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Club Notes January 16th 2012

posted Jan 16, 2012, 12:37 PM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Jan 21, 2012, 9:32 AM by Raheny GAA P.R.O. ]
Best of luck to David Henry who has retired from Inter County football with 7 Leinster and 1 All Ireland medal after over 10 years of commitment to the Dubs. David has been a role model for many people in Raheny GAA and further afield. He has always been a credit to himself, his family, his club and his parish.  

Congratulations also to David and long time girlfriend Barbara on their recent engagement. Barbara also holds Leinster medals for Rince Foirne with Scor.

Membership Fees for 2012 are now due and all members are asked to attend to same asap. Membership fees can also be paid by Credit Card or Laser at the club bar during opening hours. 
To view/print membership form click here ...

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.

A big thank you to all involved for a comprehensive clean up and re-organisation of the club Gym last Saturday. All Gym users are asked to keep the place CLEAN & TIDY, use the bins provided and return Gym equipment to the proper slots. Most importantly, DO NOT DROP ANY WEIGHTS DIRECTLY ONTO THE TILES, use the mats provided,as we already have a number of cracked floor tiles.

If you have any surplus GYM equipment at home, please contact Greg Benett who is compiling an inventory of GYM equipment upgrade requirements. The GYM timetable for adults teams is currently being reviewed by Kevin Broderick in conjunction with Greg Bennett, more to follow.

Our Ogra is back in action every Saturday morning for 4-7yr old boys and girls. Thanks to all involved in helping out. the OGRA are looking for Adult Players to give a few hours during the year, interested, a hour once on a month on Saturdays 10-11:00? Contact Kevin Welsh or Ronan Leech.

U14 Feile Hurlers continue their intensive skills programme on the club astro. U14 Footballers are also back in action and they had a good workout away to Ballymun Kickams last Saturday.

St.Annes pitches remain unplayable until further notice, that applies to both Training and Matches. Keep an eye on club website Fridays after lunchtime, where pitch updates will be posted after inspection by Dublin City Council officials.

The clubs ASAP Officer is Gene Henry.  Read more ... 

The Club Shop opens Saturday mornings 10:30 - 12:30.  View some of the items for sales click here ... 

Senior AFL2 Footballers give a big welcome to Ciaran Whelan and Niall Curley who have linked with Brendan Keane,Ray McDunphy and Colm McMahon for 2012 management and coaching. All the adult male players and teams across AFL football and AHL hurling commenced pre-season training last week. Another big thank you to all those who gave of their time last week supervising a thorough Physical Assessment of over 70 adult players. There were a lot of tired bodies sighted roaming around the club house afterwards !!

Ladies Adult football welcome Andrew Dowling (Manager) and Ron Richardson to the backroom team for 2012. The club are forming a new Ladies Football Minor Team for 2012, the Management team will be Conor Henry and Paddy Bradshaw.

Minor hurlers welcome Cian Burgess and Conor O'Moore to the management team.

Senior SCL1 Camogie Management team 2012 is Enda Mulcahy (Manager), Eadoin Mulcahy and Eugene Larmon. The Adult Camogie and Ladies Footballers will shortly commence joint pre-season training.

Managers, Coaches, Selectors are still required for 2012 season for the following Adult teams:
  • Senior Hurlers AHL2,
  • Minor Football

If anybody is interested in helping out, in any way, please contact the Chairman or Secretary Tony Lee at 

The Adult Players White Collar boxing fundraising committee met Monday 16th and progress has been reported, more to follow.

Fundraising will be necessary if we want to maintain the high standards. All teams are asked to notify the club secretary regarding any proposed fundraising events, so that the club can co-ordinate same.

Winter Training facilities are in place now for teams, anybody looking for access to external facilities, touch base with Ronan Leech who has a good overview of what is and is not available. Winter Training Slots for the club Astro have now been finalised and circulated to mentors. Mentors on the earlier slots are asked to obtain light tokens and keys in advance, as the clubhouse opens from 7:30pm Monday to Thursday. To view the the new time slots click here ...

Dublin host 2 National Feiles 2012 over July 7th, 8th, 9th and Raheny GAA will be hosting travelling teams. Thanks to Enda Morris (Hurling) and Pat Stack (Camogie) who are have volunteered as the clubs Feile Co-Ordinators.

Gaelic4Mothers are back in action on their new slot every Sunday evening 9-10pm. Thanks to Sarah Caulfield for coaching. Read more ... 

Scor Sinsear semi-finals take place Tues 7th Feb. and Thurs 9th Feb.Venues TBA. Final Thurs Feb.23rd.Table Quiz as Gaeilge Wed.Jan 25th. Eventual Leinster winners go to Croke Park on club finals day for All-Ireland final.
Anyone interested contact Kevin Welsh

The Coaching tab on the website has lots of information for players, parents and mentors, well done to Kevin Broderick for keeping it up to date and informative. Anybody interested in GAA Coaching Courses should visit the website or contact Kevin.

For upcoming Social events around the club, sign up for TWITTER or keep an eye on the Social Calendar on the home page.


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Interested in learning how to update the Raheny GAA website or create a team page?  Please email Kevin Brassil to arrange training

Live NATIONAL GAA NEWS is available - view page ... 

The club is looking for sponsors and advertisers for 2012 and beyond, if your aware of anybody who can assist in any way, click here for details

Members are asked to support the club socially during 2012.

New contact details for David O Callaghan are; email and mobile 087-1845864

The club hall is available for all types of functions, parties and social occasions, for details, contact Tommy Hogan at 01-8313530

Anybody with any news articles, photo’s (JPEG) or editorial for the club website can email same to 

Here is a list of FAQs about our club 

Raheny GAA are members of Raheny Business Association. All members are asked to support local businesses. 

About Raheny Village and Raheny Heritage Society at 

GAA Jobs Initiative read more ...

GAA Season Tickets read more ...

Torthai an Chrannchur 09-12-2012. Uimhreacha 1-7-18-23.Ni raibh aon buaiteoir.Pota Or 16-12-2012 €2400. 
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