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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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Coveted KY-1 plate goes to Hyundai for 2022

  The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row. The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021. Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists. […]

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The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row.

The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021.

Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists.

With the switch to full electric not far away, Adams of Tralee’s general manager Marcus O’Shea believes that hybrid offers the perfect transition from fossil fuelled-cars to electric.

“It is a steeping-stone towards full electric,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It reduces the range anxiety for those not ready for full electric and it gets people used to new ways – plugging in the car at night at home will become normal and hybrid is the first step.”

The Tucson range has a model to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as being available in petrol, diesel or hybrid, each power variant is also available as in entry-level, mid or high specification formats.

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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