Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Kerins O Rahillys 0-13       Kenmare Shamrocks 2-09
The opening round of the senior club championship saw us come up just short against Kenmare Shamrocks on Saturday afternoon in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.

The opening half saw Kenmare take an early in the first minute.
Minutes later we responded with a Jack Savage point , however we then conceded a goal in the 6th minute.

We responded well after this scoring three unanswered points, Jack Savage with 2 frees and Danny O’Sullivan kicking an impressive score from distance, to bring us back on level terms.

Kenmare then struck for their second goal following a lapse in defence.
After a point from play by Tom Hoare we suffered a major blow with the loss through injury of Tommy Walsh with five minutes to go to half time.

Again we worked hard to end the half on level terms thanks to the accuracy of the impressive Jack Savage who kicked three points in a row from placed balls, including a 45.

The second half saw us take a strong foothold at midfield , with David Moran storming into the game, with some fine fielding and strong runs through the heart of the Kenmare defence. The half continued with both sides trading point for point , without the ball winning influence of Tommy Walsh we were finding it extremely difficult to create opportunities and get scores.
Frees from Savage were keeping us in touch.

With eight minutes remaining we opened up a two point lead following points from Barry John Keane and another Jack Savage free.

At this juncture we very much fancied our chances to take the spoils.
County star Sean O’Shea then showed his quality with two late points , the later on the stroke of full time when we turned the ball over in our own half and O’Shea split the posts from a tight angle into the dressing room end.
With the officials adding on six additional minutes it was anyone’s game at this point.

Alas it was our opponents who took the initiative scoring two late points to secure a hard fought win after we again turned over balls in our own half late on.

So a disappointing start to our club championship campaign, ultimately the loss of Tommy Walsh and injury depriving us of Patrick Begley, Ryan O Carroll and Gavin O’Brien proved to be too much to contend with on the day.

Next up is Dr Crokes away this Saturday evening and hopefully some of our injuries will have cleared up giving us a stronger panel to pick from.

Best performers on the day were team captain Ross O’Callaghan,Cormac Coffey and Danny O’Sullivan in defence. At midfield after a slow start David Moran impressed and was ably assisted by Shane Brosnan. Jack Savage was our standout player on the day and with out his accuracy from frees the margin would have been far greater.

Gary Kissane,Darragh McElligott,Ross O’Callaghan,Sean Collins,Danny O’Sullivan(1)Karl Mullins,Cormac Coffey,David Moran,Shane Brosnan,Tom Hoare(1)Jack Savage (10 F) Sean Walsh, Barry John Keane (1) Tommy Walsh, Conor Hayes.
Subs used, Gearoid Savage,David Murphy, Cian Sayers.

Kerins O’Rahillys
Kenmare Shamrocks
Dr Crokes

Round 2 Saturday August 1st
Lewis Road Killarney
Dr Crokes v Kerins O Rahillys
*This weeks game is not being streamed live.

Due to NHSC Covid -19 Guidlines there will be restricted capacity at all club games .

Kerry GAA announced  that NEMETON will stream two games from Round 1 of the Kerry Petroleum Club Championship. These games can be viewed on a laptop, desktop, tablet, iPad or smartphone. Also, it is easy to connect your device to your television so you can watch the action on a big screen from the comfort of your couch!

The cost to watch the stream of the Kerry Petroleum Round 1 game is €5. The game will be streamed on the Kerry GAA website. NEMETON are an established and reputable company who are best known for their screening of TG4 sport shows. We are very confident that they will produce an excellent product which you can enjoy for €5.

Minor Football League Result & Fixtures
Group D
Kerins O Rahilly’s

Saturday August 15th @4pm
Kerins O Rahilly v Currow
Saturday September 5th @4pm
Kerins O Rahillys v Churchill

While the skies over Ballyrickard were  grey and dull our pitches were beaming with smiling enthusiastic players and coaches during Juvenile Academy last Sunday. Another fun filled morning practising  key skills and enjoying a fun game of football and learning the rules as they played.

We are delighted with the numbers attending and how well everyone has adapted to the changes and following Covid guidelines.
We would like to remind all players to please bring their mouth guards and their own labelled water bottle as sharing of drinks is not allowed.

As always, new members are always welcome if you are interested please contact Adrian (085) 1500199 and ensure you have registered for the GAA health form Thanks to everyone for their hard work ensuring that we all are being responsible and adhering to the guidelines.


New players are always very welcome to join our friendly club. We cater for girls and boys the whole way up in our club.
We are based in Healy Park , Ballyrickard for our Juvenile Academy on Sundays.
Looking forward to seeing everyone next Sunday. We are staggering times at the moment because of Covid.
U6 GIRLS- 10a.m. – 11a.m.
U6 BOYS-  10a.m. – 11a.m.

U8 GIRLS- 10a.m. – 11a.m.
U10 GIRLS- 10a.m. – 11a.m.

U8 BOYS 11.30a.m.-12.30p.m.
U10 BOYS 11.30a.m. -12.30p.m.

Players, parents, guardians and club officials are reminded to observe the below regulations :
A reminder to all players and members that the below rules are in place for the foreseeable future:
1. All players/ members must do both the Covid-19 eLEARNING module Covid19ClubEd and the Health Questionnaire.
The health questionnaire must be reconfirmed before EACH training session and game.
Failure to do so will mean a player being sent home.
2. No car pooling. You may travel only with family members.
3. The dressing rooms will be closed and players are asked to arrive togged out.
4. Everyone must bring their own labelled water bottle to training and games . No sharing!

