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Club Notes 7th November 2016

posted Nov 7, 2016, 3:55 PM by Ger McGloin

Thank you to all who attend the club Strategy Meeting last night and thank you to all our video stars who let us know they are all "On Board".


As always we are looking for volunteers to help with registering our new players, or simply to chop fruit. If you have 30mins to spare to help out on Saturday mornings please contact Alison on 086-2909022.

Friday Night Ogra is on the Astro @ 6-7PM with Seamus.

Boot Exchange

The boot exchange is still up and running but has moved into the club shop, plenty of boots in stock. Bring your clean boots down and exchange for a big size.

The Club Hall is available for hire for parties, 

If you wish to book either the hall or the Hill for communion/confirmations please do so before 15/10 contact Tommy on 086-160009. 

Club Shop :- Club shop is ONLY open on a Saturday morning from 9.30 to 12.  

Do you know our club shop is now online, you can order and pay online and collect behind the bar.

Congratulations to the pride of the parish Brian Fenton on winning an All Star at the weekend.  

U12 Hurlers go to Division 1 as they beat Ballinteer in the top Division play off. Raheny 4-7 v 4-4 Ballinteer.  

Raheny 1-12 V Thomas Davis 2-07

A very strong performance from Raheny all over the pitch with everybody playing their part to set up a great win after extra time.

Thomas Davis led by 4 points at half time despite a strong defensive performance by Raheny.

Raheny came out strong in the second half and tied up the score before a well worked goal gave Thomas Davis a three point lead. However, Raheny chipped away and an Adam Codd goal brought Raheny back into the game. Thomas Davis scored a late point to take the lead before Liam Dunne levelled with the last kick of normal time. 
Thomas Davis roared into the lead in extra time with an unanswered goal and a point. But an excellent point from Adam Codd closed the gap. However the game was won in the second period of extra time with points from Eoin Bridgeman, Cuan Malone and Adam Codd building a three point lead that we never relinquished.

While this was a great team performance and everybody worked very hard for the win, there were stand out performances from Sean Lumley, Tom O'Donnell, Leon Coakley and Robert McGuirk who all defended superbly throughout.

Under 13 hurlers serve up a Classic

Raheny 1:17

St Judes 2:9

Pitch 10 was the venue for what turned out to be a cracking game of hurling between Raheny and St Judes.  After fourteen Division 2 matches it took this second place decider to separate Raheny from St Judes after each side ended the season on 20 points.  And as luck would have it, it also took extra time with each team vying for a bag of silver medals and a shot at Division 1 hurling.  St Judes were a big physical team and had good hurlers throughout the pitch.  This was going to be no easy task. 

From the moment the ball was thrown in Raheny set out their stall with each man working very hard –but none more so than Adam McAweeney  who (as usual) gave a demonstration of work rate at mid field for the 80 minutes and ensured no Judes man got a free shot with his courageous blocking and hooking. 

Joe Cooper led from the No. 1 spot, his puck outs, the best in Dublin, proving a welcome relief for the Raheny out field men.  In front of Joe, Colm Grogan and Ciaran Harnett  ensured nothing got by while Conal Devitt and Cian Mitchell picked the right time to have their games of the season, proving too much to handle for the Judes forwards.  On the half back line James Gleeson and Ruari Walsh cleanly caught and cleared a lot of ball and both have improved hugely during 2016.

Brian Dunne, with a deadly mix of skill and tenacity gave a masterclass at left half back emerging time and again from the rooks with ball in hand driving through the Judes crowd and belting the ball up field.

At mid field beside Adam McAweeney was Thomas Hurley. Thomas, even by his own high standards, was outstanding throughout from open play and in addition punished Judes every time they fouled nailing an incredible 13 frees and a point from play.  Exhibition stuff.

The forwards were up against a very difficult defence but Conor Baldwin, Cathal O’Grady, Andrew Geoghan, Mathew McGloin, Callum Grehan, Conor Aherne and Eoghan Cullen worked tirelessly and provided great ball to an in-form Daniel Broderick who finished the game with 1:2 and Charlie McHugh, most pundits player of the season, who popped over a vital point and had a super game breaking away from his man time and again.

