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Club Notes 2nd April 2012

posted Apr 4, 2012, 4:58 AM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Apr 4, 2012, 5:10 AM ]

Club Notes by P.R.O.



Easter Greeting to one and all and in particualer our memebers and friends overseas.

Thanks to those who have paid, those who have not, we would appreciate you co-operation with immediate payment by cash, cheque, laser, visa or even paypal via club website

Thanks to Jackie Cheevers (Raheny Dental Centre ) for once again sponsoring a new set of jerseys, more to follow.

The club was saddened to learn of the passing of Ken Grundy (RIP). Ken was involved with Frank Welsh in starting our Ogra section and left a lasting legacy. Our thoughts are with Deirdre and family. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

Sunday night last saw the club buzzing once again. Blossom Ireland organisers had a corner of the hill, the other corner was taken up with the GAA 4 MA's Easter Drinks, the ladies footballers and camogie players had drinks to bid a fond farewell to Orla Sheehan who is off to Thailand to work. Thi di thisud khxng chokh Orla.

Comedy Night
with Irelands up and coming comedians Fri.13th April in main hall 8.00pm sharp. Tickets €20 available in club or email Come along for a laugh, for what promises to be great evenings entertainment.

Thank you to all who attended the Easter Camp. We started with organised chaos as we had 60 extra applicants on the day, we expected maybe 10-15. We ended up with 190 attending the camp. Thank you to Dotsy for creating calm and a big thank you to all the coaches and to those who stepped in at the last minute to help us with the large numbers. David & Conor Henry and The Gillens amongst others came out in force as well. We will have a Senior Dublin Ladies Footballer coaching on Wednesday in the form of Siobhan Woods. Great to see so many young (and not so young) people willing to give up their spare time and put something back into the club.

GAA 4 MA'S is now on Tuesday from 9-10pm as well as Sundays on the astro, €3 subs. However it wont be on this Easter Sunday.

AFL2 Raheny 1-13 Cuala 0-09.The senior footballers made it three out of three wins in Division 2, after beating Cuala our in Dalkey on Saturday evening. The game proved a much tougher challenge than the previous two and it took plenty of hard work, with some impressive displays by Colm Woods up front and Rutherson Real in defence to overcome a lively Cuala team. The team plays a challenge game against Na Fianna this Friday in St Annes at 3 o Clock. All support Welcome.

AFL5 Well done to our AFL 5 footballers who produced a stunning comeback to win a great game away to a much fancied Good Counsel side.Trailing by 8 points at one stage the lads kept battling and 2 goals from Eoin Gillen and Billy Kelly reduced the deficet to 2 points at half time. Raheny started the second half well with a cracking long range point from Collie Hanley.Counsel however fought hard again and hit back with a couple of scores from the left boot of John O'Brien and heading in to last 7 minutes Raheny trailled by 2. With the game finely balanced Raheny Super Sub Collie Donegan entered the fray and kicked 2 difficult free's to tie the game up going into injury time. Then following great work from Danny Gaffney and Mark Staunton Raheny enginered a free in a scorable position. The experienced Donegan again stepped forward and showed his class and calmly slotted the ball over the bar for the winner to complete an incredible fightback by all 20 players who gave it their all for the 60 mins. Unbelievable heart showed by all, well done.

AFL8 Raheny 2-22 Crokes 0-03. From the first minute to the sixtieth, Raheny dominated this game. Once again as a unit we played extremely well as we went top of AFL8 and continued our unbeaten run, which started last summer. Great performance on the day from all involved especially birthday boy Ritchie Kenny, Declan GAllagher with 3 points, Eoin Kirwan and Jack Dempsey in the middle of the park and Mike Mcnieve, Rory Boyle and Eamon Fitzgerald in the forwards.

Minor hrlrs lost to St Maurs.

U15 and U13 f/blrs won v Fingallians and Whitehall Colmcilles.

U10 Boys - In a hard fought friendly, Raheny U10s ran out winners in an enthralling encounter with Naomh Barrog last Saturday am. Given a bye in their current league campaign the young stalwarts continued their impressive form by winning the three hurling games played.Man of the match awards went to Matthew Lodge, Jamie Gilligan and James Hyland with Eoghan Baldwin, Adam Mooney and Conor Dodd picking up the most improved player awards
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Senior camogie with a great team performance and Rhona Markham outstanding, had a mighty 2pt win, way over Ballyboden St Endas.

