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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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Local soprano releases new single

Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single. Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday. ‘Before […]

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Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single.

Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday.

‘Before You Leave Me’ has a Jazz influence. Mary has been writing her own songs since March this year covering several different genres.

“Tony O’Flaherty of Sonas Studios has brought my songs to life and I am delighted with the production on the songs,” Mary told the Killarney Advertiser.

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Fun Urban Orienteering event coming to Killarney town

The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30. Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in […]

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The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.
Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30.

Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in Ireland hope that this year’s event will inspire even more people than previous years and has funded multiple flagship as well as local events run by the Network of Local Sports Partnerships, including this ‘Family Street Orienteering Kerry’ event.

“This free event looks to offer everyone an opportunity the get out and be active and maybe try something new,” Gearóid O Doherty, the Coordinator of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership said. 

“Urban Orienteering is an activity that you can do on your own or with your family and friends. You get to challenge yourself a little and still go at a pace that suits you – and what a beautiful location to do it all in, Killarney town!

“With many people possibly new to the Kerry region, be that through work, college or otherwise, this is an ideal way to get involved in the community and explore the streets and lanes of Killarney in a fun and active way.”

The Kerry Orienteers Club have designed the courses for this event and are looking forward to the excitement of it all and helping those new to the sport to continue taking part in the months and years that follow.

“We know that, for a lot of people, this will be their first time trying orienteering, but they can rest assured, as we will be there to talk them through it and help them out if needed,” Brendan O’Brien from Kerry Orienteers said.

“If it is something they want to try again, we can signpost them to other events, both locally here in Kerry and indeed nationally. Orienteering is a fantastic sport that allows you to build your skills and confidence, with all events having a variety of routes to cater for all levels.”

To cater for physical distancing and government guidelines, there are several staggered start times for participants to choose from, beginning at 6pm and the last group heading off at 7.30pm. With free t-shirts for all who sign up and additional workshops onsite, from the likes of Leave No Trace Ireland, it is sure to be a fun and vibrant evening, all stemming from the start point at ANAM – Killarney’s Arts and Culture Centre.

Places are limited for this event. Free online registration is available and those looking to attend are encouraged to book their place early to avoid disappointment.

For more information, you can visit any of the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership social media accounts or go to www.sportireland.ie.

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