Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Kilcummin were the visitors to Strand Road on Sat evening for round 5 of the county league.

A game of two halves it certainly was not but in an extraordinary last quarter, the visitors managed to fashion a win which for the most part seemed highly unlikely.

We started with Shane Brosnan at full back in place of the injured Ross O’Callaghan and had built up a seven point lead, 1-04 to nil after 17 mins with Darragh O’Connor netting – from here to the half time whistle, we tacked on another two points with Kilcummin adding 3, to leave the half time score 1-06 to 0-04.

The second half saw Kilcummin add two quick points but once again, thanks to the dominance of David and Diarmuid around the middle we pulled away to add 6 unanswered points with the score now at 1-12 to 0-06 in the 45th minute.

We were not to score again and with Kilcummin threatening at every opportunity we conceded 2-05 to finish two points in arrears and the league points lost.

We have a break now until the weekend of 14th May when we travel to Rathmore to take on the locals – for fixture details please keep an eye on website/social media.

Our next game in Div 6A will take place on Sunday next, 7th May when we travel to Tuosist where the game will throw in @ 2 pm – again, keep an eye on social media as this is subject to confirmation due to Kerry’s clash with Clare.

Munster Football Final

Kerry v Clare

Sunday 7th May @ 4pm in Gaelic Grounds, Limerick

The Munster Football Final tickets are now on sale. Tickets are unreserved seating Stand Specific. i.e Mackey Stand unreserved and North Stand unreserved.

Wheelchair users can purchase a Mackey Stand ticket and this will suffice for both Wheelchair user and attendant to gain entry to the stadium.

Price Details as follows:

Adult Stand: €35

Student/OAP Stand: €25

Adult Terrace: €25

Student/OAP Terrace: €15

Juveniles all areas: €5

All Tickets must be purchased in advance via participating Centra and Supervalu outlets or online via link below.

There will be no ticket sales at the venue.


Kerry will play Sligo on Sat evening next 6th May at Pearse Stadium , Salthill in the semi final of the All Ireland football championship – throw in is at 16.45

As usual, tickets must be purchased in advance via usual outlets, SuperValu/Centra or online via – there will be no tickets on sale at the venue.

We wish Kerry and Maurice Horan ( coach) the very best on Saturday.


Another fun filled morning was had by all in Ballyrickard. The laughter and enjoyment could be heard echoing throughout the pitches and further afield, it’s fair to say they could be heard for miles around.

We are delighted with the huge numbers in attendance in each age group and it’s lovely to see so many children enjoying the sport we all love so much. Training will continue every Sunday morning in Pat Healy Park Ballyrickard.

Huge thank you to our main Sponsor Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre for their continued support. Please ensure you have paid your membership through clubzap, if you are having any difficulty please contact us.

We will be using clubzap for all communication regarding your child’s group so please make sure you keep an eye on it. New members are always welcome to join our Club and be part of the Kerins O’Rahilly family.

U5 Boys

The enthusiasm and concentration from this bunch of boys is amazing. Every week they bring huge energy to training and listen carefully to their coaches. Keep up the good work boys and Don’t forget to practice as much as you can during the week. We’ll see you all next week.

U6 Girls:

We had a great training session Sunday morning with the U6 girls. We had two new girls Aisha and Eabha. A very warm welcome to both girls to the team. We did loads of running and running holding the ball. We’re going to practice throwing the ball against a wall and catching it at home during the week and we will see you all again next week.

U7 Boys:

Another great session in Healy Park Ballyrickard on Sunday. We welcomed a few newcomers, Melvin & Abraham, who are both very welcome to the team. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the session where we worked on our basic skills, had some fun, mobility games and finished with mini 5 a sides. The boys were encouraged to get out and practice during the week to help them improve even more.

U8 Girls:

The girls were full of energy and fun. We practised our handpassing playing a new game called Beat the Ball which the girls really enjoyed. There was a huge improvement in the girls skills and focus when it came to the game. Today saw very few girls standing still with everyone getting stuck in and looking to play! Overall a very enjoyable session for both coach and girls.

U9 Boys:

Fantastic effort from the U9 boys at this week’s training session! We focused on passing skills and played lots of games. We’re delighted to welcome new member Ryan to the team! All boys are encouraged to practice kicking with both legs this week. The next Go-Game will be Tuesday 9th May at 6:15pm in Na Gaeil. See you all for training next week.

U10 Girls:

Another great session was had by all. We did a warm up that included improving our skills and working with the ladders and hurdles. We played a couple of fun games. We also did some drills that worked on both attacking and defending and finished off with a 10 a side football match which was very competitive.

U11 Boys

Our U11 Boys had two fantastic games against listowel last Thursday evening in Listowel. Fantastic football played by both teams was a joy to watch. Well done to all. The boys also enjoyed their training on Sunday morning in preparation for their next game against Kilcummin on Thursday 4th May at 6.30 pm in Ballyrickard.

U13 Boys:

Our U13 boys were delighted to welcome SAM to their training session last Friday evening.

