2006 News/ Match Report Archive

U-15's win League Final


21/11/2006
Raheens Underage News Raheens' u/21 side bowed out of the Championship in disappointing fashion last Friday night going down by 2-13 to 1-2 to a very strong Naas outfit. The home side were second best all over the pitch and only rarely showed glimpses of the way they had played the previous week when defeating Caragh. Naas on the other hand looked to have improved on their previous outing against Two Mile House. They dominated the opening period and were not flattered by their 1-9 to 0-0 half-time lead. Naas added another couple of points before Raheens got off the mark. With the game long over as a contest Naas took their foot off the throttle and Raheens enjoyed a greater share of the possession. However, Naas were still in total control and ran out the very comfortable winners. The footballing year ended in triumph for Raheens as the u/15's brought home the Division 2 title on Sunday afternoon. Raheens playing with the aid of a strong breeze in the opening half were first to score when Alan Igoe pointed in the 10th minute. Although Raheens were generally on top in the opening quarter Na Fianna looked dangerous when they got the ball forward. The Allen Parish side were more economical with their chances and led by 0-3 to 0-1 on the quarter hour. Raheens were settled when Darren Earley kicked their second point following an astute pass from Mark Power. Points from Power, Igoe (2), Gareth Malone and David Lynch (2) followed as Raheens began to make their dominance pay. Although Raheens led 0-8 to 0-3 at the break one wondered if the missed chances would come back to haunt them. The sides exchanged points at the start of the second half before Na Fianna mounted a comeback. A point in the 38th minute was quickly followed up with a goal which reduced the margin to a solitary point. A further Na Fianna point in the 42nd minute tied the game up and it was starting to look ominous for Raheens. However, this bunch of Raheens players are made of stern stuff. Their response was magnificant. Mark Campbell blocked a Na Fianna clearance in the 46th minute and ran on to the loose ball before despatching it to the back of the net. Darren Earley followed this up with a point before Alan Igoe got the score of the game. Receiving the ball some 50 yards from goal, he went on a mazy run, beating a number of players before driving the ball to the roof of the net. Athough Na Fianna kept trying and applied a fair degree of pressure the Raheens rearguard were fantastic, blocking shots, making last ditch tackles and clearing their lines time and time again. The final score of 2-12 to 1-7 doesn't reflect the effort of a very good Na Fianna side but in saying that Raheens fully deserved the spoils on a very blustery, wet and bitterly cold day at St. Conleths Park. On a day when the team effort was immense Daithí Ivers and Paddy O'Brien stood out in an excellent backline, Alan Igoe and David Lynch controlled the middle sector and Darren Earley had a mighty game at centre forward. The Raheens scorers were Alan Igoe (1-5), Mark Campbell (1-0), David Lynch (0-3), Darren Earley (0-2), Mark Power (0-1), Gareth Malone (0-1). The full panel was Mark Campbell, Mark Concannon (capt.), Cian Conlon, Owen Daly, Eoin Dolly, Darren Earley, John Fox, Dean Heavey, Laurence Hogarty, Alan Igoe, Daithí Ivers, Charlie Kings, David Lynch, David Malone, Gareth Malone, Justin Murphy, John Nelson, Gary O'Brien, Paddy O'Brien, Eoin O'Donnell, Mark Power, Shane Taaffe, Derek Walsh, Graham Waters. The selectors were Gay Campbell, Larry Concannon, John Delmer, Thomas Mahon, Denis O'Brien and Paul O'Brien. Check out the U-15 photo in the gallery section of the website

 

 

Raheens Underage - Wins for U16's & U21's


13/11/2006
Raheens Underage News Raheens u/15's maintained their unbeaten run with two good wins this week. On Tuesday night playing some wonderful football in the opening half they clinically despatched a useful St. Kevin's outfit. The opening score after 10 seconds was probably the score of the game. An excellent passing move involving Darren Earley, David Lynch and Alan Igoe ended with Earley pointing from 30 metres. This set the tone for the remainder of the half and Raheens had built up an 0-11 to 0-1 lead by the break. An equally impressive second half saw the home side coast to a 1-19 to 1-2 win. Best for Raheens were Daithí Ivers, Mark Power, Mark Concannon, Shane Taaffe and David Lynch. The scorers were Alan Igoe (0-8), Mark Concannon (1-4), Darren Earley (0-3), David Lynch (0-3), Shane Taaffe (0-1).

On Sunday morning the u/15's faced a sterner test when meeting St. Evins in the semi-final of Div. 2. Despite taking the lead with a Darren Earley point after 5 mins. Raheens were second best for the opening quarter. St. evins deservedly held a 1-3 to 0-1 lead on the quarter hour. Raheens got back in the game when Shane Taaffe reacted quickest to a rebound off an upright and crashed the ball to the net after 16 mins. The remainder of the half was evenly balanced but Raheens ended it with three successive points to go in 1-4 apiece at the break. Raheens raced out of the blocks at the start of the second half with two points in as many minutes and when Mark Power's speculative effort found it's way to the net on 40 mins. Raheens were 6 points to the good. St. Evin's had no response and Raheens went on to dominate the remainder of the game, running out 5-11 to 2-6 winners. Best for Raheens were Charlie Kings, Paddy O'Brien, Cian Conlon, Darren Earley and Gareth Malone. The scorers were Alan Igoe (1-3), Gareth Malone (1-1), Shane Taaffe (1-0), Mark Power (1-0), Justin Murphy (1-0), David Lynch (0-3), Mark Concannon (0-2), Darren Earley (0-1), Daithí Ivers (0-1).

