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Club Notes February 7th 2012

posted Feb 7, 2012, 5:31 AM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Feb 8, 2012, 1:12 PM ]
St. Annes Pitches

As we all are aware, the club relies on the Parks Department of Dublin City Council for access to pitches, which we avail of by way of annual licence agreement.
Over the years we have built up a very good relationship with the Parks staff in St Anne’s Park and Civic Offices and this is mainly due to our co-operation with them in maintaining the availability of pitches throughout the year, and especially by NOT training or playing on pitches when they have been called OFF or weather damaged.
We would like to thank our Facilities Committee headed up by Niall Dunne and all our mentors for their good work in this respect and encourage you all to continue with the good practice going forward, by not using our pitches when the weather is bad and not using pitches belonging to other club’s without prior permission.


Membership Fees for 2012 are now OVERDUE and all members are asked to attend to same asap. Thanks to those Members who have already returned their fees. A reminder that your Membership fees can also be paid by Credit Card or Laser at the bar during club opening hours. To view/print membership form click here ...




Insurances: Mentors and Players are reminded that the GAA Players Insurances and Raheny GAA do not cover Players Physiotherapy bills. Read More ...









For fundraising purposes please donate your old mobiles and ipods. All members are asked to check out at home, with family and friends re same. A large Collection Box is now available in clubhouse, all mentors are requested to ask their players to assist this initiative.






Easter Camp 2012 runs each day 09:00-13:00 from 2nd-5th April for 4-12 year olds, cost is €40 per child.




















Club Notes:

  • Well done to Rob O’Neill and cohorts who raised over €5,000 for 7 adults team last weekend in the Guess the Score Cards for the DUBS v KERRY NFL match
  • Weekly fixtures are now available click here ...
  • Coffee Dock on Saturday mornings services Tea, Coffee & Toast from 10-12:00 in club hall, thanks to the ‘girls’.
  • The Ladies Football section is entering a record number of teams in juvenile and adult leagues this year, well done to all involved.
  • U7 and U8 Hurlers are playing Indoors Blitzes every Sunday out in Gormanstwon.
  • Siobhan Woods played for Dublin Senior Ladies last Sunday in their 1st NFL game of 2012.
  • Speedy recovery and best wishes to Brian Fenton (18) who suffered a serious knee injury last week playing for UCD. He visits Ray Moran later this week
  • Adult Pre-Season Training continues, the various AFL teams will be picking their 2012 squads next week in time for the new season.
  • Congrats to Ciaran Whelan who is a Selector under Manager Sean Boylan for Leinster in this years ‘Railway Cup’
  • Travelling to way matches, don’t know where they play, click on http://www.pitchfinder.ie/raheny/ on the clubs homepage for directions to all Dublin Clubs pitches.
  • Raheny GAA will once again support and host events for the Raheny Festival, sponsored by the Raheny Business Association mid-year, more to follow closer to the date.
  • Marius Herbert is the CCC1 Referees Co-Ordinator for 2012 and thanks to outgoing Co-ordinator, Dave Geary for his good work in recent years.
  • U14 Footballers started the ‘Feile’ year well with a home win in 1st league game v Round Towers ©.
  • Seachtain na Gaeilge runs from 5th-17th March and any ideas for events, sessions, quizzes to Kevin Welsh
  • Raheny GAA Hall of Fame is being compiled, anybody with any significant memorabilia, please contact Tony Lee or Tommy Hogan.
  • Foundation Level Mentors Coaching Course 22nd & 29th February in Raheny GAA, contact Dotsy O'Callaghan or Kevin Broderick to book places.
  • Congratulations to Colly and Aoife on the birth of their son Cillian. Mother and Baby doing well
  • We thought Saturday in croke park would be the first time in 15 years that we won't have a Raheny player but we were wrong. Moya Lee was a mascot for the boys in blue and Sean Grenham did guard of honour.
  • On this Saturday we will be celebrating Valentines Day in the club with live music and a glass of bubbly on arrival
  • Our Ogra is now back full swing every Saturday morning for 4-7yr old boys and girls. The U5-U6 train on the club astro and the U7s on the pitch behind the schools.
  • The OGRA and Adult Mentors are asking Adult Players to give a few hours during the year, interested in ‘sponsoring a team’, maybe an hour once a month or OGRA on Saturdays 10-11:00? Contact Neil Curley, Kevin Welsh or Ronan Leech.
  • The Club Shop opens Saturday mornings 10:30 - 12:30. View some of the items for sales click here ...

Housekeeping:
  • Parents of children attending OGRA are reminded that they must collect their children from the club hall immediately after the session finishes.
  • Cyclists are asked to lock their bikes in BICYCLE RAIL at the rere of the club hall and not at railings in front of clubhouse.
  • Dog owners are asked not to bring their dogs down to the club when the Orga is on and not to tie the dogs up outside the club.
  • The gym is getting great use this year, everybody is asked to clean up after them and return equipment to its correct storage slot.
  • Players are asked to immediately cease calling Tommy or Greg to open the GYM outside of normal club opening hours. (Clubhouse if open Mon-Thursday from 7:30pm, Friday from 5:30pm, Saturdays 10:00, Sundays 12:00) 
  • If anybody is interested in helping out, in any way, please contact the Chairman or Secretary Tony Lee at secretary.raheny.dublin@gaa.ie


Managers, Coaches, Selectors are still required for 2012 season for the following Adult teams:

  • Senior Hurlers AHL2 (Greg and Kevin have Pre-Season underway)
  • Minor Football MFL4 (have 1 selector, require a Manager for Match days)


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