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Club Notes 8th September 2014

posted Sep 9, 2014, 12:52 PM by K Brassil   [ updated Sep 9, 2014, 12:53 PM ]
Fantastic turn out at our first OGRA back on Saturday, we had 105 new players. Thank to all the mammies who volunteered to help out on Saturday morning with admin and chopping the fruit for our young ones. Also Great show on Friday for our Hurling/Camogie Ogra this is on over Friday evening on pitch 12a at 6pm, just like the Saturday Ogra no equipment necessary just show up on the night.

Many congratulations to Richie Kenny, his management team and the players on becoming Junior County Champions. Thank you to Roundtowermatchtracker for the regular updates on twitter.

Junior Championship County Final
Raheny 1-15, Round Towers (C) -08
What way do you follow a headline like that? Last Friday evening was an unbelievable night in Parnell Park, great game, great crowd GREAT result. During this championship the group have pulled together through every round & over the course of 60 minutes football we were able to get over the finish line.
Friday night was no different. It Should be said that both sides were quite nervous in the opening half & 3 unanswered Collie Donegan pointed frees was a great way to start the game before Towers could get started. They showed well in attack but a mix of fine defending & perhaps nerves on their part resulted in poor shot options & a lot of wides. Shane Homan & Collie Hanley & Colly Donegan added further points before the close of the half to go into the break 6 to 4 points.
Halftime really was about regrouping & getting the nerves to settle. Conor Killeen & Brian Howard being introduced at the break also. Team talk & tactics were talked about but the most important thing said was as a collective that we "wouldn't leave anything on the pitch, to give our all"
In the opening 9 minutes of the second half Raheny scored 8 unanswered points. An unbelievable start to the half of a championship final. Direct running, good shot options, a work rate for each other just saw the lads pull away. In no time at all from the restart we'd moved into. -12 to -04 point lead. With scores from Shane Homan, Kevin Doran, both Collies (Hanley & Donegan). A very simply worked move right down the middle of the pitch resulted in Brian Howard being taken down for a penalty. Collie Donegan stepped up & fired his shot right down the middle, 1-12, 0-06, game over with at least 10 minutes left to play. Points from Paddy Murray, N Fitzsimons, Kevin Doran (his second) & Collie Hanley (his third) finished of the game to read, Raheny 1-15, Round Towers 0-08, with Towers scoring 4 from placed balls. Direct running from Killeen & Howard, some fine defending from the back six, McElhenny & Gaffney in particular, with a full back line operating as a solid unit also, was the platform on which this win was based. Every one of the 26 involved on the night & those throughout the campaign, (Simon Duignan being unavailable due to college commitments) & the management should be very proud of this achievement.
A great night for the club on the pitch & it really must be said a great night from the stands also. Fantastic support on the night for the team, the entire group really appreciated this. It was brilliant to see the boys walk up the steps & for Steo O'Brien to collect the trophy. A club effort to win this championship & amazing to share the evening with so many in attendance. Needless to say the team enjoyed the celebrations back in the club
Scorers: Collie Donegan 1-06, Collie Hanley 0-3, Kevin Doran 0-2, Shane Homan 0-2, N Fitzsimons 01, Paddy Murray 0-1
Team: G Sheedy, S O'Brien (Capt) K Welsh, P McCabe, D Gaffney, J Ryan, C McElhenny, K Doran, C Hanley, N Fitzsimons, M O'Keeffe, M Stauton, S Homan, C Donegan, F Smyth
Subs: B Howard & C Killeen for Smyth & Stauton. P Murray, D McGrath C McNally D Heffernan for Donegan, Ryan & Fitzsimons
K Gillen, B Malone, M McNieve, A Keane, M McShane
Management: R Kenny, A Dowling, R O'Neill, D Gallagher

Hard luck to our Senior Footballers who fought hard against St Vincents but it wasn't to be, Raheny 1-10 v 3-09 St Vincents.
AFL4 Raheny 0-13 v 01-07 Crumlin.

Not only do we have our Siobhan Woods in Croke Park for the Senior Ladies Football Final we also have some of our U10s.

Raheny GAA U10 Ladies Football Video

The U10 Camogie team played their first match after the summer break with superb performances over St. Vincent’s and Fingallians. With 29 girls lining out (over three teams), each girl did the team and Club proud by demonstrating great skills and techniques. Next up is Naomh Olaf in a football match away in Naomh Olaf GAA.

Speaking of football, not only will our Dublin Ladies team be playing in the Ladies All Ireland Final on the 28th Sept, but our Raheny U10 will be togging out and playing in an interval match at half time. The mentors of the team entered and won the LGFA competition. Click HERE to view the winning movie the team put together.
The team mentors are incredibly proud of each of our players and we hope that the Club supports the Dubs and the U10 girls at the Ladies All Ireland Final.
Please note tickets are only available through below:
Ticket prices for the day are:
  • Adults - €25
  • Students & OAP’s - €10
  • U14’s - €8
  • Group U16's (min 10+ 1 adult) - €5 per person
Group rates will only be available from the LGFA office in Croke Park
Please contact Lisa Donnelly for any group bookings for teams and we will order them from the LGFA.
Please email:

Our U16 Hurlers lost by a point in the Championship yesterday but have won the league. Well done to our U15 hurlers who fought hard for a wins in Championship Semi final v ScoilClainn.

Our Minor hurlers had a great start to their championship campaign on Sunday morning, raheny 06-09 v Castleknock 0-03.

Our U13s had great wins at the weekend in both Camogie and football and not forgetting our U12 camogie who had a win over Bray Emmetts.

There are still places available for our corporate dinner on Friday afternoon, promises to be a great day out. contact Ronan Farrell on 086-6001383 if interested. No need to book a table, its 100e per plate, a nice way to pass a friday afternoon, you and your partner or friend or granny! Ring Ronan to book.

We are looking for a few more dancers for our Strictly night on 29/11, contact Andrew Dowling 087-1263439, all training will be provided.

Club shop is now open every Saturday morning from 10-12.

Boot exchange in the club hall, just bring down your old pair cleaned! and pick up the next size.

Coaching seminar in Clontarf GAA this Friday at 7.30, admission 10, guest speakers Liam Moggan of Coaching Ireland and Ger O Connor Dublin Games manager. Registration at 7pm, 7.30 Introduction, 7.40 practical workshop with Ger, 8.30 Keynote with Liam, 9.15 Q & A session and conclusion 9.30pm. If interested please email Stephen on to book a place.

Lotto still gathering momentum but 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.

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