The u/15 final looks likely to be fixed for St. Conleth's Park this coming Sunday at 12.30 pm. Raheens will face an improving Na Fianna side who accounted for Sallins in the other semi-final, winning 4-10 to 1-6.

The u/21's advanced to the quarter final of the 'B' Championship with a 3-8 to 0-8 win over neighbours Caragh. Despite playing against the wind Caragh registered the first two points of the game. Then in the 10th minute against the run of play Raheens scored a goal through Jonathon Igoe. The same player pointed soon after and this seemed to settle Raheens. Further scores from Martin Sullivan (point) and Keelan Noone (goal) put Raheens in the driving seat and they extended their lead to 2-6 to 0-4 by half-time.

Caragh began the second half brightly and two early points suggested that a comeback might be on the cards. However, Raheens replied with two points of their own from Patrick Percival and Martin Sullivan to restore their 8 point advantage. From this point on Caragh never looked like mounting a challenge. Raheens will now meet Naas at Tom Lawler Park (possibly Friday night) for the chance to progress to the last four. Best for Raheens were Kevin Higgins, Tómas Nolan, Aonghus Rooney, Tim Dunleavy, Gareth Byrne and Colin Cassidy. The scorers were Keelan Noone (2-0), Jonathon Igoe (1-1), Martin Sullivan (0-3), Patrick Percival (0-2), Noel Byrne (0-1), Tim Dunleavy (0-1).

 

Leinster Club Jubilee Celebrations


08/11/2006
Congratulations to all involved in organising the Raheens Jubilee celebrations in the new Westgrove Hotel in Clane. I think everyone really enjoyed the night. Check out some photos on the night in the photo gallery area of the website. If anyone else has some photos please feel free to send them in.

 

 

Raheens Underage News


06/11/2006
The u/15's maintained their 100% record in Div. 2 with a facile 3-19 to 2-1 win over an understrength St. Edwards last Friday night. Raheens were 3-8 to 0-0 to the good before Edwards raised their first flag with a goal. Raheens added three points to leave the half-time score 3-11 to 1-0.

Best for Raheens in a dominant performance were Mark Concannon, Shane Taaffe and Daití Ivers. The scorers were Alan Igoe (2-2), Mark Concannon (1-5), David Lynch (0-4), Paddy O'Brien (0-3), Gareth Malone (0-2), Eoin O'Donnell (0-1), Shane Taaffe (0-1) and Daithí Ivers (0-1).

The u/15's have now qualified for the semi-final with a game to spare. They are due to take on St. Kevins in their final league game on Tuesday, 7th November at 6.30 pm (home) and will play either St. Evin's, Kill or Castledermot on Sunday, 12th November at 11.00 am (home) in the semi-final.

 

Raheens Underage News


26/10/2006
The u/13's made their exit from the winter league following a 5-3 to 2-8 defeat to Kilcullen on Saturday afternoon. Raheens tried had from the word go and courtesy of goals from Billy Martin and David Malone they led 2-5 to 2-1 at the break. A determined second half display followed and it looked like Raheens would come away with the points. However a couple of late Kilcullen goals won the day for "the rags". Best for Raheens were John Jennings, Barry Winder, Dean Campbell and Liam Power. The scorers were David Malone (1-2), Billy Martin (1-1), Barry Winder (0-2), John Jennings (0-1), Garry Johnson (0-1) and Liam Power (0-1).

The u/15's had a very comfortable 6-13 to 0-5 win over St. Cocas on Sunday morning, although the early exchanges gave the impression that it may have been a tougher assignment. Raheens kicked the opening 3 points but St. Cocas replied with 2 points to leave the minimum between the sides after a quarter of an hour. A fortunate goal at this point from Alan Igoe seemed to deflate the opposition and Raheens ran up another 4 points on the trot. At the break Raheens led by 2-7 to 0-4.

Despite St. Cocas scoring the first point on the resumption, Raheens went on to dominate the remainder of the game. Goals from John Nelson (penalty), David Lynch and Darren Earley in the last 5 mins. put the gloss on a very good performance. Those to impress for Raheens included Paddy O'Brien, Graham Waters, Cian Conlon, Shane Taaffe, Mark Power and Mark Concannon, while the scorers were Alan Igoe (2-4), Shane Taaffe (1-1), Darren Earley (1-1), David Lynch (1-1), John Nelson (1-0), Mark Concannon (0-3) and Mark Power (0-3).

This weekend sees the u/15's playing St. Edwards on Sunday morning at 11.00 am (home).

