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

posted 13 Nov 2011, 15:05 by Unknown user   [ updated 2 Jan 2013, 04:40 ]

This week we are giving people an idea about our fundraisers during 2011.  The cost of our new club house will be in the region of €210,000, most of the work was carried out by Fás under the excellent supervision of Pat Kenny from Belmont and the club would like to thank Pat and his team for the highest and efficient way they went about their work.  Thanks also to Joe Grogan Construction for all his help and for the financial contribution he made towards our new building.

* We put 3 x 100 Club’s in place with prize money ranging from €1,000 to €50.  Each 100 Club raised €18,000 and the third one is currently in operation.  St Rynaghs football club would like to thank the committee in charge of this for their great work in this regard as it brought in the bulk of the money over the last year.

* On Easter Saturday 23rd April we embarked on a scrap metal collection which generated a huge response.  65 tonnes of metal was collected and 20 club members were at Gem Garden Centre to supervise the operation and the club raised €12,800.  A special word of thanks to Paddy Molloy proprietor of Gem Garden Centre who allowed the club the use of his premises.  Paddy is also a great sponsor of our club and the man’s generosity knows no bounds..  Also a special word of thanks to the men who spearheaded the project Greg Flynn, Tom Flynn, Michael McIntyre, Alo Flynn, PJ Camon, Tómas Flaherty and Des O’Connor.  A special word of thanks to Ciaran Yeats for the use of his teleporter on the day.

* On Thursday August 11th in conjunction with Bag2Clubs, a group of people collected bags of clothes at the new club house in Cloghan.  This idea under the supervision of Ciaran “Sod” Daly was a great success and the following Thursday evening the Bag2Clubs people weighted the bags and the club raised €1,765.  Well done to Ciaran Daly for this innovative idea also everyone who donated bags of clothes and all the people who helped out at the collection point, a sincere thank you for all your efforts.

* On Sunday 21st August, 16 stewards under the watchful eye of John Daly directed traffic at the Tullamore show.  There was over 50 thousand people present and one can only imagine the volume of traffic on the day.  John and his 16 stewards did a brilliant job in keeping the traffic moving smoothly after the show.  The club received €1,000 for their magnificent efforts on the day.

* A new novel idea took place on Sunday 28th August 2011.  The Cloghan 10k road race.  It was a huge success with 115 entrants with each competitor receiveing a race goody bag and t-shirt.  Each entrant could enter online at €20 each or on the day at €25 each.  There was also a ten week training programme for each entrant at €60 this included the entry to the race.  The prizes ranges from €150, €100, €80 for 1st, 2nd, 3rd male and female .  Also each male and female over 40,50,60 who came first in that category received €100 each.  Ladies Section: 1st Olivia Sheeran-Portarlington, 2nd Helen Daly-St Rynaghs, 3rd Bernie O’Connor-St Rynaghs.  Mens Section: 1st Paul Buckley-St Rynaghs, 2nd Liam Dunne-Clonaslee, Derek Coogan-Portarlington.  Well done to the organizers in chief Paul Buckley & Ciaran Grogan and Joseph Grogan for providing the posters and all other committee members for helping out on the day. Martin Mulhare provided the sound equipment and all the people who did the stewarding.  Also a special word of thanks to Midland Tribune photographer Patrick Cleary and local photographer Paddy Doyle for their magnificent cooperation on the day.  Many thanks also to local business man Gary Daly for providing the barbeque on the day.  The club raised €2,000 for their efforts and a great day was enjoyed by participants and spectators alike.  It is hoped this competition will be run on an annual basis.

* On Friday 21st October in Cloghan Hall the club held a Tea Party.  This was arranged by John Bennett, Greg Gilligan and Paddy Daly.  They contacted people to act as hostesses on the night; each hostess brought a minimum of 10 people to their table at €20 each.  250 people attended on the night and there was a dance with music by Blue Ridge Country.  The total proceeds raised was over €3,000 and again a great night was had by all who attended.  Many thanks to John Bennett and his team of people who made the night a great success.

*  St Rynaghs Football Club have made a few changes to their lotto this year and we hope our  lotto sales continue to sell at a brisk pace in 2012.

Finally on the fundraising front, thanks to our main sponsors Hugo Loonam Motors & Pat Grogan Construction and all our sponsors and everyone who gave generously in 2011, our club would not function without your support.


Upcoming Fixtures : 

Sunday 20th November 2011

U16 B Football Final

KILCORMAC/K         VS        ST.RYNAGHS          11.30AM      FERBANE     J MCKOEN


U 16B Semi final: St Rynagh's 2-09 DER Gaels 1-08

St Rynaghs U16B footballers secured their place in this years final after a hard fought win against DER Gaels at Ferbane on Sunday last.  DER Gaels played with the stiff breeze in the first half and had a point from play on the score board in the first minute.  Two brilliantly taken goals between the 8th and 10th minute by saints midfielder Colm Daly and left corner forward Andy Wynne left DER Gaels on the back foot.  Further points by centre forward Graeme Lynch and two from left half forward Michael James (one from a 14m free).  DER Gaels scored one point from a 30m free and four on the trot between the 20th and 30th minute to leave the half time score St Rynaghs 2-3 DER Gaels 0-6.  The saints now had the stiff breeze in the second half but it was DER Gaels who had the first point from a 21m free after only two minutes of play.  Again Andy Wynne scored a brilliant point from play.  Andy Wynne really came into his own kicking 3 massive points from play between the 6th and 15th minute.  Saints right half forward Dean Flynn bisected the uprights with a massive point all from 40 yards straight after.  With time running out Andy Wynne pointed a brilliant 30m free off the ground out near the sideline and with the game in its death knell DER Gaels were awarded a 14m free which was dispatched to the St Rynaghs net.  Final Score St Rynaghs 2-9 Der Gaels 1-8.

It was a tough match played in a good sporting manner.  The saints were 7 points up midway through the second half but DER Gaels certainly put up a great fight.  Evan Conroy was sound in goals and his lengthy kickouts especially against the breeze were a huge asset.  Colm Daly played a captain's role at midfield ably assisted by Ciaran Fogarty and in the forwards Andy Wynne with a goal and five points was the key man, some of his football was simply magnificent.  He was ably assisted by the live wire Michael James and the great hearted Graeme Lynch at centre forward. 

St Rynaghs Team:  Evan Conroy, Martin Daly, Martin Byrne, Ronan Butler, Evan Kane, Eoin Gannon, Shane Healy, Ciaran Fogarty, Colm Daly (Capt) 1-0, Dean Flynn 0-1, Graeme Lynch 0-1, Michael James 0-2, Darren Healy, Michael Dolan, Andy Wynne 1-5.  Subs:  Rían Kelly for Evan Kane, James Daly for Michael Dolan, Ronan Hughes for Darren Healy, Alan Moylan for Eoin Gannon.  Referee: Johnny McKeown, Tullamore.

U16s training with Alan Mulhall earlier in the year...more photos on the page..