Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Senior County Championship.
The senior team will play St Kieran’s in Austin Stacks Park at 5pm on Saturday October 30th.


Great display of football by Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U9s who hosted Glenbeigh / Glencar in fun Go Games last Sunday in Healy Park, Ballyrickard.

Thats almost a wrap folks. Our U13s  have a final at 7p.m. on Thursday in Connolly Park and minors TBC.

Over 280 juveniles , 40 volunteer coaches and fortunately fantastic weather most of the year…we couldnt have planned it any better with our U9 boys Go Games against Glenbeigh / Glencar calling a halt to our outdoor academy year!!

A massive thanks to all of our coaches, our volunteers, our parents and the girls and boys for making this year, 2021 the best yet!

U9 Kerins O’ Rahilly’s manager Declan Quill giving words of encouragement to his team

We have had many disappointments in 2020 with Covid but we put that behind us taking one day at a time and still had a great year. We weren’t able to have as many events as we normally do but by golly did we enjoy the events we had!

A big thanks to our main sponsor,Eleanor and Roy of Sandy Feet Farm . Remember folks to support those businesses that support our  club.

Our girls and boys were fantastic this year, very responsive and so well behaved as always and a credit to all their parents and our club.

The future is definitely bright at Kerins O’ Rahilly and we are all looking forward to following the careers of every single girl and boy as they progress through the club. Enjoy the short break and we will see you all back training and are looking forward to seeing those wonderful smiles again. Up the Blues!!

New players…with the majority of the 2021 season wrapped up, we already look forward to 2022 and we as a club always welcome  new girls and boys  to join our ranks. We cater for all age groups in our juvenile club from aged U5s to U17s.

Please contact our juvenile chairman Adrian Doody for further information ( 085) 186 3655. We would really love to hear from you!
And of course before Christmas we will have a special guest join us to see if everyone is being naughty or nice !! We know before he ever asks though that all of our girls and boys are the BEST!

Look out for yourself, your family and your teammates. Remember it’s always okay to ask for help! We won’t see each other as often as we normally do over the coming weeks but someone will always be there for you.

If things are getting on top of you , if you’re struggling , then you should never be afraid to reach out to someone.

Mental health is real , problems don’t last forever and aren’t permanent but you need to address them! You’re not alone reading this and every family believe it or not is affected in some way with mental health problems.

Be kind to each other, look out for one another. Be the kind of person someone can turn to in a time of need to listen and perhaps direct them on the right path if needs be .
We can make it a much better place for everyone by just being kind toward each other.
It’s okay not to feel ok!
It’s also okay to ask for help!
It was great to see Tommy Walsh and David Moran join the children in The Holy Family as they raised the Amber Flag for Pieta. Congrats and well done to all involved!

The U9 boys finished the season last Sunday when we hosted Go Games . We were out in action with Glenbeigh / Glencar.
There was some great displays of football by all on the pitch.
The lads and management should be proud of the super season they had in 2021 with the great development of this still young team of U9 players.
Huge thanks goes out to our coaches Declan Quill, Ken O’ Keeffe, Declan Smith, Tony Corridon, TJ Heaphy and Dylan Moriarty. But a special word goes to our U9s who have entertained us all season. The future is bright with these young men in the club.

These lads and their coaches will be training on Thursdays for the next few weeks on the AstroTurf in CBS , The Green School from 7.30p.m. – 8.30p.m.Please remember to bring €2 each and remember no metal studs for Astro! Enjoy! Thanks

Have you ordered our new merchandise!
The Club Shop is now open for only a few days to ensure that all orders are processed in plenty of time for Christmas… some nice new gear on it.
The link is on our Facebook page

As a prelude to our notes and as we near our end of year for 2021 we want to thank each and everyone of you…players , coaches, spectators and volunteers for a wonderful year.

We must all remember that training and games is all about taking part for the girls… it isn’t all about cups, shields and plates. The final score doesn’t matter as much as everyone loves to win. Well done to those who score, well done to those who passed to create a score, well done to those who blocked a score.

