Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Ladies And Juvenile Club News

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Last Sunday was another busy day for all involved in Kerins O’ Rahilly’s Juvenile  Academy where indoor training continued in Kerry Sports Academy with over 100 girls and boys in attendance . Our  qualified and dedicated coaches as always ensured  that the children not only learnt their skills but also had fun in the process.

Indoor training will continue next Sunday in the  Kerry Sports Academy. New members are always welcome to join us.

Details regarding St. Patrick’s Day parade will be issued shortly.

Thanks as always to all our volunteers and everyone who helps to ensure the smooth running of our Juvenile Academy. Without you it would not be possible.

After a number of false starts we finally kicked off our 2020 campaign away to our neighbours St Pats. With several players making their debut at this grade it took us most of the first half to settle into our stride.
During that period St Pats played some great football and kicked some lovely scores. We struggled with their pace and ability and only kicked 2 scores in the first half – a goal from Daniel McCarthy and Jude Lacey, a point.

We regrouped at half time and started the second half with great drive and determination outscoring St Pats 4-01 to no score in the first 7 minutes. In this period we were lead by Nick Lacey who scored 2 goals. Rory Kennedy won several  important balls to keep the pressure on and provided an assist for  Daniel McCarthy to add his second of the game. Jude Lacey grabbed the other goal in this period to keep the pressure on also to the fore at this time were Ryan Onyekwere , Cayden Roche and Sam Keane.

After putting so much into the game it was inevitable we ran out of legs and a number of changes were made to try to maintain the momentum but St Pats regained control and had another purple patch to put the game out of reach.

We again regrouped to finish strongly and with the introduction of Mark Hassett, Calum Lacey, Davy Jay Flaherty , finished on the front foot.
Best for Kerins O’Rahilly on the day were Ciarán  Griffin, Jude Lacey, Rory Kennedy and Nick Lacey.

We got our season off to a great start on Sunday morning with a very comprehensive  win over our neighbours Stacks.
Ryan Houlihan opened the scoring with a lovely point and was followed shortly by a goal from Tomás  Kennedy.The forwards were on top throughout the game and gave Stacks backs a very hard time. The mid field pairing of Ryan Houlihan scoring 1-01  and Jake Hoare scoring 0-01 excelled all day and got some great ball in the air. Odhran Foley was very solid in goals in the first half and played a great game out field in the second half. Brayden Pierce had a great first half in the backs scoring one point and continued with some great saves when he went into goals for the second half. The others backs on the day were Cian Lynch, Oisín  Cronin (who finished with  a lovely point),  Aaron Horgan who also scored  a lovely point, Seamus Cahill had a great game scoring 2 goals.
The forwards had a great day creating some lovely plays and showed some great skills. Cillian Hussey and Ruairí Kennedy  gave a great display in front of goals all day and really gave the Stacks backs a very tough day out. Odhran Kerins (1-01), Jamie McCarthy (1-03) and Tomas Kennedy (2-04)  showed that nothing has changed from last season and are well ready for the season ahead.
Final score 5-15 to 0-05. Next game is away to St Pats on Sunday 15th at 11a.m.

Full preparation is now underway for the season ahead with great numbers turning up for training.
A text will be sent early in the week regarding this week’s training schedule.

REGISTRATION  For anyone who hasn’t had a chance to register you can do so next week. Thank you to everyone.

A few of Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U16s after an enjoyable Gaelic4teens session last week.
Pictured here- ( Back left to right) Tricia Moran, Bronagh Carroll, Lauren Nolan, Kate Kerins, Siúna Crowe, Lauren Doody, Damien Kissane. Front row( left to right) Hollie Leane, Jennifer Murphy, Isobel O’ Connor, Lily O’ Brien and Keelan Coffey .


Congrats to Alivia Larkin, Farah Leahy and Saoirse Rahilly who were confirmed last week.
As always the girls had an enjoyable training session in the Sports Complex last Sunday.
For round 1 of the Town League we are away to Annascaul.

Congrats to Alva Daughton,  Ciara Gallagher, Leila Halloran and Millie Hayes who were confirmed during the week.
Training continues at 5.15p.m. on Tuesday in Ballyrickard in preparation for round 1 of the Non Co. player Co. League competition.
We have Abbeydorney, Castleisland Desmonds, Scartaglin, Dr. Crokes, and Rathmore in our division 2 group. We are home to Dr. Crokes for round 1 which is fixed for March 31st.
All games must be played on or before the fixture dates.

The girls enjoyed their Gaelic4teens session last Thursday evening with their coaches where they had fun doing their various drills.
For round 1 of the Co. League which commences on March 26th we are away to Castlegregory.
We have Moyvane, Kilcummin, Castlegregory, MKL Gaels and Legion in our group.
All games must be played on or before the fixture dates.
Circuit training continues on Tuesday in the IT Sports Academy. There won’t be any circuit training on March 17th because of the bank holiday.

Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday.
We are home to Currow in round 1 of the Co. League which commences on March 20th. We have Dingle, Currow, Moyvane and Churchill in our group.

Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday.
We have Clounmacon/ Moyvane, Currow, Ballymac, Abbeydorney, Beale/ Ballyduff, Annascaul/ Castlegregory and John Mitchels in our group.
For round 2 we are home to Currow. This game is fixed for March 16th.
All games must be played before or after their fixed date.

Registration forms will be handed out to everyone at training. For insurance purposes everyone must be registered to train and play. Thank you to everyone who has registered to date.

The ladies are hosting a Quiz on Saturday, April 11th in Charlie’s Bar & Bistro.

This fundraiser is going towards paying for the bus to Abbotstown on Sunday, April 26th when we are participating in the Gaelic4teens Festival.

It will cost €20 for a table of four.
Children are encouraged to participate and we will have questions to suit every age group.

This will be a great night out for the children and their families.

Tickets are  now on sale for a draw for a SIGNED KERRY JERSEY
€2 for one strip
€5 for three strips
This will be raffled on the night.
Tickets can be purchased during juvenile training, ladies training
or by contacting
Tricia (087) 6233733
Shirley (086) 8713552
Many more prizes available on the night!

Our G4T sessions will continue during the week. Come and join in the fun if you’re not affiliated with another club.
For more details contact Tricia (087) 6233733 or Shirley (086) 8713552. Give it a go! Girls, bring a friend or two!

Many thanks to Dunnes Stores in the Horan Centre for giving us a bag packing day next Saturday, March 14th.
We ask that everyone help out for an hour or so. Texts will be sent early in the week. We would be delighted if parents could help out and the girls themselves are well able to give a hand too.

Like ROCK STREET POST OFFICE, KERINS O’ RAHILLY’S CLUB is at ‘ The Heart of your Community’ , welcoming everyone,  looking out for everyone and there to help.
Support our club by supporting our local ROCK STREET POST OFFICE.

Why not open up a deposit account in our local Rock Street post office. This is a sensible gift or is a great idea for anyone making their Confirmation to lodge away some money. It won’t be long before you’re going to secondary school and between buying books and a uniform it can be costly.

Remember to nominate our club when doing so.

Please NOMINATE KERINS O’ RAHILLYS when making a transaction.

TOP UP your phone
BUYING One4All vouchers
With EVERY TRANSACTION please nominate our club.

You will be Given a CARD which will be STAMPED for EACH TRANSACTION.
You can hold onto this, when full hand into the Post Office or hand to Paula O’ Sullivan. You can also leave this card at the post office.

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