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Kilcummin man bags a hole-in-one

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WHAT A SHOT: Dermot Kelly from Kilcummin pictured moments after getting a fluke hole-in-one at Killarney Golf Club on Sunday.

By Michelle Crean

There's a great element of luck involved - so much so that it's as rare as winning the Lotto - according to a local man who bagged himself a hole-in-one on Sunday.

Kilcummin man Dermot Kelly from Chapel Cross was stunned when he realised his shot had gone straight into the cup when teeing off on hole four at O'Mahony's course.

Dermot, who has a handicap of 30, had hit the shot but wasn't sure if it had gone straight in.

However, after hearing the pen rattle, he explained that he and his playing partners Margaret O'Sullivan, Fergal O'Sullivan and Dan Moynihan went to check they were elated to discover he had landed the perfect shot!

"It's a nice thing to happen," Dermot told the Killarney Advertiser.

"It has never happened to me before. We heard the pen rattle and it landed in the cup. We were looking around to find it and said maybe it's in the hole. All your life it's something you'd like to happen but I never thought I'd get a hole-in-one, I didn't even dream of it. Some pro golfers never get a hole-in-one! It's a pure fluke. My handicap is 30, one of the worst handicaps in the club. It's like winning the Lotto."

Dermot, a retired teacher, enjoys a weekly game of golf with friends and says it's one of the few games people can enjoy nowadays because of social distancing.

"We're two meters apart and have our own clubs. It's a great pastime as it's COVID friendly. It's a bit of fun in these strange times."

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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