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Kilcummin GAA presents club awards

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Following a break of two years members of Kilcummin GAA gathered together for the annual club awards where presentations were made to 2021 and 2020 recipients.

AWARDS: Pictured at the annual Kilcummin GAA awards recently were: Niamh Dwyer (Vice-Chairperson) Ciara Kelly (Chairperson) Eugie McSweeney (Club Person of the Year 2021) and Nessa McCarthy (Secretary).

CLUB PERSON 2020: Club Person of the Year Award winners from front were: Sean Brendan O'Doherty Paudie Healy Denis Casey and Colm Brosnan. Back row from left: Eugie McSweeney Padraig O'Connor John Purcell James Foley and John Daly.

YOUNG PLAYER 2021: Pictured from left are Mark Moynihan Philip O'Leary (Young Player of the Year 2021) and Tommy Brosnan.

YOUNG PLAYER 2020: Betty and Diarmuid Cronin with Danny Cronin who was named Young Player of the Year 2020.

The 2021 award winners were announced as; Senior Player of the Year - Gary O'Leary, Junior Player of the Year - Mikey Shea, and Young Player of the Year - Philip O'Leary. Club Person of the Year 2021 went to Eugie McSweeney, former Chairman.

Then it was time for the 2020 award winners with Senior Player of the Year named as Oscar O'Connor and Young Player of the Year went to Danny Cronin. Club Person of the Year Award 2020 was the Finance and Development Committee who worked extremely hard over the past five years to bring the state-of-the-art new club facilities to fruition. The group includes Eugie McSweeney, Paudie Healy, Padraig O'Connor, Sean Brendan O'Doherty, John Purcell, John Daly, Denis Crowley, Denis Casey, James Foley and Colm Brosnan.

Special Presentations were made to Billy Doolan and Padraig and Sinéad O'Connor for their important contribution to the club.

Medals were presented to the Junior Team who won the East Kerry Div 2 final against Dr Crokes in 2021.

“It was lovely to be able to gather together for the event for the first time in two years to honour the contribution of club members on and off the pitch,” club chairperson, Ciara Kelly, said.

"A big thank you to the Ladies Committee who provided refreshments on what was a lovely club occasion."

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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