FR CASEYS GAA CLUB NOTES
County U21 Football Final
Fr. Caseys 2-13 Galbally 0-12
Fr. Caseys are the Under 21 County Football champions for the first time since 2011 and the ninth time in the clubs history. It took a fierce battle against a very talented Galbally side but in the end the best team prevailed in a highly exciting encounter.
Fr. Caseys hit the ground running with an early DJ Stack point and moments later Rory O’Brien rattled the net to make for a perfect start. Galbally replied with their first point of the night but Fr. Caseys would respond with three unanswered scores, points from play from Mark Nolan and Martin Coughlan either side of a Dylan Quirke converted free. Leading by six points after ten minutes, Fr. Caseys were in the ascendancy but Galbally would kick three points without reply to ignite the contest as we headed to the first water break. Fr. Caseys seemed to have weathered the storm and three points from Dylan Quirke, two from frees restored the six point cushion as we entered the closing five minutes of the half. As with the first quarter Galbally would again finish the stronger, showing that they were more than ready for the contest. A fifth Galbally point before half time reduced the deficit to five points at the half time break, the scores Fr. Caseys 1-07, Galbally 0-05.
The third quarter would turn the game on its head with Galbally kicking five points without reply in a fifteen minute period to level the scores. Having dominated large portions of the first half, Fr. Caseys were now on the back foot and against the run of play, up stepped Morgan Scannell to fist what would be a vital point just before the final water break. When the game resumed Galbally would level the scores again but Fr. Caseys would never surrender the lead. Eoghan O’Connell burst through a maze of tackles to kick over another vital point but Galbally replied once more to leave the scored tied with ten minutes on the clock. Another vital point from Morgan Scannell and a point from Martin Coughlan gave Fr. Caseys some needed daylight but credit too must go to the defence marshalled by Mark McCarthy and Sean Kilbridge would made some crucial tackles at the other end. With four minutes to go Fr. Caseys hit the jackpot when the newly introduced Ronan Quirke produced a moment of class to dispatch Fr. Caseys second goal of the night. Ronan could have captured another goal moments later only for a vital save from Galbally but retaining the ball Dylan Quirke was on hand to loft an assurance point. The final point of the night would go to full back Sean Kilbridge to extend the margin to seven, a scoreline which flattered after a heroic battle from both sides. The final score on the night was Fr. Caseys 2-13, Galbally 0-12.
Well done to all involved on this brilliant achievement. The captain Mark McCarthy accepted the cup from county board official Seamus McNamara much to the delighted of the large travelling support. The management team of Daniel Daly, Cormac Roche and Killian Sweeney are a credit to the club on their maiden managerial voyage. Many of the players who have already tasted minor and junior a success this year have capped off a brilliant year for the club and we are extremely thankful for their dedication and efforts all year.
Annual General Meeting
Fr. Casey’s GAA Club will hold its AGM this Wednesday December 15th at 8pm sharp in the GAA Clubhouse. We would love to see a large crowd present as we aim to build for the coming season.
Club Limerick Draw The last Club Limerick Draw of the year took place last Saturday December 11th. Well done to Joe Vaughan, Killeedy who claimed the €10,000 jackpot prize. Well done also to our own club members
Patrick Murphy who claimed €2,000 and Scott McCarthy who won €600 worth of vouchers in the Exclusive Star Prize. The draw will now take a winter break and resume again in March. 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 year’s draw can register via the Club Limerick website @ www.clublimerick.ie.
Fr. Casey’s GAA Lotto Draw continues each week with the Jackpot as of December 13th standing at €21,400 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. Tickets also now available at Cryle View Cleaners, Krafty Klippers, Needles & Pins, The Ploughman, Jack O’Rourkes and Tea & Tales. 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