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Late Beaufort Garda fondly remembered by colleagues

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By Sean Moriarty

A popular member of An Garda Síochána, who passed away suddenly last year, was posthumously remembered by colleagues at the West Cork Garda Youth Awards.

Garda Aidan Cremin from Beaufort had attended St Brendan’s College in Killarney and worked in Moriarty's Photographic Store for many years before he became a Garda.

He was stationed in Castletownbere Haven in West Cork, where he served as the community Garda for the Adrigole area.

He had been living in West Cork for 13 years where he was a popular member of the tight-knit community, especially in GAA circles, where he was an active member of the local Adrigole Club.

He passed away in January 2021, aged just 47.

The West Cork Garda Youth Awards celebrate outstanding young people between the ages of 13 and 21 years, a project Aidan was immersed in through both his roles as a Community Garda and within Adrigole Club.

He was affectionately known as ‘The Sherriff’ to friends and colleagues, while in GAA circles he was known as ‘The Kingdom-Rebel’.

“His death has left a void and is still very raw in his adopted home. Aidan’s advice kept many the young person on the straight and narrow avoiding negative engagement with the Gardaí," Chief Superintendent Con Cadogan, Divisional Officer for Cork West Division, said.

"A testament to Aidan’s popularity in his adopted county was the huge crowds who on a miserable January night lined the Beara roads in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic to pay their respects to Aidan Cremin a man whose legacy will never be forgotten."

The Posthumous Award was accepted by Aidan’s brother Mike, on behalf of the Cremin family.

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Flesk Fest promises to be a great evening of fun

By Michelle Crean Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment. The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse […]

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By Michelle Crean

Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment.

The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse & Bar.

Two exciting bands ‘All Folk’d Up’ and ‘Super Ceili’ will be playing and there’ll be plenty of fun and games and a delicious barbecue, raffle with some great prizes, and of course the ever popular Hang Tough Challenge!

“Please come out and support this great event! Tell your friends and we will make it a night to remember,” Seamus Healy from Glenflesk GAA said.

” Admission is only €15, and tickets are available from Mary McCarrick 087 7750773, Padraig O’Sullivan 087 0530384 or any club officer. They are also available in the Kerryway on the night.

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Rising cycling star selected for Belgium Project

By Sean Moriarty Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders with ambitions to turn professional.

Northern Ireland-based Belgian Danny Blondell is the man behind the project.

For the last 15 years Blondell selects between four and six Irish riders and sends them to Belgium where they stay with local families and contest pro and semi-pro races.

As a race commentator Blondell is well placed to decide who is deserving of inclusion in the project.

Over the first six months of the year he makes decisions while attending early season races.

Those lucky enough to get selected go to live and race in Belgium for the second six months of the year.

Bolger, from Lewis Road, was selected after winning the junior race in the Cycling Ireland National Road Series in Mayo in March and the Orwell Stage Race in County Wicklow in June.

“He is delighted, it is a very big deal,” his father Paul told the Killarney Advertiser.

“He has had a very good year and the wins in Mayo and Wicklow secured the Belgium Project.”

Bolger will head to Belgium in late July and after to the Junior Tour of Ireland which takes place in County Clare between July 12 and 17.

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