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Club Notes - 26th November 2012

posted Nov 26, 2012, 5:10 AM by Unknown user

U16 Football Tournament

The final of our U16 Football tournament for the Johnny Roche Cup went ahead last Sunday morning, 25th November, with the home side taking on The Nire. In a match played in atrocious conditions, we had to give best to a very strong Nire team, & although the concession of 2 soft goals near the end gave an unfair score-line, it would have to be said that The Nire were the best team throughout & deserved the victory. Final score, Rathgormack 2-8, The Nire 5-10.

Race Night

Our annual fundraising race night goes ahead next Saturday 1st December at Ned Kennedy’s Pub at 9:30 P.M. We would call on all locals to come along on the night, & enjoy a great night out.

Comeragh Rangers

Congratulations to Comeragh Rangers ladies minor football team who secured the county title with a resounding 1-11 to 1-2 victory over Ballymac last Sunday in Bushy Park.  To the best of my knowledge, this is the first minor county title for the club & when it comes against such a powerhouse of ladies football as Ballymac, you can be sure it was well earned.

Jimmy Cleary R.I.P.

The death took place recently of Jimmy Cleary, a former player & manager with the club in the 1970’s. Jimmy, a native & resident of Clonmel, was player/coach with the Rathgormack 1974 team that won the county intermediate football title & continued to play with the club at senior level into the 1980’s, captaining the senior team in 1982. All associated with the club send our sincere condolences to his family.


The issue of GAA players wearing mouthgaurds is to become a big talking point in the coming mouths, as from the 1st January 2013, all juvenile football players including minors, are required to wear mouthguards for all match & training activities. This rule is extended to adult players at the start of 2014. It is very important for all parents of juvenile players to be aware of this requirement & encourage their children to start wearing the mouthgaurds in the coming weeks, as if a player is not wearing them they may not be cover by the GAA insurance in the event of an injury & may also be prevented from taking part in matches by the referee. There are varying types & standards of mouthgaurds available from sports shops & dentists & as long as they carry the CE (European Conformity) mark, they meet the requirements for the GAA. An official GAA mounthgaurd will be available to purchase in the shops in December & we will give more details when they become available.