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Club Notes March 24th 2014

posted Mar 25, 2014, 3:12 PM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Mar 25, 2014, 3:14 PM ]
Memberships are now over due and need to be paid in FULL by Saturday 29th March, we will have a member of the executive in the club lounge from 12-3 on saturday to facilitate payment. You can pay on-line, in cash, by laser/visa or cheque.  Please remember YOU or YOUR Child are not insured to play or train if they are not a fully paid member.

We had a v.i.p. visit the club on Saturday night to celebrate his brother and sisters-in-laws joint 60th Birthday celebrations. Belated birthday wishes to Peadar & Deirdre. The Farrell family were out in full force to celebrate the birthdays and the v.i.p. among them was Uachtaran-Tofa Aogan O'Fearghaill who happily posed for pictures with club members as well as out Chairman Conor Lee.

Minor fundraiser (Race Night) being held on Friday April 25 in club hall @ 8pm.

Mothers Day is Sunday so how about sending you Mum/Aunt/Sister.. to the club for Brunch,
you would also be supporting a great cause Temple Street Hospital. Details on website or contact Alison 086-2909022, you can pay on the day, just let us know your coming.

Congratulations to Dublin U21s on a win over Longford last Wednesday, and also to our Paddy O Higgins, Gavin Ivory, Brian Fenton and Rutherson Real who are all part of the squad.

Ogra is on Saturday from 10-12 same hours as our club shop opens.
Applications for our Easter camp are available in club lounge, this will run from 14-17 April and there will be no Ogra on Holy Saturday 19 April.

Our Seniors played a great game on Sunday morning against Oliver Plunketts, leading for the majority of the game, the game ended in a draw with Plunketts scoring a point in injury time.  Full match report on

AFL4 suffered a loss to St Finians away in Newcastle 2-10 v 0-10.  It was a very stop start game that Raheny found it hard to get going. Two goals in quick sucession early in the first half left RAheny 6 points adrift.  A lead which they never recovered from.  Things got worse when they had a man sent off. Encouraging performances from James King, Ian Fitz & Stephen Murtagh who scored 6 points.  Nest game is v St Margarets in St Annes Park on 5th April.

AFL7, Junior A
Raheny 1-9, St Mary's 0-6
On a busy day for pitch 9 Raheny entertained St Mary's in what (after the last round of games) was a must win encounter.
Raheny started the game quite slowly & allowed Mary's a half time lead of 0-4, 0-2. Both Raheny points coming from wing back Ger Coady, making his return from a knee injury. The second point in particular was extremely well worked between himself & Mike McNeive, a simple give & go move the Mary's defense was opened up.
When we got in at half time we knew Mary's would tire against us, given the amount of work and effort this panel of players have put in since 7th January. With this in mind both corner backs ( Conor Flaherty & Brian Malone) were replaced by Lenny Tobin & Alan Carr.
The second half really turned into the "Ciaran McNally Show", it had be stressed that if the ball could be worked to him, Ciaran would take scores. This he did, scoring 2 points within the first 10 minutes of the restart.
The defence continued to work hard & really snuffed out any threat. Further points from Mick Grenham & Ciaran Donnelly moved Raheny into a lead that wasn't surrendered.
The effort & work rate was really typified in one particular Rob O'Neill "sprint" to get to a ball out on the far sideline when he outpaced his marker to get there. Ciaran McNally added another pair of points, as he was now able to find more space & players able to find him with some better passing. His fourth point could well have been a goal.
The following a foul on Luke Bennett, Ger Coady, found Grenham who was able to pick out McNally again, then beating his man was able to round the keeper to slot home,
Mary's had not given up but thanks to some great defending in the second half, they were held to score just 2 points in the second half.
Again as at the start of the second half, Ciaran McNally, finished the scoring with yet another point.
There is plenty of work to be done between now & 13th April, but this result was down to a 20 man effort. Having said that, the management are very pleased with the attitude shown by all today.
Team: G.Sheedy, C Flatherty, K Welsh, B Malone, S O'Brien (capt) P McCabe, G Coady, M McNieve, S Sweeney, M Stauton, M Grenham, A Keane, D McGrath, C McNally, F Smyth
Subs: C Donnelly, L Bennett, A Carr, L Tobin, R O'Neill, D Gallagher
Scores:C McNally 1-5,
G Coady 0-2
M Grenham 0-1
C Donnelly 0-1

