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Anna Rose  cuts equivalent of three pony tails to raise money for cancer charities

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Anna Rose  cuts equivalent of three pony tails to raise money for cancer charities

Anna-Rose O’Sullivan gave her mother a 50thbirthday present to remember.

Gretta O’Sullivan Healy celebrated her birthday at the Torc Hotel in a very different way last Saturday night.

Gretta is a cancer patient and is receiving  treatment at both the Oncology Unit in the South Infirmary in Cork and Recovery Haven in Tralee.

Her daughter, Anna Rose is currently based in China but she and her Spain-based brother Sean surprised her by arriving home in time for the celebration.

 

But this was only the beginning. Anna Rose wanted to say thanks to the various organisations that have helped her family during her mother’s illness.

She decided to cut her hair, all 52 inches of it – to raise money for the Oncology Unit in the South Infirmary, Recovery Haven and The Little Princess Trust.

She had the equivalent of three pony tails chopped and alongside the €200 raised in donations her hair will be used to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illnesses. In addition to the €200 raised for The Little Princess Trust, Greeta’s birthday fund raised an additional €500 each for both the South Infirmary and Recovery Haven.

“I was a little bit emotional, my hair has been long for as long as I can remember, “ the Killorglin native told the Killarney Advertiser. “It feels great to help worthy causes. We are lucky to have our health and should give where we can. When you want to feel rich, you should count what you have, rather than what you would like to have.”

 

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Killarney competitors bring home the medals

By Michelle Crean It was a great weekend for Killarney as Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors took home medals from the AJP Switzerland International Tour in Zurich. Members of Movement & Fitness Club competed against the world’s finest athletes which led to them bringing home amazing results.After a great fight Matthew Morris made it into the […]

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By Michelle Crean

It was a great weekend for Killarney as Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors took home medals from the AJP Switzerland International Tour in Zurich.

Members of Movement & Fitness Club competed against the world’s finest athletes which led to them bringing home amazing results.After a great fight Matthew Morris made it into the semi-finals.Ewelina Downey received two gold medals in Gi and NOGI fights, just two months after her promotion to blue belt.The club’s coach, Wilson Da Silva, also competed for the first time as a brown belt, and won gold in the Gi category and silver in NOGI.”The results don’t lie,” he said.”The hard work, dedication, commitment and passion pays off. Impossible is nothing, and that’s what we are trying to teach our students in Movement & Fitness Club Killarney.”Martial Arts helps to fight depression, bulling, obesity, and builds up self esteem and confidence, he explained.”There is no ego, no one is better, we are all the same trying to learn from each other, helping and correcting ourselves so we become better together. Our club is filling up with amazing students from age four up who connect with us by the same passion and love for the sport. If you are looking to change your life come and join our family.”

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Ian makes his debut as a radio presenter

By Sean Moriarty Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week. The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017. Since the accident he has been a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week.

The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017.

Since the accident he has been a champion for the less fortunate under his mantra: “If you can’t stand up – standout”.

This was the inspiration behind his brand new radio show which aired for the first time on Wednesday evening.

‘Stand Out with Ian O’Connell’ will feature interviews with people who have overcome great adversary to reach even greater heights.

His first guest was fellow Killarney man Jordan Lee. The Paralympian represented Ireland in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

“I was used to being in the studio from people interviewing me, but this time I turned the table,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was great to have Jordan on, two Killarney men! I really enjoyed it, it got a massive reaction and I got loads of emails and messages afterwards and into Thursday morning.”

Ian will reveal his guest for the show on the previous Monday through various social media channels.

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