FR. CASEY’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Spin & Win Draw Results of Spin & Win from Monday April 1st
· Bobby Woods – €50
· Maurice O’Connell – €40
· Mike and James Fitz – €60
The jackpot is now €8,600 and the draw takes place at the clubhouse Monday April 8th at 9pm. The spinners are as follows:
· John Foley Knocknasna
· Claire Winters c/o Donals
· Sean harnett
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 1-05, Adare 0-12
Having comprehensively defeated St. Senans in round one, Fr. Caseys travelled to Mick Neville Park last Friday full of confidence but knowing they would need to tick every box to topple the regaining county champions. After a cagey opening 10 minutes, it was Fr. Caseys who registered the first score when Adrian Enright converted from a placed ball. Adare replied immediately with four points in a five minute spell to march into a three point lead. On 20 minutes Fr. Caseys broken from defensive at pace, picking out Cormac Roche in the forward line who in turn put Billy Quirke through on goal and with just the keeper to beat Billy converted in style, blazing the ball to the roof of the net to level the scores. A well taken point from play from Rory O’Brien then put the fealesiders in front but Adare finished the half the strongest with three unanswered points to leave the scores Fr. Caseys 1-02, Adare 0-07 at the break. Adare deserved their slender half time lead with the accuracy of Mikey Lyons in front of goal the biggest thorn in our side. Fr. Caseys had been defensive for large parts but with Cormac Roche and Billy Quirke providing the outlet up front there was amble opportunity for a comeback. The loss of captain Daniel Daly on 10 minutes was without doubt a major setback to the team.
After the restart both teams traded points with Jamie O’Connor on target for Fr. Caseys with a pointed free. Two more Adare points soon followed and another converted free from Jamie O’Connor to leave three points between the teams with 20 minutes remaining. Realising the danger of their opponents, Adare began to crowd the defence and secure the valuable match points. Adare nullified the Fr. Caseys attack for up to 15 minutes before Billy Quirke eventually fisted a point with five minutes remaining to reduce the margin to two points and setup a grandstand finish. Fr. Caseys pushed everyone forward to steal a late victory but Adare withstood the pressure and countered with two points of their own deep in injury time to escape with a four point victory. Fr. Caseys had battled gamely against the county champions and while it was obvious this young team still has many areas to perfect there has to be optimism that we are moving in the right direction. The championship now breaks until late July while the inter-county scene takes center stage. The full-time score was Fr. Caseys 1-05 – Adare 0-12.
Minor County Football Championship Round 1
Fr. Caseys 2-13, Ballylanders 1-07
Fr. Caseys Minor footballers made a perfect start to the defence of their county minor title last Friday night when they recorded a comprehensive 2-13 to 1-07 victory over Ballylanders in Abbeyfeale. Well done to all involved on such an impressive display. The championship now breaks until the start of July for exams and will resume with games against Monaleen, St. Kierans and St. Patricks. This year’s championship has been split into two groups of five with the top team in both groups heading for the semi-finals and the next two progressing to the quarter-finals.
Results of Card game 05/04/2019
Winners with 15 games were;
· Sheila Breen, Dan Reidy, Paddy Sullivan
Runners up divided between two teams each with 14 games were;
· Christine O’Donoghue, Eileen Finnegan, Gerard Murphy
Table prize; Pat Collins, Jeffery Fitzgerald, Jerry O’Connor
Door prize; Ann Cahill
Raffle; Dan Dillane, Dan Reidy, John Quirke, Marion Roche, Nora Lyons, Maureen Fitzgerald, Tommy Nelligan, Toddy O’Connor, Nora Riordan, Maura Scannell, Tom Murphy, Patsy Kelly
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