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 Killarney Celtic Football For All is one of Ireland’s top five

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The Killarney Celtic Football For All group.

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THE Killarney Celtic Football For All group has been announced as one of the top five sports clubs in Ireland in the Irish Times Best Sports Club in Ireland 2016.

The winner will be announced this Saturday, June 18. “We were delighted to be in the top 20, but to see that we have been shortlisted in the judges’ top five is amazing,” said one of the group’s co-ordinators, Jane O’Donoghue. “We are very lucky to have brilliant dedicated coaches and amazing players on our team. We are thrilled for the players, coaches and parents and this is a huge achievement.”

The club entered the competition in a bid to get the word out locally and nationally about the FAI Football For All club programme, added Amelia Tucker, co-ordinator. “This programme is so well worth being involved in just to see children and young players enjoy soccer in a fun and friendly environment,” said Amelia. “We would not like to be the judges to have to pick a winner and runner-up as all five clubs in the top five are very deserving.”

Almost 3,000 people nominated close to 2,000 clubs. Since nominations closed in mid-May, researchers and judges have been visiting the top contenders.
 


 
Members of Killarney Celtic Football For All.

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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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