Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Conor O Shea and his cousins Cian & Fionan O’Brien enjoying the Kerins O Rahillys Family Fun Day on Sunday.


What a great way to wrap up our end of year …a Family Fun Day for our club and community.

What a fantastic day we all had … great weather, scrumptious food and the best of company . We were so overwhelmed by the Community Spirit shown. It was lovely to meet so many of our community and apologies if we didn’t get to say hello to everyone…we will meet again!

Massive thanks to EVERYONE that helped in making this day such a success. Our volunteers did some outstanding work.

It was a challenge at the start of the day alright when the football dartboard was a major distraction in getting the girls and boys past it on their way to their fun event stations…sure no harm in it as it was their day…

Our girls and boys played several games on the Field of Dreams, our main pitch in Strand Road. The street leagues were a great success as were the old fashioned fun games.
We had jigsaw play mats, skipping ropes, hula hoops and much more for our younger children.


Our tastebuds were satisfied at Eddie’s barbecue stand with his tasty hot dogs and burgers … you’ll be called upon again Eddie…those looking for something lighter enjoyed a tea / coffee and scrumptious cakes at our coffee dock.

Many thanks to Paula who brightened up our girls and boys even more with her amazing artistic face painting skills.

There was some queue from start to finish and we had lots of tigers running wild in Strand Road last Sunday afternoon .. Thank you also to the kind lady who volunteered to assist Paula.

As always Treasa never leaves us down. Indoors,  we had her wonderful magic show, puppet show and Treasa finished the afternoon with amazing balloon models.

Each child was so enthralled with her show, many had never seen anything like this before… there wasn’t a sound out of them and they watching! Thank you Treasa!

We had a few very disappointed coaches who never got to partake in ‘Sponge the Coach,’ how will they cope !! There was too much going on elsewhere for the girls and boys, a great complaint.

We were delighted to meet Lily Sebestova who is an inspiration to all…. still a beautiful bubbly young lady.

We met Mrs. Sweeney from our community on her daily walk around the grounds. She joined us for a  coffee , bun and a chat . This is what community is all about for us.

Sunday, October 10th was Mental Health Day 2021. We hosted our ‘Family Fun Day’ in collaboration  with the ‘Kerry Mental Health & Wellbeing Fest’ ….something that is so important for everyone.
Don’t ever be afraid to reach out to someone if you’re finding things tough .It’s great to have someone listen who perhaps may not know the ‘right ‘ thing to say but may know someone who does.
Thanks also to Caoimhe in Jigsaw for her help .

We couldn’t have asked for a better  day last Sunday,  last day of Acadamh Na nÓG for 2021….fantastic sunshine , terrific community spirit and a great community get together ! There was a hive of activity in our main grounds all afternoon….. wonderful!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon and word has it that a jolly man in his red coat is making plans for a Strand Road visit in the near future…

Kerins O’ Rahilly U9 Boys enjoying their day out in Dr. Crokes last Saturday.

An early start last Saturday morning  saw our lads travel to Dr. Crokes for their day out. Very competitive challenge matches against the strong Killarney teams. Great fun was had by all and some fantastic football was played.

A great  turn out of 35 Strand Road men who were well able for the challenge. You all are a credit to your parents, your club and your coaching group.
Thanks to Dr. Crokes  for facilitating us and we look forward to returning the invite. Thanks also to Declan Quill for organising this day out, it’s days like these that the boys will always remember.

Our Club Shop will open during the week for Christmas orders for a limited time only .Texts will be sent to let everyone know.


Under 8 Girls
Final morning of training this season saw great numbers in attendance as always. The coaches set out fun games for the girls for their last day this year.  Well done to each and every one of the girls this year.

You all have become great footballers and mastered your skills throughout each of the training sessions so huge well done to each and every one of you. This weeks players of the week were Stevie Rose and Abbie, well done girls.

We would like to thank all the girls for their commitment to attending training every Sunday, their parents who brought them and to our fantastic coaches who volunteer each Sunday, they loved every minute of it with such an enthusiastic group of girls. We look forward to seeing you all again next year. And remember to keep up the practicing until we start back again.

Last Sunday of the season saw the sun shining down on our fantastic U10 Girls. They enjoyed fun games with their coaches. Each one of these girls have become great footballers and we believe they will go very far. This weeks player of the week was Katelyn well done Katelyn.

We know today was the last day of Juvenile Academy for some of these girls as they will be moving on to U12’s next year which is under our Ladies side of the club . We wish each of the girls the very best and we look forward to seeing you all in action with the U12’s.

Thanks to all the girls for their enthusiasm and attendance to training each morning. Thank you to their parents for always bringing them to training or matches they are a credit to you all. And thank you to our fantastic coaches for volunteering their time we know they enjoyed every minute of it.

Well done to our young ladies who had an outstanding game v Na Gaeil last Tuesday in the Town League. After an extremely slow start by us both teams were level with 9 minutes or so to go.

Each and every one of them showed great determination and teamwork. Well done to all the parents for bringing their wonderful daughters  to all of these games  and training throughout the year.

Best wishes to everyone in the Town League final v St. Pats next Thursday, venue TBC.
A little bit treat will be waiting  for all of our U12s on Thursday evening…

Due to unforeseen circumstances our game last week was postponed. News on a treat to be confirmed during the week for this wonderful bunch.

Hard luck to this terrific bunch last Monday evening who were defeated by Castleisland Desmonds in the North Kerry League.
This week we host Austin Stacks … Thursday in Ballyrickard pitch. Throw in will be at 5.30p.m.

On Monday, October 11th we are looking forward to welcoming Will Harmon who is the National Development Officer with the LGFA join us with Gaelic4teens ambassador and Kerry Ladies footballer Cassandra Buckley for a fun training session.
This is for all girls aged U13 – U17.

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U17 C Championship winners after their win over MKL Gaels last Wednesday

A big day for our young ladies who met MKL Gaels last Wednesday in the final in Ballymacelligott pitch.
Congrats on your great win and huge thanks for all the support as always. Our captain on the night Jennifer Murphy, gave a beautiful speech afterwards. Well done to Jennifer for leading her team to victory. Thanks to our senior club for treating the girls after their game to a bite to eat.
Thanks to MKL Gaels for an entertaining game
Final Score:
Kerins O’ Rahilly 4-10
MKL Gaels 1-07
Team: 1.Kelly Fitzgerald 2.Eugenie Kerins 3.Lia Mclysaght 4. Siúna Crowe 5.Nathali Mulumba 6.Hollie Leane 7.Jennifer Murphy (C)
8.Lily O’ Brien 9.Keelan Coffey 10. Ella O’ Connor
11.Kate Kerins 12.Katie Nix 13.Aisling O’ Connell
14.Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy 15. Lauren Nolan
16. Millie Hayes 17.Lauren Doody 18. Sadhbh Horgan
19.Siobhán Clifford  20.Alva Daughton 21. Sara Reka
22. Sarah Jane Hoffman  23. Sophie Hassett (injured)

Brendan, Mary, Siobhán and James Clifford delighted with Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U17 Championship win over MKL Gaels

Donal Rahilly, KLGFA presenting the trophy to Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U17 Championship proud captain Jennifer Murphy .

Lotto Results
October 4th


No Winner of Jackpot €2,000

Match  3 winners €25
Kerry Leane C/O Klub

Draw for 4 €250 December 2021
Louise Fitzgibbon DD
Reggie Griffin DD
Ann O Connor c/o Shop
Mikey Brosnan c/o Rock St PO
Trish Logan & Biddy Moran c/o Dollie

Next Weeks Jackpot €2,100

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