PEIL FAOI 6: (i) Football in Caherslee on Sunday morning as usual at 11am. (ii) More football fun on Thursday at 5.45pm (17:45). All welcome.
PEIL FAOI 8: (i) Football in Caherslee on Sunday morning ag 11am mar is gnách. (ii) We’ll host an U8 Football Blitz on Wednesday 22nd. (iii) Our Thursday evening sessions have begun…starting time: 6.30pm (18:30).
PEIL FAOI 10: (i) Football in Caherslee on Sunday morning ag 11am mar is gnách. (ii) U10 GoGames Blitz on Wednesday (15th) at 6.30pm at Connolly Park. Our hosts: the Kerins-O’Rahilly Club, the John Mitchel Club agus Na Gaeil. (iii) We’ll be commencing our Thursday sessions at 6.30pm (18:30) in Caherslee on Thursday next in Caherslee.
CAMPA ‘CÚL’: The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp will take place in Connolly Park from July 1st to July 5th. Cláraigh ag www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps.
PEIL FAOI 12: We were up with the lark last Sunday morning as over 30 players, together with a host of mentors and parents, headed for the capital and for the annual Kilmacud-Crokes U12 Blitz. In brilliant conditions, our boys left nothing at all in the tank as they gave of their very best on the hallowed pitches of UCD. (i) The Division 1 team came away victorious, repeating last year’s performance, winning against Kilmacud 1, Naas 1, St Colmcilles of Meath and drawing against St Peters of Dublin. A truly magnificent team display of the best of Kerry (and Rock) football! (ii) The Division 2 team had a series of close encounters before coming just short in the final against the hosts. Their never-say-die attitude was typified by Denis ‘Lazarus’ Brasil who , after looking down and out following an injury against Newtown Blues of Louth, arose to demand that he join the fray in the second half of the final against Kilmacud. Laoch den ard-scoth is ea Donncha Ó Breasail na Carraige!! A brilliant and thoroughly enjoyable day with excellent organisation, as always, by our most gracious hosts. All returned home to The Kingdom safely, happily and jaded!
PEIL FAOI 14: Our Under 14 boys had a brilliant week of football. (i) Ronan Mulrooney captained the Rock U14B team to a hard won 3-12 to 4-6 victory over Keel/Listry in the first of the Division 9A County League semi-finals on Friday night. Played in front of a large home crowd in the Nuns’ Field, our boys got off to a great start and were 0-7 ahead mid-way through the first half helped by an early Dylan Cunningham goal. Adam O’Carroll and Thomas Derege dominated midfield and Ciarán Kavanagh dictated play from the halfback line as he swept up the breaks and provided several ‘assists’ to the forward division. Keel/Listry came back near the end of the half to leave the score at 1-7 to 1-2 ag an mbriseadh; a crucial save by Shane Cotter prevented a narrower margin. Keel/Listry came roaring out of the blocks in the second half and landed a quick 2-1 to leave our lads 0-2 down and the Ciarraí Láir boys kept that pressure on us for the rest of the game. A cool head from Man-of-the-Match Mark Lynch (who finished with 1-5) saw him spot an opportunity to lob the opposing ‘keeper and then he tagged on another point from the kick out. Then Dylan, on a counter attack, grabbed his second goal. Mark put over a late free to give a 0-3 cushion but the remaining minutes were very nervous and Keel/Listry created several goal chances. A desperate and brave defence, led by Seán Heaslip and Jamie Horgan, held out and the final whistle blew with the Rockies hanging on to their 0-3 lead. The Rock boys are now in the final and eagerly await the winners of Laune Rangers v Crokes encounter. Mouth-watering prospects! Well done, players and mentors. An fhoireann bhuacach: Shane Cotter; Jack Slattery, Jamie Horgan, Luke Flynn; Eamon Barry, Marc Carmody (0-1), Ciarán Kavanagh; Thomas Derege (0-1), Adam O’Carroll (0-1); Barry Nagle, Dylan Cunningham (2-1), Ronan Mulrooney (captaen, 0-1); Mark Lynch (1-5, 1 free), Tiernán O’Carroll (0-1), Jake O’Connor. Subs: Steven Conway (+31mins), David Slattery (+23mins), Seán Heaslip (+20mins). (ii) On Wednesday evening our A panel played Kilcummin in the Division 1 semi-final and, after a great 2nd half display, came out on top and qualified for the final. Fair-play, a leaideanna agus a thraenálaithe! The big challenge for these young stars will be Keel/Listry and the game has been fixed for Killorglin this Friday (17th). Support welcome! (iii) To top off a fine week of football our A team, captained by the one and only Togor Silong, defeated Churchill in the Town League Final.
WAYNE’S WARRIORS: Another fine victory v Na Crócaigh by our senior footballers who are an inspiration to our younger players. Is the ‘top table’ in sight?
UNDER 15 LiveLife Tournament: The U15 Rock boys who played in the recent Dónal Walsh LiveLife Tournament: Conchúr Ó Ciarba, Donnacha Mac a’tSaoir, Dara Ó Muircheartaigh, Conchúr Ó Duagáin, Síomón Ó Ciardha, Cian Ó Duilleáin, Cadan Ó Mathúna, Éanna Ó Cathail, Jack Ó Dúill, Josh Ó Loingsigh, Cillian Litchfield.
PEIL FAOI 16: (i) Our Central League A champions: Ben Quilter, Cian Dillane, Ruairí O’Connell, Brian McElligott, Josh Lynch, Joey Nagle, Evan Foley, Dean Rusk, Armin Heinrick, Gavin Slattery, Shane Bastible, Conor Horan, Gearóid Kilgallen, Donnacha Sayers, James Charles, Cillian Litchfield, Darragh Moriarty, Seán Collins, Enda Cahill, Donnacha Fox, Dylan Hurley, Cadan O’Mahony, John Duggan, John Feely, Conor Kirby, Simon Carey, Jack Doyle, Kevin Barry, Jordan Kissane. A great great performance from The Rock U16s and they proudly lifted this year’s Central League Division 1 Trophy. The young men of the Austin Stack Club defeated Laune Rangers in a very entertaining game watched by a fairly large and enthusiastic crowd in Austin Stack Park. The won on a scoreline of 4-9 to 1-10. Among the Rock stars were Ben Quilter sa chúl, Ruairí O’Connell, Joey Nagle. Josh Lynch, Armin Heinrich agus Laoch an Chluiche, Dean Rusk. (ii) Our Division 3 game v Churchill was played on Wednesday evening last. This was our last game of this year’s Central League and, despite having preformed very well, we came up a little short against Churchill. Roll on the County League! (iii) Training for the next few weeks will be on Wednesdays with a starting time of 6.15pm (18:15). (iv) Our Seven U16 lads who are part of the North Kerry Development Squad: Ruairí Ó Conaill, Dean Rusk, Shane de Bastábla, Ben Cuiltéir, Joey de Nógla, Armin Heinrich and Jordan Ó Cíosáin.
MIONÚIR: ‘Well done’ to Adam Ó Corráin agus Lúcás Chester on being an important part of Kerry’s minor victory v Cork.