On Saturday the u/21's played their first game in the Monasterevin tournament when they faced Ellistown. Due to both sides having difficulty in fielding teams the game was played on a 12-a-side basis. Despite a Richie Hadnett point giving Raheens an early lead, Raheens failed to play with any sort of passion and were lucky to be only 1-6 to 0-3 in arrears at half-time. Things improved marginally in the second half but all-in-all this was a very poor display by Raheens who eventually lost by 1-9 to 0-8. The displays of Tim Waters, Richie Hadnett and Tomás Nolan were the only bright points in a very lack lustre performance. The points were scored by Richie Hadnett (0-3), Noel Byrne (0-2), Martin Sullivan (0-2) and Darren Heavey (0-1).

 

 

Raheens Underage News


16/10/2006
The u/13's retained hopes of making the playoffs in Div. 2 of the South Board league with a comfortable 5-9 to 2-0 win over Nurney on Saturday. Raheens led by 2-5 to 1-0 at half-time and were rarely troubled en route to their second win of the campaign. The scorers on this occasion were David Malone (1-4), Craig Roche (1-1), Billy Martin (1-1), Niall Connolly (1-0), John Jennings (1-0), Shane Carpenter (0-1), Barry Winder (0-1) and Jonathon Hanbury (0-1).
 
The u/13's face Kilcullen (away) this Saturday at 4.00 pm where a win is essential if they are to progress.
 
The u/15's continued their impressive start to the winter league with a great 2-10 to 2-9 win over Clane on Sunday morning. Despite being a little ill disciplined at times in the opening half Raheens played some lovely football to be 1-6 to 0-4 in front at the break. Clane mounted a strong comeback in the second half and kicked three unanswered points in the opening 15 mins. of the half. Raheens countered with an Alan Igoe point from 45 metres, before the same player found the net from close range following good work by Darren Earley. Clane replied with a goal of their own and although Igoe added another point a second Clane goal reduced the margin to a single point. Daithí Ivers doubled Raheens advantage with an excellent point only to see Clane score two more points to tie the game. The winning point was scored by Alan Igoe with 2 mins. remaining and Raheens held on for a deserved win. Best for Raheens were Darren Earley, Alan Igoe, Graham Waters, David Lynch and Mark Power. The scorers were Alan Igoe (1-7), Shane Taaffe (1-0), Mark Power (0-1), Cian Conlon (0-1) and Daithí Ivers (0-1).
 
This weekend sees the u/15's playing St. Cocas on Sunday morning at 11.00 am (home

 

Jubilee Celebrations


11/10/2006

25th Jubilee Celebration

Raheens Leinster Club Winning Team

Venue: Westgrove Hotel, Clane

Date: Saturday 4th November

Time: Meal Served 8pm Sharp

Tickets: €60 Dinner plus full night entertainment & celebrations

For Tickets Contact:

Christy Morrison 085 2492764

Ian Lawler 086 8153899

Vincent Malone 087 9870516

 

Raheens Underage News


11/10/2006
Last weekend saw mixed fortunes for Raheens underage teams. On Saturday the u/13's were beaten 2-3 to 0-6, with Eadestown getting the winning goal with literally the last lick of the ball. Raheens had led by 0-4 to 0-2 at half-time but were unable to hang on as Eadestown came back strongly in the second half. Best for Raheens were Barry Winder, Dean Campell and Ciaran Begley. The scorers were Barry Winder (0-4), David Malone (0-1), Garry Johnson (0-1).
 
On Sunday morning the u/15's began their winter league (Div. 2) with a good 3-12 to 2-8 win over Na Fianna. The Allen parish side got off to a great start with a goal in the opening minutes and went on to lead 2-3 to 1-4 at half-time.
On the change of ends Raheens had the benefit of the wind at their backs. They gradually took control and at times played some lovely football, going on to comfortably win by 7 points. Best for Raheens were Alan Igoe, Daren Earley, David Lynch, Graham Waters, Gareth Malone and Mark Power. The scorers were Alan Igoe (2-5), Darren Earley (1-2), Gareth Malone (0-2), Mark Power (0-1), Mark Concannon (0-1), Cian Conlon (0-1).
 
This weekends fixtures see the u/13's playing Nurney on Saturday at 4.00 pm (away), and the u/15's playing Clane on Sunday at 11.00 am (away).
 

 

Minors Win Championship


03/10/2006

CHECK OUT PHOTOS IN THE GALLERY AREA OF THE WEBSITE

It was Roy of the Rovers stuff really, with team captain Marty Lynch slotting home the winning goal, virtually at the death to claim the Minor ‘C’ championship title for a gallant Raheens team at Newbridge on Saturday. For most of the game the Caragh lads had been more or less in control. However the unfortunate sending off of one of the Sallins players with about ten minutes to go for a second bookable offence seemed to galvanise the canal-siders.

