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It’s lights, camera and action for Kerry’s young movie makers

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Stars of Ballyheigue: Lilly Stack (policewoman), TJ O'Halloran (Charlie Chaplin), Jack O'Halloran (clapperboard), R’an Donnelly (boy with letter) and Caoimhe O'Regan (camera lady) from St Joseph's Primary School, Bouleenshere, Ballyheigue, County Kerry pictured pictured with Avril Ronan of Trend Micro recreating a scene from their award-winning movie. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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SEEING as Kerry has already produced one of the world’s most famous actors in Michael Fassbender, it’s gratifying to see it is also home to rising stars at the other side of the lens. A group of talented young movie makers from Ballyheigue clinched the coveted prize in the What’s Your Story competition.

Leading cloud security firm Trend Micro, with EMEA headquarters in Cork, today (Monday) announced the winners of its contest, which aims to promote and encourage conversations about being online amongst young people and which celebrated its fifth birthday this year. The overall “What’s Your Story” school prize was won by St Joseph’s National School Ballyheigue in Co. Kerry for its pupils’ video ‘What does the Internet mean to you?’.

Niall Calnan Walsh from Rochestown in Cork won the overall individual winner for his video ‘The Out-ernet’.
“The entries really depict that young people see the Internet in a very positive light. A place to share memories, leave a mark on the world, offering opportunities for everyone to expand their knowledge and potential while also being a great place to unwind”, said Avril Ronan, Global Program Manager for Internet Safety at Trend Micro EMEA. “It is so refreshing to see how young people - digital natives - view the online world and it is clear that they see it as a place to nurture creativity and success.

“Students of St Joseph’s NS in Ballyheigue depicted the essence of this year’s campaign and we want to congratulate all of the children and their teacher, Terence Dineen, for creating this fun, inspiring video.”

All video and poster submissions were judged on their ability to inspire, as well as how effectively entrants have promoted their entries via social media/word of mouth. Judges included representatives from Twitter, TY Ireland, Facebook, Webwise.ie, Cork Science Festival and Smartfutures.ie.

To check out the winning entries visit https://whatsyourstory.trendmicro.ie

 


 
Stars of Ballyheigue: Lilly Stack (policewoman), TJ O'Halloran (Charlie Chaplin), Jack O'Halloran (clapperboard), Rían Donnelly (boy with letter) and Caoimhe O'Regan (camera lady) from St Joseph's Primary School, Bouleenshere, Ballyheigue, County Kerry pictured with Avril Ronan of Trend Micro recreating a scene from their award-winning movie. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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Killarney stage to feature in new look Rás Mumhan

Cycling By Sean Moriarty Killarney will play a crucial role in the revival of four-day Kerry Group Rás Mumhan cycle race. The event, one of the biggest road races in Ireland. It has not run since 2019 after Killorglin Cycling Club withdrew from organising it.The organisation of Rás Mumhan was transferred to a committee in […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney will play a crucial role in the revival of four-day Kerry Group Rás Mumhan cycle race.

The event, one of the biggest road races in Ireland. It has not run since 2019 after Killorglin Cycling Club withdrew from organising it.
The organisation of Rás Mumhan was transferred to a committee in County Tipperary but they never got the event off the ground as a result of the pandemic.

A new joint effort between four cycling clubs in Kerry has taken over the running of the event under new race director Daithi Creedon and his committee.

It will be the first major Stage Race on the Irish Cycling Calendar and will take place over the four days of Easter weekend from April 15 to April 18.

Killarney Cycling club will run the second leg of the event – a stage from the town to Sneem via Bealach Oisin Pass on Easter Saturday.

The opening leg will be hosted by Tralee Manor West BC and will start and finish in the county town and run via Annascaul and Castlemaine.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club is in charge of day three which takes in Knocknagree, Rathmore and Kishkeam.

The final day is in the hands of Currow Cycling Club and they will run the Knocknagoshel to Headley’s Bridge looped stage.

“This year’s route will allow the riders to race every day, with undulating roads and deliberately staying away from big category 1 climbs, this will open up the race for aggressive racing. Stage four will be a spectator friendly stage and will be a great finale to Rás Mumhan,” said Creedon.

“We wish to acknowledge and thank Killorglin Cycling Club for the fantastic work they have carried out in promoting and running this event in the past.”

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Northern lights delight for Aoife and Sinead

By Con Dennehy The continued growth, development and participation of women’s handball in Kerry was rewarded at the weekend when Tyrone hosted ‘She’s Ace’, the prestigious All Ladies Handball championships. Attracting all the leading players in Ireland, it was the Spa/Killarney trio of Aoife Walsh, Sinead Moriarty and Niamh Faulds who shot out the Northern […]

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By Con Dennehy

The continued growth, development and participation of women’s handball in Kerry was rewarded at the weekend when Tyrone hosted ‘She’s Ace’, the prestigious All Ladies Handball championships.

Attracting all the leading players in Ireland, it was the Spa/Killarney trio of Aoife Walsh, Sinead Moriarty and Niamh Faulds who shot out the Northern lights with a phenomenal display of handball.

In the Ladies ‘Challenger 1 Wall’ competition Aoife Walsh faced a top-class field.

Following quarter and semi-final wins, she went into the final with the favourites tag.

Walsh again produced a sizzling display of handball to outclass her opponent, Emma O’Neill (Tyrone), to clinch the title on a 15-4 scoreline.

There was further joy for the Spa based club when one of their promising new players, Sinead Moriarty, teamed up with Clare Conway (Tyrone) and Carla Corcoran (Tyrone) in the Mixed Grade team competition.

Twelve teams contested this competition with Moriarty key to their success. In the opening rounds the team scored 25-16 and 25-20 to reach the final where they had an impressive 25-22 victory in a classic game that showcased the finer skills of handball.

The other Killarney competitor, Niamh Faulds added to her growing reputation with some impressive games in the “1 Wall’, ‘4 Wall’ and team competitions, winning one game and narrowly loosing out in the other games despite close 25-18, 21-19, 21-17 score-lines.

“This has been a historic and important weekend for women’s handball in Kerry. Winning titles is a massive boost for the sport and something we can build on in the coming weeks and months,” said Jack O’Shea, P.R.O. of the Kerry Handball Board.

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