens including Breakfast in the Sandstone Restaurant and an Evening Dinner for 2 up for grabs.
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
Friends of Fr. Casey’s Fundraiser
Fr. Caseys GAA Club are currently embarking on a unique fundraiser to raise vital funds for the continued development of our club grounds. Given the current climate all volunteer organisations need the support of its members now more than ever. We are calling on all club members both past and present, those overseas and within the locality to please support this important fundraiser. We appreciate your help spreading the word to family & friends.
A free standing sign will be erected in front of our clubhouse containing the names of all club supporters who have generously supported this fundraising initiative. This sign will be attractively constructed to complement our existing club grounds and will stand as a long term indication to future generations of your generosity to support and improve the club.
Placing your name on the sign will cost €100 for a once off payment. We are also willing to facilitate staged payments by direct debit (either 2 x €50 or 5 x €20). The related IBAN for this is ie11aibk93501800012325. To submit your name please contact any committee member or email the club secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. There has been a fantastic response to date so if interested please do not delay to make contact.
The money raised from this fundraiser will be used to enhance the development of our club grounds. A list of upcoming and recently completed upgrade projects within the club can be viewed below. Pictures of the proposed concept and a similar venture recently undertaken by Templeglantine GAA Club can be viewed on our club website www.frcaseysgaa.ie.
List of Upcoming Projects:
* Upgrade of Existing Sand Area including installation on New Fencing
* Installation of New Fencing along River Walkway
* Installation of New Fencing along perimeter of Main Pitch
* Resurfacing of Existing Car Park
* Upgrade of Clubhouse Doors & Windows
List of Completed Projects
* Installation of Sand Based all-weather Training Pitch with automated Drainage System
* Installation of Lighting on all-weather Training Pitch
* All Lighting on Club Grounds upgraded to LED standard
* Upgrade of Heating System in both Clubhouse & Sports Complex
* Upgrade of Showering system in Sports Complex
* Clubhouse Fully Insulated
* Clubhouse and Sports Complex newly Painted and Varnished
* Disabled Access Toilet placed in Clubhouse
* Upgrade of Roofing in Sports Complex
* Upgrade of Windows & Doors in Sports Complex