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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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The late Peggy O’Callaghan was a founder of Kilcummin Scor

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week. Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7. Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week.

Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7.

Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the music and drama arm of the local GAA club.

“It afforded the opportunity to females to participate in club activities long before ladies’ football was initiated and it brought many people into the club, many of whom remained involved in different capacities over the years,” said a club statement.

“She has left us a wonderful legacy and will be remembered fondly by those lucky enough to have met her.”

Peggy will be sadly missed by her husband Michael, sons Diarmuid and Shane, daughters-in-law Trisha and Áine, grandchildren Dara, Caoimhe, Donnacha, Siún and Éabha, brothers Seánie and Frank, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

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Surprise: Details of town-centre inner relief road revealed

By Sean Moriarty Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District. Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District.

Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase order on lands that will link the two town centre streets.

If plans come to fruition it will be possible for motorists on New St to get to the top of High St, adjacent to the Killarney Advertiser’s town centre office, without travelling through the town centre. The plan was first mooted as far back as 2016.

The announcement caught councillors off guard, it was one of the last topics discussed at the four-hour meeting, but it was broadly welcomed by all.

“This access will change the dynamic of traffic movement in the town forever,” said Cllr Niall Kelleher.

Further details of the surprise project are set to be revealed to elected members over the next four to six weeks.

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