Touchline Talk from Rathfriland Football Club

MATCHDAY FIXTURES: RANGERS FIXTURES - Saturday April 7 – Away to Donard Hospital in league. Kick off 2pm.

SWIFTS RESERVES FIXTURES - Saturday April 7 – Away to Armagh Blues Reserves in league. Kick off 2.15pm.

COLTS FIXTURES - Saturday April 7 –Away to Carryduff Colts in league. Kick off 2pm.

RANGERS AWAY TO HOSPITAL - Rathfriland Rangers this Saturday will travel to Donard Hospital for a league fixture. Hospital are the basement club and even though Rathfriland have taken one point from the last six, returning from Belfast with the three points should be a formality. Kick off 2pm.

SWIFTS RESERVES AWAY TO ARMAGH BLUES - Rathfriland Swifts Reserves this Saturday travel to play Armagh Blues Reserves in a league fixture. Armagh are the basement club in the league and this looks certain to be three points for the travelling Rathfriland team. Kick off 2.15pm.

COLTS AWAY TO CARRYDUFF - Rathfriland Colts this Saturday will travel to Carryduff Colts for a league fixture. Carryduff are top of the table and will prove a tough test for the travelling Rathfriland team but on their day the visitors can put up a real performance and this Saturday could just be the day for them to come home with something from the game. Kick off 2pm.

TRAINING - Senior training returns to Iveagh Payk on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7pm.

COUPLES DARTS NIGHT - A big thankyou to all who attended the couples darts night at the club on Saturday evening. A big thankyou to Brian Adair and his team for their organisation and managing of the darts, the auction and the raffle on the night. Thanks also to the club members who helped out as well. A great nights craic was had by all with Gary and Heather Wilson being the eventual winners of the darts competition. 180 !

RATHFRILAND FC YOUTH EASTER BREAK - Would all children and parents of the Rathfriland FC Youth teams please be informed that there will be no coaching sessions next Wednesday 11th April due to the Easter break. A happy Easter to all!

HAPPY EASTER - On behalf of “Touchline Talk”Rathfriland FC would like to wish all our players, officials, supporters and sponsors a very Happy Easter.

50TH 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. Black tie suits can be accessed at S.D. Kells, Banbridge. More details to follow.

 COMMITTEE MEETING - The next Rathfriland FC committee meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th April 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.

ALL QUIET AT IVEAGH PARK ON EASTER SATURDAY - For the first Saturday in a number of months there will be no football at Iveagh Park. With the Swifts already finished their campaign and the other three teams all away it will be all quiet at Iveagh Park this Easter Saturday.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Saturday June 23 – 50th Anniversary, Slieve Donard Hotel.

RANGERS REMAINING FIXTURES THIS SEASON- Saturday 7th April, Away V Donard; Saturday 14th April, Home V Dunmurry YM; Tuesday 17th April, Home V Ballynahinch; Saturday 21st April, Away V Bryansburn; Thursday 26 Th April, Away V Sirrocco Works; Saturday 28th April, Home V Rathfern Rangers; Tuesday 1st May, Away V Dunmurry YM; Saturday 5th May, Away V Bangor YM.