19th December 2021
35 Years Ago
Second Division Shield
Moneygall 2 – 1 Rearcross
Seamus Taylor x 1 (penalty)

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Nenagh ‘B’ 0 – 4 Rearcross
Liam Nolan(C) x 2
Ger Kennedy x 1
Val Kennedy x 1

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Shannon Rangers 0 – 5 Rearcross ‘A’
Micheál O’Doherty x 3
Myles Devitt x 1
Derek O’Toole x 1

Third Division League
Streamstown 2 – 1 Rearcross ‘B’
Trevor Delahunty x 1

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12th December 2021
35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Moneygall 2 – 2 Rearcross
Noel Deegan x 1
Seamus Taylor x 1 (penalty)

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross ‘A’ 2 – 1 Ballywilliam
Derek O’Toole x 1
Martin McLoughlin x 1

Third Division League
Nenagh ‘C’ 0 – 1 Rearcross ‘B’
No scorer recorded.

Well done to Rearcross ‘A’ on merited 5-2 win over Lough Derg in the 4th round of the Munster Junior Cup to earn a place in the last 32 with a tough away draw to Cork kingpins Carrigaline United. Best of luck to all in what will only be the 2nd time in the Club’s history that Rea have progressed to the 5th round with the previous outing in 2007 going down to a dramatic penalty shootout where Abbeyfeale United emerged victorious on a 10-9 scoreline.

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5th December 2021
35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Rearcross 3 – 0 Ballymackey
PJ Carey x 1
Noel Deegan x 1
Noel Reynolds x 1

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Blackcastle ‘B’ 0 – 2 Rearcross
Brendan Deegan x 1
Pat Deegan x 1

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross ‘A’ 2 – 5 Moneygall ‘B’
Thomas Kennedy x 1
Micheál O’Doherty x 1

Third Division League
Rearcross ‘B’ 1 – 3 Holycross
Liam Caplis x 1

Congratulations to Rearcross ‘A’ who were crowned First Division League winners this weekend which is a great achievement with 3 league games still remaining to be played, well done to all.

Well done to Sean Hickey and Patrick Carey who were part of the West Tipperary senior hurling team which clinched the Miller Shield yesterday with victory over South Tipperary.

Sympathies are extended to the Quigley and Kennedy families on the sad passing of Pat, may he rest in peace.

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28th November 2021
35 Years Ago

Second Division League
Ardcroney 3 – 0 Rearcross

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross 2 – 1 Newtown Celtic
Liam Nolan(C) x 1
Noel Deegan x 1

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross ‘A’ 3 – 5 Birdhill
Thomas Kennedy x 1
Derek O’Toole x 1
Noel Deegan x 1(penalty)

Wishing Tommy Lyons, a speedy recovery following a knee injury sustained in the 2-1 Barry Cup loss to Birdhill earlier today.

Rearcross FC are holding LMS competition commencing Sat 4th Dec, entry fee is €10 with a guaranteed first prize of €400 along with other prizes. Please contact Colm Nolan (colmnolan92@gmail.com & 085 8550553), Joey Nolan (087 1867160) or any Committee member.

Well done to Sean Hickey who was part of the West Tipperary senior hurling team which recorded back to back wins in the Miller Shield over Mid Tipperary and North Tipperary respectively over the past 2 weekends.

Sympathies are extended to the Uí Neachtain and Ryan families on the sad passing of Neilí, may she rest in peace.

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21st November 2021
35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Rearcross 1 – 2 Silvermines
Pat Deegan x 1

30 Years Ago
First Division League
St Pats 4 – 4 Rearcross
Noel Deegan x 2
Thomas Kennedy x 1
Liam Hammersley x 1

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross ‘A’ 4 – 1 Nenagh ‘B’
Ger Kennedy x 2
Noel Deegan x 1
Derek O’Toole x 1

Rearcross FC are holding a LMS competition commencing ~2 weeks from now. Entry fee is €10 with a guaranteed first prize of €400 along with other prizes. Please contact Colm Nolan (colmnolan92@gmail.com & 085 8550553) or any other Committee member to enter.

Finally, well done to Rearcross ‘A’ on a fine Munster Junior Cup 3rd round result earlier today in Roscrea against Premier Division leaders Killavilla United with a 5-3 win on penalties after the sides were deadlocked on a 1-1 scoreline at the end of extra time.

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14th November 2021
35 Years Ago

Second Division League
Rearcross 1 – 5 Ragg Rovers
Garrett Kennedy x 1

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross 3 – 0 Carrick Park ‘A’
Mike Ryan x 1
Ger Kennedy x 1
OG x 1

25 Years Ago
Third Division League
Rearcross ‘B’ 1 – 3 Cloughjordan
John Ryan Luke x 1

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7th November 2021
30 Years Ago
First Division League
Newtown Celtic 1 – 0 Rearcross

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Toomevara 5 – 3 Rearcross ‘A’
Noel Deegan x 2
Denis Kennedy x 1

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31st October 2021
70 Years Ago
North Junior Hurling Final
Rearcross 4-0 – 2-1 Knockshegowna

35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Littleton 0 – 1 Rearcross
Denis Kennedy x 1

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross 4 – 2 Blackcastle ‘B’
Thomas Kennedy x 2
Noel Deegan x 1
Brendan Deegan x 1

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross ‘A’ 1 – 2 Blackcastle ‘B’
Michael O’Doherty x 1

Third Division League
Rearcross ‘B’ 1 – 2 Kinnity
Liam Caplis x 1

Well done to Willie Armshaw who was on the mark again for Treaty United last Fri evening after scoring the opener in their 2 nil win over Cabinteely.

