Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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The U12 Kerins O’Rahillys team receive their new jerseys from Eleanor Wall of sponsors Sandy Feet Farm.


Ballymacelligott  2-06

Kerins O Rahilly’s 0-10

Last Saturday evening our senior side travelled to Ballymac for round 10 of the Division 1 County League. The weather on the day was never going to allow for free flowing football, and both teams struggled greatly with the elements.

Lining out without a large number of regulars , which allowed us to give game time to some of our fringe players , the game was always going to be difficult against a home side who needed the win to assure survival in the division.

On the balance of things the home side were deserved winners. The concession of two soft goals midway through the first half were to be the decisive scores in the game, both coming from speculative long balls into the square, which we failed to deal with.

That put Ballymac into an eight point lead, and it was always going to be a huge challenge to claw the lead back.

By half time we had reduced the deficit to four, the score 2-03 to -05.
Our scores coming from Gearoid Savage and Barry John Keane with two frees and point from play from Con Barrett (1) and Sean Walsh (2).

Ballymac got off to the better start in the second half extending their lead with an early point. We were dealt another blow shortly after with the dismissal of Con Barrett.

Despite this we held the lions share of possession and tried hard to get back into the game. We had points from Diarmuid O Sullivan , two well executed kicks from placed balls, and frees from Gearoid Savage and Barry John Keane, to leave the minimum between the side with six minutes to go.

From the next restart , we manufactured a close in free when Danial Bowler was pulled down, Barry John Keane converted the resultant free to tie the contest 2-04 to 0-10. However Ballymac finished the stronger kicking two late scores to take the points and secure their Division 1 status for 2023.

Team:S Foley,D Buckley,P Begley,S Collins,D McElligott,S Brosnan,P Neenan,S Walsh(2),D Bowler, BJ Keane(3f),R O Carroll, G Savage(2f),D O’Sullivan(2f,1 ‘45),S McElligott. Subs Used: C Coffey(1), B Hanafan,C O’Sullivan.


Monday June 27th
Under 17 Central Region Semi-Final
KOR/St.Pats v Skellig Rangers/Valentia @ 6pm

Under 21 Co.Championship
KOR v Kenmare District @ 8pm

Firstly, a huge congrats to Tralee Parnells on their terrific achievement in Féile. Caroline, one of our sideline team with the U12s is involved with the team. Well done to all!

We have lots of workshops and events over the next few weeks as part of our Lidl’s “ One Good Club” programme. Positive mental health for young people is so important and what our committee are planning will provide them with tools for life. ..

Looking forward to our Family Fun Day on Sunday, July 17th for our members and our community! All welcome!

The weather was very kind to both teams for our round 7 games of the Co. League…not that the weather was bothering anyone when our young ladies and coaches saw the wonderful surprise that was in store for them, a gorgeous set of jerseys for both teams kindly sponsored by Eleanor and Roy of Sandy Feet Farm . We appreciate your generosity.

We had to cancel our pizza party sponsored also by Eleanor and Roy last Saturday because of the yellow weather warning for rain… there would have been no enjoyment in it . Plenty of time yet though!

Looking fab are the U12 Strand Road Blues team in their new jerseys kindly sponsored by Sandy Feet Farm.

We headed back to Abbeydorney last Tuesday for round 7 of the Co. League. These young ladies were the first to don the fab jerseys sponsored by Sandy Feet Farm. They were delighted with the hint of pink on them and of course gave their most fetching smiles for photos .
We will either play MKL Gaels or Listowel Emmets next week in the final.

The U12 Kerins O’Rahillys team in their new jerseys.

Our ladies capped off a wonderful day ( many of whom had their school tour in Kenmare) with a superb performance against Legion Killarney last Wednesday. Each and every one of you performed magnificently . Well done to all!

We play Scartaglin in the B Cup , division 2 final next Wednesday, June 29th in Cordal.  Throw in will be at 6.30p.m. Please come out and support this wonderful team of young ladies.

In round 5, division 4 we host Currow this Tuesday, June 28th in Ballyrickard.
Best of all to the team and management. Please come out and support.

