Raheen GAA Club Notes


The numbers drawn in last Monday [14th March] night’s Lotto were 04 09 17 27. There was 1 Jackpot Winner [Philip Sheil C/O D Sheil] [€7,000] and 6 Match 3 Winners [Brigid & Joe C/O Killeigh P/O; Susanne O’Rourke C/O M O’Rourke; Shannon Hinch C/O Dayna Hinch; Colette Garry C/O Killeigh P/O; John Casey C/O Killeigh P/O; John Kelly C/O Owen Connor] [€35 Each] . Next weeks Jackpot is €2,000 with the draw taking place in Hamilton’s, Geashill on Monday 21st March.


Raheen Intermediate Footballers chalked up their first win of the year as they managed to see off the challenge of the previously unbeaten Tubber in Tubber last Friday evening in the latest round of the Division 1 League campaign on a scoreline of 1-09 to 0-08. The opening half saw both sides match one another stride for stride and after 25 minutes Tubber were just shading it as they led by 0-06 to 0-05. Then on the stroke of half time came the turning point of the game when first Raheen were awarded a penalty having had a man brought down in the box but the Tubber keeper managed to guess correctly to dive and deflect the ball from the spot kick out wide. From the resultant 45’ Raheen lobbed the ball into the square and amazingly the ball went all the way straight in over the head of the keeper to the back of the net for the only goal of the game. This enabled Raheen go in at the break leading by 1-05 to 0-06. Straight from the resumption Raheen fired over another point but Tubber replied immediately with their opening point of the second half. The next 20 minutes saw Raheen extend their lead by adding 3 more points to a single point reply from Tubber. This completed the scoring but in the last 5 minutes Raheen needed all their luck to pull off 2 brillant goal line clearances to deny Tubber getting a goal and so Raheen held on to claim the win.

RAHEEN: Mark Byrne, Cathal Maher, Brian Kehoe, Tommy Spollen, Brian Corcoran, Liam Boland, Shane Carroll, Mark Gorman, Pauric Bracken, Jack Keogh, Damien Arnold, Garrett Garry, Richie Reynolds, Paddy Rigney, Brian Crombie.

SUBS: Chris Floody (for Shane Carroll), Niall Dempsey (for Garrett Garry).


Raheen Junior Footballers suffered their first defeat of the year in their Div 4 League campaign last Sunday morning in Geashill against the league leaders and unbeaten Tubber on a scoreline of 0-14 to 0-06. Tubber opened the scoring with a pointed free in the 4th minute but Raheen got off the mark within a minute with a point from Niall Carthy and went in front in the 13th minute with a point from Paul Garry who suffered an injury in putting over the score and was forced off. The next 15 minutes saw Tubber put over 3 points to which Raheen replied with 2 points from Niall Leavy and Niall Carthy but in the 6 minutes of injury time played Tubber added 2 more points to go in at the break leading by 0-06 to 0-04. In the second half Tubber pulled clear as they shot over a further 8 points to seal the win as Raheen could only add another 2 points from Darren Monagher and Niall Leavy.

RAHEEN: Eamonn Stynes, Shane Corcoran, Declan Costello, Barry Spollen, Paddy Arnold, Stephen Byrne, Chris Floody, Noel Gorman, Niall Leavy (0-02), Karol O’Byrne, Niall Carthy (0-02), Martin Nugent, Sean Gorman, Paul Garry (0-01), Darren Monagher (0-01).

SUBS: Ciaran Direen (for Barry Spollen), Keith Quinn (for Martin Nugent), Jason Floody (for Paul Garry)


Raheen Intermediate Footballers continue their Division 1 League campaign this Friday evening (18 March) at 8:00pm  as they take on neighbours Gracefield in Gracefield in their re-arranged fixture . All support would be appreciated.


Raheen Junior Footballers will be looking to get back to winning ways when they continue their Div 4 League campaign next Monday (21st March) at 7:30pm as they take on Doon in either Doon or Geashill (Subject to Confirmation). All support would be appreciated.


Raheen Hurlers get their playing campaign for this year underway this weekend when they take on fellow parish neighbours Killeigh in Killeigh on Saturday aftermoon (19th March) at 4:30pm though this fixture may be subject to change.  All support would be appreciated.


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 .


Raheen GAA would like to extend deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the Late Larry Hackett, Ballyduff following their recent bereavement. RIP.


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.


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.


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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