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Huge support for 28th annual coffee morning

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COFFEE MORNING: Geraldine McCarty pictured with organiser of the Friends of The Children of Chernobyl coffee morning Joan Buckley at the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club on Thursday. Photo: Grigoriy Geniyevskiy

 

 

By Francis Foley

 

Over 130 people turned up to raise funds for the Friends of the Children of Chernobyl coffee morning on Thursday.

Held in the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, it was the 28th annual event and organisers are hoping it raised between €2000 and €2500 for the cause.

For 28 years the Friends of the Children of Chernobyl Killarney branch, have held their annual coffee morning to raise funds for the child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster which occurred in April 1986.

Yesterday morning’s gathering was organised by Joan Buckley, who has a long connection with the charity.

“I first got involved with the Chernobyl children’s cause when I decided to take some children from Belarus into my home in 1993 to give them a holiday, away from the conditions they were living in,” Joan told the Killarney Advertiser.

 

[caption id="attachment_30091" align="alignleft" width="1024"] COFFEE MORNING: Bernie and Michael O'Sullivan pictured at the Friends of The Children of Chernobyl coffee morning at the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club on Thursday. Photo: Grigoriy Geniyevskiy[/caption]

 

 

“And now one of those children, Natasha Meleshko, sends her children to come and stay with me, it’s quite wonderful really. The people of Killarney are very generous, even in the hardest of times for themselves,” said Joan.

The funds raised are used to improve the living conditions of the children in Belarus, this includes improvements to their schools, good clothing and anything else they need that will help them in their daily lives.

“We get them things which may seem completely normal to us but are real luxuries to them.”

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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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