We have a busy few weeks ahead of us with so much happening in the club.
Sunday saw a great crowd as always have fun during our Juvenile Academy training in Ballyrickard.
Next Sunday, we will be be in Strand Road at 12p.m. instead of Ballyrickard at 11a.m. for our Community Fun Day.
Players of the Week:
U6 Girls – Amelia O’ Connor
U6 Boys – Julian Zytka
U8 Girls – Aoife Hobert
U8 Boys – Callum Rice and
Tomás Bailey Kelliher
U10 Girls – Córa Meehan
U10 Boys – George Keane
Well done to everyone!
We travelled to Listry for our second Co. League game to encounter a strong challenge from Keel/Listry and were fortunate to come away with full points. The first half was a tight affair until a probing ball by Danny Hennessy into the square ended up in the Keel/Listry net and this goal coupled with a goal from Ben O’ Brien, along with points from Seán Healy , Danny Hennessy , Ben O Brien (2) and Darragh O’ Connor was all that divided the teams at half time with a score line of 1-6 to 2-6.
The second half saw us under constant pressure from the opposition and within 15 minutes of the restart we were trailing by a point. We were then awarded a penalty which was expertly dispatched by Seán Healy which put us two up. This lead was shortly reduced to a draw while struggling to come to terms with the opposition’s midfield. We struck another goal from the boot of Danny Hennessy to edge us ahead once again only to be pulled back to the minimum immediately. Then after a great run from Seán Healy saw his shot saved, Alan O’ Connor was first to pounce on the rebound and slot home a fine goal. Heading into the final minutes of the game we were struggling to stay ahead by a single point when Kevin Molloy split the posts with the last score of the game ending it with a score line of 5-9 to 2-16. A major factor in our victory on the night was the display of our Goalkeeper Thomas Maguire, who gave a man of the match display throughout .
Team and scorers – Thomas Maguire; Sam Pituch, Eric Mc Mahon, Jake Foley; TJ Heaphy, Jerome Daly, Matthew Higgins; Enis Reka, Danny Hennessy (2-3); Ben Hanafin, Seán Healy (1-1), Gearóid Meehan; Darragh O’ Connor (0-3), Ben O’ Brien (1-2), Alan O’ Connor (1-0). Sub: Cormac Gallagher, Kevin Molloy, Joe O’Sullivan, Alan O’ Connor, Rory O’Halloran, Seán Collins.
Kerins O’Rahillys will host Cúl Camp from Monday, July 1st – Friday, July 5th in Strand Road. For anyone who hasn’t yet registered please be there for 9.40a.m. to register. Camp is from 10a.m.- 2.30p.m. daily.
It’s with pride we will raise the ‘Amber Flag’ in our club next Sunday, July 7th. This means so much to us. We are the first GAA Club in Kerry to be awarded this for our work in promoting mental health and wellbeing amongst our children. We mightn’t see it – but each one of us somewhere in our family is affected by a loved one who has mental health problems. We have started a ‘Mental Health and Fitness Program ‘ to help our members.
Our guest speakers will be Dr. Susan Lawlor, Elma Walsh and Eoin Burns. It all kicks off at 12p.m. Come join us!
COMMUNITY FAMILY FUN DAY
We are incorporating our celebration of raising our ‘Amber Flag ‘ with a Family Fun Day for our Community.
Community means so much to us In Kerins O’Rahilly’s Club. Everything kicks off at 12p.m. There will be plenty of entertainment for all including Rinka, a puppet show, magician, face painting, balloons, a barbecue, games , pop up shop, raffles etc.
Please come and join us. We will also be taking names for the ‘Street Leagues ‘ for girls and boys. Training for them commences the week after. You don’t have to be a club member or play football to join in. It’s all fun.
We will hold our summer camp from Monday, July 29th to Friday, August 2nd. The camp will run from 10a.m. – 2p.m. daily. It’s €30 for one children and €50 for a family of two or more (siblings). All welcome!
Please contact Adrian (085) 1500199 to reserve a place as numbers are limited.
BAG PACKING FUNDRAISER
Thanks to everyone who has responded so far. We are still looking for volunteers to help out from 2p.m. to 6p.m.
Please give an hour or two of your time. All money raised goes back into our children in the club.