RATHKEALE GAA CLUB NOTES
Intermediate Footballers Make it Two Championship Wins from Two!
Our Intermediate footballers maintained their 100% start to the Championship season when they overpowered Bruff last Saturday evening in Claughaun. On a well presented pitch and with only a slight cross field breeze there was no excuse for poor football. It was the men from Bruff that opened the scoring with a well taken point from their full forward in the opening minutes. Unfortunately for Bruff, that was as good as it got and they failed to score for the remainder of this very one sided game. After four consecutive wides, Rathkeale finally opened their account with a well taken point from Eoin O’Donnell. Timmy Hogan, Kevin Shanaghan & Andrew White (2) tagged on four more points before Dean Maune fired to the top corner of the next with a well taken team goal. Eoghan O’Connor followed up with Rathkeale’s second goal minutes later, with O’Donnell & Maune pointing twice more to leave the score reading 2-06 to 0-01 at the interval.
Upon the resumption, Rathkeale increased their lead significantly, with further points from O’Connor(3), while Cian Shorten hit Rathkeale’s 3rd goal of the evening. Further points from O’Connor, Morrissey, White, Gallagher (2) & Wilmott (2) built up the score before Andrew White found the net for the 4th time with an accomplished finish, which was the final score of the night. Final score, Rathkeale 4-20, Bruff 0-01. The result leaves Rathkeale sitting on top of the table as we enter the Championship break and no doubt there will be tougher tests ahead, as we progress in the competition. Rathkeale’s next fixture is scheduled against Gerald griffins in the West Intermediate Championship on Saturday April 13th in Askeaton at 6.45pm. Please refer to Facebook\Twitter for potential changes to this fixture.
Caption – Rathkeale Intermediate Footballers make it two wins from two in the Championship
Cappagh\Rathkeale U14’s Crowned Feile B Champions
Heartiest congratulations to Cappagh\Rathkeale U14’s who were won the Feile B Championship last Sunday in Mick Neville. Having come through their three battles the previous week, Cappagh\Rathkeale were pitted against Pallasgreen in the semi-final, and they duly responded to advance to the Final. Adare provided the opposition, however Cappagh\Rathkeale played some fantastic, fluent football to win comfortably on a scoreline of 3-11 to 0-06. Well done to all the players and management on the day.
Caption: Cappagh\Rathkeale U14 Footballers who were crowned Feile B Champions on Sunday
Under 21 Hurlers Bow Out in County A Semi Final
Commiserations to Croagh\Kilfinny\Rathkeale who were unlucky not to progress through to the County Under 21 A Hurling Final when they lost out to Ballybrown last Wednesday night. Goals were the difference on the night when we missed a few opportunities while Ballybrown found the net on 4 occasions. Final score was Croagh\Kilfinny\Rathkeale 1-11, Ballybrown 4-04. Well done to Croagh\Kilfinny\Rathkeale on securing he West and best of luck to Ballybrown in the County Final.
Fitzsimons Printers & Signage West Minor A Football Championship
Rathkeale opened their Minor Football Championship season with a draw against Shannon Gaels last Friday evening in Ballyhahill. Full time score, Shannon Gaels 2-06, Rathkeale 0-12. Rathkeale’s next game is fixed for this Friday, April 12th, in The Bog Garden when we take on Na Piarsiagh who won their opening game convincingly. Throw in Time 7.00pm, all support is welcome.
Club Membership 2019
Club membership for the 2019 season is now due. You can also register using the official GAA app and have been notified regarding the same in the last week. Rates for the upcoming season are as follows: Adult €50, Under-18 €20 and a family rate of €70. The rate for non-playing adult members will remain at €30. This represents good value in comparison to membership costs in other clubs across the county. All players must pay their membership prior to taking part in any games or training. This will be strictly enforced this year so make sure you contact Philip O’Donnell, who is the club registrar again for 2019, before training commences. We are taking this matter very serious this year and you simply won’t play if you haven’t paid, players are also going to ensure that their fellow players have paid so no excuses.
Club Limerick Draw – Deadline Fast Approaching
The deadline for the 2019 Club Limerick Draw was April 5th and we hope to have all our members signed up at this stage with the first draw taking place on Saturday, April 27th. Membership remains at €100 which gives you the opportunity to win fantastic cash prizes over 10 monthly draws! If you’re not in, you can’t win, just ask any one of our 39 winners over the last 40 draws!
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