Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News

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U6/8/10/Girls U8 Boys took part in their final “Go Games Blitz” of the Summer in John Mitchels on Thursday last. We had 2 teams and they played 3 games each. Players to watch for the future were Seamus Cahill, who proved to be an all rounder playing in goals and out field, Colm O’Halloran, Tadgh Moran and Tomás Kennedy.
Dates for your diary: Thursday 17th U10 Go Games Blitz in John Mitchels. Sunday the 27th U10 blitz in Milltown. Times will be sent via text. The Kerins O’Rahillys Summer Camp will run from the 11th to the 15th of August.

Senior Football
Keanes Supervalu Minor Football Championship Round 1 Kerins O’Rahillys 2-14 Austin Stacks 1-06

The 1st Round of the Minor Championship was played in sometimes damp but otherwise perfect conditions in Strand Road on Wednesday evening last.

The Blues’ dominance led from midfield which they had a grip of for the entire match. They also worked tirelessly for possession and covered back and made runs forward when needed.

Austin Stacks were first to score in the first minute with a point from Seán Ryan and Kerins O’Rahillys first score came after two and a half minutes from a perfectly taken free from Ryan Carroll who took another shortly after. Kerins O’Rahillys dominated in midfield and had Cormac Coffey available to make sweeping runs forward but a goal from Ciarán Flanagan 10 minutes in left them playing catch up.

But following scores from Pádraig Griffin, Gavin O’Brien, Ryan Carroll, Gary Nolan, Gearóid Savage and Karl Mullins and with Austin Stacks (Timmy Murphy) only managing to get one point past defence left the half time score Kerins O’Rahillys 0-10 to Austin Stacks 1-3. Kerins O’Rahillys first half performance built on hard work from the likes Gavin O’Brien and Gary Nolan in particular which was the catalyst for victory.

Half forward Ryan Carroll was their key-man because he linked up effectively from midfield to attack and create chances and their defence worked tirelessly to keep Austin Stacks at bay. Kerins O’Rahillys started the second half as if they had something to prove with every man on the field playing at his best.

Link play proved essential and showed when we dominated all over. Key in the second half was the goal scored by Diarmuid O’Sullivan 18 minutes into the half to put 6 points between the sides. After this it was a case of adding on the scores and super sub Daniel Nix did just that by scoring 1-01 as did James O’Connor 0-01.

Scorers for Austin Stacks in the second half were Seán Fitzmaurice, Ferdia O’Brien and Seán Dukes but it was not enough to bridge the gap and the final score was Kerins O’Rahillys 2-14 Austin Stacks 1-06.

Team: Jack Shortt, Derek Horgan, Darragh Ryan, Dylan Ronan, Donnagh Buckley, David Murphy, Cormac Coffey, Rory Doyle, Gavin O’Brien, Gary Nolan, Karl Mullins, Ryan Carroll, Gearoid Savage, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Pádraig Griffin.

Scorers: Daniel Nix (1-1), Ryan Carroll (0-4), Diarmaid O’Sullivan (1-0), Gearoid Savage (0-2), Pádraig Griffin (0-2), Karl Mullins (0-1), Gavin O’Brien (0-1), Cormac Coffey (0-1) Gary Nolan (0-1) James O’Connor (0-1) Substitutes: Ben O’Neill (Ryan Carroll), Daniel Nix (Darragh Ryan), Pádraig Murphy (Pádraig Griffin) James O’Connor (Gearóid Savage)


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

U14/U16 U14 and U16 Ladies train every Tuesday at 6.15 in Ballyrickard.
U12 Girls U12 girls train this week and have to play remaining games in North Kerry League. They will be notified by text.

Birthday Wishes Happy 21st Birthday to Kim Green who plays football and mentors with the club, Seán Collins U10 Boys, Ben Hanafin U10 Boys, Breda Cronin U10 Girls, Tara O’Connor U12 Girls, Sam McCarthy U12 Boys and John and Terrance Carmody U12 Boys. Enjoy your Birthdays!

The Lotto takes place in Charlie’s Bar every Monday. The Lotto results for Monday the 7th of July were 8, 12, 15 and 19. There was no jackpot winner; the next jackpot will be €5,900.

There was 1 match 3 winner. That was Maurice Hartnett DD. The 5 entrants for the December draw were Peter Nolan DD, Francis Slattery DD, Noreen O’Connor c/o Ann and Fred and Dylan 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” has finished for the summer but will make a return in the autumn. Keep an eye on the notes for dates and times. We have many different size function rooms and cater to all types of function.

We also have Barbecue facilities so with beautiful summer weather why not consider having a barbecue at Charlies. Contact Tom or Eileen or any member of staff at 7124956 if you have any queries.


Sincere Sympathy is expressed to the family of Ellen (Nellie) Brosnan (née O’Brien) O’Rahillys Villas Tralee, Deirdre O’Mahony (née O’Connor) Listrim The Spa Tralee and Paddy Commane 83 Rock St Tralee. May they rest in Peace.

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