Touchline Talks from Rathfriland FC

Rathfriland Rangers have already beaten Lurgan Celtic during a promising pre-season. INBL1529-281EB
Rathfriland Rangers have already beaten Lurgan Celtic during a promising pre-season. INBL1529-281EB

All the latest news from Rathfriland FC.

AUGUST COMMITTEE MEETING

The August committee meeting will take place at the clubrooms on Tuesday 18th August at 7pm.

RANGERS PRE SEASON PLANS.

Tue 21st July - Home to Dunmurray YM. Kick off 7.15pm.

Thur 23rd July - Home to Ballyvea. Kick off 7.15pm.

Sat 25th July - Home to Dungannon Swifts. Kick off 2pm.

Tue 28th July - Away to Tandragee Rovers. Kick off 7.15pm.

Sat 1st Aug - Home to Portadown. Kick off 2pm.

Sat 8th Aug - Start of season Amateur League Division 1A.

Manager Clifford Sterritt is confident that Linfield will also be welcoming Linfield to Iveagh Park but this fixture date is still to be confirmed with Linfield still in Europe in the second leg match on Thursday evening against Spartak Trnava. Watch this space for details!

RANGERS FIRST 2015 / 16 LEAGUE FIXTURES

With the 2015 / 16 season less than 3 weeks away, Rangers first fixtures have been announced with the first match a home fixture against St Patricks on Saturday 8th August. See below for the

AUGUST FIXTURE LIST.

Sat 8th Aug - Home to St Patricks. Kick off 2pm.

Tue 11th Aug / Thur 13th Aug - Home to Dromara Village. Kick off 6.30pm.

Sat 15th Aug - Away to Lisburn Rangers. Kick off 2pm.

Tue 18th Aug / Thur 20th Aug - Away to Lisburn Rangers. Kick off 6.30pm.

Sat 22nd Aug - Home to Barn Utd. Kick off 2pm.

Sat 29th Aug - Away to Orangefield OB. Kick off 2pm.

BORDER AND CLARENCE CUP DRAWS

Rangers have been drawn at home to Wellington Rec in the 1st round of the Border Cup on Sat 5th September and have drawn a bye in the 1st round of the Clarence Cup.

MEMBERSHIP FOR 2015 / 16 SEASON

Please be reminded that the club membership for the 2015 / 16 season is now due. All monies to be paid to club treasurer John Annett or any manager or committee member. £40 for employed and £20 for unemployed.

RANGERS V CREWE UTD

After an impressive 2 - 1 win against Lurgan Celtic on Thursday evening, Rangers played Mid Ulster League Intermediate A side Crewe Utd on Saturday in a friendly at Iveagh Park with Rangers coming from a goal down to win 2 - 1. The visitors scored at the start of the second period but Ally Wilson equalised from the penalty spot on 80 minutes and then Lee Feeney rocketed one in off the crossbar from 25 yards for what will be one of the best goals seen at Iveagh Park. Another good work out for Clifford Sterritt’s new squad to keep their pre season journey on track.

SUPPORTERS CLUB

Well done to Alan Dickson, head of the Rathfriland FC Supporters Club who have through their recent fund raising efforts upgraded the screen in the club rooms - well done to all!

RANGERS FRIENDLIES THIS WEEK

This week Rangers host Dunmurray YM on tuesday evening at 7.15pm and Ballyvea on Thursday at the same time. This continues manager Clifford Sterritt’s preparation for the new campaign and gives the supporters more opportunity to see their team get ready for Saturday 8th August.