Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News 2/6/2014

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Strand RoadJuveniles
U6/8/10 Our U6s trained as usual in Healy Park last Saturday. With large numbers and new players every week this age group is definitely one full of stars of the future.
Our U8s went to Connolly Park on Thursday last to take part in the “Go Games Blitz”. There were two teams and both one played 3 games while the other played 4. Both teams put in great performances and all the training and practice is paying off. Well done to all involved. There was a mass exodus from Healy Park on Saturday last when two buses left for An Gaeltacht carrying our U8 and 10 boys and girls for some challenge games. There were great numbers travelled and everyone played games and got to showcase their skills. The one thing to stand out on the day was the hospitality shown by An Gaeltacht. Everyone was given beautiful refreshments so many thanks to them for their kindness. We look forward to their visit in the not too distant future.
Training for all ages is as normal at 11am in Healy Park on Saturday.

Senior Football
Garveys Supervalu Co. Championship Round 1

Kerins O’Rahillys 1-7

South Kerry 1-14

We played South Kerry in the first round of the Garveys Supervalu Championship last Sunday afternoon and were well beaten by a very determined South Kerry outfit played at the Con Keating Park Caherciveen.

There was a constant downpour throughout the game making conditions difficult for both sides. But it was South Kerry who adapted better to the conditions and gave an exhibition of football in the first half, where every shot went over the bar and they dominated all of the exchanges.

They fired over two rapid points after 8 minutes and when they followed with a well worked goal we were under severe pressure. Though the team battled hard it was a day where nothing went wrong for South Kerry and between breaks and solid play they fired over point after point and led at half time by 1-8 to Strand Roads 0-3 our three points coming from Barry John Keane and 2 Declan Quill frees.

Garry Kissane made a great save in this half deflecting a certain goal for a 45. The second half was again all South Kerry where they extended their lead and it was only in the last 10 minutes that we got into the game with a goal by Barry John Keane with good play from Ronan Quill, David Moran and Ross O Callaghan. But too little too late and we now wait for the losers round next weekend.

Junior Football

League Group 1 Strand Road v Legion. This game was postponed until the Bank Holiday Monday so no results were available for notes. Next game away to Kilcummin on Friday the 6th of June at 7pm.

Junior Football League Group 5 Charlie Kerins v Churchill This game was cancelled due to a bereavement in Churchill. Next game away to Ballyheigue at 7pm on Friday the 6th of June.


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 play John Mitchels this week. Report next week.

Happy Birthday
Birthday wishes this week go to Ivan Stoianova U12 Boys.

The Lotto takes place in Charlie’s Bar every Monday. The Lotto results for Monday the 26th of May were 5, 18, 23 and 27. There was no jackpot winner; the next jackpot will be €5,300. There were 2 match 3 winners.

They were Denis Murphy DD and Phil Nolan Knockmoyle. Five entrants for December draw were Nelius Browne c/o Fred, Thomas Bailey DD, John Kelly DD, William Magnier DD and Mark O’Sullivan DD.

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 c,ost €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 5th in the club and the “45” card drive in club house on Friday the 6th of June. Tables of 6. Bring a friend. All welcome.

Sincere Sympathy is expressed to the family of Breda Bulman (née Walsh), Árd Na Lí, Tralee; Annette Murphy (née Stack), Stacks Villas, Tralee; Sheila O’Flaherty (née Quirke), Racecourse Road, Tralee; Tommy Brosnan, Seafield, The Spa, Tralee; Peter Daly, Camp Village, Tralee; Michael (Hallie) O’Regan, Castletroy, Limerick and Tralee. May they rest in Peace.
P.R.O Contact
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