The 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 2
Raheen 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 LEAGUE
After 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 LEAGUE
Raheen 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 LEAGUE
Raheen 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.
Members 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.
Na Fianna club notes
U13 FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Na Fianna U13 Footballers bounced back from their opening round defeat to record an emphatic win over Gracefield in Rd 2 of the League last Friday evening in Geashill on a scoreline of 4-16 to 1-02. Restricted to playing 13 a side as Gracefield had just the bare 13 so from the moment Adam Carthy opened the scoring with a goal for Na Fianna inside the first min followed quickly by 2 pointed frees there was only going to be one team in it despite the fact that after 5 mins Gracefield had got off the mark with 1-01 but for the remainder of the half it was 1 way traffic as Na Fianna tagged on 2-04 without reply with the goals scored by Dan Daly and Adam Carthy so at the break Na Fianna led 3-05 to 1-02. In the second half there was no letup as Na Fianna continued their onslaught dispatching 1-11 to just a single pointed free to Gracefield with the Na Fianna goal blasted to the net by Ryan Kinahan.
NA FIANNA: Killian McHugh, Ronan Brophill, Finn McCormack, Cian Malone (0-02), Brian Connolly, Rory Grehan, Eoin Dunne (0-01), Danny Gorman (0-04), Peter McKeagney, Kevin Sweeney (0-02), John Greene, Adam Carthy (2-00), Cein Gorman (0-04).
SUBS: Ryan Kinahan (1-00), Cillian Murphy, Finn Hassett, Dan Daly (1-02), Sam Dunne, Aaron Rattigan (0-01), Cillian Murphy.
U15 FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Na Fianna U15 Footballers continue their League campaign with 2 games over the next week, Firstly they take on Ballinamere/ Durrow in Rd 2 this Wednesday evening (25 April) @ 7:30pm in Geashill, Then next Monday (30 April) @ 7 PM they take on Tullamore in Rd 3 in Geashill. All Support would be appreciated for both games.
U14 FOOTBALL FEILE BLITZ
Na Fianna U14 Footballers will compete in the Feile Blitz this weekend for which the winners will represent Offaly in the All Ireland Feile in Down, Louth & Meath at the end of June as Na Fianna did in 2016. On Saturday Na Fianna will play in Group White against Gracefield & Rhode with the games in Gracefield @ 11:00 & 11:45. Then on Sunday all teams will play in the Faithfull Fields in Kilcormac commencing @ 10am in the respective Shield, Bowl or Cup Semi Finals depending on their results on Saturday. All Support would be appreciated.