Touchline Talk from Rathfriland Football Club

MATCHDAY FIXTURES – SPONSORED BY JOHN McCLIMONDS

RANGERS FIXTURES - Saturday February 25 –Home to Donard Hospital in league. Kick off 2pm.

SWIFTS FIXTURES – No fixture.

SWIFTS RESERVES FIXTURES- Saturday February 25 –Home to Stranmillis Reserves in Mid Ulster League Cup Round 2. Kick off 2pm.

COLTS FIXTURES - Saturday February 25 – Home to Maghera in league. Kick off 2pm. RANGERS HOME TO `HOSPITAL - Rathfriland Rangers this Saturday will host Donard Hospital in a league fixture at Iveagh Park. Donard are the bottom team in the league and Rangers will be confident of taking the three points in this one. Kick off for this one is 2pm.

SWIFTS RESERVES - Rathfriland Swifts Reserves this Saturday will host Stranmillis Reserves in the second round of the Mid Ulster League Cup. Stranmillis are two leagues above Rathfriland but the Swifts Reserves are on a good run at the moment and will be confident of pushing the visitors all the way. Kick off 2pm.

COLTS HOME TO MAGHERA - This Saturday Rathfriland Colts are at home to Maghera. The Colts had a great win last weekend and will be looking to continue that against the Newcastle team this weekend. Kick off 2pm.

TRAINING - Training continues to take place at Cheney Park, Banbridge on a Monday night from 8-10pm and on a Thursday night from 9 – 10pm. Charge is £2 per session or £5 for 2 x training sessions plus matchday subs. CONGRATULATIONS! - Congratulations to Rathfriland Swifts player Brian Magennis and his wife on the birth of their baby daughter.

THANKS – Thank-you to all the Rathfriland FC office bearers, committee and supporters who attended Cheney Park for Rathfriland Swifts 3–1 win against Banbridge Town Reserves on Friday night past.

SYMPATHY - Sympathy from Rathfriland FC goes to the Stevenson and Elias families on their recent bereavement.

MATCHDAY SPONSOR - Matchday sponsor this Saturday is club member John McClimonds. John attended the inaugural committee of the club 50 years ago and has been a life long member of the club. John has sponsored the club a number of times before and this latest sponsorship is equally much appreciated.

FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS - Rathfriland FC will hold their 50th Anniversary celebrations on Saturday 23rd June at the Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle. This will be a black tie event with comedian Gene Fitzpatrick and live music by Track of the Foot part of the bill. Tickets are priced at £40 – all players, officials, sponsors and supporters past and present will be very welcome. More details to follow.

COMMITTEE MEETING - The next Rathfriland FC committee meeting will take place tonight, Tuesday February 21, at 7.30pm. SPONSORS - Our thanks to all our sponsors who have been such great support to Rathfriland FC.

Main club sponsor – Milestone Service Station; Rangers kit sponsor – Milestone Service Station; Swifts kit sponsor – DN Tyres; Numerous board sponsors at Iveagh Park. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - Saturday June 23 2012 – 50TH Anniversary, Slieve Donard Hotel.