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Firies GAA members are going to the dogs

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Firies GAA chairperson Bridie Breen, Stella O'Shea, Jerome Crowley, Farranfore Maine Valley Athletics, Tim Clifford, Paudie Deniel and Frances Henderson with some of our Firies GAA's juvenile footballers.

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A DRAMATICALLY expanding East Kerry GAA club, Firies is set to go to the dogs in a bid to create a field of dreams. The club is planning a night out at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in Tralee on October 22 to raise funds for the development of phase one of its second pitch in Ballyvarrig, Firies.

The club has purchased over seven acres near the heart of Firies village with the intention of developing the land as a juvenile football pitch, along with dressing rooms, and car park facilities. This proposed development is a direct response by the club to the sharp rise in numbers in the juvenile age groups and to cater for the future of this expanding club.

A working group of Firies GAA members has been tasked with organising a fun-packed race night on October 22 in Kingdom Greyhound Race Track in order to kick-start phase one.

Frances Henderson, representing the working group, said: “We have approached many different organisations within our community and further afield and thankfully, the response has gone far beyond our expectations. This is indeed a community effort to kick-start the vision and it is uplifting to see the community supporting the GAA.”

Frances added: “Our Coiste na nÓg age groups have being growing from strength to strength and we also cater for our young hurlers, which is very popular with our juvenile groups."

Bridie Breen, chairperson of Firies GAA, said the club is grateful to all who have donated so generously. "People’s generosity and support of the club has always been very strong within our GAA family but since the news of this exciting proposal, our club has been has been overwhelmed with open-handedness from the Firies diaspora overseas as well as our own homestead advocates from the parishes of Firies, Farranfore and Ballyhar which encompass the club.”

If anyone is interested in supporting this exciting phase of the project, email firiesgaanightatthedogs@gmail.com and one of our club officials will make contact with you.
 


 
Above: Firies GAA chairperson Bridie Breen, Stella O'Shea, Jerome Crowley, Farranfore Maine Valley Athletics, Tim Clifford, Paudie Deniel and Frances Henderson with some of our Firies GAA's juvenile footballers.

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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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