U8 Girls
Raheny U8 camogie team made the short trip to neighbours Na Fianna on Sunday Morning and we  were treated to a feast  of great  camogie skills by our latest camogie fledglings

U8 Green Team
On the green team  Niamh Bell was super all over the pitch and was a (word of the week ) revelation.
Saibh Ni Bhradaigh did some great striking and blocking and showed great spirit Meabh Doherty gave an exhibition of striking  and she was so good that  Na Fianna had to bring on a secret player in the form of a  little dog to take the ball away from her. Ava Conroy played her first camogie match and has proved she is every bit as good at camogie as she is at football. Aisling Savage was full of life and energy and gets the 'Duracell Bunny of the week'  award Hannah Langan showed determination and spirit and hunger for the ball  and tackled and blocked and harried all day. Bronagh Conlon was our master at tackling and blocking and gets the ' Busy Bee of the week' award

U8 Blue Team
The girls were ecstactic and really enjoyed their first club match. No more daisy chains or cart wheels, the girls knuckled down and gave a super team performance to be proud of. Lucy Barry had some super strikes and an exhibition of great defensive skills and striking. Ella Fox battled on and scored the opening two goals to set the team on their winning way. Lucy Hartnett gave outstanding performance in every position and
sealed the winning goal. Megan Wright gave a stellar mid field performance and a exhibition of great defensive play and striking. Fionnuala was very creative in midfield and also great defensive play.
Rosie battled hard in every position for her debut for Raheny Camogie Ladies of the future.
Brotherly team work from Robert Fox (U7’s boys)  stood in to save the day in goals making some tremendous saves from ladies towering well above him.
Great exhibitions of skill by all involved and the girls look forward to their next match.
Well done to all the parents who made the early start and the Girls well deserved their post match Hot Chocolate.
We hope more girls can join the fun with the Raheny U8 camogie and football.
Next weeks word of the week     'Inspiration'

U9s Girls
Well done to the under nines who played away to Naomh Barróg this Sunday they played extremely well showing Excellent skill levels and and came home with a couple of outstanding wins.

U10 Girls

Congratulations to the under ten girls who lined out in saint Anne's on Saturday against Clontarf despite the weather.
They played fantastic wining all of their two and a half games, the third match being called off half way though due to the hailstones.

U10 Boys

On Saturday we traveled (some earlier than others!!) to Collinstown for a hurling clash with Na Fianna. On what was a very windy and raw March morning, the heavens opened for about 20 minutes but thankfully held off during the match.
It was a mixed bag of results with a win for the green team, a draw for the orange team and a narrow loss for the white team.
The green team were too strong for their opponents and had built up a big half-time lead with the aid of the very strong wind. The second half threat from Na Fianna never materialised.  There were some excellent skills on display including some great scoring from Daniel Broderick. He was ably assisted by a powerhouse all round display from Sean Reilly who never stopped working. Other strong performers were Conor Ahern and Cillian Ryan.
The orange team were involved in a much closer affair and were very good value for their draw. James O'Conell was the star of the show with a great performance from start to finish that included two great blocks. Cormac Lenehan as usual gave a fully committed performance. Stefan Twomey, Morgan Spillane and Sean Dowd were the other stars on show.
The white team came up against the strongest Na Fianna outfit on the day and were unlucky to lose by a couple of points.   However, there were excellent performances from Josh Barry and Aaron Fitzsimons, who got a broken hurl for his actions.

Sincere condolences to the Conor and Niamh Lee and extended family on the sudden passing of Niamh's Mother Geraldine Keenan. Ar dheis lamh De go raibh a anam uasal dilis.

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.

Torthai an Chranchuir 24/03/14. Uimreacha; 2, 4, 5, 13.
Ni raibh aon buaiteoir
Pota Or 31/3/14 - €7,700. Go n-eiri libh go leir.

The three €25 Lucky Dip winners this week are:
1) Danielle Moloney.
2) Brian Talty.
3) Irene & May.
In addition to winning this week's lucky dip, Danielle also hit the bar with three numbers. Maria Walsh also got three numbers and is now entered into the monthly draw for €200 which will take place next Monday.

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