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Club Notes 13th February 2012

posted Feb 14, 2012, 5:09 AM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Feb 14, 2012, 5:15 AM ]
Sincere Condolences to Richie Kenny on the tragic loss of his brother Dermot. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

On Saturday Night we celebrated St Valentines Day a little early, 23 couples had a candle lit dinner on "the hill" followed by live music. A great night was had by all, here's hoping this will become a regular item on our social calendar. Our next big event will be Mothers Day Brunch on the 18th March, details to follow shortly.

Good win 5-12 : 0-07 for Jun.C F/blrs in their first cup outing. Impressive performances from Cian Daly, Karl Foynes, Brian Talty, Sean Carr and man of the match Gareth Manley.

Junior A's met with a much fancied Parnells team on Sunday and got the season off to a good start with a cup victory over in St Davids. After a sluggish start Raheny finally got a grip in the game with points from Sullivan and Eoin Gillen to bring it level at half time. Raheny got a massive boost when Derek Browne, after a great run, popped a ball in the back of Nells net with a cool finish off his left. Raheny 1-12 Parnells 0-7.

Seniors match v Skerries was called off, they had a good work out v St Vincents last week.

Minor hurlers, with a depleted squad,lost narrowly to Parnells.

Membership Fees are now seriously overdue, less than 20% adult players have paid as of 10th Fevruary, the club genuinely needs these funds in asap so we can pay Insurances and League Affiliation Fees to GAA, Dublin County Boards, Camogie and Ladies Football Boards. All Mentors are asked to remind their players at each training session and game. A cut-off point is fast approaching and unpaid players will unfortunately not be eligible to play or train with the club until they have paid.


U11 Camogie had a very successful outing to Kilmacud on sunday. Mia, Ellen and Carla made their Raheny Debut. And Geoffrey Peat made his coaching debut! Highlight of the day was Kate Mchughs catch.

U12 Camogie played Na Fianna our red team won 6:3 and blue team lost 0:1. Pizza night after training on this Monday.

Adults Camogie teams back in action with pre-season in full flow under the guidance of Enda, Eadoin, Eugene & Niall.

Our Under 12 Footballers had their 2nd victory of the season when they beat Castleknock by 7 points away on saturday, Raheny showed true fighting spirit by coming back from 3 points down after the first half. Well done to man of the match Micheal Brennan.

U15 Footballers lost away to Lucan Sarsfields. U14s match v Isles was called off.

Scoil Assam and St.Brigids, two of our feeder schools locked horns last Thurs with St Brigids winning by 2 pts. Well done to all involved.

A recently engaged Mick O'Keefe takes on more responsiblity by joining AFL5 management team as a selector.

The search is over for our Senior Hurlers who now have a Manager in the trimmed down Kevin Broderick.

Congratulations to Siobhan Woods and the Dub Ladies on great wins v Kildare and Meath, Siobhan scored 2 pts against the lily whites.

Congratulations to Ciaran and Alison and also Colly and Aoife on their recent new arrivals. All doing well.

Gaelic 4Mothers had a guest coach on sunday, our Chairman came out and put them through their paces, there was a few of them limping in the school yard this morning. Eileen McGloin suffered a muscle strain at the very top of her leg!!!

Well done to Rob O Neill and crew for the Guess the Score competition. One winner-Naoise O Cuinneachain c/o Conor Henry-Comhghairdeas.

Mentors Foundation Course has plenty of bookings, see website for bookings details click here ...

U11 Ladies Football team and have entered a team in 2012 league.

Ladies Football Mentors Foundation Course in Le Cheile Hall, Donnycarney next Saturday, further details on Dublin Ladies Website click here ...

Easter Camp
for Football, Hurling and Camogie will run from April 2nd to 5th. 9am-1pm each day. Open to children 4-12 years.  Click Here ...

Juvenile hurlers still kicking up a storm in Gormanstown-lean ar aghaidh le gacc einne.

Thanks to our Dublin County Board Delegates at adult level:-
  • Football - Finbar Mulcahy
  • Hurling - Harry Mannering & Denis O'Shea

Anybody need help with grinds, the following can point you in right direction:
  • Irish - Kevin Welsh
  • Maths - Sean O'Rourke
  • Spanish - Megan Dempsey

St Valentines Celebrations
Saturday afternoon was a hive of activity in the Club as we prepared for our first social night supporting local businesses. We were celebrating Valentines Night a little early. Love hearts were put on the walls around the Hill and heart shaped balloons. St Brigids Boys School (one of our feeder schools) kindly lent us tables for the night. Twenty Three couples were coming for a candle lit dinner and entertainment. Eva and Siobhan approached "Riceland" on the main st and negoitated a great deal with them and the order was placed. The lads were being looked after in the dubs game followed by the rugby and then we had live music for the rest of the night. Then shock horror the dubs match was abandoned and then the rugby cancelled, there was a whisper going round that I had something to do with that....hand on heart I didnt....this time. The chineses arrived and we all tucked in, the food was fab and the craic was great, also in recession times at a price of 20euro per couple for food, a drink and entertain, great value for money and supporting local business and our own GAA club as well, Its a win win situation.

We hope to do this again sometime in April, but next in our social calandar is Mothers Day Brunch, this will be our 4th year doing this and not only is it a great start to Mothers Day but also a great fundraiser for Temple Street Hopsital which most of us mothers have visited at some stage, either as a patient or a parent. Great Cause and well worth supporting, details will be posted on website shorty

Torthai an Chrannchur 06-12-2012.Uimhreacha 10-11-14-17.Ni raibh aon buaiteoir.Pota Or 13-02-2012 E2800.Go n-eiri libh go leir.Ta seachtain na Gaeilge ag teacht agus bigi reidh.

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