Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Garveys Supervalue Senior Football Championship Rd 1

Saturday  Sept 10th @7.30pm Austin Stacks Park.

Kerins O Rahillys v East Kerry

The last competition of the season for this age group but an upcoming blitz to look forward to and hoping to get in a few challenge matches too before the end of year.
These girls have shown great improvement throughout the season and many thanks to their coaches for assisting their development. Again it’s not all about winning at this age group. It’s about the girls having fun, making new friends and getting fresh air into their lungs while exercising. Players develop at different levels…

After a lull in competitions the youngest in our ladies club will be out in action again…
The Town League commences next week. In our group are Churchill B and Austin Stacks B.
In round 1 we are away to Stacks on Wednesday, September 7th . Throw in will be at 7p.m.
Best wishes to everyone!

In our grouping for the Town League division 1 are Churchill and  Austin Stacks.
In round 1 we have a Bye. In the next round we are away to Churchill. Time etc. TBC.

Our fantastic U13 Championship team in Kerins O’ Rahilly who have a super attitude always..

Corca Dhuibhne got the better of our spirited U13s in championship final last Sunday which was played in John Mitchels pitch.

In the opening half we had some powerful running, hard tackling and some fine football to boot albeit against a strong wind in such an open pitch.

Fatigue appeared  to have taken its toll, our girls fought valiantly after the break but the damage had been done.

We may not have survived the determined drive by our opponents and didn’t collect the spoils but we tried our best for sixty minutes. We are extremely proud of you!

Great enjoyment and team bonding afterwards as the team were treated to a bite to eat in the club bistro.

Congrats to Corca Dhuibhne on your win!

Final Score
Kerins O’ Rahilly 1-02
Corca Dhuibhne 5-06

Best wishes to our coach Tricia and our five U13 players who are playing with the Tralee District v St . Kierans this Wednesday, September 7th.

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s determined U13 Development Players in Legion, Killarney last Saturday

An enjoyable afternoon over in Legion, Killarney last Saturday . The heavens may have opened but this didn’t spoil their fun.
Next Saturday, September 10th is the final day. Enjoy!

A lot of football to pack in now for the next few weeks… five Town League matches  and five North Kerry matches. No time to be bored..

Best of luck to our coach Mark Higgins and our five players next Friday, September 9th who will be representing Strand Road. Tralee play West Kerry in the semifinal. More details to follow.

The U15 PDP continued  in John Mitchels last Saturday morning. Munster PDP Blitz will be held in Mallow on Saturday, September 10th. Details of  the blitz will be forwarded once confirmed

We have the North Kerry League and Town League to play.
There are four teams in our group, division 2 – Moyvane / Duagh, Corca Dhuibhne and Beale. Details of matches TBC.
The teams for the U16 Town League are Churchill, John Mitchels, Na Gaeil, Kerins O’ Rahilly and Austin Stacks.
There are five rounds with an outright winner, shield and plate final.

Best wishes to Kerins O’ Rahilly U17s in Championship final this week v Castleisland Desmonds

Our U17s produced the performance of the week last Thursday v Corca Dhuibhne in Pat Healy Park, Ballyrickard in the semifinal.
Our young ladies took the initiative from the off and held a commanding 4-16 to 3 point lead at the interval after thirty minutes of disciplined committed defence and efficient attacking play.
Corca Dhuibhne battled hard  in the second half with the visitors eager to reduce the deficit but the home team wouldn’t be denied.
Full time score:
Kerins O’ Rahilly 4-20
Corca Dhuibhne  2-12

We play Castleisland Desmonds in the group B final this Thursday. Venue and time TBC.
Best of luck to everyone!

Junior C Championship
In our group are Beale, Churchill/ St. Pats, Glenflesk and Rathmore B.

Our ladies had their first championship outing in Beale last Tuesday. It was an encouraging performance and there’s still a lot more to look forward to from this wonderful team of young ladies.
Final Score
Beale 1-03
KOR 3-07

Best of luck to you when you play Rathmore B in the third round on Tuesday, September 6th. Throw in will be 7.30p.m. in Rathmore.

We hope that everyone was happy with their results last Friday.
Remember there are a billion paths to success and all anyone wants for you is to be happy!

Juvenile Notes:

Great to see so much football going on in the last week in our club with games, blitz’s and training. And our Juvenile Academy bringing the pitches in Ballyrickard alive Sunday morning as we welcomed Na Gaeil to Ballyrickard for go games with our U5 and U7 Boys while other age groups enjoyed training sessions with their coaches. We have fantastic numbers this year in all age groups and still welcoming new members over the last number of weeks. The children told their coaches they had a great first week back at school and some have been enjoying playing football, practicing their skills at break time with their school friends, which is lovely to hear. Keep up the practice during the week everyone.

