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New book seeking GAA stories from Keel

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NEW BOOK: Keel GAA Club members are preparing a new book seeking GAA stories. Pictured from l-r were: William Evans, Ailís Murphy and Brendan Griffin.

 

Work is underway on an exciting new book telling the story of Keel GAA Club from the perspectives of the people who make up the club.

The aim of 'Keel GAA Club, Stories from Our People' is to capture what the club means to the many people who have been involved in any way over the years, both on and off the pitch.

It is hoped that the book will be brought to publication later this year, including contributions from as many people as possible with connections to Keel GAA Club.

The initiative is being spearheaded by three of the club’s members, William Evans, Ailís Murphy and Brendan Griffin.

William Evans says that they are looking for a broad range of contributors.

“Players and members past and present, men and women, volunteers at every level, supporters, sponsors, Scór participants, referees, umpires, sandwich makers, grass cutters, ticket sellers, our global diaspora, new residents of Keel all are welcome and encouraged to contribute," he said. "We really hope that people will get involved and we want this to be a book for everyone.”

Ailís Murphy says that contributing couldn’t be simpler:

​​​​​​​“We are providing a list of questions and asking people to answer any or all and return responses by email to keelstories@gmail.com or by private message to our Facebook page by Sunday, July 19 with as much detail as people would like to give. As an additional option, we are asking people to look through their photo collections and select any images, old or new, that they would like considered for inclusion in the book, preferably including a photo of themselves. Where possible, we are also asking people to include details of the image, such as names, date, location and the name of the photographer.”

Brendan Griffin TD said that this book is a celebration of the people of the club as well as being a fun way to record some of the club’s history.

"All proceeds from the book will go towards the future development of Keel GAA Club," he said. “We would greatly value and appreciate as many responses as possible from Keel people everywhere and we look forward to producing 'Stories From Our People' later this year.”

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By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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Traffic calming on the approach to Killarney Athletic

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is preparing plans to place traffic calming measures on the approach to Killarney Athletic Football Club’s grounds on Woodlawn Road. Cllr Maura Healy-Rae asked for measures to be implemented to improve pedestrian safety and access at the club. “We are currently preparing documentation required for the provision of Traffic […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is preparing plans to place traffic calming measures on the approach to Killarney Athletic Football Club’s grounds on Woodlawn Road.

Cllr Maura Healy-Rae asked for measures to be implemented to improve pedestrian safety and access at the club.
“We are currently preparing documentation required for the provision of Traffic Calming at this location,” a council spokesperson told a recent Municipal District meeting. “
It is expected to brief the members at the next Municipal Meeting [in March]. From the records of the Road Safety Authority, no incidents have been recorded at this location.”

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