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THIS afternoon saw Killarney Rotarians unveil details of one of the most exciting events on Munster’s social calendar. The Killarney Rotary Club Evening of Wine & Art takes place in The Malton Hotel on Thursday, November 30, at 7.30pm.

Killarney Rotary Club president Eduard Schmidt-Zorner said: “It is always a joyful evening where you meet new and old friends, and whilst enjoying the evening know you are supporting the local charities and community projects benefiting from the evening.”

Killarney Rotary Club appreciates the support given by the sponsors, Daly’s Supervalu and Killarney Breweries. “Thank you to the patrons who attend. We also look forward to welcoming back the artists and craft people every year and it is always nice to meet new artists,” added Eduard.

“If you haven’t registered yet please do so as soon as possible. Space is limited so it is important that you contact killarneyrotaryclub@gmail.com to arrange your registration or send a message through the Killarney Rotary Club Facebook page.”

The usual wine and cheese tasting opportunities will appeal to all.

Meanwhile the charities and organisations involved will have stands and advertise their projects and sell products, while the raffle is always hotly anticipated. “Killarney Rotary will also provide an information stand for those who want to learn more about Rotary or may be interested in becoming a member,” added Eduard.

“Rotary is an organisation which combines the commitment of their members following the Rotary motto: ‘Service above self’, fun and joy for all visitors.”

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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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