Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Today saw our Juvenile teams play Firies. While our U8 boys travelled to their home grounds we welcomed their U8 and 10 girls along with their U10 boys for a fantastic performance from all players.

The coaches were delighted to see each child show off the skills they have been practicing and getting to put them into action with a friendly game against Firies. Thank you to Firies and we look forward to playing you again in the future. Our fantastic U6’s continued to develop their skills with their coaches learning new skills in a fun Filled training session.  Today we saw huge numbers with 115 children partaking in games and training.
New members are always welcome to our club and if you have a friend who is interested in joining please bring them along on Sunday mornings to join in the fun.
As always all Covid guidelines were followed to a high standard today , huge thank you to everyone for playing their part.

Firstly we would like to welcome four stars of the future Róisín Murphy whose Dad Antony has a Co. Championship medal with us , Daniel Stepien, Dominic Plotnikova and Jude Raymond to our family club. We look forward to watching you learn and show off your skills throughout your training and games, We are delighted that you have chosen to come play with us. May you have many years of happiness here.

We send best wishes to 16 year T.J. Heaphy who sustained a nasty injury to his ankle yesterday playing Laune Rangers. T.J. is always around to help out on Sunday mornings and last year received ‘The Grace Moran ‘ award for his help throughout 2019. Get well soon T.J. from the U6 players and coaches. We are looking forward to seeing you back with us as soon as you’re well.


Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U8 Girls after their game v Firies last Sunday in Ballyrickard.

Massive well done to our mighty U8 and U10 girls and Firies girls last Sunday morning . We had enjoyable matches in Páirc Uí Éalaithe and our girls and Firies teams were just fantastic. There was excitement in all their faces. The future of ladies football is bright for both teams.

The girls displayed some great skills and great teamwork. We had 32 girls which is a great
number to have ..we will get more challenge games coming up which will improve the girls skills and knowledge of the game.
Please  try and making training every Sunday morning..well done to everyone !
We also wish to welcome Armante Plotnikova to our team. We are delighted to have you on our team.

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U10 Girls who hosted Firies U10 Girls in Ballyrickard last Sunday.

The boys travelled to Firies last weekend, club of our senior manager William Harmon.
In glorious sunshine we enjoyed four games against the locals. We had great numbers showing up on the morning. We divided the four teams and each team played four games.
Great performances all round ! Your skills are improving as is your knowledge of the game.
Well done boys, keep up the good work!
We will see you all at training on Thursday evening.


Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U10 Boys pictured in Páirc Uí Éalaithe after hosting Firies U10s.

We hosted Firies last Sunday morning in Ballyrickard.
We had 26 players and it was great to  get some more valuable games under the belt. It was very competitive at times but there were some good skills on show as well.

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U10 Boys chilling out after hosting Firies U10 Boys last Sunday.


On Tuesday the U12 girls got off to a flying start in the Town League with an excellent performance against a committed Mitchel’s  team. Goals by Fiadh McCarthy, Taylor Kate Leane and Aoibheann McCarthy gave Kerins O’Rahillys a comfortable lead throughout the game.
Allie Kerins was excellent in goals as were our defence, Niamh Lynch, Donna O’Regan, Katie Higgins, Sophie Culloty, Farah  Leahy and Mia Molloy. Saoirse MacCarthy and Taylor Stack were on top form in midfield, helped by fantastic performances by forwards Fiadh McCarthy, Aoibheann McCarthy, Córa Meehan, Megan Gaynor, Aoife O’Connell and Taylor Kate Leane. The strong bench, consisting of Caragh Houlihan, Anna Corridon , Aoibhinn Corridon , Lexi Keane and Kelly Hayes added greatly to the big win. Final score 5-09 to 2-02. Well done to all!

This Tuesday we are away to Stacks in round 2 of the Town League. Throw in at 6.30p.m. in Connolly Park. Best of luck to the girls and their coaches.

KOR v Scartaglin
Co. League, Division 2 Shield Final
On Sunday, September 6th we played in the Shield Final of the County League Division 2 at home in Ballyrickard. This was the second time these two teams met in this competition with KOR coming out on top a few weeks previously.
Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy was named captain on the day. There were some super performances throughout the game and everyone played their very best.
Half time score was KOR 4-08
Scartaglin 3-03

The second half was a very intense battle as Scartaglin kept coming back and they played extremely well. However thanks to some super performances from Kelly Fitzgerald, 4-02, Sophie Hassett 3-03, Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy 0-06, Nathali  Mulumba 0-01, Saoirse O’ Connor MacCarthy and Lauren Doody we won by 6 points in the end.
Final score KOR  7-12
Scartaglin 7-06
There was great excitement at the final whistle and the management thanked every player for their fantastic contributions!
Team- Millie Hayes, Alva  Daughton, Rachel Foley,Lauren Doody, Farah Leahy, Ciara Gallagher Saoirse O’ Connor MacCarthy, Nathali Mulumba, Aoibhín  O’ Connor MacCarthy, Ella O’ Connor, Sara Reka, Sophie Hassett, Sadhbh Horgan, Kelly Fitzgerald and subs , Sarah Jane Hoffman, Jessica Lynch, Leila Halloran,  Taylor Stack, Fiadh McCarthy, Aoibheann McCarthy and Reagan Guerin.
Manager Frank O’ Connor. Coaches – Liam Hassett, Niall Horgan. Female liaison officer- Katie Hassett.
A big thanks to a great Scartaglin team.
Training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday in Ballyrickard 6:30 – new players always welcome!! we now look forward to playing the Town League in a few weeks!!


