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Legion Golf Classic to make welcome return



After a COVID-enforced absence, the Killarney Legion GAA Club Golf Classic is making a welcome return to your diary.

Seán Murphy and his team are delighted to announce that the club’s Annual Golf Classic is back with a bang on Friday, May 6. The event will be staged at one of Ireland's most picturesque courses, the famed but equally fair O'Mahony's Point. It’s the kind of course that any golfer can enjoy regardless of experience or skill levels.

Funds raised at the Legion Golf Classic help the club to continue to improve their facilities in Derreen.

“We are committed to providing our members and the broader Killarney community with the best facilities possible to enhance their health and wellbeing”, club PRO Enda Walshe explains.

“Every week, hundreds of families use the facilities in the club and over the past few years, these facilities have been upgraded substantially - including excellent floodlighting, upgrading and resurfacing of our two main pitches, and the installation of a third smaller training pitch. We have also upgraded our gym facilities to incorporate all ages and sections of the club.

“We are running our golf classic so we can continue to fund these developments. If you would like to support us, now is your chance.”

The club say they are delighted to welcome the Gleneagle Hotel and Apartments as the main sponsor of the event and all involved are very grateful to Patrick and the O’Donoghue Family for their marvellous support.

A team of three is €300 and a tee box can be sponsored for €100. For more details, contact any Legion Golf Classic Committee members. Shaun O’Connor (086 2940833), David Randles (086 2595765), Seán Murphy (087 2461780), Liam McGuire (086 2370865), John Bowler (087 2464651), John Foran (086 3907722), Justin Healy (086 3684108).


Lough Lein anglers enjoy annual charity day 

It’s always a popular event, and Sunday was no different for the members of the Lough Lein Anglers Association. The Killarney club, one of the longest established fishing clubs in Ireland, […]




It’s always a popular event, and Sunday was no different for the members of the Lough Lein Anglers Association.

The Killarney club, one of the longest established fishing clubs in Ireland, held their 34th annual charity open fly fishing competition known simply as ‘The Charity’.

It’s part of the angling tradition in the club and is always the most popular event on the fly fishing calendar in Ireland.

Spearheaded by Timo O’Sullivan, to date the anglers have raised in excess of €229,000 for deserving charities in Kerry and Cork. The main sponsor of the event is Lee Strand Co-op, Tralee.

This year’s deserving beneficiaries are the Kerry Hospice Foundation and The Saoirse Foundation – BUMBLEance.

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‘What Louise said was bang on’ – Kerry ladies back Ní Mhuircheartaigh in facilities row



by Adam Moynihan

The Kerry ladies are “100%” behind Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh following her comments about the team’s limited access to Kerry GAA’s Centre of Excellence in Currans.

Ní Mhuircheartaigh caused a stir late last week when she revealed that she and her teammates have not been allowed to train at the state-of-the-art facility, which is owned and operated by the men’s county board.

Kerry’s star forward described the lack of access as “annoying”, especially considering the fact that a large photograph of her adorns the entrance to the facility.

Speaking exclusively to this journalist on The Kerry Football Podcast, Ní Mhuircheartaigh’s teammate Kayleigh Cronin confirmed that the whole team are on the same page on this issue.

“I think what Louise said was bang on and we all 100% agree with it,” Cronin said.

“She was put in a bit of a tough position being asked about it, but what she got off her chest is 100% what the team feels. And I can say with certainty that I can speak on behalf of not only all the girls in the dressing room but the backroom team and management as well in saying that what Louise has said is all of our opinions.

“What’s said is said now. We’ll leave it out there for everyone else to be thinking about and to be talking about. Hopefully the county boards can sort it out between themselves. As far as we’re concerned, that’s us done with it.”

In the wake of Ní Mhuircheartaigh’s comments, Kerry GAA released a statement via

“Kerry GAA have been in discussions with the Kerry LGFA in relation to their use of the Centre of Excellence facilities in Currans and the future development of one of the two undeveloped pitches in the complex for specific use by the Kerry LGFA and Kerry Camogie

“The Kerry LGFA have been accommodated with training facilities at the Centre of Excellence over the past number of years and this will continue to be the case.

“We look forward to working in close collaboration with Kerry LGFA to bring our collective future development plans to fruition.”

Dr Crokes star Cronin says she and her teammates are “absolutely” keen to see that happen.

“We had the pleasure of being in there prior to COVID. It’s an unbelievable facility. It’s obviously very central as well. So hopefully, fingers crossed, the county boards can work together and get the pitch in good nick, so that not only we can use it but the underage teams as well.

“It would be great to have a base to go from in the future.”

Cronin added that team are now focussing on Saturday’s Munster final against Cork, which takes place before the men’s final at 12.15pm in the Fitzgerald Stadium.


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