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Club Notes November 12th 2012

posted Nov 13, 2012, 1:15 PM by Kevin Brassil
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Awards night will be a great one this year a lot of awards to present
, a lot of teams gained promotion, exciting times in Raheny.

Awards night is 30th November.

Ogra back in full swing, great to see so many players down each week and also so many willing parents helping out. Thanks again to all our fruit chopping crew.

A Foundation level course will be running in club for 16-19 year olds on
Wednesday 28th November and  Wednesday 5th of December

  • Time 19:00 to 22:30.
  • Cost €10

Please Contact Dotsy if interested in attending or for any additional info at

Raffle tickets should have been distributed to all memebers now, draw will take place on mentors night 14th December, please get monies and stubs back to the club asap, we already have over 1,000 euro in already.

A.G.M on Mon. 3rd Dec. 8.00pm
sharp and a full attendance would be appreciated.

Mentors please leave the container in the park tidy, bin has disappeared and they was a hunt last saturday for the nets for pitch 9. Please leave nets etc back in the container.

Handball Ireland will be giving a Workshop Thursday 29th of November from 19.30 to 21.00 in Manor House Sports Hall for Club Mentors and anyone interested in attending.

Cost will be €5 euro (cover costs) payable on the night.

Note that the date and time needs to be confirmed. An update will be put up on the website and Twitter and Facebook once confirmed.

Match Report - U14 Div3 Final Raheny vs. St Vincent's 10/11/2012 15:00 PNU

Saturday afternoon saw the Raheny U14s travel to PNU to play St Vincent's in the Division 3 Final. All year it has been neck and neck between these two sides and, with the two teams finishing joint top of the League Table, there has been a friendly and healthy rivalry running through both camps. Indeed, despite Vincent's departure from the Raheny neighbourhood some 25 years ago, there were still plenty of connections linking the two clubs on the day. The Curley family has members in both Clubs, one of the U14 Mentors is a "former" Vincent's man, there are Raheny players mixing with Vincent's lads on development squads, and there are players from both clubs who attend school together. Thus, although each side wanted to win the match and earn bragging rights, the reality is that, by the sheer act of already making it to the final, both Teams had already had a very successful year and, by attaining promotion to Division 2, had achieved their primary goal for 2012. As for the match, the weather was good on the day, and spirits were high in both camps. Raheny arrived in strength (a big thanks to all who travelled in support) and in plenty of time, and the lads went straight into their warm up with the minimum of fuss. Proceeding started on time and what ensued was, by all accounts, a great football contest of high quality, pace and intensity. Play ebbed and flowed as both sides traded scores in the struggle to gain the upper hand. However, although for the most part Raheny found themselves chasing the lead, Vincent's were never ahead by any significant margin. Indeed, the nerves of both teams showed at times. For St Vincent's, there were some terrible wides, whilst for Raheny, their decision making perhaps left something to be desired at times. The result was that, with only four minutes remaining on the clock, Raheny were only trailing by a single point, the tantalisingly smallest of margins. At this stage Raheny launched a savage assault on the St Vincent’s goal, only to have their efforts thwarted by the towering presence of Conor Ryan in full back for Vincent's. The St Vincent's counterattack resulted in a goal for the host side, and saw Raheny heads drop in frustration. Thus, over the few remaining minutes of play, St Vincent's were to clock up 3 swift points thereby putting the final result beyond doubt. (St Vincent’s 2-11, Raheny 0-10). However, regardless of the final result, the Raheny lads can take great heart from the fact that they gave it their all on the day and that, what is most important and most encouraging overall was to see two young and talented sides promoted to Division 2, getting what they have both so deservedly earned through their hard work throughout 2012. The Raheny 98's can now look forward to the challenges ahead, to meeting new opposition, to further improving upon the quality and standard of their football, and to renewing next year that friendly rivalry with their old St Vincent's opponents. Well done lads, here's to an even more successful 2013!

U8 Hurling Match Report Saturday 10 November 2012
We have completed the Dublin County Board organised Go Games fixtures for 2012 for our U8 football and hurling team.
Over the last couple of weeks we have had the opportunity to organise some challenge matches and we've organised a few more for the next 3 or 4 weeks.
During the year we have been in the 2 team Northside only group so we decided to arrange a game versus some Southside opposition. On Saturday last we welcomed Cuala U8 hurling team to St Annes for a challenge match. Fair play to them for making the journey across from Dalkey.
We had a great mornings sport even if it was a little damp and chilly. Pitch 12A stood up to the elements as did the players from both clubs. We had 60 players between us, so we set up 3 9 a side matches to get ourselves prepared for the move to 9 a side matches in 2013 at U9.
At U9 level the players can rise the ball for the first time - U8 rules are restricted to ground hurling only. On Saturday we played U9 rules and all the players enjoyed the change. The skills on show were a credit to both clubs and everybody had great fun and played very well.
Thanks to all the refs, players, mentors and parents from both clubs.
Saturday coming we have another hurling challenge match away to O'Tooles. Again we will play U9 rules.
Keep up the practice outside training and matches lads it is really shining through. If any players have friends in school who would like to join please bring them along to training on Wednesday at 5.45, Alfie Byrne Road Astro.

After overcoming Na Fianna in atrocious conditions last Sun week in the c/ship semi final, A huge congrats to Minor B camogie on their Championship win, a first for the club at this level. Final score 5-8 to 0-2. An unbelievable game of skill, heart and determination. Super bunch of players we are so proud of them. Congrats also to Aisling McDonald on player of the match. The team was managed by Rosin Gillan a Raheny Senior player ,she instilled great positive thinking and belief. Another great day for Raheny camogie.

had a 1 pt win v Kilmacud Crokes [2] and won v Kilmacud Crokes.[1] to secure a home game next weekend v Erins Isle.

Minor f/blrs had a good win v St,Peters.

Well done to AFL5 and AFL8 on their promotions from their respective leagues.

Well done to U21s v St Peregrines

Every take a bow on the strength of our Adult hurling club of the year award.

section quiz on Thurs.

Support welcome.

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

Torthai an Chrannchur 05-11
.  Uimhreacha 1-14-21-24.Ni raibh aon buaiteoir,Pota Or 12-11 e2000.Go n-eiri libh go leir.

There is no strength without working together