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Club Notes 13th April 2015

posted Apr 14, 2015, 5:18 AM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Apr 15, 2015, 1:17 PM ]
Ogra starts back this Saturday at 10am as usual. Friday night hurling ogra is 6pm on pitch 12.

Our Club shop is open on Saturday mornings from 10-12 and now on Thursday evening from 8-9pm.

Hard Luck to our two Feile camogie teams on Saturday, you went out and gave it your best, and we are very proud of each and everyone of you.

Senior 4 match report
Naomh Brid 2.0 Raheny 2.3 half time score Naomh Brid 2.2 Raheny 5.7 full time score Nerves and tension was prevalent across the team at the start of the game tonight out in Russell Park. We arrived out with 17 players- Eilish arriving at half time making 18. Once the first 10 minutes was over and after being under some extreme pressure by Naomh Brid-we began to play our type of game across all lines of the field - we got some fine scores - starting off with Roisin scoring a pile driver goal from 25 m out, this was followed by a Jenny Dowling goal. Sarah Caulfield returning from injury scored a fine point from a free and this was quickly followed with 2 more points from Orla Sheehan and Roisin Gillen.
If you know Russell Park all of these scores were taken when playing up the hill - and this was some achievement- not many Raheny teams have done this over the years in any code. Towards the end of the half a little tiredness and a bit of structural team issues allowed Naomh Brid to get 2 goals - none of which were the fault of Emily Rheinisch whose calm demeanour, accurate clearances and long distance puck outs were outstanding throughout the game.
During this period of the game Ailbhe Nic Ruairi - a new player to the club and Apurva O'leary were both outstanding on the left wing of defence repelling many attacks, this was replicated on the right wing by Katie Kelly - a recent convert to defence and Captain fantastic Elizabeth Grenham who delivered many fine deliveries to the hardworking attack.
After some structural changes at half time - Raheny totally took over - a beautiful created team point eventually scored by Jenny Dowling kick started the team - this was followed by a Zoe Dalton goal, then Emma Kavanagh got in on the scoring act with a well taken point.  Jenny Dowling was all over the pitch tonight and got on the end of another fine team movement- after fine clearances by Maighread to Martina Byrne who launched a rocket launcher the ball landing in the inside line when Jenny finished off -rifling the ball to the left corner of the net. Maggie and Martina both marshalled the central defence excellently throughout and moved the ball brilliantly.  Emma Kavanagh then got her 2nd point of the night.
Naomh Brid then scored 2 points against the play but Raheny were not finished with an outstanding solo run by Claire Fitz which she finished off herself scoring a great goal this time in the right hand corner.
Hannah Larmon who made great efforts to get to the match tonight travelling a great distance - played a beautiful pass into Sarah Caulfield who finished off the scoring with a fine point from the right wing. Niamh O'Connor and Eilish Whyte both came on in the 2nd half making valuable contributions to a great team effort and got us off to a great start in the league.

Scorers tonight - 7 in total
  • Jenny Dowling 2.1
  • Roisin Gillen 1.1
  • Zoe Dalton 1.0
  • Claire Fitzgerald 1.0
  • Sarah Caulfield 0.2 ( 1 free)
  • Emma Kavanagh 0.2
  • Orla Sheehan 0.1

The Adult Camogie Season commenced on Tuesday night
with a home game for the Senior 2's against Ballyboden. After a long preseason the girls were anxious to get the season started and the level of intensity in which they played the game was great to see, with numerous blocks, tackles all across the field alongside and no small level of skill.
The defence superbly marshalled by Siobhan Curran and 2015 captain Jacqueline Elebert gave great supply of ball to the forwards where Niamh O Mara and Lorna Twohig worked tiredlessly throughout and Aisling McDonald prospered on the good supply scoring a superb 2.5 from play,. The final result of 2.11 to 1.7 really did not really indicate Raheny's dominance but it was great to start with a win.


The U15 footballers competed in the Annual Pa O’Brien Memorial tournament in Fermoy on Sat 4th April. They were in a group made up of three Cork teams Glanmire, Fermoy and Sam Maguires. The group matches were played in the morning and the team got off to a flying start and won both their first two group games convincingly against both Sam Maguires and Fermoy. In the final match they came up against tough competition in the form of Glanmire and even though this match was played back to back with the other match they still only lost this match by 3 pts.

Even though they lost this final match they were still assured of a semi final spot against Carrigaline. The semi final was played in the afternoon and the lads went in to a 1-3 to no score lead from the very start. Carrigaline were unable to peg this back and Raheny went on to win the match 1-7 to 0-2 pts. This set up a final match against Na Piarsiagh, Cork.

Na Piarsiagh of Cork were managed by Sean Og O’ Halpin and proved to be a hurdle to hard to cross as Na Piarsiagh went on to win 2-7 to 1-3. Credit is due to all the Raheny players as that they never gave up fighting in this match and even managed to score a goal with the last kick of the game. All of the 19 players that travelled did the club proud and even though lost the final they gave a very spirited performance against a very good Cork team. Well done to all of the U15 players who represented the Raheny GAA club well in Fermoy and put in great performances in all 5 matches that they played.

AFL Div5 ladies footballers Raheny 6-15 v kCrokes 1-10.

AFL1 Raheny
1-05 v 5-11 Plunketts

AFL4 Raheny 1-10 v 1-06 St Finians.

AFL* Raheny
1-01 v 2-07 Cuala.

Congratulations to our Brian Fenton
and the Dublin team who had a narrow win over Monaghan on Sunday.

Our Deepest Sympathy
to Cathriona and Declan McDermott on the peaceful passing of their son Eddie. Ar dheis de a raibh a anim Dilis.

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