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Club Notes November 19th 2012

posted Nov 20, 2012, 12:30 PM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Nov 20, 2012, 12:39 PM ]

Some photos from the Friends of Dublin Hurling Awards last Friday where our club was awarded with Adult hurling club of the year 2012. 
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"Club Person of the Year"
anyone who wishes to nominate someone for Club Person of the year can be put behind the bar for the attention of Claire Fitzgerald or emailed to same at with the name of nomination and a short reason for the nomination. once your a member of the club you are entitled to vote. Note - Members of the executive committee are not eligible for Club Person of the Year.

Awards night is 30th of November
, mentors please send in your player of the year and players player of the year ASAP to above.

Reminder AGM is on Monday 3rd December 8pm sharp.

Mouthguards initiative in Gaelic games
- 14 Nov 2012 |
The purpose of this document is to present Clubs, Players and Parents with an overview of the forthcoming implementation of the mouthguard initiative. This is a summary and more in-depth information will be made available in the near future.
It will be mandatory to use a mouthguard in all football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at U21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014
There are three types of mouthguards:
Stock mouthguards are preformed and come ready to wear. Dentists do not recommend their use. Nonetheless, once they carry the CE (European Conformity) mark they are acceptable in terms of complying with the new GAA Rules.
Boil and bite mouthguards can also be bought over the counter at most Sport Shops and generally offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. Typically this type of mouthguard will cost in the region of €15 to €20 and again any mouthguard with the CE mark on it in this category is sufficient to ensure compliance with the new rule.
Custom-fitted mouthguards are individually designed and made in a dental office or a professional laboratory based on your dentist’s instructions. These will offer the best protection against dental and oral injury. Prices can vary significantly and it is worth seeking and comparing prices from a number of practitioners before deciding to purchase.

There will be a range of official GAA/GPA mouthguards available to purchase in December. Further information on these products will be circulated to Clubs in late November.

If a player refuses to comply with a Referee’s instruction to wear a mouthguard, he will initially be cautioned by the Referee and if the player continues to refuse, the Referee can send him off (See Rule 6.2, Rules of Foul Play, The Playing Rules of Football, Official Guide, Part II, 20112)

When does the new rule come into effect?
From January 1st 2013, all players playing in grades up to and including Minor will be required to wear a mouthguard in all football games and at practice sessions.
When does the ruling come into effect for adult players?
From January 1st, 2014 all players at all grades will be required to wear a mouthguard in all football games and practice sessions.
What will happen if I am not wearing a mouthguard in a game?
If a player refuses to comply with a Referee’s instruction to wear a mouthguard, he/she will initially be cautioned by the Referee and if the player continues to refuse, the Referee can send him/her off.
Who is responsible for ensuring mouthguards are worn at training or practice sessions?
It is a matter for each club to ensure the rule is adhered to at training or practice sessions. Clubs and players should note that players may not be covered under the player injury scheme if they are not wearing a mouthguard.
Do players have to wear a mouthguard in hurling games?
No, the new rule only applies to football; however, wearing a mouthguard when playing hurling does reduce the risk of dental injury.

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 has been confirmed.

Date for your diary
mentors night is on 14th December, the Christmas raffle will take place on this night as well.

Check out notice board for update on our Christmas raffle
. Our target is €30,000, so far we have €3,610 in. A lot of hard work has gone into organising the raffle and distributing the tickets please help make it easier on these people by returning your sold tickets asap. Members please remember that all this work is voluntary, there are a lot of people giving up a lot of their free time for the club or should I say OUR Club.

A big thank you to Pat Ivory and Ronan Leech
who did a great job of marking Pitch 9, these two men are just a few of the fantastic members who give freely to the Club.

We must not forget the ladies who run the Coffee dock every Saturday morning without fail Eva Fitzsimons, Siobhan Reid, Donna Ivory and Caroline Sutton
. Also Janice Peake who with her daughters Ava and Carla bake on a friday evening and bring the goods down for us all to sample with our coffee and tea.  The Mums who chopped the fruit on a saturday morning for the Orga kids. All this in voluntary, this is just a sample of the fabulous members we are so lucky to have in OUR Club.

Thanks to all the sellers who gave up their Saturday and braced the cold outside Supervalu, a total €1,215 worth of tickets were sold. We have to say a special thank you to Tom Staunton on his excellent selling skills.

