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St. Rynagh's Football Club Notes : 14th Feb

posted 24 Feb 2011, 15:48 by Unknown user   [ updated 2 Jan 2013, 04:40 ]
Our U21 footballers “Shannon Gaels” played St. Colms in the first round of the championship at the Pullough venue under floodlights on Friday night last. Left corner forward Stephen Quirke had the first point on the board for the Gaels when he kicked a great point from play. St Colms replied with three unanswered points from play. Then right corner forward Niall Wynne kicked a 30 metre free between the posts on the 15 minute mark to leave the score at three points to two in favour of St. Colms. Then the floodlights failed and there was no option but to abandon the game. Both teams are awaiting a re-fixture date from the county board. The Shannon Gaels team lined out as follows: Conor Clancy, Conor Daly, Alan Camon, David Flynn, Joseph O’Connor, Ivan Hanamy (Captain), Adam Smyth, Diarmud Shortt, Pat Camon, Sean Kenny, Odhrán McIntyre, Alan Kenny, Stephen Quirke (0-1), Ricky Grogan, Niall Wynne (0-1). Match Referee: Chartagh Buckley (Clara) 

Div 2 Football League v Rhode
St Rynaghs senior footballers played Rhode on Saturday evening last in Banagher. The game was switched to Banagher because there is repair work being done on the Cloghan GAA pitch. The Saints fielded an under strength team, playing against the strong breeze Stephen Quirke opened the scoring for St. Rynaghs with a 21 metre free after 3 mins. Rhode replied with a point from play, Stephen Quirke again pointed another 30 metre free. Rhode hit a purple patch midway through the first half with four unanswered points from two frees. St Rynaghs right half forward was Sean Kenny who was playing some great football and scored a fine point. Rhode replied with a brace of points. Ten minutes before half time came a St Rynaghs crucial goal , left corner forward Paddy Wynne showed some smart thinking finding Enda Mulhare on the edge of the square and he duly dispatched the ball to the back of the Rhode net. A few minutes after there was a goalmouth scramble in the Rhode goal and Saints midfielder Aidan Hanrahan was on hand to score an opportunist goal and just before half time Odhrán McIntyre scored a brilliant point from play to leave the score at the interval St Rynaghs 2-4 Rhode 0-7. 

The start of the second half Rhode had a point from play and five minutes later Saints right corner forward Stephen Quirke showed unerring accuracy with a point from a 30 metre free. The game was on 10 minutes with the score St Rynaghs 2-5 Rhode 0-8 when Ferbane referee Tommy Anderson took ill and the match was called off. When something like this happens a game of football is very irreverent. The quick arrival of the ambulance service and people who came to Tommy’s aid has to be highly praised. St Rynaghs football club wishes Tommy a speedy recovery to full health. Our footballers are out in the division two football league next Saturday 19th February against Dangain at the away venue (See the GAA fixtures section for more details) 

St Rynaghs team v Rhode Saturday 12th February Div 2 League lined out as follows: Gary Kelly, Tomas Flaherty, James Rafferty, Barry Rafferty, Paul Quirke, Ger Rafferty (Captain) Joe Carroll, Pat McIntyre, Aidan Harahan (1-0), Sean Kenny (0-1), Gary O’Connor, Odhrán McIntyre (0-1), Stephen Quirke (0-3), Enda Mulhare (1-0), Paddy Wynne. Referee: Jimmy Anderson, Ferbane. 
St. Rynaghs 2-5 Rhode 0-8 Match abandoned 10 minutes into second half. 

“Medal Presentation” takes place on Saturday night 19th February in County Arms Hotel Birr, meal at 8.30pm, tickets priced at €20 each available from Paudge Mulhare 087 2571676, Dessie O
’Connor 086 6021778, Stephen Finneran 086 6058076, Ciaran Daly 086 7825566. Walsh Island and Offaly legend Matt Connor is special guest on the night. Music will be provided by Damien Bowe and the klassics. This will be followed by a disco, local man Martin Mulhare will be spinning the decks. For a great nights entertainment the County Arms is the place to be on Saturday 19th February. 

St Rynaghs football club would like to express their deepest sympathy to the Spain family, Kilcormac on the recent passing of Mick. Mick was a great family man, an excellent GAA administrator, an outstanding club and inter county referee. He will be sadly missed by everyone who had the great fortune to know him. May he rest in peace. 

Club Information: 
Anyone in the parish with old GAA pictures or information about the history of our club can contact Noel Rosney on 087 6297761. Visit our club website on 

St Rynaghs football club registration day took place in Cloghan hall on Sunday morning 13th Feb. There was a great turnout of underage players and the winner of the golden jubilee jersey design was announced. In third place was Aidan Troy, Lumcloon NS, Second place was Thomas Corcoran Banagher NS and the winner was Enda Flynn Cloghan NS. The three lucky winners will receive a club home or away jersey of their choice. Sincere thanks to local business men Pat Grogan and Hugo Loonam for sponsoring club jerseys for the coming year. 

U21 Football re-fixture Shannon Gaels v St Colms will take place in Pullough Friday night 18th February 7.30pm.

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