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Kerins O’Rahillys 0-13,

Templenoe 1-10. 

The match was played in Strand Road before a large crowd on yet another glorious day. It was a good open and entertaining game of football with both sides attacking at every opportunity. Templenoe started brightly with Stephen O’Sullivan from a free and Killian Spillane from play opening the scoring.

Then three points on the trot from the boot of Jack Savage (2f) put the Narries in front for the first time 14 minutes in. But there was never more than one point separating the sides in the second quarter. Killian Spillane with a mark and Stephen O’Sullivan from a free briefly edged Templenoe ahead to make the score 0-03 to 0-04 after 17 minutes.

After that the points starting coming thick and fast for the remainder of the first half with Kerins O’Rahillys tagging on another four points courtesy of Gearoid Savage (f), Jack Savage from a 45 and a free and veteran David Moran. While Templenoe replied promptly each time with Sean Sheehan (m), Gavin Crowley and Killian Spillane all splitting the posts.

Half Time Score: Kerins O’Rahillys 0-07, Templenoe 0-07.

Kerins O’Rahillys were in more need of result than Templenoe, all be it that the visitors did not have a semi-final spot fully secured going into this contest.

At the restart. O’Rahillys immediately pulled two points clear with Barry John Keane fisting ball the over the bar, before Jack Savage added another from a placed ball. Templenoe did reply with Sean Sheehan raising his second white flag of the day in the 36th minute to cut the deficit to one point, but it would take Templenoe another eleven minutes before they would eventually get their next score.

Kerins O’Rahillys meanwhile were hitting a purple patch and had the next three in a row all coming from their sharp shooter Jack Savage, one from play and two from frees. This made the score 0-12 to 0-08 after 46 minutes and put the hosts in a strong position going into the final quarter.

Templenoe fearing that this game was beginning to slip introduced a few subs, including the welcome return to action of Cian Hallissey in a bid to stem the tide. Killian Spillane thumped over a much needed score from a free, to keep the hosts in the contest.

Then in the 28th minute came the game changer, when a high ball in from Gavin Crowley was tipped down by Josh Crowley Holland to Killian Spillane, who clinically finished the ball to the net. The sides were now level for the 7th time, but there remained a few minutes for either side to grab a winner.

Jack Savage did nail one more free for the hosts, but Adrian Spillane was in no mood to finish second best and he duly equalized shortly before the full time whistle. Well done to all our players and management on securing a semi-final spot and topping the group

Final Score: Kerins O’Rahillys 0-13, Templenoe 1-10.


Templenoe: Killian Spillane 1-04 (1f) (1m), Stephen O’Sullivan 0-02 (2f), Sean Sheehan 0-02 (1m), Adrian Spillane 0-01, Gavin Crowley 0-01.

Kerins O’Rahillys: Jack Savage 0-10 (7f) (1 45), Barry John Keane 0-01, Gearoid Savage 0-01 (1f), David Moran 0-01.


Templenoe: Mark Looney, Michael Hallissey, Kieran O’Neill, John Rice, Patrick Clifford, Tadhg Morley, Gavin Crowley ©, Sean Sheehan, Adrian Spillane, Mark Casey, Josh Crowley Holland, Colin Crowley, Stephen O’Sullivan, Aidan Crowley, Killian Spillane.

Subs used: Kieran McCarthy, Tom Spillane, Cian Hallissey, Danny Cahalane.

Kerins O’Rahillys: Shane Foley, Ross O’Callaghan, Shane Brosnan, Darragh McElligott, Padraig Neenan, Cormac Coffey, Ben Hanafin, Sean Walsh, David Moran, Tom Hoare, Jack Savage, Gavin O’Brien, Gearoid Savage, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Barry John Keane.

Subs used: Darragh O’Connor, Karl Mullins.

Senior Club Championship Semi-Final

Spa v Kerins O Rahillys

Date and time to be confirmed.

Togetherness is visible on our teams throughout the ladies in Strand Road. Great friendships have been made since the start of the season.

After a long summer holiday dare we say it … nearly time to go back to school. It’s never too late to join football. Through participation in a team sport one can learn so many values – teamwork , fair play, honesty, respect for themselves and others and discipline. There is a lot of evidence showing that sport and exercise have a positive effect on physical health. It also develops skills to cope with competition, winning and losing!

Parental support is a key to ensuring our children continue to play football. May thanks as always to everyone!
Bring a friend from school . Best wishes to everyone returning and especially to those starting a new school in 2022.

We are awaiting confirmation on challenge games for all of our young ladies. More details to follow.

Congrats to Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U13 Championship team who defeated Na Gaeil in the semifinal last Sunday in Ballyrickard

A superb day with blue skies to watch a terrific match last Sunday afternoon as we hosted Na Gaeil in the U13 Championship semifinal.
What an encounter it was!

We got the opening point , then  Na Gaeil scored a fantastic goal and point. We came back after the first water break with a wonderful goal from Aoife O’ Connell and this set the trend for the rest of the game. Once we got back in front we lead for the rest of the match.

