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Garvey’s Super Valu Senior Football Championship Round 3 Kerins O’Rahillys 4-19 East Kerry 2-08

A well deserved win with a great overall display with fine individual performances enabled us to advance to the quarter final of the Co. Championship with a big win over East Kerry.

It was East Kerry who dictated the opening minutes and led by 2 points to no score after 6 minutes. We had our first point from a free by Jack Savage, but straight after a well worked move saw East Kerry’s wing back finish to the net putting them ahead by 1-02 to Kerins O’Rahillys 0-01 in the 10th minute and game on.

We steadied the ship with David Moran gaining valuable possession and Cormac Coffey setting up the attacks and John O’Connor linking up well with the rest of the forwards.

Two points by Jack Savage and in a move involving Tommy Walsh, and Greg O’Connell was finished to the net by Jack to leave us ahead by 1-03 to East Kerry’s 1-02 at the 17th minute.

We lost Con Barrett who was having a fine game to a harsh black card but with Tommy Walsh fielding some great ball we had further points from Jack Savage, Tommy Walsh and Barry John Keane to leave us ahead by 1-08 to East Kerry 1-05 at the 29th minute, and just on half time John Ferguson was put through and coolly slotted to the net to leave us ahead by 2-09 to East Kerry 1-05 at half time.

Though East Kerry had the opening score of the second half another well worked move saw Tommy Walsh float a ball across the square and the ever vigilant Greg O’Connell palmed the ball to the net leaving us ahead by 3-09 to East Kerry’s 1-06 and in the driving seat.

The next quarter saw Kerins O’Rahillys play some great football and points from Ross O’Callaghan, Tommy Walsh, Cormac Coffey, Jack Savage, John O’Connor and Barry John Keane had us ahead by 3-15 to East Kerry’s 1-06 at the 45th minute and the game as good as over.

Though East Kerry added on a few points and a goal we finished strongly with 2 points by Declan Quill and a great goal by David Mc Loughlin when he put a bullet to the top corner of the net to leave us worthy winners at the final whistle and advance to the quarter final. Gary Kissane made a fine save in the second half and had great kick outs.

Danny Sullivan at corner back put in a great hour and was well supported by Shane Brosnan, Cormac Coffey, Cian Sayers, Tom Begley, and Ross O’Callaghan.

David Moran until going off had a fine game and Tommy Walsh fielded some great ball and set up a pile of scores and others to impress were John O’Connor, John Ferguson, Greg O Connell, Barry John Keane until injured, David Mc Loughlin Declan Quill Gavin Duffy Martin Tierney and Gavin O’Brien who made his championship debut .

Speedy recovery to Giles O’Grady who went off injured early in the game with a shoulder injury. Our quarter final opponents are Killarney Legion and we will play them in Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday next the 10th at 4.30pm.

We wish the team and management the best of luck from everyone at the club.

Note – All fixtures are subject to change. Changes will be posted on Facebook and Twitter.


U6, U8, U10s We welcomed neighbours Churchill on Saturday last to Healy Park. It was a beautiful morning and we had large numbers in attendance. It was a showcase of all the skills learnt to date and everyone had a very enjoyable few hours. Thanks to all who helped out and to Churchill for coming in. Training for these age-groups is back on Saturday mornings in Healy Park Ballyrickard at 11am. All coaches are fully qualified and newcomers are always welcome.

U8/10 Girls Our U8/10 Girls train in Healy Park Ballyrickard on Saturday mornings at 11am.

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.

U14 U14s play Ardfert in Strand Road on Wednesday the 30th at 6.30 in the Coiste Trálí League.

Ladies Football

U12 Girls train in Healy Park Ballyrickard on Tuesday. Contact Robert for details 0868882875. Congratulations to our U12 girls taking part in the Kerry Development squads at the moment. They are training hard and played in a blitz in Healy Park on Saturday last and will travel to Clare on the 17th of October.

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Kerins O’Rahillys U12 girls who are part of the Kerry Development Squad who will be travelling to Clare on the 17th of October.

U14 Girls The U14 girls are back training Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30-7.30. 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.


The Lotto takes place in Charlie’s Bar every Monday.  The Lotto results for Monday the 28th September were 2, 4, 24 and 27. There was no jackpot winner. The next jackpot will be €5,300. There were no match 3 winners. The 5 entrants for the December Draw 2015 were Paul Denison The Kerries, Christina Curtin DD, Maria Guthrie DD, Marguerite O’Connor DD and Shane Ronan DD. 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 on Thursday nights. Call the club on 7124956 for details. All welcome.

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” will start back on Wednesday the 23rd. This has grown in popularity and is a very entertaining night out, a great way to stay fit and to make new friends. Come along and check it out. 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 is on Facebook where there are regular updates on what is happening. Why not check it out.


Sincere Sympathy is expressed to the family of Henry “Bruddy” Burrows Reidy’s Terrace, late of Leedale Caherslee and formerly of Kevin Barry’s Villas Tralee, Bridie O’Sullivan Spa Road Tralee, Gayle McConkey Castlewood Park Tralee, Gerard Ryle Farmersbridge Tralee, Dr Richard F (Ray) Chute Caherslee Tralee and Michael Healy Martin Ashgrove Ballyvelly Tralee. 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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