FR CASEYS GAA CLUB NOTES
County Minor Football Final
Fr. Caseys Vs Galbally, Saturday October 23rd in Mick Neville Park at 1.00pm
County Junior A Football Final
Fr. Caseys Vs Newcastle West, Sunday October 31st in Tournafulla at 3.00pm
County Junior A Semi-Final
Fr. Caseys 2-09, Croom 2-07
Fr. Caseys Junior A Footballers are heading to the county final after a dramatic finish last Saturday in Mick Neville Park when Kevin O’Connor stole the show to snatch a last gasp goal in the dying moments to deny a spirited Croom side.
Fr. Caseys made a blistering start are were 1-03 to 0-01 in front after 10 minutes. A pointed free from Jamie O’Connor opened the scoring but this was soon cancelled out by Croom. Jamie O’Connor then added a point from play before team captain Pa O’Connor breached the defence and made no mistake to slot to the back of the net. When Billy Quirke raised another white flag the Abbeyfeale men were looking comfortable with their 5 point lead. Over the next 10 minutes Croom found their feet however and with a goal of their own the scores were soon level. Well taken points from Jamie O’Connor and Morgan Scannell either side of a Croom point left Fr. Caseys with a single point half time lead. The score at the interval was Fr. Caseys 1-05, Croom 1-04.
A pointed free from Jamie O’Connor opened the second half scoring but three points without reply would give Croom the lead as the teams headed into the final quarter. A point from the newly introduced Martin Coughlan and two converted frees from Jamie O’Connor, one from long distance had Fr. Caseys back in front but a second Croom goal against the run of play had the score 1-09 to 2-07 with 10 minutes remaining. Croom now entered a strong phase of keeping possession but they never managed to extend their single point advantage and more importantly Fr. Caseys never gave up trying. Deep in injury time, Kevin O’Connor showed all his experience to dispossess the Croom Keeper and tap the ball to the net to the delight of the sizeable Fr. Caseys crowd. There would be no more time on the clock and Fr. Caseys had snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. The full time score was Fr. Caseys 2-09 to 2-07.
Despite the heroic finish, Fr. Caseys produced a very impressive display from 1 to 15 plus all those introduced and were fully deserved of their victory. Failure to score more when in dominance nearly cost the team but their never say die attitude won the day. They will now face local rivals Newcastle West on Sunday October 31st as they bid to claim the County Junior A crown for the first time since 2007.
Friday Card Game Returns
After an absence of over 18 months, Fr. Caseys GAA Club are delighted to announce that the Friday Night Card Game in the GAA Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale will return on Friday October 22nd at 9pm sharp. It will be great to see both old and new faces with a great night’s entertainment guaranteed. Please note proof of vaccination or recovery cert will be required from all attending.
Fr. Casey’s GAA Lotto Draw continues each week with the Jackpot as of October 18th standing at €19,800 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.
Club Limerick Draw
The next Club Limerick Draw takes place on Saturday October 30th with another jackpot prize of €10,000, an Exclusive Star Prize and a host of cash prizes up for grabs. This will be the eighth of ten monthly draws which will run until December.
The Club Limerick Draw is one of our main fundraisers with 50% of the entrant fee returned to our local club. We strongly urge all club members to support this vital fundraiser and hopefully claim some of the wonderful prizes on offer. The cost of entry is €10 per draw. You can still sign up online via the new Club Limerick website @ www.clublimerick.ie, remembering to select Fr. Caseys as the nominated club during the process.
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