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Club Notes April 14th 2014

posted Apr 17, 2014, 12:55 PM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Apr 17, 2014, 12:58 PM ]
No Ogra on Saturday 19/4.

There is no training/matches in the Park this weekend due to the Battle of Clontarf Viking Festival.

The executive would like to remind all members that the club crest and "Raheny GAA" is the property of the club and should not be used on any social media other than our official sites. The club has one Facebook page and one Twitter account, we would request that anyone using the crest or "Raheny GAA" on facebook or twitter accounts even if they are team accounts to please remove both immediately.
Thank you for your co operation in this matter.

Happy Easter to all our members and friends both home and abroad.

The very best of luck to the U21 Dublin Squad who playing in the All Ireland football semi-final v Cavan on Saturday 19 April in Portlaise. Also to our lads on the squad, Paddy O Higgins, Brian Fenton, Gavin Ivory and Rutherson Real.

Well done to Jim Gavin and the Dublin senior team on a great win over Cork on Sunday, this really was a game of 2 halves.

Our U13/12 ladies footballers told part in their first feile on Saturday in Inis Feils, and managed to get to the semi-finals a great achievement for such a young team. Congratulations to st Oliver Plunketts who were overall division winners. Thanks to Siobhan Woods (Dublin ladies sen footballer) who came out to support the girls and took a warm up session with them.

Our first aid course went very well, nothing but positive comments from all the participants. Thanks to Jeff Kennedy from Mr.Safety. Next course is on 3/5 and is fully booked.

Last Saturday saw our 2007 girls graduating from Ogra.
As always, the session was fun packed with loads of laughter. The girls have shown great skills throughout the years in both Camogie and Football and are really looking forward to forming the U7 team.
The girls were presented with a graduation certificate, medal and some camogie 'goodies' in the Astro in front of the younger boys & girls and to the applause of the many parents and guardians on the sidelines. A proud moment for all players, Raheny stars of the future.
A picture of some of the girls at the graduation ceremony.

U10 Ladies Footballers
Congratulations to the under tens girls football team for a fantastic performance against castleknock at home on pitch 12a on Saturday
It seemed there was no end to the amount of goals and points that they just kept putting away.

Sat 12th April U9 Boys Football vs Cluain Tarbh
The U9 boys team had a local derby match on Saturday 12th April when near neighbours Cluain Tarbh came to visit Pitch 12a in the football league.
The Green team put in their performance of the season so far to run out winners in a hard fought and very entertaining football match. Raheny started very strongly and dominated the first half. Goalkeeper Mark Farrelly was a virtual spectator as Aaron Miller, David Adams and Jack Gardner controlled the midfield, winning a huge amount of ball to keep Cluain Tarbh pinned back in their own half. Great forward play by John McNally, Conor Nugent and Ryan McGuirk converted the possession into scores to give Raheny a well deserved half time lead. The third quarter was an even affair as fine play by both teams cancelled each other out. However, with the clock running down Cluain Tarbh came back strongly in the last quarter and kicked some fine scores. But brave and committed defending by Alex Lynch, James Wall and Mark Farrelly kept Cluain Tarbh out in the critical last 5 minutes and Jamie Kearns added to a great defensive display by earning his team 3 skill points by making some spectacular blocks. Overall the team put in a high quality performance with skilled football matched by high levels of commitment and work rate.

U9 Boys
The Orange team also put in a a fantastic team performance with the boys passing and teamwork being the most impressive aspect of the whole match. A number of scores came from moves where they worked the ball up the pitch very quickly with a series of accurate passes from both hand and foot. Jack O'Leary won a lot of ball in the first half to help set up the attack and was ably assisted by some fantastic tackling and hand passing from Patrick Bishop and Harry Keegan. Vincent Lin scored 1 goal and 3 points in the 2nd half but he will no doubt recognise the effort his team mates made in helping set up the scores for him. James Keating and Cormac O'Reilly both kicked super points in the first half and Jack Kirby was very sharp to get on the end of a pass and score a goal. Jack Beary, Kevin Kelly and Jamie Lambert all worked very hard throughout the game and put in some great one handed tackles. Cathal Moran also chased down his opponents and set up scores for his team mates.
The White team put in an excellent team performance to also run out winners. Raheny were quick out of the blocks with scores from Cathal Baldwin and Paul Moriarty. With Shay Keogh and Adam Flynn dominant in midfield the Raheny defence saw little of the action. Clontarf rallied in the second half but the Raheny defence held out with strong performances from Padraig Reilly and Ted Laput. Raheny finished strongly with two quick fire points from Ryan Markham after excellent support play from Paul Moriarty.
It was back to winning ways for all three teams for our last match before the Easter break against Na Fianna. All three matches were won by a single score so congratulations to all our players.
The green team were involved in a very exciting match that was decided by a skill point from Ciaran Harnett. There was a great all action display from Sean Reilly and some excellent scores taken by Jonny Robinson and Daniel Broderick.
The white team's result also swung our way die to a skill point from Kevin Moran. Luke Fitzpatrick gave his usual steady performance and a great defensive display from James O'Connell meant that Raheny came out on top.
The orange team's victory was down to an all round team effort.There were scores from Reuben Murphy and Roman Herbert. Excellent performances from Jack Bosonnet, Ross Leahy and Stefan Twomey helped Raheny to a clean sweep of three from three.

Senior ladies lost to Scoil ui conaill
on Wednesday last, the score line did not represent the play. Full report on

AFL 10
01.06 v 01.05 an Gael og. A hard working performance in difficult windy conditions provided the basis for this  victory by the Junior b football team  in this division 10  away league fixture against Na Gaeil Oga, with a man of the match performance from wing back , Brendan Lee.  

AFL4 1-11 draw with st Margaret's, full report on grassRootsgaa.

AFL1 00.08 v 01.10 Ballyboden.


Disco for first years is on 19th April in club hall.

Our Easter camp
kicked off on Monday morning at 9am with a fantastic 188 children taking part.

We would like to wish one of the most loved men in the club a very happy birthday, this is a significate one with a zero !! Happy birthday Tommy, Rahenys Dorian Gray.

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

Visit for more info.

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

Torthai an Chranchuir 07/04/14. Uimreacha; 2, 15, 19, 24.
Ni raibh aon buaiteoir
Pota Or 21/04/14 - €8,000. Go n-eiri libh go leir.

The three €25 Lucky Dip winners this week are:
1) Carmel Mc Glue.
2) Kevin O'Moore.
3) Conor Fagan.
Gerard O Connor, T Mc Cabe and T. Mc Cabe got three numbers and are now entered into our monthly draw for €200. Draw takes place on last monday of each month.

There is no strength without working together