1. Spectators must NOT attend games or training if they display any Covid symptoms.
2. The use of face coverings is strongly advised for anyone over the age of 13.
3. Spectators must not enter the field before, during or after a game.
4. Spectators should keep their own record of contacts at a match for potential tracing purposes. No intermingling!

Best of luck to the U12 girls and their coaches Rory, Pádraig and Michelle on Tuesday evening as they head out the road to the Spa pitch to play Churchill in a challenge match. Throw in will be at 6.30p.m.

Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30p.m. in Ballyrickard with Frank, Liam, Katie and Niall.
The Co. League commences on Sunday, August 2nd. We are in division 2. In round 1  we are home to Dr. Crokes. This is the revised fixture list:
Sunday, August 2nd
KOR v Dr. Crokes
Sunday, August 9th
Rathmore v KOR
Sunday, August 16th
KOR v Scartaglin
Sunday, August 23rd
Abbeydorney v KOR
Sunday, August 30th
Castleisland Desmonds v KOR

Some of Kerins O’ Rahillys present minor team . This photo was taken a few years ago when the girls were U14.
Back (left to right ) Ella Houston , Aoife Doody, Siobhán Griffin, Clodagh Donnelly, Fayth Efegbare, Katie Dwyer, Niamh Moran, Aoife O’ Connor, Éabha Murphy, Caitlin Pierce, Samantha Wadding, Sarah Healy.
Front ( left to right) Lucy Linnane, Dylana O’ Reagan, Liana Williams, Saoirse Donegan, Lauren Scannell, Amy O’ Sullivan, Olivia Nix, Fiona Quirke.

On Monday, July 27th we host our neighbours Na Gaeil in a challenge match. Throw in at 7p.m. in Pat Healy Park, Ballyrickard.  Best of luck to the girls and management Damien, Tricia, Aisling and Shannon.
The Co. League kicks off on Wednesday, August 5th. We are in division 4.
Revised Co. League Fixtures:
Rd.1 Wednesday, August 5th
KOR v Dingle /Annascaul
Rd.2 Wednesday, August 12th
KOR v Moyvane
Rd. 3 Wednesday, August 19th
Kilcummin v KOR
Rd. 4 Wednesday, August 26th
KOR v Legion
Rd. 5 Wednesday, September 2nd
KOR v MKL Gaels

We are delighted to have a minor team participating in the Co. League this year. Welcome back to our U18s who had taken a break for a short while. We are looking forward to seeing you back in action next Friday evening, July 31st as we meet Currow in Rd. 1. It will be like old times seeing you play again as most of you have been playing with us since U6 or U8s.
Rd. 2 Friday, August 7th
Moyvane v KOR
Rd. 3 Friday, August 14th
KOR v Bye
Rd. 4 Friday, August 21st
KOR v Dingle
Rd. 5 Friday, August 28th
Churchill v KOR
Best of luck to you ladies and to your management team Rory, Erris and Danny.

The Junior C Championship commences on Monday, August 3rd. We have a bye in Round 1.
Rd. 2 Monday, August 10th
KOR v Beale / Ballyduff
Rd. 3 Monday, August 17th
Rathmore B v KOR
Rd. 4 Monday, August 24th
KOR v Ballymac
Rd. 5 Monday, August 31st
Annascaul / Castlegregory v KOR

Tickets are on sale in Jimmy’s (Moran’s )shop in Strand Road.

They will also be available to buy during Juvenile Academy on Sundays
In Ballyrickard
on Mondays 7.30p.m. – 8.30p.m.
on Tuesdays 6.30- 7.30p.m.
on Thursdays 6.30p.m. – 8.30p.m.

Ticket prices:
1 Strip – €2
3 Strips- €5

Some of you have already bought tickets a few months ago. We will also be including these. We bought this jersey before lockdown for a ladies fundraiser.
Unfortunately like every club in the country we haven’t  been able to do any fundraising. We had to cancel our two bag packs . Please support us, we have had to buy gear for training and need to buy more gear. Thank you for your great support as always.

Group D (A+B)
An Ghaeltacht
Kerins O Rahillys
Na Gaeil

Rd 2 Sun July 26th @ 6pm
An Ghaeltacht    V   Kerins O Rahillys

Rd 3 Sun August 2nd @6pm
An Ghaeltacht v Na Gaeil
Kerins O Rahillys v Ballymac

Well done to Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U16 boys and management team of Barry, Oliver, Michael Mc and Philip on their win over neighbours Austin Stacks.
Final score KOR 3-19 to Austin Stacks 2-06.

Round 1
In the opening round of the competition we recorded a comfortable win against near neighbors Austin Stack on Monday evening last.
The boys put in a big performance and were dominant all over the field.
While the victory was comprehensive, management will be aware there will be much stiffer tests ahead.

Austin Stacks
Kerins O Rahillys

Rd 2 Mon July 27th @ 7pm
Ardfert v Kerins O Rahillys
Rd 3 Mon  August 3rd @7pm
Kerins O Rahillys v Ballymac

CONDOLENCES  to the families of

Josephine Hurley,Knockmoyle and Mary Hill formerly of Caherina.

May they rest in peace.

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