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Club Notes 12th December 2016

posted Dec 14, 2016, 4:02 AM by Ger McGloin   [ updated Dec 14, 2016, 4:20 AM ]

Raheny Coaching Conference
We held our first club coaching conference on Saturday 10th December. We had a great turn out of
60+ coaches from Raheny plus a number of coaches from outside the club who were invited.
Thanks to all involved in organising, feeding the masses and to all the teams that took part as well. A special mention to TY students who gave up their time to help with registration, serving food and cleaning up.




Our Ogra finished up last Saturday and will be back again on 13th/14th January.

The Club Hall is available for hire for parties, 

If you wish to book either the hall or the Hill for communion/confirmations please do so before 15/10 contact Tommy on 086-160009. 

Club Shop :- Looking to buy Christmas presents in the club shop... last chance 17/12 
from 9.30-12.

Do you know our club shop is now online, you can order and pay online and collect behind the bar.

We have new gloves in Raheny colours, Raheny short socks & body warmers in stock. As well as all the usual club gear.

Results :-
Hard luck to our Senior footballers who lost to Cuala on Sunday, they make the move to Div 2 but hopefully it ll be a short visit.

Raheny GAA All Stars and Raheny Golf Society
Hi all, (Stuart Baldwin)
As you may know, a portion of the golf entry fees was set aside this year from our Friday evening golf outings to put towards something worthwhile in the GAA club.

I'm delighted to say that we have been able to donate the 570 euro raised to the Raheny GAA All Stars team. This group is the special needs football team who take part in football training on the club astro every Friday with the help of volunteer coaches from the club. The money is being used to get Raheny jerseys and t-shirts for the children and coaches from the club shop and equipment.

Well done to you all for contributing and Maria was delighted to get the support for her new initiative in the club.

See below the email from Maria

I wanted to say thanks again to the all of the Golf Society for the funds towards the newly named Raheny All Stars.

We bought the children new hats and jerseys with their team name on front and training tops for the coaches.

Also a big thanks to John from Super Value for the selection boxes.

I've attached a photo of the group, we had our Christmas party last Friday in the club and presented everyone with their new gear.


So thanks again, it was a great help in getting us started.

Happy Christmas & best wishes for the New Year,

Maria, Will and the Raheny All Stars

The U-7 Boys had a busy last week after hosting Clontarf GAA in challenge matches in hurling and football where they continued to make great progress in using all the skills covered during the coaching sessions of the last few months.

On Thursday the team were presented with their new jerseys by Cathal McHugh of McHughs Restaurant Raheny who has kindly sponsored the new set of jerseys.

Also along on the night was  "Sam Maguire" who made an appearance courtesy of Shane O'Hanlon ( Dublin selector) and Michael Savage ( Dublin & St.Vincent's goalkeeper).

Keep an eye out for our future stars in 14th December issue of the Northside People.

Finally as if that wasn't hectic enough, to round off the year the Boys (45+) and Mentors (15+) had a trip to the cinema on the Saturday followed by a surprise visit from Santa.

 The boys are a credit to themselves, their parents and the club and have a well earned rest until the 21st January 2017.


Dates for you Diary

The U12 Ladies Team are organising a 'Dip for Blossom'.  Together with parents, family and friends (and some special guests!!), yes you got it, the team are dipping into the sea at Dollymount Strand (wooden bridge end) @ 12 noon on Tuesday 27th December. 
Last year we had great support from players, parents, family, friends of our team (and club), and we are looking for your support again !!!  Please come join us and support this fantastic charity.

After the Dip, we are hoping that all families will return to the GAA Club for something to warm you up (and for some live music).  

This is the second year that the Dip for Blossom will be taking place and we are aiming for at least 200 people to participate - we intend to build on this in the years to come with members of Raheny GAA Club playing a pivotal role. 

This promises to be a great day for family and friends to get together so please support Blossom Ireland & Raheny GAA. 

GAA for Mas is Sunday evenings, if your interested in getting involved please contact Ide on 086-3806454.

Women's Strength & Performance

Anyone interested in the women's only classes with Raheny Strength & Performance 

Can contact Sarah  0857606706

Torthai an Chranchuir 

Torthai an Chranchuir Monday 12/12/16. Uimreacha; 6,10,11,14

Ní raibh aon buaiteoir.

Pota Or 19/12/16 + €3,900.

Go n-eiri libh go leir.

The three €25 Lucky Dip Winners this week are:

1) Neil Kelly

2) Mary Deighnan

3) Mairead Ni Murchadha

This month's (December) €200 Monthly Draw* entrants:

1) Conor Henry

The club would like to thank all players (online, direct debit and cash sales) for your continued support, it is greatly appreciated.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.

There is no strength without working together