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Club Notes 18th June 2012

posted Jun 19, 2012, 5:48 AM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Jun 19, 2012, 5:48 AM ]

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Raheny Festival next saturday, get the child of prague out in your garden quick.

Good luck to Dub senior and minor hurlers v Kilkenny in Portlaoise and to Ciara,Aoife and the Dub senior camogie v Kilkenny in O Toole Park.All games next Saturday.

Raheny goes international
on Wednesday night, our u13 ladies Footballers are playing New York U14 feile team on pitch 10 at 6pm, its not just a case of supporting your parish, we are supporting our country on Wednesday. We are delighted to welcome the New York girls and their mentors, I heard a whisper that one of New Yorks selectors John Mackey is an in-law of Ray McDunphy who is part of our senior management team. The Chairman of New York GAA is a former Raheny Goalkeeper Larry McCarthy.
How small is the world getting?
Raheny would like to wish New York the very best of luck in the ladies Football feile this weekend!


RAHNEY 1-8 V ST OLIVER PLUNKETT’S/ER 1-11 It’s said that a good start is half the battle and so it proved to be as Plunkett’s booked their spot in Round 4 of the Dublin SFC after being pushed all the way by Raheny at Parnell Park on Wednesday night.
Ciarán Whelan’s young side put in a sterling second half but ultimately it was their slow start which left them with a bit too much to do if they were going to perform a giant-killing act.
Plunkett’s had 1-5 on the board inside the opening ten minutes and it was an advantage they never relinquished despite an heroic effort by their opponents.
Declan Lally scored Plunkett’s first half goal as the Navan Road men led 1-6 to 0-4 at the break.
However, Raheny pressed strongly in the second half with their goal coming from a David Henry penalty rebound – his initial effort being brilliantly saved by Philip Brogan.
But when he was needed most Bernard Brogan popped up with an inspired late point to see his side to victory. Raheny must take their chances in Round 3.(taken from Hill 16).
Ta an culdoras oscailte fos.

AFL5 Raheny 4-6 to Ballinteer St.John 0-9.

AFL8 Raheny 0-7 to Ballinteer St.John 3.8.

AFL10 Raheny 4-9 to Craobh Chiarain 5-9. 17/6

Junior C football result: Wed June 13th in Westmanstown.  Raheny: 1gl. 11pts. Garda: 0gls. 9 pts.
A good performance by the Junior c team on an evening where the very greasy ball and wet sod made for difficult playing conditions. Some well taken points by Luke Dillon, Conor Henry and Cian Daly. But perhaps most impressive of all was the very dramatic impact of second half substitute Alan Whyte, chalking up a point with his first touch, and shortly afterwards showing his marker a clean pair of heels to hit the net with a well struck goal.

U8 Hurling Reports, thx, Neil. I'm sending you Peil Abú report separately. Raheny 2 Michael Harnett reports from St Annes that Raheny 2 had good games against Whitehall Colmcilles yesterday with 3 wins from 4 played on the day and good performances from both teams. The orange Team played a tight first game winning through in the end with a goal from Stefan. The 2nd game was a lot easier with goals from Matthew Sean and Paul. The yellow team won their first game after a slow start with a goal from Ciaran being the difference. In 2nd game despite Ciarans goals and some good defending from Eoghan and Zack they could not pull back 2 early Whitehall goals and lost 3-2 in the end. Well done lads, remember 10 minutes every day with the hurley in your hand makes all the difference. Keep up the good work! Raheny 1 We headed out the motorway to Balbriggan to face ODwyers. Somehow we managed to evade the cloudbursts for the durations of the games. We just had 13 players for 2 7 a sides so ODwyers loaned us a few players so all players got a game. It's important that we continue to attend away matches, if any players are in need of a lift out to away games just talk to any of the mentors and this can be arranged with parents permission. The boys all played very well with 4 wins from 4 and some good striking on both sides in evidence. Special mentions to Conor Kilbane and Adam Edney 2 of our newer players who really played with great skill. Hard to believe that these lads are so new to us. Keep up the great work lads. Well done to Ruairi and Jason Maguire on getting some key goals in both games and James OConnell too. We have a 50 seater bus full to the brim lined up to take us off to Portlaoise to play against their U8 team next Saturday at 11.45. After this we're into OMoore Park to support Eoghan Smyth and the Dublin minors and Dotsy and the seniors both up against the Cats. Give it everything lads!!!! Full trip details will be available on the teampage and at training on Wednesday night 5.45 Pitch 9 St Annes, All Saints Road. Bookmark for all team news updates.

