Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

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Kerins O Rahillys 2-11 An Ghaeltacht 0-07An Ghaeltacht were the visitors to Strand Road last Sunday for the Division 1 County League fixture.
Playing with the aid of a strong breeze the West Kerry side took and early lead with four unanswered points in the opening five minutes. Conor Hayes put us on the board with a point from play in the seventh minute. Both teams swapped points to make it 2-5 with Cormac Coffey the O Rahillys scorer. Gavin O Brien and Barry John Keane then added points to leave the minimum between the sides.
An Ghaeltacht went two up with two minutes of the half remaining.
The final score of the half came from a Barry John Keane free to leave the half time score 5-6. An Ghaeltacht would have been further ahead were it not for some poor shooting .
The second half saw an immediate improvement from the home side, with Tommy Walsh pointing after thirty seconds of the restart. A minute later second half replacement Gearoid Savage scored a goal, when  an attempt at a point from Gavin O Brien came back off the upright , and Savage was alert and finished from close in . The same player soon after converted two frees from twenty metres to put us five up, 1-8 to -06.

At this point we were dominating possession and went further ahead with two points from the boot of Barry John Keane , one a free. An Ghaeltacht then scored their only score of the second half and the scoreboard read 1-10 to -07.

The best move of the game rewarded the blues with their second goal. Sean Walsh fetched a great ball from the Ghaeltacht kick out , he found Tommy Walsh out on the right hand side who swiftly transferred to Ryan O Carroll, O’Carroll passed to Gearoid Savage and he in turn fed the in-running Padraig Neenan, who finished neatly for our second goal. The final score of the game came from a Barry John Walsh free to leave us comfortable winners.

Team:S Foley, P Neenan(1-0)R O Callaghan,S Collins,D McElligott,C Coffey(-01)TJ Heaphy,S Walsh, D O Sullivan , G O’Brien(-01)BJ Keane(-05,3fs) P Griffin,S McElligott,T Walsh(-01)C Hayes(-01) Subs Used , S Brosnan, G Savage (1-2,2fs)Ryan O Carroll,Ben Hanafin,D Buckley.
Note. A minutes silence was observed before Sundays game to remember the late Tom Begley. Chairman Haulie Kerins spoke of the great work Tom did in the club down through the years and the huge loss he will be. It was fitting An Ghaeltacht were the opposition as Tom was a proud West Kerry man.

Saturday June 18th  @7pm in Connolly Park.
Division 1 County League
Austin Stacks v Kerins O’Rahillys

Development Football League Div 1 Rd 5
Friday June 17th @7pm in Connolly Park
Austin Stacks C v Kerins O Rahillys C .

For the second stage of our Lidl’s ‘ One Good Club’ programme we will ‘TAKE NOTICE’ …one of our five a day for emotional well being . Be sure to take notice of our surroundings while taking time to appreciate the sounds, sights, smells and tastes which form an important part of everyday living .

We all have mental health, some call it “well being”. Our mental well-being is an important contributor to our overall health  and it is every bit as important  as our physical health.
Being mentally healthy doesn’t just  mean that you don’t have a mental health problem…being in good mental health also means that you can cope with everyday life and partake in your community, workplace and family life….

We will have a club visit by an ambassador for the LGFA to come visit us  ( haven’t got the date yet for this ) and then the programme will be fully wrapped up for 2022.

Clubs are being offered the opportunity to order more G4G gear as some participants and coaches only joined the programme after the gear order went in… order now gone .

Always willing to have their team photo taken are the U12 Strand Road Blues team

A busy week ahead again for these young ladies…
We hosted Rathmore last Thursday evening in Pat Healy Park, Ballyrickard in round 5 of the Co. League captained by Aisling Donnelly who carried out her role well and  lead her team to victory.
There was some great football on display from both teams. Sophie Constable who is quite versatile was outstanding on the day as were each of her team mates. Well done to everyone on your terrific team work.
This Wednesday, June 15th we host Scartaglin. Throw in at 7p.m. in Ballyrickard pitch.
Best of luck to everyone!

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U12s Meabh Kennedy, Aisling Donnelly and Jessie Griffin who are always full of fun.

Hard luck to these ladies who put in a gallant display against Ballymacelligott in the U12 Division 5 Co. League last Thursday. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be for our very young team . Well done to everyone and have to mention our captain on the night Holly Pierce who is getting more confidence with every game as is Muireann McCarthy.
Our next game in the Co. League is against MKL Gaels in Ballyrickard on June 15th at 7p.m.

Caoimhe Somers, U12 Kerins O’ Rahilly’s player chilling out in Ballymac and supporting her team

Jerseys reversed by Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U14s who played Laune Rangers in the Co. League last Sunday in Ballyrickard

A good start for us  in the first half of round 3 of the Co. League meant it was going to be a challenge for Laune Rangers  to catch up but come the second half the visiting team competed across all positions and proved to be a tough opposition in the end.
Our ladies are improving with each game  and can hold their heads up high at their constant battling performances and brilliant attitude. Well done to all of the girls on their win.
Final Score:
Kerins O’ Rahilly 5-07
Laune Rangers   2-14

In the next round we are away to Rathmore.