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24th October 2021
35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Rearcross 0 – 2 Nenagh AFC ‘B’

30 Years Ago
FAI Junior Cup (2nd round)
Rearcross 3 – 3 St Pats
Noel Deegan x 1
Ger Kennedy x 1
Brendan Deegan x 1
St Pat’s won 7 – 6 on penalties
Noel Deegan
Brendan Deegan
Thomas Kennedy
Denis Kennedy
Mike Ryan
Val Kennedy

25 Years Ago
Munster Junior Cup (2nd round)
Ballywilliam 2 – 0 Rearcross ‘A’

Third Division League
Puckane 1 – 1 Rearcross ‘B’
Robert James Hammersley x 1

Sympathies are extended to the Ryan and Hickey families on the sad passing of Nora, may she rest in peace.

Barry Cup medal presentation to the successful Rearcross FC panel that clinched a dramatic penalty shootout victory to claim a third Barry Cup title for the Club last July will take place this evening Sunday at Kennedy’s Rearcross from 6 to 8PM, music by ‘Two Hearts’.

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17th October 2021
30 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross 3 – 1 Ardcroney ‘B’
Liam Hammersley x 3

25 Years Ago
U-10 Blitz
Rearcross U-10’s played in a blitz competition last Saturday in Nenagh and recorded 3 impressive victories against Nenagh ‘B’ on a 5-0 scoreline, against Newtown Celtic on a 6-0 scoreline and against Templemore on a 4-1 scoreline. Scorers for Rearcross were Gerard Nolan(5 goals), Eamonn Devitt (4 goals), Eamon Wade (3 goals), John Berkery (2 goals), and David O’Toole (1 goal)
Rearcross Panel: Thomas Ryan, Derek Nolan, Gerard Nolan, John Berkery, Liam Ryan, Simon Kennedy, David O’Toole, Eamon Wade, Eamon Devitt

FAI Junior Cup
Rearcross ‘A’ 0 – 2 Kilmacow

Third Division League
Rearcross ‘B’ 2 – 1 Puckane
Brendan Quigley x 1
Pat Deegan x 1

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10th October 2021
45 Years Ago
Rearcross Tournament
Ballymackey defeated Rearcross 4-0 in the semi-final of our Tournament last Sunday. Best for Ballymackey were Willie Mackey, Eddie Troy, Peter Myles and Tommy Ryan. Best for the home side were Gerry Quigley, Pius Armshaw, Gerry O’Toole and Denis Kennedy

35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Rearcross 0 – 3 Blackcastle

30 Years Ago
FAI Junior Cup (1st round)
Rearcross 2 – 1 Killenaule Rovers
Noel Deegan x 2

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross ‘A’ 1 – 1 Ardcroney ‘A’
Noel Deegan x 1 (penalty)

Third Division League
Rearcross ‘B’ 2 – 2 Streamstown Celtic
Brendan Quigley x 1
Trevor Delahunty x 1

Well done to Sean Treacy’s Senior team on securing Senior status with a comprehensive 2-20 to 1-16 win over Burgess.

Well done to Rearcross ‘A’ after fashioning one of the best comebacks in the Clubs’ annals last weekend after being 4 nil down against Premier Division holders Nenagh Celtic in the Munster Junior Cup to win out on a 5-4 scoreline in the end.

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3rd October 2021
45 Years Ago
Rearcross Tournament
Rearcross soccer tournament commences next Sun with a game between Toomevara and Rearcross Celtic. The game will start at 4:15PM. It will be preceded by a ladies match also between Toomevara and Rearcross.

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross 3 – 4 Nenagh Celtic
Noel Deegan x 3

25 Years Ago
Munster Junior Cup (1st round)
Clodiagh Rangers 2 – 6 Rearcross ‘A’
Derek O’Toole x 3
Ger Kennedy x 2
Davy Ryan Luke x 1

Third Division League
Rearcross ‘B’ 0 – 1 Nenagh ‘C’

Congratulations to Seamus Morrissey and Sinéad Conway on the occasion of their wedding.

Sympathies are extended to the Harker and Hickey families on the sad passing of Kitty, may she rest in peace.

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26th September 2021
35 Years Ago
First Division League
Shinrone 2 – 1 Rearcross
Garrett Kennedy x 1

30 Years Ago
Munster Junior Cup
Rearcross 0 – 1 Montore Celtic 1

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross ‘A’ 1 – 0 Moyne Rovers
Diarmuid Sheehy x 1

Third Division League
Blackcastle ‘C’ 3 – 1 Rearcross ‘B’
Pat Deegan x 1

Sympathies are extended to the O’Malley family on the sad passing of Margaret, may she rest in peace.
Sympathies are extended to the Nolan family on the sad passing of Jimmy, may he rest in peace.

