Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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We have now completed the first stage of our Lidl’s ‘ One Good Club’ programme after having got off to a slow start. We will have a Family Fun and Well-being day over the next few weeks…. something to look forward to for everyone in our club and community!
Our 2nd theme , TAKE NOTICE…Watch our social media pages .

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s young ladies who enjoyed the Gaelic4Girls programme. Well done to everyone!

Party time in Ballyrickard last Thursday evening… pizzas and treats galore as well as fun for this terrific bunch.
Birthday wishes to Alison Hoffman who celebrated her 8th birthday last Friday .
We will have the G4G ambassador visiting us soon , date TBC.

Firstly welcome to Erin Collins who joined our wonderful bunch of young ladies during the week and brought a fantastic warm smile with her to our team. We hope that you will enjoy playing with us .

In round 4 of the Co. League we hosted Laune Rangers in what we hoped to be a more competitive game for our team.
Laune Rangers had a large panel and asked us to play 15 a side to which we agreed to even though U12s is now a 13 a side competition. We thought that it would only be fair in order to allow plenty of game time for each girl on both teams.
We didn’t have a goalie on the day so asked one of our panel to play in goals… a very difficult position for anyone who isn’t used to playing there.
The visiting side had the upper hand throughout and proved to be too strong. Despite a tough day at the office , there were some good displays from our girls and good patches of play. Pick of the bunch was Ruby Foley who gave an exhibition on how to defend and Rachael Ahern who takes in and does what she learns during training.
In round 5 we are away to Ballymac on Thursday, June 9th . Throw in at 6.15p.m.

We made the short trip to the Spa pitch last Wednesday evening to play Churchill in round 4 of the Co. League. We were a point up at half time but took the foot off the brake in the second half… there were some standout performances from Emma Onyekwere, Olivia Crean, Allie Kerins , Rachael Ahern, Lexi Keane , Ruby Foley and Taylor Kate Leane showing no signs of fatigue after a very busy week.
In the next round we host Rathmore on Thursday , June 9th. Note change of fixture day because of community games finals on the Wednesday.
Best wishes to everyone competing in the Community Games final in Castleisland on Wednesday.

Busy week ahead as we have a back game v Ballyduff on Tuesday evening and also have a game next Sunday . Thank you to Ballyduff management for obliging and changing our fixture. Throw in will be at 7.30p.m. in Ballyduff on Tuesday, June 7th. Best of luck  to everyone.
On Sunday June 12th we host Laune Rangers in round 3 of the Co. League. Time TBC.

Erika Slattery, Fiadh McCarthy and Anna Corridon who participated in Féile Na nÒg in Mallow

After weeks of preparation the John West regional Féile Peil na nÓG finally came into view last Saturday.
Mallow GAA Complex was a sea of colour as many teams represented their counties in divisions 2 and 3.
For those who are not familiar with Féile it is a huge event for all underage LGFA and GAA players as they get a chance to play against teams from different  counties .
Usually all teams who qualified from each division would represent their county at National Féile  and thousands of children and families would parade with their club banners in what was a two day event .
This year obviously because of the past few years there was National and regional Féile. Only division 1 teams went to National and other divisions had regional. This didn’t matter as it’s all about the pride of representing your county which our U15 ladies did well captained by Kelly Fitzgerald.

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U15 Féile team who represented Kerry in division 2 Regional in Mallow last Saturday

Happy boys … Kerins O’ Rahilly coaches Rory Molloy, Garry Meehan and Mark Higgins at Féile in Mallow

Our coaches put in plenty of hard work in preparation for our big day.
We fundraised to provide gear for everyone and are thankful to Collins Equestrian for sponsoring gear bags for all. Stoves4U were seen in Mallow ( at the Home and Garden show last week)  for the second week in a row not in body but on our jerseys that Darren sponsored. Thank you!

Our senior goalie Shane Foley gave his time and encouraging words to all over the past few weeks. Thanks so much Shane . Many people contributed to our GoFundMe … thank you, it shows great community spirit. Management are buying footballs and training gear with money left over.
We are so incredibly lucky to have such supportive and generous people in our club and community. It is so greatly appreciated!

Taylor Stack with her Mom Tracey and sister Samhain who came to watch her and her team play in Mallow

Strand Road’s Frank O’ Connor who is always busy taking time out to watch his granddaughter Donna play in Féile Na nÓg

Aimee Turner and Lily Breen having a wonderful time at Féile with Kerins O’ Rahilly

Taking time out during Féile are Kerins O’ Rahilly’s Saoirse O’ Connor MacCarthy and Kelly Fitzgerald ( captain).

Our team on the sideline also gave it their all.. Mark ,managing and coaching,  Rory, coaching and being a big child,  Garry who not only coached but drove the bus, Louise who looked after the girls and as always had to keep tabs on the boys to organise them … woman always needed to do this lol !! Thanks to each one of you, your team work doesn’t go unnoticed.

