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Jordan Lee named as flag-bearer for today’s Paralympic Games opening ceremony

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Paralympian Jordan Lee has been named as one of two flag-bearers for the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games which gets underway just before 12 noon today (Tuesday)

He and Britney Arendse (Para Powerlifting) will lead Team Ireland into the Olympic Stadium on Tokyo later today.

Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Marie Moloney has extended her support to Jordan on behalf of the people of the town.

"I would like on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Killarney Municipal District to wish Jordan Lee of Killarney Valley A.C,  the very best of luck in his event in Tokyo.

"We are very lucky to have four people from Kerry represent us in the Olympics in Tokyo this year.  Jordan has already done us all proud by having qualified which is a huge achievement in itself.  He is one of a 29 strong Team Ireland who have travelled to Tokyo  to represent Ireland in the Paralympics.

"I would like to also congratulate Tomas Griffin, Jordan’s coach on having helped Jordan achieve being selected to represent Ireland.  Of course this is not the first time Jordan has represented Ireland, he first came to fame in Basketball and then switched to athletics and now his main event in Tokyo is the high jump.

"Great credit has also to go the committee who worked so hard to provide the athletic track in Killarney and it just goes to prove what can be achieved if the facilities are in place to help the athletes.

"We will all be cheering Jordan on and as he takes to the field in Tokyo on Sunday next and no matter what the outcome, he is already a proven  champion."

Coverage of today's ceremony begins at11:50am on RTÉ 2.

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Women’s health the focus of HeartBeat meeting

By Sean Moriarty HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week. Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific […]

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HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week.

Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific discussions on every decade of women’s lives.

Special guest on the evening will be Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Mary McCaffrey.

“Topics will include hormones and how they affect health from puberty, the importance of bone health, a cameo on female cardiac symptoms, heart health and mid-life, as well as common health symptoms specific to women’s well-being,” said HeartBeat chairman Billy O’Sullivan.

“We welcome women of all ages to this important meeting which is an opportunity not to be missed, especially if you have health worries.”

The meeting will take place at 8pm at the Parish Centre on Park Road.

It will be followed by a Q&A session and there is an optional blood pressure and pulse clinic from 7.30pm.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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