Rathkeale GAA Club Notes:

Sean Finn Park (Rathkeale) Host Stunning Comeback!:
Heartiest congratulations to the Ladies footballers, with local lady Kate Geary involved, who made a dramatic comeback today to level the scores in Sean Finn Park (The Bog Garden) on a score line of 4-09 to 1-18 against the Leitrim Ladies. This was a great occasion for our local Club of Rathkeale, following the hosting of Limerick V Tipperary in the U20’s men’s Munster Football last week.
Also, a credit to both teams on leaving both dressing rooms spic and span, a sign of two class teams, we will look forward to hosting you both again. Sincere thank you to all our Club volunteers today for your great efforts in stewarding, scoreboard officiating, pitch preparation and car park direction, without you the game would not have been possible. Also special thanks to Bloomers Catering on providing refreshments, ABP and Tyrestop on providing additional car parking space. Finally a big shout out to Ava and Elizabeth who performed a wonderful job on scoreboard duties, it wasn’t the easiest of scores to keep track of, well done to you both!

Scór na nÓg: Talent Competition:
The County Finals of the Scór na nŐg talent competitions will take place on the 25th March 2023 at Pallasgreen Hall. All budding entertainers who were under 17 on 1st Jan 2023 are eligible to compete in Scór na nÓg provided you are a member of your local GAA / Bord na nOg. You need a membership number.
Applicants need to apply through the local Irish Officer as soon as possible and no later than 9th March. The main difference between Scór na nÓg and other talent competitions in that the emphasis is on Irish Culture and themes relating to Ireland, Irish people or the Irish Language.
The following 8 Competitions will take place at Pallasgreen on Saturday 25th March:
1. Table Quiz at 2.30pm (followed by the other events which begin at 4pm)
2. Figure Dancing
3. Solo Singing
4. Recitation
5. Instrumental Music
6. Drama /Novelty Act
7. Ballad Group
8. Set Dancing
The winners of each event will take part in a Munster Semi-Final on 2nd April. Please contact the Rathkeale GAA Irish Cultural Officer immediately if you are interested in entering any of the competitions. The closing date for entering these events is 9th March. Further details may be got by contacting Shivaun O’Connor by e-mail: oconnor.shivaun@gmail.com.

Gaeltacht Scholarships:
One scholarship is available per club to a secondary school pupil, aged under 17 on 1st Jan 2023, who has a club membership number and who has already booked a Gaeltacht course in Chorca Dhuibhne this summer. The successful applicants need to be active club members who participate in Scór na nÓg. Please contact Shivaun O’Connor by email to obtain an application form: oconnor.shivaun@gmail.com. Application forms will need to be completed and returned to Irish Officer by Tues 28th March.

Club Membership Now Due:
Club membership for the 2023 season is now due. Rates for the upcoming season are as follows:
Adult Player – €50
Under-18 Player – €20
Adult Non-Player – €30
Family (2 Adults – 1-6 Children) – €70,
There is also an opportunity for Adult Players and Adult Non-Players to pay for their Club Limerick Draw Membership and Club Membership at a rate of €130 online, bringing a saving of €20 for Adult Players.
Registration can be processed easily on the Foireann website, by using the following link:
If you haven’t registered online previously, you simply just need to create a profile and select Rathkeale GAA as your club. All players must pay their membership prior to taking part in any games or training. This will be strictly enforced this year so ensure sure you register today, should you have any queries please contact Eoin O’Donnell our Club Registrar on 085 279 9320.

Follow us on Twitter & Facebook:
To keep in touch and receive updates of last minute fixture changes, match results and live match updates, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at the tag @RathkealeGAA. Also to become a friend on facebook go to www.facebook.com/#!/Rathkealegaa and simply like our page! It’s all about keeping in touch and getting live updates!