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Killarney Celtic FC in line for Mayoral civic reception

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Killarney Celtic in line for Mayoral civic reception

The Mayor of Kerry Patrick Conner Scarteen will do everything in his power to organise a Civic Reception to honour the achievements of Killarney Celtic who won the FAI National Youths Cup last Sunday.

The National Youths Cup is the biggest soccer championship for underage teams. It is 22 years since a Kerry side has won the prestigious cup with the Killarney team repeating Tralee Dynamo’s achievement of 1998.

They defeated Cork side Douglas Hall in a penalty shootout – it is the first ever national title won by the Killarney club at any level.

After Sunday’s exciting match, Cllr Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan, a member of the club, took to social media calling for a Civic Reception to honour the achievements of the town team.

Club chair Paul Sherry confirmed to the Killarney Advertiser that Botty has made contact with the county mayor regarding the reception.

There are a number of procedures to go through before any person or group can be awarded such a reception but the County Mayor chairs that committee.

He confirmed to the Killarney Advertiser that he would look favourably on Botty’s suggestion

“I would welcome it and I hope his request will accommodated,” Mayor Conner Scarteen told the Killarney Advertiser.“There are procedures in place for such events and now with COVID-19 restrictions it might take a while.”

Meanwhile club chair Paul Sherry said he and his fellow Killarney Celtic are still on ‘Cloud Nine’ following Sunday’s success.

“We are ecstatic, we are still on Cloud Nine, “ he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It is a massive achievement for the club and all involved.”

Local Gardai escorted the team bus through the streets of Killarney on their return from Tralee on Sunday night, the bus was followed by supporters cars, all of whom had to watch the game via live social media feed as COVID-19 restrictions prevent fans from attending any match.

“It was welcome home cavalcade, all within social distancing rules, “added Mr Sherry.

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Free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer

Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30). The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney. The workshop, which […]

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Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30).

The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney.

The workshop, which takes place via Zoom at 6.30pm, is aimed at children who have been impacted by cancer in any way and will also see Katie read from her debut children’s book, ‘‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’.

Workshop facilitator, Katie, has worked for many years as a child and young people’s therapist with the NHS, before returning to her native Killarney this year. Her background is in fine art and design and she has a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy.

If you would like to register your child for this free online workshop, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to book your place.

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Not to be for Killarney as Waterford named Best Place to Live in Ireland

While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021. While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, […]

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While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021.

While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, Co Cork, Galway city and the village of Glaslough in Co Monaghan.

Among the things which impressed the judges about Waterford were its beautiful buildings, its liveability, its pedestrian friendly public space, its weather, and its easy access to the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast.

The Chair of the judging panel Conor Goodman congratulated Killarney on its fine showing in the competition.

“Given the level of entries and the extremely high standard of those entries, making it into the Best 5 Places to Live in Ireland really is a wonderful achievement which I’m sure everyone in Killarney and Kerry is really proud of. We were delighted with the level of interest in the competition and would like to thank everyone who nominated a place or who engaged with us on it.”

The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland contest, which is supported by Randox Health, began in June.

In total 470 locations were nominated by more than 2,400 people from all 32 counties for the title of ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021’.

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