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Minor County League Round 3

Kerins O Rahillys 1-8

Churchill 1-15

Juvenile and Ladies Notes
ACADAMH NA nÓgWe hope that everyone’s return to school went well. Sunday, September 6th was a busy day in Ballyrickard. We started by welcoming our U6 girls and boys, as well as our U8 and 10 girls at 10a.m. The coaches are delighted with the effort each child put in. This week girls your coaches would like you to remember that it’s 4 steps only each time and that you either hop/solo/kick/pass the ball. Remember to practice at home  during the week where possible.
Fun games will be coming up shortly for you!

At 11.30a.m. we welcomed John Mitchels U10 boys and their coaches  to Healy Park  for a fun and friendly game of football. An enjoyable morning for all involved.
John Mitchels hosted our U8 boys last Sunday morning, great fun was had by all . Thank you! We look forward to more fun filled games with you in the future. All teams played brilliantly and their coaches are so proud of each and every one of them.
Best wishes to all who made first holy communion last weekend.

1. Please complete health questionnaires
2. Check in with your Covid supervisor Kathy on arrival .
3. Each child must wear a mouthguard
4. Each child must bring their own labelled water bottle.
5. Use hand sanitiser on arrival and before departure.

We offer coaching and games in a safe for girls and boys in a fun, supportive and safe environment .
New players are always welcome- just get in touch – Adrian (085) 1500199

Nótaí NA mBAN
It was a busy week on the ladies front with most age groups playing during the week.
Thank you to Maurice and Jonathan who always have the pitches ready for us.

Kerins O’Rahillys U12 victorious Girls who are North Kerry Shield winners divisional 3.

On Saturday in Annascaul  our U12 girls performed brilliantly  to secure the North Kerry Shield.  Played in dry.  sunny conditions our girls got off to a flying start and led at the 1st half water break by 1-03 to 1-0 , the goal coming from Fiadh with points from Aoife and Aoibheann. By half time we had added another goal from  Fiadh.  In the 2nd half we faced into a stiff breeze but we were in control with further goals coming from Taylor with 1 and Taylor Kate with 2. Allie was excellent in goal as were Donna , Saoirse , Katie,  Sophie , Farah and Córa  in defence.  Saoirse and Taylor were on top in midfield. In the forwards  Taylor Kate , Fiadh , Aoife , Anna , Aoibheann and Caragh were outstanding. Aoibhinn ,  Kelly and Lexi added greatly to the big win. Final score
KOR 5-05 to Annascaul 1-03. Congrats to the girls and their coaches Michelle, Pádraig and Rory.
Our next competition is the Town League when we are away to John Mitchels on Tuesday evening. Best of luck!


Kerins O’ Rahillys, U14 , division 2 Co. League B final winners for the second year in a row.
Back ( left to right) Frank O’ Connor, Rachel Foley, Sarah Jane Hoffman, Sophie Hassett, Sara Reka, Ella O’ Connor, Jessica Lynch, Aoibheann McCarthy, Taylor Stack, Farah Leahy, Fiadh McCarthy, Saoirse O’ Connor MacCarthy, Alva Daughton, Liam Hassett, Niall Horgan, Katie Hassett, Mark Hassett ( team mascot).
Front (l to right) Kelly Firzgerald, Ciara Gallagher, Sadhbh Horgan, Ava Ward, Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy ( Capt. ), Nathali Mulumba, Leila Halloran, Lauren Doody, Millie Hayes .

KOR v Desmonds
On Sunday August 30th at 12:30p.m. our U14 girls were away to a very strong Desmonds team who had 11 subs to choose from.It was a lovely day and the sun shone throughout. Desmonds won well,
KOR 3-10
Desmonds 12-10

Nevertheless our girls had some wonderful individual performances, Sophie Hassett in a new position in midfield, Farah Leahy and Lauren Doody very strong in our full back line and Saoirse O’ Connor MacCarthy played fantastic in the half back line. Kelly Fitzgerald was nominated captain on the day! Everyone played their best to the bitter end and the management thanked acknowledged their perseverance!!
Scorers :Aoibhín  O’ Connor MacCarthy 2-04, Kelly Fitzgerald 1-03, Sophie Hassett 1-01, Nathali Mulumba 0-01 ,  Aoibheann Mc Carthy 0-01.
Team- Millie Hayes, Alva  Daughton, Rachel Foley,Lauren Doody, Farah Leahy, Saoirse O‘ Connor MacCarthy,Nathali Mulumba, Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy, Ella O’ Connor, Sara Reka, Sophie Hassett, Aoibheann Mc Carthy, Sadhbh Horgan, Fiadh Mc Carthy, Kelly Fitzgerald and subs Ciara Gallagher,Sarah Jane Hoffman, Jessica Lynch, Leila Halloran and Taylor Stack. Manager Frank O Connor. Coaches – Liam Hassett, Niall Horgan. Female liaison officer- Katie Hassett.
A big thanks to a great Castleisland Desmonds team and we wish them the best in their future games.
Training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday in Ballyrickard 6:30p.m. new players always welcome!
Congrats to our girls and their coaches on winning the Co. League, division 2 B final for the second year in a row.
KOR 7-12
Scartaglin 7-06
Match report to follow in next week’s notes.
We now have the Town League to look forward to over the next few weeks.

On a windy evening in Páirc Uí Éalaithe, for the last game in the County League, our U16  girls lost out by one score in a nail biting finish. Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy opened the scoring in the first 2 minutes but MKL Gaels, playing with a strong wind were quick with a reply and kept rallying throughout the first half to lead going in at half time.