Hoping that everyone is happy with their exams and for those of you who aren’t doing exams relax!

Lots more coming up over the next few weeks for our minor and seniors. Best wishes to everyone for the remainder of the Leaving Cert.

Juvenile Notes:
Huge well done to all our Children, Parents/Guardians, Coaches and all involved in yet another fantastic Sunday for our Juveniles.  All age groups are developing their skills and improving their ability each and every week.
Our U5 Boys and U 6 Girls had another fun filled training session with their fantastic coaches. Every child was enjoying the drills laid out by their coaches and finished with a short game.  Each and every child is showing huge improvement since they started this season. And their coaches are very proud of each and every one of them.  Keep up the good work and don’t forget to practice as much as ye can during the week.

U7 boys had a busy week with go games on Friday evening in Kilcummin.  The boys had a great evening of games and all played fantastically.  Thank you to Kilcummin for hosting us and we look forward to playing you again soon.  On Sunday morning the boys travelled to Killorglin to play Laune Rangers. They had a great morning with loads of great games showing off their skills.  They had great fun traveling on the bus and had loads of lovely treats on the way home.  Everyone is very proud of how well they are all playing and the fine players they are becoming. Keep up the good work everyone.
Under 7 & Under 9 Boys in Killorglin on Sunday morning.

U8 & U10 Girls:
Our U8 and U10 girls enjoyed their training session learning key skills for their upcoming games over the next few weeks.  Their coaches laid out various drills incorporating skills such as kicking, tackling and many more.  Each and every girl is getting stronger and improving with every training session, keep up the good work girls.   Both teams are away to Na Gaeil next Sunday.  Everyone to meet at Na Gaeil GAA Pitch for 9.15 am, please ensure you bring your water and gum shields.  See you all next week


Kerins O’ Rahilly’s lads who had an enjoyable day back in Killorglin playing Laune Rangers last Sunday

U9 Boys
Our U9 Boys also enjoyed a great morning Sunday starting off from the club at 9.15 am on the bus to travel to Killorglin to play Laune Rangers.  They played loads of games and every boy showed how much their skills have developed and played with great confidence.  They received well deserved treats on the way home on the bus.  Huge well done to everyone ye did your club proud.  Keep up the practice at home during the week and we will see you all next Sunday for training.

U11 Boys

Our U11 boys put in yet another great training session with their coaches.  While they covered skills in various drills, the highlight of their training session was a game at the end where each boy got to show their skills and ability during a game.  Well done to all involved and remember to keep up the practice throughout the week at home.

U13 Boys
Huge well done to our U13 Boys and their coaches on a well-deserved win over Knock/Brosna.  The boys travelled to Knock/Brosna for a County League game last Sunday at 1pm.  Each and every one of them played their socks off.  They showed great team work throughout the game working the ball up and down the pitch with great confidence.  Knock/Brosna also had a very strong side but our boys stayed level headed and listened to what their coaches were advising from the side-line.  The whole team put in a fantastic performance from start to finish with scores coming from Christian Dunne, Cayden Roche, Barry O’Sullivan and Cian Fitzgerald with the hard work and help of their team mates working the ball into them every time, who all deserve to be mentioned.  This team are showing great improvement and developing their skills more and more with every training session and game.  The winning team were Tyreek Lonergan, Cian Fitzgerald, Jamie O’Keeffe, Barry O’Sullivan, Sam Keane, George Keane, Ryan Nix, Mark Hassett, Kevin Horgan, Dara Cronin, Cayden Roche, Dylan Walsh, Ben Pierce, Conan Seino, Jayden Collins, Samuel Gallagher, Christian Dunne and Luca Fusco. Thank you to Knock/Brosna for hosting us and for a very competitive game.

Fathers Day – We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Fathers Day for next Sunday, we hope you all enjoy your day.

Juvenile Academy training continues next Sunday 19th June at 10am in Ballyrickard.   We look forward to seeing you all then. Please keep an eye on Clubzap for news/details relevant to each age group and also for information on our upcoming summer camp.  As always new members always welcome to join our fantastic club.

Lotto Coordinator
Our club are looking for an honest ,trusted and committed club member to coordinate our weekly lotto,this would involve approx 2/3 hours work per week mainly on Mondays and Tuesdays,
If you are interested in helping out,please reply  to Tony Corridon at

Club Function Rooms to Rent.
The club currently have two function rooms available to rent.
The upstairs Pat Healy Room is a large function room perfect for exercise classes, seminars, meetings, private functions , parties etc.
Downstairs is a smaller more intimate venue again ideal for any event.
The rooms are available at hourly, daily or weekly rates.
For further information contact Katie at 087 6967542

Lotto Results
June 6th


No Winner of Jackpot

No Match  3 winners €25

Draw for 4 €250 December 2022
Breda Walsh C/O Klub
Jimmy O Donnell c/o Rock St
Michelle Reidy  c/o Rock St PO
Emma McCarthy C/O Shop
Pat Keane  c/o Shop

Condolences to the family of George Raymond of Stacks Villas and formerly O Rahillys Villas.

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