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Kerins O Rahillys  1-11

East Kerry 2-20

Our senior team commenced this years Senior County Championship with an opening round 1 fixture against hot favourites for this year’s competition East Kerry in Austin Stacks Park.

In what was always going to be an extremely difficult challenge against the divisional powerhouse, it was made all the more difficult when we again lined out minus a number of regulars. Tommy Walsh, Con Barrett, Donagh Buckley continue their rehabilitation on the sidelines, and Jack Savage who recently immigrated to Dubai were all absent.

East Kerry got off to the brighter start and led by 1-5 to 0-02 after twelve minutes, with former Kerry star James O Donohue scoring the goal. Our two points coming from David Moran and Gavin O Brien.

East Kerry continued to add scores at will, and their spread of scores was impressive. We battled hard around midfield with Moran and O’Brien winning a lot of primary possession, however we found it difficult to capitalise on this possession. East Kerry led at the break on a score line of 1-11 to 0-05, Conor Hayes adding to our tally, but the game was effectively over as a contest at this stage.

The second half continued much similar to the first with East Kerry scoring an early second goal and adding points to stretch their lead. To our credit we battled away as best we could and were rewarded with a cracking goal from the lively Conor Hayes in a move involving David Moran and himself. In the end East Kerry ran out easy winners.

On the night Cormac Coffey at the back tried hard, David Moran and Gavin O Brien were our main ball winners and upfront Barry John Keane and Conor Hayes were our only real threat. We now move on to round 2 next week.

Scorers for East Kerry: R Murphy (1-5), J O’Donoghue (1-4, 2 frees), P Clifford (0-4), S Ryan (0-3, two marks), C O’Donghue, C Gammell, P Darcy, R O’Grady (0-1 each).

Scorers for Kerins O’Rahilly’s: C Hayes (1-3), B J Keane (0-4, 2 frees), D Moran (0-2), G O’Brien, G Savage (free) (0-1 each).

EAST KERRY: B Kelly; P Warren (Gneeveguilla), J Sherwood (Firies), C O’Donoghue (Glenflesk); C Gammell (Legion), P Murphy (Rathmore), D. O’Brien (Glenflesk); D Lyne (Legion), R Buckley (Listry); R Murphy (Listry), P Clifford (Fossa), J Lyne (Legion); P. Darcy (Glenflesk), S Ryan (Rathmore) J O’Donoghue (Legion).

Subs: R O’Grady (Legion) for J O’Donoghue (43); P. O’Shea (Kilcummin) for Buckley (47); E Fitzgerald (Gneeveguilla) for Murphy (48); P Doyle (Gnee veguilla) for R Murphy (56); C Ryan (Rathmore) for Clifford (56).

KERINS O’RAHILLYS: S Foley; R O’Callaghan, S Brosnan; D McElligott; P Neenan, C Coffey, B Hanafin; D Moran, D O’Connor; T Hoare, BJ Keane, G O’Brien; G Savage, D. O’Sullivan, C Hayes.

Subs: S Walsh for D O’Connor (22); K Mullins for D. O’Sullivan (30); R Carroll for P Neenan (half time); D Bowler for Savage (47); C Sayers for Hanafin (52);

Juvenile notes:

Unfortunately due to the orange weather warning our Juvenile Academy along with planned matches for some age groups were cancelled on Sunday morningfor health and safety.

Training will resume as normal next Sunday morning at 10am in Ballyrickard. Please make sure you keep an eye on clubzap for notifications and information regarding your child’s team.

U10 Girls: The U10 girls had a match against St pats on Friday evening which turned out to be a tough physical battle with neither sides relinquishing.  It was a real team effort with loads of lovely interplay between backs, midfield, forwards and our amazing goal keeper.

The backs cleared some amount of ball. Our midfielders covered huge ground while there was some fabulous finishing on display from the forward line. Overall it was a great performance as the football season starts to comes to a close.

Our U8 and U10 girls are traveling to Mitchell’s next Sunday morning for go games, more details to follow through ClubZap.

Minors: The Kerins O’Rahillys/St. Pats minors lost their semi-final in the second period of extra time yesterday when they conceded two goals in the final minutes. Going into the game as underdogs against a much fancied Derrynane Sneem Tuosist Templenoe team, our lads played very well throughout and could have, if not should have, won this in normal time.

Tomás Kennedy was on fire particularly in the first half and our opponents couldn’t cope with his scoring ability. However they did get a grip and tightened up considerably as they set about closing down our lead. The game ebbed and flowed with the lead changing multiple times and ending all square in normal time.

We again stole a march in the first period of extra time only for the lead to be reeled in by our South Kerry opposition. We finally ran out of steam and despite scoring 5-13 to go with our 5-17 last week, we lost gallantly.

We are very proud of this bunch of lads and manager Eoin Sayers from St Pats and coach Denis Hanafin from Strand Rd ably assisted by Conor and TJ all agree that this amalgamation was a great success.

Congratulations: Everyone in the Juvenile Academy would like to congratulate and wish one of our coaches Mike Quirke all the best on his recent appointment as Kerry Campus GAA Development Officer.

Supporters bring the emotion and turn the match into an occasion.
Football thrives because of this support…
Thank you to our Strand Road supporters who come along to matches to support our future stars.
Finally a huge shout out to our coaches who are always on hand two and three days of the week to take training sessions and travel to matches. Great commitment ! Thank you!

