Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Kerins O’Rahillys’ 10k/5k run and walk was held on Sunday last and was a great success again this year.

The event, now in it’s sixth year, honoured Charlie Kerins and accordingly attracted a big turnout which exceeded 300 entrants.

The club would like to thank all those who participated, along with those who supported, planned and organised a truly enjoyable day in Strand Road.  The event was in held in association with FBD Insurance and is an important fundraiser for the club.

10k Result Men:

1.            Oisín Spillane

2.            Donal Leahy

3.            John Heaphy

10k Result Ladies

1.            Grainne O’Donnell

2.            Rachel Stokes

3.            Caitriona Barry

5k Result Men:

1.            Cian Hogan

2.            Finbarr Collins

3.            Con O’Connor

5k Result Ladies

1.            Karon McLysaght

2.            Aoife O’Sullivan

3.            Sarah Chute


Welcome to 2020 and as always we will have plenty in store for you and your children during the year.

Our Juvenile Academy commences next Sunday, February 2nd in the state of the art Sports Academy, ITT from 12p.m. – 1p.m. for girls and boys from the ages of three to ten years.

We need to cover part of our costs so we ask each child to bring €2. Training will be indoors for the first few weeks so please wear APPROPRIATE footwear.

The emphasis as always will be on having fun while learning the basic skills. Many of the girls and boys love the social aspect of it and look forward to meeting their football friends and making new friends on Sunday mornings. Often the girls and boys have another set of friends which is very important.

We like to create that sense of community here in Kerins O’ Rahilly’s Club.  Why not bring a friend?

It’s great for girls and boys to get involved in sports. They have fun, get lots of exercise, get plenty of fresh air and is a great start to a Sunday morning.

We are a great club who look out for and look after our youngsters.

Please look at our Facebook media clip where your child might appear!

We look forward to seeing you all as our academy year kicks off.

All welcome!

For more details please phone or text Adrian Doody (085) 1500199.



Training will be commencing shortly and messages will be sent to everyone.


Dr. Susan Lawlor will be doing a workshop this week in the club on Mental Fitness and Well-being. Hope that everyone can make it.


Last Tuesday was our first night in the Sports Academy in ITT doing circuit training. This continues at the same time this week. The girls really enjoyed it, great facilities and in with the best of strength and conditioning coaches. What more could you ask for! Thanks again to Tricia, Con and Paddy for arranging this last October.


Our minors did the second session of strength and conditioning last Tuesday and thoroughly enjoyed it. They’re looking forward to it again this week. A great start to 2020 for them.


A warm welcome to Angela O’ Brien Walsh who is making a return to football. Angela joined us last Tuesday in the ITT. Great to see you back. We have a few more places available in the gym on Tuesdays for anyone else who is interested from 8-9p.m. ladies.


Many thanks to Dr. Susan Lawlor for speaking to the parents of our U14 and U16 girls and boys last Thursday evening.

Susan will be running workshops this week commencing with the U14 girls in the club.


The Club is currently competing with other clubs for the sole rights to sell our Club Lotto tickets in Rock Street Post Office from April 2020.

To help us win this competition, all you have to do is mention your support for Kerins O’Rahillys when you make any financial transaction in Rock Street Post Office and you will collect points for the club.

The points are collected by stamping a card that you can keep yourself or else leave in the Post Office if that’s handier for you.  When the card is full, you can give it to Paula O’Sullivan of our Management Committee or else hand it into Rock Street Post Office – and then start a new card!

The number of points awarded depends on the type of transaction you make.  For example, if you open a new deposit account, you will earn five points for Kerins O’Rahillys and if you buy a booklet of 10 stamps, you will earn the club two points.

We are asking all club members and supporters to get behind us in our efforts to win the competition.  So if you’re using any of the services at Rock Street Post Office, then think Kerins O’Rahillys when you’re in there!  All support welcome.

SNIPPETS from “top of the right”

•               Well done to Senior players, Gavin O’Brien and Tommy Walsh, who both featured for Kerry in the well-deserved draw with Dublin in the National League on Saturday last.

·          There was another great turnout for the Kerins O’Rahillys 10k/5k on Sunday last.

•             All Club members and supporters are asked to continue sprinting to Rock Street Post Office to help Strand Road to win the Club Lotto competition….

•             Congratulations to Na Gaeil on their comprehensive victory in the All Ireland Junior club final last weekend.


All at the club wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Gerard Hogan of The Square and Daniel Curran, Ballyrickard.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

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