Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Seniors: A team much weakened by injuries , exams and J1s saw us go down to a much more experienced side in Rathmore on Sat evening on a final scoreline of 2-13 to 0-05.

Making no less than 7 changes from our previous outing with Austin Stacks we played with the breeze in the first half but as expected faced an uphill battle when Rathmore hit us for two goals inside the opening 10 minutes.

We were on the back foot for the remainder of the half, struggling to cope with the pace and physicality of our opponents with many of our side new to Division 1 football – half time saw us trail 2-07 to 0-04 and the margin could have been greater but for the efforts of Ross O’Callaghan, Danny O’Sullivan & Karl Mullins in an over worked defence.

On the resumption we lost Rory Molloy, Gearoid Savage  & John C O’Connor to injuries but we defended well and limited the opposition to 6 second half points – we created some good chances but failed to make the most of our opportunities to trouble the score board.

Gearoid Dillane making his debut showed plenty of promise and was rewarded for his game efforts when landing a point in the second half. It was good to see so many of our younger players getting some game time which will stand to them in the weeks ahead as the county league continues throughout the summer months.

Team: Killian Moran, Andrew Thompson, Ross O’Callaghan, Danny O’Sullivan, Jason O’Leary, Karl Mullins, Gary Nolan, Cian Sayers, John C O’Connor, Shane Flavin, Rory Molloy, Padraig Griffin, John Keane, Gearoid Savage ( 0-2), John Ferguson ( 0-2). Subs: Kieran O’Connor, John Dillane, Gearoid Dillane ( 0-01) & Rob O’Connor.
Strand Rd: We took on Killarney Legion on Monday night last ( 5th June) in a round 3 league game and after a satisfactory performance we emerged winners on a final score line of 2-12 to 1-05.

Playing with the strong breeze in the first half we dictated matters from midfield where Rory Molloy & Chucky  were outstanding and with our backs well in control, particularly Jason O’Leary at full back and Seán Collins at corner back, Legion found scores hard to come by and our forwards were being supplied with plenty of ball- they made good use of it and with Shane Flavin knocking over two points plus a goal from Daniel Nix ( on as a substitute for the injured Gazza) we led by seven points at half time, 1-06 to 0-02.

The expected fight back from Legion did not materialise on the turnover principally due to the fine work of Johnny Keane tracking back from the “40”, Rory Molloy and Chucky keeping up their good work it all resulted in us tacking on another 1-06 into the breeze, the goal coming from Seán Collins supporting the forwards with a score that wrapped up the game.

Our next game in this competition is on Fri 23rd June away to Dingle. We will have Tralee town league prior to this when we take on John Mitchels this coming Monday night 12th June in the opening round of this competition.

Team: Rob O’Connor, Sean Collins (1-0), Jason O’Leary, Gary Nolan, Kieran O’Connor, James O’Connor, Shane O’Sullivan, Rory Molloy ( 0-1), Ryan Carroll, James Lyons, John Keane ( 0-01), Seán Griffin, John Dillane, Gearoid Savage, Shane Flavin ( 0-6, 3fs); subs Daniel Nix ( 1-02), Jack Short ( 0-01), Killian Moran, Tom Houston, Gearoid Dillane (0-01).
U-21 County Championship: We have been drawn against West Kerry in the opening round of this year’s championship which will take place on Weds night 21st June in Castlegregory where throw in is @ 19.30. Having won this competition in 2015 we should be competitive again this year but the loss to the US of a no of key players will see us stretched to make an impression this year. However, Eugene McGrath along with selectors Davy Keane and Tony Corridon are leaving no stone unturned to ensure we are in the hat for round 2 of the competition.

Minors: We have been drawn to play Shannon Rangers in a preliminary round of the county championship which will be played on Thurs 29th June at a North Kerry venue. The winners will play Laune Rangers in the first round.

Kerry Seniors: Well done to Barry John and Jack who were part of the Kerry senior team who advanced to another Munster final meeting with the ” old enemy” following Kerry’s defeat of Clare by six point margin. David was ruled out of the starting XV due to a calf muscle injury but hopefully will be available for the final which take place on Sunday 2nd July in the newly revamped Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Junior Blues: Unfortunately we had to cancel our u6 training this Sunday morning due to the bad weather –  there were a few sad faces but training will continue next Sunday morning  in Ballyrickard at 11am –  see you all then .

Juvenille players of the week were…
U8/ 10 girls- Aprilrosa Kennedy, U8 boys- Jamie O’ Keeffe, U10 boys- Cillian McGrath.

Well done to both of our U12 teams who won their games v Cromane.

Our U14s and U16s will be starting their competitions next week. More details to follow.

Our U15 boys travelled to Mallow on Saturday for the Munster Super Touch . They lost to Crokes in their first game​, they then ​
beat Buttevant in their next game who went on to win the competition. Well done to our lads and their mentors.
U-14 Boys: Having completed their county league programme ( exiting at the semi final stage to Beaufort), the boys will now compete for the summer in Central league division 2 where their opponents will be: Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane, John Mitchels, Milltown/Castlemaine, An Ghaeltacht & Churchill. We will have our opening game on Monday 19th when we are away to the Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane combination – more on this on FB. Games will be played each Monday night finishing on 17th July with a home game to An Ghaeltacht – all fixtures can be seen on our website.

Well done to the boys who were picked for the divisional side and though beaten by South Kerry they advanced to the second round of the plate when accounting for Feale Rangers last week.
Cúl Camps: The Kelloggs sponsored Cúl camps will take place from Monday July 3rd- Friday 8th in Strand Rd; these camps are wonderful fun for all the kids and aimed at boys and girls aged 6-13 years. Registration can be made on line @  or directly to the Cúl camp offices in Austin Stack Park.
U12 Girls
The girls are away to Castleisland Desmonds on Monday, June 12th in round 4 of the County League. Throw in at 6pm.
We are at home to Mitchels in round 5 on Wednesday, June 14th. Throw in at 7pm in Ballyrickard.
Best of luck to the girls and their mentors.
U14 Girls
Training continues on Tuesday at 6.30pm in preparation for The North Kerry League. We will have 2 teams entering this competition.
U16 Girls
Training recommences this Tuesday at 7pm after a short break whilst some of the girls had exams.
Minor Ladies
Training re commencing shortly with Diarmuid and Padraig.
There are still girls who haven’t paid their registration despite several reminders. Please return completed registration forms with the appropriate fee as soon as possible.

New members always welcome. Please contact Shirley at (086) 8713552 for training details.

Lotto: There was no winner of last weeks draw ( 5th June) where the winning numbers drawn were: 13, 18, 21 & 28. There were 4 match winners as follows: Lilian Healy, Mag Bowler, Damien McLoughlin along with Barry & Cade Jameson – each wins €25.

Five entrants for the special December draw ( 4 X €250): Damien Fitzgerald, Pat Flavin, Martin Hughes, Nelius c/o Fred and John Doyle.
Next week;s draw will be for a jackpot of €7,900. We would like to thank all who continue to support us in this initiative.

Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to the family, friends and relatives of the late John ” Slasher” Flynn, Caherina who passed away during the week – ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.

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.
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@g 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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