Féile is something that everyone will remember…the fun , bonding , bus trip, eating out together, great comradeship  etc. Well done to everyone involved!

Right half forward Aoibheann McCarthy and full back Donna O’ Connor at Féile Na nÓg.. division 3 Kerins O’ Rahilly

Ecstatically happy are Kerins O’ Rahilly’s Caragh Houlihan and Katie Higgins at Féile last weekend

Birthday wishes to Greta Ziauberyte and a very overnight Fiadh McCarthy ahead of their bus journey to Mallow for Féile

Besties Caoilainn Culloo and Bjanka Qatja having a ball at Féile with their team Kerins O’ Rahilly

We played St. Senans, Limerick in the final but just fell short … great effort by our ladies.
Each and everyone of you can be proud of getting all the way to the final in what was a tough competition. Well done !

Aoife O’ Connell and Ava O’ Shea posing for a photo at Féile Peil Na nÓg

Happy girls..Millie Hayes, Megan Gaynor, Mia Molloy, Sophie Culloty, Sara Reka and Farah Leahy having a ball at Féile

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s young ladies who enjoyed the Gaelic4Girls programme. Well done to everyone!

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s manager Mark Higgins giving a team talk at half time of the Féile final v St. Senans, Limerick

Erika Slattery, Fiadh McCarthy and Anna Corridon who participated in Féile Na nÒg in Mallow

Seoidín McBride,Shona O’ Sullivan, Leila Halloran and Greta Ziauberyte cheering on their team mates during a game in Mallow

On the way home are Leila Halloran, Sophie Culloty and Millie Hayes… beaten in the Féile final but a great achievement ladies representing Kerins O’ Rahilly and Kerry in division 3.

We extend our wishes to all of our club members and community undertaking Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams over the coming weeks.
Our best wishes are with you all.

A break at the moment because of exams.

All players born in 2005 are welcome to attend. The first session will take place on Monday, June 6th. Registration will be at 10a.m. in John Mitchels GAA Complex followed by training from 10.30a.m. to 12 noon . All players are asked to bring a mouthguard and water.
All following sessions will take place on Monday evenings at 7p.m.
Participants will attend the National U17 blitz in Abbotstown on July 5th.

Keep July 1st free everyone for our next game in the Co. League.

We have two more games to play in the Donal Curtin Cup .. John Mitchels and St. Pats / Churchill.

Juvenile Notes: Another super Sunday was had by all in Ballyrickard. Thanks to our main sponsors Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre for providing the weekly treats for Juvenile Academy.
Our U5s, U6s and U7s enjoyed yet another funtastic training session with their coaches improving on their skills every step of the way with a smile on their face always. Our U7 boys have a busy week ahead with go games this Friday evening in Kilcummin kick off at 7pm and then they will travel to Killorglin next Sunday morning 12th June to play Laune Rangers. Bus will leave from Strand Rd Main pitch at 9am and they will return at 12 midday approx. All to wear their blue and white gear and to bring water and gum shields. Best of luck to all.
U8 & U10 Girls:
Our U8 and U10 girls were back training Sunday after a fantastic performance the previous week against Stacks. The girls were focusing on many skills especially their kicking and tackling with their coaches and enjoyed all the drills laid out for them. They finished with a game in each age group which everyone enjoyed.
U9 Boys
U9 Boys enjoyed another great session with their coaches, practising their kicking and tackling skills ahead of their game next Sunday in Killorglin against Laune Rangers. Bus will leave from Strand Rd Main pitch at 9am and they will return at 12 midday approx. All to wear their blue and white gear and to bring water and gum shields. Best of luck to all.
U13 Boys
The boys are putting in great training with their coaches improving all the time in all skills. Training continues this week for our U13 s on Tuesday and Friday evening in Ballyrickard. They will play Knock/Brosna away in the county League next Sunday at 1 pm.
Juvenile Academy training continues next Sunday 12th June at 10am in Ballyrickard we look forward to seeing you all then.  And remember new members always welcome so bring a friend along too.

Lotto Coordinator
Our club are looking for an honest ,trusted and committed club member to coordinate our weekly lotto,this would involve approx 2/3 hours work per week mainly on Mondays and Tuesdays,
If you are interested in helping out,please reply  to Tony Corridon at

Club Function Rooms to Rent.
The club currently have two function rooms available to rent.
The upstairs Pat Healy Room is a large function room perfect for exercise classes, seminars, meetings, private functions , parties etc.
Downstairs is a smaller more intimate venue again ideal for any event.
The rooms are available at hourly, daily or weekly rates.
For further information contact Katie at 087 6967542

Lotto Results
May 30th


No Winner of Jackpot

No Match  3 winners €25

Draw for 4 €250 December 2022
John Joy  DD
Paula Johansson c/o Rock St
Tom Diggin  c/o Rock St PO
D Molloy c/o Dollie
Clodagh Shanahan  c/o Shop

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