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MICHELLE CLARKE and John Francis O’Mahony’s paths first crossed as a result of their shared love of running so it was only fitting on their big day that the groom joined his friends on a 5k Parkrun in Killarney National Park.

John and Michelle met through their local running club Striders of Croydon in November 2014.

The following year they started dating and in September 2016 he popped the question at the Meeting of the Waters in his native Killarney. John, from Scartlea, Muckross, and Michelle, from London, were married in St Mary’s Cathedral by Fr Kieran O’Brien and held their reception in the Castlerosse Hotel.

Helping them celebrate were the bride’s mother Hazel Clarke and the groom’s father Brendan O’Mahony. Very much in their thoughts on the big day was John’s late mother Margaret Mary O’Mahony.

Michelle’s sister Melissa Shepherd was maid of honour with her friend Verena Trend joining forces with John’s sister Peg O’Mahony as bridesmaids. John’s friend Neil Horgan was best man while his son Aaron Morris O’Mahony was groomsman along with his brothers Karol, Stephen and Joseph O’Mahony and Michelle’s brother Stephen Clarke.

The bride’s niece Florence Shepherd and the groom’s niece Alexis O’Mahony were flowergirls and the groom’s nephew Airt O’Mahony was pageboy. The bride looked stunning in a Berketex dress with hairstyling by Deirdre Lyne of Halo Hair Salon, Killarney, and makeup by Aine Doherty.

The groom cut a dapper dash in a TM Lewin suit while the groomsmen were dressed by Formally Yours, Killarney. Adrian O’Neill captured the big day on camera. “It was very special having so many family and friends travel from London, New York, Canada and Guyana to share in our special day,” said John.

The newlyweds’ honeymoon took them on safari to Tanzania followed by a few days in Zanzibar. Michelle is an account manager and John is self-employed specialist interiors consultant. They will reside in London.
 


 
Above: Michelle Clarke and John Francis O'Mahony. Pic: Adrian O'Neill

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Killarney competitors bring home the medals

By Michelle Crean It was a great weekend for Killarney as Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors took home medals from the AJP Switzerland International Tour in Zurich. Members of Movement & Fitness Club competed against the world’s finest athletes which led to them bringing home amazing results.After a great fight Matthew Morris made it into the […]

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By Michelle Crean

It was a great weekend for Killarney as Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors took home medals from the AJP Switzerland International Tour in Zurich.

Members of Movement & Fitness Club competed against the world’s finest athletes which led to them bringing home amazing results.After a great fight Matthew Morris made it into the semi-finals.Ewelina Downey received two gold medals in Gi and NOGI fights, just two months after her promotion to blue belt.The club’s coach, Wilson Da Silva, also competed for the first time as a brown belt, and won gold in the Gi category and silver in NOGI.”The results don’t lie,” he said.”The hard work, dedication, commitment and passion pays off. Impossible is nothing, and that’s what we are trying to teach our students in Movement & Fitness Club Killarney.”Martial Arts helps to fight depression, bulling, obesity, and builds up self esteem and confidence, he explained.”There is no ego, no one is better, we are all the same trying to learn from each other, helping and correcting ourselves so we become better together. Our club is filling up with amazing students from age four up who connect with us by the same passion and love for the sport. If you are looking to change your life come and join our family.”

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Ian makes his debut as a radio presenter

By Sean Moriarty Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week. The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017. Since the accident he has been a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week.

The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017.

Since the accident he has been a champion for the less fortunate under his mantra: “If you can’t stand up – standout”.

This was the inspiration behind his brand new radio show which aired for the first time on Wednesday evening.

‘Stand Out with Ian O’Connell’ will feature interviews with people who have overcome great adversary to reach even greater heights.

His first guest was fellow Killarney man Jordan Lee. The Paralympian represented Ireland in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

“I was used to being in the studio from people interviewing me, but this time I turned the table,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was great to have Jordan on, two Killarney men! I really enjoyed it, it got a massive reaction and I got loads of emails and messages afterwards and into Thursday morning.”

Ian will reveal his guest for the show on the previous Monday through various social media channels.

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