Texts will be sent out re training.

We have our semifinal v Castleisland Desmonds coming up shortly, more details to follow.

In the North Kerry League , division 3, we  are away to St. Pats / Churchill this Tuesday , June 28th. Throw in will be at 7.15p.m.
Best of luck to our team and management.

Well done to the Kerry ladies , our own Declan Quill, joint manager  and all involved on their victory over Westmeath at a fairly wild Fitzgerald Stadium last Saturday.
Our Kerry ladies are now through to the quarter finals v Armagh of the TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship.

Juvenile Notes 
The weather didn’t stop our juveniles from training on Sunday morning. A lot of them braved the elements and had great fun training with their coaches. All age groups enjoyed their training sessions learning key skills and finishing with a game to put them into practice. We re hoping for better weather next Sunday as academy continues at 10am in Ballyrickard.
U5s, U7s U9s and U11s Boys- had a great mornings training. The coaches in each group were very impressed that the weather did not deter them from training and showing how well they can play in wet conditions. This week the coaches have asked that they practice their kicking and hand passing as much as they can at home.

U6, U8 and U10 Girls  – put in a great training session last Sunday morning in each of their groups. Our U6 s really pushed themselves despite the weather and showed great skills in wet conditions. Our U8s and U10s worked on clearing the ball quickly when they get their hands on it.

They practiced kicking with accuracy and speed of kicking the ball, followed by a small sided game to put what they had worked on to the test. Practice at home this week is 20 kicks everyday off a wall or to a partner.

All three groups U6s U8s and U10s Girls have go games away to Churchill next Sunday 3rd July 2022 meeting at Churchill pitch for 9.15am further details will be sent through clubzap app during the week. Please ensure you are added to your age group if not please message admin on ClubZap.

U13 Boys – Despite their best efforts our U13 boys lost to Glenfesk in the semi final on a score line of 5-13 to 3-7 the boys put in a fantastic effort they played some fantastic football and deserved more on the night goals came from Cian Fitzgerald, Ryan Nix and goal of the night came from Kevin Horgan, other scorers on the night were Jude Lacey and Barry Sullivan. With Cayden Roche and Christian Dunne running their socks off in midfield. All boys put in huge work and all the subs who played their part when they came on it was great effort from everyone.  Training continues in Ballyrickard on Tuesday at 6.15pm.

Summer Camp – Spaces are filling up fast for our Annual summer camp running from 2nd to 5th August 10.30am to 2pm.  Don’t miss out on this fantastic camp. For more details and registration please go visit our Clubzap page. You can also pay for registration during our Juvenile Academy on Sunday Mornings.

We would also like to thank our main sponsor Ballyseedy Garden Centre for their continued support to our academy this year.

Juvenile Academy training continues next Sunday 3rd July at 10am in Ballyrickard.   We look forward to seeing you all then. Please keep an eye on Clubzap for news/details relevant to each age group and also for information on our upcoming summer camp.  If you are not getting messages relevant to your child’s group please let us know by messaging us on Clubzap and we will ensure you are added to the relevant group. As always new members always welcome to join our ever growing club.

Lotto Coordinator
Our club are looking for an honest ,trusted and committed club member to coordinate our weekly lotto,this would involve approx 2/3 hours work per week mainly on Mondays and Tuesdays,
If you are interested in helping out,please reply  to Tony Corridon at

Club Function Rooms to Rent.
The club currently have two function rooms available to rent.
The upstairs Pat Healy Room is a large function room perfect for exercise classes, seminars, meetings, private functions , parties etc.
Downstairs is a smaller more intimate venue again ideal for any event.
The rooms are available at hourly, daily or weekly rates.
For further information contact Katie at 087 6967542

Lotto Results
June 20th


No Winner of Jackpot

No Match  3 winners €25

Draw for 4 €250 December 2022
Rosario Horgan c/o Rock St PO
Mary Moriarty C/O Philip
Pat Roche c/o Rock St PO
Breda Walsh c/o Klub
Mark Fitzgerald DD

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