Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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The focus for this and the past few weeks has now turned to the county senior quarter finals and our upcoming clash with St Brendans. This should be an unique occasion given the prize at stake but also the added ingredient of the familiarity of the players with each other with many having competed together at schools and county level.

Add in the opening clash of Austin Stacks and Dingle and a bumper crowd is expected to attend – it all kicks off @ 6 pm with  our game throwing in @ 7.45 – extra time in both games will be played in the event of a draw at the end of normal time.

Coiste Trá Lí junior league:

We went down to Ardfert in the Coiste Tra Lí town league semi final on Sunday in Strand Road; we faced the breeze in the first half and went in at half time trailing on a score line of 2-06 to 0-05 – our scorers were John McGrath with 3 and Tom Hoare and Gearóid Savage with one apiece.

On the resumption we took the game to  Ardfert but though we managed to eat into the lead, we failed to bridge the gap and lost out eventually by three points, 2-10 to 1-10.

Team: Tom Houston, Aidan Mangan, Thomas McGrath, Kieran Mangan, Rory O’Connor, Jason O’Leary, Seán Collins, Darragh McElligott, Gearóid Hartnett, Donagh O’Brien, James Lyons, John McGrath, Rory Molloy, Tom Hoare, Gearóid Savage.

Subs: Gavin Ryan, Killian Gallagher & Jeremiah Quirke.

A great morning of fun and of course football was had by all who travelled to Killorglin on Sunday  for games against Laune Rangers; thanks to the players, the parents and the coaches who for travelling and a sincere thanks to Laune Rangers for their warm welcome and their hospitality.

We hosted division one county league champions, Na Gaeil on Sunday morning in Healy Park in the Coiste Trá Lí town league; we were on top in the first half and led at half time by 3 points. The second half saw honours even for most of the contest but a strong finish by the Killeen boys saw them take the spoils with two late goals giving them a 3 point win. It was hard luck on our lads but they put up a fine performance against a strong side.


Development training commences next Saturday, September 29th in Ballyrickard. This is only for girls born in 2007. Please be in Ballyrickard for registration at 9.45a.m. Please bring €2 each.

Training continues at 6.15p.m. in preparation for the Town League on Sunday, September 30th. This year it will be in blitz format.
Development training continues on Saturday for girls born only in 2006. More details to follow.

As 5 teams have entered the District Championship there will be a preliminary round. This should commence next Saturday, September 29th. More details to follow.

Training continues on Tuesday at 6p.m. in Ballyrickard in preparation for our next game v Moyvane,
Special birthday wishes on September 25th to our coach Danny as he celebrates a special birthday. They say that ‘Life begins when you’re 40’ Danny but sure you have another few years to go before you reach it.

Training continues this Thursday, September 27th at 6.30p.m. in Strand Road in preparation for your next game. More details to follow.
‘Celebrity Mamas Blitz ‘
Training continues this Monday at 7p.m. in Ballyrickard in preparation for Sunday afternoon’s blitz.
This is the main fundraiser for the ladies and juvenile academy. Please support. This helps fund events such as Halloween, Christmas, Sunday morning treats, buy jerseys, days out etc.
There will be entertainment for the kids on the day  and plenty of surprises. Looking forward to seeing everyone and as always we welcome those in our community to join us.


There was no winner of last week’s club lotto draw where the winning numbers drawn were: 15, 16, 29 & 32 – nobody matched 3.

The five entrants for the special December draw ( 4 X €250) are as follows: Mary McCarthy, Betty Tobin, Rhona McCarthy, Christina Curtin and Liam Scully.

Next week’s jackpot will be €2,500.

Tickets €2/3 for €5 can be purchased  from the club house, Foleys Spar on the Castlemaine Road, Counihans Princes St., Jimmys on Strand Road and the Abbey Inn.

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If you have any item of news please e-mail to or text on 087 6934801.

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