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Dr Crokes selected for new national GAA partnership

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By Michelle Crean

Dr Crokes is one of four GAA clubs nationally to be selected for a new project to help older people and the launch takes place tonight (Monday).

The GAA and ALONE, the national charity that helps older people to age at home, are rolling out the pilot programme in four rural and four urban clubs nationwide.

The Kerry event will take place in Dr Crokes Clubhouse from 7.30pm to 8.30pm followed by light refreshments. There'll be an opportunity to chat and discuss issues with three members of ALONE including Stefan the technician, who will demonstrate the many uses of Alexa particularly for those aged 60+.

“Dr Crokes are delighted and proud to support the ALONE project in the Killarney area," Matt O’Neill, Chairman of Dr Crokes, told the Killarney Advertiser.

"It is a perfect fit for a community-based organisation like the GAA. Dr Crokes’ Healthy Club initiative has looked to provide healthy and inclusive projects both for members and the broader Killarney and environs’ community, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, gambling addiction and our regular Tuesday ‘Gentle Fitness' programme for the 60 plus age group. We are excited with the GAA opportunity to broaden our scope to include the ALONE project, which is a superb initiative that assists our more senior neighbours and friends to live an independent life in their own homes."

ALONE CEO, Seán Moynihan added that they are "delighted to be partnering with Dr Crokes GAA Killarney" to expand their network of supports into Killarney and Kerry.

"We know the pivotal role that GAA clubs play in their local community not just from a sporting point of view but from a cultural, social and economic perspective as well. Ireland’s over-65 population is going to hit one million in the next 10 years and it is vital that community organisations like Dr Crokes GAA are at the centre of how we support this increasing population. Our aim is to support the older person to age at home as independently and comfortably as possible.”

ALONE has an arrangement with a company which provides a range of supporting aids for older people and these can be purchased at discounted prices though the organisation.

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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