Credit Union Co. League Div 1, Round 5
Kerins O Rahillys 1-09 Austin Stacks 0-16.
In a very competitive Credit Union Co. League played in Connolly Park in ideal conditions a second half display by Stacks where they had a golden patch in the third quarter was enough to give them a deserved win over a gallant Strand Road side. We never gave up and could have snatched a draw in the final few minutes when only a goal separated the sides . Both sides were missing players but it was Stacks who got off to a great start and led by 6 points to Strand Road’s 1 point at the 15th minute, that point coming from the impressive Barry John Keane .
The second quarter saw Rahillys take over and with Tom Hoare and Con Barrett dominating and with great support play by Seán Brosnan , Ryan Carroll,Karl Mullins and Darragh McElligott we put over five points in succession to level the scores at 6 points each by the 29th minute – three points from Barry John Keane another from Tom Hoare and one from Conor Hayes who had a great game throughout. This was a golden patch for us and our great inter passing movement saw wing forward Gearóid Dillane fire a rocket of a shot passed the Stacks keeper to leave us ahead at half time with Rahillys 1-07 to Stacks 0-6.
The first quarter of the second half saw Stacks dominate and they hit a purple patch where they put over a brace of points . We replied with points from Con Barrett , Tom Hoare and Barry John Keane to leave the score at Rahillys 1-09 to Stacks 0-15 and time almost up.
We had a great chance of a goal but the ball was cleared and Stacks put a point over the bar for the insurance point and the whistle blew for full time .
A gutsy display by Strand Road and we never gave up . Shane Foley had a fine game in goals and others to impress were David Murphy, Seán Collins and Ross O’ Callaghan . Up front, Barry John Keane, Conor Hayes , Aaron Roche, and Paudie Griffin did well. A mInute’s silence was observed before the game in memory of the late Jackie Power, Austin Stacks.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam .
Credit Union Co. League Div 5A, Round 5
O’Rahillys trailed by three points at half time with Sneem 0-09 to 1-03 in front, with the Strand Road scores coming from a Johnny Keane goal, a brace of points from Sean Walsh and a pointed free from Darragh Fitzgerald. On the resumption, four quick points by Sneem left plenty to do for Strand Rd, although two further points from Keane bought the Blues back into it. A penalty for Sneem after 15 minutes allowed them to pull away. However a good final quarter with scores from Brian Scannall and Kevin Johnson-Horgan left scores 1-07 to 3-13 to the home side at the finish.
Kerins O’Rahillys: R O’Connor, B Scannell, T McGrath, K Mangan; C Gallagher, R Molloy, D O’Brien; J O’Leary, D McElligott; K J-Horgan, S McElligott, G Hartnett; D Fitzgerald, S Walsh, J Keane.
Subs A Roche, E Doody
Cúinne Na Nóg Notes
The Academy made a short trip across town to John Mitchels for their training on Sunday morning last.
We received a warm welcome. Thank you to everyone in Mitchels Club for having us.
The children enjoyed their games.
They showed great skill and there was a great display of football to be watched.
Parents that watched on enjoyed the games and the banter.
All of the Academy will he heading to Crokes on Saturday next June 15th which means we WON’T have training on Sunday 16th.
A text with all details will be sent and we again ask parents to please reply as we will need numbers to confirm how many buses are required.
We don’t want to leave anyone at home but only those who will reply will be taken.
U8 BOYS GO GAMES
Go Games in Na Gaeil this Wednesday evening at 6.30pm.
A text will be sent and we would appreciate if parents could make an effort to reply. Teams and games need to be organised in advance by Na Gaeil.
Massive Thank you to Monaleen U8 Boys from Limerick who travelled down to us bright and early last Saturday, June 8th. Ballyrickard was full of action.
The sun was shining and the blue and white was in full flight.
Our boys did their club colours, themselves and their parents proud.
The football skills on display were a credit to both the children and their dedicated coaches.
