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Club Notes November 7th 2011

posted Nov 7, 2011, 3:15 PM by Kevin Brassil
CLUB NOTES November 7th 2011 by P.R.O
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The club are actively seeking Advertisers for the club website and Sponsorship for the 4 codes and individual teams for the 2012 season. 
If any club member has any contacts who are interested, please contact our PRO and or any club officer.  For more information click here ...


The club have recently launched their 5 Year Plan 2011 2016, thanks to everybody involved with this project. The plan can be downloaded or viewed at

The National League Cup visited the club last week, thanks to all involved!

The club bar refurbishment programme commenced on Sunday, with a  new wooden floor being laid this week. Thanks to Conor Lee, Anthony Kelly, Kevin Brassil, Conor o Moore, Marius Herbert and crew for their great preparatory work on Sunday.  Old Irish coins and an unused Sliothar were the only items found. Also found were a lot of Russelling!! Crisp packets.

St Annes pitches remain unplayable and will be inspected again this Friday by Dublin City Council. No training or games allowed until further notice.

Housekeeping in GYM : Members are asked not to drop any weights directly onto the floor tiles, as tiles are being damaged and cracked in some places. Please use rubber mats.

Club Shop:
Ideas for X-Mas – Stocking fillers !! Raheny GAA club kit and accessories in stock. Shop opens Saturday mornings 10-30 – 12:00. See website for some of the items available in the shop click here ...

Coaching Events:
Level 1 Hurling Course commenced Monday 7th in Raheny GAA, thanks to Kevin Broderick for organising same and to all the mentors partaking in the coming weeks.

U14s drew with Kilmacud Crokes. See link for the U12s review of 2012 season.
The Camogie juvenile section continue their coaching on Saturday mornings, check with Kevin Brassil for alternative location if St Annes remains unplayable.

Minor Hurlers play Naomh Fionnbarra on Sunday in Championship semi-final at 11:00 on Pitch 9 (if its playable). AHL6 await word on their final league game. Great to see various juveniles and mentors making good use of Astro and skills wall at the weekends. U11s won 1 and lost 1 v Castleknock on Saturday. U16 Final match report

Congrats to AFL9 Management and Players on gaining promotion to Division 8 for the 2012 season. Thanks to club members for coming out in force to support the team last Sunday on the Alphie Byrne Road, they beat St Annes 1-19 : 0-05, with Eoin Mullen in his 40's still getting out on front of his man from Corner Forward, ably assisted by a greta bunch of younger players and some not so young, Tommy Hamill, Ciaran Groves, Karl Fynes, Declan Donohuie etc.  AFL5 beat Good Counsel away 2-17 : 3-07 to finish 3rd in AFL5. MFL1 lost away to Sylvesters 1-07 : 1-05, with a penalty goal in injury time for Syls costing the Raheny lads a place in the league final, they finish 3rd in MFL1. U14 Div 1 beat Cuala 3-11 : 2-10 to finish mid-table. U16s lost in league semi-final away to Kilmacud Crokes 2-08 : 0-08. U21s are playing trial matches this week in preparation for the championship which is due to commence Sat 19th. AFL2 await the draw for the promotion play-offs semi-final. Every one of the Adult football teams have contested the top of their leagues for 2012, well done to all involved.

Ladies Football:
Lads…MOVE OVER…Gaelic 4 Mothers is on the road again at Raheny GAA.
G4M is an initiative created by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association section in Croke Park, which aims to encourage all women to become involved in sport, with some fun and fitness while learning the skills of Gaelic Football. Girls,
Well…here’s your chance to show those little so and so’s what you are made of …Grab your boots and get down to RAHENY GAA Club Astro on a Tuesday 1st November from 9-10pm. Bring €3 to cover costs.
No previous football experience required just the desire to have a little bit of fun and a chance to meet lots of other mothers. Please come down and lend your support.
This initiative will bring a whole new social aspect to the club and also provide mothers with an insight into the club scene.   
For more information contact Alison at 086-2909022 or email
Looking forward to meeting you. 

"'Gaelic for mothers' started back on Tuesday night, coaches Sarah and Gemma put us through our paces, warming up and stretching first then lead us on to drills. Really it's not as hard as it looks. Kick passing no problem, hard passing and solos all doable. Mind you as I'm typing this I stretch out my legs and their sore!!. I'd say that they will be a lot of stiff bodies in the 'Parish' tomorrow but well worth. Remember The party scene is just around the corner, little black dresses are calling...... Am looking forward to next week already, hopefully there will be new faces there as as well."

Halloween Camp:
The advanced skills camp fro juveniles was well attended last week, thanks to GPO for arranging same.

Social Diary:
Thanks to Sean O'Rourke who has kindly volunteered to co-ordinated a new Social drive and planning of Social events through to the end of 2012. Sean will be working closely with Tommy, Greg and club members in planning social events.
Members are asked to support your club socially

Dates for your Diary:
  • 2011 Awards night is on Friday 16th December.
  • 2011 Mentors night is on Friday 9th December.

Club Hall is available for private parties and functions, for details contact Tommy Hogan at 01-8313530.

Club History:

To find out more on our club history see here

5 Year Plan:
The club have recently launched their 5 Year Plan 2011 2016, thanks to everybody involved with this project. The plan can be downloaded or viewed at