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Strand RoadCredit Union Co League Kerins O’Rahillys 0-10 Castleisland Desmonds 1-11

In a very competitive game a goal by Desmonds just after half time was enough to give them a cushion where they held onto the lead to the final whistle and gained them a valuable two Co League points.

Desmonds were first out of the blocks and had their first point in the 4th minute. We replied with a point from David Mc Loughlin. A great save by goalkeeper Gary Kissane straight after when he saved a point blank shot kept us well in the game.

Desmonds hit a purple patch and had 3 points on the trot to lead by 0-04 to Kerins O’Rahillys 0-01 at the 15th minute. But we replied with points from Kieran O’Mahony, another from Jack Savage to put the bare minimum between the sides at the 20th minute.

Desmonds had two more points and we replied with a Jack Savage free to leave the half time score at Kerins O’Rahillys 0-04 to Desmonds 0-06. The second half saw Desmonds stretch their lead with an opening point and another great save by Gary Kissane kept us in the game.

But Desmonds pounced for the only goal of the game with an unstoppable shot to the net leaving them ahead by Desmonds 1-07 to Kerins O’Rahillys 0-05 at the 37th minute our 5th point put over the bar by Danny Sullivan.

We had two further points from Jack Savage to leave the scores at Kerins O’Rahillys 0-07 to Desmonds 1-08 at the 40th minute. Both sides traded points after this and we had the deficit back to 3 points with 5 minutes left but Desmonds held on for a deserved win.

The loss of our Kerry players was enormous in this tightly contested game and it’s definitely a big factor in these Co League games which are so competitive.

Gary Kissane was outstanding in goals and he was well supported by Gavin Duffy, Danny Sullivan, Con Barrett and Kevin Walshe tried hard at mid field and Jack Savage, David Mc Loughlin, were the pick of the forwards.

Next game is on Saturday next away to Dr Crokes.

Junior Leagues
Our Charlie Kerins team travelled to Ballyduff on Friday last to play in Group 6 of the Junior Leagues. Strand Road’s Group 1 game v Legion was postponed to Monday the 8th so results to follow next week

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.
U8/10 Girls Our U8/10 girls play Mungret this Saturday and play in the Annual Abbeydorney Blitz on Sunday Next. .
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.

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. U12 Girls played Currow on Tuesday last the 2nd in Healy Park Ballyrickard in the Glebe Kitchens Co League. Every girl played their part in their second win in the league. Their commitment to training is really showing so well done to all involved. Their next game is away to Beaufort on Tuesday the 9th at 7pm.
U11 girls play Castlegregory at home in Healy Park Ballyrickard on Thursday the 11th at 7pm.
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 Ashling. Contact Robert on 0868882875 for further details.
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

Kerins O'Rahillys U12 Girls who recently won their Co League Game v Currow.

Kerins O’Rahillys U12 Girls who recently won their Co League Game v Currow.

Congratulations to the Kerry hurlers and their management on winning the Christy Ring Cup at the weekend.

Good Luck
Best wishes to both Kerry Seniors and Kerry Juniors who face Tipperary in Semple Stadium on Sunday next.

Birthday Wishes this week go to Aoibhin O’Connor McCarthy U10 Girls and Alayna Gannon U12 Girls. Enjoy your birthdays.

The Lotto takes place in Charlie’s Bar every Monday. The Lotto results for Monday the 1st June were 2, 10, 15 and 20. There was no jackpot winner. The next jackpot will be €3,600. There were 6 match 3 winners. They were Liam Griffin, Mary McCarthy c/o Mrs O’Brien, Tena Higgins c/o Dollie, Mary Moran O’Rahillys Villas, Tim O’Brien Knockmoyle and Betty Foley c/o Fred. The 5 entrants for the December Draw 2015 were Helen Foran c/o Rock Inn, Josie and Rosie Kennelly Lisselton, Annette, Mom and Dad c/o Ann, Mark O’Sullivan Fairway Heights and Liz Lawlor Strand Street. 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” has finished for the summer but will be back in September. Keep an eye here for the dates. 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.
Charlie’s Bar had a great weekend of birthday celebrations on the June weekend. Patrons old and new popped in all over the weekend to wish them well and it all culminated on Sunday evening when music was provided by Rouge and club members recalled what it was like for the last 30 years and all of the changes that had happened. Heres looking forward to the next 30.

Sincere Sympathy is expressed to the family of Denis Downey Connolly Park Tralee, David Roche 52 Stacks Villas Tralee, James O’Brien Mitchel’s Road Tralee and Dor Russell (nee Griffin) Tralee, Glounthaune and Cobh. May they rest in Peace.

P.R.O 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 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 or follow us on Twitter @korgaa

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