Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Our club and community were sad to hear of the passing of one of our best known residents and hard working club stalwart, Jimmy Foley. A lifetime and passion for GAA and people made Jimmy a happy and familiar face to all over the years.
We join with our community, present and past members in offering our condolences to Jimmy’s family and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam dílis!

The new GAA season SHOULD  be upon us now – plans are underway for our academy and underage teams. Keep an eye on your what’s app groups for information.
Many thanks to our coaches who attended our zoom call last weekend and to Kathy, Declan, Mike and Mark for overseeing all.

We are very proud of each and every one of you with your home schooling. It is difficult on you but we will all be back again in Ballyrickard as soon as it is possible with you, our upcoming stars .
You are very lucky to have the wonderful parents you do to help you every day.
“ Homeschooling “ is a word many of us parents are starting to get knots in our tummies about ! What about “ homeschooling “ with a difference….

If you wish to join our wonderful family orientated club please text or what’s app Adrian (085) 1500199 . We will add you to our group and keep you up to date with everything that is happening.
Newcomers are always welcome !

We had to postpone our AGM last Friday but are hoping to reschedule for next Friday, January 22nd .
This will take place via Zoom. If you wish to join in on this you can text Kathy before Fridayrequesting the link so that you can join the online meeting. Thanks.
It is well worthwhile getting a look at what is planned…..exciting times for all ahead! Looking forward to a large attendance from our Academy up.

Due to numerous texts and phone calls our Club Shop will be opening again soon. Messages will be sent.

Hi, hope you’re  all keeping safe and well!
Our various teams are beginning to dust off equipment and get ready for the season ahead. What’s app groups will be updated and your new coaches will be in contact with you shortly. There is a lot of work going on in the background girls!

January can be a difficult month for people at the best of times and now considering our current situation , we urge you to mind your mental health, go for a walk, phone friends and look after each other from a distance.

2020 will go down as a year best forgotten!
We miss training, we miss our team spirit, we miss our get togethers, we miss our trips to matches, we miss the craic!
In 2021, we will rebuild all this . We are looking forward to the handshakes, hugs and smiles and of course the blood , tears and sweat back on the pitch!

New members are always very welcome ! If you’ve taken a break for a while why not come back ! Just text or what’s app Shirley (086) 8713552 to join!

Remember our club is here for the whole community . If you need a helping hand or know someone who might benefit from our assistance , please don’t be afraid to reach out. We are the heartbeat of our community.
Stay safe, we are in this together!
Lotto Results January 11th


No Winner of Jackpot €6,500

Match  3 winners €25
Eamon Moynihan Clahane Ballyard.

Five Entrants for December 2021 Draw for 4 x €250.
Joan Wharton c/o Rock St PO
Mary Fitzgerald Rock St PO
Elsie Healy, 55 St.Joseph’s Estate
Alan Hanafin DD
Peter Moran DD

Next Weeks Jackpot €6,600

Condolences to-
Pat and Ann Marie Flavin  and family on the recent passing of Philomena Walsh,Mallow Co.Cork.

The Foley Family on the passing of Jimmy Foley, Kerins Park, Tralee.

The Club colours are once again flying at half mast at our club grounds in Caherina in honour of Jimmy Foley who passed away suddenly at home on Saturday.
Jimmy was a great club activist over many decades.
He brought success to the clubs Junior teams in the late eighties , winning three county B championships in a row, and later served as a selector on the senior team.
He sat for many years on the clubs Senior executive committee and held the position of vice chairman during the tenure of the late Pat Healy.
He was a major asset to the club in the area of fundraising , and through his many connections in the world of politics and sport he was a man that few if any turned down.
Jimmy’s own sons played football with Kerins O’Rahillys .
In later years he rarely missed a match , and more recently took great satisfaction watching his grandsons , senior star Gavin O’Brien, panelist Jordan Foley and Ben O’Brien (Under 16) play.
Jimmy also served over twenty years as Chairman of Tralee District Board and again his enthusiasm and commitment was recognised by all who knew him and worked alongside him, and was widely acknowledged as keeping the District Board functional and vibrant throughout difficult times for District Boards generally.
Jimmy’s quick wit ,roguish  smile and bubbly personality will be sadly missed by his many friends around the county and further afield.
We extend our sympathies to his children Francis, PJ,Junior, Thomas, Tim, Margaret and Norma , grandchildren, great grandchild , his brother Denis and to the extended family.
His popularity among his many friends was evident at his removal from his home on Monday afternoon, when the club and greater community held a guard of honour outside the club grounds in Caherina, and later in the ground of St John,s Church.

Leaba I measc na naomi is na nAingeal go raibh Jimmy.

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