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South Kerry U 14 Hurlers are Féile Champions

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South Kerry 3-04   Tralee Parnells 1-3

South Kerry captured the Coiste na nÓg Chiarraí Lee Strand U 14 Hurling C Title for the first time on Bank Holiday Monday May 7th in Abbeydorney, beating Tralee Parnells by 9 pts on the day. From the first minute, it was clear that South Kerry meant business: with last year’s heavy loss to the same opposition on their minds they were not to be outdone this time.

Early on, South Kerry’s midfield partnership of Cormac Rowe and Michael Dennehy gained control and dominated for the entire game. However, Tralee Parnells were first to register a few scores with a point and then a good goal. South Kerry reacted quickly with a goal to show they were up for it this time.

South Kerry continued to show good team spirit and fight and battled hard for every ball. Goalkeeper Sean Finnegan was confident all through and looked very comfortable in possession.

Their defence stood firm all through with solid displays from Eoghan Kelly, Ben O’Carroll, David O’Leary, Ross O’Leary, Darragh O’Connor & Jack O’Donoghue.

Up front, Luke Crowley at wing-forward had a great game, winning every ball and working hard all through. Charlie Keating (Captain) at full-forward, even though hampered by a knee injury, played his part also and contributed significantly with 4 points when it mattered most.

Others to impress with their work-rate were Sean Guerin, Matthew Fogarty, Hugh Walsh and Caoilte Ó Cronin.

Ciaran Collins, Jack McGuire, Nathaniel Doncel also looked impressive when introduced, and contributed greatly.

Overall, this was a great win for this team and well done to all the entire panel for a fantastic team effort. Congratulations also to their Mentors, Timmy Hourigan, Donal Casey and Denis Coffey.

South Kerry, by virtue of this win, now qualify for the Féile Finals in Connaught in June.

They will represent Kerry for the first time in their history in the Féile Festival of Hurling and will be travelling to Claremorris in Co. Mayo on the weekend of the 8th to 10th June, where they will be hosted by the home club for the weekend.

This will be a fantastic experience for everyone so we hope that everybody will support this team over the next month and ensure that we make this an enjoyable trip. No doubt a few fund raising events will be taking place over the next few weeks and we would welcome your full support. Best of luck now to all.  Mayo, here we come!

South Kerry: Sean Finnegan, David O’Leary, Ben O’Carroll, Jack O’Donoghue, Ross O’Leary, Eoghan Kelly, Darragh O’Connor, Michael Dennehy, Cormac Rowe, Sean Guerin, Charlie Keating, Luke Crowley, Caoilte Ó Cronin, Matthew Fogarty & Hugh Walsh.

Subs: Cian Twomey, Ciaran Collins, Brian O’Connor, Jack McGuire, Liam Mulhearn, Sam Buckley, Nathaniel Doncel, Brandon Griffin & Diarmuid O’Connor.

 

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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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