Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U9 Boys who were hosted by Firies last Sunday

Upcoming Fixtures
Rd 4 July 17/18
An Ghaeltacht v Kerins O Rahillys
Rd 5 July 31/Aug 1
Beaufort v Kerins O Rahillys
Top 2 Teams contest final.

Division 5 County League Upcoming Fixtures
Rd 4 July 17/18
Kerins O Rahillys B v Sneem/Derrynane
Rd 5 July 31/Aug 1
Cromane v Kerins O Rahillys B

Minor Central League Rd 2
Ardfert 5-10   Kerins O Rahillys 3-07

Upcoming Central League Fixtures
Monday July 12th
Kerins O Rahillys v Laune Rangers 7pm

A fantastic week of Fantastic football for all
of the ladies in our club.
A win over Austin Stacks and Dingle / Annascaul  and losses against Beale, Mitchels and Ballymacelligott!
5 great performances that our club are very proud of !!!


Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U12 Girls with their coaches Rachel Hayes and Mary Shanahan Clifford .

On Monday evening last we hosted John Mitchels in round 5, division 5 of the North Kerry League .
Well done to all of the girls on the night. You played your hearts out. Every girl showed great improvement in every aspect of the game. Sennait Forster (U10) did great defending on the back line. Newcomers, Ava O’Shea and Muireann McCarthy were great at getting the ball from the backs and passing it up to the forwards to try and get a score. Well done to Mitchels on your win!
Final Score
KOR 0-05
Mitchels 2-05
Mitchels will host us in the plate final on Sunday, July 18th. Best wishes to all!

On Monday, July 12th we meet Castleisland Desmonds , division 2 , in the plate final of the North Kerry League .
Best of luck to our management and players.

These young ladies looked very chic in their black and white Tralee District jerseys last Thursday when they met St. Kierans in the semifinals of the District Championship. Our club representatives are Taylor Stack, Saoirse O’ Connor MacCarthy, Farah Leahy, Fiadh McCarthy and Aoibheann McCarthy.
A great win on the night , congrats to the players from each club in town and their coaches. Each one of you is a credit to your club.
Next Thursday , July 15th Tralee District meet North Kerry in the Cup Final.  We have home advantage and throw in will be at 7.30p.m. in John Mitchels.
Best of luck to everyone! Please come out and support the girls in town!


Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U14s after their game v Beale last Sunday

A warm welcome to our new recruit Seoidín! We are looking forward to seeing you play many games with us and have plenty of fun and enjoy your football days with us in Strand Road.
We played host to Laune Rangers in Healy Park last Sunday in Round 4 of the Co. League, division 4. A great game and a wonderful bunch of girls.
Final Score
Kerins O’ Rahilly 3-08
Laune Rangers   1-04
In round 5 we travelled to Beale . A great day for a game of football but unfortunately not the result we wanted. We just had the bare team because of holidays etc. Many thanks to our U12s who were brought up to play , Paddy Hayes who gave a hand from the sideline and of course a big thank you to everyone who drove back to support us. Well done to all!
Final score Beale 6-04
Kerins O’ Rahilly 1-06

Last Tuesday night we met our neighbours from the Rock on probably one of the wettest nights this summer. Austin Stacks gave us home advantage in order to fulfill the round 4, division 2 Co. League fixture on time.
We got off to a great start with a goal in the first few minutes and at half time were leading 4-02 to 1-04.
Stacks opened the second half with a goal so the pressure was on! There was tension on the sidelines from the coaches and parents as they watched a whopper of a game, Each player played her heart out and fought hard like warriors winning the ball again and again. We got the win that we worked hard for with a final goal from Sarah Jane Hoffman.
A great win for our team and a cracking game on the night which was captained by our birthday girl Lia McLysaght. Thanks to everyone who came to support ! Fantastic crowd!
Final Score:
Kerins O’ Rahilly 6-05
Austin Stacks 4-07
In round 5 we are away to Corca Dhuibhne. Throw in will be at 7.30p.m. in Gallarus pitch. We will be heading off nice and early on Tuesday evening to allow for traffic at that hour of the evening.
Best of luck to our girls and coaches !

