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Past pupils to bounce into action in aid of handball alleys

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GENERATIONS of schoolboys honed their skills in the old handball alleys of St Brendan’s College and the college has pulled out all the stops to refurbish the facilities.

A past pupils reunion and fundraising activity day takes place in St Brendan’s College on Saturday, April 15.

The programme of events will feature a golf classic at Beaufort Golf Club (€200 per team).

Not only that, but Con Moriarty, Hidden Ireland Tours, will offer walking activities while you can also avail of a leisurely Gap of Dunloe boat trip and walk with Donal “Dux” O’Donoghue.
Cycling activities will be provided by Padraig Sears, Green Road Cycling. “All monies raised will be used in the refurbishment of the schools old handball alleys,” said organiser Ed O’Neill, St Brendan’s College.

“We aim to transform the area into a modern, roofed indoor area with a high tech AstroTurf floor. This all-year round facility will provide the school with further indoor recreational and training facilities. A specialised kicking/hurling skills wall will feature as part of the upgrade.”

The fundraising target is €30,000 and those who would like to take part are urged to contact the school office to book tee times, walking or cycle activities; call 064-6631021.
 


 
Above: Former and current Kerry footballers at the launch of the St Brendan's College Handball Alley fundraiser. Front left are Eoin Brosnan, Brendan Kealy, Johnny Culloty, Brian Kelly and Kieran Donaghy (PST Sport). PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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Dancing classes set to unite communities

By Michelle Crean There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities. KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities.

KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre, has teamed up with dance instructor John Moriarty to teach both Ukrainians and multiple cultures living in Kerry Irish set dancing steps from next week.

The first class will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week (September 27) at St Mary’s Parish Hall at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join.

The idea is to help Ukrainians living in Killarney and Kerry to come and have fun and get to know locals better, KASI coordinator, Marilyn Catapat-Counihan, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We have a women’s group for all ages where we do crochet, sewing and art and crafts, where they can talk which is good. I had the music on and they were dancing. I asked if they would like to do dancing classes so I organised it with John Moriarty who is well known in Killarney.”

She added that the women are very excited to learn set dancing and get to know other people from the area.

“Sometimes when you meet new people the language can be a barrier and when you’re dancing everybody is moving. He will open it to everyone so there’ll be integration, it’s fun as well. They are all very excited.”

To find out more contact John on 086 1579381.

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Multiple Sclerosis Walk celebrates 20 years

By Sean Moriarty The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers. On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers.

On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk takes place over the Old Kenmare Road.

First run in 2002, this year’s event will celebrate 20 years since its foundation but two years were lost as a result of the pandemic.

This year’s walk will be limited to 150 people – three coach loads – so event organisers can cut back on running costs.

It will only be possible to participate in this year’s event if walkers pre-register.

“Walkers must raise at least €40 to make it worthwhile,” organiser John O’Shea told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Spaces are limited, 150 people equals three coaches and we need smaller coaches to get into the start of the Old Kenmare Road as that is just a bog road. We have limited numbers for cost and operational reasons.”

Mr O’Shea thanked event sponsors O’Callaghan Coaches and The Gleneagle Hotel for their support of the event.

Registration forms can be obtained by calling John on 087 2348824.

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