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FOOD AND FUN: Bernard Casey (comedian), Paddy O'Donoghue and Denis Geaney (seated) with Brendan Fuller, Derry and Rosie Healy, Jack Fitzpatrick, Colin McCormack and Cathal Walshe at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

By Michelle Crean

Hundreds stopped by and dug deep into their pockets on Monday at a fundraising barbeque in aid of St Mary of the Angels.

The food was flowing and there was plenty of entertainment including a guest appearance by funny man and ‘Local Gossip’ star Bernard Casey, Michael O’Brien and band, Peter Fleming and John Nolan, followed by Neily O’Connor, who was joined by Dermot Moriarty and Cathal Walshe. Then it was time for Derry and Rosie Healy, Adrian Healy and Helen Kerins and there was some dancing by guests Celtic Roots, followed by Jer O’Shea and Giselle O’Meara who sang ‘Grace’. MC on the day was Radio Kerry’s Brendan Fuller from Killarney.

The event was organised by Denis Geaney, Derry Healy, Paddy O’Donoghue and Maurice O’Donoghue.

“Bernard Casey went down a bomb,” Denis Geaney, one of the organisers, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“He was our main act and we’re delighted he came.”

It’s the second year of the event, he added. Last year Team Geaney organised the inaugural BBQ event in aid of Ian O’Connell and also cycled the Ring of Kerry. Due to the success both years, they’re now hoping to make it an annual event.

And he added that he’d like to say thanks to all who participated on the day donating their time and efforts for free.

“We’d like to thank Jack Fitzgerald, all who performed, Maurice O’Donoghue and staff at Scotts Hotel and the chefs for the wonderful food and those who came and supported it. There was also a huge attendance from St Mary of the Angels staff and residents.”

[caption id="attachment_26671" align="aligncenter" width="1400"] FOOD AND FUN: Bernard Casey (comedian), Paddy O'Donoghue and Denis Geaney (seated) with Brendan Fuller, Derry and Rosie Healy, Jack Fitzpatrick, Colin McCormack and Cathal Walshe at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_26672" align="aligncenter" width="1451"] Bernard Casey (comedian), Paddy O'Donoghue, Cathal Walshe and Denis Geaney at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_26673" align="aligncenter" width="1450"] Mary O'Connor, Paul Cremin and Zara Daly at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_26674" align="aligncenter" width="1450"] Joanne McGillicuddy, Mary O'Donoghue, Patricia Ryan and Peg Fleming with Paddy and Sean McGillicuddy and Abbie Ryan at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_26675" align="aligncenter" width="1350"] Leah O'Mahony, Holly O'Shea, Susan O'Brien and Anna O'Shea, in front, with Catherine O'Shea, Kate Cronin, Georgia O'Shea, Dolores O'Donoghue and Stella O'Shea at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_26676" align="aligncenter" width="1173"] Mary Brennan and Tracy Fitzpatrick at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_26677" align="aligncenter" width="1356"] Mike Scannell, Bernard Casey and Cllr Donal Grady at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_26679" align="aligncenter" width="1290"] Collette O'Neill, Tracy Fitzpatrick, Rosie Casey and Laura Fitzpatrick at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_26680" align="aligncenter" width="1450"] Eileen, Daniel, Danny, Johnny, Maggie and Maura Healy-Rae at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_26681" align="aligncenter" width="1350"] Mike and Ian O'Connell and Maurice O'Donoghue at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_26684" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] Mary Kelliher, Margaret Ashe, Eilish Perryman, Sheila Kelliher and Noreen Devane at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

 

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Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week.

The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017.

Since the accident he has been a champion for the less fortunate under his mantra: “If you can’t stand up – standout”.

This was the inspiration behind his brand new radio show which aired for the first time on Wednesday evening.

‘Stand Out with Ian O’Connell’ will feature interviews with people who have overcome great adversary to reach even greater heights.

His first guest was fellow Killarney man Jordan Lee. The Paralympian represented Ireland in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

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“It was great to have Jordan on, two Killarney men! I really enjoyed it, it got a massive reaction and I got loads of emails and messages afterwards and into Thursday morning.”

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Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater Killarney region.

One of the most impressive performances on the night was in the Beginners Category where local star Sinead Moriarty secured a number of electrifying victories to win the overall title.

“This was a very competitive competition. In the opening games Neill Horgan was defeated by Rosin King from Glenbeigh 13-15 with Sinead Moriarty getting the better of exchanges with Bríd Horgan (Spa) 15-8. In the other game Niamh Faulds from Glenflesk lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-10 despite a very brave effort from Niamh,” said Eoin O’Donoghue, secretary of Spa Killarney Handball Club.

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