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Club Notes September 23rd 2013

posted Sep 23, 2013, 1:39 PM by Kevin Brassil   [ updated Sep 23, 2013, 2:11 PM ]
What a result SAM is home again where it belongs.
... Well done to the Senior Dublin Football team on winning the ALL-Ireland yesterday.

Hats off to our Chairman for the work he put into getting tickets for members.... phone calls were even made stateside, Thank you to all who gave in tickets to the club, one tipp man drove home on Friday, got two tickets and promptly gave them away to Club members.
It was also our chairman who organised the big screen and while getting it all fixed up in the club missed seeing his daughter ref ing in Croke Park.

Our camogie U13a are through to Division 2 Championship semi-finals. After a great win against St Bridgets on Sunday 04.04 to 03-03. Well done girls, we will post semi-finals date, time and venue as soon as we have it.

On Saturday the 21st of September Raheny played Erins Isle in the penultimate game of the AHL2 league. Both teams needed a result- Isles to consolidate their position in the end of season play-off’s and Raheny also needed to win to keep their outside chances of qualifying for play-offs as well.
The game was played in great weather conditions more suitable for the height of Summer than the end of September.
Erins Isles started off with a fine point in the first minute, from their number 12 Keith Dunne some 45m out- just on thesideline- but Raheny responded by scoring 4 fine points from play from Eoin Keogh, Dave Heffernan , Greg Bennett with Greg Bennett also chipping with 2 quality frees. Greg taking over the free taking duties from Syria bound Paddy Bradshaw.
After 16 minutes Isles got their second point of the game from a free but Raheny responded with a fine point from Paddy Bradshaw. The 2 teams then exchanged further points over the next 10 minutes - with Raheny getting some fine score through long distance frees including a 65 again from Bennett- all the frees was as result of some real battling qualities shown by Eoghan Smyth , Liam O Shea
During this period Raheny spurned 2 goal chances which fell to Sean Collins and Dave Heffernan– their efforts resulting inexcellent saves from the Isles goalkeeper .
Eventually Raheny did break through for a goal after some fine defensive work by Ger Coady and Ger Sheehy -afterthey cleared their lines- the ball broke for Dave Henry and he finished to the back of the net giving the goalkeeper no chance.
Peadar Behan – referee – shortly after- blew the whistle for half time with the score
Raheny 1.9 to Erin Isles 0.6.
In the 2nd half -Raheny were defending the soccer end of pitch 9 and were facing into the sun – which the Isles goalkeeper attempted to take advantage of by “skying “ his clearances and puck outs but Raheny defence stood firm with some fine work by the Raheny 2 wing backs- Eoin Gillen and Richard Judge.
Bennett then scored 2 more long distance frees as result of the high work rate -with Raheny applying pressure on their opponents all over the pitch forcing mistakes and turnovers which forced Isles into making fouls
The play of the game then took place- a great bat down from Judge to Liam O Shea – O’ Shea then linked up with EoghanSmyth . Smythy produced a Joe Canning/Podge Collins like handpass- behind his back -to Dave Heffernan who ran at the defense and who then gave a sublime pass to Dave Henry who finished off with a fine goal.
Raheny led at this stage 2.11 to 0.7 points and Isles realised the game was slipping away from them and began to go for goals but the Raheny full back line of Kevin O'Gara, Conor Henry and Gerard Sheehy steadfastly protecting their line-giving great protection to goalkeeper Eamon Curley who was excellent under the high ball throughout the game .
Eamon’s pin point clearances resulted in Raheny breaking out of defence- counter attacking with another complete team movement with Dave Henry finishing off his hat –trick of goals. This score was followed up with fine points from Dave Heffernan and Eoin Gillen who somehow found himself up in the half forward line .
The final score Raheny 3.13 Erin Isles 0.11.
Raheny remain in the running for the last league play-off position but will need to get a win from their final league game at home to Oliver Plunketts and hope results also gotheir way.
Raheny introduced 4 substitutes in the 2nd half, MichaelGrenham, Dan Reid, Paddy O'Gara and Rob Diffley and this strength of depth did not weaken the Raheny performance in any way – giving the management some headaches with regard to team selection for next week’s Championship Semi final against Setanta. This will be added to with the returning Derek Browne from injury looking to regain his place back in the team.
The team and management would like to thank Gene Henry in preparing the pitch on the day and also Pearse Doneganthroughout the year – their work does not go unnoticed.
Reminder Championship Semi- final is fixed for the 29th of September at 4pm as part of a double header in Clonshaugh-Craobh Chirain’s pitch just off the N32- so we hope our great support would follow the team in big numbers as they have all year as the team strive to get some Silverware for the Parish. Raheny Abu.

Congratulations to the under 9's Camogie team who played away against Castleknock on Sunday.

Raheny were very evenly matched by the Castleknock girls but they showed great determination and hard work to finish with a win, well done also to the coaches for the motivational peps talks which really fired up the girls and brought them out all hurls blazing.

They are looking forward to their next blitz this weekend at home against  Fingallians and Naomh Uinsionn!

Our u15s are through to the semi-finals of the championship, well done lads.

Well done to the U7's Boys
The boys were out on Saturday playing a 4 club football Blitz in Trinity Gael. The other clubs involved were Trinity Gaels, St. Pats (Donabate) and Naomh Barrog.  Dublin football future is secure in these boys hands!  Click here  to view larger image.

Raheny Adult hurling Section would like to thank those 70 persons who entered the the Last Man Standing Competition - giving us 315 euros prize fund.
We have entries from all over the world as well all over Dublin and Ireland - but we really like to especially like our exiles -
Kevin Egan in the States, Brian Egan, Conor Fagan, Collie McGuirk, in Australia, Jacko Hanley in the U.K .
After week 1 we have 27 fallers at the first hurdle- let down by Newcastle, Liverpool. Week 2 selections will be forwarded early!

The next is a movie clip up on our YouTube Channel of Paul Flynn presenting his no.10 jersey after yesterday's game to Ciaran McNally's daughter Amy. Ciaran is one of Raheny under 9's hurling and football mentors but formerly from Fingallians. Click here to view the clip:


Thanks to all who supported the "Guess the Score Competition" winner will be posted on Facebook/Twitter.


The battle of the schools took place on Friday as our three feeder schools were pitted against each other, St Brigids Boys, Scoil Ide and Springdale National School.

Fantastic numbers turned out thanks to Dotsy and Seamus Dunne for organising it all and to all the refs who gave up their free time to help out.

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Torthai an Chrannchur 16/09/2013
Uimreacha; 4, 9, 16, 22.   Ni raibh aon buaiteoir.
Pota Or 23/09 - €5,000.   Go n-eiri libh go leir.

The three €25 lucky dip winners this week are:
1) Catherine Cullinane.
2) Mary Deignan.
3) Freda Magee.

Three people hit the bar again this week and got three numbers, Micka O'Brien, Eimear McMunn, Raymond O'Neill.
They are now entered into our monthly €200 draw on the last Monday of September

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