RAHEEN GAA CLUB
SECRETARY: COLETTE CARTHY ; PHONE: (087) 6224636
P.R.O: RAY GARRY ; PHONE: (086) 1954803
.G.A.A CLUB NOTES
DATE: 27th November 2023
There was a very good turnout at the AGM of Raheen GAA Club which took place last Sunday 26th November in the Old School, Geashill. 2023 was a monumental year for the club marking the 50th Anniversary of the club’s formation in 1973 and this milestone was marked with a number of events taking place throughout the year. The first event was the “50 Miles for 50 Years” Cycle from Raheen GAA Club to Longford on Sunday 09th April in conjunction with Offaly Senior Footballers 2023 Leinster Championship 1st Rd against Longford that day. Next up was the Club Weekend on the May Bank holiday weekend honoring the players who played on the first Raheen team to take the field in 1973, Official Opening of our Walking Track & Gym, Unveiling of Remembrance bench and the Burying of a Time Capsule along with a Family Fun Day the following weekend. Next up on Saturday 04th November was our 1st Annual GOLF Outing in Portarlington Golf Club with participants competing for the Sean Carthy Memorial Trophy which was won by our former player Jordan Burke. The 50th Anniversary celebrations concluded with the highlight of the year a 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala Dinner Dance which took place on Friday 17th November in the Bridge House, Tullamore. Chairman John Hackett thanked all those organized, took part in and supported any of the 50th Anniversary events.
Na Fianna LGFA Chairperson Eithne O’Byrne Connolly thanked Raheen for use of the club’s facilities throughout the year.
This AGM saw John Hackett complete his term as Club Chairman and all within the club would like to thank him for all his work on behalf of the club over the course of the last 12 years serving as Chairman.
The following officers were elected:
Chairman – Pauric Pierce; Vice Chairman – Niall Carthy ; Secretary – Colette Carthy ; Ass Secretary – Eddie Kaye; Treasurer – Owenie Connor ; Ass Treasurer – Matthew O’Byrne ; PRO – Ray Garry ; Health & Well Being Officer: Eddie Kaye; Children’s Officer; Brian Kehoe; Irish Officer: Amy Carthy (TBC); Registrar: Paddy Bracken; County Board Delegates: Pauric Pierce & Ray Garry; Honary Club Presidents: John Garry, Paddy Bracken & Eddie Kelly. The following Committee members were also elected: Jerry Kelly, Kieran Cummins, Michael Byrne, John Garry, Damien Grehan, Stephen Byrne, Martin Boland, Hughie Bolton and John Hackett.
RAHEEN GAA LOTTO
The numbers drawn in the Clodiagh Gaels & Raheen GAA Lotto Draw on Monday 20th November 2023 were: 04 25 27 29. There was NO Jackpot Winner of €15,000 and 1 Match 3 Winner (Veronica Cleary C/O Raheen GAA) (€200 Each).
Please Note Next Week’s Draw will take place on Monday 04th December 2023 in the Clubhouse, Killeigh. Tickets available ONLINE or from Fergie’s Shop, Geashill, Hamilton's & High Chap Pubs Geashill, Direen's Pub Cloneygowan 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.
RAHEEN GAA LOTTO ONLINE TICKETS
Raheen GAA & Clodiagh Gaels Lotto Tickets are now available to buy ONLINE by going to the Following Link:
Link can also be found on Raheen Facebook & Twitter pages.
Entries in BEFORE 6:30pm On Next Monday with Draw @ 8PM that evening.
We have a Club Shop on the O’Neills sports website (www.oneills.com) where you can purchase all the latest club merchandise. To find the merchandise just type “Raheen GFC” into the search bar on the O’Neills website (www.oneills.com) and all the club merchandise will be available to purchase.