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Creative wizardry gives Legion website a brand-new look

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A HUSBAND and wife team together with a Kerry Rose helped ensure Killarney Legion GAA Club’s brand-new website took centre stage this weekend.

Club members gathered at Randles Garage to unveil the new website on Friday. “With technology now making the world a much smaller place the role of club websites and social media has never been as prevalent,” said club PRO Adam Moynihan. “Members and supporters are now spread far and wide across the country and even the world and their only means of keeping up with club affairs is through these avenues”.

With this in mind Killarney Legion GAA Club enlisted the help of IT wizards, husband-and-wife team Eoin and Joanne O’Carroll who gave the club website a visual and virtual revamp and with the help of senior player Cathal Sheahan the website is now live.“It was our great pleasure to have current Kerry Rose Danielle O’Sullivan officially relaunch the website at Randles Bros Nissan Dealers, Killarney last Friday,” said club chairman Enda Walshe.

“Danielle of course is a proud Legion woman and it is a source of great pride for the club to see her represent the county so elegantly. She is a great ambassador for the Rose festival.”

Among the new features on the website is the ability to play the club lotto online. “This presents an ideal opportunity for Legion people all over the world to support the future progress of the club from the comfort of their own homes,” said club PRO Adam Moynihan.

Membership can be also be paid through the website with all the options available to join. This is possible due to a partnership with myclubfinances.com who cater for the facility with a secure and highly reputable system.

An online shop where you can view and purchase the latest club merchandise is now available ensuring you can pick up your green and white colours at any time.

You can access the website at www.legiongaa.com. “Huge thanks to Eoin and Joanne and also to Cathal who put timeless hours into presenting the sleek new look to the website,” said Enda.

The website launch also afforded the club the opportunity to unveil its own Garda vetting procedure for within the club. “With the recent revelations in the UK and the club’s own desire to provide a safe environment for all our children, we pride ourselves in having all of our coaches Garda vetted,” said Enda.
“This is always an ongoing process so it is our goal to ensure that every member is vetted. The GAA recently launched a new, easy to use e-vetting system and the club was delighted to appoint Christina Tangney as its dedicated children’s officer.

“Christina is a qualified social care worker and therefore provides an ideal profile for her position. She has been active in the club as a player previously and will now use her qualifications to ensure the club maintains a high standard of care for its members.

“This is something the club takes very seriously and we are delighted to have a person of Christina’s capabilities on board.”
 


 
Above: Enda Walsh, Tommy Regan, Danielle O’Sullivan, Christina Tangney, David Randles.
PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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