Touchline Talk with Eric Annett

RANGERS AWAY IN MID ULSTER CUP - Rathfriland Rangers this Saturday travel to Kilkeel outfit Valley Rangers in the Mid Ulster Cup. Valley have just entered intermediate football for the first time in their history and are unbeaten n the league this season sitting fifth place. This will be a tough encounter especially away from home but if Rangers can get their offensive play going then they should progress. Kick off 1.30pm.

SWIFTS HOME TO `POINT - Rathfriland Swifts this Saturday host Warrenpoint Town Reserves in a league fixture at Iveagh Park. The Swifts are unbeaten in the league and had a brilliant away win at Banbridge Rangers on Saturday. Warrenpoint are not just going so good this season in this league so the Swifts will be confident of the three points. Kick off 2.15pm.

SWIFTS RESERVES AWAY TO BLACKERS MILL - Rathfriland Swifts Reserves this Saturday will travel to Blackers Mills Reserves for a league fixture. The Swifts Reserves were back to winning ways last weekend and will be hoping for another three points on Saturday. Kick off 2.15pm.

COLTS HOME TO CARRYDUFF II`S - Rathfriland Colts will this Saturday host Carryduff II`s at Ingram Park. The Colts have a great young team and will hoping to gain more experience with a home win on Saturday. Kick off 2pm.

COMMITTEE MEETING - The October committee meeting will take place at the clubrooms next Tuesday 16th October at 7pm. Please note the new earlier start time.

RATHFRILAND FC YOUTH WINTER TRAINING: The youth team's training will move to Rathfriland Leisure Center from this week as follows: U8 - Tuesday, 6-7pm; U9 - Monday       7-8pm; U10 - Tuedsay, 7-8pm; U11 - Monday, 7-8pm; U12 - Wednesday, 7-8pm; U13 - Wednesday, 7-8pm; U15 - Tuesday, 8-9pm.

All new players will be welcome.

SYMPATHY - Sympathy from Rathfriland FC goes to Wilson and Gilmore families on their recent bereavement.

DRUMANESS LOSS - Little did everyone know during the Rathfriland Rangers V Drumaness Mills Border Cup tie last weekend that only a few hours later the visiting outfit would lose one of their former mangers and players – also the former Portadown player David Mills. I will never forget the night we played Portadown at Shamrock Park in the quarter final of the Mid Ulster Cup with Mills in the side. Portadown were the Irish League Champions and double winners at the time – despite losing 5 – 0 it was a great experience for all of us. Mills was a gentleman and a great asset to local sport who will be sorely missed. Rathfriland FC extend their condolences to Drumaness Mills and the entire fanily circle.

BEST WISHES - Best wishes to Keith Megaw for a speedy recovery after picking up a nasty ankle injury in the game against Banbridge Rangers Reserves on Saturday.