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Killarney ladies power their way to glory

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BIG congratulations to the seven Killarney ladies who have powered their way on to the international stage.

Some 10 contestants, all from Phoenix Fitness, Grosvenor Court, Killarney, entered the national final of the World Drug-Free Powerlifting Federation Championships held in Monaghan, recently.

Seven of these qualified for the world championships, which will take place in Antwerp in Belgium in June.

Their coach, Sean McCarthy, congratulated all 10 who took part, including international champion Frances Arthur, who broke the world record for the deadlift and squat and European bench-press.

Sandra Evans, Melanie Aranda, Shinann O’Sullivan, Niamh O’Carroll, Derina Kelliher, Diane Horgan, Ella Grzybowska, Hazel Galvin and Orlaith O’Driscoll were the 10 contestants who arrived back to Killarney bearing trophies.

Sean also paid tribute to Kieran Doody who who helped train the group also as well as masseuse Christina O’Sullivan and Tommy Evans.
Phoenix Fitness opened in 2015 and in that time has had many successes in powerlifting competitions.

Women’s classes take place on Mondays from 8.30apm-9.30pm and 8pm-9pm on Friday nights.
Private sessions are also available. Contact Sean on 085-7898123.

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Coveted KY-1 plate goes to Hyundai for 2022

  The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row. The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021. Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists. […]

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The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row.

The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021.

Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists.

With the switch to full electric not far away, Adams of Tralee’s general manager Marcus O’Shea believes that hybrid offers the perfect transition from fossil fuelled-cars to electric.

“It is a steeping-stone towards full electric,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It reduces the range anxiety for those not ready for full electric and it gets people used to new ways – plugging in the car at night at home will become normal and hybrid is the first step.”

The Tucson range has a model to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as being available in petrol, diesel or hybrid, each power variant is also available as in entry-level, mid or high specification formats.

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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