Touchline Talk from Rathfriland Football Club

MATCHDAY FIXTURES: RANGERS FIXTURES - Wednesday 25th April – Away to Sirocco in league. Kick off 6.30pm; Saturday 28th April – Home to Rathfern Rangers in league. Kick off 2pm.

SWIFTS RESERVES FIXTURES - Saturday 28th April – Away to Dungannon Rovers Reserves in league. Kick off 2.15pm.

COLTS FIXTURES - Tuesday 24th April – Away to Valley Rangers in league. Kick off 6.30pm; Saturday 28th April –No fixture.

RANGERS AWAY TO SIROCCO MIDWEEK AND HOME TO RATHFERN RANGERS ON SATURDAY - Rathfriland Rangers this Wednesday evening will travel to Sirocco for a league fixture. Sirocco have been in the top two all season but have fell away somewhat in the last few weeks although still a tough test for Rangers. On Saturday Rangers then host Rathfern Rangers in another league encounter at Iveagh Park. The visitors have had a decent season and will be no pushovers for Rangers. Kick off 2pm.

SWIFTS RESERVES AWAY DUNGANNON ROVERS - Rathfriland Swifts Reserves this Saturday travel to Dungannon Rovers Reserves in a league fixture. There is not much between the two teams in the league and it would be a hard call on this one. Kick off 2.15pm.

COLTS AWAY MIDWEEK - Rathfriland Colts will travel tonight (Tue 24th) to Valley Rangers for a 6.30pm kick off.

SYMPATHY - Sympathy from Rathfriland FC goes to the Donnelly family on the passing of Michael Donnelly. Michael was a stalwart of the Newcastle league and the local game for years and he will be sorely missed in the footballing fraternity. As a mark of respect all Newcatle League fixtures were postponed on Saturday.

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 Tuesday 15th May 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.

SENTRY DUTY THIS SATURDAY - Brian Todd, Gary Wilson, David McCabe.

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

RANGERS REMAINING FIXTURES THIS SEASON- 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.