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Club Notes May 20th 2013

posted May 22, 2013, 4:03 PM by Kevin Brassil
Ogra IS on this Saturday as usual 10am, as it coffee dock and club shop.

Our cycling club had its second meeting and interest is starting to grow. Next Sunday we will be heading to Dun Laoghaire where we will stop for our deserved coffee and a chat. All levels welcome see you on Sunday 9am at the club.

Our Feile Boys went out on Saturday is flying form and won all their games, we had great hopes for the final on Sunday, as usual the support from Raheny was great, Ours lad went on the pitch and it was not there day, their didnt hit the score board until the 2nd half and then they hit with a vengence 2 goals in quick succession put us back in the game but unfortunately in the end, Naomh Barrog had the edge and won the final. Well done to our lads and congratulations to our neighbours Naomh Barrog.

A meeting is being held this Friday 7.30pm for all Adult members, player and non players with a view to participating in the coaching of our upcoming camps.
Applications for our summer camps can now be downloaded on-line or picked up in the club house.

Many thanks to all mentors who are sending in results and match reports, we now have over 900 followers on twitter, and our club notes are sent all over the world.
Parents, players, mentors, supports please check our twitter or facebook page or it you have neither there is a feed of the two on our webpage, if there are any games cancelled, changed or Ogra called off it will be posted there.

Well done to our Senior 1 Camogie who won against Erins Isle 5.9 to 2.9.

U16 ladies F/B fought hard on Sunday evening but it was not to be, they lost by a goal to Round Towers Lusk.

U13 Camogie
Raheny 4.2 to 0.0 Lucan, these ladies are now the top of the league table. Well done girls.

U8’s Football 18 May 2013

A home match this week for the U8’s football against Naomh Mearnog in the three team league.
All three teams produced excellent football in all of their matches. For Colm and Michelle’s team in their first game, Conor Nugent had his scoring boots on, taking three great goals and one point while Jack McCarthy scored a fine tight angled point from the sideline. Niall Cox’s scored one goal and also produced immense saves in goal, supported by the two Baldwin cousins Jonny and Cormac in defence, with Jack Beary preventing scores with last minute tackling to save his team. In the end, Raheny pipped Naomh Mearnog with a point to spare.
In their second match, it was also an exciting tight affair, with Ryan Markham and Brian Reddy, producing fine passing movement in midfield. Ted Laput put in some great tackling to setup scores, with Naomh Mearnog holding onto the lead until the find kick of the game when Conor kicked a 45 for Raheny to win. Scorers (Jack McCarthy 2 Goals 1 Point, Niall Cox 1 Point and Conor Nugent 1 Point) Well done lads.
Stuart and Tony's team also won 2 out of 2 in two very well contested matches. Stong tackling was a feature from both teams with John McNally , Mark Farrelly and particularly Matt Lawless all showing great strength and tackling ability. Adam Flynn set up many attacks with some fine long passes which led to great scores from Cathal Baldwin and Dan O'Grady. Patrick Bishop, Harry Keegan and Jack Kirby were all excellent throughout and worked very hard to win the ball and ensure Raheny won both their matches.

The first of the communion weekends for our u9 team, but despite this, we still got 28 players up to St Annes for our football matches against Na Fianna. Well done everybody on such a great turn out.
Our green team faced a big strong Na Fianna team that took several excellent early points. Our lads excelled with their blocking (u9 skill point) throughout. Well down at half time we won the 2nd half and finished with 10 skill points our best return this season.
Most pleasing was the players reaction after a very tough 1st half. Best for the greens this week were Johnny Robinson, Joshua Barry and Ciaran Harnett.
In the middle match, the white team got off to a flying start and kicked a number of early scores without reply - our forwards were very strong and clinical. Jason had his shooting boots on as had Brian Purcell and Sam Grant who dominated midfield.
Scott Dennis was very unlucky he was playing forward but a nasty clash of heads with a na fianna defender meant he couldn't continue.
Brian Reddy from the under 8 team stepped in and had a very good match. Cormac Lenehen kept goal in the 1st half and caught everything while Robert Moran and Paul Hyland defended well.
We switched the team around at half time and na fianna came back into the match and got a number of scores. Eoghan Cullen had a great 2nd half and won lots of ball including a fine skill point. Our backs tackled well and Raheny ran out winners by 5 points - good team work, well done boys.
The orange team had a difficult game against a Na Fianna team with 2 very strong ball winners. This team has been working very hard at their skills and their guest mentor for today Marius Herbert reports that Jacques, Damien and Sean Fitzpatrick played out of their skins today. Thanks very much to Marius for helping us out today - we were without a good few regular mentors.
Hurling training this week.
Keep up the good work everyone.

