Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Senior County League Division 1 Rd 1 Legion 0-16 Kerins O Rahillys 2-14

The Killarney Legion grounds was the venue for our opening round of this years division 1 county league.

Despite being without a number of regulars , the team put in a fine performance to record an excellent victory .

Conor Hayes who was lively throughout opened the scoring for us , but the home side quickly replied with two of their own .

The teams then traded points to bring the score line to 4-2 to the home team before we were awarded a penalty in the twelfth minute after Tommy Walsh was upended in the square following a driving run from Tom Hoare. The resulting penalty was dispatched expertly by Barry John Keane.

Shortly after we added a second goal , with a brilliant finish from Conor Hayes to put us into a four point lead.

Legion then responded with three points in a row .
The referee , Padraig O Sullivan, then showed a black card to Darragh McElligott for the player displaying frustration following a poor call from the official.
Soon after we got a much needed point from a Barry John Keane free after Conor Hayes was blatantly pulled to the ground , however on this occasion the referee failed to take the appropriate action, much to the amusement of both sets of supporters.

The final score of the half came from Shane McElligott. The half time score Legion 0-10 Kerins O Rahillys 2-04.
The second half opened with a Tom Hoare point from play , Legion again equalised .
We then took a firm grip of the contest with points from Conor Hayes, Barry John (2),and a fine effort from hard working  Danial Bowler.
Robert O Connor in goal then pulled off a great save to deny a certain goal , retaining our four point lead.
Again both teams traded points right till the end , with the home team never really able to narrow the gap to less than three point.
With our defence solid throughout, and notable performances from Ross O Callaghan at full back and Cormac Coffey curbing the threat of James O Donoghue.
At midfield , Sean Walsh put in a huge shift , having a particularly good first half , and Tom Hoare being the pick of the players on show.

In the forward line, Daniel  Bowler had his best outing to date in the senior jersey, handling a huge amount of ball, and setting up countless attacks. Barry John Keane was a constant threat ,unerring in his free taking and showed all his experience in leading  the line .

Shane McElligott too played a lot of ball throughout. Inside Tommy Walsh was his usual dominant self, and mixed things up by moving out the field from the edge to the square , which left huge pockets of space for Conor Hayes , who was a constant thorn in the side of the opposition, not only was he winning and converting possession, but he was also fouled on numerous occasions, which we duly punished.

The strong away support came away very upbeat following the exciting display from a very young side that were justly rewarded with two valuable points .
Team: R O Connor,S Collins,R O Callaghan,C Coffey,J Daly, P Neenan, D McElligott,S Walsh (1) T Hoare (3(1f)G Savage (1) BJ Keane (1-5(4f),S McElligott (1) D Bowler (1) T Walsh, C Hayes (1-2) subs used B Hanafin for J Daly ht.

Senior Football League Div 1 Rd 2 Fixture
Saturday April 2nd 6pm
Kerins O Rahillys v Dingle

Division 6A Fixture
Saturday April 2nd 4pm
Kerins O Rahillys B v Tousist

County Development Football League 2022.
The County Board have this year organised a development league , to primarily facilitate player not playing in senior football league , especially 18/19 year olds .
Six divisions created , top two in each division play off in a final, 3rd and 4th teams play off for shield final.
Promotion / Relegation does not apply.
Div 1 Teams
Laune Rangers C
Listry B
Austin Stacks C
Kerins O Rahillys C
Keel B

Best Wishes
Allianz National Football Div 1 League Final
Kerry play Mayo in the final of the Division 1 National League on Sunday next at 4pm in Croke Park.
We would like to wish the best of luck to team and management, especially club players David Moran and Jack Savage, selector Mike Quirke and former senior team manager Jack O Connor .
Also congratulations to club coach Maurice Horan and Limerick who secured promotion to Division 2 and now play Louth on Saturday in the Division 3 final. Maurice is part of the Limerick management team.

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s ladies players and supporters certainly can’t complain about the lack of games this week .
From last weekend to next Sunday there are no less than seven games featuring our young ladies… it’s great to be back !
And there’s plenty of room for more young ladies to join us …

On a beautiful sunny Saturday morning we welcomed Eva and Lauren to our programme for girls aged 8-12 years. After their session ice pops went down a treat …
It was great to see more  new faces on the pitch.Looking forward to seeing everyone who couldn’t make it next week.
New girls more than welcome to join in .. Saturday at 11a.m. Ballyrickard. Bring a friend.
Looking forward to a cuppa and something tasty next Saturday for all the Moms.

Last Monday , both teams enjoyed friendly games with Listowel Emmets. Many thanks to Listowel for travelling .
To quench the thirst after an enjoyable training session each girl and her siblings were treated to a well deserved ice pop.
This week, the girls will tog out to play their first games in the North Kerry league, one team home and one team away, one team playing Duagh on Monday evening at 6.30p.m. and the other team playing Austin Stacks on Wednesday in Ballyrickard at 6p.m. Best Of luck to the entire panel and management in your first competition of the year.

