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Club Notes 23rd April 2012

posted Apr 25, 2012, 1:41 AM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Apr 25, 2012, 2:25 PM ]
There are still membership fees outstanding, mentors are asking to enforce NO PAY NO PLAY.

Membership can be paid byby cash, cheque, laser, visa or even PayPal via club website .

Can anybody assist in marking our pitches? Our facilities people are extremely busy with work commitments and need help, please make contact with Niall Dunne or Conor Lee.

We are looking out for volunteers to assist for remainder 2012 on our SOCIAL and FUNDRAISING efforts. Can u give 2-4 hours per month to assist? Please contact Tommy Hogan, Greg Brough, Paul Dempsey or club PRO.

Mentors are asked to keep lock up on St Anne's tidy, specifically return nets to their correct bins.

  • Summer Club Camp - 9-13 July
  • Kellogs Cul Camp 23-27 July
  • Summer Club Camp 13-16


The Dublin County Board are pleased to announce the launch of the Parnell Park Season Ticket for 2012/2013
Existing and new members can purchase their pass online at or by downloading the application from and post to Fiona Waters, Dublin County Board, Parnell Park, Donnycarney, Dublin 5. I have also attached a form to this email if you wish to upload it to your club website.
Terrace Pass - €130, Stand Pass €17
We regret that there will be no Juvenile Passes available for sale.

Drug Awareness Training for Volunteers in Sporting Organisations on Wed 25 from 6.30-9.30pm Drug Prevention & Educations Initiativitve. Training event takes place in Naas, Co kildare. Anyone interested in attending can get more details from or by calling 086-7953215.

Well done to Patrick O Higgins,Eoghan Keogh
and the Dub U21f/blrs on a superb semi-final win v Cork.

SENIOR CAMOGIE PLAYED NA FIANNA Unfortunately they lost by 3pts. Match report will follow.

Senior 1 camogie had a convincing win over Good Counsel last Tuesday 4-10 to 0-4.
Our girls led from the start and had a convincing lead of 2-2 to 0-3 going into the break.
Goals came from Hannah Larmon(3) and new-comer to the club Aoife Dooley(1).

Senior 4 play Clann na Gael on Thursday 25th. Please support.

Senior 4 camogie also had a great win, playing at home to CBC-St Kevins, score Raheny 8-12 to CBC 1-3. Great performances from Ciara Donnelly, Aisling McDonald, Aoife Dooley and Eadaoin Mulcahy. Team is doing very well in league to date.

Inters rowed in with victory v St Kevins and play Clann na Gael/Fontenoy tonight at home.

Well done to Dub Div4 camogie on winning the league final v Carlow.

Senior f/blrs won v Skerries Harps. They recorded their 4th consecutive victory away to Skerries on Sunday morning. Skerries proved a difficult assignment with raheny having to come from 4 points down with 15 minutes remaining to win out by a tight margin 0-11 to 0-9. Eoin Keogh and Paddy O Higgins fresh from their u21 semi final victory came off the bench to help Raheny to thri win and crucial scores from Gavin Ivory, Ciaran Murphy and Ger Coady closed out the victory. Many thanks to the great travelling Raheny support who made the trip to Skerries.


Junior A Championhip Raheny 3-12 v St Finians Newcastle 3-07

Junior B Football Championship - Raheny 1-11 stars of Erin 0-5. After a low scoring first half, raheny upped the ante in the second half to win this game by 9 points. Overall the defence marshalled by cathal gallagher and our captain declan gallagher never gave them a second on the ball. Once again Eoin mullen rolled back the years with a well taken goal from an excellent ball from karl fynes and some well taken scores from eamon fitzgerald and niall fitzsimons saw raheny through to the next round. Hopefully we can continue our push for promotion and meet star's next year in division 7

Junior D football championship Raheny 0-10 v Naomh Bharrog 1-4
Raheny gained sweet revenge for their league defeat to neighbours Naomh Bharrog, by coming out on top in this preliminary round Junior D championship game in St. anne's pitch 10.
Raheny dominated for most of the game, with a very impressive work rate and greater overall mobility. A performance of almost total control in the first half was tainted to some extent by some poor finishing, which resulted in Raheny going into the half time break 5 pts in total, with Bharrod drawing a blank. The home team made life hard on themselves in the second half with some very wasteful passing an

Minor hurlers lost to Lucan Sarsfields.

U 15 Football - Kilmacud Crokes 1-3 Raheny 3-8
Raheny travelled over to Stillorgan to take on Kilmacud Crokes in an important Division 1 football clash. Raheny dominated the game from start to finish and should have beaten Kilmacud by a much bigger margin but were very wasteful in front of goal. It was a great team display and some great passing moves pulled Kilmacud Crokes apart all over the pitch. Raheny U15’s after a poor start to the season are starting to move up the table after three straight wins.
PS: Raheny U15 Players & Mentors would like to thank Conor O’Kane and The Maldron Hotel for recent sponsorship of a new set of gear.
Last week Raheny u15s playedCraobh Chiarain at home. Craobh dominated the first half and missed a host of chances byt for stalwart defending of Evan Cumiskey able assisted by Ryan Bradshaw in goal and Robert O meara and Joe O Reilly in the corners. Evan marshalled his defence superbly, leading by examplbe always encouraging and urging on his fellow team mates, any young raheny hurler should look at Evan for inspiriation. Andrew Carroll and Philip Shatwell chased and harried faster opposition all evening, shane Bell With deadly accuracy that belies his young years scored two 65s which kept Raheny intouch with Craobh Chirain danger man and did a remarkable job. Craobh Chiarain are no double a classy hurling team but there were a few Raheny players MIA in the first half and things had to change. At the break it was 0-4 to 0-2 to Craobh. Raheny are not Hurling Feile champions for nothing and quiet words were had with some of the Raheny players at half time. The second half started much as the first with Craobh Chiarain sending over 3 more points without reply. The missing in action players Darren Byrne, Aaron Kelly James O’Kane, Darren Cooper and Fiachra O’Flynn began bossing the midfield and half forward line and dominated all positions thereafter, results came about quickly a tactical change of moving Brian Howard and Sean O’Flynn closer to Shane Bell at full forward provided dividends immediately with Brian Howard returning 5-1 at the end of the match. On the 45th minute Mark Williams came on for Sean O’Flynn and proved a very adept U14 player. Alex McConnell did not feature as he strained his neck muscles during the warm-up.
This game was very intimidating at times especially for our young players Joe O’Reilly, Fiachra O’Flynn, Andrew Carroll, Aaron Kelly, Mark Williams and Sean O’Flynn but they were able to handle the pressure and this bodes well for U14 Feile this year.
A great win for Raheny considering the we were not at the races in the first half.
Final Score
Craobh Chiarain 2-08 Raheny 5-09

