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Senior County Championship

Kerins O’Rahillys 0-13 Killarney Legion 1-11

Sunday evening saw us bow out of this years county championship with a one point loss to Legion in Fitzgerald Stadium.

Legion opened the scoring with a pointed ‘45 from goalkeeper Brian Kelly.
We quickly responded with two quick points from Jack Savage and Conor Hayes.
The pairing of David Moran and Gavin O’Brien at midfield was proving successful at this point ,with the blues winning the a lot of primary possession. Sean Walsh broke through to kick a neat point off his left following strong running from the afore mentioned Moran and O’Brien. This was followed up with a point from the lively Conor Hayes to put us in control , with a five point to two lead as the whistle sounded for the water break .

The break however appeared to break our momentum, as on the resumption it was Legion who upped their game scoring a goal and two points in a short space of time.
The goal , which would prove to be the decisive score of the afternoon , coming from Legion wing forward who ghosted in unattended behind the defence to fire to the net.
As the half time break approached we had narrowed the gap with two points of our own from Jack Savage to leave the half time score legion 1-06 to O’Rahillys -07.
The second half started with us having the majority of possession as we launched numerous attacks.

However we were finding it extremely difficult to convert our dominance to scores. We were very wasteful up front and hit four wides in a row in the early stages of the half. Our opponents on the other hand were far more economical in possession and found it easier to convert what attacks they had. James O’Donoghue was finding his range and knocked over two points.

Although it must be said Cormac Coffey did a very good job in trying to curtail his influence throughout.
As the half progressed we battled as best we could to stay in touch. Conor Hayes and Jack Savage adding to our tally.
With six minutes to go Gavin O’Brien kicked a point from 35 meters out to leave the minimum between the sides. Legion again replied with a well taken score from Jamie O Sullivan.

As we entered into stoppage time Jack Savage , who had kept us in the game all afternoon , converted to leave us trailing by a single score.
This was to be our last score as the full time whistle sounded shortly after.
Ultimately it was our poor shooting and shot selection that left us down on the day.
Eight second half wides proving very costly . Our inability to utilise the influence of Tommy Walsh at the edge of the square was also a huge factor in the result.
A well below par performance sees us fail at the first hurdle in this years competition.
While we didn’t lack in effort our build up play and inaccuracy was our undoing on this occasion.

Firstly, we would like to say welcome on board to our new girls and boys this week. You will have many a happy day with us in Strand Road.
The lifeblood of any sporting organisation is its youth. Our vibrant Academy is where our youngest members of the club begin to learn the basics of football. Organised in a fun environment and intended to be as much a social occasion for young children and their parents as well as a setting for developing skills for younger players, we are still welcoming newcomers.
New guidelines didn’t prevent our fantastic juvenile academy from continuing last Sunday and all children still having fun and learning key skills for the game they all love so much.
Thank you to all our dedicated coaches/ volunteers who put their shoulder to the wheel and ensured we could continue the academy while following the new guidelines.
The children had a lovely morning of going through key skills followed by a FUN match.
This week, our coaches have asked that everyone practice their solo again. This can be fine with a friend or family member or even just yourself out the back . See how many you can do without dropping the ball! We look forward to hearing how you got on next Sunday at training.
If you’re interested in joining please contact Adrian on (085) 1500199 or call to us on Sunday in Healy Park, Ballyrickard .

U6 Girls and 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.

Please note the following for each training session. If you’re having difficulty with the health questionnaire please let us know.

Please note the following items to remember for academy Each Sunday morning:
1.Please ensure you have registered for health form. If not you will need to complete one in the morning. to reconfirm no change in your child’s health beforehand. If you or your child have any of the symptoms we kindly ask that you stay at home.

2. Please check in on arrival at the office showing proof of reconfirmation on your phone.

3.  Each child must wear a mouth guard at training For their own protection.

4. Each child must bring their own drink to training.

5. Use hand sanitisers which are provided on the grounds for your health and safety.

We look forward to welcoming you all again next Sunday.

Congrats to Maurice our groundsman on the birth of his granddaughter Lily. Congrats also to his daughter Leanne and Daniel.


U12 Kerins O’Rahilly’s team who defeated John Mitchels last Tuesday in The North Kerry League.

Last Tuesday we didn’t have far to travel across town to meet our opponents John Mitchels in round 3 of the North Kerry League.
We have a large panel of U12s most of them being U11 and U10. Each girl got plenty of game time as our coaches gave everyone a turn putting girls on and taking them off all throughout the game. Well done to everyone on your win.
We are now through to the shield final where we will travel to meet our opponents Annascaul. More details to follow.

