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"what is told in the ear of a man is often heard 100 miles away" - Chinese Proverb

Wall collapses at popular riverbank walk in Killarney A WALL bounding the Deenagh River and Port Road in Killarney partially collapsed into the river last weekend. The wall, opposite St Mary's Cathedral, lines a route which is hugely popular with walkers and stretches along the

riverbank for one kilometre. The damage will now be assessed by Kerry County Council. “We are waiting for a specialist contractor to inspect it and advise on the appropriate remediation measure,” stated Kerry County Council.

The wall bounding the Deenagh River and Port Road, opposite St Mary's Cathedral, Killarney, photographed on Sunday. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

EDITOR'S VIEW Killarney on the march for January THE ancient Roman god Janus, who inspired this month’s name, would be delighted to see Killarney is striding forth with gusto in every sense this year. Janus, in Roman mythology, is the god of beginnings and transitions, as well as gateways and doorways, and so is depicted with two faces. Last Saturday the gateway to good health swung open for the 147 men, women and children (some with four-legged friends in tow) who gathered at the entrance to Muckross Traditional Farms in Killarney National Park to take part in the seventh annual National Operation Transformation Walk Day. Organised by the volunteers behind the Parkrun walks and runs, the event’s impressive turnout was a tribute to organ-

iser Córa Carrigg’s rallying cry last week when she said: “January is a special time of year, which is infused with magic, loaded with new possibilities and ripe with potential pathways to explore and engage in healthier lifestyle options.” And the future and the past combine wonderfully at Cinema Killarney this month in a bid to save lives; see details on this page of how Ireland’s first “talkie”, The Dawn, will be screened every Tuesday for the rest of the month and on the first Tuesday in February in aid of the Heart of Killarney project which aims to set up a “telephone box” defibrillator in Woodlawn.

THE classic movie The Dawn, which was written and directed by Killarney man Tom Cooper in 1936, was the first talkie made in Ireland and now it is poised to help generate funds to help saves lives in Killarney. In December, moviegoers were delighted to see it restored to its former glory at Cinema Killarney, owned by Mr Cooper’s grandson Tom Cooper, and the good news is it will be screened again in Cinema Killarney on Tuesday, January 17, Tuesday, January 24, and Tuesday, January 31, Tuesday, February 7. Admission is €5 and all the money will go towards the Heart of Killarney project, which

aims to see old Irish telephone boxes used to highlight the locations of, and house, defibrillators. The first telephone box was established on Main Street in November and plans are in place for another, with the Woodlawn area proposed as its location. "We would like to say a special thanks to the Cooper family and Cinema Killarney,” said Damien Baker of Heart of Killarney. “Killarney has inspired towns across Ireland to role this idea out so we can look forward to seeing phone boxes play an important role in Ireland once again." Tickets are available from the box office at Cinema Killarney.

Tom Geaney with from left, Eilish Coffey, Damien Baker and Leo O’Connor from the project group ‘Heart of Killarney’. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE


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Aidan O’Mahony on fire for first performance

HIS odds to win Dancing with the Stars shortened to 7/1 after Aidan O’Mahony’s sizzling salsa on Sunday evening, according to odds compiled by BoyleSports Bookmaker. RTÉ’s Dancing With The Stars garnered an average audience of 640,000 viewers for its debut episode. Judges said they felt the Rathmore and Kerry football star could well be the “dark horse in the competition”. One of 11 celebrities to line out for RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars, Aidan’s fancy footwork was also a hit in December when he took part in Strictly Come Dancing at Killarney’s INEC in aid of the Kerry branch of Down Syndrome Ireland. For the TV series, the two-time All Star and multiple All-Ireland winner is partnered with professional dancer Valerie Milova. The 12-week show, presented by Amanda Byram and Nicky Byrne, airs on RTÉ One from 6.30pm.

‘Through his talents, Ted brought much joy to many’ Aidan O’Mahon and Valeria Milova.

Want to learn some fancy footwork? A TALENTED generation of country singers like Nathan Carter and Derek Ryan have taken Ireland by storm and jiving has never been more in vogue. Hugely popular in Killarney are the Arrive & Jive sessions organised by Tom Collis. To celebrate the second anniversary of Arrive & Jive in Killarney, Tom is offering special prices for the month of February just for the Killarney classes. “Instead of paying €40, you will pay €20 for the four-week course,” he said. Tom promises to turn absolute beginners into competent dancers by week four. “More experienced dancers can improve their timing and learn new moves. You need never be shy again at a wedding or social event, as you impress the other guests with your fancy footwork,” he said. You can bring your own partner to the classes, or Tom will pair you with another student. All you have to do is ‘Arrive & Jive’! Visit for further information and videos. February’s jive classes in Killarney will take place in the Torc Hotel from Wednesday, February 1, 7pm-8.15pm, and 8.30pm-10pm. Tom is also hosting an Arrive & Jive weekend in Killarney’s Torc Hotel from January 27-29. Contact Tom on 087-3995877.

KILLARNEY mourned gifted artist Ted Jones who passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday night at the age of 65. Dublin-born Ted, who had lived in Killarney for many years, created works that are seen in businesses and homes across the globe. A famous collection, the Seven Deadly Sins, will be familiar to many, while another iconic painting was a portrait of Antarctic explorer Tom Crean. His first one-man exhibition in Killarney 12 years ago rapidly sold out. "Ted's legacy to us all, his paintings and prints, adorn the walls of many public and private collections the world over,” said his friend and owner of Killarney Art Gallery Declan Mulvaney. “At his best he was masterful in his chosen profession. Through his talents he brought much joy to many. His work will live on, may he rest in peace."

Suspicious visits to homes in Kilcummin area KILLARNEY GARDAÍ have received reports of suspicious visits by a man to residences in Kilcummin. Yesterday, Wednesday, January 11, a male called to three homes in the area, claiming to be from the Department of Social Protection. “This male stated that persons over 70 years could avail of free tel-


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evision and receive a €33 electricity allowance,” said Sergeant Dermot O’Connell of Killarney Garda Station. The Department of Social Protection has confirmed to Killarney Gardaí that no representative from the Department of Social Protection called to homes in the Killarney area. “Killarney gar-

daí wish to advise all persons who receive unsolicited calls to contact Killarney Garda station immediately as Killarney Gardaí wish to identify and speak to this male,” added Sergeant O’Connell. Killarney Gardaí can be contacted on 064-6631222.

Artist Ted pictured in 1995 working on a painting in his adoptive town of Killarney. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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History brought to life to conclude centenary celebrations THE commemoration of the name change of Henn Street to Plunkett Street and Pound Row to Michael Collins Place marked the conclusion of the centenary celebrations 1916-2016 at the end of last month. The commemoration of the name-change, which took place in 1968, was hosted by Craobh na nÁirne, Conradh na Gaeilge, and unfolded at Killarney Outlet Centre. Councillor Brendan Cronin, mayor of Killarney Municipal District, outlined the State occasions and other events staged in the county by Kerry County Council. Senator Paul Coghlan traced the efforts of Killarney Urban District Council in the 1965-1966 period to hold plebiscites among the ratepayers to bring about a change in the streetscape giving us both Plunkett Street and Michael Collins Place. This honoured the principal military tacticians of 1916 and the War of Independence. Local historian Conor Doolan presented an illustrated talk about Michael Collins and his association with Killarney. Sean O Luanaigh of Craobh na nÁirne, Conradh na Gaeilge, delivered a short biography of Joseph Plunkett and at intervals Diarmuid Coakley brought the details to life as Plunkett speaking in his own words. “Killarney School of Music finished off the interactive commemoration with a wonderful rendition of the poignant song Grace and the National Anthem,” said Sean.

Sean O Luanaigh and Diarmuid Coakley.

Rathmore says farewell to Denis (Garry) O’Leary

Lotte and Denis Lyne present to cup Mark Harnett, captain of the The Four Star Pizza team that won the Stephen Lyne Foundation Indoor Football Tournament in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre on Saturday. Also standing from left are Colm Walsh, David Clifford, Mikey Moynihan, Peter McCarthy and Paudie Looney. Front from left are Robbie Harnett, Tommy Moynihan, Evan Cronin, Paudie Clifford, Dan O'Connell and Dara Moynihan. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

Former Dr Crokes and Kerry footballer Brian Clarke was the winner of the Dr Crokes GAA Club biggest ever lotto jackpot  prize of €13,500. The jackpot had been rolling over for 36 weeks and Brian's lucky numbers were 7, 10, 14 and 23. Included are  Malachy Walsh and Pa O'Brien (Lotto coordinators) with, back from left, Paul Downey (Secretary), Der Brosnan (seller), Moss Harmon (Lotto coordinator) and Ed Stack (Treasurer).  PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH


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RATHMORE and surrounding areas were shocked The late and saddened by Denis (Garry) O’Leary. the death of Denis (Garry) O’Leary who passed away suddenly on January 3. Tributes were paid to Mr O’Leary, of Gleann na Gréine and The Forge, Rathmore, at the Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Rathmore, led by parish priest Fr Pat O’Donnell on Saturday. A busy taxi driver, Mr O’Leary was well known in Rathmore and beyond. His neighbour Michael O’Mahony said: “He was as a great husband, father and brother, a great neighbour, successful businessman, a cyclist and greyhound owner.” A keen cyclist who had completed the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle several times, Mr O’Leary was a member of Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club and Rathmore GAA Club, both of which provided a guard of honour at the funeral. During the funeral Mass, Fr O’Donnell noted how the Epiphany was an appropriate backdrop. “Like the Magi Garry knew all about journey – it was how he spent his life,” said Fr Pat. The parish priest added: “There are certain professions which lend themselves to an almost confessional nature. People on the journey have time and in people like Garry have a listening ear. Yes, Garry (or Denis!) I’m sure often times heard of joyful achievements, hopeful dreams, and yes too of heartbreak and broken promises.” Fr Pat added: “Garry was often late but not because he had forgotten but because he added those little touches of decency, like linking the elderly to the door, listening to the other person’s story, and above all watching for the young. He was like a guardian angel.” Mr O’Leary is survived by his wife Antoinette, children Laura, Alan and Eoghan, extended family and wide circle of friends.

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Expand your horizons as Killarney Community College hosts careers fair ARM yourself with information by attending Killarney Community College’s careers fair on Wednesday next, January 18. The fair, from 5.30pm-8pm, offers a prime opportunity to students to gather information from Irish universities, Institutes of Technology, Post-Leaving Cert (PLC) colleges and employers, Local and National. “This will enable them, with their parents, to make informed choices regarding their College Courses and post school opportunities,” said principal Stella Loughnane. Staff members from University College Cork, University of Limerick, NUI Galway, Institutes of Technology Tralee, Cork, Limerick and Waterford, Kerry College of Further Education, St. John’s Central College, Killarney Community College, Mallow College and North Kerry College of Further Education are among the education institutes who will be attending. Liebherr Container Cranes will host a stand focusing on careers and O’Carroll Engineering will be on hand to talk about its apprenticeship programmes. An Garda Siochána will also present a stand and will be on hand to explain its recruitment process. Killarney Credit Union and Bank of Ireland will advise on the financial supports they offer to students, sensible savings plans and the value of forward planning. “The careers fair is open to everybody in the Killarney catchment area, so if you are a Leaving Cert student or parent and are still unsure about CAO choices this fair is an opportunity to come and talk to the experts from the universities and Institutes of Technology and to firm up possible PLC programmes,” added Stella. “Fifth year is the time to research post-school opportunities, look around, see which college offers what, become familiar with basic minimum entry requirements, specific subject requirements and costings.”

Community pays tribute to Bernie MacMonagle LARGE crowds attended the funeral just after Christmas of the late Bernie MacMonagle (nee Cusack) of Ardshanavooly, Killarney. Married to the late photographer Donal MacMonagle (who predeceased his wife in 2001), Bernie was much liked in the community having moved here from her native Limerick in 1972. Mourners travelled from all over the country to pay their final respects at her requiem Mass. Bernie was much loved in the community but especially in the Conroy Hall and St Mary’s Parish Hall where she played bingo for nearly 40 years. Bernie’s late husband Donal, was one of Ireland’s leading press photographers from Ireland’s oldest press photo agency set up by Daniel MacMonagle in 1913. In a moving tribute to his mother, her son Don spokes of how Bernie preferred being in front of the camera rather than behind it and although thousands of photographs of her exist, she had in fact only ever taken one photograph, at a family event at Christmas in 2000. Bernie is survived by her children, Rosaleen, Kathleen, Louise, Don, Mary, Ann, Sean and Edel and her extended family.


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Naoise Brosnan, Ross Brennan, Sarah Finnan, Eilish O’Leary, deputy principal, Sean Fleming and Chelsea Coffey unveil details of the careers fair at Killarney Community College.

Council deputation meets TII on Macroom Bypass A DELEGATION from Kerry County Council met with officials from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in Dublin on Thursday to discuss progress on the provision of the Macroom-Ballyvourney bypass scheme. The delegation included Cathaoirleach Cllr Michael O’Shea, Chief Executive Moira Murrell, Director of Operations Charlie O’Sullivan and Cllrs Brendan Cronin, Johnny Healy-Rae, Mike Kennelly and Patrick Connor-Scarteen. Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Michael O’Shea said the meeting was a very positive and constructive one: “The delegation was arranged to impress upon TII the urgent necessity for the provision of this project which is of enormous importance to Kerry from a tourism, business and economic development point of view. “The TII indicated that there will be progress on the 22km scheme very shortly and the delegation was very pleased with the commitments received in this regard.”

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‘Physical activity can only enhance wellbeing and happiness, so why stop now?’

Putting their best foot forward

DENSE fog lifted just in time to provide ideal conditions for the start of Kerry’s National Operation Transformation Walk Day events on Saturday. Enthusiastic walkers and runners limbered up at the Muckross Traditional Farms in Killarney National Park to participate in the seventh annual event. Other walks took place in Listowel and Tralee, with the events in Killarney and Tralee being facilitated by the respective local Parkrun groups. “Across the county a total of 606 participants took part in the walks/ runs. Record numbers were reached in Killarney parkrun at 147 and 319 at Tralee parkrun, while 140 took part in Listowel,” said Córa Carrigg, co-ordinator with Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership. She added: “It was fantastic to see so many people of all ages and abilities starting the New Year with a bout of physical activity. Based on the number of smiles witnessed on the day physical activity can only enhance wellbeing and happiness, so why stop now? We have beautiful town parks as well as the National Park in our county which ensures Kerry people have a number of off-road walking routes which are safe and suitable for all the family.” As a follow-on from the Operation Transformation Walk Day, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership has linked up with a number of walking/running groups, throughout Kerry. These groups are offering a six-week programme; visit for a list of participating groups and contact their local group for further details.

Brid Stack, Aoife O'Carroll and Sinead Fagan of Parkrun.

Elaine Murphy, Nichole Griffin and Emma Murphy.

Participants in the Operation Transformation National Walk Day in Killarney on Saturday. PICTURES: DYLAN CLIFFORD

Leonie Hussey-O'Brien, Suzan O'Donoghue Aileen Lavin and Eleanor Sheerin.

Donie Clifford, Ann Clifford and Sarah Peden (Beaufort Walking Group).

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Anne Lucey gives her take on happenings in Killarney, Kerry and beyond in her new monthly column

Call for Killarney National Park to lose ‘biosphere’ status


HE reputable Irish Wildlife Trust wants Unesco to strip the Killarney National Park of its biosphere reserve sta-

tus. And the silence is deafening. Locally. Maybe the state of the rhododendron, deer mismanagement and upland burning is accepted. Maybe there is a feeling the least said, the better. For the sake of tourism. I meet that attitude in other circles in Killarney particularly with regard to late night drunkenness, over-enthusiastic bouncers and horrific assaults. Keep the lid on, is the thinking. But while you can have late-night drinking anywhere and violence is everywhere there is only one world biosphere reserve national park and it is being choked from the ground up. Take a drive along the Kenmare Road, the Mill Road, walk the Queen’s Drive and now the Yew woods near Muckross Abbey, and there is a sea of rhododendron marching on the oaks and the beech and everything else. Thirty years ago Killarney had the distinction of electing the first Green councillor in most of western Europe. There was a small diverse group in the Kerry Greens, before Ireland became diverse, local and not so local and we pulled it off against the odds, a political feat that was never fully appreciated. The impetus for the Green voice in Killarney came from the national park and the determination to arrest what was a decline even then. The Lower Lake was in a pitiful state, exclosures were being introduced in the woods to see could anything be done to safeguard their regeneration; there was concern at the


JUST nine of the 42 speed van speeding summonses before Killarney District Court last week resulted in a conviction and fine. And some were reluctant convictions. Never mind that 40 of the summonses were as the result of detection at one spot, the notorious Faha East 60km zone on the 80km R563, Killarney to Dingle road. I have been at other courts where other roads involved and the motorists didn’t get the fixed charge notices for these either. Or the husband and owner of the car didn’t give it to the wife, or the wife hid it in the husband or they sent it back late. Myriad, are the imaginative excuses that are offered to escape the penalty points. There are judges, though not our own local judge, it has to be said, who are taking out the sledgehammer rather than the gavel and branding people liars for saying they never got the post when it comes to speeding fixed notices. Our judge has a more nuanced appreciation of the matter – would they have not got the post if it were a prize bond? he asked. But the books aren’t balancing, he observed, and it is unfair on people who step up to the plate. And he is right. But dare I say it – when the law is an ass, does this mean we should all be donkeys? The law is an ass when it comes to speeding fines for a number of reasons, not least because a gal or a guy doing 69km in a 60km zone (that is 5.5 miles) will get the


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introduction of engines on the lake, the big water buses and the over commercialisation of the park; as well as the golf course trying to snatch part of the demesne. We went hacking rhododendron in the backlands; we organised regular clean-ups of the lakeshore with help from the Girl Guides under the late Norma Lougheed and others. The Greens had a proud record in Killarney. There was widespread cynicism. John O’Donoghue in the Dáil dismissed the Greens as “ the brown rice and sandals brigade” – he omitted the organic wine! The Greens were outside the metaphorical political pale. But my, my, how times have changed! The shoe, if not exactly the sandal, is on the other foot now, and brown rice is good for you after all. Green thinking has gone mainstream. Challenge climate change now (Danny Healy-Rae in the Dáil) and you are seen as daft and a caricature.

But while green thinking has become common currency nationally, and the rest of the world is marching on, the local town which sparked the green movement and the green thinking in this country is consigned to the backwoods. There is little point giving out about the NPWS where staff numbers have been cut to shreds. To paraphrase that great green phrase: The solution is local, not global. A local tourism tax would solve much. Let us say a contribution of 50 cent for people who take jaunting car trips in the park, who take boat trips, who sleep in beds and eat in restaurants, take part in charity runs, cycling tours and walking tours, to go directly to the park to finance employing people to manage the woodlands and deer, tackle the ivy and clean up the beauty spots. It should bring in a half a million euro. Oh, and a big contribution too from the tea and craft rooms in Muckross to go towards research and the upkeep of the gardens.

same chastisement as the person doing 120 in the zone. Three penalty points and rising insurance for three years and on conviction five penalty points and costly insurance etc. The real worry is the unholy alliance between penalty points and the insurance costs. We are already paying the highest insurance in the western world. And in Kerry there is little public transport. Motorists are the most beleaguered sector in the country, clamped, ticketed, arrested, taxed, penalised at every turn on bad roads. Get the costs of the insurance down, or at least grade the penalty points so that someone doing a couple of miles over the limit does not get the same punishment as someone blackguarding the thing entirely. And finally send the notices by registered post! This would make a few bob for our beleaguered post offices.