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19th September 2021
30 Years Ago
First Division Shield(1st round, 2nd leg)
Carrick Park 4 – 1 Rearcross
Liam Hammersley x 1
Carrick Park won 6-1 on aggregate

25 Years Ago
Murroe Tournament (1st round)
Rearcross ‘A’ 1 – 1 Birdhill
Brendan O’Brien x 1
Rearcross won 5-4 on penalties
Brendan O’Brien
Martin McLoughlin
Diarmuid Sheehy
Myles Devitt
Thomas Kennedy

Murroe Tournament (2nd round)
Rearcross ‘A’ 0 – 1 Murroe

First Division League
Nenagh Celtic ‘A’3 – 2 Rearcross ‘A’
Derek O’Toole x 1
Noel Deegan x 1

Third Division League
Holycross ‘B’ 2 – 0 Rearcross ‘B’

Congratulations and well done to Eire Og / Sean Treacy’s on winning the West Final of U-19B Hurling against Golden Kilfeacle.

Sympathies are extended to the McCormack and Ryan families on the sad passing of Martin McCormack, may he rest in peace.

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12th September 2021
35 Years Ago
Second Division Shield (1st round)
Moneygall 4 – 1 Rearcross
Thomas Kennedy x 1

30 Years Ago
Newport Tournament(semi-final)
Rearcross 1 – 0 Troy Celtic
Denis Kennedy x 1

Tournament Final
Rearcross 1 – 1 Birdhill
Noel Deegan x 1
Birdhill won 5-3 on penalties
Noel Deegan
Brendan Deegan
Denis Kennedy

First Division Shield (1st round, 1st leg)
Carrick Park 2 – 0 Rearcross

25 Years Ago
Martin O’Sullivan Perpetual Cup (1st round)
Newport 1 – 1 Rearcross ‘A’
Noel Deegan x 1
Newport won 3-1 on penalties
Thomas Kennedy

Third Division League
Cloughjordan ‘B’1 – 5 Rearcross ‘B’
Trevor Delahunty x 2
Brendan Quigley x 2
Thomas Rainsford x 1

Sympathies are extended to the Ryan family Bealaclave on the sad passing of Margaret Kelly (Dublin), may she rest in peace.

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5th September 2021
30 Years Ago
Murroe Tournament
Semi-final
Rearcross 2 – 0 Newport ‘B’
Noel Deegan x 2

Final
Rearcross 2 – 1 Caherconlish
James Nolan x 1
Thomas Kennedy x 1

Challenge Game
Rearcross 5 – 1 Clodiagh Rangers
Pat Deegan x 2
Thomas Kennedy x 2
Kevin Quigley x 1

25 Years Ago
First Division Shield
Preliminary Round
Blackcastle ‘B’ 5 – 1 Rearcross ‘A’
Brendan O’Brien x 1

Third Division Shield
1st Round
Newtown Celtic 1 – 2 Rearcross ‘B’
Brendan Quigley x 1
Pat Deegan x 1

Sympathies are extended to the Horrigan and Frayne families on the sad passing of Mary, may she rest in peace.
Sympathies are extended to the Kennedy family on the sad passing of Han, may she rest in peace.

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22nd August 2021
40 Years Ago
The local soccer team had a great run recently in the Caherconlish Tournament reaching the semi-finals.
Rearcross Panel: Eddie Gleeson, Gerry Deegan, Denis Kennedy, PJ O’Gorman, James Carey, Frankie O’Toole, TJ O’Toole, Johnny Fahy

25 Years Ago
Kennedy Cup Tournament Final
1st Round
Hollyford 2 – 0 Newport

Local Tournament Final
Team A (Capt: Diarmuid Sheehy) 1-1 Team C (Capt: Sean Kennedy)
Noel Deegan x 1 Ger Kennedy x 1
Team C won 3-2 on penalties:
Brendan O’Brien Trevor Delahunty
James Nolan Sean Kennedy
Ger Kennedy
Penalty Competition Winner: Brendan O’Brien

Many congratulations to Michael O’Gorman and Laurie Bridgeman on their wedding yesterday.

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8th August 2021
25 Years Ago
Birdhill Tournament
1st Round
Rearcross ‘A’ 0 – 1 Arra Rovers

Kilcommon Tournament
1st Round
Rearcross ‘A’ 3 – 1 Doon
Ger Kennedy x 2
Davy Ryan Luke x 1

Semi Final
Rearcross ‘A’ 2 – 0 McCormacks
Trevor Delahunty x 2

Final
Rearcross ‘A’ 1 – 0 Kilcommon ‘A’
Noel Deegan x 1

Sympathies are extended to the Kennedy and O’Sullivan families on the sad passing of TD O’Sullivan, may he rest in peace.
Sympathies are extended to the Hogan family on the sad passing of Jimmy Hogan, may he rest in peace.
Sympathies are extended to the Ryan and Hogan families on the sad passing of Peggy Hogan, may she rest in peace.
Sympathies are extended to the Duggan, Ryan and O’Sullivan families on the sad passing of Anne Duggan, may she rest in peace.