No sooner had they been reduced to 14 players than they staged something of a last stand, with a late goal from Seamus Ennis seeming to have set them up for a last gasp win that would have had just a hint of larceny about it. That was not to reckon with the indomitable spirit of the lads in primrose and blue who never panicked but staged a rally of their own. With the clock running down Eoghan Winders’ shot came back off the post to Jonathon Igoe, who used some fancy footwork before steering the ball unselfishly into the path of his inrushing skipper Lynch, and he made no mistake from close range.

The excitement didn’t end there however, as the Raheens defence had to withstand a late bout of Sallins pressure which saw a ‘45’ a ‘line-ball’ and a two frees repelled, before referee Fergal Barry took them out of their misery with the long whistle.

Raheens made most of the running in a wind assisted first half to lead by 0-7 to 1-2 at the break with some fine points from Brian O’Donnell, the accurate Alan Igoe (3) Darren Heavey, Eoghan Winders and Colin Cassidy from a ‘45’. The margin might well have been more had full forward O’Donnell not fluffed a real goal chance when left ‘one on one’ with the keeper 20 minutes in. An early goal by Paul Moynihan - from a Barry Daly pass - after just seven minutes kept Sallins in the hunt, points from Moynihan and Justin McLoughlin making up their first half total.

Despite conceding the first score of the second period to the lively Igoe, Sallins roared back into it with three unanswered points from Moynihan (2) and centre back John McNulty to level matters after just eleven minutes. Enter one Alan Igoe with three white flags on the trot, two of them from frees to restore the Raheens advantage. McNulty pegged one back for Sallins but their keeper Shane Herbert was forced to touch a Winders screamer onto the post to keep their hopes alive.

Then came the sending off of the unfortunate William Collins and no sooner was he gone from the scene but Justin McLoughlin shot a rallying point. While Igoe replied promptly at the other end, Sallins hit the front when the diminutive Ennis got on the end of a high centre behind the winners’ defence to slip the ball to the winners net. A point from a Moynihan free left them two clear with three minutes to play. Raheens were not for turning and deservedly took the honours with Lynch’s late intervention. Raheens’ wing forward Alan Igoe won the man of the match award.

Raheens: Niall Rooney, Mark O’Brien, Tom Earley, Shane Power, Richie Hadnett, Tomás Nolan, Tim Waters, Darren Heavey (0-1), Stephen O’Riordan, Alan Igoe (0-8, 5fs), Colin Cassidy (0-1 ‘45’), Eoghan Winders (0-1f), Marty Lynch (1-0), Brian O’Donnell (0-1) and Jonathan Igoe.

Sallins: Shane Herbert, Brian Jones, Eoin Delmer, Conor McCloskey, Donal Coughlan, John McNulty (0-2,1f), Justin McLoughlin (0-2), Fergal Swan, Steve Mulhall, Seamus Ennis (1-0), William Collins, Eoin Ennis, Dean Connolly, Barry Daly, Paul Moynihan (1-4,4fs).

Referee: Fergal Barry (Monasterevin).

 

 

Raheens Underage News


27/09/2006

The u/13's were defeated last week in their second league game going down by 4-3 to 2-5 to Ballykelly. Despite being well placed at half-time having played into the wind in the opening half, Raheens failed to make use of the conditions in the second half and Ballykelly held on for the win. Raheens scorers were Barry Winder (1-2), David Malone (1-1), Gary O'Brien (0-1) and Garry Johnson (0-1).
 
The club would like to thank Patrick Coffey who recently donated a significant number of t-shirts to the underage section of the club.
 
The u/15 league is due to start on Sunday, 8th October 2006 and as a warm up fixture Raheens will play Rathangan on Wednesday, 4th October 2006 at 8.00 pm in Tom Lawler Park.
 
The Minor 'C' Championship Final between Raheens and Sallins has been fixed for St. Conleths Park for Saturday, 30th September 2006 and will be the curtain raiser for the Junior 'A' Final. Throw in is at 2.15 pm.

Minor Championship Final Fixture


25/09/2006
Minor Championsjip C FInal - Raheens V Sallins on Saturday 30th Sept in St Conleths Park. Throw in 2.15pm... The more support the better!

 

 

 

Raheens Underage News


18/09/2006

The u/13's, after two wins in recent challenge games,?got their winter league off to a winning start on Sunday morning when defeating Baltinglass by 2-12 to 4-1. Raheens raced into an early lead with points from Jonathon Hanbury (2) and David Malone and a goal from Barry Winder. However, two goals for Baltinglass from frees midway through the half levelled matters up. Raheens responded well though and played some lovely passing football throughout the field to regain the initiative. By the break they had re-established control and led by 2-7 to 2-0.?

Three early points in the second half gave Raheens a 10?point lead and they seemed to be coasting to victory. Baltinglass had other ideas and scored two goals in a minute to reduce the arrears to?4. There were 13 mins. remaining?at this?stage and Baltinglass began to believe an upset was on the cards. Raheens responded with a point from Craig Roche though and the teams swapped pointed frees in the closing minutes, as Raheens held on for a deserved?win.?

