Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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SATURDAY evening saw us host Templenoe in the final group game of this years club championship. On a perfect evening for football we raced into a four point lead after only six minutes.

Conor Hayes kicked the opening score, followed by a Jack Savage free. Gearoid Savage kicked a point and Hayes again raised the white flag. In the ninth minute David Moran won a hop ball on the Templenoe twenty one and slipped it to Conor Hayes who finished Beautifully to the bottom left corner, putting us 1-4 to no score ahead.

Templenoe then registered their opening score with a point from a Killian Spillane free.
We quickly responded with two quick points from Gearoid Savage, the later coming from a driving run from the returning Gavin O’Brien. Just before the water break Templenoe kicked their second point to make the score 1-6 to 02.

On resumption of play Gearoid Savage kicked another fine score and was proving to be a real handful for the Templenoe defence.
Templenoe had a resurgence at this point and kicked the next five scores, before a Jack Savage free just before half time took us to the half time break with a 1-8 to 07 lead .

Templenoe started the second half brighter and began to win the majority of possession around the middle. By the mid point of the half they had tied the contest having scored four unanswered points. Two Jack Savage points, the later a free saw us regain a two point lead 1-10 to -11.

With just over six minutes of normal time remaining Cormac Coffey set off on a blistering run out of defence, he transferred to the impressive Conor Hayes , who took on and beat his man , intelligently fisting the ball across the square to the incoming Barry John Keane who palmed to the net to give us a commanding lead 2-10 to -11.
This was quickly followed up by a point from the home sides best performer on the day Conor Hayes.

Late substitute Danny O Sullivan found himself on the end of a ball that dropped short into Templenoe square , bravely punching to the net .
Deep into stoppage time Templenoe scored a consolation goal from a quickly taken free from the fourteen yard line.

The final score of the game came from the hard working Sean Walsh who pointed from thirty yards out leaving the final score 3-13 to 1-11.

While the winning margin may have flattered us , we were the better side for most of the game. Ross O’Callaghan and Cormac Coffey were once again excellent in defence, David Moran was the standout performer at midfield , Gavin O’Brien ,particularly in the first half and Sean Walsh worked tirelessly and added to the attacking threat when needed. Jack Savage orchestrated well from centre forward , and Gearoid Savage and Conor Hayes created havoc in the inside line when in possession.
Management can be happy with the result and in particular finishing out the game stronger.
The return from injury of a few players will also be a positive for the upcoming county championship fixture against Legion in two weeks time.

Gary Kissane,Cormac Coffey,Ross O’Callaghan,Sean Collins,Darragh McElligott,Karl Mullins,Shane Brosnan,David Moran,Tom Hoare,Gavin O’Brien,Jack Savage (5f)Sean Walsh,(1)Gearoid Savage,(4) Barry John Keane (1 goal)Conor Hayes.(1-4)
Subs used. Gearoid Dillane for Gearoid Savage, Danny O Sullivan (1 goal)for Sean Collins,Padraig Griffin for Gavin O’Brien.

Credit Union Junior Football League 2020
Group D
Kerins O’Rahillys
Dingle B
Na Gaeil B
An Ghaeltacht B

Friday August 14th @7pm
Dingle B v Kerins O’Rahilly’s Junior .

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

Best of luck to players involved with St Brendans Board in minor county championship Quarter final against Mid Kerry Monday August 10th @6.30 in Blennerville.

Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin Minor Championship

The draw for Round 2 of the Minor Championship was made on Tuesday in the beautifully refurbished Keane’s SuperValu store in Killorglin.

These games are fixed for next Monday evening. Just like the Club Championship, these fixtures are all ticket and tickets are available through the Club or District.

The fixtures are as follows –
Feale Rangers V East Kerry,
South Kerry V West Kerry
St Brendans V Mid Kerry
Firies V Killarney Legion

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

We had a great and early morning as always last Sunday in Pat Healy Park, Ballyrickard. We continue to stagger training times at present .
Our U6 girls and boys train from 10-11a.m. on Sunday mornings as do our U8 and U10 girls.
Our U8 and U10 boys train from 11.30a.m. – 12.30p.m. on Sunday mornings.

Our U8 and U10 boys are taking advantage of the fine long summer evenings and are getting in more practice .

We are encouraging :
our existing parents and players to bring neighbours, school friends, relations to football to try it out.
Children from non GAA backgrounds and new to sport in general to give football in our club a go!
We are living in strange times. Sport is a great distraction for everyone .

Here in our club we give your children a positive introduction to football by teaching high quality skills in a friendly, pressure free and fun environment.
For more information please contact our Juvenile Club chairman Adrian (085) 1500199.

‘Pizza Time’ for Kerins O’ Rahilly’s coaches during Summer Camp last week.
From left to right- Eugenie Kerins, Kate Kerins, Ben Hanafin, Darragh O’ Connor, Sam McCarthy, Donagh O’ Brien, Stephen Nix, Seán Murphy, Danny Hennessy, TJ Heaphy and Daniel Bowler.

Lazy, hazy, crazy days the summer holidays are not guaranteed to be , unless you can come up with ideas to amuse everyone. This year because of Covid -19 our camp schedule had to be revised which meant less children and less coaches. Unfortunately many of our coaches who get to do camp every year were disappointed in 2020.

Children who missed out on Cúl Camp this year were delighted to get places in our annual camp who is coordinated by Declan Quill.

The camp ran from Tuesday to Friday and was enjoyed by not only the children but the coaches.
Our camp as always was run in a positive environment with the emphasis on fun, enjoyment and participation.

On Friday everyone was treated to Hula Hoops and chocolate while our coaches were treated to pizzas, think they enjoyed camp as much as the girls and boys, lol!
Many thanks to Declan, Eugenie, Kate , Aoife, Stephen, Daniel, Donagh, Danny, Ben O’Brien, Ben Hanafin, Sam, Darragh , T.J. and Seán for your great work.

