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Senior Town Championship Semi Final.

John Mitchels 2-14

Kerins O’Rahillys 1-15

A goal from John Mitchels in the last kick of extra time secured their passage to this years senior town championship final. In a game played in perfect conditions both teams lined out short a number of regulars. O’Rahillys were without The services of David Moran,Jack Savage,Tommy Walsh and Gavin O’Brien.

Mitchels races into an early lead kicking three unanswered point. We then wasted some good opportunities with some poor finishing before we got off the mark.
Midway through the first half Mitchels took a commanding lead when they converted from the penalty spot.

We added two points to make the half time score 1-5 to -04.
Both teams traded points in the second half and after a good period of dominance the visitors had narrowed the gap to just two points.

Then came one of our best moves of the evening which involved the now very influential Sean Walsh, Conor Hayes and Ryan O Carroll which resulted in a penalty for the blues.

The resulting spot kick was expertly despatched to the bottom left corner by Ryan O’ Carroll to put us into the lead just before the water break.

Both teams exchanged scores right up to end , and with us trailing by the minimal Barry John Keane equalised from thirty yards out on the left just at the  final whistle , to end the game all square at the end of normal time and send the contest into extra time.

Extra time saw both sides use their panel as legs began to tire. With mistakes and unforced errors now marring the game scores were proving very hard to come by.

We did manage to move into a two point lead with the extra time almost up. However we were caught with a sucker punch at the death when our defence was marked absent ,leaving an opposing forward all on his own to receive a ball and give goalkeeper Shane Foley , who had been steady throughout , no chance with the finish.

There was no way back for us and the final whistle blew seconds later.
Team: S Foley,D McElligott,R O Callaghan,P Begley,D O’Sullivan,C Coffey,K Mullins,T Hoare,S Brosnan,R O’Carroll, G Dillane, S Walsh,S McElligott, BJ Keane,C Hayes.
Subs Used:S Collins, D Bowler.

Stunning day for football! We were delighted to see such a great turnout last Sunday morning for Academy training. It was wonderful to see grandparents come to watch after some of the restrictions have been eased.
We do ask though that everyone continues to  adhere to the guidelines .

We will be delighted with any new girls and boys who want to come down and join us.
Football is a great opportunity for kids to become involved in a team sport , make new friends , develop fine motor skills and keep fit , and most importantly  to have loads of fun.

Rahilly’s U6s with their coach Roy Bowler

The excitement levels reached fever pitch in Ballyrickard last Sunday morning as our girls and boys hosted Milltown / Castlemaine . This was the first ever match for our newcomers. Well done to everyone and many thanks to our visiting teams .
Lots of fun and enjoyment for our youngest members!

Well done to our U8 Girls who played fun games against Milltown / Castlemaine during Juvenile Academy . We split the girls into 2 groups and played 2 games. Thanks to our visitors for coming into Ballyrickard.
A beautiful morning and some lovely skills on show from both teams.
Congrats to everyone who celebrated their First Holy Communion last Saturday.

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U6s with their coaches Ger O’ Brien, Ben O’ Brien, Johno Connor and Ray Walsh

Unfortunately we couldn’t bring in another club to play our U10 girls because of Covid restrictions. Last Sunday morning the girls had training as usual. Thanks to Eddie Lacey for taking the session.
We are hoping to have a game for you on Friday evening. Texts will be sent as soon as it is confirmed.

Well done to all of the U8s who played their first matches in Strand Road pitch last weekend.
There were brilliant displays both  against Milltown / Castlemaine and by the opposition.
Congrats to everyone who received  their First Holy Communion last Saturday.

Rahilly’s U6s with their coaches Ger Moran and Maurice Horan

A busy week also for our U10s who enjoyed training last Thursday evening on a fantastic Autumn evening and hosted Milltown / Castlemaine on Sunday morningin Páirc Uí Éalaithe on what you could only describe as a fab  Summer’s morning.
Well done to all the boys for their excellent display of skills .