Best for Raheens were Ciaran Begley, Gary O'Brien and Dean Campbell in defence, John Jennings and Dean Heavey at midfield and Barry Winder, Jonathon Hanbury and David Malone in attack. The scorers were Barry Winder (2-0), Jonathon Hanbury (0-4), David Malone (0-3), John Jennings (0-2), Dean Heavey (0-1), Craig Roche (0-1), Shane Carpenter (0-1).

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The u/13's play Ballykelly this Thursday evening in a home fixture with the throw-in at 6.45 pm.

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Best of luck to Liam Power and Garry Johnson who will be playing for Kildare's u/12 hurlers in Waterford this coming weekend.

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The Minor 'C' Championship Final between Raheens and Sallins has been fixed for St. Conleths Park for Saturday, 30th September 2006 and will be the curtain raiser for the Junior 'A' Final.

 

 

Raheens Man excels in Aussie


11/09/2006
Well done to Raheens man, John Sharpe who won himself 'Best on the Ground' (man of the match) in the Div 1 Res. Sydney AFL Aussie rules final playing for the 'Bats' in Sydney in the last couple of weeks. Heres a couple of pictures. We're all looking forward seeing him back in the Raheens colours soon.


Wheres Alan to give me a hand


Give me an O'Neills Ball anyday


I'm going to bring this ball home to Ireland


Raheens Intermediates Reach Semi-Final


11/09/2006
Not a pretty game of football to watch but the right result is all that matters in the end. Raheens never got out of second gear and for long periods of the match looked in trouble to a fast, spirited Catledermot team. Raheens full back line played some terrific football and they needed to as they were bombarded with attacks throughout the game. The turning point came 10 minutes into the second half when kevin Thompson fisted a ball into Ross McMahon who cooly finished into the Castledermot net.

Best for Raheens was Eddie Coffey, Pauric Ryan, John Lawlor, Alan Perceival, Ross McMahon, Feather Thompson and Alan 'Beachball' Sharpe.

Can Raheens continue there 10 match unbeaten run... Tune in to keep informed!

 

Raheens Underage News - 8th Sept 2006


09/09/2006

Raheens u/16's made their exit from the 'A' Shield last Tuesday evening when going down to St. Cocas by 3-8 to 1-13 in an extremely exciting game. After a poor first half display Raheens were deservedly 8 points in arrears, trailing by 2-5 to 0-3 at the break. A great start to the second half saw Raheens cut that lead to 2 points after only 8 minutes. St. Cocas extended their lead to 5 points once more before Raheens came again. Four successive points brought the margin back to a point with only a minute of ordinary time remaining. Then St. Cocas grabbed an all important goal on a rare breakout. Raheens did not give up however and in the injury time that followed had 3 goal bound shots deflected over the bar. Best for an unlucky Raheens were Andrew Earley, Paddy O'Brien, Alan Igoe, Mark O'Brien, David Dolly and Mark Concannon.

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The u/13's begin their?Winter League on Sunday, 17th September 2006. Their first game in Division 2 will be at home to Baltinglass at 11.00 a.m.

 

 

Intermediate Quarter Final Fixture


05/09/2006
Intermediates are due to play Castledermot on Sunday, 10th September in Naas. Throw in at 6.00 pm.

 

 

Raheens Underage News - 5th September 2006


05/09/2006
Raheens Minor's qualified for the final of the 'C' Championship with a 2-8 to 1-9 win over Ellistown on Sunday afternoon. Raheens had more?of the first half posession but squandered a number of excellent chances. Ellistown were more economical with their chances and a goal from the final kick?of the half gave them a 1-4 to 0-4 lead. Ellistown tagged on two early points on the resumption to extend their lead to 5 points before?Raheens began their comeback. Alan Igoe was instrumental in most of?the good Raheens play and he set up brother Jonathon for the first of his two goals; a score that brought Raheens back into the game. Igoe's second goal 8 mins. from the end gave?Raheens a?three point lead which was enough to see?them through, although they had to withstand some late Ellistown pressure. Best for Raheens were Mark O'Brien, David Lynch and Alan Igoe. In the final the Minors will face Sallins who had a 3-8 to 0-13 win over Sarsfields 'B'. That final is provisionally fixed for Saturday, 30th September in St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge.

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The u/13's begin their?Winter League on Sunday, 17th September 2006. They will be playing in Division 2 and will be grouped with?Ballykelly, Baltinglass, Kilcullen, Eadestown and Nurney.

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The u/16's 'A' Shield quarter final against St. Cocas has been moved to Tuesday evening, 5th September with the throw in at 6.45 pm. The winners will face a trip to Monasterevin to play St. Evins in the semi-final on Friday, 8th September 2006.

 

Fixtures for weekend 1 sep / 4 th Sept 2006


01/09/2006
Minor
Semi final
Raheens V Ellistown
Sunday 2pm in Rathangan

U-16's
Quarter Final of A Shield
Raheens V St Cocos
Monday 7.30pm Home fixture

 

 

Junior C Championship - Raheens Vs Maynooth


31/08/2006
Raheens knew coming into this match it was going to be tough with maynooth two divisions in the league better than tham. A great turn out of players considering they lost some players the night before in the Junior B championship match. Raheens got off to a perfect start with two points but soon Maynooth took over throughout the pitch.

Raheens fought bravely and showed great attitude by battling right up until the last whistle. Best for Raheens was Niall Rooney, Thomas Lawlor, Ian Lawlor, Barry O'Donnell, Fergal Tully, Paraic Heffernan, Conor Smith, Richie Hagnett and sub John O Rourke impressed while coming on a sub.

Team: Niall Rooney, Shane Power, Ian Lawlor, Thomas Lawlor, Tim Waters, Barry O'Donnell, Richie Hagnett, Fergal Tully, Brian O'Saughnessey, Conor Smith, Paraic Heffernan, Jason Kavanagh, Marty Lynch, John Heffernan, Sean Dunleavy. Subs used: John O Rourke, Ger Morrin, Thomas Mahon, Owen Monaghan, Justin Monaghan.

 

Junior B Championship Raheens vs Castledermot


29/08/2006
Raheens 1-4 Castledermot 1-8

Raheens Junior B's went down badly against Castledermot in the Junior Championship. Raheens early on looked in control of the match and after Johnny Igeo scored a penalty for Raheens all the signs looked good. At half time Raheens led 1-3 to 2 points. However the second half was a different story and with Raheens only scoring 1 point in 30 minutes it was never going to be enough. Castledermot took control and scored 1-6 in second half and ran out deserving winners. Best for Raheens were Brian Dunne, Ciaran O'Toole and Thomas Earley.

 

Intermediate Championship Playoff: Raheens vs Ballyteague


28/08/2006
Golly glows as Raheens progress into quarter finals Raheens 1-11 Ballyteague 2-7

Raheens? Noel 'Golly' Byrne put in a master footballing performance in the second half with six points including a last kick of the game winner to help Raheens move into the quarter finals of the intermediate championship. Raheens who lost their senior status last year dominated long periods of the match especially in the second half but never capitalised on the possession and it took deep into injury time to secure victory.

Both teams exchanged scores in the opening ten minutes with a point by Reddy Coffey and two from Ross McMahon for Raheens with brothers Declan and Jason Mooney scoring for Ballyteague. A well worked movement by Colin Cassidy and Declan O?Toole set up Reddy Coffey who punched the ball into the back of the Ballyteague net. More goals were to come but this time for the Ballyteague men. A mix-up on the Raheens goal line saw a long range free Kick by Mark Herbert sail into the net and close on half time Roy Smullen netted Ballyteague?s second. At half time Ballyteague led 2-4 to 1-4.

Raheens came out a stronger team in the second half thanks mainly to an inspirational performance by Noel ?Golly? Byrne. In all he kicked six points in the second half and caused all sort of problems running straight at the Ballyteague defence. It took Raheens 15 minutes after the restart to draw level with Reddy Coffey scoring with his left foot. Noel Byrne put Raheens in the lead using his weaker left foot but Mark Herbert equalised with a fine taken point. Man of the Match Byrne again pointed Raheens in front but an injury time equaliser came from Ballyteague?s Stephen Connolly scoring a long range free kick. When the game seemed destined for extra time Raheens were awarded a free from 45 yards out and Noel Byrne again slotted the ball over to see Raheens emerging from the group stages of the championship for the first time since the new championship format was introduced.

Best for Ballyteague were Paul Brennan, Derek Mooney, Mark Herbert and Stephen Connolly

For Raheens, in defence Alan Percival and Eddie Coffey excelled, Conor Malone worked hard in Mid-field and upfront Noel ?Golly? Byrne and Ross McMahon led the attack.

Teams:

Ballyteague : David Tiernan, Liam Moran, Paul Brennan, Gary Tobin, Tommy Coogan, Wesley Smullen, Tom Fields, Niall Moran, Kieran Brennan, Stephen Connolly, Derek Mooney, Jason Mooney, Mark Herbert, Gavin Smullen, Roy Smullen.

Raheens: Kevin Higgins, Alan Perceival, Eddie Coffey, Garrett Byrne, Declan Curran, T.J. Malone, John Taaffe, Conor Malone, Robert Coffey, Noel Byrne, Ross McMahon, Colin Cassidy, Kevin Thompson, Reddy Coffey, Declan O?Toole Subs: Stephen O?Riordain for Colin Cassidy (inj)

 

 

Intermediate Champoionship Raheens V Ballymore


22/08/2006

Raheens 1-10 2-07 Ballymore

Raheens kept there championship hopes alive with a superb injury time pointed free from Reddy Coffey. A well contested game saw both teams in the lead at different stages throughout the match. Goals were scored by both teams full forward, Alan Sharpe and Jarleth Gilroy. At the interval Raheens were up by three points but Ballymore never gave up and twice in the second half took the lead. Man of the Match Conor Malone, Noel Byrne, Reddy Coffeys, Declan O'Toole and Alan Perceival all had excellent games for Raheens. The championship table finished as follows:

 

Played

Won

Drew

Lost

Points

Group C

 

 

 

 

 

Ballymore

3

0

3

0

3

Ballyteague

3

1

1

1

3

Grangenolvan

3

1

1

1

3

Raheens

3

1

1

1

3

Raheens are now going on to play Ballyteague to see who goes through to the quarter final

 

 

U16 Championship vs Balyna


22/08/2006

The u/16?s bounced back from their defeat by Moorefield in the Championship to comprehensively beat Balyna on a scoreline of 3-14 to 1-4. This win advances Raheeens to the second qualifying round where they will meet Na Fianna this Friday evening. Throw-in is at 6.45 pm (Tom Lawler Park) and the winners will move on to the quarter final of the Championship.

