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THE Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle will have got everyone in the mood for pedal power and before the month is out you will have the perfect opportunity to saddle up for another exciting event, the Ring of the Reeks.

Beaufort GAA Club and Killorglin Cycling Club are running the Ring of the Reeks leisure cycle again this year on Saturday, July 30. The event, which also includes the Caragh Lake Loop, is now taking place for its fourth year and has grown steadily since its founding. “Approximately 400 took part last year,” said Eanna O’Malley of the organising committee. The event caters for all levels of cyclists with the choice of two great routes.”

The main cycle, The Ring of the Reeks, is a 110km loop of Ireland's highest mountains the spectacular McGillycuddy Reeks.
The cycle features two testing climbs, Moll's Gap and Ballaghbeama Gap and traverses some of the most scenic terrain in the area.

The cycle rolls out at 9am from Beaufort GAA. Club grounds. Participants can register on the morning of the event from 8am at the Beaufort GAA Clubhouse. An online registration facility will also be available shortly.

There will be refreshment and water stops at the Blackwater Tavern in Blackwater and The Climber’s Inn in Glencar. In addition, there will be hot food, snacks and beverages after the event at the Beaufort Community Centre in Beaufort Village.

The cost of the cycle is €25 and there is a discount for Cycling Ireland members.

The Caragh Lake Loop, is a 60km cycle taking in Lough Acoose and Caragh Lake before returning to Beaufort. This cycle also starts at Beaufort GAA Club grounds at 11am. Again, participants will be able to register on the morning of the event from 9.30am at the Beaufort GAA Clubhouse.
There will be a food and water stop at the Climber’s Inn for the 60 km route and hot food and refreshments after the cycle at Beaufort Community Centre. The cost of the 60 km cycle is €20.

Full route details for both cycles are available at www.beaufortgaaclub.com. The event is approved by Cycling Ireland and is a joint fundraiser for Beaufort GAA Club and Killorglin Cycling Club.

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Life-long supporter to be honoured

By Michelle Crean There’ll be a very special launch tomorrow afternoon (Sunday) as one club dedicate a new boat to a loyal supporter. Muckross Rowing Club are inviting all members, past and present, friends and supporters to the boathouse for the boat launch at 2.30pm. “We are delighted to honour and name our new Janousek Coxed […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’ll be a very special launch tomorrow afternoon (Sunday) as one club dedicate a new boat to a loyal supporter.

Muckross Rowing Club are inviting all members, past and present, friends and supporters to the boathouse for the boat launch at 2.30pm.

“We are delighted to honour and name our new Janousek Coxed Quad, sponsored by the Cahernane House Hotel, after Kathleen Murphy, a dedicated supporter of our club,” Shona O’Sullivan from the club, who is also Kathleen’s granddaughter, said.

“Kathleen is always supportive of our club fundraisers and has been selling the Muckross Lotto tickets since day one. Every year Kathleen’s enthusiasm and love for the club is especially shown from the shore at Killarney Regatta, as she is all decked out in the yellow of Muckross.”

She added that Kathleen’s family are also very active members of the club and she enjoys listening to their stories from the boathouse and regattas.

“We hope to see you all there to honour and thank Kathleen, a life-long supporter of our club.”

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Killarney man wins most-coveted trophy in sheepdog trials

By Sean Moriarty Kilcummin farmer Tom O’Sullivan – one of the main organisers of last month’s Sheep Dog Trials in Fossa – has become the first Kerry man to win the biggest award in the sport. Tom is the chairman of the Killarney sub-committee and was a member of the 15-strong Irish team that participated […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Kilcummin farmer Tom O’Sullivan – one of the main organisers of last month’s Sheep Dog Trials in Fossa – has become the first Kerry man to win the biggest award in the sport.

Tom is the chairman of the Killarney sub-committee and was a member of the 15-strong Irish team that participated in the international sheepdog competition in Aberystwyth in Wales last weekend.

A total of 60 competitors, 15 each from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, contested the biggest event in sheepdog trials on Friday to Sunday last.

After getting through the qualifiers on Friday and Saturday, Tom and his dog Northhill Tess, fended off the challenges of the other top-15 qualifiers to win the International Supreme Champion award.

Not alone is he the first Kerry man to win the competition, which has been running since 1947, he is just the fifth Irishman to do so and the first from Munster.

“The qualifying course was similar to Killarney,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

However, Sunday’s final was much more difficult. His dog had to round up a flock of sheep at the left hand side of the course. Then Northhill Tess, under the guidance of Tom, had to round up a smaller flock and bring them to the same holding pen. When finished, five of the sheep were wearing red collars and Tom had to instruct his dog to separate them and bring them to a separate holding area.

“It is the biggest trophy in sheep dog trailing,” he added. “Everyone who trains a dog does so for this day. It is mind blowing. My family are very proud, they know the time and the work involved preparing for this.”

The standard at the Killarney event last month was evident in Wales last weekend. The Killarney winner, Peter Morgan and his dog Moss, ran Tom to a very close second.

His son Peter Og won the Young Handlers award and Team Ireland were declared the overall winners based on aggregate scores in the final 15.

Tom arrived home to Kilcummin on Monday night to a traditional homecoming bonfire.

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