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St. Pats - Away - Football - 19/9/15

posted Sep 22, 2015, 2:43 PM by raheny gaa   [ updated Sep 24, 2015, 3:25 PM by Raheny GAA PRO ]

Raheny U9s 

 
 
 Venue:            Donabate
 Throw In: 11am
 No. of Raheny Teams: 3
 No. of Opponent Teams: 3
 WeatherSunny




RAHENY LIONS
Report Donni Rossi


RAHENY GIANTS
Report by Niall Watters.

After a long drive, the Raheny U9s arrived - with only a few minor ‘I’m lost’ calls - to St. Pat’s impressive grounds in Donabate. This was only our second game against St. Pats. The U9s had played St. Pats as our first game of the season back in February in St. Annes and on that occasion they were very strong opponents. Thus, the boys were told in training and from the outset to be prepared for a very tough match as our opponents play twice as much football as us given their focus on Football only.

With this in mind the game got off to a very competitive start. Today, Raheny Giants were premiering fully our quick kick outs ala Steo Cluxton. Jack was our goalkeeper in the first half and his goal keeping was impressive and his quick kick outs ever more impressive, so impressive indeed even some of our own players were not expecting the ball to come out just as quick as it did, a big credit to Jack.

Our backs in the first half were Ultan, Joseph and John and the held the line excellently, ably supported in midfield by Adam and Luke. Luke had an outstanding game both in the mid in the first half and in the backs in the second half. His fielding, passing and scoring was exceptional even playing on with a cut lip for most of the first half.

Up front Dan, Conor, Colin and Cormac combined to pull the St. Pats defenders from one side to the other opening spaces for our scores. The game was marred a little by some ‘dodgy’ refereeing decisions from the slightly biased home referee on the day: St. Pats were awarded a number of pointed frees from close to the goal that Raheny didn’t seem to get for similar infractions at the other end. It was one of those days.

The first half was therefore hard fought with St. Pats going into an early lead rattling of some fine points. The Giants came literally roaring back, with scores - following excellently passing play beforehand - from Luke (2 goals and 1 point) and the ever reliable Colin and Dan (1 point each). At half time it was 0:4 to 2:3 in favour of St. Pats.

In the second half, the pattern continued with Raheny generally domineering the game, only to be pegged back by more scored frees than poinst from play. Raheny scored 3 points in the second half (Luke 1 and Cormac 2) only to be outdone by four points from St. Pats. We in fairness missed two frees near the end (when the refereeing became more balanced) which would have put a fairer reflection on the game.

The final score in the game was 0:8 to St. Pats and 2:6 to Raheny. A loss by a point according to U9 rules but the Raheny Giants were the better team on the day and if not for some, as noted, curious refereeing decisions in the first three quarters of the game, the Giants should have won. Nevertheless, it was a great battling performance and it will surely bode well for the boys in the remaining games of the season. Well done lads.


 

RAHENY TIGERS
Report by John Strain

Score:
St. Patricks 2 Goals - 4 points - 6 skill points
Raheny Tigers 1 Goal - 2 points - 7 skill points
 
Raheny Tigers put in a battling performance against a strong St Patricks side who scored two late points to win the game. Raheny can take a lot of confidence going into the next game with the amount of opportunities they created against St Pats. When Raheny Tigers rediscover their dogged determination and self-belief the victories will come.
 
Adam toiled relentlessly in midfield scoring a fantastic point along with five blocks, an outstanding individual performance. Adam was ably assisted by Sam who played a pivotal role in midfield and defence winning the 50/50 ball and turning defence into attack. Sam chipped in with two fine blocks. In the second half Cathal scored a fantastic point and showed in flashes the latent talent that is waiting to be untapped.  In defence Brian was a pillar breaking up St Pats attacks with Cian, Joe and Ryan acquitting themselves in their defensive duties. In the second half Luke Kelly and Ryan Kane combined to score a fine goal which cemented Raheny's period of dominance over St Pats. James and Joe always playing key roles constantly harassing St Pats defenders. Dylan played a crucial role in goals where his distribution was exemplary mixing long and short kick outs to great effect


St. Brigids - Football - Home - 5/9/15

posted Sep 16, 2015, 6:12 AM by raheny gaa   [ updated Sep 24, 2015, 3:33 PM by Raheny GAA PRO ]

Raheny U9s 

 
 
 Venue:            Pitch 12A St. Annes
 Throw In: 11am
 No. of Raheny Teams: 3
 No. of Opponent Teams: 3
 WeatherSunny




RAHENY LIONS
Report by Joanne Brennan

The Lions played host to Brigids this weekend. It took the Lions some time to get into their stride with Bridids taking full advantage. Brigids notched up a goal and a point before the Lions responded with 2 points from Rudi and Adam but Brigids came back with a point before the half time whistle. 

The second half Brigids were clearly more physical in their tackling. The Lions did start to get into more of their stride moving the ball quickly and were unlucky not to convert on a few occasions. Sean was supplied from turn over of play from the backs and scored the Lions only point in the second half. Well done to Sean who picked up 2 skill points and Adam also got a skill point. Great strenght and team play from Cathal & Jamie who continued playing while picking up injuries.

 

Game ended Lions 12 points to Brigids 16 points.





Raheny Giants


Report by Kieran Doherty


On Saturday morning the Raheny Giants welcomed St Brigid’s to St Anne’s Park.

