Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club Newss

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Football returns:

The opening game in the Tralee town league took place on Sunday when John Mitchels were the visitors to Strand Road.

As the squad only recently returned to training and with many of the seasoned brigade taking a break, we had only a handful of starters from last year’s senior squad; this was to take nothing from the Mitchels who settled quickly and registered two goals inside the first five minutes.

They proceeded to dominate exchanges despite the best efforts of Tom Hoare and Chucky and were full value for their half time lead of 2-07 to 0-04.

We improved considerably in the 2nd half, outshooting our opponents by 0-08 to 1-02 , before falling short at the full time whistle on a scoreline of 3-09 to 0-12.

We travel to Ardfert next Sunday 18th to take on the locals who had a big win over St Pats on Saturday – the game throws in @ 12 noon.

Sigerson/Trench Cups:

The final of the Sigerson Cup, the blue riband of 3rd level colleges takes place this coming Wednesday night in Austin Stack Park where throw-in is @ 7.30 pm.

The contestants are Ulster University and UCD and with both sides  having a number of inter-county stars on display it promises to be a great encounter.

On Tuesday, the semi finals of the Trench Cup take place when MTU Tralee take on MIC Limerick @ 3 pm in the college campus; we have a number  of players involved in the MTU side most notably Darragh O’Connor, Conor O’Sullivan and Sam McCarthy.

If MTU are successful in their semi final they will take on the winners of DKIT/TUS Midwest in the final on Wednesday 14th @ 4.30 pm in the MTU Campus.


This week’s jackpot is for a grand prize of €10,900 – tickets from the usual outlets or online @

Corn Uí Mhuirí:

Mercy Mounthawk claimed their first ever Corn Uí Mhuirí title when beating Tralee CBS in a thrilling final on Saturday in Austin Stack Park.

It was a game worthy of this historic occasion which saw Mounthawk lead at the break by five points, 0-09 to 0-04 having played with the assistance of the breeze in the first half.

The second half saw “ The Green “ bring the game to their opponents and as the game entered its final minutes there was only 3 points between the sides 0-12 to 0-09; the Green were then awarded a penalty which saw Austin Stack clubmates facing each other as Ronan Carroll stepped up to take the kick opposed by his colleague Michael Tansley – Ronan found the bottom corner but this proved to be their last score as Mounthawk took over and in a nervy finish found their range to rattle off 3 points without reply.

It was a day of mixed emotions for our clubmates as Tomás Kennedy, Jake Hoare, Breandán Meehan and Odhran Kerins were on the victorious side but Jake Foley, Cody O’Shea and mentor Alan O’Sullivan were on the losing side.

For Jake, it was a particularly difficult afternoon as he sat out the game on the bench due to an injury – as captain of the side it must have been a very difficult day for him.

We wish Jake a speedy recovery and wish Mounthawk all the best in their quest for All Ireland honours – they will take on Naas CBS in two weeks time.

Golf Classic:

Our fundraising golf classic,  officially launched on 2nd Feb, has generated huge interest with an influx of applications which has seen the available tee times now almost completely full – if you would like to be a part of this occasion, please contact Pat on 086 3801898 or Antoinette on 087 2072266.

Juvenile Notes:

Juvenile Academy returns next Sunday 18th of February in MTU Sports Academy at 12 noon for all age groups from Under 5’s to Under 10’s .

We look forward to welcoming everyone back and also welcoming all new members that wish to join our club. We promise that it will be fun filled training sessions for all to enjoy.

Training will take place in MTU Sports Academy for three Sundays starting on the 18th February before we move to the Astros in Tralee Sports Complex every Sunday from the 10th March to 31st March, before returning to our pitches in Ballyrickard. For Training details Re: U11 and upwards or any other queries you may have please contact us on:

Tel: John O’Connor (086) 850 0319


Or Check out Kerins O’Rahillys Clubzap for further details and registration. Please note all correspondence in relation to every age group goes through Clubzap only.

If you would like more information on joining our fantastic club please visit our social media pages on Instagram and Facebook. We will be more than happy to help you out.