Under 14 Boys
Our U14s were away to Tarbert last Wednesday evening in their final game of Phase 2.We knew this was always going to be a tough task against a physically stronger team and so it proved with Tarbert winning out on a scoreline of 5-15 to 3-6.We started the game well and put in a good performance all through the 1st half and even though at H/T Tarbert had a 7pt lead on a scoreline of 2-9 to 2-2 we were still well in the game.Into the 2nd half and Tarbert took control of game and outscored us 3-6 to 1-4 to win in the end 5-15 to 3-6.The lads can be very proud of the performance and effort against a team who had very big winning margins in their previous games.Despite the loss hopefully it will be a learning experience for the boys into the future. A big thanks to all parents who made the journey out aswell on Weds evening. We are awaiting confirmation as to whether or not there will be more games coming up over the next few weeks.


Our hopes of reaching a county final were dashed on Friday evening as they were defeated by Moyvane in the Division 4 semi-final.

Shortlisted as potential winners of this competition, our girls were on the back foot of the game 10 minutes in after conceding 5 early goals. Playing catch-up against opponents who were on the ball seemed a bit too challenging.

Our opening flourish flattered only to deceive. Kelly’s goal after a few seconds, punishing hesitancy in the Moyvane backline, saw us open a 1-1 to 0-0 lead and things looked promising for us.

However, Moyvane soon settled into the game and in the 3rd minute Moyvane’s number 11 shook off a couple of tackles to shoot their first goal. The first water break of the day saw Moyvane lead  5-01 to 1-03.

After a few tactical changes KOR went out all fired up. By half time the girls reduced the difference to 6 points.

The second half was a great battle between the two sides but unfortunately it wasn’t our day. Our  girls never put their heads down and showed some serious determination to keep fighting until the final whistle.

Even though we are out of the County League, we still have the Town League to look forward to in a week.
We are home to Churchill in round 1 of the Town League which commences on Wednesday, September 23rd. We also have Na Gaeil and Austin Stacks in our group.


Kerins O’ Rahilly’s Senior ladies after their game v Beale / Ballyduff in Ballybunion last Sunday.
Back ( left to right) Olivia Nix, Kate Kerins, Liana Williams, Lucy Linnane, Erris O’ Carroll, Éabha Murphy, Maedhbh Hanafin, Clodagh Donnelly, Caitlin Pierce, Keela Hughes, Katie Dwyer, Gabrielle O’ Brien, Shannon McInerney, Bronagh O’ Carroll.
Front ( left to right) Taylor Kate Leane, Katie Nix, Eugenie Kerins, Tara O’ Connor, Carol Daly (capt.),Sinéad O’ Connor, Lily O’ Brien, Keelan Coffey, Hollie Leane and Molly Savage.

A lovely start to round 1, division 3 of the North Kerry League last Sunday when we beat Beale/ Ballyduff in Ballybunion .
Happy 18th birthday to Lucy Linnane who made time on the day of her birthday for her team.
Congrats and best wishes to our players present and past who got their CAO offers last Friday. Always remember that you can steer yourself in any direction you choose !
In round 2 we are home to Mitchels and are also home to Castlegregory/ Annascaul in round 3. Best of luck to everyone!

We just can’t thank everyone enough for their kindness and generosity in helping us to raise money for much needed equipment for us girlies! Whether it has been donating a prize , donating to our GoFundMe on our Facebook page, buying tickets in Jimmys or during Juvenile Academy, thank you so much.
We can’t forget to mention Eileen and Jimmy Moran who have yet again volunteered to sell tickets in the shop. True Blues they are , in the heart of our community looking out for their own.


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. GAA Store, Killarney- Voucher €25

32. Car Valet – Voucher €25

33. Nail & Hair Swag – Voucher €30

34. Sandy Feet Fitness – Gym Voucher

35. Atlantic Oils – Voucher €25

36. Atlantic Oils – Voucher €25

37. Atlantic Oils – Voucher €25

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. Tickets are also on sale during Juvenile Academy on Sunday morning.

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!


September 7th


No Winner of Jackpot €4,700
Match  3 winners €25 Each
No match 3 winners.

Draw for 4 x €250 in December.
Connie Morrissey Caherslee C/O Rock St Post Office
Jimmy O Donnell 3 Cahill Pk C/O Rock St Post Office.
Mary Lynch Strand St
Frank O Connor Direct Debit
John Nix Direct Debit

Next weeks Jackpot €4,800

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