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Killarney Golf and Fishing Club tees off with new management partnerships

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Pictured were: Mark Heinemann (Golf Professional), Mary Sheehy (Ladies Captain), James Curran (Men’s Captain), Tom Prendergast (President), Andy Kenny (Synergy Golf).

 

There’s a brand new vision for Killarney Golf & Fishing Club – as this week they announced new partnerships with both Synergy Golf and golf professional Mark Heinemann.

Synergy Golf will manage the day-to-day operations of the professional shop and the marketing and revenue growth for the club, while new Head Professional, Mark Heinemann, will return to the club with a renewed plan for coaching and practicing. The appointments are driven by a bid to boost performance of the overall business and ultimately to enhance the playing experience for both members and visitors.

Over the past few years, Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, which is located in Killarney National Park and surrounded by the lakes of Lough Leane, has invested over €1m in improving the golf courses and this is set to continue this year. Together, they and their new management partners are investing over €200,000 into the facility over the next few months.

Through the new partnerships, the club is looking to significantly increase business performance over the next three years.

The focus will be on driving green fee revenue, enhancing partnerships with local enterprises and establishing an improved international footprint for the venue. The outcome will be beneficial for not only Killarney Golf & Fishing Club but will also bring a boost to tourism.

“Over the coming weeks, we are committed to relaunching a newly designed state-of-the-art professional shop, and in addition, we will begin to implement the strategies which have been carefully designed to assist with achieving the desired goals of the management council,”Andy Kenny, Director at Synergy Golf said.

The club boasts a membership base of 1,700 members local and international members, welcomes over 10,000 international golfers annually and is the honorary home to many golfing greats including Rory McIlroy, Paul McGinley, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Nick Faldo, Ross Fisher and many more.

“Killarney has always held a special place in my heart, and I’ve been waiting for the right time to re-join the club,” Mark Heinemann said.

The advanced PGA professional and fourth professional at the club in its 126 year history, added that he’ll be investing in the coaching facilities and equipment, combined with the soon-to-be completed improvement programme of the practice facilities – all with the aim of helping the members and guests achieve their golfing goals for 2019 and beyond.

“I’m delighted to be returning to one of the most prestigious courses in Ireland and for the opportunity it provides to further enhance my coaching career,” he said.

“It’s exciting to be part of the new management team and I’m looking forward to working together with the club and the guys at Synergy Golf to bring new changes, enhanced improvements and success to this exceptional facility.”

 

 

 

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Green light for teen accommodation

By Michelle Crean  Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead. An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment. The teens living within the premises […]

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Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead.

An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment.

The teens living within the premises will be supervised by applicant Eileen O’Brien who will live on the ground floor of the premises.

The two one-bed apartments on the second floor would either be rented out or used for independent living for the teenagers as they reach adulthood.

The two-bed apartment will be on the third floor. There are also plans for balconies at second and third floor levels.

The proposed apartment building is contemporary in design with a mix of stone and render finish on the lower floors and synthetic burned timber finish on the upper floors. The second floor is recessed at the front and the third floor is recessed at the front and the rear with a decorative feature on the front elevation comprising dark grey timber steel poles. The building will also have a flat roof.

Planning permission was granted subject to 14 conditions including a two-metre high boundary wall to be constructed on south, south-western boundaries of the site and there’s to be no overnight commercial guest accommodation.

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Fans return to Fitzgerald Stadium after eight months

By Sean Moriarty Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game. Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game.

Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the first game at the stadium since the 2020 Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship Quarter-Final when Glenbeigh-Glencar played Beaufort on October 4 last year.

Due to current restrictions only 200 fans were allowed attend Saturday’s big match. That will remain in place for Kerry’s opening Munster Championship tie with Clare on June 26.

“It had been more than eight months since Fitzgerald Stadium welcomed back fans to the venue,” stadium PRO Tatyana McGough told the Killarney Advertiser. “Everything went exceptionally well.”

She is hopeful that more restrictions will be eased on July 5, paving the way for an increase in capacity to 500 fans in time for the July 25 Munster Final.

“It is likely that from July 5 up to 500 spectators may be permitted to attend games. We hope this number will increase for the Munster Final. If it is a Cork versus Kerry Munster Final the game will be fixed for Sunday July 25 at 4pm in the Fitzgerald Stadium. The stadium’s staff are very confident in being able to host any number of fans that may be allowed.”

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Garda appeal to park legally at beaches and public amenities

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An Garda Siochana is appealing to the public to park legally in designated car parks and spaces when visiting beaches, beauty spots and other public amenities. 

The good weather has seen an increase in dangerous illegal parking at these locations across the country in recent weeks. An Garda Siochana wants people to enjoy the summer but do so safely.

Parking illegally can lead to unnecessary risk and dangers such as pedestrians being forced to walk along dangerous roads. It can also prevent emergency services from gaining access to these amenities a seaside locations which could lead to the loss of life. 

“We encourage the public to plan their journeys and think safety first when parking your vehicle,” the Gardai said in a statement. 

“The outcome of parking illegally could be far more serious than a FCPN or vehicle towing and puts others and your own life at risk. 

An Garda Siochana reminds and encourages the public to social distance and follow public health guidelines when attending these locations this Summer.

An Garda Siochana is also supporting National Water Safety Awareness Week (June 14th – 20th). Information on this campaign and general water safety can be found on Water Safety Irelands Website – www.watersafety.ie/national-water-safety-awareness-week/

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