As always we showed our hospitality by greeting our guests with refreshments, fresh scones with jam and cream, sandwiches and cakes.
Thanks to all those who helped out to make the day such a success.
We plan to make a return journey to Monaleen in the Autumn.
Our under 12s returned to their winning ways on Sunday with an impressive 5-21 to 1-6 win vs Cromane. The weather held up well for our trip down south and we played some lovely football in the first half scoring 4-8.
Ruairí, Oisin, Jamie and Ryan raising the green flag.
Cromane battled well in the 2nd half and scored a good individual goal.
But a Brendan Meehan goal and 13 points saw us run out as winners.
Ruairí Kennedy was ecxellent in both attack and defence with Jamie McCarthy taking a break from the full forward line to pull the strings in midfield.
Oisin Cronin led the charge in the first half before dropping into goals in the second.
Brayden Pierce played a captain’s role as usual.
Brendan Meehan ended the day as man of the match with 1-1 from half back.
Next up is Gneeveguilla away In our penultimate game of the county league next Sunday, June 16th.
CENTRAL REGION – commences on Monday, 17th . Throw in will be at 7p.m. We are home to John Mitchels.
The Co. League commences on Wednesday, June 19th. We are home to Annascaul / Lispole.
Training this week lads! Johnno will send out more details.
KELLOGG’S GAA CÚL CAMP
It’s that time of year again for Cúl Camp. They will be on in Strand Road from Monday, July 1st to Friday, July 5th. You can register online at gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps.kerry
We participated in the North Kerry U10 blitz last Sunday in Healy Park, Ballyrickard. We entered 2 teams and each played three games providing entertainment for the onlookers with all of the girls from every team showing off some great skills. A big thank you to Nora for her delicious biscuit cake for our shop. It was scrumptious!
Well done to our players and their mentors and to Frank Mcloughlin for organising this and for his hard work. It’s great to see the girls enjoying games. Many kids giving up now at an early age and it’s fun games like these that helps keep them interested.
U10 GIRLS GO GAMES
On Wednesday, June 12th we will be hosting Go Games. These commence at 6.30p.m. in Ballyrickard. No scores will be kept, these games are for FUN and EVERYONE gets game time.
Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday in preparation for our Co. League game away to ISG. More details to follow.
Last Wednesday evening we headed back to Rathmore for the non county player Co. League. Well done to all. Thanks also to Mike in Rathmore for allowing us to change the game as we had girls out sick- much appreciated.
Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday.
Our condolences to Ann Smith , Nathali’s Mom on the death of her sister Bernie during the week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Last Thursday we had the pleasure of David Moran ,current lot and Kerry midfield star who took a session in Pat Healy Park . With exams, holidays etc we had girls out so we combined age groups from u14 through to minor and senior ladies and we had about 30 who took part.
Dave set up some fabulous drills which combined kicking,handpasing ,movement, point kicking and every drill brought a different skill into play and then they were all combined into plays that would be part of a normal game. It was a really fast paced hour that had ball work all the way through and gave the girls of all ages an experience of how things operate at county level training sessions . Importantly it had everyone’s full attention from minute one to the final minute which really showed how well David had the girls tuned in and you could visibly see the girls improving as the hour progressed
Thanks again to David, not easy to find time in the busy world he operates in but again another voice in training to bring the girls football to another level,we will continue to introduce different voices at varying times through the season to enhance the whole experience of playing ladies football in KOR and all with the aim of making it more enjoyable and improving how we play football.
Wishing the girls doing exams all the best and hope it’s going well, only another week or so to go!!!
Theres still the option of training on Tuesday at 7.30p.m. for an hour for whoever is available from U16s on to seniors.
Great training session last Thursday evening. Thanks to David Moran for taking time to do drills with the ladies in Strand Road .
Training continues at 7.30p.m. on Tuesday.
We continue to recruit throughout the year. It’s never too late to start at any age. If you have friends at school or work who aren’t affiliated with another club bring them along to training.