G.A.A CLUB NOTESDATE: 23 APRIL 2018
LOTTOThe numbers drawn in the Lotto draw which took place on Monday 16 April 2018 were 05 07 24 30. There was No Jackpot winner of €4,400 and 3 Match 3 Winners (SINEAD WRIGHT C/O KILLEIGH P/O; NIGEL CUNNINGHAM C/O JOE CUNNINGHAM; DOLORES SHEERAN C/O FRANK GORMAN) (€70 Each). Next week’s draw will take place in Hamilton’s, Geashill on Monday 30 April 2018.SENIOR B FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP RD 2Raheen Senior Footballers go into the intercounty break with a draw and a defeat from the first 2 rounds of the Senior B Championship having lost by the minimum margin to last year’s Intermediate winners Erin Rovers in Rd 2 last Wednesday week in Mucklagh on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-09. Erin Rovers opened the scoring and led thereafter going in at the break 0-05 to 0-03 including 4 points from their full forward Nathan Poland with Conor Carroll (2, 2f) and Jack O’Brien on the mark for Raheen. Erin Rovers extended their lead with the first 3 points of the second half before Raheen responded with 4 points from Liam Gorman (2), Jack O’Brien & Richie Reynolds by the midpoint of the half to leave just the 1 in it. Erin Rovers brought it back out to 3 before Raheen responded with a double themselves in the last 2 mins but try as they might the equaliser would not come. The wides tally was equally as tight as the scoreline with 6 apiece in the first half but in the second half a tally of 5 to 4 to Raheen would prove to be the difference.RAHEEN: James Boland, Eoin Corcoran, Brian Corcoran, Adam Kelly, Jack Keogh, James Lalor, Brian Crombie, Niall Dempsey (0-01), Mark Gorman, Liam Gorman (0-02), Richie Reynolds (0-02), Paddy Arnold, Conor Carroll (0-02), Niall Leavy, Jack O’Brien (0-02).SUBS: Stephen Pierce (for Niall Leavy), Padraig Bracken (for Paddy Arnold), Declan Byrne (for Mark Gorman).DIVISION 5 FOOTBALL LEAGUEAfter a year’s absence Raheen Junior Footballers returned to League action in their first game of the year last Saturday evening in Geashill against Bracknagh in Rd 1 of Div 5 and it was Raheen who claimed the spoils by just a single point margin on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-12. At halftime Raheen were up by 2 points 1-07 to 1-05 to a fortious goal on 18 mins when a free just outside the square taken by Jordan Burke was flicked to net off the hand of Noel Gorman. Bracknagh slotted over the first 3 points of the second half to take the lead for first time before Raheen went back in front with their 2nd goal midway through the half when Stephen Pierce’s shot was saved Jordan Burke blasted in the rebound. Thereafter the sides swapped points Bracknagh scoring 4 and Raheen 3 as Raheen held on to claim the win.RAHEEN: Nigel Gorman, Fionan Direen, Mark Byrne, Stephen Coughlan, Stephen Pierce, Eoin Corcoran, Conor McNally, Colin Keogh (0-02), Sean Cleary, Liam Gorman (0-04), Reece Seery, Mark McNally (0-01), Aiden Pierce, Jordan Burke (1-03), Noel Gorman (1-00).SUBS: Mark Gorman (for Mark Byrne), Colm Corcoran (for Stephen Pierce), Mark Byrne (for Nigel Gorman), Stephen Pierce (for Mark McNally), Mark McNally (for Reece Seery).DIVISION 2 FOOTBALL LEAGUERaheen Senior Footballers Resume their Div 2 League campaign this Thursday evening (26 April) @ 8pm with a Rd 3 encounter against Ballycumber in Geashill. Raheen have 1 win and 1 defeat on board from the first 2 rounds. All Support would be appreciated.DIVISION 5 FOOTBALL LEAGUERaheen Junior Footballers will be looking to continue their winning start to the Div 5 League against Daingean in Rd 2 this Sunday morning (29 April) @ 11:30am in Daingean. All Support would be appreciated.MEMBERSHIPMembers are asked to renew their membership as soon as possible but all membership must be paid by the end of February 2018. Subscriptions are Playing Members €30, Students €20 & Non Playing Members €20 & OAP’s: €15. Payments can be given to Membership Officers Paddy Bracken or Eddie Kaye. New members are very welcome.