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Former Kerry footballer takes over as Fitzgerald Stadium safety officer

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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.

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.

“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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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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