The win over Balyna was secured on the foot of a dominant midfield and a tight marking defence. Raheens won the opening throw-in and swept down the field with a lovely move that finished with Gareth Malone pointing from 20 yards. Raheens dominance in the midfield area was the platform for many more attacks and by the 25th minute they were 1-8 to 0-0 to the good.

Balyna responded with 1-1 in the closing minutes of the half and further cut the deficit with 2 early points after the restart. However, Raheens regained their composure and with Mark O?Brien and Michael Byrne making surging runs from the back went on to dominate once more. A feature of the win which deserves mention was the number of times Raheens players blocked their opponents kicks. Some of these blocks were spectacular and must have broke the hearts of the Balyna players.

Best for Raheens were Mark O?Brien, Paddy O?Brien, Michael Byrne and Andrew Earley in defence, David Lynch and Alan Igoe (until injured) at midfield and Shane Taaffe and Gareth Malone in the forwards. The scorers were Shane Taaffe (2-1), Alan Igoe (0-5), Mark Power (1-0), Gareth Malone (0-3), David Lynch (0-2), Darren Earley (0-1), Mark Concannon (0-1), Graham Waters (0-1).

 

U16 Championship vs Balyna


22/08/2006

The u/16?s bounced back from their defeat by Moorefield in the Championship to comprehensively beat Balyna on a scoreline of 3-14 to 1-4. This win advances Raheeens to the second qualifying round where they will meet Na Fianna this Friday evening. Throw-in is at 6.45 pm (Tom Lawler Park) and the winners will move on to the quarter final of the Championship.

The win over Balyna was secured on the foot of a dominant midfield and a tight marking defence. Raheens won the opening throw-in and swept down the field with a lovely move that finished with Gareth Malone pointing from 20 yards. Raheens dominance in the midfield area was the platform for many more attacks and by the 25th minute they were 1-8 to 0-0 to the good.

Balyna responded with 1-1 in the closing minutes of the half and further cut the deficit with 2 early points after the restart. However, Raheens regained their composure and with Mark O?Brien and Michael Byrne making surging runs from the back went on to dominate once more. A feature of the win which deserves mention was the number of times Raheens players blocked their opponents kicks. Some of these blocks were spectacular and must have broke the hearts of the Balyna players.

Best for Raheens were Mark O?Brien, Paddy O?Brien, Michael Byrne and Andrew Earley in defence, David Lynch and Alan Igoe (until injured) at midfield and Shane Taaffe and Gareth Malone in the forwards. The scorers were Shane Taaffe (2-1), Alan Igoe (0-5), Mark Power (1-0), Gareth Malone (0-3), David Lynch (0-2), Darren Earley (0-1), Mark Concannon (0-1), Graham Waters (0-1).

 

U16 Championship vs Balyna


22/08/2006

The u/16?s bounced back from their defeat by Moorefield in the Championship to comprehensively beat Balyna on a scoreline of 3-14 to 1-4. This win advances Raheeens to the second qualifying round where they will meet Na Fianna this Friday evening. Throw-in is at 6.45 pm (Tom Lawler Park) and the winners will move on to the quarter final of the Championship.

The win over Balyna was secured on the foot of a dominant midfield and a tight marking defence. Raheens won the opening throw-in and swept down the field with a lovely move that finished with Gareth Malone pointing from 20 yards. Raheens dominance in the midfield area was the platform for many more attacks and by the 25th minute they were 1-8 to 0-0 to the good.

Balyna responded with 1-1 in the closing minutes of the half and further cut the deficit with 2 early points after the restart. However, Raheens regained their composure and with Mark O?Brien and Michael Byrne making surging runs from the back went on to dominate once more. A feature of the win which deserves mention was the number of times Raheens players blocked their opponents kicks. Some of these blocks were spectacular and must have broke the hearts of the Balyna players.

Best for Raheens were Mark O?Brien, Paddy O?Brien, Michael Byrne and Andrew Earley in defence, David Lynch and Alan Igoe (until injured) at midfield and Shane Taaffe and Gareth Malone in the forwards. The scorers were Shane Taaffe (2-1), Alan Igoe (0-5), Mark Power (1-0), Gareth Malone (0-3), David Lynch (0-2), Darren Earley (0-1), Mark Concannon (0-1), Graham Waters (0-1).

