Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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U10 Kerins O’ Rahilly’s footballer Lexi Keane on her Communion day last Saturday and couldn’t resist visiting Strand Road pitch for a kick around.

Last Sunday we welcomed  Na Gaeil U8 and U10 Girls and U8 Boys to Ballyrickard. It was great to see our players playing a game against another team in a friendly and fun manner while also ensuring all guidelines were followed . All children played fantastically and put all the skills from the past number of weeks into their games. As always our coaches were very proud of each and every player.  Well done to everyone! Thank you to Na Gaeil for their visit. We look forward to plenty more games with you in the future.
Congrats to those of you who made their First Holy Communion over the last few weeks.

Many happy faces last Sunday as Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U8 boys welcomed Na Gaeil to Ballyrickard .


1. Register for the health form.

Remember  to reconfirm no change in the health check  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  in Kerins O’ Rahillys wish everyone good luck as they start into the new school year! It will be a strange one, but all of our schools have been working  hard over the past few weeks to make your return as normal and safe as they can.

In particular we send best wishes to everyone starting their first day of preschool, junior infants and first year in secondary school! It may not have been what you planned…but will be wonderful all the same! Remember, your school days are the best days of your life!

We are  playing Annascaul in the North Kerry shield  next Saturday, September 5th.  Throw in will be at 4p.m. in Annascaul pitch . Best of luck to everyone!
We have more football to look forward as the Town League commences a few days later. We are away to Mitchels in round 1.
The main aim of the Town League is to provide the girls from each age group with more football. Many thanks as always to Eddie Sheehy in Na Gaeil for organising this for our town clubs.

Rahilly’s U10 Girls pictured in Ballyrickard last Sunday after Juvenile Academy.
Back (left to right ) Nicola Corridon, Lily Mae Bowler, Niamh Moran, Rachael Ahern, Chloe Lacey. Sennait Forster.
Front ( left to right) Lauren Hurley, Aoibhinn Corridon, Kelly Hayes, Lily Hussey and Ruby Foley.

Abbeydorney v KOR
Round 3 of Co. League, division 2.
On Sunday, August 23rd we were away to Abbeydorney. It was a fine dry evening and our captain on the night was Lauren Doody. Unfortunately we  were beaten by a very strong Abbeydorney panel.
KOR  4-13
Abbeydorney 4-20
We had a terrific second half but unfortunately were not able to match our  opponent’s  scores. There were some super performances on the evening- Sophie Hassett and Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy in midfield, Lauren Doody in the backs and two excellent goals  from our two subs Ciara Gallagher and Fiadh Mc Carthy. Everyone played to the bitter end and we never gave up.
Scorers- Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy 0-09, Sophie Hassett 1-04, Kelly Fitzgerald 1-00, Ciara Gallagher 1-00, Fiadh McCarthy 1-0.
Team- Millie Hayes, Alva  Daughton, Rachel Foley,Lauren Doody, Ava Ward, Farah Leahy, Saoirse O’ Connor MacCarthy, Leila Halloran, Nathali Mulumba, Aoibhín  O’ Connor MacCarthy, Ella O’ Connor, Sara Reka, Sophie Hassett, Sadhbh Horgan, Kelly Fitzgerald and subs Aoibheann McCarthy, Ciara Gallagher,Sarah Jane Hoffman, Fiadh Mc Carthy, Jessica Lynch, and Taylor Stack. Manager -Frank O Connor. Coaches – Liam Hassett, Niall Horgan. Female liaison officer- Katie Hassett.
A big thanks to a great Abbeydorney team and we wish them the best in their future games.
Training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday in Ballyrickard at 6:30p.m.

We are delighted to have more football to look forward to after the Co. League. 2020 has been a very short year for every sport.
In round 1 we are home to Churchill. We will then have a bye for the second round.
First in the league will be the outright winner.
2nd v 3rd – A Final
4th v 5th – B Final


Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U16 Girls after round 4 of the Co. League v Legion last Wednesday in Ballyrickard.
Back ( left to right) Katie Nix, Keelan Coffey, Bronagh O’ Carroll, Lia McLysaght, Aisling O’ Connell, Jennifer Murphy, Eadrea Hayes(Capt.), Eugenie Kerins, Lauren Nolan, Ella O’ Connor, Sophie Hassett, Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy, Siúna Crowe, Kate Kerins, Hollie Leane.
Front ( left to right) Lily O’ Brien, Kelly Fitzgerald, Millie Hayes, Ava Ward, Lauren Doody, Nathali Mulumba.

It was a strange encounter in Ballyrickard on Wednesday last when our U16s welcomed Legion to an empty grounds due to the current Covid restrictions.

Come the interval, Strand Road led by 3-10 to 1-04 limiting Legion to just a single point from play.

Kelly Fitzgerald opened the scoring after 62 seconds following a fine pass by Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy . Aoibhín  was next to score moments later before dominant wing forward Kate Kerins opened her account in the first 10 minutes.

