Raheen GAA Club

The numbers drawn in TUESDAY [02 August] night’s Lotto were 11 20 23 26. There was no Jackpot winner of €5,800 and 4 Match 3 Winners [Daniel Quinn C/O Killeigh P/O ; Angela Dwane C/O Annette Lanigan; Michael Boland C/O Martin Boland; Brian Boyle C/O Eddie Kaye] [€50 Each].  Next weeks draw will take place in Caruther’s, Geashill on Monday 15 August .

Raheen Hurlers chalked up their first point of their Junior Championship campaign last Monday week as they earned a draw against last year’s beaten finalist Kilcorrmac / Killoughey in Geashill on a scoreline of 2-08 to 1-11. Raheen opened the scoring with a point from Michael James Pierce inside the first minute. For the remainder of the half K/K got up and running as they scored 1-07 but Raheen kept themselves in touch with 4 points from Ciaran Direen (3) and Richie Reynolds and so at the break K/K led by 1-07 to 0-05. Raheen got the perfect start to the second half when Ciaran Direen reacted quickest to the keeper spilling a shot as he blasted the ball to the net for Raheen’s first goal. K/K added 3 more points with Raheen replying with a pointed free from Ciaran Direen. Then in the 21st min when Richie Reynolds picked up the ball just inside the half he had only 1 thing on his mind as he ran the whole way into the square before burying the ball in the net for Raheen’s second goal. K/K hit back with their final point to go 2 points ahead but in stoppage time Ciaran Direen fired over 2 long distance points to salvage the draw for Raheen.
RAHEEN:  Padraig Direen, Craig O’Halloran, Eoghan Bolton, Sean Martin Pierce, Niall Dempsey,Jason Hassett, Fionan Direen, Steve Coughlan, Brian Kennedy, Ciaran Direen (1-06), Michael James Pierce (0-01), Keith Quinn, Paddy Rigney, Brian Corcoran, Richie Reynolds (1-01).
SUBS: Paddy Arnold (for Craig O’Halloran), Colm Pidgeon (for Ciaran Direen), Ciaran Direen (for Jason Hassett), Gary Martin (for Fionan Direen), Eanna Direen (for Keith Quinn).

Raheen Intermediate Footballers virtually assured themselves of place in the Intermediate Championship Quarter Finals yet again following a hard earned win over Kilclonfert in the penultimate game of the group stage last Friday evening in Walsh Island on a scoreline of 1-08 to 0-07. The first half saw the sides trade points until the last few minutes when Kilclonfert put over 2 points without reply which saw them go in at the break leading 0-05 to 0-03. Raheen came out in the second half and got the 2 points within 10 mins to draw level. For the next 10 mins Raheen completely dominated the possession including having 4 or 5 freekicks but just could not get the leading score. Then in the 21st min cane the decisive moment of the game when a run in on goal saw the ball come off the crossbar and into the hands of the Raheen man who buried the ball to the net for the only goal of the game. This proved to be the confidence booster Raheen needed and they sealed the win by adding 3 points in a row over the next few mins. Kilclonfert ensured a tense finish by sending over 2 points in the last 5 mins and had at least 2 goal chances cleared off the line by Raheen backs but Raheen held on to claim the win.
RAHEEN: Mark Byrne, Brian Corcoran, Brian Kehoe, Tommy Spollen, Keith Quinn, Liam Boland, Brian Crombie, Padraig Bracken, Mark Gorman, Shane Carroll, Cathal Maher, Noel Gorman, Paddy Rigney, Niall Leavy, Richie Reynolds.
SUBS: Niall Dempsey (for Keith Quinn), Damien Arnold (for Noel Gorman), John Crombie (for Niall Leavy).

Raheen Junior Footballers lost out to Rhode in their final game of the group stage of the Junior B Championship campaign last Sunday morning in Geashill on a scoreline of 1-08 to 0-14. The damage was done in the first half as Rhode opened up the Raheen defence putting over 9 points and Raheen replying with just 3 points from Darren Monagher (2) and Garrett Garry. Raheen got the ideal start to the second half when a 45 inside the first min taken by Garrett Garry was won by Jimmy Coughlan on the edge of the square whose shot was blocked down by the keeper and taken by Darren Monagher who shot towards the top corner of the net where Colin McHugh was on hand to blast the ball to the net for the only goal. Rhode wiped out the goal by tagging on the next 3 points before Raheen came back with 4 points from Eoghan Bolton (2), Paddy Arnold and Jimmy Coughlan to reduce the deficit to 2 points. Then in the last 5 mins Rhode wrapped up the win with their final 2 points as Raheen coulld add just 1 more point from Eoghan Bolton but were unlucky not to draw level in stoppage time when Jimmy Coughlans shot for goal went just inches wide. Raheen must now await the result of the other match in the group between Tubber and Erin Rovers to see if they can progress to the quarter final.
RAHEEN: Eamon Stynes, Karol O’Byrne, Stephen Byrne, Paul Garry, Paddy Arnold (0-01), Ciaran Coughlan, Martin Nugent, Niall Carthy, Declan Costello, Sean Gorman, Jimmy Coughlan (0-01)  Liam Gorman, Darren Monagher (0-02), Garrett Garry (0-01), Eoghan Bolton (0-03).
SUBS: Matthew O’Byrne (for Karol O’Byrne), Gavin Ridgeway (for Martin Nugent), James Garry (for Niall Carthy), Colin McHugh (1-00) (for Sean Gorman), John MCEvoy (for Darren Monagher) .

Raheen Hurlers continue their Junior Championship campaign this Saturday evening (13 Aug) @ 5:30pm as they take on Drumcullen in Geashill. All support would be appreciated.

Raheen GAA would like to wish a speedy recovery to Malachy Bolton following his recent illness.

Raheen GAA Social Initiative Group’s Third Outing takes place on Monday 29 Aug 2011 with a trip to Athlone including a cruise on the River Shannon followed by Lunch in the Prince of Wales 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

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