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Former Kerry footballer takes over as Fitzgerald Stadium safety officer

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APPRECIATION: In appreciation of his service to Fitzgerald Stadium and Kerry GAA, Peter Twiss Kerry County Board Secretary, Tom Keane, County Board Treasurer and Johnny Brosnan, East Kerry Board Chairman made a presentation to John Lenihan and his wife Margaret.

By Sean Moriarty

 

Fitzgerald Stadium has appointed former Kerry Ladies footballer Theresa O'Mahony as its new Event Safety Manager. She takes over from John Lenihan who retired from the post last month after 10 and a half years at the helm. Prior to taking on his full-time role in 2010 John’s history as a volunteer at the stadium spans nearly 50 years.

Already a familiar face in local GAA circles, Cordal native Theresa will become even better known in Killarney as her new role includes managing all of the safety aspects of the storied stadium and the adjacent Deerpark Pitch and Putt Club.

She will also work closely with town teams like the Dr Crokes GAA Club and Killarney Legion GAA Club as their pitches come under the same Community Employment Scheme that was previously handled by John.

Theresa has previous experience in the Community Employment Scheme as she was the former manager of Castleisland Community Centre.

[caption id="attachment_36867" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] APPRECIATION: In appreciation of his service to Fitzgerald Stadium and Kerry GAA, Peter Twiss Kerry County Board Secretary, Tom Keane, County Board Treasurer and Johnny Brosnan, East Kerry Board Chairman made a presentation to John Lenihan and his wife Margaret.[/caption]

“At the recent AGM of the Fitzgerald Stadium, Chairman Der Brosnan welcomed Theresa and wished her every success in her new role,” explained Fitzgerald Stadium Press Officer Tatyana McGough.

The East Kerry District Board also welcomed Theresa to the stadium.

“Congratulations to Cordal's Theresa O'Mahony on her new appointment,” said East Kerry District Board PRO Michael O'Mahony.

“Theresa played in various Cordal Coiste na nÓg teams before progressing on to play in the Green and Gold of the Kerry Senior Ladies. Best of luck and we wish every success to Theresa from all in East Kerry.”

Meanwhile management and staff at the stadium made a special presentation to John Lenihan to mark his dedication to the stadium over the years.

His first game as a 16-year-old was a Munster Hurling Final in 1971 when Limerick played Tipperary.

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Local soprano releases new single

Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single. Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday. ‘Before […]

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Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single.

Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday.

‘Before You Leave Me’ has a Jazz influence. Mary has been writing her own songs since March this year covering several different genres.

“Tony O’Flaherty of Sonas Studios has brought my songs to life and I am delighted with the production on the songs,” Mary told the Killarney Advertiser.

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Fun Urban Orienteering event coming to Killarney town

The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30. Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in […]

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The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.
Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30.

Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in Ireland hope that this year’s event will inspire even more people than previous years and has funded multiple flagship as well as local events run by the Network of Local Sports Partnerships, including this ‘Family Street Orienteering Kerry’ event.

“This free event looks to offer everyone an opportunity the get out and be active and maybe try something new,” Gearóid O Doherty, the Coordinator of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership said. 

“Urban Orienteering is an activity that you can do on your own or with your family and friends. You get to challenge yourself a little and still go at a pace that suits you – and what a beautiful location to do it all in, Killarney town!

“With many people possibly new to the Kerry region, be that through work, college or otherwise, this is an ideal way to get involved in the community and explore the streets and lanes of Killarney in a fun and active way.”

The Kerry Orienteers Club have designed the courses for this event and are looking forward to the excitement of it all and helping those new to the sport to continue taking part in the months and years that follow.

“We know that, for a lot of people, this will be their first time trying orienteering, but they can rest assured, as we will be there to talk them through it and help them out if needed,” Brendan O’Brien from Kerry Orienteers said.

“If it is something they want to try again, we can signpost them to other events, both locally here in Kerry and indeed nationally. Orienteering is a fantastic sport that allows you to build your skills and confidence, with all events having a variety of routes to cater for all levels.”

To cater for physical distancing and government guidelines, there are several staggered start times for participants to choose from, beginning at 6pm and the last group heading off at 7.30pm. With free t-shirts for all who sign up and additional workshops onsite, from the likes of Leave No Trace Ireland, it is sure to be a fun and vibrant evening, all stemming from the start point at ANAM – Killarney’s Arts and Culture Centre.

Places are limited for this event. Free online registration is available and those looking to attend are encouraged to book their place early to avoid disappointment.

For more information, you can visit any of the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership social media accounts or go to www.sportireland.ie.

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