FR CASEYS GAA
Senior County Semi- Final
Fr. Caseys Vs Adare – Sunday October 23rd in Newcastle West at 4.00pm
Senior County Quarter Final
Fr. Caseys 1-14 Kildimo/Pallaskenry 0-08
Fr. Caseys travelled to Newcastle West last Saturday to face Kildimo/Pallaskenry in the county quarter-final. We entered the game with the favourites tag but also with the burden of not winning a game in the knockout stages in over a decade. Kildimo/Pallaskenry reaching the knocking stages for their first year at Senior grade had exceeded expectation and were now looking for one more scalp. Early points from Martin Scannell and Rory O’Brien opened our account but in a cagey opening quarter there would be no more scores. A brace of points from Martin Scannell extended the lead before Kildimo kicked their first point of the day. Rory O’Brien who was winning his duel, added his second point from play and when Martin Scannell guided another free over the bar the lead was extended to five points. The team would trade points before the half time break with Rory O’Brien once more on the scoreboard. It was a positive opening half from the Abbeyfeale men with Martin and Rory extremely clinical in front of goal while Eliah, Adrian, Chris and Cormac were also winning the key battles. The defence was also standing firm with Mark McCarthy leading the line. Credit to Cathal Broderick too for a superb tracking and a goal line block in the early stages. The half time score was Fr. Caseys 0-07, Kildimo/Pallaskenry 0-02.
An early second half point from Martin Scannell increased the lead. Martin was then denied a fine goal by the post and narrowly missed the rebound. Kildimo responded with two quick fire points but a superb goal from Rory O’Brien and fisted point from Eliah Riordan put eight points between the teams. With a flawless display to this point, Fr. Caseys went to sleep over the next 10 minutes and invited needless pressure on their defence. Three points without reply gave Kildimo hope but a brace of points from Dylan Quirke, one from a free would steady the ship. The team again traded points with David Ward on target for Fr. Caseys before another brace of points from Dylan Quirke ended the contest. There was no doubt about the winner in the end with Fr. Caseys running away with a well-deserved nine point winning margin. The full time score was Fr. Caseys 1-14, Kildimo/Pallaskenry 0-08
This was a very polished performance from Fr. Caseys and bar a ten minute wobble in the second half the team showed great composure, work rate and were clinical in front of goal. There is no doubt that tougher tests await and the meeting with Adare on October 23rd will be a mouth-watering encounter. Well done to all involved and keep up the good work
Club Lotto Results – September 27th
Fr. Casey’s Club Lotto continued on Tuesday September 27th with a Jackpot of €22,600 up for grabs. The numbers drawn were 6, 9 & 11 with the bonus ball 7. There was no Jackpot winner but we did have four Match 2 plus bonus winners collecting €50 each. The Jackpot now increases to €22,800.
Match 2 plus Bonus winners:
Kathy Lenihan €50 (Promoter: Online)
Marion Chawke €50 (Promoter: Mags Nash)
Anthony Hurst €50 (Promoter: John Mikes)
Bridget Flaherty €50 (Promoter: Liam O’Connor)
The lucky dip winners were as follows:
Maurice O’Riordan €30 (Promoter: Square Sales)
Liz Twomey €30 (Promoter: Online)
Margaret Williams €30 (Promoter: John Murphy)
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 Tuesday night 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 Gala Killarney Road, An Siopa Milseán, Kathleens Foodstore, Sheehy’s Hardware, Danny Scanlon’s, Lanes Foodstore, Cryle View Cleaners, Needles & Pins, The Ploughman, Jack O’Rourkes, Glorach Bingo, DP Lyons Bar, Mag Nash and John Murphy. 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 Club Limerick Draw continues on Saturday October 29th, the eighth of ten monthly draws, with another prize fund of €21,000 up for grabs. This includes a €10,000 monthly jackpot prize, 28 other cash prizes and an exclusive star prize. For the October draw the star prize is a fantastic €500 voucher for Tullys Travel Agents.
With 50% of the entrant fee returned to local club, the remainder going towards the county teams, the Club Limerick Draw is a vital source of funding for our local club and we are extremely grateful to all our supporters who participate in this draw each year. The cost of entry is just €10 per draw. We recommend signing up online @ www.clublimerick.ie, selecting Fr. Caseys as the nominated club during the process. For more info please feel free to contact any committee member
Friday Night Card Game
The weekly progressive 41 card games will return from Friday October 7th in the GAA Clubhouse starting at 9pm sharp. A great night of entertainment is guaranteed, so please spread the word and bring a friend, old and new faces are more than welcome. As well as the overall prize we also have table, door and raffle prizes on offer.
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