Match Report 1
Rathmore v KOR
The U14 Division 2 girls County League commenced on 2nd August 2020. Kerins O‘ Rahillys were away to Rathmore for their first game on August 9th . The weather was lovely and the girls played great under their manager Frank O‘ Connor, new coach Liam Hassett, new coach Niall Horgan and female liaison Officer Katie Hassett.The girls scored a terrific 11 -13 against 4- 08 from Rathmore. Sophie Hassett was nominated the captaincy on the day. There were many outstanding performances on the pitch notably Sara Reka and Aoibhín O’ Connor Maccarthy  in midfield, Ava Ward in the backs and Kelly Fitzgerald in the forwards. However everyone contributed to the fantastic final score.
Scorers: Kelly Fitzgerald 5-03 Sophie Hassett 2-05, , Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy 2 -04 Jessica Lynch 1-0, Taylor Stack 1 -0 and  Aoibheann Mccarthy 0-01.

Team- Millie Hayes, Alva  Daughton, Lauren Doody, Ava award, Fiadh McCarthy, Saoirse O“ Connor MacCarthy, Nathali Mulumba, Farah Leahy, Aoibhín O”Connor MacCarthy , Sara Reka, Sophie Hassett, Ciara Gallagher, Aoibheann  McCarthy, Sadhbh Horgan, Kelly Fitzgerald and subs Jessica Lynch, Reagan  Guerin and Taylor Stack. Missing on the day was Rachel Foley .
A big thanks to a lovely bunch of girls and management from Rathmore for hosting the game! We wish them well forthe remainder of their games.

Three new players joined the panel this year and  we are delighted to have them, Sarah Jane Hoffman, Jessica lynch and Reagan  Guerin . Also a huge thanks to some of the under 12 girls who train and make up the Under 14 panel. Training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday in Ballyrickard 6:30p.m. – new players always welcome!

Match Report 2
KOR v Scartaglin
On August 16th, 2020 our U14 girls played Scartaglin at home in the senior Strand Road pitch. The weather was horrendous but this did not stop this very dedicated team. The captain on the day was Ella O’ Connor. KOR scored 5-05  to Scartaglin’s 1-05.
A wonderful performance once again from the entire team who battled constant torrential showers of rain. Nathali Mulumba  scored a super goal, while Alva Daughton and Leila Halloran played great in the backs and Aoibheann McCarthy showed great in the forwards.
Scorers: Kelly Fitzgerald 3-02,  Aoibhín  O’ Connor MacCarthy 1-0, Nathali Mulumba 1-01, Sophie Hassett 0-01,  Aoibheann McCarthy 0-01.

Team- Millie Hayes, Alva  Daughton, Lauren Doody, Ava award, Saoirse O’ Connor MacCarthy , Leila Halloran, Nathali Mulumba, Aoibhín  O‘  Connor MacCarthy , Ella O‘ Connor, Sara Reka, Sophie Hassett, Ciara Gallagher, Aoibheann  McCarthy, Sadhbh Horgan, Kelly Fitzgerald and subs Sarah Jane Hoffman Jessica Lynch, Farah Leahy and Taylor Stack. Missing on the day  were Rachel Foley, Reagan Guerin and Fiadh McCarthy.
Manager Frank O Connor. Coaches – Liam Hassett, Niall Horgan. Female liaison officer- Katie Hassett.
A big thanks to a great Scartaglin  team and management for travelling to Strand Road and we wish them the best in their future games.
Training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday in Ballyrickard 6:30 p.m.- new players always welcome!

Round 4
Abbeydorney v KOR
Abbeydorney 4-20
KOR 4-13
Match report to follow.

We are away to Castleisland Desmonds in the next round. Best of luck to everyone!

The  rain held off in Kilcummin on Wednesday last as KOR fell short and claimed their first defeat of the year.

We couldn’t come back from a series of early goals from Kilcummin in the 3rd round of the County League.

Kilcummin’s number 14, Olwan Evans, proved to be too strong for our defence in the opening 20 minutes of the game, as she had totted up a number of goals and points.

KOR went in at half time feeling stunned, trailing by 6 points. A few inspirational words at half time from our captain, Eadrea encouraged our side as they went back out fighting.

KOR looked to do much better in the second half but were dealt a bad blow once again as our corner forward, Brónagh, suffered a serious knee injury and had to be carried off. The team management and all involved wish to send a speedy recovery to Brónagh and hope to see her back in the blue and white as soon as possible. Many thanks to Kilcummin for their assignment on the night and for their lovely text message wishing Brónagh a speedy recovery.

KOR would like to thank Kilcummin for the game and also many thanks to the referee Selina Looney

As the girls are on the top of the table along with 3 other teams, it’s all to play for when they welcome Killarney Legion this Wednesday evening in Ballyrickard at 7.15pm, ‘behind closed doors’.


