Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Seniors: A free week end on the club front but back in action next week when we travel to Glenbeigh to take on the locals in round 3 of the county league; this game is pencilled in for Sat evening  next 8th April @ 6 pm as a result of Kerry’s unexpected advancement to the league final.

After round 3 we await the opening round of the club championship when we will face Kenmare in Strand Rd; this fixture is dependent on the progress of the Kerry U-21s and will be played on Monday 1st May if Kerry are in an All Ireland final the previous Saturday ( April 29th); however, should Galway eliminate Kerry on Easter Sat ( April 15th) this game will go ahead on Sunday April 23rd – a lot of suppositions then, fixtures once confirmed will be available on Facebook during the week.

Minors: The minors have some time off due to Kerry’s first outing in the Munster championship which will be a home fixture on Weds night 12th April here in Austin Stack Park when we welcome Clare; Kerry are the defending Munster and All Ireland champions and given the current strength of under age football in the county, we are expected to advance to semi final which is tabled for Weds night 10th May.

We are due to play Austin Stacks in the Tralee town league final which is provisionally fixed for Tuesday night 11th April at a venue to be decided upon – again confirmation of fixture will appear on Facebook once known.

Congrats to minor bainisteoir Declan Quill and his wife Erika on their new arrival, Mattie James who arrived safely on Tuesday morning last 28th March – a new playmate for Adam.

Kerry: The seniors had a surprisingly easy victory over Tyrone in the final round of the league in a sun baked Fitzgerald Stadium last Sunday and coupled with other results sees Kerry advance to an Allianz League final next Sunday ( April 9th) against old foes Dublin in Croke Park where throw in is @ 16.00.

David Moran continued his excellent form against the “Red Hands” and controlled matters in the middle for much of the game; Barry John worked hard contributing 2 points and being unlucky with some more efforts; Jack Savage was on the bench and not used.

U-21s: A power packed display in Pairc Uí Rinn last Weds night saw Kerry victorious in the Munster final when accounting for Cork on a scoreline of 2-16 to 0-06; remarkably this was Kerry’s first win in 20 years on Cork soil and all the sweeter with the manner of the performance and the winning margin.

Congratulations to Cormac Coffey who was introduced in the 2nd half and trainer Alan O’Sullivan who had the team in tip top shape for the game; Kerry now play Galway on Easter Sat ( April 15th) in the All Ireland semi final and we wish Cormac, Alan, all the team and management the best of luck in their quest for All Ireland glory.

Junior Blues: Another great morning in Ballyrickard on Sunday last  – sun was shining and once again its great to see the future stars of the club having fun while developing football skills .

Next week will see the Junior Blues play a friendly against our neighbours St.Pats also players are asked to have gum shields so they can start getting use to wearing them .
Players of the week this week were..

U6 Girls Nicola Corridon
U6 Boys Tadhg Lawlor
U8/10 Girls Mia Molloy
U8 Boys Evan McCarthy
U10 Boys Nick Lacey
Well done to all .Sundays at Healy Park will continue next Sunday at 11am and as always new members are welcome .

U12 Boys County Football League
U12 Boys play at home to Keel on Sunday 9th April @ 6.00pm

UI4 boys: Away on Weds night 5th April to Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane
U16 Boys Central Region
U16 Boys play away to Annascaul/Lispole on Monday 10th April @ 7.00pm

Ladies:  U12 Girls
Round 2 of North Kerry League v Na Gaeil was postponed this week.
Outdoor training for U12 girls is NOW on Wednesdays in Ballyrickard 6.15pm- 7.15pm in preparation for our next game when we meet John Mitchels. More details to follow via text.

U14 Girls
Outdoor training for U14 girls is NOW on Tuesdays in Ballyrickard 6.30-7.30p.m. In round 1 of the County League we meet John Mitchels at home on Monday, April 3rd at 6.30p.m. Core training continues in CBS, The Green on Wednesdays 6p.m. – 7p.m.

U16 Girls
Training on Tuesday and Thursday 7-8p.m.
Our first Co. League game is in Duagh on Thursday, April 6th at 7pm. Text will be sent.

Minor Girls
Core training  continues in CBS, The Green with John Fitz on Wednesdays 6p.m. – 7p.m.
Any new players interested in joining are more than welcome and can contact Shirley (086) 8713552

Club Lotto: The club lotto was not won last week where the winning numbers drawn were: 4, 15, 19 & 29. Bryan O’Sullivan and Paul Stephenson matched 3 numbers and each win €25. The following were the five entrants for the special Christmas draw: Billy Hobbert, Aidan Turner, Rosie O’Sullivan, Jerry Turner and Willie Bennett. Next week’s jackpot will now be €6,900.

Charlies Bar: A range of activities take place weekly in the bar with all tastes catered for – from pilates on Mondays & Tuesdays to Irish dancing on Wednesdays, to card playing ( Whist Drive) on Thursdays; there is live music on week ends with food each evening. Friday night specials include a steak/chips with a pint or glass of wine all for €19.95- why not make Charlies your next port of call for your night out? You can contact Tom or Eileen on 7124956.

PRO 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 atpro.kerinsorahillys.kerry@gaa. ie. 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 roups/Narries/ or follow us on Twitter @korgaa

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