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Achievements recognised as school year draws to a close

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Sixth Year student Ava Doherty, pictured with teacher Adrienne Brosnan, who won the 'Golden Football Boot for GAA' the first of its kind in St Brigid's.

By Michelle Crean

It's been a difficult year for students with the pandemic pushing them once again into home learning earlier this year but as they settled back in to school students proved that it didn't deter them from achieving their goals.

And it was smiles all around as the annual St Brigid's Presentation school awards went ahead last week.

Sixth Year Student Council members were Caoilinn O'Donoghue, Teresa O'Sullivan, Mairead O'Donoghue and Ava Leslie.

Sixth Year student Ava Doherty won the 'Golden Football Boot for GAA' the first of its kind for the school.

"Ava truly deserved this as she has a great love and passion for football and GAA, her football skills are second to none," her coach Emma Bunsworth said.

"She reads the game phenomenally and is a natural footballer. Ava is a real team player, a leader on the field and always willing to empower her knowledge to the younger players of the squad. She has brought a really high standard to her training sessions during her time in St Brigid's. During the Munster Final she played a key role as sweeper and showed her maturity in the game. Well done Ava, well deserved," her other coach Adrienne Brosnan said.

The Orla Benson Memorial Award winner was Sixth Year student Caoilinn O'Donoghue.

"This award holds a very special place in our school community. The recipient of this award is selected by the teaching staff based on the following criteria; full participation in the life of the school, has co-operated with peers and staff, has used leisure time in a creative way, has shown leadership qualities, has shown a sense of humour and is full of the joys of life, and, like Orla, gave time and talent to help those in need," school PRO, Sheree Murphy, said.

Ilona Sheehan was awarded for Promoting Student Voice in the Community, while three others, Kate Lynch, Anna McGrath and Claire Stagg, were awarded for Dedication to Music in St Brigid's.

Ciara Moynihan received the Rotary Club Youth Leadership award, and Junior Football award winners were Amy Myers, Caeyln O'Grady, Chloe Hue and Amy Walshe. Swad Masud was the Promoting Diversity and Inclusion award recipient, while LCA Student of the Year went to Charlotte Doolan.

"The Ceist Award winner was Laura Looney. The recipient of this award is also nominated by staff members. The student gets selected based on who they think reflects the five core values of CEIST; promoting spiritual and human development, achieving quality in learning, showing respect for every person, creating community, and being just and responsible."

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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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