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Muckross rowers have 10 reasons to celebrate following regatta

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Muckross Rowing Club, winners of the Junior Ladies Race, at The Killarney Regatta, in Killarney Golf Club. Pictured are Caroline Mitchell, Elaine Daly, Aoife Farrell, Fiona Devane, Karen Joy and Caoimhe Kelly. PICTURE: SALLY MACMONAGLE

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THE illustrious Muckross Rowing Club was last night celebrating an impressive 10 big wins as it successfully retained Killarney Regatta's coveted Points Cup.

Weather conditions meant that the 231st annual regatta was postponed from its original date on Sunday and it got underway at Mahony’s Point, Killarney Golf Club, on Monday and celebrations continued long into the night on Tuesday at the annual regatta dance at the Killarney Oaks Hotel.

“With the 2016 annual Killarney regatta of to a rocky start on Sunday last we were glad to see the event go ahead on Monday,” said spokeswoman Linda Daly.

“In recent years we have seen just five Killarney clubs race in the traditional event; however we were pleased to see the return of Commercial Rowing Club this year who snapped up second place in the novice men's race.”

The enthusiastic spectators were delighted to see Fossa Rowing Club win back the senior men's title in what is always one of the most tense races of the day. “Fossa’s performances and victories showed a spirit of true grit and survival,” said Linda. “With an exceptionally difficult season they persevered and trained hard to win numerous titles on the day.”

Flesk Valley triumphed in the ladies novice race and St Brendan's took second place in the same race.

Workmen’s Rowing Club’s juvenile boys were successful in their race as well as its junior ladies, taking gold in the fours race later in the evening.

“As we saw the 231st Killarney Regatta come to a close on Tuesday evening we saw Aoife Farrell be crowned the 2016 regatta queen,” added Linda.

“We wish to thank all who were involved in making the day a huge success and to all the clubs, well done, we can look forward to next year as all clubs enjoy the celebrations.”
 


 
Muckross Rowing Club, winner of the Junior Ladies Race, at the Killarney Regatta, in Killarney Golf Club. Pictured are Caroline Mitchell, Elaine Daly, Aoife Farrell, Fiona Devane, Karen Joy and Caoimhe Kelly. PICTURE: SALLY MACMONAGLE

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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Lee Strand awarded Gold in Sustainability Programme

Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards. Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink […]

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Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards.

Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme led by Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board. Gold Membership is awarded to companies who demonstrate an exceptional annual performance on their sustainability targets.

“We are delighted Lee Strand is recognised once again with the prestigious Origin Green Gold Membership for our commitment to sustainability,” Gearoid Linnane, CEO said.

“In Lee Strand environmental management and sustainability are key elements of our business model, from launching 100% renewable cartons, to reducing water usage and energy efficiency. This is a great achievement by our sustainability team who are continually striving for higher levels of environmental excellence. We would also like to thank Veronica Kennelly from the Munster Technological University who assisted Lee Strand in the development of our Origin Green plan.”

Origin Green continues to evolve to ensure Bord Bia is helping Irish food and drink companies to remain up to date with the evolving needs of trade customers and their consumers, globally. With the introduction of the Origin Green credits system in early 2022, it is now easier to identify members who are performing at a high level or excelling in their sustainability performance.

To retain ongoing membership of Origin Green, companies must subsequently submit an annual review to demonstrate clear progress against the established targets and initiatives set. This annual review is subject to an independent third-party review by their verification authority Mabbett. This ensures minimum programme requirements are consistently met and maintained. Companies receive credits for their performance in areas such as raw material sourcing; water and energy efficiency; waste reduction; packaging; and social sustainability. Origin Green has established five different membership tiers based on company size and turnover, so that a real diversity of industry is reflected in the overall Gold Membership.

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