Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Senior Division 1 County League 

Austin Stacks 1-11

Kerins O Rahillys 0-14

Our senior side made the short trip to Connolly Park to face local rivals Austin Stacks on Saturday evening last.

We took a quick lead with a pointed free from Gearoid Savage, Stacks then kicked the next two to go ahead.

In the eight minute we had a golden opportunity of a goal when Padraig Neenan bared down on goals and took a shot which was saved, when a simple pass to free man to his left would have been a certain goal, to compound matters the home side picked up the loose ball and quickly moved down field and scored a point, a huge swing on proceedings.

Gearoid Savage kicked another close in free after a foul on Gavin O Brien, this left us trailing by one .

Stacks got on a bit of a roll then and struck for four unanswered points, with a few coming from our own unforced errors and poor decision making by us.
We had to wait until the twentieth minute for our next score , when Gavin O Brien was pulled back when racing through the middle, the free converted converted by Diarmuid O Sullivan. Both sides then traded scores , the O’Rahillys scores coming from two Gearoid Savage frees. This left us trailing 8-5 at the break , and it was most notable that all our scores came from dead balls.

We were dealt another blow at half time when we lost the influential Gavin O Brien through injury, however the team made a good start to the second half with Cormac Coffey making one of his customary runs from the back and kicking a great score . Stacks would respond shortly after with one of their own.

Following this we began to completely dominated possession, as we pushed up on the opposition kick out we were camped in the Rock half for long periods, Con Barrett and Sean Walsh were particularly dominant,and this dominance was rewarded when we went from three down to go ahead by four.

Our scores coming from Barry John Keane with two, one free, Cormac Coffey , Shane McElligott one each , and two from Ben Hanafan and Diarmuid O Sullivan , one a well struck 45.

This left the score 10-13 in our favour with ten minutes remaining. Barry John Keane stretched our lead with a well taken mark. The home side then replied with their final point of the game.

It was during this final period that the blues really should have put the game to bed, with numerous opportunities squandered, one an open goal following a poor kick out from the opposition goal keeper, who kicked straight to Gearoid Savage, but he rushed his shot , blazing it wide of the open target. We were again guilty of some poor turn overs with the game at our mercy.

In the final play of the game the home side capitalised , when we again lost a ball we shouldn’t have, they broke quickly and finished to the back of the net with literally the final kick of the game.

With the game ending level and both teams getting a point each , it felt more like a loss to the blues in attendance. Our old failing of poor decision making and poor turnovers is what ultimately cost us the win.

Team: S Foley, D McElligott,R O’Callaghan, P Neenan,S Collins,C Coffey(2)TJ Heaphy,S Walsh, S Brosnan,G O’Brien,B J Keane(3,2f)G Savage(4f)S McElligott(1)D Buckley,D O’Sullivan(3,2f)
Subs Used:Con Barrett,B Hanafan (2),D Bowler.

Date for your Diaries! We are delighted to be hosting a Family Fun and Well Being day on Sunday, July 17th.
Some fantastic free events for all of the family . Everyone welcome! Looking forward to seeing our community join us . Organised by our Lidl  ‘One Good Club’ committee. More news to follow…

Great crowd at training again during the week considering that there’s so much on as the summer holidays are nearly upon us ! Fantastic to see so many smiling faces and everyone enjoying themselves.
Congrats to Lexi and Sophie who won first place in National Minimus Championship over the weekend in the girls section and 6th place overall .
What an achievement! We are all so proud of you .
Both girls represented Kindgom Pony Club in this competition.

Hard luck to our young ladies  who played out a great game against MKL Gaels in Ballyrickard last Wednesday. Our captain on the night was Caoimhe Somers who was ecstatic when team manager Mary made the announcement. In what was a good team performance there were some standout performances again this week from Ruby Foley, Holly Pierce, Muireann McCarthy, Meabh Kennedy, Rachael Ahern, Abbey Donegan, Hannah O’ Sullivan and Erin Collins. This is a wonderful young team with most of the girls U12 again next year. Final score:
Strand Road Blues 1-06
MKL Gaels                4-05

On Tuesday, June 21st we are away to Abbeydorney in the Co. League.  Throw in will be at 6.15p.m. Best of luck to everyone!

