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Club Notes November 4th 2013

posted Nov 8, 2013, 7:58 AM by Kevin Brassil

Our AWARDS night is on Saturday 7th December, mentors we are looking for player of the year, players player of the year and only for the minor section the most improved player of the year . Also we are looking for nominations for Club man of the year. Please forward all these to Claire Fitzgerald at

Ogra back on this week at 10am, club shop opens from 10-12 on Saturday and our coffee dock is open from 10am.

Check out new stock in club shop
, maroon beanies only 8 euro, and other great ideas for Christmas/birthday presents and stocking fillers....Yes, we can mention Christmas as Halloween is over.

Coaching workshops - contact Kevin Broderick if interested.
members/coaches/mentors- both workshops may ignite/reignite interest in persons who at present not actively involved in the coaching of teams and may want to do so in 2014.
COURSE: Physical Fitness – Developing Functional Movement
DATE: Wednesday 06th Nov 2013
TIMES: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Naomh Meranóg GAA Club,
COURSE: Practical Football – All The Right Moves
DATE: Friday 08th Nov 2013
TIMES: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: O’Tooles GAA Club,

Dates for your diary are Mentors Night Friday 13th December
(please forward your mentors list to PRO, only 6 teams have done this so far) also,

Once the deer cleared off the pitch in the Pheonix Park, the replay of the U13D Championship Final between Raheny and Naomh Padraig got under way.  Keelin got a fine point followed by a goal from Aifric.  2 more goals from Sinead and Aifric had the score at half-time at 3-1 to 0-1. Naomh Padraig got off to a flying start with 2 goals in quick succession. Now there was only a goal in it!  It was time for Raheny to dig deep, keep calm, keep their position and play their hearts out.  A converted 45 by Keelin and superb point by Niamh sealed the match with a final score of Raheny 3-3, Naomh Padraig 2-1.  Special mention Laura on her puck outs, kept Pats under pressure and to Ciara & Ailbhe on their fantastic performance. Thanks to any U12 girls (especially Niamh & Sinead) who supported the team during the year. We, the mentors are very proud of the girls on winning the League and the Championship.
Team: Dearbhla Gorman, Laura Cox, Catriona Marsh, Sophie Beady, Ciara Gallagher, Emily McCarthy, Roisin McDonagh, Stephanie Russell, Hannah Broughan, Keelin Lambert (0-2), Ailbhe Byrne, Niamh McCormack (0-1), Sinead Doherty (1-0), Aoife Baldwin, Aifric O'Connor (2-0), Aoife Lawlor, Aisling Bell & Isobel Mc Connell.

Well done to our members who completed the Dublin City Marathon last month.

AFL4 had a good win over Round towers in their last game of the season.

Raheny 04.14. Ballyboden St. Endas 00.07.
After losing heavily during the league to 'Boden & also losing to them in the Round Robin of the Championship, Raheny went into this Semi-Final with the knowledge that it was time to step up & be counted!
To a man they did, & in a manner that bodes well for the future. In the first half they got off to a storming start, scoring 1.3 to 0.01 in the first 10 minutes.
They never looked back from that point on, with an outstanding defensive display, coupled with an attacking force that opposition just could not withstand.
At half time it was 2.08 to 0.03, Raheny only having 2 wides. 'Boden had 5 wides, due to the fact that they were never allowed a clean shot.
No team ever wins the match at half time & Raheny knew that the opposition would try to come back strong in the second half. Raheny opened the scoring in the second half with a point but then 'Boden got 2 points with no reply. It was time for Raheny to step up again!
By midway through the second half the game was all but over, as Raheny at that time were 3.10 to 0.06 up.
The opposition kept playing but could not buy a score, so overwhelming was the commitment from all the Raheny lads!
Luke Bennett was on fire, with 2.06 scored, one of them a penalty - he certainly brought his kicking boots with him for this match!!! Kevin Doran was winning all the high balls & contributed 1.02 to the score with Darren Byrne getting the other goal.
  The other scores were shared by Danny Reid, Roy Lunney, James O'Kane & Brian Howard.
With seven players scoring it just goes to show what the other teammates contributed.
Special mention must go to Goalkeeper David Cleary, who not only kept a clean sheet, but saved a penalty in the process!
The lads on the Subs bench were as much a part of this win, with their commitment in training, pushing everyone for their place, allied to their vocal support from the sideline. Great to see all the support on the sideline, keep it up!
If the lads bring this game & commitment to the Final it will be hard to deny them their dues. Com' on the Parish!!!!
Beautifully written by Mick St Annes Harford.

