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Local competitors win big at county championship awards

World Rally Championship star Craig Breen was the surprise guest of honour at the Moriarty’s Centra Kingdom of Kerry Rally Championship awards presentation on Saturday night.

Now celebrating its second year, it is the only county rally championship in the country.

Saturday night’s awards do, at The Anvil Bar, in Keel, Castlemaine was attended by close to 150 people including Minister Brendan Griffin.

One of the highlights of the series is the presentation of the Paudie Casey Memorial Trophy to the person or persons who have made the greatest contribution to motorsport in Kerry over the last 12 months.

The trophy remembers the great Kerry Motor Club member who worked tirelessly behind the scenes and the winner is a closely guarded secret until the presentation night.

This year’s winners were, Killarney and District Motor Club Members Orla Galvin-Griffin and her two daughters Ciara and Meabh Griffin. The family team have been involved in the running of all three rallies in the county during the 2019 season.

The Ballyvourney-based rally family have marshalled all over the country and are in some sort of volunteer role every weekend.

The Drivers’ Championship was won by Tralee’s Darren Young, with Killarney’s Alan Ring taking second, and Rockfield’s Aidan Buckley third.

The co-drivers category was dominated by KDMC members with Paul Nagle taking the top co-driver award, while Tara Duggan took second. There was a tie for third place and that was shared by Ronald O’Riordan and Nicky Burke.

Rathmore’s Donal O’Connor took the Historic Drivers’ title while there was another tie in the Co-Drivers’ League and this was shared by Abbeydorney’s Tony McCarthy and Rathmore’s Pat Cashman.

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Ian makes his debut as a radio presenter

By Sean Moriarty Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week. The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017. Since the accident he has been a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week.

The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017.

Since the accident he has been a champion for the less fortunate under his mantra: “If you can’t stand up – standout”.

This was the inspiration behind his brand new radio show which aired for the first time on Wednesday evening.

‘Stand Out with Ian O’Connell’ will feature interviews with people who have overcome great adversary to reach even greater heights.

His first guest was fellow Killarney man Jordan Lee. The Paralympian represented Ireland in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

“I was used to being in the studio from people interviewing me, but this time I turned the table,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was great to have Jordan on, two Killarney men! I really enjoyed it, it got a massive reaction and I got loads of emails and messages afterwards and into Thursday morning.”

Ian will reveal his guest for the show on the previous Monday through various social media channels.

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Sinead is queen of the court

By Con Dennehy With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport. Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater […]

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By Con Dennehy

With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport.

Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater Killarney region.

One of the most impressive performances on the night was in the Beginners Category where local star Sinead Moriarty secured a number of electrifying victories to win the overall title.

“This was a very competitive competition. In the opening games Neill Horgan was defeated by Rosin King from Glenbeigh 13-15 with Sinead Moriarty getting the better of exchanges with Bríd Horgan (Spa) 15-8. In the other game Niamh Faulds from Glenflesk lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-10 despite a very brave effort from Niamh,” said Eoin O’Donoghue, secretary of Spa Killarney Handball Club.

In the semi-finals Sheila Kelliher lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-11 with Sinead Moriarty defeating Rosin King 15-12.

“In a pulsating final Sinead saw off the dogged challenge of Elena O’Donoghue 15-11. While Sinead dominated this game, she looked in control and played a brilliant tournament throughout and was a deserving overall winner.”

In the Advanced category there were wins for Evan Enright and Eoin O’Donoghue in the opening games.

In the quarter finals Even Enright saw off the challenge of Brendan O’Donoghue 15-8 while Eoghan Daly defeated Eoin O’Donoghue 15-11, Aoife Walsh (Currow) defeated Maggie Quirke (Glenbeigh) 15-7 and Brian McEvoy beat Michael Clifford 15-6.

Semi-final success for Evan Enright and Eoghan Daly saw them battle it out in a pulsating final with Daly taking the title on a 15-12 scoreline.

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