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Club Notes November 1st 2011

posted Nov 1, 2011, 7:01 AM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Nov 2, 2011, 1:37 AM ]

CLUB NOTES November 1st 2011 by P.R.O

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The club are actively seeking Advertisers for the club website and Sponsorship for the 4 codes and individual teams for the 2012 season.

If any club member has any contacts who are interested, please contact our PRO and or any club officer. For more information click here ...


The club have recently launched their 5 Year Plan 2011 2016, thanks to everybody involved with this project. The plan can be downloaded or viewed at

With the heavy rains, St Annes pitches maybe unplayable. Mentors are asked not to train teams on our St Annes pitches until further notice, please check with Ronan Leech or Niall Dunne. Once final rounds of important games are completed, the goalmouths on No 9 and 10 will be repaired and re-sodded, this is planned for mid-November.

Housekeeping in GYM : It is fantastic to see the Gym being used extensively, members are asked not to drop heavy weights directly onto the floor tiles, as some cracks in tiles are appearing. Please use rubber mats.

The flash rains in recent weeks highlighted leaks and the need for urgent repairs to the clubhouse roof. The extensive roof works were completed at the weekend and thanks to Conor Lee for managing this project.

Club Shop
Ideas for X-Mas – Stocking fillers !! Raheny GAA club kit and accessories in stock. Shop opens Saturday mornings 10-30 – 12:00. See website for some of the items available in the shop click here ...

Coaching Events:
There are two upcoming coaching events which can be viewed on our "Coaching Education" web page
All coaching education events will be updated on the calendar. To view more information just click on the event on the calendar.

See link for the U12s review of 2012 season.

Congrats to U16 Hurlers who won their Championship in emphatic fashion on Saturday.

Raheny 7-10 Liffey Gaels 1-07. 4 goals either side of half time settled this match. This was a very passionate performance from the whole squad, with Man of the Match award going to Danny Reid. Captain Francis Mullen collected the cup on behalf of the players and management, with special thoughts for Lenny Tobin (RIP) who started out with this team 11 years ago. Match report in hurling section. Minor Hurlers won their final group stage game v Erins Isle and qualify for a home Championship semi-final v Naomh Fionnbarra.


U21 Footballers and Hurlers are asked to attend a meeting in the club GYM Tuesday 1st Nov at 9pm to plan the forthcoming championship. 2 football and 1 hurling teams have been entered to cater for all.

AFL2 Senior Footballers beat Round Towers © 2-10 : 0-08 (with goals from Eoin Delaney and Gavin Ivory in the 2nd half). in their last league game to qualify for the promotion play-offs.
See link for the U9 teams own webpage as an example of how you team page can be setup

AFL9 League Final/Promotion playoff Vs St. Annes this Sunday 6th Nov @ 11. Home game on Pitch 9. Please come out and support!  See fixture section for details on next weekends games. MFL1, AFL5 and AFL9 are training on Alfie Byrne Road Thursday 7-8pm this week.

Ladies Football:
Lads…MOVE OVER…Gaelic 4 Mothers is on the road again at Raheny GAA.
G4M is an initiative created by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association section in Croke Park, which aims to encourage all women to become involved in sport, with some fun and fitness while learning the skills of Gaelic Football. Girls,
Well…here’s your chance to show those little so and so’s what you are made of …Grab your boots and get down to RAHENY GAA Club Astro on a Tuesday 1st November from 9-10pm. Bring €3 to cover costs.
No previous football experience required just the desire to have a little bit of fun and a chance to meet lots of other mothers. Please come down and lend your support.
This initiative will bring a whole new social aspect to the club and also provide mothers with an insight into the club scene.   
For more information contact Alison at 086-2909022 or email
Looking forward to meeting you. 

"'Gaelic for mothers' started back on Tuesday night, coaches Sarah and Gemma put us through our paces, warming up and stretching first then lead us on to drills. Really it's not as hard as it looks. Kick passing no problem, hard passing and solos all doable. Mind you as I'm typing this I stretch out my legs and their sore!!. I'd say that they will be a lot of stiff bodies in the 'Parish' tomorrow but well worth. Remember The party scene is just around the corner, little black dresses are calling...... Am looking forward to next week already, hopefully there will be new faces there as as well."

Halloween Camp:

There is a 2 day Halloween advanced skills camp planned for the mid-term break ( 2nd-3rd Nov).
The camp is for ages 8 - 12 years. The first day of camp will concentrate on football skills and the second will focus on hurling. As numbers are limited we encourage you to fill out the registration form below as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Social Diary:
Thanks to Kevin Welsh & the social committee for doing great job decorating the hall for Halloween at weekend,

And to Claire Reid and Fitzgerald for gathering their gang together to support. Keith Holland got best man costume and Claire O Reilly best female costume.

And lastly thanks to Aidan and Eva Fitzsimons for helping take down all the decorations on Sunday morning.

Dates for your Diary:
  • 2011 Awards night is on Friday 16th December.
  • 2011 Mentors night is on Friday 9th December.

Club Hall is available for private parties and functions, for details contact Tommy Hogan at 01-8313530.


Well done Eilish, Rita, Sean, Paul and to all involved in the LIFT Fundraising Committee

  • The fund is now over €13,000.

They have a Book Sale every Saturday morning 10:30-12:00 outside the club, please support, as all funds raised go directly into the lift fund. Members and parents are encouraged to support the book sale either by buying or donating books.

See our fundraising page:


Club History:

To find out more on our club history see here

Our club motto:

There is no strength without working together

One of the key objectives of the 5 Year plan and for the incoming executive committee has been to improve communications with club members and the local community. Any team mentors or club members who would like to assist in maintaining the website, please contact