Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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No activity this weekend but with Kerry exiting the All Ireland championships earlier than expected, the next few weeks will see the conclusion of the county league and the commencement of the county championship.

First up next weekend is the Coiste Trá Lí Lee Strand town championship when we take on John Mitchels in the semi final which will be played in Strand Road on Sunday 12th with a throw in time of 2 pm.

The final round of the county league will take place on weekend of 17th August when we welcome Dingle to Strand Road where a win or draw will see us advance to the league final with Dr Crokes – we are awaiting confirmation of this fixture due to the festival kicking off on that week.

The first round of the Garveys Supervalu county championship will take place on Sat August 25th when we play Feale Rangers – the date has been set but we await confirmation of venue; the 2nd round will take place on Sat 1st Sept. The rationale behind the Saturday games is that the county senior hurling final is fixed for Sunday 26th August and the All Ireland football final will take place on Sunday 2nd Sept.

Full details of times/venues will be available on our website as the fixtures are confirmed.

Kerry’s victory over Kildare at the weekend mattered little when the news from Salthill confirmed that Monaghan had defeated Galway – it was a disappointing end to the inaugural “Super 8s” with Kerry losing to Galway and drawing with table toppers Monaghan.

The result was quickly followed by the announcement of Eamon Fitzmaurice’s resignation from the position of bainisteoir following a six year tenure at the helm. In that time he oversaw an All Ireland win in 2014, a national league in 2017 and six Munster championships in a row – however he has now decided to move  ” “I think a change of voice and a change of direction will be good, and I also think by taking me out of the equation it can remove some of the over-the-top negativity that was coming at the team, which I feel was unfair.”

Hard luck to David who played at midfield for all the championship games,  to Barry John who was an ever present on the panel and played his part in the games against Clare, Cork and Galway and Jack who was a member of the panel also.

Congratulations to senior footballer Shane McElligott who gained an All Ireland winners medal at the weekend when part of the Kerry panel that defeated Derry in the All Ireland U-21 B hurling  final, played in Nowlan Park – Kerry were comprehensive winners over Derry.

Junior town league:

Our next fixture in this competition takes place on this coming Weds night (8th) when we entertain Austin Stacks in Strand Road – throw in @ 7.30 pm

The draws for the Molyneaux and Barrett Cups will be made next week with fixtures expected to take place on Friday 17th/24th on a knock out basis – more details as they are received.

Next Saturday August 11th we are delighted to be hosting an U12 team from Glanmire . The girls will be playing in Strand Road pitch. Please come and support them. More details to follow.

Championship commences this Tuesday, August 7th. We are away to Listowel Emmets. Throw in at 5.45p.m. Meeting in the main clubhouse at 4.30p.m. Best of luck to the girls and their mentors.

The North Kerry League commences this week. We will be entering 2 teams in this competition. Our U14 Kerins O’Rahilly’s Blues have a bye this week and are away to Churchill the following week.
Then our U14 Strand Road Girls commence the league with a bye on August 12th and are away to Duagh the following week.
Championship commences on Monday, August 13th. We are home to Fossa. Fixture to be confirmed.

The North Kerry league kicks off this week on Friday, August 10th. We are away to Churchill in Round 1. Fixture to be confirmed. Best of luck to the girls, Tricia and Declan.

This continues for U14 and U15 girls this Saturday in Ballyrickard. Girls born in 2003 and 2004 welcome to come.
U13 development training continues in Killorglin next Saturday for girls born in 2005.
Reminders will be sent to all.

At the end of September we are having a Juvenile and Ladies fundraiser in Strand Road. Training for this commences this Wednesday. More details to follow and texts will be sent .

We have secured a bag pack for Thursday, August 16th in Garvey’s SuperValu. We would appreciate ‘ all hands on deck ‘ please. Thank you to Garveys


There was no winning ticket in last weekends  lotto draw where the winning numbers drawn were: 13, 21, 26 & 28 – there was one match 3 winner, the lucky recipients being John & Bunny.

The five entrants for the special December draw are as follows: Denis O’Shea, Eileen Foley, Julie & Abbie O’Sullivan, Deirdre Sugrue and Shirley Doody.

Next week’s jackpot will be €5,200 – tickets available from the club house, online or from the following outlets: Jimmys on Strand Road, Counihans Princes St and Foleys Spar, Castlemaine Road.

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