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Club Notes 27th February 2012

posted Feb 28, 2012, 12:24 PM by Kevin Brassil

URGENT - MEMBERSHIP FEES 2012 ARE LONG OVERDUE. ALL PLAYERS AND MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO PAY THIS ASAP PLEASE.


Mentors are asked to either email or text match result and report to P.R.O. before Monday 8pm. Text 086-2909022 or email

pro.raheny.dublin@gaa.ie




Congratulations to midfielder Patrick O Higgins(18yrs) on winning TRENCH CUP medal with Trinity College.


Easter Camp Registration form is now available here to download.


U11 Hurling Raheny 5-3 v St Vincents 4-4. U11 hurlers got their season off to a great start with a hard fought wine in St Vincents on Saturday. Raheny were on top in the first half and lead 3-2 to 2 goals at half time. Scores came from Luke Mureau, Adam Codd, Josh Lynch, Sean Lumley and a stunning goal from Eoin Bridgeman. Two quick goals at the start of the second half by St Vincents put the home team in the lead. Raheny battled hard and with the return of Tom Geary the tides changed for our players. A lot of hard work and Raheny walked away with a win, with Adam scoring two goals in the last 6 minutes.


The 2001 CFF is proud to announce that "We Do Football too". Nearly 50 girls in total took to pitch 29/30 on Saturday surely a first for Raheny with 37 U11's and 10 U8's taking part in a Community Derby GAA blitz against our near neighbours Clontarf. 3 football games with what turned out to be 11-a-side took place but in the end we just ran in all the girls with the nod from the Director and Ann'O. This was a great runout for them against a well drilled Clontarf outfit who have some fine footballers. Naturally the Raheny girls got off to a slow start with them attempting to find their feet and adjust to the different code but credit them they soon began a tenacious fightback. We even had a visit from our Chairman and Vice Chairman down to survey this new football phenomenon. If the number of supporters keeps at the level we had on Saturday we will have to start charging an entrance fee to fund a New CFF Stand to house them all, its either that or else about a dozen lock-hards to manage the parking.


U12 Camogie. Raheny hosted Ballyboden and N.Brid in an U12 Blitz this weekend winning 5 of their 6 games. Raheny players were in great form with Clarie Gardner, Sinead Stack, Afric O Connor, Alex Lawlor and newcomer Keelim Lambert all bagging goals. Sophie Peate, Rachel Kilbane and Hannah Broughan gave great displays in the back line. Newcomers Andrea Cotter and Alva Byrne are improving their skills at a rapid rate.


U14 football. Another great performance saw the u14s overcome the challenge posed by St Vincents by a margin of 7 points. With three wins out of three the U14s have gotten off to a great start and now occupy the top spot on their league table.


U15 Camogie team got their season off to a great start with an emphatic win over St Judes in St Annes Park on Sunday Morning. Raheny 6-8 v St Judes 0-0.


U16 Camogie hit the ground running with a win over Kilmacud Crokes in their first league game. It was a fine team performance from our girls. Scores came from Aoife Stack, Hazel Mullen, Sadhbh Smith, Grace Colley, Becky Barrett, Zoe Dalton and Aisling Geary, Final Score Raheny 6-2 v Kilmacud 2-1.


Narrow defeat for the Junior C Footballers in League against Parnell's. Final Score Raheny 0-8 v Parnells 1-10.


Gormanston hurling league concluded on Sunday.
We had a great run throughout the tournament winning the Under 8A and Under 8B groups. 
Both under 8 teams won their matches again this week.
Raheny A beat Round Towers Lusk 3-0 and Raheny B beat St Finians 3-0.
Both teams won all of their matches this year, so well done to Andrew, Conor, Cathal, Cian, Ciaran, Daniel, Eoghan, James, Jason, John, Mathew McG, Mathew S, Oisin,Padraig, Ruairi, Sean R, Sean Fitz and Stefan your practice is really paying off.
Lads, continue to get the hurley in your hands every day for at least 10 minutes. You will see the results.


U15 football -pressure was on to win this match having lost our first 3 games and Naomh Barrog being our local rivals. A huge improvement in attitute in trainng and on match day played a big difference in team performance and pushed us on to this vital win. Players of note on the day Kevin Doran, Ryan Bradshaw and James O Kane. Raheny 2-14 v Naomh Barrog 1-7. 


Raheny AFL2 started their 2012 league on a winning way with a good 0-17 to1-03 win away to Naomh Mearnog on Sunday morning. A great team performance with defence on top conceding no scores from play in first half,midfielders Ciaran Murphy and Paddy Reid on top which created the platform for the forwards to score. 10 points shared from the boots of Gavin Ivory,Colm Woods and Eoin Delaney making sure Raheny got off to the best possible start in AFL2. Team play Naomh Barrog in AIB cup this Sunday in St Anne's at 11.00, Support very welcome.


AFL 5 Raheny 1-9 v 4-4 Parnells.


AFL 8 - St Brendans 1-7 Raheny 0-14. Great all round performance as the Junior Bs got our first season in AfL8 off to an excellent start. Grat to see some new blood in the team with great performances by Paul Fitzsimons, Brian Talty, Micheal Greham and Paddy O Gara. Some great scoring on the day especially form Eoin Mullen and an inspirational point from our full back on the day Mark Sullivan.


AFL 10 - Raheny 0-8 v 1-10 Parnells.


Overall a great weekend for the club. And it was great to see the Club buzzing with some of our senior lads on Sunday evening and Up on the Hill we had some of the Dublin Senior Camogie Team who had a win against Tipperary early in the day. We are very proud to have two Raheny Players on the Squad Ciara Burgess and Orla Kelly. Final Score Dublin 2-13 Tipperary 1-15, this was Dublins first win over their Munster rivals in sereval years.



Tickets for Mothers Day Brunch are on sale in Club Lounge 15euro each, we have our very own Aoife O Leary supplying the music on the day. All monies raised will go to Temple Street Children's Hospital, a great cause and also great craic guaranteed. Bring your grandmother, your mother, your aunt, your sister, Ladies treat yourself.







Best Wishes and the best of luck to John Dermody who takes up a new post where he Hales from in Kilkenny. John has taught in St Brigids Boys (one of our feeder schools) for the last 9 years, he has also been a great coach in both hurling & Football, not only training the school team but also giving up more of his free time to help out with our hurling nursery on a Friday evening. 





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