We hosted Scartaglin in the Co. League last Wednesday in Pat Healy Park, Ballyrickard in rd. 6 of the Co. League captained by Lily May Hussey. It took the girls  a while to get into the game but we stormed back into it in the second half. Well down at halftime, we finished very strong scoring well in the second half. However we ran out of time losing in the end  5-07 to 2-10. Some of our shining  stars on the night were Lily Mae Bowler who had a terrific game along with Emma Onyekwere, Sennait Forster, Taylor Kate Leane, Niamh Lynch, Lexi Keane , Allie Kerins , Olivia Crean and Aisling Donnelly . We are out again on Wednesday eveningaway to Legion, Killarney.

A huge thank you again to everyone who supported the Féile GoFundMe. Your support is greatly appreciated. Our coaches were like children on Christmas morning unwrapping their pressies last Thursday evening as much of the new essential equipment purchased for these young ladies had arrived. Míle buíochas!
It is all thanks to everyone who contributed.

Bright and early on Sunday morning we travelled back to Rathmore . We had a great comeback in the second half after a poor start. Stronger performance in the second half. Well done ladies .
Final Score :
Rathmore 4-07
Kerins O’ Rahilly 2-07
In round 5 we host Currow, more details to follow.

Exams nearly done for most , one more game left in the Co. league. Details to follow shortly.

Congrats to Nathali Mulumba who is so so talented.
Nathali won the Munster Agricultural Society Derby class in the Cork Summer Show…winning 3 events and coming  runner up in the overall working Hunter event that has all 1st and 2nd placed riders from all the relevant classes of the day.
Also the the Clifden qualifier is probably one of the most prestigious events in Ireland as only 16 riders can qualify from a series of qualifying events held all over the country.
Your teammates and coaches are online delighted.

Looking forward to our next U18 game on July 1st ..

Not to be last Sunday as we hosted John Mitchels in a back game of the Donal Curtin Cup… some game in fairness though!
Well done to everyone! Final Score :
Kerins O’ Rahilly 2-02
John Mitchels     3-05

We have been informed of an update on U17 develpment .
* It is now open to players who will be 16 or 17 this year but BUT NOT U15 so players born 2005 and 2006 are welcome to join the programme.
Training will be on Monday, June 20th at 7 p.m in John Mitchels.
Parents can use the Google docs form to register players ( sent out during the week).

Best wishes to the Kerry ladies and management in the TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship, group C, round 3 on Saturday June 25th.
Throw in will be at 1p.m in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. Please support!

Juvenile Notes:
Another busy morning last Sunday for all involved in the Juvenile Academy with great numbers in attendance throughout all age groups.

Huge thank you to Mary Gardiner who came to visit us Sunday morning to promote 100km in 30 days, as always Mary brought a smile to everyone’s face and even joined in with the U7 boys for a bit of training. We hope everyone in the Kerins  O’Rahilys community will support this very worthy cause and we wish Mary all the best in her journey and recovery.

U5 Boys – big numbers in attendance again this week.  The boys always turn up with smiles on their faces eager to get stuck in to training and their coaches are even more eager to train them. While learning key skills their is always a fun element through out every session. The boys and their coaches were more than happy to help out in promoting 100km for 30 days with Mary Gardiner. Each child received a jersey which they can keep and promote a great cause. Well done to all.

U6 Girls – another great session put in by every girl again last Sunday. From start to finish you could see how much enjoyment was been had by the girls with their dedicated coaches who always include fun and laughter while teaching them key skills. All girls are showing huge improvement in all areas and their coaches are delighted with this. Keep up the practice at home during the week.

U7 boys – Our U7 boys and their coaches welcomed Ballymacelligott to Ballyrickard Sunday morning. We had 3 teams who all played 3 games each. Their was some great skills on show and all boys are making great improvement in all areas. Keep up the good work boys and remember to practice as much as you can during the week. Thank you to Ballymacelligott for coming in to play us and we look forward to playing Ye again.

