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Beaufort walk to remember Jamie

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By Con Dennehy

Walkers will put their best foot forward this month when Tomies Wood in Beaufort will form the picturesque and breathtaking backdrop for a special walk to commemorate the memory of local man Jamie O’Sullivan.

Friends, family and community will gather at the scenic location on Saturday June 11 for the 'Remembering Jamie' walk, an occasion to reminisce, share stories and remember a young man that made an indelible impact during his short and memorable life.

A native of Gerah in Beaufort, Jamie lost his brave and dignified battle with cancer in 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time, many of his friends and wider community were unable to celebrate his life, his many talents and his ability to touch the lives of so many people in a variety of ways.

Now his family, parents Patricia and Simon and his brother Diarmuid, have organised a walk to remember Jamie with all funds raised on the day going to the Kerry Hospice Foundation Night Nurse Programme.

“Jamie was just 31 when he left us. He had an intrepid nature, was a music lover, social animal and had a deep lust and love for life. He lived in London and Dublin, but home at the foot of the MacGillycuddy Reeks was his endearing love, a place he called home and an area that inspired him. Jamie lost his hard fought and extremely brave battle with cancer in 2021,” Diarmuid said.

“His book, 'The Powerful Nan Nee', was a joyous labour of love, written during his cancer battle which he fought with dignity and passion. The book is a beautiful work, enjoyed by children and the not so young, and is a fitting legacy of a wonderful, talented and creative man that illuminated life and touched the lives of so many people in a variety of loving and caring ways.”

Registration for the Tomies Wood walk will start from 10am on Saturday morning June 11 in the main car park at Tomies Wood with the walk starting at 11am.

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Flesk Fest promises to be a great evening of fun

By Michelle Crean Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment. The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse […]

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By Michelle Crean

Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment.

The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse & Bar.

Two exciting bands ‘All Folk’d Up’ and ‘Super Ceili’ will be playing and there’ll be plenty of fun and games and a delicious barbecue, raffle with some great prizes, and of course the ever popular Hang Tough Challenge!

“Please come out and support this great event! Tell your friends and we will make it a night to remember,” Seamus Healy from Glenflesk GAA said.

” Admission is only €15, and tickets are available from Mary McCarrick 087 7750773, Padraig O’Sullivan 087 0530384 or any club officer. They are also available in the Kerryway on the night.

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Rising cycling star selected for Belgium Project

By Sean Moriarty Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders with ambitions to turn professional.

Northern Ireland-based Belgian Danny Blondell is the man behind the project.

For the last 15 years Blondell selects between four and six Irish riders and sends them to Belgium where they stay with local families and contest pro and semi-pro races.

As a race commentator Blondell is well placed to decide who is deserving of inclusion in the project.

Over the first six months of the year he makes decisions while attending early season races.

Those lucky enough to get selected go to live and race in Belgium for the second six months of the year.

Bolger, from Lewis Road, was selected after winning the junior race in the Cycling Ireland National Road Series in Mayo in March and the Orwell Stage Race in County Wicklow in June.

“He is delighted, it is a very big deal,” his father Paul told the Killarney Advertiser.

“He has had a very good year and the wins in Mayo and Wicklow secured the Belgium Project.”

Bolger will head to Belgium in late July and after to the Junior Tour of Ireland which takes place in County Clare between July 12 and 17.

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