Kerins O’Rahillys Club News 28/04/14

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Kerins O’Rahillys Notes
U6/8/10 Training for this age group continues in Healy Park on Saturdays at 11am.
U8/10 Girls Our U8/10 girls trained as usual on Saturday last. These girls are a joy to watch as their skill level continues to improve every week and they are in preparation for the many blitzes they are due to play in shortly.
U12s U12s train in Healy Park Ballyrickard on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4pm. Gum shields have to be worn by each player.
U14s U14 had their Gaeltacht game postponed. New fixtures will be posted on Facebook.
U16s U16s played Dingle on Monday evening last in Strand Road in their last round game in the Central League. They had a convincing win and go on to play Laune Rangers in the Semi-Final in Strand Road. Report next week.

Senior Football

Credit Union Co League Rd 1 Back Game Kerins O Rahillys 3-12 Currow 0-10
Played at the Currow pitch last Saturday evening this was a back game for both clubs. Conditions were tough for both teams with a constant downpour of rain leading to greasy conditions with a lot of players sliding throughout the game.
Though Currow were the first to score with a point, Strand Road dominated the middle with David Moran and John C O’Connor getting good possession and setting up the attacks. We had our first point from Jack Savage followed by a well taken goal by Barry John Keane.
Points by Keane and the impressive Declan Quill had us ahead by 1-03 to Currow 0-01 at the tenth minute. A great run by David Moran through the middle who set up Declan Quill who put a low ground shot to the net increasing our lead.
A third goal by John Ferguson who cut in and a pile driver to the net left us ahead by 3-03 to Currow 0-04 at the 23rd minute. Two excellent points by Barry John Keane and Declan Quill left us ahead at half time by 3-06 to Currow 0-06.
We had the first point in the second half when Declan Quill put over the bar. Though Currow rallied great defending by Tommy Begley, Shane Brosnan, Ross O’Callaghan, Giles O’Grady and Martin Tierney kept scores at a minimum.
Further points by Declan Quill , Barry John Keane and the hardworking Kevin Walshe who had a great game throughout extended our lead by 3-11 to Currow 0-09 at the 55th minute. Two great saves by Garry Kissane when he stopped two certain goals and a final point by Jack Savage ensured a comfortable win.
Other players to impress were Andrew Thompson Kieran O’Mahoney, Cormac Coffey, Ronan Quill, Greg O’Connell and Kevin Mc Carthy.

Their next game is on Saturday next May 3rd in the  Senior Club Championship against Legion in Killarney at7pm.

Minor Football
Minors played Dr Crokes in the Co League Semi-Final on Friday last in what were appalling conditions for both teams and supporters. Dr Crokes were convincing winners. Final score Kerins O’Rahillys 0-04 Dr Crokes 3-11.
Mouth-Guards: 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.

Ladies Football

Junior Ladies
Junior ladies played Austin Stacks on Sunday last and Austin Stacks were first off the mark when they scored a point after 5 minutes.
Kerins O’Rahillys/Abbeydorney followed quickly with a well taken free from Aoife Fitz which was followed by a Rachel O’Connor goal after a pass from Aoife. Another O’Connor goal was to come following a very intelligent pass from Catherine Sexton. A point from an Aoife Fitz free had us up 2-02 to 0-04 half way into the half.
Our mid field of Shauna Hanafin and Laura Collins were winning vital ball with great support from Naomi Reidy and Emma McCarthy. However Austin Stacks did not sit back and scored 3 unanswered goals to leave the score Kerins O’Rahillys/Abbeydorney 2-02 Austin Stacks 3-04 with only minutes left in the half.
Our girls didn’t give up and a great save by Nicola Horan and a well worked ball up the field to Rachel O’Connor resulted in her third goal of the day to leave the half time score Kerins O’Rahillys/Abbeydorney 3-02 to Austin Stacks 3-04.
Changes in the second half had Shannon McInerney come on for Natasha Regan and Oonagh O’Sullivan for Mckenzie Keane. Catherine Sexton took up an out field position. The half was a point for point affair our first coming from an Emma McCarthy free. Our backs Norma O’Connor, Ciara Neanan and Trease Moran were excellent but it was Naomi Reidy for her direction and Oonagh O’Sullivan for her solid full back performance kept us in the game.
Nicola Horan too pulled off some more great saves in the second half. Shauna Hanafin scored 2 points, Emma McCarthy 1 to leave the score Kerins O’Rahillys/Abbeydorney 3-06 to Austin Stacks 3-08 with 5 minutes to go. Chances were missed on both sides but a fine run and great passing led to a cracking goal by Laura Collins to put us a point up with only minutes left.
Austin Stacks equalised but we got the ball back up the field to Rachel O’Connor who scored a fine point. Score was 4-07 to 3-09 and we thought the game was ours but Austin Stacks put in one last effort with only seconds left and drew the game.
Final score was Kerins O’Rahillys/Abbeydorney 4-07 Austin Stacks 3-10.
U14/U16 Girls train in Healy Park Ballyrickard every Tuesday at 6.15.
U12 Girls U12 girls finished their Co League Phase 1 campaign with a home game on Tuesday last. They were defeated by Austin Stacks.
The girls showed great teamwork throughout the competition and it was great to see the improvement in players. Emma Sweeney showed grit and determination in Tuesday nights game that we knew lurked under the bubbly exterior.
Well done Emma. They now have a week off and then go back to finish off the North Kerry competition started before the County one.


The Lotto takes place in Charlie’s Bar every Monday. The Lotto results for Monday the 21st of April were 16, 18, 19 and 24.
There was no jackpot winner; the next jackpot will be €4,800. There were 3 match 3 winners. They were: Cora Walsh DD, Peter Ronan DD and Martin Fitzpatrick c/o Ann. Five entrants for December draw were Mary Kerins c/o Dolly, Trevor Thomas c/o Fred, Peggy Carmody c/o Mrs O’Brien, Ray Walsh DD and Denis Murphy DD. 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.

Happy Birthday

Birthday wishes this week go to April O’Mahoney U10 girls, Gavin Burrows U12 Boys, Josh Hoare U10 Boys and Conall Foley U10 boys.

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 9.30am12.30 and 5.30pm.
The Active Retired Coffee Morning Group meets everyTuesday morning in Charlie’s. Come along and keep in touch with old friends and make new friends.
All welcome. “Dance for Fun” is back! It takes place in the Bistro from 8-9.30pm every Wednesday. All welcome. We have many different size function rooms and cater to all types of function. Contact Tom or Eileen or any member of staff at 7124956 if you have any queries.
Card Drive
Attention card players there will be a “Whist drive” on Thursday the 1st in the club and the “45” card drive in club house on Friday the 2nd. Tables of 6. Bring a friend. All welcome.
Sincere Sympathy is expressed to the family of Paddy (Brock) Brophy (Paddy played for Kerins O’Rahillys and was always a Member and staunch supporter of the Club and was the proud holder of a 1957 Championship medal) O’Rahillys Villas Tralee, Tom Naughton St Brendan’s Park Tralee, Trevor Barrett Clogherbrien Tralee and Bríd Brosnan Milkmarket Lane Tralee. May they rest in Peace.

P.R.O Contact

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