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Division 1 County League Result
Beaufort 1-11.

Kerins O’Rahillys.  0-18

The senior squad continued is winning run with a well deserved victory away to Beaufort in the final round of the Division 1 County League.
The win assured us top stop in our group and a place in next weeks final against Dingle.
We started the brighter and raced into a two point lead with points from Conor Hayes and Shane McElligott. Beaufort respond with two to level shortly after.
We had the majority of possession at this stage and that dominance was rewarded with points from centre half back Cormac Coffey and Conor Hayes .
We then conceded a penalty and were fortunate when the resultant spot kick crashed back off the crossbar and was cleared to safety.
This left us ahead four points to two at the water break.
Our dominance continued at the restart with two rapid points. One from the lively Barry John Keane and a second from the impressive Cormac Coffey , who’s driving runs were causing all sorts of problems for the home team.
Beaufort then launched a rare attack and found themselves with a great goal scoring opportunity, but Shane Foley in goal advance swiftly from his line to smother the shot.
We were then dealt a blow when we lost influential Karl Mullins through injury.
His replacement Tom Hoare was straight into the action and fisted a good score coming in along the end line. Beaufort added to their tally , but we finished the half stronger with a free from Jack Savage and a point from Barry John Keane to leave the half time score nine points to five in our favour.
Beaufort got the opening score of the second half, this was quickly cancelled out with a point from Cormac Coffey. We stretched our lead with a Jack Savage free and a Conor Hayes point before Cormac Coffey again raised a white flag with his fourth of the afternoon to put us seven points ahead.
Beaufort then had a period of dominance , winning a lot of primary possession and this was rewarded with a goal in the thirteenth minute .  We responded well and kicked the next two scores from Jack Savage, one from a free just before the water break.
The introduction of Gavin O Brien at midfield for the injured Shane Brosnan helped us regained our dominance around the middle , where he won a number of kick outs when the home side were beginning to cut into our lead.
Barry John Keane kicked another point with five minutes remaining to stretch our lead back to four.
A fine piece of fielding and a driving run from the aforementioned O’Brien, who offloaded to Conor Hayes to slot over nicely from close range was to be the final score of the game.
The defence was again solid despite the absence through injury of team captain, full back Ross O Callaghan . Donagh Buckley and Patrick Begley continued their good form , Cian Sayers gained a lot of possession and linked up well with our forward division. Cormac Coffey was outstanding at centre back , scoring four super points and drove us on at every opportunity. Both Karl Mullins and Shane Brosnan at midfield worked tirelessly until injury ended their participation. Up front Barry John Keane lead to attack well and inside Conor Hayes and Jack Savage were huge threats all afternoon.
Tom Hoare and Gavin O’Brien’s return ,following his recent injury, was a welcome boost as their size and physical presence was vital around the midfield sector.
The introduction of Danial Bowler, Adam Lacey and debutant Conor O’Sullivan was another bonus as game time for these young players at this level is invaluable.
Management and players can now look forward to a League Final next weekend , and hopefully the injuries we have can clear up in time for us to have a full compliment available for the fixture.
Team:S Foley,D Buckley,P Begley,D McElligott, S Collins, C Coffey(4)C Sayers, S Brosnan,K Mullins,G Savage,BJ Keane(3)S McElligott(1)G Dillane,J Savage(5,3f)C Hayes(4) Subs used, T Hoare(1) for K Mullins inj, G O’Brien for S Brosnan inj, D Bowler for G Savage, C O’Sullivan for G Dillane.

Division 5 County League Result
Cromane 3-18.   KOR 1-11

Minor Central Region Semi Final Result.
Ardfert.  2-17       Kerins O Rahillys 0-11
Last Monday evening saw us exit the competition having fought bravely against Ardfert. As has been the case for much of this season , we again lined out short of a number of regulars , injuries and inter county involvement have seriously hampered our development. Lining out with so many under 15’s was always going to be a challenge, however all the players who were involved were not found wanting for effort .
We should be stronger and more competitive in the coming weeks when we see the return of a number of key players from Kerry Minor commitments and injury.
Players will be informed of training schedule.


Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U12 Team after defeating Knock / Brosna in Rd. 1 of the Co. League

It was all go last week for our U12s and their coaches who had a great start to the Co. League.
In Rd. 1 our Strand Road Blues played Stacks last Wednesday evening.
Final Score:
Strand Road Blues 2-05
Austin Stacks 1-0
In Rd. 2 we are away to Mitchels. Throw in will be at 7.30p.m. on Wednesday, August 4th.
Well done also to our Kerins O’Rahilly team in Rd. 1 .Final Score:
Kerins O’ Rahilly 6-02 ( 5 goal rule )
Knock / Brosna 2-09.
Well done to both teams and their coaches. Also thanks to the parents as always for the great support.
In Rd. 2, our Kerins O’ Rahilly’s team are  away to Legion on Thursday 5th, throw in will be at 7.30p.m.

