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Club Notes January 7th 2013

posted Jan 9, 2013, 2:20 PM by Kevin Brassil
Ath bhlian faoi sheain is faoi maise roimh cach agus go h-airthe ar cairde agus ar mball ata thar lar.
A flourishing and prosperous to all and particularly our members and friends overseas.

Ogra starts back this Saturday 10am, looking forward to seeing all our furture stars returing to us and new players are always welcome.

Operation Transformation has come to Raheny, we started our group last Monday with 97 people weigh-in, this group will work at getting fitter and healthier over the next seven weeks. Weigh-in every Monday at 7pm followed by a walk, 6am Wednesday, 9am Wednesday, 9am Thursday and 7pm Friday, you can join us for all the walks or just some of them what ever suits you best. All Welcome. Need more inforamtion phone Alison 086-2909022.


The GAA recently announced details of the forthcoming national roll-out of the compulsory wearing of mouthguards in all underage grades up to and including minor for Gaelic football matches and practice sessions from January 1 2013.

In addition, from January 1 2014, this rule will apply to all players at all age grades. The move to make the wearing of mouthguards obligatory reiterates the Association’s long-term commitment to player welfare.
Research figures indicate that Ireland has one of the highest rates of sport-related oral injuries in the EU, with one third of all adult dental injuries being sports-related. In many sports such as rugby and hockey, the wearing of gumshields is the norm with nearly all Clubs adhering strictly to a 'no gumshield - no game' rule.
Significantly, if a player refuses to comply he can be sent-off and players will not be covered under the GAA Player Injury Scheme if they are not wearing a mouthguard.
Information on the use of mouthguards for clubs, parents and players can be found at;
The GAA are also pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to distribute GAA/GPA mouthguards. The product range includes both boil and bite mouthguards and custom fitted mouthguards. The boil and bite mouthguards are now available to purchase. They come in four categories of protection: bronze, silver, gold and platinum.
They are available for purchasing through the following local retailers:
• Supervalu
• Centra
• Lifestyle
• Elverys
• O'Neills
Following on from our extensive research of the market, these mouth guards, supplied by OPRO, are the best product available in terms of quality, certification and value for money. Custom mouthguards will be available from mid January.

GAA4MAS starts back this Sunday 8-9pm on the club Astro. New Players always welcome.

Membership Info (2013)
Only paid up members for 2013 are eligible and insured to use club facilities and train/play for Raheny GAA. Family Membership at €275 offers exceptional value for Parents with Juveniles under 18.
  • Membership renewal forms will be posted to all members by Monday 14th January.
  • Membership week in the clubhouse from Sat 26th January during Ogra hours, Mon 28th to Thursday 31st January from 8-10pm  
  • Please make a note to call in and pay your membership fees during this week.
  • Membership fees can also be paid by Cash, Cheque, Credit Card or Laser at the club bar during opening hours or by PayPal on the club website.
  • Please pay your membership before end January.  

New Timetables for Gym and Astro:

Club Gym
If mentors wish to book a "Team Slot" for their team they should contact Greg Bennett on 087-1943519. Note that there is a charge for a team slot in the gym.

Deepest sympathy to the Fagan family following their recent sad loss.Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam dilis.

Team Accounts
Reminder to all team mentors that have not registered their team accounts with the club should contact Greg Brough (01-8313530)

Congratulations to all players and mentors on an extremely successful year across all codes. Same again this year,please.

Good luck to Minor hurlers in their forthcoming c/ship semi-final v Thomas Davis, details of match will be posted on website.

Date for your Diary the Comedy Night is back please save Friday 19th April 2013, promises to be a great night.

Torthai an Chrannchur 17-12.

Uimhreacha 3-9-16-23.
Ni raibh aon buaiteoir.

Pota Or 31-12 €1200.

Go n-eiri an t-adh libh go leir agus ma ta Gaeilge aghaibh-labhair i.

There is no strength without working together