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St. Rynagh's Football Club Notes : 8th August

posted 9 Aug 2011, 05:05 by Unknown user   [ updated 9 Sep 2012, 11:40 ]
St Rynaghs Junior B Footballers played their last game in the group stage against  Durrow bank holiday Monday evening at Cloghan GAA grounds.  In over cast but very dry conditions Durrow attacked the St Rynaghs goals and had two points on the scoreboard, one from play and one from a 21m free.  In the 7th minute a spectacular lob into the Durrow goal mouth fooled everyone and saints full forward Stephen Quirke tapped it into the Durrow nets.  Durrow replied with a point from a 30m free and immediately afterwards saints right corner forward Eunan Martin scored a fine point from play.  Durrow replied quickly with a point from play and in the 25th minute saints left corner forward Eoin Grogan pointed a 30m free out of the hand.  Durrow had the last play of the first half with a brace of points, one from play and one from a 21m free.  Half time score St Rynaghs 1-2 Durrow 0-6.  Durrow hit the ground running in the first 15 minutes of the second half they reeled off five points in succession.  Three from play in between two 21m frees.  It wasn’t until the 18 minute that St Rynaghs registered their first score of the second half a point from play by Stephen Quirke.  The saints were hitting the purple patch with two more points from play courtesy of midfielder Dermott Shortt and centre forward Noel Buckley.  Durrow responded with a point from a 21m free.  With 5 minutes left Eunan Martin and Stephen Quirke both scored a point from play and just before the long whistle Durrow scored a point from play to leave the score at full time Durrow 0-13 St Rynaghs 1-7.  It was not a great game of football with frees every few minutes.  St Rynaghs had chances particularly in the first half and were left to ponder what might have been.  We have two wins in our group against Tullamore and Daingean and two losses to Kinnitty and Durrow.  We have scored 6 goals and 35 points and conceded 4 goals and 44 points.  We await the outcome of other matches in the group to see if we have a chance of qualifying.  Best for St Rynaghs on the evening:  David Meleady played well in goals, Ivan Hanamy tried hard at full back, Des O’Connor at centre back, Ciaran Butler at no 7.  Dermott Shortt and Aidan Treacy had their moments in midfield and in attack Peps Grogan until he went off with a hand injury and Stephen Quirke were most prominent.  St Rynaghs Team:  David Meleady, Adam Smyth, Ivan Hanamy, David Flynn, Timmy Gilmore, Des O’Connor (Capt) Ciaran Butler, Dermott Shortt 0-1, Aidan Treacy, Peps Grogan, Noel Buckley 0-1, Tony Byrne, Eunan Martin 0-2, Stephen Quirke 1-2, Eoin Grogan 0-1.  Subs:  Simon Og Lyons for Peps Grogan, Neil Buckley for Timmy Gilmore, Packie Barrett for Aidan Treacy.  Referee:  Seamus Fleming, Clara,


Our U10 footballers played Ferbane in a challenge game on Wednesday evening of last week.  It ended in a draw at Cloghan GAA grounds.  Well done to the management team of Martin Houlihan, Brian Hogan and Gary Daly for coaching these young lads in the skills of Gaelic Football.


St Rynaghs Football Club had a meeting last Thursday night week and on the agenda was the formation of 100 Club 3.  There will be three ways to join:  Direct debit of €21.67 every month, €65 every three months and €260 to be paid for the year.  There are 10 cash prizes to be won 1st prize €1000, 2nd prize €350, 3rd prize €300, 4th to 10th prize €50.  Also everyone who joins or has already joined our 100 clubs one and two will have their name etched on a brick in our new club house.  Anyone who does not wish to join our 100 club can buy a brick for €50.  it’s a novel idea to have a loved one or deceased family member remembered in St Rynaghs Football Club History.  For more details on our Club 100 3 contact Nigel Flynn 0868981133 Tomas Flaherty 0868954043 Michael McIntyre 0861086348 and Stephen Finneran 0866058076.
Also discussed on the agenda is the official opening of our new Club House which will be deferred to next spring 2012 as work is not fully completed yet.  Also planning is currently underway for our Golden Jubilee 1960 -2011 50 years of St Rynaghs Football Club, which will be held in September more details later.  Also a special Jubilee Booklet is being compiled to commerate the opening of our club house.  Club PRO Mattie Rosney will be issuing Fliers detailing the format of the booklet in the near future.  If you have any pictures or information or old history please contact Mattie on 0876297761 Ray Bell 087908812 or Paddy Doyle 0872879264.  We hope to have our booklet ready for sale  at the opening of our new club house.  After the meeting Club Chairman Ray Bell offered a prayer for deceased club members and recently deceased members of our parish..

Our textile collection in conjunction with Bag2Clubs takes place on this Thursday August 11th from 10am to 8pm.  If you have any old shoes (Tied Together) clothes, hats, bags, belts, soft toys, NO Duvets or Pillows allowed.  Bag2Clubs will pay St Rynaghs Football Club €500 per tonne.  The collection point is at Cloghan GAA grounds. Remember the more we collect, the more money we raise.

Well done to our Senior footballers on a great win against Walsh Island at O’Connor park last Sunday St Rynaghs 1-11 Walsh Island 0-11.  This is 3 wins with one game left against Clara and the lads are now in the quarter final.  The lads showed great courage and determination and fully deserved their victory.

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