The visitors started brightly and were on top in the opening exchanges and the Raheny back line of John Broderick, Joseph Doherty and Ultan Fitzpatrick had their work cut out to keep the Brigid’s forwards in check. Conor Waters started the match between the posts and was also kept very busy. As the match progressed the midfield of Luke McCullough and Dan O’Grady began to  impose themselves on the game and provide more ball to Colin McAweeney, Cormac Baldwin and Martin Bishop. Martin was causing the majority of the problems for the Brigid’s backs and he was the first Raheny player to put the ball over the bar.


The second half saw a number of positional changes including Jack Codd taking over in goal and Matthew Grant coming into midfield. The visitors continued to put it up to the Giants, but to their credit the boys kept at their game and refused to give in. The other Raheny point scorers were Luke, Dan and Colin. Raheny also scored 5 skill points from blocks, including 2 from Joseph; however, Brigid’s were not to be denied and ran out the victors by 20 points to 17.

It was a tough game for the Giants against a very good St Brigid’s team, but the boys can take heart from a good performance and a very narrow defeat. It was also a tough game to report on as the match referee needed to borrow this reporter’s pen.



Raheny Tigers

Report by Padraig Kent



V Naomh Mearnog -Hurling - away - 30/8/15

posted Sep 16, 2015, 1:17 AM by raheny gaa   [ updated Sep 16, 2015, 6:10 AM by Raheny GAA PRO ]


Raheny U9s 

 
 
 Venue:            Pairc Mearnog
 Throw In: 11am
 No. of Raheny Teams: 3
 No. of Opponent Teams: 3
 WeatherSunny




RAHENY GIANTS
Report by Paul Nolan

Wow! Watch a Game and What a Great Result. The Raheny Giants really came of age against a strong and disciplined Naomh Mearnog in their first hurling match of the new season. Raheny started very well without dominating proceedings as man marking by both teams meant that there was very little space anywhere on the pitch. However, as the first half rolled on Ultan Fitzpatrick and Dan O’ Grady gained the upper hand and provided valuable chances for Matt Lawless and Colin McAweeney up front. Two great points from John and Cormac Baldwin after demonstrating great stick work to make space for themselves put Raheny into a comfortable lead.

At the back Joseph Doherty marshalled the defence well with great support and covering from Jamie Nolan and Adam Robinson who were strong in the tackle to win the ball. Half time came quickly with Raheny leading 1-2 to 1-1 with Matt Lawless grabbing the Raheny goal.

A few tactical changes at half time meant that Raheny became even more competitive. Going man to man every time by every Raheny player meant that the Giants won most 50:50 balls. Superb points from distance from John, Dan and Cormac gave Raheny an unassailable lead of 2 goals and 5 points (total 17 points) to 2 goals and 1 point (total 5 points) after ten minutes of the second half. Great support play with Raheny players calling for passes from their team mates in space was really pleasing as chance after chance was created for Martin and Ciaran upfront.

Naomh Mearnog did rally and put Raheny backs under pressure as the Giants tired in mid field. Gaps appeared at the back as Mearnog players broke forward to grab a few consolation goals. The final whistle blew with a great victory for the Giants by 17 points to ten.  The victory was very well deserved. A lot of skills practiced is training were on view. Positional sense and anticipation when under pressure to defend is something that will need to be worked on over the next few weeks.

A big well done lads from the mentors: Kevin Fitzpatrick, Tony Lawless and Paul Nolan.


Note: No other reports submitted.




V Na Fianna, Hurling, 13/6/15

posted Jun 15, 2015, 5:58 AM by raheny gaa   [ updated Jun 22, 2015, 2:40 PM by Raheny GAA PRO ]

Raheny U9s 

  
 Venue:            St. Annes Pitch 10
 Throw In: 11AM
 No. of Raheny Teams: 3
 No. of Opponent Teams: 3
 WeatherWarm and sunny



Raheny Lions

Report by:


Mentors
: Paul Nolan,

Squad:
No Report submitted yet...



Raheny Giants

Report by: Tony O'Grady



Mentors: Niall Watters, Tony O'Grady and Tony Lawless

Squad: Cormac Baldwin, Dan O'Grady, John Broderick, Conor Watters, Adam Robinson, Ryan Kent, Matt Lawless and Jack Codd.

Raheny welcomed Na Fianna to pitch 10 on a beautiful morning for hurling and the Raheny Giants served up a feast of hurling that highlighted the progression this group of players has made this year. The Giants played into a stiff breeze in the first half but they created a host of chances and only for some wayward shooting and great goalkeeping by the Na Fianna keeper, they would have had a comfortable lead at half time. It was Ryan Kent’s first time playing with the Giants and he did not look out of place with a typically tenacious performance in the forward line setting up numerous scoring opportunities for his team. Any threat on the Raheny goal was quickly snuffed out by solid defending from Jack and Conor. Jack always shows great awareness of where the danger is coming from and throughout the first half he ensured his goalkeeper was well protected. Matt was faultless in goal and his distribution was excellent, picking out John and Cormac in the forward line with unerring accuracy. The game was scoreless at half time but the Giants were clearly the dominant team and it was only a matter of time before the floodgates opened.

The second half saw the Giants camped in the Na Fianna half of the field and the lads soon found their range with Conor getting on the end of a great ball from Cormac to finish to the net. Conor was a thorn in the side of the Na Fianna defence with his determination and skill on the ball and he doubled his and the teams score a few minutes later with another well taken goal. Adam was also in fine form in the forward line and on several occasions his battling qualities ensured that he won dirty ball to set up an attack. What was very satisfying to see was the range of skills the lads showed when the game switched to air hurling. The Giants have dominated against most teams this season when the ball is on the ground but have struggled at times when the game has switched to ‘all in’. This game was to be different however and as soon as the ref signalled the switch to air hurling Cormac’s speed to the breaking ball and great touch saw him score a great point on the run from out on the right. Dan managed to take advantage of the lack of pressure from Na Fianna players to bag 1-1 from play and both Dan and John made superb catches from Na Fianna puck-outs to add 2 skill points to the team’s total. Matt scored a beautiful point from a free to take the final score to 4-5 (2 skill points) to no score. The lads won this game as a result of their huge work rate and superior skills with the ball in hand. With this as a template for the rest of the season the Giants will be a match for any team they meet.


