RAHEEN GAA CLUB
SECRETARY: LIAM BOLAND ; PHONE: (087) 4181148
P.R.O: RAY GARRY ; PHONE: (086) 1954803
G.A.A CLUB NOTES 18th October 2021
1981 INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS REUNION
To mark the 40th Anniversary of Raheen’s great success in winning the 1981 Intermediate Football Championship (which paved the way for Raheen’s appearance in the Senior Final just 4 years later) a ReUnion of the Players & Management from this great team including Family & Friends has been organized for Saturday 06 November (exactly 40 years to the day of this great success) in Hamilton’s, Geashill at 7:30pm for a meal and some music later in the night. Earlier the same day (Sat 06 Nov) a golf outing is arranged in Portarlington Golf Club where some members of the 1981 team will be playing and the golf is also open to all members, friends and supporters of Raheen GAA. To confirm your attendance for either or both of these events or if you have any queries please contact Hughie Bolton (1981 Team Captain) on 086 345 0258.
RAHEEN GAA LOTTO
The numbers drawn in the Killeigh & Raheen GAA Lotto Draw on Monday 11th October 2021 were: 07 15 18 19. There was No Jackpot Winner of €15,000 and 3 Match 3 Winners [Colly Reynolds C/O Craig O’Halloran; John Kelly C/O John Kelly; Pat Kearney C/O Peter Hinch]. Next Week’s Draw will take place in GAA Grounds, Killeigh on Monday 25th October 2021. Tickets available from Fergie’s Shop, Geashill or any of the following Club Members Eddie Kaye, John Hackett, Liam Boland, Owenie Connor, John Garry, Matthew O’Byrne, Pauric Pierce, Ray Garry, P J Corcoran & Pat Carthy. Please Support.
INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL
Raheen Intermediate Footballers stormed their way through to the 2021 Intermediate Football Championship FINAL with a powerful display to blitz neighbours and fellow parish side Clodiagh Gaels in their Semi Final meeting last Saturday evening in Gracefield on the scoreline of 5-17 to 1-09. Raheen won the toss and opted to play with the strong breeze in the first half which proved to be a good call. Raheen captain Dylan Hyland began his man of the match display with the opening point in the 2nd minute followed by 2 more just afterwards before Clodiagh Gaels got on the scoreboard in the 8th minute with a goal when Shane Dolan slotted home a penalty to the net which drew the sides level. Raheen’s response was quick and decisive as just a minute later they worked the ball downfield quickly through the hands wherein the end Conor Carroll laid it off to Declan Byrne to punch to the net for Raheen’s opening goal. The next 10 minutes saw the sides add just 1 point apiece before Raheen took full advantage of the wind in the final 10 minutes of the half to stretch clear adding 7 points without reply so at half time Raheen were in pole position leading by 1-11 to 1-01. Clodiagh Gaels needed a good start to the second half to have any chance but it was Raheen that got that in the 2nd minute with their 2nd goal to increase their advantage when Brian Crombie made a run into the square from the right wing before being brought down but he managed to lay the ball off to Dylan Hyland who was also upended but Raheen still held on to the ball when Paddy Rigney directed it to the net. Clodiagh Gaels opened their second half account with 3 points in a row which brought their deficit back to as it was at halftime but Raheen had goals on their mind and got no 3 in the 10th minute when Paddy Rigney caught a high ball just outside the square and immediately laid it off toe the in-running Declan Byrne as he passed him by and Declan bore down on the goal to blast it to the left corner of the net. Alike the previous goal it seemed to fire Clodiagh Gaels into action as this time they hit back with 4 points in a row by the water break. Raheen then kicked back into action to quell any slight chance of a Clodiagh Gaels comeback first with a point followed by Dylan Hyland slotting home his first and Raheen’s 4th goal of the game in the 20th minute. Thereafter it was just a matter of how much as Raheen tagged on 4 points in a row before Dylan Hyland was again on hand in the 32nd minute to fire home his 2nd and Raheen’s 5th and final goal. Both sides then wrapped it up with 1 last point apiece. Raheen’s reward for the win is a meeting against Clonbullogue in Final as they came through their semi final meeting against Daingean on a scoreline of 1-14 to 1-05 and sets up a prospect of a much more exciting Final to last year’s drab encounter between the hurling kingpins of K/K and St Rynaghs.
RAHEEN: James Boland, Brian Corcoran, Liam Boland, David Carthy, Jimmy Nolan (0-02), Eoin Corcoran, Glen Hassett (0-02), James Lalor (0-01), Declan Byrne (2-00), Niall Dempsey, Conor Carroll (0-01), Jack Keogh, Brian Crombie (0-02), Paddy Rigney (1-00), Dylan Hyland (2-09).
SUBS: Adam Kelly (for David Carthy), Colin Keogh (for Niall Dempsey), Kaelyn Thompson (for Jack Keogh), Padraig Bracken (for Paddy Rigney), Mark Byrne, Oisin Henchy, Reece Seery, Mikey Buckley, Mikey Keogh, Aidan Pierce, Lee Mulpeter, Chris Floody, Stephen Pierce.