Touchline Talk

FIXTURES - RANGERS FIXTURES: Saturday October 29 – home to Groomsport in Intermediate Cup. Kick off 1.30pm.

SWIFTS FIXTURES - Saturday October 29 – home to Armagh City Reserves in league. Kick off 2.15pm.

COLTS FIXTURES - Saturday October 29 – no fixture

SWIFTS RESERVES FIXTURES - Saturday October 29 – home to Donacloney Reserves in league at Dromore Leisure Centre. Kick off 2.15pm.

MATCH SPONSORSHIP: Matchday sponsor this Saturday is local businessman Peter Gribben of Friends. This is a superb and generous sponsorship from a local business to the local club and the committee are indebted to Peter for this. Thanks again Peter.

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.

RANGERS HOME IN INTERMEDIATE CUP - Rathfriland Rangers this Saturday will host Groomsport in the Intermediate Cup at Iveagh Park. Groomsport ply their trade in the Amateur League 1C and had a 2 – 2 draw against Newington last weekend. “The Whites”are on a decent run at the moment and should well reach the next round of this competition. Please note this one has an early kick off at 1.30pm

SWIFTS HOME TO ARMAGH CITY RESERVES: Rathfriland Swifts this Saturday host Armagh City Reserves at Ingram Park – Rathfriland will be looking to get back to winning ways after their away defeat at Newry Reserves last weekend. This will be another tough fixture for the Swifts against a very good side. Kick off 2.15pm.

COLTS FIXTURE: This Saturday Rathftriland Colts have no fixture.

SWIFTS RESERVES - Rathfriland Swifts Reserves this Saturday “host” Donacloney Reserves in a league fixture at a changed venue of Dromore Leisure Centre. Rathfriland are going well in 4th place in Reserve Division 4 and should win against the second bottom side. Kick off 2.15pm

COMMITTEE MEETING: The Rathfrland FC October committee meeting will take place on Tuesday November 15 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: Saturday October 29 - Rodney P, Mark I, Brian T, John A (Prov); Saturday November 5 – David McC, Mervyn G, Roy A; Saturday November 12 – Donna D, Margaret D, Junior M.

BULLICK RUNS TO LURGAN - Rathfriland FC will be using one of their sponsors, Bullick Coach Hire, to run a coach to the big Mid Ulster Cup match between Rathfriland Rangers and Glenavon tonight, Tuesday 25th October. The charge will be £5 per adult with any children going free.

RANGERS CUP DRAWS : Tuesday October 25 – away to Glenavon in Mid Ulster Cup; Saturday October 29 – home to Groomsport in Intermediate Cup.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Saturday December 17 - Club Christmas dinner; Saturday June 23 - 50th Anniversary, Slieve Donard Hotel.