Our minors are back in action in the Keanes SuperValu Minor County League with the following Fixtures set out:

Division 3B

17th February 2024 at 3pm

Firies vs KOR/St. Pats

24th February 2024 at 3pm

KOR/St. Pats vs Cordal

2nd March 2024 at 3pm

KOR/St. Pats vs St. Senans

9th March at 3pm

Sneem/Derrynane/Tousist/Templenoe vs KOR/St. Pats

16th March at 3pm

KOR/St. Pats vs Ballyduff


Ladies football in Kerins O’ Rahillys Club has been going from strength to strength in recent years with success on the field being reflected in the participation of so many happy players on our pitches.

Football helps to bring families and friends together week after week.

Why not join our vibrant and welcoming club! For training times please contact Shirley (086) 8713552.


Details will be circulated to each manager when drawn.


These terrific young ladies enjoyed a training session under lights on the astroturf in the Green last Thursday evening. Well done to everyone.


Great energy at training by this age group last Saturday morning. Well done to everyone!

We are hoping to field two U14 teams this year. This is a reflection of the growth and enthusiasm of the ladies in our club.

Congratulations to Lexi, Sophie and Taylor Kate on their selection as part of the U14 Kerry Ladies football panel for 2024. All your hard work and dedication has paid off.

Next Saturday, February 17th the teams will play Mayo teams in Dr. Crokes at 12p.m.  Enjoy and best of luck Ladies!


This week the U16 girls continued with training in CBS The Green astro on Tuesday,  working on ball retention and ball handling drills and finishing with drills working on fitness and speed work.

As we are coming to the end of our pre-season, our girls upped their work in the gym working on the core and stability program from Shane McElligot who is giving us as much time as he can and is much appreciated.

We finished our week with a 5k run on the marina to the lock gates and back with a small work out at the lock gates to finish the week strong.

We had mixed numbers this week as our older girls hit the books for the mocks we wish the  best of luck to Fiadh, Donna, Taylor, Caoileann, Bianka, Aoibheann, Saoirse, Jocelyn and Naoise and on Friday we had to make an exception as a very important code disco was on so numbers were down a bit in the gym!!

We also had a happy birthday to our main lady on the management team,  Rachel. Her age is to be kept a secret….!

If anyone is thinking about a move or a comeback our gates are always open –  please contact our club through social media or any way possible and we’ll do what we can.

Well done to Kerins O’ Rahillys Aoibheann McCarthy and Saoirse O’ Connor MacCarthy ( captain) who were part of the Kerry team who defeated Limerick last Sunday in round 1 of the Munster U16B Championship , Sharon O’ Keeffe Tournament.


Well done to the Kerry minors who defeated Limerick in round 1 of the MLGFA  Minor Championship and to our club player Kelly Fitzgerald. Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy is also on the panel but is away at present with school so we’re all looking forward to also seeing Aoibhín in action too.


Another enjoyable training session last Friday evening…

We will know more during the week but are hoping to start our senior ladies campaign in a fortnight’s time.


Registration is now open for 2024…

Now that our ladies teams are back enjoying preseason training, everyone’s LGFA registration is due to be paid. All players and coaches must register with the LGFA.

This must be completed on the Foireann system once again this year . The link has been sent to all age groups. Those who were registered last year can access the system in the same way. If you have forgotten your username or password, these can be reset.

All registrations are to be submitted in the coming 6 weeks, so we ask that you do this at your earliest convenience.

If anyone has any problem/query please contact our registrar Karon.


We are switching to ClubZap!!

The new platform will be used for communication with each team.

The link will be sent on to everyone by management  to join and we would ask that you do this as soon as possible so we can get it going immediately. Thanks!


Best of luck to Declan Quill , management and the Kerry Ladies in the Lidl National Football League v Mayo in Fitzgerald Stadium next Saturday, February 17th.


We extend our condolences to Frank O’ Connor, his Mom Margaret, his siblings, extended family and friends on the passing of Thomas.

Our condolences also to the families and friends of Ronnie Fitzgibbon, Deirdre Kenny ( née Lambe) , Maud Coffey( née Ross) and Helen Shanahan ( née Costello) and Seán McMullan.

May their souls rest in peace.

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