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Club News for the Week Ending 5th Sept 2014

posted 8 Sep 2014, 00:30 by Donal Travers

Championship Progress

After a league campaign in which the senior team put in several good performances which were not reflected with points on the board, the lads are now undefeated in their last four championship outings.  The replay of the quarter final against Milltown was played in Naas on Wednesday night and it was another tense affair, with a Colum Fagan goal separating the sides after 60 minutes and what felt like the longest of injury times.  The lads are playing with confidence and cohesion; their biggest test of the year awaits in the next round when we play our neighbours Straffan in the semi-final in Clane next Saturday (3pm). Straffan are being talked about as a team that could go all the way to all-Ireland glory this year in the same fashion as Two Mile House, and will be raging hot favourites for this tie.  The lads are looking for a big support on the day for their biggest game for several seasons.

 

Club Cycle

The Rathcoffey GAA annual cycle, scheduled for Sunday 19th October, continues to take shape.  Our road signs were printed this week and will appear around the area over the coming days while we are working with local news outlets to increase publicity. The routes are agreed, with a 90k route to Trim or a 50k route to Kilcock, Enfield and Carbury for those looking for a challenge, and a 10k local area route for families.  The cost this year will be €25 per person for the long cycles and €10 per family for the local route.  There will be refreshments on the day with hot food coming off the barbeque when the cyclists return to the clubhouse.  This is the club’s main fundraiser for the second half of the year; it promises to be a great day so please mark it in your calendars.  Watch our Facebook page and our website for further details and route options over the coming days, or contact Chris McGovern at 086 252 8295.

 

Minors

Well done to the minors who recorded another win on Tuesday night last, defeating Kilard (Kill / Ardclough), despite being down a few regulars.  Many of the lads turned out again the following night in the JFC quarter final. 

 

Under 16

Our under 16’s are out tonight (Friday 5th Sept) v Ballyna in the Championship with a 6.30 pm throw-in.  Best of luck to Padraig and the lads.

 

Club Lotto

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot, worth €3,600, on Sunday 31st August.   The numbers drawn were 4, 9, 11 and 22.  The €20 winners were Trevor Weld, Colm Moriarty, Sylvia O’Reilly and Elaine Houlihan. Sean Moriarty won the sellers prize and Brendan Weld the in-house draw.  Next week’s jackpot will be worth €3,700.  You can purchase a ticket for €2 any evening at the clubhouse, or contact any committee member to pre-pay for several weeks or to set up a standing order.  The draw takes place every Sunday night after 9pm.  

 

All Ireland Final Ticket Winners

Congratulations to the following Rathcoffey GAA Club members who have won the option to buy a ticket for the All Ireland finals.  The members’names drawn were [Hurling] Paul Coleman, Kay Davin, Jason Kinahan and Carmel Cunningham.  The Football winners were: Cathriona Flaherty, Amanda Mayock, Liam Mayock and Jason Acton.

 

Under 9 Girls

This new team got off to a great start against Castlemitchell last Saturday.  Training is on Tuesdays at 7 pm with mentors Mary Ryan and Aisling Behan.  All new players are more than welcome.

 

Strictly Come Dancing

Club Kildare is hosting aS trictly Come Dancing event on Sunday 26th October (bank holiday weekend).  All clubs have been asked to nominate two dancers to represent the club in the event.  We are looking for two individuals, or a couple, to represent Rathcoffey GAA Club. It’s a great opportunity to improve your footwork skills and represent the club while supporting Kildare, in a county wide fun competition.  If you are interested, please e-mail Sean at secretary.rathcoffey.kildare@gaa.ie.

 

Bingo

Rathcoffey GAA Club hosts bingo every Monday night with great prize money to be won.  There are usually over 200 attendees each week and all are welcome.

 

Rathcoffey Bowls Club 

Rathcoffey Bowling Club is actively seeking new members.  The club practices every Thursday night at 8.15 unless it has an away game.  No experience is necessary and all newcomers are welcome, and will be given appropriate coaching in the rules and objectives.  There is no age requirement.
 
The club plays in Division Three of the Kildare/West Wicklow Association which includes teams from Hollywood and Blessington to Castlemitchell.
 
So, please come along any Thursday night.

 

Rathcoffey Art and Craft Fair 2014 

The annual Rathcoffey Art and Craft Fair will take place again this year, with the date set for Sunday 12th October at 2pm.  This year the venue is changing from Rathcoffey Church to Rathcoffey GAA Hall, because of the demand from participants. Attractions on the day will include; a painting exhibition, children’s art competition, flower arrangements, jewellery, crafts, cake stall, raffles, book stall, candles, pottery, vintage tractors and cars, face painting and much more.  All new exhibitors are welcome. For further information, please contact Brendan Travers at 086 8301885, or Aisling Behan at 086 6089911. 

 

If you would like to contribute to these notes for any aspect of the club’s activities, please e-mail Dónal at pro.rathcoffey.kildare@gaa.ie

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