Raheen GAA Club Notes


The numbers drawn in Monday [16th May] night’s Lotto were 08 18 23 27. There was no Jackpot winner of €3,600 and No Match 3 Winners so this weeks Match 3 prize fund is doubled to €400   Next weeks draw will take place in Doyle’s, Killeigh on Monday 30 May.


Raheen Junior Footballers resumed their Div 4 League campaign last Thursday evening against Bracknagh in Bracknagh but unfortunately it was Bracknagh who claimed the win on a scoreline of 1-13 to 2-08. The first half was a fairly even affair until the last 5 minutes when Bracknagh pulled ahead first with 2 points followed by their goal from Offaly minor Peter Cunningham. This gave Bracknagh a comfortable lead at break 1-08 to 0-05. Bracknagh increased their lead with a couple of points early in the second half before Jimmy Coughlan fired in Raheen’s first goal in the 10th minute to start the comeback and this was followed quickly by 2 more points  for Raheen. This is how it remained until 3 minutes from the end when Karol O’Byrne made a run through the middle to shoot Raheen’s 2nd goal to cut the defecit down to a single point but Peter Cunningham, sealed the win for Bracknagh with another point in the final minute.

RAHEEN: Dean Cahill, Niall Carthy, Paul Garry, Ciaran Direen, Paddy Arnold (0-01), Ciaran Coughlan, Karol O’Byrne (1-00), Noel Gorman (0-01), Niall Leavy, Keith Quinn (0-01), Liam Gorman (0-02), Martin Nugent, Eoghan Bolton (0-03), Sean Gorman, Jimmy Coughlan (1-00).

SUB: Keith Kirwan (for Sean Gorman)


Raheen Junior Footballers suffered another defeat in their Div 4 League campaign against Kilclonfert in Kilclonfert last Sunday morning on a scorline of 2-07 to 1-07. Raheen who had just the bare 15 players opted to play with the strong breeze in the first half and this helped Raheen build up a lead of 5 points to 2 coming up to half time when Kilclonfert got through to score their first goal to draw level going into the break. Playing with the wind in the second half Kilclonfert then added 5 points to which Raheen replied with 2 points before Kilclonfert got in to score their second goal in the 20th minute. Raheen hit back 2 mins later when Darren Monagher got through to score their goal. Then in stoppage time Declan Kelly pointed a free for Kilclonfert to seal the win.

RAHEEN: Eamon Stynes, Ciaran Direen, Paul Garry, Eddie Kaye, Martin Nugent, Keith Quinn, Matthew O’Byrne, Noel Gorman, Colin McHugh, Liam Gorman (0-01, Darren Monagher (1-02), Keith Kirwan, Eoghan Bolton (0-03), Sean Gorman, Jimmy Coughlan (0-01).

SUB: Nigel Gorman (for Matthew O’Byrne)


Raheen Intermediate Footballers resume their Division 1 League campaign this Wednesday evening (25 May) @ 7:30pm as they take on Clara Seniors in Geashill. 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 .


Raheen GAA would like to wish the Best of Luck to the Offaly Senior Footballers and Hurlers in their opening Leinster Championship encounters on Saturday and Sunday respectively.


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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