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GAA legends to gather for Fossa fundraiser




By Sean Moriarty

Some of the greatest legends ever to grace a Gaelic football pitch will share a stage on July 5.

Fossa GAA Club is organising a fundraiser for club activities and has put together ‘A Night With Legends’ at the INEC.

The event will be styled on RTE’s popular pre All-Ireland Final show ‘Up for the Match’ where footballing legends will tell some of their life stories in between music and songs.

It will be hosted by author and raconteur Billy Keane and horseracing photographer Pat Healy.

The cast Fossa GAA Club, home of Senior Kerry Footballers and brothers David and Paudie Clifford, have assembled reads like a who's who of football hall of fame.

Kerry greats like Pat Spillane, Mike Frank Russell, Paul Galvin and Eamon Fitzmaurice will be joined by heroes from other counties like Joe Brolly, Niall Cahalane and Larry Tompkins.

Killarney greats Colm 'Gooch' Cooper and Ambrose O’Donovan will also be there.

“We promise that it will be a night full of fun and laughter and some great memories and stories will be remembered from some of the greats of the GAA world,” Siobhan Kissane, chairperson of the organising team, said.

This event is one of the key fundraisers for the expanding Fossa GAA Club.

“The club is expanding, there are a lot of new people moving into the area, and our traditional income streams were reduced during the pandemic,” added Siobhan, who is also the club’s Coiste na nÓg officer.

The fundraising drive is a joint effort between the men's, ladies and youth arms of the club with backing from the club’s executive.

Other legends confirmed for the night are Colm O’Rourke (Meath), Jack O'Shea (Kerry), Darragh O Sé (Kerry), Mikey Sheehy (Kerry), Bernard Brogan Sr (Dublin), Jimmy Barry-Murphy (Cork), and Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry).

Tickets cost €25 per person but groups of 12 can buy a table of 12 for €250.

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Jessie Buckley to perform live on RTE this Friday 22nd September



This Culture Night, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh will present an hour-long live music and arts programme from Dún Lúiche in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht at 7pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.  

Actress and singer Jessie Buckley has been added to the list of stellar musicians who will perform with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on the night. Jessie will perform a special rendition of a Sinéad O’Connor song in tribute to the late artist. 

Jessie commented: “I am very honoured to return to Culture Night 2023 to remember Sinéad O Connor with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Sinéad was such a huge influence on so many women in Ireland and across the world, her courage, her mind, her politics and her intense beauty and soul. She was a warrior to humanity. I remember hearing her for the first time and feeling her uncompromising need to connect and affect. Recognising what couldn’t be said and speaking it out loud. I am so grateful for all her fire and all her love. It is such a privilege to return to Ireland for RTÉ Culture Night in Donegal to sing a song of gratitude for Sinéad and her family and friends.” 

Other artists performing with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra include The Murder Capital, R&B singer and 2FM Rising star Aby Coulibaly and Irish-based Ukrainian musician Olesya Zdorovetska.  

Friday 22nd September, 7pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player 

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N22 Killarney to Faranfore road further delayed

The revealing of the preferred route corridor for the construction of the new Killarney to Farranfore road has been delayed – again. Four potential routes for the N22 Farranfore-Killarney project […]




The revealing of the preferred route corridor for the construction of the new Killarney to Farranfore road has been delayed – again.

Four potential routes for the N22 Farranfore-Killarney project were identified and were put out to public consultation in May 2021. These have now been whittled down to just one.

It was previously promised that the preferred route would be published late last year.

This dragged on in to the Spring and there is still no sigh of the preferred route being revealed.

A recent Kerry County Council meeting a council official explained that there are further funding requirements to allow the council complete various reports and investigations required before the road can move to its next phase.

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