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25th July 2021
30 Years Ago
Birdhill Soccer Tournament
Rearcross 0 – 1 Troy Celtic

25 Years Ago
Cappamore Inter Pub Tournament (44 Teams)
1st Round
Kennedy’s Bar 1 – 0 The Thatch, Emly
Myles Devitt x 1

2nd Round
Kennedy’s Bar 8 – 0 Hayes Bar ‘B’, Cappamore
Noel Deegan x 2
Davy Ryan Luke x 2
Diarmuid Sheehy x 2
Denis Kennedy x 1
Ger Kennedy x 1

3rd Round
Kennedy’s Bar 3 – 1 Bucks, Dundrum
Ger Kennedy x 2
Diarmuid Sheehy x 1

Quarter Final
Kennedy’s Bar 1 – 0 Kilteely
Diarmuid Sheehy x 1

Semi Final
Kennedy’s Bar 5 – 4 Moore’s, Doon
Diarmuid Sheehy x 1
Missing the other 4 scorers
if anyone can recall?

Final
Kennedy’s Bar 3 – 1 O’Dwyer’s Bar, Cappamore
Noel Deegan x 1
Davy Ryan Luke x 1
Thomas Kennedy x 1

Kennedy’s Bar Panel
Ger Kennedy, Thomas Kenney, Denis Kennedy, PJ Caplis, Davy Ryan Luke, Diarmuid Sheehy, Brendan O’Brien, Noel Deegan, Micheal O’Doherty, Myles Devitt

Congratulations and well done to a gallant Rearcross side on claiming a 3rd Barry Cup title for Club last Sunday in Drombane following a nail biting penalty shootout, to give Rearcross FC an overall share of the spoils in this coveted Cup competition. The Club has contested 6 finals as follows:

2020/2021 Rearcross 2 – 2 Clodiagh Rangers (Rearcross won 4-3 on penalties)
2012/2013 Rearcross 0 – 1 Nenagh AFC ‘B’
2006/2007 Rearcross ‘B’ 1 – 1 Templetouhy (Templetouhy won 4-1 on penalties)
1997/1998 Rearcross ‘A’ 3 – 2 Moneygall ‘B’
1996/1997 Rearcross ‘A’ 1 – 1 Nenagh AFC ‘B’ (Rearcross won 3-1 in extra time)
1995/1996 Rearcross ‘A’ 1 – 1 Ardcroney (Ardcroney won 3-1 in extra time)

Sympathies are extended to the Baker, Farrell and Nolan families on the sad passing of Anna Farrell  (London), may she rest in peace.

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11th July 2021
55 Years Ago!!
11th July 1966
England kicked off the 1966 World Cup with a nil all draw against Uruguay at Wembley Stadium.

The following Club history extract is courtesy of Johnny Gleeson, a stalwart and soccer pioneer in Rearcross and indeed the Slieve Felim region in the seventies and eighties. The Club is indebted to Johnny for his insightful work and effort, sometimes against the odds especially in the early days.

“We can now look back with some amusement on the early years of soccer in Rearcross, though at the time those events were anything but amusing. Until Radio Teilifis Eireann (RTE) television began broadcasting in 1961 it is safe to say nobody in Rearcross had any interest in, or knowledge of the game. Few would have seen it played, especially at a higher level, except for emigrants across the water or those living in Dublin. Following R.T.E.’s opening, occasional brief footages from the English and Scottish leagues were screened. Local youngsters who took more than a passing interest in Association Football after witnessing, albeit briefly, the sports top exponents and teams, and accompanying atmosphere on T.V., would regularly tune in to BBC Radio on Saturday afternoons from 1963 onwards, when the second half of a prominent fixture would be broadcast live. Those years, from 1963 to 1970, marked local youngster’s introduction to names such as George Best, Johnny Giles, Billy Bremer, Geoff Hurst, Norman Hunter, Shay Brennan & Tony Dunne, the list is endless. In 1966 R.T.E. gave extensive television coverage to the World Cup, which didn’t please everyone in the country, especially the womenfolk. With just a single channel operating, and only for five or six hours a day, the decision to postpone or cancel regular programmes to accommodate Football’s blue riband event was not made easily. Somehow the station managed to find a middle ground, screening as much as possible of the films, soaps etc, whilst also transmitting vital World Cup matches, and later highlights. I think they may have gotten permission to extend somewhat their usual broadcasting hours of those years. It was then that soccer really began to catch the imagination of the youth of Rearcross, and Ireland as a whole.

