Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News 05/05/2014

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Our U10s took part in the first leg of the U10 Go Games Blitz held in Healy Park on Thursday last. Teams travelled from John Mitchels, Na Gaeil and Austin Stacks and a great showcase of skills was had on the night.

Outstanding on the night for Kerins O’Rahilly’s was TJ Heaphy who will be certainly one to watch in the future.

U8s have their Go Games Blitz starting this Thursday the 8th in Healy Park. Players are asked to be there at 6.10pm. Training for this age group continues in Healy Park on Saturdays at 11am.

U8/10 Girls

Our U8/10 girls trained as usual on Saturday last. These girls are a joy to watch as their skill level continues to improve every week and they are in preparation for the many blitzes they are due to play in shortly. Congratulations to the girls who made their 1st Holy Communion on Saturday last.


U12s played Na Gaeil in Divisions 2A and 2B on Sunday last in Healy Park Ballyrickard. The result in Division 2A was Kerins O’Rahillys 2-06 Na Gaeil 5-18. The result in Division 2B was  Kerins O’Rahillys 5-25 Na Gaeil 5-16. Their next games will be in Kenmare on Sunday the 11th against Kenmare Shamrocks at 6pm. U12s train in Healy Park Ballyrickard on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4pm. Gum shields have to be worn by each player.


U14 played Na Gaeil in Kileen on Wednesday last and were beaten by a stronger Na Gaeil side. The final score was Kerins O’Rahillys 1-04 Na Gaeil 5-12. New fixtures will be posted on Facebook.

Kerins O'Rahillys U16 Team who defeated Austin Stacks in the Kelliher's Toyota sponsored Central League Division 1 Final on Monday evening last. Photo by Breda Dyland

Kerins O’Rahillys U16 Team who defeated Austin Stacks in the Kelliher’s Toyota sponsored Central League Division 1 Final on Monday evening last. Photo by Breda Dyland

Tom Hoare Kerins O'Rahillys U16 Captain being presented with the Kelliher's Toyota "Pat Healy Memorial Shield" by Central Region Chairman Liam Ó Rócháin. Photo Breda Dyland

Tom Hoare Kerins O’Rahillys U16 Captain being presented with the Kelliher’s Toyota “Pat Healy Memorial Shield” by Central Region Chairman Liam Ó Rócháin. Photo by Breda Dyland



Our U16s played Laune rangers in the Semi-final of The Central League on Monday the 28th May in Strand Road. They had a very comprehensive win to book their place in the Final against Austin Stacks. The score was Kerins O’Rahillys 5-18 Laune Rangers 0-10.

Senior Football
Castleisland Mart Club Championship Kerins O’Rahillys 0-09 Legion 3-09

Action from the senior game against Legion on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Action from the senior game against Legion on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Played in ideal conditions at the Deerpark pitch Killarney Legion proved too strong for Kerins O’Rahillys who were without a host of players for this club championship tie. Legion were first on the scoreboard with an early goal but Strand Road replied straight after with a well taken point by Declan Quill at the 7th minute leaving two points between the sides..

A great save by Garry Kissane when he blocked a pile driver from James O’Donoghue that had goal written all over it . Points by Declan Quill and Barry John Keane reduced the gap to a point Kerins O’Rahillys 0-03 to Legions 1-01 at the 13th minute.

Both sides traded scores with Strand Road having points from Jack Savage and Barry John Keane to leave Legion ahead by 1-03 to Strand Roads 0-05 at the 25th minute, then disaster struck before half time in a well worked move by the Legion forwards for their second goal to leave them ahead at half time by 2-04 to Kerins O’Rahillys 0-05.

The second half was only three minutes old when Legion struck for their third goal and it was all uphill after this. But the team battled on and great play by John C O’Connor mid field ably assisted by Rory Molloy, and points by Declan Quill, Jack Savage and Barry John Keane had the scores at Kerins O’Rahillys 0-09 to Legions 3-08 with 5 minutes to go.


Barry John Keane in action on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

We would have had a goal when Ronan Quill billowed the net from close range but the referee didn’t allow advantage. Garry Kissane made two excellent saves again in the second half and though the team gave it everything on the night Legion ran out deserved winners.

We missed David Moran big time who was injured also Shane Brosnan and Kevin Walshe who were also out with injury. Next game is in Round 4 of the County League on Saturday next the 10th at 7pm in Strand Road against St Michaels/Foilmore.

Minor Football
Minor Town League Final Kerins O’Rahillys 2-06 Austin Stacks 1-12
Following their defeat to Kerins O’Rahillys in the County League Austin Stacks had a point to prove and prove it they did.

Kerins O’Rahillys started off strong enough but couldn’t put scores on the board despite having their fair share of possession. The half time score was Kerins O’Rahillys 0-02 Austin Stacks 0-06.

