Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Kerins O Rahillys 2-16

Dingle 0-13

Kerins O’Rahillys made it  into the Garvey’s SuperValu County SFC semi-finals after this comprehensive victory over Dingle at  Austin Stack Park on Saturday evening last. Playing against the breeze in the opening half, the Strand Road men used their running game to great effect ,with Barry John Keane and Conor Hayes in sparkling form.

The Tralee side led by four points (0-5 to 0-1) at the first water break. Maybe things would have turned out differently if Paul Geaney had managed to beat Shane Foley after a penetrating run in the 21st minute, but O’Rahillys retained their advantage by the interval (0-8 to 0-4).

Then, with the elements in their favour on the resumption, and after Dingle had flown out of the traps with an unanswered four points to level the contest (0-8 each) by the 37th minute, William Harmon’s charges showed extremely admirable composure to absorb that opening second half comeback from their opponents, to emphatically deliver a clinical, and almost instant, decisive response.

Now was the time for the high, direct deliveries into the former Kerry inter-county star and, after a Walsh punched point and two from Jack Savage (one free) had stopped the Dingle comeback in its tracks, Kerins O’Rahillys struck for the killer blow in the 44th minute, and it was a textbook goal from the winners’ point of view.

After Savage had been fouled on the 45 metre line, David Moran’s arrowed free was superbly plucked out of the sky by the towering Tralee side’s full-forward, and when he quickly plied Hayes with a quick pass, the jinking attacker made no mistake with a right-foot low drive to the net.

Now ruling the roost, Walsh took a mark soon after, and kicked a point to have the westerners dead and buried at the final water break (1-12 to 0-8).

Even though they had showed great resilience to battle back from a six-point deficit in the first half, the was no way back for Dingle this time, especially after Billy O’Connor and Conor Geaney had squandered potential goal opportunities early in the fourth quarter, with Kerins O’Rahillys putting the icing on the cake in the 52nd minute when Keane’s brilliant assist was finished to the net by the hard-working Gavin O’Brien, comfortably rounding the losers’ keeper in the process.

O’Brien quickly added a point minutes after.

Dingle were never fully able to recover from the seventh minute loss of captain Mikey Geaney, who picked up a knee injury after a challenge from Jack Savage.

With Cormac Coffey, Darragh McElligott and Con Barrett leading the charge at the back, David Moran and Tom Hoare dominant at midfield, and messrs Keane, Hayes, Walsh, O’Brien and the Savages inventive and accurate up front, Kerins O’Rahillys showed that the cruise against St Kieran’s was no fluke.

We now advance to meet Dr Crokes in the semi final in two weeks time.

KERINS O’RAHILLYS: Shane Foley; Donagh Buckley, Ross O’Callaghan, Cormac Coffey; Darragh McElligott 0-1, Shane Brosnan, Con Barrett; David Moran 0-1, Tom Hoare; Gearoid Savage, Jack Savage 0-6 (4f), Gavin O’Brien 1-1; Barry John Keane 0-3, Tommy Walsh 0-2 (1m), Conor Hayes 1-2. Subs: Shane McElligott for G Savage (53 mins), Sean Walsh for Hayes (55 mins), Diarmuid O’Sullivan for O’Brien (57 mins), Jerome Daly for Barrett (59 mins)


Five weeks to go girls and boys ….and Santa will be calling in on us in Strand Road …! We in Kerins O’ Rahilly’s Club always have events for the girls, boys and their families in our local community . Sadly due to the pandemic things have been quite different but we always work out a way to do something.

We have a long tradition of hosting Santa for our local girls and boys and will continue to bring festive cheer to all!

Similar to last year we will allocate times for each family’s visit. Santa will be arriving at 2p.m. on Sunday, December 12th. Please text or what’s app Shirley (086) 8713552 to book your place. Newcomers always welcome!

Families can stay in their car until near their appointment time to meet the big man himself.

Also this year as well as getting a treat from Santa we are delighted and very lucky to have a photographer in our club who has volunteered to take family photos on the day with Santa.
In the meantime, we hope that everyone is at     home practicing when you can. You all have
put in great effort during the year as was
evident during training and fun games. There
was an overall improvement in skill and team
work by all. Thank you to all of our coaches,
volunteers and parents for your continued
support. Well done to all!

Well done to our senior team. We’re looking  forward to seeing you out again in 2 week’s  time in the semifinal from all in the juvenile club.

We are still winding down but getting there…


Under 14 girls

Sin é girls for 2021. Well done to a fantastic       bunch of girls. We are looking forward to seeing you all again early next year. Some of you will be moving up to U16s and some of you will be joined by a few of our present U12s. Remember, this is where you make lifelong friends while enjoying your football and having fun.
Many thanks to Mike ( described by the girls as being  kind, fair and fun) and to Mark and Ruairí also….And of course to the Moms and Dads for your great support always.


Under 16 girls

Last Sunday, we suffered an agonising defeat in    the final of the North Kerry League v Corca        Dhuibhne. We played some fantastic football but unfortunately what was a draw was a 1 point win for our rivals. A disappointing day !!
Well done to everyone!

We have a few more games to play in the North Kerry League..Beale, John Mitchels and Ballymac B.
Next Sunday we meet Beale. Throw in will be at 11a.m. in Ballyrickard pitch. Best of luck to everyone.

Best wishes to all in the U16 and U18 trials.

Tune into TG4 to watch Katelyn O’ Sullivan who played underage football with us. She now plays football in Ballyhaunis. Katelyn made it through the trials and is now on the Underdogs panel. Looking forward to watching again next Thursday at 9.30p.m. Remember to tune in everyone. Best of luck to you Katelyn and we’re all very proud of you!

We are currently looking for suitable candidate to fill CE Scheme Vacancy with the club.
Interested candidates apply to Dan Walsh Senior Committee at 087 9260988 or email

Mass for deceased members of the club will be held in St John’s Church on Friday 26th of November at 6.10pm. No mass in Club this year due to COVID restrictions.

Lotto Results
November 1st


No Winner of Jackpot €2,400

Match  3 winners €25

Patrick Foley

Draw for 4 €250 December 2021
Brenda Hartnett  DD
Michael Collins  DD
Mary Fitzgerald
Bree Cleary c/o Rock St PO
Karen Sweeney

Next Weeks Jackpot €2,500

Condolences to the family and friends of Mary Ellen Slattery.

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