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Glenflesk U12s fly the flag for Kerry in Kildare

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THE Glenflesk U12s travelled to Round Towers GAA, Kildare Town, to participate in the Fergus Hopkins Invitational Tournament on Saturday. This is a prestigious tournament with 16 teams participating: Round Towers Kildare, Warwickshire UK, Tinryland Carlow, St Vincent’s Offaly, St Finbarr’s Cork, Ramour United Cavan, Palatine Carlow, Carrick-Sarsfields Longford, Summerhill Meath, Baltinglass Wicklow, Westport Mayo, Glenflesk Kerry, Louisburg Mayo, Clan na Gael Fontenoy Dublin, St Mark’s Dublin and Allenwood Kildare.

The first pool game was against St Marks Dublin with Glenflesk coming out on top on a score of Glenflesk 4-9, St Marks Dublin 4-5. The second game against the host club, Round Towers Kildare, ebbed and flowed and resulted in a draw, Glenflesk 3-7 Round Towers 5-1, which was a fair result for both teams.

This also meant that footballing friends Seamus Moynihan, Kerry, and Glen Ryan from Kildare also shared the spoils as both had sons participating in this game. These were two close games against strong opposition with the wind making a big difference in each game.

In the final pool game Glenflesk played Baltinglass from Wicklow. Glenflesk played well in the first half to go ahead but Baltinglass put in a very strong second half performance to win by three points, Glenflesk 5-6 Baltinglass 5-9. All three pool games were close games against strong opposition with the wind making a big difference in each game.

Following the pool games Glenflesk qualified for the shield semi-final against Palatine from Carlow. There was a novel aspect to this game with former Glenflesk player and Carlow inter county player Chris Crowley now playing for Palatine. This was a tight skillful game and a super performance by the Glenflesk boys to win by four points, Glenflesk 3-11 Palatine Carlow 3-7. This game could have gone either way but great spirit was shown by Glenflesk to hold on and qualify for the final.

The Glenflesk boys put in a very strong performance in the final against Clan na Gael Fontenoy Dublin and led the game from start to finish. Clann na Gael battled to the end and a late couple of goals sealed the result in a 5-12 to 1-8 win for Glenflesk. Captain for the day Gearoid Healy accepted the shield on behalf of the team but it was an all round team performance from mentors and players alike with all 19 players who travelled contributing to the win.

“The mentors, boys and supporters who made the long journey had a really enjoyable day,” stated a Glenflesk spokesperson. “It was a very well organised tournament with great hospitality and well matched, skilful teams participating. It was good to see teams from other counties in action and the boys really enjoyed the singing competition on the bus home. Thanks to all who made the day a big success.”

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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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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 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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