Well done to our young ladies last Friday evening . We had a great win against Dingle/ Annascaul  in Ballyrickard in our first outing of the County League. A great team performance by all!
Final Score:
Kerins O’ Rahilly 8-10
Dingle                  2-07
Next Friday, July 16th we are home to Laune Rangers in Round 3, division 4. Throw in will be at 7.30p.m. in Ballyrickard pitch.
Best of luck!

Our Senior Ladies played their first game of the Donal Curtin Cup Round 2 last Monday evening in Healy Park. Come the first water break the score was Ballymac3-04 to 2-01 KOR . At half time Ballymac 4-07 to 2-02 KOR .
We scored another goal and 2 points by the water break in the second half but at this stage our opponents were also after adding more scores to their game with another goal and 2 points.
Final Score:
Kerins O’ Rahilly 3-05
Ballymacelligott 5-10
Well done to all!
We are away to Dingle in Rd. 3

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s young girls and boys who enjoyed their week of Cúl Camp in Strand Road

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s young ladies on the final day of Cúl Camp 2021.

FÉILE 2021
With 2021 being the 50th year of this competition , plans are afoot for Féile to go ahead with a few changes. Féile in the past was an U14 competition but now will be U15 much to the delight of every girl and boy who missed out last year because of Covid -19.
Féile will be organised at county level only . More details to follow and the final of the John West Féile Peil Na nÓg will be on August 28th.
Féile has grown from strength to strength over the years and is a big event on the GAA calendar. It is probably the most prestigious competition at underage and Kerry hosted other clubs back in 2016. Our present 18 and 19 year olds have great memories of this as do our last Féile winners of 2012 who travelled to Portlaoise to represent Kerry.
This is a huge event for all involved so lots of planning to be done over the next few weeks.

Juvenile Notes
Well done to our u5 boys at academy training this morning. Not an ideal one for football but it didn’t stop the lads from having fun with Barry John and his coaching team while learning the basics in skills and fundamental movement. The coaching team encourages everyone to practice at home when possible as this makes a huge difference in development. Training reverts to normal time of 10.00-11.00 in ballyrickard on Sunday.

Although the weather wasn’t great this morning it didn’t deter a huge turnout again from our U7 boys. Well done to everyone. Johno and his coaching team worked on the pick up and the hand pass in this training session so we need the boys to work on this for the week at home.  Practicing at home when possible is so important for their skills development.

Go Games will commence for this age group on the week of July 26th away to kilcummin.
We will forward full details as soon as we have them. These games will be a 5 a side and fun based to help with their development.  Well done to our players of the week, Morgan O Flaherty and Will Hussey. I have no doubt this is the first of many medals you will both be getting with your club.

Training on next Sunday will revert to normal time of 11.30 – 12.30 in ballyrickard.

Our U9 boys travelled to Firies on Sunday, we had 34 players playing today. This made up four teams and each team played three games. All players showed brilliant skills and team work throughout the games. Thanks to Firies for been great hosts on the day.

Training will continue for our u6 girls on Sunday reverting to our normal time of 10.00-1100 in ballyrickard. Roy and his coaching team continue to work on the basics with the girls. Practice during the week when possible is so important. We hope to have challenge games organised in the coming weeks.  Well done to player of the week Georgia Belle O Sullivan. Well deserved and enjoy the week.

Our U8 and U10 girls didn’t have far to travel for their match’s against Na Gaeil. We had 18 U8s playing which made up two teams to play Na Gaeils U8 girls and 14 U10 girls which made up one team to play Na Gaeil U10 girls.  All girls in each age group showed huge improvement in all skills and did their club and themselves proud on the day. Thanks to Na Gaeil for hosting a great morning of football. Training for U8 and U10 girls continues Sunday morning at 10am. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Training will continue for our U11 boys from 19.15 – 20.15 in ballyrickard on Thursday and again on Sunday from 11.30-12.30.

