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Lee Strand Tralee Town Board Final Kerins O’Rahillys 1-06 Austin Stacks 0-12

We contested the Tralee Town League final on Saturday last in Austin Stack Park against our neighbours Austin Stacks on a perfect evening for football.

We opened brightly and registered the first score of the match with a point from Jack Savage from play after 3 minutes. Austin Stacks equalised immediately but again we edged in front thanks to Kieran O’Mahony point on 7 minutes with David Mannix equalising once again for Austin Stacks from a free kick.

With Con Barrett and Kevin Walshe driving forward from mid field we tacked on 2 more points to lead on a scoreline of 4 points to 2 after 15 minutes.  From there to the half time whistle there were just a further 3 points which left us in the ascendancy at half time 5 points to 4.

On the resumption we faced into the freshening breeze but were immediately boosted by a tremendous goal from Cormac Coffey who was up supporting the forwards when he found the top corner of the net with a terrific drive.

Austin Stacks worked their way back into the game and there was the minimum between the sides, 1-5 to 0-7 when the referee’s attention was drawn to an incident by the umpires, which resulted in a red card for our outstanding corner back Danny O’Sullivan.

From here to the finish the numerical disadvantage proved too much of a mountain to climb, with the game ending on a final scoreline of Austin Stacks 0-12 to Kerins O’Rahilly’s 1-6. Our attention now switches to Round 3 of the County League Division 1 when we travel to Legion on Saturday night next 11th April to play the locals with the game throwing in at 6.30pm.


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 and also obvious to see who is practising at home.  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.

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 have a challenge game against Listowel on Sunday next in Healy Park Ballyrickard at 11am.

U14 Boys Kerins O’Rahillys 6-09 Spa Killarney 3-13

We travelled to Killarney to play Spa in the first round of the County League last Wednesday evening. Weather conditions were okay even though underfoot conditions were quite poor. We won the toss and decided to play with the aid of the wind.

We built up a good lead and led at halftime by 6 points. We started the second half strongly but Spa got more into the game and reduced the deficit to 1 point. We again dug deep and scored 2 goals and 3 points without reply.

Spa finished much stronger and at the final whistle we led by 5 points. Final score: Kerins O’Rahillys 6-09 Spa Killarney 3-13. It was a great start to our County League campaign. Team: J.Hanafin S.Nix B.Foley D.Corr R.Mclysaght D.O`Sullivan S.Murphy B.Foley G.Dunne G.Burrows D.Fitzgerald C.O`Sullivan KO`Brien C.Hayes G.O`Carroll SUBS: B.Shortt D.Bowler M.Kerins. Next game is against Beaufort in Strand Rd on Wednesday 8th at 7pm

U16 Boys Fixture Central Region v Ballymac in Strand Rd on Monday next 13th at 7pm.

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 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.

Family 5K Fun Run

The Family 5K Run took place on Monday last at the club. With large numbers taking part the event was very well organised and ran smoothly.

Thanks to everyone who took part and to all of the organisers. Thanks also to those who stewarded on the day and to the local Gardai who were very helpful and supportive to the organisers.

Annual Mass

The Annual Mass for deceased members of the club and their families took place in the Healy Room at the club on Wednesday last 8pm. It was very well attended. Thanks to those who organised it and to Fr Healy for saying the mass.

Birthday Wishes

Birthday wishes this week go to Leonie Dowling U12 Girls. Enjoy your Birthday!


The Lotto takes place in Charlie’s Bar every Monday.  The Lotto results for Monday the 30th March were 7, 16, 24 and 26. There was no jackpot winner. The next jackpot will be €2,700. There was 1 match 3 winner.

That was Michael McMahon Ballyard Tralee. The 5 entrants for the December Draw 2015 were Paul Byrne c/o Tom, Julie AND Jordan c/o Ann, Maureen Roche c/o Ann, Emer Hogan Caherina Close and Mark Sullivan Fairway Heights.

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 Mary, Delia O’Mahony (née Hughes) O’Mahony’s Bakery Tralee, Teddy Brick St Brendan’s Park Tralee, Danny Allman The Spa Tralee, Arthur Lenihan Gortatlea Tralee, Michael McGrath Kilmoyley Tralee and Johnny Boyle Connolly Park Tralee. May they rest in Peace.

P.R.O Contact

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