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All welcome to St Paul’s Basketball Club registration event this Friday

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Preparing for the St Paul's Basketball Club Registration evening were front from left, Ava Weldon, Joshua Switzer, Ruth Courtney, Julie Delaney, Ben Switzer and Rian Weldon. Back from left are Jean Courtney, Jarlath Lee, Elizabeth Switzer, Padraig Weldon, Mary Delaney and Philip O'Connor. The registration and enrolment  evening will take place in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre  this Friday, September 9, from 6pm to 8pm. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

ST PAUL’S BASKETBALL CLUB will hold its annual registration and enrolment evening in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre this Friday, September 9, from 6pm to 8pm.

The registration evening is open to boys and girls from under-8 to under-18 and all players will be catered for. Registration for the ‘Little Dribblers’ (under-8) will also take place on the evening. Club officers and team coaches will be available to meet with players and parents at this event.

It is important that all players register with the club on Friday, September 9, so that a sufficient amount of teams can be entered in the Kerry Area Board Leagues. Parents are asked to attend the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre on the night with their children.
Anybody who can’t attend will have to register with the club before the deadline day of September 23. Further registration details can be found on stpaulskillarney.ie and facebook.com/StPaulsKillarney

St Paul’s would be delighted to welcome any new players interested in joining the club this season. The club would also appreciate the input of extra coaches as well. While most teams have a coach in place for the season ahead, the club is still looking for a coach and team manager for the U-12 and U-14 girls team and the U-11 boys team.

NEW COACH

Under the direction of new club chairman, Padraig Weldon, St Paul’s have made very progressive steps in recent months towards the development of basketball coaching in Killarney. The club is delighted to announce that new Slovenian coach Muharem Vugdalic will arrive in Killarney on September 8 to take up the position of professional coach in the club.
A former Slovenian international, Muharem also has a very impressive international coaching record and he will oversee all coaching in St Paul’s and will also help out with player development within the club. The new coach will also be working in the local schools reaching out to several more young players in the Killarney and East Kerry area.
The club is very grateful for the support of local businesses who have made it possible to bring in a foreign coach.
St. Paul’s would be delighted to hear from any local business that is interested in getting involved with the club in any sponsorship capacity.

DIARY DATES
The St Paul’s annual flag day will take place on Saturday, September 17.
The club’s golf classic will take place at Beaufort Golf Club on Saturday, October 23.
 


 
Above: Preparing for the St Paul’s Basketball Club Registration evening were front from left, Ava Weldon, Joshua Switzer, Ruth Courtney, Julie Delaney, Ben Switzer and Rian Weldon. Back from left are Jean Courtney, Jarlath Lee, Elizabeth Switzer, Padraig Weldon, Mary Delaney and Philip O’Connor. The registration and enrolment  evening will take place in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre  this Friday, September 9, from 6pm to 8pm. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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Laura’s new look for Leaving Cert

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NEW LOOK: Laura Cronin, who is currently sitting her Leaving Cert, cut 14 inches off her hair for The Rapunzel Foundation.

By Michelle Crean

Rathmore’s Laura Cronin headed into her Leaving Cert exams this week with a whole new look after transforming her hairstyle for charity.

Laura, daughter of Una and Donal from Rathbeg, cut 14 inches off her hair for The Rapunzel Foundation.

As her long locks didn’t get cut over the last year Laura decided to get a good chop in Katelynn’s Hair Design in Rathmore instead, and use the left over hair to create wigs for sick children.

“I thought, rather than trim it I’d cut a lot off,” Laura, who hopes to study pharmacy in college, told the Killarney Advertiser. “I wanted to cut off a lot of it, I was sick of long hair. I said that if there’d be enough I’d donate it as it’d be a shame to see it on the floor.”

Laura said that hopefully it can make a child happy if it allows them to receive a specially made wig for their First Holy Communion, or a similar occasion.

“I’d encourage anyone who has long hair to think about what they could do with it.”

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€1m upgrade for Killarney store

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INVESTMENT: DV8 have invested €1m to update their store in the Killarney Outlet Centre. Pictured at the reopening were staff members: Clodagh McCarthy (Store Manager), Lorraine McGough (Assistant Manager), Anuka Altanson and Sarah Murphy. Photo: Don MacMonagle

A popular Killarney fashion shop, which reopened last week, securing up to 15 jobs, has had a facelift after a €1 million investment.

Leading fashion retailer DV8, which has a network of over 50 stores across Ireland, reopened its 4,000 square feet store in the Killarney Outlet Centre.

And customers admired the new look.

DV8 sells over 40 top fashion clothing brands as well as footwear and accessories in its stores and online at www.dv8fashion.com. The hip fashion house is well-known for its uber cool shop interiors and has dedicated customers across Ireland and the UK.

“We are delighted to be reopening our new store in Killarney and confident it will compliment the existing retail offering in the town, with DV8’s unique range of male and female clothing and footwear,” David Scott from DV8 said.

“We think local shoppers will enjoy the DV8 experience, including the top fashion brands and excellent customer service.”

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Kodaline to play stripped down Killarney gig

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By Michelle Crean

One of Ireland’s best known bands – who have had their recently released studio album streamed more than 60 million times – as well as reached 100 million YouTube views – are set to come to Killarney.

Kodaline will play their first ever stripped down fully acoustic tour on December 4 in the Gleneagle INEC Arena, which is part of a nationwide tour across the country.

Tickets went on sale yesterday (Friday) from the www.inec.ie.

‘One Day At A Time’ is the band’s fourth album, and adds a new chapter to a career that has already encompassed three number 1 albums in Ireland, two Top 5 albums in the UK, and more than a billion streams at Spotify. Kodaline approached the album with a streamlined process that took them back to their roots. The majority of the sessions revolved around the four band members alone in their modest recording space in Dublin, with bassist Jason Boland leading the production side of things.

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In 2019, Kodaline played some of the biggest shows of their career. At home in Dublin they sold-out two huge outdoor shows at St Anne’s Park, while a 10-date UK tour culminated with a packed show at London’s historic Roundhouse. Further afield, they hit festivals including Lollapalooza, Benicàssim and Open’er before becoming the first Irish band to headline the massive NH7 Weekender in Pune, India. Their extensive touring throughout Asia also included a headline set at Monsoon Music Festival in Vietnam plus dates in China, Japan, South Korea, The Phillippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan and Singapore.

“We’re excited to do our first ever stripped down fully acoustic tour, it’s something we’ve wanted to do for a long time and something that’s gonna be very special for us. Hope to see you guys there,” the band said.

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