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Currow named KABB Club of the Year

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SUCCESS: St Bridget’s Basketball Club are to be awarded the prestigious KABB Club of the Year 2020. Pictured are: St Bridget's U16 girls Kerry finalists 2020 including coach Aaron Fleming, Megan Dennehy, Danielle Moriarty, Hilary O'Connor and Emma Buckley. From front: Fiona Brosnan, Cara Fleming, Mia Keye and Aoife Fleming.

 

A small basketball club with a big heart, located in the picturesque village of Currow, are celebrating a phenomenal year.

This week the Kerry Area Basketball Board (KABB) announced that St Bridget’s Basketball Club are to be awarded the prestigious KABB Club of the Year 2020.

“The club were unanimously selected by the board having enjoyed a successful Juvenile and Senior season," David Ahern, Executive Secretary of the Kerry Area Basketball Board, said.

"We wish to congratulate the officers and the club on the award."

The club currently caters for more than 130 players ranging in age from U10 to senior grade with ambitious plans to establish a basketball academy for players as young as six years of age.

“This is a major honour for our club but in particular for our hardworking coaches, parents and wonderful team of volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure our young players have a sporting and social outlet that teaches them so many valuable traits ensuring they become caring and socially conscious adults. Our young players are a credit to our community and achieving the KABB Club of the Year is testimony to this,” Con Dennehy, Chairman of St Bridget’s Basketball Club, said.

St Bridget’s was established in 1989 as an additional sporting club in the parish. Over the years the club won numerous Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Community Games titles in addition to KABB titles. A number of players including Liam Brosnan, Maura Brosnan, Denis Walsh, Maeve Galway and David Cronin have been selected on Irish underage teams.

The 2019/2020 season has been a very successful period for the club with success in a number of competitions prior to the COVID-19 sporting restrictions.

There was further good news for St Bridget's with the announcement that Denise Walsh Lyons won the Division 2 Player of the Year award and local primary school teacher and coach Seamus Brosnan, who plays for St Mary's, won the Division 1 Player of the Year.

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What kind of insurance does a building contractor need? Commercial vehicles and machinery First and foremost, if a building contractor has commercial vehicles then road risk cover is a requirement by law. As with all other motor insurance products, the cover options would be comprehensive, third party fire and theft, or third party only. Commercial […]

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Yellow rainfall warning issued for Kerry

A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning. Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving […]

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A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

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