Still on the go having commenced training on January 22nd. Our last competition of the year is the Town League so starting to wind down …

We packed in a lot of training before and during the North Kerry and Co. League competitions. We had a well deserved break for our players, their families and coaches for three weeks in July.
To date we have held almost forty training sessions and each team has played seventeen games . This is some going by our young ladies and their dedicated  coaches who volunteer their time. We are proud of you!

Our awesome U12 Strand Road Blues team

What an ideal evening for our first match away in the Town League against our neighbours Austin Stacks last Wednesday.
We didn’t get the best of starts that left us trailing at half time . Once the match resumed we started to eat into that lead with a few well taken points and a goal . We showed more confidence on the ball in the second half.  Time ran out..
Well done to everyone and many thanks to the parents for supporting the girls. Best wishes to Abbey our goalie who got injured very early in the first half and to Holly who also got hurt.
We have a BYE this week but have the blitz to look forward to next Saturday.
We host Churchill’s second team on Thursday, September 22nd.

In round 2 of the Town League we are away to Churchill on Tuesday, September 13th. We had a BYE in the first round.
Throw in will be at 6.30p.m. in the Spa pitch.

We are thrilled to have been invited to a blitz run by Abbeydorney LGFA next Saturday, September 18th.
It commences at 10.30a.m.
Looking forward to a lovely morning. Many of our older girls, coaches and families have great memories of this blitz years ago which was U10 .

Last Saturday saw the last of this group from all over the county coming together for 2022.
A mini blitz was organised for the final day in Tralee. Great enjoyment had by all and our girls made new friendships. It was great to see our club so well represented.
Huge thanks to KLGFA for organising. It was a terrific experience.

Representing Kerins O’ Rahilly in U13 Tralee District are Lily Breen, Aoife O’ Connell, Caragh Houlihan, Córa Meehan and Aimee Turner along with their coach Tricia Moran

Tralee District  6-10
St Kieran’s District 3-06

Well done to Tralee District and to our players Aimee, Aoife, Caragh Córa and Lily and our coach Tricia.
The semi final will be this Wednesday 14th v Feale Gaels with venue TBC. Best wishes to all of our town clubs involved.

Tralee District U13s

Maybe the last day of U13 PDP for these Kerins O’ Rahilly ladies but not the last of the great bonding and friendship….

Our U14s were to host our first match of the North Kerry League in Pat Healy Park, Ballyrickard last Sunday morning. Unfortunately there was a weather warning and the safety of our players as is with every club is paramount.
Beale and ourselves have now rearranged this for Thursday 15thwith throw in at 6.45p.m.
Best of luck to everyone!

Division 3
Dates TBC
Rd. 1 BYE
Rd. 2 Knock / Brosna v KOR
Rd. 3 KOR v Beale ( 15/09)
Rd. 4 Moyvane v KOR
Rd. 5 KOR v Ballyduff

Dates TBC
Rd. 1 12/09 Austin Stacks v KOR
6p.m. Throw in
Rd. 2 KOR v BYE
Rd. 3 Na Gaeil v KOR
Rd. 4 KOR v John Mitchels
Rd. 5 KOR v Churchill

U15 Tralee District team who beat West Kerry last Friday . Included are Strand Road’s Taylor Stack, Donna O’ Regan, Aoibheann McCarthy, Kelly Fitzgerald and Saoirse O’ Connor MacCarthy.

Tralee District  3-11
West Kerry District 1-05

A great display of football from Aoibheann,  Donna, Kelly, Saoirse and Taylor who represented Strand Road along with our coach Mark Higgins.
In the final , Tralee District will play North Kerry. Details TBC. Best of luck to our town teams.

We welcome Gráinne to our team who is now officially a Narriette . We know that you’ll enjoy playing with us.There’s plenty of football over the next few weeks for you!
We are behind in our matches for the North Kerry League as there was a lot happening at once. On Tuesday, we will be playing our first match of the league against Moyvane/ Duagh in Knockanure.
Best wishes to our team and management.

Division 2
Rd. 1 Moyvane / Duagh v KOR
Rd. 2 KOR v Corca Dhuibhne
Rd. 3 Beale v KOR

Dates TBC
Rd. 1 KOR v Churchill
Rd. 2 KOR v John Mitchels
Rd. 3 KOR v BYE
Rd. 4 Na Gaeil v KOR
Rd. 5 Austin Stacks v KOR
Messages will be sent out.

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s gallant team in U17B Championship

Kerins O’ Rahilly 2-11
Castleisland Desmonds 3-10

Our Strand Road ladies travelled out to Cordal last Thursday to meet Castleisland Desmonds in the championship final refereed by James Brosnan. Our captain on the night was the very talented Katie Nix.

It’s with great passion our Ladies always play in our club colours and last Thursday evening was no different.
Unfortunately we did not come out victorious with the silverware.
It was lovely to see so many familiar faces making the journey to support. Thank you everyone! And to our young ladies, what can be say ! Strand Road Club is extremely proud of each and everyone of you!

Best wishes to those returning to college this week.

Congrats to everyone starting a new chapter of your life! We wish you the best in your future. You’re young and your options are limitless. Enjoy!

Kerins O’ Rahilly Club send sincere condolences to the family and friends of Stacey Moroney on her sad passing. Stacey played underage football with our ladies and is remembered by all who played with her.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam  dílis.


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
September 5th

No Winner of Jackpot €3,400

No Match  3 winners €25

Draw for 4 €250 December 2022
Tommy Cantillon C/O Rock St PO
Breda Murphy DD
Cayden Roche c/o Rock St PO
Dave Magnier c/o Dollie
Deborah Molloy c/o Dollie
Next Weeks Jackpot €3,500

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