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Club News: Kerins O’Rahillys GAA, Conradh na Gaeilge, Tralee Toastmasters and St Brendan’s AC


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Senior Club Championship August 7th Castleisland GAA Grounds @1pmKerins O Rahillys v Dr Crokes Minor Football Championship Group StagesAll Games 7pmResult Rd 1 Mon July 18thSt Brendan’s 0-08 East Kerry 1-12Rd 2 Mon July 26thNorth Kerry 1-15 St Brendan’s 0-12Rd 3 Mon August 1stSt Brendan’s v RathmoreN.

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Gaelic football is a big part of life in Kerry. We all take pride in the success of our teams , from coach to player, to supporter in both ladies and mens...All roads lead to Croke Park last Sunday the second week in a row for many of us., this time for the Kerry Ladies All Ireland final v Meath . Our bus load of supporters wore their green and gold to support and cheered on Declan Quill as joint Kerry manager and the team from the Cusack Stand lower tier.It was wonderful to see such a great turnout for our Kerry ladies. On arrival in Croke Park supporters were given flags sponsored by TG4 with their club colours...a lovely touch. The girls had a fantastic day out and enjoyed themselves. This is something we haven’t been able to do the past few years so last Sunday’s trip was extra special for us. We may not have brought home the Brendan Martin Cup but are over the moon with what our Senior county ladies, management and executive have achieved. Well done to everyone!

LIDL’S ONE GOOD CLUB PROGRAMME - For a ten week period, we took part in Lidl’s One Good Club initiative and being the only Kerry club selected , this made it extra special for everyone. We didn’t get to do everything we had planned in this timeframe so will be continuing our work over the next while. We have arranged to have more talks, competitions etc. We will be letting everyone know in our club notes, social media etc of what is happening. We were delighted with generosity of our club and community . We set up our own committee for this.

Last Sunday on Croke Park’s pitch, at half time of the Ladies All Ireland final, Frank O’Connor on behalf our our club was presented with a plaque for our participation in this programme. More details to follow on upcoming events. Keep an eye out on our club notes, social media etc.

NORTH KERRY LADIES BLITZ - The North kerry ladies are running an U10 Fun blitz next Saturday, August 6th at 11a.m. which is kindly sponsored by Terry’s Butchers, Oakpark. This is a 9 a side with a panel of 12 .Courtesy rules will apply. All entry fees are going toward Breast Cancer. Games are 15 minutes straight and scores will not be recorded. All players must be registered. Looking forward to seeing Pat Healy Park a hive of activity with many ladies teams playing fun games. We will have a shop for teas / coffees etc. on the day.

CONGRATS - Congrats to Alison Hoffman who was a flag bearer in Croke Park last Sunday for the All Ireland final v Galway. Alison participated in our Gaelic4Girls programme earlier this year and always had a warm bubbly roguish smile for everyone. Grandad, Pat Healy who was our club chairman until his passing in 2007 was looking down from above with pride as his eldest grandchild walked on the hallowed turf on All Ireland final day.

U12 GIRLS - Many will be exhausted after their day out last Sunday so training will be midweek. Messages will be sent.

MLGFA BLITZ - We are participating in an U12 blitz at Naomh Abán in Ballyvourney on Saturday, August 20th. This is the Saturday of the festival. *We will have times over the next week or so. Usually they start at 10a.m. or thereabouts and finish in the early afternoon.

U13 CHAMPIONSHIP- Awaiting news on venue and who we are playing next weekend in the quarterfinal. This is a straight knockout competition.

U14 GIRLS - Next up for our U14 team is the North Kerry League. This will commence the second week in August. There are 5 teams in division 3, along with us are Ballyduff, Moyvane, Beale and Knock/ Brosna. In round 1 we have a bye. In round 2 we are away to Knock / BrosnaIn round 3 we host BealeIn round 4 we are away to Moyvane In the final round we have home advantage v Ballyduff. Many thanks to our Senior player Shane Foley , who came along to training during the week Shane gave the girls some guidance on pre match prep and also game play. Thanks so much Shane.

U15 CHAMPIONSHIP - Awaiting news on venue and who we are playing against the week after next in the quarter final knockout.