U8 Girls:
U8 girls had a very competitive match Sunday against na Gaeil. Even though it was an early start on Fathers Day we had great numbers. The girls have grown in confidence and are finding their stride. Kitty , Ella and Isabella did a great job holding midfield while Kayla, Lauren, Jessica and Ella kept the Na Gaeil goalkeeper on her toes.  Emily, Roisin, Alice and Georgia did great work getting the ball into our forwards.

Not forgetting our amazing backs Sophia, Alison and Orla and out super goal keeper Caoimhe who made some great saves. All the girls worked hard chasing down the ball carrier and putting them under pressure.

Well done to everyone and keep up the practise at home. Despite having an injury that prevented her from playing Eva came to support her team mates and helped out on the sideline. We hope your back playing soon Eva.

U9 Boys
Another great session put in by all with their usual skills drills followed by obstacle course with and without the ball.  The coaches are amazed at the skills development in these few weeks, especially soloing, pick ups and high catching. They enjoyed an excellent physical match afterwards. Great to see passing and carrying on the running off the ball skills development. Great work by all.  U9 GO Games v Listowel in Ballyrickard at 6.30pm Wednesday 22nd June. Please check Clubzap for more details.

U10 Girls –
The u10 girls also had a competitive encounter with Na Gaeil Sunday morning. The girls are making great progress since the start of the season and this was visible on the pitch as they put some lovely moves together that resulted in some fine scores across the four quarters that the game was broken up into.

An especially pleasing aspect of the game was the effort they put into their tackling. Each player was given an opportunity to play in the backs, midfield and forwards during the game and all played a fantastic game. Well done girls keep up the great work.

U11 Boys

U11 Boys trained Sunday morning in Healy Park with a huge turn out yet again, in preparation for their upcoming County League fixture next Thursday 23rd June away to Keel Gaa at 6.30pm. Please check Clubzap for more details. The boys are showing huge improvement in all areas and coming together nicely as a team.

U13 Boys
Our U13’s trained Sunday morning ahead of there semi final away to Glenflesk on Tuesday 21st June at 7.15pm. The boys are showing great improvement in all areas on the pitch and becoming a strong team.  A special mention to David Moran who came to watch the boys train and had a few words of encouragement with them afterwards ahead of the semi final. We wish the boys and their coaches the best of luck on Tuesday night.

Summer Camp – We are now taking registration for our Annual summer camp running from 2nd to 5th August 10.30am to 2pm.  For more details and registration please go I visit our Clubzap.

Juvenile Academy training continues next Sunday 26th June at 10am in Ballyrickard.   We look forward to seeing you all then. Please keep an eye on Clubzap for news/details relevant to each age group and also for information on our upcoming summer camp.  If you are not getting messages relevant to your child’s group please let us know by messaging us on Clubzap and we will ensure you are added to the relevant group. As always new members always welcome to join our ever growing club.
The Club were delighted to have Mary Gardiner visit our Under 5 Boys & Girls on Sunday morning to promote 100km in 30 days .

Lotto Coordinator
Our club are looking for an honest ,trusted and committed club member to coordinate our weekly lotto,this would involve approx 2/3 hours work per week mainly on Mondays and Tuesdays,
If you are interested in helping out,please reply  to Tony Corridon at

Club Function Rooms to Rent.
The club currently have two function rooms available to rent.
The upstairs Pat Healy Room is a large function room perfect for exercise classes, seminars, meetings, private functions , parties etc.
Downstairs is a smaller more intimate venue again ideal for any event.
The rooms are available at hourly, daily or weekly rates.
For further information contact Katie at 087 6967542

Lotto Results
June 13th


No Winner of Jackpot

No Match  3 winners €25

Pat Diggins

Colin O Sullivan

Draw for 4 €250 December 2022
Jeremiah Greaney c/o Rock St
Mark O Brien C/O Philip
Caroline Seymour
Denise Cream DD
Eugene McGrath DD

Condolences to family of Canon Moss OConnell of Salford and formerly of Abbeydorney who passed away peacefully on June 15th at his home in Manchester.  He was a member of the successful
Kerins ORahillys Athletic Club, who won The  Co. Championship two years running in the Late 1950’s.
at dheis De go raibh a anam.

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