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Aces high for Killarney Handball Queens

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By Con Dennehy

‘She’s Ace’, the prestigious All-Ireland Ladies Handball championship takes place this weekend in Tyrone.

Kerry will be well represented at the event with a strong team of players expected to add to their glowing reputations, and places in the finals a realistic goal.

It will be a memorable weekend for the Spa/Killarney Handball Club who will have three players in the ‘Ladies Challenger 1 Wall’ competition with debutants Aoife Walsh (Currow), Niamh Faulds (Glenflesk) and Sinead Moriarty (Spa) flying the club colours.

Moriarty, the recent winner of the Spa/Killarney Tournament, looks a real threat in this competition which has been capped at 20 players. She showed wonderful skill and composure when she won the ‘Ladies Challenger 1 Wall’ tournament in Spa just before Christmas.

“This is a very strong Kerry contingent and the first time so many women from the County will participate in this competition. Ladies handball in Kerry is on the rise and a win in any of the competitions will be a massive boost for the sport in Kerry. The Spa/Killarney Club is honoured to have three promising young players competing and they are the flag bearers in the development of the sport in the Killarney and East Kerry region,” said Eoin O’Donoghue, secretary of the Spa/Killarney Handball Club.

The championships, began yesterday (Thursday) across several venues in Tyrone, and will conclude on Sunday.

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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