Connect with us

News

Killarney cyclists in dramatic photo finish

Published

on

0205218_21700577723248994376427001296722704575841429n.jpg

By Sean Moriarty

Two Killarney cyclists were involved in a dramatic photo finish at Greenmount Races on Sunday last.

The event at Limerick Racecourse was organised by Greenmount Cycling Academy and attracted some of the best Munster-based riders across all classes.

The combined adult A1, A2, A3 and Junior race resulted in a race to the finish line between Killarney Cycling Club’s Stefan Caufield-Dreier and Cork-based Killarney racer Richard Maes who rides for VeloRevolution.

Caufield-Dreier is a former Under-16 National Time Trial champion and won the last year’s Junior Munster Time Trial title.

Maes is a former National A3 Road Racing champion and has been one of the most talented race cyclists to represent Killarney at national and international level.

However, it was the younger Caufield-Dreier who got the better of the more-experienced Maes at the finish line on Sunday.

“Killarney’s dominance ensures that the post-pandemic blues are well behind us with the spread of results being achieved in almost every category,” Killarney Cycling Club’s chairman Mark Murphy said.

“In what were humid conditions, the feature event of the day was the combined Senior and Junior race with Stefan Caulfied-Dreier taking the most narrow of victories to take the line, and in a very close third again was another Killarney man Lorcan Daly. Taking into account both are junior riders it bodes well for the future of road racing at the top table.”

Overall, it was a very successful weekend for Killarney Cycling Club with members taking no fewer than seven podiums. As well as Caufield-Dreier’s win, Lorcan Daly took third in the A1, A2, A3 and Junior race. Sam Bolger took third in the A4 race while there was underage success too.

Aaron O’Connor won the Under-12 race, Donagh O’Connor came out on top in the Under-15 race and Luke Costelloe won the Under-16 boys race. Shayna Daly took first place in the Girls Under-16 race.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

How to have the best skincare routine at home

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio Home care is essential for glowing, youthful skin. It’s like brushing your teeth, it must be done twice a day. Step […]

Published

on

0243796_shutterstock2107591799.jpg

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

Home care is essential for glowing, youthful skin. It’s like brushing your teeth, it must be done twice a day.

Step one: Cleanse to remove sweat, oil, dirt and other pollutants that your skin naturally collects throughout the day and night. It’s the first step in your skincare routine and shouldn’t be rushed.

How to do it; Cleanse your skin in the morning and in the evening to keep your pores clear and your face fresh. Your cleanser may vary based on skin type, but with all cleansers, the general consensus is to apply them using an upward, circular motion so as to prevent wrinkles from forming. Make sure your hands are clean in order to prevent excess dirt from entering your pores.

Step two: There is a lot of confusion around toner, and when you’re first establishing a daily skincare routine, it may even seem unnecessary. But most experts agree that toning is an important addition to your skin care routine with beneficial effects for your skin. After you cleanse your skin of impurities, toner removes any residue left behind by the cleanser as well as any make-up or oils your cleanser might have missed. The added cleansing effects help prepare your skin to absorb moisturiser and minimise the appearance of pores. Some toners may have PH balancing and antiseptic effects as well. Apply toner right after you have cleansed your skin while it is still damp. The best way to apply it is with a cotton pad or cotton ball, simply soaking cotton pad with toner and wiping upward and out, starting at your neck.

Step 3: Exfoliate. Our skin is constantly shedding millions of skin cells every day, but sometimes those cells can build up on the surface of our skin and need some extra help to be removed. Exfoliating removes these dead skin cells that have accumulated in our pores. If you struggle with blackheads, acne or breakouts, you’re not going to want to miss this step.

It’s best to exfoliate after toning and before moisturising. You should exfoliate one to three times a week, but this depends on your skin type and how it reacts to exfoliation. Experiment and find what works best for you. There are chemical exfoliators and granule exfoliators such as your traditional sugar or salt scrub. Both can be effective tools for removing dead skin cells, but chemical exfoliating ingredients like AHA and BHA are often more effective in getting deep into your pores and removing buildup.

Properly cleansed skin will allow your next steps e.g. serums and moisturisers get to the right layers of the skin where they will be most effective.

For a skincare consultation or more advice just ask Jill on 064 6632966.

Continue Reading

News

Annual Christmas motorbike charity road run launched

The Kerry Bikers are hosting their annual Christmas Bike Run on December 18. The event will raise funds for St Francis’ Special School at St Mary of the Angels in […]

Published

on

0244658_unknown-13.jpeg

The Kerry Bikers are hosting their annual Christmas Bike Run on December 18.

The event will raise funds for St Francis’ Special School at St Mary of the Angels in Beaufort and Eagle Lodge in Tralee.

Now in its sixth year, the run, which is organised by an amalgamation of several Kerry motorcycle clubs under the banner of Kerry Bikers, will visit Killarney.

The run gets underway at 10.30am from Tralee. The first stop off is in Sheahan’s Centra on the Muckross Road where the Tralee group will be joined by local motorcyclists before setting off on a yet to be decided route.

“We will announce the route in Killarney. Last year we went to Killorglin, Farranfore and Castleisland. This year Abbeyfeale and Listowel may be in reach and if so we will make donations to Nano Nagle Special School too,” organiser Dave Foley said.

Over one hundred motorcycles are expected to take part in the run. Last year the full convoy measured 1.6km from start to finish.

“We hope to exceed that this year,” added Foley

Attachments

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending