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Sun smiles on Kerry rugby clubs’ youngest stars

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LAST Saturday, Killarney Rugby Club’s U8s hosted the U8s from Abbeyfeale RFC for some matches at Knockreer. Given the brutal weather on Friday, it was a sight for sore eyes to see the sunshine make an appearance. Abbeyfeale brought some fantastic support with them and our U8s really enjoyed the matches. Thanks to Dave Prenderville and his coaches for coming over to us.

Our minis travel to Tralee RFC next Saturday for the next round of the West Munster league. The first match is scheduled to kick off at 10.30am and we would ask all players to be there for 10.15am in order to find where we will be playing and warm up. We will be playing against teams from Listowel and Kenmare and a great day of rugby is guaranteed. Please come along and support the kids as they represent the black and red of Killarney RFC. For any queries contact minis coordinator Liam Murphy on 087-4145662.

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Our seniors travelled to Dungarvan last Sunday for the semi-final of the Bank Of Ireland Munster Junior Bowl, looking to build upon the previous weeks win over neighbours Killorglin. Unfortunately, Dungarvan got the upper hand on the day to run out winners on a scoreline of 24 points to 13. The lads will look to move on and next Sunday will cross the county bounds one more time. This time they take on Fethard and District in the final of the Martin O'Sullivan Cup. This match takes place at Tanner Park in Ballincollig at 2pm. Please come along and support the lads in the biggest game of the year for the club. We are looking at putting on a bus for supporters, if there is enough interest. Contact Paul Murphy on 087-3745351 for details or to book a spot.
 


 
Killarney RFC's U8s along with Abbeyfeale U8s who played each other last Saturday at Knockreer.

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Family to run in memory of the late Linda Eviston

By Sean Moriarty The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory. Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer. Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of […]

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The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory.

Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer.

Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of her daughter Alannah, will run a 42.2km course, on the day before her anniversary to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

The route will be based on landmarks that were an important part of Linda’s life. Starting from the family home in Dromkerry, before heading for the town centre and passing the Eviston House Hotel, Linda’s grandmother’s home at Park Road, Linda’s childhood home and national school in Glenflesk, Loreto where Linda attended secondary school, back to Killarney and finishing at Linda’s pride and joy – Brook Lodge Hotel.

“It is tough but we wanted to do something in Linda’s memory and help other people who might find themselves in similar circumstances,” Pat told the Killarney Advertiser. “We originally hoped to do the Dublin City Marathon but that got cancelled. This route is much better, but much tougher as it’s more hilly.”

All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society and donations can be made via: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/inhonouroflinda.

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Women bravely bare all for Kerry’s first ‘Dip in the Nip’

By Michelle Crean  It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend. Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend.

Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst the all female grouping were some Killarney ladies who joined in the empowering adventure for what was described as “a special and unforgettable morning” all in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry.

According to Marisa Reidy from Recovery Haven, the women were of all ages and all walks of life who came together for so many personal reasons.

“Some were still on their own cancer journey, some were celebrating coming out the other side and of course, many were there to honour friends and loved ones who they had lost to cancer, but we were all equal on the day – flaws and all,” Marisa, who also took part in the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was a truly uplifting and exhilarating experience and we are so, so grateful to each and every lady who joined us for a morning we will never forget. One woman described it as ‘companionship among strangers’ and that really sums it up perfectly. It was emotional, there were some tears, but lots of laughter and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. When the ladies hit the water, they all formed a circle and held hands in a gesture that was totally unplanned – it just happened organically and it was quite overwhelming.”

She added that a very special mention has to be made to Michaela and John Edwards and their team from Wild Water Adventures for their support and expertise in ensuring no stone was left unturned in making it a fabulous, safe event.

“It was an all-female team from beginning to end, from our own volunteers, stewards, registration, Gardai, teas and coffees, lifeguards, sea rescue – girl power at its finest! Now all that’s left to do is start planning for 2022!”

Donations are still being taken via the link on the Recovery Haven Kerry Facebook page.

“So far we are close on €9,000 which is just fabulous.”

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