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Historic Munster double on the cards for Killarney RFC girls

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The trailblazing Killarney RFC U16 girls team are bidding for more silverware on Sunday when they play Limerick giants Shannon RFC in the Munster Cup final. The match kicks off in Musgrave Park in Cork at 11am.

The Killarney side made history in January when they defeated Ennis in the final of the Munster League. Kerry teams rarely prosper against teams from Munster’s traditional rugby strongholds. Victory this weekend would seal a remarkable double.

“The girls have had a fantastic season to date and they beat a very good Ennis side in the cup semi-final in Clare three weeks ago,” coach Diarmuid O’Malley told the Killarney Advertiser. “The girls have been playing very expansively but it was their defensive performance in the semi-final that got them over the line. They literally didn’t let their opponents play and we will be looking for more of the same when we take on Shannon on Sunday.

“Shannon will be doing everything in their power to deny the Kerry girls a unique double. It should be a fascinating encounter and the girls would welcome all the support they can get from the Kingdom.”

The Limerick outfit have been impressive so far in the cup, defeating the likes of Kilrush/Scariff, Clonakilty, and Ballincollig en route to the final.

Killarney will be looking to captain Fia Whelan for inspiration, while the skilful Niamh Dorrian will also be a key player. Dorrian scored a hat-trick in that Munster League final earlier in the year.

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Spillane brothers named as brand ambassadors

Kerry players Adrian and Killian Spillane have been named as brand ambassadors for Healy Insurances. The brother’s partnership with the local insurance broker comes as Kerry get ready to face […]

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Kerry players Adrian and Killian Spillane have been named as brand ambassadors for Healy Insurances.

The brother’s partnership with the local insurance broker comes as Kerry get ready to face Limerick in the Munster final on May 28.

“We are delighted to team up with the lads this year,” ​​​​​John Healy of Healy Insurances said.

“As talented footballers they embody our core values of integrity, efficiency, progress and of course teamwork.”

Adrian Spillane said that they are thrilled to partner up with Healy Insurances.

“John and the team provide very competitive insurance quotes and the service is second to none,” he said.

Healy Insurances is one of the leading insurance brokers in Kerry and offers competitive quotes for motor, home, property, business, liability and farm insurance.

To find out more follow them on their Facebook page for updates and competitions in the coming weeks.

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New gear leaves Glenflesk girls with happy hearts

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The Glenflesk U12 girls football team were delighted to receive a new set of jerseys recently, kindly sponsored by Mary Cahill of Happy Hearts Childcare, Barraduff.

There was huge excitement when the girls donned the stylish new shirts for the first time last Wednesday, and the O’Neills jerseys proved to be a lucky charm as they defeated Beaufort at home. One of the most striking elements of the new gear is the smiling red heart which is part of the Happy Hearts Childcare logo.

“We would like to sincerely thank Mary for her generous sponsorship and we look forward to many more years of success in our Happy Heart jerseys,” Glenflesk LGFA chairperson Derek Fleming said.

Happy Hearts Childcare was established as a preschool in Knockanes in 2009 and opened with just three children on their books. Numbers have increased steadily over the years and in October 2021 Happy Hearts Childcare moved to a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility in Barraduff village, which now caters for 68 children.

There are 10 staff employed in Happy Hearts and there are plans to expand even further in 2023 when a new extension is planned.

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