Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Kerins O’ Rahilly’s Club President Micheál Kerins who passed away last week pictured here with three of his granddaughters , two of his sons Rory and Haulie and daughter Tara.

Condolences Micheál Kerins Club President.

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club is mourning its Club President, Micheál Kerins, who passed away last week.

Micheál represented his club with distinction on and off the field, enjoying a stellar playing career with Kerins O’Rahillys winning three senior county championships during the 1950s. He also played minor, junior and senior football for Kerry.

In a fitting tribute, a huge gathering of club members, current and former players, friends and colleagues formed a guard of honour outside our club grounds in Strand Street on Friday morning to bid a fond farewell to one of our greatest ever club men.

Predeceased by his wife Finola in 2016, he is survived by his daughter Tara, sons Seán, Haulie (who is current Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Chairman) and Rory, grandchildren Maurice, Micheál, Emmet, Michael, Kate, Eugenie, Odhrán and Roisín, son-in-law John, daughters-in-law Michelle, Anne and Gena, sisters Margaret (Duffy) and Phil (Curran), brothers-in-law Con Curran, Adrian (Pat), Des and John O’Mahony, sisters-in-law Anne and Angela, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

May he rest in Peace.

We the Juvenile Club offer our condolences to our Club President Micheál Kerins family . We were saddened to hear of Micheál’s passing last Tuesday evening, a true gent ! Micheál was always so interested in hearing about our Juveniles and would have many an interesting story to tell. He will be missed in Strand Road.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam.

Well done to all our girls and boys  from U6 to U10 and welcome to new members ……..Ye should all be so proud of yourselves for your performances last Sunday.
Thank you also to our fantastic team of coaches and committee members who give up their time to ensure our academy runs so smoothly.
We hope to run the academy for another few weeks , all depending on what restrictions will be put in place .
Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and if you have any questions please contact Adrian (085) 1500199.

A warm welcome to Ailbhe and Orla Falvey who joined us on Sunday. Their club history  goes away back to the 50s when their Grandad won championship medals while playing for Strand Road.
In fairly windy conditions and hoping that the rain held off the youngest members of our Juvenile Academy had yet another enjoyable and fun training session in Healy Park, Ballyrickard. You’re a super bunch!
It’s a great opportunity also for each child to make friends and get used to playing a team sport with other children. They also learn the basic motor skills of Gaelic games and participate in small sided matches.

It might have been a cold Sunday morning for some but not for our U8 and U10 Girls who turned up in huge numbers and stayed warm on the fields of Ballyrickard practicing their skills and drills followed by a game to put all the practice into action.

We travelled to neighbouring club St. Pats, Blennerville for fun, skill packed games. Thank you to all in St. Pats for hosting us and for the fantastic morning of football.

We welcomed St. Pats to Ballyrickard on Sunday morning and there was a feast of football despite the swirling winds, both sets of players showed great skills and determination in a fun and competitive hour. 22 of our  boys braved the conditions and we were all the better for it seeing the great development and improvements that were on show.

As a mark of respect to our wonderful Club President Micheál Kerins who passed away last Tuesday and his family,  training was cancelled  and games postponed during the week.
Micheál would always have a warm welcome for everyone and compliment the work of the ladies club.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam.

We had a bye in the Town League last Tuesday. This Tuesday in round 5 we are home to Churchill. Throw in at 6p.m. in Ballyrickard.
Best of luck to everyone!

Town League
27th September
On Sunday, September 27th we played our first game in the Tralee Town League against Churchill, a home game in Ballyrickard. The game kicked off at 6p.m.  and thankfully it was a lovely fine evening. Nathali Mulumba  was named captain on the day and she certainly played a fantastic captain’s  role playing in both the half forward and half back line during the game.There were some other super performances namely Sophie Hassett,Taylor Stack, Rachel Foley, Ella O’Connor, Sadhbh Horgan, Aoibheann McCarthy and Ciara Gallagher.
The first half was fought very tightly and we led by 4 points at half time. However in the second half we excelled and the full time score was
KOR 6 -14
Churchill 5 -06.
Sophie Hassett 2-06, Kelly Fitzgerald 2-02, Taylor Stack 1-01, Aoibheann McCarthy  1-02,  Ciara Gallagher 0-02 and Nathali Mulumba 0-01.

Team- Millie Hayes, Alva  Daughton, Rachel Foley,Lauren Doody, Fiadh Mc Carthy, Leila Halloran, Ava Ward, Ella O’ Connor, Sara Reka, Nathali Mulumba , Sophie Hassett, Taylor Stack, Sadhbh Horgan, Aoibheann Mc Carthy, Kelly Fitzgerald and subs, Farah Leahy and Ciara Gallagher.
Manager Frank O Connor. Coaches – Liam Hassett, Niall Horgan. Female liaison officer- Katie Hassett.
A big thanks to a lovely Churchill team and management!
Training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday in Ballyrickard at 6.15p.m.  new
New players always welcome!!

We now look forward to playing Na Gaeil  next Sunday!!

Our round 2 game of the Town League will be played later in the competition. This week we are away to Na Gaeil. More details to follow.
Our congrats to Moyvane on winning the Co. League.

Our final v Moyvane has been confirmed for Saturday , October 10th.
Throw in at 5p.m. in Moyvane pitch.
Best of luck to everyone!

Back in 2016 we were one of ten clubs chosen in Ireland to pilot the LGFA’s new programme.
We are delighted to have been chosen again this year. We found this to be of great benefit at the time but now need to learn more about making improvements for our young ladies . We look
forward to reaping the benefits of taking part in this programme.

Covid-19 will only be beaten if we all take it seriously and do the right thing.
Social distancing WILL save the lives of our parents, grandparents , friends, relations and also people with health issues.
Be responsible, please adhere to the government guidelines.

There may be changes to what is happening with games and training. Everything depends on what restrictions the government announce.


September 28th


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