RATHFRILAND RANGERS (FIRSTS) FIXTURES (AMATEUR LEAGUE) - Away to Rathfern Rangers in league. Kick off 2pm.
RATHFRILAND SWIFTS (SECONDS) FIXTURES (RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP) - No fixture.
RATHFRILAND SWIFTS RESERVES (THIRDS) FIXTURES (RESERVE DIVISION 4) - Home to Banbridge AFC in league. KO 2pm.
RATHFRILAND COLTS (FOURTHS) FIXTURES (NEWCASTLE LEAGUE) - Home to Ballykinlar in league. Ko 2pm.
CUP FINAL SPONSORS - A big thank-you to local company “3 interiors” for their generous sponsorship towards Rathfriland FC on cup final day. This is super support from a local business to the club. Well done and thanks again from the committee.
RANGERS AWAY AT RATHFERN - Ratahfriland Rangers this Saturday travel to Newtownabbey league leaders Rathfern Rangers for a league fixture. The home side have played more than twice as many games as Rathfriland in the league due to all the cup activity that Rathfriland have been involved in. This Saturday sees a break from it and three points would be very welcome. Kick off 2pm.
SWIFTS RESERVES AT HOME IN TOP OF TABLE CLASH - Reserve Division 4 league leaders Rathfriland Swifts Reserves host second place Banbridge AFC in a league fixture this Saturday. The Swifts Reserves are flying at the moment and with the firsts away and the seconds with no game this is a good chance for anyone to watch a real good young footballing side. Kick off 2pm.
COLTS AT HOME - This Saturday Rathfriland Colts are at home to Ballylinlar in a league fixture at Ingram Park. Hopefully three home points.
IRISH CUP DRAW - Rathfriland Rangers have been drawn away to Institute in the fifth round Irish Cup draw which will be played on Saturday 12th January. Kick off 3pm. The second and third teams have no fixture that day for anyone looking to travel to support the first team in the cup.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - A very happy New Year to all the Rathfriland FC players, officials supporters and sponsors and to all our Touchline Talk readers!
COMMITTEE MEETING - The January committee meeting will take place at the clubrooms on Tuesday 15th January at 7pm. Please note the new earlier start time.
SUPER SUPPORT - A big thank-you to all the supporters from the Rathfriland community and all the other clubs represented in the local area for their support at the recent Border Cup Final. Rathfriland outweighed the Crumlin Star support by at least two to one with an estimated crowd of 1000 supporting the team on the day. Fantastic to see it and well done again to all.
BULLICK`S BEST - A big thank-you to local firm Bullicks Coaches for their efficient service in top class coaches on cup final day.
THANKS MILESTONE - Thanks to our main club sponsor the Milestone Service for the super buffet supplied at the club after the Border Cup final. Top class!
THANKS - Thanks to all those club members who helped out on the night at the clubhouse on the return from Seaview.
Saturday January 5 – Brian Todd, Roy, Bicks
Saturday January 12 – Irish Cup fifth round – Rangers at Institute.
RATHFRILAND FC YOUTH WINTER TRAINING: There have been a couple of changes to the U8s and U11s training schedules as listed below.
U 8`s – No training until February.
U9 Monday 7-8pm
U10 Tuedsay 7-8pm
U11 Wednesday 6 - 7pm
U12 Wednesady 7-8pm
U13 Wednesday 7-8pm
U15 Tuesday 8-9pm
All new players will be welcome.