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International rowing success for Caoimhe

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By Sean Moriarty

Muckross Rowing Club is celebrating after one of its members finished second in the Coupe de la Jeunesse regatta for European junior rowers at the weekend.

Caoimhe O’Sullivan was a member of the Irish Team in the Junior Women’s Quad that took second place in Linz, Austria.

She was joined in the boat by Lauren McCarthy Steele (Skibbereen Rowing Club), Anna Keating (Shannon Rowing Club), and Giselle Coulter (Belfast Boat Club).

Caoimhe joins a special group of Muckross rowers, becoming the 11th member of the club to race at the Coupe de la Jeunesse since 1996 and the first since 2013.

“To qualify for the Coupe is itself a fantastic and rare accomplishment and to return with a medal is a great reward for all the effort and dedication invested in training. The whole club is incredibly proud and delighted for Caoimhe,” said Muckross Rowing Club’s Tim O’Shea.

“The club is also grateful to Lee Rowing Club in Cork, where the Coupe crews trained for the past month under the guidance of coaches Ray Morrison, Vivian Kelleher and Mick O’Riordan. Caoimhe has invested long hours in her training and throughout the COVID-19 restrictions and showed exceptional commitment to a testing programme involving regular training sessions on the indoor rowing machine and in the single scull out on the lake. Caoimhe’s talent and rowing skill has been guided at the Muckross club with the support of a number of the club’s coaches, including Marko Tot, Maurice Coffey, Elaine Daly and Noel Kelleher.”

Caoimhe is a native of Headford and daughter of Micheal O'Sullivan and Liz Healy.

“Caoimhe was cheered on from the stands at the Ottensheim course by proud parents Micheal and Liz while the whole of Muckross Rowing Club was tuned into the live Internet stream over the weekend,” added Tim.

Caoimhe’s focus now turns to the Irish Rowing Championships, which takes place this weekend in Cork. Her brother Finn is also in action this weekend.

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Women’s health the focus of HeartBeat meeting

By Sean Moriarty HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week. Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific […]

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By Sean Moriarty

HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week.

Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific discussions on every decade of women’s lives.

Special guest on the evening will be Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Mary McCaffrey.

“Topics will include hormones and how they affect health from puberty, the importance of bone health, a cameo on female cardiac symptoms, heart health and mid-life, as well as common health symptoms specific to women’s well-being,” said HeartBeat chairman Billy O’Sullivan.

“We welcome women of all ages to this important meeting which is an opportunity not to be missed, especially if you have health worries.”

The meeting will take place at 8pm at the Parish Centre on Park Road.

It will be followed by a Q&A session and there is an optional blood pressure and pulse clinic from 7.30pm.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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