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Lions to take to the fairways

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Looking forward to the Killarney Lions Club Annual Golf Day in Killarney Golf & Fishing Club on Wednesday, April 13, were from left, Padraig Cronin, Nikki Wissell (Southwest Counselling Centre Business Manager), Anthony Walsh, Geraldine Dolan (Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa General Manager), Jason Higgins (Aghadoe Heights) and Killarney  Lions Club President Con Stack. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

Looking forward to the Killarney Lions Club Annual Golf Day in Killarney Golf & Fishing Club on Wednesday, April 13, were from left, Padraig Cronin, Nikki Wissell (Southwest Counselling Centre Business Manager), Anthony Walsh, Geraldine Dolan (Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa General Manager), Jason Higgins (Aghadoe Heights) and Killarney  Lions Club President Con Stack. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH
 


 
TEEING up for a unique charity golf event, Killarney Lions Club has joined forces with SouthWest Counselling Centre.
The Killarney Lions Club hosts the fundraiser every year at the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, and this year’s event, in aid of SouthWest Counselling Centre, will take place on Wednesday, April 13.
“What makes this event stand out from others, is that although it’s organised by the Lions, it could not be held without its sponsors and benefactors,” said Killarney Lions Club President Con Stack.
“To get an 18-hole golf course for the day is difficult, getting one at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is another matter entirely.”
And to make the day even more special, the refreshments (breakfast or lunch, depending on the time slot) are sponsored by the five-star Aghadoe Heights Hotel, with Jason Higgins, operations manager at the Aghadoe Heights personally, overseeing the day’s proceedings. The fourball event also offers some superb prizes, sponsored by Tricel (Killarney).
“The Lions Club is 100% voluntary, with no salary nor expense paid to members. Outside of the events running costs, what we collect in the Lions Club goes locally to charities and organisations that need our help,” said Con.
“This year we are supporting the Southwest Counselling Centre in Lewis Road, Killarney. Southwest Counselling (telephone 064-663 6416), which has been providing counselling in Kerry since 1994.”
There are still some places left to take part so if you would like to enter a team, contact John O’Callaghan on
086-3844834.

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Training day for junior rowers

By Michelle Crean Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events. Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles. “Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior […]

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By Michelle Crean

Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events.

Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles.

“Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior Members prepare for upcoming regattas which are hoped to take place this summer,” Shóna O’Sullivan said.

“Those racing were cheered on by their fellow team mates at the Garden Quays. The races were exciting to watch, especially the races that ended in a photo finish.”

The competitors refuelled with a barbecue cooked by Bernie and Seamus O’Sullivan, she added.

“Thanks to Bernie, Seamus, all coaches and committee members that helped this training session run successfully in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.”

On the same day Seán Daly Chairperson of Muckross Rowing Club presented Jane and Lila Ryan with Honorary Associated Membership for their generous contribution of €500 to the club.

“Our rowing club are extremely grateful for their generosity.”

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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