The concrete yard behind the creamery was where all the action began, twenty or more boys would gather there every summer’s evening from 1966 to 1971. Kick off would be around 7 o’clock, and the only times our faces took on a sad appearance was when the sun began to disappear behind Dinny Kennedy’s hill. John Duggan (R.I.P.) and Pius Armshaw (R.I.P.) were amongst the stars of those encounters. John (“The Doug”) Duggan would begin work at 8-00AM each morning and arrive for play immediately after work, and continue to be fresh and full of life after up to four hours of football action. After a few years on concrete, the local lads decided that they were ready for some real action, and needed to display their skills on grass. Unfortunately, grass was in short supply for aspiring local soccer stars then. The time had definitely arrived for them to go out on grass, and it had to be achieved by hook or by crook. Eventually it happened, by crook. In 1971(July) a challenge was arranged against Urlingford. The Kilkenny outfit arrived expected to be greeted by a well organised and oiled local machine, as they had been led to expect. Instead they found their hosts had no field, and only a battered plastic football which had spent most of its useful life being unceremoniously blasted against cement walls by sturdy feet equipped with hobnail boots and other non-designer footwear. We eventually invaded a local farmer’s field when the owner had departed on a day outing. It was a “jumpers for goalposts’ affair. At the start is was just 8 or 9 aside, but players of all shapes, sizes, and ages, kept appearing as if from nowhere. The action continued for almost three hours, with at least forty players on the field at the end. Some of those who participated in that game lacked even the most basic of soccer knowledge”.

Well done to Willie Armshaw who scored another stunning goal in the 94th minute to earn a share of the spoils for Treaty United against Shelbourne last Fri evening.

Sympathies are extended to the Ryan & O’Dwyer families on the sad passing of Mary Ryan, Murroe, may she rest in peace.

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27th June 2021
Well done to a youthful Eimear Carey who has earned a starting place in the Treaty United Senior Women’s team and created the opening goal for the home side in a 2-2 draw with Athlone Town earlier today, continued success to Eimear.

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20th June 2021
30 Years Ago

First Division League
Rearcross 2 – 1 Nenagh Celtic
Noel Deegan x 1
Thomas Kennedy x 1

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Blackcastle ‘B’ 2 – 1 Rearcross ‘A’
Chris Carroll x 1

There will be less ‘Blast from the Past’ games to report on over the next couple of months as summer was off-season back in those years, so please share any articles of interest from years 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, & 1996

Sympathies are extended to Paul & Deborah Murphy and the Lee family on the sad passing of Paddy Lee, may he rest in peace.
Sympathies are also extended to the Quigley family on the sad passing of Sean Quigley (Chicago & formerly Minacree), may he rest in peace.

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6th June 2021
35 Years Ago

Second Division League
Rearcross 1 – 5 Silvermines
Johnny Fahy x 1

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Carrick Park 0 – 2 Rearcross
Pat Deegan x 1
Brendan Deegan x 1

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross ‘A’ 2 – 0 Moyne Rovers
Michéal O’Doherty x 2

I have included clearer video footage of Willie Armshaw’s superb goal from last week game per link herein.

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30th May 2021
35 Years Ago

Second Division League
Ardcroney 8 – 1 Rearcross
Mike Ryan x 1
30 Years Ago

First Division League
Rearcross 2 – 0 Shinrone
Noel Deegan x 2

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross ‘A’ 1 – 1 Nenagh ‘B’
Noel Deegan x 1 (penalty)

Well done to Willie Armshaw who came off the bench to score a superb goal in the 84th minute to edge Treaty United ahead against Bray Wanderers last Friday night with the Limerick side winning out 2 nil in the end, please click on link herein to view goal – https://twitter.com/i/status/1398408563068919811

Also, well done to Eimear Carey who made her competitive debut start for Treaty United Women’s Senior team last Saturday at Turners Cross against Cork City with the Treaty side claiming the win on a 3-2 scoreline.

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23rd May 2021
35 Years Ago

Second Division League
Rearcross 2 – 0 Ballymackey
Noel Deegan x 1
Brendan Deegan x 1

30 Years Ago
Barry Cup
Rearcross 1 – 0 Shinrone
James Nolan x 1

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross ‘A’ 0 – 1 Shannon Rangers

Third Division League
Knock FC 4 – 0 Rearcross ‘B’

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16th May 2021
35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Rearcross 1 – 2 Blackcastle
Seamus Taylor x 1

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Moneygall 1 – 1 Rearcross
Tony Mackey x 1

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Birdhill ‘A’ 1 – 1 Rearcross ‘A’
Diarmuid Sheehy x 1

Third Division League
Rearcross ‘B’ 1 – 3 Hillview Celtic
Thomas Rainsford x 1

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9th May 2021
35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Moneygall 8 – 1 Rearcross
Pat Deegan x 1

30 Years Ago
Super Cup
Rearcross 1 – 0 Newtown Celtic
Ger Kennedy x 1

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross ‘A’ 1 – 1 Ardcroney ‘A’
Thomas Kennedy x 1

Third Division League
Rearcross ‘B’ 1 – 1 Drom Borris
Tommy Hayes x 1

NTSL U-12 Cup
Thurles Town 2 – 4 Rearcross U-12’s
Declan O’Toole x 3
Anthony Ryan x 1

NTSL U-16 Cup
Rearcross-16’s 0 – 2 Nenagh Town

Thanks to Club exile Simon Kennedy based in the US who submitted the following article after reminiscing with fellow Club exile Micheal O’Doherty:

Kylegorive’s Michael O’ Doherty was a stalwart for Rearcross FC back in the 90s before moving over to Boston, where he now resides. Now married with kids, Michael runs his own successful painting company out of Milton, Massachusetts, and got a good chuckle when asked to reminisce on his glory days in the green and white jersey.

