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Students give donation to St Vincent de Paul

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DONATION: Teachers Stephanie Horan and Aoife Finnerty pictured with students Ellen Farradon, Aimee Rose Myers, Emma Myers, Rebecca Kenny, Sarah McGrath, Clodagh Carroll and Bailey Carlton who raised funds for St Vincent de Paul from their sleepout in February.

By Michelle Crean

 

Kind-hearted students from one local school handed over €1,270 in funds to charity this week.

 

Last February, the TY class of 2019/2020 from St Brigid’s, under the direction of their teachers Stephanie Horan and Aoife Finnerty, took part in a sleep out for St Vincent de Paul.

However, due to the lockdown which saw schools closed suddenly last March the students including Ellen Farradon, Aimee Rose Myers, Emma Myers, Rebecca Kenny, Sarah McGrath, Clodagh Carroll, Bailey Carlton, Caitlin Cronin, Laura Buckley, Melissa Carroll, Caitlin O'Connell, Michelle Hickey, Meabh O'Connell, Julia Walshe and Mehek Simonova, only got a chance to give the funding this week.

[caption id="attachment_33951" align="alignleft" width="334"] SLEEPOUT: Last February St Brigid's TY students help a sleepout for charity. Front row: Michelle Hickey and Meabh O'Connell. Back row: Caitlin Cronin, Laura Buckley, Julia Walshe, Mehek Simonova, Melissa Carroll and Caitlin O'Connell.[/caption]

"The students organised a sponsored sleep out to raise awareness of homelessness in Ireland," teacher Stephanie Horan told the Killarney Advertiser.

"As part of the St Vincent De Paul programme, the students were provided with opportunities to engage in social action in their local community and encourage personal and social development. We are proud to hand over €1,270 to St Vincent De Paul to continue the work that they do. What an amazing amount raised by our girls and is testament to the work that was put in."

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Ian makes his debut as a radio presenter

By Sean Moriarty Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week. The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017. Since the accident he has been a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week.

The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017.

Since the accident he has been a champion for the less fortunate under his mantra: “If you can’t stand up – standout”.

This was the inspiration behind his brand new radio show which aired for the first time on Wednesday evening.

‘Stand Out with Ian O’Connell’ will feature interviews with people who have overcome great adversary to reach even greater heights.

His first guest was fellow Killarney man Jordan Lee. The Paralympian represented Ireland in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

“I was used to being in the studio from people interviewing me, but this time I turned the table,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was great to have Jordan on, two Killarney men! I really enjoyed it, it got a massive reaction and I got loads of emails and messages afterwards and into Thursday morning.”

Ian will reveal his guest for the show on the previous Monday through various social media channels.

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Sinead is queen of the court

By Con Dennehy With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport. Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater […]

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By Con Dennehy

With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport.

Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater Killarney region.

One of the most impressive performances on the night was in the Beginners Category where local star Sinead Moriarty secured a number of electrifying victories to win the overall title.

“This was a very competitive competition. In the opening games Neill Horgan was defeated by Rosin King from Glenbeigh 13-15 with Sinead Moriarty getting the better of exchanges with Bríd Horgan (Spa) 15-8. In the other game Niamh Faulds from Glenflesk lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-10 despite a very brave effort from Niamh,” said Eoin O’Donoghue, secretary of Spa Killarney Handball Club.

In the semi-finals Sheila Kelliher lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-11 with Sinead Moriarty defeating Rosin King 15-12.

“In a pulsating final Sinead saw off the dogged challenge of Elena O’Donoghue 15-11. While Sinead dominated this game, she looked in control and played a brilliant tournament throughout and was a deserving overall winner.”

In the Advanced category there were wins for Evan Enright and Eoin O’Donoghue in the opening games.

In the quarter finals Even Enright saw off the challenge of Brendan O’Donoghue 15-8 while Eoghan Daly defeated Eoin O’Donoghue 15-11, Aoife Walsh (Currow) defeated Maggie Quirke (Glenbeigh) 15-7 and Brian McEvoy beat Michael Clifford 15-6.

Semi-final success for Evan Enright and Eoghan Daly saw them battle it out in a pulsating final with Daly taking the title on a 15-12 scoreline.

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