Raheny Tigers

Report by: John Strain



Mentors

Squad: 

No Report submitted yet...




St. Vincents & Whitehall Colmcille - Football Away - 6/6/15

posted Jun 11, 2015, 6:10 AM by raheny gaa   [ updated Jun 14, 2015, 12:57 PM by Raheny GAA PRO ]

Raheny U9s 

 
 Venue:            Pairch Naomh Uinsionn    
 Throw In: 10AM
 No. of Raheny Teams: 3
 No. of Opponent Teams: 6
 WeatherWindy and overcast



Raheny Lions

Report by: Joanne Brennan

Mentors
: Paul Nolan, Tony Lawless & Joanne Brennan

Squad: Max Osborne, Ciaran Kerrisk, Jamie Nolan, Ciaran Kerrisk, Martin Bishop, Matt Lawless, Johnny Baldwin, Mathew Grant, Luke Kelly, Conor Watters, Sam Mitchell, Brian Murray, Cathal Shovlin and Adam Roberts.


This week the Lion's partook in a football blitz on the grounds of St Vincent's.

The 1st match saw the Lion's take on Whitehall. With a strong breeze against the Lions in the first half the lads fought hard to win ball. For most of this half the Lions held majority of possession and were unlucky not to have scored. The second half commenced with no score to either side. Again the Lions work rate was immense keeping possession but unlucky not to convert. The game ended a draw with no scores but Jamie got a skill point and Max got two, therefore a Lions victory. Fair play to Johnny, Luke & Brian for putting on the Whitehall Jersey in this game.... Great sportsmanship! The lesson from this match is to pass the ball to your team mate that is in a better position to score and not just to be aimlessly kicking at goal with no conversion.... Team play.

The 2nd game of the day saw the Lions take on St Vincent's. This was going to be a different affair and the mentors advised the lads to work together, keep shoulder to shoulder with their marker. From the 1st blow of the whistle the Lion's marked their ground, demonstrating that they were no push over. The Lion's displayed some lovely football and great team effort against a strong opposition by were unlucky to to open up the score board in the first half but is wasn't from lack of trying. The second half saw more of the same from the Lion's and they played the better football. Play was over turned by the Lions not giving Vincent's a sniff at a score. The half saw great work rate concert in to a point from Ciaran, which was the only score of the game. The match ended Raheny 1 pt to Vincent's skill points. In this match the score didn't really come into play as the Lion's took on a very strong Vincent's and the Lion's won out with the classier football. Well done boy's!


Raheny Giants

Report by: Kieran Doherty


Mentors: Brendan Shovlin, Kieran Doherty, Kevin Fitzpatrick

Squad: Ultan Fitzpatrick, Cormac Baldwin, Dan O'Grady, John Broderick, Colin McAweeney,   Adam Robinson, Alex Morrissey and Joseph Doherty.

On Saturday last, the Raheny Giants again made the now familiar trip to Pairc Naomh Uinsionn to take on St Vincents and Whitehall.Colmcille in a 3 team blitz.

Excellent performances from the boys resulted in one victory and one narrow defeat.

First up were Whitehall.Colmcille who were playing their second game in a row. After an even start, John Broderick broke the deadlock with a well taken goal, and was quickly followed by a great point from Luke McCullough. This midfield partnership was starting to show great form and understanding.

Strong tackling  and tight marking by  Ultan Fitzpatrick, Dan O’Grady and Alex Morrissey restricted the Whitehall forwards to only the occasional chance. When Whitehall did penetrate the defence they were further frustrated by some good saves from Joseph Doherty who capped a great performance with a number of important blocks from his second half midfield berth. Joseph was also unlucky not to score when the ball came back off the bar, but the ever alert Rian Prizeman was on hand catch the rebound and take a point before the Whitehall backs could react. This was Rian’s second score as he had already beaten the goalkeeper with a coolly taken goal.

Due to a larger squad size the Giants were able to benefit from a number of substitutions to keep players fresh and the Whitehall lads began to feel the pressure of two consecutive matches. The Raheny Giants were deserved winners by a score of 14 – 5.

There was a quick turnaround for the Giants who then faced a St Vincents team who had benefited from a rest between games. This made the hosts a tougher challenge and both teams did not disappoint in an entertaining match where skill levels were high but the chances were few. Mention must go to Adam Robinson, Jack Codd and John Broderick who were tireless in their work for the team with great tackles and blocks. However, it was Colin McAweeney who stole the plaudits with a fantastic point from wide on the side-line.

Unfortunately, the two back to back matches took their toll and the Griant eventually fell to a narrow 3 point defeat. However, the performance was great and the lads deserved the medals that they received






Raheny Tigers

Report by: John Strain


Mentors: John Strain, Padraig Kent and Niall Watters

Squad: Callum McNamara, Cathal Shovlin, Adam Savage, Mathew Dowdall, Dylan Strain, Ceda Griffin, James Pitts, Joe Bonar, Rudi Kellett, Peter Brazil, Ryan Kent & Tiarnan O'Brien.


