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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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Training day for junior rowers

By Michelle Crean Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events. Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles. “Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior […]

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By Michelle Crean

Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events.

Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles.

“Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior Members prepare for upcoming regattas which are hoped to take place this summer,” Shóna O’Sullivan said.

“Those racing were cheered on by their fellow team mates at the Garden Quays. The races were exciting to watch, especially the races that ended in a photo finish.”

The competitors refuelled with a barbecue cooked by Bernie and Seamus O’Sullivan, she added.

“Thanks to Bernie, Seamus, all coaches and committee members that helped this training session run successfully in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.”

On the same day Seán Daly Chairperson of Muckross Rowing Club presented Jane and Lila Ryan with Honorary Associated Membership for their generous contribution of €500 to the club.

“Our rowing club are extremely grateful for their generosity.”

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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