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St Paul’s Basketball Club shoots for the stars

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Above: At the St Paul's Basketball Club registration evening in Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre on Friday night were front from left, Padraig Weldon (Chairman), Ava Doherty, Mayor of Killarney Brendan Cronin, Aidan Quirke (Killarney Advertiser) and Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce President Kate O'Leary. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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THE St Paul's Basketball Club registration evening in Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre last Friday night was a huge success. It was a very busy evening welcoming new and existing players and the massive the turnout exceeded all expectations.

Club officers and coaches were present and special guests included Mayor of Killarney Brendan Cronin and Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce President Kate O'Leary. A number of club sponsors were also present, including Aidan Quirke, Killarney Advertiser, and their generous support towards the club is most appreciated.

Record numbers of boys and girls have signed up with the club for the new season. It looks like St Paul's will be catering for well over 200 young players this season. The club may also have to enter extra teams in Kerry Area Board competitions and this will require extra coaches and input from parents.

The club still has some very limited availability for players to register. Details of training times at Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre can be found at stpaulskillarney.ie and facebook.com/StPaulsKillarney

Meanwhile, former Slovenian basketball international Muharem Muki Vugdalic has arrived in Killarney to take up the position of director of coaching in St. Paul's Basketball Club. Muki has a wealth of international coaching and playing experience and his presence in town should give a huge boost to the continued growth and development of Killarney basketball.
The St Paul's Basketball Club annual flag day will take place in Killarney this Saturday, September 17. Your support is much appreciated.
 


 
Above: At the St Paul's Basketball Club registration evening in Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre on Friday night were front from left, Padraig Weldon (Chairman), Ava Doherty, Mayor of Killarney Brendan Cronin, Aidan Quirke (Killarney Advertiser) and Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce President Kate O'Leary. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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Free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer

Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30). The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney. The workshop, which […]

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Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30).

The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney.

The workshop, which takes place via Zoom at 6.30pm, is aimed at children who have been impacted by cancer in any way and will also see Katie read from her debut children’s book, ‘‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’.

Workshop facilitator, Katie, has worked for many years as a child and young people’s therapist with the NHS, before returning to her native Killarney this year. Her background is in fine art and design and she has a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy.

If you would like to register your child for this free online workshop, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to book your place.

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Not to be for Killarney as Waterford named Best Place to Live in Ireland

While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021. While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, […]

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While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021.

While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, Co Cork, Galway city and the village of Glaslough in Co Monaghan.

Among the things which impressed the judges about Waterford were its beautiful buildings, its liveability, its pedestrian friendly public space, its weather, and its easy access to the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast.

The Chair of the judging panel Conor Goodman congratulated Killarney on its fine showing in the competition.

“Given the level of entries and the extremely high standard of those entries, making it into the Best 5 Places to Live in Ireland really is a wonderful achievement which I’m sure everyone in Killarney and Kerry is really proud of. We were delighted with the level of interest in the competition and would like to thank everyone who nominated a place or who engaged with us on it.”

The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland contest, which is supported by Randox Health, began in June.

In total 470 locations were nominated by more than 2,400 people from all 32 counties for the title of ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021’.

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