EASTER FOOTBALL CAMP
The Easter Camp starts in the main club, Strand Road at 10.30am on Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th April. Hope to see you all there.
CROKE PARK TRIP
The U12s outing to Croke Park on Good Friday went down a treat. What a special day for all the boys and their mentors! The sun shined all day and as always it’s such a special day to visit GAA Headquarters – let alone play on the hallowed turf. All the boys dream of playing there with the club on St Patrick’s Day, or in the green & gold for their county someday and the itinerary included a tour of the ground, the press room, warm up room & dressing rooms. They were given a pep talk by David Clifford before their first game where he encouraged them all with some words of wisdom. He also joined their mentors on the sideline during their games. Thanks to all their mentors and parents who travelled on the day. Some special memories to be treasured!
On a beautiful Easter Sunday morning in Ballyrickard, the Academy swung into gear at 11am in the glorious sunshine. The children all played well in anticipation of the Easter Bunny’s arrival with Easter eggs. The parents all watched on enjoying some Easter home baking with the traditional warm cuppa. A big congratulations to our players of the week, namely;
U6: Mia Keane &Cameron Donnelly
U8 Girls: Katie Higgins
U8 Boys: Harry O’Mahoney
U10: Callum Ross
The Academy returns next Sunday, April 28th in Ballyrickard at 11am.
Like all club activities, our Easter Party is an inclusive occasion for our children & club community. This year’s event was held in Charlie’s Bistro in the main club on Easter Monday last. There was plenty of fun for everyone, ranging from face painting to puppet shows, with treats galore and all had a great time.
U16s: Kerins O’Rahillys 1-14 Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane 1-6
U14s at home to St Pat’s, Wednesday 24th April at 7pm in Round 3 of the County League.
U12s away to Renard, Thursday 25th April at 7pm, also in Round 3 of the County League.
U16s: Gaeltacht v Kerins O’Rahillys – cancelled
Round 3 County League: Kerins O’Rahillys 2-10 Na Gaeil 2-09
We made the short trip across town to play league leaders Na Gaeil last Wednesday evening. In our previous meeting in the town league we won comfortably, but this match was a much tighter affair. The half time scoreline was level at four points apiece, with our scores coming from Cian Lynch, Conor Cronin and Tomas Kennedy (0-2). The team were playing well with the backs marking tightly and captain Cian Moran marshalling the defence from full back. The second half continued in similar fashion with neither side dominating the play. However with 10 minutes remaining and the introduction of some fresh legs, O’Rahillys hit a purple patch scoring two goals through Odhran Kerins and Conor Cronin to lead by six points. Na Gaeil looked out of it at this stage, but to their credit, they stormed back and scored a brace of themselves. With time running out, we made one last attack and were awarded a free close to the sideline. Tomas stepped up and made no mistake, putting it over to seal our first win in the league. The squad gave it their all with Seamus Brayden and Cian M the pick of the backs, with Ryan and Tomas clocking up the miles in midfield and good work in the forwards from Adam ,Jamie and Odhran Kerins. Our subs Oisin, Ruairi and especially Nick Lacey were instrumental in getting us the win. Scorers: Conor Cronin (1-02), Tomas K (0-4), Odhran Kerins (1-01), Cian Lynch (0-1), Nick Lacey (0-2). Well done to the whole panel.