Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Division 1 Senior County League Rd 1.
Kenmare Shamrocks 1-06.  Kerins O Rahillys -09

The club season kicked off for our senior team on Saturday evening last with an away trip to Kenmare in round one of the county league.

In what was a perfect evening for football both teams lined out short of a number of regulars , however the players on show lacked nothing in effort and quality.

Jack Savage opened the scoring with a close in free after three minutes for the visitors, this remained to be the only score for the next twelve minutes when the home side drew level.

The half continued in this manner with opportunities few and far between.
The home team set up very conservatively putting a lot of men behind the ball, we found this very difficult to breakdown despite having the majority of possession.
Kenmare found it easier to increase their tally and added points to lead three points to one at the water break.

The lead would have been more were it not for a super save from Shane Foley in goal when faced with a one on one situation.

We were only able to add a single point for the remainder of the half and trailed 5 points to 2 at the half time break, when a couple of missed frees might have seen us closer.

The second half brought an improvement to our attacking play with the deployment of Jack Savage closer to goal causing a lot of problems, and it was from his fine finishing that brought us three unanswered points to level the game midway through the half.

At this stage Barry John Keane stormed into the game with 2 points from play to see us take the lead and a strong foothold on the game.

The impressive Cormac Coffey then kicked a great score from distance to stretch our lead to three with ten minutes remaining.

Two minutes later the home team struck with a goal which came against the run of play giving goalkeeper Shane Foley no chance to level the contest yet again.

This seemed to raise the spirits of the hosts and they had a good period of possession and managed to go ahead with the game entering the last five minutes.

After a patient build up we managed to draw level with a well worked point from our main threat Jack Savage with two minutes of normal time remaining.

Shortly after referee Donal Casey , who it must be said officiated proceedings  well, blew for full time with the spoils shared, in what must be said was probably a fair result.

Players and management will have mixed feelings of how the game panned out, while we could have secured all the points , we could quite easily have came away empty handed .

A major positive was the assured performance of Shane Foley in goals, in front of him the defence will be very pleased to have only conceded seven scores, Donagh Buckley, Patrick Begley , Ross O Callaghan and Cormac Coffey were most impressive.
Our work rate around the middle was commendable and upfront Jack Savage led the forward unit and was assisted by Barry John Keane.

We look forward to next weeks home game against Killarney Legion .
Team: S Foley, P Begley, R O’Callaghan, D Buckley, S Collins, Karl Mullins, C Coffey(1pt)S Brosnan, S Walsh, G O’Brien, J Savage(6pts,(3F), C Sayers, G Dillane, BJ Keane (2pts), D Bowler. Subs Used, G Savage for D Bowler 34 mins, S McElligott for S Collins 48mins.

Upcoming Fixtures
Credit Union SFL Division 1B
Rd 2 June 19/20
Kerins O Rahillys v Legion
Rd 3 July 3/4
Kerins O Rahillys v Rathmore
Rd 4 July 17/18
An Ghaeltacht v Kerins O Rahillys
Rd 5 July 31/Aug 1
Beaufort v Kerins O Rahillys
Top 2 Teams contest final.

Division 5B County League Result
Asdee  5-11.   Kerins O Rahillys 0-09

Rd 2 June 19/20
Kerins O Rahillys B v Cordal
Rd 3 July 3/4
Ballylongford v Kerins O Rahillys B
Rd 4 July 17/18
Kerins O Rahillys B v Sneem/Derrynane
Rd 5 July 31/Aug 1
Cromane v Kerins O Rahillys B

Minor County League Div 1A
Kerins O Rahilly’s
Laune Rangers

Result Rd 1
Fossa 0-15 Kerins O Rahillys 0-11

Rd 2 June 14th home to Kilcummin.
Rd 3 June 21st
Top 2 Contest Semi Final.



Fantastic determination and enthusiasm on show from our youngest club members last Sunday morning. Another fun filled session at our academy with great numbers. And of course what better way to treat everyone on the best summer’s day to date was with tubs of ice cream with a scrumptious choice of toppings. Thanks to the Moms who helped out and a special mention to our youngest helper Eva O’ Shea who’s always available to help out.
Welcome to our newcomers this week.
Thanks to all our volunteers who make it happen every week!
It’s a joy to watch these young lads train, along with the other age groups they are the future of our club. A fantastic effort as always from everyone during training, coaches included..
Next Sunday , our U8s will welcome Churchill for their own first challenge match of many this year. Don’t forget you have an earlier start than normal as throw in will be at 9.45a.m. Early to bed on Saturday night ladies!
Well done to all for helping field a second team to help out St. Pats.
Huge effort and commitment shown by all again this week  during training ! We have so many more  wonderful and exciting days ahead to enjoy watch these young men play …
We were out in force bright and early last Sunday morning in a friendly against our neighbours St. Pats. There was a fantastic display of skills and teamwork from both teams . It was a brilliant morning and well done to all!
Early start also next Sunday of 9.45a.m. in Ballyrickard as we host Churchill in a friendly!
Some fantastic football again this week from these lads. More stars from our club coming up here.. Well done to all!
Our U13 teams played Ballyduff and Listowel Emmets last Sunday evening. Match report to follow.

Our condolences to Tony Griffin and family on the passing of his brother Frank. May Frank rest in peace.



Our Strand Road Blues team were the first to play last Monday in Ballyrickard after a long lockdown. In round 1 of the North Kerry League we were beaten by  a very strong Knocknagoshel / Brosna team who are a newly formed team.
Our coaches headed straight back to Annascaul from this match with our Kerins O’ Rahilly team to play another duo –  Annascaul/ Castlegregory. Unfortunately it was not our day . The girls fought hard to the final whistle. Well done to all!


On Monday, June 14th our Strand Road Blues are away to Stacks in Round 2. Best of luck!
On Friday, June 18th our Kerins O’ Rahilly team are home to Castleisland Desmonds in Rd. 2.
Our condolences to the family of Colette Gillin (née Rahilly) sister of Castleisland Desmonds coach Noel. May Colette’s gentle soul rest in peace.



A misty evening back in Gallarus pitch last Sunday evening as our young ladies took on Corca Dhuibhne in Rd. 1 of the Co. League , division 4. Our captain was Donna O’ Regan. We  lost the toss and we played against the wind in the first half . A slow and nervous start would ultimately cost our girls!  It really was a game of two halves,  with Corca Dhuibhne dominating the first, only to be outplayed by us in the second.
Onwards and upwards for the rest of the year , well done to the team and management.

We meet Listowel Emmets in Rd. 2.
It’s a huge week for the girls as they face their first competitive match when we are home to ISG on Tuesday evening in division 2 of the Co. League. Best of luck!
They played  their first challenge match v Kilcummin in Strand Road pitch last Tuesday evening. We wish them all the best for the year ahead.
In Rd. 1 of the North Kerry league, division 4 we are away to Annascaul/ Castlegregory. Best wishes to all!
Reminder that the final date for registration is coming up shortly. Remember if you aren’t registered you can’t train or play. A step by step guide has been sent to all age groups on how to register online!

Lotto Results
June 7th


No Winner of Jackpot €8,600

Match  3 winners €25
Mandy Hudson , Killerisk, C/O Rock St PO

Draw for 4 €250 December 2021
Alan Hanafin DD
Kieran Griffin DD
Ann O Dowd, 29 Balloonagh Estate
Eamon O Sullivan, 44 Leedale, Caherslee
Richard Walsh C/O KOR

Next Weeks Jackpot €8,700

Condolences to the family of Frank Griffin, Cork and formerly of Strand Street Tralee.

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