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This year’s Rose of Tralee fashion extravaganza will feature all the top boutiques and stores from the Munster region, including top Irish milliners. Ballygarry House Hotel was the perfect backdrop to showcase some stunning outfits from Phoenix V, Cork, and hat from Carol Kennelly, milliner, Annette’s Boutique Listowel, Aisling Maher milliner and boutique, Adare, MacBee's Killarney and Brides of Glin. PICTURE: DOMNICK WALSH

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A CELEBRATION of style and Kerry’s place as the fashion capital of the southwest will form the centrepiece of the 2016 Rose of Tralee Fashion Show in the Festival Dome on Sunday, August 21.

This year’s fashion extravaganza, which was launched at Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa, Tralee, will feature all the top boutiques and stores from the Munster region, including top Irish milliners.

The producer of the Rose of Tralee Fashion Show, Celia Holman-Lee, said: “The Rose of Tralee annual fashion show is one of the biggest platforms to showcase and support the indigenous fashion houses in Kerry, Limerick and nationwide. It is a wonderful opportunity for the country’s fashionistas to plan their winter wardrobe and discover the trends you need to know for Autumn Winter.”

Year after year, the Rose of Tralee fashion show encourages Irish designs, and this year’s event will see the introduction of the Rose of Tralee Young Student Designer of the Year Awards where student representatives from every design college in Ireland will compete for the title.

This section of the event will represent the creativity and vision of the future fashion with students attending: The Grafton Academy, National College of Art and Design, Griffith College, Mallow College of Design and Tailoring, Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick College of Further Education, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, all in the running to win the Trophy and €500 cash prize, sponsored by Cathriona’s Hair Group.

The finale of this year’s Rose of Tralee Fashion Show will see a display of established top Irish designers, whose names are synonymous with quality, style and individuality accompanied by music from the incredible Michael O’Brien.

The prize for the best dressed lady will include a luxury break for two in the luxurious 4-star Killashee Hotel, Co Kildare, a personal shopping experience at Kildare Village complete with a €500 voucher and €500 worth of jewellery from the Rose of Tralee International Festival’s lead sponsor, Tipperary Crystal. The competition will be judged by 2015 Rose of Tralee, Elysha Brennan and Karen Scanlan, representing Tipperary Crystal.

Ireland’s top tourist attraction, Guinness Storehouse, another proud sponsor of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, will also present a prize hamper worth €200 to one lucky member of the audience on the night.

Make-up for the show will be applied by the skilled team at CH The Mall Tralee, while Cathriona’s Hair Salon in Castlegregory will style the models on the night.A wine reception will precede the event while fashion show ticket holders (over 18s only) are invited to attend the after-show party in the Pavilion Dome featuring the silky sounds of Frankly Bublé.
Tickets to the 2016 Rose of Tralee Autumn Winter Fashion Show are available from www.roseoftralee.ie for only €35.
 


 
This year’s Rose of Tralee fashion extravaganza will feature all the top boutiques and stores from the Munster region, including top Irish milliners. Ballygarry House Hotel was the perfect backdrop to showcase some stunning outfits from Phoenix V, Cork, and hat from Carol Kennelly, milliner, Annette’s Boutique Listowel, Aisling Maher milliner and boutique, Adare, MacBee's Killarney and Brides of Glin.
PICTURE: DOMNICK WALSH

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Jordan’s new role with St Paul’s

By Sean Moriarty Killarney’s Paralympic hero Jordan Lee is to take on a new role with Scott’s Lakers St Paul’s Killarney Basketball Club. Jordan began his sporting career with the local basketball club where he created history by becoming the first amputee athlete to represent their country at international level. The High Jumper then switched […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney’s Paralympic hero Jordan Lee is to take on a new role with Scott’s Lakers St Paul’s Killarney Basketball Club.

Jordan began his sporting career with the local basketball club where he created history by becoming the first amputee athlete to represent their country at international level.

The High Jumper then switched to track and field and qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics where he made history by becoming the first Kerry athlete to act as a flag bearer for an opening ceremony and lead an Irish team into an Olympic Stadium.

Now back home and preparing for the next Olympics in Paris, he has returned to his first love and will join the backroom staff at the local Division One basketball club ahead of their National League campaign which begins next month.

His father Jarlath Lee is head coach with St Paul’s.

“Jordan is joining us as our strength and conditioning coach,” Jarlath told the Killarney Advertiser.

