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Club Notes 12th July 2016

posted Jul 13, 2016, 11:45 AM by Ger McGloin   [ updated Jul 13, 2016, 11:58 AM ]
Summer Camps

The dates for our summer camps are July 11th to 15th (9am to 1pm), July 18th to 22nd CUL CAMP (10am-2.30pm) and August 8th to 12th (9am to 1pm).

Ogra is finished for the summer

The Club Hall is available for hire for parties, communions, confirmations, christenings and we have had a few weddings as well. If interested in hiring the hall please contact Tommy (Mon,Wed or Fri morning) 01-8313530.

Club Shop will open every Thursday at 7:30 until 8:30

Raheny Gaa U12 Boys team received 2 new sets of jerseys for 2016, from our very generous sponsors Raheny Carpets (Dermot & Aidan Fitzsimons) and SOS Dental (Sean & Jan O'Seachnasai).

We are running 2 teams in both codes (hurling and football), and as well as looking the part, the boys are doing very well in their matches! Keep up the good work lads.

Big thanks go out to the sponsors from the club for their financial contributions - we have had significant backing from our sponsors over the years for which we are very grateful.

We would also like to thank Brian O'Connell, for his generous sponsorship of footballs for the team - much appreciated Brian.

Raheny GAA Golf Society

A reminder that the next golf outing is on Friday 22nd July

Last Man Standing Competition 

This is the last call for the last man standing competition for the British Open which starts tomorrow Thursday the 14th of July. The link to the competition is below:…

I'm sure everybody knows the rules of these competitions by now but in relation to the golf, the format is as follows

Pick a fantasy team of 3 golfers in the tournament with a combined odds of over 100/1. The player whose team has the lowest combined scores at the end of day 4 wins the pot. Simple! All 3 of your golfers must make the cut or you’re out so pick wisely. Entry fee is €10 with 50% going to the winner and 50% to the club.

Best of luck!!

Stuart, Fionnan, Mike and Cathal

Summer Club Fundraising Golf Classic


Raheny GAA are holding a Golf Classic on Friday the 12th August 2016 in Luttrellstown Golf Club with a shot gun start at 14:00. The proceeds raised will be for the club lift fund and ongoing development.

Team of 4 Players costs €380 which includes round of golf, golfers grill and 4 drink vouchers for use in club bar that evening.

For those members who are interested in playing but do not have a team, the cost to play will be €95 per person. We will accommodate all members wishing to play who do not have a team on a first come, first served basis.

Cost to sponsor a hole is €100. All sponsors will be listed on club website and all promotional material.

Please contact Andrew on to reserve your team and sponsorship.

For teams, deposit of €180 required and balance of €200 payable on the day. For individuals, deposit of €50 required and balance of €45 payable on the day.

Sponsorship money required immediately as hole sponsorship will be sold on first come first served basis.

Deposits and sponsorship can be posted to Andrew Dowling C/O Raheny GAA, 2 All Saints Road, Raheny, Dublin 5 or left behind the bar for my attention.

We look forward to your support on the day.


Andrew Dowling, Tom Fleming, Brian Kavanagh, Fionnan Ryan

Dublin Ladies Football Leinster Senior Champions

Leinster Senior Championship Final 
FT Dublin 4-21 (33) Westmeath 0-7 (7)

Dublin are TG4 Leinster champions for a historic 5th year in a row.

Greg McGonigle's side saw off the challenge from Westmeath in emphatic fashion with 26 points separating the teams at the final whistle.

Player of the match award went to Nicole Owens from St Sylvesters who bagged herself 6 points while Lyndsey Davey was Dublin's top scorers with 1-4(1f).

Dublin scorers:
Lyndsey Davey 1-04(1f), Nicole Owens 0-06, Sinead Goldrick 1-1, Noelle Healy 0-3, Carla Rowe 1-2
Sinead Aherne 1-02(1f), Siobhan Woods 0-01, Deirdre Murphy 0-01, Ciara Trant 0-1(f)


Interview with our own Siobhan Woods

“What I’d like to see more of is just people coming out to watch the games and show their support that way” – Siobhan Woods

This Sunday reigning champions Dublin take on Westmeath in the TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship final in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise. Dublin and Raheny sharp shooter, Siobhan Woods took some time out from team training to answer a couple of questions – check out what she had to say!

Q How did you come to play Gaelic football? 
I was only 4 when I joined my local GAA club Raheny and to be honest I was so young that even though I know I enjoyed it when I started I don’t really remember what drove me to go down in the first place! I suppose I was a really sporty, competitive kid and my family was very involved in sport. My mam played hockey and my dad and older brother both played for Raheny and I think I just wanted to be like them!

Q Who has influenced you the most during your Inter County Career?
I’d probably say my teammates. I’ve been lucky to have some great coaches who have really brought me on and my family have always been really supportive but the most significant people for me have always been the girls I was playing alongside. Some of us have been playing together since the U10 Academy, and then when I came into the senior team first there were so many older players who had accomplished so much and who I learned so much from. So I think the amount I’ve learnt from everyone I’ve played with, as well as the drive you get in a competitive team environment where you’re all striving for success together are hugely influential.

Q What has been the best – and the worst – moments of your sporting career so far? 
I would probably put the best and worst moment down to one day, the 2014 All Ireland Final. Each of the U16, minor and two U21 all Irelands I’ve won were all fantastic but winning the semi-final in 2014 to make the senior final after 3 years of quarter-final heartbreak was an amazing feeling. Playing in a senior All Ireland final in Croke Park is always the big dream when you start playing as a kid. Unfortunately it finished in the worst moment of my sporting career with us relinquishing a big lead to lose by 1 point. It was an absolutely gut-wrenching defeat but it is a big driving force now.

Q Who was your sporting hero growing up? 
When I was very young I was a big fan of all the Dublin ladies players especially Mary Nevin. I remember Caroline Duggan who was PRO in Raheny at the time brought Mary out to one of the club camps. I got to kick some frees with her and I was delighted. A few years later we were on the same team!

Q Tell us about your senior debut for Dublin? 
My first start was in the league semi-final against Cavan in 2011. I scored 2-3 and was delighted – I probably haven’t scored that much since! My senior championship debut was a disappointing day against Cork in the 2011 All Ireland Quarter Final. I came on towards the end of what was a really tight game. Unfortunately we lost by a point that day.

Q Who was the toughest opponent you ever faced? 
Sinead Goldrick. There is no more tenacious player in the game; she makes you work for everything you get.

Q What sporting event in the world would you love to attend? 
The Olympics

Q Which sports would you watch apart from Gaelic games? 
I’d watch most sports really; it varies depending on the time of year. I’d be a fan of rugby, athletics, hockey, American football, soccer.

Q With the championship now up and running, what is your training schedule like? 
It’s probably less hectic now than it would be earlier in the year when you’re balancing college football with county pre-season and league. At the minute we’d be doing 3 pitch sessions a week as a team, with one or two gym sessions and some individual skill work as well. It varies depending on how close we are to a big game, where rest would be important.

Q If you could change one rule in Ladies football, what would it be? 
Get rid of the sin-bin. 10 mins out of a 60 minute game is a huge amount and often it’s either much too harsh a punishment for a low-level yellow-card offence or is used as kind of a cop-out for a serious infringement instead of a red card.

Q If there was a transfer market in Ladies football, which player would you like Dublin to sign and why? 
I think we’re pretty happy with what we’ve got! But if I had to pick I’d probably say Fiona McHale, a really talented footballer with a big work rate.

Q With the recent sponsorship investment in the LGFA by LIDL along with the announcement of one million in government funding for Ladies football and camogie, do you think enough is being done to promote women in sport? 
It’s definitely fantastic to hear that there’s some strong financial support coming in to Ladies football and Camogie, and there have been strides in promotion of the game this year. But unfortunately we’re yet to see any significant changes in match-day crowds. Recently there’s been a lot of talk in the media and online, what I’d like to see more of is just people coming out to watch the games and show their support that way.

Reigning championship Dublin play Westmeath in the TG4 Leinster Senior Championship final this Sunday July 10th at 4pm in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.


AFL8 Raheny 2-6 v 3-11 Geradine P Morans, 

Minor Hurlers Raheny 6-11 v 0-11 Tomas Davis, Raheny 1-9 v 2-14 Ballyboden. 

AFL1 Raheny 2-8 v 2-16 St Brigids. 

Senior Ladies footballers Junior B Championship Raheny 7-19 v 3-6 Naomh Mearnog. 

Senior Ladies Cup Raheny 5-7 v 2-10 Ranelagh Gaels. 

U17 Ladies Footballers Raheny 13-7 v 0-10 Erin Go Bragh.

Women's Strength & Performance

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

Can contact Sarah  0857606706


Its back on

Torthai an Chranchuir 

Monday 11/07/16. Uimreacha; 01, 04, 14, 22. Ní raibh aon buaiteoir. Pota Or 18/07/16 + €1,700. 
Go n-eiri libh go leir.

The three €25 Lucky Dip Winners this week are:

1) Maria Walsh.
2) Daniel Gaffney.
3) Eilish O'Leary.

This month's €200 Monthly Draw* entrants:

None so far.

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