IF MOTORISTS won’t dance to the tune of the speed vans, then dancing is again a craze as it was during the 20s and 30s between the wars. I was reminded of this at the special screening of the digitally remastered Dawn shortly before Christmas. A wonderful occasion, but apart from the polished acting and moving story line, there were a few scenes which stood out. One was the graceful set dancing near Ross Castle. No leaping and roaring like wild bullocks, and sweating like the proverbial, which passes for a lot of set dancing these days – this was Killarney dancing, small steps, gentle and graceful. The stuff our mothers talked about. And the talking – the Killarney accent precise and musical English is heard in all its glory - as well as the curse of the day “Bad cess to you!” The conventions of the day are there too and number one rule it seems is companionship - which is not as simple as it seems but which includes lots of argument. The Dawn is a film feat, but it is also social history.

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Something borrowed, something blue, something a little different for you...

LIAISE with your hotel to create a cocktail for your special day that’s served at the drinks reception and name it after somewhere significant you have been together. When it comes to the bridesmaids’ outfits, choose the same dress in different colours. Co-ordinate the colours with the best man and groomsmen’s ties. Would love centre pieces, but they’re just too expensive? Visit your local garden centre and pick up a variety of potted plants and different colour pots. Get your photographer to take a picture of you holding a sign that says “Thank You”, be it on a chalk board or card. You can then use this as the main image for your thank you card. Who says you need a wedding cake, how about a cake counter? Have a selection of your favourite cakes, and supply little cake boxes so guests can a piece home. This can double up as a favour. Speaking of favours, try something a little bit different – how about flower seeds that each guest can take away and plant? Alternatively, a lotto ticket for each guest will always create a bit of excitement!

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Cassandra Reen from Killarney and Mike McGhee from Edinburgh who were married in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, and held their reception at The Malton Hotel. PICTURE: MH PHOTOGRAPHY (WWW.MHWEDDINGS.IE)

Marion McGill and Damian McCarthy who were married in Caherciveen and celebrated with family and friends in the Killarney Oaks Hotel. PICTURE: MICHEÁL O’SULLIVAN PHOTOGRAPHY, WWW.OSULLIVANPHOTOGRAPHYIRL.COM

Michelle Carey and Tim Kennelly who were married in Ventry Church and held their reception in the Dingle Skellig Hotel. PICTURE: K PHOTOGRAPHY

Gerardine Gleeson and Pa Enright who were married in Ballyduff Church and held their reception in Ballyroe Heights Hotel in Tralee. PICTURE: K PHOTOGRAPHY

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Dromhall and Randles hotels are dream wedding venues

CAN you think of a more perfect venue to hold your wedding celebrations than at a historic hotel set in beautiful surroundings? The Dromhall Hotel was originally a hunting lodge, used in times past by the aristocracy visiting the lakes and mountains; over 50 years ago, it was purchased by the Randles family and developed into the supremely elegant venue it is today. The Randles family still run Dromhall Hotel and thus you are sure of not only gracious surroundings and superb service but also that personal touch which comes from family involvement. It has always been the Randles’ family mission to give every single visitor the individual attention that the hosts of a stately home would always offer to their guests, from fine dining to luxurious bedrooms, and always with a warmly smiling welcome. The stunning banqueting suite, now completely renovated, has earned The Dromhall Hotel a place in Ireland’s top 100 wedding venues, as well as receiving more nominations than any other wedding location by brides of Real Weddings. Both The Dromhall Hotel and its sister hotel the Randles Hotel are fully registered to provide civil ceremonies. The location is ideal too, of course: easy access, plenty of parking, and offering wonderful opportunities for memorable wedding pictures, not only outdoors but within the hotel itself (just check out the splendid staircase and imagine yourself standing there with the cameras flashing!). “We’d love couples to come and view our newly-styled welcome reception venue, which is receiving great feedback, and also to see our banqueting suite with its beautiful new carpet,” stated a hotel spokesperson. Meanwhile, the four-star Dromhall Hotel won a Mrs2be Bride’s Choice Award for the third year running. Mrs2Be Bride’s Choice Awards recognise excellent quality of service, professionalism and flexibility of wedding suppliers and venues.

Just a few words on wedding speeches

WEDDING speeches can be nerve-wracking experiences, particularly if you tend to get anxious when asked to speak in front of a group of more than five people. But a little preparation can ensure that even shrinking violets will receive standing ovations on that big day. Delivery and content are crucial, whether you need to say a few words as bride, groom, best man, bridesmaid, or parents of the couple. First of all, don’t be afraid to ask for help in composing a memorable and inspiring speech, but at the same time make sure it is personal enough for you to feel comfortable in your delivery. If oral presentations at school or college were the stuff of nightmares, then when confronted with delivering an address to a huge wedding audience you will need to take stock. The key, whether you are a seasoned speechmaker or a first-timer, is preparation – and plenty of it. Know your audience – and your subject matter. Try to avoid being too corny and be original wherever possible. Practise in front of a trusted friend and make sure your speech is the perfect blend seriousness and humour and, crucially, know when to conclude matters, as you don’t want an audience that’s trying hard not to nod off. Remember to pace yourself as you speak – pauses are as important as words. Enunciate your words clearly and speak slowly and expressively.

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YOUR wedding photographs are among the most essential mementos of your big day. Whether you go hi-tech or plump for a more traditional-style embossed album, these pictures will capture the memories on camera for posterity. One of the first questions you need to ask yourselves is what style of wedding photography you would like. Photographers tend to use lots of different phrases to describe their photographic style – for instance, traditional, contemporary and reportage. Do plenty of research and ask a lot of questions when deciding on your photographer. They will be only too happy to show you samples of your work and, of course, numerous online browses of their websites will also pay rich dividends. It is important to remember that many wedding photographers will incorporate more than one style on the wedding day so communication is key prior to and during the event. Personality is also a crucial element so make sure to sit down with your photographer so you are both aware of exactly what you want and exactly how your photographer can put you at ease so you are happy while he or she snaps away behind the lens. Oftentimes a wedding photographer will become a vital aide on your big day as he or she will have the experience to guide you through the rituals associated with the event. Traditional-style photography usually comprises carefully constructed or posed shots. The photographer will put some time into arranging each shot and poses can be quite classical. Contemporary wedding photography is somewhere between traditional and reportage. A contemporary wedding photographer will take time to set up each shot, interacting with the couple along the way, but the poses and locations can tend to be more dynamic than those in traditional photography. Reportage or documentary-style photography usually entails the photographer observing what is happening, and producing something of a “fly-on-the-wall” documentation.

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YOUR wedding venue is one of the most important aspects of your big day, with some couples even planning their entire nuptials around a specific venue. The first thing to take into account when choosing a wedding location is that there are likely to be two parts of your wedding to organise – the wedding ceremony and the wedding reception. As regards the ceremony, a church wedding is still the favourite choice for many couples, and most have a particular church in mind. In this case, the reception must be planned around the ceremony location. Factors such as ease of transport from service to reception will be important when planning your church wedding. Brides and grooms keen to exchange vows in a civil wedding have the option of choosing a venue that will host both the wedding ceremony and reception. The type of wedding you have will depend partly on how big it will be, so consider the venue capacity. It may sound obvious but many venues will not be able to magic up extra space from nowhere if you add 40 extra guests at the last minute. You should have a good idea of numbers before you start looking at venues. Bands and other entertainment can take up a large amount of space, as can a dance floor, so decide when and where you want the entertainment to take place, and check with the venue that this can be done in the space available. Castles, country houses and stately homes are among the locations many dream of for their big day. If your budget can stretch to it, this offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy the use of a stunning building. There are so many different types of hotel that there’s likely to be something for everyone, from traditional to ultra-modern. Having accommodation on the spot is, of course, a big plus. Food and drink are among the main ingredients for a successful wedding reception, so where better to head than to a lovely restaurant or pub?

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Winter sunshine for Debra and Mike

Debra Duggan and Mike O’Sullivan. PICTURES: SEAN KELLY



HE winter sun smiled on the recent nuptials of Debra Duggan and Mike O’Sullivan. Debra, from Lisardboula, Tralee, and Mike, from Rusheen, Castlemaine, first laid eyes on one another in February 2009 at the Firies GAA Club social in The Dromhall Hotel. “My cousin Frances Henderson introduced us and the rest is history,” said Debra. Frances took on maid of honour duties at the couple’s recent nuptials in St Mary’s Church in Dingle where they were married by Fr Brendan Walsh. Renowned Killarney photographer and videographer Sean Kelly and Richard Kelly captured the big day on camera. Debra’s parents, Nora and Denis Duggan, and Mike’s father, Jackie O’ Sullivan, helped the couple lead the celebrations at the reception, in the Dingle Skellig Hotel. “Mike’s mother, Mary, who passed away in 2009, was most definitely looking down on us on the day as we were blessed with beautiful weather,” said Debra. “We had a lovely crisp winter’s day which created a great atmosphere. Sunglasses were needed rather than umbrellas.” The bride’s friends Noreen Casey and Sophie Houlihan were bridesmaids. The groom’s brother Ger O’Sullivan was best man while Debra’s brother Alan Duggan together with Mike’s friend David Cronin were groomsmen. Family friend Sophie McNamara travelled from the UK especially to take on flower girl duties and the bride’s cousin and groom’s godson John Henderson enjoyed the key role of pageboy. At the reception, acclaimed wedding band Truly Diverse ensured the dance floor was the place to be, followed by DJ Andrew Morrissey. Mike surprised Debra during a holiday in June 2014 in Kusadasi, Turkey, by popping the question. When Debra said yes, she was whisked off to see the final diamonds being added to her engagement ring, which was being made. The newlyweds will reside in Tralee.

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Debra Duggan and Mike O’Sullivan.

Sealed with a kiss: Debra Duggan and Mike O’Sullivan.

Bride Debra Duggan with her father Denis Duggan and bridal party.

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Wednesday, January 18th 5.30pm-8.00pm The Careers Fair is an opportunity for students to

meet with, learn about and gather information from Irish Universities, Institutes of Technology, PLC Colleges and employers local and national. This opportunity will enable students, along with their parents, make informed choices regarding their College Courses and post school opportunities. All students in the surrounding area welcome!

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Killarney’s motorsports stars wheel centre stage

Killarney and District Motor Club presented Geraldine McCarthy of the South Kerry branch of Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland with a cheque for €2,000

Donal O'Connor receives his award from Johnny Hickey and Diarmaid Lynch.

Emma Looney receives her award.

Ray Corkery receives his award from Johnny Hickey.

MOTORING into the spotlight was Killarney and District Motor Club for its recent celebration in the K-Town Bar in Killarney. Some 150 people gathered for the event during which all the local cups and awards that were won throughout the year were on display, with old club videos and in-car cameras also shown. There was a standing ovation for Mike Marshall of Muckross Road when the club made a special presentation to him of a Lifetime Dedication Award. “This acknowledged the endless time, commitment and passion for motorsport in the club over the past four decades,” said club PRO Johnny Hickey. Club chairman Diarmuid Cronin presented the Club Person of the Year award to Martin Farrell, Loreto Road. “Martin was honoured for his outstanding work as the club’s chief marshal and for his dedication in the running of our rallies within the club,” said Johnny. Emma Looney, Kilcummin, received an award acknowledging her service to the club as club secretary for the past five years. Club competitors were also acknowledged for their achievements throughout the year – Keith Cronin and Mikie Galvin as winners if the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship; Charlie and Johnny Hickey as winners of the Southern 4 Rally Championship; Donal O'Connor, Rathmore, as winner of the Historic category Southern 4 Rally Championship. A special recognition award was given to motorsport photographer Ray Corkery, Killorglin, for his continued support. Also acknowledged on the night were father and son Pat and Denis Walsh, Mastergeeha, and Billy Ant McCarthy, Gneeveguilla, for their service and help as marshals throughout the year. Club chairman Diarmuid Cronin spoke of the club’s strength, with members competing in the Irish, British, European and World Championships. He also paid tribute to Paul Nagle, Robert Duggan, Ger Conway and Noel O'Sullivan's success. "Next year it looks very promising as we will have at least four members of the club competing in rounds of the World Rally Championship,” said Diarmuid. The club also presented Geraldine McCarthy of the South Kerry Branch of Multiple Sclerosis with a €2000 donation on the night. The organisers of the night Diarmuid Lynch and Johnny Hickey thanked the management and staff of K-Town Bar for hosting the event.

Keith Cronin and Mikie Galvin receive their awards.

Mike Marshall and Noreen Marshall receive the Lifetime Dedication Award.

Billy McCarthy receives his award from Martin Farrell.


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Lauren O'Connor and Sam Fagan in the Porterhouse.

Yvonne O'Brien, Eileen Conway and Martina Cummins in the Killarney Grand. Diarmuid Healy and Liam Keane in the Killarney Grand. Michael and Liz Relihan enjoying themselves in Scruffy's.

Noreen and Des Warren enjoying themselves in the Killarney Grand on Saturday night.

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At The Malton Hotel staff awards held in the Killarney Royal Hotel were, back, Adam Mackowiak, Stephen Quinlan, Estera Cernianskaite, Michael Hussey, Joseph Scally (proprietor), Przemyslaw Firek (Firo), Kieran Belshaw, Sinead Marron; front, Eileen O'Connor, Martina O'Leary, Employee of the Year, Laura O'Connor, Jazmin Khanom and Serena O'Brien. PICTURES: DON MACMONAGLE

Magical night for The Malton’s Martina SCREEN stars were out in force for the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards early this week, but Monday night in Killarney saw people who play a starring role in the hospitality industry step into the spotlight. All eyes were on the prize for The Malton Hotel team as it hosted its annual staff awards ceremony at its sister business the Killarney Royal Hotel. And one particular lady shone on the night, with popular staff member Martina O’Leary receiving the Overall Employee of the Year award from Joe Scally, proprietor, The Malton Hotel, Stephen Quinlan, chairperson of hotel’s social committee, and Sinead Marron, deputy general manager. Michael Hussey, meanwhile, was honoured with the Staff Manager of

the Year prize, and Eileen O'Connor received the Self-Catering Staff Person of the Year award. Adam Mackowiak was presented with the Guest Services Staff Person of the Year award, while Przemyslaw Firek (Firo) received the Leisure Centre Staff Person of the Year award. The gong for Restaurant Staff Person of the Year went to Estera Cernianskaite, while Serena O'Brien received the Kitchen Person of the Year award, Kieran Belshaw was presented with the award for staff night porter and Jasmin Khanom received the Accommodation Staff Person of the Year award. Laura O'Connor took a bow on winning the Staff Receptionist of the Year award. Martina O'Leary receives the Overall Employee of the Year award from Joe Scally,

Naomi Tarrant, Rachel Kelliher and Gerardine Pierce, Killarney, enjoying the Women's Christmas night at The Liquid Lounge in The Killarney Grand on Friday night. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH


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Proprietor, The Malton Hotel with on left, Stephen Quinlan, (Chairperson of Social Committee), and Sinead Marron (Deputy General Manager).

Betty Kissane, Mary Horan, Helen Moloney and Mary Kearns, Killarney, enjoying the Women's Christmas night at The Liquid Lounge in The Killarney Grand on Friday night. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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Neilus Flynn, Joe Mulchinock and Margaret Lyne in the Imperial Hotel in 1964 (where the Killarney Towers Hotel is today).


Call on Minister to honour A must-have every agreement on St Mary of the Angels festive season I AGAIN called on the Minister with responsibility for people with a disability, Finian McGrath, to honour the agreement and wonderful gesture of the Doyle family, Beaufort, who gave their lands free of charge for the care of children with a disability, by reopening St Mary of the Angels, Beaufort, to new admissions. I have worked closely with the Parents and Relatives Association and made the call again this week ahead of the Minis-

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ter's visit on Wednesday. It would be an absolute scandal if there was to be any change of use to this amazing facility in Beaufort. I have asked

the Minister to reopen St Mary of the Angels, to new admissions. That was always the intended use and more importantly that is what the Doyle family wanted. I also forwarded a notice of motion to Kerry County Council to call on St John of God, Minister McGrath, and the Government, to honour the agreement. Councillor Michael Cahill, Fianna Fail, Rossbeigh

CONGRATULATIONS to the the team at Killarney Advertiser on the recent Christmas cover. It was truly magical! For many years now the Christmas edition of the Advertiser has been a part of our festive “must haves” and it was a joy to see the 2016 edition’s idea. Well done and thank you. Billy DF O’Sullivan, Killarney

Water funding I WELCOME the announcement by Irish Water that it will invest €900,000 for the replacement of water mains from Glencuttane to Ardmoniel Killorglin, which is approximately 7.25 km long. I also welcome the announcement that Irish Water has selected Castleisland as a location for one of its 11 Capital Offices in the country. This is very important for to secure further investment for water pipes in County Kerry along with bringing more much needed jobs to the region. Danny Healy-Rae, TD, Via email

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community spirit

In this weekly column, the clergy and members of the pastoral council offer an update on issues concerning the Church locally, nationally and globally


JOHN 1:29-34: John is one who directs people to Jesus as the one who had a life-giving message for them. Who have been the people in your life whose example or advice pointed you in the direction of a fuller life? Who has helped you to appreciate the importance of Jesus and his message? In the narrative, John recognised that Jesus had more to offer people than he himself. He had the humility not to need to be the star of the show. Whom have you known with that grounded sense of their own place? John proclaims Jesus as one who takes away the sin of the world. Who have been the people who, for you, continued this mission of Jesus and led you from sin and guilt to forgiveness and freedom? For whom have you done this? It was not just on the cross that Jesus gave his life as the Lamb of God. His public ministry was a constant struggle against injustice and oppression. When have you shared in this mission of Jesus? Who have been models of this for you? John Byrne OSA, Veritas


LAMB of God: Say a prayer today for the Church in Syria which is being decimated by five years of war. It was the Syrian Church in the seventh century that gave us the prayer Lamb of God which we recite three times at Sunday Mass. A timely prayer for mercy and peace to prevail in face of the pervasive warring “sin of the world”. Not the Lamb, “meek and mild” of Blake’s poem of Innocence, in Mass this weekend, but the ‘Lamb who was slain’, mentioned 30 times in the Apocalypse, and identified by Philip in Acts 8 as the Suffering Servant for the benefit of the open minded and enquiring Ethiopian. John the Baptist was the first to say Jesus is the Lamb of God, the first to say in a universalist way that Christ would take away not only Israel’s sin but the sin of the whole world. His weapons are mercy and peace. Spread them widely. Fr David O’Riordan


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IT’S HARD to know what, or who, to believe any more. During the recent US presidential race, “fact checking” became something of a buzzword. After each of the major debates, newspapers and news sites churned out articles investigating the validity of the candidates’ claims. Research was rapidly carried out, sources were checked, and statements from the past were dragged up to prove or disprove many a point. With the Internet making it possible to “fact-check” in mere minutes, it is so easy to be caught out. Those in public life have to be more careful than ever that they are speaking the truth, that they are not contradicting what they have said previously, and that they can back up their statements with authoritative evidence. John the Baptist may not have been subject to such rigorous “fact checking”, but he was at pains to explain the source of his authority: “I saw the Spirit coming down on him from heaven…I have seen and I am the witness.” John knew that people might not immediately take him seriously, so twice he emphasised that he did not know Jesus himself. He was not out to trick or mislead people. We can believe what this first witness says about who Jesus is, because his words come directly from God.


