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Killarney man comes up Roses

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ROSE DUTY: Ciaran O’Donnell from Aghadoe (far right) with fellow Rose of Tralee Escorts Shane Walsh from Kilkenny and Conor Howlin from Wexford. Photo: Domnick Walsh

By Sean Moriarty

Killarney man Ciarán O’Donnell is one of 32 young men who made the final 32 Escorts chosen to tend to the needs of Roses at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival, from August 23-27.

40 men took park in the popular, yet testing, Boot Camp along the Wild Atlantic Way in Kerry last weekend, after which the final 32 were shortlisted.

The Agahdoe man was inspired to enter the competition after watching last year’s Rose of Tralee on television and being coxed into it by family and friends.

“Like everyone, I grew up watching it on television and my friends and family always said I would be good at it,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “I was watching last year’s final and applied there and then as it’s the 60thanniversary and it was something I just wanted to be involved in.”

The Escorts, who already came through an interview process in April, had to pass several endurance tests and team-building exercises before they could graduate as fully-fledged Rose Escorts.

“It was an action packed weekend. The highlight for me was climbing Carrauntoohil, despite being a Killarney man and being active, I was glad of the support of the lads for that task,” he added.

“At the start of the weekend, I would have been anxious to meet so many new people but I am so glad I did. Thanks so much to my employer and sponsor Zenith Technologies Limited, Cork Company of the Year 2019, for all their help and support so far.”

 

Two other Kerry men Jamie Flannery from Dingle and Chris Kelly from Tralee also made the final cut.

 

 

 

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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Lee Strand awarded Gold in Sustainability Programme

Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards. Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink […]

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Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards.

Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme led by Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board. Gold Membership is awarded to companies who demonstrate an exceptional annual performance on their sustainability targets.

“We are delighted Lee Strand is recognised once again with the prestigious Origin Green Gold Membership for our commitment to sustainability,” Gearoid Linnane, CEO said.

“In Lee Strand environmental management and sustainability are key elements of our business model, from launching 100% renewable cartons, to reducing water usage and energy efficiency. This is a great achievement by our sustainability team who are continually striving for higher levels of environmental excellence. We would also like to thank Veronica Kennelly from the Munster Technological University who assisted Lee Strand in the development of our Origin Green plan.”

Origin Green continues to evolve to ensure Bord Bia is helping Irish food and drink companies to remain up to date with the evolving needs of trade customers and their consumers, globally. With the introduction of the Origin Green credits system in early 2022, it is now easier to identify members who are performing at a high level or excelling in their sustainability performance.

To retain ongoing membership of Origin Green, companies must subsequently submit an annual review to demonstrate clear progress against the established targets and initiatives set. This annual review is subject to an independent third-party review by their verification authority Mabbett. This ensures minimum programme requirements are consistently met and maintained. Companies receive credits for their performance in areas such as raw material sourcing; water and energy efficiency; waste reduction; packaging; and social sustainability. Origin Green has established five different membership tiers based on company size and turnover, so that a real diversity of industry is reflected in the overall Gold Membership.

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