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Club Notes August 26th 2013

posted Aug 29, 2013, 2:04 PM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Aug 29, 2013, 2:09 PM ]


Raheny GAA Mini Leagues - 2011

Ogra starts back on 7th September at 10am
, all boy and girls aged 4-6 welcome.

The very best of luck to the Dublin Senior Football team who are playing next Sunday v Kerry. COYBIB

Hard luck to our Siobhan Woods and the Dublin Ladies Senior Footballers on saturday.


Congratulations to Raheny players Darren Byrne, Brian Howard and James O’Kane on being victorious with the Dubs in the U16 Gerry Reilly Tournament Final in Meath at the weekend.
Darren played at left half back, Brian at right half forward and James came on after 15 minutes to play at centre back.
“Dublin’s under-16 footballers won the Gerry Reilly Football Tournament final in Oldcastle, Meath on Sunday night when defeating Cavan, 0-14 to 1-5, in the final.
Dublin led 0-8 to 1-4 at the break while the Breffni Blues only scored one point in the second half and of their total four points came from frees.”



On Wednesday the 21st August, the AHL2 commenced after the Summer break, and we returned to action against Ballyboden.
Both teams had returning players from injury and long term holidays but we were much ring rusty in the first 20 minutes and we let Ballyboden build up a substantial lead- but after a number of positional switches and a change of approach - we went into the half time break 3.9 to 2.5 down with 2 stunning goals from Derek Browne and Dave Heffernan.
In the 2nd half the character and self belief shone through the team and with a marked improvement in our tackling. pressing the opposition into mistakes we began to win the broken ball forcing Ballyboden into turning the sliothar over.
We outscored Ballyboden by 2.6 to 1.2 in the final 20 minutes and the when the final whistle was blown both sides finished level 4.11 to 4.11- a fine response after a poor start
Eoghan Smyth, Greg Bennett and Kevin O Gara - all returning from injury put in fine performances and Paddy Bradshaw and Liam O Shea put in a tremendous hour's work. But the most pleasing aspect to the display was the overall work rate of the complete panel and the the notable team spirit shown. In previous games we had relied on 1 or 2 players to keep us in the game but this was an overall excellent team performance- all players left all their energies on the pitch and had no regrets

On Saturday the 24th of August- our 2nd game of the week we were away to Naomh Mearnog- it was a vital game for both teams- Mearnog needed the victory to avoid relegation and we needed to follow on from Wednesday performance with a another solid display in preparation for the upcoming Championship and also achieve some level of revenge for Mearnog beating us in last year Championship.
Naomh Mearnog threw the kitchen sink at us and got some early scores- but we did not panic- meeting their challenge head on.We got tremendous scores of our own- firstly -a great a team goal- finished off by Greg Bennett, followed up by a fine point from Sean Collins who received a defense splitting pass from Liam O Shea. At half time after playing up the slope we were only 1 point down 3.5 to 2.7.
In the 2nd half Danny Reid was introduced and he made an immediate impact in the full forward line- scoring 2 great goals and as on Wednesday Raheny upped the work rate across the whole team - with some great work by Eoin Keogh and Derek Browne turning over the ball and feeding the forwards with some great opportunities which unfortunately we did not take full advantage of but the pleasing aspect of the game was their creation of these opportunities.
Naomh Mearnog kept plugging away knowing the consequence of defeat for them but our defense was relentless- led brilliantly by Ger Coady and Conor Henry . Eamon Curley was also outstanding in goal- using his experience bringing off some remarkable saves and his clearances and distribution was of the highest order .
In the end after 5 minutes of injury time local Portmarnock referee Danny Harrington blew the final whistle with the scoreline reading 4.11 to 3.9- a 5 point victory for the Parish- and the 2nd time in the week we had scored 4.11.
Two great performances which leaves us in a great position going into the final 2 home league games against OLIVER PLUNKETTS and ERIN ISLES in September and our
championship quarter final against Na Fianna.
On both occasions we had great local support and it is greatly appreciated by all associated with the team.

First game back for u9 team after summer break.
We were invited out to St Judes to play Gaelic Football blitz with Judes and St Marks.
Great mornings fun had. We won a couple and lost a couple. Boys did very well.
Stand out performances from Luke Fitzpatrick and Andrew O'Seachnasaí.
Many thanks to former Raheny man Noel Manning out in St Judes for all his help organising the morning.
Training back in full swing this week. Tuesday, Gaelic football pitch 1 5.50pm. Wednesday, hurling pitch 9 5.50pm.
Keep up the good work.

AHL5 made the trip to Crumlin on sunday morning and came away with a win, 0-19 v 1-13.

And not to forget our U11s Hurlers who won the final of Camaint in Parnell Park on Saturday.

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Cycling club took a trip out to Enniskerry on Sunday
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Torthai an Chrannchur 26/08/2013

Uimreacha; 5, 7, 9, 20. Ni raibh aon buaiteoir.

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The three €25 lucky dip winners this week are:
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2) Gene Henry.
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This month's €200 Winner was Brian Malone, comhgairdeas.

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