Kerins O’Rahillys GAA News 12/05/2014

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U6/8/10: Our U8s took part in the first leg of the U8 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. Training for this age group continues in Healy Park on Saturdays at 11am.
U8/10 Girls: There was no training on Saturday last due to the bad weather. Training as usual on Saturday next at 11am in Healy Park.
U12s: U12s were due to play Kenmare Shamrocks on Sunday last but the game was switched to Tuesday. No results available.
U12s train in Healy Park Ballyrickard on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4pm. Gum shields have to be worn by each player.
U16s: Our U16s played Austin Stacks in the Kellihers Toyota Central League Final on Monday evening last in St Pats Blennerville.

Austin Stacks had beaten us in the first game of the league so we were on our guard from the start and got our scoring off to a great start with a goal from Evan Doody in the first minute.


Shooting for goal during the Kerins O’Rahillys V St Michaels Foilmore match on Saturday evening. Photo by Gavin O’Connor

We went on to hold most of the possession throughout the half and get some more fine score from Tom Hoare, Gearóid Savage and Karl Mullins to leave the half time score Kerins O’Rahillys 2-03 to Austin Stacks 1-02.

We started off the second half much like the first with a goal in the first minute this time from Karl Mullins followed by two more from Evan Doody and super sub Seán Hartnett (who had a fine game once introduced).

Austin Stacks did not give in easily and it took some fine defending from Colm Carmody, Darragh McElligott, Ciarán Hattar but in particular Seán Collins who was outstanding on the night to keep them at bay. Shane Foley was as always solid in goals. Further scores in this half from Gearóid Savage who handled an abundance of ball throughout and Karl Mullins saw the final score Kerins O’Rahillys 6-06 to Austin Stacks 2-06.

Captain Tom Hoare was presented with the “Pat Healy Memorial Shield” by Central Region Chairman Liam Ó Rócháin. Gearóid Savage was presented with the “Vincent Murphy Sports” Man of the Match Award by Secretary of the Central Region Damien McCarthy. Well done to all the team and Mentors Norman Foley, Shane Ronan and Adrian Doody.


Action from the match on Saturday evening. Photo by Gavin O’Connor

Senior Football
Senior County League Division 1 Round 4

Kerins O’Rahillys 2-06

St Michaels/Foilmore 0-10

Kerins O’Rahillys notched up their fourth league win in a row with a hard earned but deserved victory over a tough St Michaels/Foilmore side on a difficult night for football due to the strong & gusting wind.

Playing with the aid of the elements in the first half, St Michaels/Foilmore were first on the score sheet but we soon equalised from a free by Declan Quill following a foul on his younger brother Ronan and hit the front shortly after with a great goal by midfielder Kevin Walshe who found the top corner of the net following a neat one two with Barry John Keane.

Further points followed from Declan Quill, Barry John Keane and a “45” from Jack Savage to leave us leading by 1-04 to 0-03 approaching the short whistle.

A great team move saw the ball reach Kieran O’Mahony on the edge of the square and he found the net with a low shot to give us a half time lead if 7 points, 2-04 to 0-03.


Action from the Kerins O’Rahilly’s V St Michael’s Foilmore league match on Saturday evening. Photo by Gavin O’Connor

The first ten minutes of the second half were tit for tat with Jack Savage and Declan Quill frees in answer to St Michaels/Foilmores 3 pts; we were not to score again due to a combination of bad luck and the strong winds whilst St Michaels/Foilmore tacked on another 3 points to leave the full time score of Kerins O’Rahillys 2-06 to St Michaels/Foilmore 0-10 points.

This was a great win with each and everyone playing their part including subs- it was also heartening to get back on the winning trail following last weeks disappointment in the club championship. We travel to Waterville next week and hope that some of our absentees tonight will be available next week.

Mouth-Guards: 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.

Ladies Football
Junior Ladies: Our Junior ladies played their final game in the Co League against Rathmore on Sunday last. Despite some outstanding saves from goalkeeper Nicola Horan and great defending from Erika Quill, Oonagh O’Sullivan, Ciara Neenan and Natasha O’Regan Rathmore were able to put scores on the board.

Fine runs upfield and fine scores from Emma McCarthy and Shauna Hanafin as well as a well taken goal by Rachel O’Connor were not enough for us to breech the gap and Rathmore left victors on the day.

U14/U16 Girls: U16 County League Kerins O’Rahillys 2-03 Moyvane 4-01
There was a very strong wind when the game started and as we lost the toss we had to play against it. Moyvane took an early lead with the wind at their backs and at half time we were trailing by 3 goals. We came back well with goals from Eimear Ellard and Shannon Quill but Moyvane scored another goal and pulled away again. The girls battled on but at the final whistle Moyvane were the victors. Final score Moyvane 4-01 Kerins O’Rahillys 2-03. Other players to impress were Megan McBride and Hannah Stack. U14 and U16 Ladies train every Tuesday at 6.15 in Ballyrickard.

U12: Girls U12 girls play their first games in the second phase of the Co League this week. The first was away to Firies on Tuesday. Their next game will be at home to Laune Rangers on Tuesday the 20th.

Happy Birthday
Birthday wishes this week go to Jonathon Lyons (all round volunteer with the club).

Good Luck
Best of luck to our own Rosie McGrath who is representing the Oyster Tavern in the upcoming “Kerry Rose” selection. Rosie was the best dressed lady at our club social so we hope it was the start of her winning year!

The Lotto takes place in Charlie’s Bar every Monday. The Lotto results for Monday the 5th of April were 9, 10, 21 and 28. There was no jackpot winner; the next jackpot will be €5,000. There were no match 3 winners. Five entrants for December draw were Mary Fitzgerald c/o Mrs O’Brien, Maureen Fleming c/o Mrs O’Brien, Sheila Coen c/o Pat, Darren Cane c/o Ann and Mags and Seán c/o Seán Kissane. 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 15th in the club and the “45” card drive in club house on Friday the 16th. Tables of 6. Bring a friend. All welcome.

Sincere Sympathy is expressed to the family of Gerry Connolly, The Kerries Tralee, James (Jimmy) O’Sullivan Derrymore East Tralee, Brendán O’Connell, Tonevane Tralee, Paddy Moriarty, Oakview Village Tralee, and Gerry Jameson, Abbeydorney Tralee. May they rest in Peace.

P.R.O Contact
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