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Angling club reel-in €25,000 at charity competition

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FISHING COMPETITION: Pat Curran and Timo O’Sullivan, organisers of The Lough Lein Anglers Association, Killarney. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

By Sean Moriarty

Lough Lein Anglers’ Association chairman Timo O’Sullivan described last Sunday’s annual charity fishing competition as an outstanding success - after over €25,000 was raised for the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire.

 

The annual fishing competition, dubbed ‘The Charity’ by association officials, has in over 32 years, raised nearly €230,000 for various charities.

 

The overall competition was won by Hugh Healy from Mallow who landed six trout. The youth section was won by Boris Yzic of Killarney. He also finished second overall after he landed seven trout, but narrowly missed out on the overall title by a few grams.

The ladies title went to Ann McWilliams from Kanturk.

 

This year the association chose the Dublin based hospital where O’Sullivan recuperated 32 years ago following a work accident. More recently, Killarney teenager Ian O’Connell was treated there following his 2017 accident.

 

Anglers travelled from all over Ireland to participate in the event, Timo explained.

 

“It was an outstanding success,” he said. “We had set ourselves a big target and we had put in the work in organising the event since February. The money will go towards providing technology for people who have restricted mobility following an accident. Simple things like opening and closing a curtain can be done by technology these days.”

 

 

 

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“Avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney” Kerry County Council

County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm. Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney Due to the significant risk […]

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County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm.

Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney

Due to the significant risk to life and property, members of the public should remain indoors and not travel for the rest of the evening. Everyone is advised to follow updates on weather warnings from Met Éireann as well as the local media and social media.

There are an increasing number of roads closed or blocked because of fallen trees, electricity poles and spot flooding. Council crews will respond to issues when it is safe to do so and with the assistance of other agencies where required.

The N71 road at the Suspension Bridge in Kenmare remains closed to traffic as does the N70 Tralee to Castlemaine Road at the hairpin bends. There are a significant number of local and regional and local roads blocked or partially blocked by fallen trees, electricity poles and debris in all parts of the county so travel should be avoided.

The Ballycasheen Road in Killarney and Main Street in Ballybunion (and the surrounding area) should be avoided due to concerns about potential falling debris.

The Council’s emergency contact number is 066 7183588 and it will be operational through this evening and tonight.

Fallen electricity wires/poles and power outages should be reported to ESB Networks on 1800 372 999.

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Muckross Road reopened after fallen tree cleared

By Sean Moriarty Muckross Road was closed earlier today on the approach to the Muckross Park Hotel. A tree had been blown over by Storm Barra and is blocking the road at the Muckross Abbey entrance to the National Park. Killarney Gardai have confirmed that the road is re-open. Kerry County Council and the ESB […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Muckross Road was closed earlier today on the approach to the Muckross Park Hotel.

A tree had been blown over by Storm Barra and is blocking the road at the Muckross Abbey entrance to the National Park.

Killarney Gardai have confirmed that the road is re-open.

Kerry County Council and the ESB are aware of the incident.

“Electricity wires are tangled up in that one so ESB will have to attend,” a Council spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We can only clear these issues when it is safe to do so.”

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