Well done to those who came to training and games regardless of the weather, well done to all of our girls who turned up game after game and did their best!
Skills will develop over time and everyone develops at a different point. What we like to see is the determination and desire to play and the girls having fun and making great friends for life! This is what it’s all about!


Kerins O’ Rahilly Strand Road Blues after their win in the Town League shield final v St. Pats.

We have 35 wonderful young ladies … a mix of U12s and U10s all of whom are dedicated to their football.

We concluded our year with hot food and treats in the club. The girls were high as the Blues had just been presented with the Town League shield by Dell White. Thank you Dell!

Many thanks to Dell White who presented Kerins O’ Rahilly’s joint captains Erika Slattery and Grace Kirby with the shield after they defeated St. Pats in the Town League final.

Kelly Hayes was presented with the Co. League plate and Córa Meehan was presented with the ‘Ladies Team of the Year’ award. Each player was then rewarded with a Kerins O’ Rahilly juvenile medal. Congrats!

Some of you are moving up to U14s in 2022. We look forward to watching you play and wish you the best .


jubilant U12 players Ava O’ Shea, Muireann McCarthy, Aisling Donnelly, Kelly Hayes and Emma Onyekwere with the Town League shield and Co. League plate

Our Blues travelled over the bridge last Thursday evening to compete in the Town League shield final v St. Pats. We ran out winners to bring the shied back to Strand Road with us. Our joint captains on the night were deservedly Erika Slattery and Grace Kirby… two great leaders.

The  support provided by your teammates and families was certainly a factor in the team’s performance.

We done and thank  you to St. Pats for an entertaining game. We wish you the best in 2022 as you put so much work into building your ladies section of the club.

We have 2 more games left in the North Kerry League. We are away to Moyvane and also have a final. More details to follow during the week.

It was great to see so many happy young ladies at their end of year night out. We hope that everyone had an amazing evening!


Ballyrickard was the venue last Thursday evening as we played a league game v Stacks. Cursed with injuries and a few girls missing made it a sure not to be a winner on the night. Hard luck to our girls who still held their heads up afterwards . A very gallant effort… proud of everyone!
Humble in Victory, Gracious in defeat.

Final Score:
Kerins O’ Rahilly 4-05
Austin Stacks 6-10
We are away to Abbeydorney next Tuesday. Best of luck to everyone!

Please remember to complete your return to playing before each and / or training session, that you or your daughter are attending. Unfortunately Covid is rampant again so we’re asking that everyone be more vigilant. Thank you!

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s Evan Doody ( 6th from the left in back row) enjoying playing GAA with Eindhoven Shamrocks

Thank you to Cassandra Buckley and Will Harmon for a wonderful Gaelic4teens session last Monday evening in our main pitch.
Our ladies started this programme back in February 2020 but like with everything else was postponed because of Covid.

A wonderful Gaelic4teens session for Kerins O’ Rahilly Girls with Kerry’s Cassandra Buckley and LGFA National Development officer Will Harmon. Thank you!

The aims of the Gaelic4Teens Programme?
*Educate club coaches in relation to the needs and interests of teenage girls in sport
*Provide a unique programme of Ladies Gaelic Football activities to retain girls aged 13-17 years
*Develop athletic and social skills for girls in a safe and nurturing environment

Our girls and coaches who participated thoroughly enjoyed the ideas and had brilliant,  fun training sessions.
Shane Smith, Irish Examiner, April 2021
“Our challenge as adult coaches is to look at coaching through the lens of the child
Children thrive on positive reinforcement. They want to hear “that’s brilliant”, “great effort”, “you are doing so well”.
Coaching is all about the sharing of ideas. Remember it’s all about learning, improving & trying to better than we were yesterday!
Coaches, keep up the good work!

Details have been sent to everyone on this. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Lotto Results
October 11th


No Winner of Jackpot €2,100

Match  3 winners €25
Eileen Shanahan C/O Shop (Morans Foodstore)

Draw for 4 €250 December 2021
Brian Murphy DD
Paul O Sullivan  DD
Nicola Gaynor
Freda Moriarty c/o Rock St PO
Noreen Wren c/o Dollie

Next Weeks Jackpot €2,200

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