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provides a free professional counselling and support service for female and male survivors of sexual violence and their families in a safe and confidential environment with highly qualified and professional counsellors. It can be contacted by freephone 1800-633333 or by email KILLARNEY AL ANON The Killarney Al Anon meetings are held Tuesday nights at 8.30pm, also Thursday morning at 11am in St Claire’s, Vincent De Paul Building, Tesco

Car Park, Beech Road, Killarney. Contact Mairead 087-7808106. MS SUPPORT GROUP A support group for people with MS meets every Wednesday 11am to 1pm, at MS Meeting Rooms, Cheshire Homes Killarney. SUICIDE PREVENTION HELPLINES Console 1Life Suicide Freefone 1800247100, centre in Tralee 066 7129700 web: www., Text HELP to 51444, 24-hour; Samaritans 1850609090 or freephone 116123; Pieta House, free counselling, 066-7163660; South West Counselling Centre, Killarney, free suicide prevention and bereavement counselling, 064-6636416/6636100; Living Links, Kerry, 087-9006300; HSE South: Suicide Prevention Helpline 1800 742 745, Farm & Rural Stress Helpline 1800742645. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

Sunday worship 11am at the Cultural Centre (East Avenue Rd.) Prayer and Bible study meeting Wednesday 8pm. at various homes. For more information tel. 6632600 or 6635461. Christmas Carol Service, Friday 16th. 7-8pm at the Cultural Centre. Christmas Day service 10-11am. & 1 January 2017 regular Sunday service. Psalm 119:105 ‘Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you think you have a problem with alcohol please contact 066-7128720 or 087-0522911. NEW BEGINNINGS MINISTRIES KILLARNEY Meetings every Sunday 12 noon, the Killarney Court Hotel, Tralee Road, Killarney. Tel. 087-7068533. Email: Salvation Prayer - Father God I come to you just as I am, I ask you to forgive me of my sins and I ask you Jesus come in to my heart, I make you the Lord of my life, fill me with your Holy Spirit, I choose to follow you all the days of my life in Jesus name I pray. SOUTH KERRY PARKINSON’S The South Kerry Parkinson’s support Group next meeting is at 8pm on January 9, 2017, at the Methodist Church hall, next to the Killarney Avenue Hotel. For further information please contact Grace McCrae, president, 064-7758837.



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A good deep-cleansing facial will get you on your way to a top-class skincare routine for the New Year ahead, says Jill Duggan of Killarney Toning & Beauty Studio

Alex Willms, chairman of Liebherr Sport and Social Club presenting a cheque of €1,500 to Leo O'Connor, Killarney Cardiac Response Unit co-ordinator. Also pictured are Kieran O'Mahony, Ella O'Donoghue and Kevin O’Gorman, Liebherr, and Micheal McCarthy, fundraising officer.

A hearty thanks from cardiac team

THE dedicated and hardworking members of Killarney Cardiac Response Unit started the New Year with a welcome windfall thanks to the generous folk at Liebherr Container Cranes. Leo O’Connor, co-ordinator of Killarney Cardiac Response Unit, paid tribute to the Liebherr Sport and Social Club which donated €1,500 to the unit. “This money was collected during the year by the club’s members and Liebherr employees and we would like to say a huge thank you to them,” said Leo on receiving the cheque from Alex Willms, chairman of Liebherr Sport and Social Club.

WHY not make a resolution to be good to your skin and commit to making some positive changes? After all, you'll wear your skin every day for the rest of your life. Making a few simple changes and tweaks in the New Year can yield lasting, radiant results. Ahead, the best expert advice on how to make 2017 your best skin-care year yet. Schedule a facial to deep-clean the pores Skin-care products you use at home should help keep breakouts to a minimum, but nothing is more effective at cleaning out pores than manual extractions.


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dogs need socialising,” said Kathleen. “It is healthy for them to meet other dogs and go for a stroll and this can also help with nervousness and anxiety as well as so much more.” Kat’s Doggy-Do’s Dog Walking club started on Sunday. “We had a fantastic turnout. I plan to run it once a week and cover various routes,” said Kathleen. “It is free of charge and a great way to get people out and about at no cost! People can keep an eye on my

Don’t neglect your neck Don’t stop your skin care at your chin — treat your neck, too. It’s often forgotten, but it can show a significant amount of aging. When applying daily moisturizer , be sure to extend it to both the front and sides of your neck. Commit to wearing sunscreen daily Choose sunscreen containing both UVA and UVB protection in a lightweight formula that won’t clog pores (I prefer ones with zinc oxide).

Contact Killarney Toning & Beauty Studio on 064-6632966 for further details.

Two and four-legged walkers step it out WE’RE all aware of the joys of meeting up with pals for a stroll, but did you know that your four-legged friends benefit from socialising as they exercise also? Killarney pet grooming salon owner Kathleen Allen, of Kat’s Doggy Do’s Grooming, started a unique outing for dogs and their owners at the weekend and the group will meet again this Sunday. “I loved the idea of meeting fellow dog lovers and not only that,

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Facebook page for updates in meeting places and times katsdoggydos The first walk took place in the National Park, with participants meeting at the entrance across from St Mary’s Cathedral at 12pm on Sunday. “I won't lie, I was nervous as hell thinking nobody would show up. To my delight 24 fabulous people and their gorgeous fur babies showed up! We had everything from a chihuahua to a

bearded collie! “I am running it again same time same place this Sunday for anyone who might be interested. It's a lovely way to stay fit and also keep your dog happy. People can keep up to date by following my Facebook page.” Kat’s Doggie-Do’s is based in Dalton’s Avenue, Killarney; see

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Chic ladies conclude the festive season in style in Killarney A STROLL around the town on January 6 showed that Women’s Christmas or Nollaig na mBan is an extremely popular date on the calendars of ladies throughout Killarney. Venues were very busy, with revellers seeing out the festive season in style in the Killarney Grand Hotel’s Liquid Lounge. And the Killarney Soroptimists Club came up trumps with a gala event in The Brehon Hotel which proved a huge hit with ladies from across the town and beyond. This event was organised in aid of Killarney Community Services and Kilgarvan Daycare Centre and was a huge success.

Killarney Soroptimists organised a gala event to celebrate Women's Christmas at The Brehon on January 6. PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

Louise Quilligan, Gillian O'Donoghue, Jill Duggan, Siobhan Barry and Fiona Donnelly, Killarney, enjoying the Women's Little Christmas night at The Liquid Lounge in The Killarney Grand on Friday night. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

Orla Murphy, Michelle O'Sullivan, Sarah Joy and Eva Moynihan, Killarney, enjoying the Women's Little Christmas night at The Liquid Lounge in The Killarney Grand on Friday night. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

Dara Barrett, Scartaglen and Sarah Kelleher, Killorglin. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

enjoying Women's Little Christmas night in The Killarney Grand on Friday night. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

Denise O'Callaghan, Theresa O'Sullivan, Audrey O'Sullivan and Tracy Caffrey. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

Assumpta O'Donoghue and Mandy Wynne, Killarney. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

Grace Mangan and Michelle O'Connor, Beaufort, enjoying the Women's Little Christmas night in The Killarney Grand on Friday night. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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Birthday girl Maggie flies in from Chicago to launch search for the 2017 Rose of Tralee

Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowney was in Dublin to officially start the search for her successor and to announce details of the 2017 Rose of Tralee International Festival from August 16-22. PICTURE: DOMNICK



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INSTEAD of blowing out the 28 birthday candles in her native city of Chicago on January 2, Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowney arrived into Ireland to launch the search for her successor. Sixty-five Roses from Ireland and Irish communities around the globe will travel to Kerry for the seven-day Rose of Tralee International Festival from August 16-22 while the 2017 Rose of Tralee will be crowned live on RTÉ on Tuesday, August 22. e. Maggie, who is Director of Development at Marist High School, said: “Entering the Rose of Tralee has been the best decision of my life so far. It is a celebration of all that is good about being Irish and I am encouraging Irish women and those with Irish ancestry to take part in a life changing experience. There is so much more that happens beyond the TV show in August. I was blown away by the amazing people I met during last year’s festival and I am thrilled to be part of the search for the 2017 Rose of Tralee.” Selections will take place from February to June and anyone interested in entering their local Rose of Tralee event can do so online at www. As the lead sponsor of the Rose of International Festival, Tipperary Crystal will present the 2017

Rose of Tralee with a complete collection of Tipperary Crystal fine jewellery, and quality products from its giftware and homeware collections. She’ll wear the splendid new featuring the Rose motif as the central framework, adorned in glistening crystals and the exquisitely crafted crystal perpetual trophy. The next Rose of Tralee will drive away from Tralee in a brand-new Kia from McElligotts Tralee, a world travel prize valued at €25,000, a weeklong holiday in Kerry from Kerry County Council, a tablet complete with a year’s subscription to, and a bouquet from while Sean Taaffe Group will look after all the hair styling needs of the 2017 Rose of Tralee. Every return visit to Tralee during the 2017 Rose of Tralee’s reign will be spent in comfort at the magnificent fourstar Rose Hotel, the home to OF THE WEEK the Rose of Tralee BRAISED LAMB International SHOULDER Festival.



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RECIPE Killarney Park Hotel’s head chef Heiko Riebandt shares this classic dish

INGREDIENTS 1 deboned lamb shoulder 2 sprigs of fresh thyme 1 sprig of fresh rosemary 1 sprig of fresh flat parsley 1-2 cloves garlic 1 fresh bay leaf 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp sea salt flakes 2 medium onions 2 medium carrots 3 sticks of celery 1 tbsp tomato puree 2 cloves of garlic 4 sprigs of fresh thyme 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary 1 cup red wine 1 litre chicken stock METHOD Finely chop herbs, garlic, bay leaf and mix with sea salt and olive oil. Massage mix over lamb and tie with string. Preheat oven to 250 degrees C, place shoulder in roasting tray and cook for 15 minutes. Turn over and add chopped veg. When golden add tomato puree and herbs, pour in the red wine and chicken stock and turn heat down to 125 degrees C. Turn every 30-45 minutes. It takes three to four and a half hours to braise. Remove string, cover with tinfoil and a tea towel and rest for 10 minutes. Strain liquid and reduce slightly. Place 4 the on a warm serving dish and pour hot sauce over it.


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Grace Notes NEW YEAR, OLD YOU?

It’s a good idea to look to the past as well as the future, says Killarney singer and singing teacher Grace Foley

WE ALL seem to be striving to re-invent ourselves and what better time to do it than at the beginning of a new year? I would like to ask you to look at things differently, even if just for a moment. Instead of picturing yourself as a brand new, changed 'you', trying looking back at the child you once were. Children are constantly in a creative state of mind as everything they do is a new creation. I think that it could do us adults the world of good to try to see the world through the eyes of a child. When I learned songs as a child I don't remember feeling like it was a chore. I actually don't really remember ever learning songs, I just knew them! I think this may have been because my mind was so open to everything. When I painted a picture I didn't see it as a mindful activity, I just did it! Maybe we all need to take time from our busy lives to create, like a child would. Try something new, something that may not even benefit your

everyday life in any practical sense. Try not to do it for any other reason than the fact that you've never done it before. If, as a result, you make your life better, then that is a great bonus. I asked my fiancé to buy me a whistle for Christmas. Now, this may seem like an obvious thing for a musician to do but I have actually never formally learned an instrument before. I tried piano lessons when I was a teenager but I gave up because I was used to being able to progress quickly and I hated not being instantly good at something. Singing came naturally to me, that does not mean that playing an instrument will! In fact, it is quite daunting for me to make ugly sounds as that is something I have always struggled with. I am impatient with imperfection and I can be very hard on myself. The child version of me would know better. “Child me” would pick up the whistle and start from scratch with no major expectations. Try being a child again! •Grace’s website is

Musical society seeks Bill Snibson

ARE you a musical theatre star in the making? Killarney Musical Society will present Me and My Girl on March 22, 23 and 24. Me and My Girl is set in the late 1930s and tells the story of an unapologetically unrefined cockney gentleman named Bill Snibson, who learns that he is the 14th heir to the Earl of Hareford. The action is set in Hampshire, Mayfair and Lambeth. And the production team is seeking someone who can bring the hilarious Bill Snibson to life on stage. The role requires singing, dancing and acting. If you think this is you, call 085-7700613.

TOP TEN NEW RELEASES • Bad Neighbours 2 • Our Kind of Traitor • A Hologram For The King • Eye in the Sky

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The Provocateur NO MORE BLUE MONDAYS EXPERTS have been swift to tell us this week to harness positive thinking to get through a month traditionally not associated with a sunny outlook, in every sense of the phrase. Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) reported to be the most depressing day of the year for countries in the Northern Hemisphere. The concept was first publicised as part of a 2005 press release from holiday company Sky Travel, which claimed to have calculated the date using an equation. Fair enough, Blue Monday is nothing but a marketing gimmick, but surely such concepts are quite damaging. It’s not all that helpful for anyone, no matter how optimistic, to wake up with the expectation that everyone’s Monday will be a “blue” one. Instead, it’s a better idea to take control of banishing ideas of “doom and gloom” and turn our attitude around. Physical exercise is another way of feeling your best. In the Irish Independent this week, motivational speaker Ewa Pietrzak offered simple but effective advice to ensure you see the lass as always half full. “Being in the presence of upbeat people can shift us from seeing the glass half empty, to the glass half full,” she said. “Every day can be a challenge if we let it, but the key to staying positive is to surround ourselves with optimistic people and engage in uplifting conversation.’’ She also advised the practise of gratitude. “Learn to appreciate life and be thankful for everything you have today. Life is the greatest gift and most of us take it for granted,” she said.


A WEEKLY ROUND-UP OF NEWS + THE THREE ‘F’S’ HOMELESSNESS is one of the cruellest blows of all, a body blow in the ultimate decency of things; not having somewhere to call your home, not having a place where you can be safe, secure and independent, not having a place for family comforts and love and the laughter of friends. Indeed, homelessness comes with many other burdens not least being the isolation and the sense of not belonging anywhere or to anyone. Maybe the homeless begin to believe that being unhappy is their permanent condition. A loyalty to unhappiness is something everyone feels now and again; how much more can the feeling be if you have no one or nowhere to call your own? Homelessness gives death a time to live and its victims a time to die. Homelessness is not a choice but is often associated with the weaker, more vulnerable and more marginalised members of our society. Perhaps, shamefully, we have come to accept that. Now they find they are governed by bad laws, the worst sort of tyranny, legally bound to Vulture Funds which are out to destroy them. These pirates can come in and buy up bank loan books at massive discounts and then set about to make a tax-free profit on their ill-gotten gains. You couldn’t make this up.


Kerry tourism businesses target German market

Do you have an opinion you would like to air on the above or any other issue? Let us know your views at KERRY will have a strong presence at the CMT Fair, Europe’s largest consumer travel show, in Stuttgart, Germany next week (January 14-22). It is the first time that the tourist trade from all part of the county will be represented at the nine-day show and its part of the new aggressive marketing approach by the Destination Kerry Tourism Forum and Kerry County Council to attract even greater numbers of European visitors to the county. The travel fair is expected to attract 300,000 visitors. The Ryanair flight from Frankfurt-Hahn to Kerry


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Why didn’t the government step in and force the banks to give these discounts to the renters and the mortgage holders thus making it easier and cheaper for them to pay off the loans, mortgages or whatever. Can you imagine the difference it would make to rent-paying tenants if they were told they could take over the mortgage on the property at a discount in excess of 40%? They would literally be laughing all the way to the bank. Or if a mortgage holder was told the capital owed was now less than half of the original sum how he, too, would laugh? No, instead billions of euro worth of loans and mortgages were sold to foreign vulture funds at knockdown prices driving them to dispose of these properties ruthlessly, efficiently and mercilessly throwing people out on the street to gain vacant possession and a more saleable property. In the past we knew how to deal with these black and merciless entities who drove the huge numbers of repossessions in the aftermath of the famine. The Irish Land League knew how to deal with the likes of Captain Boycott. Who would have thought that over a hundred years later the Irish would still be fighting for fair rent, fixity of tenure, and free sale in their own country?

Airport has proved to be a major success for Kerry tourism and there will be additional direct flights from Germany to Shannon and Dublin during 2017. Kerry Airport is currently pursuing new direct routes from Northern Germany to Kerry for 2018. The Destination Kerry stand will be part of the large Tourism Ireland display and be located next to the Star Wars exhibit which should attract a lot of interest. Tourism trade representatives from Killarney, Tralee, Dingle, Kenmare, Ballybunion, Castleisland, Ring of Kerry, North Kerry, Skelligs Coast, Valentia, and Kerry Airport will all be participating at different stages. Joan McCarthy, Head of Tourism Development, Kerry County Council, said: “Forty-six per cent of all German visitors visit the South-West and Kerry is their preferred regional holiday destination. Kerry County Council recently hosted a visit by TUI, Germany’s largest tour operator, which is seeking to expand its Irish business.”


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VIEWS FROM KERRY AND AROUND THE WORLD RHODODENDRON UPSETS THE NATURAL ECOSYSTEM The spread of rhododendron is a significant problem that requires significant resources to solve, says Trevor O’Donoghue AT THE end of 2016 the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) called for Killarney National Park’s designation as a UNESCO biosphere reserve to be withdrawn. This call was backed up by the leader of the Green Party, Eamon Ryan. Both IWT and the Green Party cite mismanagement of the park, overgrazing by deer and the threat that invasive species including rhododendron poses to the national park as being key concerns. Killarney National Park is without a doubt the jewel in the crown of tourism in Kerry, perhaps even tourism in Ireland and is known worldwide for its unique and precious habitats and species. Extensive, mature oak woodlands, yew forests, large stands of holly and the lakes play host to our red deer, wild trout and salmon, biologically significant populations of arbutus, and the Killarney fern and Killarney shad. Rhododendron ponticum on the other hand is a nasty, insidious plant, boasting pretty flowers and shiny leaves much beloved by the Victorians. Since its arrival in Killarney, it has spread throughout the park. Its thick growth creates a dense canopy of leaves that can stop other plants from growing and stops these plants and associated animals from thriving, upsetting the natural ecosystem. Hard work by the staff and volunteers at Killarney National Park can only do so much. The spread of rhododendron is a significant

Friends rally to help Maureen

problem that requires significant resources to tackle it. A trip through the park will show the extent of the problem. Our woodlands are being taken over and unless a serious effort is made to tackle the problem, our national park is under threat. With tourism accounting for a significant portion of the economy of Kerry and particularly Killarney, it behoves us to take better care of this unique resource that has been at the heart of our town and tourism industry for years. Perhaps this call by the IWT will serve as a wake up call for the powers that be and funding can be found to tackle this problem. In the meantime, maybe some of our politicians might sit up and take note. It would be some vote getter and a great legacy to boot, to be the man or woman who sorted out these problems and helped save Killarney National Park. • Feeling curious about the world around you? Email any science-related question you might have to Trevor at

SINCE popular Headford woman Maureen Kelliher was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in February of last year, her life changed utterly. Now her friends and the community have joined forces to form the Friends of Maureen Kelliher to help raise funds for Maureen. “We want to raise funds to cover unforeseen costs and to help take the pressure off,” said Maureen’s friend Ann Courtney. Maureen, who has always been an active member of the community, is unable walk without any support and uses a walking aid to go about her everyday life. “What most would take for granted like simply being able to sit in a car or do the shopping, is a struggle Maureen strives to overcome,” said Ann. Having ignored her symptoms for such a long time, Maureen said she wishes she had contacted her doctor sooner. Eager to start 2017 on a positive note, Maureen paid tribute to her friends, family and community for their support, as well as the community, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Health Service Executive. The mum of four is a founding member of Glenflesk Ladies GAA and is also a long-time member of Killarney Celtic FC as well as a supporter of Killarney Athletic FC. Friends of Maureen has set up a bank account at Killarney Credit Union with account number account number 60169, bic KIROIE21, IBAN IE81KIRO99219319086211.

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RESERVATIONS MANAGER - The ideal candidate will be experienced in hotel reservations. - Be friendly, confident and self motivated with excellent communication skills. - Be proficient in social media, OTA and website management - Knowledge of Hotsoft and Siteminder desirable Excellent Renumeration for the right candidate

Please apply with CV & application letter to Eviston House Hotel, 97 New Street, Killarney. TEL. 064 6631640 WEB.

The Lake Hotel is now inviting applications from Chefs of all grades for our 2AA Rosette Castlelough Restaurant and our busy Lake Side Bistro Kitchen. If you would like to work in a professional environment where the team strives to create and present cuisine that exceeds our guest’s expectations we would be delighted to hear from you.




Applicants must have experience in a similar position and have a good knowledge of menu planning and food presentation skills.


Applications in writing can be sent to: The HR Department, Lake Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney or e-mail:

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CHILDCARE ASSISTANT The ideal candidate will hold a minimum Level 5.


