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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.

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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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Ballycasheen junction to get upgraded this year.

A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year. Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction. “Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which […]

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A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year.

Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction.

“Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which include Active Travel provision and Junction Improvements at Ballycasheen, is being sought from TII before commencing,” a council spokesperson confirmed. “The elected members will be briefed on the proposals ahead of the commencement of the statutory process in early 2022.”

The council official was responding to a request by Cllr John O’Donoghue who sought an update on progress being on a promised “more user friendly junction.”

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€2.3m funding for Kerry schools under Summer Works Programme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme. This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country. “I am delighted to confirm […]

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Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme.

This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country.

“I am delighted to confirm this significant tranche of funding which will provide further investment for schools in Kerry under the Summer Works Scheme,” Minister Foley said.

“School communities have shown great resilience, flexibility and leadership in adapting to the many challenges that arose over the course of the pandemic. This funding is a further endorsement of the excellence in education provided by schools across the county. I am announcing the Summer Works Scheme projects now so that schools have a good lead-in period to plan and deliver the projects in summer 2022,” she said.

“Today’s announcement follows on from the enhanced minor works funding which was delivered to schools a number of weeks ago.”

The projects for Kerry included in today’s announcement include Mechanical Works at Two Mile Community NS and Spa National School, Science Labs including Gas Works at Community College Killorglin and Castleisland Community College, as well as Roof Works at Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra. 

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