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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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Local soprano releases new single

Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single. Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday. ‘Before […]

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Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single.

Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday.

‘Before You Leave Me’ has a Jazz influence. Mary has been writing her own songs since March this year covering several different genres.

“Tony O’Flaherty of Sonas Studios has brought my songs to life and I am delighted with the production on the songs,” Mary told the Killarney Advertiser.

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Fun Urban Orienteering event coming to Killarney town

The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30. Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in […]

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The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.
Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30.

Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in Ireland hope that this year’s event will inspire even more people than previous years and has funded multiple flagship as well as local events run by the Network of Local Sports Partnerships, including this ‘Family Street Orienteering Kerry’ event.

“This free event looks to offer everyone an opportunity the get out and be active and maybe try something new,” Gearóid O Doherty, the Coordinator of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership said. 

“Urban Orienteering is an activity that you can do on your own or with your family and friends. You get to challenge yourself a little and still go at a pace that suits you – and what a beautiful location to do it all in, Killarney town!

“With many people possibly new to the Kerry region, be that through work, college or otherwise, this is an ideal way to get involved in the community and explore the streets and lanes of Killarney in a fun and active way.”

The Kerry Orienteers Club have designed the courses for this event and are looking forward to the excitement of it all and helping those new to the sport to continue taking part in the months and years that follow.

“We know that, for a lot of people, this will be their first time trying orienteering, but they can rest assured, as we will be there to talk them through it and help them out if needed,” Brendan O’Brien from Kerry Orienteers said.

“If it is something they want to try again, we can signpost them to other events, both locally here in Kerry and indeed nationally. Orienteering is a fantastic sport that allows you to build your skills and confidence, with all events having a variety of routes to cater for all levels.”

To cater for physical distancing and government guidelines, there are several staggered start times for participants to choose from, beginning at 6pm and the last group heading off at 7.30pm. With free t-shirts for all who sign up and additional workshops onsite, from the likes of Leave No Trace Ireland, it is sure to be a fun and vibrant evening, all stemming from the start point at ANAM – Killarney’s Arts and Culture Centre.

Places are limited for this event. Free online registration is available and those looking to attend are encouraged to book their place early to avoid disappointment.

For more information, you can visit any of the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership social media accounts or go to www.sportireland.ie.

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