Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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U12 Strand Road Blues team with great smiles and attitude as always after their debut in Strand Road v Spa, Killarney in the Co. League

Last Wednesday evening our girls made their debut in Strand Road’s main pitch when they met top of the league table,  Spa , Killarney in Rd. 3 of the Co. League, division 7. We  had an extremely challenging match against our opposition and gave them  a run for their money at times during the game .  Despite great efforts we lost to the Spa. There was some great football and teamwork on display. U10s, Sennait Forster and Aoibhinn Corridon did great work at the back, Ava O’ Shea who has only started this year had great drive in her. Molly Casey was outstanding in goals , whilst Lexi Keane ( who went off injured) and Kelly Hayes were our top scorers.
Well done to everyone. The coaches couldn’t have asked for more from the team! Superb work rate throughout and an excellent display of football!
Final Score :
Strand Road Blues 3-05
Spa, Killarney          5-05
Next Tuesday, we are away to Laune Rangers in J.P. O’ Sullivan Park. Best of luck to all!

We had a Bye last week. Our next game is on Wednesday 18th when we meet Corca Dhuibhne in Ballyrickard pitch. Throw in will be at 7.30p.m. Best wishes to everyone!

Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday. Championship on the way shortly ladies!
Commiserations to the Kerry U14s who were beaten in the Munster Final last Sunday in Mallow.
Final Score:
Cork 1-15
Kerry 2-06

FÉILE 2021
Unfortunately because of Covid restrictions this year’s  ladies U15s Féile is being postponed until March 2022. Disappointing we know but sure it’s something to look forward to early next year. Remember “no child will be left behind “. In 2022 KLGFA are planning to have this years Féile for this year’s U15s who will then be U16. Féile 2022 will then take place at the end of next Summer.

Great fun at training during the week by all!
Next Tuesday, we have a challenge game against Scartaglin in Pat Healy Park, Ballyrickard. Throw in will be at 7p.m.

U13, U15 , U17 and Senior Championship will start in the coming weeks. No confirmed fixtures yet!
Looking forward to it!

We still have 2 more games to play in the Co. League v Fossa and Kilcummin. Hopefully we can play them in the near future before the return to school.

Our senior ladies concluded their league campaign home to Rathmore B last Monday evening . Thanks to all who came to support.
Final Score:
Kerins O’ Rahilly 1-02
Rathmore B        4-08
Next up is championship. Details to follow during the week.

Juvenile notes We were overwhelmed by the amount of people signing their children up for camp again this year. It has been great to have that bit of normality back. Shortly everyone will be returning to school and it will be back to the grindstone  with school work and home work. Remember it’s very important that your children have some outlet….team sports are great for them. It’s also great for us Moms and Dads as we also get to meet people after a long week and enjoy a chat and a cuppa during training.
Why not bring along some of your school friends and see if they will give team sport a go. Remember, everyone is welcome! And of course every week everyone gets their little treat after training for all their brilliant work, enthusiasm and just fantastic smiling faces .
The boys as always had great fun with their awesome, encouraging   coaches Barry John Keane and Brian Daly . This is the foundation of where our young men start learning their skills and will be our future stars in years to come. Come along and join our thriving club.
“Players of the Week” for the week ending August 15th were Rian Hobbert who is really getting to enjoy his football and Kerrisk Daly who also loves practicing at home. Keep up the great work boys!

The foundation of our ladies to come… Our enthusiastic, cheerful and energetic girls had a ball as always and of course like all young ladies love to take time out discussing who should be doing what… Our emphasis always is on fun and involvement and then the skills. Last Sunday we worked on kicking which the girls enjoyed. Our girls are broken into small groups with their coaches so that every girl gets equal time and attention.
Well done to last week’s “Player of the Week” Jessa Diggins who recently turned 4. Jessa had her mascot to support her today, her duck who was wearing his Kerry jersey, so so cute ..


A few of Kerins O’ Rahilly U7 Boys who hosted Kilcummin in Healy Park last Sunday for Go Games

Well done to the U7 boys who played host to Kilcummin in Ballyrickard last Sunday morning in their most recent Go Games. Great spirit and skills on display from both teams despite the damp conditions but at least the rain held off!  Many thanks to Kilcummin for making the trip and for some very enjoyable matches. It’s great to see so many parent coming to encourage their sons, it’s great for their confidence. Thank you!
The boys will be in action again soon with more Go Games coming up.
Bring a friend or friends to training.
Thanks as always to our coaches for the time they give.

Our under 8 girls were back to training last Sunday after a few weeks of games. The coaches covered skills and played a fun game at the end of training. All the girls showed massive improvement in all areas. Our player of the week this week is Ella Carroll. Well done Ella and very well deserved.


U9 players taking time out during their training session

A great performance by our U9’s against  John Mitchels and a  fantastic attitude against your opponents. Both teams played great football and made for great viewing for all the parents.

U10 Girls
Our U10 girls always turn up with great enthusiasm and energy to training. Our coaches are delighted to see their skills improving each week. All girls put in their best effort and always give 100% when training and playing games. Our player of the week this week is Holly Pierce, well done Holly and very well deserved.

Great evening last Thursday  for our 2 x U11 teams at Healy Park, Ballyrickard  who enjoyed games against our visitors Na Gaeil. Well done everyone, your hard work is paying off!

Massive thanks to Mark Fitzgerald who took the lads for a training session in Strand Road’s main pitch last Tuesday. We had a great attendance and the boys thoroughly enjoyed it.

Summer Camp in Strand Road approx. 17 years ago and we had Niall Quinn and the Bomber Liston visit!

Appeal – calling all members/players etc.
If any person has spare gear which is no longer being used, you might kindly donate same to the club.  Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Contact Adrian on (085) 186 3655 if  you have any spares or alternatively, you can drop them off at any training sessions.  Thanks to everyone who has brought in gear so far.

Stalwarts, Eileen and Jimmy Moran have served our community for the past 34 years. And now it is time for them to go enjoy their retirement. This wonderful couple will lock Jimmy’s door for the last time this  Friday 20th August.
We all can reflect on how united we have been as a community through the tough times over the years especially with the help of the Moran family. During lockdown , more than ever we saw and appreciated how strong a part of our Strand Road team and our greater community reaching out to help others.
As a club we are proud of you always helping and representing our parish and community.
You are both true friends to all of us here. You will be missed. Thank you for everything you have done over the years. Enjoy your retirement!
Come on down Friday to see Eileen and Jimmy off, more details will be posted on our social media outlets.
Best of luck to Mary McLoughlin and her sister Eileen Shanahan who are no strangers to our community and will reopen the shop. We wish you every success in the future and look forward to supporting you. Mary and Eileen will be leaving the name “Jimmys”over our local food store.

Lotto Results
August 9th


No Winner of Jackpot €9,500

No Match  3 winners €25

Draw for 4 €250 December 2021
Carmel Daughton DD
Eileen Hegarty DD
John Ryle C/O Rock St PO
JJ Coffey c/o Klub Bar
Katie Giles

Next Weeks Jackpot €9,600

Condolences to the family of Bill Dillon , Ard Carraig, Caherslee, Tralee.
May he rest in peace.

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