U9 Girls
While there was no Camogie or Football for the under 9 girls team this week many of them did make their first Communion.
An early Saturday morning start no doubt for most of the family's to get everybody polished and prestined and ready for the 11 o'Clock mass.
When we arrived at the church we were greeted with a glistening array of white and cream dresses seconded only by the brightness of the girls smiles.
So congratulations to all the Under 9's team who made there First holy Communion on Saturday.
To look at them you would never guess that this bunch of angels turn into warrior princesses once once they don a Raheny Jersey.  They even got a mention on the Dublin camogie site

Under 14 Camogie:
The Under 14 girls enjoyed a great night in Sutton Sailing Club last Saturday night. Lots of sailing , jumping off the pier and BBQing. Has the summer arrived ? Thanks Dave and Carole for organising evening. All the girls had a great time.

The UGANDA challenge - Table Quiz

  • Summer Camp 1: 15th-19th July,
  • Summer Camp 3:  Kelloggs Cul Camp 22nd-26th July
  • Summer Camp 3:  12th-16th August.

Duffy Cup:
  • Raheny: 4gls 10pts.
  • St Peregrines:3gls. 8pts.
Great display in this Duffy Cup encounter. Despite conceding 2 gls in the early minutes, and trailing by 8 pts at the half way stage, the home side ran their legs off to eat into the deficit, with 2 fine second half goals by bug infected Karl Fynes providing the impetus for a 5 pt. victory in the end.

Any one interested in attending our Diners Club on 15/6 please contact Alison on 086-2909022. Places filling up fast.

Congratulations to Anna Murphy and Ciara Mooney who helped Dublin to win U14 Blitz on Sunday.
Hard luck to our Senior Hurlers who lost to Setanta on Saturday night 2.9 - 0.11. Great win for Div4 in the Joy Cup v O Dwyers. Thanks to Linda for her talk our healthy eating for Children.

Fantasy Gaelic website
It is free to play and simply involves picking a team of 15 players (max of 2 from any county) and registering on the Fantasy Gaelic website. The person whose team accumulates the most points over the course of the Championship wins, however, there are also prizes for the club with the highest number of points aswell, so if we got enough members of the club to play, we could be in with a chance of winning some new gear for the club so it could be worth tweeting about it.

Attached is a link to the game and rules of how to play are set out on the website.

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Ticket information for the Leinster SFC ¼ Finals on 1 st June in Croke Park is as follow.

  • Offaly v Kildare @ 5pm
  • Dublin v Westmeath @ 7pm
Ticket Prices:
  • Stand: Adult €25
  • Hill 16: Adult €15 – no concessions for Juveniles
  • Wheelchair: €25

Family Tickets:
Family Tickets are only available for Cusack and Davin Stands
Adults - €25, Juveniles - €5

Students & Senior Citziens (Cusack & Davin Stand Only):
Purchase full price tickets and on the day of the match they can claim a rebate of €10 when they produce appropriate I.D. at Block D, Stiles 1 to 5 in the Cusack Stand (Rebate can only be claimed on entry into the stadium via Block D)

Groups Passes are provided for groups of Juveniles U-16 €3 per Juvenile and you are permitted to bring 1 adult free with every ten Juveniles, any additional adults pay full price for their tickets. (SUBJECT TO AVAILABLILITY)


Adult Club Groups Tickets are available for Club minimum of 15 maximum of 50 for the price of €15 each. (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

All Ticket requests should be sent to Evin Crehan via one of the follow methods:

Text message to 086 2410281,
Email to

Ticket Request should contain the following information:
  • Your Full Name
  • Mobile Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • The number and type of Tickets being requested (i.e. 2 Adult, 2 Juvenile etc.)

Ticket order should be submitted in the correct format before 09:00 on Monday 27th May.

Tickets will be available for collection from the Club Bar from Thursday 30th May. All Tickets must be paid for upon collection.

Any further queries contact Evin Crehan on 0862410281 or

Torthai an Chrannchur 20-05. Uimhreacha 3-7-9-17.
Ni raibh aon buaiteoir.

Pota Or 27-05. €3,300. Go n-eiri libh go leir.

The three €25.00 Lucky Dip winners are:

  • 1) Thomas O'Flynn.
  • 2) Mick Martin.
  • 3) Phil Kerin.

There are six entries in next week's €200.00 Monthly Draw.

  • 1) Gerry Hauch.
  • 2) Gerrard O'Connor.
  • 3) Paul Mc Cabe.
  • 4) Gerry Hauch.
  • 5) Sean Carr.
  • 6) M. Ní Mhurchadha.

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