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Rock an Tarbh Remembrance Walk   07/10/2019

A bright sunshiny day greeted the 150 or so walkers who turned out on Sunday morning last October 6th  for Rachel Keneally’s Memorial Walk

Led by the Tipperary Intermediate All Ireland Champions the walk from the entrance to Aherlow House to Rock an Thorabh, which was Rachel’s training run. Four cups were brought along walk including the Mary Quinn Cup (All Ireland Intermediate Cup), the Tipperary Ladies Football Division 1 League Cup and the Tipperary Ladies Football Senior Cup, both of which were won by Aherlow this year, Rachel’s Club and also the Rachel Kenneally Cup. This Cup was presented earlier this year by Rachel’s family for the inaugural Tippeary Ladies Football County Post Primary Schools Competition.

Rachel, a native of Ballyglass, Tipperary Town was a Tipperary Ladies Football Star who sadly passed away after a battle with breast cancer in March 2018 at the young age of 26.  She made her debut with the County Adult team in 2009, and played until 2014. At club level, Rachel appeared in the 2011 All-Ireland Junior club final for Club Aherlow against Sperrin Óg, and she was a county and Munster winner with her club in that same year.She was also a Giles Cup medallist in 2012 with Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, where she studied to become a primary school teacher. She also travelled to Dubai where she joined the local Ladies Football Club. In August of this year, Dubai competed in the World Games held in Waterford.






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