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Ladies get set to wow Lisa at Killarney Races today

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WELL, ladies, are you ready for the biggest style extravaganza of the summer? Hats, headpieces, bags and shoes are all being scrutinised at homes and offices throughout the town and well beyond this morning as eager bevies of beauties are putting the finishing touches to their outfits for Dawn Milk Ladies Day at the Killarney Races.

The chic conclusion to Killarney’s four-day July festival, it is renowned as one of the most prestigious ladies day events on the fashion calendar in Ireland.

Lisa Cannon, presenter and reporter with TV3’s Xposé, is all set to preside over proceedings are judge and gave us an insight into what she will be seeking. “It is always an exciting day out and this being my first year I can’t wait to see all the style and indeed competition. In terms of style tips for ladies day I will be looking for fashion that is both inventive and comfortable,” said Lisa.

“A lady’s personality and elegance needs to shine through. As it is one of the biggest race days on the social calendar I am hoping to see lots of stunning colours and takes on fashion that work for shape and style. It is going to be a fantastic day out I am so looking forward to it!”

The Dawn Milk Queen of Fashion Winner will receive a trip for two to Paris and a specially commissioned vase. The winner of the Dawn Milk Most Stylish Hat will receive a trip for two to Milan and a specially commissioned vase also. A runner-up prize will also be presented in both categories. A total of 10 finalists will be selected by the judges, and ladies are advised to arrive early as the judges will be selecting finalists on the racecourse from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. All winners will be announced in the parade ring after the fifth race.

John O’Sullivan, general manager, Dawn Milk, said: “Dawn Milk is delighted to sponsor ladies day at the Killarney Races for 23 years, making it one of the longest ladies day patronages in Ireland. Top judges have been invited year after year to ladies day in Killarney and this year is no different, we are delighted to welcome TV3’s Lisa Cannon. Once again this year, top luxury prizes to the European style capitals Paris and Milan and specially commissioned crystal vases can be won by the most stylish ladies attending the Dawn Milk Ladies Day.”
 


 
Lisa Cannon, presenter and reporter with TV3’s Xposé, will judge today’s ladies day event in Killarney.

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Killarney man wins most-coveted trophy in sheepdog trials

By Sean Moriarty Kilcummin farmer Tom O’Sullivan – one of the main organisers of last month’s Sheep Dog Trials in Fossa – has become the first Kerry man to win the biggest award in the sport. Tom is the chairman of the Killarney sub-committee and was a member of the 15-strong Irish team that participated […]

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Kilcummin farmer Tom O’Sullivan – one of the main organisers of last month’s Sheep Dog Trials in Fossa – has become the first Kerry man to win the biggest award in the sport.

Tom is the chairman of the Killarney sub-committee and was a member of the 15-strong Irish team that participated in the international sheepdog competition in Aberystwyth in Wales last weekend.

A total of 60 competitors, 15 each from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, contested the biggest event in sheepdog trials on Friday to Sunday last.

After getting through the qualifiers on Friday and Saturday, Tom and his dog Northhill Tess, fended off the challenges of the other top-15 qualifiers to win the International Supreme Champion award.

Not alone is he the first Kerry man to win the competition, which has been running since 1947, he is just the fifth Irishman to do so and the first from Munster.

“The qualifying course was similar to Killarney,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

However, Sunday’s final was much more difficult. His dog had to round up a flock of sheep at the left hand side of the course. Then Northhill Tess, under the guidance of Tom, had to round up a smaller flock and bring them to the same holding pen. When finished, five of the sheep were wearing red collars and Tom had to instruct his dog to separate them and bring them to a separate holding area.

“It is the biggest trophy in sheep dog trailing,” he added. “Everyone who trains a dog does so for this day. It is mind blowing. My family are very proud, they know the time and the work involved preparing for this.”

The standard at the Killarney event last month was evident in Wales last weekend. The Killarney winner, Peter Morgan and his dog Moss, ran Tom to a very close second.

His son Peter Og won the Young Handlers award and Team Ireland were declared the overall winners based on aggregate scores in the final 15.

Tom arrived home to Kilcummin on Monday night to a traditional homecoming bonfire.

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Vaccination centre leaves basketball club homeless

By Sean Moriarty With the National Basketball League set to get underway in two weeks’ time, Scott’s Lakers St Paul’s Killarney Basketball Club are still unsure where they will play their homes games this season as their usual venue is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination centre. The local side play Limerick Celtic away on […]

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With the National Basketball League set to get underway in two weeks’ time, Scott’s Lakers St Paul’s Killarney Basketball Club are still unsure where they will play their homes games this season as their usual venue is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination centre.

The local side play Limerick Celtic away on the weekend of October 8 and 9 and their first home game is set for October 16.

Currently their home venue at Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre is unavailable as it is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination centre and according to the Health Service Executive (HSE) this week, there are no plans in place, as of yet, to move out.

Killarney Cougars, the town’s newest addition to the National League, has secured the use of the gym at St Brigid’s Secondary School in the town centre but, as it stands, St Paul’s remain homeless as the season opener looms.

“It is ridiculous at this stage,” said head coach Jarlath Lee. “If you look at what is happening at the Sports Centre, there are very few people in and out of there now compared to the start [of the vaccination roll-out].”

The HSE when contacted by the Killarney Advertiser this week said that they would not be adding to a previous statement issued earlier this month, which said: “In relation to Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre, we are very grateful to staff and management for the use of their facility as a vaccination centre.

“Planning work is well underway for the next phase of the vaccination programme, locally and nationally. This includes a review of where vaccinations are administered in future, but we cannot confirm any decisions in relation to any particular location at this point in time.”

However, the HSE did confirm this week, that the Tralee Vaccination Centre, located at the Munster Technology University, will re-locate to the recently vacated Borg Warner factory in the town. The move is expected to be completed within the next week to 10 days.

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