Raheen and Na Fianna club notes

September 17, 2019

Raheen club notes


The numbers drawn in the Lotto draw which took place on Monday 09th September 2019 were: 03 10 15 27 . There was No Jackpot Winner of €15,000 and 5 Match 3 Winners [Sheila Daly C/O Grennan’s; Deirdre Feery C/O Tullamore Hardware; Pauline Watts C/O High Chap; Gavin Kelly C/O Direen’s; Brendan McCourtney C/O Hamilton’s] (€40 Each). Next week’s draw will take place in Hamilton’s, Geashill on Monday 23 September 2019.


A very sad day for our beloved club when after battling the drop over the last few years our survival in the Senior B Football Championship finally came to an end with relegation to the Intermediate Championship for 2020 with defeat to Ferbane in the Senior B Relegation Final last Saturday afternoon in Durrow on a scoreline of 4-09 to 1-08. Ferbane were straight out of the blocks from the throw in with the opening 2 points inside the first min. Raheen responded with their first 2 points by the 5th min to draw level for the first and only time in the game. Ferbane added a point before striking for their first goal on 12 mins along with another point. Raheen then added 3 points in a row but this was wiped out with Ferbane’s second goal on 28 mins finished by a player just out of the minor ranks Harry Balsigner. This left it double scores at the break 2-04 to 0-05 in favour of Ferbane. The sides scored 1-01 apiece inside the first 5 mins of the second half, the Raheen goal turned in by Conor Carroll. Ferbane tagged on 2 more points before striking the hammer blow with their 4th goal on 17 mins finished by Ryan Heavin son of former Westmeath player Ger Heavin. Thereafter the final 10 mins saw both sides complete their tally with 2 points apiece and also pickup 2 black cards apiece with Raheen’s day compounded with a penalty save 5mins from the end.

RAHEEN: James Boland, Brian Corcoran, Liam Boland, Chris Floody, Adam Kelly, Declan Byrne, Mikey Buckley, James Lalor (0-01), Niall Dempsey, Conor McNally, Jack Keogh (0-01), Richie Reynolds (0-02), Lee Mulpeter (0-01), Conor Carroll (1-02), Brian Crombie (0-01).

SUBS: David Boland (for Brian Corcoran), Eoin Corcoran (for Mikey Buckley), Colin Keogh (for Niall Dempsey), Glen Hassett (for Conor McNally), Jack O’Brien (for Lee Mulpeter), Padraig Bracken (for Colin Keogh).

Na Fianna club notes


Na Fianna U13 Football No 1 Team will have to settle for 3rd place in their group in the A Championship after losing out to Clara in a playoff for 2nd/3rd place last Monday week in Clara on a scoreline of 3-04 to 0-15 thereby Clara gaining some revenge for Na Fianna’s win in Rd 2 of the group stage. In this latest game Na Fianna came from behind 3 times to draw level in the first half but could not just get their noses in front. Clara opened the scoring with the first 3 points before Na Fianna got off the mark with the first goal on 13 mins when Aaron Rattigan’s shot in was caught by Ryan Kinahan in the square who turned and shot low to the net. The sides swapped 2 point apiece with Clara then adding 3 more points in a row before Na Fianna drew level for the 3rd time with their second goal when Kevin Healy struck a volley into the top right corner of the net. This left it level at the break 2-02 to 0-08. Clara hit the ground running from the restart scoring 6 points without reply inside the first 10 mins to edge clear but Na Fianna gave themselves hope with their 3rd goal on 10 mins when a high ball in was punched to the net by Evan Gorman. The sides added a point apiece over the next 10 mins before Na Fianna completed the scoring with Sean Cuskelly’s pointed free 8 mins from time.

NA FIANNA: Sam Dunne, Ronan Hooper, Rory Grehan, Jack Fox, Dara Grehan, Finn Hassett, Tadhg Clear, Eoin Dunne, Aaron Rattigan (0-01), Colm Nolan, Evan Gorman (1-01), Sean Cuskelly (0-01), Kevin Healy (1-01), Ryan Kinahan (1-00), Tadhg Lee.