On a blustery day the Raheny Tigers demonstrated their skills and fighting spirit in winning a hard fought game against St Vincents and gained a comfortable victory over Whitehall. The Tigers defence in both games was exemplary keeping a clean sheet in both games. Congratulations J

Special thanks to Tiarnan, Ceda and Joe for their sportsmanship in helping out the opposition who were short players.


Raheny Tigers 1-4 v Whitehall 0-0

The Tigers midfield led by Rudi, Ryan and man of the match Adam Savage drove the team to victory by winning the breakdown battles and applying constant pressure on the Whitehall defence.


Luke Kelly and Adam led the attack scoring points with assists coming from James and Joe. Score of the day came in the second half from Ryan, scoring a tremendous half volley which sailed into the back of Whitehall’s net. They will be talking  about that goal for many a day in the school yard J. The Tigers defence marshalled by Dylan and Peter ensured Callum had a very quiet day in goals. Matthew Dowdall played a key sweeping role winning clean and breaking ball which enabled Tiger’s midfield to apply constant pressure on Whitehall defence and forcing their midfield to constantly play in a defensive capacity.  Adam had a fantastic game in midfield demonstrating no cause is a lost one, applying incessant pressure on the opposition and scoring points at vital times.             

Special mention for Ceda and Tiarnan who broke up Tigers attacks on too many occassions! Job well done. The Raheny mentors were very proud of your efforts as well as feeling very frustrated by them.  

Raheny Tigers 0-1 (2 skill points) v St Vincents 0-0

Raheny Tigers dominated a low scoring game with Rudi, Adam and Matthew winning the key battles in midfield. While the St Vincents team defended admirably keeping the scores to a minimum special praise for the Tigers defence where Peter, Dylan, Ryan, Ceda and Luke played starring roles in keeping a clean sheet. Player of the day Adam scored the vital point from a free kick keeping a cool head and getting vital blocks in during the second half. The most pleasing part of this victory was the teamwork and level of application demonstrated by the whole team. The forwards led by Tiarnan and James were exemplary in keeping constant pressure on St Vincents defence , there was no easy out ball for them which enabled Rudi and Matthew to win ball to feed the star player of the day.   

Special mention for Joe who was oh so close in nearly earning St Vincents a draw. Joe had a great second half for St Vincents – well played J   



Clontarf - Hurling - away - 23/5/15

posted May 25, 2015, 6:28 AM by raheny gaa   [ updated Jun 14, 2015, 1:04 PM by Raheny GAA PRO ]

Raheny U9s 


 
 
 Venue:            Alfie Byrne Road
 Throw In: 11:15AM
 No. of Raheny Teams: 2
 No. of Opponent Teams: 2
 WeatherWarm and sunny



Raheny Lions

Report by: Paul Nolan
Mentors
: Paul Nolan, Conor Pitts and Padraic Kent

Squad: Martin Bishop, Johnny Baldwin, Adam Roberts, Sam Mitchell, Joe Bonnar, James Pitts, Tiarnan O’ Brien, Ceda Griffin, Callum McNamara, Cathal Shovlin and Ryan Kent 


Beautiful weather conditions greeted us at our winter training ground in Clontarf Road as Raheny took to the astro to take on Clontarf in hurling. Raheny started well without really dominating the proceedings. After five minutes, Raheny found ourselves behind by an opportunist goal scored after many attempts to clear our own goal when the sliothar found the back of the net from a Clontarf forward despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Ryan Kent and defender Martin Bishop. This was the only score of the first half despite a few good changes for an equaliser falling to Tiarnan and James that went narrowly wide.

A half time team talk stressing to the boys to pull on the ball rather than tipping it around together with a few positional changes led to Raheny starting with real speed, focus and commitment. Eventually pressure brought a 65 which Adam Roberts buried to the roof of the net for an equaliser.

Clontarf reacted well and scored again quickly but once again Raheny fought back again and scored through Johnny Baldwin after a great puck out from new goalkeeper Cathal Shovlin and great pressure by Sam Mitchell. Clontarf unfortunately scored again to make it 3 goals to 2 but the tide was turning as Raheny were attacking constantly. Eventually great attacking play by Callum, Ceda and Joe created two great chances for Johnny who scored twice to complete a hat trick of scores as Raheny ran out winners by 4 goals to 3.

This victory was really well deserved as this Raheny team never gave up, were totally focussed and committed and in the end got their rewards through a great win against their local rivals.

Well done lads (the Mentors).



Raheny Giants

Report by: Joanne Brennan



Mentors: Tony O'Grady, Tony Lawless & Joanne Brennan

Squad: Adam Robinson,  Ciaran Kerrisk, Ultan Fitzpatrick,  Cormac Baldwin,  Dan O'Grady, Max Osborne, Jamie Nolan,  Matt Lawless, John Broderick & Luke Kelly.


This  week the Giants travelled to met Clontarf on their own home turf for the clash of the ash. The Giants took to the pitch very determined from the first blow of the Ref's whistle. Max opened the score board finding  the  back of the net from a long  strike from  Ciaran. For the little ball the threatened the Raheny goal Ultan and Cormac were on hand to take care of business. Jamie was next to step up and provide his team with another great goal. Cormac's accurate puck out found John and John saw it through to be rewarded with a goal. The Giants were really stepping up and working well as a team, calling to each other and finding out their men to move the ball up the pitch. From Cormac's puck out to Max, Max's pass to Ciaran out on the far wing struck with force and yet another score of the Giants. When the air hurling commenced Raheny stepped things up a level. Cormac saved a long struck ball into the hand returned it up the field to John who was unlucky not to get it between the posts. Dan's goal came from a sideline cut from Adam. This score demonstrated the fluency of the Giants hurling. John turned over play picking Adam out up front passing it to Ciaran and again another goal for the Giants. Matt found himself under pressure from two Raheny players just passed mid field. Matt side stepped both Clontarf players and provided the point of the game. First half ended Giants 6g 1pt Clontarf 1pt.

