VAN-TASTIC: The team at Divane Volkswagen, John Vahey, Brendan O’Sullivan, Jerome Flynn, Paul Langston, Stan Divane, Denis Divane and John Divane, celebrate being crowned Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle’s Retailer of the Year.
Divane Volkswagen in Castleisland has been awarded Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Retailer of the Year 2020.
Divanes have been Volkswagen Dealers in Kerry since 1954 and operate the oldest Volkswagen site in the country.
This award, which celebrates excellence within the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Retail network, recognises the retailer’s contribution in a number of areas including sales performance, local market share and overall customer experience, and is the highest honour that a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles retailer can achieve.
The award was presented virtually to Denis Divane and the team at Divane Volkswagen, by Alan Bateson, Managing Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland.
Commenting on the award, Denis Divane said he was delighted to receive such an accolade.
“We are delighted to receive the award in recognition of our ongoing commitment and dedication to the brand. We have a strong team in place and pride ourselves in supplying both a premium product and a professional service together with a state-of-the-art modern workshop. My team are very experienced and passionate about the brand. We are proud to have worked together and delivered the number one brand in the county and the top performance nationally.”
Coyne rides new Kawasaki for the first time
SPONSOR: Liam Si and Almas Monte, owners of Superbikes.ie, are Kevin Coyne’s new sponsors for the season.
Kevin Coyne has secured sponsorship from one of Ireland’s leading motorcycle parts supply firms, superbikes.ie for his planned assault on the Pirelli National Superstock Championship in Britain this year.
The series runs alongside the British Superbike Championship. The Farranfore-based racer is stepping up the category after one season in the HEL British Junior Championship last season.
He has acquired a Kawasaki Ninja 636 for the year ahead and with the opening round of the British Superbike (BSB) championship scheduled for Oulton Park in late June, he used last Saturday’s Irish season launch to get up to speed.
The Mondello Park event was his first time riding his new machine. He will also take part in the BSB’s official pre-season test on May 19.
“Overall it was a great first test on the new bike. We have found a couple of suspension issues and gearing issues that we will have sorted for the next test in two weeks, and hopefully then can start to push a bit,” his father Mark said. “We are so delighted to have Liam and Almas from superbike.ie come on board. This is a new Irish business and it always makes it easier when sponsors love racing just as much as we do, and we really want to thank them.”
Superbikes.ie was founded in 2020 and sells motorcycle race parts and accessories online, delivering across Ireland and the world. The firm is also an associate sponsor for the Dunlop Masters.
Winners will be driving in style in new Nissan Juke
CAR WINNERS: Mary O’Connor and Colin House are the winners of the Killarney Credit Union Members’ Draw new Nissan Juke. They are pictured with David Randles (Director Randles Bros Nissan Garage Tralee and Killarney) and Mark Murphy (CEO Killarney Credit Union) at Killarney Credit Union. Photo: Michelle Cooper Galvin
Mary O’Connor and Colin House from Woodlawn Killarney got a great surprise when they received a call from Killarney Credit Union to find out they had won a brand new Nissan Juke in the Killarney Credit Union Members’ Draw.
Mary and Colin collected their fantastic new car adhering to all current health guidelines, from Mark Murphy, CEO at the Beech Road office.
“It is great to give people such a nice surprise in these current times, Mary and Colin were so excited about their win,” Karena McCarthy, Marketing Officer Killarney Credit Union, said.
“We currently have just over 2,400 members in the draw which is held twice a year. Our prizes include a new car and cash ranging from €250 to €5,000 cash. Our next draw will take place in July.”
Members can apply for the draw at any of the branches in Killarney, Kenmare and Cahersiveen, or download an application form online www.killarneycu.ie. €12 will be taken from the members account twice a year as an entry fee for the Members’ Draw.
The cash prize winners were Eileen Daly, Maria Cionelo, Mary and Patrick O’Keeffe, Mary McCarthy, Mary O’Connor, Daniel J Doona, Elizabeth Crosbie, Mohd Rezaul, Michael J Heavy, Joan and John Culloty, and Marie Healy.
The draw was adjudicated by solicitor Eoin Brosnan and KCU Risk and Compliance Manager Shane Foley in the credit union offices.
“The draw is limited to members of Killarney Credit Union and anyone over the age of 18 can apply to join, so for €2 a month you can be entered into the draw. We would encourage members to sign up, if they haven’t already. As the saying goes, “if you’re not in, you can’t win”,” Karena added.
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