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Killarney gets tough on chewing gum litter

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"Bin it Your Way" Killarney Munical District together with Killarney Tidy Towns Committee and Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, launching their campaign to raise awareness of the disposal of chewing gum which is a particular plight on the towns roads and pavements. The Campaign launced intitially by IBEC, encourages the public to dispose of their used gum responsibly. Launching the Awareness Campaign, from left, Mícheál Ó'Coileáin, Environmental Awareness Officer with Kerry County Council, Kate O'Leary, President, Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, Outdoor Staff, Killarney Munipal District, Michael O'Connor, Timmy O'Leary, Nellie Griffin, Liam O'Brien, John Sheehan, John O'Shea, Gerry McCarthy, Noel O'Leary, Kathleen Foley and Yvonne Quill, Killarney Tidy Towns.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan

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THE blight of chewing gum litter is one that is marring the appearance of Killarney’s roads and pavements and now the town is taking a tough stance on this particularly unsightly and unpleasant form of littering.

Killarney Municipal District, Killarney Tidy Towns Committee and Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce have joined forces to launch a campaign to raise awareness of the disposal of chewing gum.

The Bin It You Way campaign, initially unveiled by IBEC, encourages members of the public to dispose of their used gum responsibly. “We would also like to tell people to just think before disposing of chewing gum,” said Yvonne Quill, chairwoman, Killarney Looking Good/Killarney Tidy Towns.

Yvonne, together with Mícheál Ó Coileáin, Environmental Awareness Officer with Kerry County Council, Kate O'Leary, President, Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, Michael O'Connor, Timmy O'Leary, Nellie Griffin, Liam O'Brien, John Sheehan, John O'Shea, Gerry McCarthy and Noel O'Leary, outdoor staff, Killarney Municipal District, and Kathleen Foley, Killarney Tidy Towns, launched the campaign.
 


 
Pictured above: Mícheál Ó Coileáin, Environmental Awareness Officer with Kerry County Council, Kate O'Leary, President, Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, Michael O'Connor, Timmy O'Leary, Nellie Griffin, Liam O'Brien, John Sheehan, John O'Shea, Gerry McCarthy and Noel O'Leary, outdoor staff, Killarney Municipal District, Kathleen Foley and Yvonne Quill, Killarney Tidy Towns.
PICTURE: VALERIE O’SULLIVAN

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Killarney stage to feature in new look Rás Mumhan

Cycling By Sean Moriarty Killarney will play a crucial role in the revival of four-day Kerry Group Rás Mumhan cycle race. The event, one of the biggest road races in Ireland. It has not run since 2019 after Killorglin Cycling Club withdrew from organising it.The organisation of Rás Mumhan was transferred to a committee in […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney will play a crucial role in the revival of four-day Kerry Group Rás Mumhan cycle race.

The event, one of the biggest road races in Ireland. It has not run since 2019 after Killorglin Cycling Club withdrew from organising it.
The organisation of Rás Mumhan was transferred to a committee in County Tipperary but they never got the event off the ground as a result of the pandemic.

A new joint effort between four cycling clubs in Kerry has taken over the running of the event under new race director Daithi Creedon and his committee.

It will be the first major Stage Race on the Irish Cycling Calendar and will take place over the four days of Easter weekend from April 15 to April 18.

Killarney Cycling club will run the second leg of the event – a stage from the town to Sneem via Bealach Oisin Pass on Easter Saturday.

The opening leg will be hosted by Tralee Manor West BC and will start and finish in the county town and run via Annascaul and Castlemaine.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club is in charge of day three which takes in Knocknagree, Rathmore and Kishkeam.

The final day is in the hands of Currow Cycling Club and they will run the Knocknagoshel to Headley’s Bridge looped stage.

“This year’s route will allow the riders to race every day, with undulating roads and deliberately staying away from big category 1 climbs, this will open up the race for aggressive racing. Stage four will be a spectator friendly stage and will be a great finale to Rás Mumhan,” said Creedon.

“We wish to acknowledge and thank Killorglin Cycling Club for the fantastic work they have carried out in promoting and running this event in the past.”

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Northern lights delight for Aoife and Sinead

By Con Dennehy The continued growth, development and participation of women’s handball in Kerry was rewarded at the weekend when Tyrone hosted ‘She’s Ace’, the prestigious All Ladies Handball championships. Attracting all the leading players in Ireland, it was the Spa/Killarney trio of Aoife Walsh, Sinead Moriarty and Niamh Faulds who shot out the Northern […]

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By Con Dennehy

The continued growth, development and participation of women’s handball in Kerry was rewarded at the weekend when Tyrone hosted ‘She’s Ace’, the prestigious All Ladies Handball championships.

Attracting all the leading players in Ireland, it was the Spa/Killarney trio of Aoife Walsh, Sinead Moriarty and Niamh Faulds who shot out the Northern lights with a phenomenal display of handball.

In the Ladies ‘Challenger 1 Wall’ competition Aoife Walsh faced a top-class field.

Following quarter and semi-final wins, she went into the final with the favourites tag.

Walsh again produced a sizzling display of handball to outclass her opponent, Emma O’Neill (Tyrone), to clinch the title on a 15-4 scoreline.

There was further joy for the Spa based club when one of their promising new players, Sinead Moriarty, teamed up with Clare Conway (Tyrone) and Carla Corcoran (Tyrone) in the Mixed Grade team competition.

Twelve teams contested this competition with Moriarty key to their success. In the opening rounds the team scored 25-16 and 25-20 to reach the final where they had an impressive 25-22 victory in a classic game that showcased the finer skills of handball.

The other Killarney competitor, Niamh Faulds added to her growing reputation with some impressive games in the “1 Wall’, ‘4 Wall’ and team competitions, winning one game and narrowly loosing out in the other games despite close 25-18, 21-19, 21-17 score-lines.

“This has been a historic and important weekend for women’s handball in Kerry. Winning titles is a massive boost for the sport and something we can build on in the coming weeks and months,” said Jack O’Shea, P.R.O. of the Kerry Handball Board.

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