The girls and their coaches Michelle, Rory and Pádraig are looking forward to meeting our neighbours and rivals Churchill in round 2 of the North Kerry League .
Throw in will be at 6.30p.m, in Ballyrickard this Monday, August 10th. Best of luck to everyone!

Kerins U14 girls with their coaches and mascots after round 2 of the Co. League game v Rathmore. Missing from photo is Rachel Foley and Sarah Jane Hoffman

This weekend saw our first game of the season when we were away to Rathmore in round 2 of the Co. League . We dominated throughout the game and Rathmore never gave up. Thank you to Rathmore for hosting us. .
In round 3 we meet Scartaglin. Throw in at 6.30p.m. this Thursday, August 13th in Ballyrickard.

Rahilly’s U16 Girls after their first game in the Co. League.
Pictured back from left to right: Eadrea Hayes
(Capt.), Jennifer Murphy, Eugenie Kerins, Lauren Doody, Bronagh Carroll, Keelan Coffey, Lia Mclysaght, Katie Nix, Siúna Crowe, Kate Kerins and Aisling O’ Connell.
Front left to right: Millie Hayes, Lily O’ Brien, Hollie Leane, Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy, Sophie Hassett, Ava Ward, Kelly Fitzgerald and Lauren Nolan.

Kelly fired 3-4 as Kerins o Rahillys flexed their muscle in the 1st round of the County League on Wednesday last.

The U16 girls breezed to a 7-05 to 2-4 win over Dingle/ Annascaul in Ballyrickard.

Kate, Keelan and Katie also struck the net.

Dingle/Annascaul led by just three points after 7 minutes but Kate Kerins fantastic loan goal along with Lilly’s point nudged them ahead shortly afterwards. More goals and points from Keelan, Katie, Aoibheann, and Kelly set them up with a comfortable lead going in at half time.

Kerins O Rahillys weren’t ready to take the foot off the pedal. Their impressive determination and persistence kept Dingle/ Annascaul from scoring in the second half.

It would be impossible and unfair to pick any one  for Player of the Match because each and everyone of them played an outstanding game. All involved are extremely proud of the girls and look forward to hosting Moyvane next Wednesday at 7.30p.m. for Round 2 in Ballyrickard.

We travelled to Ballylongford last Friday to meet a strong Moyvane team in round 2 of the Co. League.
Unfortunately the Moyvane side proved to be too strong a team for us . Three of our girls got injured during the game and hopefully they will make a speedy recovery. Well done to everyone! The effort put in by the girls was excellent.
Final score 5-13 to 2-7.

This Monday evening, August 10th will see our first game of the season in the Junior C Championship as we had a bye last Monday. We are home to Beale / Ballyduff, throw in will be at 7.30p.m. in Ballyrickard pitch.
Best of luck !

Each coach and everyone in admin must pay €27 to the LGFA in order to be allowed coach etc.
You will not be allowed onto the pitch until registered.

The past few weeks has seen the return of competitive action across the country with club in full swing.
Cúl Camp for our young players and our summer camp made a welcome return.

This restart of GAA activity has only been possible due to the hard work and diligence of club volunteers in every county adopting and implementing the GAA Return to Play protocols, as published by the CoVID19 Advisory Group, in line with Government and Public Health Guidelines.

A huge debt of gratitude is owed to each and every member involved and for this, the Association would like to say a heartfelt ‘go raibh maith aghaibh’.

However, the spectre of the pandemic still hangs over us all and the virus is still present in our country.  There are still risks to our communities and, in particular, to the most vulnerable people in our society, and consequently we must continue to adhere to the public health guidance and to follow the protocols that have been put in place.

We do not underestimate the disappointment being felt by club members who cannot get to see club matches because of the restrictions on outdoor gatherings – particularly in the 26 Counties where it remains at 200.

The Association has demonstrated to the Government how increases in attendances outdoors of up to 500 can be easily accommodated and managed at GAA venues.

We will continue to make those representations but, in the meantime, it is important that members continue to show the exceptional community leadership that you have shown since last March in helping Ireland combat this virus.

We have managed to get training and games back. We must try and ensure that we do what we need to do to keep activity back on our fields.

Any complacency about what has been achieved to date could see a resurgence in the virus and a return of the restrictions that impacted us all so heavily earlier this year.  It is imperative that every one of us realises the important part we each have to play in keeping our communities safe.

Please think of everyone who is enjoying their football. Please follow all the guidelines.

Group D (A+B)
An Ghaeltacht
Kerins O Rahillys
Na Gaeil
Under 14 Boys
Our U14s played John Mitchels last Tuesday night in Ballyrickard in what turned out to be a very tight and entertaining game from start to finish.At the end we ran out winners with a 1pt victory with the game been level at half time. Playing with a slight wind we got of to a great start with 2 quick goals but as the half wore on Mitchels came back in the game and ended up level at H/T on a score of 4-7 to 5-4.Facing the wind in the 2nd half the lads defended brilliantly from our full forward line right through to our full back line constantly tackling,breaking up Mitchels attacks and excellent work rate limiting them to 4pts in the half.We won out in the end on a scoreline of 4-12 to 5-8.All 17 boys put in a massive effort with lovely scores been taking and excellent defending as a team.We are scheduled to play Na Gaeil this week. Team:E.Daly,C.Cronin,D.Aneke,S O Mahony, S.Cahill,B.Meehan,B.Pierce,R.Kennedy,A.Horgan,T.Kennedy,J.Hoare,O.Kerins,R.Houlihan,N.Lacey,J.McCarthy,C.Hussey,O.Foley.

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