Q: What was the most memorable goal you ever scored for Rearcross FC?
A: The first goal in some cup final win, I think it was against Newport. We were 2-0 down and came back to win!

Q: Who was the best player you ever played with for Rearcross FC?
A: The big goalie, Ollie Kennedy

Q: Who was the funniest member of the Rearcross FC panel down through the years?
A: Thomas Kennedy

Q: Who was the better penalty taker – you or Noel Deegan?
A: I was way way better than Deegan….. he just wouldn’t let me take them!

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3rd May 2021
35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Ragg Rovers 4 – 0 Rearcross

30 Years Ago
First Division Shield
Ardcroney ‘B’ 1 – 1 Rearcross
Denis Kennedy x 1
Penalties AET (3) (1)
Brendan Deegan

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Drom Borris ‘A’ 1 – 1 Rearcross ‘A’
Micheal O’Doherty x 1

Third Division League
Streamstown 1 – 1 Rearcross ‘B’
Trevor Delahunty x 1

NTSL U-12 League
Moneygall 4 – 1 Rearcross U-12’s
Declan O’Toole x 1

NTSL U-16 League
Rearcross 2 – 1 Moneygall

Sympathies are extended to the O’Brien family and the Jennings family on the sad passing of Mary Jennings, may she rest in peace.

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25th April 2021
35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Rearcross 1 – 3 Ardcroney
Gerry Deegan x 1

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Borrisokane 7 – 0 Rearcross

25 Years Ago
Barry Cup Final
Ardcroney 1 – 1 Rearcross ‘A’
OG x 1
Ardcroney won 3 -1 after extra time

Third Division League
Kilcommon 4 – 0 Rearcross ‘B’
Seamus Butler x 2
Ollie Carr x 1
OG x 1

NTSL U-12 League
Streamstown Celtic 6 – 2 Rearcross U-12’s
Declan O’Toole x 2

NTSL U-16 League
Rearcross U-16’s 2 – 2 Holycross
Joey Nolan x 1
Robert James Hammersley x 1

Sympathies are extended to the Ryan family (formerly Foilduff) and the Quinlan family (Garavane) on the sad passing of Margaret (Peggy) Ryan, may she rest in peace.

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18th April 2021
35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Nenagh AFC ‘B’ 4 – 0 Rearcross

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross 1 – 1 St Pats
Ger Kennedy x 1

25 Years Ago
North Tipperary Cup (3rd Round)
Clodiagh Rangers ‘A’ 1 – 0 Rearcross ‘A’

Third Division League
Blackcastle 6 – 2 Rearcross ‘B’
Brendan Quigley x 1
John Ryan Luke x 1

NTSL U-12 League
Moneygall 0 – 0 Rearcross U-12’s

U-16 Challenge
Kilcommon 2 – 8 Rearcross U-16’s
Joey Nolan x 3
Matthew Ryan Luke x 1
Sean Sheehy x 1
Shane Reynolds x 1
John O’Doherty x 1
Billy Dawson x 1

Sympathies are extended to the Carey family (Shanbally) on the sad passing of Mary O’Riordan, may she rest in peace.
Sympathies are also extended to the Carey (Ross) family on the sad passing of Michael Carey (New York), may he rest in peace.

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11th April 2021
35 Years Ago
Barry Cup (1st Round)
Rearcross 3 – 4 Nenagh Celtic
PJ Carey x 2
Paul Reynolds x 1

30 Years Ago
Super Cup (2nd Round)
St Pats 3 – 2 Rearcross
Tony Mackey x 1
Noel Deegan x 1

25 Years Ago
Barry Cup (Semi-final)
Blackcastle ‘B’ 0 – 2 Rearcross ‘A’
Noel Deegan x 1
Thomas Kennedy x 1

North Tipperary Cup (1st Round)
Rearcross ‘B’ 0 – 1 Newtown Celtic ‘B’

NTSL U-12 League
Rearcross U-12’s 3 – 1 Streamstown
Declan O’Toole x 2
Anthony Ryan x 1

Sympathies are extended to the Ryan family (Bealaclave) & Twohig family (Hospital) on the sad passing of Breeda, may she rest in peace.
Sympathies are also extended to the English family (Hollyhill) & O’Brien family (Baltinglass) on the sad passing of Jim, may he rest in peace.

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4th April 2021
Lines are closed! 3 correct answers received in the meantime. The location in question is Foilduff Cross, so complimentary drink to Noreen Kennedy, Nell Kennedy & Martin McLoughlin once the pubs re-open.

