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Club Notes 18th April 2016

posted Apr 20, 2016, 2:01 AM by Ger McGloin   [ updated Apr 20, 2016, 4:10 AM ]

Feile Boys

14 Féile na nGael 2016 - Div 3 Final - Peregrines GAA Club - 17th April

Raheny U14 Hurlers came out on top in a great battle for Division 3 title at Pergrines GAA Club last Sunday 17th April.

After winning all of their group games and beating Kilmacud Crokes in the semi final at the host venue in St Annes, all attention turned to what was going to be a tough encounter with Craobh Chiarain. With the stands full of enthusiastic supporters, both teams came out all guns blazing and both took a few minutes to settle. Raheny opened the scoring with a sweet point from Ben Roberts who was having a superb tournament all round. Chiarians responded immediately with a goal that put Raheny on the back foot. Not for the first time in this competition, Raheny responded with conviction with a goal of their own which was expertly dispatched by the impressive Michael Collins who also scored a point soon afterwards. Raheny dug in with the half back line of Cúán Malone, Tom O'Donnell and Jamie Herbert creating a wall that Chiarains found hard to breach. Luke Fox, Matthew Lodge and John Sherlock also put in top class performances in the full back line in the first half against a stiff breeze to keep the opposition scores to a minimum. Raheny began to find their rhythm and notched over a number of points in the following minutes from Thomas Hurley at full forward and Eoghan Baldwin at right half forward. who both kept the opposition backline on their toes. Raheny then took a grip on the game when an alert Eoin Dollard snuck in to poach a goal before half time. With a half time lead of 2-6 to 1-2, Raheny were well on top.

Chiarains came out with intent in the second half and the battle in midfield was a lot tougher than any of the games the day before. But midfielders Leon Coakley and Captain Mark Murphy and corner back Adam Morgan an were up to the task and left nothing on the pitch over the forty minutes. Raheny, now with that decent breeze behind them started to take control with another couple of points and a well worked goal taken expertly from the marauding Thomas Moriarty at left half forward. Chiarains battled hard to their credit but any balls that came near the Raheny goal were expertly dealt with by a cool-headed Brian Dunne, one of the players of the tournament. Raheny capped off a great performance with their final goal coming from a very quick Conor English with some help from Donal O'Byrne now at full forward beside him. Adam Mooney, John Blundell and Jack Lawlor came onto the park and worked tirelessly to ensure that the ball stayed in the opposition half for the remainder of the game and any balls that did come up the field were mopped up by the two quick half backs Conor Baldwin and Adam McAweeney.

The large Raheny crowd went wild at the final whistle with the boys winning 4-9 to 1-2. Celebrations followed later in the club with the presentation of medals to a hurling team that are going places, and firstly to represent Dublin in the National Feile in Waterford and Tipperary in mid June.

3 players to mention players that couldn't make the team on the day were Leo Fallon and Sean Bradshaw, both out with injuries and James Hyland, who played put in good performances in the group stages the day before and who was sick on the day.


What a weekend! The U14 hurlers were buzzing yesterday after their great win in Division 3.

We're only half way through Féile but at this stage we'd like to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of many people that contributed to a hugely successful weekend both on and off the pitch. Thanks to the boys parents for their exceptional efforts with fundraising and volunteering, all the sponsors and people who supported our events, all the club members who volunteered to help on the day at the pitches and at the club, those who provided sandwiches and goodies for the day, the players who volunteered to steward on the day, and all of the supporters on both days who were the much needed 16th man!

Many thanks to those who held a number of coaching sessions with the players in the run up to this weekend.

Hosting the Féile was a huge undertaking and had to be organised in a very short space of time. We'd like say a huge thanks to Ronan Leech for taking on the role as Co-ordinator for the weekend, perfect man for the job and it showed. Thanks also to Neil Kelly and Adrian McCormack for their help in the background, very much appreciated. Great also to see other areas of the community involved so many thanks to Raheny 73rd Scouts also for provided tents and equipment on the day, again very much appreciated.

The players commitment over the years and particularly this year has been a joy to watch and the experience the lads had this weekend will stay with them for a very long time. We now have the opportunity to take part in the National Feile 2016 in Tipperary and Waterford in June so that is another experience that the players can look forward to. They should be proud of themselves and their club.

Thanks to Mick Harford, Andrew Murphy and others for having the pitches in immaculate condition.