Austin Stacks came out in the second half determined not to give the game away and despite fighting back and scoring 2-04 in the second half the gap was too hard to fill and A Stacks came out victors on the night. Players who impressed on the night were Gary Nolan, Ben O’Neill, Rory Doyle and Paudi Griffin.


As you may be aware it will be compulsory for all players senior right down to juvenile to wear mouth-guards at training sessions and when playing games. This comes into effect for seniors from 1st January 2014 and has been in effect for all others since last January.

If players fail to wear mouth guards they will not be permitted to participate in football training or matches. No mouthguard No game! Further information on this rule can be found online at

Club Membership
Senior Committee will be in contact with you shortly about your 2014 membership. We will be asking that you consider putting your membership on direct debit to help cut down on administration. Please contact any committee member for details.

Gearóid Savage Kerins O'Rahillys being presented with the "Vincent Murphy Sports" Man of the Match Award by Secretary of the Central Region Damien McCarthy. Photo by Breda Dyland

U16 player Gearóid Savage Kerins O’Rahillys being presented with the “Vincent Murphy Sports” Man of the Match Award by Secretary of the Central Region Damien McCarthy at the Division 1 final on Monday evening. Photo by Breda Dyland

Ladies Football
Junior Ladies

Our Junior ladies have one game left in the league against Rathmore. It is a home tie and time and venue will be posted on Facebook.
U14/U16 Girls U16 County League Kerins O’Rahillys 5-14 Castlegregory 1-02
In our first game of the County League against Castlegregory our U16 girls got off to a flying start.

From the get go our girls took charge and dominated the game with goals from (Capt.) Shannon McInerney, Eimear Ellard and Shannon Quill. There was excellent defending from our backs of whom Jodie O’Halloran, Isabelle Bailey and Megan McBride played a blinder.

At half time Castlegregory still hadn’t scored and we had a very comfortable lead going into the second half. With some great direction from their Captain Shannon McInerney a rapid succession of points poured over the bar.

Castlegregory scored a goal and two points but another goal from Emma McCarthy sealed the deal for Kerins O’Rahillys. At the final whistle the score was 5-14 to 1-2. Other players to impress were Eimear Brosnan, Hannah Stack, Meabh Buckley and Ailbhe Mangan. Well done to everybody involved. U14 and U16 girls train every Tuesday in Ballyrickard at 6.15
U12 Girls U12 girls are training for the next phase of the Co League and waiting to play their two remaining matches in the North Kerry competition.

Happy Birthday
Birthday wishes this week go to Ella O’Connor U10 girls (who also celebrated her 1st Holy Communion so double celebrations!), Kate Kerins U10 girls, Taylor Kate Leane U6 girls, Jack McBride U10 boys and Jonathon Moriarty U8 boys.

Good Luck
We as a Club would like to wish Fionnbar Walsh and the Walsh family the very best of luck with his new book “Donal’s Mountain”.

We look forward to reading it and as a club helping our members both young and old live their lives to their full potential both on and off the field.

The Lotto takes place in Charlie’s Bar every Monday. The Lotto results for Monday the 28th of April were 7, 22, 26 and 28.

There was no jackpot winner; the next jackpot will be €4,900. There were 3 match 3 winners. They were: Frank c/o James, T O’Sullivan c/o Ann and Conor O’Brien c/o Mrs O’Brien. Five entrants for December draw were Frank c/o James, Conor Magee c/o Mrs O’Brien, Mary Fitzgerald c/o Mrs O’Brien, Trevor Thomas c/o Fred and Fred c/o Fred.

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

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.

Charlie’s Bar
Club Lotto on takes place in the bar every Monday night with a special in house raffle if you are present so why not pop along. Why not treat yourself to lunch in Charlie’s. There’s something to please everyone. Weightwatchers takes place in the Healy Room every Thursday and have now changed to “winter” times. Classes now take place at 9.30am, 12.30 and 5.30pm.

The Active Retired Coffee Morning Group meets every Tuesday morning in Charlie’s. Come along and keep in touch with old friends and make new friends. All welcome. “Dance for Fun” is back! It takes place in the Bistro from 8-9.30pm every Wednesday. All welcome. We have many different size function rooms and cater to all types of function. Contact Tom or Eileen or any member of staff at 7124956 if you have any queries.

Card Drive
Attention card players there will be a “Whist drive” on Thursday the 8th in the club and the “45” card drive in club house on Friday the 9th. Tables of 6. Bring a friend. All welcome.

Sincere Sympathy is expressed to the family of Violet Feehan (née Scanlon) Spa Road Tralee, Christopher O’Hehir Balloonagh Estate Tralee, Pat Guihan Laurel Court Tralee, Mary Quinn Reidy’s Terrace Tralee, John Marchant Chutehall Tralee and William (Billy) O’Brien Chestnut Drive Oakpark Tralee. May they rest in Peace.

P.R.O Contact
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