Raheen GAA Club Club Notes


The numbers drawn in Monday [30TH May] night’s Lotto were 08 18 24 26. There was no Jackpot winner of €4,000 and 1 Match 3 Winner [Phil Deering C/O Liz Gorman] [€200]. Next weeks draw will take place in Carruther’s, Geashill on Monday 13th June.


Raheen Intermediate Footballers suffered another heavy defeat in their Div 1 League campaign against Ballycumber in Ballycumber last Wednesday evening on a scoreline of 3-16 to 1-10. The first half was a very open affair with both sides trading score for score and an early Ballycumber goal was all that separated the sides at the break 1-08 to 0-08. The second half was an altogether different affair as a disastorous display from Raheen saw Ballycumber score at will to pull out of sight as they added another 2-08 to Raheen’s 1-02. This was despite Raheen getting a goal from a follow up when a penalty was initially saved.

RAHEEN: Mark Byrne, Cathal Maher.,Liam Boland, Tommy Spollen, Brian Corcoran, Brain Kehoe, Keith Quinn, Padraig Bracken, Mark Gorman, Noel Gorman, Paddy Rigney, Shane Carroll, Brian Crombie, John Crombie, Richie Reynolds.

SUBS: Liam Gorman (for Brian Corcoran), Paddy Arnold (for Keith Quinn),Declan Costello (for Mark Gorman), Niall Dempsey (for Shane Carroll), Liam Guinan (for Richie Reynolds).


Raheen Junior Footballers concluded their Div 4 League camnpaign on a winning note as they saw off the challenge of Shannononbridge in Shannonbridge last Thursday evening in their final round encounter on a scoreline of 2-06 to 0-09. In a tight first half there was nothing to separate the sides and they went in at the break tied 0-04 apiece with the Raheen scores from Darren Monagher, Colin McHugh, Eoghan Bolton & Liam Guinan. The first period of the second half saw both sides tag on another 2 points. With just over 10 mins remaining Raheen finally gave themselves some breathing space when Jimmy Coughlan caught a high ball on the edge of the square turned and shot it to the top corner of the net for the first goal. Shannonbridge hit back with 2 points to ensure a tense finish. Then just into stoppage time Raheen sealed the win with their second goal when Noel Gorman lobbed a high ball into Richie Reynolds just outside the square who jinked his way around 3 defender and the keeper before planting the ball in the corner of the net. There was still time for Shannonbridge to win a free on the 21 which they put over but this proved to be to little – too late.

RAHEEN: Pat Guinan, Karol O’Byrne, Paul Garry, Ciaran Direen, Paddy Arnold, Ciaran Coughlan, Martin Nugent, Declan Costello, Liam Gorman, Liam Guinan (0-01), Colin McHugh (0-01), Craig O’Halloran, Eoghan Bolton (0-01), Darren Monagher (0-03), Keith Quinn

SUBS: Keith Quinn (for Martin Nugent, Sean Gorman (for Declan Costello), Richie Reynolds (1-00) (for Craig O’Halloran), Noel Gorman (for Eoghan Bolton), Jimmy Coughlan (1-00) (for Keith Kirwan)


Raheen Intermediate Footballers were denied a share of the spoils in their penultimate fixture of their Div 1 League campaign against Erin Rovers in Pullough last Friday evening when an apparent miscalculated score by the ref saw Erin Rovers claim the win on a scoreline of 0-09 to 0-08. The confusion arose at half time when after a close first half it appeared to all present that going into the break Raheen were trailing by just a single point 0-06 to 0-05 but to everyone’s amazement the ref annouced that Erin Rovers were holding a 2 point lead 0-07 to 0-05 and his mind would not be changed on this. The second half was a case of numerous missed scoring chances by both sides, Erin Rovers early on and Raheen in the mid to latter stages of the half. Despite this Raheen did manage to add another 3 points replied to by Erin Rovers with 2 points but with the official score standing this saw the Pullough men win by just the minimum margin.

RAHEEN: Mark Byrne, Shane Carroll, Brian Kehoe, Tommy Spollen, Keith Quinn, Liam Boland, Niall Leavy, Mark Gorman, Padraig Braken, Richie Reynolds, Cathal Maher, Noel Gorman, Niall Dempsey, Paddy Rigney, John Crombie.

SUBS: Colin McHugh (for Mark Gorman), Mark Gorman (for Noel Gorman), Noel Gorman (for John Crombie), John Crombie (for Colin McHugh)


Raheen GAA Social Initiative Group’s Second Outing takes place on next 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 .


Best of Luck to any of our club players who will be sitting the Leaving Cert Exam this week.


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