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Spa and Crokes still unbeaten in Division 1

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Spa maintained their 100% record in Division 1 of the County League last Saturday evening as they defeated Junior Premier champions Beaufort in Tullig. Mike McCarthy, Evan Cronin, Mike O’Donoghue and Ryan O’Carroll all impressed for the hosts and the result means that the Killarney club, who were only promoted this year, are still in first place.

Spa are closely followed by near neighbours Dr Crokes who had a narrow victory over Templenoe in Lewis Road, a late goal by substitute Jordan Kiely proving crucial in the end.

Legion also secured a crucial win at home to Kerins O’Rahilly’s as an impressive first half display helped them to a hard-fought one-point victory in Derreen. Lively forward Peter McCarthy scored the goal but it was Jamie O’Sullivan who really came up trumps for the home team as he kicked the winner late on. Stand-in goalkeeper Colm ó Cuív also caught the eye for Legion, who are now on four points in seventh.

Rathmore defeated Dingle by six points in Rathbeg and the West Kerry club are now rooted to the bottom of the table with zero points from their opening four games.

Down in Division 2, Intermediate champs Kilcummin showed no signs of a hangover as they beat Ardfert in Ardfert by 2-15 to 2-11. Kilcummin were missing seven of their starting team from the final but goals in each half from the ever-reliable Shane McSweeney propelled them to another important win.

Glenflesk, meanwhile, suffered a disappointing defeat at home to Austin Stacks. Castleisland are currently out in front in the second tier with eight points from their opening four games.

In Division 3, Listry came out on top of their feisty clash with Dr Crokes B with five points to spare. It was their first win of the season and they now find themselves in eighth place on three points. Crokes’ second team are currently in third, three points behind leaders Annascaul who have won all of their games so far.

Gneeveguilla lead the way in Division 4 following their comprehensive victory over Ballylongford while Firies and Fossa, who defeated Skellig Rangers and Renard respectively, are in a four-way tie for second with Castlegregory and Tarbert.

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Ring of Beara Cycle launches school programme

The Ring of Beara Cycle is for kids too! As part of its commitment to make a positive impact on the local community, the Ring of Beara Cycle are proud […]

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The Ring of Beara Cycle is for kids too! As part of its commitment to make a positive impact on the local community, the Ring of Beara Cycle are proud to continue to with two great initiatives: its Kids’ Cycle and its sponsorship of the School Cycle Safety Programme.

The Ring of Beara Cycle will take place on May 25 with over 4,000 cyclists taking part. The event starts and finishes in Kenmare town, Co Kerry to complete either a 110km or 140km route encompassing the magnificent mountains, valleys and the rugged coastline of the Beara Peninsula.

Kids’ Cycle
Adults are not the only ones getting on their bikes on May 25 for the Ring of Beara Cycle. The event also has its very own cycle for children around the town of Kenmare. Not only does this give kids a chance to join in the days’ activities with their parents, but it’s free and a great way for kids to get outdoors and exercise in a fun and safe environment.
Open to any child in national school between third and fifth class and following a 2km route around Kenmare and a slightly shorter route for tinier ones, registration is from 9.15am in Kenmare town square. Parents and guardians are welcome to cycle with their children. All participants should bring and wear a safety helmet for the cycle.
School Cycle Safety Programme
Another community initiative from the Ring of Beara Cycle is the Cycle Right Programme, working with local schools to get kids’ up to speed on road safety and cycle best practices.
The Ring of Beara Cycle is working with Cycle Sense and Wheely Good Cycling Academy to deliver this 4-week programme to local schools in and around Kenmare and the Beara Peninsula.
Some 250 students across 8 schools are participating in this initiative, and the schools involved are: St John’s National School, Realt Na Mara National School , Lauragh National School and Tulloha National School in Kenmare, and on the Beara Peninsula: Scoil Chaitigheirn in Eyeries, Oir Cheann iNational School in Eyeries, Cahermore National School in Allihies, Scoil An Croi Ro Naofa in Castletownbere, Mhichil Naofa in Castletownbere, Adrigole N S in Bantry, and Trafrask Mixed N S in Ardrigole.
This initiative is normally paid for by the schools themselves but is now free for all the children taking part thanks to a generous donation by the Ring of Beara Cycle Committee that covers the cost of delivering the programme to these schools.
Cycle Right is the National Standard for Cycle Training and provides practical cycle safety and skills training through Department of Transport, the Road Safety Authority and Cycling Ireland. The aim of the programme is to promote cycle confidence on the road in increasingly complex scenarios delivered by qualified, registered trainers.
No stranger to giving back to the local community, not only does the Ring of Beara Cycle make a significant, positive impact on the local economy, it also encourages kids to enjoy themselves on their bikes and to do this safely with confidence.

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Browne’s Agri Open Day is a must-attend event

Browne’s Agri Open Day is always one that was marked in  Agri calendars as a ‘must-attend event’. This year’s event is taking place on Wednesday May 22 on their site […]

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Browne’s Agri Open Day is always one that was marked in  Agri calendars as a ‘must-attend event’.

This year’s event is taking place on Wednesday May 22 on their site in Castleisland.

The event was always renowned for getting great advice on the Agri topics of the day as well as a window into modern developments taking place in all aspect of Agriculture and country living.

The extending of the yard area will allow more space to be given over to even more exhibitors, ensuring all areas of agriculture, and rural life will be showcased on the 22.

There will be experts on hand to advise on Calf Rearing, Grassland management, Weed control, Drainage, Fencing , Shed and Yard Layouts as well as bee keeping, and helpful health advice.

“As well as the great advice, you will be ensured of great deals, great food, great craic and free entry to the many spot prizes that will be available on the day,” said general manager Denis O’Connor.

“All that is asked is your attendance and if at all possible, to make a small contribution to our chosen charity Pieta House.”

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