Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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The Annual General Meeting of the Senior club will be held in the club bistro at 7.30pm on Friday next, 29th November.

All motions/nominations are to be forwarded to the club Secretary by this coming Wednesday, 27th November by 5pm.


The Club is currently competing with other clubs for the sole rights to sell our Club Lotto tickets in Rock Street Post Office from April 2020.  To help us win this competition, all you have to do is mention your support for Kerins O’Rahillys when you make any financial transaction in Rock Street Post Office and you will collect points for the club.

The points are collected by stamping a card that you can keep yourself or else leave in the Post Office if that’s handier for you.  When the card is full, you can give it to Paula O’Sullivan of our Management Committee or else hand it into Rock Street Post Office – and then start a new card!

The number of points awarded depends on the type of transaction you make.  For example, if you open a new deposit account, you will earn five points for Kerins O’Rahillys and if you buy a booklet of 10 stamps, you will earn the club two points.  We are asking all club members and supporters to get behind us in our efforts to win the competition.  So if you’re buying stamps for Christmas, think Rock street Post Office and then think Kerins O’Rahillys when you’re in there!  All support welcome.


The club Chairman, Haulie Kerins, wishes to express his thanks to all those who helped out with the recent church gate collection, especially those who covered more than one, or multiple masses.  This enabled us to cover off all parish masses.


The club recently received confirmation of a grant of €24,481 under the Sports Capital Grant Programme which will enable us to commence fencing, floodlighting and exercise track works at our Strand Road pitch.

This is most welcome and the Kerins O’Rahillys club wish to thank Minister Brendan Griffin and his officials at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, along with local public representatives for their assistance.


Awards Night

A great night was had by all at the Boys U12, U14 and U16s awards night.  Well done to all the parents and coaches for their support and commitment all year.  A big thank you to Barry John Keane who presented the awards.

The U12s were winners of the Central Region.  Our U14s won the Town League and the U16s won both Town League and County League.

Most improved player awards:

U12 winner was Nick Lacey.

U14 winner was Cian Moran

U16 winner was Sam Pituch


Players of the year:

U12 winner was Jamie McCarthy

U14 winner was Sean Collins

U16 winner was Danny Hennessy.


Grace Moran Memorial Awards

This year’s recipients were Liana Williams and T.J. Heaphy for their commitment and dedication all year.  Well done to everyone.

SNIPPETS from “top of the right”

•             The Sports Capital Grant MVP award was shared between club stalwarts Pat Flavin, Jim Kennedy and Tony Corridon for formulating our application correctly and submitting it on time.  Well done gents!

•             A great night was had by all who attended our Cúinne na Nóg Awards night in the club on Saturday night last.

•             Thanks to our current Senior Captain, Barry John Keane for taking the time to make the presentations.

•             Also on Saturday night, the club hosted the christening party of Ríadh Mary Walsh.  Congratulations to her proud parents, David and Angela Walsh (née O’Brien)


•             The Snippets Man reckons that if Ríadh is anything like her mother, she should be selected at full forward in the years ahead…


All at the club wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Theresa Lacey nee Reidy of Balloonagh Estate & formerly O’Rahilly’s Villas.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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