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Club Notes 5th June 2014

posted Jun 3, 2014, 12:38 PM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Jun 3, 2014, 12:43 PM ]
Ogra back on this Saturday at 10am, just a reminder to parents that Ogra is not on, on Bank Holidays or School Holidays

Applications for Summer camp are now available in the club house and will be distributed in our feeder schools during next week.

Congratulations to Scoil Aine Girls School on reaching yet another final in Croke Park, This is only the 3rd year that Scoil Aine have entered the Competition and the third year they have got to a final, is this the year they are going to win it. Girls are playing on Monday 9th at 10am, tickets can be got from the school.
Scoil Assaims and St Brigids are in a Croke Park final on 10th June but unfortunately they are against each other. Which means one of our schools is guaranteed a gold medal. Best of luck to all our Schools.

Last Saturday was a day to remember and to be repeated for our ladies juvenile section, this was the brain child of one of our U13 mentors Fintan O'Hanlon. The idea to encourage friendships and having fun across the ages, U12 to U15 teams were mixed and from U8 to U11. Teams were picked on Wednesday night but in true Raheny style it was not just to be a blitz from 3-6pm, it grew legs. Thanks to Shane Brady we had the 98fm big RED BUS parked outside the club pumping out the tunes and from noon, 98fm  thunder team provided giant games on our astro and face painting.  Our Siobhan Woods captain of the U21 Dublin Ladies Football team came down to put some of the teams through their paces. At 3pm the Blitz began on our pitch 9 in the park, the older girls mentored the younger teams. Some of the parents set up a tuck shop at the sideline and also provided all with freshly chopped fruit.

Jeff Kennedy from "MrSafety"
was on hand to deal with any first Aid necessary, thankfully just a few cuts and scraps.  

Four Star Pizza Raheny
After the games we trekked back to the club to be feed, thanks to (Brian Savage for organising this) by the very generous FOUR STAR PIZZA, pizzas, drinks and ice creams for all 165 players, their parents and siblings.

Music was provided by our Evan Comiskey.

The day ended well with all the girls having a water fight on the astro.

Fantastic to see all the age groups mixing and having fun in sport together. Its great to see an idea like this become a reality, a lot of planning and organising went into this event, thank you all the mentors and parents who gave up their time to help with the event. Big thanks as well to all the Mammies from the U13 ladies team who provided refreshments at the pitchside.

If Carlsberg did clubs.
....Raheny GAA more than just a Club, an extension of your family.

Our U14 Feile team organised a triathlon to help with their fund raising for the All Ireland feile up in Derry at the end of June.

Raheny 2-17 St Margaret's 0-05

This past Tuesday evening Raheny Junior As played St Margaret's in AFL7. On a beautiful evening in st Anne's a win for Raheny would be enough to get promotion ambitions back on track.
Following a brilliant win in the championship last time out, this team had set itself a new higher standard.
They were asked to live up to this standard & right away they go onto the attack scoring a well taken point from Mick O'Keffee & an equally well worked & brilliantly finished goal from Gav Murray.
The entire defence worked tirelessly throughout the opening exchanges & set up countless go forward ball through excellent tackling that lead to turn over after turnover.
Points from Shane Homan (2), Collie Donegan (5) and Mark Stauton kept the score board ticking over nicely when Gav (Goose) Murray again found the back of the net with a second goal. Going into the break 2-09 to -05 up.
An early substitution had to be made as the phone call came for Mick O'Keffee to depart the field and head to the maternity hospital with his wife Kelli.
Half time talk was basically asking the boys to keep the pressure on for the following 30 minutes & to not ease off.
A very slick/skilful move involving 4 players along the sideline really showed what attitude the team brought to the task. As the ball headed towards the sideline, almost going over the line a series of hand flicks interplay saw the ball remaining on the field & eventually being worked to Mark Stauton to point. The team simply did not give up & played for every ball.
Gav Murray having an outstanding game from midfield added a pair of points from play. His midfield partner Sean Sweeney had to be replaced by Ian Whittington. However Ian unfortunately didn't last very long as an off the ball incident seen him having to attend hospital. A very unsporting blow left Ian covered in blood as he left the field.
But again the team kept working away & Kevin Doran making his adult footballing debut scored a pair of cracking points from half back. That was added to by Homan, Stauton & replacement Ciaran McNally scoring a fine point from play.
The entire team worked well with forwards scoring well & a defense that conceded only 5 points (2 frees) over the 60 minutes
The team now sits one point outside the play off places knowing a win in the next round of games will see them into those play off positions.
An excellent 60 minute effort from the panel.
Wishing Ian Whittington a speedy recover. Congratulations to Mick & Kellie on the birth of their son Jack.
Ger Sheedey, Steo O'Brien (capt), Kev Welsh, Brian Malone, Danny Gaffney, Paul McCabe, Kev Doran, Gavin Murray, Sean Sweeney, Dave McGrath, Mick O'Keffee, Mark Stauton, Shane Homan, Collie Donegan, Conor Killeen.
subs: Fergie Smyth, Ciaran McNally, Andy Keane, Eoin Kirwan, Luke Bennett.
G. Murray 2-2, C.Donegan -05 , S.Homan -03, M.Stauton -02, K.Doran -02, D.McGrath -01, C.McNally -01

Big Congratulations to Mick O Keefe and his wife Kelli
on the birth of their son Jack, we will be watching out for Jack in the Orga in a few years time.

Cracking morning out in Porterstown  for Raheny GAA U10's tussles with Castleknock.

We had a very good turn out numbers wise given that it was a bank holiday weekend - 26 boys arrived in Porterstown ready for action.
In game 1 our green team had a ding dong battle with their Castleknock opponents. Conor K was welcomed back for his first Gaelic football game in some time and put in a great performance. He was aided by Ruairi who played in backs midfield and goal and also Matthew McG who weighed in with his usual few delightful scores. Ciaran made some super blocks, all our boys should follow his lead, he has this skill down to a fine art.
Well done to both teams on a high scoring encounter, in which Raheny improved after the half time whistle to close the gap to 4 points 42-38.
In game 2 our white team were bolstered by the addition of Daniel and Johnny and apart from a 5 minute period just after half time they were the match of Castleknock. As well as the 2 boys Ross gave his all as did Paul. Castleknock held on to win by a couple of scores
Game 3 featured our gold team. Roman scored a great point to start off his birthday in style! Every boy on the team put in an outstanding morning's work and Raheny won this game well. Unfair to single anyone out so big thumbs up to Kevin, Jay, Cormac, Ben, Jacques, Roman, Morgan, Stefan, Robert & Danny. This was the best performance from our gold team this year. To keep improving all the boys need to really practice their skills (hurling and football) and park the X boxes for a while. Well done lads!

Thanks to all players, parents and mentors for their ongoing commitment and support. Don't forget boys always to make Friday night an early night. We need to get a proper nights sleep before our matches.

Next Saturday we are back out to Porterstown for our U10 hurling blitz against Castleknock and St Judes. We will need to meet out there at 9.30 so we can get our warm up and teams sorted.

Gaelic football training Tuesday at 5.50pm on pitch1 and hurling Wednesday at 3pm on club astro and again hurling Thursday at 7pm on club astro.

Trad music every Wednesday
night from 9pm.

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OUR LOTTO IS LIVE ON-LINE, you know what they say if your not in you cant win!!! 

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LOTTO -- Lotto can be done on-line, or in the club lounge or by standing order. It  couldn't be easier.

Lotto on the increase again, but as always if your not in you cant win!!

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