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Kerins O'Rahillys U16 Division 2 Central Region Final winners. Defeated An Ghaeltacht. Final score Kerins O'Rahillys 2-06 An Ghaeltacht 0-08

Kerins O’Rahillys U16 Division 2 Central Region Final winners. Defeated An Ghaeltacht. Final score Kerins O’Rahillys 2-06 An Ghaeltacht 0-08

Senior Football
Garvey’s Supervalu Senior Co Championship Kerins O’Rahillys 2-05 Rathmore 2-08. A last minute goal by Rathmore when the game was finely balanced was enough to give them a win in this tough Co. Championship game played last Saturday evening in wet conditions. It was Rathmore who had the dream start and were up 1-02 to no score after 4 minutes.

But the team responded well and points by David Moran and Barry John Keane and a great run by John Ferguson and a one two with Kieran O’ Mahony saw Ferguson finish to the net to level the scores at 1-02 each at the 15th minute. We had a lot of possession for the rest of this half but scores were at a premium.

A third point by Barry John Keane left the half time score at Kerins O’Rahillys 1-03 to Rathmore’s 1-04. We lost David Mc Loughlin in this half through injury and we wish David a speedy recovery. The second half saw Rathmore extend their lead and led by 1-06 to Kerins O’Rahillys 1-03 after 5 minutes into the second half. But good play by David Moran, Cormac Coffey, and Danny O’Sullivan setting up the attacks we responded with points from Jack Savage with 2 points from frees to leave the scores at Kerins O’Rahillys 1-05 to Rathmore’s 1-08 at the 41st minute.

A great save by Garry Kissane when he stopped a certain goal kept us in the game. We failed to get scores until a high ball was well fielded by Tommy Walsh who was fouled in the square and the resultant penalty was well put away by David Moran to level the sides with 8 minutes remaining. Both sides tried for the winner but it was Rathmore who got the final score to win the game. It was a very close contested game but our return from all the possession we had wasn’t enough and a direct approach at times would have been better.

We now play either Milltown/Castlemaine or Dingle, who drew their game and replay in Dingle on Saturday the 30th, in the next round.

Junior Leagues Group 1 Game Strand Rd v Laune Rangers B was deferred to Monday the 25th May. Result next week. Next game Friday 29th May against Rathmore in Rathmore.

We played Castlegregory in Group 6 of the Junior League on Friday last in Strand Rd. Castle were the stronger team off the mark and got an early goal. We nearly responded with one of our own shortly after but it was stopped on the line and Castle went on to score a second. We responded well and some well taken frees and points from play left the half time score Charlie Kerins 0-09 Castlegregory B 2-04. We came out the stronger side in the second half and a well placed goal by Killian Moran put us ahead early on.

We were unlucky not to score another and Castlegregory took the upper hand from this on. We did score a further three points but Castle pulled away and the final score was Kerins O’Rahilly’s 1-12 Castlegregory 3-12.

Team and scorers were Jack Shortt, Daniel Finnegan, Jim Kennedy, Owen Edwards, Derek Horgan, Paudie Sheehy Cunningham, Kieran Mangan, Gary Nolan (0-02), Timmy O’Sullivan (0-01), John Dillane, Ben O’Neill, Kevin Johnson Horgan, Killian Moran (1-03), Damian Diggins Capt (0-03) and Christy McCannon. Subs Antony O’Connor for C McCannon, Darragh McElligott for J Kennedy, Gary Harrington for J Dillane, Jonathon Lyons for K Johnson Horgan and Tony Corridon. Next game is on Friday next 29th against Churchill in Strand Road. As always fixtures are subject to change so keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

U6, U8, U10s Outdoor training for these age groups continues on Saturdays for boys and girls at 11am in Healy Park Ballyrickard. All welcome. All of our Saturday coaches are fully qualified and the Saturday coaching sessions promise fun with all of the skills thrown in. Registration continues for all age groups. Please register if you haven’t done so. Thank you.
U10 Boys U10 Boys travelled to Connolly Park on Wednesday last to take part in the Go Games Blitz. They played teams from Na Gaeil, John Mitchels and Austin Stacks and excelled in all games. Their training is really paying off. Well done to all who showed up on the night.
U10 Girls Our U10 girls travelled to Abbeydorney on Thursday last the 21st to play a game out there. There was a good turn out and the girls had a very good game despite poor conditions and showed marked improvement. Well done and thanks to all those who came along on the night.
Mouthguards-gumshields are compulsory for all ages. We have boil and bite flavoured mouth guards for sale on Saturday mornings. They retail at €5 each.
U12Boys Training U12 Boys training will take place in Healy Park Ballyrickard on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30 to 6.30pm. U12 boys were defeated by a stronger John Mitchels side on Sunday last. Thanks to the large numbers who showed up on the day.
U16 Boys Congratulations to our U16 Boys and their mentors who were victorious in the Division 2 Central Region Final in Thursday last. They defeated An Ghaeltacht on a scoreline of Kerins O’Rahillys 2-06 to An Ghaeltacht 0-08. Well done to all involved.