U11s - The 2001 CFF played a one team match against St Peregrines on Sunday morning and gave another fine display in front of a good Raheny support. Stars of the day were Lauren Robinson, Shauna Dowdell and Ciara Stack. Nicole Crowley and Niamh McCormack both scored hat-tricks.

U13 Div.4 ladies f/blrs
won v Skerries Harps.

U12 camogie won v Ballyboden St.Endas.

U12 Hurlings
Raheny 12-3 St Sylvester's 3-4 The Score line would suggest an easy win for Raheny but in a game between two evenly matched teams, Raheny’s work ethic from backs to forwards when defending and some clinical finishing when the chances arose in front of goal on the day proved decisive.
Raheny were 4 goals up after 15 mins and led 5-1 to 2 points at half time. Raheny maintained their high tempo in the second half running up a further 7 goals and 2 points to run out comfortable winners in the end. It was encouraging to see 7 different scorers on the day with the goals shared by Liam Dunne, Hugh Scully, Conor Crowley, Sean Farrelly and Luke Mitchell with points by Niall Walsh, Liam Dunne and Luke Mitchell.
This was a great team performance and it was nice to see the hard work done by all the lads in training coming to fruition in the final game before the summer break. We would also like to say a special thanks to Martin Dunne for his help with the team, his training ideas have added a new dimension to the teams play that was reflected in the goals scored today.
Thanks also to all the parents for their support at all the matches throughout the year.
Well done boys, enjoy the summer break.

The U11 Girls took to the highways and byways of the Sunny South East with Dwyane our resident coach driver extraordinaire to visit Oulart the Ballgah. We had a real religious experience on the final week-end of the International Eucharistic Congress with things of biblical proportions, Lazarus type recovery and Loaves and Fishes.... It will become clear as you go on....
We left the club at a more respectable time of 8:45AM on Saturday after loading up with hurls helmets, jerseys and food (just in case we ended up like the U10 boys the previous weekend in Cork). We set off in the rain but as soon as we hit the Pale border the sun came out and we were baked in sunshine for the trip down. We went a strange route to get to the M50 but thats just Dwyane for you. Exit 23 off the N11 and we hit the Old coast road and through the thatched cottage villages of Ballyedmond and Ballycanew. We took the turn for Oulart and down the country lane to be met by Yvonne our Oulart rep for the day. We bailed off the coach and grabbed all the gear and headed into Oularts new pitch/complex. Dwyane had already sussed out the village and was away to get himself a massive breakfast role. The pitch was only opened on the 8th May with a Match between Wexford and Offaly and to say that the pitch was waterlogged was no exaggeration there was standing water everywhere if you were a golfer you would be taking a free drop in the next field. Yvonne had been onto us before we left Dublin to say that the pitch was cancelled but that we could use their HUGE hurling wall for a session. No sooner had we gotten lined up and Eamonn had them on a couple of warm up laps and the heavens opened up and we had rain of "Biblical Proportions". We scattered for the clubhouse where Yvonne and the ladies of Oulart had laid out a huge spread for us with sandwiches, Mugs O tae and according to everybody the best scones they ever tasted. We sheltered for about 30 mins and watched the rain hop off the tarmac.
"Its stopped raining" someone shouted so we disembarked Noahs Ark and hit the hurling wall again. We had a great run out but the weather was always going to be against us. Oularts Camogie chairperson gave us a lovely encouraging speech out in the rain at the hurling wall and the message that everybody hopefully got was "Keep on playing camogie as you will make friends for life through victory and defeat"

We all got changed again and said our goodbyes and thank you to Yvonne and the good people of Oulart for looking after us and we boarded the Ark once more. Onwards to Curacloe beach. After about 30 mins in the coach and down some windy roads we arrived at "Saving Private Ryans" beach. Grabbed all the hurls, helmets and rain gear and "Hit the beach to clear those murder holes". Now Dollymount has some sand dunes but they were tiny in proportion to the dunes in Curacloe so up we all went , some a lot slower than others. When they hit the top it looked like a movie poster for Braveheart with the lot of them waving their hurls and screaming at the top of their lungs.... while in the background Jeff and Gerrys lungs were just screaming. Of course just like the Grand old Duke of York once they got to the top of the hill they had to come down and they did screaming. We made them come back up again and we got setup for "Dune relay" race with teams of 4 setout and the mentors entered cause it was "non-competitive".... The starters whistle blew but Fintan was already halfway down the dune with Lauren hot on his heels and she shot past him but came a cropper at the bottom. Next we had a bit of a cross country race over and through the dunes and down to the "Totem pole". At this stage every person was well and truly jacked. Did I say that we were on the beach and what is next to the beach but the sea....... and it was boots,socks,shin-guards off and into the water for a paddle......"Not further than your knees" was the instruction "as I'm fecked if I'm jumping in after you" was the bit they didn't hear. Now Shauna decided to attempt to qualify for the Olympics 50m front crawl and face planted into the surf followed closely by Isabella. Sinead A took the opportunity to wash off all the camouflage/gravel she had on her. We called them ashore for an impromptu game of rounders, we are after all a GAA club.
The diamond was setup and it was the kids versus the montors/adults and once again it was a non-competitive game. Up stood the girls and ploughed a few balls into the dunes for the adults to chase but we soon got the hang of it and managed to get 5 of them out. We swapped around. Now nobody must have told Fintan about the "non-competitive" part of the game as the first ball came in and he sent it like a mortar down the beach and made it to second base before it was returned. Fiona stood up and ball 1 came in and a swing and an miss... ball 2 came in and she connected with it and it sailed high into the air but it was drifting off in Carlas direction and we all thought were safe there as she has a broken collarbone .... here comes the Lazarus moment..... up went the two arms and she one handed it and we were out... Now this is where her dad Alan stood with his gob open and then screamed laughing at the sight... Brilliant.

