Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News

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All activity for this age group is now taking a short break.

The Kerins O’Rahillys annual Summer camp took place last week. The camp was run free of charge and open to everyone from the age of 6 to 13 in the local community. It was a huge success with children from all over Tralee and beyond attending.

It was lovely to see children from opposition clubs who would normally play against each other play together and to see children who wouldn’t normally have access to a camp be able to do so. Everyone really enjoyed the week whether they knew how to play football or not.

With the fully qualified coaches even the beginners had a grasp of the game by Friday. The week culminated in the All-Ireland finals competition on Friday with London ably coached by Rachel O’Connor wining the Division 1 final and Dublin winning the Division 2 final coached by Linda Gleeson and Paul Byrne. The day was rounded off with a visit from the ice-cream van so everyone went home tired but happy for another year.

We would like to thank our camp sponsor Roy Bowler of Shore Acre Caravan Park Camp. We would also like to thank all of our coaches and all of those who helped in any way throughout the week. Normal service resumes on Saturday the 6th of September at 11am.

U12s were due to travel to Castlegregory to play in the Central league at time of print. Report next week. Their next game in this league is on Monday the 25th away to Annascaul at 7pm.

U13s The U13 team took part in the Rose Cup on Saturday last. While they didn’t qualify they played extremely well in their group games and showed great team spirit. Well done to all involved.

Senior Football

Co. League Division 1 Round 9 Kerins O’Rahillys 1-10 Listowel Emmets 3-10

U21s Our U21s were knocked out of the U21 Club Championship by Ballydonoghue on Wednesday 13th August. They now move on to a shield competition.


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.

Good Luck

Best wishes from all at Kerins O’Rahillys to the Kerry Junior team and management who play Cavan in the Junior All-Ireland Final on Saturday next the 23rd in Portlaoise at 3pm.

The game is ideally fixed for Kerry supporters on their way to Croke Park for the Sunday games. Best wishes in particular to Timmy O’Sullivan who is involved with the team.

Everyone at Kerins O’Rahillys would like to wish both Kerry teams and management the very best of luck in Croke Park on Sunday next in the double header against Mayo.

The Kerry Minors are first out at 1.30 with the Seniors following at 3.30. Best wishes in particular to Cormac Coffey and Alan O’Sullivan involved with the Minors and Barry John Keane and David Moran involved with the Seniors.

Rose Visit

Toronto Rose, Katie Blundell, with Tom and Eileen O'Shea of Charlie's Bar at Kerins O'Rahilly's on Saturday. Photos taken by Jason Dyland

Toronto Rose, Katie Blundell, with Tom and Eileen O’Shea of Charlie’s Bar at Kerins O’Rahilly’s on Saturday. Photos taken by Jason Dyland

Toronto Rose Katie Blundell took some time out from her hectic schedule on Saturday last to visit Charlie’s Bar.

She along with her escort John McLoughlin and festival representative Maureen Curtin spent some time chatting to staff and customers. Katie even gave Tom a run for his money when she pulled a perfect pint complete with shamrock on top!

Katie enjoyed some of the delicious food on offer in Charlie’s before being whisked back to the busy preparation for the evening’s parade.

Toronto Rose Katie Blundell with Charlie's Bar staff, customers and club officials at the Kerins O'Rahilly's GAA Club on Saturday. Photos taken by Jason Dyland

Toronto Rose Katie Blundell with Charlie’s Bar staff, customers and club officials at the Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA Club on Saturday. Photos taken by Jason Dyland

Birthday Wishes

Birthday wishes this week go to Cayden Roche U6 Boys, Odhran Foley U8 Boys and Katie Nix U10 Girls. Enjoy your Birthdays!


The Lotto takes place in Charlie’s Bar every Monday. The Lotto results for Monday the 11th of August were 4, 14, 17 and 25. There was no jackpot winner; the next jackpot will be €6,400.

There were 2 match 3 winners. They were Josephine Griffin c/o Mrs O’Brien and Dermot Ryan DD. The 5 entrants for the December draw were Paddy Griffin c/o Pat, Frank c/o James, Jane and Colin Boyle DD, Maurice Hartnett DD and Peter Ronan 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 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 Charlie’s. Contact Tom or Eileen or any member of staff at 7124956 if you have any queries.


Sincere Sympathy is expressed to the family of Joseph Christopher (Christy) Tobin, St Josephs Estate Tralee, Annette Murphy (née Buckley), Mitchel’s Crescent Tralee and Morgan O’Connell, Caherslee Tralee. May they rest in Peace.

P.R.O Contact

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