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Irish motorcycle star steps into help local racer

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RACER: Kevin Coyne (centre) launched his UK motorcycle racing season outside Robertinos Restaurant. Pictured are: Rita Jasiuniene (Manager), Paola Taddiei (Proprietor), Kevin Coyne, Mark Coyne, and Sandro Taddiei (Proprietor). Photo: Grigoriy Geniyevskiy

 

A young Killarney motorcycle racer is to get one-on-one tuition from one of Ireland’s best racers ahead of his British debut next month.

 

Kevin Coyne is planning an extended series of UK events in the absence of any Irish racing this year.

Earlier this month, the Killarney-based rider revealed he was turning his attention to the opening rounds of the British Superbike (BSB) Championship and has now added the first round of the Thundersport GB Championship to his schedule which gets underway at Donington Park in Leicestershire on the last weekend of July. One week later the BSB championship opens at the same venue.

Ahead of his UK debut, the 18-year-old conducted a two-day test session at Mondello Park in County Kildare under the guidance of Caolán Irwin.

The Donegal-based racer is one of the rising stars of the Irish motorcycle racing scene having finished second in the Dunlop Irish Masters last year.

Irwin and his older brother Rhys have previously contested events in both the BSB and Thundersport GB championships and is now offering his experience to the young Killarney rider.

“He is super-experienced and to have someone like that ride with me and watch my progress is a massive boost,” Coyne told the Killarney Advertiser. “I am very excited to be heading to England, there are far more opportunities over there and I just want to make the most of it.”

Coyne launched his UK season outside Robertinos Restaurant on Tuesday last week. The popular High Street eatery is one of his chief local sponsors for the season ahead.

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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