 

U12 County Representative


18/08/2006

Congratulations to Dean Campbell who has been selected to represent the club on the Kildare South Board u/12 squad for 2006. Dean's all action style has caught the eye?with?his involvement on the Raheens u/12 and u/14 teams ?

this year. There is little doubt that Dean will be one of Raheens stars in years to come and he is sure to give a good account of himself while playing with Kildare's u/12 team.

 

 

u/14 team picture and results


14/08/2006

Pictured are: Back row - Garry Johnson, David Malone, Luke Morrin, Graham Waters, Cian Conlon, Eoin O'Donnell, John Jennings, Laurence Hogarty.

Front row - Ciaran Begley, John Fox, Dean Heavey, Gary O'Brien, Robert O'Callaghan, Shane Carpenter, Derek Walsh.

 

Under 14 'B' Féile - Group 4 

Round 1    Raheens 5-14   v   Celbridge 'B' 0-0

Round 2    Raheens 2-20   v   Nurney/Athgarvan 0-3

Round 3    Sarsfields 'B' 4-4   v   Raheens 3-12

Round 4    Naas 'B' 2-5   v   Raheens 1-7

 

Team                           Played          Won          Drawn          Lost          Points

Naas 'B'                          4                 4                0               0               8

Raheens                         4                 3                0               1               6

Sarsfields 'B'                    4                 2                0               2               4

Celbridge 'B'                    4                 1                0               3                2

Nurney/Athgarvan            4                 0                0               4                0

 

 

Quarter Final:    Clane 6-16   v   Raheens 0-7

 

Under 14 League Division 3 

Round 1    St. Cocas 4-9   v   Raheens 3-11

Round 2    Two Mile House 3-4   v   Raheens 0-8

Round 3    Raheens 3-9   v   Monasterevin 2-2

Round 4    Kilcullen 1-7   v   Raheens 2-8

Round 5    Raheens 1-10   v   Oliver Plunketts 3-4

Round 6    Raheens 5-6   v   Naas 'B' 4-9

Round 7    Sarsfields 'B' 1-8   v   Raheens 5-6

 

Team                         Played          Won          Drawn          Lost          Points

Kilcullen                         7                5               1                1              11

Raheens                        7                3               2                 2              8

Sarsfields 'B'                  7                4                0                3               8

Monasterevin                 7                3               2                 2               8

Two Mile House             7                 3               1                 3              7

St. Cocas                            7                     3                    1                     3                  7

Oliver Plunketts                    7                     2                   2                     3                  6

Naas 'B'                               7                    0                    1                     6                  1

 

 

Semi-Final:    Raheens 2-11   v   Sarsfields 'B' 3-3

Final:              Kilcullen 2-14   v   Raheens 1-9

 

 

Intermediate Championship Vs Ballyteague


14/08/2006

Raheens 0-13 Ballyteague 1-8

Raheens first win in the championship in three years saw them beat local rivals Ballyteague in the second round of the intermediate championship. Raheens, with far more possesion and determination contolled much of the match but it took a lot of hard hard to keep Ballyteague at bay.

Raheens went into a 4 points to 1 lead but the 'teague responded well with a fine taken?goal and number of points to leave them leading by?2 points at half time. Raheens came out with great fire in there bellies and dominated the second half completely, however?poor shooting meant they made hard work of the situation and right till the end were never sure of a victory.

For Raheens, in defensive John Taffee had an outstanding game along with veteran TJ Malone and Eddie Coffey. In midfield Robbie Coffey and Conor Malone worked well and up front man of the match Declan O'Toole lead by example along with Noel Byrne, Ros McMahan &?Kevin 'Feather' Thompson. In fairness I could have mentioned most players as everyone gave 100% for the team , something which may have been lacking in recent times.

 

 

U-16 Defeats St.Lawrences

 
10/08/2006

Attached is a photo of the u/16 team that defeated St. Laurences in the Div. 2 final.

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Pictured are: Back row - Paul O'Brien, Eoghan Dore, Shane O'Driscoll, David Lynch, Mark O'Brien, Michael Byrne, Justin Murphy, Mark Campbell, Darren Earley, Alan Igoe, Shane Taaffe, John Delmer, Denis O'Brien.

Front row -?Graham Waters, Paddy O'Brien, David Dolly, Mark Power, Andrew Earley (Capt.), Sean Browne, Gareth Malone, Daith? Ivers, John Fox, Mark Concannon, Thomas Mahon.

 

 

Raheen U-10


10/08/2006
Raheens Underage News
The second u/10 team played a very entertaining game against Round Towers last Thursday night and although the led by 3-1 to 0-6 at half-time finished up on the wrong end of a 4-9 to 4-2 scoreline. Despite the loss Raheens played very well in stages with William Jennings excelling in defence, John Power and Robert Thompson doing well at midfield and Paddy Woodgate and Anthony Thompson leading an industious forward line. This week the u/10's are away to Moorefield.

 

Intermediate Second Round Championship Date


27/07/2006
Raheens second round championship date has been set for 11th August, Friday evening in Carbury against local team Ballyteague. This is a must win for Raheens to have any chance of qualifying to the knockout stages.  It's going to be  a close game!

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