Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News, May 19

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Strand RoadJuveniles
U6/8/10 U10 “Go Games Blitz” will be hosted by Austin Stacks this Thursday 22nd in Connolly Park. Players are asked to be there at 5.45. Training for all age groups continues in Healy Park on Saturday at 11am.
U8/10 Girls: Training as usual on Saturday next at 11am in Healy Park.
We would like to congratulate all of our girls and boys who celebrated their First Holy Communion recently.
U12s: The results from last weeks U12 games were in Division 2A Kerins O’Rahillys 3-11 Kenmare Shamrocks 5-26. Division 2B Kerins O’Rahillys 3-11 Kenmare Shamrocks 5-11. They were due to play John Mitchels on Sunday last but the game was changed to Monday so results next week. U12s train in Healy Park Ballyrickard on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4pm. Gum shields have to be worn by each player.
U14s We would like to congratulate Conor Hayes who plays on our U14 team. Conor won the County Primary Schools Skills Competition on Friday last. Conor is now the most skilful player in all Kerry Primary schools. Well done Conor.

Senior Football
Senior County League Division 1 Round 5 Kerins O’Rahillys 2-09 Waterville 0-15

Played at the Frank Casey Park Waterville this was a classical game of two halves with Kerins O’Rahillys dominating the first and Waterville taking control of the second.

The wind had a lot to do with this game favouring Kerins O’Rahilly’s in the first half which we dominated completely. The game was only a minute old when in a move involving John C O’Connor, and Greg O’Connell set up the experienced Declan Quill for a peach of a goal.

A pointed free by Declan Quill and a great run by the impressive Kevin Walshe who sent a low ground shot to the corner of the net to leave us ahead by 2-01 to Waterville’s 0-01 at the tenth minute.

We could have had a third straight after but Jack Savages shot was blocked on the line. Two points by Declan and Ronan Quill left us ahead by 2-03 to Waterville’s 0-02 at the 16th minute.

There was great defending in this half from Andrew Thompson, Cian Foley, David Murphy, Martin Tierney and Mitchell Donnelly. Further points from Greg O’Connell, John Ferguson, and two Declan Quill pointed frees left us ahead at half time by 2-07 to Waterville’s 0-04. We were against a strong wind in the second half and the rain started to pour down.

Waterville put over two rapid points before we replied with a Greg O’Connell point and another from Jack Savage leaving us ahead by 2-09 to Waterville’s 0-07 at the 40th minute. But Waterville began to dominate and a string of points had them within two points of Kerins O’Rahillys by the 53rd minute.

We had a goal disallowed when Declan Quill was harshly judged to have picked up the ball after he slotted to the net. Waterville equalised and time ran out for both sides and a draw was a fair result. Other players to impress were Sean Walsh, Kieran O’Mahoney and goalkeeper Gary Kissane.

Well done to our loyal band of supporters who travelled to the game.
County Championship Senior Football Championship Round 1 Kerins O’Rahillys v South Kerry on Sunday the 1st of June in Caherciveen at 2.30.

Junior Football

League Group 1 Strand Road 0-09 Austin Stacks 4-13 Next game v John Mitchels.
Junior Football League Group 5 Charlie Kerins 3-10 St Senans 2-13
This game was played in perfect conditions in Strand Road on Friday evening last. The sides were very equally matched and were level at half time with the score Charlie Kerins 2-04 to St Senans 1-07. With a fine blend of youth and experience the team and scorers were Robert O’Connor, Chris O’Sullivan, Tony Corridon, Christy McCann, Dylan Ronan, James O’Connor, Antony O’Connor (1-00), Karl Hoffman, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Ben O’Neill (0-02), Colin Magnier Captain (0-03), Dave O’Sullivan (0-02), Gary Harrington (1-00), Gearóid Hartnett (1-01), Paudie Murphy (0-02) and Gerard O’Leary. Next game v Duagh on Friday 23rd at 7.30 in Strand Road. Fixtures are subject to change. Keep an eye on Facebook and website for such changes.

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 played their first game in the second phase of the Co League last Tuesday against Firies. The home side proved too strong and the final score was Kerins O’Rahillys 2-02 to Firies 4-08. They were due to play Laune Rangers on Tuesday and their next game is away to Kilcummin on the 27th.

Happy Birthday
Birthday wishes this week go to Lauren Scannell U12 girls and to Naomi Reidy of our Junior Ladies who celebrated her 21st.

The Lotto takes place in Charlie’s Bar every Monday. The Lotto results for Monday the 12th of May were 9, 11, 23 and 25. There was no jackpot winner; the next jackpot will be €5,100. There were 3 match 3 winners. They were Michael and Mary Mangan DD, Tim O’Sullivan DD and Sheila Coen c/o Pat Griffin. Five entrants for December draw were Edmond Quirke c/o Shop, Patricia Flynn c/o Ann, Richard Walsh c/o Bar, Anne Marie Gleeson DD and Ger O’Brien 7 Lisard Tralee. 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 22nd in the club and the “45” card drive in club house on Friday the 23rd of May. Tables of 6. Bring a friend. All welcome.

Sincere Sympathy is expressed to the family of Patrick (Paddy) Murphy Kevin Barry’s Villas Tralee, Andrew (Andy) McCormack (Father of Máiread) Ardrahan Co. Galway, Colin Dooner Gort na Gréine Tralee, Maureen Fitzgerald (née Cotter) Blackrock, Upper Rock St Tralee and Mary Fitzgerald Hawley Park Tralee. May they rest in Peace.

P.R.O Contact
If you have any thing you feel is of interest for the Kerins O’Rahillys notes please get in touch. You can contact me at Why not join our Facebook group to keep up to date with all fixtures and what is going on in the club. Just follow the following link

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