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Club Notes 25th June 2012

posted Jun 27, 2012, 1:30 PM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Jun 28, 2012, 5:34 AM ]
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Well done to Siobhan Woods and the Dublin Senior Ladies against Kildare and also to Eoghan Smyth Dublin Minor Hurlers against Kilkenny. Hard luck to Dotsy O Callaghan Dublin Senior Hurlers against a strong Kilkenny side .Hard luck also to Ciara,Aoife and Dub senior v the Cats in O Toole park. 

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RAHENY GAA GOLF OUTING - Friday 13th July 2012 at Malahide Golf Club. 
  • Tee times are from 1pm to 3pm. 
The cost is €55 (€25 for members of Malahide Golf Club) which includes a meal (steak & chips) and prizes. 
Hopefully the weather will be kind to us, but it will be another great day out and,as always, it's the perfect way to get to know more people in the club. 


Raheny to host Longford & Fermanagh in Feile na nGael Thursday July 5th to Saturday July 7th.
We are delighted to announce that Raheny is a host club in the finals of the Féile na nGael which are being held in Dublin this year. This is a big event not only for the players involved but also for the Club and it is really important that we get behind all the players involved, and extend a warm Raheny Cead Mile Fáilte to all our visitors.
The Féile is a national festival of Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camogie and Handball for boys and girls under 14 years of age and is based on the GAA club unit. Each year some 25,000 boys and girls take part in this festival in all 32 counties. London and Warwickshire also participate in this festival. When the preliminary competition is completed in each county, the winning club then travels to the host county or province where they are hosted by families and engage the host club in gaelic,hurling, camogie and handball games. This year Dublin is the host county and Raheny one of the host teams. 

Raheny hurlers are hosting a team from Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford while the Camogie team are hosting Glenealy from Co. Wicklow. The players from both of these teams will be hosted for the three days by the families of the Raheny players. Thanks to all concerned for volunteering to do so!

On Thursday Raheny will host two matches on Pitch 9/10
  • Hurling V Wolfe Tones Pitch 9 @ 2 PM
  • Camogie V Glenealy Pitch 10 @ 2 PM
On Thursday evening all participating teams will parade from Croke Park all the way down to O’Connell Street. The parade leaves Croke Park at 7.15 and both the Hurling and Camogie teams will represent Raheny.

On Friday the Camogie ladies head to Cuala for their matches while the Hurlers are hosts to all the teams in their group. The line up for the matches is as follows:
  • 10.00 Raheny V Lisbellaw Fermanagh
  • 11.00 Commercials V Wolfe Tones
  • 12.30 Commercials V Raheny
  • 1.30 Wolfe Tones v Lisbellaw
All games on Pitch 9

The semi finals are being played in Cuala.

Later on Friday evening, there will be lots of festivities in the club for all players and our visitors.

Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen. This is a big event for the club and we are hoping that all members will give whatever help they can and that we will have lots of support for all the players, both home teams and our visitors.

Raheny went international on Wednesday last Raheny U13 & U15 V New York It was a lovely sunny evening when the American girls joined us on Pitch 10 for a challenge match last Wednesday. Our girls were very excited to hear their accents but it was their football skills that amazed us all. New York are a very strong team and will hopefully pick up some silverware in the Féile!

We played three fifteen minute matches. In the first, New York were by far the better team, even though the Raheny girls never gave up. Liadán Mack made great kick-outs and with some lovely passing from half-backs and mid-field, Ciara McDunphy took the ball and blasted it into the back of the net! Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough and New York won well. In the second match, New York put it up to Raheny again but the girls fought hard the whole way through with great performances from all. In the third match, the Raheny girls were very determined and defended their goal well. The backs did extremely well, putting in outstanding tackles and blocks, and the forwards were coming back to support their team-mates and then rushing forward when the opportunity arose. However, unfortunately for Raheny, New York won all three games. Also a really big thank you should go to Claire O’Reilly and Claire Fitzpatrick for arranging the event and getting together the Raheny Team and all the “Mammies” for putting together a great reception in the hall afterwards. New York also provided a piper who led both team in a parade into the club hall after the game.

Saturday Morning there was big changes in the Ogra, we now have FRUIT & REG morning, after training the children were all given chopped fruit and bottled water much to the parents delight and most of the children. This will be a regular feature from now on and on special occassions we will go for the more exotic fruits. Heres to a Healthy Raheny GAA.

AHL2 Raheny 1-10 v Whitehall Colmcilles 0-15 on 20th June 

AHL2 Raheny 2-10 v Kilmacud Crokes 1-10 on 24th June 

AHL9 Raheny 3-11 v Lucan Sarsfield 5-8 

Inter Camogie Raheny 2-7 v Erins Isle 0-1

U14 Boys Raheny 2-8 v Finigallians 1.7
Down to the bare minimum of players due to holidays and gaeltachts, the U14 Footballers headed out to Fingallians for their last game before the summer break. Under wet conditions, we started on the attack and eventually Sean Grenham ( scoring 5 points in the game) racked up the first point. In the early exchanges Matt Lyons, Matt Nolan, Sean and Fiachra O'Flynn did well but our dominance was not reflected on the scoreboard. Ciaran Dunne and Captain Shane Leahy (who picked up an injury early in the game) worked hard in midfield. Half way through the 1st half we were three points to the good but from heavy Fingallians pressure we conceded a goal to make it all square. We were under pressure for some time and Matt Dempsey made some fine saves to keep us in it. Robert McCormack, and Andy Carroll were solid at the back throughout.We got to half-time two points to the good.
In the 2nd half, Fingallians started very well, making up the deficit and at one stage went three points ahead.
Oisin Kelly from centre back broke free with the ball and with a few passes placed the ball in the top corner of the net to bring it all square. Fingallians kept up the fight but with dogged defending from Cian Storey, Mark Smith and Darragh Keogh and some super saves from Matt Dempsey we managed to keep them at bay. In the last 10 minutes of the game super sub David Hyland fielded a high ball and with a quick turn buried it to the net. Ciaran White tacked on a point. This was to be the last score of the game and the team saw out the last few minutes. Final Score 2-8 to 1-7.
With 5 games to go, this result leaves the the U14s joint top with our friends and main rivals St Vincents. Having beaten them earlier in the season we are now looking forward to the return encounter in the first week in September.

A word of mention - Thank you to Andy Carroll, Sean O'Flynn, and Sean Grenham for helping us with the numbers and putting in stellar performances on the night. True Raheny GAA clubmen.

Another word of mention - It is great to see the art of dead ball free taking is alive and well in Raheny with Sean Grenham showing how it is done in the U14 game as well as his free taking exhibition with the U13 footballers the previous night.

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