Minimum Level 5 in childcare PLEASE SEND CV TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: Marguerite O’ Sullivan, Cahereen Heights, Childcare Facility 26 The Meadows, Cahereen Heights Castleisland,Co Kerry. OR EMAIL: Completed applications should be returned no later than Friday 20th January 2017

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APPOINTMENTS appointments

A NEW YEAR, A NEW BEGINNING. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN A LEADING HOTEL OF THE WORLD. DO YOU WANT THE SECURITY OF FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT ALL YEAR ROUND. The Award winning 5* Killarney Park Hotel is looking forward to another busy year. We are growing our team to meet the demand in business and are currently recruiting for all departments.

FOOD & BEVERAGE • Operation and Supervisory


• Lots of opportunities available to grow in this department and learn from a Michelin Star Head Chef Applications in writing to: The Personnel Manager, The Killarney Park Hotel, Town Centre, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Or stop by the hotel to fill out an application form. Closing date for receipt of Applications, 25th January, 2017. THE KILLARNEY PARK HOTEL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER.

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Guest House Assistants Required Full Time (5 mornings a week) Part Time (2/3 mornings a week) Daily Hours 8am-1pm (approx) Experience Desirable. Fluent English Essential Email your CV to:

Ted Moynihan is Kerry Person of the Year DEDICATED Kerry Hospice Foundation campaigner Ted Moynihan has been selected as Kerry Person of the Year for 2017. Mr Moynihan is a dedicated campaigner and tireless fundraiser for the foundation which supports a wide range of palliative care services to patients in Kerry, dealing with serious illness. Mr Moynihan, a native of Blennerville, was instrumental in organising the first ever fund-raiser for the Kerry Hospice with a 150mile walk along the Kerry way on the Iveragh Peninsula in 1990. Through his fundraising efforts, a palliative care facility was opened in 2007 and recently in 2016, the sod has been turned on a new palliative care in-patient unit in the daycare centre in Tralee which will consist of 15 beds, costing €6.2 million. Forbairt na Dromada Teo (Dromid Community Development Company) has been selected to receive the Laochra Chiarrai award. The award will be presented to Ted Moynihan and Forbairt na Dromada at the Association’s annual Oiche Chiarrai which will be held at the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin on Saturday, March 4.



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Spa crowned Munster Scór na nÓg champions ALL-IRELAND glory beckons for the Spa set dancers of Kianan O’Doherty, Liam Spillane, Gary O’Sullivan, Cian O’Sullivan, Erin Holland, Meghann Cronin, Aine Brosnan and Orlaith Spillane. They stepped it out against stiff competition to enter the winners enclosure in Ovens, Co Cork, where a packed community centre enjoyed the best of music, song, dance and acting at the Munster finals of Scór na nÓg on Sunday. Of course the Spa club will be doubly involved at national level thanks to its quiz team of Louise Fleming, Daniel O’Sullivan, James Lynch. The remaining five Kerry representatives, Spa in figure dancing, Cian Sheehan; Firies in the recitation, Glenflesk in ballad group, instrumental music by Ballydonoghue and in leiriu, Na Gaeil, all performed brilliantly.

Seated Erin Holland, Orlaith Spillane, Jerry O Sullivan, Munster Council, Áine Brosnan, Meghann Cronin Liam Spillane, Tom Herlihy, chairman, Munster Scór,Kianan O’Doherty, Cian O’Sullivan and Gary O’Sullivan. 13.01.17 Killarney Advertiser



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WANTED WANTED Non-sharing apartment /accommodation in Killarney or surrounding area for professional lady. Non-smoker, no pets, extremely careful tenant. T: 087 1261571 WANTED House and apartments in and around Killarney for management and letting. Tel. Roger 086-8136888. WANTED Person Required to Manage a Handful of High End Residential Properties in Killarney Town. Short Term Corporate/Tourism Letting. Apply in writing expressing your interest, and including CV to PO BOX No 3019 Killarney Advertiser, Unit 1 C, Park Place, High St, Killarney. WANTED Family home wanted. Excellent rental history and references available. Local family.Killarney town area. 3 / 4 beds with garden. Long term lease preferred. Call Louise on 0871940761 WANTED Local couple looking for site with or eligible for planning within 1 mile of Killarney town. Ideally area is suitable for a family. Please contact Diarmuid and Ann on 0857688814.

St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School under-19/ under-16 and under-14 teams who competed in Kerry Schools Badminton competition in Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre on Thursday. The under-14 team was a winner and now progresses to the Munster Schools Finals in UL.


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At the beginning of the New Year, everyone is full of good intentions, says Debby Looney

MY INTENTION for 2017 is to eat more vegetables, and preferably the homegrown variety. While it is still too cold to do much planting, it is a great time to plan out your veggie plot. I think the first conundrum we all face is: Size. For a family of four, 200 square meters is plenty. For salad greens and shallots, 10 square meters is enough. Our next quandary is: Which veg? Take the time to research. Last year I grew “asparagus peas”, or, Tetragonolobus pupurea, and they were a delight. The flowers are red and very pretty, even in a flower border, and the peas themselves have a slight asparagus taste. Kohl rabi is another favourite, not very well known, but bursting with vitamins and minerals. A member of the cabbage family, when eaten grated and raw in a salad it crunches like an apple, and for those who don’t love cabbage, they are a superb alternative. When sowing seeds we face the next problem: Quantity. Now is

when you have the time to calculate how many plants you will need, for example, if you eat beetroot every day you will need 365 plants, but, if you’re honest about it, and beetroot is but a New Year’s resolution, you may need significantly less! Quite a few gardeners have emailed me wondering when the best time is for cutting back raspberry canes. Autumn-fruiting plants may be pruned back to ground level in February, They flower and fruit on the one years’ growth. Summer fruiting plants produce fruit on the previous years’ growth, so the canes from which you harvest should be the ones cut back immediately after harvesting. Keep around six of the strongest new shoots and cut the others back to ground level. In February you may want to cut the canes you have kept back to about four feet. So, fellow gardeners, sit back, relax, peruse some seed catalogues, hard work is just around the corner!

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On target for the Maye Breen Cup THE Maye Breen Cup final and semi-finals were played on Monday in Murphy’s Bar. In the first semi-final Maureen and Gery McCormick beat Danielle and her father Danny Looney. In the second semi-final Laura Keane and Paraic O’Mahony beat Helen O’Neill and Dale McCarthy in a cracking game to set up a final with the McCormicks. In the final Paraic and Laura, after a struggle, got the better of 1990 winner Maureen and Gery to win the Maye Breen Cup for the first time. “Congratulations to all players for a great night and thanks to everybody for taking part in this year’s Maye Breen competition,” said Sean Murphy of Murphy’s Bar.

Sean Murphy with Paraic O'Mahony and Laura Keane.


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1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SLR CREATED OUT OF SCRAP METAL IN 1955, the Mercedes-Benz built two coupé versions of the 300 SLR racing car, winning that year's World Sportscar Championship before a catastrophic crash and fire at Le Mans ended its domination prematurely. Unfortunately these super cars of the time never found their way into any customers’ hands. Mercedes cancelled its racing program after the Le Mans disaster and the project was shelved. Many of the legendary works ‘Silver Arrow’ racing cars of the time were never sold to the public. Company design chief Rudolf Uhlenhaut, architect of the 300 SLR racer appropriated one of the leftover mules as his personal driver. The

coupé was far and away the fastest road car in the world in its day. Uhlenhaut was allowed to drive it when travelling on business – and he made extensive use of this privilege. Legend has it that Uhlenhaut, late for a meeting in Munich (2 ½ hours from Stuttgart by car today), climbed aboard the 300SLR and arrived at his destination an hour later. Retired employees recall that when their boss occasionally drove the SLR home, they could hear him returning the next morning when still 5km away. It’s no wonder he needed a hearing aid in later life. The car became known as the “Uhlenhaut Coupé”. Now, three German friends decided to recreate

one of the greatest car ever scrapped by Mercedes – and they decided to build it out of scrap. In order to pay their respects to the 300 SLR, the group called Giganten aus Stahl (Giants of Steel), meticulously chose over ten-thousand pieces of metal for the sculpture. It took them took seven months to perfect using more than 10,000 pieces of metal. It is believed that if either of the models were sold today, they would pull in bids in the tens of millions and easily become the most expensive car in history. As for the scrap metal MercedesBenz 300 SL sculpture, it was valued for a mere €70,000 after completion. 13.01.17 Killarney Advertiser



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CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAR IT’S ALL too easy to allow emotion to overpower better judgment when purchasing a car. Take a step back and consider what you really need from a car and ensure you’re making the right decision before you part with your hard-earned money (or someone else’s). Before you focus on the details, first decide on what type of car best fits your needs. Buyer remorse is a very real phenomenon and one best avoided. So… Choosing the appropriate car for your particular needs… Sounds simple right? Well, it can be, if you do your homework. After all, these days there are categories within categories from which to choose, and each comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. Make sure the vehicle is the right one: Believe it or not, there are many people today who think they can do everything, including finding the “right car,” just by logging onto a computer and searching. Some people place a huge amount of value on static searching. Why do they do it? It’s possible that dealerships irritate them. Or, it is possible that the negotiation process upsets them. Or, it is possible that they believe everything that they find online. The truth of the matter is that no matter what you find online, the information is only as good as the person who gathered it. Furthermore, it is also an opinion. The only way for you to make sure the car or cars you are


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thinking of buying is the right one is to visit the dealerships where they are sold and to look them over. Give them a good walk around and drive them for 15 to 30 minutes, one at a time until you find the vehicle that is right for you. Never fall in love with a vehicle and want only that one. The reason is that you are ruling out other vehicles that may just serve you better.

We are spoilt for choice with so many brands competing for our business so things can get a bit overwhelming. Carefully deciding what you really need from a car, and researching all of your options will make for a much happier, and more enjoyable experience when the time comes to buy a new car. Good luck!


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FOR SALE: 2002 Volkswagen Polo. 126,313 Miles. NCT until June. Nice clean car €1200. Phone 086-8902932


JOHN FLEMING Crash Repair Service Upper Lissivigeen, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Tel 064 6625444 Mobile 087 2506631 Complete Crash Repair Service Low bake oven, Car Sales and Servicing, 24 hour recovery, Trade enquiries welcome Insurance Claims Handled EPA Certified Operator

Heavy diesel vehicle NOx emissions less than diesel cars

MODERN diesel cars emit more exhaust emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) in real-world running than do heavy diesel trucks, according to a study released recently by the International Council on Clean Transportation. The report comes in the wake of the #dieselgate scandal that engulfed Volkswagen last year, and revealed systematic cheating on emissions in the US. The ICCT report does not discuss pollution per se, just the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. The ICCT study states the “crux of the debate is that under normal operation many of these vehicles [diesel passenger cars] far exceed the limits imposed by regulation and certified by official type approval tests”. In Europe, diesel cars are under Euro VI guidelines while trucks only have to meet Euro IV guidelines. However, diesel trucks, according to the ICCT, don’t emit more NOx than their certification states because


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of different testing methods. Indeed, the report reveals that trucks in Europe emit around 210mg/km of NOx which is less than half of the 480-560mg/km of NOx some diesel cars have been measured as emitting under independent, real-world testing by the German government. The Euro VI emissions guidelines call for passenger cars to emit 80mg/km of NOx. In Europe, diesel trucks are measured via mobile devices while on the road which meant that there was nowhere to hide and manufacturers had to produce cleaner diesel trucks. Which they did. Not so for diesel cars which are measured in a lab. There is a new test being introduced this year in Europe called the Real Driving Emissions test protocol for light vehicles. This test will supplement the improved lab-based test also being phased in this year and will be mandated for

all new vehicle registrations in September 2019. The RDE test will measure vehicle emissions during on-road driving within defined boundary conditions. What does all this mean? Basically, that the testing of light diesel vehicles will now fall into line with that of heavy diesel vehicles with PEMS testing in the real world to ensure NOx emissions meet mandated guidelines. However, some of the issues relating packaging of diesel passenger cars and how that affects the pollution gear fitted to reduce NOx will mean that further development is required by the car companies and could mean that the price of diesel cars increase slightly. A small price to pay for cleaner cars, though, especially when you consider the many thousands of people who die each year related to air pollution caused by diesel cars.






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The Renault Crossover range, available this 171 with: 3% APR 3 years’ servicing included 5 years’ warranty & roadside assistance Models shown: KADJAR Signature Nav 1.5 dCi, RRP €30,990 and Captur Signature TCe 90, RRP €22,390. Prices exclude metallic paint, delivery and dealer-related charges. Maximum recommended dealer delivery charge €750. 5-year/200,000km manufacturer’s warranty as standard. Finance example: Captur Life TCe 90, RRP €19,790. Deposit €6,721. Term 36 monthly payments of €165. APR 3%. Total cost of credit €877 inc doc & completion fee €75 each. Optional final payment €7857. KADJAR Expression+ TCe 130, RRP €25,190. Deposit €8,585. Term 36 monthly payments of €199. APR 3%. Total cost of credit €1,088 inc doc & completion fee €75 each. Optional final payment €10,378. Includes 3-year service plan Includes 3-year service plan. Excess mileage plus excess wear-and-tear charges may apply upon return of vehicle. Offer is made under a hire purchase agreement. Subject to lending criteria. Terms and conditions apply. Offer exclusive to Renault Bank. See [Warning: You will not own these goods until the final payment is made].


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FOR SALE FOR SALE 8x4 trailer of softwood, One Load for €80. Hardwood one load for €100 and chopped and stacked. Large net bags 11 bags for €30. All delivered. Tel. 086-3895141. FOR SALE Good Dry Machine Turf. €4 per Bag. Can Deliver. Tel: 064-6632308 FOR SALE Barber shop contents. Full contents of Barber Shop available for sale. All items in New Condition. Tel: 086-2399903 FOR SALE Wooden drop side cot and baby high chair. Killarney. Tel: 086-8932974 FOR SALE Quality Folding Attic Stairs. Supplied & Fitted with Handrail. Also Attic Flooring. For more info Tel Donal: 087-9941578

AVAILABLE AVAILABLE Need help with reading,

spelling, maths or English? Experienced and highly qualified tutor available now. All ages. Call Ronnie for a free, informal, no obligation evaluation. Tel. 087-2979912. AVAILABLE Church music for Weddings. Let the voice of experience guide you through your wedding music. Tel. Helen Kerins 087-9508050. AVAILABLE Experienced child-minder. First Aid and Garda vetted, safe and secure play area, homely atmosphere. Tel: Sinead 087-2359466. AVAILABLE Window and door repair, hinges, locks and handles, replace foggy and stained double-glazed units. Tel. Donie 087-9777333. AVAILABLE Music lessons, violin, fiddle, guitar, banjo. Garda vetted, Tel. John 087-6801392. Piano lessons Tel. Maggie 087-6961681. AVAILABLE Wedding music- Church Ceremony/ Civil Ceremony/ Drinks Reception. Please visit www. or Tel. Grace on 087-6710087. AVAILABLE Boost your immune system, re-balance your body, relax & de-stress. Treatments in Reflexology

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& reiki. Gift Vouchers available. Tel. Siobhan Dwyer 087-9665881. AVAILABLE Home Improvements Killarney. Donie Cronin, painting and plastering, power washing, fascia, soffit and gutters cleaned and put up. No job too small. Tel. 087-2145452. AVAILABLE Painting & Decorating Interior and exterior. All sanding and varnishing including floors. Wallpapering. Tel. Martin 087-9306943. AVAILABLE Brendan Herlihy home maintenance/renovations. Carpentry, painting, power washing, gardening, garden sheds repaired etc. Tel. 087-9364895/ 064-6643317. AVAILABLE Removal Service House, office, local, nationwide, deliveries, anytime - anywhere. 7 days a week, also all kinds of clear outs etc. Tel. 087-2600407/ 064-6631979. AVAILABLE James Lyne Motors and Valeting Services Lawlors Cross, Tel: 087 2465405 or 064 6633504. Have your vehicle valeted inside and outside, and preparations for N.C.T. can be arranged. Wash is available 6 days a week from 10am to 6pm. If you require a quotation do not hesitate to contact us. AVAILABLE Painting, general property maintenance and power washing etc. Tel Dan Joe Moynihan 086-8217771. AVAILABLE For all your painting needs, phone Colm on 0861011567 AVAILABLE Child Minder available. Local lady in Muckross area available to mind children at home Monday - Friday including school pickups. Contact Sharon 0879267177 AVAILABLE Church Music for all occasions. Vocals in harmony & a variety of instruments. Reasonable rates. Tel: 087-6836612/087-9014681 AVAILABLE Kind, warm and reliable child minder available to mind child in clean safe and loving home. Tel: 0860756842 AVAILABLE Experienced child minder, mature woman available to mind kids 7 days a week anytime. Contact Elvira 085-2464221

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young lady, offers FRENCH GRINDS in Killarney. Garda Vetted, LC & JC preparation. Tel: 085-1760959 Experienced Tutor available for primary school children. All ages and subject areas. Tel: 0879325135 AVAILABLE Lady available to clean houses in Killarney a few days a week. Tel: Anne 0872113071/0646635811 AVAILABLE Music lessons, keyboard, fiddle/violin and banjo. Qualified teacher, excellent rates and examinations covered. Garda vetted. Tel. 087 9014681 for more details.

WANTED Childminder needed to mind children in their own home, Baby & Toddler. Flexability needed. Tel: 086-0686595 WANTED Person wanted for light house work. 2 Hours a week. Lissivigeen area. Tel: 085-2194508 WANTED Carer required for elderly person. Own transport essential. Experience desirable. Glenflesk area. Tel: 086-3958054 WANTED Part-time childminder for 2 boys. Firies/Milltown area. Preferably in childminders home. Must be available weekends. Also experience essential. Tel: 085101335 WANTED Childminder required 3-5 days per week to mind two children in their own home. Kilcummin area. Age 2 & 11 months. Must have own car/transport. Tel: 087-2893714 WANTED Lift required. Killarney - Cork (UCC) Will share travelling costs. Tel: 087-9272549 WANTED Cleaner required to service Apartments on Muckross Road on a weekly basis,1-2 days a week. References essential. Phone: 086-8508479 WANTED

We are looking for people to help us by offering a foster home for a greyhound as a ‘half-way-home’ until we can find a permanent home for the dog. Fostering is a really valuable and ‘hands on’ way to be involved in greyhound rescue work. There is no cost to fosterers as HUG will cover all food and veterinary expenses. Please get in touch if you’d like to help. For further details please contact us on 087 9822695 or email ANIMALS Heaven Animal Rescue Tel. 086-1076729. suzanne@ahar. ie. Huge rescue centre in Crag, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. We take all unwanted animals and re-home them. We have beautiful dogs and cats waiting for homes. Donations of funds and blankets for dogs, cats and horses, dog nuts, cat food and horse feed, hay, straw and shavings badly needed. Bank Of Ireland 90760272 sort-code 90.57.58 KLAWS (Kenmare and Locality Animal Welfare Society) We have a number of adult cats (all colours) awaiting homes. 087-9729240 or 087-9704480.

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Greyhounds (CHY 19414), formerly Kerry Greyhound Connection, takes in, rehabilitates and finds homes for unwanted racing greyhounds.

FOUND: Land Rover key with fob found in Glebe car park on Dec 22/23. Contact PO BOX 3021, Killarney Advertiser , Unit 1C, Park Place, High Street, Killarney.


Killarney Credit Union highlights its personal car loan plans THIS year is set to be a bumper one for car sales, with 45% of Irish consumers intending on buying. It is also the year when a number of first round Personal Contract Plans (PCPs) are ending. Many will simply opt to roll-on their existing PCPs to finance the purchase of a new car, noted Helen Courtney Power, Business Development Officer, Killarney Credit Union. “Headline rates on some car finance deals such as PCPs can easily distract from a range of additional charges, and a great deal of inflexibility,” said Helen. “With a personal car loan from Killarney Credit Union, you own the car from the outset. If you run into difficulty, you can talk to us about adjusting

the repayment schedule and if you are in the happy position of being able to repay the loan early, you can do so without any complications or rescheduling fees." Helen added: “In addition, you need to be conscious of the mileage you are racking up on the car, because the balloon payment, or guaranteed minimum future value (GMFV), of the car will have been calculated with your annual mileage in mind. Crucially, with a PCP you are also restricted with what you do while you are still ‘hiring’ the car. Should your financial circumstances change and you find you can no longer afford the monthly repayments, you cannot sell off the car to pay your debt.”

