Many thanks to Visit Raleigh and the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance for publicizing this weekend’s Thomas Burke Cup! #visitraleigh Check it out:http://www.visitraleigh.com/…/Raleigh-Gaelic-Athleti…/43408/
The Triangle Irish Sports Youth Association (TIYSA) hosted 17 Durham youth for a great match at Northern Durham High School on June 5. After two hours of football, it was clear the players displayed great enthusiasm and talent.
Thanks to Mike Barbaza, Dara O’ hAnnaidh, Laree Reeves, and Nick Holmes for a great organizational effort! Extra special thanks to Alan Rigsbee and Mike Monsees from our host Northern Durham High School for their generous hospitality!
Be sure to visit the TIYSA website (www.tisyagaa.com) for more information about upcoming events, including the Youth Summer Camp from July 25-27.
Last Saturday, Raleigh GAA competed in the annual Peach Cup in Atlanta. 10 players from the club made the 12 hour roundtrip and represented the club with honour. All players had to cope with the sweltering Georgia heat, but that didn’t stop Raleigh’s players from playing both hurling and football at the competition (even Atlanta’s dual players in the day focused on one sport!).
In the football, Raleigh played the hosts Atlanta and Charlotte in what turned out to be a 10 a side competition. Atlanta defeated Raleigh in the 1st game of the competition with a dominant performance. Raleigh lead at half time against the pre tournament favourites Charlotte before fatigue caught up with our players and the fresher charlotte side pulled away towards the end. Despite coming out 2nd best to both sides, there were many positives to take away from it. Jay “Torgo” McGee, Tony Power, Aidan O’Connell and Mark Keane all played their first games for the club. Both Aidan (scorer of the point of the competition) and Mark (goal poacher vs Charlotte) also got on the scoresheet for the club. Nick Holmes and Ed Quinn showed their versatility throughout by playing in numerous positions.
All of our players also played hurling as they starred for Knoxville, Greenville and Atlanta B hurling teams (yes we were mercenary hurlers on the day!). So much so that Steve Shannon and Enda ended up marking one another playing for opposite teams in the last hurling game of the tournament!
Possibly the most GAA played by anyone were Ann Scheunemann and Mia Jafari. They both played football for Raleigh and played lead roles in numerous Camógie games for the Hampton Road Camógie squad.
Well done to all concerned and a thanks to the Atlanta Clan na nGael club for organizing a well run tournament.
Training continues each Monday and Wednesday at 7417 Poole Road. We will
have a number of tournaments coming up soon and would encourage all
players to come out. Our home hurling tournament is only one month away on
June 18th while the Atlanta 7 a side tournament is only 2 weeks away. For
more see our fixture list:
If you are available to play in any of these fixtures and have not
contacted us about it, please contact football co-ordinator Eddie
Foley(EdwardMFoley@eaton.com) or hurling co-ordinator John McNeilly
(email@example.com) to let them know.