Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Senior 2021 AGM in club on Friday next January 21st at 7pm,we will revert to online AGM if any worsening public health situation.

Members of the Nix and Slattery families with Kerins O’Rahillys club members at the launch of the Kerins O’Rahillys 5k/10k Run on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

 5k/10k Run 

On Sunday the 30th Jan Kerins O Rahillys 10K/5K Run takes place and this year we are honouring one of our dearly loved and sadly missed members Marie Nix.

Having played and won senior championship with Austin Stacks Marie became more of a Strand Road supporter as the years went on, with Stephen and Katie becoming hugely involved with the club from a young age.

Marie realised the only way forward was Kerins O Rahillys. Marie became involved in all aspects of the ladies’ club, but her main interest was training the underage girls.

Starting out on Saturday morning for a number of years and moving on to under 10s, 12s and 14s. taking every opportunity to travel, entering tournaments such as Passage West and arranging challenge games to spend the day out with girls and theirfamilies.

Ans so with Marie’s untimely passing on the 20th November 2020 after a long battle with illness a sense of shock and sadness engulfed our club and beyond. Club members often spoke of Marie’s bravery as she would sit in her car on the side-lines of pitches all over the county to watch her son Stephen and daughter Katie play in the blue of Kerins O Rahillys despite being gravely ill.

So, on the 30th Jan members and friends will get a chance to honour Marie, who’s funeral took place under Covid restrictions so the traditional Gaelic gathering could not take place.

So please come along on the 30th Jan at 11am to Run, Walk our 5K/10K to remember Marie and let the Nix and Slattery families know how much we miss our Marie.

A special commemorative medal featuring the as always smiling face of Marie will be presented to each participant in the event.

Sometimes there are no words ….

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ashling Murphy, her family, friends, community and all who knew her. Rest in peace dear Ashling.

Looking forward to seeing our dear Marie’s players join us on Sunday, January 30th .
Marie trained our U8 and U10 Girls in our club and then moved up to U12s with this wonderful bunch.

To say that Marie was proud of these girls would be an understatement . Marie was always delighted to call them “my girls”.

New to the area ?
Want to start a new hobby and make lifelong friends?
Want to become part of a vibrant club?
Want to have fun and enjoyment…..Then join our club who looks after those in our community!
We are looking for new players to join us in all age groups. This year we are one of the lucky 10 clubs in Munster to have been chosen to participate  in the  Gaelic4Girls program. We are passionate about  ladies football in Kerins O’ Rahilly’s Club.
Spread the word to any new neighbours and class mates.
For more details text or what’s app Shirley (086) 8713552 . Everyone is made welcome!

Saturday, January 22nd is the day girls… our first day back training in 2022. The weather isn’t meant to be too bad… we will get in some fresh air, fun drills , exercise and get to know each other!
We will have an early start on our first day. Meeting at 9.50a.m. in Ballyrickard pitch where we will all introduce ourselves and be ready to train then from 10a.m. – 11.15a.m.
Adrian, Mary and Tricia look forward to meeting you all and having a wonderful , enjoyable year of football.

News on training will be posted when we hear the upcoming fixtures for 2022.
It will be fantastic to get out there again. Everyone will be fresh and ready to go after the short break!

Lotto Results
January 10th


No Winner of Jackpot €3,400

Match  3 winners €25

David Keane DD

Martin & Julie Fitzpatrick c/o Jimmys Shop.

Michael & Mary Mangan DD

Timmy O Sullivan DD

Ber Walsh DD

Draw for 4 €250 December 2022
John Joy DD
Kieran Murphy DD
Clodagh Shanahan
Eileen Harris c/o Rock St Post Office
Mary Moriarty c/o Philip

Next Weeks Jackpot €3,500

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