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Club Notes March 31st 2014

posted Apr 3, 2014, 12:09 PM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Apr 3, 2014, 12:13 PM ]
A NO PAY NO PLAY will be enforced starting 31/3/14.  Members are not insured to play or train if membership is not paid.

Well done to our minors who had a good win over skerries harp on sunday morning. Raheny 4-10 v 1-10 skerries harps.

We will be holding a first aid course on 12/4 and 3/5, these will take place from 10-1 and 2-5 lunch will be included. We have a few places left on both courses. The course will include first aid and CPR/defib training.  We would hope that we have at least one mentor on the sideline with first aid training.  This course is being subsidised by the club and the cost to you is 25 euro. Please text with your name and team to 086-2909022 if interested in taking part.

AHL9 Raheny 03-07 v 02-12 Kilmacud Crokes.

Hard luck to our AHL2 who well beaten by a goal in the last few minutes of the game v Crumlin. (full match report on

Our minors are holding a race night 25th April
.... you may be asking how does a race night work.....
How does a race night work?
8 races are run throughout the evening. Prior to each race – tickets are sold from the ‘tote’. There is no limit on the amount of tickets that may be purchased. All the races are genuine and are from the past few years, all the horses are running for real. Pre-recorded races on high quality DVD's are digitally projected onto a large screen there are no contrived finishes here. Our club hall becomes the grandstand. After betting is closed a DVD is selected at random and the race is run. The results are announced by the compere with the subsequent winning ticket holders returning to the ‘tote’ to collect their share of the winnings. The winnings will depend on the tote payout calculation.  The Last Race in an auction race. The audience bids against each other to be a trainer for each of the eight runners in the final race. A percentage of the monies raised will go to the winning trainer the remaining goes into the fund raising pot.
In advance of the night we will be seeking sponsors for:
1. Sponsor for the overall event
2. Sponsors for each race
3. Owners for the horses – 8 horses in each race sold at a cost of €10 each. The owner also gets to name the horse in the programme.
4. Sponsor for each Jockey - 8 jockeys in each race sols at a cost of €10 each. The owner also gets to name the jockey in the programme.
5. We will also be selling advertising within the night race card. Advertising is only €100 for a full page add OR €50 for a half page add within the race card.
We will also be holding a raffle on the night so if anyone wishes to donate spot prizes that we could raffle then we would be most grateful.


Well done to our U9 Boys football teams with an away fixture with Scoil Ui Chonail of Clontarf.
Our white team played very well particularly in the second half with great determination and strength.  There was some nice passing skills from the midfield to the forwards and some solid defending throughout the game.
In the first half Shay Keogh was very strong in midfield, winning plenty of play and delivering some nice passes to our forwards.  Vincent Lin was great in defence, very strong in winning tackles and hand passing to players.  He also scored a nice point playing forward in the second half.  Killian McGuirk was also great in defense.
In the second half Jack Gardner and Michael Quinn where brilliant in midfield and won plenty of kick outs and pushed forward with both scoring some nice points.  Padraig Reilly was great in defense chasing every ball.  Paul Moriarity chased every ball and kicked some nice passes to the forwards.  Ryan Markham up front chased every ball and made some nice kick passes to other players.  Cian Lumley and Adam Loscher chase every ball and were on the scoring sheet as well.
Overall the team played great and supported each each and secured a nice victory!

U10s Ladies
Our fantastic under ten ladies lined out on Sunday in Howth on a pitch
Shrouded in mist, there was a feeling about it like the start of an epic film and with the sound of the whistle it began.  lightning fast forwards midfield who the opposition had no answer to and a defense as solid as if they were trained in Sparta itself.
Congratulations to the team yet again they proved there a great team and one to watch for the future!

Under 10's match report
We were on the road again for the third week in a row and at this stage, we have almost forgotten what it is like to have a home match. This week it was a 10am start against St Sylvesters. Perhaps it was the earlier than usual start but we seemed to leave our all the good stuff we have been doing at training as we lost all three matches.
The gold team were up against a very strong St Sylvesters and truth be told were never in the match. The early concessison of scores made it an uphill task but there were committed performances from Jacques Bosonnet, Conor Ryan and Cormac Lenihan who gave his all.
The white team were in a closer affair but again proved second best on the day. St Sylvesters had a very strong team at this grade and despite good showings from Ross Leahy, Luke Fitzpatrick  and Johnny Robinson, our lads were playing second fiddle on the day.
The green team were in the closest contest of the day and lost by a couple of skill points. In an all action match, there was little between the teams and the Raheny mentors were left scratching their heads as to where the winning Sylvester's skill points came from. There were very good performances from Conor Ahearn, Sean Reilly and Ruairi Kelly.
Onwards and upwards for next week when we hope to get back on the winning track.

Places are still available on our Easter Camp, which takes place from 14-17 April.

Our U12/13 girls will be bag packing on Friday evening in Dunnes Stores  and Our Feile boys will be bag-packing in Supervalu Raheny on Friday and Saturday, please support them.

Car Wash
As most of you will have noticed your cars are covered in Sahara dust, our Boys feile team want to solve that problem by washing it off your cars on Sunday morning, for a 8 euro per car from 9.30am. Please support the lads well.

Many congratulations to Aislinn and Shane Walshe on the birth of their son Tom, another player for the club to join Sarah and Jack.

Many thanks to all who supported our Mothers Day Brunch in the club on Sunday, a great afternoon was had by all and over 1,000 euro was raised for Temple Street Hospital. Thanks especially to Eva, Siobhan, Donna, Linda and Janice who gave up their mothers day also to Eabha, Lili, Molly, Niamh, Katie and Claire who were our front line staff for the afternoon. All gave up their free time willingly.

Deepest Sympathies to Brian Storey on the passing of his father.

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 31/03/14. Uimreacha; 2, 13, 22, 24.
Ni raibh aon buaiteoir
Pota Or 07/04/14 - €7,800. Go n-eiri libh go leir.
The three €25 Lucky Dip winners this week are:
1) Aine Williams.
2) M Uì Mhordha.
3) P Crosbie.
Congratulations to Colm Fitzpatrick who won this month's €200 draw.

There is no strength without working together