Welcome to the home page for the 2008 U8 Boys Football and Hurling team.
Our Boys at their Jersey Presentation from Brian "Fento" Fenton from our proud sponsor Byrne and Company Solicitors in Swords.
Christmas Party 2016:
For the boys Christmas party we have booked the Plex In Coolock for this Saturday 26th November 2016 from 10.30 to 12.30. The boys will be split in 2 and will do bowling and quasar albeit in separate groups. There will be then be food afterwards and the collection time will be 1pm for the boys. If you could have the boys there for 10.15 on Saturday morning to allow us to get organised. The majority of the money for the party will be coming out of the subs but we are asking each boy’s parents to pay €5.00 towards the party. The overall cost is coming out at €14.00 per boy to include the meal. Muriel will be collecting the €5.00 tonight and will also be compiling a list of the food choices for Saturday which the plex have asked us to give them in advance of Saturday. If your son cant make Saturday please do confirm.
Dublin Under 8 League - 2016
Matches over for 2016. Some challenges will be arranged before Christmas and these will be emailed to everyone when arranged.
Please be at the pitch 20-30 minutes before throw in time to allow mentors prepare teams and run a warm up with the lads.
Don't forget Jersey, hurl, shin pads and a drink.
ALL PLAYERS MUST WEAR A GUMSHIELD FOR FOOTBALL MATCHES AND TRAINING BY GAA RULES OR THEY MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY. HURLING IS OPTIONAL.
Please be at the pitch at least 20 minutes before this time, lifts can be arranged where required, please contact a mentor.
Type in your address and the club you are travelling to above for more detailed map directions.
As our 2008 born boys are now classed as Under 8, we will now take part in the 2016 Dublin County (Northside) League.
This year Raheny 2008 are split into two groups, Raheny Maroon and Raheny White. Both groups play every Saturday morning. Each week is alternate Football then Hurling. Home and Away matches are also alternate weeks.
The mentors have split the groups fairly and evenly to account for the numbers required in each grouping. These are shown below.
Each week this page will be updated with match details including location and map. This will also be updated in the Google Calendar above.
Raheny Maroon Group (Group 1 below)
Raheny White Group (Group 2Y below)
The teams below are the groupings for this year.
Remember at this age group there are no scores recorded at the end of the game, however a point is worth 3 points and a goal is only worth 1 for the duration of the game. The first match is on February 13th.
GoGames - Under 8 Football Rules
GoGames - Under 8 Hurling Rules
Membership for next year
As the boys will be playing officially at under 8 in Dublin County Board competition next year, each boy (and mentor) are obliged to be members of Raheny GAA. This is a requirement of the club.
Membership fees are used to fund core Raheny GAA running costs including player insurance, County Board fees etc. The membership fee for 2015 is €95 for juvenile members and €100 for mentors, family membership was €275. For more information, please see http://www.raheny.gaa.ie/information/membership-info. It can be paid in two installments if required.
The club intends that anyone not registered will not be allowed (or insured) to play for the club. Given the ongoing tough economic times, if there are any difficulties with paying membership, please contact any mentor, Conor Pitts or Kevin Fitzpatrick in complete confidence early in 2015.
Training every Saturday morning in Manor House Astro from 10am to 11:15am.
Please bring a helmet,hurl, shin pads, gum shield and a drink. It is mandatory that all kids wear a gum shield in GAA games. This is for their own safety.
Training every Monday evening from 6:30pm to 7:45pm in Manor House Gym. Indoor training so no hurl needed on these nights. Rubber tipped hurls are provided for all players.
Please note that all kids should really have their own Hemlets and Hurls at this age group. This ensures they have a proper fitting helmet which they can look after themselves.
They also will be able to practice with the hurl at home or in the park outside of training times.
Helmets and hurls can be purchased directly from Seamus Dunne in the club at a very reduced price. This makes a great Christmas gift at this time of year.
Mentors will only be bringing a very reduced number of helmets and hurls until December, after this you must provide your own gear.
From February next year there will be matches every Saturday (home followed by away) and more will follow here shortly.
Gum Shields/ Mouth Guards
It is now compulsory for all GAA players to use a gum shield/mouth guard for all training and matches. In order to be allowed play and moreover for their safety, please ensure that each boy has their own Gum Shields for every session.
Children born in 2009 but currently playing for the 2008's
As some of you will know, the current 2008 panel includes a large number of boys born in 2009. The policy of the GAA centrally and also Raheny GAA is that children should play at their own birth age. In Raheny GAA’s case, this rule also states that where children play in the age group above (the 2009 panel in the case of 2008 born children), this can only take place with the expressed agreement of a child’s birth age team mentors. As a mentor team, in view of the large number of 2009's on our panel, we agreed a policy in September just gone that in as far as possible children born in 2009 should play as early as possible with a 2009 team if one exists, which on foot of this has since been established. This allows for a smooth transition from one to the lower age group, which can be more difficult when children get older and have set friendships etc.
It also ensures that each age group has good sustainable numbers at the outset. In line with this, there is a current process whereby boys born in 2009, and who have played with the 2008 team to date, are transferring to their birth age group, our 2008 team. Furthermore, we would ask you to note also that Club’s Executive has recently confirmed that children (for us, those children born in 2009) should transfer back to their birth age (the 2009 team) at the earliest date which, in our case, is by the end of this year/start of next year. The principle here is that all children will be in their correct age group as their age group’s team prepares to enter official Dublin County Board games at under 8. For those children and parents affected, the lead mentors are available to discuss these issues with individual parents.
Croke Park Visit 2015
A Great day was had by all our boys and adults on our Croke Park visit. Superb facilities and tour of the stadium and plenty of hands on experience with Sam and Liam!
Some early pictures in here
Thanks to all involved.
Gormanstown Hurling Competition Teams and Times **** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW OVER ****
Thanks to all the children who took part.
Some videos and pictures from the event:
Practice Makes Perfect!
Football: Please click on the links below to download the the Skill Cards for the various techniques we are working on at the moment:
Hurling: Please click on the links below to download the the Skill Cards for the various techniques we are working on at the moment:
Boys U8 Football and Hurling Team
|Brendan Byrne||Lead Mentor||087-2907326||Brendan@byrnesolicitors.ie|
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