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John Lenihan calls time on Fitzgerald Stadium role

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John Lenihan calls time on Fitzgerald Stadium role

Event Safety Manager at Fitzgerald Stadium John Lenihan has called time on his role by announcing his retirement from the job.

He was one of the best-known faces at the Killarney venue over the last decade.

Over his ten and a half year stint the role changed dramatically with Lenihan responsible for all safety aspects on the big and not so big days including sell out Munster Senior football clashes and Kerry v Tyrone and Kerry v Mayo games.

Lenihan was just 16 years old when he landed his first stewarding job at Fitzgerald Stadium as he took the bib at the 1971 Munster Hurling final between Tipperary and Limerick.

Over the years, Lenihan has been a constant part of the GAA family in Kilcummin and East Kerry. Having played with Kilcummin up to under 21, He later became a referee and enjoyed long stints in official roles within the club and the district.

Having worked his way up to the Fitzgerald Stadium assistant safety event manager’s role he replaced another Kilcumminman Billy Doolan in the role and settled in quickly.

“It certainly got busier over the years with preparations for big games starting up to three weeks before the main event. There was so much that had to be got right and in the times we live in now, paperwork is key and having it right is fierce important. Indeed the file of paperwork was a couple of inches thick by the end,” he said.

With thanks to Kilcummin’s Donal Barry of the Kerry Sports Hub.

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Dancing classes set to unite communities

By Michelle Crean There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities. KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities.

KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre, has teamed up with dance instructor John Moriarty to teach both Ukrainians and multiple cultures living in Kerry Irish set dancing steps from next week.

The first class will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week (September 27) at St Mary’s Parish Hall at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join.

The idea is to help Ukrainians living in Killarney and Kerry to come and have fun and get to know locals better, KASI coordinator, Marilyn Catapat-Counihan, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We have a women’s group for all ages where we do crochet, sewing and art and crafts, where they can talk which is good. I had the music on and they were dancing. I asked if they would like to do dancing classes so I organised it with John Moriarty who is well known in Killarney.”

She added that the women are very excited to learn set dancing and get to know other people from the area.

“Sometimes when you meet new people the language can be a barrier and when you’re dancing everybody is moving. He will open it to everyone so there’ll be integration, it’s fun as well. They are all very excited.”

To find out more contact John on 086 1579381.

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Multiple Sclerosis Walk celebrates 20 years

By Sean Moriarty The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers. On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers.

On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk takes place over the Old Kenmare Road.

First run in 2002, this year’s event will celebrate 20 years since its foundation but two years were lost as a result of the pandemic.

This year’s walk will be limited to 150 people – three coach loads – so event organisers can cut back on running costs.

It will only be possible to participate in this year’s event if walkers pre-register.

“Walkers must raise at least €40 to make it worthwhile,” organiser John O’Shea told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Spaces are limited, 150 people equals three coaches and we need smaller coaches to get into the start of the Old Kenmare Road as that is just a bog road. We have limited numbers for cost and operational reasons.”

Mr O’Shea thanked event sponsors O’Callaghan Coaches and The Gleneagle Hotel for their support of the event.

Registration forms can be obtained by calling John on 087 2348824.

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