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Fundraiser to remember Kilcummin GAA man

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CARD NIGHT: A card night will be held in the Klub Bar Kilcummin in memory of Dermot 'Brady' Moynihan on December 29. Pictured l-r were: Carmel O'Riordan, Kathleen Ryan, Tom 'Ulick' O'Sullivan, John O'Sullivan, with Alan and Louise Moynihan. Photo: Michelle Crean

 

By Michelle Crean

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Killcummin locals are planning an evening to remember one of their own – while also raising funds for charity.

On Sunday, December 29 family, friends and neighbours of the late Dermot Moynihan, Ballinamanagh, who died earlier this year, are planning a card evening in the Klub Bar at 4pm – with funds going to the oncology unit in University Hospital Kerry.

Dermot was a major part of Kilcummin GAA and is sorely missed, his friend Tom ‘Ulick’ O’Sullivan, who is organising the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Dermot was a big man in the club. He held many posts over the years, he was dedicated to the GAA.”

 

Not only was Dermot a family man he was also a GAA man, he added.

He was a member of the 1973 team that won the East Kerry Championship, O’Donoghue Cup, County Junior Championship and Division 2 league. He was secretary of the club in 1975, 1977, 1988 and 1989, field committee secretary 1980 to 1985 during the club’s first major development. He trained the U21s to win their first of the four-in-a-row East Kerry titles in 1996 and trained the senior team in 1995 and 1996.

He was the club’s delegate to the county board for 25 years only stepping down two years ago where by all accounts he was so respected that when Dermot spoke, everyone stopped and listened.

A Vice-President of both Kilcummin GAA Club and the East Kerry Board, at the time of his death, he also served a time as Vice chairman of the E.K.B.

“It’ll be a great day, we’ll have spot prizes as well. It’s €10 entry.”

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Ian makes his debut as a radio presenter

By Sean Moriarty 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 […]

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By Sean Moriarty

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.

“I was used to being in the studio from people interviewing me, but this time I turned the table,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“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.”

Ian will reveal his guest for the show on the previous Monday through various social media channels.

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Sinead is queen of the court

By Con Dennehy With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport. Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater […]

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By Con Dennehy

With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport.

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.

In the semi-finals Sheila Kelliher lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-11 with Sinead Moriarty defeating Rosin King 15-12.

“In a pulsating final Sinead saw off the dogged challenge of Elena O’Donoghue 15-11. While Sinead dominated this game, she looked in control and played a brilliant tournament throughout and was a deserving overall winner.”

In the Advanced category there were wins for Evan Enright and Eoin O’Donoghue in the opening games.

In the quarter finals Even Enright saw off the challenge of Brendan O’Donoghue 15-8 while Eoghan Daly defeated Eoin O’Donoghue 15-11, Aoife Walsh (Currow) defeated Maggie Quirke (Glenbeigh) 15-7 and Brian McEvoy beat Michael Clifford 15-6.

Semi-final success for Evan Enright and Eoghan Daly saw them battle it out in a pulsating final with Daly taking the title on a 15-12 scoreline.

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