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Four Star Pizza is backing Killarney Advertiser Sport in new sponsorship deal

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NEW DEAL: Balint Kaman (left) and Adam Moynihan (Sports Editor Killarney Advertiser) pictured outside Four Star Pizza Killarney to announce a new sponsorship deal with the Killarney Advertiser which kicks off this week. Photo: Michelle Crean 

 

In a ground-breaking new deal, local business Four Star Pizza have come on board as sponsors of the Killarney Advertiser sports section. The sponsorship arrangement will see the popular pizza restaurant teaming up with our sports department to provide our readers with regular prizes via trivia questions and other fun giveaways.

Announcing the partnership, Killarney Advertiser Business Development Manager Chris Davies praised the work being done by the magazine’s sports department and also thanked Four Star owner Seánie Culloty for agreeing to the deal.

“Significant disruption to sports the past year has presented many challenges for journalists, particularly those who focus on delivering local action,” Chris said. “Despite the lack of local action, we believe the Killarney Advertiser continues to be an enjoyable weekly read for sports enthusiasts in the town. From content to design, our Sports Editor Adam Moynihan is always finding creative ways to engage with our readers and this latest partnership is a testament to the work being done by him and the rest of the sports team.

“We are delighted to partner with Four Star Pizza Killarney for the coming year. Seánie Culloty is well-known for his generosity and support for sport in the community and so we are obviously proud to have Four Star aligned with our sports section going forward.

“Our readers can also look forward to Adam’s weekly sports trivia on our social platforms where we will be giving away lots of free pizza!”

Seánie Culloty said he was excited to get the new project up and running.

“We are delighted to sponsor the Killarney Advertiser’s sports section, which is a very popular read here in town. We hope to have a bit of fun with it and plan to run plenty of pizza giveaways for Killarney Advertiser readers throughout the year.”

Killarney Advertiser Sports Editor Adam Moynihan also welcomed the move and expressed his gratitude to Four Star for their support during these uncertain times.

“The pandemic has made things a bit more challenging for everybody and the print media is no exception, so to be able to bring in a new sponsor at this time is a real bonus,” Adam said. “I know Seánie well from the GAA scene – he’s a great man for the sports and, of course, the Culloty name is synonymous with sporting excellence here in Killarney. It’s fantastic to have Four Star on board as a sponsor and I’m looking forward to working with them to create some enjoyable competitions throughout the year.”

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Pharmacy jabs begin today

By Michelle Crean  Pharmacists across Kerry – including four in Killarney – are ready to begin giving the Johnson and Johnson Janssen jabs to the over 50s as the latest stage of the vaccine rollout. Kennellys Pharmacy at The Reeks Gateway, Park Road Care Plus on Countess Road, Boots Deerpark Shopping Centre, and Sheahans Pharmacy […]

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Pharmacists across Kerry – including four in Killarney – are ready to begin giving the Johnson and Johnson Janssen jabs to the over 50s as the latest stage of the vaccine rollout.

Kennellys Pharmacy at The Reeks Gateway, Park Road Care Plus on Countess Road, Boots Deerpark Shopping Centre, and Sheahans Pharmacy on Main Street will be booking people in groups as each vile lasts just a number hours once opened.

Staff at Kennellys Pharmacy at The Reeks are ready to welcome in their first vaccine participants today (Friday). Each had pre-booked their slot, according to Dispensary Manager Christina O’Grady.

“We are starting today for the over 50s only with the Janssen Johnson and Johnson one dose jab,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

She said that they have been busy in the pharmacy all week booking people in, however for now, depending on demand and supply available, they’ll be vaccinating people two days a week.

“We’re taking a list of people. It’ll probably be only two mornings a week – it all depends on the uptake.”

Pharmacist Finbarr Kennelly said it’s a great way to give a vaccine to those who may have missed theirs.

“It’s an opportunity for the over 50s who have missed their vaccine for whatever reason. The advantage is that it’s a one shot vaccine.”

Anyone who’d like to book in for their vaccine can call Kennellys on 064 6639427.

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€500k to help re-start Killarney’s live music scene

By Sean Moriarty A number of Killarney venues were elated this week to learn that funding to the tune of €500k has been announced to help re-start the town’s live music scene. Of the €1,001,944 in funding announced this week for the county Killarney is to receive over half with funds to assist the Gleneagle […]

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By Sean Moriarty

A number of Killarney venues were elated this week to learn that funding to the tune of €500k has been announced to help re-start the town’s live music scene.

Of the €1,001,944 in funding announced this week for the county Killarney is to receive over half with funds to assist the Gleneagle Hotel Killarney/INEC Arena, Celtic Steps The Show, Scott’s Hotel, and Courtney’s Bar.

The funding, announced by Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley on Tuesday, is in place to assist commercial venues, producers and promoters in Kerry to plan live events over the summer months.

The scheme, managed by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media will support live performances, particularly where capacity for live attendance is restricted due to COVID-19.

The funding will make live performances viable or alternatively make them available online if audiences cannot attend due to restrictions.

“I welcome this funding which will provide an enormous boost to the live entertainment industry in Kerry,” Minister Foley said.

“This money will help to facilitate the delivery of exciting programmes of activities over the coming summer and autumn period. This funding will also provide a vital lift to those talented performers, artists, technicians, creative and performance support staff across the sector, who have not been able to work due to the pandemic.”

Four venues and promoters in Killarney will receive a total of €560,646 in grant aid to help re-start the live music and performing arts industries in the town after months of lockdown.

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The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney/INEC Arena will receive €380,822 for live music shows and for the pre-recording of live material from acts of the future.

“We are delighted with this week’s announcement on funding,” Mark Egan, Director of the Gleneagle INEC Arena told the Killarney Advertiser. “We can now look ahead to implementing a programme of events that will provide employment for performers, artists, technicians and support staff many of whom have not had work for months. We have a fantastic, diverse programme in the pipeline and we can’t wait to get the various artists, crews and event suppliers back on site and back to the work we all love. We thank Minister Catherine Martin and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media for making this grant available.”

Celtic Steps The Show will receive €84,627 to allow it livestream performances from its Killarney Racecourse Theatre.

For Celtic Steps producer/director David Rae the funding presents more than just an opportunity to get the show back on the road. He will create 43 paid positions from dancers and musicians to sound and lighting engineers and even a COVID-19 Compliance Officer.

He is awaiting further guidance on permission to allow a limited audience attend a Celtic Steps performance but he hopes by early July to have a series of online performances up and running.

“This is what it is all about, getting these people back to work after so long being unemployed,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “I will need all of these people, from two days before I start to two days after, it is almost like building a festival from scratch and we can’t thank the minister and department enough for this chance.”

Scott’s Hotel will receive the same figure as Celtic Steps for live performances for tourists across the summer.

Courtney’s Bar on Plunkett St will receive €10,570 for a number of gigs that will feature local musicians.

“This is fantastic news,” manager Brian Murphy said. “We have been associated with live music in Killarney for a long time so we are delighted to get the funding and allow live music to continue.”

Like Celtic Steps, he is still waiting for confirmation on the format of the funded gigs.

“It is hard to see a bar gig with an audience going ahead but one of the stipulations of the grant is that if we cannot do a live gig under current guidelines, we have to do it online.”

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