KOR came back out looking and feeling confident but found it difficult to find a way past  the MKL Gaels defence.

The final waterbreak of the day couldn’t have come in a better time for KOR and some would say it came too late as only 8 minutes were left on the clock and 15 points down. The girls came in not thinking about getting a drop of water but to spur each other on and not lie down on home turf. If the man on the street told you the girls went out and scored 12 unanswered points in 8 minutes you would only laugh, but this was the case. Although the girls fell short by 3 points, management and parents were very proud of the girls. They never gave up.

Final score
KOR 5-05

Thanks to MKL Gaels for travelling into Tralee. Despite  losing, KOR had already booked themselves into the County Semi Final. We will meet Moyvane on Wednesday in Clounmacon @7pm.
Big game on Wednesday night for us as a win would put us in the final.
Best of luck to the girls, Damien and Tricia.

We were away to Annascaul/ Castlegregory in the final round of the Co. League last Monday evening.
It was a very tough match where the girls showed great spirit and played really well.
Final score:
Annascaul / Castlegregory 3-12
KOR 1-05

We have been taken aback by the generosity and kindness of everyone supporting us whether it has been donating a prize or donating to our GoFundMe on our Facebook page. Thank you so
1.Tesco voucher – €100
2.Kerry Goalie Jersey – signed by Kerry team
3.Laima’s handmade jewellery-
Value €70
4.Nolan’s Tyres Voucher – €50
5.Nolan’s Tyres Voucher -€50
6.Dunnes Voucher – €50
7.Garvey’s Voucher – €50
8. The Coco Cottage
Hair & Beauty – Voucher €35
9. Makeup by Zara L Voucher- €35
10. Hair By Carmon Voucher – €30
11. Penney’s Voucher – €30
12. John Dowling Shoes & Sport –
Voucher €30
13. CH Chemist – Voucher €30
14. Roast House Voucher – €25
15. Sports Direct Voucher – €20
16. Claude Monte Voucher- €20
17. Boots Voucher- €10
18. O’ Sullivan’s Pharmacy ,
Centrepoint, Tralee- prize
19. Huzz Air – Jerseys & Masks
20. Linz Reflexology Voucher
21. Foley’s Spar Express – Voucher
22. Foley’s Spar Express – Voucher
23. Frank OConnor / Denby Steel
Products -€50
24. Kerry GAA Store -Kerry DVD
25. Kerry GAA Store – Kerry DVD
26. Kerry GAA Store – Kerry DVD
27. Ballyroe Heights Hotel Voucher
28. Terry’s Butchers-Voucher €25
29. Little Rose Buds Pamper
Parlour – €25
30. Little Rose Buds Pamper
Parlour- €25
31. Kerry GAA Store – Voucher €25
32. Car Valet – Voucher €50
33. Nail & Hair Swag – Voucher €30

To be in with a chance to win one of these fantastic prizes you can make a donation on GoFundMe on Kerins O’ Rahilly’s Facebook page OR call into Jimmy’s Shop in Strand Road to buy tickets.
Donating €5 gets you 3 tickets
Donating €10 gets you 8 tickets
Donating €15 gets you 12 tickets
Donating €20 gets you 18 tickets
Any donations above 20 euro you will be given 20 tickets.
The draw will take place live in Jimmy’s shop on September 25th.
All money raised is going toward buying essential equipment needed for the ladies section of the club. The same as any other organisation we have not been able to do any fundraising this year because of Covid. Thank you again!

U12 boys Our game at home to Beale on Sunday evening was cancelled due to a bereavement in the Beale Club. Our condolence to the club on their loss. This game will be refixed at a later date. Next game is away to Cordal on Sunday next at 6pm. Training as normal this Tuesdayand Thursday from 6.15 to 7.30pm in Ballyrickard.

U14 Boys
We entertained John Mitchels last Wednesday evening in St.Rd.Having played each other only three weeks ago,when we had a 1pt win we knew this was going to be a tough game and the 1st half proved it with Mitchels scoring an early goal and were the better team in that half but credit to the lads as they battled hard and scored 1-5 with limited possession and with our backs under a lot of pressure we were still in the game at half time despite been 5pts down on a scoreline of 2-7 to 1-5.With an opportunity to regroup and a few positional changes at H/T we came out and played the best 30mins of football that they’ve played all season.From the throw in we dominated the 2nd half with our backs marking tight and breaking up attacks,our midfield dominating kickouts and supporting our defence and attack and our forwards linking well with each other and kicking lovely scores.At the final whistle we ran out winners on a scoreline of 5-15 to 3-10.Well done to everyone on an excellent performance. Next up is Tarbert away on Wednesday.

U16 Boys
U16s  have a busy week ahead. On Monday (7th) we are at home to Ardfert at 6.30pm in Strand Rd.

On Thursday (10th) we play our back game with Glenflesk at 6.30pm also in Strand Rd.

On Saturday we play the final game in phase 2 away to Laune Rangers at 4pm.

Best of luck to the team.

Wishing all Leaving Certs the very best of luck tomorrow with their results and CAO offers on Friday.

31st August

16, 22,25,31

No Winner of Jackpot €4,600
Match  3 winners €25 Each
Alan Hanafin DD
Niall Nolan DD

Draw for 4 x €250 in December.
Katie O’Sullivan C/O Rock St Post Office
Williams Family  C/O Rock St Post Office.
Rory Molloy C/O Dollie
Sean Kerins Direct Debit
Michael Keane Direct Debit

Next weeks Jackpot €4,700

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