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Club Notes September 17th 2012

posted Sep 18, 2012, 1:44 PM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Sep 18, 2012, 1:53 PM ]
The Camogie U8 and U9 teams took the trip to Croke Park last Sunday for the Camogie All-Ireland Final.  The girls met up in the club for some four star pizzas and fun games in the astro before setting off to catch the Dart into Corke Park for the senior game, which was a cracking one. The girls had a great time and were delighted to see Caoimhe McGloin in the parade at half time, inspiring them all to want to play in Croke Park some day.  After the match we hopped back on the Dart and all arrived safe and sound back in the club, which was no mean feat considering there were seventy-six kids and twenty-one adults!  We would like to thank the parents of the children as their daughter's behavior was exceptional on the outing and they were a credit to them and the club and a special thanks to all those that helped out on the day!

The Ogra is back in full swing we had 115 children down on Saturday which was fantastic to see so many budding stars. We continue our healthy eating policy by giving the children chopped fruit and water as a refreshment after their training session. Again many thanks to the parents who help out with the coaching, the administration and chopping the fruit. If you wish to volunteer please approach any of the coaches on a Saturday morning.

We had a first in the History of club on Saturday morning, the fourth generation of Donegans joined the Ogra, Jim Donegan was one of the founders of the Club, his son Pierce both played for and mentored teams, his grandson Colm plays for our Junior A's and had a fantastic game on Sunday against Round Towers and lastly his great grandchildren Freya and Zac were on the astro last Saturday.
We would like to wish Roise O'Leary a speedy recovery from her recent injury.

On Friday night we had our annual schools competition
Scoil Ide v St Brigids & Springdale,

Junior and Senior Infants. It was fantastic to see so many children, we had an abundance of helpers as well. Many thanks to all who gave a dig out and especially to the teachers who came down to support and help organise. Looking forward to next years one already.

On TG4 on Friday night at 9.30 you will see our club very well represented in a documentary on Hill 16, Don't worry for those of you without the Irish there will be subtitles.

Junior A footballers
qualified for the championship final with a nail-biting 1pt win over Round Towers in extra time.

Junior D championship Quarter Final: Raheny: 2-03 v Plunketts: 3-10
There are unlikely to be too many reservations about the result of this Junior D championship match played in St.Annes no 10 pitch. The higher League status of the visitors was clearly evident in the overall pattern of the game and, playing with wind advantage, had built up a formidable lead of 1 gl and 6 pts by half time. Despite the sterling second half efforts of Adam Bunion, Ronan Farrell ,Ciaran Sutton, Conor Henry, Luke Dillon, Cian Daly, Alan White and Liam O'Shea, Plunketts pushed ahead to a decisive victory.
Overall the Raheny squad can be justifiably proud of their championship campaign, and hopefully can push on further when the new football season commences.

Match Report - U14 Div3 Raheny vs. St Monica's 15/09/2012 15:30 Pitch 10 St. Annes
After a disappointing display against St Vincent's last week the U14 Footballers produced an overwhelming rout of St Monica's in St Anne's on Saturday (Raheny 4-17, St Monica's 0-3). In doing so the U14's have put their League Campaign well and truly back on track. Thanks to the Trojan work of midfielders Aran Kelly and Fiachra O'Flynn Raheny held the visitors scoreless for the entirety of the first half. All across the park Raheny were in flying form with no less than 10 players contributing scores from play. In addition, goals from Matt Lyons, Conor Duffy, James Crehan and Shane Leahy only served to deepen the misery being heaped upon St Monica's on the day. Special mention also goes to the full back line of Cian Storey & his wingmen, Glenn McNamara & Rob McCormack who, as a unit, formed the rocks upon which any hopes of a St Monica's revival were dashed and perished. In addition, further out the field Darragh Keogh was once again immense. The sublime ball reading and winning abilities of this young player are of a quality far beyond his 14 years. Final mention goes to Ciaran White whose increased work rate and three points from play are indicative of his growing confidence as a player. With two more League games to be played Raheny are now (alongside St Vincent's) joint top of the Division 3 League Table and will definitely qualify for the Division 3 Top 4 playoffs.

U11 Hurlers. A convincing win Raheny 5-4 v Liffey Gaels 1-0.

Senior footballers lost to St Sylvesters.

Great display from U15 footballers in a high scoring championship game v Castleknock. Well done to all involved.

Minor footballers had a good 2pt win over St Vincents in a challenge game.

Div2 Ladies lost to Thomas Davis and play Lucan Sarsefields Wednesday night 6.45 on pitch 10.

U16 Camogie unlucky in a great game v Whitehall Colmcilles.

AHL5 and AHL9 play away v Naomh Mearnog and ODwyers.

The very best of luck to Dublin minor footballers
v Meath next Sunday.


Gaa4Mas continues on Sundays 8-9 and Tuesdays 9-10, anyone interested in joining either turn up at the club or contact Alison on 086-2909022.

Best of luck to Mick O'Keeffe
(another man who had a great game on Sunday for Jun A's) and Kellie who tie the knot this weekend.

And we would like to wish Davey Henry who has his Stag this weekend a safe return home !!

Club shop open 10.30-12.00 every Sat.morning.

Torthai an Chrannchur 10-09.

Uimhreacha 5-6-7-20. Ni raibh aon buaiteoir.

Pota Or 17-09. €1,100.

Go n-eiri an t-adh libh go leir agus ma ta Gaeilge agaibh-labhair

There is no strength without working together