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Club Notes October 7th 2013

posted Oct 8, 2013, 12:31 PM by Kevin Brassil

Our Raheny Senior 4 Team came into a playoff league final today after a very successful season but a season in which they could not beat one team - Faughs.

Faughs beat the girls in the opening league fixture back in March and then drew when both teams played in the top 4 section of the league. Our girls beat every other team with faughs falling to Erin's isle to set up today's league playoff final.

From the start our girls were determined and got of to a good start with two points from Siobhan Curran but fell away towards half time to be 0-6 to 0-5 behind playing against the wind. Emily Rheinish added the other 3 points before the break.

Seizing the initiative after the break our girls powered ahead, again Siobhan Curran outstanding at centre forward driving through to score an early second half goal, Emily added 3 more points to establish a 5 point lead before faughs were given a penalty. Jacinta Codd saved magnificently and Raheny then wrapped up the with a great goal from Patricia Grenham made by Eadaoin Mulcahy who really steadied the team when she came in in second half. Eadaoin also added 2 points of her own along with Niamh O Meara who rounded off a great display with a point.

The defence were tremendous throughout the match with all players giving faughs no room to breathe. Special mention to Eilis White who has had a fantastic season for the team and again today,

Raheny ran out 2-12 to 1-08 winners and Emily was very happy to receive the league trophy on behalf of the team. She is starting to get used to this!

Special mention to season captain Danielle Maloney, Denise Maloney and Liz Grenham who are now in Australia but were a key part of the team before today and played a key role in getting us to this final. Your medals will be here when you get home.

The team is now promoted to Senior 3 league and is already playing senior 3 champ after winning senior 4 champ last season. For those who know the old gradings, senior 4 is intermediate A and senior 3 Is Senior B2 so this is a big advance for the club .

Really well done to the 20 players who represented the club so well today

Team: Jacinta Codd, Eilis White, Martina Byrne, Maighread Murphy, Grace Colley, Eimear McMunn, Alison Kelly, Laura Brogan, Ciara Manley, Jenny Farrell, Siobhan Curran, Niamh O Meara, Emily Rheinish(Capt), Kate Dunne. Patricia Grenham

Subs: Bronagh Fagan, Eadaoin Mulcahy, Aisling Gillen, Zowie Dalton, Becky Barrett

Scorers: Emily 0-7, Siobhan 1-2, Patricia 1-0, Eadaoin 0-2, Niamh 0-1

U13B Camogie

The ref wouldn't play the game until we got a hole on pitch sorted (thanks Michael, Geoff & Eamon). Ready to start but where was Gene? (romantic break in a Sligo castle). Ballinteer got off to a good start with a point. 5 minutes in & Gene is on the sideline! Romance or not, he had to be there to see his girls play.
Goal from Sinead Doherty & goal & point from Ailbhe Byrne settled us down.
Ballinteer battled back in 2nd half but with our toughest match of the year so far, our girls put their bodies on the line and played their hearts out. Aoife Baldwin scored a fine goal to finish the game.

Bring on the Final, Sunday Oct 20th. Final score Raheny 3-1 Ballinteer 1-2.

And last but not least of the girls, our U16 ladies Footballs had a great win over Trinity Gaels on Sunday afternoon in their championship campaign Raheny 16.13 v 4.5 Trinity Gaels.

Our Senior Footballers had a win against Fingal Ravens on Wednesday evening and are also through to the next round of the Championship when they will meet Ballymun kickhams.

And not to forget our Minor boys who played clontarf away on Sunday morning, yet another win in the championship Raheny 3-20 v 2-09 Clontarf. Fantastic results all round, keep it up.

U9 Boys
We welcomed Ballyboden- St Enda's Under 9 to Raheny for a football challenge this week as we had a bye in our regular north Dublin league. Thanks to Ballyboden for making the trip and for being on time with excellent numbers.

Another great sunny morning and an excellent turnout of 28 lads. Mixed results on the pitch where we had one win and two losses.

In our only win, there were great performances from Cathal Quinn, Robert Moran and Matthew McGloin. Conor Ahern was back to his best after his summer appendicitis operation.

One of the losses was down to Ballyboden getting more skill points than Raheny. While we got the better of them on the scoreboard Ballyboden were the winners on the day by virtue of their skill-points. Best for Raheny in this match were the ever reliable Sean Reilly. He was ably assisted by Brian Purcell and Ciaran Hartnett.

The third match saw a stronger Ballyboden in all areas. However, the lads never gave up and there were strong performances from Daniel Broderick, Damian Mahon and Jason Maguire.

As local derbys go it doesn't get much closer than Raheny V Clontarf. Both of these served up a good contest with the sun shining and perfect for hurling in St Anne's Park. These two AHL5 teams played out a friendly this morning ahead of Clontarfs' cup semi final and Rahenys' jostle to move up the league table. Clontarf raced in to the lead and coming up to half time lead by 7 points until a Micka O' Brien rasper of a goal gave Raheny the momentum going in the 2nd half to crawl back and reduce the deficit to 2points. Cian Daly played an immense game scoring 4 free chances from the 70 yard line. Young Shane Kavanagh also played a great game making sure his marker had run every inch of pitch 9. These are two good hurling teams and served up a good contest.

Also Mick O Brien (Barman of the year)scored a point.

Final Score in St Annes Park:

Raheny 2-13 v Clontarf 1-15

A mention should be given to our U12 ladies footballers who played O Tooles on Sunday evening, a fantastic display of football from both sides and it was touch and go for the first half but Raheny dropped a gear and raced a head to win with a score of 9-11 to 3-18.

Thank you to all the mentors for giving up so much of their free time and of course to all our players for the hard work they put in as well.

Paudie Butler will continue his tremendous work with Raheny GAA coaches & parents on THURSDAY 24th October @ 7.00PM when he will deliver a presentation on coaching children and the psychology of coaching children.

Parents, coaches and anybody that works with children of all ages will gain benefit from attending.

Please encourage all parents and mentors involved with your team to attend.

Refreshments will be served
Kevin Broderick-Coaching Officer

U11 Boys

The first Sat of Oct is not usually the perfect day for a game of football or hurling but the GAA Gods were shining down on Raheny as the Rebel County sent up the Fermoy U11 team to take on the Dublin representatives from Raheny.

A beautiful morning, the Leesiders arrived with plenty of time to spare and took to the field in the Cork jerseys and awaited the team from Raheny all decked out in the Dublin jerseys.

Some brilliant hurling on both sides with a passion and intensity that was a credit to both counties.

The football games were honours shared across the 2 games. Some excellent passing and scoring from the Raheny lads was reminiscent of the senior Dublin footballers a few weeks back!

An excellent day was had by all and back to the Club for a mighty spread.

Well done to all involved.

Congratulations to Dotsy O'Callaghan
on his All-star nomination.

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