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Club Notes April 22nd 2013

posted Apr 25, 2013, 2:58 PM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Apr 26, 2013, 11:53 AM ]

On 4th of May, Bank holiday weekend, the club will be hopping we have a Guinness World record attempt at
In the park

  • 11.30 World Record Attempt
  • 12.00 Poc Fada
  • 12.30 Kick Fada

In the club (in aid of CF HopeSource Foundation
  • 13.00 Hurling Crossbar Challenge Part 1
  • 13.30 Hurling Crossbar Challenge Part 2
  • 14.00 Dunk the Manager
  • 14.30 Hurling Crossbar Part 3
  • 15.00 Club strongest and Fastest
  • 15.30 Dunk the manager
  • 16.00 Dunk the manager - Book Sale
  • 16.30 BBQ - Prizes

We have 3 county jerseys as prizes for the Hurling Crossbar challenge
  • PJ Ryans (Kilikenny Goalkeeper)
  • Padraig Maher (Tipp) and
  • David Kenny (Offaly).
For this challenge we will charge €5 for 3 shots, if you hit it 3 times and no one else does the jersey is yours, If a number of people finish level they will all get another 3 shots to get the highest score until 1 is left standing.

All monies taken in will go to Cystic Fibrosis Hopesource foundation ( This charity is unique in that all monies raised make a difference. no wages, no admin and no expenses.  They are working towards raising money for inpatient cf dedicated isolation units in both Temple St and Beaumont Hospital.

Our Senior 7 Camogie
girls kept their good league form with a 2-4 to 1-1 win over parnells. Raheny went in at half time 3 points to nil but parnells came back early in the second half to draw level. Our girls dug deep and two great strikes one from Niamh Coughlan and one from Patricia Grehan sealed the win for Raheny.

Camogie Raheny 5.0 v 4.0 St Brigids and U13B RAheny 4.0 v 0.0 Ballinteer.

Dublin Camogie Feile takes place next Saturday 27th.
Come and support our Camogie girls in Feile 2013 in Ballyboden St Enda’s
  • 11:10   N. Peregrines  V     Raheny
  • 12:30   Raheny             V     N.Brid
  • 13:50   Raheny             V     Ballyboden

A very confusing but worthwhile trip to Porterstown on Saturday where we recorded 2 wins and  a narrow loss over Castleknock. The last few weeks have seen a significant improvement in  all the teams performances which is reflected in the excellent numbers coming to training on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Particular mention needs to be given to Ross Leahy  and Cormac Lenehan on the gold team, Jonny 'duracell' Robinson and Stefan Twomey on the silver team and new boy James O'Connell and Joshua Barry on the orange team.

Feile u14s
After the weeks of hard training Feile weekend finally arrived on Saturday last.  As the Raheny Under 14 Girls team departed from the club to St Sylvestors the check was for gum shields, gloves, boots , water and sun cream.  
Raheny were in a group of teams that consisted of Robert Emmets, Skerries Harps and St Judes,who it was felt was likely to be the toughest challenge.
First up was Skerries Harps , Raheny were very quickly out of the blocks with an unanswered 2 goals and 2 points  from Anna Murphy (1.1), Amy Murphy (1.0)  and Ciara McDunphy (0.1).  Skerries regrouped and came back very strongly, scoring 5 goals and 1 point.  However Raheny were not to be denied with Ciara getting a further 1.4 and Anna chipping in with another 2 points.  Final score Raheny 3.9 to Skerries 5.1
The girls next match was not for another couple of hours during which the sun cream was replaced with rain gear, which was to continue for the entire day accompanied by a strong cold wind.
The eagerly anticipated match with St Judes kicked off with Raheny playing against the strong wind.  A first half defensive game was the plan and the team effort was phenomenal with every player working for each other and keeping St Judes to a single point.  Rahenys tactic of hitting Judes with counter attacks worked superbly with the girls chalking up 2 goals from Anna and Caoimhe McCarthy to lead 2.2 to 0.1 at the break.
The second half was low scoring as the Raheny full and half backs withstanding all that St Judes could throw at them. Raheny outscored Judes by 2 points to 1 with a final score of Raheny 2.4 to Judes 0.2.
2 out 2 for Raheny and full 6 points in the bag as the girls awaited the final group game against Robert Emmets.
A semi final place was at stake but Raheny knew their destiny was in their own hand with a victory over Emmets putting the girls top of the group.
Emmets were playing for their pride as they had lost their previous 2 games and they came out hard but fair.  The girls were not to be denied and put the game to rest with scores from Ciara, Anna and Amy to give Raheny a 2.3 to 0.2 victory and semi final place in the bag.
As the girls topped their group the semi final opposition was either the host club Sylvestors or their local rivals St Monicas.
With the pairings known it was Sylevestor that was to stand in the way of an historic place in the final.  This game had all the supporters on the edge of their nonexistent seats.  It was a fiercely competitive game that ebbed and flowed with Raheny’s Ciara McDunphy getting a quality 2.2.
The game turned following a lovely catch from Karla Fitzsimons in front of goal which was then blasted by the keeper rattling the back of the net, goal!!
Karla’s confidence was now sky high and looking for more scores. When she took on and beat a defender, Karla only had goal in her sights with the burst resulting in a smashing goal to effectively book Rahenys place in the final.  Final score was Raheny 4.3 to 2.2.
A good night’s sleep was final call to the girls who had put in a hugh physical effort throughout the cold, wet and windy day.
The girls opponents in the final was St Judes who were looking for revenge for their loss the previous day.
Anna Murphy lead her team onto the pitch looking for a similar performance that the team gave throughout the previous day.
In a very low scoring but strongly contested final the girls went in at half time only a point behind following a great goal from Ciara McDunphy.
Judes started strongly and racked up a further 2 points that unfortunately the girls could not match with the cup going to Judes.
While the girls may have lost the final they were very gracious in defeat and can be very proud of their achievement in going through Saturday undefeated and putting up an admirable performance in the final.  
Their achievement should not be under estimated and they done themselves, club and the parish proud.
Maybe Saturdays heroic efforts took its toll….
A special note of thanks must go to the Lauren , Sinead, Karla and Nicole from Raheny Under 12s who joined the squad and were a great addition to the team, lets hope they can bring home Feile when it is their year
Thanks to Eabha Byrne for the report above and for keeping PRO informed all the way along.
Camogie Senior 1
Senior 1
team continued great start to the season with 2 wins from 2 with a 3-7 to 0-3 win against Vincent's B. Impressive contribution from Aisling McDonald with 1-3 and Aoife Kelly with 2-2. Enda also very impressive in terms of pacing and measurement of a very tight pitch. Next match Tuesday 23rd at home to Na Fianna who have also started very strong. All support really appreciated.

