O'Raghallaighs club notes

July 23, 2019


U14 Match Report:

O’Raghallaighs 2-13, Na Piarsaigh / Sean O’Mahonys / Dowdallshill 4-03


O’Raghallaighs concluded their U14 championship campaign with a win away to a Na Piarsaigh/Sean O’Mahonys/Dowdallshill combination. Following defeats to St Patrick’s and a heartbreaking last minute loss to the Dreadnots, the young Hoops produced an excellent team display to ensure they wouldn’t finish bottom of their group.


Played in damp, windy conditions, the Raghs uncharacteristically got off the mark quickly, TJ Tuite opening the scoring with a well taken point, his first of 3 in the half. As the half progressed, the Raghs were the dominant side, with a superb team move the length of the pitch, that finished with a goal for Ben Goring, the highlight of the half. The Dundalk side never let the Hoops get away from them though, two goals ensuring the hosts were only behind 1-6 to 2-1 at break.


The second half was virtually a carbon copy of the first. The Hoops were playing all of the football, with some fine free taking from Kyle O’Brien helping to keep the scoreboard ticking over. But each time the Raghs pulled ahead, the hosts struck back & the game was in the melting pot entering the final 10 mins. A fine individual goal from Darragh Stone then saw the Hoops get their noses back in front. Captain Evan Black came to the fore in the closing minutes, making crucial blocks in defense before capping off another flowing move with a point to seal the victory for the visitors.


Team: Shane Reilly (0-1), Cathal Shiel, Alex Murtagh, Alex Matthews, Joe Clarke, Evan Black (0-1), Ben Goring (1-0), Killian Skelly, David Briggs, Pearse Branigan (0-3), TJ Tuite (0-3), Kyle O’Brien (0-2), Cillian Smyth, Oisin Lambe (0-1), Josh Matthews (0-1)


Subs: Karol Connor, Antonio Bozkaya, Darragh Stone (1-1)



On Sunday, our Senior side play O’Connells in their second game of the Championship. Throw in is at 1.30pm. All support welcome.


This Wednesday, our U18 team face off against an amalgamated Mattock Rangers / Hunterstown Rovers side away from home. Throw in is at 7.30pm


Our U12s travel to Darver next Monday to play Hunterstown Rovers in the division 4A Final. Throw in is at 7.30pm.


Fleadh Cheoil 2019

With the Fleadh Cheoil coming back to town this August, the O’Raghallaighs will be renting our grounds to campervans, caravan and tents the week of the festival. With only a 10 minute walk to the town centre, it is a great location for anybody looking to stay for the week’s festivities. A link to the booking form, and ground rules, can be found on our Facebook page.


We are now looking for volunteers to help us out with the running of the campsite on our grounds between Saturday 10th August and Monday 18th August.

There are morning, afternoon, evening and night shifts to be covered over the ten days, so we are asking people to get in contact with us and let us know when they can help out. Details can be found on our Facebook page


Lotto Results 15th July 2019

The numbers were 2, 4, 5 & 17

No Jackpot Winner

Lucky Dip Winners: Robert Mckenna, Katie & Paddy Carr, Tony Nash & Davin Finegan

Next week’s jackpot is €13,400


Other business

Our clubhouse bar is now hosting a weekly bingo night on Tuesday nights, kicking off at 9.30pm. Make sure to come along to what’s sure to be a great night of fun.


Don’t forget our Function Room can be booked for all your party needs, as well as for charity functions. Please contact the clubhouse on 041 983 7132 after 5.00pm daily.

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