November 8, 2018

East Kerry U-21 Semi Final Rathmore 1-18 Firies 2-06
Minor County League Div 2 Rathmore 2-10 Kilcummin 3-06

East Kerry U-16 League Div 2 Rathmore versus Currow on Monday 6th April in Currow at 6:30 p.m.
East Kerry Junior League Div 1 Rathmore versus Glenflesk on Tuesday 07th April in Rathbeg at 6:45 p.m

Ladies GAA
Rathmore Senior Ladies played a great game against Dr. Crokes last Friday night March 20th. It was Rathmore’s first game under the lights, with great performances by Caroline Reen, and Sisters Eileen and Noreen Murphy. Rathmore were the stronger team on the night and registered an emphatic victory with a score line of 2-11 to 2-02. The Senior Ladies are due to play Ballyduff in Ballyduff on 5th April.
Rathmore U-14 girls beat Castleisland 3-05 to 1-02, trailing 2 points to 1 at half time, Rathmore played very well in the second half in their first game of the season.

Rathmore 1-18 Firies 2-06
Rathmore booked their place into the East Kerry U-21 Final when they easily defeated Firies in Rathbeg on Sunday last. Rathmore playing against a strong wind in the first half got off to a great start when Donal O’ Sullivan pointed twice in the 6th minute and 7th minute, one from play and one from a free.Firies had a lot of the play in the opening quarter but were guilty of bad shooting and couldn’t register any score until the 11th minute when Jack Sherwood scored a brilliant sideline kick on the stand side.

Rathmore tacked on three points through Mark Reen in the 13th minute, George O’ Keeffe in the 14th and Eoin Lawlor in the 15th, to leave Rathmore leading 0-05 to 0-01. Firies midfielder kept them in touch with a point in the 16th minute, but Rathmore replied with three more points in as many minutes through Philip Kelly, Eoin Lawlor and Colm Kelly to leave them leading 0-08 to 0-02. A Colm O’ Shea point in the 20th minute and another Jack Sherwood sideline kick from the opposite side of the field in the 23rd minute left Firies trailing by four points. A Paul Reen point in the 27th minute finished the scoring for the half, Half time Score Rathmore 0-09 Firies 0-04.

At the start of the second half both sides exchanged points through the free taking of Eoin Lawlor and Jack Sherwood in the 3rd and 4th minute of the half. Then Rathmore hit a purple patch and finished the game as a contest. In the 5th minute Paul Reen pointed, 6th minute Sean Riordan pointed and Donal O’ Sullivan converted a free in the 7th minute to leave the score Rathmore 0-13 Firies 0-5.
Rathmore added another three points thanks to Sean O’ Riordan in the 8th minute, Paul Reen in the 9th minute and Paul Murphy in the 11th minute. Firies replied with a goal in the 17th minute when Niall McCarthy hit the net, Rathmore 0-16 Firies 1-05. Paul Reen capped off a great performance with a point in the 19th minute and goal in the 21st minute when he finished a great Rathmore move.
Sherwood added another Firies point the 27th minute, substitute Stephen Murphy finished Rathmore’s scoring with a point in the 29th minute. Deep in injury time Firies added a goal to leave the Final Score Rathmore 1-18 Firies 2-06.

Astro Turf
As winter time has finished and the football season and county leagues get underway there is a movement of football teams from the Rathmore GAA Astro Turf facility. The up side is that there are some more time slots available during the summer months. There should be room for the more casual and not so competitive player to get some exercise in this safe, high quality and popular venue during the summer months. To book your slot or make an enquiry you can ring 087 7429429 or you can see the notice on the main gate where you will see what times are available and who the manager for that day is.
During the summer months there will not be so much need for lighting so the full pitch can be reserved for €50 with a third for €30. Birthday parties are popular at the Astro Turf and a single hour or two can be booked easily.