Kerins O” Rahilly’s Minor ladies who played Beale/ Ballyduff last week

We hosted Dingle/ Annascaul in Ballyrickard last Friday evening on a bitter Autumny evening. This was our first game ‘behind closed doors’. Many thanks to everyone who abided by the rules.
Final score :
KOR 0-11
Dingle/ Annascaul 1-02
Well done to everyone!
Thank you to Tricia and Paddy who helped out on the gate last Friday evening checking everyone in before the game.
In round 5 we are away to Churchill.

We were away to Rathmore B last Monday evening in the Junior C Championship. It wasn’t our day but we didn’t give up , the stronger team won.
Final score :
Rathmore’s 4-13
KOR 1-09

We are hosting Ballymac in Round 4. Throw in will be at 7.15p.m. in Ballyrickard pitch on Monday. August 24th. Best of luck to everyone!

One parent/guardian per child is permitted to attend at a sporting event, including a game or training session, should they consider it necessary.
These guidelines apply to juvenile fixtures only.

Adult fixtures remain with no spectators permitted.

Therefore only players/coaches/ referees/officials and media are permitted entry to the GAA grounds at all Championship Fixtures.
NO parents or guardians can enter the grounds for Monday night Championship games from Monday 24th August.

Every week we mean to acknowledge and thank our Covid supervisors for their work before each training session and game. Thank you for volunteering to help.


Training continued on Sunday morning in Ballyrickard. Numbers were great at all age groups and the coaches are helping improve skills every week and delighted that the boys and girls and definitely practising at home.
A big thank you to all the parents who are so understanding regarding the new guidelines which only allows one parent to attend training sessions and games. We also ask parents to remember to reconfirm their childs health status.
The following was issued by the GAA recently:

Underage games Consistent with our advice of Wednesday, August 19th, the Government have now confirmed  Parents/Guardians attending training or games in a safeguarding /supervisory capacity are not classified as spectators; however strict social distancing and public health guidelines should be adhered to at all times. In that context, one parent/guardian per child is permitted to attend at a sporting event, including a game or training session, should they consider it necessary.


Any person wishing to attend our underage training or games including coaches, parents, players and spectators shall be subject to the provisions of the Code of Behaviour (Underage).


For the purpose of clarification, it is the coaches and other responsible adults, trained and vetted to oversee our games at underage level, who are responsible, on behalf of our Clubs, for the organising of our games at this level.


We played our 2nd game in the County league away to Keel Sunday morning and despite a huge effort from all came away with a narrow defeat. Our hosts started brighter but through some hard work and excellent football from our midfielders, Ryan Onyekwere and Connor Cronin we dominated the second quarter to go in at half time trailing by 1 point.

We started the second half strongly with Connor Donnelly and Conan Seino getting the better of their opponents in the back line. We dominated possession for most half with Daniel Mccarthy, Ruairi Kennedy and Jude Lacey getting on lots of ball and kicking some excellent scores. Keel were always going to have a purple patch and kicked some good scores in this period and in the end we could not close the gap as time ran out.

The team were as follows:
Jayden Collins
Connor Donnelly
Conan Seino
Ciaran Griffin
Cillian Mcgrath
Cayden Roche
Connor Cronin
Ryan Onyekwere
Jude Lacey
Nick Lacey
Daniel Mccarthy
Ruairi Kennedy

Our second team were also in action against the same opposition and while they all put in a massive effort and have hugely improved over the last few weeks Keel were that bit stronger than us and came away with the win.

Team as follows:

Ryan Nix
Kevin Horgan
Davy Jay Flaherty
Jack Brosnan
Jamie o Keeffe
Mark Hassett
Ryan Molloy
Calum Lacey
Cian Fitzgerald
Ben Pierce

Our next game is away to Annuscaul/Lispole next Sunday at 6pm



Our thanks to Keel for agreeing to change the games to allow us all to be home to watch the senior game.

Training continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday from 6.15 to 7.30.

Our next game is away to Annuscaul/Lispole at 6pm on Sunday


The boys were supposed to play Tarbert last Wednesday evening but due to the uncertainty of the new guidelines issued last Tuesday, Kerry Coiste na nOg cancelled all u14 games. However the league will now continue so we play St. Senans on Wednesday at home at 7pm. Text will be sent. Training on Monday from 5.30 to 6.30 in Strand Rd and Friday evening in Ballyrickard at the same time.


Training on Wednesday evening at 6pm in Ballyrickard. Any other training sessions will be advised by text. Phase 2 of the County League will commence in early Sept.


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