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Talented bakers set to stir things up at South Kerry Ploughing Championships

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Above: Angela O'Connor, Simon Leahy, Siofra Foley, Imogen O'Connor, Tracey Coyne, (second row) Eilis Cronin, Eduard Schmidt-Zorner, Laura Wickham, (back) Barry Murphy, Grace O'Neill, Con Keane, Paul Sherry, John O'Sullivan. PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

HAVE you got the ingredients for success? Well, this Sunday you will get the chance to shine at the charity baking competition being held as part of the South Kerry Ploughing Championship and Harvest Show.

Children and adults alike will get to have a tilt at the title. There are two categories for younger bakers – under-11 boys and girls will be asked to bake six cupcakes or six cookies while under-14 boys and girls will be required to create a Swiss roll with a filling of their choice. Meanwhile, there will be a Christmas-themed baking contest for the adults.

The competition is being held in association with Killarney Rotary Club and will be judged by previous Great Irish Bake-Off winner Tracy Coyne of Tracy’s Kitchen and Kenmare foodie Karen Coakley.

The entry fee is payable on the day, and entries must be in the designated marquee before 3pm with judging to start at 4pm.

Prizes have been sponsored by Aunty Nellie’s Sweet Shop, Kennedy’s Pet Farm, Killarney Cinema, Four Star Pizza, Penneys, The Aquila Club at The Gleneagle Hotel and many more.

“So put on your aprons and brush up on your baking skills ahead of The Killarney Rotary Club Charity Junior Baking Competition at the South Kerry Ploughing Championship & Harvest Show,” said Killarney Rotary Club president Angela O’Connor.
 


 
Above: Angela O’Connor, Simon Leahy, Siofra Foley, Imogen O’Connor, Tracey Coyne, (second row) Eilis Cronin, Eduard Schmidt-Zorner, Laura Wickham, (back) Barry Murphy, Grace O’Neill, Con Keane, Paul Sherry, John O’Sullivan. PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

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Training day for junior rowers

By Michelle Crean Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events. Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles. “Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior […]

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By Michelle Crean

Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events.

Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles.

“Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior Members prepare for upcoming regattas which are hoped to take place this summer,” Shóna O’Sullivan said.

“Those racing were cheered on by their fellow team mates at the Garden Quays. The races were exciting to watch, especially the races that ended in a photo finish.”

The competitors refuelled with a barbecue cooked by Bernie and Seamus O’Sullivan, she added.

“Thanks to Bernie, Seamus, all coaches and committee members that helped this training session run successfully in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.”

On the same day Seán Daly Chairperson of Muckross Rowing Club presented Jane and Lila Ryan with Honorary Associated Membership for their generous contribution of €500 to the club.

“Our rowing club are extremely grateful for their generosity.”

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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