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Bumper crowd witnesses some sublime rugby in Aghadoe

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ANOTHER absolutely riveting weekend of rugby last weekend, with local, provincial and international rugby making the headlines. First off, Munster took on the Newport/Gwent Dragons at Thomond Park in the PRO 12 and pretty much hockeyed the visitors, winning on a scoreline of 45 points to 17. Jack O’Donoghue was the man of the match, in a side devoid of the internationals but it was great to see Rassie give the younger players a shot. Next weekend Munster head to the Liberty Stadium to take on the Ospreys in the next round of the league.

Last Saturday, the Irish national side took on Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome in the second round of the RBS Six Nations. Still smarting from the defeat to Scotland the previous weekend, Joe Schmidt’s men were determined to keep the pressure on early leaders England by putting Conor O’Shea’s men to the sword. In the end the final score read 10-63 in favour of the visitors with CJ Stander and Craig Gilroy scoring hat tricks and the bonus point in the bag. Next weekend there is a well-deserved break in the Six Nations and Ireland prepare to face France at the Aviva on Saturday, February 25.

I always maintain that a good Munster Junior League match is as good as any Munster match or Ireland match for entertainment and last Sunday’s match between our own Killarney RFC and near neighbours Killorglin RFC was an absolute cracker. This fixture was postponed from the previous week where the elements disrupted the final round of matches in Division 3. Killorglin led the league all season, however Mitchelstown overtook them last weekend and this match was set up to be a battle as Killorglin needed to win to secure the league and earn promotion to Division 2. Killarney were looking to consolidate their third place spot and to continue the good form ahead of the Munster Juniors Bowl competition as well as the Martin O’Sullivan Cup final in a few weeks.

A six-try thriller saw the home side run out winners as the bumper crowd witnessed some sublime rugby and the Killarney scrum was a sight to behold. Next weekend the lads head to Dungarvan in the semi final of the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Bowl. Best of luck, lads!
 


 
Above: The Killarney Rugby Club seniors who beat Killorglin in the last round of the league last Sunday at Aghadoe.

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Dancing classes set to unite communities

By Michelle Crean There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities. KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities.

KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre, has teamed up with dance instructor John Moriarty to teach both Ukrainians and multiple cultures living in Kerry Irish set dancing steps from next week.

The first class will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week (September 27) at St Mary’s Parish Hall at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join.

The idea is to help Ukrainians living in Killarney and Kerry to come and have fun and get to know locals better, KASI coordinator, Marilyn Catapat-Counihan, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We have a women’s group for all ages where we do crochet, sewing and art and crafts, where they can talk which is good. I had the music on and they were dancing. I asked if they would like to do dancing classes so I organised it with John Moriarty who is well known in Killarney.”

She added that the women are very excited to learn set dancing and get to know other people from the area.

“Sometimes when you meet new people the language can be a barrier and when you’re dancing everybody is moving. He will open it to everyone so there’ll be integration, it’s fun as well. They are all very excited.”

To find out more contact John on 086 1579381.

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Multiple Sclerosis Walk celebrates 20 years

By Sean Moriarty The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers. On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers.

On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk takes place over the Old Kenmare Road.

First run in 2002, this year’s event will celebrate 20 years since its foundation but two years were lost as a result of the pandemic.

This year’s walk will be limited to 150 people – three coach loads – so event organisers can cut back on running costs.

It will only be possible to participate in this year’s event if walkers pre-register.

“Walkers must raise at least €40 to make it worthwhile,” organiser John O’Shea told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Spaces are limited, 150 people equals three coaches and we need smaller coaches to get into the start of the Old Kenmare Road as that is just a bog road. We have limited numbers for cost and operational reasons.”

Mr O’Shea thanked event sponsors O’Callaghan Coaches and The Gleneagle Hotel for their support of the event.

Registration forms can be obtained by calling John on 087 2348824.

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