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ALL-IRELAND GLORY FOR RATHMORE STUDENTS

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Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra Rathmore Senior girls football captain Sarah Murphy and Junior captain Sinead Warren and team manager Conni Vaughan with Munster and All-Ireland cups won by the school. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore, senior girls football captain Sarah Murphy and junior captain Sinead Warren and team manager Conni Vaughan with Munster and All-Ireland cups won by the school.
PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH
 


 
A ROLLERCOASTER would be the best way to describe the last three months in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra in Rathmore. The senior and junior girls football teams both won Munster finals and then went on to win All-Ireland semi-finals. “To reach two all-Ireland finals seemed hard to believe!” said a spokesperson for the school. Coaching both teams were Conni Vaughan and Kevin Coughlan.
In addition, in February, football coach Conni Vaughan, managing to juggle football training with her own training, was selected to represent Ireland in the European Taekwondo Championships in Budapest. Here she won a bronze medal in individual sparring (65kg), a silver medal for team sparring, and a gold medal for team patterns.
The senior final came first and despite a great second-half comeback from Rathmore, Gallan Community School proved too strong and came away with the win on the day.
The under-16 All-Ireland final was played five days after the senior final giving little time for recovery for players who were involved with both teams. Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra hit six first-half goals on their way to victory over Mercy SS Ballymahon in the U16 All-Ireland Final. The player-of-the-match in both the junior Munster final and the All-Ireland final was Ava Looney.
Not to be outdone by their footballing counterparts, the under-19 girls basketball team qualified for the All-Ireland qualifiers held in Naas during January. Indeed many of these girls were also members of the senior girls football team. The team qualified for the southwest finals where they defeated a much-fancied Crescent College Comprehensive from Limerick. Following this victory, Rathmore hosted the All-Ireland qualifiers in early January. Rathmore defeated both St Mary’s from Mallow and Loreto, St Stephen’s Green. On reaching the All-Ireland quarter-finals, Rathmore won their first game against DLS Bagnelstown but lost out to a stronger team in St Mary’s from Naas by a narrow margin. Coaching this team were Mike McGillicuddy and John Hurley.

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Family to run in memory of the late Linda Eviston

By Sean Moriarty The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory. Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer. Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of […]

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The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory.

Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer.

Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of her daughter Alannah, will run a 42.2km course, on the day before her anniversary to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

The route will be based on landmarks that were an important part of Linda’s life. Starting from the family home in Dromkerry, before heading for the town centre and passing the Eviston House Hotel, Linda’s grandmother’s home at Park Road, Linda’s childhood home and national school in Glenflesk, Loreto where Linda attended secondary school, back to Killarney and finishing at Linda’s pride and joy – Brook Lodge Hotel.

“It is tough but we wanted to do something in Linda’s memory and help other people who might find themselves in similar circumstances,” Pat told the Killarney Advertiser. “We originally hoped to do the Dublin City Marathon but that got cancelled. This route is much better, but much tougher as it’s more hilly.”

All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society and donations can be made via: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/inhonouroflinda.

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Women bravely bare all for Kerry’s first ‘Dip in the Nip’

By Michelle Crean  It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend. Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend.

Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst the all female grouping were some Killarney ladies who joined in the empowering adventure for what was described as “a special and unforgettable morning” all in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry.

According to Marisa Reidy from Recovery Haven, the women were of all ages and all walks of life who came together for so many personal reasons.

“Some were still on their own cancer journey, some were celebrating coming out the other side and of course, many were there to honour friends and loved ones who they had lost to cancer, but we were all equal on the day – flaws and all,” Marisa, who also took part in the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was a truly uplifting and exhilarating experience and we are so, so grateful to each and every lady who joined us for a morning we will never forget. One woman described it as ‘companionship among strangers’ and that really sums it up perfectly. It was emotional, there were some tears, but lots of laughter and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. When the ladies hit the water, they all formed a circle and held hands in a gesture that was totally unplanned – it just happened organically and it was quite overwhelming.”

She added that a very special mention has to be made to Michaela and John Edwards and their team from Wild Water Adventures for their support and expertise in ensuring no stone was left unturned in making it a fabulous, safe event.

“It was an all-female team from beginning to end, from our own volunteers, stewards, registration, Gardai, teas and coffees, lifeguards, sea rescue – girl power at its finest! Now all that’s left to do is start planning for 2022!”

Donations are still being taken via the link on the Recovery Haven Kerry Facebook page.

“So far we are close on €9,000 which is just fabulous.”

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