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Killarney and District Motor club launched its new youth and newcomer programme on Friday night.

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Rally of the Lakes senior official Liam Cronin with newcomer Josh o'Sullivan at the start line

KDMC2 is aimed at newcomers to motorsport regardless of age but there is a heavy emphasis on youths.

The idea is to take newcomers away from the mundane formalities of forma club meetings but instead create social occasions and introductory to motorsport events for them to enjoy.

Last Friday a group of experienced club members and a host of newcomers enjoyed a treasure hunt in and around the Faha area.

Treasure hunts are considered an entry into rally navigation and while some entrants may go on an pursue a career like Paul Nagle, Noel O’Sullivan and Mikie Galvin, they also serve as a great social occasion that can be enjoyed by all age groups.

Around 30 people attended the event.

Well-known local marshals and volunteers Ciara and Orla Galvin, aided by experienced club driver were deemed the winners of navigational event but, according to main organiser Mike Shea, the treasure hunt also served as a great introduction to club activities.

“A special thanks to all of those who attended this Friday’s treasure hunt around the Faha area, the first of many social events organiSed by the KDMC 2 programme, said Mike who is also the club’s vice chairman.

The top three finishers on the night were:

Congratulations also to our top 3 finishers from last night who were:
1st: Orla Griffin/ Ciara Griffin/ Todd Falvey
2nd: Jason Russell / Siobhan O’Leary
3rd Eoin Foley/ Daniel Coffey / Emma Coffey

Meanwhile the club will host an autotest event on Sunday at the K & L Deliveries depot in Millstreet.

This is a cost effective avenue into motorsport which can be done in a standard road car.
For more details contact: Todd Falvey @0872386276.

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Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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