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Golf classic a success for Kilcummin GAA

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Not only was it an important fundraiser for the club but also a lovely social event as Kilcummin GAA held their fundraising Golf Classic on Saturday last.

GOLF CLASSIC: Members of Kilcummin GAA enjoyed a fundraising Golf Classic in Kenmare on Saturday last. Front row from left were: Ciara Kelly Breeda Duggan and Nessa McCarthy. Back row from left were: Mike Riordan Eugie Sweeney Tim Ryan Kevin Riordan DJ Fleming Mike Devane and Philip O'Connor.

Held in Kenmare Golf Club, the course itself was in pristine condition and the glorious sunshine provided the perfect weather for a great day of golf.

Their renovated club, which has only been open for a week, is modern yet retains its former charm. 65 teams teed off and in the end the golfers representing Kelly’s Contractors prevailed with a score of 68 pts. D&D Sound and Lighting were second on 61 pts. Glenflesk GAA were third with 60 pts, Mike Riordan’s team were 4th with 59 pts.

The prizes were presented in Kilcummin GAA Club bar and the family of Anthony O'Sullivan presented the winners with his perpetual trophy.

And the success of the event was down to the incredible hard work of the golf committee.

"We are very grateful to all those who sponsored teams, tee boxes and spot prizes, to all those who played and to the friends and family of Anthony O'Sullivan for their ongoing support of the Golf Classic," Breeda Duggan, President of the Kilcummin GAA Golf Society, said.

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Killarney Toastmasters Celebrates 20 Years

Killarney Toastmasters Celebrates 20 Years

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Over 30 members, past and present, gathered last Tuesday in The Dromhall Hotel to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Killarney Toastmasters club.

Several founder members were present including Frank O’Sullivan and Bernadette Noonan, who are still current members of the club.
Members embrace the core values of Toastmasters International which are “respect, integrity, service and excellence”.
This year Killarney Toastmasters welcomed eight new members of various nationalities, who have brought many talents with them to this international club.
Outgoing president Anthony Walsh said: “I am heartened by the progress of new members and, following the success of the current year, I am looking forward to a bright future for the club.”
Anthony passed the chain of office on to incoming President Ann Hannan, who is very excited about leading the club in the year that Toastmasters International celebrates its 100th Anniversary.

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Listowel Bypass has fully opened to traffic

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The new N69 Listowel Bypass has fully opened to traffic for the first time this afternoon.

The road development consists of the realignment of a section of the N69 and is approximately 6km in length.

The €61m scheme includes approximately 4km of a new single carriageway and approximately 2.5km of online improvements to the existing R533 (John B Keane Road) with enhanced pedestrian and cycle facilities. The project includes three roundabouts and associated realignment of local roads. There was also a considerable body of offline work and associated works carried out.

Completed by contractors, Wills Brothers, who commenced construction in February 2022, the new bypass will be officially opened in due course.

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