40 Years Ago
The local parish juvenile soccer league continues on this Sunday (2 pm) when Manchester United challenge Celtic. The United captain, Paddy O`Toole, led his team to victory in last year’s league, but he can expect a tough battle from Celtic, who are captained by Nora Nolan. Nora has been a leading member of the local history-making girls’ soccer team over the past few years.

35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Rearcross 5 – 1 Moneygall
Seamus Taylor x 2
Noel Deegan x 1
Pat Deegan x 1
John Carey x 1

30 Years Ago
Barry Cup (2nd Round)
Rearcross 0 – 0 Ballymackey ‘A’
Penalties (2) (4)
Brendan Deegan
Liam Hammersley

25 Years Ago
North Tipperary Cup (2nd Round)
Ardcroney ‘B’ 0 – 4 Rearcross ‘A’
Liam Nolan © x 2
Thomas Kennedy x 1
OG x 1

North Tipperary Cup (1st Round)
Newtown Celtic ‘A’ 1 – 0 Rearcross ‘B’

Finally, the Circuit of Ireland was always symbolic of Easter in the locality back in the day and some footage from 1983 is included per link herein. Interesting to see the throngs of spectators in those days and indeed their proximity to the action!!. Video is ~12 minutes long, but some local terrain is included from the ~3.30 to ~5 minute mark. A complimentary drink is on offer once the pubs open! to the first person who can correctly identify the local area in question. The commentary in the video describes the stage “as special stage 22 just north of Killarney”, but a more local clue is “north of Bilboa Cross”. Appreciate some rally enthusiasts in copy to mailing list may have seen this video footage previously.

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28th March 2021
35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Nenagh Celtic 3 – 2 Rearcross
Noel Deegan x 2

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross 0 – 3 Nenagh ‘B’

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Nenagh ‘B’ 2 – 2 Rearcross ‘A’
Noel Deegan x 1 (penalty)
OG x 1

Third Division League
Rearcross ‘B’ 2 – 7 Birdhill ‘B’
Trevor Delahunty x 1
Thomas Rainsford x 1

Sympathies are extended to the Moran & Deegan family on the sad passing of Martin, may he rest in peace.

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19th March 2021
35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Silvermines 10 – 1 Rearcross
Thomas Kennedy x 1

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Nenagh Celtic 2 – 2 Rearcross
Noel Deegan x 1
Denis Kennedy x 1

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross ‘A’ 3 – 1 Birdhill ‘A’
Michael O’Doherty x 2 Anthony Floyd x 1
Ger Kennedy x 1

Third Division League
Rearcross ‘B’ 1 – 1 Shinrone
Trevor Delahunty x 1

Sympathies are extended to the Nolan & Murphy families on the sad passing of Myra, may she rest in peace.

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4th March 2021
40 Years Ago
Liverpool defeated Spurs 4-1 in the opening game of this year’s parish juvenile soccer league. Frankie O’ Toole (2), Mary Kennedy and Gerard Kennedy scored for the winners. Seamus Taylor got the lone Spurs goal.

35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Ballymackey 1 – 3 Rearcross
Johnny Fahy x 2
Jimmy Farrell x 1

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross 1 – 2 Birdhill
Pat Deegan x 1 Anthony Floyd x 1
Sean O’Brien x 1

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Thurles Town ‘B’ 1 – 3 Rearcross
Thomas Kennedy x 2
Noel Deegan x 1

Third Division League
Rearcross ‘B’ 1 – 3 Hillview Celtic
Thomas Rainsford x 1

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26th February 2021
40 Years Ago
Our annual soccer league for boys and girls will commence on Sunday, March 1st. This year the League will strike a blow for women’s equality as Nora Nolan has been chosen as captain of one of the teams. Four teams will take part and they will line-out as follows:

Man United: Paddy O’Toole (Capt.), Noel Deegan, Catherine Nolan, Mary Deegan, Liam Reynolds, Liam Nolan, Joe O’Toole, Kathleen Quigley, Breda Carey, Denis Carey

Celtic: Nora Nolan (Capt.), Martin O’Toole, Anne Quigley, Paul Reynolds, Noel Reynolds, John Lenihan, Vincent O’Toole, Kathleen Kennedy, Michael Kennedy, Joan Murphy.

Liverpool: Frankie O’Toole (Capt.), Thomas Kennedy, Mary Kennedy, Breda O’Toole, Brendan Deegan, Mike Ryan, Padraic Kennedy, Margaret Quigley, Gerard Kennedy, Mary Carey.

Spurs: Garrett Kennedy(Capt.), Val Kennedy, Anne Lenihan, Eileen Carey, Willie Lenihan, Seamus Lenihan, Mikey Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy (Hollyhill), Josephine Lenihan, Seamus Taylor.

*Acknowledgement and thanks to Johnny Gleeson who was organizer in chief in those days.