The second half saw more of the same of this style hurling with all players putting in great effort. While there was less scoring the Giants fought hard to over turn call and keep pushing to keep control of possession. Max opened up the second half scores from Luke moving up from the backs with the supply. This was the only score before air hurling. At this stage the Giants really got into their stride. Cormac with his long pucks found his ball flying over the bar for a score. John won a Clontarf puck out and immediately retuned it back to the goalie sending gliding over for another point. Jamie assisted John to defend the posts winning back ball. Dan was supplied with a great clearance from Luke and was quick to get a goal from the supply. Ciaran stepped up to take a 65 which rebounded back out but Ciaran won it back and finished it off with a point. John ended the game with a point resulting from a supply ball from Ultan that made the run up from the backs. The game ended Giants 8g 5 pts Clontarf 2g 1 pt. A great performance by all the lads. Well done!  

St. Vincents - Football - Away - 17/5/15

posted May 20, 2015, 3:15 PM by raheny gaa   [ updated May 28, 2015, 3:21 PM by Raheny GAA PRO ]

Raheny U9s 

 
 
 Venue:            Pairch Naomh Uinsionn    
 Throw In: 11AM
 No. of Raheny Teams: 3
 No. of Opponent Teams: 3
 WeatherWindy and sunny



Raheny Lions

Report by: Paul Nolan
Mentors
: Paul Nolan, Tony Lawless & Niall Watters

Squad: Max Osborne, Jamie Nolan, Ciaran Kerrisk, Martin Bishop, Matt Lawless, Johnny Baldwin, Mathew Grant, Evan Wynne, Conor Watters, Sam Mitchell and Adam Roberts.

A powerful Lions Team took to the field to play St Vincent’s in football on the main pitch in Pairc Naomh Uinsionn on a lovely day for football.  From the off, Raheny Lions dominated the proceedings, particularly the mid field with strong performances from Matthew Lawless and Adam Roberts.  After five minutes, Raheny Lions scored with their first 65 taken superbly by Matt Lawless after Martin Bishop had forced St Vincent’s into clearing an attack behind their own goal line.

St Vincent’s came more into the game after that but Raheny defended very well in keeping chances to an absolute minimum. It’s important to say that this Lions team is maturing into a fine team showing great commitment and team work for each other. This was never more evident when Vincent’s used over ten hand passes to get out of their own half but the Lions closed down their space until St Vincent’s failed to go forward, ran out of space and put the ball out of play. Just on the stroke of half time a brilliant through ball from Matthew Grant found Jamie Nolan who lost his defender to score an excellent point giving Raheny a 2 points to nil lead at half time.

Raheny faced a strong wind in the second half but again great defence by Max Osborne, Johnny Baldwin and Sam Mitchell kept opportunities to a minimum. Strong midfield play by Ciaran Kerrisk, Conor Watters and Evan Wynne meant that Ciaran, with help from Adam Roberts, carried the ball forward before releasing Matthew Grant for a run on goal to score another fabulous point. St Vincent’s did rally with two goals but the back was marshalled well by Max and Martin keeping St Vincent’s without any real shots for points.

A great win by the Lions by 9 points to 2 with total commitment, focus and hard work. Well done boys. 


Raheny Giants

Report by: Kieran Doherty


Mentors: Conor Pitts, Kieran Doherty, Kevin Fitzpatrick

Squad: Ultan Fitzpatrick, Cormac Baldwin, Dan O'Grady, John Broderick, Colin McAweeney,   Adam Robinson, Joseph Doherty, 


On Saturday morning the Raheny Giants made the short trip to  Pairc Naomh Uinsionn to take on St Vincents.

The first half could best be described as a half of two halves. For the first quarter there was only one team in it and it wasn’t Raheny. It was looking like the Giants would be on the wrong of a heavy defeat as poor marking by Raheny allowed the home team to build up a large lead. If it hadn’t been for some good saves from Joseph Doherty in the Raheny goal the lead would have been greater. But just as Vinneys were expecting an easy morning the Giants awoke from their slumber and got themselves back into the game. The transformation was dramatic as the Giants seized the initiative and dominated the remainder of the first half. The Raheny marking was much improved and now it was the turn of the home side to feel the pressure and great points by John Broderick, Cormac Baldwin and Colin McAweeney, together with a goal from Luke McCullough, meant that Raheny were only three points in arrears at half time.

The second half took on a more conventional pattern with attacking football from both sides. Jack Codd took over in goal and, with the assistance of strong defensive displays from, Alex Morrissey, Ultan Fitzpatrick, Dan O’Grady and Adam Robinson, the Giants were able to keep the number of points conceded to a minimum. John, Cormac and Colin weighed in with another point each in the second half as Raheny pilled on the pressure.

At the final whistle honours were even and both teams can be pleased with a final score of 23 points apiece.  





Raheny Tigers

Report by: Brendan Shovlin


Mentors: Brendan Shovlin, Donni Rossi and John Strain

Squad: Callum McNamara, Cian Rossi, Cathal Shovlin, Adam Savage, Mathew Dowdall, Dylan Strain, Brian Murray, James Pitts, Joe Bonar & Tiarnan O'Brien.


