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The Scotts Lakers have a busy weekend ahead. Tomorrow (Saturday) they travel to Ballincollig Community Centre to play league favourites Tradehouse Central Ballincollig at 4pm. The Lakers have also drawn Ballincollig in the first round of the cup and this will take place in Killarney on October 26.

The Cork side have won the cup for the past two seasons and have enjoyed the advantage over the Lakers in a number of clashes in the same period. Top American player Andre Nation is back with Ballincollig again this season and he was an interested observer, along with some of his teammates and coach Kieran O'Sullivan, at the Killarney Sports Centre last Saturday night.

Lakers coach Shane McCarthy will be pleased with the Carlow victory but will know that an improved performance will be required to trouble Ballincollig in the league and cup. Aaron Jackson has scored 33 and 34 points for the Lakers in his opening two games so Ballincollig will probably have a plan to try and reduce his scoring threat.

Nation scored 31 in the Cork side's 85-71 win over Portlaoise last weekend while The likes of Ciarán O’Sullivan, Dylan Corkery and Iñigo Zabalo have also impressed for them so far this season.

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It will be a quick turnaround for the Scotts Lakers after the journey to Cork on Saturday. The following day (Sunday), the Lakers will host the Waterford Vikings in Killarney Sports Centre at 3pm.

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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