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Club Notes September 2nd 2013

posted Sep 2, 2013, 12:46 PM by Kevin Brassil

Fantastic game yesterday in Croke Park and fantastic result for the Dubs
. Well done to the Dublin Senior Footballers on getting through to the All-Ireland Final....

Roll on 22nd September.

Ticket Applications for the All Ireland Final

Following the Dubs semi-final win on Sunday they now find themselves in the very enviable position of being in an All Ireland Final. As such, many people will be hoping to get tickets for the match so demand will inevitably far outstrip supply. In light of this, it has been decided by the executive of Raheny GAA Club that all Ticket Applications for the All Ireland Final MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING on the forms provided. Application forms are available from the Club bar. Members wishing to apply for tickets MUST fill out one of these forms and place it in the ticket application box behind the bar.

Ogra starts back on Saturday 8th September at 10am, all children aged 4-6 are welcome. 3 euro subs a week, no equipment necessary just a pair of runners and a rain jacket (it is Ireland!)

GAA4MAs starts back 
on Sunday 9th September at 8pm on the astro, all new players welcome.

U14 Girls football Championship.
The Girls got off to a great start in their preparation for championship this week with a challenge match against Clontarf on tuesday. The girls did eaxactly what was asked of them, taking on their player, passing well and working as a team.  As a result they beat Clontarf well and were looking forward to their first championship match on friday.
We lined out a strong team against fingal ravens on friday but unfortunately we were missing our Captain Anna Murphy due to injury, but she was on there to cheer on her team mates.  We started well with 3 scores from Ciara McDunphy to settle nerves.  They defended really well and the girls retained the lead through hard work all over the pitch and came in at HT with 4 points up.
The Second half posed a bigger challenge for Raheny playing up hill against the wind and with the sun in their eyes but this didnt stop them. Even when it seemed Ravens were coming back the girls fought hard up from and crept further ahead on the scoreboard.
The defenders worked really hard through out the game and with a few great saves from Olivia, the team came away with a great win.
Final score was 3-11 to 2-2 well done to the whole squad of players and a special thanks to Caoimhe and Alla from U12s.

AFL1 had two games this week on Wednesday against Ballyboden St Endas where they were beaten by 2 points in the last minute of the game and on Saturday Raheny 1-4 to 1-9 St Maurs. 

AFL4 were beaten by 6 points away to Kilmacud Crokes.

U9S Boys
Our first hurling game after the summer break.
Lovely morning on pitch 12a as we welcomed St Maurs from Rush.
There are plenty still away on holidays so we just about managed 3 7 a sides.
For the Orange team we had a battling performance from Conor Ryan and Robert Moran but in the end we lost the match by the odd goal in a very close match.  
Andrew O'Seachnasaí created a lot of chances from midfield but the St Maurs defence held out well to deny us an equalising goal. Many thanks to Kate Kelly who turned out for us and played a great game.
The green team won well with Matthew McGloin having his best hurling match of the year and Ruairi Kelly knocking over some nice points. All the boys played very well.  The summer practice paid off.
The white team won a tight game on skill points.  A great team effort with everybody playing for each other- brilliant team work.  Well done lads.
We are starting to see a big improvement in all the players who are practicing every day.  Get the hurley in the hand for ten minutes after you come home from school, working on both sides all the time.
Hurling training on Tuesday at 5.50pm. We will text details to parents.

U9 Girls

The girls had their first football match after the summer holidays against Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday morning on pitch 1.  It was pain to see that the girls must have had the footballs down at the beach this summer as they hadn't lost any of their skills over the break. It was great to see so many of the parents out watching their girls play two brilliant matches!

Keep up the good work Girls!

The girls would also like to wish one of their coaches Niamh O'Connor a speedy recovery!

Since January 1st 2013, it has been mandatory for players in age grades up to and including minor to wear a mouthguard in all Gaelic football practice sessions and games. From 
January 1st 2014, this rule will apply to Gaelic footballers in all age grades.

  • A properly fitted mouthguard is the best available protective device for reducing the incidence and severity of sports-related dental injuries
  • Players can be sent-off in a game for not wearing a mouthguard
  • Players will not be not covered under the GAA player injury scheme if they don’t comply with the mouthguard rule
  • No Mouthguard? No Game!
To review an information sheet and answers to frequently asked questions, go to

Congratulations to Janice and Paddy Peake on their 10th Wedding Anniversary. These two are very involved in the club, Janice looks after the admin in the Ogra and Paddy coaches and mentors a team. 

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Pota Or 02/09 - €4,700. Go n-eiri libh go leir.

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2) Gene Henry.
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