Fr Caseys GAA club notes

December 11, 2017

County U21 Quarter Final 

Fr. Caseys 1-11 Adare 2-12


Fr. Caseys Under 21 Footballers bowed out of the county championship last Saturday night at the quarter final stage against a strong Adare side in a cold Mick Neville Park. Fr. Caseys entered the game as underdogs against an Adare side fresh from tasting county senior success last October. After an impressive showing against Mungret in their last group game, hopes were high however that Fr. Caseys could upset the odds. Goals win games and it was Adare who unfortunately managed to raise two green flags in the opening half to take a commanding 2-04 to 0-06 lead into the break. Despite battling well, Fr. Caseys had an uphill task against them in the second period and need a big response. An early second half goal which reduced the margin to a single point looked to have swung the game in Fr. Caseys favour but Adare kept their nerve and outscored Fr. Caseys by 7 point to 4 for the remainder of the game to eventually run out winners with 4 points to spare. It has been a long year for some of these players who did us proud at senior and junior level. For the dedication they have given to the blue and white jersey this year we are extremely grateful. It was a pity this team didn't emulate what they had done at minor in 2014 and capture the county title but I have little doubt they will be back for more glory in the coming years. Many thanks to Thomas Cahill, Seamus Lenihan, Timmy Gleeson and Keith Harnett for all their efforts managing this team.


Annual General Meeting

Fr. Caseys GAA Club held its Annual General Meeting last Thursday night, December 7th in the GAA Clubhouse. Many thanks to everyone that attended on the night. The following are the elected officers for the coming year:


Chairperson: Liam Murphy

Vice Chairperson: Gerard O'Connor

Secretary: Not Filled

Assistant Secretary: Maura Harnett

Treasurer: Donal Casey

Assistant Treasurer: JD Foley

Public Relations Officer: Not Filled

Registrar: Brendan Walsh

Irish Officer: Donal Murphy

West Board Delegate: JD Foley

County Board Delegate: Jimmy Lenihan 

Football Board Delegate: Jimmy Lenihan

Draw Co-ordinator: Liam O'Connor

Health & Wellbeing Officer: Bridget Daughton 

Life President: Canon James Neville

Life President: Margaret Murphy


Club Social

Fr. Caseys GAA Club will hold its Annual Club Social on Saturday December 30th in the GAA Clubhouse at 9pm sharp. We would love to see a large crowd present to help celebrate a very successful year with the highlight being our Junior A Footballers winning the West Championship for the first time in 55 years along with capturing 3 league titles. There will be a 3 course meal served on the night and music afterwards. Tickets for this event are available from any committee member and cost just €15.


Dee Harnett Memorial Walk / Run

On St. Stephens morning at 11am there will be a memorial 3k walk & 5k run on the Abbeyfeale railway line (Railway Bar entrance) in memory of the late Dee Harnett. It is hoped that a large crowd will attend as a show of support for his family and as a mark of respect for one of Abbeyfeales most loved characters. We would especially love to see a large number of Fr. Caseys GAA & Abbeyfeale United Soccer club members present given the many years of dedicated service that Dee gave to both clubs. Afterwards there will be tea and refreshments served in the GAA Clubhouse.


Spin & Win Draw

The following are the results from last Sunday nights Spin and Win Draw which was held in the GAA Clubhouse. Well done to all our winners and many thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket. 


Norma O'Neill Collins €40

Mary McCoy €50

Patrice Quille €80


The next Spin and Win Draw will be held on Sunday December 17th in the GAA Clubhouse at 9.30pm. With the jackpot not won last weekend, the prize fund now increases to €2,100. Please note that as an alternative to purchasing the weekly tickets, you can also purchase a yearly ticket for a once off €100 payment or you can also setup a direct debit of €8.33 a month. How do you purchase a yearly ticket? Simply contact any committee member and they will gladly assist. The three players spinning the wheel next weekend are as follows:


Hannah O'Connor, Banard

Peter Collins, The Hill

Denis Harnett, Dromtrasna

The lucky names selected to enter the special Christmas raffle are as follows:


Maureen McAuliffe

Bridget Daughton

Patrice Quille

PJ & Natasha O'Connor

John Crowley


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