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Kealy wants Kilcummin to keep “driving it on”

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It may be just a few days since Kilcummin clinched a historic All-Ireland title in Croke Park but club captain Brendan Kealy says he and his teammates are already plotting further success in 2019.

Speaking to the Killarney Advertiser this week, the experienced goalkeeper described the aftermath of their triumph as a “whirlwind” but despite the well-deserved celebrations, one eye is firmly fixed on the next phase of the team’s progression.

“Over the last few days there were conversations between the players, talking about this coming year and how we need to drive it on,” Kealy said. “That’s the important thing. It’s not about winning and standing still. When you have success, that’s the time to start building.

“We’ll maybe get these few days out of the way and next week we’ll really start focussing on the year ahead.”

The 33-year-old former Kerry keeper was a key player for Kilcummin on Saturday, coming to his side’s rescue on no fewer than three occasions to save certain goals. It was a special day for Kealy, one he ranks as one of the greatest of his career, but he was quick to emphasise the importance of the victory for everyone involved with the club.

“Even though we had been playing senior football for 22 years, to win this All-Ireland… It’s huge. There are people who have been doing Trojan work in the club down through the years without a whole pile of success to celebrate. For people like that, it’s fantastic.

“There’s something different about winning with your club, there definitely is. When you’re on the pitch there after the final whistle, you look up to the stand and you know every single face. You have a personal connection with everyone who’s there, and you think of the people who couldn’t be at the game as well. It’s huge for everyone.”

Kealy played a captain’s role but there were certainly no arguments when sharp-shooting forward Kevin McCarthy was named Man of the Match (except from teammate Noel Duggan, who jokingly tweeted that the decision was a “joke”).

McCarthy was in outrageous form. He racked up 3-7 in an incredible performance that was made all the more remarkable by the fact that he is still recovering from a broken arm. His skipper was certainly impressed with McCarthy but, tellingly, he was not surprised.

“3-7, all from play… I can’t remember ever seeing that from one player, let alone in an All-Ireland final. But it’s not surprising to us.

“Kevin has missed a lot of football recently but he keeps himself fit. He has been flying. We just let him loose in Croke Park the last day and he tore into it. He was fantastic.

“But that’s what Kevin is capable of. We all know that, he’s been doing that with us for years. Sometimes with Kerry he plays a different role and maybe people outside of Kilcummin don’t realise the scoring threat that he actually is, but the man is a serious inside forward.”

Kilcummin appear to be well-equipped to deal with the rigours of senior football and Kealy is optimistic that their squad could be getting even stronger.

“We’ll hopefully have a couple of new faces coming in. You have Paul O’Shea and Keith O’Leary from the minors and we might pick up one or two more who are returning home. That’s good. It freshens the whole thing up again.

“There are lot of developments going on off the field as well in Kilcummin so the club has a bit of momentum. It’s important that we keep driving it on.”

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Get on your bike from The Rose Hotel!

  There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel. Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike. “This is a fantastic service for our […]

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There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel.

Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike.

“This is a fantastic service for our customers and we are thrilled to be part of this new collaboration with Tralee Bike Rental. We wish Maurice and his team the very best of luck, and I know all our guests and visitors to Tralee are going to really enjoy this new service exploring Tralee and its surrounds,” Mark Sullivan, General Manager, The Rose Hotel, said.

Tralee Bike Rental have a fleet of comfortable, top quality Hybrid Bikes – ideal for a leisurely cycle, and power assisted eBikes. For families, child seats or trailer for the little legs that can’t cycle yet can be provided!

“We are thrilled to have our new business, Tralee Bike Rental, located on the grounds of The Rose Hotel,” Maurice Whelan, Tralee Bike Rental, said.

“With so many visitors coming to Tralee, we feel this will be a fantastic service and partnership. Included in the bike rental is access to a self-guided tour via our App, which has preloaded moderate and more energetic cycling tours of Tralee.”

The Rose Hotel have a new package, Tralee Activity Break, with bike hire included. You can book this package online at www.therosehotel.com or call 066 7199100.

To contact Tralee Bike Rental, visit www.traleebikerental.ie or call 085 2605817.

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Currow kids go toddling to raise vital funds

  70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children. They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’. Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years […]

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70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children.

They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’.

Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years services.

“This year, Currow Play School turns 25 and we have been taking part in Barnardos Big Toddle since 2006, which is 18 years of toddling in aid of vulnerable children,” Catherine Fleming form Currow Play School said.
“Our toddle is a highlight for the children and the team every year. It’s fantastic to get the little ones involved in something so worthwhile at a young age, it’s always a great day of fun. Barnardos provides a huge number of services in communities across Ireland, but these can only continue with help from the public. The toddle runs throughout June so I would implore anyone with toddlers or wobblers at home to sign up for Barnardos Big Toddle supported by Pipin Pear today.”

Anyone wishing to take part can register today at www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle.  

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Facials are also suitable for men

  In need of rejuvenation after lockdown or looking for a great gift idea for Father’s Day? All the facials we offer are suitable for both men and women. CACI treatments truly deliver visible results. It’s the equivalent to a good workout in the gym, but for the face. Our gentleman’s CACI facial treatment targets […]

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In need of rejuvenation after lockdown or looking for a great gift idea for Father’s Day? All the facials we offer are suitable for both men and women. CACI treatments truly deliver visible results.

It’s the equivalent to a good workout in the gym, but for the face. Our gentleman’s CACI facial treatment targets the razor bumps, in-grown hairs, and skin impurities. It finishes with a tightening and firming of the muscles resulting in a youthful well defined jawline. Since reopening I have seen a huge uptake on the male facials.

We work with the CACI Synergy system, a medical grade machine which provides you with treatments for acne scarring, dehydrated skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and loose sagging skin. Along with offering the full facial we specialise in the eye revive which is great during these times as the eyes are highlighted.

We also focus on the jowl lift which concentrates on the neck and jawline. A course of treatments is recommended for best results.
 

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What makes the CACI facial so unique is it offers real results without damaging the skin. It works deep into the basal layer of the skin, strengthening the foundation of the skin and stimulating the growth of collagen and elastin. It originated in the medical field working on stroke patients and Bell’s Palsy suffers. They discovered that the side they were working on the effected side, started to look younger and more lifted after treatments, hence its entry into the beauty industry. CACI treatments give visible results even after one treatment.

The dual action of SPED microcurrent/LED light therapy technology is so advanced and innovative.

The entire process takes 80 minutes. It starts with deep cleansing using an orbital micro-dermabrasion with light therapy, followed by the ultra-sonic actuator for deep cleansing and gentle exfoliating, propelling impurities to the skin’s surfaces, followed by micro current lifting using a specific technique, this also includes the LED light therapy. We then use the wrinkle comb – an alternative to Botox – which is intense light therapy. It’s all finished off with a silicone mask soak in hyaluronic acid, which has an extremely cooling effect and is hydrating. We use a galvanic current to push this amazing product deep into the lower levels of the skin. A truly results driven facial suitable for both men and women.

For more information call Jill on 064 6632966.

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