On a windy Saturday morning the tigers togged out against a determined St Vincent's Team . with Mathew and Callum playing like two veteran midfielders, Raheny took control around the middle from the off. Great play as always from Joe and James in the forward line never gave the Vincent's back time to settle while Tiernan, Cian and Dylan cleaned up the back.  The tigers bounded into a 1 goal from Adam and a great block from Callum lead. However Vincent's came back into the game with two fortuitous goals, leaving it 1-1 to 2 goals at half time.
 
The second half, Cathal, Adam with Dylan moved into midfield with Callum in goal. Cian, Mathew and Brian taking over in the backs and  Joe, Tiernan and James up front. Raheny came under the cosh at the start of the half but were inspired by a brilliant double save from Callum who somehow managed to keep out two certain goals. Lifted by this, Raheny stormed back into the game with Cathal taking over in midfield. Helping himself to a well taken goal, he also kicked two wide's showing yet again his fathers touch around the goal. Further scores by Adam and Mathew aswell as agreat free from Brian helped Raheny to a convincing victory. Brilliant stuff again lads. keep it going

Whitehall Colmcilles, Away, Football (31/3/15)

posted Apr 8, 2015, 8:21 AM by raheny gaa   [ updated Apr 8, 2015, 8:21 AM by Raheny GAA PRO ]

Raheny U9s 

Home    
Away
 
  
 Venue:            Ellenfield Park, Whitehall.        
 Throw In: 11:30am
 No. of Raheny Teams: 3
 No. of Opponent Teams: 3
 WeatherSunny and very windy.



Raheny Lions

Report By: Paul Nolan






Mentors: Padraig Kent, Joannne Kerrisk, Tony Lawless and Paul Nolan

SquadMax Osborne, Adam Savage, Alex Morrissey, Joseph Doherty, Ciaran Kerrisk, Rudi Kellett Whelan, Martin Bishop, Brian Murray and Ryan Kent

A powerful Lions Team took to the field to play Whitehall Colmcille in football on a wet and windy day in Whitehall. The Lions opted to play with the wind in the first half. From the off Raheny Lions dominated the proceedings with strong performances from Joseph Doherty and Max Osborne who broke up the Whitehall attack brilliantly and provided great go forward ball for the Lions forwards Alex Morrissey, Rudi Kellett Whelan and Adam Savage. Alex scored two goals in quick succession and then moved to the backs to be replaced by Martin Bishop.

The Raheny defenders had very little to do but when the ball did cross the half way line it was dealt brilliantly by Ryan Kent and Ciaran Kerrisk who cleared the ball downfield for their forwards. Eventually the pressure began to tell as the Lions showed great skills in looking up and finding their team mates with hand and foot passes. At the Interval the Lions led 2 Goals and 3 Points to no Score following points from Martin Bishop, Joseph Doherty and a hand pass over the bar by Max Osborne for three more points.

Raheny Lions anticipated a bigger challenge from Whitehall as they had the big wind behind them. However the second half followed the same trend as the first. Ryan Kent, Ciaran Kerrisk and Brian Murray moved forward and between them added another goal and more importantly 2 points onto the score board to give a final score of Raheny Lions 3-5 (18 points) to Whitehall Colmcille No Score.

Well Done Lions. A very good win but in particular a strong display of passing and finding your team mate in space to move forward at pace towards the opponent work boys!


Raheny Tigers

Report By: John Strain (1st time reporter!)
 

Mentors: John Strain, Paul Bonar Kieran Dohety and Donnovan Rossi.

SquadCian Rossi, James Pitts, Matthew Brigdell, Dylan Strain, Joe Bonar, Cathal Shovlin, Tiarnan O'Brien, Johnny Baldwin and Rudi Kellet-Whelehan

On a wet and blustery day, it was Whitehall who adapted to the conditions to win the day but Raheny Tigers can be proud of their efforts and worked as a team to come storming back into the game in the second half. 

In the first half, Whitehall maximised home advantage by positioning themselves to put pressure on Raheny kick outs which enabled them to gain early scores with no reply from Raheny. Raheny midfield led by Johnny and Cathal tirelessly worked their socks off with the forwards Tiarnan and James dropping into midfield to assist them but it was the windy elements which thwarted their efforts in front of goal.

A stirring half time speech by Donni and super sub Rudi inspired a second half revival which heaped the pressure  back onto Whitehall. The charge was led by two quick scores from Rudi  ably assisted by the new attacking line up of Mathew B, Dylan and Joe. Cian and Tiarnan led the defence keeping Whitehall scores to a minimum in the second half with Cathal and Johnny creating the opportunities to enable Rudi to break from midfield to supply quality ball to the attack. The score of the day came from Raheny typifying their great teamwork. Raheny  defence broke up a Whitehall attack which enabled Rudi to go on a solo run finding Matthew B in space who unselfishly passed to Dylan who sprinted away to send the ball sailing over the bar. Raheny worked tirelessly to close the deficit but Whitehall first half performance was enough for the victory. Credit goes to the Tigers for putting in a battling performance right to the very end.


Raheny Giants

Report By: Brendan Shovlin


Mentors: Brendan Shovlin, Tony O'Grady, Niall Watters and Kevin Fitzpatrick.

SquadConor Watters, Jamie Nolan, Ultan Fitzpatrick, Matt Lawless, Dan O'Grady, Colin McAweeney, Luke McCullough, Cormac Baldwin and Rian Prizeman.