Phase two of county league will commence next week. We will forward full list of fixtures as soon as we have them.

We will continue our policy of playing mixed teams and not labelling children at such a young age. Our club and management feel very strongly on this issue and encourage all our players to have fun and enjoy games. These games are not about winning and are designed for player development regardless of what level a child is at.

Well done to players of the week, Callum Ross and Chris O Mahony. Well deserved and keep it up.

Pre Loved Gear- we are asking parents to bring in any unwanted gear to us that children have grown out of. Jerseys, half zips, shorts, boots etc. We will sell these on at a small cost with all proceeds going to the juvenile club.

We will continue to take payment between 11.00 and 12.00 on Sunday mornings for our summer camp. Payment must be made before camp to ensure your place as there is huge demand and we do not want children not showing after turning others away due to camp being full.

Under 13

On Sunday evening we finished phase 1 of the county league with a home game against Asdee/Bally/Clounmacon/Ballydonoghue. After a very competitive game we came away with a 1 point win. We started the game well with Nick Lacey scoring out first 1-04 with the opposition only managing a single point. Nick was ably assisted in this period by Ryan Onyekwere, Jude Lacey ,Thomas Dylan and Ruairi Kennedy who all were working extremely hard around the middle of the pitch and caused several turnovers. At the first water break we were in control on a score line of 1-07 to 0-03. Our back line was working extremely hard with Connor Donnelly, Ciaran Griffin and Connor Cronin making some vital interceptions. We continued to work very hard for the reminder of the first half and kept the scoreboard ticking over with 1-02 from Jude Lacey and a point from Ryan Onyekwere.  We conceded a goal mid-way through this period but still went to the half time break with in a comfortable position of 2-09 to 1-5. Ryan Onyekwere was excellent in the first half as was our goal keeper Ryan Nix who made 2 crucial saves at vital times as well providing several pin point kickouts.

Asdee/Bally/Clounmacon/Ballydonoghue started the 3rd quarter very well and scored 1-03 without reply to reduce the score to 2 points heading into the second half water break. We started the final quarter well with some well taken points from Nick and Jude Lacey, which left us 6 points to the good with time running down. Our opponents then took over with a very well worked goal and 3 points in quick succession to leave the scores level heading towards full time. We worked the ball well on the next restart and were given the opportunity to score a free but quick thinking by Nick Lacey spotted Kevin Horgan unmarked and delivered the ball into Kevin who managed to score a goal with a great finish from a very tight angle. On the restart Asdee/Bally/Clounmacon/Ballydonoghue won possession and raced forward to score a goal which levelled the contest going into injury time.

Ryan Nix managed to find Conor Cronin with the kick-outwho then feed the ball to Ciaran Griffin after an excellent run forward. Ciaran was fouled to give an opportunity for us to take a one point lead deep into injury time. Nick Lacey took on the responsibility and sent the ball straight between the posts to leave us with the smallest of leads. Asdee/Bally/Clounmacon/Ballydonoghue had one final attach but were well marshalled by our backs to leave us with a 1 point win at the final whistle. Best on the day were Nick Lacey, Ryan Onyekwere, Jude Lacey.

Team: Ryan Nix, Connor Donnelly, Dylan Thomas, Ciaran Griffin, Christian Dunne, Connor Cronin, Kevin Horgan, Ruairi Kennedy, Thomas Daly, Cayden Roche, Jude Lacey, Ryan Onyekwere, Sam Keane, Daniel McCarthy, Nick Lacey, George Keane, Conan Sieko, Calum Lacey

Lotto Results
July 12th


No Winner of Jackpot €9,000

No Match  3 winners €25
Carmel Quill, 6 Ashgrove , Ballyvelly
Richard Walsh c/o Bar.

Draw for 4 €250 December 2021
Caoimhe Crowe, Cockleshell Road, The Kerries.
Trevor Leen , The Clubhouse.
Esther Coffey
Mary Fitzgerald C/O Rock St PO.
Liam Scully DD

Next Weeks Jackpot €9,100

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