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Kerry business women plan ‘March for Change’ fundraising walk

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By Michelle Crean

 

Kerry Businesswomen’s Network might be serious about business – but they know that there are plenty less obvious ways of encouraging inspiration, building bonds, and crossing bridges!

So tomorrow (Sunday), to celebrate International Women’s Day, they’ve planned a 5km fundraising walk ‘March for Change’ in the Demesne, Killarney, starting and ending at the Golden Gates in front of Killarney House, beginning at 10.30am.

All proceeds will go to the Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre, and the Kerry Women’s Refuge & Support Centre.

The Network has chosen International Women’s Day to show solidarity with two essential support organisations for women in Kerry, on whose services, so many women continue to rely on in their hour of need. If you haven’t personally used these services, then most of us are likely to know someone who has at some point in their life; we just may not aware that we do.

“This 5km walk is a way to support our fellow Kerry women, to raise funds for these much-needed resources, and a time to reconnect or get to know other women in a more relaxed, unhurried way,” Elin Sorensen, KBN’s Chairperson said.

“The event is also a way of encouraging women to get out there and make the most of the beautiful county we live in while racking up a whole lot of healthy benefits.”

KBN helps women play a bigger, better, and more fulfilling role in their businesses and in society. Whether you’re an entrepreneur carving out your place in business, a corporate player on the fast-track, women keen to get back into business after a career break or simply someone who sometimes feels you’re missing a connection somewhere – you’ll find your place with them.

Tickets are €10 and are available on Eventbrite, Facebook, and kbn.ie.

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Ian makes his debut as a radio presenter

By Sean Moriarty Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week. The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017. Since the accident he has been a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week.

The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017.

Since the accident he has been a champion for the less fortunate under his mantra: “If you can’t stand up – standout”.

This was the inspiration behind his brand new radio show which aired for the first time on Wednesday evening.

‘Stand Out with Ian O’Connell’ will feature interviews with people who have overcome great adversary to reach even greater heights.

His first guest was fellow Killarney man Jordan Lee. The Paralympian represented Ireland in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

“I was used to being in the studio from people interviewing me, but this time I turned the table,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was great to have Jordan on, two Killarney men! I really enjoyed it, it got a massive reaction and I got loads of emails and messages afterwards and into Thursday morning.”

Ian will reveal his guest for the show on the previous Monday through various social media channels.

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Sinead is queen of the court

By Con Dennehy With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport. Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater […]

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By Con Dennehy

With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport.

Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater Killarney region.

One of the most impressive performances on the night was in the Beginners Category where local star Sinead Moriarty secured a number of electrifying victories to win the overall title.

“This was a very competitive competition. In the opening games Neill Horgan was defeated by Rosin King from Glenbeigh 13-15 with Sinead Moriarty getting the better of exchanges with Bríd Horgan (Spa) 15-8. In the other game Niamh Faulds from Glenflesk lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-10 despite a very brave effort from Niamh,” said Eoin O’Donoghue, secretary of Spa Killarney Handball Club.

In the semi-finals Sheila Kelliher lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-11 with Sinead Moriarty defeating Rosin King 15-12.

“In a pulsating final Sinead saw off the dogged challenge of Elena O’Donoghue 15-11. While Sinead dominated this game, she looked in control and played a brilliant tournament throughout and was a deserving overall winner.”

In the Advanced category there were wins for Evan Enright and Eoin O’Donoghue in the opening games.

In the quarter finals Even Enright saw off the challenge of Brendan O’Donoghue 15-8 while Eoghan Daly defeated Eoin O’Donoghue 15-11, Aoife Walsh (Currow) defeated Maggie Quirke (Glenbeigh) 15-7 and Brian McEvoy beat Michael Clifford 15-6.

Semi-final success for Evan Enright and Eoghan Daly saw them battle it out in a pulsating final with Daly taking the title on a 15-12 scoreline.

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