FR. CASEY’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Spin & Win Draw Results of Spin & Win from Tuesday March 19th
* Mike Guiney – €45
* Denjo Doran – €45
* Mary Daughton – €60
The jackpot is now €8,400 and the draw takes place at the clubhouse Monday March 25th at 9pm. The spinners are as follows:
* James Riordan (Yearly)
* Ann Sheils
* Sophie and Zoe O’Flaherty
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.
Senior County Football Championship Round 1
Fr. Caseys Vs St. Senans, Friday March 29th in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 8pm
Senior County Football Championship Round 2
Fr. Caseys Vs Adare, Friday April 5th in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 8pm
County Championship this weekend
Fr. Caseys Senior Footballers kick off their county championship campaign this Friday night when they take on St. Senans in Mick Neville Park Rathkeale with an 8pm throw in. In what is a very competitive group which also contains county champions Adare, Ballylanders, Monaleen and Ballylanders it is vital to get a positive start to ensure the season is spent fighting for the knockout places and not looking for survival. With only a handful of county league games played it is still too early to gauge the form and potential of any team. There is no doubt that St. Senans bolstered by players like Ian Ryan and Adam Kerins will be up for the battle. A great game is expected and we would love to see a large crowd make the trip to cheer on the team
County Football League Division 1
Fr. Caseys 1-21 Na Piarsaigh 0-07
Last Saturday morning Fr. Caseys took on Na Piarsaigh in round 3 of the County Football League. With one win and one loss to date, Fr. Caseys were looking for a positive result before they head into championship mode over the next fortnight with vital games looming against St. Senans and county champions Adare. On a lovely day for football it was the Abbeyfeale men that shot out of the blocks kicking 7 points without reply in the opening 20 minutes which included a beautiful long-range point from Chris Smith and 3 pointed frees from Jamie O’Connor. It took Na Piarsaigh 22 minutes to open their account but they soon set about on their comeback and managed to reduce the margin to 4 points. Jamie O’Connor slotted over one more placed ball and the half time scoreboard had Fr. Caseys in a commanding 0-08 to 0-03 lead.
Fr. Caseys kicked two early second half points but Na Piarsaigh soon replied with their own brace of points. 10 minutes into the half Na Piarsaigh were dealt a hammer blow however when Cathal Broderick reacted quickest to a broken ball in the square and
palmed the ball to the back of the net. From this point onwards, Fr. Caseys went on a rampage with Billy Quirke giving a master show, wing back Daniel Daly kicked a beautiful long-range point and the new kid DJ Stack opening his senior account, no doubt the first of many to come. This game was well over before the final whistle with Fr. Caseys eventually finishing with a 17-point winning margin. Na Piarsaigh minus their county players looked a weakened outfit but Fr. Caseys did everything that was asked of them and look in good shape for round one of the county championship next Friday against St. Senans. The full-time score was Fr. Caseys 1-21, Na Piarsaigh 0-07.
Results of Card game 22/03/2019
Winners with 14 games were;
* Kate Lenihan, Gobnaith Scannell, Maura Scannell
Runners up divided between two teams each with 13 games were;
* Tom Murphy, Sean Harnett, Dan Dillane
* Tom Lenihan, Patsy Healy, Dan Scanlon
Table prize; Ann Cahill, Betty Curtin, Eileen Huxley
Door prize; Dan Reidy
Raffle; Nono Cahill, Kathleen O’Keeffe, Dan Dillane, Seamus Collins, Maureen Fitzgerald, Damien Lawlor, Katie White, Sean Harnett, Billy Riordan, Davy Murphy
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.
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.
National Club Draw;
Unfortunately, there were no winners from Fr. Casey’s but we would like to thank everyone who supported us by buying a ticket This year’s Draw raised €1,624,480 for GAA Clubs nationally. The Draw was independently observed by Brian Cormack, Audit & Assurance Director, Mazars.
Renault Clio 4 Expression – Kathleen Finnegan – Glenflesk GAA
Travel Voucher to the value of €2000 – Adrian Coyle – Carrigallen GAA
All Ireland Hurling & Football Final Package 2019 – Kathleen Hogan – Coolderry GAA
All Ireland Hurling & Football Final Package 2019 – Tommy Donnelly – Glen Maghera Watty Grahams GAA
All Ireland Hurling & Football Final Package 2019 – Sean Burke – Kilcummin GAA
€750 Blue Book Voucher – Niamh McKee – Rodger Casements Portglenone GAA
€500 Blue Book Voucher – Noel Lavin – Balla GAA
€1000 Shopping Voucher, Retailer of Your Choice – Brendan Gallagher – Kiltane GAA
€1000 Shopping Voucher, Retailer of Your Choice – Shane Lynch – Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA
All Ireland Hurling Final Package – Eamonn Mulligan – Man O’War GAA
All Ireland Football Final Package – Margaret Minogue – Whitegate GAA
€500 One4All Voucher – John Rooney – Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon GAA
€500 SuperValu/Centra Voucher – Tomás Mc Weeney – Dunshaughlin GAA
All Ireland Hurling Final Package – Jonathan Sawyers – Beragh Red Knights GAA
All Ireland Football Final Package – Mickey Mc Mahon – Beragh Red Knights GAA
€500 One4All Voucher – Michael Kerin – St Michaels GAA
€500 SuperValu/Centra Voucher – Mike Kelly – Ballinamere GAA
€250 Intersport Elverys Voucher – Jim O’Neill – Ballymaguigan St Trea’s GAA
€250 SuperValu/Centra Voucher – Celia Tyrell – St Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruadh GAA
€250 Shopping Voucher, Retailer of your Choice – Hugh Gillespie – Aodh
The Club Limerick Draw is one of the main sources of revenue for our local club with 50% of all entry fees being returned to the club, the remaining money going towards the development of our county teams. We would strongly encourage all club members and supporters to join. Entry to the draw is just €10 per month. If you would like to find out more and join for the coming year please contact any committee member or our draw co-ordinator Liam O’Connor.
Club Website 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 Face