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Junior Molyneaux Shield Final Kerins O Rahillys B 4-08​Austin Stacks B 0-06

The Senior B team had a comprehensive victory over local rivals Austin Stacks B in St Pats GAA grounds Blennerville on Saturday evening last.

The first half was evenly contested, with both sides trading scores , up until late in the half when a speculative ball into the opposing square was finished to the net by the imposing Keelan Crowe. This put us ahead at the break 1-6 to 0-04.

The second half opened with an early goal for the blues, second half substitute Ben O’Brien won a ball on the edge of the square , turned his man and headed for goal, offloaded a fisted pass across the square for the in rushing Gearoid Dillane to palm to the net.

This put us in complete control. O’Brien was to add to our tally soon after with two well taken goals, the first when he powered through a tackle and neatly finished with a right footed shot, the second , a left footed finish to the roof of the net.

This put the game out of reach for the men in black and amber and allowing us to give some well deserved game time to a number of panelists.

Overall O’Rahillys were much the better team with Robert O Connor commanding in goals, full back line of Captain Barry Foley, Stephen Nix and Sam Pituch were never in bother, Cian Sayers was solid at centre back, with Jerome Daly and Sean Griffin  delivering quality ball to our front players.

At midfield Gearoid Hartnett worked himself to a standstill and the quality of Con Barrett was evident with his every touch, as he made the welcome return from a long period on the sidelines. Up front , Danial Bowler and Conor O’Sullivan were very prominent, covering every inch of the field , linking play and posing a constant threat.

Paudie Griffin was also a big influence at centre forward, Keelan Crowe was a handful at full forward, with Gearoid Dillane‘s movement was causing all sorts of problems in the inside line, the half time introduction of Ben O’Brien was also a big influence on the outcome, when he made a big contribution.

Juvenile Notes:
It may have been a wet start on Sunday morning but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of our Juveniles and their coaches.

The sun came out shortly after and everyone enjoyed their training session while our U7s were enjoying their game away in Churchill. Our U9s were delighted and couldn’t believe it as Kerry Star and Senior Player David Moran was taking their training session last Sunday morning.

U5 Boys:
This group of boys are a mighty bunch and put in huge effort each week at training. They are all becoming solid players and their coaches couldn’t be prouder of them all. Keep up the good work boys.

U6 Girls:
The girls enjoyed another morning of fun and skill-based games and drills, with particular attention to their hand passing and kicking with accuracy. These girls always enjoy every training session with their enthusiastic coaches. Well done to all keep up the fantastic work.

U7 Boys:
Our U7 boys had a very enjoyable trip to the Spa to play go games against churchill. On a beautiful morning for football we had close on 30 little narries displaying wonderful skills and teamwork throughout.

The improvements in this group in the past year is remarkable.  Skill levels and passing are of the highest calibre. Thanks again to all parents for their continued support and of course to the host club Churchill who also had many fine young footballers on show.


U8 and U10 Girls:
Another great morning of training with skill based drills set out by their coaches and finishing with a game against each other to put those skills into action. Both groups always show great teamwork working the ball up and down the pitch.

Their ability and skills have improved hugely over the past year and their coaches are very proud of each and every one of them. Keep up the fantastic work girls.

Thank you to Sam McCarthy who helped out on Sunday morning with this group. Both U8 and U10 Girls will play go games against Senans GAA from Limerick. We look forward to welcoming them to Ballyrickard next Sunday morning. Please check your Clubzap for more details.

U9 Boys:
What a training session our U9 s were treated to on Sunday morning with non other than Kerry Star and Senior Player David Moran taking their training session. David spoke to the group with great enthusiasm and encouragement.

He then went through skill based drills with the group and they finished off with a few games against each other under his watchful eye. David thought this group of boys showed huge potential for the future and was very impressed by their skills set. Thank you David for taking the time to come down to this group they really enjoyed it.



U11 Boys:
U11’s hosted Firies GAA last Thursday evening for a challange game. The boys showed great skills and teamwork throughout the game as did the opposition. It was fantastic to see such strong numbers in attendance for the games.

The performance by both teams made it a very enjoyable evening for everyone. Well done to everyone involved and thank you to Firies for traveling in to play us.

Next Sunday from 9.30am to 1pm Declan Smith and his family together with the support of Kerins O’Rahillys GAA will be hosting a Coffee Morning/Bake Sale in Ballyrickard to fundraise for the Kerry Hospice Foundation, one of many Foundations around Ireland that many families have relied upon for palliative care.

All are more than welcome to drop in and have a coffee, tea with the treats on offer to show support for this amazing service.

For anyone that cannot attend but who wish to make a donation, Declan has a GoFundMe page set up, details of which can be accessed through Kerins O Rahillys Social Media pages. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the day. For more details, please visit our social media pages.

Please make sure you keep an eye on ClubZap during the week for information regarding each age group. We look forward to seeing you all again next week.


