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Double delight for St Paul’s basketball under 12 girls’ team

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Double delight for St Paul's basketball under 12 girls' team

By Eamon Keogh

THE St. Pauls Killarney U-12 girls basketball team have created a significant bit of history after being crowned champions in both the Cork and Kerry 'A' leagues this season. The Killarney girls clinched the Kerry title in recent months and there was further good news this week when the Cork Ladies Basketball County Board decided to award league titles to the teams who were on top of their respective league tables.
This is the first time in history a St. Pauls juvenile team has won the Cork league which makes it even more special for this young team, who have to ability to progress even further in the years ahead.
The St. Paul's girls started off their campaign in the Kerry county league division one with wins over tough opposition such as Tralee Imperials, St. Mary's Castleisland and Glenbeigh Flacons. They were crowned Kerry champions after some soild performances in the league and also secured the Kerry Cup title against a strong Tralee Imperials team.
It was an extremely busy season for the young Killarney girls and the decision to participate in the Cork league also reaped rewards. The team enjoyed some really exciting games against some top teams from the Rebel county and a lot of the away games were played in the iconic Parochial Hall, Cork. St. Paul's registered significant victories over Carrigaline, Cobh, Glanmire, Waterford Wildcats and Limerick Celtics . They also played out a thrilling encounter against Mallow in Kilcummin Hall with the Killarney side eventually claiming the win after two periods of overtime. The St. Paul's girls had also been looking forward to a tournament in London during Easter but unfortunately this was cancelled due the Covid-19 crisis.
Coached by Padraig Weldon, it certainly turned out to be a memorable season with the unique double success for this young St. Paul's team . “The Last Dance” featuring NBA legend Michael Jordan is the global basketball story of the year but for this talented St. Pauls U-12 girls team, it is a season that may well be remembered as “The First Dance” in years to come if they continue to progress and deliver on their true potential.

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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