The U12 Strand Road Blues team who defeated Austin Stacks in the North Kerry Development Final

Congrats to our Strand Road Blues, winners of the North Kerry Development Final, division 5
Thanks to Austin Stacks for a great game and to Eddie Lacey for presenting the cup to our captain,Molly Casey.
Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday in Ballyrickard.
Texts will be sent out about training.
Well done to Katie Nix in Rd. 2 of the Munster U16 Championship scoring 2-01 v Tipperary.
We are away to Kilcummin in Rd. 5 of the Co. League on Friday 6th.
Unfortunately we had to concede last week‘s game  because of work commitments. Details of the Glenflesk game will be sent out shortly!

Juvenile Academy
Great numbers again last Sunday and of course great excitement as the  girls and boys are looking forward to Summer Camp 2021!  Always remember each and everyone of you are awesome!
Our coaches were very impressed again last  week with the great training session with our youngest lads in the club. Keep up the great work.
Charlie O’ Connor was one of our  U5 “Players of the Week.” Well done to Charlie who is also kicking ball we’ve heard with some of the Kerry Team!!
One lucky young man !
Alex O’ Leary , another U5 “Player of the Week“ who is showing us at training that he must have a ball in his hand at home during the week. Keep up the great work Alex. Our next U5 “Player of the Week “ was Leo Keane. This is his first football medal and won’t be his last as he follows in his Dad’s footsteps.
Our chatty young ladies as always were full of their fun and games and enjoyed their training with coaches Roy, Aisling, Anú and Lauren.
Our “Players of the Week” last Sunday were Kate Byrne who is always at training with a fab smile.
Also this week, Aoife O’ Gorman was an U6 “Player of the Week.” Well done to Aoife who was so delighted to receive her medal. Keep up the great work girls! You’re both brilliant!
Our lads will be making their debut as a team back in Firies next week when they commence Go Games. The excitement is something else and they can’t wait . Details will be sent out to parents. Enjoy!


Kerins O’ Rahilly’s and John Mitchels U9 Boys in Ballyrickard last Sunday morning.

Our boys hosted John Mitchell’s on Sunday morning, great numbers again today with 34 players togging out for us.  We had four teams and all played three matches and had a training session also. Brilliant performances all round and everyone was delighted with how they played. Keep up the practicing at home as it is really paying off on the pitch. Thank you to John Mitchell’s for the game we look forward to playing them again.


Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U8 Girls who enjoyed their fun games v Mitchels last Sunday.

Great morning was had by our U8 girls who played John Mitchell’s. All girls showed brilliant skills on the pitch during the game. Thank you to John Mitchell’s who hosted us on Sunday. Well done to all our U8 girls ye were fantastic.


Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U10 Girls and their coaches Kelly Fitzgerald and Alan O’ Sullivan who visited Mitchels last Sunday for fun games.

Our U10 girls went to John Mitchell’s Sunday morning where they played superb, showing great improvement in all skills. Thanks to John Mitchell’s for hosting our U10 Girls. The coaches were delighted with how well each girl played on the day. Keep up the practicing at home as much as Ye can girls.
Last week saw our U11 boys host Kilcummin on Thursday evening. Coaches were delighted with how well the boys played and the energy they brought to the field could be felt by everyone. Keep up the hard work boys and practice every chance Ye get. See you all at training.
Hard luck to our Minors who lost to Ardfert in central region semi final.  They showed great determination and brought huge energy to the game but unfortunately it just wasn’t enough. We know they ll be back winning in the future.
Well done to all the following players,  everyone in Kerins O’Rahillys are very proud of each and every one of you. Best of luck to each of you.
Brayden Pierse
Brendan Meehan
Tomas Kennedy
Jake Hoare
Jake Foley
Sean Collins
Darragh O Connor

Juvenile fixtures for this week*Monday 2nd August *
U13 County League
Cordal V KOR in Cordal @6pm

*Wednesday 4th August *
U7 Go Games
Firies V KOR in Firies
Time TBC

U15 Central League
KOR V Mitchels @7pm

*Thursday 5th August *
U11 Go Games
Firies V KOR in Firies @6:30pm

Looking forward to Camp where girls and boys in the community come together to have fun . It’s great for them as they feel independent and get to make friends for life. This is what GAA is all about!
Many thanks to our camp coordinator who puts in a lot of work every year organising our fun camp. CONDOLENCES
Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of Joyce Mullins on her passing . We especially are thinking of Joyce’s children Preston and Kacey who played football in our  Juvenile Academy for a number of years , babies Tommy and Shay, her MomLorraine and sisters Hannah and Aodhín.
Rest in peace dear Joyce !

Lotto Results
July 26th


No Winner of Jackpot €9,300

No Match  3 winners €25

Draw for 4 €250 December 2021
John Lynch DD
Davie Magnier c/o Dollie
Jessica Harrington  C/O Rock St PO
John Williams c/o Klub Bar
Denis O Sullivan DD

Next Weeks Jackpot €9,400

Condolences/Sympathy to the family of Eileen Bailey Ashgrove and formerly Lohercannon.

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