Camogie - Senior 4
On Thursday, senior 4 team played Plunketts for first time since championship final last year. Plunketts were fired up for revenge but couldn't cope with a powerful Raheny team who won by 6-9 to 1-1. The team is very lucky to have Siobhan Curran and Martina Bryne playing with it this year. Siobhan scored 3-2 from midfield and was magnificent. Martina Byrne at full back also impressed following up on her performance for vIncents b on Tuesday for Senior 1s. Next match away to CBC in Thursday 25th. All support really appreciated

Adult Hurling
In the 3rd adult hurling match of the weekend  Raheny had to play our neighbours Clontarf In the JHC F championship .
The standard  of hurling in the game  was of a quality   much higher than you would expect at this level with both teams giving their all.
The end result being a draw Raheny 2.10 Clontarf 1.13 after Raheny lead at the break 2.5 to 1.6
Mark Keoghan pulled a number of quality saves in the Raheny goal .He received great protection from the likes of David McGrath and team captain Paddy Peake.
Ger McGloin  was a " giant" at centre back controlling the half back line - ably assisted by Sahne Kavanagh and John Mangan.
In addition Barry and Jimmy put in a trojan  effort at midfield - .
In the forwards   Niall Russell, Michael McShane , Jack Dempsey- playing his 2nd mach of the day after playing a football game in the morning and the experienced Colm Codd  got some tremendous scores .
But overall it was a very good team performance which augers well for the rest of the year. Well done lads
The team would also  like to thank the supporters who turned on the afternoon - they  were very  vocal right up the final whistle. Thanks .
After promotion from the Junior D championship our First Junior Hurling team made their debut in the Junior C Championship against Liffey Gaels in St Annes on Sunday morning and it was winning debut  on a scoreline 2.11 to 1.7.
Raheny were always in control- with Ian Kennedy very solid in goal - allowing the defence play with great confidence with fine displays from Kevin Welsh and Declan Myers .
Colm Donegan was on his game getting some fine scores from midfield .
In  the forwards Fergal Smyth, Paddy O  Gara put in a very hardworking hour as well getting some fine scores. Sean and Ronan in the central positions distributed  the ball excellently supplying their teammates with fine balls which lead to some excellent scores.  Cian Daly  topped off a fine display with rocket shot/goal  from a 21 yard free.
The management team of  Shane Walsh  and Anto Watson  can be very satisfied with a a fine days work
Well done lads and best of luck in the next Championship game on Sunday May 2nd away to Cuala

Great start to Intermediate Championship  for our first team beating Faughs  by 1 point on Saturday last in Tymon North on  a scoreline 1.16 to 2.12
Raheny  lead at half time 1.9 to 0.8, the goal coming from  a brilliant  Sean Dempsey lineball .  Faughs did come back at us in the 2nd half , equalising  with  5 minutes to go 1.14 to 2.11 but the team did not panic  and ground a very good away win getting the vital scores to close out the victory  
The following were Raheny scorers  Eoghan Smyth 0.6 Greg Bennett 0.5 Sean Dempsey 1.0 David Henry 0.2 Ger Coady 0.1 Eoin Keogh 0.1 Dan Reid 0.1
Raheny  Team 1 Eamon Curley,2 Kevin O Gara,3 Conor Henry, 4 Eoin Gillen, 5 Derek Browne,6  David Heffernan, 7 Simon Deignan, 8 Greg Bennett,9 Ger Coady,10 Dan Reid, 11Eoin Keogh, 12Paddy Bradshaw,13 David Henry,14 Eoghan Smyth, 15 Sean Dempsey
Subs used Gerard Sheehy for Dan Reid, Robert Diffley for Simon Deignan, Sean Collins for Eoin Keogh.
Raheny's next game is also in the  Championship against Clann na Gael on 1st May in  St Annes.