In contrast, with a personal loan from a credit union the consumer simply borrows the money to pay for a car, which they own immediately, and which they can drive as much as they please, and sell on at any time they wish, said Helen. “If you arrange finance with Killarney Credit Union before going shopping for a car, you are in a much stronger position,” she said. “You are effectively going as a cash buyer to the car dealer, and may well be able to negotiate a better deal. We also offer car insurance, through the credit union insurance website or Axa Insurance.” For more information see

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in memoriam 7TH ANNIVERSARY








In loving memory of Betty Counihan late of High Street Killarney who died on the 11th of January 2010.

In loving memory of Harry Bartlett late of 32 St Brendan’s Place who died on January 12th 1986.

In loving memory of a dear Dad and Grandad John Joe, late of Kilcummin who died on the 13th January, 2005.

In loving memory of a Dear Husband John-Joe Lyne, Knocklebede, Kilcummin, Killarney who parted from me suddenly on January 13th 2005.

Our hearts are full of memories, With pride we speak your name, Though life must go on without you, It will never be the same, Those special days will not return when we were all together, But the love and memories in our hearts, Will stay with us forever.

For someone who meant so much, And loved by all he knew, Who left behind a trail of tears, And precious memories too, We loved the sunshine of his smile, And kindness in his heart, But heaven saw that he was tired, This meant we had to part, Dear Angels hear our prayer, Please guard him with gentle wings, And tend to him with care, For he was someone wonderful, That words cannot convey, How much we wish that he was here, Once more with us today.

Sadly missed by your husband Vincent, sons Ivan, Peter and Vincent and daughter Sarah.


Sadly missed and always remembered by your wife Peggy, son David and daughters Helene, Noreen and Majella and his many friends.

May you always walk in sunshine, And God’s love around you flow, For the happiness you gave us, No one will ever know. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone, A part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Always loved and remembered by your loving daughter Anne xx son in law Patsy and grandchildren Amanda xx, Cían xx, Padraig xx, Adam xx and Shauna xx. Rest in peace.



O‘DONOGHUE In loving memory of a Dear Father John-Joe Lyne, Knocklebede, Kilcummin, Killarney who parted from me suddenly on January 13th 2005.

Time may pass and fade away But memories of you Will always stay. From Brendan and Francesca.


Love you always your wife Maura XXX


3RD ANNIVERSARY In loving memory of Bridie Moloney, late of Clash, Lissivigeen, Killarney who died on 12th January 2011.

God knows how much I miss you, Never shall your memory fade Loving thoughts shall ever wander To the spot where you are laid Though absent you are ever near Still missed and loved always dear Gone are the days we used to share But in my heart you are always there The gates of memory will never close I miss you more than anyone knows With tender love and deep regret I love you and will never forget Death leaves a headache no one can heal Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

In loving memory of Michael O’Donoghue, Derryreague, Clonkeen, Killarney who died on 23rd January 2014. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen, unheard, But always near, So loved, so missed, So very dear. Very sadly missed by your loving wife Anne.

In loving memory of Nora O’Sullivan late of St Brendan’s Place, Killarney who died on 14th January 2013. R.I.P.

Anniversary Mass for Mike on Sunday 22nd January at 9.30a.m. In Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Clonkeen.

Silent memories keep you near As time unfolds another year Out of our lives you may be gone But in our hearts you still live on.


Sadly missed and always remembered by your loving daughter Nora Ann, son-inlaw Michael and grandchildren Darren and Amy.

May your Sacred Heart Lord Jesus, be praised, glorified and honoured throughout the whole world now and forever. Repeat this 3 times. C.D.

He had a nature you could not help loving and a heart that was purer than gold and to those who knew him and loved him His memory will never grow old. Love always your son Michael xx One precious to my heart is gone The voice I loved is still The place made vacant in our home Can never more be filled Our father in his wisdom called The one his love had given And so on earth the body lays His soul is safe in Heaven. Love always your daughter Geraldine x x No one knows how much I miss you No one knows the bitter pain I have suffered since I lost you Life has never been the same In my heart your memory lingers There is not a day dear dad That I don’t think of you. Love always your son Martin and daughter in law Jess xx

In loving memory of a dear father John-Joe Lyne Knocklebede, Kilcummin Killarney who parted from us suddenly on January 13th 2005. Dad is such a special word A word that brings to mind A big warm smile, a helping hand A way of being kind Devotion to the family A word of patience too “Dad” is such a special word Because it stands for you. Love you always your daughter Tina and son-in-law Noel. xx Your presence we miss Your memory we treasure Loving you always Forgetting you never. Love your grandsons Evan and Aaron. xx Sad was the parting, no one can tell So sudden on earth the sorrow fell The blow was hard the shock severe To part with one we loved so dear Dearest still as years depart His memory lives within our hearts. Love you always your son Gerard and Claire. xx


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NOVENA TO ST. ANTHONY In loving memory of Bernie O’ Connor, O’Kelly’s Villas, Killarney who passed away on 16th January 2007. In heaven he rests, No worry, no pain, In God’s own time, We will meet again. Will those who think of Bernie today, A little prayer to Jesus say. Sadly missed and remembered by his wife Sheila and family.

O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and charity for his creatures made you worthy when on earth to possess miraculous powers. Miracles awaited on your word which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought I implore you to obtain for me my request (request). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle, even though you are the Saint of Miracles, O gentle and loving St. Anthony whose heart was ever full of human sympathy. Whisper my petition into the ear of the sweet infant Jesus who loved to be held in your arms and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Promise publication.

Put your arms around him Lord And forever keep him safe For he’s a special Granda And can never be replaced. Love your granddaughters Alana & Aoibhinn xx

MIRACLE PRAYER Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked You for many favours. This time I ask you this very special one (mention favour). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own Heart where Your Father sees it. Then, in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour not mine. Amen. Say for three days, promise publication and favour will be granted. D.D.

in memoriam 12TH ANNIVERSARY




In loving memory of the late John-Joe Lyne, Knocklebede, Kilcummin, Killarney who died on the 13th January, 2005.

In loving memory of a dear brother Dermot Cronin, late of 4 Marian Terrace, Killarney who died on the 13th January 2012.

No words we write can ever say, How much we miss you everyday, No one knows the grief we bear, When the family gather and you’re not there, We laugh, we talk, we play the part, But beyond the sorrow is a broken heart. The sorrow we feel, we can never explain, And the ache in our hearts will always remain.


Never forgotten by your loving daughter Mary XX and son in law Maurice XX. We lost a Grandad with a heart of gold, How much we miss him can never be told.

When last we saw your smiling face, You looked so bright and well, Little did we know that day, It would be our last farewell If we could only see you for just a little while To tell you that we miss you And see your lovely smile, We know you walk beside us, And when our life is through, We pray to God to take our hand, And lead us straight to you. Always remembered by his sister Maria, and all the family.

Never forgotten by your loving grandsons Maurice XX and Patrick and granddaugher Natasha XX.






In loving memory of Margaret Spillane Headford, Killarney, who died on 21st

Treasured memories of our beloved Mother Eileen Lyne late of 81 Pinewood, Killarney who died on 15th January, 2003.

January 2016

A light is from our household gone A voice we loved is still A place is vacant in our home That never can be filled.

The family of Margaret Spillane wish to express their sincere thanks for the kindness and sympathy shown to them on their sad loss. We wish to thank all those who attended the removal, funeral mass, burial and all those who called to the house especially family, friends and neighbours. As it would be impossible to thanks everyone individually we hope this will be accepted as a token of our appreciation. The holy sacrifice of the mass will be offered for your intentions. Deep are the memories Precious they stay No passing of time Can take them away They bring a smile Sometimes a tear But always a wish That you were still here.

Your life was one of kindly deeds A helping hand for other needs Sincere and true in heart and mind Beautiful memories left behind We hold you close within our hearts And there you shall remain To walk with us throughout our lives Until we meet again. Sadly missed and always remembered by your loving sons Harry, Freddie and Liam, daughter-in-law Bernadette, grandchildren Muireann, Cathal, Graham, Colin and Jonathon, great grandsons Ryan, Mark, Conor, Shane and William, great granddaughters Grace and Kate, relatives and friends.

In loving memory of Con Carroll late of Kilbrean Bed Kilcummin who died on the 11th January 2007. Time passes and life goes on, It’s not the same now you are gone, But we think about you everyday, And in our hearts you will always stay.

Anniversary Mass on Saturday 14th January at 7.30pm in church of the Resurrection.


In loving memory of a dear father, Michael Crowley, Droumduhig, Ballyhar, who died on the 18th of January 2003.

Forever remembered by your loving wife Sheila, Sons Paddy, Gary, Mike, Donie, Hugh, Daughters Nancy, Kathryn, Shelanne, Sons In Law, Daughters in Law, Grandchildren, Brother, Sister, Relatives and Friends. Anniversary Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 29th of January at 12 Noon.

God gave us strength to bear it And courage to fight the blow What it has meant to lose you God alone will ever know. Our family chain is broken Nothing seems the same But as God calls us one by one The links shall join again. Always remembered and forever loved, Your loving daughters Louise, Denise, Martina, Deirdre, Helen and sons John Paul, David and son-in-law Timmy and Gerry, Kathryn & Claire.

We have memories we treasure, With thoughts that are dear, We think of you always, Not just once a year.

In loving memory of Denis McSweeney late of 22 Dromhall Park Killarney who died on the 7th January 2009. Those we love don’t go away They walk beside us everyday Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed, still very dear. May the winds of love blow softly, And whisper for you to hear That we still love and miss you As it dawns another year.


Nana, If heaven had a number I’d call you on the phone To say how much I love you And tell you to come home So rest in heaven dear Nana And thanks for all you’ve done We trust that God has given you The crown you’ve truly won. Remembering and loving you always Your grandsons Christian, Jack, Ewan, Cian, Adam, Jamie and granddaughters Orianne and Sarah.


May your Sacred Heart Lord Jesus, be praised, glorified and honoured throughout the whole world now and forever. Repeat this 3 times. K.A.

BIRTHDAY WISHES Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked You for many favours. This time I ask you this very special one (mention favour). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own Heart where Your Father sees it. Then, in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour not mine. Amen. Say for three days, promise publication and favour will be granted. D.D.


Treasured memories of our dear Nana Eileen Lyne late of 81 Pinewood, Killarney who died on the 15th January, 2003.

Always remembered by your loving son Connie and Sheila.




Sadly missed by your loving wife Noreen, daughters Sandra and Sinéad and son Donagh, Sarah, Cormac & Grandaughter Sadhbh.


You always had a smile to share, Time to give, time to care, Someone to talk to, kind and true, One in a million, that was you.

How dearly we loved you And prayed you might live But Jesus just beckoned And we had to give.


Sadly missed and always remembered by your loving wife Bridie and all the family.


In loving memory of Michael Courtney “Avanti” Ardshanavooley Killarney who died on 26th January, 2010.

Lonely is the home without you Life to us is not the same All the world would be like heaven If we could have you back again.

Sadly missed & always remembered by your loving family Anniversary Mass in Barradubh Church on Friday 20th January at 7.30 pm

In loving memory of Willie Bartlett late of Barraduff, Headford who died on 16th January, 1999.



Happy birthday Michael Lots and lots of love Ann, Sheree and Kelsie. 64x

In loving memory of my dear wife Eileen Lyne late of Pinewood, Killarney who died on the 15th January, 2003. A bouquet of beautiful memories Sprayed with a million tears Wishing God could have spared you If just for a few more years. A silent grief that’s in my heart No human eye can trace For many a broken heart is hid Beneath a smiling face. Always loved and remembered by your husband Denis.

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in memoriam 4TH ANNIVERSARY








Precious memories of our dear nephew/ cousin Ian O’Riordan who died on 14th January 2013.

In loving memory of Ian O’Riordan who died on 14th January 2013.

In loving memory of Ian O’Riordan who died on 14th January 2013.

Unendingly I mourn my precious son Too early yet this earthly home he left, Perfidious sleep confounded nature’s order To leave his loves perpetually bereft.

It is four years now and everyone is just going through the motions, But no matter how hard we try, we can’t escape our emotions.

In loving memory of Ian O’Riordan late of Maughautourig, Gneeveguilla who died on the 14th January 2013. The moment that you died Our hearts were torn in two One side filled with heartache The other died with you I often lie awake at night When the world is fast asleep And take a walk down memory lane With tears upon my cheek. Remembering you is easy I do it everyday But miss you Ian is a heartache That never goes away. I hold you tightly within my heart And there you shall remain Until the joyous day arrives That we will meet again. From your loving Mom, Liam, Melissa and Anthony.

A trail of broken hearts leads to a lonely grave, A cold wind blows to remind us Of how we feel without you. One by one we place a token at this sacred spot. No one can take away the precious time That we spent with you Ian. We store each memory in our hearts. When we all get together, we laugh, we cry, we remember you Ian with that great big smile. We will comfort one another here As your Nana and Grandad comfort you. Until we meet again, I ask God to protect and comfort you and the ones you loved so much.

Those golden dreams and aspirations, The seed of yesterday a withered bloom, Those baubles which are cause to celebrate, In death now mock us gently from his tomb. How treacherous death does steal on youth’s exuberance, To wreak such havoc from the ecstasy of life, Where once was only joy and future promise Tormented hearts endure eternal strife.

The tears still flow and our hearts are still broken, The hurt and pain are left unsaid- not spoken. Time is a healer they say but I can’t believe it Since you went away It is harder now than ever before We miss you each day more and more. There is a cold harsh reality that you are gone We just want you back our precious one. Miss your laughter and your hugs.

Your Aunt Sheila and cousin Paul. Anniversary Mass in Gneeveguilla Church at 7.30pm on Saturday 14th of January.

Sadly missed by your father John, brother Liam, sisters Melissa, Saerlaith and Deichtine and by Treasa.

Rest in peaceAnnie, Pius and family.







In loving memory of Ian O’Riordan who died on 14th January 2013.

In loving memory of Ian O’Riordan late of Maughautourig, Gneeveguilla whose anniversary occurs on the 14th January. If we listen really close In the silence of the night We hear your voice of comfort to us And say that you’re alright But it is often hard to understand Why certain things must be And the reasons why they happen Are so often hard to see But we find comfort in the knowledge That God is always there to keep The ones we love so much Forever in his care. Missed and loved always Your Nana O’Sullivan and all the gang in Maughautourig. xxx

Our hearts are full of memories With pride we speak your name, Though life must go on without you, It will never be the same. Those special days will not return When we were all together But the love and memories in our hearts, Will stay with us forever. Memories drift to scenes long past, Time rolls on but memories last, Sunshine passes, shadows fall, Love and remembrance outlasts them all. Always loved and sadly missed, Grandad O’Riordan.



In loving memory of Ian O’Riordan who died on 14th January 2013. Even in our darkest days, Since we’ve been apart, Memories of the times we shared, Help to warm our hearts. Everyday we miss the smile, That no one can replace, But still it brings us comfort, In the sadness that we face. Life is full of mysteries, That no one can explain, But we know someday, somewhere, We will meet again. Until we do we’ll find the strength, To live through each new day, Grateful for the happy years before you went away. Sadly missed by Bernie, Mohammed, Allanah and Laila. xx



We never fail to think of you We never cease to care But only wish we could go back home again and find you waiting there. To hear your voice and see you smile, To sit and chat with you a while. Sadly missed by your daughter Lynsday and grandson Kenneth. Anniversary Mass on Sunday January 15th at 12 noon in St Mary’s Cathedral.


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“We love you so much” If tears could wash away our pain, We would not feel such hurt again, The heartbreak felt since you’ve been gone, We wouldn’t wish on anyone. The tears in our eyes, we can’t wipe away, The ache in our hearts will always stay. There are no more tomorrows for us to share, But your wonderful memories are always there, We love and miss you everyday, But we know your beside us, Every step of the way. We miss and love you lots. Ger, Noreen, Sarah & Laura xxx



In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather Michael (Mickey) Ryan, 23 Dalton’s Avenue, Killarney who died on January 18th 1987. In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather Michael (Mickey) Ryan, 23 Dalton’s Avenue, Killarney who died on January 18th 1987.

Treasured memories of a kind and wonderful nephew and cousin, Ian O’Riordan who died on the 14th January 2013

Time and years slip gently by But love and memories never die Happy thoughts of times together Hold memories that remain forever. Sadly missed by your loving daughter Marie, Michael and family.

JESUS May your Sacred Heart Lord Jesus, be praised, glorified and honoured throughout the whole world now and forever. Repeat this 3 times. C.D.

In loving memory of my brother Geoffrey O’Donoghue, late of Bishop Moynihan Crescent who died on the 12th January 1998. On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy, Our Lady of perpetual help pray for him. Memories of you are loving, Kept of a wonderful brother, To never forget always thought of everyday, Loved and missed more than words can say. Never to be forgotten by your loving Sister Chrissie and family.

Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked You for many favours. This time I ask you this very special one (mention favour). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own Heart where Your Father sees it. Then, in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour not mine. Amen. Say for three days, promise publication and favour will be granted. D.D.

JESUS May your Sacred Heart Lord Jesus, be praised, glorified and honoured throughout the whole world now and forever. Repeat this 3 times. K.A.





In loving memory of a dear Husband, Father and Grandfather Con Healy Knockacorrin, Currow, Killarney, who died on the 10th of January, 2009. Gone are the days we used to share But in my heart you are always there The gates of memory will never close I miss you more than anyone knows. In some small way, every single day Memories of you came my way. Always remembered by your wife Una. x Always a smile instead of a frown Always a hand when one is down Always true, thoughtful and kind Wonderful memories he left behind. Sadly missed by your sons Sean Noel and Neil Daughters Catriona and Geraldine Sons-in-law, Daughters-in-law. Dear Granda you are not forgotten Though on earth you are no more Still in memory you are with us As you always were before. Love your grandchildren Aisling, David, Kiarrai, Amy, Evan, Aaron & Grace. Xxx

In loving memory of John (Sean) Horgan, The Garage, Clounmellane, Firies Softly in the evening, John heard a gentle call, He took the hand God offered him, And quietly left us all. On John’s 1st Anniversary. The Horgan family wish to say a big thank you to friends, neighbours and relations who supported, consoled and helped out in any way at that heart breaking time, and continue to do so. Thanks to the ambulance crew and the very caring sensitive staff at Kerry University Hospital. Thanks to the Priests who con-celebrated Mass, to O’Connors undertakers, Míle Búiochas to the musicians. Sean would have loved the session. Again we say a huge thank you to everyone. A charity donation has been made in your name. John is sadly missed. Anniversary mass for John will be on the 17th January in Firies Church at 7.30pm


In loving memory of my wonderful Mom Bridie Moloney (nee O’Sullivan) late of Clash, Lissivigeen, who died on the 12th January 2011. R.I.P. You always had a smile to share, Time to give and time to care, A loving nature, a heart of gold, One of the best the world could hold, Never selfish, always kind, These are the memories you left behind. Missed and loved always and forever From your daughter Rose and son in law John xxxxxxxx It isn’t what we write, Or even what we say, It’s how we feel inside, As we think of you each day. Sadly missed and never forgotten by your grand-daughter Roseanna and great-grandson Dylan xxxxxx





In loving memory of a loving mother & grandmother Maureen Fitzgerald, 4 Holy Cross Gardens, Killarney, who died on January 16th 2015. R.I.P. Softly in the morning, You heard a gentle call, You took the hand God offered you, And quietly left us all. The day you left us mother, Our hearts just broke in two. The smallest part is still with us, The biggest part with you. For the rest of our lives, We will miss you mother, Our secret tears will flow. Oh, how we really loved you, No one will ever know. We miss you smile, your joking ways, We miss the things you used to say, And when old times we do recall, It’s when we miss you most of all. You were always there when we needed you, No task too great or small, With loving heart and willing hands, For us you did it all.

