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Killarney Cycling Club all set to attack the Rás Tailteann

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Cycling Club has announced its team for this weekend’s Rás Tailteann.

The five-day international cycle race – Ireland’s biggest – gets underway from Dublin on Wednesday morning.
Lorcan Daly, John Brosnan, Conor Kissane, Simon Ryan and Leo Doyle have been selected to represent the club at the event.
The back room team will be managed by Stephen Daly and soigneur Niamh Sheahan while support in the team car will come from club stalwarts Denis O’Shea and Mike Breen whose combined knowledge and experience is unsurpassed at this level.
“The club is once again in a position to be part of the biggest race in Irish cycling. With the postponement of the International Junior tour and the Rás during the Covid period, it is a platform for our elite riders to once again race at the top table and in response to our strong financial support from our sponsors throughout the pandemic and in turn building for future Ras teams,” said club chairman Mark Murphy.
“As can be appreciated this is a massive undertaking from a logistical point of view and we are appreciative of those who have given their time in support of making this happen."

Thursday's second stage will finish in Castleisland, taking in the notorious Crag cave climb.

The stage finish also marks the 50th anniversary of John Mangan’s overall win of the Ras Tailteann in 1972.
“Killarney Cycling Club is one of the very few clubs in Ireland capable of fielding a team at this level and your support in turning out in Castleisland will help ensure this tradition continues in to the future,” added Mark.

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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