U16 GIRLS - Our U16s are back in action again for the North Kerry League which commences in mid August. There are 4 teams in division 2. In this group also are Moyvane/ Duagh, Corca Dhuibhne and Beale. In round 1 we are away to Moyvane/ Duagh.In round 2 we have home advantage v Corca Dhuibhne .In round 3 we are away to Beale.Looking forward to getting out and supporting our young ladies.

MINOR LADIES - Our minors played the division 3 , Co. League semifinal against Castleisland Desmonds last Thursday with the girls playing superb football throughout the match. Many thanks to the parents and guardians on the sideline as always for the continuous support. In the final we play Scartaglin . Date TBC.

SENIOR LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP - The Junior C Championship commences on September 4th. There are four teams in our group- Beale, Glenflesk and Rathmore B. In round 1 we have home advantage against Rathmore B. In round 2 we are away to Glenflesk and had d home advantage again in the final round.


We hope you all enjoyed the celebrations over the last week and welcoming the victorious Senior Kerry Team home with the Sam Maguire. Huge well done again to our own David Moran, Jack Savage and Miche=C3=A0l Quirke. Ye have made us all very proud. Well done to everyone who attended training last Sunday. The coaches were ready to go when they arrived and everyone enjoyed an hour of training filled with fun and laughter while learning key skills. The coaches are encouraging the children to practice at home as much as they can wether it’s their solo, hand passing or kicking skills, even if it’s for 5-10 minutes each evening it all adds up. Thanks to Nathan from Ballyseedy Gardens for supplying the treats after training finished. As always we look forward to seeing you all again next Sunday at 10am in Pat Healy Park Ballyrickard.

Please ensure you check clubzap for all news, fixture’s and updates in your relevant group. Our U10 girls will be taking part in The North kerry ladies U10 Fun blitz which is due to take place on Saturday the 6th August, further details will be sent through clubzap.

Summer Camp

After the long wait our Summer Camp has arrived starting on Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th August 10.30am to 2pm daily. We hope everyone has an enjoyable week. The Juvenile Club is very proud of our very own U9 Boys Coach, Declan Quill, management and the Kerry Senior Ladies Team. It wasn’t Kerry’s day on Sunday but they made us all very proud. They are great role models for all. Hard luck ladies you will be back!

Lotto Results

July 18th 08,10,11,20 No Winner of Jackpot €2,700 Match 3 winners €25 Billy Hobbert Draw for 4 €250 December 2022 Eileen Shanahan c/o Shop Philomena Moriarty c/o ShopAnn O Dowd c/o Rock St POMolloy c/o Dollie Michael Collins DDNext Weeks Jackpot €2,800Lotto CoordinatorOur club are looking for an honest ,trusted and committed club member to coordinate our weekly lotto, this would involve approx 2/3 hours work per week mainly on Mondays and Tuesdays,If you are interested in helping out,please reply to Tony Corridon at

Lotto Results

July 25th numbers 5,8,10,13. No Winner of Jackpot €2,800 Match 3 winners €25 Caroline Hutchinson Sean Fuller Pro Plan Management Draw for 4 €250 December 2022 Tom Hoare, Dingle; Liz McHugh, Brian Clarke; D Griffin c/o Rock St PO; Emer Hogan DD. Next Weeks Jackpot €2,900


Condolences to family of Proinnsias (Francis) Redican, late of Leitrim and London, father in law of former juvenile chairman Dinny O’Connor, whose sons are both past and current players. May He Rest in peace.


Mac Easmainn

Tiocfaidh aos mórtha agus molta an tírghráthóra Ruairí Mhic Easmainn le chéile ag Lios Mhic Easmainn, nó McKenna’s Fort, Ard Fhearta ar an Satharn 6 Lúnasa ag a 3.00 p.m., áit a dtabharfaidh Mícheál Ó Ruairc, údar agus file, aitheasc cainte i gcuimhne ar Ruairí Mac Easmainn, tírghráthóir, Gael agus daonchosantóir bhochtáin na cruinne. Donnchadh Ó hAodha, cathaoirleach Dháil na Mumhan a bheidh ag stiuradh na hócáide, ar an láthair mar ar gabhadh Mac Easmainn roimh Éirí Amach 1916. Ocáid bhliantúil é seo a bhfuil Craobh Thrá Lí den Chonradh ach go háirithe ina chúram, a deir Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa. Mar is eol, an staraí Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair, Cill Mhaoile agus Trá Lí, a mhol go n-ainmneofaí Gaelscoil Thrá Lí in ómós don Éireannach idirnáisiúnta seo, agus tá Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, mar a bhfuil Cáit Uí Chonchúir ina príomhoide imithe ó neart go neart ó bunaíodh an scoil náisiúnta lán-Ghaeilge sin i 1978. Fáilte roimh chách ag an ócáid.