The U13 B team played Cordal on Sunday evening, This being their only team in the County League Cordal won on a score of 5-14 to 0-4. The boys showed great teamwork and fight and never gave up but we simply couldn’t contend with their 8 or 9 powerful players. Boys we are very proud of each and everyone of you


Kerins O’Rahillys/St. Pats minors had a very emphatic win over a spirited Sneem Derrynane Templenoe Tousist combination in the first round of the central league.

The experience of playing in Division 2 of the county league was clearly of huge benefit to our lads as the speed of thought, ball and man left our opponents at 6s and 7s.

We will have sterner tests ahead of us and will need to maintain these high standards for ourselves if we are to achieve similar impressive results. Next round is a tough trip away to Dromid Waterville.

Juvenile Fixtures for week beginning 1st May:

U17 Central Region Div 5 KOR/St.Pats V Dromid/Waterville Monday 1st May at 3pm in Dromid

U11 Go Games KOR A&B V Kilcummin A&B

Thursday 4th May at 6.30 pm In Ballyrickard

A bumper week of football ahead for our Narriettes!

Crossing our fingers and toes for a break from the continuous rain has definitely helped as pitches throughout the county have dried out and hardened up.

We have Féile to look forward to on bank holiday Monday for our U15s. On Tuesday our U12s have their first home game while our minors make their way to Knockanure for their first match of the division 3 Co. League.

Then on Wednesday the U16s are away to Beale while on Saturday our U14s are away to Killarney Legion in the NCP Co. League. Our senior ladies have a back game to play v Currow and are away to Fossa the following week.

Training will continue also during the week as usual.

We can’t keep up and it’s a great complaint ! It’s wonderful to see a hive of activity on all pitches everywhere.

Best of luck to everyone and remember to come out and show your support!


The U12 girls from Strand Road and Ballymac served up a cracking match last Monday evening in round 2 of the North Kerry League. There was a terrific turnout for the fixture with everyone getting game time.

A great game was evenly contested by both sides.

There was a huge effort put in by each player…we were pipped at the post by a late goal . We are starting to see real improvement and progress in everyone.All of the hard work put in by each of you at training is beginning to come through on the pitch. Keep it going girls, we are so proud of you!

Congrats to Ballymac!

Ballymacelligott 2-06

Kerins O’ Rahillys 1-06


Terrific training sessions again during the week.. plenty of hard work put in by all during training. There’s great spirit, character and determination in this team which is standing to the players as they are producing impressive displays of football at each game .

We are away to Legion in Rd. 5 and also have a back game to play v Na Gaeil. More details to follow once confirmed.

A warm welcome to Sorcha, great to see you back. We hope that you’ll enjoy playing and make many great friends along the way.

Well done to Lily ,Aoife and Allie who were in action for the Kerry Ladies against Cork last Saturday afternoon in Mallow, not to be on the day for the U14 Kerry Ladies in the Munster LGFA B final but wonderful times and camaraderie over the past few months.


Best of luck to the U15 girls and management as they make the short journey to Ballyrickard to partake in Féile Peil Na nÓG on Monday. There are three Féile divisions this year for Kerry. Best of luck to everyone!


Our U16s will take a trip back to Beale on Wednesday for Round 3 of the Co. League ! Throw in will be at 7pm. in Bob Stack Park, Ballybunion. Best of luck ladies and also to their coaches Mike and Dan.


The wait for  Kerins O’ Rahillys minor ladies is over!

This week sees their first match in the Co. League take place… between pitches being unplayable and many TY students having their Gaisce walk during the week it just wasn’t possible.

The team has been training long and hard and can hardly contain their excitement.

Looking forward to seeing plenty of support as always on Tuesday, May 2nd when our ladies take on Moyvane at 7p.m. in Knockanure.

We wish the team and management the very best of luck. John Nix is this year’s manager.


A proud moment for Kerins O’ Rahillys Club…. Our ladies club is going from strength to strength as was seen with our large numbers for last Friday’s round 3 of the Donal Curtin Cup. A huge thank you to all of our hard working coaches from Academy upwards over the years who have made this possible. Many of this team have been playing with us since they were U6s.

D’imir foireann na mban in aghaidh Daingean Uí Chúis dé hAoine seo chaite.

Our senior ladies hosted Daingean Uí Chuís on Strand Road’s home pitch last Friday evening. We got off to a fast start with a few good scores.This continued with our ladies dominating throughout the first half.

The opposition looked like they had got back into the rhythm for the second half however it was short lived with great defending from our team…  great performance by our ladies . Many thanks to Daingean Uí Chúis who made the long journey in and best wishes to them for the remainder of the competition.

Thanks to Danny, our senior ladies proud manager who treated the team to food afterwards in the Klub..the girls enjoyed their team bonding!


Congrats to the players, management and background team on their win over Waterford in Rd. 1 of the Munster Championship.


Our condolences to the families and friends of Maurice Roche, Blennerville and formerly of Moyderwell and Mitchels Avenue, John O’ Mahoney, late of Lismore, Edward Street and The Spa, Tralee and formerly of Blackrock, Co. Dublin and Noreen Cronin, Caherslee.

May their souls rest in peace.


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