Raheen GAA Club Notes


The numbers drawn in Monday [09th May] night’s Lotto were  06 13 24 27. There was no Jackpot winner of €3,400 and 4 Match 3 Winners [Coonan Curley C/O Liam Byrne; Johnny Feery C/O Tullamore Hardware; JFP C/O JFP; Eamon Direen C/O Direen’s] [€50 Each]. Next weeks draw will take place in Hamilton’s, Geashill on Monday 23 May.


Raheen Intermediate Footballers got their first point of their Championship campaign when they had to settle for a draw in their Round 2 encounter against Clonbullogue in Gracefield last Friday evening on a scoreline of 0-10 to 1-07. Raheen opened the scoring with a point in the 6th minute. Over the next 10 mins Clonbullogue got themselves off the mark and edged ahead with 4 points in a row but over the remainder of the half Raheen hit back with 5 points without reply to go back in front and so at half time Raheen led by 0-06 to 0-04. The early stages of the second half saw both sides add a further point apiece. Ten minutes into the second half Clonbullogue’s high tally of yellow cards caught up with them when their wing back received his second yellow and was sent off and they were further punished as Raheen then added 2 points. In the 16th minute Clonbullogue were right back in the game as they drew level by scoring the only goal when a sideline ball was worked in quickly and scrambled over the line into the net. Raheen did re-establish a 2 point lead but also suffered a blow when influential midfielder Padraig Bracken was forced off injured. Then in the last 2 minutes of normal time Clonbullogue won 2 frees inside the 45 which they duly put over to tie it up and in the 5 or so minutes of injury time that followed neither side could find the winning score from the chances they had.

RAHEEN: Mark Byrne, Cathal Maher, Liam Boland, Tommy Spollen, Brian Corcoran, Brian Kehoe, Niall Leavy, Padraig Bracken, Mark Gorman, Shane Carroll, Noel Gorman, Richie Reynolds, Brian Crombie, Paddy Rigney, John Crombie.

SUB: Jack Keogh (for Padraig Bracken, inj.)


Raheen Junior Footballers resume their Division 4 League campaign this Thursday evening (19 May) at 7:30pm as they take on Bracknagh in Bracknagh. Raheen Junior Footballers will then continue their Div 4 League campaign on Sunday morning (22 May) at 12 Noon as they take on Kilclonfert in Kilclonfert. All support would be appreciated.


Raheen Hurlers resume their Div 3 League campaign as they take on Shamrocks in Geashill next Tuesday (24 May) at 7:30pm. All support would be appreciated.


Raheen GAA Social Initiative Group’s Second Outing takes place on Monday 13 June 2011 with a trip to Kilkenny including a tour of Kilkenny Castle followed by Lunch in Langton’s Hotel. Coach transport will be provided with a charge of €25 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 .


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.


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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