There is great excitement in the U10 team as news broke a few days ago that we will be one of two teams to represent Kerry on Monday, April 15th in The Croke Park Activity Day. Not only are the girls excited but their parents and coaches are equally excited if not more! It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, the dream of many a lady footballer come true!
Fundraising has started already to pay for gear etc. for the girls . Please support them. Thank you!
Unfortunately it was not to be last Thursday evening when our very young U12 team met a very strong Ballyduff side in The North Kerry League. Most of this team are new to competitive football and have just come up from U10 last year. This was their first official U12 game. They tried hard and never gave up. Well done girls ! Final score KOR 1-5, Ballyduff 5-07.
There was great excitement in the dressing room beforehand as they waited to be told what number jersey they would be wearing. After the game each girl hung her jersey with pride on the hook and asked when their next game would be. Training continued on Sunday morning and the girls will train again on Tuesday evening. Their next game is away to Corca Dhuibhne next weekend. Best of luck girls!
Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U14 girls finally got their 2019 campaign underway against a very strong Rathmore side in the county league division 2 last Sunday in Ballyrickard. Pitch condition was very soft and hard on the legs . The Kerins O’ Rahilly’s girls had a massive 1st half into the wind in tough conditions and had a nine-point avantage at half time and in the second half they kept the pressure on. The final score was Kerins O’ Rahillys 8-04, Rathmore 2-04. As a team, the girls played fantastic, in particular Kelly Fitzgerald In goals.
Our next game is home to ISG. Throw in at 5.45p.m. in Ballyrickard on Monday, March 25th.
On Sunday, March 31st we are away to Glenflesk. Throw in at 6p.m.
Best wishes to our U12 and U14 girls and boys who are receiving the sacrament of Confirmation next Thursday and Friday . Hope that you all have a wonderful day !
Outdoor training is going great with new drills being introduced weekly. The evening fresh air is doing wonders for the girls after a long day in school and many of whom are doing after school study in preparation for their exams. It’s great for their minds and is making them feel more alive and motivated.
We are home to Dingle/ Annascaul in round 1 of the county league this Wednesday, March 27th. Throw in is at 5.30p.m. in Ballyrickard . Best of luck to the girls and management.
Training continues on Wednesday and Sunday.
The KOR ladies had their début outing against Clounmacon at home on Monday last in the first round of the County League.
The girls fought hard in the first half against very strong opponents. The condition of the pitch was poor after all the rain and we are really looking forward to dryer days, but the girls kept their heads up and delivered some great scores. They had a very tiring weekend as the most of them had already been out on Saturday in Listowel in the second round of the Minor League.
The legs were heavy and tired but our girls took it on the chin and gave it their all. Unfortunately at half time one of our girls fell ill and needed medical attention pitchside from the Paramedics. At this stage it was decided between the management of both teams that the rest of the game would not be going ahead. It is now up to the County Board to decide weather the game is to be given to Clounmacon, as they were up at half time, or if it is to be replayed at a later date.
We have a very young Junior team and they would benefit from the recruitment of some more mature and experienced players to help them to transition into their senior careers in ladies football. It also makes for a more dynamic team and will help the younger players to feel more confident going forward. For our next game we are away to Dingle on Sunday, March 31st.
There will be a collection over the coming weeks of old and unwanted clean clothes, paired shoes, bed linen ( no duvets or pillows please ) , handbags, belts and towels. Please drop to academy training on Sundays 11a.m. – 12.30p.m. in Ballyrickard. All proceeds will go toward funding the U10 Girls trip to Croker as well as the U12 boys who are also fortunate enough to be making the trip on Good Friday.
We continue to recruit girls of all ages. Come along and have fun. If you haven’t played in years dust off your boots and come join us again. For further details contact Shirley (086) 8713552.