News from the Sidelines at Rathfriland

RATHFRILAND RANGERS FIXTURES FOR START OF SEASON (AMATEUR LEAGUE): Tuesday August 14 (league) – home to Newcastle; Saturday August 18 – Fixture TBC; Tuesday August 21 (league) – Away to Ballynahinch; Saturday August 25 (Border Cup) – away to Shorts; Thursday August 30 (league) – home to Saintfield

RATHFRILAND SWIFTS FIXTURES FOR START OF SEASON (RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP): Saturday August 18 (Marshall Cup) – Swifts V Glenavy; Saturday August 25 – No fixture; Saturday September 1 (Marshall Cup) – Tullygalley or Donacloney V Swifts or Glenavy; Saturday September 8 – Fixture TBC

RATHFRILAND SWIFTS RESERVES FIXTURES FOR START OF SEASON (RESERVE DIVISION 4): Saturday August 25 – Swifts Reserves V Red Star Reserves; Tuesday August 28 – Damolly Reserves V Swifts Reserves (6.30pm k.o.); Saturday September 1 – Swifts Reserves V Armagh Blues Reserves; Saturday September 8 – O’Hara Cup – Fixture TBC.

RANGERS AT HOME IN RADCLIFFE - Rathfriland Rangers this Saturday host Richhill in the preliminary round of the Bob Radcliffe Cup. Richhill play in the Mid Ulster League Intermeiate B and will up for a big game at Iveagh Park. Two seasons ago Rangers got to the final of this competition and will be looking to get off to winning ways come Saturday afternoon. Kick off 2pm.
COMMITTEE MEETING - The August committee meeting will take place at the clubrooms on Tuesday August 21 at 7pm. Please note the new earlier start time.

McDONALD - HE`S LOVIN` IT! - Well done to 14 year Mark McDonald who made his debut by coming on as a sub for Rathfriland Swifts in their friendly against Queens Graduates. Well done Wee Mac!
RATHFRILAND FC YOUTH - Rathfriland FC Youth section of the club is back in full swing after the summer recess with training continuing on Wednesday evenings at Iveagh Park from 7–8pm.

Annual membership fees for the 2012 / 13 season is one child - £25, two children - £40, three or more - £50, under 8s - £5. All existing and new players welcome.
SYMPATHY - Sympathy from Rathfriland FC goes to the Linton and McCracken and Bickerstaff families on their recent bereavements.

SWIFTS CANNOT FLY YET! - Rathfriland Swifts first encounter of the new season is off before the season has even started! Their opponents Glenavy play in the Gerald Kennedy Cup Final on Friday night.

MID ULSTER CUP DRAW- Rathfriland Rangers have drawn Valley Rangers at home in the first round of the Mid Ulster Cup on Saturday September 25.

THANKS – Thank-you to Stevie Brannigan who done lino at the Downshire YM V Rangers match on Saturday. Also well done to Stevie and Aaron Marks with their help in assisting with kit duties.
MEMBERSHIP - Could everyone be reminded that with the new season getting underway that the 2012/13 membership fees are now due. The fees are £30 for the employed and £15 for students, the unemployed and senior citizens.