FR. CASEY’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Spin & Win Draw Results of Spin & Win from Monday March 25th
* James Riordan – €45
* Ann Sheils – €40
* Sophie and Zoe O’Flaherty – €40
The jackpot is now €8,500 and the draw takes place at the clubhouse Monday April 1st at 9pm. The spinners are as follows:
* Bobby Woods (Yearly)
* Maurice O’Connell
* Mike and James Fitz
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 2
Fr. Caseys Vs Adare, Friday April 5th in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 8pm
Senior County Football Championship Round 1
Fr. Caseys 2-17 St. Senans 1-09
Last Friday evening Fr. Caseys travelled to Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale to take on St. Senan’s in round one of the county football championship. With a new management team and some new faces, Fr. Caseys were keen to hit the ground running and that’s exactly what they did in the opening quarter. After 15 minutes they had raced into a deserved 0-06 to 0-02 lead. David Ward and Darren Keane were commanding midfield and this gave us the perfect springboard for our lively forward line to run at St. Senan’s at will. In defence the main threat from Ian Ryan was being well marshalled by our youthful full back line of Adam Riordan, Ronan Sweeney and Tommy O’Keefe. The attacking runs from half backs Keith Harnett, Daniel Daly and John Riordan added further threat and Fr. Caseys were soon 0-10 to 0-03 in front. This lead was thanks to the accuracy of Jamie O’Connor from placed balls, a well taken point from championship debutant Rory O’Brien and a lovely long range point from captain Daniel Daly. On 25 minutes Fr. Caseys put clear daylight between the teams when Billy Quirke burst through the defence and rifled the ball to the net. There was time for both teams to exchange points before the break, Jamie O’Connor on target again to increase his tally for the night. The half time score was Fr. Caseys 1-11, St. Senan’s 0-04.
After a perfect opening half and a 10 point lead, the half time team talk was surely to ask for more of the same. Outscoring their opponents by four points to two in the third quarter, Fr. Caseys now had a 12 point lead with 15 minutes on the clock. It was now time to ring the changes and with Fiachra Cotter and Cormac Roche joining the fray the team could only be strengthened. Cormac made an instinct impact with 1-01 from play in a 5 minute spell to put the contest to bed. With a 16-point lead entering the final 10 minutes, the only complaint on a near perfect performance from Fr. Caseys was that they may have eased off too early and it allowed St. Senan’s reduce the margin to 11 points before the final whistle. The full-time score was Fr. Caseys 2-17, St. Senans 1-09
Fr. Caseys will be delighted with such a commanding victory. While St. Senan’s were under strength on the night, the Abbeyfeale men moved with speed, showed great composure in front of goal and the work rate all over the field could not be faulted. Next Friday however will be a completely different test when they take on reigning county champions Adare who themselves recorded victory in round one with 5 points to spare over Monaleen. This encounter will tell the ultimate tale of the capabilities of this youthful Fr. Caseys team but a repeat of the energy shown in round one and we should be in for a very competitive tie. That game takes place on Friday night in Mick Neville Park, once more with an 8pm throw in. Your support as always would be greatly appreciated.
Results of Card game 29/03/2019
Winners with 13 games were;
* Bridie Collins, Mossie Gleeson, Tommy Nelligan
Runners up divided between two teams each with 12 games were;
* Kate Lenihan, Gobnaith Scannell, Maura Scannell
Table prize; Margaret McAuliffe, Laurence McAuliffe, Pat Collins
Door prize; Gobnaith Scannell
Raffle; Maureen Fitzgerald x 2, Connie Collins, Eamon Scannell, Tom Murphy
Con and Annie Kirby Memorial
The below photo was taken from the banner competition at the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial in Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Thanks to all the staff and pupils of Dromtrasna National School for the superb artwork.
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;
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 Facebook atwww.facebook.com/frcaseysgaa and on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/frcaseysgaa