Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Trailing by 6 points at the break, 1-07 to 0-04, we attacked from the start of the second half and notched 1-02 without reply to leave the minimum between the sides after just 5 mins, Tommy Walsh with both points and wing back Darragh McElligott firing to the net following good work from Karl Mullins. This was as good as it was to  get however, for in a devastating 10 minute spell Dr Crokes put this game to bed when knocking over 6 unanswered points which effectively decided the contest.

The first half was competitive, with both sides defending well leaving little space for either set of attackers – the scores were level on two points each after 10 minutes and further  points from Billy Courtney and Tony Brosnan pushed Crokes two in the lead however Tommy Walsh fired over from distance to cut the deficit to the minimum – it was still a two point game ( 0-6 to 0-04) after 20 mins before  Brian Looney found Tony Brosnan in space and he fed the inrushing Billy Courtney for a Crokes goal, a score which Gary Kissane could do little about – a further point from the boot of Tony Brosnan from a free left the home side in the lead by 6 at the break.

We needed a good start to the second half and got it when scoring 1-02 without reply to give us hope; however, Dr Crokes upped the tempo with good work around the middle from Johnny Buckley ably assisted by Tony Brosnan, Brian Looney and Gavin O’Shea which resulted in the home side finding their range and rattling off the scores, 6 points in total without a response – hard as though Tommy Walsh tried in the middle of the pitch, he was often left ploughing a lone furrow and Dr Crokes ran out convincing winners, 1-17 to 1-08 to claim the points.

We are at home in round 7 to Rathmore in Strand Road on Sat night 16th where throw in is @ 19.30

Team: Gary Kissane, Danny O’Sullivan, Shane Brosnan, Cormac Coffey, Ryan Carroll, Ross O’Callaghan, Darragh McElligott (1-0), Con Barrett, John C O’Connor, Karl Mullins, Tommy Walsh ( 0-06, 4fs), Cian Sayers, Gearóid Savage ( 0-02), John Ferguson.

Subs used: Padraig Griffin & Shane McElligott.

Division 5 Group A:

Kerins O’Rahillys 7-06

Knocknagoshel 2-09

We made the trip north to Knocknagoshel worthwhile on Sunday when accounting for the locals in division 5; a great start which saw us find the net on 4 occasions was the foundation for this victory and despite a comeback from the home side in the 2nd half we tacked on a further 3 goals to record a fine win.

Team: Killlian Moran, Gary Nolan, Tom McGrath, Kieran Mangan, Rory O’Connor (1-0), Jason O’Leary, Seán Collins, John C O’Connor, Darragh McElligott (0-01), Donagh O’Brien (1-0), Rory Molloy (0-01), Gearóid Hartnett, Aidan Mangan (0-01), Johnny Keane (1-01), Padraig Griffin (4-0).

Sub: John McGrath ( 0-02)

We next play Austin Stacks on Sunday 17th June in Strand Road @ 14.oo

Charlie Kerins:

Our fixture scheduled for last Friday night 8th vs Tarbert was conceded by Tarbert who could not field a team.

Minor County Championship:

We will play Feale Rangers in the county minor championship on Friday night 22nd June in Mountcoal where throw in is @ 19.00

Kerry U-20:
We would like to wish Alan O’Sullivan all the best as Kerry embark on their journey in the inaugural Munster U-20 championship when they take on Limerick on Friday night next 15th in Newcastlewest @ 19.30 Given that we have won the last 4 All Ireland minor titles, there are great expectations around this squad but the loss of marquee players Seán O’Shea and David Clifford to the senior squad will seriously mitigate against this group as the championship unfolds.

Junior Blues:

It was yet another successful morning in Ballyrickard with a big crowd of children and parents gathered, with the action kicking off at 11.00

Thanks to all the parents who generously donated some baking, as the teas and coffees went down well.

Thanks to all the coaches who continue to bring out the best in all the children, all the time encouraging, supporting and helping them to improve their skills.

The Skill of the week for the U10 Boys is the Hook Kick so happy practising boys!

The Skill for the U8/U10 Girls and Boys is the Over Head Catch, so happy practicing to all the boys and girls during the week.

A huge Congratulations to our Players of the Week:

U6 Boys      Fionn Smith

Will Hussey

U6 Girl        Ina Horan

U8 Boys      Jamie O’Regan

Tiernan Mullins

U8 Girl          Jessie Griffin

U10 Girl Fiadh McCarthy

U10 Boy Ruairi Kennedy

The dates for the Kerins ORahillys  Summer Football Camp has been  announced for July 30th to August 3rd 2018 in Strand Road commencing at 10.30 am to run to 2 pm daily.

There is great interest and excitement about the camp so book early to avoid disappointment as we have had huge numbers for the past few years.

Hope to see you all at the Academy next Sunday the 17th June 2018 at 11am

The U10 Go Games were away in Na Gaeil last Thursday evening the 7th June at 6.30pm with some great games being played on a balmy summer’s evening – both our teams performed well on the night.

The U8 Go Games are away this week on Thursday 14th in Na Gaeil at 6.30pm

U12’s A&B teams travelled to Glenbeigh on Sunday 10th June to take on the locals.
The A team played very well in what was a competitive physical battle winning out in the end on a score line of 5-18 to 4-12, well done boys.

The B team played well also but were unlucky with some scoring attempts, losing out in the end ,  5-12 to 4-03.

The U12 A&B Team play at home to Keel next Sunday the 17th June 2018 throw in at 6pm in Healy Park.