In loving memory of Donal Mac Monagle Killarney and Limerick, husband of recently deceased Bernie (Dec 2016) who passed away on 11th January 2001. We can’t have the old days back When we were all together, But secret tears and loving thoughts Will be with us forever. Sadly missed by his sons Don and Sean, daughters Rosaleen, Kathleen, Louie, Mary, Ann & Edel, in-laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren. May he rest in peace.

MIRACLE PRAYER Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked You for many favours. This time I ask you this very special one (mention favour). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own Heart where Your Father sees it. Then, in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour not mine. Amen. Say for three days, promise publication and favour will be granted. S.M.

Look around your garden, Lord, And when she turns and smiles, Put your arms around her, And hold her for awhile. Always loved and remembered by your loving sons Gerard and Jeremiah, daughters Eileen & Mary, son-in-law Kevin, loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Anniversary Mass on Monday January 16th 2017 at 6.15pm in St Mary’s Cathedral.

ST. THERESA St. Theresa the Little Flower, please pick me a rose from thy heavenly gardens and send it to me with a message of love. Ask God to please grant me the favour I thee implore and tell him I will love him each day more and more. Amen. C.D.


In loving memory of our parents James and Eileen O’Connor late of “Ardross”, Ross Road, Killarney, James (23/12/04) and Eileen (16/01/2000). O JESU, Lover of souls, we recommend onto you the souls of your servants James and Eileen, who have departed with the sign of faith and sleep the sleep of peace. We beseech you, Lord and Saviour that, as in your mercy to them you became man, so now you would admit them to your presence above. Gracious Lord, we beseech you, remember not against them the sins of their youth and their ignorances; but be mindful of them in your heavenly glory. May the heavens be opened to them. May the Archangel St. Michael conduct them to you. May your holy Angels come forth to meet them, and carry them to the city of Jerusalem. May they rest in peace. Always remembered by your loving family Barry, Aideen and Siobhan. Grandchildren Kate, Jamie, Cara, Conor, Helen and son-in-law Aidan. Anniversary Mass Monday 16th January 9.30am in the Church of the Resurrection.

In loving memory of John (Johnny) Fleming, Cummeen, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Who slipped away peacefully at home on Saturday the 16th of January, 2016. May He Rest In Peace. As we affectionately remember our dearly departed father, Johnny, his two sons, William & John, wish to extend our deepest gratitude to all those who sympathised with us on our sad loss while attending the Rosary, Removal, Requiem Mass & Burial. Our deepest appreciation to all who sent Mass Cards, Perpetual Enrolment Cards, the Letters of Sympathy, these are of great personal value. We would like to thank those who called to the house, phoned to say a quite word, work colleagues (past & present), extended family, relations, friends & neighbours, plus those who travelled near or far, for their show of support & appreciation of friendship, both during & after the time of bereavement. A special mention to all those friends from the dancing circles of Ballygarry House & Kilflynn who came to express sympathy. Our many thanks to Fr. Kieran O’Brien, who attended to the Last Rights, who carried out all the funeral ceremonies with sincere dignity & who was a guide through the process. Our thanks to Monsignor Daniel Herlihy who co-concelebrated the Requiem Mass, St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir who sang so beautifully, those who read the reading, shouldered the coffin with us, travelled with us to the grave side & all those who took part or were there with us at any stage, we thank you one & all. A word of thanks to all the following: Tim, Mike, Mary & the staff of O’Shea’s Funeral Home for their approachable professionalism. Liam & Donal Sheehan & all the staff at Sheehan’s pharmacy, for their personal attention & concern. Dr. Donal Coffey & all the staff at Ross Medical Practice, for their care & consideration. The management & staff of the Killarney Heights Hotel, for their welcome on the day of the funeral. Finally the HSE ambulance service staff, for their efforts on the 16th of January 2016. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions. Dad could never do enough for us. We hope we did enough for him. Deeply missed but never forgotten. First Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Monday, the 16th of January, at 6.15pm, in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.

PRAYER FOR THE EXPECTANT MOTHER O Holy Mother Mary, obtain for me a share in the holy dispositions which filled your beautiful soul, during the nine months you bore your divine son. Make me a mother after Gods own heart forming my children to serve him here on earth, and to be a means of spreading his Kingdom and leading other souls to him. St. Joseph head of the holy family pray for the father of this child that he and I may rear our family so that our home may be like the holy home in Nazareth. May the children and we be reunited in the eternal home to rejoice for all eternity at the feet of God. Amen.

MIRACLE PRAYER Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I have asked You for many favours. This time I ask you this very special one (mention favour). Take it, dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own Heart where Your Father sees it. Then, in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour not mine. Amen. Say for three days, promise publication and favour will be granted. S.M.

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Friday January - 2017 - week 02







See our columnists’ coverage of the week in sport and catch up on Killarney Notes and On The Ball

Battle of the Celts in FAI Junior Cup

Having said all that, their opponents on Sunday are sure to be a level above anything they’ve faced so far. Newmarket Celtic are the reigning Clare champions and Newmarket are favourites to advance but the Killarney side are currently top of a very have what it takes to cause an upset, writes Adam Moynihan competitive Clare Premier FAI Junior Cup (Last 32) Division with an sion.That 1-0 victory over Mervue Newmarket Celtic imposing tally of 31 may have been more workmanv Killarney Celtic like than spectacular but with points from 12 games. They’ve only McDonagh Park, progression to the last 32 secured, lost once in the league all season Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) they ended 2016 on a real high and are averaging over four goals a Sunday, January 15th, at 1.30pm with another fine 2-0 win against game, with a goal difference of +42. Dingle in the final of the Kerry Killarney Celtic’s FAI Junior Cup In the FAI Junior Cup they’ve made section of the Munster Junior Cup. odyssey continues on Sunday Having won the same competi- light work of Ennis Town B (7-1), when they take on Clare champition last season, along with the Castleisland (4-0) and Bridge United ons Newmarket Celtic in the last Greyhound Bar Cup, Celtic’s recent (3-0) before defeating Aungier Celt32. It certainly won’t be an easy pedigree in knock-out tourna- ic of the Dublin AUL on penalties in task; Newmarket are a formidable the last round. The draw has been ments is unquestionable. outfit and with home advantage consistently kind to Newmarket in would fancy their chances against So far in this season’s FAI Junior one regard: Sunday’s game against any team in the country. Cup they’ve impressed with vic- Celtic will be their fifth straight tories over Newcastle West (9-0), home tie in the competition. Celtic, however, have proven Mitchel’s Avenue (0-1), Listowthemselves to be cup specialists in The task facing Celtic is perhaps el Celtic (1-6) and that deserved recent years and as they showed win against Mervue United at a best illustrated by looking at the against Mervue United in the last tournament odds. packed Celtic Park. round, they’re not a team who gets over-awed by the big occa-

Rugby news & views ANOTHER action-packed weekend full of rugby has just gone by. European rugby as well as local rugby were the order of the day as the new year kicked off in earnest. Munster were on the emotional rollercoaster as they travelled back to Paris to take on Racing Metro in the postponed match from last October. The Red Army made an emotional return to the Paris suburbs and to the Stade Yves de Manoir in Colombes. Last October, Munster players and fans alike received the shocking news that our head coach had passed away in Paris. The return trip was always going to be a tough on the lads. With stories from the travelling fans about how the Racing fans were opening their homes to the reds, something special was on the cards. However, watching the match, I noticed how much the lads kept their emotions in check. A truly stunning performance ensued with Simon Zebo, CJ Stander, Andrew Conway and Niall Scannell crossing for tries. Every single player stepped up but for me Donncha Ryan was the man of the match, a fearless warrior who enjoyed the sing-along with the fans after the whistle blew. Another amaz-


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ing memory from Munster this season. Axel would have been so proud of his charges! A special bond now exists between these two clubs and it will be truly amazing to witness the visit of the Parisians to Thomond Park in a few weeks. Closer to home, we had four squads in action over the weekend with the U14s, U16s and Senior winning vital matches. Our U18s were extremely unlucky not to win their match against a combined Castleisland/Abbeyfeale and can feel rightly hard done by with two very questionable disallowed tries! Our Seniors made the short trip to Listry to take on Killorglin in the semi-final of the Martin O’Sullivan Cup. A cracking game ensued, with the home side and visitors going toe to toe for the whole match, trading tries and a fantastic drive from the pack getting Colin O’Sullivan in for the match winner. Well done to the Ger Moynihan and his charges, who now face Fethard in the final, scheduled for the end of February.

Brian Spillane’s charges are 40/1 outsiders to go all the way, while Newmarket are available at the relatively short price of 14/1. (Reigning champions Sheriff YC of Dublin are favourites at 5/2.) Nevertheless, Celtic will make the journey up to Clare rightly believing they have a real chance of causing an upset. They’ll need big performances from one to eleven but centre half Jamie Spillane, who was excellent against Mervue, will have an especially key role as he and his fellow defenders look to contain the free-scoring Newmarket strike force, while in the crucial midfield area Gary Keane, Pa McGrath and Matt Keane will hope to gain a foothold in the match. If they can get on top and feed the likes of Wayne Sparling, who has the pace and skill to cause any team real problems, they’ll be in with a fighting chance. Possible starting XI (4-2-3-1): Brian Kelly; Chris O’Leary, Jamie Spillane, John McDonagh, Brendan Falvey; Gary Keane, Pa McGrath; Wayne Sparling, Matt Keane, Stephen Hayes; Cathal O’Shea.

ANSWERS TO THE BIG CROSSWORD OF 2016 Across 1. Soldier 4. Willett 5. Red and black 7. Boyle 8. Templeman 11. Brosnan 13. Callanan 15. Lukaku 16. Eder Down 1. Skibbereen 2. Gneeveguilla 3. Cavaliers 6. Sparling 9. Iceland 10. Mahrez 11. Beale 12. St. Pat's 14. Puma

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1 - Brendan Kealy I played with Brendan in the Sem. He was always No. 1 coming up through those years. He went on to play two years minor and three or four years Kerry U-21, and of course everyone knows what he achieved with the seniors. He was also a top class soccer keeper – if the football didn’t work out he could have probably went abroad.

2 - John Payne Probably the most underrated corner back in the county. He’s been corner back for the Crokes for ten years or so and he’s had a lot of tough defeats but he also has five County Championships. I don’t know how he didn’t get a better look in with Kerry – but that’s how high I rate Payno.

3 - Luke Quinn

4 - Kieran Cahillane

Luke is a born leader. He’s very vocal on the pitch and he’s a County Championship-winning captain. His speed as well is totally deceptive. You’d think for a guy with his build that he’d be a bit on the slower side but he’s exceptionally quick and exceptionally strong.

Kieran was exceptional. He was a frightening all-round sportsperson. He could have played cricket and he would have been good at it. Unfortunately he passed away in his younger years but before he passed he was just making his mark in with the Crokes seniors.

5 - Eanna Kavanagh

6 - Eoin Brosnan

7 - Karl Foley

Eanna is probably one of the most skilful players I’ve ever played with. Growing up he would have been the same age group as Gooch and Ambrose O’Donovan and they would have been the three main players in that team. He was a Kerry minor and U-21 and was unlucky not to get more of look-in with Kerry.

Eoin is an absolute warrior on the pitch. The best game I’ve ever seen him play he nearly got concussed a few minutes in against Limerick and he came back out with a bandage strapped around his head. I think he was marking John Galvin that day who is a fantastic footballer and Eoin was just phenomenal for the whole game.

I really liked playing with Karl in the Sem and with East Kerry. He was very skilful in a couple of different codes and he brought that with him onto the GAA pitch. He was so tough and another player who was a bit underrated. He wouldn’t have been out of place in a Kerry minor squad in those years.

8 - Johnny O’Sullivan

9 - David Moloney

Johnny is gone from Ireland with a good few years but before that he obviously played a lot with the Crokes. Woo had hands like shovels. He’d pull anything out of the sky. He’s not in my midfield for his footballing ability but as a goalkeeper myself he was a good go-to guy if you needed someone to win a ball.

He’s probably the most versatile player on my team. He’s an U-21 All-Ireland-winning goalkeeper, he’s won County Championships in midfield for the Crokes and he’s been thrown into full forward on numerous occasions. Until injury took him for a few years he could have played anywhere and excelled no problem.

10 - Brian Looney

11 - Jimmy Falvey

12 - Johnny Buckley

Brian in my eyes is Mr Dr Crokes. The last ten or twelve years he’s constantly been there and he’s a County Championship-winning captain as well. If a defender beats him to a ball you can be sure that he’s going to skin that defender three or four times in the next few plays. When he gets the ball in his hands he’ll turn any man and leave him for dead.

I would have wanted to go into any sport playing with Jimmy Falvey. It didn’t matter where you were playing, it could have been a challenge game or a training game below in the Sem, and Jimmy was giving 110%. He was a bit of a Roy Keane; very aggressive and if you made a mistake he was going to let you know about it.

There isn’t too many midfielders in the country that you could say have the skill level of Johnny Buckley. He’s a very big, strong lad, very good in the air, he can kick points and he’ll work back for you. I put him at wing forward because that seems to be where he’s shining with Kerry. He can also drop back into that deeper role and help his midfield.

13 - Colm Cooper

14 - Diarmuid O’Carroll

15 - Kieran O’Leary

There’s no point saying too much about Gooch. In our generation we’re not gonna see much better than him. People talk about Diarmuid Connolly and Brogan but in my eyes there’s no one that has the vision, the skill, the athleticism that this guy has. How he’s never won Player of the Year is beyond me.

He went on to play professional soccer with Glasgow Celtic but before that he was a big player for the Crokes and the Sem. Diarmuid could have played anywhere, he was just a fierce athletic guy and very skilful, tall, good in the air, and if he stuck around and didn’t make it as a professional soccer player would have been a minor and U-21.

SUBS: 16 - Kieran Cremin There are two keepers I would have looked up to growing up. Peter O’Brien is one, although I never got to play with Peter, and Kieran Cremin was the other. He was a fantastic goalkeeper and he was in with Kerry for a number of years. 17 - David Murphy David was an exceptional footballer. He was a good guy as well as a good footballer (Adam: Are we talking about the same David Murphy?].

He would have played with Leary and Brian Looney at Kerry minor level and he was a big, big talent. He was always top notch for the Sem. 18 - Ambrose O’Donovan Ambrose is an exceptional club player and probably unlucky intercounty-wise. If you look at the last ten years or so you’ll hardly get a more consistent midfielder than Ambrose. He’s been there year in, year out. He’s come up against great players like Bryan Sheehan and Maurice Fitzgerald and taken it in his stride.

19 - Fionn Fitzgerald He’s a joint All-Ireland-winning captain and he was one of my sticky ones, I had him in my starting team once or twice but in the end I went with who I played with more. Fionn is definitely one of the best footballers I’ve played with. 20 - Jamie Doolan It goes to show the strength in depth that’s there at the moment when a guy like Jamie doesn’t play week in, week out. He’s two years younger than me but he came into our minor team when he was U-16 and straight

A great servant to club and county. People underrated Kieran for a long time but you have to look at what he was up against, the likes of Mike Frank, Colm Cooper, Star, Tommy Walsh… If he was playing for any other county, including Dublin, Kieran would have started every championship game. I hold him in that high a regard. away you could tell that he was gonna be top class. In the last couple of years injuries have probably set him back a bit but he’s still a very important player . Bainisteoir - John Galvin John probably doesn’t get a lot of the credit he deserves. A lot of the guys who have been the backbone of the Crokes for the last seven or eight years would have been coached by John for the bones of four or five years between minor and U-21 and he probably set the benchmark for us when it came to stepping up the ranks.

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In conversation with Patrick O’Sullivan Eamonn Fitzgerald talks to Patrick O’Sullivan who retired from the Kerry County GAA Board recently OF HIS 19 years’ service with Kerry County Board, Patrick O’Sullivan spent 10 as county development officer and 5 as county chairman. Earlier this week he had surgery done on a troublesome ankle injury in Ray Moran’s Santry Sports Clinic. I met up with Patrick before he left Killarney for surgery. Born in New York in 1967 he will be celebrating his 50th birthday later this year. He lived in the Big Apple until he was eight years old and moved to Killarney when his parents, Eddie and Bridie, bought the Tatler Jack pub in Plunkett Street and set up a thriving business. His early boyhood memories were of the Sunday visits to Gaelic Park in the Bronx. His dad was in charge of the Carlow team in New York, which drew its players mainly from counties Kerry, Carlow and Cavan. His education in Killarney was in The Mon, St Oliver’s Ballycasheen, St Brendan’s College and Pallaskenry College in Limerick. Among his classmates in the Mon his best buddy was Colm O’Shea, who encouraged him to join the Dr Crokes club and attend the Saturday morning football coaching lessons. In his mid-20s he became involved in the coaching and he took charge of the under-14, U 15, U 16 and the Crokes minor team. At one stage his knee was in plaster of Paris, but that did not deter him from his roles as team manager. His most treasured medals won as a player were two minor county leagues and the under-21 county championship won in 1986, centenary year of Dr Crokes. He was a very competent goalkeeper in those campaigns. “THE CROKES CLUB MEANS EVERYTHING TO ME,” HE SAID. He acted as a very popular chairman and helped raise significant funds in sponsorship along with Der Brosnan. With this money the club was able to develop the stand, lighting up to the standard of match play and the terracing in the Bridgefield side of the grounds. “Those were great years and I got great satisfaction leading Crokes developing its facilities in Lewis Road to such a high standard as it is today,” he said.

Fossa NS was crowned County Football Division One Champions 2016/2017 for a historic first time in Austin Stack Park, Tralee; front, Sam Buckley, Marc Long, Peadar Kelliher, Finn Kennelly, Sean Dineen, Cian Doyle (captain), Patrick Lyons, Harry Kelly, Robert Brooks, Ted O’Gorman; back, Tom Cahillane, Aimee Coffey, Maksym Leon, Darragh O’Brien, Charlie Keating, Abigail Murphy, Alicia Burke, Eddie Moroney, Sophie Dennehy, Darren Ryan, Rocco Sheehan, Matthew O’Connor, Luke Murphy, Ryan O’Leary, Mr Corcoran, teacher, missing from picture Cian Myers and Mr Kelly, teacher.


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COUNTY BOARD His first connection with the Kerry county board came in 1997. “Sean Kelly asked me to help out in fund raising for the county board. Along with Tom Prendergast, Seamus Mac Gearailt, Terry Dunne from Tralee and Pat O’Connor from Na Gaeil, we organised a massive golf classic which brought in £ 24,000 and that was pounds at the time, so it really swelled the board’s coffers. “So many officers of the county board encouraged me to run for office in the board. These included Sean Walsh, Mike Larkin McCarthy, Eamonn O’Sullivan and Tony O’Keeffe. I was elected county development officer and I spent 10 years in that role. I travelled all over the county advising clubs on how to go about getting grants to purchase club grounds and then how to develop the requisite facilities. This was very rewarding work as I got to know so many people throughout the county. Minister John O’Donoghue was also very helpful to the clubs by securing National Lottery funds.” He then spent five years as vice-chairman before taking over the top spot in the county Board. He was chairman for the past five years and had to retire from office before Christmas because of the five-year ruling to stay in office. CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE I asked him for his thoughts now after five years in the chair. “It was very satisfying to see the clubs develop their facilities, but it became very obvious to Sean Walsh and myself of the need to develop a Centre of Excellence to train and develop the county teams. It was very hard to get pitches during the winter and early spring because clubs had put so much money into their own pitches that they wanted to close them during the bad weather to recover again for the club playing season. I had this vision of a Centre of Excellence to cater for all and it took off from there. It was going to be very costly to deliver to the highest specification, but that did not stop me pursuing this dream. We raised money locally for the centre at Currans and raised considerable funds among the GAA and particularly the Kerry diaspora. As expected we had hugely

successful fundraisers particularly in the USA and in England. It took a tremendous amount of co-ordination but I had some great contacts abroad and this proved to be the way in to raise the funds. The buildings have been roofed and the pitches are coming along nicely. All will be ready for the opening in March of this year. It is a dream come true and a great sense of satisfaction.” HIGHLIGHT Another highlight during his term as chairman was to see Kerry winning the 2014 All-Ireland senior title. “I had the right man in charge in Eamonn Fitzmaurice and if you have the best people in charge you will succeed,” he said. “Jack O’Connor and Peter Keane also delivered with All Ireland minor titles after a famine in this age group for so many years.” But can we beat the Dubs at senior level; they appear to be untouchable at present? “We have won the minors three years in a row and over the next few years some of these excellent players will make the breakthrough at senior level to take the place of those seniors who are retiring and who served the county so well over so many years. We were very close to defeating the Dubs in these past two years and if you look back on the videos you will see that we got no favours from the referees. Some vital refereeing decisions went against us and there was only a kick of the ball between us in the final analysis. That is not sour grapes over Dublin winning. I am also very proud of the steady successes of the county hurlers made, especially under manager Ciarán Carey.”