35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Rearcross 0 – 3 Nenagh Celtic

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Shinrone 2 – 2 Rearcross
Denis Kennedy x 1
Noel Deegan x 1 (penalty)

25 Years Ago
North Tipperary Cup (preliminary round)
Shannon Rangers ‘B’ 1 – 3 Rearcross ‘A’
Martin McLoughlin x 1
Thomas Kennedy x 1
Noel Deegan x 1

Third Division League
Kinnity Rovers 2 – 1 Rearcross ‘B’
Trevor Delahunty x 1

Finally, February 20th was Liam Caplis’s 15th Anniversary, so remembering Liam at this time.
“Will those who think of Liam today, a little prayer to Jesus say”

Photo taken after Third Division Shield Final played in
Toomevara on 23rd March 1997 with Liam receiving the
Shield from Mike Young (NT&DL Chairman).

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19th February 2021
35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Rearcross 1 – 1 Ragg Rovers
PJ Carey x 1

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Ardcroney ‘B’ 0 – 1 Rearcross
OG x 1

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Shannon Rangers 1 – 1 Rearcross ‘A’ 1
Noel Deegan x 1

Third Division League
Rearcross ‘B’ 2 – 1 Cloughjordan
Tommy Carroll x 2

Many congrats & well done to Eimear Carey, Shanbally who has been selected to play with Treaty United in the Women’s National Senior League which is the highest level of women’s soccer in Ireland. Eimear commenced her soccer career with Rearcross FC before signing with Newport AFC Ladies and played with Treaty United U-17’s last season. This is a huge achievement for Eimear, so continued success to Eimear.

Sympathies are extended to the Nolan family on the sad passing of Billy who was a great supporter of Rearcross FC over the years. Billy also helped out at different stages of our Grounds Development, may he rest in peace.

Photo taken August 1999 during Rearcross FC pitch development
(L to R) Wally Coffey, Billy Nolan(RIP), Thomas Kennedy, Declan Quigley
Shane Reynolds, Mossy Ryan Luke(RIP)

Sympathies are also extended to the Quinlan family on the sad passing of Mary, may she rest in peace.

Pease let me know if you would like to include any interval anniversaries (5 year, 10 year, 15 year etc..) for past Rearcross FC players, members, supporters & patrons as part of the weekly email updates.

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5th February 2021
35 Years Ago

Second Division League
Birdhill 1 – 1 Rearcross
Seamus Taylor x 1

25 Years Ago
Barry Cup Quarter Final
Rearcross ‘A’ 4 – 1 Nenagh ‘B’
Michéal O’Doherty x 2
Noel Deegan x 1
Liam Nolan© x 1

Third Division League
Rearcross ‘B’ 1 – 1 Newtown Celtic
Trevor Delahunty x 1

U-16 League
Rearcross U-16’s 2 – 2 Newtown Celtic
John Ryan Luke x 1
Thomas Rainsford x 1

U-12 League
Rearcross U-12’s 0 – 6 Newtown Celtic

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29th January 2021
35 Years Ago
Second Division League
Blackcastle ‘B’ 3 – 1 Rearcross 1
Noel Deegan x 1

30 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross 2 – 3 Carrick Park ‘A’ 3
Val Kennedy x 1
OG x 1

25 Years Ago
First Division League
Rearcross ‘A’ 1 – 1 Blackcastle ‘B’
Thomas Kennedy x 1

Third Division League
Rearcross ‘B’ 3 – 4 Thurles Town ‘C’
Trevor Delahunty x 2
Thomas Kennedy x 1

Finally, today is Liam Sheehy’s 25th Anniversary, so remembering Liam today.
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“Will those who think of Liam today, a little prayer to Jesus say”

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22nd January 2021

Hi All,
Please refer to link herein showing a superb strike by William Armshaw to win the 2019 FAI Junior Cup Final for St Michael’s against Sherrif YC on a 1-0 scoreline in a game played at Eamonn Deacy Park (formerly Terryland Park) Galway. William’s grandfather Liam was one of the Club’s original stalwarts and I’m sure William’s silken skills were genetically honed in Vora’s field back in the day. In fact scoring in finals would not be a first for the Armshaw clan as Liam himself scored in a 7 a-side Tournament final against Newport back in 1972, alas Rea lost on a 2-1 scoreline on that occasion with Nicky English bagging a brace for the visiting team.

Finally, on this weekend 30 years ago, Rearcross ‘A’ beat Moneygall on a 1-0 scoreline in a league game played in Bilboa, Liam Hammersley scored the winning goal for Rea.

Welcome to Rearcross FC Over 50’s & Associates Group. The initial intent & purpose of the group was to provide a means of staying in contact with past players/members and all those who assisted and supported the Club over the years and especially during the early stages of COVID. Changing lifestyles and social scene over past few years has meant that there is less scope for the older age group to meet up and stay in touch.

Group Chapter
1. Membership is free and open to over 50’s age group. Over 40’s or thereabouts! are deemed as associate members until they reach the 50 milestone.
2. The plan is to organize one or two get together events per year and a possible trip back to London at some point in the future.
3. Weekly email is issued to group mailing list including “Blasts from the Past” over 5-year intervals such as results, goal scorers and other news bits from time to time.
4. If you will like to be added to the mailing list on bcc basis, please email ger.kennedy@rearcrossfc.com