Thanks again to all,
U14 Hurling Mentors X

Results from the Feile day(s)

Raheny 5-4 v 3-4 Naomh Mearnog
Raheny 3-3 v 1-3 BSJ.
Raheny 1-04 Clan Na Gael Fontenoy 0-03

Dublin hurling Feile Div 3 semi-final 

Raheny 2.8v 1.2  Kilmacud B

Dublin Hurling Feile Final Div 3

Raheny V Craobh Chiarain , St Peregrines, Blakestown Road at 1pm

Raheny 4.9 v 1.2 Craobh Chiarain

Club Survey
if you haven't seen it yet, please participate in the Raheny GAA Club survey. Here's the link to it: is welcome from everyone with a connection and interest in the future of Raheny GAA as there is currently a strategy steering group looking at the plans for the club for the next few years - your views, ideas and input is very much needed and welcomed. 

Please don't forget to complete the survey

Funeral Arrangements for Christy Reid

The Club is deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Christy Reid, our thoughts & prayers are with Siobhan, Claire & Kevin. May he rest in peace. 

Christy was part of a juvenile management team for over 10 years, that oversaw great success, including a win in the division 1 Dublin football feile final (2007). We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Siobhan and children Claire and Kevin. May he rest in peace.

Removal on Thursday, 21st April, to Church of the Holy Trinity, Donaghmede arriving for 10am Mass, followed by burial in Fingal Cemetery. Further details on


We're always looking for volunteers to assist with coaching, admin/registration, and preparation of the fresh fruit (on Saturdays). Absolutely no experience is required for any of the roles. If any parents/coaches are available to assist on either Friday nights or Saturday mornings from January to June, please contact Seamus Dunne or Tom Reynolds at the following email addresses:

  • Friday Hurling Ogra Fridays 6pm Club Astro
  • Saturday Ogra Saturday10am Club Astro

The Ogra caters for our youngest players - if you are interested in playing games with school friends just pop up to the club either day, we are sure you will have a great time.

Our Club shop 

Sat 9.30 – 12.00 Ongoing

First Thursday of each month 7.30 – 8.30 pm

5th May, 3rd June.

Thank you to all who have paid their membership to date, remember if your membership is not paid in FULL by 31st March 2016, we will be implementing a strict NO PAY NO PLAY policy.

Club Survey :- Please do the online survey and make a difference

You can access the link here Click here to complete survey

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.

Fancy getting fit and in shape and meeting other mothers and others for some fun filled football training sessions why not come along on Sunday's from 8-9 to Raheny Astro (absolutely no GAA experience needed, you just need to be female). Contact Amanda for more details on 

(087) 136 8673.

The Swing Cats will be performing in the club on May 1st at 8PM. Tickets 15Euros contact Cian on 0877950130/Ciaran on 0862660437

U11 Girls get kitted out!!

Thank you to Raheny Optics for sponsoring our U11 ladies team, fab jerseys, socks and shorts.

We were very proud to see three of our players don the blue for Dublin U21 Brian Howard, Sean McMahon and Darren Byrne regardless of the result.

Feile Girls Camogie
Best of luck to our U14 Camogie team who are playing this Saturday in the Feile in Perigrines GAA. On Friday night three of our U14 girls will take part in the Dublin Skillstar Competition, Eabha Ni Bhradaigh, Ciara Stack and Molly Dempsey, good luck girls.

Well done to Dublin Minor Footballers who won on Saturday,  our Glen Mcnamara and Aran Kelly are both on the squad.

U15 ladies footballers A and B teams had good wins on Saturday.

Hard luck to our Senior team who put up a great fight against All Ireland Champions Ballyboden St Endas.

Under 12 Girls (Camogie and Ladies Football) The U12 girls were invited to take part in the Ballyboden St. Enda’s 1916 Centenary Féile on Sunday 17th April 2016 which was held at St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham.
We brought out one football team and one camogie team to play in the féile against some of the biggest clubs in Dublin including Ballyboden St. Enda,  Kilmacud Crokes,  Templeogue and Faughs GAA.  The girls did fantastic in both codes.  The footballers won the shield and the camogie team narrowly lost out to Kilmacud Crokes in the cup final.  After the féile the girls marched with the club banner to Pearse Museum where they were presented with the shield trophy and certificates for all the girls.  It was a great day out for the girls, parents and mentors.  The girls did the club proud!

