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Knocknagree Ladies launch virtual fundraiser

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RUN RUN RUN: Club member Kate Fleming and her brother David supporting Knocknagree Ladies Football Club.

 

By Sean Moriarty

A local jeweller is calling on the people of Killarney to get behind her football team and join a virtual walk.

Sarah Dineen runs Caragh Jewellers on Plunkett St. She is also the treasurer of Knocknagree Ladies Football Club.

The north-Cork club reached the junior semi-finals of the Cork County Championship this season but their run of success also came at a cost. The girls face additional physiotherapy and training bills. They also need to pay for post-match meals and other expenses related to running a successful club.

But like every other club, COVID-19 has hit them hard and it has not been possible to run fundraisers during the year.

Instead they are inviting people to walk, jog or cycle, one, two, five or 10 kilometres during the month of October in a virtual challenge.

“We want to continue to be able to promote ladies sports,” Sarah told the Killarney Advertiser. “It was expensive maintaining the club this year and we are unable to run our usual fundraisers.”

Participants can send a photo of the walk/run event, time recorded or the scenery, to Club PRO Maura O’Mahony on WhatsApp to 085 1450533.

“Everyone who sends in any photo will be included into a draw for some spot prizes. Please observe Social Distancing if heading out with friends,” said Maura. “To donate please click the link to a GoFundMe page pinned to the top of our club’s Facebook page and Twitter account on completion of your walk, run or cycle. All funds raised will go directly to the running of the club.”

For further queries contact Club Chairperson Catherine Ring on (083) 349 8778 or Club Secretary Maria Doyle on (087) 338 1829.

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Ballycasheen junction to get upgraded this year.

A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year. Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction. “Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which […]

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A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year.

Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction.

“Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which include Active Travel provision and Junction Improvements at Ballycasheen, is being sought from TII before commencing,” a council spokesperson confirmed. “The elected members will be briefed on the proposals ahead of the commencement of the statutory process in early 2022.”

The council official was responding to a request by Cllr John O’Donoghue who sought an update on progress being on a promised “more user friendly junction.”

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€2.3m funding for Kerry schools under Summer Works Programme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme. This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country. “I am delighted to confirm […]

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Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme.

This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country.

“I am delighted to confirm this significant tranche of funding which will provide further investment for schools in Kerry under the Summer Works Scheme,” Minister Foley said.

“School communities have shown great resilience, flexibility and leadership in adapting to the many challenges that arose over the course of the pandemic. This funding is a further endorsement of the excellence in education provided by schools across the county. I am announcing the Summer Works Scheme projects now so that schools have a good lead-in period to plan and deliver the projects in summer 2022,” she said.

“Today’s announcement follows on from the enhanced minor works funding which was delivered to schools a number of weeks ago.”

The projects for Kerry included in today’s announcement include Mechanical Works at Two Mile Community NS and Spa National School, Science Labs including Gas Works at Community College Killorglin and Castleisland Community College, as well as Roof Works at Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra. 

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