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The results are in for students as Education Minister watches on

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By Michelle Crean

It was the day hundreds of nervous and excited Killarney students waited for - Leaving Cert results - and some had a special guest with Education Minister Norma Foley there for support.

FIRST STOP: Minister Norma Foley's first stop on Leaving Cert results day was Killarney Community College where she was welcomed by principal Stella Loughnane and student George Turchkenko from Ukraine. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

READY FOR RESULTS: Minister for Education Norma Foley visited five Kerry schools on Leaving Cert results day first up Killarney Community College where the students eagerly awaited 10am to open their results online. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

AWAITING RESULTS: Approaching 10am on Leaving Cert result day Patrycja Stefanczyk Killarney Community College eagerly awaits her results with the Minister for Education Norma Foley. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

RESULTS: Minister for Education Norma Foley TD congratulated Patrick O'Connor and Tia McNabb from Killarney Community College after they received their results today. Photo: Domnick Walsh

The Kerry TD visited five secondary schools this morning (Friday), first Killarney Community College where she congratulated students on their achievements.

Student George Turchkenko from Ukraine and principal Stella Loughnane welcomed the Minister on her first stop. Students eagerly awaited the clock turning to 10am to open their results online.

One happy student was Robin Smith who secured the required points for a place at Trinity College Dublin.

Then it was off to St Brendan’s College at 10.30am where she met students, followed by a stop off at St Brigid’s Presentation.

Then she made her way to Killorglin Community College, Killorglin Intermediate School and Presentation Secondary School Milltown.

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Black Valley broadband installation gets underway

Works are under way to install a high-speed fibre broadband network in the remote Black Valley area of Kerry. The Black Valley was one of the last areas of Ireland […]

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Works are under way to install a high-speed fibre broadband network in the remote Black Valley area of Kerry.

The Black Valley was one of the last areas of Ireland to be electrified but broadband in the region is expected to be live in the second half of the year with residents already able to pre-order their connection. 
“It is well known that Black Valley was one of the last locations to get electricity due to its remoteness and challenging terrain, so we are extremely pleased to be commencing the rollout of our high-speed fibre network now with a view to connections being available later this year,” said National Broadband Ireland Deployment CEO, TJ Malone.
  
“We are determined to ensure the rollout is as fast as possible and connection is made easy for Black Valley residents, and we have a plan in place to work around the location’s all-important tourist season.

“Black Valley is a symbol of NBI’s mission that no area will be left behind no matter how rural or remote and we are delighted that this beautiful location moves one step closer to high-speed fibre today, with all the opportunities that will unlock for the local community.” 

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Players of the year don’t duck a challenge

They never duck when faced with a big challenge on the field so it was safe to assume that GAA players of the year David Clifford and Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh […]

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They never duck when faced with a big challenge on the field so it was safe to assume that GAA players of the year David Clifford and Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh weren’t going to shy away from the latest task on their home patch.

The two top footballers in the country teamed up to launch a charity duck race which will form part of this year’s St Patrick’s Festival in Killarney, where they both live.

When the working day was done, busy secondary school teachers David and Louise had some great quack and they got caught up in the spirit of the occasion along the scenic River Deenagh in Killarney National Park.

The reigning Player of the Year and Ladies Player of the Year award winner demonstrated their competitive streak when they expressed confidence that their own ducks will win The Deenagh Duck Dash on the same river at noon on Monday, March 18.

But, luckily, festival chairman Jason Clifford was there to keep the peace and he even threatened to cry fowl and brandish a card at the star players – with duck yellow deemed the most appropriate colour.

Considered by many to be the greatest players of all time in their respective codes, between them, Fossa hotshot David and Corca Dhuibhne star Louise have an incredible nine All-Star awards.

But they might be tempted to swap one if their duck wins the fun-filled race on the day after St Patrick’s Day.

All proceeds from the event will go to St Francis Special School in Beaufort, Killarney which provides specialist education for young people with learning disabilities.
Festival chairman Jason remarked: “This isn’t just a race – it’s great fun for the whole family.
“Picture the scene with a flotilla of vibrant rubber ducks racing down a winding river, their owners cheering them on and all in the name of a fantastic cause”.
Super prizes await the winners, the cost of a rubber duck to participate in the race is just €5 and they can be bought online at https://stpatricksfestivalkillarney.ie/.

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