AHL5 Raheny 4-8 to 0-10 St Maurs.

Last Saturday was our last hurling league game of the season and we welcomed Castleknock to Pitch 12A. Castleknock were a little short on numbers so we had to sub up in a couple of games.
Our green team had a comfortable win where Sean Reilly and Eoghan Cullen along with goalkeepers John McNally and Conor Ahearne kept a tight guard on Castleknock forwards conceding just one score in the 40 minutes.
A wet pitch meant that it was difficult to rise the ball and so a lot of ground hurling in evidence. Matthew McGloin was on the end of several goal chances.
The white team came up against the strongest Castleknock team on the day and never really got going as a unit. However.there were some very committed performances from John Robinson, Matthew Sherlock and Cillian Ryan.
The orange team had a great all round team performance. Paul Hyland had a great 1 st half upfront and got a few good scores. We led at half time but Castleknock started strongly in 2nd half but Raheny kept playing and finished with a deserved win .Scott Dennis was very strong In defence and had a fine game when he was switched up front .Brian Purcell was his usual industrious self . Sean Dowd performed well in defence . Conor Ryan played well in every position he was asked to .
Re u9s hurling season: today was the last of our 15 hurling fixtures this year.
2013 has been a great year for us and the boys are improving all the time. We will continue to train each Tuesday and Wednesday until early December.
Congratulations to all players, mentors and parents on the hard work and excellent performances during the year.

The U11's travelled to Mobhi Road on Sunday for a Camogie Gala Blitz that included Naomh Barrog, Naomh Maurs and hosts Na Fianna. Thankfully the weather improved greatly from Saturday and provided perfect conditions with beautiful autumn sunlight. The girls have not had many competitive matches since the summer break, so they were all eager to get stuck in and show off their skills.
First up we played St Maurs. We had the lion's share of possession in first half, as Molly Dempsey dominated midfield and Zara Twomey performed excellently in defence. In the second half Maurs got a couple of goals against the run of play, while we had some great efforts in defence by Francesca and Aisling McGlinchey.  St Maurs went on to win by two goals.
In our second match we played a strong Naomh Barrog side, who brought their 'A game' to Mobhi road. Barrog put our defence under great pressure in the first half and scored a few well taken goals. It could have been more, but for the tight marking by Eabha Ní Bhrádaigh and superb net minding by Ciara Stack. We took an extended break at half time to hatch our plan for the second half. It was extremely positive to see us up our performance, with great contributions from Jessica McGarry, Mia Coffey and Ellen. However we were unable to turn the tide and Barrog ran out winners.
Our third and final match was versus hosts Na Fianna. We stepped up our efforts again, saving our best performance for last! In our first two games we had a drought in front of goal, but the record was set straight as three players, Mia Kirwan, Ellen Lodola and Molly Dempsey, each scored a brace of goals, while Ciara Stack also got a goal and sailed over a great point from long range.
After the matches the teams got together for a group photo and all players received their medals. Thanks to the two U10s, Francesca and Ellen, for making themselves available, they were great additions to the team. It is very positive for the U11s to finish the 2013 competitive session with such a great day at Mobhi road, things are looking really bright for 2014!

Congratulations to our neighbours Raheny United on their fantastic win over Castlebar Celtic, this is the second year in a row that their have won the FAI Umbro Woman's Cup Final.

Trad music every Wednesday in Club lounge, all welcome.

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Torthai an Chrannchur 4/11/2013
Uimreacha; 02, 06, 17, 24.
Ni raibh aon buaiteoir.

Pota Or 11/11 - €5,700. Go n-eiri libh go leir.

The three €25 lucky dip winners this week are:

1) Micka,
2) Catherine 0,
3) John & Mary Blundell

One person got three numbers this week: Ger Fagan


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