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Local club to invest €100,000 in new facilities

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BIG PLANS: Spa GAA Club have plans to carry out Û100,000 worth of works at their clubhouse. Pictured were: Conor Gleeson (Vice Chair), Michael Cronin (Chairman), Patrick O'Regan (Secretary) and Deirdre O'Sullivan Darcy (PRO). Photo: Michelle Crean

By Sean Moriarty

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A local GAA club plans to invest €100,000 in new facilities – adding two new dressing rooms and an upgrade to its car park.

Spa GAA Club in Tullig just outside Killarney, has applied to Kerry County Council for planning permission for the works.
Growing demand, especially with the ladies and juvenile teams has encouraged the club to expand it facilities, and once the Council approves the plans they hope to start a fundraising drive to pay for the new facilities.

The current clubhouse was officially opened in 2006 and a third pitch was added two years ago.

“We have to keep looking ahead,” Michael Cronin, Club Chairman, told the Killarney Advertiser. “When the clubhouse was built in 2006 there was only four dressing rooms, which was fine at the time. We added a new pitch two years ago. The problem is these pitches share two toilet and shower blocks and if there are three games going on at the same time we can’t have adults, juveniles and ladies teams sharing the showers. There is a growing demand for the use of our sports hall too and the new dressing rooms will serve that too.”

Mr Cronin confirmed that the club would need to raise around €60,000 to cover the cost of the new dressing rooms with extra needed to cover the cost of the car park upgrade.

“We will have to do both jobs together,” he added. “There is no point in doing the car park and tearing it up again to put in services for the dressing rooms so you are looking at in excess of €100,000 to get it all done.”

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Ireland’s newest and toughest cycle will be a thrilling challenge

Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist. Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare […]

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Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist.

Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare will tackle some of Kerry’s toughest climbs and highest mountain passes.

Taking place on October 22, Velo Kenmare is an 135km timed loop route starting and finishing in Kenmare. The total climbing distance is 1,650m, and organisers hope to appeal to serious cyclists who are looking for a new and thrilling challenge.

No stranger to cycling events, Velo Kenmare is being managed by Elite Events Management, who also successfully deliver iconic cycling events Wicklow 200, Ride Dingle and the Ring of Beara Cycle.
Cyclists are encouraged to register for Velo Kenmare on the Velo Cycle Ireland website www.velocycleireland.ie but places are limited for the enjoyment and safety of all participants, and anyone interested is urged to sign up soon as places are filling up.

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​​​​The tough enough mountain climbs are over Molls Gap, Ballaghbeama Pass, Ballaghasheen and Coomakista. The route will take in breathtaking scenery Kenmare is famous for, and incorporating some of the most stunning parts of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry. It is hoped visitors to the cycle event will be encouraged to stay for a few days, and will all be given €20 vouchers or ‘Velo Dollars’ to spend in local shops which will be redeemable against goods and services in Kenmare.

Riders will be allotted a time slot to allow for a staggered start, taking them along a fully marshalled route, with medical cover, bike mechanic support, and hot food and entertainment at the finish in Kenmare.

Making its mark, Velo Kenmare participant race packs will come inside a yellow Velo Kenmare water bottle and finishers’ medals are in the shape of a yellow cow bell. Prizes will be awarded for the quickest top three male and top three female finishers, and fastest male and female will be awarded the title of King and Queen of the Kerry Mountains.

Experienced cyclists are encouraged to take on this exciting new challenge, testing themselves and their clubmates for the fastest finish across these four gruelling climbs, through some of the most beautiful landscape in the country for the best welcome back at the finish.

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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