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Medal magic for Killarney cyclists

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PEDAL POWER propelled talented Killarney cyclists onto the winners’ podium on Friday. Killarney Cycling Club hosted a medal presentation in The Dromhall Hotel to honour its underage cyclists who competed in the Irish National Youth Cycling Championships in Carlow in August.

All members of Killarney Cycling Club Youth Academy, they performed incredibly across all categories in the event, hosted by Carlow Cycling Club, and brought back a haul of 22 medals to Killarney.

These included four individual and eighteen team medals. Shane Galvin, under-12, won two gold medals and became double national champion when he won both the time trial and the criterium. His brother Patrick Galvin took bronze in both of these events also. The under-14 boys swept the board taking best overall team in the time trial, road race and criterium.

This was followed by the under-15/under-16 girls taking best for overall team in the time trial, road race and criterium also.

The club’s youth officer, Pauline Russell Kissane, travelled to Carlow for the weekend along with parents and supporters.

Sixteen members of Killarney Cycling Club distinguished themselves in the national youth road championships, with the age categories spanning from under-11 to under-16.

The under-11s were Shayna Daly, Calum Steadman Murphy and Bryan Hannifin, while the under-12s were Shane Galvin, Killian Caulfield Dreier and Louis Steadman Murphy.

Representing the under-14s were Patrick Galvin, Stephan Caulfield Dreier, Ethan Slattery, Lorcan Daly and Adam Neary, while Almha Russell Kissane and Tara Russell Kissane and Tadgh O’Shea and Jaden Leane competed at under-15 level and Sarah McGrath in the under-16 category.

“This completes the road race season for 2017 a season that saw Killarney Cycling Club youth academy has had great success at county, provincial, national and international levels,” said club secretary Paul Morgan.

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Ballycasheen junction to get upgraded this year.

A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year. Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction. “Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which […]

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A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year.

Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction.

“Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which include Active Travel provision and Junction Improvements at Ballycasheen, is being sought from TII before commencing,” a council spokesperson confirmed. “The elected members will be briefed on the proposals ahead of the commencement of the statutory process in early 2022.”

The council official was responding to a request by Cllr John O’Donoghue who sought an update on progress being on a promised “more user friendly junction.”

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€2.3m funding for Kerry schools under Summer Works Programme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme. This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country. “I am delighted to confirm […]

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Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme.

This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country.

“I am delighted to confirm this significant tranche of funding which will provide further investment for schools in Kerry under the Summer Works Scheme,” Minister Foley said.

“School communities have shown great resilience, flexibility and leadership in adapting to the many challenges that arose over the course of the pandemic. This funding is a further endorsement of the excellence in education provided by schools across the county. I am announcing the Summer Works Scheme projects now so that schools have a good lead-in period to plan and deliver the projects in summer 2022,” she said.

“Today’s announcement follows on from the enhanced minor works funding which was delivered to schools a number of weeks ago.”

The projects for Kerry included in today’s announcement include Mechanical Works at Two Mile Community NS and Spa National School, Science Labs including Gas Works at Community College Killorglin and Castleisland Community College, as well as Roof Works at Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra. 

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