Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Div 1 County League Rd 4
An Ghaeltacht 1-13. Kerins O Rahillys 1-15
The senior team travelled to West Kerry on Saturday evening last for round 4 of the Division 1 County League.
On what was a glorious evening for football in Gallarus we managed to keep our unbeaten run intact with an impressive victory over the home side.
The game opened with the hosts racing into a two point lead, until a close in Jack Savage free settled the visitors.
This was quickly followed by two points from Jack Savage , one from a placed ball to leave us trailing by the minimum at the first half water break.
On resumption Karl Mullins made a driving run through the centre of the Ghaeltacht defence which culminated with a fine finish to net , this was followed by two points from Jack Savage , following good work from the lively Barry John Keane and one from play from the same player.
We were at this stage dominating the game and held the majority of possession.
This dominance was further rewarded with a point from Cormac Coffey and another from the inform Jack Savage who was causing all sorts of problems for the opposition.
The left the score at half time 0-06 to 1-07 in favour of the blues.
Conor Hayes was introduced for the second half and was involved immediately in the action.
The home team then put a good move together and were through on goal , and would have narrowed the gap to the minimum were it not for a super save from Shane Foley in goal , who was quick off his line to save what looked like a certain goal.
From the rebound we gathered possession and quickly broke upfield with Barry John Keane kicking an excellent point to put us five ahead. This was without doubt the decisive moment in the game.
Barry John Keane put us further ahead with another point which was followed by a neatly taken score from Conor Hayes.
At this stage we were in total control and we added three more points  from the boot of Jack Savage (2F) to leave us ahead by double scores at the second half water break , 0-08 to 1-13.
An Ghaeltacht kicked over two scores of there own before we responded with a point from Gearoid Dillane .
The home side them came into the game more and had their best period of the contest adding a few points , before once again Shane Foley pulled of a good save to keep the comeback at bay.
Conor Hayes kicked our final score of the game in the 56th minute, leaving us ahead by 7 points.
An Ghaeltacht pressure finally paid off when they scored a goal late on , they finished strong adding a couple of point.
The final whistle blew with the men from Strand Road winning far more comfortably than the score line would suggest.
Impressive on the day were Shane Foley in goals, Donagh Buckley at corner back has been a real find, captain Ross O Callaghan and Patrick Begley were solid all through.
Cormac Coffey played with his usual consistency.
Shane Brosnan and Karl Mullins worked tirelessly at midfield
Up front Cian Sayers and Shane McEligott and Gearoid Dillane got on a lot of ball.
Barry John Keane had his best outing to date kicking three scores at vital times.
Once again Jack Savage was our stand out performer , and is in a very rich vain of form.
Management will be happy with the performance and the victory ,and will take great satisfaction from the fact that despite being without a number of regulars , the squad is being utilised ,  with players gaining invaluable experience which will be very beneficial as the season progresses
We now have a two week break before we play Beaufort in the final round .
Team: S Foley,D Buckley,R O Callaghan,P Begley,S Collins,C Coffey(1)D McElligott,K Mullins(1G)S Brosnan,C Sayers,BJ Keane (3) S McElligott, G Savage,J Savage(8,5f),G Dillane(1).
Subs used. C Hayes (2) for S Collins ht. Adam Lacey for S McElligott, D Bowler for C Sayers inj.

Division 5 County League
Kerins O Rahillys B 2-12.   Sneem/Derrynane. 1-10

Upcoming Fixtures
Rd 5 July 31/Aug 1
Beaufort v Kerins O Rahillys
Group Winner contest Final.

Division 5 County League Upcoming Fixtures
Rd 5 July 31/Aug 1
Cromane v Kerins O Rahillys B

Minor Central League Rd 3
Kerins O Rahillys  2-04      Laune Rangers 2-21

A great turnout in a sun baked Healy Park , Ballyrickard last Sunday morning despite it being 20 degrees at 10a.m. for the first rounds of Academy training.
A big thank you to our girls and boys, parents, coaches and our very own catering team who served well deserved ice creams and toppings to cool everyone down after training. It was fantastic to see the sun and sunscreen out !
Ryan Murphy was overwhelmed when it was announced that he was this week’s  ‘ Player of the Week. ‘ Ryan’s Mom Izabela and Dad John were there during training encouraging him as always. Well done!
Roy as always took time out from his busy work schedule to come and coach his girls. Rachel Lawlor was chuffed with herself when it was announced that she was this week’s “Player of the Week.” Well done to Rachel and to your Mom Ciara for encouraging you to come every week. Your good work is paying off.
Great numbers again on the sun drenched U8 pitch ! Our hearty little tanks of men weren’t put off by last week’s tackling drills and were back for more of it . Great fun while conquering their fears along the way! That’s our “boys in Blue”.
Well done to Donnacha Maunsell who is not only skillful with a football but also has a great puck.
Leo Fitzgibbon also displayed his wonderful skills last Sunday. Both Donnacha and Leo received medals after being named “Players of the Week.”Congrats!
Training continues next Sunday at 10a.m. in preparation for your Fun games the following week. Congrats to Isabella Walsh who this week was our U8 Girls “Player of the Week.” Keep practising girls!
Busy week ahead for the lads with a game on Wednesday v Churchill. Throw in will be at 6.30p.m. in Ballyrickard.
Then on Sunday, more action as Laune Rangers are calling into us for Go Games. These will commence at 10a.m. Enjoy!
A scorcher of a morning so we had a light training session and great fun and games was had by all!
There was one extremely happy young lady last Sunday morning who proudly wore her medal and was just so thrilled to be named “Player of the Week .” Well done to Neasa Walsh!
Training continues on Thursday at 7.15p.m. for these young men and of course again on Sunday at 11.30a.m. We will forward phase 2 Co. League details once we have them. Keep up the good work!

