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Club Notes 1st December 2014

posted Dec 6, 2014, 2:17 AM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Dec 6, 2014, 4:59 AM ]
NEWS NEWS NEWS.... Please note thanks to Gene Henry for giving up his Thursday evenings, the club shop will open form 7.30-9.30 on 11th December and 18th December. The club shop is ideal for the stocking fillers with many small cost items. Fabulous news sweatshirts in with half zips for all sizes, drop down and check it out. Thank you to Mary and Miriam who open the shop religiously on saturday mornings.

Our AGM was held on Tuesday evening and there were some changes to the executive, thanks to the new additions for volunteering Evin Crehan as our Registrar and Neil Kelly as our Juvenile Director. We also have new officers in Mick Hartford, Finonn Ryan, Karl Heaney and Niall Watters. Thank you to the existing officers who have agreed to stay on for another year. A Big thank you to our club man of the year Ronan Leech for all his hard work in his role as Juvenile Director and also to Philip Maher who stepped down as registrar, this was a job that was behind the scenes, and a very tough one but Philip did it brilliantly.

Our Mentors night is fast approaching 12/12, still some teams have not submitted mentors names, no mentors names no drinks vouchers!!

Our annual awards night is on 19/12 in the club hall, mentors will be contacted re awards and we will also be looking for nominations for Club Man of the Year. One strict rule for the awards night is your MUST WEAR CHRISTMAS ATTIRE.....


Raheny GAA club held its first ever Strictly Come Dancing Fundraising event on Saturday, 29 November 2014 in the Wright Venue, Swords. This event was one of the biggest fundraising events ever held by the club. On the night, we had twenty six amateur dancers from both the club and local community. The 13 male and 13 female dancers were split into couples and participated in an intensive six week training schedule under the guidance of professional dance teachers and a choreographer from Back Street Dance Studio, Swords. The dancers competed in front of a large community based audience in excess of 800 people performing various dance styles from Cha Cha to Rock n’ Roll. We had superb performances from all our dancers but congratulations go to Claire Fitzgerald & Dave Heffernan who were crowned King & Queen of the dance floor by a panel of three judges and from votes from the audience.

The night itself was a massive success and everyone really enjoyed it. However, the night could not have been the success it was without the support of the local community and those who supported and sponsored our fundraising efforts. The organising committee would like to take the opportunity to thank all those involved including our dancers who gave up so much of their time, to all those who turned up to support the night and to the majority of Raheny based businesses that kindly agreed to sponsor the event. To those who helped by putting their hands in their pockets, to the volunteers on the night and anyone that participated in making the night the success it was. There are too many people to name individually. The amount raised was substantial and will go directly towards developing Raheny GAA club playing facilities.
Thank you all once again for supporting GAA club in its plans to develop itself so that generations to come can enjoy untold success on the field of play

We have no doubt that the night will be the talk of the parish for some time to come...

The transfer window is the first week in December,
if anyone is looking to transfer or has a friend who might like to please don't miss the deadline.

Another win for our Minor Camogie team Raheny 4.6 v 2.4 Castleknock in the Championship.

U21s play Lucan on Saturday at 14.00 on Alfie Byrne Road this is the Quarter final of the championship. 16th man wanted.

Ogra finishes up on 12 December with a very special visitor.....wonder who that could be HO HO HO. We also have a visit from Radio Nova and their Hummer at the ogra. It will be arriving at 10.50 and all the ogra children will have a chance to sit in this large car, there might even be a few give always.

Lotto is now at 4,000 and trad music still on Wednesday
night from 9pm. Mentors night is on 12 December, some mentors still haven't sent their lists in!!

There is no strength without working together