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Killarney club hoping to raise €10k summer for pitch maintenance

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FUNDRAISER: Killarney Rugby Football Club are hoping to raise €10k for pitch maintenance. Pictured are: Fiona Landers (Girl's Coordinator), Mike Walker (Treasurer), Tom O'Leary (Volunteer Coordinator) and Eamonn Maguire (Player). Photo: Michelle Crean

 

By Michelle Crean

A Killarney club are relying on the good will of the community as they aim to raise €10,000 to carry out maintenance on their pitch.

Killarney Rugby Football Club (Killarney RFC) have established the 'Summer Pitch Maintenance Fundraiser' via GoFundMe as they don't have usual access to funds due to the pandemic.

"At this time of the year, the club would now be asking you all to support church gate collections and our annual golf classic but we have had to cancel them along with our weekly Split the Bucket fundraiser, due to the pandemic," Liam Murphy, club PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

"It has also been a difficult time for some sponsors, who have therefore not been able to continue supporting us. To help make up some of the shortfall, we have launched a GoFundMe page to ensure the investment that went into the pitches is protected, which requires continuous maintenance to keep them in top condition for the return of rugby. We have set a target of €10,000 and would appeal to the generous people of Killarney and beyond to support their rugby club."

He added that the club would like to thank all volunteers and supporters for their ongoing generosity.

"Without our volunteers there would be no club!"

Rugby is for everyone and the club has over one hundred minis, one hundred youths boys and girls and adults teams for men and women.

"We will have a record number of teams playing and competing next season and to this end are planning ahead with our pitch fundraiser to maintain our pitches also. Anything that can be given will be greatly appreciated and will go a long way!"

To support the club, you can make a donation via their GoFundMe page: Killarney Rugby: Summer Pitch Maintenance

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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 […]

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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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