Raheen GAA Club Notes


The numbers drawn in last Monday [21ST March] night’s Lotto were 07 14 27 28. There was No Jackpot Winner and 5 Match 3 Winners [Graham Cahill C/O High Chaparel; Mary Hinch C/O Dayna Hinch; Eoin & P J Corcoran C/O P J Corcoran; Neil Corcoran C/O P J Corcoran; Jimmy Feighery C/O Tullamore Hardware] [€40 Each] . Next weeks Jackpot is €2,200 with the draw taking place in Doyle’s, Killeigh on Monday 28th March.


Raheen Intermediate Footballers continued on from where they left off last week by making it 2 wins in a row in the Div 1 League campaign last Friday evening as they brushed aside the challenge of Gracefield Seniors in Gracefield on a scoreline of 0-14 to 0-05. Raheen hit the ground running from the start getting off the mark with the first 5 points without reply inside the first 10 minutes. Thereafter for the remaining 20 minutes of the half Raheen extended their lead with another 4 points as Gracefield opened their account with 2 points and so at the break Raheen held a comfortable lead of 0-09 to 0-02. The early stages of the second half saw Gracefield create a lot more opportunities but could not convert the chances into scores and by the 20 minute mark Raheen had made sure their would be no comeback as they tagged on another 4 points to Gracefield’s 2 points. The final 10 minutes saw both sides add just a single point apiece as Raheen saw out the game to claim the win and the 2 points to move up the league table.

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

SUBS: Paddy Arnold (for Niall Leavy), Noel Gorman (for Mark Gorman), Garrett Garry (for Keith Quinn), Chris Floody (for Damien Arnold), Liam Guinan (for Brian Crombie).


Raheen Junior Footballers got back to winning ways as they earned their second win of their Div 4 League campaign against a strong Doon side in Geashill last Monday evening in a highly entertaining encounter on a full time score of 2-12 to 2-09. In a compelling first half the lead changed hands at least 6 times but at half time the sides were level 1-07 to 2-04.  The decisive score came in the 4th minute of the second half when Richie Reynolds was on hand to dispatch Raheen’s second goal and edge Raheen in front for a lead that they would hold onto thereafter as both sides added 5 points apiece in the remainder of the half.

RAHEEN: Eamonn Stynes, Paul Garry, Stephen Byrne, Shane Corcoran, Paddy Arnold, Declan Costello, Matthew O’Byrne, Noel Gorman, Colin McHugh (0-02), Niall Dempsey, Keith Quinn (1-00), Brian Crombie (0-01), Eoghan Bolton (0-05), Jack Keogh, Richie Reynolds (1-04).

SUBS: Niall Carthy (for Eamonn Stynes), Karol O’Byrne (for Paul Garry), Sean Gorman (for Niall Dempsey)


Raheen Hurlers get their playing campaign for this year underway with their opening fixture of their Div 3 League campaign when they take on fellow parish neighbours Killeigh in Geashill on this Wednesday evening (23 March) at 8:00pm. All support would be appreciated.


Raheen Intermediate Footballers continue their Division 1 League campaign this Friday evening (25 March) at 8:00pm  as they take on Shamrocks in Geashill. All support would be appreciated.


Raheen Junior Footballers also continue their Div 4 League campaign next Sunday morning (27 March) at 12 Noon as they take on neighbours Walsh Island in Walsh Island. 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 .


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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