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Dr Crokes team in the picture for 25th anniversary reunion

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The Dr Crokes team that won the Kerry County Championship and Munster Club Championship in 1991 before going on to win the All Ireland Club Championship in March 1992 pictured at a reunion function in Randles Hotel, Killarney on Saturday night. Front from left are Pat O'Shea, Denis Coleman (2016 Chairman representing John Foley), Eddie Tatler O'Sullivan (trainer), Seanie O'Shea (Captain), Mike Neeson (1992 Chairman), Connie O'Doherty, Patrick O'Sullivan (Kerry GAA Chairman representing Mark Cooper), and Teddy Counihan (1991 Chairman). Second row from left are Tadhg Fleming (selector), Colm O'Shea, Sean Clarke, Danny Cooper, Peter O'Brien, Ger O'Shea, Brendan Keogh, Liam Hartnett and Donie O'Leary (selector). Back from left are John Galvin, John Clifford, Martin Byrnes , Noel O'Leary, Mike Buckley, Vincent Casey, Roland Neher, Connie Murphy. Missing from 2016 photo are Patsy Courtney (RIP), Padraig O'Shea, Mark Cooper and John Foley. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

ON THE eve of Dr Crokes’ senior county championship win at the weekend, the club’s team that won the Kerry County Championship and Munster Club Championship in 1991 enjoyed a reunion function.

Most of the team, together with representatives of those not present, enjoyed a get-together in the Randles Hotel, Killarney, on Saturday night.

The team not only won the county and Munster club championships but went on to win the All-Ireland Club Championship in March 1992.

Photographer Eamonn Keogh recreated the team photograph taken by his fellow Killarney snapper Sean Kelly a quarter of a century ago. “There are a lot of similarities with everybody who was present for both photos standing or sitting in the exact same position in both pictures. The middle row is exactly the same in both,” said Eamonn. Missing from the photograph last Saturday night were Patsy Courtney (RIP), Padraig O’Shea, Mark Cooper and John Foley. The additions in 2016 photo are Denis Coleman (2016 chairman), Patrick O’Sullivan (Kerry GAA chairman), Teddy Counihan (1991 chairman) and Martin Byrnes (who is actually missing the official team photo 25 years ago).
 


 
Above: The Dr Crokes team that won the Kerry County Championship and Munster Club Championship in 1991 before going on to win the All Ireland Club Championship in March 1992 pictured at a reunion function in Randles Hotel, Killarney on Saturday night. Front from left are Pat O’Shea, Denis Coleman (2016 Chairman representing John Foley), Eddie Tatler O’Sullivan (trainer), Seanie O’Shea (Captain), Mike Neeson (1992 Chairman), Connie O’Doherty, Patrick O’Sullivan (Kerry GAA Chairman representing Mark Cooper), and Teddy Counihan (1991 Chairman). Second row from left are Tadhg Fleming (selector), Colm O’Shea, Sean Clarke, Danny Cooper, Peter O’Brien, Ger O’Shea, Brendan Keogh, Liam Hartnett and Donie O’Leary (selector). Back from left are John Galvin, John Clifford, Martin Byrnes , Noel O’Leary, Mike Buckley, Vincent Casey, Roland Neher, Connie Murphy. Missing from 2016 photo are Patsy Courtney (RIP), Padraig O’Shea, Mark Cooper and John Foley. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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