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U14s who played ISG in Strand Road last Sunday

Hard luck but well done to our fantastic young ladies on their first game  in Strand Road’s pitch this year . A tough game v ISG, Kenmare but everyone kept battling until the final whistle.
A great run out for our young ladies. Well done to all involved. Onwards and upwards. A surprise in store for you in a few weeks….
In Rd. 4 we host Castleisland Desmonds.

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U16 who are tickled pink with their new jerseys

Last Tuesday was  our first round of the Co. League, division 2 when we travelled out to Scartaglin and the girls were just tickled pink with their new jerseys. We were the first to register a score with a goal . Playing with the breeze in the first half we lead 1-05 to 1-01 at half time. A close game until the second half when Scart pulled away to grab the win…
Well done to everyone!
Next Tuesday we welcome Glenflesk..

Looking forward to seeing everyone next Friday evening at 7.30p.m. for Rd. 1 of the Co. League v Fossa. Best of luck!

In Rd. 2 of the Donal Curtin Cup we host John Mitchels next Sunday, April 3rd.

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s champs playing for Mounthawk who won the Junior C All Ireland last Saturday in Galway

Well done to Mercy Mounthawk, our Strand Road players and their Mounthawk coaches who won the Lidl All Ireland Post Primary School Junior ‘C’ Championship Final match between Mercy Mounthawk and Maynooth Education Campus, Kildare at Duggan Park in Ballinasloe, Galway.
It was great to see Katie Nix who as joint captain along with Ballymac’s Róisín Rahilly take the junior C crown. We’re very proud of our players Katie, Lily O’ Brien, Kelly Fitzgerald, Sophie Hassett , Keelan Coffey, Lia Mclysaght, Aoibhín and Saoirse MacCarthy and Hollie Leane . A great achievement ladies !

Calling all players, coaches and admin…it’s that time of year again….
Thank you to everyone who has registered to date .
*To play safely , we all must register with the LGFA …*
*LGFA registration is now open*
Once again you can complete this on the Foireann system (link below).
Everyone who was registered last year already has an account so completing this should be straight-forward.
If you have forgotten username or password, these can be reset.
This year, there is also an option to pay in two installments, should it suit.
If anyone has queries regarding registration please contact our registrar Karon. Karon’s number is on your group page.
Juvenile Academy
Well done to everyone who attended training last Sunday morning. The coaches were delighted to see the enthusiasm and skills that all children showed throughout the training. We welcomed a few new members also which was lovely to see. After training all children enjoyed treats which were supplied by Ballyseedy Home & Gardens.  We look forward to seeing you all again next Sunday at 10am in Pat Healy Park Ballyrickard. New members always welcome.

ClubZap: All communication will now be through our ClubZap App. Please ensure you have downloaded this and registered your child also. This will be a much easier and advanced mode for confirming attendances and updating parents/guardians of any important updates or changes to training or games. ClubZap also has built in COVID return to play forms. If you are having any difficulties please contact a member of the Juvenile Committee who will be happy to assist.

🔵⚪️Ukraine Appeal -The Club are helping out in The Ukrainian Refugee Appeal.
A number of items are urgently required and you can donate to help with this appeal.
Items such as health products, Soaps, Shower Gel, Towels etc. New Clothing , Socks , Underwear. Non Perishable Goods, tinned foods, dry food ,tea ,coffee. Non Perishable Baby Food. See the club social media pages for full list. All donations are gratefully appreciated and can be dropped to Kerins O’Rahillys Clubhouse, Strand Rd., Tralee between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April 2022. Every donation is really appreciated. Any queries please Contact Catriona 0876967542 🔵⚪️
Lotto Coordinator
Our club are looking for an honest ,trusted and committed club member to coordinate our weekly lotto,this would involve approx 2/3 hours work per week mainly on Mondays and Tuesdays,
If you are interested in helping out,please reply  to Tony Corridon at

Club Function Rooms to Rent.
The club currently have two function rooms available to rent.
The upstairs Pat Healy Room is a large function room perfect for exercise classes, seminars, meetings, private functions , parties etc.
Downstairs is a smaller more intimate venue again ideal for any event.
The rooms are available at hourly, daily or weekly rates.
For further information contact Katie at 087 6967542

The Club will commence it Annual US Masters Fundraiser in the Coming Days .
Cards will be available from various outlets including senior players and club officials.
Further details will be posted on club social media pages .

Lotto Results
March 21st


No Winner of Jackpot €4,400

No Match  3 winners €25

Draw for 4 €250 December 2022
Caroline & Paul  c/o Betty’s Bar
Davie Magnier c/o Dollie
William Daughton  DD
Danielle Healy c/o Shop
Jim O Shea c/o Rock St PO

Next Weeks Jackpot €4,500

Condolences to the families of the late
Rev Father Patrick Quinlan , Salford Manchester and formerly of Cahills Park.

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