Our annual Summer Camp is fast approaching and numbers are rising still! Remember to book your place. Dates are August 3rd to August 6th – four days of enjoyment in our fun filled camp. We might even do boot camp for our coaches beforehand to make sure that they’re all up to scratch, ha!

Our U14s and U16s are quiet at the moment and are awaiting news of their next competition. Meanwhile training continues. Hopefully everyone is getting to enjoy some of the wonderful sunshine!
Both our teams were in plate finals of the North Kerry League during the week. First out were our Kerins O’ Rahilly team who travelled to Castleisland last Monday evening. We fought a tough battle , but Castleisland Desmonds took the spoils…
Final Score Castleisland Desmonds 5-09
Kerins O’ Rahilly 3-07
Congrats to Desmonds!
Last Sunday evening in the warmest weather the girls have ever played we were away to John Mitchels in division 5 of the plate final. Both teams had plenty of talent on show. Mitchels emerged victorious and are Plate final winners for 2021. Congrats to John Mitchels ! Final score :
John Mitchels 2-09
Kerins O’ Rahilly Blues 1-03
Many thanks to everyone and also to our U10s who help make up our second team .
We are looking forward to the Co. League which commences on Wednesday week.
Huge congrats to the U13 Tralee District players and their coaches who were crowned U13 District Championship winners last Thursday evening. They defeated North Kerry on a scoreline of 4-06 to 1-03. A great result…
Representing our club were Saoirse O’ Connor MacCarthy ( who was joint captain), Farah Leahy, Taylor Stack, Fiadh McCarthy and Aoibheann McCarthy. A great game and contribution from every girl from all clubs.
We have a challenge  match v Laune Rangers next Thursday evening in Ballyrickard. Throw in will ge at 7p.m.
Last Tuesday evening we made the long journey back to Gallarus to play Corca Dhuibhne / Castlegregory in our final round of the Co. League.
It wasn’t to be our night from the start. Katie Nix started with a neck injury and then Ella O’Connor got injured during the game. This was a big, big loss to us and which was probably the difference that cost us the game. We were down two of our key players. Congrats to Corca Dhuibhne / Castlegregory who are now in the semifinals. Final Score:
Corca Dhuibhne / Castlegregory 4-14
Kerins O’ Rahilly 2-10
On the positive side we had a great league run with great performances all round from our players producing some great wins!
Well done everyone!
Best of luck to the Kerry U14s in the Munster Championship. Round 1 v Tipperary is on Tuesday, July 20th. Throw in at 7p.m. in Brosna . Best of luck to Kelly Fitzgerald, her teammates and coaches.
Congrats to our ladies on their win over Laune Rangers in Rd. 2, division 4 of the Co. League . A truly brilliant game from start to finish . A great performance from both teams. Final score:
Kerins O’Rahillys 5-07
Laune rangers 4-04
This Friday, July 23rd we are away to Fossa. Throw in will be at 7.30p.m.
Last Monday we travelled back West to play Dingle in Rd. 4 of the Donal Curtin Cup. A great day for a game of football but unfortunately not the result we wanted.
Final Score:
Dingle 4-18
Kerins O’Rahilly 0-2
This Monday we are home to Firies. Throw in at 7.30p.m. in Ballyrickard pitch.

Lotto Results
July 12th


No Winner of Jackpot €9,100

No Match  3 winners €25

Draw for 4 €250 December 2021
Michael McMahon ,Kearney’s Rd, DD
Helen O Connor, 14 Knockmoyle DD
Lorraine McEvoy ,Hawley Park.
Amel Bentoumi, 52 Fairway Heights,Tralee
Alice Hanlon, Heirhill, Ballyheigue.

Next Weeks Jackpot €9,200

Condolences/Sympathy to the families of
Jerry Sugrue , Dromavalla, Farmersbridge, uncle of Frank O Connor (Tiler) .
Jo Jo Barrett, Sandy Lane Ardfert.
Albert O Brien Doon North and formerly Cahills Park.
Albert was a loyal and proud supporter of Kerins O Rahillys throughout his life and is an uncle of Erris O Carroll from the Ladies Club.
May they rest in peace.

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