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Ring of Kerry Cycle volunteers needed

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Volunteers are needed to help run the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle next month.

The July 2 event is one of the biggest one-day cycling events in Ireland.

Thousands of cyclist set out from Killarney to raise funds for various local and national charities.

One of those charities is Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The money raised during the Ring of Kerry will help the rapid response helicopter to respond to even more people who find themselves in life threatening trauma or emergency situations in Munster and across the country.

Officials from the Irish Community Air Ambulance are recruiting volunteers for the cycle.

They need people to operate the food station in Killarney, car park marshals and stewards along the route.

“We need to recruit a number of volunteers to help make this iconic event successful. We have already sourced our medical volunteers but are always open to more support for the day,” Lorraine Toner, Head of Community and Donor Engagement at the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

“Stewards along the route is an area that needs the most volunteers. We need general safety marshals and people to help ensure cyclists and spectators adhere to the rules of the road. We also need people welcome participants at the finish line and present them with medals. The reps will also help ensure safe dismount from bikes and that supporters adhere to stewards at finish line.”

If you can help, please get in touch Lorraine on lorraine@communityairambualnce.ie or call 086 7876484.

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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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