INTERNATIONALS

Meanwhile, Scott’s Lakers St Paul’s Killarney Basketball Club National League team will have a distinctive feel to it this year after securing the services of three overseas players it for the season ahead.

The club’s biggest signing is Canadian professional Ben Miller. It was originally hoped that the former two-time Manitoba Player of the Year would play for the local side last season but the pandemic got in the way and the National League was never played. However, he did play two training games this time last year before returning to Canada until travel restrictions lifted.

“He is a good guy, very approachable and very good with the young members,” Jarlath said.

The club has also signed Bulgarian International Emilian Grudov.

The 20-year-old has already represented his home country at U16, 18 and 20 level.

“He is young, athletic and very good offensively,” added Lee.

The returning Lithuanian Dianius Varanaukus completes the club international line up for the 2020/21 season.

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Soccer coach licensed to one of the highest levels in Ireland

By Sean Moriarty A Killarney soccer coach has been praised by the FAI for her contribution to soccer in the county and on the occasion of her being granted a UEFA B Licence this week. Ramona Keogh of Mastergeeha FC has qualified for one of highest-ranking coach licences in Europe.The UEFA B Licence is a […]

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A Killarney soccer coach has been praised by the FAI for her contribution to soccer in the county and on the occasion of her being granted a UEFA B Licence this week.

Ramona Keogh of Mastergeeha FC has qualified for one of highest-ranking coach licences in Europe.
The UEFA B Licence is a coaching licence mandated by UEFA, the official governing body of European football. The licence is one level below the UEFA A Licence and allows holders to be head coaches of amateur clubs, youths up to age 16, and assistant coaches for professional clubs.

Ramona started her training in November 2019 and continued, when restrictions allowed, on several block weekends taking place in FAI Headquarters Dublin, Foto Island in Cork, and final assessments in NUIG in Galway.

“Ramona played a significant role in the course group, supporting the younger coaches and challenging those more experienced, ensuring that the group was dynamic, engaging, interactive and a real positive learning environment,” said the FAI’s Head of Coach Education FAI Niall O’Regan.

“Ramona has been a significant role model for not only female coaches but also males coaches in the Kerry region and has done phenomenal work in her previous club Killarney Celtic and more recently with Mastergeeha. It is so important to have such role models and the motivation Ramona has shown is infectious and many coaches will continue in the same vein.”

For Ramona, this week’s award was the culmination of months of hard work, seminars and study.

“It was really tough at the time, final assessments had been submitted, everything had then switched to Zoom and we were so eager to get it finished. Luckily enough I got to finish off a lot of the course content online and then had individual assessments with my tutor Richie Holland current Cork City Men’s Assistant Manager,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “Then when we returned to outdoor sports in July we got our practical assessments finished with Galway Utd in NUIG.”

ASSESSMENT

The final assessment took place at Mastergeeha FC pitch – the first time ever that a UEFA coaching assessment took place in Kerry.

“I was coaching in Mastergeeha FC in Killarney pre covid and based on logistics and other coaches’ locations in Munster on my UEFA B I was delighted to coordinate a UEFA B assessment with the FAI to be held in the Mastergeeha with the help of the committee,” she added.

“Tom O’Connor FAI Coach Educator and former Interim Republic of Ireland’s Head Coach was really impressed with the setup, the standard of really good footballers and the fantastic committee that ran it so smoothly.”

It was the first time UEFA B assessments were ever held in Kerry and the facilities, committee and the Mastergeeha U16 Boys team were outstanding that day.

She received mentoring and support from some of the biggest names in Irish soccer.

“I was delighted and honoured to receive my UEFA B Diploma Licence,” she said. “Throughout the diploma I’ve had some great tutors, mentors and some great guest speakers from Robbie Keane, Vera Pauw, Stephen Rice and Ruud Dokter FAI High Performance.

“There was a great core group of us on the course from Irish Senior International Players like Katie McCabe, Megan Campbell, Louise Quinn, Niamh Fahy and I’ve made some amazing friendships with all the ladies on the course. From the start it was a group of huge experience, drive and determination was something we all had in common and it’s great to see us all complete it together.”

LOCAL HELP

She could not have done it without the help of her home club.

“On a personal note, I just want to thank Mastergeeha FC for all their help and support, with special mention to all the management committee, teams and coaches. Must give a mention to Allan Moynihan, Brendan Buckley, Paul Lenihan and Ulick O’Sullivan also. I’m really looking forward to getting back to Academy training in the next two weeks,” she added.

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