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Munster double for Killarney RFC

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U16 Munster Cup Final

Killarney RFC 31 Shannon 15

Musgrave Park

A late push saw the Killarney U16s capture their second Munster title of the season at a resplendent Musgrave Park on Sunday last. They were pushed all the way by a gallant Shannon side but the Kerry girls showed massive resolve and determination to secure another prestigious trophy.

Killarney started off very strongly and raced into a commanding 14-0 lead after just 11 minutes. A superb try by team captain Fia Whelan, which she duly converted herself, sent the Munster League champs on their way and then, moments later, a penalty try was awarded to Killarney.

Katie O’Donoghue was next to score for Killarney after some great interplay by Bronagh Dorian and Ali O’Donoghue. Shannon responded with a try just before half-time, but the Killarney girls still led by 16 points (21-5) at the break.

Whatever the Shannon mentors said at half-time clearly worked as they scored the next two tries to make it a one-score game midway through the second half.

The Shannon brace seemed to be the catalyst for Killarney. No. 8 Ava O’Malley gathered the ball at the halfway line and made a fabulous weaving run to score a phenomenal try in the corner.

Replacement Holly O’Sullivan was obviously hungry to get into the action very quickly after coming on and she scored a superb try to close out the game in the dying minutes.

“The girls have worked extremely hard all season and have improved week on week,” coach Josh Whelan said. “They are a superb bunch of young girls and an absolute joy to coach.

“Obviously the girls played their part on the field but the glue to keeping the whole thing together all season is our amazing manager, Anne Gabbet, who deserves special mention. Without Anne days like this wouldn’t happen.”

KILLARNEY: Annie O’Reilly, Ella Guerin Crowley, Molly Gabbett, Joanne O’Keefe, Melissa McCarthy, Grainne Kennedy, Clodagh Foley, Ava O’Malley, Robyn Landers, Fia Whelan (captain), Katie O’Donoghue, Bronagh Dorrian, Ali O’Donoghue, Niamh Dorrian, Marina Eager, Holly O’Sullivan, Jess O’Sullivan, Miriam O’Sullivan, Isabella O’Leary, Grainne Kennedy, Lucy O’Sullivan, Nell Moore. Coaches: Diarmuid O’Malley, Josh Whelan. Manager: Anne Gabbett.

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Donaghy’s move to Roscommon “absolute rubbish”

By Sean Moriarty Kieran Donaghy has labelled news reports that he is to become the manager of the Roscommon football team as “absolute rubbish”. Several news outlets, including locally based […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Kieran Donaghy has labelled news reports that he is to become the manager of the Roscommon football team as “absolute rubbish”.

Several news outlets, including locally based media, ran stories on Monday night saying the four-time All-Ireland was set to take over as the Roscommon boss.

Almost as quick as the news reports were published Donaghy took to Twitter to correct them.

“Absolute rubbish,” he tweeted.

“I did not speak to one single person associated with Roscommon GAA. What has happened to fact checking a story these days.”

Donaghy has been part of the Armagh county set-up for the last two seasons. He is also preparing for another season in the Irish Basketball Superleague with Tralee Warriors at the age of 39.

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Ireland’s newest and toughest cycle will be a thrilling challenge

Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist. Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare […]

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Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist.

Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare will tackle some of Kerry’s toughest climbs and highest mountain passes.

Taking place on October 22, Velo Kenmare is an 135km timed loop route starting and finishing in Kenmare. The total climbing distance is 1,650m, and organisers hope to appeal to serious cyclists who are looking for a new and thrilling challenge.

No stranger to cycling events, Velo Kenmare is being managed by Elite Events Management, who also successfully deliver iconic cycling events Wicklow 200, Ride Dingle and the Ring of Beara Cycle.
Cyclists are encouraged to register for Velo Kenmare on the Velo Cycle Ireland website www.velocycleireland.ie but places are limited for the enjoyment and safety of all participants, and anyone interested is urged to sign up soon as places are filling up.

TOUGH CLIMBS

​​​​The tough enough mountain climbs are over Molls Gap, Ballaghbeama Pass, Ballaghasheen and Coomakista. The route will take in breathtaking scenery Kenmare is famous for, and incorporating some of the most stunning parts of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry. It is hoped visitors to the cycle event will be encouraged to stay for a few days, and will all be given €20 vouchers or ‘Velo Dollars’ to spend in local shops which will be redeemable against goods and services in Kenmare.

Riders will be allotted a time slot to allow for a staggered start, taking them along a fully marshalled route, with medical cover, bike mechanic support, and hot food and entertainment at the finish in Kenmare.

Making its mark, Velo Kenmare participant race packs will come inside a yellow Velo Kenmare water bottle and finishers’ medals are in the shape of a yellow cow bell. Prizes will be awarded for the quickest top three male and top three female finishers, and fastest male and female will be awarded the title of King and Queen of the Kerry Mountains.

Experienced cyclists are encouraged to take on this exciting new challenge, testing themselves and their clubmates for the fastest finish across these four gruelling climbs, through some of the most beautiful landscape in the country for the best welcome back at the finish.

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