SUBS: Cillian Murphy (for Kevin Healy), Sean Dunne (for Tadhg Lee), Jamie Byrne, Donnocha Keoghan



Na Fianna U13 No 2 Football team are through to the semi final of the C Competition as group winners as they blitzed St Vincents with a goal fest in their playoff game last Wednesday evening in Ballycomman on a scoreline of 8-06 to 0-07. St Vincents were first off the mark with 2 early points but then Na Fianna took control scoring 3 first half goals from Doonacha Cooney, Edward Mangan and Fionn Malone to leave it 3-02 to 0-05 in favour of Na Fianna at half time. The secondwas completely one way traffic as Na Fianna scored 5-04 to St Vincents 0-02.

NA FIANNA: AdamWallace, Cormac O’Grady, Cathal Quinn, Cillian Dunne, Cian Flood, Josh Sheeran, Stevie Byrne, Fionn Malone, Rian Fenlon, Lucas O’Meara, Edward Mangan, Doonacha Cooney, Oran Reynolds, Jamie Byrne, Shane Hackett.

SUBS: Martin Conroy, Cian Multaney-Kelly, Stephen Confey, Michael Cooney, Eoin Kelly, Eoin Brophill, Paddy Sheils, Michael McAndrew.



Na Fianna Minor Football No 1 Team are straight through to the A Championship Semi Finals as Group 2 winners with a perfect record of 4 wins out of 4 as they came out on top with a superb come from behind win against St Broughans in their final group match last Wednesday evening in Walsh Island on a scoreline of 4-07 to 2-10. Both sides came into this game with 3 wins out of 3 but it was St Broughans who got off to a blistering start opening the scoring with a goal within 15 seconds of the throw in followed by 4 points in a row before Na Fianna finally got off the mark with a pointed free on 18 mins. Worse was still to come for Na Fiannna as St Broughans scored a goal and point in the 22nd min to put them 2-05 to 0-01 ahead and cruising but amazingly by half time Na Fianna had cut the defecit to just 2 points 2-06 to 2-04 with Morgan Tynan scoring both goals, the second from a penalty in the last min after James Nolan was brought down. Within 2 mins of the re-start Na Fianna tagged on the 2 points to draw level but St Broughans responded with 2 points of their own to re-take the lead. Then came the game clincher in the 20th min with a cracking goal from Na Fianna’s Jacob Beatty. Both sides added a point apiece before the win was sealed in the 29th min when Na Fianna’s Adam Mangan was put through in the clear and he made no mistake to blast the ball to the net for the 4th goal. St Broughans added a point in stoppage time but Na Fianna held on to claim the win.

NA FIANNA: Martin Kelly, David Carthy, Mark Kelly,Eoin McGuinness, Diarmuid Finneran, Adam Strong, Ryan Dunne, David McElduff, Ryan Strong, Jack Gorry, Morgan Tynan (2-05), Barry Crombie, Jacob Beatty (1-00), James Nolan (0-01), Adam Mangan (1-01).

SUBS: Dylan Cahill (for David Carthy), Fergal Dolan (for Jack Gorry), Oisin Henchy (for Barry Crombie).



Na Fianna Minor Football No 2 Team completed their Championship campaign with defeat to Shamrocks only side last Thursday evening in Rd 4 of the Minor B Competition in Geashill on a scoreline of 7-08 to 1-03. Trailing by 3-06 to 0-02 at the break Na Fianna were given a glimmer of hope in the 1st min of the second half when Stephen Hackett’s perfect cross was met at the backpost by the in-running Ruairi Dunne who punched it to the net for the goal. Unfortunately thereafter Shamrocks pulled clear for a comfortable victory.

NA FIANNA: Kieran Coonan, Sean Flood, Jack Brickland, Eamon Bolger, Aaron Gorman, David Owens, Daragh Crillly, Brian Malone (0-01), Ruairi Dunne (1-00), Shane Corcoran, Sean Rattigan (0-01), Jack Kelly, Robbie Gallagher (1-00), Adam Carthy, Stephen Hackett.

SUB: Scott Bolton (for Aaron Gorman), Aaron Gorman (for Adam Carthy).

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