Gaelic Sports Festival this weekend!

We just days away from the first-ever Raleigh GAA Gaelic Sports Festival! Cancel your plans and join us on Saturday, September 3 from 10-2 at Raleigh Rugby Grounds on Poole Road. Exhibition games in football and hurling and skills competitions for senior and youth players will stoke the competitive fires with the help of “drafted” teams under the leadership of Zach Lord and Sean Andrascik. Bring friends and family to join us. Bring your own beverages to make the craic mightier! Drive on!

Raleigh GAA Fundraiser a Success!

Thanks a million to everyone that joined us at Trali Irish Pub-Morrisville last Saturday evening for the annual Raleigh GAA fundraiser. It was a fantastic night and one that really highlighted the best of Irish sport and culture. The Irish dancing by Rince Na h’Eireann/LOQC and music by terrific Irish band Nine Times Around provided great entertainment to everyone at the venue.
The biggest prize of the evening was the trip to Ireland. It was won by Julia Ellard, wife of Corkman, Raleigh GAA stalwart and former fundraising officer Hugh Ellard. In fact, this was the first time in all of the years that the club has raffled this prize, that a club member or spouse has won the trip to Ireland! Well done to Julia and Hugh – we hope you enjoy it!
Interestingly Julia’s ticket was number 107 and the 2nd prize on the night (a princely $500) went to ticket number 7, bought by Frank Francica. Definitely a case of 7 being a lucky number!
Finally I’d like to thank those that made Saturday night possible. Niall Hanley from Hibernian Pub sponsored the top prize which is really appreciated. Martin and Eamonn of Trali Irish Pub-Morrisville hosted the event for the third year in a row, organised the dancers, band and sold over 20 tickets. Annie Nice donated a basket as did Dara o’hAnnaidh and Colin Keenan. Colin also was the master of ceremonies on the night while secretary Joe Nett did Trojan work distributing and tracking sale of tickets. Eddie and Debbie
Foley used their Kerry charm with great effect to sell raffle tickets on the night. Finally, We’d like to thank each of you that bought, sold tickets or even just turned up on the night. Without you there is no club!
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Raleigh GAA Fundraiser this Saturday!!

We hope to see everyone out for the annual Raleigh GAA Fundraiser this Saturday at the Trali Irish Pub-Morrisville! The club will receive 10% of the food and drink proceeds from the evening’s receipts, so bring your friends and family. Here is the schedule of events for the evening:

7pm: Rince na h’Eireann School of Irish Dance ~ Dress Page
8pm: Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance
9pm: Band- Nine Times Around
10.30pm: Announcing winners of the small raffle and the big raffle.
11pm: Band continues.

Any club members with sold or unsold raffle tickets need to turn them into Eddie, Joe, or Enda by the end of the day on Friday!