U5 Boys

U5 Boys – Our U5 Boys had their first real match Sunday morning against Na Gaeil and it was great to see, we had two 6 a side games and were treated to quite the show with a lot of scores from either side. The skill set shown by the boys was very impressive for the age category and all kids enjoyed it showing great sportsmanship at the end with high fives to the opposition.  The boys can’t wait for there next game and neither can their coaches.

U6 Girls – If you heard laughter around Ballyrickard Sunday morning it was coming from this fantastic bunch of girls who enjoyed another fun training session with their coaches especially Coach Roy. The girls were learning key skills through fun games and drills set up by their coaches. The girls have developed their kicking and hand passing skillls 100%. Keep up the practice during the week and we ll see ye next week.

U7 Boys v Na Gaeil in Ballyrickard

U7 boys – Our U7 boys welcomed Na Gaeil to Ballyrickard Sunday morning.  Both clubs had huge numbers and the rain stayed away and we were treated to a feast of football.  They had 4 games each and the skills on display were brilliant. The improvements being made are very heartwarming.  Keep up the practice boys, it really is paying off.  Thanks to all the players, coaches and supporters for making it a great morning. Thanks also to Na Gaeil and their coaches Sean Moynihan , Dan O’Connor and Richard Barrett. We look forward to playing Ye again. The U7 Boys are due to travel to Killarney for go games with Dr. Crokes please keep an eye on clubzap for information and updates in relation to this.

U8 Girls – Well done to these girls on a great session Sunday morning. Fantastic to see such high numbers in attendance. The girls were practising clearing/kicking the ball quickly in the backs. While our forwards were practicing getting through their defenders and scoring. They put all this into practice with a game at the end of training. So for this week we are asking the girls to continue working on kicking while on the move. It is a tricky one but we saw today that each and every girl is well capable of doing it.

U9 Boys

U9 Boys – Our U9 Boys travelled to Ballymac Sunday morning where they played three games. There was a brilliant showing of skills and teamwork which has been excellent. Their was some fine scoring and defending from both sides on show. Thank you to Ballymac for having us out to ye and we look forward to playing ye again. The U9 Boys are also due to travel to Killarney for go games with Dr. Crokes please keep an eye on clubzap for information and updates in relation to this.

U10 Girls – Great to see such high numbers at training this week. The girls were practicing getting through defenders and taking a score. They focused on their kick passing also which they have improved on hugely over the last number of weeks. The girls have a match this Friday with St. Pats in Blennerville at 5.30pm. Please check your ClubZap for info and updates.

U11 Boys – Our U11 boys played Churchill in the Central Region fixture last week. They boys played a great game against Churchill and should be very proud of themselves. They have grown so much as a team and developed their skills over the last number of months. This was the last arranged game for the boys, training continued on Thursday and Sunday last week with great development and numbers on show. We look forward to seeing you all at training again this week.

U13 Boys – The U13 Boys had a great day out in Cordal at the U13 blitz. They took part in
4 games, showing great skills and putting in great effort throughout each game. There were some fantastic scores from our forwards and great defending from our backs with midfield winning alot of the kick outs and getting it in to our forwards. They made the shield semi final and only for the Scartaglin keeper who played very well they could have won the match. They were very competitive in all matches and John Horgan in goals for KOR had a brilliant tournament they were beaten in the semi final by Scartaglin.  We would like to thank Cordal for inviting us to compete in the blitz it was very well organised and well run.

U14 Boys – Lee Strand U14 Competition.Kerins O’Rahillys /St. Pat’s players played 4 games in the tournament held in Connolly Park on Saturday,
First up at 11.10am was a very tight contest against Stradbally of Waterford. The game was played in very poor conditions which made it difficult to play football. We went behind to a point which was followed by a goal which left the half time score 1-1 to 0-1. Our point came from a free by Nick Lacey. We started the second half very well with a goal from Darragh Murphy quickly followed by a point by Nick which saw us go into the lead. Michael Enright added a third point soon after and we were looking good for the win but two late frees from Stradbally left the game tied at full time. 1-3 a piece.

It was a great effort by the lads playing in a downpour for the entire game.
Second game was against a very strong Ballyboden St.Endas team and we started well gaining possession and moving the ball up the pitch very well and were unlucky not to score. We then lost two players within a minute and were up against it from then on.  First was Jack Costello to a hip injury at the throw in followed 1min later by Conor Cronin with a head injury that ruled him out for the remainder of the game. Unfortunately Jack was out of the tournament.

