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Killarney boy represents Ireland in dancing world cup in Russia

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By Sean Moriarty

A Killarney boy has been selected as a member for the Irish team to compete in the Acrobatic Rock-n-Roll European Championship and World Cup international dancing competition.

The event is taking place this week at the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia.

Denis Jarosz from Ballydowney has been selected as part of the Dance Sport Federation of Ireland team for the week long competition.

He and his dance partner Justyna Wiecek from Dublin will compete in the Junior Category for up to 17-year-olds.

He is the only Kerry-based competitor in the six-strong Irish team. He is a member the Killarney-based Empire School of Polish Dance.

‘They are real young athletes and to prepare for the European Championship and World Cup in Russia.They have five days of training each week which include intensive physical work, gymnastics, stretching and of course working on specific acrobatic rock-n-roll steps and moves combined in separate performance which they will show at the competition. Ireland is a very young country in acrobatic rock-n-roll but developing very fast and starts showing some good results in this high demanding kind of sport,” said Empire School of Polish Dance coach Kasia Witkowska.

“It is a great opportunity and also a big responsibility to represent Ireland in such a huge competition.
Two years have passed since the last real-life competition and kids are working hard to be ready to represent Ireland. It was a difficult time because every athlete need competitions and needs a place to show what they achieved and worked for but finally the life is going back to normal.”

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Women’s health the focus of HeartBeat meeting

By Sean Moriarty HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week. Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific […]

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HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week.

Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific discussions on every decade of women’s lives.

Special guest on the evening will be Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Mary McCaffrey.

“Topics will include hormones and how they affect health from puberty, the importance of bone health, a cameo on female cardiac symptoms, heart health and mid-life, as well as common health symptoms specific to women’s well-being,” said HeartBeat chairman Billy O’Sullivan.

“We welcome women of all ages to this important meeting which is an opportunity not to be missed, especially if you have health worries.”

The meeting will take place at 8pm at the Parish Centre on Park Road.

It will be followed by a Q&A session and there is an optional blood pressure and pulse clinic from 7.30pm.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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