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Club Notes 3rd October 2018

posted Oct 4, 2018, 10:36 AM by Ger McGloin


Our Ogra is going from strength to strength, to cater for the massive numbers we are getting we need more Adult Coaches, Adult help with the registration and Adults to Chop the fruit on Saturday morning.  Remember registration is 9.45am so we can start Ogra at 10am sharp.  

World Record Holders

Our U11 and U12 girls and boys had an amazing night on Sunday in Croke Park taking part in a World Record, the largest ever training session over 1770 children taking part.  

Our invited guests include the 2018 All-Ireland winners from our club, Brian Fenton, Brian Howard, Aoife Dooley and Siobhan Woods.  The Brians will also be bringing the Sam Maguire cup with them.

With dinner, live music from the renowned Swing Cats, a late bar and a DJ, it promises to be a great night. 

All tickets including Student Tickets for our 60th Black Tie Ball can now be bought online at

If you have used Way2pay to pay your membership, Choose "Send me a link", then follow the link in the text message to buy tickets.

If you didn't use Way2Pay previously for membership, Choose "Register" using the "tickets_only" option and you can then buy tickets.

We have also arranged a special discounted rate of €70 for suit hire from Tangos Dress Hire for anyone that needs to hire a suit.  Tangos Dress Hire will be in the club next Thursday night (4th October) from 7.30pm to 9pm to measure up for suits and will deliver the suits to the club on the day of the dance.  Suit hire includes, shirt, tie and cufflinks.  If you are interested in availing of this offer, please send an email with your details to

If you cannot make it to the club next Thursday, Tangos Dress Hire will honour the €70 rate for suit hire in their shop Tangos Dress Hire, 5 Fownes Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 so long as you tell them that you are from Raheny GAA club!

There is a pub quiz on Thursday 11th of October at 8.30pm in the club lounge, this is to raise funds for our Minor ladies Football and camogie, these are a super bunch of girls who give their time freely to the club, some are coaches of the 'All Stars' on a Friday night and some are coaches on a Saturday morning at Ogra.

Our Raheny All Stars started back on Friday evening from 5-6pm. The Raheny All Stars is a team of children (aged 9-13) with special needs who are coached in GAA skills in a safe, structured, supportive and fun setting on our club astro.

Would you like to get involved with supporting and developing this exciting initiative ?

(must be 16 years old) Please contact Catherine on 086 -250462.

Club Shop :- Will be open on the Saturday 9:20 till 12. Club gear or vouchers can be ordered online and collected from the bar.
Siopa na Club

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

October 6, 2018 15:00 Ladies Football U18 Ladies football Ballinteer St. Johns Away Marlay Park 
October 6, 2018 17:00 Hurling AHL2 Naomh Fionnbarra Away Druimnigh 

October 7, 2018 11:00 Camogie Senior 2 Camogie Faughs/Celtic Away Faughs/Celtic 
October 7, 2018 11:00 Football Minor football A St. Brigids Away Russell Park 
October 7, 2018 11:00 Football Minor football B Kilmacud Crokes Home 19 
October 7, 2018 11:00 Hurling AHL7 Castleknock Home 9 

October 10, 2018 20:00 Ladies Football Sen Ladies Football St. Patrick's Wicklow Away St. Monicas 


Well done to our Senior 5 Camogie who had a good win over Skerries Harps. 

The senior 2 Camogie team had their last round robin game of the championship this morning against Kilmacud. This was a must win game for the girls to progress to the championship semi final. The girls started strong with some well placed points from Sarah Kelly in centre forward to start the game. Even after a Kilmacud goal, the girls were very much in control. The two teams were evenly matched and it was end to end stuff with the girls trailing by only a point at half time. Second half was more of the same with notable performances from Lisa Ryan in goals, keeping chances alive with more than a few crucial saves and Aoife Dooley making strong runs down the middle. Hopes were reignited mid way through the half when a well placed pass from Jackie to Niamh McCormack found its way to the back of the net. The girls weren't ready to give up. It was nail biting stuff right up until the last minute and it looked like we had done enough but Kilmacud secured a last minute point and unfortunately the girls had ran out of time. The game ended as a draw (1-10 each) which was enough to see Kilmacud through to the semi final.

Our AFL4 are now through to the semi finals of the Junior championship after a nail biting game finishing after extra time Raheny 03-11 to 0-16 Na Fianna.  Next match for this team is Semi-final against Kilmacud Crokes.

Our AFL9 had a great win in the Junior 4 championship v Plunketts and also through to the Championship semi-final. Details to follow.

Our Senior Footballers had a win over Na Fianna on Saturday evening Raheny 2-13 to 2-09 Na Fianna.  Well done to our Minor Hurlers who also had a win on Sunday morning.


Class Blitz

A great evening was had by all involved on Friday evening when our annual battle of the schools took place, thank you to all who volunteered and helped out on the evening.  Our club like most clubs is run by volunteers, parents, players, retired players.  We are always looking for help, get involved become a volunteer and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

First Aid and CPR/Defib Courses

Our Annual Christmas Craft Market takes place on Sunday 25th November 11-6pm, places are filling up fast. If interested please email with details of your craft.

Brian Walsh Hurley's will hold a pop up shop in the club on Sat 20th Oct from 10am-12pm.

Our GAA4MAS starts back this Sunday from 8-9pm on club Astro, if your interested in taking part please contact Ide on 086-3806454.

The Club Hall is available for hire for parties, 


If you wish to book either the hall or the Hill for communion/confirmations 

Andrew Dowling on 087-1263439 or Eoin a call on‭ 085-1481386‬. Or just ring the club on 01-8313530.

Pitch Alerts The new pitch in St Annes Pitch 5 the astro beside the tennis courts in St Annes is an All Weather pitch and therefore not included in the pitch alerts on a Friday morning. If looking to hire this pitch contact Paddy Moore of Raheny Sports Alliance on 086-7966794.

Torthai an Chranchuir 

Torthai an Chranchuir (Lotto Results) 1/10/18

Jackpot €5,500

Uimhreacha (Numbers): 1,14,18,22


Pota Or (Jackpot) MONDAY 8/10/18 €5,600

Go n-eiri libh go leir - Good luck all!

The three €25 Lucky Dip Winners this week are:

1) Eilish O'Leary
2) Heffo
3) Peter & Alice Carroll

Well done folks.

Unclaimed €25 prizes from previous draws can be collected from the club lounge.

Please call in to the club lounge to collect your prize if you havent done so yet.

Entrants for "3 Number" October Draw:

1) Paula Doolin
2) Michael Martin

Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.

*If you get three numbers in Raheny GAA's weekly lotto (also known as 'hitting the crossbar' ) you will be entered into the €200 Monthly Draw. The draw will take place on the last Monday of each month in the club lounge.

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