U15 Girls - Match v Tempelogue. Sat 31-03-12
Match did not get off to the best start, throw in was scheduled for 4:45 but match did not start til after 5pm as there was road closures in town which delayed the opposition.
We also had to start with 14 to match our opponents which as always isnt ideal.
Match started off strong, Temp are a strong and physical team but once we settled we got into our stride.
The match was pretty level in the first half, Raheny took the lead with some great scoring from our forwards Saoirse O'Connor and Ashling Brennan to name a few.
Temp never gave up and continued to push forward with high balls in from their half back line.
With some great defending and super goalkeeping by Grace Flood we managed to get to half time all level.
The second half saw some hard challenges and a few injuries to our midfield duo Grainne Kirwan and Hannah McLaughlin, but they soldiered on and fought back strong.
It was point for point for most of the second half until Raheny went down by a sloppy goal and 2 points.
We did not give up and a great goal from Ali Ambrose kept us well in the game,
Thanks to some super goal keeping by Grace we were never too far from the leaders.
Unfortunately another goal from Tempelogue saw us 5 points behind.
Raheny never gave up and we battled to get another point and the game finished with raheny narrowly missing out on the win in the end.
Raheny's Player of the match - Grace Flood.

Ladies U11 Football Saturday : - Home Vs Garristown.
The Football team were at home on Saturday evening on pitch 12A and arrived in some serious numbers. Garristown decided to play 11-a-side and this meant that we were swapping in/out girls so that everybody was going to get a decent run. Garristown are a good footballing club and it showed with their inside forward line being able to take on defenders and score with ease. Their midfield was a really strong pairing and it took us a while to come to grips with them after we decided to play the ball forward to bypass them at every opportunity. Some wayward shooting from our forwards meant that we were scoreless at half-time. Time for a half-time chat. We came out in the second half with a bit more determination and began to get a run at them but again we couldn't find the target whereas they made it look easy. In the end it was Garristowns victory.
Debuts : - Nicole Crowley

Camogie U11 Blitz Sunday (Home St. Annes pitch 12a)
The U11 one team put up a great display against a strong Oliver Plunketts team on Sunday morning. Stars of the day were the Aoibhin 'bruiser' McCarthy, Dara O'Hanlon and Sophie O'Riordan while Niamh Kellett, Molly Dempsey and Eabha Ní Bhradaigh battled hard all through.

Camogie U11 Blitz Sunday (Away St. Brigids - Russell Park)
The U11 two team contingent were on the road again with a trip to Russell Park for a blitz with Brigids and Ballyboden. In glorious sunshine Raheny got off to flyer as they all seemed to be really up for some serious hurling. On a particularly lumpy pitch maintained by what looked like goats, Team Ger managed a draw and 2 wins as the girls all managed to get stuck in and played some really competitive stuff with a few injuries received. Team Eamonn on the posh pitches managed impressive victories in all 3 games with the girls all stepping up and beginning to get more confident with each passing game. Bring on the league.

U9 Girls
had a great day out in Castleknock on Saturday morning for their first U9 match. This is the first time the club has entered the U9 league and we have two great teams this year.
The girls have been training hard for months now, playing both camogie and ladies football at training on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

U10 Girls - The girls put on a great performance with some excellent scores from the forwards and blocks from the defenders. A great experience for the girls first day out with lots learned for next blitz in a few weeks time.
Keep up the good work girls

U8 Camogie Blitz. First U8 Camogie Blitz held in St Annes, last Sunday. A great display of skills from all our girls involved. Thanks also to Crumlin and Skerries for making the blitz a success.

Good luck to Dubs U21s in Wednesday nights Leinster final v Louth in Navan at 7:30 and to Raheny players Patrick O'Higgins and Eoghan Keogh.

GAA March Newsletter

Feile 2012 Hurling & Camogie in Dublin with Raheny as hosts, with lots of work going on behind the scenes, many thanks to all involved and the man with a great Feile track record, Enda Morris.

LIVE Fixtures and Results can be viewed at the bottom of the clubs homepage and we also have a section giving an overview of fixtures and pitch allocations at

Torthai an Chrannchur 26-03-2012.Uimhreacha 9-10-16-24. Ni raibh aon buaiteoir.Pota Or 02-04-2012 €3400.Bionn cluasa fada ar na mucha beaga.

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