U12 "A" Grading - Match Report

Raheny V Cuala

St Anne's

9th April 2016

Raheny U12 hurlers welcomed Cuala to St Anne's for our 4th early season grading game.We had performed very well in our 3 previous grading games though results hadn't gone our way.

At U12, teams play 13 a side.There were superb skills on show from both teams. We had a strong foundation in place from the back with Matthew McGloin putting in great work between the sticks for us. In front of him Cillian Ryan, Sean Hanley and Daniel Broderick kept a tight grip on the Cuala forwards though Daniel had to depart with an injury mid way through the first half. His replacement Andrew O'Seachnasai played a stormer. Our half backs Eoghan Cullen and Ciaran Harnett, while holding their positions defensively, never missed a chance to attack up their wings when the opportunity arose. Sean Reilly and Conor Ahearne got through a huge amount of work in midfield with Sean putting in a man of the match performance on his return from injury.  We went in at half time a goal up and with the result very much in the balance.

In the 2nd half our half forwards Sam Grant, Ruairi Kelly and Daniel O'Dwyer fought and scrapped for every ball on ground or in the air, with all 3 contributing important scores. This allowed our 2 inside forwards to concentrate on finishing our chances, an area we had been lacking in over the first 3 games. Kevin Moran and Jason Buckley didn't let us down with a few terrific goals to keep us ahead of Cuala as the game wore on.

Final result was Raheny 7-3 to Cuala 3-3. Hopefully we can kick on for the rest of the season now - there's a lot of hurling in the team. We think that the boys can have a big future if they continue to concentrate on their teamwork and skills.

Thanks to Cuala and their mentors for a very sporting game.

U12 Mentors

Perfect venue for Saturday nights entertainment

A Chairde,

This Saturday is a special night in the club.

Firstly, we will be making a presentation to Mary Henry and Miriam Markham as they are both finishing up their long stints in the club shop for which we are all very grateful.

Secondly, we will be unveiling two new jerseys for our jersey wall of fame—one each from Brian Fenton and David Henry.

Thirdly, we will be rounding off the evening with music from Micka O’Brien (10.00pm to 10.30pm) and he will be followed by The Smokin' Celts (10.30pm till late).

Sunday is the official anniversary of the Easter Rising and also the Dubs are in the final of the National League. The perfect venue to spend your Saturday night.

So, all in all it promises to be a great evening. It's our club and would be wonderful to have a big crowd.

Ever fancied a role in Management?
Our AFL4 are currently looking for a management team. If you are interested please contact Ronan on (087) 250 5462

Next Golf Society Outing This Friday 22nd April


This year, in addition to supporting the club bar,  we are also aiming to raise 1,000 euro in total for the club funds from these outings. The first event takes place on Fri 22nd April in Sta Annes Golf Club and will be a 12 hole stableford competition. We have the tee from 5pm to 6pm. 

Cost €30 to include golf and pizza back in the GAA Clubhouse afterwards

If you want to play, we need


Mobile Number


Member of St Annes Y/N

Contact with details.

The plan is to run one of these every month from April to September (6 events) this year with the emphasis on having a bit of craic and getting people back to the club afterwards.


Summer Club Fundraising Golf Classic


Please note you may know from other emails that there is a special separate Club fundraising golf outing at 2pm on  Friday August 12th in Luttrellstown - please contact  Brian Kavanagh briankavanagh@gaelic.ic  or Andrew Dowling if you wish to take part in that or indeed sponsor a hole (Team of 4 Players costs €380 which includes round of golf, golfers grill and 4 drink vouchers for use in club bar that evening).

Torthai an Chranchuir 
Monday 18/04/16. Uimreacha; 02, 03, 17, 22. Ni raibh aon buaiteoir. Pota Or 25/04/16 + €4,300. 
Go n-eiri libh go leir.

The three €25 Lucky Dip Winners this week are:
1) Chelsea Ivory.
2) John & Catherine O'Rourke.
3) Paul Byrne.

This month's €200 Monthly Draw* entrants:

1) Louise Bissett.
2) Tommy Hogan.
3) Gene Henry.
4) Greg Brough.
5) Breno & Maria.
6) Martina Byrne.
7) Helen Conor.
8) Thomas O'Flynn.

There is no strength without working together