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Snooker legends exhibition pockets €8,500 for charity

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A post-Christmas snooker exhibition featuring two legends of the game has pocketed over €8,500 for a local cancer support charity.

Representatives from Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House returned to Killarney’s Eviston House Hotel in Killarney this week to receive the extraordinary proceeds from event organiser, Connie O’Sullivan and sponsor Pat Eviston.

The sell-out event, featuring snooker legends Ken Doherty and Jimmy White, took place at the Killarney hotel back in early January in memory Patrick’s late wife Linda, who received valuable support form Recovery Haven Kerry prior to her death.

The event also marked the 25th anniversary of Ken Doherty’s World Championship win, with the Dubliner showcasing his coveted trophy on the night.

As well as the match itself – which provided huge entertainment for the snooker-mad audience – the night also
featured a hugely exciting auction, with over €4,000 alone being raised for items including a signed David Clifford match jersey; a cue signed by each player, as well as a cue signed by the late, great, Alex Higgins.

Speaking after the presentation, Marisa Reidy of Recovery Haven said they were absolutely blown away by the amount of money raised on the night.

“There are so many people to thank, but none more so than organiser and chief Connie O'Sullivan and MC David Joyce who did so much work in the background, as well as Pat Eviston for choosing Recovery Haven as the beneficiary and being such a generous sponsor,” she said.

“A huge debt of gratitude too to our very own Kerry All Star David Clifford who donated one of his match jerseys to the auction and of course the extraordinary generosity of the people in the room - it truly blew us away and we are indebted to everyone for making the night such a resounding success.”

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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