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Tom honoured for Sheepdog Trial success

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By Sean Moriarty

A Kilcummin man’s success at the International Sheepdog Trials in Aberystwyth, Wales last year was celebrated on Saturday night in the Killarney Avenue Hotel.

PRESENTATION: Tom O'Sullivan was presented with a Waterford Crystal piece and a personalised Rams Horn Shepherds Crook by the Irish Sheepdog Society Chairman Eamonn Connell.

FAMILY PHOTO: Tom O'Sullivan is pictured with his wife Mairead and their two daughters Aoibhe and Kayleigh. Also included are Tom's parents Ulick and Nora O'Sullivan Tom's brother Donal and his partner Rachel Walsh Tom's three sisters Eileen Daly and her husband Sean Mags Beston and her husband Emmet and Noreen and her partner Keith Fleming.

Tom O’Sullivan, who was also one of the driving forces behind bringing the Irish National Sheepdog Trials to Fossa last August, was honoured by the Irish Sheepdog Society at the special function.

Tom and his border collie sheepdog North Hill Tess won the biggest prize in sheepdog trials in Wales last September.

“Tom was the first Kerry winner of the competition and only the fifth Irish person to take the coveted trophy. He joins Frank Cashen, Co. Wexford with Jan in 1997, Toddy Lambe, also from Wexford with Craig in 2004, Michael Gallagher, Co. Antrim with Cap in 2010, James P McGee, Co. Donegal with Glencregg Silver in 2014," his sister Noreen told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The International Supreme Championship Shield, one of the most coveted championships on the sheepdog trialling circuit is in circulation since 1947, and Tom is the latest of only five Irish men ever to have won the championship. Friends and family from near and far flocked to Killarney on Saturday night to celebrate. Trial enthusiasts travelled from as far as Wales, England and Northern Ireland to celebrate the event with Tom’s friends and family.”

Tom was presented with a beautiful Waterford Crystal piece and a personalised Rams Horn Shepherds Crook by the Irish Sheepdog Society Chairman, Eamonn Connell from Co. Westmeath and the secretary, Claire Somers Cashen from Co. Wexford.

Former Supreme Champion James P McGee travelled from Donegal and presented Tom with a crystal plaque from the North of Ireland Sheepdog Society.

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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