Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club Notes

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Senior Football
Garvey’s Super Valu Co Championship Rnd 3 Kerins O’Rahillys 3-12 Killarney Legion 2-12

We qualified for the quarter final of the Garvey’s Co. Championship with a well deserved victory over Legion played in damp conditions at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney last Sunday afternoon.

This was a great team performance and it was only in the last ten minutes that Legion threatened and gave supporters palpitations when they bagged two goals to narrow the gap. Kerins O’Rahillys completely dominated the first half with David Moran dominating mid field ably assisted by John C O’Connor.

Points by Jack Savage, Barry John Keane, Tommy Walsh and a Jack Savage pointed free had us ahead by 4 points to Legions no score at the 6th minute.

In the 9th minute Barry John Keane billowed the Legion net from close range and further points from Jack Savage (2) John Ferguson and David Moran had us ahead by 1-08 to Legions 0-01 at the 19th minute and the team firing on all cylinders. We had a great chance of a second goal in the 25th minute but the ball went well wide.

Barry John Keane had the last point of the half to leave the half time score at Kerins O’Rahillys 1-09  to Legions   0-03 . The second half saw Strand Road again dominate with the backline of Danny O’Sullivan, Giles O’Grady and Shane Brosnan rock solid and David Mc Loughlin, Ross O’Callaghan and Andrew Thompson setting up the attacks and Tommy Walsh fielding good possession.

Points by Barry John Keane (2), Jack Savage (1) increased our lead to Kerins O’Rahillys 1-12 to Legions 0-04 at the 40th minute. A great run by Barry John Keane who set up John Ferguson who palmed to the net to leave us ahead by 2-12 to Legions 0-05 at the 45th minute and the game looked over for the Legion.

A similar move straight after when Barry John drew the backline and slotted over a great ball for John Ferguson to finish for his second goal leaving us ahead by 3-12 to Legions 0-08 at the 52nd minute.

But Legion responded by putting over 3 points and a goal to leave the scores at the 58th minute Kerins O’Rahillys 3-12 to Legions 1-11. Another point at the 60th minute left it at Kerins O’Rahillys 3-12 to Legions 1-12 and when they got their second goal 4 minutes into injury time alarm bells started to ring but we held onto a deserved win and look forward now to the quarter final draw.

Gary Kissane had a fine game in goals, the backs had a great hour and others to impress were Greg O Connell, Kieran O’Mahony, Kevin Walshe, Gavin O’Brien when introduced. We wish John Ferguson a speedy recovery from the nasty head wound he got during the game. Congratulations to Kevin Walshe who got married on Friday to Sinéad. Next game is on Sunday next in the Co League. We play Dingle in Dingle ay2pm.

Junior Leagues

Strand Road play Milltown in Milltown at 7pm on Tuesday the 12th.

We play St Pats in Strand Rd on Monday the 18th at 7.30pm in the Junior Town League.

Minor Football
Minors played Dingle in the Keane’s Supervalu Co Championship on Wednesday last. The final score was Kerins O’Rahillys 3-09 Dingle 3-10 after extra time. The draw for the second round was made and we got a bye into the third round. Kerins O’Rahillys play West Kerry in Annascaul on Thursday next the 14th at 7pm.

Juvenile News
Saturday Morning Football for U6-U10s will be back this Saturday morning at 11am in Healy Park Ballyrickard. U8 and 10s are back to Thursday evening training in Healy Park Ballyrickard at 6pm.
U12s training Healy Park Saturday 12pm.

U13s play St Pats in the Town league on Sunday the 17th at 6pm in Strand Rd.

U14s played Milltown/Castlemaine on Monday last and had a good win with a final score of Kerins O’Rahillys 6-11 Milltown/Castlemaine 4-07. Their next game is against Austin Stacks in the Central League in Connolly Park on Tuesday the 12th of July at 7pm. They play John Mitchel’s on at home on Monday the18th at 7pm.

Ladies News
U12 girls will train in Healy Park Ballyrickard on Friday next at 6.30. If you have any queries about training contact Marie Nix on 0879734923.

U14 girls are back training with Manager Jerome Linnane and mentors Mark and Ashling. Contact Jerome for information on 0876114661

Junior Ladies are training with Manager Ken Savage along with Ann Marie O’Connor and Breda Dyland. Contact Ann Marie 0879652848 or Breda 0863161407 for information.

The Lotto takes place in Charlie’s Bar every Monday.  The Lotto results for Monday 4th July were 1, 9, 11, and 16. There was no jackpot winner. The next jackpot will be €3,100. There were 3 match 3 winners. They were Ken Savage, Breda O’Regan and Sonny Roche. The 5 people drawn for the December 2016 draw (4 x€250) were Rosie O’Sullivan, Phil Nolan, Geraldine King, Arthur J Spring and Mark Sullivan. 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 www.korgaa.comPlease note that it is the responsibility of each individual playing our club lotto via direct debit to ensure that direct debit is paid monthly to the club. In the event that we do not receive two consecutive monthly direct debits an individual’s lotto numbers will no longer be valid for entry to our weekly lotto draw. If an individual cancels their direct debit their lotto entry is deemed cancelled. 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.

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