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Club Notes October 14th 2013

posted Oct 16, 2013, 12:27 PM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Oct 16, 2013, 12:28 PM ]
We weren't quite as busy on the playing field this week both our senior match and AFL4 were postponed on Saturday evening.

A couple of Dates for your diary are Friday next 18th at 8.15pm we want to see Parnell Park full of Maroon and White as our Seniors take on last years Champions in the Third round of the County Championship and our U13A and U13B camogie teams will both be playing Championship finals this Sunday. Time and venue to be confirmed on Facebook and Twitter, as soon as we know you'll know. Please support all three teams this weekend.

Hard luck to our Minor Hurlers who were knocked out of the championship by Castleknock.

AFL7 Raheny 1-7 to 1-7 Stars of Erin.

Raheny 1-7, Stars of Erin 1-7
The Junior A side travelled out to Glencullen on Sunday for a relegation 6 pointer this past weekend. Both teams starting out on 10 points. The lads knew a result was vital to consolidate AFL7 status after last years promotion. The game started slowly with both sides kicking a couple of wides a piece. Stars hit the first point before Davey McGrath got Raheny on the board with a well taken point.

The boys moved the ball well, working it into Ciaran McNally who's shot was well saved for a '45. Shane Homan took a quick '45, the ball came to Dave McGrath again who went for a point from all of 35 yards but the keeper managed to drop the ball into the net for an unlikely goal.

Kevin Welsh playing at centre back really stood out & was the bench mark for the team to follow. He tackled every man & ball that came near him. He also caught some ball that he had no right too & set up numerous attacking plays. One attack resulting in a brilliantly taken point for the centre back. Dec McDermott, was a tower in midfield. He literally won every ball that came his way, getting both fists to one that drove the ball 30/40 yards & set up another attacking move. One move in particular that stood out involved Brian Talty, the ball worked out to the wing back who then went on a run that involved 3 quick passes at speed that saw Talty break into the final third only to see the ball spoiled by a hop onto the long grass. At half time the lads had a 4 point lead, which was exactly the target set by the management.

The second half was a lot less free flowing with the ref being quite whistle happy. Again goal chances were worked for Ciaran McNally & Shane Homan. Their keeper saving brilliantly from Ciaran & Homan unlucky with a shot coming back off the crossbar. Stars attacked constantly & managed a goal of their own & a few points. Going into the final few minutes Raheny trailed by a point but the lads continued to work into scoring chances. Dave McGrath scoring another point only for Stars to go one up again. The team again worked the ball forward & were rewarded with a free in literally the last minute. Niall Fitzsimons stepped up to score & level the game, the ref then blew up for full time.

For the third season in a row this teams season will go to the final day as we attempt to stay in the division.

We hope to have Kev Gillen available following a shoulder injury & Collie Fitzpatrick who was unavailable due to the birth of his son Jack on Friday night.
Cathal Gallagher, Steo "Bear" O'Brien, Bren White, Rory Boyle, Brian Talty, Kev Welsh, Paul Fitzsimons, Dec McDermott, Mike McNeive, Dave McGrath, Deco Gallagher, Kev Gillen, Shane Homan, Ciaran McNally, Niall Fitzsimons

Subs: Colm "Django" O'Sullivan for Kev Gillen, Brian "Molly" Malone

Well done to our U15D in the County championship final for their fantastic win in Parnell Park.

U14 Ladies Footballers had no joy in their match on Sunday but with a Feile Final and Championship Semi Final gives them a great bas to work with for next season. Well done girls and thank you to the U12s who have subbed up for the U14 girls all season, you have been a great asset to the team.

U9 Boys
We travelled the short distance to Clontarf's all weather pitch at Alfie Byrne Road for a hurling blitz with Clontarf and Castleknock providing the opposition.

Tight timespace meant that our three teams were confined to two matches of 15 minutes each. This was a little disappointing as our regular matches are 40 minutes duration. Unfortunately this was out of our control and we had to accept the situation as it was presented.

A mixed bag of results saw one victory and two defeats to Castleknock and then one victory, one draw and one defeat to Clontarf.

All three teams had to sit out the first matches of the blitz and each team was slow to get moving once the games started. However, the commitment and team work from the players was excellent. It was good to see the boys comfortable with both ground hurling and air hurling.

There were very good performances from Ruairi Kelly, Daniel Broderick, John Robinson, Cillian Ryan, Cormac Lenehan and Karl English.

Parents please encourage the boys to pick up a hurl for a few minutes every day and not just on training or match day as the extra practise makes all the difference.

U9 Camogie
Sunday the 13th October the under 9's girls lined out against Erin's Isle.
We turned out in great numbers and outnumbered Erin's Isle nearly 2 / 1 , so some of the girls played a tune up match while they waited to go up against them.
To the Mentors credit everybody was switched out and got on the team to play in the match.
This was their season Gala game and all the girls received their medals and at the end of the match.
A great day was had by all and the girls did themselves proud both on and off the pitch.
A big thanks to the all the parents who helped out with the food and refreshment back at the clubhouse after.

Big birthday Congrats from all the team to Isabelle Roden who's birthday was a few days ago & Jennifer O'Byrne who's Birthday is in a few days Time.


Calling all Dublin Juvenile Coaches!
Take your team on a tour of Croke Park Stadium, visit the interactive GAA Museum and enjoy lunch for just 10 Euro per child. One mentor goes free with every ten children.
Go Behind the Scenes at Croke Park Stadium
Your team can go behind the scenes at Croke Park and enjoy an access-all-areas trip through the home of Irish sport.
The group will pay a visit to the team dressing rooms and walk pitchside via the players' tunnel - just like their GAA heroes!
Croke Park Stadium Tours also include access to the corporate level, the VIP section and media centre and our experienced guides offer a unique insight into match days at GAA Headquarters.
Not just a Stadium Tour...
Groups can spend time in the GAA Museum and test their Gaelic Games skills in the purpose-built interactive area. The GAA Museum has recently been transformed with a ?1million investment.
Exhibits include a new Hall of Fame, while some of the games on offer are the popular hurling speed test, gaelic football accuracy trial, high catch competition and concentration challenge.
Juvenile GAA groups can also have their photographs taken with the Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy trophies (subject to availability) or use the GAA Museum auditorium for medal presentations.
Book Your Tour Now!

For further information or to book the 10 Euro deal for your team, contact Gemma on 01 819 2374 or email [].
Why not consider the GAA Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour for your group's Christmas Party or team outing?
The staff at the GAA Museum promise your group a memorable experience in a world-class facility.

List for Diners Club on 26th October closes this week, if interested please text Alison on 086-2909022.

Many Congratulations to Andy & Veronica Whelan who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in the Club on Saturday.

Every Wednesday live Irish music in the club lounge all very welcome.

OUR LOTTO IS LIVE ON-LINE, you know what they say if your not in you cant win!!!

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Torthai an Chrannchur 14/10/2013
Uimreacha; 4, 9, 12, 23. Ni raibh aon buaiteoir.
Pota Or 14/10 - €5,400. Go n-eiri libh go leir.
The three €25 lucky dip winners this week are:
1) Kathleen Burns.
2) Eilis O'Leary.
3) Donna, Sinead & James.
Three people hit the bar this week and got three numbers, Robert O'Neill, Noel & Veronica, Thomas x Morrissey.

There is no strength without working together