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On their bikes to support Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle

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Pictured at the announcement that SuperValu is to partner with the 2016 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle were from left, Dermot Walsh SuperValu Caherciveen, John Daly SuperValu, Killarney, Peter Keane, SuperValu Kilorglin, Billy Daly SuperValu Killarney, Cathal Walshe, Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Committee and Gerry Devine Regional Manager SuperValu. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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THE team at Daly’s SuperValu in Killarney saddled up along with other SuperValu stores across Kerry and Ireland to support the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. The Ring of Kerry is the largest one-day charity fundraising event in Munster and celebrated its 30th year last year.

Taking place on Saturday, July 2, the event welcomes thousands of leisure cyclists from across Ireland as they embark on a 180km journey along the spectacular Ring of Kerry to raise much needed funds for worthy Kerry-based causes.

Daly’s SuperValu owner Bill Daly said: “We are delighted to partner with the Ring of Kerry Cycle for 2016. Being an independent retailer, living and working in Killarney, we see at first hand the great community causes that are supported each year by the money raised and the benefit it brings to the local economy. We wish all participants and volunteers an enjoyable and safe event in 2016.”

Cathal Walshe, PRO of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, added: “We’ve been working hard preparing for the 2016 edition of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle and this year’s event is shaping up to be the best yet. Not alone does this event benefit worthwhile charities at a local level, but bringing over 11,000 cyclists and their supporters to the area provides a huge local economic boost.”

SuperValu is on a mission to get the whole country cooking more and to build a healthier nation with its Good Food Karma Project.
The aim of the campaign is to get people cooking one more meal from scratch every week along with making key lifestyle choices around what they eat.

SuperValu is working with an army of foodies including celebrity chefs Kevin Dundon, Seafood chef Martin Shanahan and Sharon Hearne Smith, athletes David Gillick, Bernard Brogan and Anna Geary, The Happy Pear, Daniel Davey and Inspiring Foodies Conor Bereen, Marc Bereen, Duncan Maguire, Federico Riezzo and Ciaran McGonagle.

If you are in training for the Ring of Kerry or want some inspirational recipes with mealtime tips call into your Daly’s SuperValu or visit supervalu.ie. Join the Happy Pear brothers Stephen and David for a cooking demonstration on Saturday, July 2, at the New Street Car Park, Killarney, plus meet some of the SuperValu Food Academy suppliers.
 


 
Above: Pictured at the announcement that SuperValu is to partner with the 2016 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle were from left, Dermot Walsh SuperValu Caherciveen, John Daly SuperValu, Killarney, Peter Keane, SuperValu Kilorglin, Billy Daly SuperValu Killarney, Cathal Walshe, Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Committee and Gerry Devine Regional Manager SuperValu. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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Fossa’s marathon man competes in Vienna

By Sean Moriarty They are a familiar sight on training sessions out the Fossa way, but last weekend two Killarney marathon runners made themselves known in Vienna, Austria. Tony Harty (Fossa) and Seamus Murphy (Milltown and Glencar) train together and travel together to international marathons all over the world. On Sunday they contested the Vienna Marathon […]

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By Sean Moriarty

They are a familiar sight on training sessions out the Fossa way, but last weekend two Killarney marathon runners made themselves known in Vienna, Austria.

Tony Harty (Fossa) and Seamus Murphy (Milltown and Glencar) train together and travel together to international marathons all over the world.

On Sunday they contested the Vienna Marathon with Tony recording a personal-best time of 2hrs and 45mins. He finished second in the Over 45 category and 27th overall, while Tony completed the course in 3hrs and 3mins.

“You won’t see one of us without the other,” said Tony.

Niall Thompson of Killorglin was also competing in the event.

Tony is a member of the well-known Harty family of Waterford. His two brothers Phillip and William and sister Rebecca all raced for Ireland.

Tony took up running later than his siblings and contested his first marathon in 2015 when was 39-years-old.

Now 45 he cannot stop running and takes in at least two overseas marathons every year as well as Irish and local events.

“It is all part of the experience,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. Both he and Seamus have previously contested marathons in Barcelona, Valencia and Rotterdam and he intends to return to Spain in early December for another crack at the Valencia event.

He prepared for Sunday’s race by winning overall at the Churchtown 5-mile race in Cork last month and the Antrim Half-Marathon a few weeks ago.

“Vienna was very hot, up to 26 degrees, and lots of people were suffering,” he added. “Vienna was supposed to run in April but it got deferred. We prefer running in cooler conditions. Valencia will be around 10 degrees in December which is ideal.”

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Jordan’s new role with St Paul’s

By Sean Moriarty Killarney’s Paralympic hero Jordan Lee is to take on a new role with Scott’s Lakers St Paul’s Killarney Basketball Club. Jordan began his sporting career with the local basketball club where he created history by becoming the first amputee athlete to represent their country at international level. The High Jumper then switched […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney’s Paralympic hero Jordan Lee is to take on a new role with Scott’s Lakers St Paul’s Killarney Basketball Club.

Jordan began his sporting career with the local basketball club where he created history by becoming the first amputee athlete to represent their country at international level.

The High Jumper then switched to track and field and qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics where he made history by becoming the first Kerry athlete to act as a flag bearer for an opening ceremony and lead an Irish team into an Olympic Stadium.

Now back home and preparing for the next Olympics in Paris, he has returned to his first love and will join the backroom staff at the local Division One basketball club ahead of their National League campaign which begins next month.

His father Jarlath Lee is head coach with St Paul’s.

“Jordan is joining us as our strength and conditioning coach,” Jarlath told the Killarney Advertiser.

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Meanwhile, Scott’s Lakers St Paul’s Killarney Basketball Club National League team will have a distinctive feel to it this year after securing the services of three overseas players it for the season ahead.

The club’s biggest signing is Canadian professional Ben Miller. It was originally hoped that the former two-time Manitoba Player of the Year would play for the local side last season but the pandemic got in the way and the National League was never played. However, he did play two training games this time last year before returning to Canada until travel restrictions lifted.

“He is a good guy, very approachable and very good with the young members,” Jarlath said.

The club has also signed Bulgarian International Emilian Grudov.

The 20-year-old has already represented his home country at U16, 18 and 20 level.

“He is young, athletic and very good offensively,” added Lee.

The returning Lithuanian Dianius Varanaukus completes the club international line up for the 2020/21 season.

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