Ladies, whisper it quietly but October is here and the evenings are closing in… Winter is on its way but football for many age groups is still in full swing.

The first month of the school term is over and everyone has the midterm break and Halloween to look forward to at the end of this month. What’s great as we start to wind down is the return of school football for all age groups.

Also many of you are doing other activities like basketball, stage school, soccer etc. There are plenty of activities to keep yourselves busy during the next few months whether it be at school or outside of school. Enjoy!

Last of competitive football in 2022 for this fantastic bunch of girls….
Thanks so much to all of our players who have been an absolute pleasure to coach and mentor over the past year.
A massive thank you to our coaches whose dedication and commitment to the club has been unwavering over the past year .
Big thanks to all the parents and guardians who are always on the road dropping the girls  to various after-school activities. Thanks for giving them the support and encouragement they all deserve!

It has been a difficult year for our girls on the Strand Road team.
Having said that the most important thing is that they got plenty game time. It mightn’t seem that way now but it will make a huge difference to them going into next year as they continue to mature.

The real importance is in their skill development and  all of the girls have made huge progress. Some are further than others at the moment. No child is the same.

Attitude is key and all our girls have it in spades.
•We will have our medal presentation for ALL of the girls later in the year
•We will have a few more activities before the end of year
•Also we will have a day trip in November / December.

Most importantly, the girls….
It was a privilege to work with such a fantastic group.
We have no doubt there is a bright future ahead of all of them.
As parents you deserve to be so proud of them.
Roll on 2023!

Our young Blues were out in full force last Wednesday against Churchill in the Town League semis but unfortunately were unable to break down the physical strength and speed of the Churchill bunch.

On what turned out to be a nice evening in the Spa pitch both teams took to the field and our captain was the bubbly Katelynn O’ Brien . Churchill gained the upper hand early in the game and there was no coming back..
Congrats to Churchill on your win and well done to our terrific team.

Austin Stacks 3-09
KOR 3-05
Connolly Park was the venue for the Town League semifinal pairing of our Kerins O’ Rahilly team and Austin Stacks last Thursday  evening. The weather allowed for good conditions after the horrendous rains the previous few days.

Our neighbours got the better start leaving the half time score Stacks 1-01 to KOR 0-01.
The first half proved to be tense and it took us a little time to settle down.

In the second half we controlled most of the play and made the most of our scoring opportunities .
With the last few minutes remaining we hit the crossbar, our opponents got a goal and the final whistle was blown.

A terrific game of football from both sides. The outcome was in doubt right to the end  as it could have gone either way.

We may not have got the rub of the green but could not be any prouder of each and every one of our girls. Well done!

Congrats to Austin Stacks and as always an exciting match. Football was the winner on the night with the quality of play from both teams.

Born 2009
The default date  for District for U13s quarter finals will be October 23rd, semi finals on November 6th and finals on November 13th.
In round 1 Tralee District have home advantage against West Kerry.

These ladies faced a very strong Churchill team in their second match of the Town League last Sunday in Pat Healy Park, Ballyrickard.
Our ladies battled hard and showed moments of brilliant football, however a stronger Churchill side  emerged victorious in the finish. A great display of football, team spirit and heart.
Next Saturday, October 8th  we host Ballyduff at 5p.m. in Ballyrickard pitch in the North Kerry League. Best wishes to you!

Born 2007
In the quarter finals Tralee District are away to St. Kierans , default date is Saturday, October 22nd.More details to follow.

Beale 2-03
Kerins O’ Rahilly  5-05
Well done to our U16s for warming up a chilly , miserable wet Tuesday night with a brilliant hour of football in the North Kerry  League back in Beale. All the girls played their hearts out in a very sporting match, with some great kicking and support play on both sides as well as tigerish defending.
Welcome to Gráinne Diggin who made her debut for the blues on the night.
Also a warm welcome to Reagan Guerin who is returning after a break from football. We’re looking forward to seeing you during the week.
This week we host Corca Dhuibhne in the North Kerry League. Best wishes to the team and management.

Born 2005
The Tralee District U17s have home advantage in the quarter final when they will play Mid Kerry. ( Default date is Sunday, October 23rd .)More information to follow over the next few weeks.

For the next three Saturdays we welcome Lyndsey to our club. She will be doing 3 x 1 hour sessions at 11a.m. with our teenage ladies and boys.
Lyndsey is a creative mindfulness practitioner for children and also offers a mindful parenting programme. At the moment, she is training to be a mindfulness teacher and coach so that she can teach all ages, different organisations and offer one to one sessions as well. Thanks Lyndsey, looking forward to seeing you.

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 26th

No Winner of Jackpot €3,700

No Match  3 winners €25

Draw for 4 €250 December 2022

Phil & Siobhan Quirke C/O Rock St PO
Alan Hanafin
Pauline Kelly c/o Rock St PO

Katie O Connor

Eileen Shanahan c/o Shop

Ronan Savage DD

Next Weeks Jackpot €3,800

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