U15s Camogie: Top Four Play off: 18th November: Raheny 2 -4 ; Good Counsel 2 – 5. Final game of the season Sunday 25th November away to Nh Olaf’s

Well done to AFL2 on a great win over Erins Isle.
It was great to see a strong sideline out to support the game on Sunday morning we are hoping to mirror that on the other side of the city next sunday in the Final. Throw-in 11am, venue - Community centre v Round Towers (C). Check out Pitchfinder on for directions.

U21s had a win on Saturday against Thomas Davis. Raheny 0-13 v 0-6 Thomas Davis.

Also another great win by our U16 Hurlers who ended their Juvenile career by winning Shield final against Na Fianna by 2 points on Saturday afternoon.

Minor Hurlers C
Championship Raheny 3-12 v 2-10 Naomh Iosolde.

U13 Camogie
Raheny 5-4 (19) St. Perigrins 4-6 (18)
​The biggest match of the season for the Raheny U13 Camogie team, with their continued participation in Division 2 at stake, a win was essential. It’s always a close game with Perigrines with rarely more than a score or two in the difference at the whistle. The girls were quietly focused before the game with less of the usual discussions.
​Perigrines started the better with some good scores from their usual strong players. The Raheny markers weren’t close enough at the vital times. Gradually Anna Murphy, and Ciara Mooney started to drag the Raheny girls back into the game and the Raheny half forward line started to get into the game with Sinead Doran, Olivia Gleeson and Andrea Elebert starting to feedballs into the full forwards. Eabha Byrne and Sinead Stack eventually showed their skill and with goals from each, Raheny were back in the game. Another score from Anna Murphy and then Ciara Mooney left Raheny a goal and a point up at the interval.
​Again at the restart Perigrines came out on fire. Raheny couldn’t catch a break and 10 minutes into the second half Perigrines had scored two goals and four points. Raheny were down a goal and three points and we looked finished. It was going to take something very special from this team if they were to turn this around.
​And what happened was fairly special, led by the usual suspects along with some of the girls who had had a quiet gamethus far, the task commenced. Sophie Abbot started to excel, Sarah Ryan did some great work down the right and first cousinsCiara Gallagher and Saoirse White started to shine in defence asthings began to turn around. Raheny got the scores and with 5 minutes to go were a point to the good. Perigrines pushed hard for the final score and there were a number of goalmouth clearances at the Raheny end.
With seconds left Perigrines went for goal, only to have the ball cleared off the goal line by a Raheny half forward. A team effort of the best sort.
Team on day: Saoirse White, Olivia Kane, Ciara Gallagher, Saoirse Wilkinson, Sophie Abbott, Ciara Mooney, Amy Nannery, Sinead Doran, Amy Murphy, Sarah Ryan, Andrea Elebert, Olivia Gleeson, Eabha Byrne, Sinead Stack, Aibhe Kirwan, Tara Mc Ellistrim.
Well done girls!

Raheny U8 hurlers made the short hop up to Blunden Drive to play neighbours O'Tooles on Saturday morning.
Again this week we played U9 rules. Boys did very well with particular mention for Eoghan Cullen from the Green team with his cut off the ground over the bar from open play. Also, fair play to Jacques Bossonet who bagged a hat trick for the Orange team. Great work Jacques!
Well done to all the players, parents and mentors who braved the cold on Saturday morning. Thanks to Kelly Webster and everybody in O'Tooles for their usual warm welcome.
Gentle reminder to parents - please ensure boys have hurleys, helmets and shin guards for hurling, and, gum shields for Football.
Football training on Wednesday at 5.50pm Alfie Byrne Astro.
This coming Saturday we have a football friendly lined up versus Naomh Barrog at 10am. See you all then.

Gaa4Mas want to thank Roisin Morgan for the training sessions last tuesday and Ron Richardson for a great session on Sunday night. We must not forget Jimmy Malones serenading us from the goal face..............

Torthai an Chrannchur 12-11. Uimhreacha 1-14-21-24. Ni raibh aon buaiteoir.  Pota Or 19-11 €2100. Go n-eiri libh go leir.

Ciorcal Comhra gach Ceadaoin sa leabharlann Rath Eanaigh,6.30-8-00 agus ta failte mor roimh cach.

There is no strength without working together