The team put up a great fight limiting the Dublin team to 1-3 in the first half but we tired in the second against a very big physical team who made the most of the poor conditions where they added another 3-3 and limited us to two points. Unfortunately we also lost Garry Scollard to a leg injury for the remainder of the tournament.

After the group games were completed we had a free kick compitition against Stradbally to decide who went into the Plate & Sheild Competition. Stradbally won this contest by a point.
Next up was the Sheild semi-final where we played Ennis-Diamond from Clare.  With the weather clearing up making handling easier this was always going to be a good contest and the Clare team started well by taking an early goal chance and quickly followed it up with a point. We soon got on top in the middle with Michael Enright and Christian Dunne winning ball and Ryan Onakwery, Daniel McCarthy, Conor Cronin and Killian McGrath getting it quickly to the forwards where Nick Lacey, Jude Lacey & Darragh Murphy got on top of their markers. We took the next five scores, with 2-2 from Nick and a point from Jude. Two more frees in the second half from Nick kept us out of reach and a late penalty scored by the Clare men was the last action in a very entertaining game. Ruairì Kennedy in goals was very solid throughout the tournament and was unlucky not getting a hand to the penalty.

Na Gaeil were our opponents in the Sheild final at 5.30pm and they got off to a good start,  with the elements in their favour they went two points to the good before we opened our scoring with a free from Nick. The Oakpark club added a third and were then awarded a fortuitous penalty which was finished to the net leaving us with a mountain to climb in the second half.
From the throw in we were awarded a free and we got quick ball up to the forward and took a good point. We pressed from the kick off and kicked a free to bring it back to a goal but from then on we struggled to get a hold of possession and were starting to tire. We conceded two goals in the remaining five minutes which put the contest out of our reach.

Congratulations to Na Gaeil on their deserved win.
Overall the Managment were delighted with the commitment from every player who gave it their all over the day. Although some decisions and at times lady luck went against us the boys stuck at it and they can all be proud of their performance. Well done boys and keep up the good work.
Our panel for the tournament which included Nine from our u13 (2009)pannel.

Ruairì Kennedy, Christian Dunne,  Killian McGrath, Conor Donnolly,
Ciaran Griffen, Garry Scollard, Conor Cronin, Micheal Enright, Jack Costello, Cayden Roche, Ryan Onakwery, Daniel Mc Carthy, Jude Lacey, Nick Lacey, Darragh Murphy, Jamie Bowler, Dylan Walsh, Coman Seino, Conor Sheehan, Kevin Horgan, Jack Flahive & Cian Fitzgerald.

Minors – Kerins O’Rahillys/St Pats minors are through to the club championship semi final in their division after a 9 point win over Duagh on Saturday. After conceding 2 early goals we rallied well and led by 4 at the break. We pushed on in the second half and as expected Duagh kept trying to the end.   A great display by players from both clubs and we can be very proud of the contribution from our boys.    5-17 to 3-14 final score.  We have been drawn against Templenoe Sneem Derrynane Tuosist in the semi final which is fixed for 4pm next Saturday in Strand Rd. Please come along and show your support for this fantastic team on Saturday.

U15 Tralee District team
Kerins O’Rahillys were represented by L-R, Ed Lacey (Coach), Nick Lacey, Brayden Pierce, Jamie McCarthy, Breandán Meehan, Aaron Horgan and Ruairí Kennedy. Well done to all involved. 🔵⚪️ Lee Strand Milk Kerry GAA

Congrats to the U15 Tralee District team who beat Castleisland District on a score line of 1-16 to 1-15 in the Lee Strand U15 County Championship Football Final last Wednesday night in Austin Stack Park.
Kerins O’Rahillys were represented by L-R, Ed Lacey (Coach), Nick Lacey, Brayden Pierce, Jamie McCarthy, Breandán Meehan, Aaron Horgan and Ruairí Kennedy. Well done to all involved.

Juvenile Academy training continues next Sunday 11th September at 10am in Ballyrickard we look forward to seeing you all then.  Please remember to keep an eye on your Clubzap for all updates and details regarding your child s age group.  Thanks to our main sponsors Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre for providing the weekly treats for Juvenile Academy, to our fantastic committee who are there each morning helping out and to our amazing and dedicated coaches who give up there time to train the children.


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
August 29th

No Winner of Jackpot €3,300

No Match  3 winners €25

Draw for 4 €250 December 2022
Rene O Brien C/O Rock St PO
Denis Foley  C/O Shop
Paula O Sullivan c/o Rock St PO
Gerard Collins DD
Tom Nix DD
Next Weeks Jackpot €3,400

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