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HAPPY TO HELP: A delighted Joe and Shirley Tobin take delivery of a new wheelchair from Killarney Gardai Mary O'Shea and Brendan O'Donovan.

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Gardaí this week came to rescue of one local elderly couple in need of a new wheelchair who were unable to leave their home due to extended restrictions enforced on those aged over 70.

The couple, Joe and Shirley Tobin, were in dire need of a new wheelchair and contacted the local HSE branch office.

However, as there was no new or even refurbished wheelchairs available in the Killarney locality, the District Nurse sourced one in Tralee.

Killarney-based gardai, Mary O'Shea and Brendan O'Donoghue, were sent to Tralee where they picked up the new wheelchair for Joe, and delivered it to the couple's Killarney home.

“Usually we would not seek publicity for doing this – it is all part of the job, but Joe and Shirley were very thankful and they wanted a photograph taken to acknowledge their appreciation,” Sergeant Dermot O’Connell told the Killarney Advertiser.

He added that his members are there to help the community and anyone who needs help, no matter how big or small, should contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160 and they will dispatch a unit or contact the appropriate community organisation to help.

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Killarney competitors bring home the medals

By Michelle Crean It was a great weekend for Killarney as Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors took home medals from the AJP Switzerland International Tour in Zurich. Members of Movement & Fitness Club competed against the world’s finest athletes which led to them bringing home amazing results.After a great fight Matthew Morris made it into the […]

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By Michelle Crean

It was a great weekend for Killarney as Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors took home medals from the AJP Switzerland International Tour in Zurich.

Members of Movement & Fitness Club competed against the world’s finest athletes which led to them bringing home amazing results.After a great fight Matthew Morris made it into the semi-finals.Ewelina Downey received two gold medals in Gi and NOGI fights, just two months after her promotion to blue belt.The club’s coach, Wilson Da Silva, also competed for the first time as a brown belt, and won gold in the Gi category and silver in NOGI.”The results don’t lie,” he said.”The hard work, dedication, commitment and passion pays off. Impossible is nothing, and that’s what we are trying to teach our students in Movement & Fitness Club Killarney.”Martial Arts helps to fight depression, bulling, obesity, and builds up self esteem and confidence, he explained.”There is no ego, no one is better, we are all the same trying to learn from each other, helping and correcting ourselves so we become better together. Our club is filling up with amazing students from age four up who connect with us by the same passion and love for the sport. If you are looking to change your life come and join our family.”

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Ian makes his debut as a radio presenter

By Sean Moriarty Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week. The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017. Since the accident he has been a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week.

The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017.

Since the accident he has been a champion for the less fortunate under his mantra: “If you can’t stand up – standout”.

This was the inspiration behind his brand new radio show which aired for the first time on Wednesday evening.

‘Stand Out with Ian O’Connell’ will feature interviews with people who have overcome great adversary to reach even greater heights.

His first guest was fellow Killarney man Jordan Lee. The Paralympian represented Ireland in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

“I was used to being in the studio from people interviewing me, but this time I turned the table,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was great to have Jordan on, two Killarney men! I really enjoyed it, it got a massive reaction and I got loads of emails and messages afterwards and into Thursday morning.”

Ian will reveal his guest for the show on the previous Monday through various social media channels.

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