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Club Notes 26th September 2016

posted Sep 26, 2016, 1:50 PM by Ger McGloin   [ updated Sep 27, 2016, 12:52 AM by Web Admin ]

As always we are looking for volunteers to help with registering our new players, or simply to chop fruit. If you have 30mins to spare to help out on Saturday mornings please contact Alison on 086-2909022.

Friday Night Ogra is on pitch 12A with Seamus and will continue every Friday weather permitting but its September in Ireland and the schools are back so the weather is going to be glorious.

Boot Exchange

The boot exchange is still up and running but has moved into the club shop, plenty of boots in stock. Bring your clean boots down and exchange for a big size.

The Club Hall is available for hire for parties, 

If you wish to book either the hall or the Hill for communion/confirmations please do so before 15/10 contact Tommy on 086-160009. 

Club Shop :- Club shop is back to opening on a Saturday morning from 10-12. 

Do you know our club shop is now online, you can order and pay online and collect behind the bar.

Raheny GAA Golf Society

Raheny GAA ~ Clontarf Golf Club ~ Friday September 30

Hi all,
Just to update that we have had a great response to our call for the outing on September 30. We now have 22 golfers set to play. Because of light considerations, we can only offer 2 more slots.

So, for anybody who's interested, please email in your details now.

After that, we will have to operate a waiting list - heady times indeed!!

Thanks to all.

Stuart, Fionnan, Mike, Cathal


Hard Luck :- Hard luck to Siobhan Woods and the Dublin Ladies football team, so close. You had a special supporters club there for you.

Senior 2 Camogie Semi- Final Vs St Judes:- The girls worked their socks off as can be seen by these photos . I am truly proud of them all as all in the club should be . Judes are a class team and will take some stopping but we gave our all and no one can ask anything more than that... Kevin Broderick


Best Of Luck :- Best of luck to our Brian Fenton and the Dublin senior football team on Saturday v Mayo



As the Dublin GAA Club total ticket allocations for the All Ireland Football Final Replay will remain the same as the total allocation received by clubs for the Final on 18th September, this means that Raheny GAA will receive a very similar amount to the first game.

I know it was announced that The Dublin County Board would receive a limited number of family tickets, these tickets have been allocated as a priority to the Dublin Senior Football Team and their families.

Date and time for draw will be announced at a later date so keep an eye on social media.

All Ireland Replay Ticket Raffle

Hi all,
We are running another raffle for tickets for next Saturday's match.

Tickets are priced at €10 each and we have 2 sets of tickets up for grabs (1) 2 stand tickets 

and (2) 2 Hill 16 tickets.

The draw will be held in the club on Friday night.

You can enter here… or by leaving the entry fee 

together with your name in an envelope at the club bar.

Best of luck

Social Committee

All Ireland Football Final in the club

Big screens will be up in the hall and bar for those unlucky enough not to get tickets.

Raheny Under 7’s (born 2009) v Naomh Barrog, Saturday September 17

Last Saturday (September 17) the Raheny under 7's made the pleasantly short journey (through the trees) to pitch 14 to take on our local rivals Naomh Barrog. The Raheny contingent travelled in great form, the weather was fantastic, player numbers were good and the mentors knew they didn't need to set up any pitches!!

The format was simple: 7 a side games, a goalkeeper, 2 defenders, 2 midfielders and 2 forwards. Pitches are divided into two zones, defenders must stay in the defence zone, forwards in the forward zone and midfielders have the freedom of the park. Matches are 10 to 12 minutes long and all players get to play 2 hurling and 2 football games. We travelled with 5 teams to take on Barrogs 4. 

First up on pitch 1 was our blue team led ably by man of the match Alex Daly. The blue team played some brilliant football and especially hurling throughout the hour. Christopher Barry and Ruadhan Fidgeon demonstrated all the skills, while Keith Burke and Alex Kennedy never stopped tackling and passing. Naoise Heaney keeps on improving and Louis O'Leary manages to transfer the skills learned on the training pitch to a match situation effortlessly. 

Next up the green team: Alex and Archie Champ are busy lads, they seem to be playing some sport every day but there was no hint of tiredness as they both gave huge performances. New recruit Isaac Ryan earned man of match for the green team with some super work and John Nangle showed so much skill that we have him ear marked as a star of the future. As always Harry Duffitt was superb and managed to put in possibly the best block of the day. Gav Dufficy showed his normal tenacity working tirelessly for the team.

The orange team were relentless throughout.  Luke Kinsella was a power house in the middle of the park, ably assisted by the silky skills of Conor Harrington and Aaron Buckley.  Joshua Gallagher (cheered on by his granddad, Raheny legend Tosh) put in a great performance.  Mark O’Mahony gave a master class and was rewarded with the man of the match gong.  However he had stiff competition from Christopher Howell (what a tackle!!), Dara Flynn and Conor Beaddie who were fantastic throughout.      

The teamwork of our red team was a joy to behold.  Cathal O’Braoin scored two memorable goals, one in hurling and a belter in football (a dual star!!). Save of the day went to Joshua Frier who deservedly received man of the match for his efforts throughout.  Joe Murphy never ever stops working for the team and Sam O’Brien as always demonstrated his superb striking skills.  Jack Hamill has developed a side step to be proud of and Zach Ramsey is without doubt a star in the making.  Last but certainly not least was Bill Beary who like his team mates was superb all day.

We knew our white team was good but even we were shocked with how well they played on the day.  In saying that there’s no surprise with how well Patrick Devitt played, he always does.  Another one of the Gallaghers, Charlie this time, also put in a powerful performance.  Conor Murphy demonstrated superbly his new found love of hurling, while Jamie Kelly, Daniel Payton and Eoghan Savage all super players gave brilliant performances.  A special mention for Ciaran Reilly who just keeps getting better and better.  Man of the match for the white team went to the unstoppable Leo Vaughan, a real diamond.

This group of players are a gifted bunch with a great ‘never give up’ attitude.  We train on Thursday evenings at 18.30 (moving indoors to Manor House hall from October 6) and on Saturday mornings in St Anne’s Park at 10am on pitch 3 (just off All Saints Road).  The ethos is one of fun, effort and participation and we’d be delighted to welcome any new players.       


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Ladies Gaas Craic Club

Gaas Craic Club will not go ahead this Thursday but please save the date for next month 27th October.

GAA for Mas is back on Sunday evenings, if your interested in getting involved please contact Ide on 086-3806454.

Women's Strength & Performance

Anyone interested in the women's only classes with Raheny Strength & Performance 

Can contact Sarah  0857606706

Coaches for all

A very special skills training session is taking place each Friday on our Astro turf. This is a football skills initiative for children who need more 1:1 and extra coaching.  An opportunity to get together in a fun and safe environment. We have fantastic support from volunteer coach's which is making all this possible. The club is very proud of all involved. Contact Maria on 086-1969701 if you want further details.


Torthai an Chranchuir 

Would you like to be a volunteer ?

We are looking for help with the club lotto on a Monday night. Ideally we would like to put a small team together, it's not difficult and only 2 hours a week. If interested contact Cian (087) 795 0130.

"Ask not what your club can do for you but what you can do for your club"

Torthai an Chranchuir Monday 19/09/16. Uimhreacha; 01,03,09,21. Nil aon buaitheoir.

Pota Or 26/09/16 €2,700

Pitch Nineteen
Our New pitch now has the goal posts up, is fully marked... the question is, what team will be the first to use it.

There is no strength without working together