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Colm Cooper’s invitation is perfectly pitched

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FOOTBALL stars of the future will get their moment to shine at the sixth Colm Cooper Invitational Tournament. It will be hosted on Saturday, September 23, by the Dr Crokes GAA Club at Lewis Road.

The games commence at 11.40am and the tournament is scheduled to be completed by 6.30pm. “I really enjoy these games as the players are very honest and the skill levels seem to improve every year,” said Colm Cooper.

Teams competing this year are, Dr Crokes, Skerries Harps, Dublin (holders), Wolfe Tones, Clare, and Bantry Blues, Cork, Cork, St Colmcille's Meath, St James, Galway, Kilmurry/Ibrickane, Clare, and St Finbarr’s, Cork.
Winners in previous years include Corofin Galway, Bishopstown Cork and Sherries Harps Dublin. Teams have previously travelled from Meath, Down, Mayo, Scotland, Dublin, Galway, Clare and Cork to take part. “This tournament provides us with the opportunity to honour Colm Cooper, one of our, and Kerry’s, greatest ever footballers,” said chairman of the organising committee John O’Shea.

“Add to this the opportunity for the clubs U-13 players to compete with their counterparts from all over the country. Teams will play in groups to qualify for the cup and plate semi-finals and finals.”

The tournament trophies and medals are kindly sponsored by the Coffey family in memory of the late Denis Coffey, RIP, a former player and officer with Dr Crokes. “Apart from being a memorable occasion for the young players, it is a wonderful day for the club to honour Colm and his family,” said John.

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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