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Creative Killarney Legion tops the poll

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Best overall entry Killarney Legion GAA Club participating in the St Patrick's Festival Parade in Killarney. PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN
    Best overall entry Killarney Legion GAA Club participating in the St Patrick’s Festival Parade in Killarney.
    PICTURE: VALERIE O’SULLIVAN
     


     
    THEIR entertaining take on the local political scene earned the quick-thinking members of Killarney Legion GAA Club the number-one vote for best overall entry at tonight’s St Patrick’s Festival Cill Áirne parade awards ceremony.
    Members of the club accepted the Sean O’Keeffe Perpetual Trophy at a packed gathering at the International Hotel. The club, which portrayed the Healy-Rae election campaign during the parade last Thursday, was heartily congratulated by all at tonight’s ceremony, which was led by festival chairperson Anne Marie Kennelly along with committee members. Anne Marie paid tribute to all who supported the event and thanked the media sponsor Killarney Advertiser, and the International Hotel which sponsored the prizes and supplied the venue for the awards.
    Also addressing the gathering on behalf of the judges was Tracy Coyne who praised the huge creativity on show during this year’s carnival event. “Thank you all for thinking outside the box,” said Tracy.
    The Michael Courtney Perpetual Trophy for the best interpretation of a theme was won by St Oliver’s National School, while the John Killer O’Callaghan Perpetual Trophy for the best sporting entry went to Ariels Gymnastics.
    Killarney Camogie Club picked up the gong for best sports club and Craiceann Drummers won the trophy for best musical entry.
    Bellview Woods Childcare was named best children’s group while the Kerry Branch of the Irish Kidney Association took a bow as best new entry.
    Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club was named best voluntary group and the Killarney Asylum Seekers Initiative won the prize for most entertaining entry.
    Joanne Barry Destiny Academy won the best activity group category and the imaginative folk at Barradubh National School were awarded the trophy for most original entry.
    Raheen won on the double with Raheen Montessori Playgroup deemed the most stylish entry and Raheen National School winning the prize for best school,
    Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club won the trophy for most imaginative while Lynes of Killarney was awarded the best shop window display prize.
    McSweeney Arms Hotel was voted the best greened building.

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Training day for junior rowers

By Michelle Crean Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events. Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles. “Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior […]

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By Michelle Crean

Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events.

Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles.

“Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior Members prepare for upcoming regattas which are hoped to take place this summer,” Shóna O’Sullivan said.

“Those racing were cheered on by their fellow team mates at the Garden Quays. The races were exciting to watch, especially the races that ended in a photo finish.”

The competitors refuelled with a barbecue cooked by Bernie and Seamus O’Sullivan, she added.

“Thanks to Bernie, Seamus, all coaches and committee members that helped this training session run successfully in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.”

On the same day Seán Daly Chairperson of Muckross Rowing Club presented Jane and Lila Ryan with Honorary Associated Membership for their generous contribution of €500 to the club.

“Our rowing club are extremely grateful for their generosity.”

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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