We were cutting it close with time so we called a halt and got them off the beach and up to get cleaned/dried up. This turned into a bit of a mission but thanks to Susan and Fiona they both had them all sorted and back on the bus. We had threatened them earlier that we would bring them to "The Golden Arches" on the way home but only if they put in an effort on the beach and after the dunes/sea and rounders we reckon they deserved it. The order was taken as the loaded themselves onto the bus. We set off for Arklow and the thoughts of burgers and fries. Now when we got to McD's it turned out to be a little on the small side and we weren't sure that we would all fit but you just try and stop 32 girls from getting to a McDonalds. We all got seated and the "Loaves and Fishes" began with Paul dealing out the meals like a seasoned professional. All was consumed and the facilities were utilised and we loaded them back up on the bus. A quick headcount and we set off for home.

We arrived back at the club for 5:50 about an hour and a half behind schedule but I dont think anybody really minded as they all arrived in one piece.... a little jaded but in once piece.

- Raheny 2-4 to Trinty Gaels 2-6.They had there first match against Trinity Gaels on Wednesday last. The ladies did the Parish proud, leading for the first 3 quarters of the game to lose by 2 points to a strong side. Twenty fours ladies togged out in the marroon jersey to start naming who played well I would have to name every player. Thanks to the Raheny Sideline for all their support, fantastic as always and of course Sarah Caulfield for training us so well. Next match will be a home one and you will be kept posted.    Training continues 8-9pm Sunday and 9-10pm Tuesday. Anyone interested in joining us just turn up or call 086-2909022.

Well done to the U8 Camogie team who played 3 teams last Sunday on pitch 12A.

Peil Abú Match Report 17 June
Beautiful evening this evening for our continuing series of Peil Abú the new recreational tag Gaelic Football game.
We had 12 stalwarts out today so an action packed 6 a side match was played out on Pitch 10. We would love to get a few more bodies out so if there are any other mentors/guests/humans interested dont forget we play each Sunday at 5pm. We are very light from the CCC2 side of things, it's great craic and we're wrapped up in 1 hour. Please try to come along and support this venture.
Very even game today, hard to tell if there was an outright winner but the Yellows maybe just held sway with an Injury Time score. 8-3 to 7-5 in the end as far as I could make out. There was an impromptu display of balletic gymnastics by one of our camogie mentors. Well done PP keep up the dancing!!
Great pace to the game, despite or maybe because of our leaders absence. Just kidding Stuart!! He is away in Poland spreading the Peil Abú gospel but will return to take next weeks game.
See you all again on Sunday 5pm.

Congratulations to Brian Maher on captaining his county team in Belfast. Brian Maher and Nathan Morgan, both Raheny GAA u12 football panel selected to play from Scoil Assaim.  Brian captained the team and scored 1-1 and Nathan was superb at the back.

Junior Dubs played super stuff to defeat Belfast schools 4.9 to 1.1.

Many congratulations to Donal Ryan and Aoife Farrell on their recent nupitals in Malta another match made in Raheny.

Big thank to Daniel Reid for all his hard work through out the year, he will be missed on Fridays by all especially Reggie.

All Ogra details available at

Parnell Park passes now available for renewal/purchase. Contact Fiona at Parnell Park.

Torthai an Chrannchur 11-06.Uimhreacha 3-18-21-22.Ni raibh aon buaiteoir.Pota Or 18-06 €4600.Go n-eiri libh go leir agus ma ta Gaeilge agaibh-labhair i.

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