8th March 2014

Raheny V Erin Go Bragh (Group 2)

 Venue:St. Anne's 12A           
 Throw In: 10:00
 No. of Raheny Teams: 2
 No. of  Host Teams: 1
 Weather:Bright & Very Windy

Raheny Orange

Report By: Niall Watters 
Mentors: Niall Watters, Tony Lawless & Joanne Kerrisk

Squad: Mixed - Raheny Orange & Blue and Erin Go Bragh

Today was an unusual match: it was not the traditional one club against another, so our report is a little bit different. On a very windy morning, after assembling the goals posts on schedule (big thanks to our Mentor, Padraig Kent), Erin Go Bragh arrived down a few players. It was prearranged to mix the two clubs players so to have a 7v7 and 6v6 game. In the 7v7 game, two players from Erin Go Bragh played in Raheny jerseys and three in orange bibs, each with the remainder of the teams comprised of Raheny Orange players. 

The match was played over four 10 minute segments. All of the boys played in a range of positions, from goal keeper to forward. The match finished 5 goals to 3 to the Raheny jerseys. However, it was a very balanced contest, with our boys showing great strikes on the run, direct from their training. On the day there were goals from Cormac Baldwin, Dan O'Grady and Rian Priseman. They were ably assisted by impressive mid-fielding by Colin McAweeney, Conor Watters and Matt Lawless, great puck outs from Adam Roberts, reliable goal keeping from Ryan Kent and some long strikes at goal by Ciaran Kerrisk. Thanks also to the boys from Erin Go Bragh, who proved to be great team mates. It was a great opportunity afforded to the boys for valuable match practice.

Raheny Blue

Report By: Padraig Kent 
Padraig Kent, Tony O'Grady & Conor Pitts.

Squad: Mixed - Raheny Orange & Blue and Erin Go Bragh

Raheny Orange and Blue entertained Erin go Bragh today for their 1st home encounter of the season. With 17 boys in Raheny Colours and Only 7 in Go Bragh green, it was decided to mix both teams and have two competitive games. Every one was a winner today especially hurling with two wonderfully competitive encounters. 

The Raheny men stood out with great tackling.  James Pitts was relentless working hard throughout the game. Sam Mitchell took a nasty crack on the shin with the edge of his opposite numbers hurl. Saved from serious injury by his shin guards he was back in the fray within minutes. Evan Wynne was a Titan in midfield with strong tackling and great strikes. So too was Jamie Ward and Brian Murray with at least 1 goal to Murray's  tally from a fine strike on the opposition goal. Luke Kelly shone in the backs holding position and clearing the sliotar to midfield with great efficiency.  Johnny Baldwin was inspirational to his team mates with great tackles and strikes scoring at least once. Mathew Grant again played out of his skin this week with a great all round performance. This young man showed great skill in his tackling and passing with some wonderful strikes on goal. Well done Raheny orange and Blue. Once again you've done your club proud. 

St. Maurs V Raheny (Group 1)

 Throw In: 10
 No. of Raheny Teams: 2
 No. of  Host Teams: 2
 Weather:Sunny & gusty

Raheny Green

Report By: Kieran Doherty 
Mentors: Kieran Doherty, Paul Nolan and John Strain

Squad: Luke Morgan, Mathew Dowdall, Joseph Doherty, John Broderick, Jamie Nolan, Max Osbourne, Dylan Strain, Joe Bonnar and Tiernan O’Brien

The Raheny Green team began their hurling season with a trip to a windswept Rush to play St Maurs. On a testing pitch, all of the players should be commended for their efforts.


It appeared that the first game was going to be a tight affair but once the Raheny boys got into their stride the goals started to flow and the result was never going to be in any doubt in a 7 goals to nil victory. The second match saw both teams score 4 goals in an end to end affair where neither team gave an inch. In both matches the forward play of Joe Bonnar and Jamie Nolan, who scored a total of 4 goals, kept the opposition defenders busy. The midfield area was dominated by the impressive pairing of John Broderick, who scored 6 goals, and Max Osborne, who was the other Raheny goalscorer on the day. Joseph Doherty made some important saves in both matches and he was well protected by a strong defence made up of Luke Morgan, Dylan Strain and Tiernan O'Brien who all made good tackles and interceptions.

Raheny Red

Report by: Kevin Fitzpatrick

Mentors: Donni Rossi and Kevin Fitzpatrick

Squad: Martin Bishop, Shay Daly, Luke McCullough, Sean Quinn, Adam Robinson, Cian Rossi, Ordhran Carmody, Ultan Fitzpatrick and Cathal Shovlin

The Raheny Red team started their hurling league with a tough draw away to a strong St Maurs side.  The first match was a hard fought contest with a lot of great tackling from the Raheny boys. Despite superb defending by Adam Robinson and Ultan Fitzpatrick, St Maurs got a few early goals from which Raheny were unable to recover. Ordhran Carmody was great in goal with really good puck outs and Martin Bishop worked very hard breaking up St Maurs play.


The second game was a much closer contest with the Red team really showing their skills.  Sean Quinn put in a fantastic performance in defence with really big strikes feeding the Raheny forwards. The St Maurs goal was repeatedly attacked by Cian Rossi and Cathal Shovlin and they were very unlucky not to put the sliotar in the net a number of times. Se Daly was a rock in goal for the second half making a number of great saves and clearing the ball to the defence. The boys were unlucky not to get a win in this match with only a single goal separating the teams in the end.  All the boys showed great team spirit and can be sure of great results in future matches.

V Erin Go Bragh 8/3/14