Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Strand Road photo from 1978.
Unfortunately we don’t have everyone’s name.
Front row :Tommy Foley – – Tommy Houlihan, Miah Lynch. Second row: Mossey Kelly, Pop Fitzgerald, Johnny Foley, John Dowling, Paddy Paul Fitzgerald, Leo Keane, Micheál Kerins, Joe Kerins, Donnie Houlihan, -. Third row: Denis Mc Kenna, Donal Donoghue, John Joe O’ Donnell, Denny Falvey, Walla O’Connor, -, Paddy Moriarty, Golly Houlihan, Sean O’ Donnell, John Crean, Back row: Mick Raymond, -, Mazie Moran, Jackie Houlihan,-, Extreme Back – Peter Moriarty, -. Thanks to Dave Magnier for the names and to Brendan Falvey for the photos.

ACADAMH NA nÓGUnfortunately due  to the new COVID restrictions that have been announced all academy training is now cancelled as of last Tuesday.
It wasn’t an easy decision to make believe me. It would be irresponsible of us to continue in the current climate and unrealistic for us to expect young children to train with no contact.

As the U13 and U15 competitions have also been pulled this means the end of football for the year.

I cannot thank all our coaches and administrators enough for all your hard work under circumstances none of us could ever have imagined. You’ve been just incredible in such a difficult year.
Most importantly I wish to thank parents/ guardians and of course all of the girls and boys.

This year has been like no other and following all the guidelines has been difficult. Having said that, you did everything that was asked to ensure your child got to training and games. We appreciate this so much and we thank you.

We will still be in regular contact as we need the children working on their skills at home.
In the meantime stay safe everyone and just text or message me on WhatsApp (085) 1500199  for anything at all. Adrian Doody.

We are saving for sets of jerseys for the girls for 2021. These would be kept for games.
There is a blue bucket in Eileen and Jimmy Moran’s shop in Strand Road. If you’ve any loose change we’d appreciate it so much if you’d throw it in. Thank you everyone!

We are bitterly disappointed that we won’t be able to do what we had planned for Halloween this year. As everyone knows we always have a few events and days out during the year but this year is an exception. Hopefully 2021 will bring better things.
Don’t despair yet though!  We have our thinking caps on and will do something but obviously it won’t be a social gathering.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for news.

Congratulations to Dawn Lynch and Tommy Walsh, a beautiful couple, wonderful news!
Wishing you both a world of happiness and joy. We are delighted for you! Best wishes from the Juveniles and Ladies .

In a year that’s been full of challenges, unknowns, and worries we hope you have been able to take time to consider your mental health and that of those around you.
Last Saturday was World Mental Health Day . We use the day as a reminder to check in with ourselves and those around us, to ensure we’re really listening to ourselves and putting practices in place if we’re not.
The Kerry Mental Health and Well-being Fest commenced last Saturday and is on until October 17th.
Full details of the programme of events are now available on the Healthy Kerry and Kerry County Council websites.
Check out the various events.
The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. It costs nothing!

Due to the latest Government regulations , our U12s, U16s, Minors and Seniors football is over for 2020.
We thought that we would have no football at all this year but thankfully each age group got to play in at least one competition .

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s ladies would like to thank the KLGFA and fixtures for the smooth running of the Co. Leagues and Championship. Everything went off like clockwork.
Thank you also to North Kerry and Eddie Sheehy for organising competitions. Its a pity that  all teams didn’t get to finish but the girls enjoyed every time they togged out for a game.

The club would like to thank our coaches, Covid supervisors, those in the background  and parents/ guardians for all of your efforts in what has been a difficult time for all. Most importantly, to our ladies who have performed brilliantly all year , thank you!
Thanks to everyone who supported our fundraiser. We can’t thank you enough for your generosity. We will be purchasing more footballs and equipment for the girls at the start of the year.
We haven’t been able to have our usual days out this year so hopefully we will be able to have  our annual Summer and Christmas outings in 2021.
Here’s to a great year in 2021.

Michelle , Rory and Pádraig wish to thank everyone for your time and commitment in 2020.
All the best to the girls moving up to U14.  Well done to all the girls during this very unusual year. Stay safe , stay healthy and stay happy.

We will continue to train over the next few weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings .
Please remember to complete your health questionnaire before each training session.

Tricia and Damien wish to thank all the girls for their commitment during the year, both at training and games. They played some outstanding football and always had a brilliant attitude.

Its very unfortunate we had to end like this, even though we had a final to play in a few weeks.
Thanks to all the parents too for your support at every game.

Best of luck to all the girls moving up to minor next year, we are sure there will be many trophies coming back into the club in the next 2 years. We are looking forward to seeing our U16s again in 2021 and welcoming the U14s who are moving up.
KOR abú!

Unfortunately the final v Moyvane which should have been played last Saturday, October 10th had to be cancelled.
Well done to our players and their coaches for their time and effort in 2020. Your games finished sooner than expected and  you didn’t get to finish the league.
Best of luck to the girls who are moving up to senior in 2021.

Well done to everyone! Looking forward to seeing you in action next year.

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the webinar last Monday evening. We will learn a lot from this programme to build our club.

We ask if possible that coaches return bibs, footballs, jerseys etc. to Ballyrickard on Saturday, October 17th between 11a.m. and 2p.m. Thank you !

Following confirmation that all 26 Counties will move to Level 3 of the Irish Government’s Plan for Living with Covid 19, the GAA’s Covid Advisory group has issued the following key updates for those involved in Gaelic Games in the 26 Counties.

The GAA, Camogie and LGFA have taken the decision that no club games should take
place until further notice and for at least the next two weekends.
This position will then be reviewed, and we will contact Clubs and Counties with any update on this position when it is available.
In Level 3, all underage training must be on a NON CONTACT basis in pods of up to 15. Adult teams can continue to train as normal.
All clubs and players are reminded that Health Questionnaires and all other relevant control measures MUST CONTINUE TO BE FOLLOWED for club training.
Adult Club players living in a County classified as Level 3 may travel to their Home Counties to participate in Training.
Dressing rooms, showers, gyms, and all other indoor training facilities should remain closed for club activities.
4.   No indoor meetings should be held.
All officer Training must be delivered online. Outdoor coaching education courses may be held but are subject to a 15-person maximum.
Club Bars must remain closed until further notice

Inter-County activity has been classified as an exemption to the normal restrictive provisions by the Government. Therefore, the use of such facilities currently is for Inter-County Teams only (Adult) and should be carried out in accordance with the Return to Training and Play for Inter-County Teams advice document issued recently.
Inter-County players may use their relevant Club Gym for individual training as long as they are following the advice in the Inter-County Return to Training and Play document.
Adult Club players living in a County classified as Level 3 may travel to their Home Counties to participate in Training.
Inter-County Challenge games may take place at Senior level only.
From midnight  October 7th, challenge games can no longer take place at other juvenile grades.
In Level 3, all Inter-County games must be played behind closed doors.

For underage Inter-County games or training sessions staged behind closed doors and because they involve players aged 18 and under;
• No more than 1 designated individual (parent/guardian) should attend a training session or game per child/family/group of children.
• The Health Questionnaires MUST be completed by parents/guardians in advance of attendance.
Parents are NOT permitted to be in attendance at adult games where their child (U18) is participating. However, provision can be made to allow an adult to be in close proximity (e.g. in the car park etc) in case medical or other emergency needs



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