In the end despite, the best efforts of an excellent Judes side, Raheny won on an impressive scoreline of 1:17 to 2:9 so it will be Raheny that will be collecting the bag of silver medals.  Just reward for a super season. 

Bring on 2017.

Raheny U11 Boys trip to Dungarvan

Raheny GAA under 11 boys team went on their first overnight trip last weekend to take part in a hurling blitz in Dungarvan. A group of over 60 comprising of parents, mentors and players travelled in convoy and took up residence in the lodges of the Gold Coast Hotel. Raheny took part in a blitz on Saturday afternoon hosted by Brickey Rangers GAA club. 


Raheny fielded 3 9-a-side teams and all teams played 3 matches each against local Waterford clubs. The effort and skill levels shown by the boys was fantastic.  Special mention must go to Jack Kirby and Kevin Kelly for doing everything and more that was asked of them. Aaron Miller made some of greatest saves seen this season while defending a full size goal. Ted Laput and Jack Beary demonstrated wonderful tackling, blocking and hooking skills throughout the day. Cormac O'Reilly and Shay Keogh weighed in with 5 goals between them. David Adams, Mark Farrelly and Cathal Baldwin worked incredibly hard across 3 matches and gave their opponents no time on the ball. Ryan McGuirk scored some fine points and Niall Cox displayed his full range of skills in an impressive midfield performance.


Afterwards the boys returned to the swimming pool in the hotel followed by a meal and a movie night. Everyone was up early on Sunday morning for a fun training session on the magnificent pitch owned by the hotel that Waterford senior hurlers and many other top teams train on. Special thanks to Ciaran McNally and Colm O'Reilly for all the work involved in organising this very successful trip.


AFL4 play Kilmacud away at 8pm and our AFL1 play Ballymun Kickhams at home 2.30 on Saturday.

Dates for you Diary

Our AGM takes place on Monday 5th December at 8pm, only FULLY paid members are permitted to attend. Nominations and/for motions/recommendations should be with the Club secretary no later than 14 days before the meetings. Please be informed that a summary of clubs audited accounts can be viewed by appointment with a club officer in attendance from Monday 22/11.

We are holding a Christmas Craft Fair in aid of Pieta House, in memory of a good friend. This will take place on Sunday 27/11.  Great opportunity to support a great cause and get some unique Christmas presents. (All stalls are booked out.) 


Anyone interested in playing in the U21 championship should contact Pat (football) 086-3675448 and Shane (Hurling) 078-311054.

Sam Maguire will be at the club on Saturday 3rd December. More details to follow about the photo opportunity in the afternoon. 
Later that night, we intend to honour Brian Fenton and Siobhan Woods with a dinner and entertainment  in the club hall. This has been an extra special year for both of these players as they have represented Raheny GAA Club with distinction while lining out for Dublin in their respective All-Ireland finals. 
There will be a 3 course meal and the catering on the evening will be provided by catering North Dublin  - you can check their website
Cost per ticket is €50. The numbers on the evening are limited to 150 and as tickets are selling fast. we advise you to make your reservation ASAP!! It promises to be a great evening. To make a reservation, please respond to this email by telling us how many tickets you require.

Ladies Gaas Craic Club

Our First "Gaas Craic Club" in 5 years started back on Thursday with a wine tasting in the club hall. Thank you to Cathal McHugh of Mchughs Off-licences for sharing his vast knowledge of fine wines, we look forward to having you back for a beer tasting.

GAA for Mas is Sunday evenings, if your interested in getting involved please contact Ide on 086-3806454.

Women's Strength & Performance

Anyone interested in the women's only classes with Raheny Strength & Performance 

Can contact Sarah  0857606706

Torthai an Chranchuir 

Would you like to be a volunteer ?

We are looking for help with the club lotto on a Monday night. Ideally we would like to put a small team together, it's not difficult and only 2 hours a week. If interested contact Cian (087) 795 0130.

"Ask not what your club can do for you but what you can do for your club"

Club Lotto is now over 3,000 euro.

There is no strength without working together