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Raheny Adult Hurling Section
We are running a Comedy Night 2 in the Laughter Lounge, Dublin in order to help raise funds on Thursday 9th May.
  • Tickets €25!!! (Group deal 10 for 200 euros)
  • Not only does that get you 4 amazing comedians, it gets you a FREE Cocktail on arrival before 7:30pm, and a late night bar and DJ so you don’t even need to head out into the rain looking for somewhere to go after!
  • So you want to know more about those 4 amazing comedians I mentioned... here’s what you can look forward to on the night
Plus a very special guest!!   All Line Ups are Subject to Change*
So why not have a great night out - while giving your money to a very worthy cause!!
Please contact me direct for tickets on the details below.
Kind Regards,
Kevin Broderick

AFL1 game was called off, next match for our seniors is home to Thomas Davis at 7pm on 24th April. All support welcome.

Joy cup v St Brigids, we had to give a walkover.

Minor Hurlers drew with St Vincents on Sunday morning 1.09 each.

Parsons Cup Raheny 1.7 v 2.8 St Margarets, Andrew Dowling, Paul Dempsey, Pat Ivory and Philip Kane have stepped up to help with the management of this team. Richie Kenny is on a sabatical.

Girls U10 four match whitewash win v st Vincent's yesterday on pitch 10. Great skill & commitment shown by all the girls.

Under 13A Camogie :Raheny 5 goals Bridgets 4 goals , U 13B Raheny 4 goals Ballinteer 0 goals.

Raheny Under 8's

The U8 White Team, playing in the 2 Team League, had an away football trip to The Bogies  and put in a strong performance to come away with all the spoils in football versus Naomh Fionnbarra. Some great team play was on show from both Raheny sides as positions were held, possession was battled for and heads were always up looking to make a pass. Eye catching performances from Niall Cox, Ryan McGuirk, Jack Gardner, Luke McCullagh and Jack McCarthy who all kicked excellent points. Goal Machines Paul Moriarty and James Wall added to their growing tallies again this week. Great battling performances were put in by Ted Laput, Dan O'Grady and Micheal Quinn and excellent goalkeeping by Sean Quinn who made several great stops.

The U8 Maroon team ( 3 team league) were at home in the glorious sunshine on pitch 12a in football against a very determined St Brigid's side. Overall we held our own in a number of very close matches. A feature of all the teams was a desire never to give up which led to great comebacks in a couple of matches. Shay Keogh has some excellent tackles and cleared ball after ball. In midfield and attack both Matthew Lawless and Jonny Baldwin were outstanding. Mark Farrelly put in a superb performance in both of his matches with non stop running and tackling. Brian Reddy scored 2 superb points (one 45) to win his team the match by 1 point. Cathal Baldwin also notched neat goal following an impressive first half in goal. Killian McGuirk and Aaron Miller were also excellent throughout both games with both making some fine catches.

Raheny men do it for Ris in Dublin Colleges U14 Div "A" Hurling Final
. Ben McHugh (captain), Darragh Keogh,Liam Owens and Phelim Kenny bring home cup northside in Ard Scoil Ris's hard fought win against a much fancied St Benildus College team in OToole Park today. Ard Scoil now qualify for Leinster playing a Kilkenny colleges team next week.COULD YOU PUT PIC OF THE LADS HERE PLEASE

Congratulations to Scoil Aine (one of our feeder schools) Camogie team who are through to the finals in Cuman na mbun scoil in Croke Park.
Also Scoil Aine were well represented in the cross country competitons in the St Annes Park this morning, well done to all of the girls

A big thank you to Gene Henry
for the great job he is doing marking our pitches.

Do you want to get toned and fit for the summer
try one of the classes in the Club, Zumba on a Monday night at 7.30 in the Hall with Jenny or tue/Wed/Thur/Fri 9.15 and 10.30 with Louise in the Gym. Just turn up a 10 minutes before class to register.

Trad session every wed night at 9am in the club lounge. All Welcome.

, you know what they say if your not in you cant win!!!

Visit for more info.

Torthai an Chrannchur 22-04-2013.
Uimhreacha 10-18-19-20.

Ni raibh aon buaiteoir.

The three €25.00 Lucky Dip winners are:

1) Gerard O'Rourke.
2) Emma Holohan.
3) Gene & Mary Henry.

Pota Or 22-04. €2,900. Go n-eiri libh go leir.

There is no strength without working together