Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Credit Union Co League

The Co League resumes next weekend and Round 4 sees both of our senior sides in action.  The Senior A panel have three points from their first three games after victory over Na Gaeil, defeat to Dr Crokes and the controversial draw last time out versus Rathmore.

We are scheduled to travel to Dingle on Saturday next with the throw-in timed for 7pm.  The home side sit in joint-second place in the table on four points after two wins and one loss and have an almost identical scoring difference to O’Rahillys, with ironically, only one point separating the sides.  Strand Road welcomed county star, David Moran back from injury a fortnight ago and it will be interesting to see if David’s recovery continues in West Kerry.

His inclusion would certainly be welcome as it will be difficult to take the two points on offer in Dingle.  A win would certainly keep O’Rahillys at the business end of Division 1, particularly with leaders An Ghaeltacht facing a tricky away tie with recently crowned Premier Junior champions, Na Gaeil.  Keep an eye on our social channels – Facebook, Twitter and for updates.

Our Senior B team will be hoping to get back to winning ways after going down to a slick Scartaglin side last time out.  It won’t be easy though as we must also travel to Dingle with the game scheduled to throw-in at 2pm on Sunday next.

Our hosts sit two points below us in the table with one win from their first three games and will surely see home advantage as an opportunity to climb the table.  We were impressive in our opening two victories, but as always, the availability of players will be crucial to O’Rahillys.  Again, check our social channels for updates.  All support welcome for both of our panels.

Club U17 Football 9-a-side competition

This new competition begins on Wednesday, 22nd May next in Ballyrickard.  Round 1 consists of eight groups containing three teams each and we are drawn in Group 3.  We will be hosting Castlegregory and the three-club combination of Knocknagoshel/Brosna/Duagh.

Our game versus Castlegregory throws in at 6.45pm and this is followed by our clash with Knocknagoshel/Brosna/Duagh at 7.25pm.  The final group game sees Castlegregory take on the St Kierans/Duagh combination at 8.05pm.

The idea of the competition is to provide every club that enters with a minimum of 2 nights of competition and the teams that qualify for the finals get a third day of action.  24 Clubs are playing in the Competition this year and 16 teams will qualify for the finals day.  Results from last year’s U16 County League and geographical location were taken into consideration when putting the Round 1 Groups together.  At the end of Round 1, the finishing position of each team in the group will determine where they play in Round 2.


Juvenile Academy

The Academy, which runs every Sunday morning in Ballyrickard at 11am is going from strength to strength.  Last Sunday, the sun was shining again and all the children practiced their skills. A big thank you to their committed coaches, who give it their best every Sunday morning.  The parents watched on enjoying a chat & a warm cuppa.  We are delighted to welcome John Mitchels’ full academy to Ballyrickard next Sunday the 26th May at 11am.


Huge congratulations to:

U6 Boys – Will Hussey

U6 Girls – Ellie Mai  O’Connor-Cahill

U8 Girls – Keelan Walsh

U8 Boys – Jack Hanlon & Rian McCoy

U10 Boys – Jack Brosnan

U10 Girls – Sophie Culloty

U12 Boys

The U12’s were to start Phase 2 of the county league on Sunday evening last away to Cromane but the game was cancelled at the opposition’s request.  It will be rescheduled for another date.  The panel will train as normal this week to prepare for what will now be their opening Phase2 county league game on next Sunday evening away to Dingle at 6pm.

U14 Boys

The U14s next line of fixtures is not available as yet and therefore the panel will train as normal this week.

U16 Boys

The U16s were in the Central Region League Division 2 final against Annascaul/Lispoil last Monday evening n St Pat’s pitch in Blennerville.  In a great game, they started off well but just couldn’t finish it off and came up short in the end by only one point, with the final scoreline reading Kerins O’Rahillys 3-9 Annascaul/Lispoil 1-16



This Tuesday, May 21st we are home to Corca Dhuibhne in the Co. League. Throw in at 7.30p.m. in Ballyrickard. Best of luck to the girls and their mentors.


Best of luck to the girls and their coaches as we play Glenflesk in the Division 2B final this Monday. Throw in at 7.45p.m. in The Centre of Excellence, Currans.

For our next game which is the non co. player Co. League, we are home to Castleisland Desmonds. More details to follow.

The Féile Skills Competition will be held in Ballyrickard on Wednesday, June 5th 7p.m.- 9p.m.


Training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are awaiting a date for the Co. League semifinals v Dr. Crokes.


Our Senior Ladies made their debut last Sunday. We were away to Mitchels who are a very strong and experienced team in the County League. Our ladies showed great heart and commitment throughout the game. Well done to everyone! We had a great turnout for the game.


Final call for registration girls! If you have yet to hand in your form and registration fee please give it to your coach at training this week.


We have plenty of football to enjoy over the coming months so you don’t want to miss out on everything. You can pay by weekly instalments if you wish.


Saturday, May 25th will be a great night out in Tralee Greyhound Track as ladies clubs from all over the county come together to fundraise while at the same time having a great night out with family and friends. There  will be plenty of entertainment for both young and old.

All clubs are encouraged to join in by wearing their club colours and bringing family and friends.

There will be an interclub U12/U14 relay race on the night as well as raffles, spot prizes, face painting, bouncy castles etc.

Tickets available from Shirley ( 086) 8713552 costing €10 each. Remember our club also benefits from this.


Congrats to U12 Kelly Fitzgerald and U13 Aoibhín O’Connor-MacCarthy who made it to the trials  from Blennerville and Moyderwell Primary Schools.

SNIPPETS from “top of the right”

·         Well done to Ben Hanafin on his call-up to the Kerry U15 Development Squad, where he joins fellow Blues, TJ Heaphy, Sean Healy, Eric McMahon, Danny Hennessy, Darragh O’Connor and Jack Savage.

·         What’s the score?  The Snippets Man hears that Ger O’Brien (the PRO – not Mush) won the €20 house prize at the Club Lotto draw on Monday night last.

·         It couldn’t happen to a nicer fella…(said O’Brien)…

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