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Patrick has triple marathon ambition for cancer charities

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By Sean Moriarty

A Killarney man is attempting to run three different marathons in three different locations in memory of his late wife.

Hotelier Patrick Eviston is participating in the Cork Marathon tomorrow (Sunday), his second in as many months.

He is doing so to raise funds for Kerry Cancer Support Group (KCSG) who helped his wife Linda during her battle with cancer. Linda passed away in October 2020 and Pat has been running marathons in her memory.

Last October, due to the pandemic related cancellation of the Dublin Marathon, Patrick along with his son Eric ran a 42.2km course near Killarney, supported by Patrick's daughter Alannah on the day before Linda's anniversary, to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Patrick has decided to run three marathons this year to raise funds for various cancer charities.

He has family in Vancouver, Canada, and a brother-in-law there who is a cancer patient. Last month he ran a marathon in the western Canadian city to raise funds for local organisations over there.

"Last year my family did our ‘local’ marathon for the Irish Cancer Society and raised €48,000. This year I wanted to do something for the local organisations,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I am in awe with the volunteers and the work that they do, driving people to chemo. The price of diesel is gone through the roof, they need it for the buses.”

Patrick has also set his eyes on the Dublin City Marathon in October.

Online donations can be made via www.eventmaster.ie and searching Patrick Eviston fundraising for Kerry Cancer Support Trust CLG (Kerry Cancer Support Group) in Cork City Marathon 2022.

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Flesk Fest promises to be a great evening of fun

By Michelle Crean Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment. The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse […]

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By Michelle Crean

Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment.

The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse & Bar.

Two exciting bands ‘All Folk’d Up’ and ‘Super Ceili’ will be playing and there’ll be plenty of fun and games and a delicious barbecue, raffle with some great prizes, and of course the ever popular Hang Tough Challenge!

“Please come out and support this great event! Tell your friends and we will make it a night to remember,” Seamus Healy from Glenflesk GAA said.

” Admission is only €15, and tickets are available from Mary McCarrick 087 7750773, Padraig O’Sullivan 087 0530384 or any club officer. They are also available in the Kerryway on the night.

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Rising cycling star selected for Belgium Project

By Sean Moriarty Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders with ambitions to turn professional.

Northern Ireland-based Belgian Danny Blondell is the man behind the project.

For the last 15 years Blondell selects between four and six Irish riders and sends them to Belgium where they stay with local families and contest pro and semi-pro races.

As a race commentator Blondell is well placed to decide who is deserving of inclusion in the project.

Over the first six months of the year he makes decisions while attending early season races.

Those lucky enough to get selected go to live and race in Belgium for the second six months of the year.

Bolger, from Lewis Road, was selected after winning the junior race in the Cycling Ireland National Road Series in Mayo in March and the Orwell Stage Race in County Wicklow in June.

“He is delighted, it is a very big deal,” his father Paul told the Killarney Advertiser.

“He has had a very good year and the wins in Mayo and Wicklow secured the Belgium Project.”

Bolger will head to Belgium in late July and after to the Junior Tour of Ireland which takes place in County Clare between July 12 and 17.

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