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U10 Boys with their coach Paul Ryan after hosting Milltown/ Castlemaine last Sunday morning in Healy Park, Ballyrickard

A huge week of football across the ladies club this week, all home games . Exciting games all week, looking forward to plenty of support!

On Tuesday last we  faced Austin Stacks in the second round of the Town League. Goalie Allie Kerins made some great saves, backs – Niamh Lynch, Donna O’Regan, Katie Higgins, Sophie Culloty, Farah  Leahy and Mia Molloy fought tooth and nail in defence . Aoibheann McCarthy and Taylor Stack made a great pairing in midfield, and there were outstanding performances by forwards Fiadh McCarthy, Saoirse McCarthy, Córa Meehan, Megan Gaynor, Aoife O’Connell and Lexi Keane. The bench, consisting of Carragh Houlihan, Anna Corridon, Taylor Kate Leane Aoibhinn Corridon , Kelly Hayes and Erika Slattery all made an impact when they came on. Teams were neck and neck throughout the game, the girls fought very hard and never gave up but were edged out in the end by a very strong Austin Stacks team. Final score 3-05 to 2-06.
Well done to everyone!
This Tuesday, we are home to Na Gaeil in round 3 of the Town League. Throw in at 6.30p.m. in Ballyrickard. Best of luck!

Training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Ballyrickard at 6.30p.m.
Next Sunday, September 27th we are home to Churchill in round 1 of the Town League. Throw in will be at 6.30p.m. in Ballyrickard. Best of luck to everyone!

UNDER 14 Boys

Our U14s played Beaufort in their final County League last Saturday in St.Rd,in which was a crossover of Divisions.The boys hit the ground running quickly from the throw in playing lovely football by moving the ball quickly with wonderful kick passing and built up a 2-4 to 1-0 lead at the 1st waterbreak. We knew Beaufort weren’t going to give up that easily and to their credit they hit us for a few goals after the waterbreak to take the lead but the boys regrouped and took control of the half again and went in leading 4-7 to 4-1at H/T.Into the 2nd half and the boys continued to play excellent football right through to the final whistle to comfortably win out in the end on a score of 5-17 to 5-6.With our goalie making important saves, our backs defending excellently as a unit and setting up many attacks,our midfield dominating and supporting defence and attack and our forwards kicking lovely scores and making excellent runs this really was an all round team performance in which the highlight was the quick movement and kick passing against a bigger and stronger team.Finally we’d like to thank all the parents for their support and help throughout the season and especially like to thank all the players for their commitment and effort they put into training and matches throughout the season.

We are home to Churchill in round 1 of the Town League, more details to follow.
Training continues as usual on our training days .

We are paired with Beale / Ballyduff for the Co. League semis division 4.
Our game is fixed for Friday, September 25th and throw in will be at 6.15p.m.
Many thanks to the KLGFA for organising this competition for the U18s. This is their own competition especially for their age group.
Best of luck to everyone!

We were home to rivals John Mitchels last Sunday in round 2 of the North Kerry League. It was an exciting game with great commitment from everyone.  Our gallant ladies kept plugging away but Mitchels ultimately prevailed. Well done to both teams! Final score
KOR 3-05
Mitchels 3-15

This Sunday , we are home to Annascaul / Castlegregory . Best of luck !

Only a few more days to our exciting draw, please support us! We have over €1000 worth of great prizes. Who will win the signed Kerry Jersey??!!

Please share this news with your friends and family.


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 lunch 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.

Donating €2 gets you 1 ticket
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!
Well done to Dr. Susan Lawlor as she received FIRST CLASS HONS In her Masters Hons Degree in psychotherapy and counselling with a first class hons result in both of her final year projects and a first class hons in her dissertation.
We are proud of you Susan, you do great work.

Condolences to the family of Tom Falvey Kerins Park.

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