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Lough Lein anglers enjoy annual charity day 

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It's always a popular event, and Sunday was no different for the members of the Lough Lein Anglers Association.

Eddie Blanche (left) and Eugene McCarthy pictured taking part in Lough Lein Anglers Association's ‘The Charity’ on Sunday. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Pat Cotter (left) and Declan Lynch members of Lough Lein Anglers Association pictured on Sunday at ‘The Charity’ Killarney. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Padraic Coughlan (left) and Pat Curran members of The Lough Lein Anglers Association and organisers of 'The Charity' event on Sunday. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Members of Lough Lein Anglers Association pictured taking part in ‘The Charity’ on Sunday. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Ann Williams (left) and Denis Cronin members of Lough Lein Anglers Association taking part in ‘The Charity' held on Sunday. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Antoni Buczek preparing his line at the Lough Lein Anglers Association's ‘The Charity’ event on Sunday. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

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Billy O'Dea and Pat Enright members of Lough Lein Anglers Association Killarney taking part in ‘The Charity’ on Sunday. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

Eddie Blanche (left) and Eugene McCarthy members of the Lough Lein Anglers Association event ‘The Charity' held on Sunday. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

The Killarney club, one of the longest established fishing clubs in Ireland, held their 34th annual charity open fly fishing competition known simply as ‘The Charity'.

It's part of the angling tradition in the club and is always the most popular event on the fly fishing calendar in Ireland.

Spearheaded by Timo O’Sullivan, to date the anglers have raised in excess of €229,000 for deserving charities in Kerry and Cork. The main sponsor of the event is Lee Strand Co-op, Tralee.

This year's deserving beneficiaries are the Kerry Hospice Foundation and The Saoirse Foundation - BUMBLEance.

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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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