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St. Rynagh's Football Club Notes : 11th April 2011

posted 12 Apr 2011, 12:46 by Unknown user   [ updated 2 Jan 2013, 04:38 ]
Our senior footballers played Athlone in a challenge game in Athlone on Friday night last. Saints left corner forward Stephen Quirke scored a fine point from play in the fifth minute. Athlone scored a goal almost immediately. Again Stephen Quirke scored a point from play. Athlone replied with a white flag. Paudie Mulhare who was playing very well at full forward kicked a massive point and left forward Joe Carroll followed up with a great point on the 15 minute mark. On the 20 minute “the score of the match” right corner forward Odhrán McIntyre gained possession 30 metres out beating 3 Athlone defenders to send a pile diver to the Athlone net. Soon after Paudie Mulhare scored another great point from play and on the 25 minute centre forward Gary Mahon lofted over a great point from play. Athlone scored a point from play to leave the half time score St. Rynaghs 1-6 Athlone 1-3. In the second half Athlone had three points in succession two from play and one from a 30 metre free. Odhrán McIntyre scored a point from play to open the saints second half scoring, again Athlone responded with a point from play, Athlone were dominating the game at this stage and scored a point from a 30 metre free. In the 20th minute Athlone scored a penalty which was controversial to say the least as saints goalkeeper Paddy Wynne was fouled in the first instance. Joe Carroll took the sting out of the Athlone goal with a fine point from play. There was no doubt about Athlone’s third goal after a brilliant four man movement the ball ended up in the saints net. Gary Mahon pointed a 21m free and before the final whistle sub Ciaran Flannery scored a great point from play to leave the final score Athlone 3-8 St. Rynaghs 1-10. 
It was a fabulous game of free flowing football with some great scores taken by both teams on the night. Paddy Wynne played very well in goals making three great saves. Left corner back Des O’Connor and right half back Ivan Hanamy were solid all through. Midfielders Paul Quirke and Aidan Hanrahan had their moments and in the forwards, full forward Paudie Mulhare in first half, right full forward Odhrán McIntyre and left half forward Joe Carroll played very well. St. Rynaghs Team Paddy Wynne, Tomas Flaherty, James Rafferty, Des O’Connor, Pat Camon, Ger Rafferty (Capt), Ivan Hanamy, Aidan Hanrahan, Paul Quirke, Gary O’Connor, Gary Mahon 0-2, Joe Carroll 0-2, Paudie Mulhare 0-2, Odhrán McIntyre 1-1, Stephen Quirke 0-2. Subs: Ciaran flannery 0-1 for Paudie Mulhare, Stephen Wynne for Stephen Quirke, Paul Grogan for Gary O’Connor. The club would like to thank Athlone GAA club for providing refreshments in their magnificent clubhouse after the game. 
On Monday night April 4th our senior footballers played Caltra of Galway under lights at the Ballinamere venue losing by 2-12 to 0-11. Competitive challenge games are better than any training session and hopefully the lads will pick up tempo in the coming weeks. St Rynaghs team v Caltra: Garry Kelly, Des O’Connor, James Rafferty, Stephen Clancy, Adam Smith, Ger Rafferty (Capt) Alan Camon, Pat McIntyre, Paul Quirke 0-2, Joe Carroll, Gary Mahon 0-3, Gary O’Connor 0-2, Odhrán McIntyre 0-1, Ciaran Flannery, Aidan Hanrahan 0-2. Subs Paudie Mulhare for Ciaran Flannery, Stephen Wynne 0-1 for Odhrán McIntyre, Paul Grogan for Adam Smyth, Ricky Grogan for Des O’Connor. 
On Thursday evening last 130 young players attended training in Cloghan sports field. This was a marvellous turnout and it augurs well for the future of our club. Training continues for up to U12’s every Thursday night in Cloghan sports field at 6.30pm. Any underage players who would like to join our club please contact minor club chairman Stephen Finneran on 086 6058076 or minor club secretary Martin Grogan on 087 7440867. 
Club Membership is now due at the following rates 
Player - €50 
Non-Player and Walking Track - €25 
Minor - €10 
U16’s - €5 
Our new clubhouse is making great progress and last week the roof, doors and windows have been installed and we are looking forward to our golden jubilee celebration in the summer of 2011. 
There are some great pictures, history and profiles of the past and present players on our club website. Anyone in the parish with old GAA pictures, information of historical importance relating to our club please contact Mattie Rosney P.R.O. on 087 6297761. Visit our website on 
There will be a scrap metal collection on Easter Saturday 23rd April at Gem Garden Centre, Banagher Road, Cloghan from 10am to 5pm. Proceeds go towards our new club house. All types of metal scrap accepted. Items “NOT” accepted are fridges, TV’s, types. We will collect items you cannot move. For further details contact Michael McIntyre 0861086348, Gary Daly 0872848961, John Daly 0866058643. 
Any Players or people interested in buying photograph’s of our Intermediate Football Presentation Night contact Paddy Doyle on 087 2879264.

Notes Written by Noel Rosney and Typed up by Jackie Coughlan.