On a cold and wet morning,  the Giants took to the field minus a few players due to injury, but determined to keep their good performances going. Conditions were were made all the more difficult with a strong gale blowing across the pitch, making accurate passing and shooting a chore. However, the lads went to work with gusto and their basic skills shone through even in the most testing of circumstance. With Colin, Luke and Ultan cleaning up in the back, Cormac and Conor dominating around the mid field and Dan, Rian, Matt and Jamie working tirelessly up front, chances were flowing, but not taking with a solitary point from Cormac all the lads had to show for their efforts. Whitehall eventually came into the game and were more economical with their possession scoring two points. It could have been more but a great block from Cormac earning a skill point and another from Luke, who was unlucky not to gain a point, sent Whitehall in 6-4 up at half time.

The second half was much the same as the first, with Raheny's greater skill level showing through but unable to convert the chances. Luke moved into midfield and along with Dan and Rian and Cormac drove the Giants forward at every opportunity. Collie and Ultan were allowing nothing through in the backs and eventually the hard work paid dividend when firstly a Conor point from a free and then a Matt point, after great work from Jamie gave Raheny the win their play richly deserved.  The lads will have learned a lot from this victory but mostly "the match is not over until the ref blows the final whistle". Great performance. Well done all.



St. Brigids (away-hurling-21/3/15)

posted Mar 24, 2015, 7:06 AM by raheny gaa   [ updated Apr 8, 2015, 7:11 AM by Raheny GAA PRO ]

Raheny U9s 

Home    
Away
 
  
 Venue:            Russell Park, Castleknock         
 Throw In: 11am
 No. of Raheny Teams: 3
 No. of Opponent Teams: 3
 WeatherSunny and warm
  



Raheny Lions

Report By: 


Mentors: Padraig Kent and Paul Nolan

Squad

No Report Made Yet.


Raheny Tigers

Report By: Kieran Doherty
 

Mentors: Kieran Doherty and Conor Pitts

Squad: James Pitts, Luke Kelly, Martin Bishop, Joe Bonnar, Cathal Shovlin, Dylan Strain, Johnny Baldwin, Matthew Brigdell, Evan Wynne, Tiarnan O’Brien.

On a lovely morning in Russell Park, the Raheny Tigers felt the sun on their backs and produced a fantastic victory against St Brigids by 4 goals to 3. It was a great performance from the whole team from front to back against a talented Brigids side.

The Raheny goal was well minded by Cahill in the first half and by Martin and Johnny in the second; with all three delivering excellent puck-outs to put the Tigers on the front foot. At the back Matthew and Dylan were on top form with some great strikes to stop the home side from getting more scores, and in midfield Luke and Evan competed strongly for possession of the sliotar. Joe and James had great games and got stuck in with tough challenges. Joe was particularly unlucky not to get on the score sheet following Martin's great lift and strike.

The first score of the game came from Martin but this only stirred the home side into action and Brigid's replied with two goals of their own (one very fortunate) to take a lead into the half time break. At the start of the second half the teams exchanged goals with the Raheny score coming from Johnny who got the vital touch following a scramble on the Brigid's goal line. Going into the final few minutes of the game and with Raheny trailing by a goal, up stepped Tiarnan who turned the game around with two quick fire goals. They were both great strikes and gave the home team very little time to reply.

So the Tigers achieved a close but well deserved victory. Well done the Raheny Tigers



Raheny Giants

Report By: Tony O'Grady


Mentors: Niall Watters, Tony O'Grady & Tony Lawless

SquadAdam Robinson, Joseph Doherty, Conor Watters, Jack Codd, Ultan Fitzpatrick, Matt Lawless, Dan O'Grady, John Broderick, Matthew Grant, Colin McAweeney & Cormac Baldwin.

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On a beautiful sunny Saturday morning the Raheny Giants travelled down the M50 to Castleknock to take on St Brigids on their impressive astro pitch. There was a great turnout of Raheny players and as a result the Giants took to the field with 2 players in reserve. The Giants played with the aid of a slight breeze in the first half and for the first 10 minutes of ground hurling the boys dominated their opponents due mainly to the determination of the midfield partnership of Colin and John. The Brigids boys swamped the defence and made it difficult for the lads to find space but the forward line of Cormac, Dan and Matt Lawless worked tirelessly and were unlucky not to score. A couple of attacks at the other end were snuffed out by strong defending from Joseph, Adam and Ultan and on the rare occasion that a Brigids player got sight of the Raheny goal, Jack was on hand to comfortably deal with the danger. The change to air hurling seemed to suit the Brigids players and they opened the scoring with a well taken point. Dan saw two 45s narrowly miss the target and the half finished 1 point to no score to Brigids.

During the half time break the lads were reminded of the importance of tracking their opponent at all times. The marking from the Giants was much improved in the second half and Joseph and Matthew Grant tackled fearlessly in midfield to put Raheny on the front foot. Conor was a colossus in defence and his clever positional sense and speed to the ball were central to keeping the Brigids threat at bay. The pressure finally told and Matthew scored a lovely goal to get the Giants off the mark. This was followed by a wonder point scored from a superb ground strike by Cormac and although Brigids responded with a point of their own and a fortuitous goal, the balance of play was swinging in favour of the Giants. Matt Lawless set up numerous attacks with his excellent distribution from goal and when John scored a point from a free it seemed only a matter of time before the Giants claimed the winning score but it was not to be and the game finished all square on a score line of 1-02 apiece. A fair result and another sign that this talented bunch of players are making great progress.