Ladies Football
U12 Girls train in Healy Park Ballyrickard on and Thursday from 6.30 to 7.30 with Jason and Norma. Contact Jason on 0862530484 for details. The U12 Girls played Kilcummin in the first round of the Glebe Kitchens on Thursday evening last in damp conditions. The girls hit the ground running and were the first on the score sheet and went up 1-05 before Kilcummin replied with a pointed free. The U12 Girls play John Mitchels in the second round of the Glebe Kitchens Co League on this Tuesday 26th 7pm in Healy Park Ballyrickard.

U14 Girls The U14 girls are training in Healy Park Ballyrickard on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30 to 7.30 with Robert, Eddie, Mark and Aishling. Contact Robert on 0868882875 for further details. We played Dr.Crokes last Sunday evening in our last County League game in which whoever won would qualify for the semi finals. Unfortunately we came out on the wrong side of a one point defeat. This was a very exciting game from start to finish in which there was never more than a couple of points between the two teams throughout the game. We dominated the first half but we went in 2pts down at half time 2.2 to 1.3.The second half was much the same as the first where we put in an excellent effort with an outstanding team performance by everyone. In the end we just came up short in which we can consider ourselves very unlucky not to get something out of the game. This has been a very positive league campaign which will stand to the girls in the future. Final Score: Dr Crokes 4.3 KOR 3.5. A big thank you to all parents for your support throughout the league. Panel T O’Connor, A O’Sullivan, L Scannell, S Healy, F Quirke, C Donnelly, S Griffin, C Crowe, N Moran, C Pierce, D O’Regan, S Wadding, L Linnane, O Nix, E Houston, H Moriarty, E Sweeney.

U16 Girls The U16 girls are training in Ballyrickard on Mondays from 6pm to 7.30pm with David and Ruth. Contact David on 0861630458 for further details. Junior Ladies are currently doing “Aerobics for fitness” with Naomi. Next session will be on Wednesday at 7.15pm in the club. New faces always welcome. Great way

Birthday Wishes this week go to Conall Foley U10 Boys and Conor Foley U10 Boys. Enjoy your birthdays.

Congratulations to Vivian O’Shea and Ger O’Brien on the birth of their new son Cian. Another Kerins O’Rahillys legend in the making.
Congratulations to all of our members who have celebrated or are celebrating their Confirmations and First Holy Communions around this time.

The Lotto takes place in Charlie’s Bar every Monday. The Lotto results for Monday the 18th May were 1, 11, 15 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. The next jackpot will be €3,400. There were 3 match 3 winners. They were Joan Griffin The Kerries, Peggy Conway c/o Ann and Ken Savage The Kerries. The 5 entrants for the December Draw 2015 were Fred and Jonathon c/o Fred, Fred and Adam c/o Fred, Tracy Hurley c/o Fred, Michael Healy Spa Road and Aiden Turner Turners Bar. 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.

Whist drive is back in the Club on Thursday nights. Join in from 8.30 on.

Yoga Classes
There are yoga classes in the club on Thursday nights from 7.30 to 9pm. Phone or text Mike at 0872732591 for further details.

Pilates Classes
Do you want to improve your flexibility? Do you suffer from back, neck or hip pain? Do you want to improve your strength and tone up? Well look no further “Pilates Classes” have arrived at Kerins O’Rahillys. Mondays 7-8 are for men only, Fitness and Flexibility is at 8.15 to 9.15. Tuesday evening Pregnancy classes at 6pm-6.45 and Pilates for Fitness at 7pm-8. Contact Izabela on 087 765 0125 for further details.

Weightwatchers classes take place in the Healy Room at the Kerins O’Rahillys clubhouse every Thursday. The new Summer times are times are 9.30am and 12.30pm. Contact Helen for details on 0879504232. All welcome.

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. 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” i0s back on Wednesday nights. All welcome. We have many different size function rooms and cater to all types of functions. Contact Tom or Eileen or any member of staff at 7124956 if you have any queries.

Sincere Sympathy is expressed to the family of Marie Moriarty (nee Foley) O’Rahillys Villas, Joan Barry (nee Keane) Cluan Dara Oakpark Tralee, Edith Curran (nee Fitzpatrick) Caherslee Tralee, Margaret O’Connell (nee Somers) Lixnaw and formerly Leith East Tralee, Michael Morris St Brendan’s Park Tralee and Jimmy O’Dowd Ballinorig Tralee. May they rest in Peace.

P.R.O Contact
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