Legion opened their account through a free from 13 metres out in the 11th-ish minute and for an all-too brief window, the challengers rallied with frees to trail by a few going in to the first waterbreak.

Whatever hopes of a meaningful contest in the first half developing were put to pasture in the 22nd minute after Legion receiving a sin bin.

While Legion never threw in the towel, the gulf between the sides was undeniable. During the second half, Kerins O’ Rahillys kept the scoreboard ticking over, adding 1-05 to their tally while the challengers would end the afternoon with just 1-02 from play.

The second half was a better battle between the 2 sides. Kerins O’ Rahillys gave away 2 soft penalties that were converted beautifully by Legions wing forward.

Final score 4-15 to 4-08.

Kerins O’ Rahillys share the top of the table spot with Moyvane, both having 8 points out of a possible 10. We welcome MKL Gaels on Wednesday at 7p.m. in Ballyrickard.

Don’t be hanging up your boots yet for 2020  girls, Damien and Tricia as the Town League is commencing shortly.
We are home to Churchill in round 1. More details to follow nearer the time.

Last Friday, we didn’t have far to venture as we travelled out the road to our neighbours Churchill for round 5 of the Co. League
Churchill 3-03
KOR         4-06
Well done to everyone!

Last Monday evening we were very fortunate to have Ballymac livestream round 4 of the Junior C Championship  on our grounds in Ballyrickard as the game was “behind closed doors”.
Ballymac were much stronger on the night and were worthy winners , best of luck to them in the final.
Final Score:
KOR 1-01
Ballymac 2-18
In round 5 we are away to Annascaul/ Castlegregory. Throw in will be at 7p.m. in Annascaul pitch.
Best of luck to everyone!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page during the week for details of our fundraiser. The same as everyone else in the country, we have had to cancel our annual fundraising events. We would appreciate everyone’s support. Thanks to everyone who has  donated prizes so far.

Notice from LGFA
Anyone considering being involved in mentoring UNDERAGE PLAYERS must have the following as a MINIMUM LEGAL requirement:
3. Have ATTENDED a CHILD SAFEGUARDING SEMINAR through the LGFA/GAA in the past five years.
Presently this training isn’t available and will be re-introduced when it is safe to do so.
Reminder please read the CODE OF BEHAVIOUR which is in place for the PROTECTION of our underage players.


*NO MORE than 1 PARENT/ GUARDIAN (someone legally responsible for the care of the underage player) should attend a training session or game per child.
*The GAA/LGFA Health Questionnaires MUST be completed by THE PARENT/ GUARDIAN FOR THEMSELF  ALSO in advance of attendance.
* Adult fixtures remain with no spectators permitted.
*Overall numbers should be kept to a minimum and in line with the space available in the venue/facility.

Juvenile Boys

Under 12 Boys
We continued our county league campaign away in Annuascal, where we played Annausacul / Lispole. We started brightly and were in controll thanks to goals from Nick Lacey and Ryan Onyekwere. The opposition began to get a grip on midfield soon after and reeled offa number of good scores to leave the sides level at the first water break. Unfortunately we could not get going upon resumption of the game and failed to score for the remainder of the half with our opposition adding 3 goals and 5 points to leave us well behind at half time, the work rate and effort never dropped in the first half where we were lead by the excellent Ryan Onyekwere in the middle of the park.
As with the first half we began the second half brightly and reduced the gap through Ruairi Kennedy and Nick Lacey, and were the better team in the third quarter. Heading into the final period we once again struggled to create scores and Annausacul/Lispole reeled off a number of excellent scores to run out deserved winners.

U14s Kerins O’ Rahillys v Mitchels. Co. League

Under 14 Boys
Our U14s played St.Senans last Wednesday evening in their first game of Phase 2 of the County League in St.Rd.Their was plenty of goals in the first few minutes as St.Senans scoring 3 and the lads scoring 2 goals but as the half wore on we gained the upper hand and led 5-10 to 4-1 at the water break.After the waterbreak St.Senans started to get back into the game and by half time had the lead cut to 8pts(5-13 to 5-5).We regained control of the game in the 2nd half matching St.Senans score for score and held a comfortable lead up to the final whistle where we ran out winners on a scoreline of 5-22 to 5-15.All 17 boys contributed to a very good team performance with some lovely scores been kicked and a big improvement in our kick passing.We are scheduled to play John Mitchells next Wednesday evening.
Team:E.Daly,C.Lynch,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,O.Foley,C.O’Halloran

Under 16 Boys
The U16s were due to play their first game in phase 2 of the County League at home to Glenflesk this Monday evening however due to the involvement of players from both clubs in the minor championship final (East Kerry V St Brendans)  on Wednesday night, the u16 game has been postponed. Training for the boys will be advised via text and their next game is Monday the 6th at home to Ardfert.

The club would like to wish the boys involved with St Brendan minors the very best of luck on Wednesday night in the minor final. Players involved are Jerome Daly, Enis Reka, Sam Mc Carthy, Sam Pituch, Ben Hanafin, Darragh O Connor and T.J. Heaphy.



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