Connect with us

News

Spa GAA celebrates sixth annual awards night

Published

on

AWARDS NIGHT: Aine Ui Laoithe, Aoife Ni Laoithe, Triona Mangan (Social/Cultural Person of the Year Award), Grainne Ni Laoithe and Lynne Heaphy at the Spa GAA Club Awards Night in The Torc Hotel on Saturday night. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

By Grigoriy Geniyevskiy

 

It was a great social occasion on Saturday night as the Torc Hotel was the place to be for the Spa GAA Club awards night.

The sixth annual event celebrated their players and hard-working club volunteers.

Andrew Garnett, chairperson of the awards committee was there on the night and told the Killarney Advertiser it was a good night.

“It was well attended,” he said. “There was a great atmosphere and music was provided by the Reel Brothers as well. It’s great to come together and acknowledge what was contributed.”

The organising committee was made of of Andrew, as well as Anne Holland, Ivor Flynn, Mathilda McCarthy, Adrian O’Sullivan and Seanie Kelliher. MC on the night was Mayor of Killarney Cllr Michael Gleeson, a former Spa GAA club player who also played on the Kerry senior inter-county team from 1969 until 1972.

Award winners on the night were as follows;

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dinny Doolan

Social/Cultural Person of the Year: Triona Mangan

Senior Player of the Year (John Doyle Award): Dan O’Donoghue

Ladies Player of the Year: Mags Cronin

Junior Player of the Year (Pat Corcoran Award): Shane Fenton

Young Player of the Year (Aidan Cronin Award): Thomas Cronin

Guests of Honour: Spa Players/Mentor with the 2019 East Kerry Senior Co. Championship Team: 2019 Spa Junior Team (East Kerry League and O’Sullivan Cup Championship Winners) and the 2019 Scór na nÓg All-Ireland Set Dancing Champions

Special Recognition: Michael Foley who was part of the 2019 All-Ireland-winning Kerry Junior Team.

 

[caption id="attachment_30098" align="alignleft" width="1024"] Spa players that won the county championship with East Kerry at the Spa GAA Club Awards Night in The Torc Hotel on Saturday night. Front from left are: James Devane, Dan O'Donoghue (Captain), Michael Foley and Sean Cronin (Selector). Back from left are: David Spillane, Evan Cronin Niall McCarthy, Eoin Fitzgerald, David Carroll and Shane Cronin. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_30095" align="alignleft" width="1024"] Mayor of Killarney Cllr Michael Gleeson, Denny Doolan (Spa GAA Lifetime Achievement Award), Kathleen Doolan and Michael Cronin (Chairman) at the Spa GAA Club Awards Night in The Torc Hotel on Saturday night. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisement

News

Killarney postcode V93 home to the county’s most-expensive properties

With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong. In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the […]

Published

on

0274782_348s.jpg

With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong.

In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the most expensive homes in Kerry over the past 12 months according to data published by the CSO Residential Property Price Index. The report shows that in the year to December 2023, the average cost of buying a home in Kerry was €242,000 up 5% from the previous year’s figure of €230,000
Nationally that figure now stands at €327,000.
The average house price within the V93 eircode region was €284,000, 17% approx. above the average price for a home within the county.
With supply levels at an all time low and with very little new construction in the pipeline, there is little sign of this changing in the immediate term.

Commenting on the market, Ted Healy of DNG, has expressed concern with the low volume of properties available for sale at present.
‘We have lots of interested buyers seeking property in the Killarney area but unfortunately, we cannot satisfy the demand at present. The past 12 months has seen us securing sales in record time for record levels.”

DNG Ted Healy will be launching a new development of townhouses in the Woodlawn area to the market in the coming months and report that demand is exceptionally high.
The expect these properties to sell out in record time.
And with construction due to commence shortly on another scheme of detached houses on Muckross Road, it is looking like a busy year ahead.
However, this will not be enough to satisfy the demand at present. Properties within the V93 area are highly sought after and in very short supply, resulting in strong prices being achieved.
So is now a good time to sell your property? Yes, according to DNG Ted Healy who is actively seeking properties for sale to satisfy their ever expanding list of buyers.

Attachments

Continue Reading

News

500,000 coffee cups prevented from going to landfill in Killarney

The team behind Killarney’s ban on single-use cups is launching an adult education programme later this year. Since its inception in July last year (up to December 31), 506,000 cups […]

Published

on

0274669_Coffee-cup-Project-Award-2048x1354.jpg

The team behind Killarney’s ban on single-use cups is launching an adult education programme later this year.

Since its inception in July last year (up to December 31), 506,000 cups have been prevented from going to landfill or becoming litter in Killarney National Park.
Additionally, the scheme has saved 872,413 litres of water and 279 trees.
The decision to ban single-use cups was underpinned by complaints that some of Killarney’s most visited beauty spots were being polluted and studies of clean-ups in the National Park revealed that one of the most common forms of waste recovered was single-use coffee cups.
With this in mind, the team behind the project, in conjunction with the Munster Technology University, will launch an adult education programme.
Late last year secondary school students attended a series of workshops in Killarney House hosted by the Killarney Coffee Cup project.
The session began with the task of matching the common items of litter to the time it takes for them to decompose.
The items ranged from crisp packets, banana skins and single-use coffee cups. The aim of this activity was to highlight the importance of minimising waste and litter, to protect the unique Biosphere Reserve that is Killarney National Park.
The plan now is to roll out a series of workshops aimed at adults with support from the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
“This is still in the very early stages,” said project lead Louise Byrne who is also the Sustainability Manager at The Killarney Park and The Ross hotels. “Why should we care?”
Byrne cited a recent article by The Guardian newspaper in Britain.
“The entire lifecycle of disposable cups, from raw material extraction to production and transportation, requires significant energy, contributing to environmental degradation. The slow decomposition of disposable cups, especially those with plastic linings, can lead to the release of microplastics into the environment and on the off chance that your disposable cup winds up in waste bound for incineration, that process can release pollutants into the air,” said a report on coffee cup waste by the Kent School of Business and published in the London newspaper.
Byrne believes there is still far too much litter, including coffee cups, ending up disposed of in the National Park and this is one of the key drivers behind the new adult education programme.
Meanwhile the scheme won two more awards this week. Eco Hero group at the Outsider Magazine gave the scheme its Eco Hero award and the scheme won the Green Transformation Award at the Green Awards.

Continue Reading

Last News

Sport