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Hickey family out in force in next weekend’s Kerry Winter Rally

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The Banna Beach Resort Kerry Winter Rally will be a special occasion for the Hickey Family from Killarney and Headford.

Brothers Charlie and John will drive their Ford Escorts in the October 30 event in North Kerry.
They will be navigated by their daughters, Charlene and Michelle.

While both Charlene and Michelle have competed before, this is the first time all four members of the family will compete in the same event.

Both Charlie and John are no strangers to local rallying. This year marks Killarney-based garage man Charlie’s 40th year in the sport while John, who runs an engineering business in Headford, has been involved in motorsport for 38 years.

Charlene navigated for Charlie on a rallysprint event in Tralee around 10 years ago but she has never contested a stage rally.

Her cousin Michelle made her debut on the Rally of the Lakes, back in 2019.

“Two brothers with their two daughters having a day out in a great rally, this has to be good for motorsport. We have to put the fun back into clubman rallying. This is Charlies’ 40th year competing and my 38th year, add this together and it’s probably hard to beat anywhere in this world,” John said.

The six-stage rally will feature classic roads in North Kerry and will have a central service halt in Tralee town centre.

The after-rally awards ceremony will take place in the Banna Beach Resort on Sunday night.

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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