Bhuail pop-up Gaeltacht, mar a ghlaotar ar a leithéid, le chéile ag an Óstán Meadowlands, Trá Lí, Dé Céadaoin seo caite, ach ní thosnófar ar an hócáidí seachtaniúla arís go dtí lár Meán Fómhair, an 14ú lá Meán Fómhair le bheith cruinn. Tá scata cainteanna beartaithe i gcaitheamh an gheimhridh chomh maith le cúnamh ó Foras na Gaeilge, agus tá teagmháil á dhéanamh le cainteoirí éagsúla faoi láthair. Tá Tionól Chiarraí i gceist ar an Satharn deiridh den tSamhain, chun spás a chur idir an ócáid agus Oireachtas na Gaeilge, a bheidh i gCill Airne arís i mbliana, 2 go dtí 6 Samhain.


Thirtieth anniversary

There are many traditions that Tralee town can be very much proud of, and one of them is Tralee Toastmasters, next year it will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary. A landmark in the history of our club.

The club itself came out of very humble beginnings, and has grown into a strong and vibrant organisation, very much proud of its roots. It has put its own individual and unique stamp on the history of our beloved town of Tralee in ways that we know not. Many men and women have passed through its doors since its inception in 1993, and have gained much from being a member of this organisation. One could say that this is the unwritten story of our club, and of Tralee itself.

Like all other clubs, societies, and organisations Tralee Toastmaster has gone through its own peaks and troughs, especially during the last two years in the wake of COVID-19 and the lockdowns that we all experienced as a nation. Like all Toastmaster clubs both in Ireland and around the world we went through very challenging times.

Our resolve and resoluteness were certainly tested as a club, many good Toastmaster clubs folded in the wake of COVID-19 and the ensuant lockdowns. I think that strength in unity and a good team spirit within the club were two of the main contributing factors that enabled us to weather and come through this “storm”.

In light of the last two years saw Tralee Toastmasters close the doors of the club at Kerins O’Rahillys and opened its virtual doors with the advent of Zoom, an online platform, to enable us to meet as a club. Instrumentally Zoom served its purpose to keep us together as a club, and to keep us in touch with other Toastmaster clubs in Ireland and the UK, and further afield. In our heart of hearts one would honestly have to say that something was missing, actual face to face contact with our fellow club members, the laugh, the smile, and the many shared words.

In September we begin a new chapter in the annals of Tralee Toastmaster history as we return to actual live meetings. We have a new venue, the pastoral centre at Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Parish here in Tralee.

We are indeed most grateful to Fr Padraig Walsh and the people of the parish for opening the doors of their parish to us, making us feel most warmly welcome. We are very much grateful to them for their kindness and generosity towards us.

Looking to the future, many community organisations like Tralee Toastmasters will be restructuring and rebuilding, bringing a new freshness and growth to all voluntary bodies in our society. We move forward in optimism, with a certain and firm hope of making our club better and stronger in the days and months ahead. Our very first meeting will take place on the first Monday in September in September, you are most warmly welcome.


Banna Run

The Energywise Ireland Banna Run attracted a large crowd on Sunday morning last in sunny weather. Participants from far and wide supported the event and St Brendan’s AC wishes to thank all the sponsors who helped to make the event a success.

Munster B championships

In the Munster B championships in Templemore, Katie Butler got a silver medal in the U11 turbo javelin with a pb throw of 14.89m while Maddison O’Connor got a bronze in the U13 long jump with a pb of 3.27m. Great achievement by the two girls.


The adult running training gets under way on Tuesdays and Thursdays and details are on social media. The master walkers are on their second last week of training before the All Ireland championships on Saturday, August 13th in Templemore.

Contact 087 7985557 for other club information.