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Home Repair and Maintenance certificates presented in Killarney

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CERTIFICATES: Home Repair and Maintenance certificates were presented to participants who completed a course in Killarney. Front row l-r were: Máire-Bríd McCrohan (LES), Mary Flynn (LES), Patrick McCarthy (LES), Christina Carroll (DEASP) and Bridie Buckley (Coordinator LES). Back row l-r: Gerard O’Sullivan, Noel Spillane (CEO-SKDP), Daniel Counihan, Angelo Cirillo, Paul O’Connell, Alexandru Cirpaci, Stefan Anghel and Richard O’Brien.

The first participants in the Home Repair and Maintenance course organised by the South Kerry Local Employment Services received their certificates at a ceremony in Killarney recently.

The course was aimed at providing them with the key skills needed to be able to undertake a range of tasks and was developed following analysis of demand of employment opportunities in the region.

The course was funded by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and took place in the KDYS in Killarney.

Speaking at the ceremony, South Kerry Development Partnership CEO Noel Spillane praised all those who completed the course and noted that a number of them had already secured employment with some progressing into self-employment.

He said that the success of this course highlighted the positive outcomes that are possible when people have the opportunity to gain relevant skills. It was a very good example of the levels of co-operation that exist between the DEASP and South Kerry LES and they are looking to run similar courses again in the near future, Noel added.

Christina Carroll of the DEASP said that they have come a long way in terms of delivering an accessible service to customers and it is extremely important as a customer to avail of any funding, educational and training opportunities available.

“The success of the delivery of these services is the reason why we are here, whereby on the completion of this course it will add to your existing set of skills and/or enhance your prospects of re-entering the workplace.”

Anyone interested in taking part in such training or engaging in other educational or training opportunities should contact their local DEASP office or the Local Employment Service.

 

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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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