FR CASEY’S GAA CLUB NOTES
U15 County Champions
Fr. Caseys 1-08 Cappagh/Rathkeale 0-06
Well done to Fr. Caseys U15 Footballers who captured the County Title last Saturday in Mick Neville Park with a hard fought 1-08 to 0-06 victory over Cappagh/Rathkeale. The game hung in the balance as we entered the last 15 minutes but the team rose to the challenge to add the county championship to their county feile crown recently won. This is a very talented bunch of players and we look forward to their involved in the All-Ireland Feile later this year. Well done to all players and management and to our fantastic bord na nog club for once more delivering a big success.
County Junior A Quarter-Final
Fr. Caseys 0-10 Kilteely/Dromkeen 0-09
Fr.Caseys Junior A Footballers took on Kilteely/Dromkeen last Thursday night in Mick Neville Park with a spot in the last four of the county championship up for grabs. Fr. Caseys had topped Group 4 while Kilteely came a close second behind a very strong Monagea outfit. On a lovely evening under lights it was Kilteely who opened the scoring but Fr. Caseys responded with a long range Thomas Ward point and a brace from Jamie O’Connor, one from a placed ball. Kilteely narrowed the margin to one ahead of the first water break but on resumption Jamie O’Connor struck for his third point of the night. Kilteely would command the final 10 minutes of the half and kicked four points without reply to hold the lead by 0-06 to 0-04.
Fr. Caseys needed a positive start to the second half and thanks to points from the newly introduced duo Billy Quirke from play and Eoghan O’Connell from a free the team were level. Another Jamie O’Connor point gave Fr. Caseys the lead heading into the final water break and soon after Eoghan O’Connell added another point from open play. More changes came from the bench and once again it was rewarded when Donagh Kelly increased the lead to three points and that was extended to four shortly after when Eoghan O’Connell struck once more. Kilteely who had amazingly been held scoreless for the entire second half but the hard working Fr. Caseys backs now had five minutes to save their season. Kilteely threw everyone forward in the closing stages and did manage to reduce the margin to a single point but Fr. Casey held on for a deserved 0-10 to 0-09 victory.
Despite the nervous end this was a brilliant performance from our juniors who excelled from back to front. This team has an exciting mix of both young and old and from this point will feel no fear in chasing county honours. Well done to all involved and we look forward to the upcoming semi-final.
County Senior Quarter-Final
Fr. Caseys 2-08 Monaleen 1-07
Fr. Caseys Senior Footballers travelled to the Gaelic Grounds last Friday night to take on Monaleen with a place in the county semi-finals at stake. Having met in the county league semi-final earlier this year with Monaleen emerging with a narrow victory we expected another close encounter. Fr. Caseys hit the ground running and registered the first two points thanks to Adrian Enright and Rory O’Brien. Ahead of the first water break the teams traded scores, Rory again on target, keeping the margin at two points after 15 minutes. On resumption Monaleen found their feet and 1-01 without reply had the men from the city in front for the first time. Again the teams traded scores, this time Daniel Daly on target, to leave the scoreline Monaleen 1-03, Fr. Caseys 0-04 at half time.
A Monaleen goal early in the second half seemed to have dealt Fr. Caseys a hammer blow but Robert Browne responded in style with a goal at the other end almost instantly. Two pointed frees from Cormac Roche had the teams level but Monaleen would take a one point lead into the final water break. Monaleen on resumption kicked a brace of points to stretch the lead to three points but another Adrian Enright point kept hopes alive. Fr. Caseys pushed hard for a lifeline but Monaleen countered with another two points to hold a four point cushion as we entered injury time. Despite a gallant effort this was not going to be our night and Monaleen ran out victors on a 2-08 to 1-07 scoreline.
The scoreline was justified with Fr. Caseys producing a courageous display but Monaleen were more clinical and commanding on the night. It has been a very positive year with some great displays in league and championship. For this hard working group of players it is tough to see them exit this early without silverware. With youth very much on their side hopefully this team will soon get their reward and for those still competing at U21 and Junior level, 2021 could still be one to remember. Many thanks to all the players and management for their effort this year.
Club Limerick Draw The seventh Club Limerick Draw of the year took place last Saturday September 25th. Well done to John Cooney, South Liberties claimed the €10,000 jackpot prize and David O’Connor, Drom/Broadford who claimed the Exclusive Star Prize. Unfortunately we had no club winners in this month’s draw. The next draw will take place on Saturday October 30th with another €10,000 jackpot up for grabs plus an Exclusive Star Prize and a host of cash prizes.
Our club is extremely thankful to all club members who support this draw. With 50% of the entrant fee returned to local club, the Club Limerick Draw provides us with vital funds to maintain and develop our club. Those still wishing to join for next month’s draw can register via the new Club Limerick website @ www.clublimerick.ie.
Fr. Casey’s GAA Lotto Draw continues each week with the Jackpot as of September 27th standing at €19,200 and rising by €200 each week not won. Since its launch our new Lotto has been a great success and we are extremely grateful to all our supporters both near and far for their generosity.
How do you play? Simply select three numbers from 1 to 30 and one bonus number from 1 to 10. If all four chosen numbers appear the jackpot will be won or shared. A match three prize of €500 is also on offer and applies to the 1 to 30 number selection not including the bonus ball. In addition to this we also have a match 2 plus bonus and a host of lucky dip prizes up for grabs each week. The draw will run on a weekly basis, each Monday night (Tuesday on Bank Holidays) at 9pm sharp. All ticket sales must be completed prior to 8pm will the draw results shared from 9pm on our Club Facebook Page.
Where can you buy a ticket? Tickets cost €2.50 and are available in a host of local shops including Moss Harnett’s Spar, An Siopa Milseán, Kathleens Foodstore, Sheehy’s Hardware, Danny Scanlon’s & Lanes Foodstore. You can also play Online @ https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/FrCaseys/Lotto with the option of reoccurring draws, yearly tickets and Quick Pick function available.
GAA Clubhouse Facilities
If you are looking a suitable venue for meetings, parties, events etc., please note that our GAA Clubhouse might be the perfect fit. Offering a fully stocked bar & dance-floor, adequate parking and
a newly renovated interior we are very proud of our existing facilities. If you wish to find out more please feel free to email our club secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 at www.facebook.com/frcaseysgaa and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/frcaseysgaa