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Garvey’s Super Valu Senior Football Championship Quarter Final Kerins O’Rahillys 1-15 Killarney Legion 4-09

They say goals win matches and this was certainly the case on Saturday evening last when we bowed out of the championship with a James O’Donoghue inspired Legion march on to the semi final.

James O’Donoghue caused havoc in the Kerins O’Rahillys defence and with his goals it gave them the platform to see out the game. We responded well after these goals and only a point separated the teams at the 17th minute but the third goal gave them another fillip before half time and they always threatened in the attack.

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John Ferguson of Kerins O’Rahillys is being watched by Legion’s Jonathan Lyne. Photo by Dermot Crean

Jack Savage had our first point in the second minute. Just before this with 30 seconds gone Gary Kissane brought off a brilliant save to deny O’Donoghue a certain goal. But they hit the net in the 4th minute to put them ahead.

We responded well with another point from Jack Savage who had an excellent game throughout and when Barry John Keane was brought down in the square it was expertly put away by David Moran to put us ahead by 1-02 to Legions 1-01.

Then disaster in the 10th minute with Legions 2nd goal. We replied with points by Barry John Keane, Tommy Walsh, and Jack Savage to leave the score at Kerins O’Rahillys 1-05 to Legions 2-03 at the 17th minute then another goal by Legion to put them ahead.

We fought back with points from David McLoughlin, and 2 Jack Savage points to leave the half time score at Kerins O’Rahillys 1-08 to Legions 3-04. We were only a point adrift in the first quarter of the second half with David Moran and Tommy Walsh dominating the middle and good support play from Con Barrett, Danny O’Sullivan, and Kieran O’Mahony.

Points by Jack Savage from frees and a Kieran O’Mahony point from play left the score at Kerins O’Rahillys 1-11 to Legions 3-07 at the 45th minute and it was anyone’s game, but pressure from Legion resulted in a penalty and O’Donoghue to put away for Legions fourth goal.

Though we battled hard for an equaliser and we had points from Tommy Walsh, John O’Connor and Jack Savage Legion held on for a deserved win.

Next game is Tralee Town Board Championship final. This will be played in Ballymac on Sunday the 18th of October at 3.30 and is against Austin Stacks.

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


U6, U8, U10s 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.

Coaching and Development

With ever increasing playing numbers at all ages in the Club we are always anxious to ensure that every player is given the best possible coaching in the skills of the game. We are extremely grateful for the hard work and commitment of our members who volunteer to coach and assist in any way with each team.

As in previous years we are looking for new people to get involved. We have had a very productive 2015 and look forward to the same in 2016. This would not be possible without our volunteers.

Bearing this in mind and planning for the season ahead we would like to invite anyone who would be interested in getting involved in any team from Saturday Mornings to Minors to get in touch. “Many hands make light work”.

Coaching courses will be provided as were in other years and can also be updated. If you feel you have time to give please contact Juvenile Chairman Dinny O’Connor on 0879574410 or Senior Chairman Frank O’Connor on 0877971862. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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 will travel to Clare on Saturday next to represent their county.

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 5th October were 4, 8, 23 and 28. There was no jackpot winner.

The next jackpot will be €5,400. There was one match 3 winner. That was Catherine Tierney Clogherbrien. The 5 entrants for the December Draw 2015 were Danny Walsh c/o Eileen, Mary McCarthy Knockmoyle, C.R. c/o Mrs O’Brien, Susan Nix DD and Lynda O’Callaghan 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

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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 Teresa Lynch (nee O’Mahony) Mitchels Avenue Tralee, Maureen Moloney (nee Fernane) Casement Avenue Tralee, Michael Loughlin St Brendan’s Park Tralee, David J McElligott The Spa Tralee and Bernard Collins Carrignafeela and late of Racecourse Road 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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