The role of chairman was fulltime work, even if it was done on a voluntary basis. “I enjoyed it and it would not have been possible only for the support in particular of my family,” he said. “My wife Frances encouraged me all the way along with my children TJ, Zoe and Laura. Frances is very involved at club level with the Crokes. She is the club registrar and is kept very busy working with the hugely successful Events committee and the various roles they play in the club. Frances is a mighty woman to work. I must also thank my mother and father, Bridie and Eddie, as well as my siblings and close friends, who kept my own business (the Tatler Jack Bar) going when I was away doing county board work.” I asked him how life has changed since he left office in December. “The big thing is that the phone is more silent. I was constantly on the phone while I was chairman. I will adapt to a more normal life and look forward to getting back in with the Crokes in whatever capacity they want me to work. I will be fully supporting Sean Walsh in his bid to become Uachtarán of the GAA.” RELAX How does he relax? “I have made some great friends through the GAA in so many different places and ways and I value their friendships. We have had some great times together. I love listening to U2 and love to cycle. That will be an important part of my rehabilitation as I recover from the ankle surgery. That will mean 20 weeks in the rehab boot. I should mention of course Ger Harte and Colm Fuller who were so helpful after my previous surgery.” Patrick, if there was a free transfer if the GAA what 2 players would you buy for Kerry? Without hesitation he mentioned Lee Keegan of Mayo and Diarmuid Connolly of Dublin and his outstanding Kerry players of the past 40 years. “There were so many great players in the different eras. Look at the likes of Mikey Sheehy, John Egan, Charlie Nelligan and Jacko from O’Dwyer’s era. When we weren’t winning too many All Irelands you had star players such as Maurice Fitzgerald, Seamus Moynihan and the brilliant Connie Murphy. In more recent times you have the O Se brothers, Declan O’Sullivan and the brilliant Colm Cooper, just to mention a few. Time to stop the tape as the affable Patrick prepares for his trip to Dublin for surgery. We wish him well. It is always a pleasure to talk to such a pleasant ge ntleman.

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Castlerosse Golf Club

RESULTS Results of competition held on Sunday 8th January 2017, 18 Hole Stableford,. Overall winner, Gintaras Bendaravicius (16) 44pts Overall runner-up, Steve Shine (18) 40pts, Overall 3rd place, Mick Clifford (21) 40pts, Officer board for 2017. President, Stephen Dennehy, Captain, Danny Lynch, Secretary, Donal O’ Reilly, Treasurer, Daniel Shine, Competition Secretary, Peter McGrath, Handicapping Secretary, John O’ Reilly, Committee, Mick Clifford, Dan O’ Connell, Pat Doyle, Ger. O’ Connor & Gintaras Bendaravicius. Membership now available for 2017 contact Castlerosse 064 6631144 for details.

Murphy hitting 6pts. Cougars dominated the final qtr with baskets from Niamh O’Connor and Shelly Clifford in top form scoring 6pts in this period but missed some good opportunities with the game heading for overtime a harsh call saw the visitors go to the line to win this very entertaining game for the good attendance. ACADEMY TRAINING Cougars Academy training resumes this week on Friday evening Jan 13th for the Cubs U8 & U10 girls at 5 pm and boys at 6 pm at the Parish Hall . FIXTURES Senior Mens Jan 16th Div II Killarney Cougars v Kcyms Pres Gym. 7pm Senior Womens Jan 20th Div II Cup Q/F Vixens v Killarney Cougars. Athea 8pm Jan 20th Div I Glenbeigh v Killarney Cougars Glenbeigh 8pm Further details on All Killarney Cougars Clubs schedules and events log onto the website

Killarney Cougars Deerpark Pitch Basketball Club JUVENILE NEWS & Putt Club U16 Boys Killarney Cougars 50 St Brendan’s 34 Cougars hosted St Brendans at the Pres Gym and produce a good second half performance to take the win their was little between the sides in the opening half with Cougars just ahead 13-11 at the end of the opening qtr and they increased the lead before halftime thanks to good performances from Daniel Aleksenjenko, Colm Talbot and David Bartlett to see Cougars ahead 30-20. Cougars maintained the lead throughout the second half with Eoghan Myers and Ruairi Murphy adding some great scores to see Cougars finish comfortable winners. U17 Boys Killarney Cougars 53 Vixens 54 A thrilling game at the Pres saw the Vixens withstand a late Cougars comeback to take the win in a very entertaining game. The visitors with held the lead throughout with the three point shooting of John Sexton and Andy Ahern. Cougars stayed in touch with Sean O’Brien Nykta Poutkalis and Eoin Talbot all in good scoring form. Athea led 29-27 at halftime but lead by 45-35 entering the last qtr with Cougars mounting a big comeback in the closing but time ran out a s Athea just held out for the win. U18 Div 1 Girls Cup Semi-final Killarney Cougars 41 Caherciveen 42 A thrilling Cup semi-final at the Pres Gym saw Caherciveen win the game from the free throw line in the final second in a game neither side deserved to lose with overtime looming. Cougars led in the early stages with good baskets by Shelley Clifford and Niamh Griffin and led 10-8 at the end of the opening qtr. Cougars dominated the early stages of the second qtr to lead 18-10 with baskets by Grace Cahillane 4pts and Kelly Ahern 4pts before a late rally by Caherciveen saw Johana Vogel 4pts and Caoimhe Teehan 7pts saw the game tied at half time. The visitors confidence was up and they continued to have a good spell in the third qtr to lead 31-27 with Eva

Despite the unfavorable weather conditions last Wednesday’s Seniors Outing attracted a fine turnout of players from Castleisland, Newmarket, Deerpark and Gleneagle. Winners were Sean Ashe (Gleneagle) and Robbie O’Brien (Deerpark) 2nd Sheila O’Donoghue (Deerpark) and Jim O’Sullivan ( Newmarket) A special word of thanks to the Castleisland club for hosting the competition at short notice and to Sean Ashe and Jason O’Connor who issued the notifications re change of venue Next Outing will be to Deerpark on Wednesday February 1st 10.15 am ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The annual general meeting of the club will be held at The Avenue Hotel on Next Monday night January I6th 7--3Om and a special appeal is extended to all members to be in attendance,Members who may have submitted a motion for discussion are obliged to be present to move that particular motion. JOHNNY KELLY MEMORIAL The annual Johnny Kelly Memorial competition has been scheduled for Sunday February 19th, Details to follow

Kilcummin Community Notes

SINGING LESSONS Singing Lessons with Martina Ryle O’Sullivan will commence on Wednesday January 11th from 6.50pm to 7.50pm in the Rural Dev. Office. All welcome. Contact Martina on 0872971213 JUNIOR SET DANCING Junior Set Dancing will commence on Friday 13th January in the Recreational Hall at 7pm for beginners and intermediates and 8pm for advanced. Registration will take place on Thursday from 7pm to 7.30pm in the Recreational Hall (back room). Please contact Mary on 087-9620135 for further details.

Mastergeeha FC

PREMIER U12 Killorglin 2 Mastergeeha 2. The boys had to battle all the way to get a point

away in Killorglin on Saturday morning. Alan O’Leary and Adam Murphy got the goals. DIV 2 U12 MEK 2 Mastergeeha 2. In this game the boys went a goal down early on but lead 2-1 with five minutes remaining. David O’Riordan and Mark O’Connor got the Mastergeeha scorers. PREMIER U14 Killarney Celtic 4 Mastergeeha 2. In this game the home side lead throughout but Mastergeeha battle hard and got a goal back after the break when Brendan O’Leary scored to make in 2-1. However as the boys pushed forward the home side scored again. Mastergeeha pulled a goal back late on when Padraig Finnegan scored. U16 GIRLS Mastergeeha 2 Killarney Celtic 6. In this exciting game the visitors took the lead but Mastergeeha equalised straight away with Kate Lynch scoring. The visitor led 2-1 at the break. After this Mastergeeha pushed forward and created some good chances but the visitors scored on the break. Mid with through the second half Kate Lynch scored again for Mastergeeha. All did well with good performances from Keelin O’Donoghue, Martha Fitzgerald, Beibhin Brosnan and Caoibhe Crowley. SENIORS PREMIER B Skellig A 2 Mastergeeha 3. In this close game the Seniors took the lead early on when Damien Breen scored. However the home side lead 2-1 mid way through the second half. After this Mastergeeha pushed forward with Paul Mahoney and Tommy O’Sullivan scoring in this good away win. SENIORS DIV1B Mastergeeha 1 Ac Athletic 1. In this close game the Mastergeeha took the lead early in the second half when Danial Kelly scored following a corner. After this both sides created some chances with Jamie Donnelly going close for Mastergeeha. However in the closing stages the visitors got the equaliser. MASTERGEEHA FC LOTTO There was no winner on Friday 6th January, 2016. Numbers drawn were 1, 10, 18, 21. Jackpot now €4,650.

Killarney Golf Club Ladies

RESULTS OF 11 HOLE COMPETITION Sunday 8th January, Killeen Course, Club Sponsored. 1st Julie Leonard (22) 25 pts 2nd Mary Sheehy (3) 23 pts And best gross 3rd Winnie Ryan (23)_ 22 pts 4th Clare Coleman (35) 21 pts RESULTS OF MARY GEANEY SCRAMBLE Sunday 11th December, 2016 1st Kelly Brotherton (0) Anne O’Leary (25) Mary B.O’Connor (30) 68.5 2nd Catriona Griffin ( 3) Kathleen Healy (36) Liz O’Connor (24) 69.7 3rd Mary Cronin (16) Maura Fitzgerald (20) Lora Beth Malloy (30) 70.4 4th Maureen Creedon (12) Noreen C. Buckley (20) Maureen Culloty (30) 73.8 5th Corrina Griffin (14) Sheila Crowley (22) Margaret Curtin (27) 74.7 Next Sundays competition is 13 hole s/ ford, Mahony’s point club Sponsored


Killarney Women’s Organisation for Training & Empowerment monthly meeting will be held Wed 18th Jan at 8pm in Scotts Hotel. A Garda officer will give a talk on topics including personal security & burglary prevention.

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MUNSTER SCOR NA NOG FINAL All Ireland glory beckons for the Spa Set Dancers of Kianan O Doherty, Liam Spillane, Gary O Sullivan, Cian O Sullivan, Erin Holland, Meghann Cronin, Aine Brosnan and Orlaith Spillane from the East Kerry Football Board as they had to get over some tough opposition to enter the winners enclosure at the County Cork venue of Ovens where a packed Community Centre enjoyed the best of Music, Song, Dance and Act at the Munster Finals of Scor Na nOg on Sunday last January 8th. Competition was most certainly of the highest standard and in fairness the adjudicators had to make difficult decisions before their final deliberations The remaining five Kerry representatives Spa in Figure Dancing, Cian Sheehan; Firies in the Recitation, Glenflesk in Ballad Group, Instrumental Music by Ballydonoghue and in Leiriu, Na Gaeil with each performing brilliantly but just proved a bridge too far on this occasion; but in a few of those disciplines the Kerry representatives must feel hard done by. However it was a great honour for Scor in the County to have so many involved at this stage of the competition and all the participants can feel proud of their performances, they did both their respective Clubs and County proud on the day. Of course the Spa Club will be doubly involved at National level as their Quiz Team of Louise Fleming, Daniel O Sullivan, James Lynch, Kieran O Doherty who qualified at the County Finals last November in the C.Y.M.S Hall, Killorglin; and due to a change in this category the County champions in each County will go directly through to the All Ireland Finals. Spa who are the National champions in this discipline will be all out to make it three in a row of All Ireland titles. Besides the Clubs involved Kerry were well represented with Fear a Ti Liam O Laoire, formally of Rathmore and now domiciled in Cratloe, County Clare, Tom Herlihy, Ballymacelligot who is Chairman of Munster Scor and Jackie Walsh from the St. Senans Club who is the Counties Delegate to Munster. Presentation of medals to all the winners was performed by the Chairman of the Munster Council, Diarmuid O Sullivan, Cork. The next step in the journey will be the Waterfront Theatre, Belfast On Saturday February 11th commencing at 3pm where the All Ireland Finals of Scor Na Nog will take place. The Quiz will go ahead at the same venue with a starting time of 11am.

Killarney Celtic FC

CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Megan Duggan on her well-deserved Garda Youth Achievement Award for her work as a coach with Killarney Celtic Football For All.

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killarney notes FAI NATIONAL CUP Killarney Celtic will face Newmarket Celtic of Clare in McDonagh Park in Newmarket next Sunday in the FAI National Cup at 2.00pm. This is a repeat of the same fixture played 30 years between the two sides, and Killarney Celtic progressed by a 3-1 win. Hopefully history will repeat itself! The club are running a supporters bus which has been filling very fast. Highlights will be shown on EirSports on Irish TV later that evening. JUVENILE NATIONAL CUP DRAWS Killarney Celtic U15s have been drawn at home to Ferrybank of Waterford and our U12s have been drawn at home to Carndonough of Donegal. Both of these games will take place at the end of January in Celtic Park. RESULTS Greyhound Bar Cup: Killarney Celtic B 2 Castlemaine United 0 Aaron Cahill scored just before halftime and Matt Moynihan made it 2-0 on the 65th minute to book our passage to the second round. Youths League: Dingle Bay Rovers 2 Killarney Celtic 2 10 man Celtic had to show all their character to take something out of this one. They trailed 1-0 at the break and went down 2-0 shortly after, but switched Cian Casey as a lone striker and that made a huge difference as Celtic’s work rate got them back into the game. Cian made it 2-1 and there was still enough time left for him to nail an equaliser. A well deserved and hard-earned point by players and management. U16 Girls: Mastergeeha 2 Killarney Celtic 7. A very good display and convincing win. The outstanding Kate Murphy claimed a hat-trick, as did Lauren Burke, with Mairead Bennett also on target. U14 Premier: Killarney Celtic 4 Mastergeeha 2 An excellent game, but Celtic got the upper hand and the win after cracking goals by Ruairi Dorrian (2), Daniel Okwute, and Cian McMahon. U14 Div One: Killarney Celtic B away to Dingle Bay Rovers, Saturday, 11.00am U12 Premier: Killarney Celtic 6 Listowel Celtic 0 A quality performance. Celtic led 2-0 at the break and, as Listowel gamely tried to attack in the second half, were able the fully exploit the gaps with four more. Scorers were Kalvin O’Sullivan (2), Eoghan Crowley (2), Robert Brooks, and Robbie Harnett. FIXTURES FAI Junior Cup: Killarney Celtic B away to U15 Div Two: Killarney Celtic B away to Park C, Saturday, 10.30am U13 Div One: Killarney Celtic A at home to Castleisland, Saturday, 10.30am U13 Div Two: Killarney Celtic B at home to Inter Kenmare, Saturday, 11.45am U12 Div One: Killarney Celtic B away to Fenit Samphires, Saturday, 12.30pm U11: Killarney Celtic A and B away to Iveragh, Saturday, 2.00pm PITCH BOOKINGS Contact Mary Lyne 086-6485809 to book our All Weather full size pitch or training area.

Killarney RFC

YOUTHS U14’s: Killarney U14 welcomed neighbours Castleisland to Aghadoe on Saturday last for the first game of 2017, in phase

2 of the West Munster u14 league. Not having played a proper game for a few weeks meant that the team did not start with the now accustomed flair but they quickly found their feet. With a wet ball the emphasis was always going to be on doing the basics well and no player disappointed. Changes were made in majority of positions with a number of first “caps” for some of our younger warriors who got their first taste of playing on a full pitch and really stepped up. Castleisland never gave up and helped serve up a nail biting match where Killarney came out one try ahead. Finally, many thanks to all the supporters that continue to give this team the support from the sidelines. We are looking forward to resuming training outdoors under the new lights from 7 to 8p.m. On Tuesday. Next match is at home next Saturday against Tralee. U16’s: Killarney travelled to Listowel last Saturday for the first-round game of the Under 16 Munster Bowl competition. As expected, Listowel were really up for this game as Killarney had beaten them comfortably on their previous two encounters this year. A tight encounter with defence the key, saw Killarney finish the first half 3-0 up, with a penalty kick coolly converted from the 22 by no. 9 Chris Carey. The second half resumed as the first ended with both sides defending aggressively, Killarney’s breakthrough came on 45 minutes when no. 10 Cian Murphy scored under the posts off a rehearsed rolling lineout maul, Murphy then converted his own try to make it 10-0. Almost immediately from the restart, Listowel scored a converted try under the posts as a result of a huge defensive mix-up by Killarney’s backs. Killarney’s Chris Carey again scored a long range penalty kick, with 10 to go to leave the score 13-7, again almost identical to the first try. Killarney finished off the game with captain Richard Wallace scoring off a rolling maul, final score 18-7. Next game v Dolphin at home next Saturday to KO at 11.30am. Training in Aghadoe Thursday 6.45 to 8pm U18’s: Last Saturday, KRFC were hosts to the combined squad of Castleisland/Abbeyfeale in the first round of the U18 Bowl competition. Things started badly as the official referee never turned up and a visiting person agreed to refereed the match. A hugely competitive match got underway with the visitors scoring two unconverted tries in the first half, and the fantastic Alan Lynch crossing the white line for Killarney, with Kieran O’Connor converting, with 5 minutes to go in the second half. The visitors scored a third try to make the score 15-7, early in the second half. However, luck was not on Killarney’s side as Shane Looney crossed the line for the first of our disallowed tries. However, Killarney dominated the action and with 10 minutes to go, Dylan McCarthy, playing the game of his life, crossed the line, and Kieran converted again, bringing the scores to 14-15 in the visitors favour. With the game almost over, and Killarney pushing for the win, Alan Lynch again crossed the line to the delight of the home crowd. However, the referee deemed the last pass a forward pass, and did so from almost the half way line! The general consensus was the try was perfect and with the referee 50 yards away, it’s a

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decision that irked the home crowd. A hugely disappointing finish for the lads, a game they did not deserve to lose. Special mention has to go to Alan Murphy, Cathal Healy and Jack Kelliher who were outstanding with the sublime Dylan McCarthy leading from the front as he has done all season. SENIORS Our Seniors travelled the short distance to Ballymalis in Listry last Sunday to take on Killorglin in the semi final of the Martin O’Sullivan Cup. Conditions were perfect for the epic encounter that ensued, with Killorglin steaming ahead in the opening exchanges scoring a penalty and a try within the first ten minutes. Our lads responded with a very well worked try coming from Aaron Jones on the left wing, leaving a difficult conversion which went left and wide. Just before half time, Killorglin scored another try, however we were awarded a penalty try following some serious pressure on the home side’s line. Killarney’s Paudie Sheahan slotted some excellent penalties home to bring the scores even with a few minutes to go. The pack was outstanding in the scrum and when Killarney were awarded a penalty at the death, with the scores 18 points each, Killarney went for the scrum, with Colin O’Sullivan crossing for the winner. The final score was 18-23 to Killarney and the crowd witnesses a cracker of a match from Ger Moynihan’s charges. Colin McCarthy and J.P. Kissane really stood out as the whole team played cracking rugby. The final has been fixed for the 26th of February with venue to be confirmed. MINIS Our minis return to training this Saturday between 10:30am and 12 midday at Aghadoe and all boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 11 are more than welcome to come along. Details: Liam Murphy 087-4145662

Killarney Valley Athletic Club

Mondays at 7pm Circuit Training with Donal for athletes aged 12 and over only. Indoor training on Thursdays 6-7pm for the younger athletes aged 7 -11yrs. Training takes place in the Sem Gym. Athletes must be registered or be turned away. Please bring €2 each to cover the cost of the hall for the night and plenty of water. Registration costs €30 for under 19s and €35 for 19yrs and over. New members please bring a copy of your birth cert. Registration fee covers: club membership, insurance, affiliation to Athletics Ireland (without which we cannot get insurance) , affiliation to Kerry Athletics and entry to any Munster/National Competitions. Jerry’s Jogging Group for adults will be starting back on Wednesday 25th of Jan at 7pm meeting at New Road. More details on our Facebook Page or from Jerry Griffin on 087/6879186 Beginners welcome, must be registered with the club. Adults only. Registration for over 19s costs €35. Our AGM will be held in the Killarney Court Hotel on Wednesday 18th of Jan at 8pm – all are welcome. Good news!! entries for the 2017 Killarney 10 Mile are now open!! Please check their facebook page https:// for more details and follow the link to register.

