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Olympic Rower Aileen Crowley makes Muckross Rowing Club history

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Aileen Crowley’s selection for next month’s Olympics is a historic first for Muckross Rowing Club.

Although currently a member of Old Collegians Boat Club in Dublin where she is currently based she has become the first former female member of Muckross Rowing Club to get selected to represent Ireland in the Olympic Games.

She joins Muckross members Paul Griffin (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008), Sean Casey (Beijing 2008) and Cathal Moynihan (Beijing 2008] as an Olympian.

Crowley and her teammate Monika Dukarska (Killorglin RC) who will race in the Womens Pair.

Team Ireland has officially selected thirteen rowers to compete across six boats at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. The strength and depth in Irish rowing has been to the fore over the past number of years, with the Irish squad travelling to Tokyo as some of the most successful rowers on the circuit, containing multiple World and European Champions and medallists. The Olympic Rowing Regatta takes place in the Sea Forest Waterway near Tokyo and runs from July 23 until July 30.
“This is great news today with the formal selection of the Irish rowers who will race at the Tokyo Olympics, across a record six boats which have been qualified for the Games postponed from last year,” Tim O’Shea, Muckross Rowing Club’s PRO.
“We are especially delighted for Aileen Crowley former junior rower and Irish Championship winner with Muckross RC and her partner and fellow Killorglin native Monika Dukarska (Killorglin RC) who will race in the Womens Pair.
Aileen becomes the fourth rower and first female rower to have rowed with Muckross and be selected for an Olympic Games.”

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Women’s health the focus of HeartBeat meeting

By Sean Moriarty HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week. Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific […]

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By Sean Moriarty

HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week.

Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific discussions on every decade of women’s lives.

Special guest on the evening will be Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Mary McCaffrey.

“Topics will include hormones and how they affect health from puberty, the importance of bone health, a cameo on female cardiac symptoms, heart health and mid-life, as well as common health symptoms specific to women’s well-being,” said HeartBeat chairman Billy O’Sullivan.

“We welcome women of all ages to this important meeting which is an opportunity not to be missed, especially if you have health worries.”

The meeting will take place at 8pm at the Parish Centre on Park Road.

It will be followed by a Q&A session and there is an optional blood pressure and pulse clinic from 7.30pm.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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