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Joanne Downey to be remembered at golf classic

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FUNDING: Sports clubs and other organisations in Killarney have joined forces to raise funds for the family of the late Joanne Downey. Pictured were: Dermot Cronin, Tim O’Sullivan, Con O’Sullivan, Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan, Pat O’Neill and Tommy Galvin.

By Sean Moriarty

Several sports clubs and other organisations in Killarney have joined forces to raise funds for the family of the late Joanne Downey.

Mrs Downey, a popular local woman who died following a tragic accident near the Cleeney Roundabout in July, was a dedicated member of both Killarney Celtic and Killarney Legion. Her son Chris is a member of the CueClub snooker club in town.

These three sporting clubs as well as a number of business people have come together to gather funds so the late Mrs Downey’s children can have money set aside to enter third level or for other educational reasons.

The group will host a two-day golf classic at Beaufort Golf Club on September 25 and 26 with all funds raised going to the newly established Joanne Downey Family Fund.

Connie O’Sullivan of CueClub came up with the idea and he quickly gathered support from the other clubs and business interests in the town.

The team behind the fundraiser includes, Dermot Cronin (Kerry Mortgage Centre); Tommy Galvin (Legion GAA); Noelle Crosbie (Noelle’s Café) Keith Cummins (KCC Fit-outs); Cllr Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan (Fáilte Hotel); Tim Jones (Killarney Celtic); Tim O’Sullivan; Patricia O’Sullivan (CueClub) and Pat O’Neill (Style Suite Hair Salon).

“I wanted to do something for the young Downey family who have been left behind,” Connie told the Killarney Advertiser. “The family are personal friends of mine and Joanne did so much for all these local clubs so I had no problem getting their support.”

Entries and timesheet are being managed by Connie’s brother Tim and he can be contacted on 087 927 3694.

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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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