Acorn Life Co U21 Championship Preview
We are at home on Tuesday 6th August next to St Brendans in the first round of this year’s U21 championship. Throw-in at Strand Road is at 7pm. The management team of Martin Nix, Ray Walsh, Morgan Nix and Con Barrett have assembled a strong squad, with a good number already involved with the extended senior panel. Shane Foley will surely start in goals, with Sean Collins and Rory O’Connor anchoring the defence, which should also feature the Mangan brothers, Kieran and Aidan, along with Barry and Jordan Foley. Darragh McElligott and Tom Hoare are regulars with the senior team and they could form the midfield partnership. The forward sextet could also include senior panellists such as Gearóid Savage, Gearóid Dillane, Aaron Roche, Donagh O’Brien, Conor Hayes, Sean Griffin and All Ireland U20 winning hurler, Shane McElligott. The panel will also be bolstered by some of the club’s minor panel such as Stephen Nix, Darragh Fitzgerald, Conor O’Sullivan and TJ McMahon. All support welcome.
Central Region Minor Football League semi-final
On Thursday next, August 8th, we travel to Glenbeigh to face Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane, with throw-in at 7pm. All support welcome.
MLGFA U8/ U10 Blitz
We are honoured to be hosting this blitz again this year on August 10th in Ballyrickard. Last year we had over 30 teams participate in what turned out to be a wonderful day of games with teams from Kerry, Cork and Limerick play. More details to follow during the week.
Last Tuesday evening it was our turn to host the KLGFA U12 Blitz. We had 2 teams from Milltown/ Listry join us, Austin Stacks and Na Gaeil. It was a lovely evening and a great idea by the KLGFA to run this to keep the girls busy over the summer months.
This Thursday it is Austin Stacks turn to host. More details to follow.
We would like to welcome Saoirse to our club and team.
Many of the girls participated in our annual summer camp during the week and had a wonderful week of fun and games.
Texts will be sent about training times this week as there is U15 Championship this Tuesday.
We wish Bronagh Carroll a speedy recovery after her op last week.
We would like to welcome Layla to our team and club.
We meet Churchill in the quarter final of Championship this Tuesday at 7.30p.m. in the Spa pitch ( next to the school) . Best of luck to the girls and their mentors Tricia, Con, Paddy and Danny.
The girls had an enjoyable training session last week as they prepare for U15 and U17 Championship. Texts will be sent about this week’s training.
Training continues as we prepare for U17 Championship. Great turnout by the girls.
Training continues as we prepare for the North Kerry League which is commencing shortly.
Congrats to Amy Smith and Stephen Nicholson who got married last Friday.
Thanks to Garvey’s SuperValu for allowing us to bag pack last Friday. Thanks also to the girls and parents who helped out.
This Saturday, August 10th we are bag packing in Dunnes, The Horan Centre. All money raised goes toward subsidising a day our for the girls before they return to school and again before Christmas.
The academy gear has arrived as have some of the orders for half zips etc. Texts will be sent to everyone who has put in an order re collection and payment.
If anyone else wants to order anything please text ( 086) 8713552.
We offer our condolences to the family of Dersey O’ Sullivan. Dersey’s family are very involved in our club. May he Rest In Peace.
SUMMER CAMP 2019
Healy Park, Ballyrickard was a hive of activity last week as 140 girls and boys were in attendance to participate in our annual summer camp. We were blessed with fantastic weather all week, so much so that we had to finish up on Friday with ice cream for everyone.
Our camp was coordinated as always by former Kerry footballer and club member Declan Quill. Thanks Declan . We had an excellent squad of coaches ensuring that the children in attendance had an excellent week of coaching with fun and games. Many new friendships were made along the way.
We would like to welcome the new girls and boys who joined us and look forward to seeing you at training next Sunday.
Thanks to Claire, Jennifer, Karon and Mary who came to help out during lunch. Thanks also to Shirley for preparing lunch daily for our hungry coaches who were spoilt rotten.
CÚINNE NA NÓG
The U12s start off their Central Region campaign on Monday 5th August at home in Ballyrickard to Anascaul/Lispole at 7pm.
The U13s town league starts on Thursday evening, August 8th, with fixtures and times to be confirmed.
The U16’ are out on Wednesday evening in the semi-final of the County League against Currow in Strand Road. Throw-in is at 7pm.
The Kerins O’Rahillys’ summer camp was a huge success. Everyone of the Cúinne na Nóg contingent enjoyed it.
Thanks to Declan Quill for coordinating the camp this year. Thanks also to all the coaches. All the kids enjoyed every day – especially the All Ireland’s!!!
The Academy is back next Sunday, 11th August at 11am in Ballyrickard.
SNIPPETS from “top of the right”
- Congrats to clubman, Shane McElligott and all the Kerry U20 hurlers on their All Ireland victory over Down.
- Congrats also to David Moran and Tommy Walsh, both of whom featured in Kerry’s win over Meath which clinched top spot in Group 1 of the Super 8s. David was imperious again at midfield and Tommy made a telling contribution when introduced during the second half, with his experience and ball-winning ability proving vital at a crucial stage in the match.
All at the club wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Dersie O’Sullivan of Rae Street Bungalows and formerly 11 Upper Strand Street. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.