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South Kerry U 14 Hurlers are Féile Champions




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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Shock at the death of “wonderful community activist”

There was a great sense of shock over the weekend when new of the death of Yvonne Quill, a Tidy Towns champion and wonderful community activist, became known. Yvonne, from […]




There was a great sense of shock over the weekend when new of the death of Yvonne Quill, a Tidy Towns champion and wonderful community activist, became known.

Yvonne, from Barleymount and formerly of the Cafe, College Street, passed away following a short illness on Friday. Requiem Mass takes place this morning (Monday) at 11am in The Prince of Peace Church, Fossa, followed by burial in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery.

Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce President Niall Kelleher said she will be very fondly remembered as an incredibly dedicated woman, a strong personality who led by example and spearheaded the town’s Tidy Towns committee with such passion for over 25 years.

He recalled that her proudest day was when, as chairperson of the Killarney Looking Good Committee, she inspired Killarney to the prestigious overall national award in 2011 which had proved so elusive prior to that.

“Yvonne led by example and she never asked anyone to do something she wouldn’t do herself. You would seldom see her without the yellow bib, playing her part and showing us all what needed to be done to give Killarney the edge,” Mr Kelleher said.

“While winning the overall prize was something special, Killarney has never been far from the top and it has won a gold medal almost every year which is testament to Yvonne’s great ability to organise, her steely determination and her unrivalled ability to rally the troops,” he added.

The Chamber President also remembered her as a great businesswoman, a master baker and confectioner whose café on College Street was a must-visit for a whole generation of Killarney people and visitors.

“Yvonne Quill has left a great legacy in her home town. We thank her for what she has done, we’ll remember her incredible work ethic and we’ll ensure her name will live on in Killarney by continuing the commitment to the Tidy Towns initiative.”

Johnny McGuire, a member of the executive of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, who worked alongside Yvonne at the helm of the Tidy Towns committee, said she was a born leader who inspired the whole community and always led by example.

“Killarney would never have won the All-Ireland Tidy Towns award without her. She was the inspirational captain of the winning team. Yvonne worked night and day and, when it came to Tidy Towns, there was no downtime for her,” Mr McGuire said.

“Her commitment to the cause brought her into every school and every housing estate in Killarney. Working closely with the late Fr Michael Murphy, her great friend, Kathleen Foley, and others, they really put Killarney in contention for the top awards every year. The name Yvonne Quill was known and respected in Tidy Towns circles throughout the entire country – she really was a legend and everything she turned her hand to,
she succeeded. Killarney will miss her,” he added.

She will be deeply missed by her husband John, children Peter, Sandra and Sean, her son-in-law Peter, daughter-in-law Mairéad, grandchildren Anna, Jake, Ted, Abby and Luke, sister Angela Mulvey, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and extended family, friends, neighbours and the community.

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Jim awarded for life-long service to the community

By Michelle Crean Listry local Jim O’Shea was honoured last week as members of the community council presented him with an award for his life-long service to the community. Jim […]




By Michelle Crean

Listry local Jim O’Shea was honoured last week as members of the community council presented him with an award for his life-long service to the community.

Jim received the O’Shea Award for 2022 at a meeting of Directors of Listry Community Council held on September 21.

Jim has been involved in Athletics from a very early age both as a competitor and administrator.

He was very much involved with Community Games in Milltown/Listry as organiser and coach. He was also involved with the Farranfore Maine Valley Athletic Club since its foundation.

Over the years Jim has competed in athletic events, mainly high jump and long jump, both in Ireland and abroad.

Recently he travelled to Derby in the UK in the British Masters Championship and won Gold in the 100 metres and Long Jump and finished second in the High Jump.

Jim, who is a very modest man, was actively involved with Listry Community Council as a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels and for his commitment to keeping our community litter free by organising a number of litter picking days each year.

Always interested in fitness, Jim often came along to the Listry Seniors Social day and led the group in gentle exercises.

“Jim is a very worthy recipient of the O’Shea Award 2022 and we thank him for a lifetime of service to others,” Tony Darmody, Chairman, said.

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