U-18 girls lost last night against a very strong man o war side. There were some encouraging performances nevertheless from most players, particularly alannah broderick and jane o'dwyer in defence, roisin quinn and aoife costello at midfield, and ciara manley and emily rheinisch up front. Cara o'donnell also showed some class outfield in the second half after playing the opening 30 mins in goal

Under 12 camogie Raheny V Bridgets:

Beautiful sunny day on pitch 12A. Raheny won the first game easily with some great skill from Claire Gardner and Nicole Crowley who struck crisp points over the bar from over the 30 metre line. Alex Lawlor and Andrea Cotter who joined the squad this year contributed well show great promise. Sophie Peate worked hard in the back line and cleared ball after ball, while Ashling Horan managed to clear some long ball from her hand. In the second game we fall by a small margin of three points. The game was fought hard Laura Cox , Afric O’Connor and Aoife Baldwin battled hard. Derek Duffy was under pressure as Mary Lawlor was off galavanting for the week end.

Well Done Girls. Na Fianna next week.

Well done to the U8 Camogie teams out in Fingallians GAA on Saturday where they played Fingallians and Na Fianna. Great skill was shown by all the girls on the day and it could be clearly seen that they are coming on in leaps and bounds. 

GAA 4 MAs had their first outing on a pitch on sunday and got a real baptism of fire, well no baptism of water, the skys opened but we continued and braved the elemnts. Big difference from the astro, you got to chase all the stray balls on an open pitch!. Thanks again to Sarah and to our two guest coaches last week, DArragh Pelly and Andrew Dowling.

This weeks u10 report
There was no fear that Raheny U10 would underestimate Naomh Barrog as this was the fourth meeting of these teams this season.
With good conditions underfoot, Raheny played very well and ran out winners overall in a hard fought contest across the 3 games.
What impressed was the work of the Raheny lads without the ball in tracking back and making life difficult for their opponents.
Man of the match awards went to Luke Fox, John Sherlock and Donal O’Byrne with Eoin Dollard, Adam Barry and Jack Lawlor picking up the most improved player awards for their efforts.
Next up is football against Castleknock at 11am next Sat Apr 28th on 12A

Scoil Aine one of our feeder schools, played Scoil Maithu Ballinteer in Fairview last Wednesday in the Bun Scoil semi-final. The southsiders hit hard from the start and put huge pressure on the back-line. Saoirse White give an epic display in the full back positon and showed great blocking, batting and catching skills. Anna Murphy and Eabha Byrne ran all day and managed to get some quality balls up the field to the forwards where Olivia Gleeson and Laura Cox were lurking with intent.Liadan and Laura Cox showed great skill and determination. Ballinteer out skilled us on the day, they had twin sisters at mid – field who dominated the score 2:4 to 0:0 Tears were shed after the game , our hopes and dreams of planning in Croke Park were shattered.

Thanks to Ms Shephard and Ms O’Donnell for all the training after school. This year the teachers managed to field an ‘A’ and ‘B’ team from 5th and 6th classes. Gaelic Games for girls are truly thriving in Raheny. Well done to the team of 2012.

Team: Laura Cox, Eabha Byrne, Anna Murphy, Andrea Cotter, Kate Bissett, Katie Grehan, Amy Murphy, Saoirse White, Derabhla Gorman, Rachael Kirby, Ciara Duffy, Orla Walsh, Ciara Gallagher, Oliva Gleeson, Orla Morris – Toolean, Dara O’Hanlon, Molly Gaffey, Sinead Stack, Rachael Kilbane,Liadan Mack

Senior football management express many thanks to Charlie Meade and Tom Dwyer for their involvement in the very successful Comedy Night.

Raheny GAA are hosting a Gaelic Football and Hurling Open Day
Originally scheduled for Friday20 th April 5pm -6pm NOW rescheduled for Friday 27th April due to unforeseen circumstances St. Annes Park (pitch 9, 10) for boys aged 9 years old( born in 2003)
An hour of fun will be made up of mini leagues in Gaelic football and Hurling along with with some fun games.
Registration for open day is on the evening of the event and those interested should attend at 4.45 pm. For more information contact David O’ Callaghan on 087-1845864.

Many thanks also to Sean O Seachnasai Dental for U8 jersey sponsorship.

Deepest sympathy to the Eviston familiy following their recent sad loss.

Speedy recovery to Frank Welsh our great Ogra mentor and speedy recovery also to Grace Cullen one of our U11s, your team mates are looking forward to having you back on the pitch.

Torthai an Chrannchur 16-04.Uimhreacha 5-7-18-24.Ni raibh aon buaiteoir.Pota Or 23-04 e3500. Go n-eiri libh go leir.

Ma ta Gaeilge aghaibh-labhair i.

There is no strength without working together