Connect with us

News

Bingo bonanza for local basketball club

Published

on

0204745_IMG-20210705-WA0014.jpg

By Michelle Crean

Play your cards right and you could be in with a chance of winning a few quid this Sunday night at a Drive In Bingo in Killarney town centre.

Preparing for the season ahead, St Paul's Basketball Club are running their third Bingo event outdoors - this time in the Killarney Outlet Centre car park.

With €3,500 in cash prizes up for grabs it's anyone's game - and all in a great cause to help the club - which has 450 members including 22 juvenile teams - put funds together to help towards the National League starting on September 17.

Gates open at 6.30pm with an 8pm start. MC on the night will be Brendan Joy and popular TD Michael Healy-Rae will call out the jackpot sheet.

"With the National League, 40 percent of the income comes from crowds at events but indoor sports has been most affected by the restrictions," Padraig Wheldon, St Paul's committee member and one of the organisers of the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

The running costs of the teams is fairly substantial he explained, which is why they're organising the third Bingo fundraiser, after two successful events.

He added that it's unknown whether spectators will be allowed indoors over the coming months and a lot of businesses who previously sponsored events have been impacted severely by COVID.

"It's better to fundraise now, it'll build up a fund for the season ahead," he said.

Participants can purchase books, a single for €15 and a double for €20, from the car as there'll be ticket sellers present on the night. Both books include the jackpot sheet. You're also asked to stay in your car unless there's an emergency. Hand sanitiser will be available but please bring a mask.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Relief as indoor dining finally resumes

By Michelle Crean After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in. Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday. According to the new […]

Published

on

0206059_IMG9176.jpg

By Michelle Crean

After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in.

Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday.

According to the new rules as set out by Fáilte Ireland and the Government, in order for customers to access indoor service, they must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months. Those who are not yet vaccinated can only be served outside.

A maximum of six people aged 13 and over are allowed per table and it’s advised that face coverings be worn when not at the table, there is no time limit, customers can only eat or drink at a table and not at the bar or counter, and one person must give their details for contract tracing purposes. Live music and dancing is not allowed.

The Killarney Advertiser spoke to a number of businesses this week and overall the feeling was relief that they can finally get back to normal service but the issue of staffing still remains.

Brian Murphy from Courtney’s Bar said he was feeling nervous.

“I’m feeling nervous as we don’t have enough staff,” he said. “It’s a Monday so hopefully we can cope. Things will settle down and we’ll find a level we are all happy with.”

At the Porterhouse Restaurant Lee O’Callaghan said “It’s great to be back open and have people coming into the restaurant”.

“Hopefully we have a long season after being closed for so long.”

Staff at Reidy’s, Ellen Shannon, Rory Carroll and Jack Sweeney, added that they’re delighted to return to indoor dining.

“Hopefully we get back to normal soon and to brighter days ahead.”

At Jimmy Brien’s Bar in Fair Hill, customers echoed the same sentiments about being finally open.

“We are delighted to be back,” Danjoe Aherne said.

“We appreciate everything Alan Breen has done for us. We’re glad to be back home again!” Charlie Buckingham said.

Continue Reading

News

Time to get your skates on!

By Sean Moriarty People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline. A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council. Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people […]

Published

on

0206141_30_SkateboardersO.JPG

By Sean Moriarty

People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline.

A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council.

Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people of the town to have their say.

It is proposed to build the park on land adjacent to the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre with help and support from the KDYS.

“In 2017 a group of skateboard enthusiasts approached me, they had no designated safe area to enjoy their sport. Sport is vital for youths, stakeboarding increases metabolism, improves balance and enhances coordination use,” Cllr Grady told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Skateboarding is now an Olympic sport. I commend Kerry County Council, management, engineers and the planning team for getting the project to this stage, it’s now up to the people of Killarney to have their say. It’s vital positive submissions are lodged by Wednesday, August 25,”

Submissions can be lodged to the Playground Unit, Finance Dept, Kerry County Council.

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending