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Raheny retain AFL1 Status for 2010

posted Jun 22, 2011, 2:09 PM by Kevin Brassil
30th November 2009

St Mary's 1-08 Trinity Gaels 0-09

St Mary's or Lucan will now enter bottom 4 relegation play-off.

Raheny retain AFL1 Status for 2010 Season. Well done to all concerned, enjoy the winter break. Many thanks to the Management Team of Tom O'Reilly (Manager), Ray McDunphy, Brendan Keane.

AFL 1 was last updated on : 23/11/2009 21:43:13
Team
Played
Won
Drawn
Lost
Points
St Oliver Plunketts/ER
15
10
2
3
22
Ballymun Kickhams
15
9
2
4
20
St Sylvesters
15
9
1
5
19
Na Fianna
15
8
3
4
19
Ballyboden St Endas
14
9
1
4
19
St Judes
15
7
3
5
17
Thomas Davis
15
6
4
5
16
Trinity Gaels
15
6
2
7
14
Kilmacud Crokes
15
7
0
8
14
Fingal Ravens
15
6
2
7
14
Raheny
15
5
3
7
13
St Marys, Saggart
15
6
1
8
13
Lucan Sarsfields
14
6
0
8
12
St Brigids
15
5
2
8
12
St Vincents
15
3
3
9
9
Fingallians
15
2
1
12
5

Henry fires Raheny to victory over Marys

A David Henry inspired Raheny finished the stronger to defeat St Mary's of Saggart 0-7 to 0-6 in Thursday night's Dublin AFL Division 1 bottom of the table clash under floodlights at Thomas Davis Grounds in Kiltipper Road.

Playing in tough wintery conditions with strong winds, Raheny trailed 0-2 to 0-3 at the break and were still in arrears, 0-6 to 0-5, entering the last ten minutes.

Then the inspirational Henry, who lined out at centre-forward, took centre stage to kick the equaliser and winning score which brought his night's tally to 0-6 (including two frees).

Raheny's only other scorer was wing-back Ger Coady while Ciarán Whelan showed all his experience in the concluding minutes to win important possessions both at midfield and back deep in his own defence.

Raheny corner-back Seán Swords, a member of the Dublin minor team this summer, did an excellent marking job on Marys Blaine Kelly.

Well done to the Raheny Management Team for their tremendous effort in recent years and during this years league & championship campaign.

Manager, Tom O'Reilly has been involved for nearly 20 years with various Adult football teams in Raheny

Manager: Tom O'Reilly

Selectors Ray McDunphy, Brendan Keane

Raheny look to be well positioned heading into the next decade, with a nice blend of experienced AFL1 players and a strong 'feedstock' of dedicated players coming out of the AFL5, U21 and Minor ranks.


The Saggart side must now beat Trinity Gaels by a minimum of eight points if they are to escape the relegation play-offs.

 

The AFL1 match v St Marys Saggart is now fixed for Thursday 12 Nov 8 p.m. KILTIPPER ROAD