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Claire and Mark celebrate big day in style

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Claire Brosnan and Mark Francis with Karen Brosnan, Samantha Francis, Christy Francis and Anthony Francis. PICTURE: SALLY MACMONAGLE

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WEDDING bells rang out in Killarney for Claire Brosnan and Mark Francis on Saturday. Claire, from Port Road, Killarney, and Killorglin native Mark exchanged vows in the Prince of Peace Church in Fossa, in a ceremony led by Fr Tom Looney and Fr Niall Howard.

The bride’s sister Karen Brosnan and groom’s sister Samantha Francis joined forces in the role of bridesmaids while Mark’s brothers Christy and Anthony Francis were best man and groomsman respectively.

The couple’s son Adam Francis enjoyed the limelight as pageboy, as did Mark’s niece Sarah Boyne, who took on flower-girl duties.

Helping lead the celebrations were the bride’s parents Marguerite and Gerard Brosnan and the groom’s mother and father Mary and Christopher Francis.

Friends and family travelled from across Ireland the globe, including from Australia, Sweden and England, for the celebration, with the reception taking place in The Gleneagle Hotel. “The management and staff were amazing, they pulled out all the stops!” said Claire.

Killarney photographer Sally MacMonagle captured the big day on camera and the bride looked stunning in a Maggie Sottero dress.

Claire and Mark first met 12 years ago through mutual friends in Killorglin.

Planning the wedding proved no problem as the couple had plenty of help. “I had amazing wedding planners in my mom, dad and sister!” said Clare. “They did so much for me!”

On Sunday, the celebrations continued at the Old Killarney Inn, with Killarney singer Kieran Healy entertaining all present.

The newlyweds, who reside in Perth, enjoyed a weekend away in Adare and will return to Australia next week. See the feature, with pictures by Sally MacMonagle, in Wedding of the Week in today's edition, page 26, and online on https://issuu.com/killarneyadvertiser/docs/ka_week31
 


 
Pictured above: Claire Brosnan and Mark Francis with Karen Brosnan, Samantha Francis, Christy Francis and Anthony Francis.
PICTURE: SALLY MACMONAGLE

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Killarney stage to feature in new look Rás Mumhan

Cycling By Sean Moriarty Killarney will play a crucial role in the revival of four-day Kerry Group Rás Mumhan cycle race. The event, one of the biggest road races in Ireland. It has not run since 2019 after Killorglin Cycling Club withdrew from organising it.The organisation of Rás Mumhan was transferred to a committee in […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney will play a crucial role in the revival of four-day Kerry Group Rás Mumhan cycle race.

The event, one of the biggest road races in Ireland. It has not run since 2019 after Killorglin Cycling Club withdrew from organising it.
The organisation of Rás Mumhan was transferred to a committee in County Tipperary but they never got the event off the ground as a result of the pandemic.

A new joint effort between four cycling clubs in Kerry has taken over the running of the event under new race director Daithi Creedon and his committee.

It will be the first major Stage Race on the Irish Cycling Calendar and will take place over the four days of Easter weekend from April 15 to April 18.

Killarney Cycling club will run the second leg of the event – a stage from the town to Sneem via Bealach Oisin Pass on Easter Saturday.

The opening leg will be hosted by Tralee Manor West BC and will start and finish in the county town and run via Annascaul and Castlemaine.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club is in charge of day three which takes in Knocknagree, Rathmore and Kishkeam.

The final day is in the hands of Currow Cycling Club and they will run the Knocknagoshel to Headley’s Bridge looped stage.

“This year’s route will allow the riders to race every day, with undulating roads and deliberately staying away from big category 1 climbs, this will open up the race for aggressive racing. Stage four will be a spectator friendly stage and will be a great finale to Rás Mumhan,” said Creedon.

“We wish to acknowledge and thank Killorglin Cycling Club for the fantastic work they have carried out in promoting and running this event in the past.”

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Northern lights delight for Aoife and Sinead

By Con Dennehy The continued growth, development and participation of women’s handball in Kerry was rewarded at the weekend when Tyrone hosted ‘She’s Ace’, the prestigious All Ladies Handball championships. Attracting all the leading players in Ireland, it was the Spa/Killarney trio of Aoife Walsh, Sinead Moriarty and Niamh Faulds who shot out the Northern […]

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By Con Dennehy

The continued growth, development and participation of women’s handball in Kerry was rewarded at the weekend when Tyrone hosted ‘She’s Ace’, the prestigious All Ladies Handball championships.

Attracting all the leading players in Ireland, it was the Spa/Killarney trio of Aoife Walsh, Sinead Moriarty and Niamh Faulds who shot out the Northern lights with a phenomenal display of handball.

In the Ladies ‘Challenger 1 Wall’ competition Aoife Walsh faced a top-class field.

Following quarter and semi-final wins, she went into the final with the favourites tag.

Walsh again produced a sizzling display of handball to outclass her opponent, Emma O’Neill (Tyrone), to clinch the title on a 15-4 scoreline.

There was further joy for the Spa based club when one of their promising new players, Sinead Moriarty, teamed up with Clare Conway (Tyrone) and Carla Corcoran (Tyrone) in the Mixed Grade team competition.

Twelve teams contested this competition with Moriarty key to their success. In the opening rounds the team scored 25-16 and 25-20 to reach the final where they had an impressive 25-22 victory in a classic game that showcased the finer skills of handball.

The other Killarney competitor, Niamh Faulds added to her growing reputation with some impressive games in the “1 Wall’, ‘4 Wall’ and team competitions, winning one game and narrowly loosing out in the other games despite close 25-18, 21-19, 21-17 score-lines.

“This has been a historic and important weekend for women’s handball in Kerry. Winning titles is a massive boost for the sport and something we can build on in the coming weeks and months,” said Jack O’Shea, P.R.O. of the Kerry Handball Board.

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