Connect with us

News

Killarney Racecourse to host cycling event

Published

on

0204171_racecourse.jpg

Killarney Racecourse is set to host a cycle racing event for the first time.

Killarney Cycling Club will run the local round of the Munster Youth Cycling League at the venue on Tuesday evening.

The racing will take place on the ambulance track at the course and other internal roads offering a safe environment for the under-age competitors. Traditionally, such events take place on public roads and while every safety precaution is taken cyclists must share road space with live traffic.

Spectators will be allowed attend Tuesday night’s event with racing getting underway at 7pm.

“This must be the best venue in Ireland for youth cycle racing with no traffic, magnificent views and spectators being able to view the action from the stands,” said club chairman Mark Murphy.

“Killarney Cycling Club and the Munster Cycling Federation is extremely grateful to be facilitated at the venue.”

Late last year the Killarney Advertiser revealed that management at the racecourse were open to other clubs and sports using their facilities outside of the horse racing schedule.

“The pandemic has brought a new awareness about how we can use our facilities and we are happy to be able to play our part in helping these young cyclists get back into their sport again after the lockdowns,” added Gerard Coughlan, the Chairman of Killarney Race Company.

Racing kicks off at 7pm with racing in Under-12, Under-14 and Under-16 categories.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

Published

on

0212193_IMG2737.JPG

By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

Attachments

Continue Reading

News

A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

Published

on

0212020_War_of_Independence_Commemoration.jpg

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending