The South Kerry U-14 Hurling Team (sponsored by Forrest Safety Solutions Ltd) arrived safely in Oran last Friday afternoon to play their first of two games against the home side, Oran, and North Wicklow Gaels. They made a good start to the weekend, defeating the home side comfortably in the first game on a scoreline of 5-10 to 0-07. The next game was a much more challenging encounter with North Wicklow Gaels. South Kerry were leading at half-time but a strong second half from the Wicklow side saw them claim victory, 0-08 to 1-02.
On Saturday morning, South Kerry faced their host club, Claremorris, at 10.45am. A great performance saw the lads win 3-02 to 1-06 with goals coming from Jack Maguire, Tom Garry and Ciarán Collins with captain Charlie Keating contributing the two points. As a result of tehir performances, South Kerry qualified for the cup quarter-final v Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday afternoon. The Kerrymen started the game well and led by four points at the half-time whistle thanks to a goal by Ciarán Collins. The second half saw an exhibition in free-taking by Charlie Keating to seal another great win on a scoreline of 1-07 to 0-02. This was by far the best performance of the weekend. Best wishes on a full, speedy recovery to Nathaniel Doncel who suffered a neck injury in the dying minutes of this game.
The cup semi-final took place on Sunday morning in Leitrim Gaels GAA. The Longford Slashers came out strong, pushing to a 1-06 to 0-02 lead at half-time, both points coming from Charlie Keating. South Kerry started the second half better with a goal from Cormac Rowe but, unfortunately, it was not meant to be. The Longford Slashers built on their first half performance to win 2-10 to 1-02.
This was a brilliant occasion for these young hurlers to experience and they did Kerry proud by progressing to the semi-final of the John West Féile na nGael Division 9 Cup Competition - a superb achievement. The team thanked their sponsors as well as all the families and friends for their support, host club Claremorris and official match reporter, Pat O'Brien (St. Pat's, EK), for his live reports.
South Kerry U-14 Squad: Sean Finnegan, David O’Leary, Ben O’Carroll, Jack O’Donoghue, Ross O’Leary, Darragh O’Connor, Michael Dennehy, Cormac Rowe, Sean Guerin, Charlie Keating, Luke Crowley, Caoilte O’Cronin, Matthew Fogarty, Hugh Walshe, Cian Twomey, Ciarán Collins, Brian O’Connor, Jack McGuire, Liam Mulhern, Sam Buckley, Nathaniel Doncel, Brandon Griffin & Diarmuid O’Connor, Tom Garry. Management: Tim Hourigan, Denis Coffey, Donal Casey.
Kathleen honoured as new boat is launched
It was a very special and momentous day for Muckross Rowing Club on Sunday – as not only did they launch a new boat – but did so to honour a life-long supporter. Members and supporters gathered at the club’s boathouse as the club’s newest racing boat, a Janousek coxed four, was officially launched in […]
It was a very special and momentous day for Muckross Rowing Club on Sunday – as not only did they launch a new boat – but did so to honour a life-long supporter.
Members and supporters gathered at the club’s boathouse as the club’s newest racing boat, a Janousek coxed four, was officially launched in honour of Kathleen Murphy. The event was made all the more special as it had been so long awaited by the club. While the boat was purchased prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a launch event at the club was not possible until the recent easing of public health restrictions.
Among the crowd gathered were members of the extended Murphy and Kenny families as well as many of Kathleen’s neighbours and friends from Mangerton Road and beyond.
Kathleen (nee Kenny) was born and raised in Muckross and has enjoyed close family ties with the rowing club from childhood to the present day. The Kennys of Muckross and their extended family have long played a central role in the club extending to over a century, reflected in the names of boats named and launched before in honour of other family members including Micheal Kenny and Jack O’Shea. Kathleen has long been among the most prominent and recognised club’s supporters at the annual Killarney Regatta, proudly sporting the club’s yellow colours while cheering on crews at all levels from Juvenile to Senior and Veteran. Together with her late husband Jerry, Kathleen has also played a central role in fundraising for the club with countless tickets sold weekly for the local Muckross Lottery since its launch in early 1990s. Both Kathleen and Jerry were previously recognised for their contribution to the club and both named as Vice Presidents. Kathleen and Jerry’s children and grandchildren continue the family tradition both on the lake and onshore, contributing to the club’s success and development as active rowers, coaches and committee members.
Presiding over the launch was Club Chairman Sean Daly and the blessing of the boat was carried out by Fr Kieran O’Brien.
The club was also delighted to welcome Emer Corridan, General Manager of the Cahernane House Hotel – whose sponsorship of the club supported the boat’s purchase.
The ceremonial popping of the champagne cork was carried out by Kathleen’s granddaughter Áine, and after a sprinkling of the bow, the boat was formally launched on the water by five of Kathleen’s grandchildren – Áine and Shona O’Sullivan, Daniel, Jack and Katie Murphy. The special launch event was an emotional day for the family and club with many memories of Kathleen’s late husband Jerry, whose anniversary was recently observed, in addition to family members gone before. Speaking on behalf of Kathleen, her son Kieran spoke of the great honour for Kathleen and her family to have one of the club’s racing boats named in her honour. Kieran expressed the family’s gratitude to the club, its committee and Chairman Sean Daly, President Maurice Coffey and Vice Presidents and to all the members, supporters and friends in attendance. The ceremonial proceedings were followed by refreshments outside the club’s new boathouse.
Stylish Miriam wows at the races
When it comes to the style stakes, one local lady proved she’s got it after winning the female Most Stylish Racegoer this week. Miriam Prendergast from Killarney was selected by fashion blogger and judge Emily O’Donoghue aka @fashionablyfortyish on Sunday, the opening day of the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival. Benny O’Keeffe from County Meath was […]
When it comes to the style stakes, one local lady proved she’s got it after winning the female Most Stylish Racegoer this week.
Miriam Prendergast from Killarney was selected by fashion blogger and judge Emily O’Donoghue aka @fashionablyfortyish on Sunday, the opening day of the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival.
Benny O’Keeffe from County Meath was also selected for his style and both winners each received a €400 cash prize, sponsored by McElligotts Tralee and Honda Ireland.
Miriam wore a black bustier wide legged jumpsuit with belt, styled with a very feminine one sleeve off white blouse with ruched details. She both designed and made the outfit herself and paired it with a headpiece she borrowed from a friend who got it in MacBees Killarney. She finished her look with a pretty vintage bag.
Benny wore a sky blue suit he purchased in Burtons, paired with a merl grey waistcoat, set off with a soft pink shirt cleverly coordinated with a pink and grey check tie. He purchased his very dapper hat in the Ukraine.
The runners-up in the ladies category each received a generous hamper from McElligotts Tralee with special thanks to McGuires Pharmacy Listowel. The runners-up in the gents category received tickets to the Sunday of the June Bank Holiday race meeting in Listowel in 2022.
Of course, there is more to come in the style stakes with one of Ireland’s most prestigious best dressed events – the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day – making a most welcome return this year to the racecourse today (Friday), judged by style icon Celia Holman Lee, it has an overall cash prize fund of €1,000 and the winner will also receive the most amazing beauty hamper sponsored by McGuire’s Pharmacy.
Kathleen honoured as new boat is launched
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