The Coiste Trá Lí league kicked off last week when we played Na Gaeil in Healy Park and after a well contested game we eventually came out on top,  5-14 to 5-08.

The next game in  this league will take place this coming Thursday night in John Mitchels against the home side where throw in is @ 7 pm.

The Central Region league kindly sponsored by Kellihers Toyota will commence on Monday night 18th June next; we play in division 1 where we are grouped with Ballymacelligott, Na Gaeil, Austin Stacks & Laune Rangers – we are away to Ballymac in the opening round which will have a throw in time of 19.00.

Games will be played each Monday night culminating in the semi finals on the 23rd July and the final on the 30th July – full list of fixtures can be viewed on our website calendar.

We wish our U-15s all the best in Mallow next Sat 16th when they compete in the Munster Super touch competition.

We will compete in county league division 3B which will commence on Weds 20th June when we welcome Ballyduff to Strand Road – games will continue on each successive Wednesday nights with throw in times of 7 pm – the other teams in our group are: John Mitchels, Ardfert, Gneeveguilla and Kilgarvan /Tousist. Full list of games can be seen on our website calendar.

The top two teams in division 3A & 3B will compete in the division 3 semi finals and those teams finishing 3rd and 4th in each division will compete in the division 4 semis.


U12 Girls
Our U12 girls got back on their winning trail last Tuesday evening at our Ballyrickard pitch with a win  over a very competitive Abbeydorney side. Abbeydorney got off to a good  start putting 2 points on the board. We then responded with a pt. by Aoibhín MacCarthy.
Abbeydorney responded with a long ball in which ended in the net. Kelly Fitzgerald made a solo run and kicked a great goal to the roof of the net to leave the score 2-1 to 1-2. We now lead and held that lead throughout the game. We added another pt. from Kelly before half time.
Into the second half we lead by 3 pts. Nathali Mulumba picked up a breaking ball , made her way through the defence and scored a pt.
Abbeydorney responded with a goal reducing the lead to a single pt. Aoibhín MacCarthy won a ball, created space to get a shot at goals which finished in the net. Soon after Aoibhín added another pt.
Abbeydorney added 2 reducing the lead to 3 pts. In the final few minutes play went from end to end with the fear of a late goal from Abbeydorney always a possibility , however Sophie Hassett kicked our final pt. to put us 4 pts. up.
Final Score
Kerins O’Rahillys 3-5
Abbeydorney 2-4
We wish a speedy recovery to the Abbeydorney player who fractured her arm during the game.
This was a great win . We now play Glenflesk in the final round of The Co. League in Glenflesk on Tuesday 12th next at 7.30p.m. All support welcome.

U14 Girls
Training continues in preparation for the Co. League semifinal. Details to be announced shortly.
Training this week will be on Monday ( to allow the girls to go and support the U12s on Tuesday ) and again on Thursday.

U16 Girls
Best of luck to everyone for the remainder of your Junior Cert exams. Training continues as normal for the girls not doing exams.
Best of luck also to everyone doing their Leaving Cert.

Reminder to those who haven’t paid yet – registration is well overdue. Please pay your coach during the week.

New and Preloved Clothes Sale and Pop Up Shop
This will be held in Charlie’s Bar & Bistro on Saturday, June 30th.
If you have anything to donate please drop to Ballyrickard on Sundays 10.30a.m. – 12.45p.m. or to training sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Anything unfit for resale can be recycled. Thanks to everyone who has contributed something so far.

Community Games Football
Well done to our U8 and U10  girls who participated last Sunday representing Blennerville / Ballyard and to Pádraig and Rachel for helping out.

U10 Girls Fun Blitz
Best of luck to everyone in The North Kerry Blitz taking place in Ballyrickard this Sunday, June 17th commencing at 1p.m. We will have a shop in Ballyrickard during the blitz.

Firies v Castlegregory U12 Girls Final
This cup final will be played in Ballyrickard on Thursday, June 14th . Throw in at 7p.m. We will run a shop during the game.

Friends of Strand Road:

Project 200 is well underway with a hugely encouraging response to date. The objective is to raise the current membership to 200 over the coming months by reactivating some former members as well as welcoming new members on board. The committee, chaired by Billy Thompson will be working on this for the next while – if you are interested in supporting this initiative you can get in contact with Billy or any committee member.

There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw where the winning numbers drawn were: 8, 10, 16 & 27 – Helen O’Connor and Pat Flavin were close, both matching 3 and each wins €25.

Tickets ( €2/3 for €5)  can be purchased from the club kiosk, in Jimmys Strand Road, Counihans Princes St or Foleys Spar, Castlemaine Road.

The five entrants for the special December draw ( 4 X €250) are as follows: Mary Kerins, Jim Savage, Julie O’Sullivan, Michael Higgins and Bryan O’Sullivan.

Next week’s jackpot will be for a grand prize of €4,500.

Please note that it is the responsibility of each individual playing our club lotto via direct debit to ensure that direct debit is paid monthly to the club.

In the event that we do not receive two consecutive monthly direct debits an individual’s lotto numbers will no longer be valid for entry to our weekly lotto draw.

If an individual cancels their direct debit their lotto entry is deemed cancelled

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the following who passed away during the week: Mary Crean O’Brien of Ballyvelly, Susie Roche formerly of O’Rahillys Villas and Jackie O’Connor of Kerins Park – ar dheis Dé go raibh a anamacha.

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