Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA Club News

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Mossy Kelly of Kerries Golf Range presents Kerins O’Rahilly’s senior team coach Barry O’Shea with a set of new jerseys as new sponsor. Also included is Club Chairmann Frank O’Connor.

Senior Football

Castleisland Mart Senior Club Championship Kerins O’Rahillys 1-13 Legion 1-14 A great second half display by Legion gave them the narrowest of wins in this absorbing Club tie played at the Strand Road grounds on Saturday night in ideal conditions. This game had everything with outstanding displays by both sides and football at a premium.

A draw would have been a fair result but Legion came from 5 points down with 15 minutes left and with the introduction of Kerry star James O’Donoghue in the second half he was a major contributor in their win shooting over 4 great points and a thorn in the side of Kerins O’Rahillys defence.

Kerins O’Rahillys dominated the first half with David Moran outstanding at mid field and points by Jack Savage (4) Barry John Keane (4) and Tommy Walsh they led at half time by Kerins O’Rahillys 0-09 to Legions 0-05 Legions points coming from David O Sullivan, Billy Maguire, Denis Sheehan and Conor Keane.

Kerins O’ Rahillys were unlucky for a goal in this half when Cormac Coffey’s shot blazed wide. Legion introduced James O Donoghue at half time and they got a dream start in a well worked move that saw Conor Keane finish to the net leaving a point between the sides 1-05 to Kerins O’Rahillys 0-09. But Kerins O’Rahillys fought back and a Tommy Walsh point and a great goal by Barry John Keane put them ahead by 1-10 10 to Legions 1-06 at the 40th minute.

A Jack Savage point made it 1-11 to Legions 1-6 at the 41st minute. But Legion thundered into the game and with Jonathan Lyne, Jamie O Sullivan, Shaun Keane, Podge O’Connor they rattled off a series of points from Jamie O Sullivan, Jonathan Lyne, and 2 great points from O’Donoghue to leave 3 between the sides and 10 minutes left.

Conor Keane narrowed the gap and James O’Donoghue equalised with time nearly up. Kerins O’Rahillys last two points coming from John O’Connor and Tommy Walsh. In injury time both sides tried for the winner but it was Legion got that all important point to claim a memorable win.


The senior team wore their new jerseys for the first time at the weekend. They were presented to the team and management on Thursday last by new sponsor Mossie Kelly of the Kerries Golf Range.


U6, U8, U10s Outdoor training for these age groups continued on Saturday last with numbers growing at all ages levels for boys and girls. It is great to see both girls and boys improving their skill levels.

Training continues on Saturday next 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.

Mouthguards-gumshields are compulsory for all ages. We have boil and bite flavoured mouthguards for sale on Saturday mornings. They retail at €5 each.

U12 Boys Training U12 Boys training will take place in Healy Park Ballyrickard on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30 to 6.30pm. The U12 boys were beaten in the Lee Strand Co League Division 2A on Sunday last by a stronger John Mitchels side. The final score was Kerins O’Rahillys 3-05 John Mitchels 5-06. Unfortunately there was no Division 2B game as John Mitchels were unable to field a team.

U14 Boys Report from last weeks Beaufort game – We were well beaten in Round 2 of the County League by a much stronger Beaufort side. We played with the breeze in the first half and lead 1-07 to 0-06 at half time thanks to a goal and a point from Graham O’Carroll and points from Conor Hayes(3) Conor O Sullivan(2) and Darragh Fitzgerald(1).

The second half was a different story as a much more physical Beaufort side took command and ran out easy winners in the end on a scoreline of 5-14 to 2-08,our only scores in the second half coming from Conor Hayes and a well taken goal from Kieran O’Brien.

A feature of this game were two injuries to Gavin Burrows and Ben Foley who were both playing well when they had to come off which upset our game plan. To their credit both players returned to the field and played on to the end which shows the spirit we have in the team.

U14 Feile – The Feile took place in John Mitchels ground last Saturday and we played four short games in all. Our first game v Mitchels was a tight affair with the home side winning by two points in the end 0-06 to 1-01.

The second game was v Ardfert and we just won this one on a scoreline of 2-05 to 2-04.Our final game in the group was against a very strong Listowel side who ran out easy winners 3-05 to 1-02.This left us in a playoff for second place in the group v John Mitchels.

This was a short ten minute game which we lost 0-03 to 0-02 but can feel very unlucky as a few calls made against us were debatable to say the least. Scores on the day came from Conor Hayes 2-04 ,Darragh Fitzgerald 0-06 ,Gavin Burrows 1-0 and Conor O Sullivan 1-0.
We had a great turnout on the day and all players can feel proud that they gave their all for the club and as a team we will only get better with the experience we have learned from this. A special thanks to the parents who provided transport and indeed help on the day.

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 girls played away in Listowel last week and were unlucky to be beaten. Like last week they showed marked improvement all over the field. Thanks to the parents who travel to away games and provide both support and transport. Next game is on Thursday next at 6.45 in Healy Park Ballyrickard against Abbeydorney.

The U14 girls are training in Healy Park Ballyrickard on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30 to 7.30 with Robert, Eddie, Mark and Ashling. Contact Robert on 0868882875 for further details.

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 to make new friends and reconnect with old ones.


Congratulations to the Dowling family. Their Sports and Shoe shops celebrated their 60th anniversary last week. The shops have become an intuition in the town. The celebrations culminated on Saturday when Kerry stars David Moran, Tommy Walsh, Cormac Coffey and Marc O Se joined Dowling’s own Kerry star Barry John Keane at the shop for the celebrations. Lots of photos were taken throughout the morning with members of the public calling in to wish the family continued success.

Birthday Wishes
Birthday wishes this week go to Conor Cronin U6 Boys. Enjoy your Birthday!

The Lotto takes place in Charlie’s Bar every Monday. The Lotto results for Monday the 13th April were 6, 16, 25 and 28. There was no jackpot winner.

The next jackpot will be €2,900. There was no match 3 winner. The 5 entrants for the December Draw 2015 were Gerard Moriarty c/o Fred, Brenda O’Regan c/o Fred, Cathleen Mason c/o Mrs O’Brien, Alan and Jordan c/o Anne and Maureen Fleming c/o Maureen’s.

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.

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 times are 9.30am, 12.30pm and 5.30pm. 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” is 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 Hannah Mary Falvey (née Kerins) The Kerries Tralee, Miss Rachel Horan Beenoskee Ballyard Tralee, Joan Ward (née Curtin) Drumtacker Tralee and Teresa (Tess) Murphy Castlecountess Tralee. May they rest in Peace.

P.R.O Contact

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