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Tributes paid to GAA and community stalwart

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to East Kerry GAA stalwart Dan Favier who died suddenly on Tuesday.

The Glenflesk GAA clubman from Curraglass was one of the most dedicated volunteers on the local scene.

His efforts were rewarded when he was named as East Kerry Person of the Year in 2014.

The parish of Glenflesk and the East Kerry GAA Board was left was shocked and saddened as the news spread of his sudden and untimely death.

“Dan was a highly respected member of the East Kerry Board. He served as treasurer for many years [1995 to 2004]. He was known far and wide as an outstanding GAA volunteer all his life,” said East Kerry PRO Michael O'Mahony.

In recent years he served as a gatekeeper for East Kerry matches and was a familiar face at turnstiles for all games in the region. He served as a steward at Fitzgerald Stadium last Sunday, two days before his death.

“He will be sadly missed at gates at East Kerry Board matches and missed for advice and assistance when the board needed it. He always give his assistance," added Mr O’Mahony.

He is survived by his wife Marian, children Sinead, Danielle, Paul, Ciaran and Ollie, and brothers John, Pat, Michael and Anthony, sisters Margaret and Mary Ann and extended family and friends.

Dan’s funeral Mass takes place today (Friday) at St Agatha's Church, Glenflesk at 10.30am before he is laid to rest at Killaha Cemetery. Both East Kerry GAA and Glenflesk GAA clubs will provide guards of honour at his funeral.

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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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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 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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