Raheen GAA Club Notes

LOTTO

The numbers drawn in last Monday [28TH March] night’s Lotto were 05 19 20 22. There was No Jackpot Winner and 4 Match 3 Winners [Eddie Kelly C/O Mick Guinan; Brighid Byrne C/O Geashill P/O; Martina Egan C/O Doyle’s; Sonny Nolan C/O Killeigh P/O] [€50  Each] . Next weeks Jackpot is €2,400 with the draw taking place in Direen’s, Cloneygowan on Monday  04th April .

DIVISION 3 HURLING LEAGUE

Raheen Hurlers finally got their playing campaign underway for this year last Wednesday evening in Geashill with their opening game in the Div 3 League against neighbours Killeigh and in a low scoring but entertaining encounter both sides were left to settle for a draw on a scoreline of 0-06 to 0-06. The opening half saw Raheen put 4 points on the board including 3 frees from Paddy Rigney and 1 from play from Michael James Pierce to which Killeigh replied with 3 points and so at the break Raheen led by just the minimum. Killeigh drew level and went in front inside the first 5 mins of the second half before Raheen came back with 2 points of their own over the next 20 mins from Jason Hasset and Paddy Rigney to re-take the lead. In the last few minutes Raheen were kept in the game by a couple of fine saves from keeper Padraig Direen. Then 3 minutes into stoppage time Killeigh won a simple free about 40m out in front of the posts which they duly converted to draws level after which the full time whistle went.

RAHEEN: Padraig Direen, Craig O’Halloran, Eoghan Bolton, Ian O’Halloran, Fionan Direen, Steve Coughlan, Sean Martin Pierce, Paddy Rigney (0-04), Michael James Pierce (0-01), Richie Reynolds, Jason Hassett (0-01), Brian Kennedy, Gary Martin, Ciaran Direen, Keith Quinn.

SUBS: Colm Pidgeon (for Eoghan Bolton), Paddy Arnold (for Richie Reynolds), Tony O’Toole (for Gary Martin), Cathal Maher (for Ciaran Direen), Eana Direen (for Keith Quinn)

DIVISION 4 FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Raheen Junior Footballers suffered their second defeat of their Div 4 League campaign against neighbours Walsh Island in Walsh Island last Sunday morning on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-11. In the opening 20 minutes Walsh Island built up a slender lead of 4 points to 3. Then in the 25th minute Raheen went in front with their goal when Colin McHugh dispossessed his man out on the sidelline and sent in pass where it was won by Jason Floody on the edge of the square who shot first time to the corner of the net. Walsh Island added a point then on the stroke of half time a break downfield saw them finish the ball to the for their first goal. This saw Walsh Island lead at the break by 1-05 to 1-03. After 25 minutes of the second half Walsh Island had added another 5 points but Raheen had put over 6 points from Colin McHugh, Keith Quinn, Eoghan Bolton, Martin Nugent and Darren Monagher (2) which reduced the defecit back to a single point but a minute later Walsh Island sealed the win when a mix up in the box saw the ball finished to the net for their second goal. Raheen did finish with another 2 points from Colin McHugh but it was not enough and Walsh Island held on to claim the win.

RAHEEN: Declan Costello, Craig O’Halloran, Stephen Byrne, Barry Spollen, Chris Floody (0-01), Matthew O’Byrne, Paddy Arnold, Paul Garry, Colin McHugh (0-03), Keith Quinn (0-01), Martin Nugent (0-02), Jason Floody (1-00), Eoghan Bolton (0-01), Sean Gorman (0-01), Darren Monagher (0-02).

SUBS: Jonathan Byrne (for Craig O’Halloran), Jack Keogh (for Sean Gorman).

DIVISION 1 FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Raheen Intermediate Footballers recent winning run was ended by Shamrocks in Geashill last Monday evening in their latest Div 1 League encounter on a scoreline of 2-07 to 1-11 but not before a remarkable recovery which did not look to be on the cards after the first 15 mins as Shamrocks got off to a flyer putting 1-07 on the board without reply. Raheen did get off the mark with 2 points before half time and so at the break Shamrocks led by 1-07 to 0-02. The opening 15 mins of the second half saw the fightback begin as Raheen put over 4 points to Shamrocks 2. Over the next 10 mins Raheen were awarded 2 penalties both of which were coolly blasted to the net for Raheen’s 2 goals, either side of a single Shamrocks point which cut the deficit down to a single point.  The remaining minutes of the game saw both sides add just 1 more point apiece and try as they might Raheen just could not force the equaliser as Shamrocks held on to claim the win.

RAHEEN: Mark Byrne, Liam Guinan, Cathal Maher, Tommy Spollen, Brian Corcoran, Brian Kehoe, Keith Quinn, Mark Gorman, Padraig Bracken, Shane Carroll, Damien Arnold, Niall Dempsey, Brian Crombie, Paddy Rigney, Richie Reynolds.

SUBS: Liam Boland (for Liam Guinan), John Crombie (for Niall Dempsey).

DIVISION 3 HURLING LEAGUE

Raheen Hurlers continue their Div 3 League campaign this Sunday morning (03 April) at 12 Noon as they take on Ballinamere in Geashill. All support would be appreciated.

SOCIAL INITIATIVE

Raheen GAA have along with a number of other GAA Clubs around the country joined up with a new Social Initiative being launched by Croke Park whereby various social outings will be organised for all members of the community and the surrounding areas. The first outing being organised by Raheen is a day trip to Croke Park including a Stadium Tour and Refreshments being served on Monday 04th April 2011. Coach transport will be provided with a small nominal charge applying. The outing is open to all members of the community (young and old) in the catchment area of Raheen GAA And also neighbouring clubs. For more information, to book your place or if you know anybody who may be interested in going please contact Pauric Pierce (087 6833535) or Eddie Kaye (086) 0757679 .

O’CONNOR PARK DRAW

The Annual O’Connor Park Fundraising Draw Tickets are now available from any committee member at €100 each. There are 3 monthly draws with a Prize Fund of €16,500. There is also a final draw with a prize fund of a New Car (Value €13,000) and €15,500. Your support would be much appreciated.

MEMBERSHIP

Members are asked to renew their membership as soon as possible. Subscriptions are Adults €30, Students/ OAP’s €15 & Non Playing Members €20. Payments can be given to Membership Officers Shane Carroll or Padraig Direen. New members are very welcome.

FACEBOOK

Check out the new Raheen GAA Facebook site which is full of interesting comments and information about the club including up to date fixture details.

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