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Club Notes 11th June 2012

posted Jun 12, 2012, 2:15 PM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Jun 12, 2012, 2:15 PM ]

Mentors please text final scores and match report to PRO on 086-2909022 before Sunday 8pm Please.

Also could any changes in venue or time or date be texted to the PRO on above number. When a tweet is sent out it not only goes to twitter reaching 388 followers of Raheny GAA, but on to Facebook too where the number is growing all the time and also on to our website. 
Thanks to all involved in setting up all this, it is a great way of keeping everyone up to date.

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We would ask again to REGISTER EARLY PLEASE, we need to know the number of children attending the camps in advance so we can have the appropriate number of coaches.

Click here to download application form. Visit the Summer Camps page for more information click here ...

Take a look at our promotional video for the Summer camps 2012 on our YouTube channel. Click here ...

  • Summer Club Camp 9-13 July
  • Kellogs Cul Camp 23-27 July
  • Summer Club Camp 13-16 August

The 23rd June is the Raheny Festival, this is where the local business, sporting organisations, Scouts etc in the village work together to create a fantastic day out, there is something for everyone. Check out the posters around the village and pray for good weather.

 A little quiet on the playing fields this week due to pitches being called off.

U10s Boys trip to Cork

The departure time was due to be 6:45am but once Mr Cantankerous the Bus Driver found Raheny (typical southsider) we got on the road to Cork. The best u10 hurlers in the country awaited the Raheny dual-code players in Newtownshandrum for the Dennis Naughton Annual Tournament. A beautiful day with fantastic playing conditions greeted us as we arrived at 10:30 in the picturesque Cork village. A welcome cuppa was had by the mentors who witnessed sandwich making on an industrial scale – the lunch was sorted!
The games kicked off at 11:00am and little did we know that we were pitched into the deep end – we were up against the Loughrea team first. The early start and long journey meant we were a bit slowly into our stride and the eventual tournament winners flew out of the blocks. They built up a nice lead before half time but fair play to the Raheny boys who picked up the pace to make the second half a much more competitive affair.
The second game against Ballyhea was much closer and Raheny were very unlucky to concede the lead to a lucky goal that decided the game. Early tournament favourites Sixmilebridge, stung by defeat to Loughrea and the Davy-Fitz like verbals from the coaching staff provided stern opposition in the next game but the lads again held their ground very well indeed.
Before the last game was the banquet of a lunch provided by the hosts and we took to the field for the final game against Clonulty-Rossmore from Tipp. The sambos, hula hoops, apple tarts, buns and cakes plus the addition of a sweltering sun meant that the game was played at a little slower pace but included some fine scores from both sides.
In all a very enjoyable and fruitful day in Cork, the added excitement of the bus breaking down on the way back meant that we changed eating plans to Limerick City where we were well looked after. We arrived back safe and sound at 8pm in the club. The lads did the club proud and behaved with manners and respect throughout the day and held their own as I said against the best of hurling clubs in the country who play hurling and only hurling!
We all had a great day, we were made feel very welcome from the start and everyone got involved and all played very well. As our host, Newtownshandrum Chairman, John Geary, said in his speech, “hurling was the winner on the day!”

Conlon Cup two matches this week.
Raheny 4-12 v St Brigids 0-9 ,with a spectacular goal from Simon Deignan.
Sunday morning took our AFL5 our to Mobhi Road to play Na Fianna, Where Raheny won 2.11 - 2.9, this team has now reached the semi winning their round undefeated. Well done lads and not to forgot the management team Paul Mclaughlin and Brian Curtis.

Murphy Cup - Raheny 2.5 v Scoil Ui Chonaill 0.5.

Junior D Hurlers Raheny 2.17 v Whitehall 1.2

Duffy Cup Raheny 0-12 v De la Salle 0-11.

U11 Camogie took two teams out to Lucan Sarsfield on Sunday morning, the girls fought hard in both matches but were defeated.

The U8 Girls and U7 Boys played each other in both hurling/camogie and football matches on Saturday morning in Manor House astro.  It was a great morning for all with lots of skill on display.  Well done to all the boys and girls involved. 

GAA4MAS have their first match ever on Wednesday night v Trinity Gaels. Thanks to Sarah Caulfield for giving us the skills and confidence to play and not forgetting our guest coaches over the last few months. Training continues on Sunday Nights 8-9 and Tuesday night 9-10. For any Moms considering joining up, this is a NON contact sport, its a great way to get fit, make new friends and learn a new skill set. It also gives you an new appreciation of GAA, and next time you hear someone shout from the sideline, "bend you back" you know exact what they mean. New Players always welcome, contact 086-2909022 for more info.

Peile Abu
is back this Sunday 17th June at 5pm on Pitch 10. Just to give us an idea of numbers, can you email us to let us know if you are planning on playing this Sunday on .  Hopefully we'll get a big crowd back in action this week. (God knows we all need the exercise!!) . All welcome. Check out our section on the website.

Junior Infants Challenge Matches St Brigids v Springdale v Scoil Ide was postponed on Friday last again mother nature changes our plans. This is rescheduled for Friday 22nd.

Well done to Katie Grehan and Dara O hAnlon on toging out for their county and having great win against Belfast in the cuman na mbunscoil games.

Deepest sympathies to Noel Cumiskey and his family on the passing of his sister Maire, ar dheis de go raibh a anam dilis.

Trad session every Wednesday and all are welcome.

Pints all €3.00 every Tuesday.

Torthai an Chrannchur.05-06.Uimhreacha 09-10-17-18. Ni raibh aon buaiteoir. Pota Or 12/06 €4600.
Go n-eiri an t-adh libh go leir agus ma ta Gaeilge aghaibh labhair i.

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