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Killarney Cardiac Response Unit seeks volunteers

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VOLUNTEERS WANTED: Killarney Cardiac Response Unit members Ann Elizabeth Rohan, Tim Brosnan, Eileen Brosnan, Krzysztof Szwab and Ann Carroll launching the recruitment drive for new volunteers. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Cardiac Response Unit is looking for volunteers to join its team and the group is holding an open information meeting next Wednesday.

Currently around 40 volunteers, from all sectors of society, respond to 999/112 emergency calls on a 24/7 basis.

They are activated once a cardiac call is made to ambulance control and cover an area of 6km from the centre of Killarney.

“We work alongside and under the control of the National Ambulance Service. We are not here to replace the ambulance service but to complement them by providing care and utilising those vital few minutes as every second counts, until the National Ambulance Service arrive on scene,” PRO Carole Moran told the Killarney Advertiser. “We operate 24 hours a day but even with 40 volunteers it is impossible to cover every shift.”

KCRU’s open night will take place at the Killarney Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, September 18 between 7pm and 9pm.

For more information contact the KCRU’s recruitment officer on recruitment@killarneycru.ie, 085 8255280 or 064 6694144.

 

 

 

 

 

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Killarney competitors bring home the medals

By Michelle Crean It was a great weekend for Killarney as Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors took home medals from the AJP Switzerland International Tour in Zurich. Members of Movement & Fitness Club competed against the world’s finest athletes which led to them bringing home amazing results.After a great fight Matthew Morris made it into the […]

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By Michelle Crean

It was a great weekend for Killarney as Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors took home medals from the AJP Switzerland International Tour in Zurich.

Members of Movement & Fitness Club competed against the world’s finest athletes which led to them bringing home amazing results.After a great fight Matthew Morris made it into the semi-finals.Ewelina Downey received two gold medals in Gi and NOGI fights, just two months after her promotion to blue belt.The club’s coach, Wilson Da Silva, also competed for the first time as a brown belt, and won gold in the Gi category and silver in NOGI.”The results don’t lie,” he said.”The hard work, dedication, commitment and passion pays off. Impossible is nothing, and that’s what we are trying to teach our students in Movement & Fitness Club Killarney.”Martial Arts helps to fight depression, bulling, obesity, and builds up self esteem and confidence, he explained.”There is no ego, no one is better, we are all the same trying to learn from each other, helping and correcting ourselves so we become better together. Our club is filling up with amazing students from age four up who connect with us by the same passion and love for the sport. If you are looking to change your life come and join our family.”

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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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