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Eight fights earns four golds for Wilson

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By Michelle Crean

Not many can say that they've won four golds in just one day - but a local Jiu-Jitsu instructor now can!

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Wilson Da Silva from Movement & Fitness Club & BJJ Killarney had a busy weekend in England at the London International Open 2022 Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

This big and popular tournament run by International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) in Crystal Palace each year brings the world's best Jiu-Jitsu competitors.

For Wilson it wasn't the first time competing in this tournament as he took golds in London Fall before, but this year he not only won, but managed to win four golds in one day.

During the day he fought eight times and won them all; first in the GI in his own category, followed by GI Open Class where he fought some tough ultra heavy opponents - and repeated it all again in the NO GI.

Silva is extremely dedicated, not only towards his own training, but also towards his students who are driven by his passion, determination and hard work and want to follow his footsteps. They too want to join many Jiu-Jitsu tournaments and get the same amazing outcome.

"I am extremely proud and happy to be representing Killarney and our club BJJ Killarney all over the world," Wilson told the Killarney Advertiser.

"For the first time in my BJJ career I won four gold medals in one day and it feels amazing. Next stop Rome for the Europeans!"

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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