Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Stalwart Kerins O’ Rahilly’s Trish Molloy Moran with her husband Ger and their grandchildren Kassidy and Logan Long enjoying the build up to next week’s Co. Final.

Senior County Championship Final

All roads lead to Austin Stacks Park next Sunday afternoon where our senior team meet local rivals Austin Stacks in this years decider.

The game promises to be a titanic battle with both teams having impressive semi final victories.

The final will once again see us enter as underdogs with the majority of observers giving the nod to the men from Rock Street, this however will not bother Will Harmon and his management team, as we have been underdogs in all our championship fixtures this season so far.

The is a huge buzz of excitement in the club over the last few weeks with our supporters young and old getting behind the team.

The support that we had in the semi final victory over Dr Crokes was outstanding and this will be needed again next Sunday.

The game throws in at 3pm, and we wish the team and management all the best for this fantastic occasion.

The game is an all ticket affair, supporters are advised to purchase tickets online as early as possible as this will be a sell out.

Strand Road’s Bernard Lynch with his daughter Erin who is so looking forward to the Co. Final v Austin Stacks.

Great grandchildren of Strand Road’s Mick Raymond’s Yvie and Calum Ross. Mick clinched the title with the winning goal back in 1939 in the Co. Final v Dingle

JUVENILE NOTES 

Adrian Doody.

We bid farewell to our juvenile chairman Adrian Doody who has served us so well over the past 5 years.

Adrian, described by many as a gent, took on the role of juvenile chairman in 2017.

He has helped bring  our juvenile section of the club to where it is now. Adrian treated everyone with respect and hopes that parents and children alike benefited greatly from being involved in our terrific club.

Adrian always put our girls and boys as NUMBER 1. He showed no favouritism ever and each child and family were treated equally regardless of their circumstances or background.

Community meant a lot to Adrian and he organised many events during his term as chairman.

Pre Covid we all enjoyed the Christmas, Halloween, Family Open Fun Days etc. During lockdown he kept the show on the road keeping everyone active and had raffles and online competitions for our youngsters and even for the Moms in our club .

After all “The GAA is a community based volunteer organisation promoting Gaelic Games, culture and lifelong participation.”

He also organised the Donal Walsh Livelife Invitational Tournament which we only enjoyed for two years so far because of Covid. Looking forward to it again in 2022 and meeting up with Elma and Fionnbar.

A proud day for our club in 2019 was the raising of the ‘Amber Flag’ . We were the first club in the county to do so.

The amber flag acknowledges our work with mental fitness within our club and community. We might not realise it but somewhere in all of our families, some one may be affected by a loved one who has mental health problems.

Adrian has done trojan work within our club and we thank him for this. Well done on a tremendous job. You can hold your head high !

In a historic week for the club he feels particularly proud of the part that he and the juvenile coaches have  played in building a strong juvenile club as that’s the foundation for days like next Sunday.

Adrian also thanked the great coaches and admin who put in so much time and effort over the last five years…only for them we would not have a juvenile club.

Adrian knew each child by name and had a brilliant way about him. He was extremely dedicated to his role and was a doer.

He loved meeting people and chatting on Sunday mornings and of course telling everyone to help themselves to a cuppa and a bite to eat.

Many hours were spent at home in the evenings organising Sunday mornings. Not a day went by but he was working on his much loved juvenile academy.

Adrian will be no stranger to Strand Road. He is staying on the senior executive and word has it that not one but two age groups in our club are trying to rope him in to help out with their teams!

Adrian sent out a message to everyone offering hid sincere thanks to the children and to the parents for their amazing commitment and support over this time.

He stated that our juvenile club is thriving and without the parents, children and volunteers  this would just not be possible.

He said that it has  been an honour and privilege for him to work with so many wonderful children and their families in the best club in the county.

Adrian is looking forward to seeing you all at the county senior final Sunday week. Let’s get all our support behind the Blues he said!

Thank you so much everyone, he was overwhelmed with the beautiful text messages he received.

Best wishes to Rob Lacey who has stepped into Adrian’s shoes as the new juvenile chairman.

Kerins O’ Rahilly #1 …Raivis and Axel Rodenbikers with Laima Rodenbikere

Cousins Jude and Calum Lacey ( Strand Road supporters) with Mya Dennehy ( Stacks) enjoying the banter this week…. Could be a different story next Sunday evening!

Enzo Kerins… all set for the Co. Final in his Strand Road colours

Diane Dimitrova, Kerins O’ Rahilly supporter …reaching for the sky !

The big day is almost upon us as Strand Road’s juveniles prepare to decamp to the far side of town to support the best team in the county.

Rivals yet friends Jude Lacey, Ryan Nix, Elliott Rusk Calleja and Calum Lacey meet the great Barry John Keane in the build up to the Co. Final

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s Sophie Constable and Lexi Keane all set for the biggest game of the year..Co. Final v Stacks !

Erin Lynch , Kerins O’ Rahilly looking forward to seeing her club lift the Bishop Moynihan Cup next Sunday in Austin Stack Park

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U12 Kelly Hayes all excited about Co. Final Day .

And the excitement is building in The Quill
household as Declan, Adam and Mattie count down the days to the big final next Sunday

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s Fiadh Kissane looking forward to seeing her cousin Stephen Nix team win the Co. Final next Sunday

Supporting his neighbour , friend and senior player , Con Barrett is Ryan Nix .

Adam O’ Sullivan, Nathan Walsh , Helen Barrett, Roseanne O’ Sullivan, Ben Pierce , Ryan Nix and to the front are Evan and Vanessa O’ Connor in the hope of witnessing history next Sunday in the Co. Final v Austin Stacks

SANTA VISIT 
In two weeks time, Sunday December 12th Santa will be visiting the girls and boys in our club and community.
This will be appointment only so as to avoid crowds.
We will also have a professional photographer who will be taking family photos on the day.
Places are filling up quickly and numbers are limited so if you haven’t already booked your place please what’s app or text Shirley (086) 8713552.
We also need to make sure that we have enough Santa pressies on the day .

CO. FINAL 
It’s Co. Final week!  The big day is almost  upon us when we meet our neighbours Austin Stacks next Sunday, December 5th in Austin Stack Park.

Great buzz around…

It’s fantastic  to see lots of bunting, flags and signs up so far …. Let’s show our support and appreciation by turning our streets even more into a sea of blue and  white in the build up to Co. Final Day!

Radio Kerry visited us last Sunday where we had a brilliant turnout on a bad day, plenty of photos were taken to show our support and it showed the high esteem in which our Senior players are held!

Best wishes to our senior team and management from everyone in our community , juvenile and ladies club.

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