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James is on a par with the best for second year in a row

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At the presentations of prizes for the 2016 Ricky Kelly Memorial Pitch & Putt Tournament in Deerpark Pitch & Putt Club on Monday night are Patrick O'Sullivan (Tatler Jack Bar, sponsor), Phillip O'Connor, Donie Kelly (representing the Kelly family), Creagh Courtney (winning team captain), James Fleming and Derry McCarthy (Deerpark Pitch & Putt Club captain). Also included in photo are TJ O'Sullivan and Robbie Harnett.

OVER 25 teams vied for glory in the 25th-anniversary staging of the Ricky Kelly Memorial Pitch & Putt Tournament at the weekend. Sponsored by the Tatler Jack Bar, the popular event took place at Deerpark Pitch & Putt Club.

The three-ball scramble format provided some great scoring over the weekend. For the second year-in-a-row James Fleming was on the winning team as he joined forces on this occasion with both Creagh Courtney and Phillip O’Connor to win the event with a magnificent score of 31 under par and a score of 63 nett. That was one shot better than the team of Aidan and Kieran O’Keeffe along with Niall O’Mara who finished second on 64 nett.

The overall gross prize went to the Liebherr-sponsored team of John McGrath, David Maloney and David McIndoe Jnr with a score of 82 (26 under par). The mixed nett saw more success for the Fleming family with James’s brother Damien Fleming, Damien’s wife Sharon and brother-in-law David O’Donnell winning the prize with a score of 66 2/3. The non-members’ prize saw some high-profile entries not least three Kerry senior players as Colm Cooper did battle with inter-county colleagues Brian Kelly and Jonathan Lyne (who played together on the same team) for the prize. In the end Colm teamed up with Jamie and Shane Doolan in a Tatler Jack Bar-sponsored team to win the prize with a score of 64 1/3 nett.

The prizes were presented at Deerpark on Monday night as part of a barbecue and evening of entertainment under the eventually arrived sunny weather. Traditional music group Meitheal along with singers Jackie O’Mahony and Donal Shine performed on the night as Ricky’s memory was once again honoured 25 years after his death in 1991 in the very tournament he was instrumental in starting.

“Deerpark would like to thank all who supported the event either by means of entering teams or by means of helping out which the festivities on Monday night. We look forward to 2017’s event with renewed vigour,” said Jason O’Connor of Deerpark Pitch & Putt Club.
 


 
Above: At the presentations of prizes for the 2016 Ricky Kelly Memorial Pitch & Putt Tournament in Deerpark Pitch & Putt Club on Monday night are Patrick O’Sullivan (Tatler Jack Bar, sponsor), Phillip O’Connor, Donie Kelly (representing the Kelly family), Creagh Courtney (winning team captain), James Fleming and Derry McCarthy (Deerpark Pitch & Putt Club chairman). Also included in photo are TJ O’Sullivan and Robbie Harnett.

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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