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Crokes plant the seed for a new green project

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GREEN FINGERS: David Byrne, Knockeenduff with his sons John and David getting ready to plant their seeds.

COMMITTEE: Dr Crokes’ Health and Well-being committee members Sinéad Sugrue, Bridgefield with her two sons Dara and Gearóid, Risteárd Clancy, Micheál Fitzgerald, and Éamonn Fitzgerald.

LAUNCH: Mike Moloney, Ross Rd, Dr Crokes’ full-back at the launch with his sons Hugh and Shay.

By Michelle Crean
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Dr Crokes have launched a new initiative for the members of the Saturday Morning Academy - and it's set to grow beyond their wildest expectations.

 

As part of the Dr Crokes Health and Well-being committee, the 'Grow it Forward' project was launched by club chairman Matt O’Neill.

The project has twin objectives; The young girls and boys will learn how to grow their own vegetables from seed on their own windowsill, or in a sunny back garden spot, then follow through to planting and to full growth, ready for eating, and they'll also learn to recycle and re-use plastic containers etc., that families get in their weekly grocery shopping.

Free starter kits including seeds for lettuce, carrots, beetroot, peas, tomatoes and greens were distributed at the launch.

[caption id="attachment_37413" align="alignleft" width="346"] GREEN FINGERS: David Byrne, Knockeenduff with his sons John and David getting ready to plant their seeds.[/caption]

Everything supplied is free and no previous gardening experience is necessary as full instructions and help from club members and keen gardeners, who will mentor the youngsters, will be available.

Those involved in the project include Niall Keogh, Micheál Fitzgerald, Gene O'Doherty, Sinéad O’Mara, Risteárd Clancy, and Eamonn Fitzgerald.

“I am delighted to see Dr Crokes' Healthy Club group engaging with our younger members in this way," Club Chairman Matt O’Neill said.

"It is fantastic for young people to learn and see for themselves the cycle of growth from seed to plant and on to something we can eat. There is nothing like eating something you've grown from seed yourself. We may have to open a Farmer's Market next year.”

Parent David Byrne added that they moved into a new house in Knockeenduff recently and that this project couldn’t have come at a better time for his two boys, John (6) and David (4).

"They were so enthusiastic when they got the starter kits that they were up early on the morning after the launch and tackled an old broken down section of the back garden, cleaned it up and made a raised bed. They found the 'Grow it Forward' video very helpful and easy to follow. This is a great community project by Dr Crokes for young players and it is great that they can call on experienced gardeners in the club, who will advise and encourage them on their new journey and it will be a journey from seed to table. Well done Dr Crokes.”

If anyone wasn’t able to attend the launch and wishes to join up they can contact Eamonn Fitzgerald at the Academy on Saturday morning.

[caption id="attachment_37415" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] COMMITTEE: Dr Crokes’ Health and Well-being committee members Sinéad Sugrue, Bridgefield with her two sons Dara and Gearóid, Risteárd Clancy, Micheál Fitzgerald, and Éamonn Fitzgerald.[/caption]

 

 

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Rodeo lasso demo to kickstart 4th of July Festival on Friday

Killarney’s 4th of July celebrations will get underway today (Friday) when the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus put on an unusual show at St Mary’s Church of the Sloes. The choir […]

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Killarney’s 4th of July celebrations will get underway today (Friday) when the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus put on an unusual show at St Mary’s Church of the Sloes.

The choir is due to perform a concert in the town centre church on Friday evening..

However part of their act is a demonstration in the art of lasso ropes – a tradition that stems from the early farming days of the Wild West – and there isn’t enough room in the church for that element of their act.

Instead they will give a lasso demonstration on the grounds of St Mary’s from 5pm Friday.

“They are showcasing on the green space outside our church at 5pm,” the Venerable Simon J Lumby the Rector of Killarney said.

“They will perform rodeo lasso stunts as part of their act. We couldn’t accommodate that during the concert so we’ve got them to do it earlier outside.”

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GAA stars set to gather for A Night With Legends

By Sean Moriarty Over 1,500 people are expected to attend Fossa GAA Club’s ‘A Night With Legends’ on Tuesday night. GAA royalty will grace the INEC stage as part of […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Over 1,500 people are expected to attend Fossa GAA Club’s ‘A Night With Legends’ on Tuesday night.

GAA royalty will grace the INEC stage as part of an ambitious fundraiser by the club.

The event will be styled on RTÉ’s popular pre All-Ireland Final show ‘Up for the Match’ where footballing legends will tell some of their life stories in between music and songs.

It will be hosted by author and raconteur Billy Keane and horseracing photographer Pat Healy. The event is one of the key fundraisers for the expanding Fossa GAA Club.

Coming just days before Kerry’s All-Ireland semi-final with Dublin, ‘A Night With Legends’ will also serve as a light-hearted preview to the important game.

Kerry greats like Pat Spillane, Mike Frank Russell, Paul Galvin and Eamon Fitzmaurice will be joined on stage by Dublin hero Bernard Brogan Sr. Killarney greats Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper and Ambrose O’Donovan will also be there.

“This is not going to be a boring night, it is going to be filled with fun and banter, music and craic,” Fossa GAA chairman, Dermot Clifford, told the Killarney Advertiser.

Several raffle and auction prizes are up for grabs on the night too, the most unusual being a chance to bid on a racing greyhound, donated by the Murphy Family from Brosna.

The fundraiser has already raised €10,000 thanks to a recent auction organised by Paul Nagle. The local rally star sold one of his world championship helmets for €25,000 with the balance going to Recovery Haven in Tralee.

Limited tickets are still available at a cost of €25 per person or groups can buy a table of 12 for €250.

Ticket enquires: nightoflegends2022@gmail.com.

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