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SUPPORT: Killarney Cycling Club is encouraging locals to support business that help local clubs. Pictured l-r were: Paul Sherry (Chamber President), Marcus Treacy, Mark Murphy ( Killarney Cycling Club Chairman). Photo: Michelle Crean

By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Cycling Club is encouraging locals to support business that help local clubs after signing a three-year sponsorship deal with 12 local firms. Earlier this week the club announced a coalition of 12 sponsors that have come on board to support Kerry cycling over the next three years.

This latest sponsorship deal is part of the constantly evolving process by the club. Killarney Cycling Club was initially set up in the 1980s and focused on competitive road-cycling. It then played a key role in the development of the various mountain-biking disciplines in Ireland. The expanding section leisure – the single biggest section of the club – has further diversified the club’s membership and increased awareness of the club within the region.

“Now in the middle of the pandemic crisis, the agreement of 12 businesses to continue sponsoring the club for three years from 2021 to 2023 is an endorsement of our standing and we, in turn, must reciprocate by re-doubling our efforts to continue developing the club on the one hand, and by supporting local businesses on the other,” said Club Chairman Mark Murphy.

“We know that multinational corporations which deal in online trading would not have sponsored us. We also know that, directly or indirectly, we are all part of the bigger club which is the wider Killarney region and it must be our priority to make this sustainable in every respect, from sporting to business and jobs.”

The club’s sponsors for 2021-23 include Killarney Waste Disposal which is the main sponsor, plus 12 additional supporters: Ahern’s Garage Castleisland; Aqua Design, Killorglin; Autopoint Motor Group, Tralee; the Big Little Bike Shop, Killarney; Kayne’s Bar and Bistro; Killarney Coffee Roasters; Killarney Credit Union; Leane’s Kitchen’s and Bedrooms; REC-Renewable Energy Centre; the Ross Hotel, and the Killarney Park Hotel.

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Spa GAA lights up – continues each Wednesday night

By Sean Moriarty Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative. The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative.

The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held a candle-light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, the Offaly school-teacher who was murdered while out for a walk two weeks ago.

“Participants can follow the walking track that offers a safe off-road path and this activity is open to everyone in the community. If anyone would be available to help with registration or stewarding any night, all help is greatly appreciated,” said club PRO Deirdre O’Sullivan-Darcy.

Any volunteers that can help any evening or any questions please contact Margaret Doyle on 0879181970.

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Specialists to examine Killarney trees ahead of future storms

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district. The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district.

The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. 
One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen tree blocked access to the Moll’s Gap road near Muckross.
Both Cllrs John O’Donoghue and Donal Grady raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.
“In order to mitigate against such events, the Killarney MD Office are in the process of preparing tender documents to procure assessment of specific trees that are in the charge of Kerry County Council.” A council official told the meeting.
“This will allow the MD to make determinations on individual trees in its charge. Individual property owners are responsible for the welfare and maintenance of trees within and along the boundary of their property lines.”

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