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Fun basketball camp planned in Kilcummin

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The Head Coach for Scott's Lakers, Jarlath Lee, is planning a fun summer camp for younger and older kids later this month.

The four day 'Fun Hoops' summer camp will take place at Kilcummin National School from August 18 to 21. There, young athletes will learn skills development, offensive skill sets, small sided games, 1 versus 1, conditioning and mental toughness.
It's aimed at children aged from seven to 12-years-old with the camp running from 9.30am to 1pm, while in the afternoon older kids from 12 to 16 will be kept active from 1.30pm to 5pm in an elite camp.

Jarlath, father of para athlete Jordan Lee, this week said that he's delighted to be able to impart his experience on the younger generation.

"I have been blessed to play and coach in a sport that I love. I've played with a lot of good teams during my 20 years playing and in my younger days I won MVP of Nike Camp awards in Manchester and St Joseph in Philadelphia."

He said that in more recent times his passion is for coaching.

"I started my Fun Hoops Academy last year and have been coaching in a lot of primary schools while also coaching for St Colmans in Milltown, St Paul's in Killarney and most recently I am the Head Coach for Scott's Lakers for the upcoming season.

"At my academy your child will learn to play the right way, learn the fundamentals, train their bodies to the highest standards physically and mentally, while also having fun doing so. I'm looking forward to coaching your child and hope to see you all supporting Scotts Lakers in the upcoming season."

The cost of the camp per child is €80 and €140 for two children from the same family.

To register text 087 7556962 or email fun_hoops@outlook.com.

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Motorists urged to be vigilant during deer breeding season

Deer are most active from late September until early November as the breeding season gets underway – but this causes huge problems for drivers especially from dawn and dusk. “While the rut is an amazing experience to witness it is also a time when there is an increased incident of road traffic accidents involving deer […]

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Deer are most active from late September until early November as the breeding season gets underway – but this causes huge problems for drivers especially from dawn and dusk.

“While the rut is an amazing experience to witness it is also a time when there is an increased incident of road traffic accidents involving deer as male deer go in search of females and younger males are ousted by dominant males forcing deer to cross roads and motorways,” Damien Hannigan from the Irish Deer Commission said.

Drivers are being advised to reduce speed, stay alert and dip their headlights as the full beam may cause the deer to freeze.

“If a deer has crossed in front of your vehicle, be aware that others may follow. Do not approach an injured deer. If you are involved in a deer road traffic accident or come across a deer that has been involved in a road traffic accident, immediately contact the local Gardaí.”

The Irish Deer Commission operate a humane deer dispatch scheme with 75 trained volunteers assisting agencies and charities who deal with an increasing number of deer vehicle collisions nationally.

On Sunday October 10 the Irish Deer Commission will hold a Red Deer Rut Watch event in Killarney National
Park. It has taken place in Killarney continuously for over 5,000 years and Killarney National Park is acknowledged as one of the best locations in Europe to observe the red deer rut.
This family friendly event is being hosted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and is free. There will be talks by a Conservation Rangers and the Irish Deer Commission, along with a display of native red deer antlers.

Booking is available only online via visit www.irishdeercommission.ie.

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Happy Birthday Sham

Well-known Killarney character Seamus ‘Sham’ Courtney celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday (Thursday) at his favourite town centre watering hole. Sham who has entertained countless tourists over the years with his pronounced Kerry accent is one of the town’s best loved characters. One video recorded by RTE’s Today Show around the time of his 71st birthday […]

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Well-known Killarney character Seamus ‘Sham’ Courtney celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday (Thursday) at his favourite town centre watering hole.

Sham who has entertained countless tourists over the years with his pronounced Kerry accent is one of the town’s best loved characters.

One video recorded by RTE’s Today Show around the time of his 71st birthday has amassed 7.5 million viewers.

Yesterday he visited one of his favourite pubs, Jack C O’Shea’s on High St, where proprietors John and Joan O’Shea and their ever-present dog Ginny placed decorative balloons around the bar to mark the occasion.

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