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Killarney RFC plan a cash bonus bucket challenge

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FUNDRAISER: Launching the Killarney Rugby Club 'Split The Bucket' fundraiser from left were: Eamonn Maguire, Tony Dunne (Data Officer), Ger Moynihan (Chairman) and Liam Murphy (PRO). Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

Killarney RFC have a new and exciting fundraiser up and running called ‘Split the Bucket’, a weekly draw where entrants can win money for only €2.

They will have buckets at various venues around Killarney - bars, restaurants, shops - simply place your €2 into the envelope at the venue, write your name and phone on the envelope and you could possibly 'Split the Bucket’. Draws will take place on Sunday evenings and will be shown live on Facebook.

“The beauty of this draw is that there is also a prize for the serving staff who gave out the winning envelope, so there is a very nice incentive for the venues to get involved,” Liam Murphy, club PROtold the Killarney Advertiser.

“As each entrant puts the name of the server/barperson etc., onto the envelope, that person can win 10 percent of the total brought in each week. We then split the remaining money 50/50 between the winner and the club. So, each week we actually have two winners!”

This weekend marks the 4th weekend of the draw, he added.

“The first draw took place at the Golden Nugget in Fossa with Frank Culloty winning a cool €394, while barman Kevin Kelliher of The Shire won €87. The second draw was won by Dominic Dixon who won €320, while Pat, the barman at the Killarney Avenue won €70. Last Saturday night the draw took place at the Killarney Avenue as the Cup Final was on Sunday and David Kerins won €346, while barman Niall Woulfewon the seller’s prize. A different bar will be the venue each week and we will announce the details across our social media platforms.”

 

The ‘Split the Bucket’ draw is a new fundraiser for Killarney RFC, whose Seniors won the Martin O'Sullivan Cup at Irish Independent Park last weekend.

Recently Club Captain Peter Kelly was awarded Munster Rugby Volunteer of the Month while their Minis section is the current Munster Rugby Minis Club of the Season.

“The club has recently redeveloped the main and juvenile pitches at our home in Aghadoe, spending over €120,000 on the pitches, and next season we will have pitches to rival any,” he said.

“To this end we kicked off a ‘Sponsor a Sod’ fundraiser last summer which has been successful, and now the ‘Split the Bucket’ fundraiser aims to raise funds for the club.”

If you would like any more information, check out their website at www.krfc.club/split-the-bucket for more details.

“Get your €2 in now - check out our website for a comprehensive list of venues.”

 

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More than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country without power

Gale force winds associated with Storm Barra, with gusts of over 130 km/h, are continuing to cause damage to the electricity network, currently affecting more than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country. The damage is mainly attributable to fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds. ESB Networks’ crews will […]

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Gale force winds associated with Storm Barra, with gusts of over 130 km/h, are continuing to cause damage to the electricity network, currently affecting more than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country.

The damage is mainly attributable to fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds. ESB Networks’ crews will continue to work late into the evening to restore power to those affected, where safe to do so, but unfortunately, some customers will remain without electricity overnight.

Since early morning and despite challenging conditions, ESB Networks have continued to restore power to customers across the country.
With the storm still crossing the country, more damage and interruptions to supply can be expected. ESB Networks reminds the public that if you come across fallen wires or damaged electricity network, never, ever touch or approach these as they may be LIVE and extremely dangerous.

All internal resources and contractors remain on alert and are responding to electricity outages once it is safe to do so. With a Red weather warning in the Southwest in effect until 9 pm tonight, and Co Clare until 1 am on Wednesday morning, some of our crews may not be mobilised on the ground until the worst of the severe weather passes.

We are advising all those impacted by outages that they should prepare to be without electricity overnight and into tomorrow, with some customers potentially without power beyond that. It is very important that any customers who use electrically powered medical devices should contact their healthcare professional to make alternative arrangements if necessary.

In addition to safety procedures associated with power restoration, crews continue to work under all national Covid-19 protocols with respect to hygiene, social distancing and PPE.

Customers without power can check for updates on when their fault is expected to be repaired at www.powercheck.ie

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“Avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney” Kerry County Council

County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm. Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney Due to the significant risk […]

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County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm.

Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney

Due to the significant risk to life and property, members of the public should remain indoors and not travel for the rest of the evening. Everyone is advised to follow updates on weather warnings from Met Éireann as well as the local media and social media.

There are an increasing number of roads closed or blocked because of fallen trees, electricity poles and spot flooding. Council crews will respond to issues when it is safe to do so and with the assistance of other agencies where required.

The N71 road at the Suspension Bridge in Kenmare remains closed to traffic as does the N70 Tralee to Castlemaine Road at the hairpin bends. There are a significant number of local and regional and local roads blocked or partially blocked by fallen trees, electricity poles and debris in all parts of the county so travel should be avoided.

The Ballycasheen Road in Killarney and Main Street in Ballybunion (and the surrounding area) should be avoided due to concerns about potential falling debris.

The Council’s emergency contact number is 066 7183588 and it will be operational through this evening and tonight.

Fallen electricity wires/poles and power outages should be reported to ESB Networks on 1800 372 999.

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