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€150,000 funding for local sports clubs

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By Sean Moriarty

Several sports clubs in the Killarney region will receive nearly €150,000 in funding under the Sports Capital Equipment Grants scheme.

A total €637,357 in Sports Capital Equipment Grants was announced for Kerry by Minister Catherine Martin, and Minister of State, Jack Chambers, earlier this week.

Of that figure, a total of €140,500 was given to sports organisations in the Killarney district.

“Supporting sports teams, clubs and organisations is also tantamount to supporting community engagement and helps to foster strong community spirit. Investment in sport is also a really worthwhile policy objective for Government from a health point of view. Society reaps the rewards through improved health of the population,” local TD Brendan Griffin said.

St Bridget's Basketball Club was the biggest winner locally. The Currow-based club will receive €23,465 for new training and storage equipment.

Other basketball clubs to benefit from funding are St Paul's Basketball Club who are set to receive €11,663, and Team Cougars which is in line for €4,101.

St Agatha’s GAA Club in Glenflesk will get €23,585 to be put towards new equipment.

Killarney Valley Athletic Club, operator of the new Killarney Micro Track, will receive €16,343 for the purchase of equipment.

Flesk Valley Rowing Club will receive €17,062 for safety equipment and a new engine for a safety boat, while Deerpark Pitch and Putt Club will pocket €12,129 to be put towards new grass cutting equipment.

Two cycling clubs in the region will benefit too.

Killarney Cycling Club will receive €18,466 for safety training while Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club will get €13,686 to be put towards a Cyclocross initiative.

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Artists invited to showcase work at Wine and Art night

It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November. The pandemic enforced its absence and now […]

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It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November.

The pandemic enforced its absence and now every effort is being made to make up for lost time.

Widely regarded as one of the social highlights of the year in Killarney, this year’s gathering will take place in the Great Southern Killarney on Wednesday, November 30, commencing at 7.15pm.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are priced at €20 and all proceeds raised on the night will go to deserving local charities and community organisations.

Over the years the evening of wine and art has raised tens of thousands of Euro for great causes and the 2022 proceeds will be of enormous benefit to the chosen groups.

This year, once again, the event is being held in association with Daly’s SuperValu and supported by Killarney Brewing and Distilling Company.

Rotary Club President, Rayla Tadjimatova, has appealed to all artists who might like to showcase their work on the night to get in touch with club members, as soon as possible, to guarantee inclusion.

“We are reaching out not only to artists who have supported the event in the past but to any new artists who wish to take the opportunity to place their work in front of a very appreciative local audience of up to one thousand people on the night,” she said.

Those interested should email killarneyrotaryclub@gmail.com as soon as possible.

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Gardai seek whereabouts of missing Kerry teen

Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager. Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3). He is described as being […]

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Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager.

Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3).

He is described as being approximately 6ft in height, of a slim build with brown hair and green eyes. When last seen Nicolas was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black hoody top. He was also carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information on Nicolas’ whereabouts is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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