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Incredible talent at East Kerry Scór

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By Michelle Crean

There was incredible talent at Saturday's East Kerry Scór na nÓg held in Fossa.

SOLO SINGING: Noirin Healy (second from left East Kerry Scór) solo singing winner with from left: Mairead Brosnan (Killarney Credit Union) Anne Holland (East Kerry Scór officer) and Gary O'Halloran (East Kerry Vice Chairman). Photo: Seamus Healy

RECITATION: Anne Holland (East Kerry Scór Officer) Mairead Brosnan (Killarney Credit Union) Abbey Cronin (Recitation winner) Gary O'Halloran (East Kerry Vice Chairman) in Fossa last Saturday. Photo: Seamus Healy

BALLAD GROUP: Members of the Glenflesk Ballad group Muireann Healy Cliona Moynihan Patrick Mullane Aoise O'Donoghue Abby Cronin with Anne Holland (East Kerry Scór Officer) Mairead Brosnan (Killarney Credit Union) and Gary O'Halloran (East Kerry Vice Chairman). Photo: Seamus Healy

INSTRUMENTAL: Glenflesk Instrumental Music members Olivia Angland Coleen Angland Sean Angland Noirín Healy Grace Angland with Anne Holland (East Kerry Scór Officer) Mairead Brosnan (Killarney Credit Union) and Gary O'Halloran (East Kerry Vice Chairman). Photo: Seamus Healy

OVERALL CLUB: Glenflesk won Best Overall Club. Pictured were: Anne Holland (East Kerry Scór Officer) Ellen O'Keeffe (Bean an Tí) Mairead Brosnan (Killarney Credit Union) Eabha Healy (Glenflesk) and Gary O'Halloran (East Kerry Vice Chairman). Photo: Seamus Healy

SET DANCERS: Spa Set Dancing members Roisin O'Sullivan Grace O'Connor Daisy Cremin Dara Brosnan and Diarmuid O'Donovan Colm O'Connor and Oisin O'Sullivan with Anne Holland (East Kerry Scór Officer) Mairead Brosnan (Killarney Credit Union) and Gary O'Halloran (East Kerry Vice Chairman). Photo: Seamus Healy

Five clubs participated including Spa, Dr Crokes, Legion, Kilcummin and Glenflesk in six disciplines.

Glenflesk won four of the six items with Spa and Dr Crokes winning the dance competitions, East Kerry Scór Officer, Anne Holland, explained.

"The standard was extremely high," she said.

"The club Scór officers helped out with the stewarding: Eileen Aherne (Spa), Rachel Foley (Dr Crokes), Maria O'Leary (Kilcummin), Caroline Cox (Legion) and Alison O'Sullivan (Glenflesk). Once again Killarney/Kenmare/Cahersiveen Credit Union are sponsoring East Kerry Scór.

"Mairead Brosnan was in attendance to present the medals. Dermot Coffey collected at the door and as usual came professionally organised with his change and own table."

Billy Mangan of Fossa Hall helped set up the hall along with Erin Holland and Keith O'Sullivan.

"Gerard Mangan was the soundman and as always top class. Seamus Healy took his superb photos. It was lovely that his daughter Noirin won solo and ballad with Glenflesk."

All the winners were present to collect their trophies and stayed in costume for the phot, she added.

"The judges were Katie McNamara (Solo, Ballad, Recitation and Music). Mary Philpott was the dancing adjudicator. Ellen O'Keeffe was a superb Bean An Tí and kept the competition on schedule and was very professional. Gary O'Halloran was also on hand to present the medals and was a great help throughout the day. He even made the tea! Overall a successful Scór na nÓg and East Kerry is probably one of the strongest districts in Kerry."

East Kerry Scór na nÓg winners 2023

 

RINCE FOIRNE – FIGURE DANCING

DR CROKES - Bethany Byrne, Bláthnaid O’Connell, Dearbhla O’Connell and Natalia Walewacz

AMHRÁNAÍOCHT AONAIR - SOLO SINGING

GLENFLESK GAA - Aoise O'Donoghue

ATHRISEOIREACHT – RECITATION

GLENFLESK GAA – Abby Cronin

BAILÉAD GHRÚPA – BALLAD GROUP

GLENFLESK - Aoise O’Donoghue, Muireann Healy, Abby Cronin, Clíona Moynihan and Patrick Mullane

CEOL UIRLISE – INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

GLENFLESK - Grace Angland, Coleen Angland, Olivia Angland, Séan Angland and Noirín Healy

RINCE SEIT / SET DANCING

SPA – Roisín O'Sullivan, Isabelle Waters, Grace O'Connor, Áine O'Sulivan, Ciara O'Donoghue, Dara Brosnan, Diarmuid O'Donovan, Colm O'Connor and Oisín O'Sullivan.

OVERALL CLUB

GLENFLESK

 

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The Killarney Advertiser understands that a one-way traffic management system will be introduced at St Oliver’s National School.

The plan remains subject to confirmation by Kerry County Council and other statutory bodie. It is  understood that the system will be trialled at the beginning of the new school year in September.

The area is subject to serious traffic congestion during school drop-off and pick-up times every day.

Over 650 pupils and 80 staff attend the school every day. New housing developments in the area have added to traffic congestion.

Cllr Martin Grady has being pushing for enhanced road safety measures at the school since his co-option to the council in September 2023.

“The issue has worsened in recent years with Woodlawn, Rookery Road and Ballycasheen having more domestic property developments which brings with it more road activity,” Grady told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I’ve seen first-hand several accidents occur when dropping and collecting my children from the school. It needs a safe solution by means of a drop off- pick up point or a traffic management system put in place.

“It is unfair on all stakeholders involved. I will keep working on this until results are achieved in the interest of everyone’s safety. “

The lack of urban school bus services, not just at St Oliver’s but at all schools is adding to Killarney’s traffic woes.

“I would like to see school bus services return for all students, in both urban and rural schools, this service was a massive loss, it would greatly reduce the volume of traffic on our roads and mitigate the risk of accidents and near misses,” added Cllr Grady.

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