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Well, we are not sure where Sam Maguire will spend Christmas Day, but on St Stephen’s Day – December 26, the premier All-Ireland trophy will be carried proudly to the summit of the mythical Paps mountains in East Kerry.

Surveying The Kingdom at its feet, ‘Sam to the Summit’ is a charity fundraiser in aid of the Kerry-Cork Cancer Link Bus and the Brian Lawlor Trust, and is open to all.

Join Sam on this unique trek, shed some Christmas pounds and get your photo on the way to the summit, with the most famous trophy in Irish sport.

Then, why not join some of the All-Ireland winners in trying a Puc Fada from the summit of the ancient mountain?

Gather at Glenflesk GAA Club at 9.30am on December 26 and then on to the 690m peak of the western Pap to survey the spectacular landscape at your feet and Sam Maguire in your hand.

Donations for the worthy causes to can be made to www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/samtothesummit or on the day which will go to support family, friends and neighbours on tougher journeys than the climb.

The Kerry-Cork Health Link Bus travels daily on its vital journey to Cork, carrying people in hope and care. Also supporting the Brian Lawlor Trust which backs Brian, a keen U5 footballer with the Rathmore Club, and his family. Brian will be attending Crumlin Children’s Hospital as he battles through his illness. Funds raised will also help support the fantastic work of those in St John’s Cancer Ward and Ronald McDonald House.

So, tog off, dig deep and get your boots ready – Sam is waiting!

Watch out for further details about this fundraiser for these two worthy causes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram under 'Sam to the Summit'.

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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