Kerins O’Rahilly’s Club News 11/08/14

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All activity for this age group is now taking a short break. The Kerins O’Rahillys annual Summer camp is now well under way. It all started on Monday with over 170 girls and boys attending all being expertly coached by our fully qualified coaches. We would like to thank our camp sponsor Roy Bowler of Shore Acre Caravan Park Camp.


The U12 and U14 teams had a novelty fun day in Strand Road on Sunday last. They had a great day playing different games including tug of war, novelty cross bar challenge and more besides. The highlight of the day was “zorb football” which was enjoyed immensely by all. The day was rounded off with refreshments being served in Charlie’s Bistro.


U13s will take part in the “Rose Cup” Tournament on Saturday next the 16th. This takes place in Healy Park Ballyrickard and starts at 10am.


U16s bowed out of the County League on Wednesday last. They play Gneeveguilla in Gneeveguilla and were beaten by a stronger side on the night. The final score was Kerins O’Rahillys 1-09 Gneeveguilla 2-11.

Senior Football

Co. League Division 1 Kerins O’Rahillys 0-11 Finuge 0-14

We played Finuge last Saturday evening in Lixnaw in a back game of the Co. League. Though short a lot of players we were well in the game until the last ten minutes when Finuge hit a purple patch and put over four rapid points to give them victory. The team though quite young gave a good account of themselves and performed quite well and gave it everything on the night.

We had good possession in the first half with points from Declan Quill five from frees and play and the 6th from mid fielder Sean Walsh from a 45 leaving the half time score at Kerins O’Rahillys 0-06 to Finuge’s 0-07.

The second half saw both sides’ trade points with John O Connor, Declan Quill, Rory Molloy and Kevin Walsh getting the minors to leave the score at Kerins O’Rahillys 0-09 to Finuge’s 0-11 at the 50th minute and although we had a point from John C O Connor Finuge finished with a flurry of points to leave them winners by 0-14 to Kerins O’Rahillys 0-11.

We had good performances from C O’Connell, Martin Tierney, David Murphy, Cian Foley, Mitchell Donnelly, Greg O Connell, Kevin Walsh, John Ferguson, Pádraig Griffin, Rory Molloy, Sean Walsh, John O Connor and Man of the Match Declan Quill. Next game is Round 9 of the Co League on Saturday next the 16th at 7pm away to Listowel Emmets.


As you may be aware it will be compulsory for all players senior right down to juvenile to wear mouth-guards at training sessions and when playing games. This comes into effect for seniors from 1stJanuary 2014 and has been in effect for all others since last January.

If players fail to wear mouth guards they will not be permitted to participate in football training or matches. No mouthguard No game! Further information on this rule can be found online at

Club Membership
Senior Committee will be in contact with you shortly about your 2014 membership. We will be asking that you consider putting your membership on direct debit to help cut down on administration. Please contact any committee member for details.

All-Ireland Semi-Final Tickets for Kerry v Mayo on 24-08-2014

All members wishing to acquire tickets through the club can do so by putting their name in the book in the club bar by Friday the 15th at 4pm. Please specify what kind of ticket you need. This facility is only open to fully paid up members.

Ladies Football

U12 Girls The U12 girls played Na Gaeil in the North Kerry Shield final on Thursday last. They were beaten by a better team on the night but as always showed great spirit on and more importantly off the field holding their heads high throughout. Well done to all involved and to the girl’s families for their support.

U14/U16 U14 and U16 Ladies train every Tuesday at 6.15 in Ballyrickard.

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Strand Road Girls

The Kerins O’Rahillys U12 girls who played Na Gaeil in the North Kerry Shield Final on Thursday last.

Birthday Wishes

Birthday wishes this week go to Conor Donnelly U6 Boys, Ryan Houlihan U8 Boys, Clodagh Donnelly U12 Girls and Grace O’Connor U12 Girls. Enjoy your Birthdays!

Congratulations To the Kerry Junior team and Management on reaching the All-Ireland Junior final. They defeated Sligo on Saturday last and go on to play Cavan in the final. Our own Timmy O’Sullivan is a selector with the team.


The Lotto takes place in Charlie’s Bar every Monday. The Lotto results for Monday the 4th of August were 3, 18, 24 and 27. There was no jackpot winner; the next jackpot will be €6,300. There were 2 match 3 winners. They were Billy Thompson DD and Tommy O’Connor c/o Ann. The 5 entrants for the December draw were Julie Griffin c/o Paddy, Brian Magee Pembroke St, Sean and Mags c/o Sean, Chrissie O’Brien c/o Ann and Sean Foley c/o Paddy.

To play the Kerins O’Rahillys Lotto, four numbers are selected from 1 to 28. If anybody matches the four numbers selected on the night he/she wins the Jackpot. Match three numbers to win €25. Tickets cost €2 each. The Kerins O’Rahillys Lotto can also be played online at

Lotto Sellers The club needs lotto ticket sellers. It can be worth your while. If you are interested contact any member of the Senior Committee.

Charlie’s Bar

Club Lotto on takes place in the bar every Monday night with a special in house raffle if you are present so why not pop along. Why not treat yourself to lunch in Charlie’s. There’s something to please everyone. Weightwatchers takes place in the Healy Room every Thursday and have now changed to “winter” times.

Classes now take place at 9.30am, 12.30 and 5.30pm. The Active Retired Coffee Morning Group meets every Tuesday morning in Charlie’s. Come along and keep in touch with old friends and make new friends. All welcome. “Dance for Fun” has finished for the summer but will make a return in the autumn. Keep an eye on the notes for dates and times.

We have many different size function rooms and cater to all types of function. We also have Barbecue facilities so with beautiful summer weather why not consider having a barbecue at Charlie’s. Contact Tom or Eileen or any member of staff at 7124956 if you have any queries.


Sincere Sympathy is expressed to the family of Maureen Cooper (née O’Sullivan) Ardshanavooley Killarney, Iris Boyle (née Buckley-Colgan) Clogherbrien Tralee, William Joseph (Val) Allister Cobh and Tralee, Joe O’Donoghue Fountain Court Tralee and John Mike McCarthy Lismore Tralee. May they rest in Peace.

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