 



St. Patricks (Donabate) - Home 14/3/15

posted Mar 19, 2015, 3:49 PM by raheny gaa   [ updated Mar 19, 2015, 3:49 PM by Raheny GAA PRO ]

Raheny U9s 

 
 
 Venue:            St. Annes 12A
 Throw In: 11am
 No. of Raheny Teams: 3
 No. of Opponent Teams: 3
 WeatherWindy and Cold



Raheny Lions

Report By: Padraig Kent

Mentors: Padraig Kent and Niall Watters

SquadJack Codd, Rudi Kellett Whelan, Ryan Kent, Conor Watters, Luke Morgan, Adam Savage, Matthew Dowdall, Ciaran Kerrisk, Alex Morrissey, Martin Bishop, Luke Kelly and Johnny Baldwin.

The Lions were on home turf to entertain St Pat’s on a windy, chilly Saturday morning last.  All the coaches were really looking forward to this encounter as St Pat’s have historically favoured football over hurling allocating the majority of its time and resources to the big ball.  The game would be a true test of the hard work our boys had put in with both codes.  Once again, it appears the greater the test the more our young men rise to the challenge.  

The first half was rife with untypical handling errors with St Pat’s playing with the wind at their tails really going for it.  It appeared however the errors were more as a result of the intensity of St Pat’s tackling and credit must go to the opposition for this.  Their pressure paying off with a 2 goal and 1 point lead to 1 goal.  Their point however was deemed to be wide by all present except the man with the whistle.  Martin’s goal was a well worked move originating with excellent service from Ciarán in mid field to Rudi up front.  Spacing was excellent with Luke drawing his defender out of position as he received Rudi’s delivery and then sloting  a perfectly weighted pass into Martins hands as he slipped past his own man.  Under pressure, Martin's strike was in the net before the keeper could twitch.  

Going into the 2nd half the raheny men with the wind at their backs appeared to improve by the minute.  Ryan moved into midfield for the 2nd half after a solid period in the backs for the first half. Jack with fresh legs after a stint in goal was the other half of this midfield pairing and brought with him his usual mix of creative excellent decision making coupled with selfless running.  Alex was in the backs along with Rudi and Luke Morgan once again felt the pressure from another sustained onslaught from Pat’s.  The grouping was not to be found wanting keeping the Pats Tally to a point in the 2nd half.  Alex in particular had an excellent period clearing his patch with great efficiency not giving an inch to the opposition.  As the game progressed the Lions appeared to be able to make more space for themselves dispite excellent defending from Pat’s.  After another triple passing combination, Conor found himself in front of Pats posts and didn’t disappoint with an excellent strike high and over the bar.  The final score was 2-2 to 1-1 in favour of Pat’s however the skill points accumulated by both teams indicated the real difference.  St Pat’s were awarded 12 skill points is an indication of the true grit in their defence.  However the Lions 8 skill points were a fine reply.  Well done Raheny Lions.


Raheny Tigers

Report By: Joanne Brennan
 

Mentors: Tony Lawless & Joanne Brennan

Squad: Brian Murray, James Pitts, Joe Bonnar, Callum McNamara, Cathal Shovlin, Evan Wynne, Sam Mitchell, Cian Rossi, Tiernan O'Brien, Peter Brazil and Johnny Baldwin.


Tigers took on St.Pats on home soil on Saturday. In the first half Tigers just didn't take on Pat's they also took on a very strong breeze. St Pats started very strong winning a lot of ball keeping our mid field and backs on their toes. Tigers battled hard and Cathal provided them with a save just before half time.

Tigers started the second half 2 goals 1 point down but had the advantage of the breeze in this half. The boys started strong with a never give up attitude. Peter in goal provided his team with strong kick outs finding his man. Johnny's work rate was immense and was rewarded with a goal, point and a skill point. Cathal in mid field kept chasing the ball moving it up the field and effortlessly sending it over the bar. We were beginning to see a different team in this half. James in midfield tackled hard breaking ball, turning over play at midfield. Brian found space and demonstrated some lovely hand passing and for all his work was awarded a skill point. Tiernan was in backs and stuck to his man not allowing him to have an easy time. Sam as always fought hard for every ball breaking down a lot of St Pat's momentum in both halves, he was the thorn in their side. Callum, Evan, Cian and Joe also worked hard when they came on.

Tigers worked extremely hard in the second half, pulling together as a team and showing their skills they have learnt from training with the result of the only two skill points of the match. The game ended:Tigers 1g 2 pts + 2 skill points - St Pats 2g 3 pts. Tigers were unlucky to have lost out by the 2 points but never gave up. Well done



Raheny Giants

Report By: Donni Rossi

Mentors: Tony O'Grady, Kieran Doherty & Donni Rossi

SquadMatt Lawless, Cormac Baldwin, Dan O'Grady, John Broderick,  Joseph Doherty, Mathew Grant, Adam Roberts, Luke McCullough, Colin McAweeney, Rian Prizeman and Adam Robinson.

Another good day at the office for the Raheny Giants. It took a few Minutes for both teams to get going as it was a chilly morning. St Pats began well picking up some early skill points with some good blocks. However, Raheny responded well with good blocking from Joseph, Colin and Mathew. Before half time Raheny became more dominant with some great fielding in Mid Field from Luke and John. The Dominance resulted in 2 well worked points for Rian and 1 point slotted by John. Just before half time we lost A very influential Dan to a neck injury.

The second half brought some increased pressure from St Pats with a good point and 4 skill blocks without reply. This left the game quite tight until Raheny again exerted their dominance with scores coming via Cormac, Luke, Colin and finally 1 more for Rian. Well Done Boys. Keep up the good work.
 

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