Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Seniors: We met age old town rivals Austin Stacks in the final of the Tralee town board league on Easter Sat night last in Austin Stack Park.

Both teams fielded strong line outs with Kieran Donaghy and David Moran respectively the only notable absentees.

Stacks had the aid of the breeze in the first half and were 0-02 to nil in front after 8 mins when we had our first score on the night from Barry John Keane who split the posts for a good score – indeed Barry John, though marked by Ronan Shanahan was to prove the top marksman over the hour when he amassed 1-09, 0-05 of which came from frees.

Scores were traded from here to the 23rd minute when we were exposed at the back and wing forward Sean Dukes fired low to Gary Kissanes right for a good score; when Shane O’Callaghan added another point shortly afterwards, we trailed 1-07 to 0-06 with less than five minutes to the half time whistle.

Then, a quick drive from defence by the impressive David Murphy saw him deep in the heart of the Stacks defence and quick hands from Karl Mullins & Tommy Walsh saw Barry John palm to the net to leave just a point between the sides at the short whistle.

The Rock started the second half on the front foot and they quickly added to the their half time lead to push 3 points ahead , 1-09 to 1-06.

However, Barry John and Tommy were proving a real handful in the full forward line and both added points to leave the minimum between the sides after 10 minutes.

Again, Stacks went three up by the 12th minute but in a sweeping move from midfield by Gavin O’Brien, Barry John flicked the ball goalwards and Tommy did the rest palming  in over the stranded keeper to level matters; we now kicked on and dictating matters in the middle eight through Gavin, Tom Hoare and the impressive Rory Molloy we soon went three clear, 2-11 to 1-11 with efforts from Barry John ( 2) and Tommy.

Down the home straight now we maintained our 3 point advantage and indeed pushed this to four by the end on a final score line of 2-15 to 1-14. This was a great encounter for both sides with the senior club championship now coming up this week after the demise of the Kerry U-21s vs Galway.

Club Championship: We are at home to Kenmare in Strand Rd  on Sunday next 23rd April in the opening round of the senior club championship where throw in is @ 14.30. As this is a hugely important game for the club, support would be very much welcomed.

County Championship: For the fourth time in 5 years we have been paired against South Kerry in the senior county championship; this game will go ahead on the week end of 13th/14th May most likely in Austin Stack Park – more details on Facebook/Twitter as fixture is confirmed.

Kerry U-21s: Galway stunned Kerry in Cusack Park Ennis on Sat last winning on a final score line of 2-14 to 2-10; the damage was done in the first half which saw the Tribesmen race into a 1-08 to 0-01 point lead after 15 minutes; Kerry fought valiantly to the end but it was a bridge too far particularly when Barry O’Sullivan was dismissed for a second yellow card offence after 15 minutes of the second half. Commiserations to all involved but especially to Alan O’Sullivan and Cormac Coffey who was introduced briefly towards the end.

Junior Blues: As last Sunday was Easter Sunday, players and coaches had a day off but will resume this coming Sunday in Ballyrickard again @ 11.00 am

U-14 Boys – Féile: Qualifying groups for the Féile will be held in Strand Rd & Healy Park this Weds night 21st April commencing at 19.00

Ladies: U12 GIRLS
Outdoor training continues on Wednesdays in Ballyrickard 6.15p.m. – 7.15p.m.
Our next game is a back game v Na Gaeil on Friday, April 21st in Ballyrickard at 7p.m.
Details of Corca Dhuibhne game will be texted during the week.

Outdoor training continues on Tuesday 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m. in Ballyrickard.  In Round 3 of the County League we play Moyvane on Thursday, April 20th at 7p.m. in Moyvane.
No core training this Wednesday as The CBS is closed for Easter.

Outdoor training continues on Tuesday 7p.m. – 8p.m.
In Round 2 of The County League we play Churchill in Ballyrickard at 6.45p.m. on Thursday, April 20th.
No core training this week.

No core training this week. Text will be sent during the week.
Any new players interested in joining are more than welcome and can contact Shirley at (086) 8713552.

Minors: Following defeat in the Tralee town board league to Austin Stacks, we resume county league duties on Friday next 21st April when we welcome Killarney Legion in a home fixture where throw in is at 18.30.

Masters Golf Challenge: The Masters Golf Challenge fund raiser was a huge success and one which again kept all participants enthralled right through to the final hole; the winner on a score of (-26) was Pat Foley who picks up a cheque for €500, with €150 going to runner up Seán O’Leary ( -25) and €100 to Henry Burrows on (-24); Evan Doody picked up a cheque for €50 for the consolation prize. The committee would like to thank everybody who supported this initiative.

Club Lotto: The club lotto draw on Monday night ( 10th April) for a jackpot of €7,000 was not won where the winning numbers were: 11, 19, 26 & 31. There were no match 3 winners – next draw on Easter Monday will be for a jackpot of €7,100 – play early for your chance to win or share in this prize.

Charlie’s 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.
Sympathy: The club would like to extend sincere sympathy to Lilian Liston on the recent death of her mother, Betty Lynch – ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
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 at pro.kerinsorahillys.kerry@ga 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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