A fantastic display of football from both sides with our young ladies proving to be the strongest on the day .

The final is on Sunday, September 4th.More details to follow.
Well done to the girls, their coaches and as always the terrific support from the sideline. Thank you everyone!

Enjoying U13 Player Development last Saturday were Aoife O’ Connell, Aimee Turner, Lily Breen and Molly Casey from Kerins O’ Rahillys

U13 Munster PDP blitz will take place in Mallow on Saturday 27th August
More details to follow during the week.

Our North Kerry league games are on hold at the moment as we have a lot of football ( thankfully) and are participating in U13 and U15 Championship.

Dr. Crokes conceded in the quarter final and we are now through to the semi final..
Laune Rangers v Kerins O’Rahilly
Tuesday, August 23rd, throw in  at 7p.m. in JP O’Sullivan Park (track)
Best wishes to the team and management.

Messages will be sent out about training and matches.

Applications are now open.
The LGFA is inviting applications for its second ‘ BUA’ leadership and life skills programme.
‘BUA’ – Believe Unlock Potential Achieve’ is a self development initiative aimed at developing the leadership and the life skills of young people within the LGFA, which in turn, will benefit their local communities.
Aimed at females aged 16-19 years of age, ‘BUA’ will be conducted through expert lead workshops and self reflection, before participants put their enhanced leadership skills into practice through a club action project.
Selected participants will receive support as they cover topics essential for young people including
resilience, dealing with change, building trust and respect, conflict resolution, problem solving, project planning and delegation.
In addition, LGFA-specific topics including introduction to coaching, officiating and admin will be covered.
Commencing in September 2022 and finishing in March 2023 it looks like an excellent programme.
Closing date is Friday, August 26th.

Best wishes to the team and management next Thursday in the  quarter final v MKL Gaels.
Looking forward to seeing plenty of support as always from parents and families.
Throw in will be at 7p.m. in Pat Healy Park, Ballyrickard.

*Are you 18 or older
*Interested in personal development
*Interested in leading teams

If so, apply now for ‘Leading Provincial Females’ programmes Munster LGFA.
Links have been sent on to all.

We are away to Beale in the next round of Championship. More details to follow. Best of luck to all.

Juvenile Notes: 

We had a busy weekend in Ballyrickard with the Rose Cup run by the Tralee Town board kicking off on Saturday morning from 11am with 8 teams participating in Ballyrickard and then our usual Sunday morning with all groups in Juvenile Academy enjoying a fun filled training session with their coaches from 10amfollowed by the minors hosting Castlegregory for a challange game.

U5 Boys – enjoyed yet another funtastic training session with their coaches improving on their skills every step of the way with a smile on their face always.

U6 Girls – All the girls are showing their coaches how much they have improved their skills over the last number of months. It is clear to see that they are practicing at home also. Keep up the good work girls.

U7 boys – this group are becoming a mighty team turning up every week listening to their coaches and taking everything they say on board and putting it into practice on the pitch.

U8 Girls – Our U8 girls are proving to be a fantastic little team. Each of them have shown massive improvement in all skills and it is obvious to their coaches that they are also practicing at home during the week. Our U8 girls will play St. Pats next Sunday morning for a friendly game. Please check ClubZap for further details.

U10 girls – were back training Sunday after a fantastic performance the previous week at the LGFA Munster Blitz. The girls were focusing on many skills especially their kicking and tackling with their coaches and enjoyed all the drills laid out for them.

U9 Boys – Well done to our U9 boys who played Ardfert last Thursday night they had three games on the main pitch which was a great novelty for all of them. There was great skills on show from everyone. Well done to all involved. They enjoyed another great session with their coaches on Sunday morning, practising their kicking and tackling skills.

U11 Boys The boys are putting in great training with their coaches improving all the time in all skills. They have become a very strong team and have shown this throughout the last number of months.

U13 Boys – these boys put in a fantastic performance last Saturday at the Rose Cup run by the Tralee Town board. Their was great skills on show in each of the games they took part in. They showed great team work throughout with some fantastic kicking and hand passes on display. Keep up the good work boys.

Minors – The Kerins O Rahillys/St Pats minors are preparing for the club championship in early September. They had a great challenge match Sunday against Castlegregory winning by 3 points. They are out this week in a challenge game against Firies and have Listowel lined up for a challenge game next weekend. The players from both clubs are gelling very well and hopeful of a good run in the Championship .

Juvenile Academy training continues next Sunday 28th August at 10am in Ballyrickard we look forward to seeing you all then.  Thanks to our main sponsors Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre for providing the weekly treats for Juvenile Academy.

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
August 15th

No Winner of Jackpot €3,100

Match  3 winners €25
Nigel Crowe DD

Draw for 4 €250 December 2022
Bertie Conway C/O Philip
David Magnier C/O Dollie
Pat Roche C/O Rock St PO
Paul & Mary Mullins DD
Seamus Hoare DD
Next Weeks Jackpot €3,200

Condolences to the family of Donal O Connor ,Lohercannon , Tralee.
Donal played with the club with distinction in the sixties and early seventies.
May he rest in peace

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