G.A.A CLUB NOTES
The numbers drawn in TUESDAY [07th Aug] night’s Lotto were 06 10 12 16. There was no Jackpot Winner of €5,800 and 2 Match 3 Winners [Teresa Fox C/O Ray Garry; Rocker & Jessop C/O Killeigh P/O] [€100 Each]. Next week’s draw will take place in Maunsell’s, Tullamore on Monday 20th August 2012.
INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Raheen Intermediate Footballers returned to Championship action last Thursday evening when they came up against the side relegated from senior ranks last year Shamrocks in their 3rd round encounter but unfortunately it was Shamrocks who claimed the win on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-07. Shamrocks opened the scoring with the first 3 points inside the first 5 mins. On 10 mins Raheen got up and running getting on the scoreboard with a goal when a high ball came in from the wing and landed on the ground outside the square in front of Richie Reynolds who dribbled it in and round the keeper to the net. Raheen then added their first 2 points to Shamrocks 1 before Shamrocks dispatched their goal. The as the game went into stoppage time Raheen hit over 3 points in a row to go in front briefly before Shamrocks pointed a free with the final play of the half which left the sides level at the break 1-05 apiece. The first 10 mins of the second half were decisive as Shamrocks came out of the blocks with 4 points in a row to pull clear and could have gone further ahead when they were given a penalty but the shot came off the upright. Raheen then sent over a free to give themselves hope but 3 more points for Shamrocks over the next 15 mins sealed it for them. Raheen completed the scoring with a pointed free in the last few mins it was too little too late.
RAHEEN: Mark Byrne, Brian Corcoran, Niall Leavy, Mikey Keogh, Mick McMenamin, Liam Boland, Brian Crombie, Paddy Rigney (0-02), Mark Gorman, Paddy Arnold (0-01), Shane Carroll (0-01), Damien Arnold, Willie Stynes, Brian Kehoe, Richie Reynolds (1-03).
Tommy Spollen (for Liam Boland), Cathal Maher (for Paddy Arnold), Niall Dempsey (for Damien Arnold), Liam Gorman (for Willie Stynes).
JUNIOR B FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
At the third time of asking Raheen Junior Footballers finally got their first win in the Junior B Championship as they came out on top against Durrow in Durrow last Friday evening on a scoreline of 1-16 to 2-06 thanks mainly to an superb first half performance. Raheen started brightly and had opened up a 4 points to 1 lead when on 9 mins Durrow found space to get through to score a goal to draw level. Raheen responded by sending over 2 points followed on 16 mins by the goal when Jimmy Coughlan took a pass on the edge of the square and burst his way through the defense before scrambling the ball to the net. Having opened up a comfortable lead Raheen were playing with plenty of confidence and this was reflected on the scoreboard over the remaining 15 mins of the half as Raheen shot over 6 superb points without reply from Eoghan Bolton (4) and Jimmy Coughlan (2). This saw Raheen take the break at halftime with a commanding lead of 1-12 to 1-01. Raheen started the second half as they finished out the first slotting over the first 2 points. Then on 7 mins Durrow gave themselves hope when they were awarded a goal when a Raheen defender in attempting to catch a high ball in the square was adjudged to have stepped back over the line which and this was followed by 2 points before Raheen replied with 2 points of their own which proved to be Raheen’s final score.In the final 5 mins with the game well over as a contest Durrow finished it out by scoring the final 3 points to just put some respectability on the scoreboard.
RAHEEN: Nigel Gorman, Eana Direen, Stephen Byrne, Niall Carthy, Chris Floody, Declan Costello, Keith Quinn (0-01), Noel Gorman, Paul Garry, Garrett Garry (0-02), Jimmy Coughlan (1-03), Sean Gorman, Eoghan Bolton (0-06), Colin McHugh (0-01), Darren Monagher (0-03).
SUBS: Craig O’Halloran (for Eana Direen), Keith Kirwan (for Paul Garry), Donie O’Brien (for Colin McHugh), Jason Floody (for Darren Monagher).
JUNIOR B FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Following on from their success on Friday night Raheen Junior Footballers were quickly back in action when they took on Daingean in Daingean in their final group game of the Junior B Championship campaign last Sunday morning and the confidence from Friday night played it’s part as Raheen ran out winners by just the minimum a scoreline of 3-03 to 0-11. In the first half Raheen had their eye on goal as they cracked in 3 goals scored by their full forward line of Darren Monagher, Colin McHugh and Eoghan Bolton without registering a point while Dangean put over 4 points. In the second half Daingean were on top as they tagged on another 7 points but Raheen finally managed to raise 3 white flags which along with the goals from the first half was enough for Raheen to hold on and claim the win which keeps them in the hunt for a place in the quarter final.
RAHEEN: Nigel Gorman, Ciaran Direen, Niall Carthy, Craig O’Halloran, Chris Floody, Declan Costello, Keith Quinn, Noel Gorman, Paul Garry, Garrett Garry, Keith Kirwan, Sean Gorman, Darren Monagher (1-02), Colin McHugh (1-00), Eoghan Bolton (1-01)
SUBS: Fintan Pierce, Donal O’Brien.
JUNIOR B HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Raheen Hurlers will be looking to complete the Junior B Championship group stage with their 100% win record intact when they take on neighbours Gracefield in their final group game on this Saturday evening (18 Aug) in Gracefield at 4:30pm. All support would be appreciated.
INTERMEDIATE FOOTVALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Raheen Intermediate Footballers will play their penultimate game in the group stage of their Intermediate Championship campaign as they take on Clonbullogue in Walsh Island on next Thursday (23 Aug) @ 7:00pm. All support would be appreciated.