Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Seniors: We have a two week break to our next league game when we travel to the Iveragh peninsula to take on St Marys in what is now a must win game in the battle against relegation; St Mary’s lie one point ahead of us on 8 points and this penultimate game gives both sides a chance to wrap up two precious league points and rest easy for their final game.

Strand Rd: Following on from our victory over Dingle in our final Group 1 game, we have now qualified for the final as we finished top of the table.

Dingle were overcome by Spa on Friday night last ( 28th ) in the semi final which now means we will play Spa this coming Friday night ( Aug 4th) in the final at a venue yet to be confirmed.

Spa have already beaten us in the opening game of the league but we would hope to have progressed since then and are in with a real chance of gaining success – fixture, once confirmed will be announced on Facebook and Twitter.

We play Austin Stacks this Monday night ( 31st) @ home in the Coiste Trá Lí town league in Strand Rd @ 19.30

Minors: Central Region minor league gets under way this Monday night ( 31st)  when we play Austin Stacks at home, again  in Strand Rd throw in @ 17.00

Kerry Seniors: Congrats to David, Jack & Barry John who all made big contributions to Kerry’s win over Galway on Sunday – we can sit back now and await the winners of the Roscommon/Mayo replay – here’s to the 20th of August.

Junior Blues: U-14 Boys Central Region:
We came away empty handed from Gallarus last Monday night in the semi final of the Central Region U-14 boys Division 2 competition but not before we had gamely taken the game to a fancied home team losing out by 4 points, 4-18 to 5-11.

We were the only team to beat An Ghaeltacht in the league proper and whilst the home side carried the favourites tag, we let them know early  that we were up for this game.

The sides were level 0-05 to 1-02 after 15 minutes but from here to half time the home side powered on to lead by 2-11 to 1-06 at the short whistle.

Anyone who thought this game was over was in for a shock as our lads showed  great spirit from the off kicking some great scores.

Jerome Daly and Eric McMahon were outstanding in defence and  goals from Darragh O’Connor, Sean Healy (2) and Ben O’Brien had the game in the melting pot as we only trailed by one point entering the final 5 minutes – the home side  were thrown a lifeline when the referee seemed to signal for a free out to us about 30  yards from goal but then waved play on, resulting in a goal for the home side – it was a cruel blow so late in the game and was the decisive moment in a great second half.

Well done to everyone and the lads can now look forward to the upcoming U-13 competition along with the Rose Cup.

U12 Girls
Our U12 girls have a busy few weeks ahead of them. Many of them are also playing with the U13s so it’s all go. Texts will be sent about training.

U13 Girls
The U13 girls competed in The Sandra Keane Tournament last Saturday. A great day out and congrats to everyone involved in the organisation and running of this annual event. The girls made it to the semifinals of the shield but were beaten by the stronger team on the day Abbeydorney who went on to win the shield. Congrats to them. We were missing a lot of our U13 girls because of holidays etc. but full credit is due to our U12s and U13s who played on the day. Well done to all!

The girls are home to Southern Gaels this Monday, July 31st in Strand Road at 7p.m. in the U13 Championship.

U14 Girls
The girls are training hard for The Stafford End Causeway North Kerry League which commences this Sunday , August 6th. This year we are entering 2 teams. One of the teams is away to Beale/ Ballyduff and our second team is away to Dingle. Times to be confirmed. Texts will be sent.

U15 Girls
Last Sunday, we were home to Inbhear Scéine Gaels in the U15 Championship. Unfortunately, we had to abandon the game as one of our girls was taken ill during the game. Thankfully, she is much better now. Thanks to Jackie from ISG who was very kind and helpful.
We will travel to Dromore pitch in Kenmare to play this game on Monday, July 31st.

U16 Girls
The U16 girls continue to train on Tuesday and Thursday at 7p.m.
We were away to Churchill last Monday in Round 1 of The North Kerry League. Well done girls. This Thursday, August 3rd we are at home to Dingle/ Castlegregory in Round 2 at 7p.m. in Ballyrickard.

Minor Ladies
Diarmuid is away this week on hols so Paudie Griffin will be taking a training session with the girls at 8p.m. in Ballyrickard. Enjoy the hols Diarmuid- well deserved.
We are hoping to play Dingle in a challenge match next week. More details to follow.

Preloved Clothes Sale and Pop Up Shop
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this and to everyone who donated clothes etc.
From our last fundraiser we bought a new set of jerseys for the U12 girls and the U13s were chuffed wearing them at The Sandra Keane Tournament.

Summer Camp
Our Summer Camp commences Monday, July 31st in Ballyrickard. Registration will be at 9.15a.m. All welcome!
If you would like to join our ladies club just text or phone Shirley (086) 8713552

Summer Camp: Our summer camp for boys and girls aged 6-14 gets under way this Monday ( 31st) and promises to be a great week of fun and games – great value @ €25, over 150 kids booked in already.

Lotto: There was no winner of last week’s draw where the winning numbers drawn were: 15, 22, 24 & 27. Nobody managed to match 3 numbers so next week’s jackpot will be for a prize of €8,600.

The following were the entrants drawn for the special December draw: Tom McCarthy, Fred & Jonathan, Gerard Casey, D & G Molloy & Carmel Ross.  Please note that it is the responsibility of each individual playing our club lotto via direct debit to ensure that direct debit is paid monthly to the club.

In the event that we do not receive two consecutive monthly direct debits an individual’s lotto numbers will no longer be valid for entry to our weekly lotto draw. If an individual cancels their direct debit their lotto entry is deemed cancelled

PRO Contact:
If you have any thing you feel is of interest for the Kerins O’Rahillys notes please get in touch. You can contact me at pro.kerinsorahillys.kerry@g Why not join our Facebook group to keep up to date with all fixtures and what is going on in the club?  Just follow the following link roups/Narries/ or follow us on Twitter @korgaa

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