MEK United FC

CLUB NEWS Mek U13’s v Killorglin B U13’s. MEK got off to a great start with 2 early goals in this friendly on Saturday morning played at the Intermediate School in Killorglin. However a strong fightback from Killorglin saw the half time score at 3 - 3. A cracking second half saw Killorglin go 6 - 4 ahead before 2 excellent late goals saw MEK earn a deserved draw. Scorers Eddie Moroney 4 Marc O’Sullivan Rouse 1 and Charlie Keating 1. MEK United Squad Matthew O’Connor, Conor Harty, Tadgh O’Sullivan, Darragh O’ Brien, Stephen O’Brien, Dariusz Dieebler, Cian Fleming, Dean Sheehan, Marc O’Sullivan Rouse, Leo Healy, Sam Griffin, Eddie Moroney, Charlie Keating and Mason Courtney. U13’s Training continues on Wednesday night’s at 19.00 in Fossa. FIXTURES Saturday the 14th of January 2017 Daly’s Supervalu U13 Div 3 Listowel C v MEK United @ 12.30 pm ACADEMY TRAINING Indoor Training will restart at the Nagle Rice Community Centre in Milltown on Saturday the 14th of January 2017. A charge of €2 per child is compulsory to cover costs as are shin guards. · 2 pm to 3 pm for U6’s, U7’s and U8’s · 3 pm to 4 pm for U9’s and U10’s

Gneeveguilla Athletic Club

LOTTO No winner of our lotto 06/01/2017, numbers drawn were 9, 16, 18 & 25. Sellers prize winner: Margaret Hayes, €50 Y/T prize winner: Vincent Carmody Banard, Lucky dip draw, €50 to Eileen O’ Leary Mountcain, €40 each to Mary Houlihan c/o Mgt Hayes, Denis Kissane Masrour & Cynthia Daly Tureencahill. Bonus not won numbers drawn were 6, 11, 13 & 20. Next week’s jackpot €6,800 plus €1,000. AWARD WINNER A good start to the year with Catherine O’ Sullivan Moynihan wining Munster Master Athlete of the year 2016. Catherine is the 4th athlete from the present club to win this Masters award from the present team. Other winners were Annette O’ Brien, Elaine Cronin & Shelia O’ Donoghue. Josephine Hickey won this award a number of years ago. Congratulations again to Catherine. The presentation is next month, so we look forward to that. MUNSTER JUNIOR & U23 INDOORS Held in Nenagh 7th & 8th January, Mel O’ Callaghan won bronze in 200m & was 5th in 60m U23. Amy Cronin won gold in 60M & 200m. Well done to both of you. MUNSTER SENIOR & MASTERS This competition will be held w/end 14th & 15th January. The club will be represented by Catherine O’ Sullivan, Shelia O’ Donoghue, Eileen Riordan & Robert Purcell. Best of luck to all competitors. TRAINING Club are back training as and from Monday 9th January. Couch to 5K training in Barradubh Mondays & Friday’s at 7.30 pm. SYMPATHY The sympathy of the club goes out to Gary O’ Leary’s family, Rathmore on their sad, sad bereavement. Gary & Antoinette’s children , who will miss



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Spa Muckross Community Games

Happy New Year to everyone. Our U13 boys basketball team is participating in the county competition this Sunday, 15th Jan at 10am in Duagh. It is the first event in 2017 for us. Best of luck to the team. A huge thanks to Tim O’Sullivan for managing the boys, and Emir Coffey for assisting. Our U13 boys Futsal team also began training last weekend in preparation for the county competition on 5th February. The National Final of both these events take place in Dublin on 6th May as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Community Games.

Killarney Golf Club

RESULTS Gents Fourball, Killarney Golf and Fishing Club - Men’s Club, Mahony’s Point, 8th January 2017 1st PJ Cronin (16) & Paul O’Sullivan (21) 50pts 2nd Brian Holden (16) & Connie Brosnan (18) 49pts 3rd James Devane (9) & Andrew Garnett (15) 48pts bb6 Buddies Donncha Murphy (left) and Harry Murphy both supporting Killarney RFC last weekend in the semi-final of the Martin O'Sullivan Cup in Killorglin.

their dad greatly have been coming to club training in Gneeveguilla over the past few years.

Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club

PLOUGHING New Years Day saw club Member Tony Wharton head off to Macroom for the first ploughing match of 2017. Mentored by club member and brother Thomas Wharton, Tony finished in 3rd place in the Intermediate Section with 85 points. It was a very successful ploughing match with over 50 competitors taking part. The next ploughing events will take them to Causeway on the 5th February, Ardfert on the 12th February and Ballyduff on the 19th February, weather permitting! Congratulations again to Tony on a great start. NEW MEMBERS Please contact our club secretary on 087 3381842 for a membership form or visit our website for further information. This is a great time to join the Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club – new members are always welcome and we look forward to meeting you in 2017. For €10.00 membership fee, members can avail of all our upcoming events and gatherings and can get involved with our charity fundraising events plus for a further €15.00 members can join the Irish Vintage Society through our Club and avail of great vintage tractor and vintage car Insurance deals. MF135 RESTORATION PROJECT The Club will be meeting again on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm at Killarney Mens Shed to work on the Massey Ferguson 135 Tractor restoration charity project. All welcome to attend with a cup of tea and chat afterwards. A big Thank You again to Kerry Mental Health Association for the use of their facilities along with Killarney Mens

Shed. The Killarney Advertiser will be publishing an updated progress report on the MF135 in the next few weeks so keep an eye out for this. CHRISTMAS CHARITY WALK We will be presenting the Kerry/Cork Health Link Bus with a the cheque from the proceeds of our Christmas Charity Walk at the end of this month and once again thank you to everyone who supported this event.

Fossa Youth Club

Fossa Youth Club Junior Leaders would like to thank everyone who was involved in the Bingo Night in Fossa Community Centre in December raise funds for a defibrillator for community centre. More details to follow. Senior Leaders: Iseult Conlan, James Houlihan, Nuala Sweeney, Donal Horgan, Aimee Prendergast, Brid Kissane, Susan Forde.

Ross Golf Club

RESULTS On Jan 8th we held a single stableford competition. Result as follows :1..Jonathan Casey (10) 36 pts. 2.. Donnagh Moynihan (10) 36 pts 3.. Leo Casey (16) 36 pts FIXTURES On Sunday Jan 15th we will hold an 18 hole 2 man scramble. Pick your own partner or take your luck with the timesheet which is now available in the clubhouse so please add your name to it immediately On Sunday Jan 22nd the Captains and President’s Drive in is planned weather permitting. More information next week. SYMPATHY We extend our sympathy to our former Captain, Sean McMonagle and all his family on the recent death of his mother Bernie McMonagle R.I.P.

Workmen’s Rowing Club

ONGOING TRAINING On an off-water training continues as per coaches’ texts. We have had some amazingly pleasant sessions on the water right through December and the early days of January and let’s hope this continues. Recent Activities As well as our usual training sessions , our club enjoyed a festive ‘Ho Ho Ho’ Row just before Christmas, where everyone took part by wearing some seasonal attire for a row out, followed by warming drinks and festive fare at the clubhouse. Many thanks to everyone who helped out in any way to mark the Christmas season. To follow this, many of our senior members joined forces with scores of our juniors for two sessions on the ice at Killarney Ice Rink, one session just before Christmas and due to popular demand, another session just after. No bones were broken and the speed and agility by some of our skaters surprised even themselves!! UPCOMING EVENTS Our next event on the rowing calendar is the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships being held in the University of Limerick on Saturday 21st January. Registrations are in by now, so best of luck to all partaking! MEMBERSHIP DUE This Saturday 14th January membership will be collected by Pauline and Siobhán at the clubhouse between 10 and 12 noon. We encourage everyone to avail of this time to settle your Individual or Family Membership as well as the Affiliation to Rowing Ireland Membership which is also due at this time. CALENDAR Our glossy Workmen’s Rowing Club Calendar is available for collection at the clubhouse. We would like to thank sincerely all of our sponsors , without whom it would not be possible to continue its production.

BIRTHDAYS A very special belated Happy Birthday to Anne Moynihan who we’re sure celebrated in style on Friday the 6th January. Also greetings go to Hannah Majella who celebrates her birthday this Sunday 15th, and not forgetting Maria Browne who will celebrate hers on next Friday the 20th. All of these ladies contribute so much to our club and we wish you all the best on your special days and for the year ahead.

Beaufort Golf Club

Open Seniors - Thursday 5th January 2017 1st: Edwin Spence 2nd Gerard Collins 11Hole Scramble - 8th Jan 2017 Winners: Timmy Lyne, Tado McCarthy, Gerard Collins FIXTURES 12th Jan Open Seniors at 10am 15th Jan Scramble 10am

The Maye Breen Cup

The Maye Breen Cup final and semi-finals were played on Monday 9th January. In the first semi-final Maureen & Gery Mc Cormick beat Danielle and her father Danny Looney. In the second semi-final Laura Keane and Paraic O Mahony beat Helen O Neil and Dale Mc Carthy in a cracking game to set up a final with the Mc Cormicks. In the final Paraic and Laura after a struggle got the better of 1990 winner Maureen and Gery to win the Maye Breen Cup for the first time. Congrats to all players for a great night and thanks to everybody for taking part in this year’s Maye Breen competition.

Loch Lein Anglers

Our 73rd AGM took place recently in the Dromhall Hotel. Anglers from Kerry, Cork & beyond were in attendance. Matters arising from last years AGM were discussed & reports from the outgoing officers were presented to the meeting. Once again “The Charity” fishing competition was hugely supported with anglers raising 8750 euro. Under our new Chairperson John Lyne, we elected officers & a club committee for 2017. The following is a list of our competitions for this year. April 23rd --The Charity. July 9th -- Clonee Lakes. August 20th -- Lough Currane. September 3rd -- Carragh Lake. September 24th -- Lough Lein Annual. As the salmon fishing season begins, we wish all anglers tight lines & safe fishing.

Fossa Community Alert The A.G.M. of Fossa Community Alert will take place on Friday 20th January at 7.30pm in the Travel Inn Hotel. Everybody Welcome. The text alert subscription can be paid on the night. New members welcome to join.

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Dr Crokes GAA

PROGRESSIVE 31 Progressive 31 is on every Wednesday night in the Crokes Clubhouse starting at 8pm. Everyone welcome. Bring €5 and a partner. CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Senior Footballer Kieran O Leary on his recent wedding to Andrea Leahy Hartnett. All the best with the future. APPEAL FOR JUVENILE VOLUNTEERS Interested in becoming a Referee Contact Ger Sugrue on 087-9928740 You must be a minimum of 17 years of age. DIARY DATES Juvenile AGM will take place on 16th of January at 8pm and the Main Club AGM will take place on January 23rd.

Fossa GAA

LOTTO 8th January 2017 Numbers drawn were 1, 7, 14, 15. There was no jackpot winner and the €40 consolation prize winners were Regina Neilan, Rossarney, St Margaret’s Road, Saoirse and Lucy O’ Shea, Doireann Alainn, Trish O’ Sullivan, 2 Chestnut Drive, Michael O’ Connell, Killarney and Francis Moran, Curragh. Next weeks jackpot will be €12,600. Tickets are on sale at The Golden Nuggett Bar, The Castlerosse Leisure Centre, The Travel Inn, The Old Killarney Inn, Foley’s Spar Shop, The Laurels Bar and Committee members. CÓISTE NA NÓG The Cóiste Na nÓg/Juvenile AGM has been fixed for Thursday 26th Jan at 8pm at the clubhouse. All are welcome. SENIOR SCÓR Anyone wishing to take part in Senior Scór or Scór na Bpáistí, which will take place sometime in New Year, are asked to contact Theresa Kissane on 087 6816169 as soon as possible. COMMUNITY ALERT The A.G.M. of Fossa Community Alert will take place on Friday 20th January in the Travel Inn Hotel at 7.30pm. Everybody welcome. Fossa Notes: If anybody has any item they would like included in the notes, please email information to John O’Neill at pro.fossa.kerry@gaa. ie. Please forward information before Sunday at 11am.

Legion GAA

LOTTO RESULTS Winning numbers: 13, 16, 21, 25. No winner. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE A message from our Executive Committee: The Executive Committee of the Killarney Legion GAA Club wish to thank all those who helped out in any way during 2016. We express our sincere thanks to all of our sponsors for their generous support throughout the year and we hope you will continue to support us in 2017. Your contribution, big or small, is greatly appreciated and helps us to maintain our grounds and run our club. We wish to thank all our voluntary workers, team mentors, office holders and field committee members, and also the people who help out with food, the shop and others too many to mention. What you do, giving so generously of your time and talent to help our youth, is a truly noble ges-

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ture and your enthusiasm is evident for all to see. We wish to thank you, our club members, for your contribution and hope you will continue to help and renew your membership. To all our players and teams who donned the green and white so proudly during 2016, thank you for the fun and enjoyment you gave us. We have so many reasons to be proud of you. We would invite anyone who might wish to contribute in a voluntary capacity for the coming year to contact any officer of the club. People can assist in so many different ways and anyone who does assist finds they get a true feeling of satisfaction and enjoyment from it. To all the parents of our players we want to reassure you of our commitment to ensuring that your children are in the very best of care while with us. All of our mentors are Garda vetted and we always do our best to make sure that the children are enjoying themselves whether we win or lose. So for 2017 the Executive Committee will be committed to doubling our efforts to continue to bring success and enjoyment to our club. We ask you to please pay your membership and attend as many games as you possibly can to lend your support to our players. Help out in any way you can. Once again thank you all and God bless us all for 2017. We hope you have a healthy and happy year. P.S. Our AGM is being held at our clubhouse in Derreen. We have many important and interesting items on the agenda. Please make an effort to attend on Friday, January 20th.

Mid Kerry GAA

AGM Mid Kerry Board will hold their AGM on Thurs 26th Jan in the Keel GAA Clubhouse, all clubs are asked to have their nominations/motions into the Runaí by Thurs 12th Jan. MID KERRY U21 CHAMPIONSHIP (EUGIE FERRIS MEMORIAL CUP) First up sees a repeat of last years final with Laune Rangers coming out on top Sat 28th Jan Prem Round 2pm Beaufort host Laune Rangers Semi Finals Sun 5th Feb 2pm Keel/Listry will play the winners of Beaufort/Laune Rangers in Keel & Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane host Miltown/Castlemaine. Extra time playable in all games


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS Spa Senior AGM will take place Saturday 14th January at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. Everyone welcome and would encourage volunteers to get more active within the club. Spa Coiste na nÓg AGM will be held at the clubhouse Thursday 12th January at 8pm. All welcome. ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4TH The 3rd Annual awards night will be held in the Torc Hotel at 7.30pm. This is one of the main social events of the year and tickets sell out fast. Tickets only €20 for buffet/dance. Music supplied by The Two Mikes Band. A great night of entertainment honouring our members is guaranteed. Tickets on sale next week from committee members Andrew Garnett, Anne Holland, Afrian O’Sullivan, Sean Kelliher, Mathilda McCarthy and Ivor Flynn.

SCOR NA NÓG MUNSTER CHAMPIONS Well done to all the competitors in the Munster Scor na nÓg final held in Éire Óg GAA Club, Ovens, Cork. Our figure and set dancers performed brilliantly. Our set Dancers were successful and will join our Quiz team to compete in Belfast in the All Ireland on Saturday 11th February. Spa were the only Kerry Club successful in Munster but all performed magnificently. Standard were extremely high. Well done to coaches Triona and Mairead Mangan. Figure: Alice O’Donoghue, Aislinn O’Donovan, Lia Murphy, Ailbhe Gallagher, Erin Holland, Meghann Cronin, Aine Brosnan and Kate Lawlor. Set Dancers: Erin Holland, Meghann Cronin, Aine Brosnan , Orlaith Spillane,Kianan O’Doherty, Liam Spillane, Gary O’Sullivan and Cian O’Sullivan. LOTTO No jackpot winner in the Arbutus. Numbers drawn 4,13,14,21. Lucky dips (monthly draw for annual ticket holders: Jonah Casey, Tullorum. Pat, Arbutus Drive. Nora Murphy, Dept of Justice. Niamh Fleming, Niall Dennehy Artigallivan. Next Monday’s draw in the Killarney Heights Hotel will be for €12,000.

Milltown Castlemaine GAA

MEDAL PRESENTATION On this Saturday January 14th, our club will host a medal presentation ceremony for the Under 12 teams as well as our Minor teams of 2015 and 2016, along with their parents / guardians in the Nagle Rice Community Centre-commencing at 7.30 sharp. We look forward to welcoming our other underage teams and their families to this special occasion too. We will have a surprise special guest to make the presentations! Hot/cold finger food along with teas/ coffees will be served. If you would like to assist with the serving of the refreshments, please contact Deirdre on 086/1703332 .Any help would be most gratefully appreciated. After the medal presentation, we will proceed to Larkin’s Bar and Restaurant where we will make presentations to our senior panel -followed by our First GAA Lotto Draw for 2017. LOTTO The First GAA Lotto Jackpot of 2017 is an amazing €12,600. Wouldn’t a win or share be a super way to begin the New Year..... ??? To help ease away those New Year Blues, we are giving away a once off additional prize of a €100 VOUCHER for Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa to one of our lucky ticket holders on the night. We will have our regular consolation prizes on offer too. So head on out and purchase your ticket on or before Saturday next, January 14th. Draw will take place in Larkin’s Bar and Restaurant. Good luck to all ! AGM The AGM of our club will be on Friday January 20th 2017, at 7.30, in The Clubhouse. It will also incorporate the Coiste na nOg AGM. Please note that there are a number of positions in which people are not seeking re-election. If you or anybody you know wish to be nominated for a position or would like to put forward a motion-

please do so before Friday 13th January in the attached form. The nominations may be forwarded to our club secretary-Mike Carroll, Kiltallagh or e mail to Please ensure that you have sought the prior permission of any person that you are proposing. We are continually seeking volunteers to assist us in the running and management of our ever expanding club. Getting involved in your local GAA Club is a wonderful way to form new friendships- as well as giving opportunities for skills and expertise to be shared -for the benefit of all in our community.

Firies Coiste na nOg

Our Club was very proud to have the talented Cian Sheehan represent Firies GAA Club in the Munster Finals of Scòr na nOg in Ovens, County Cork last weekend. Unfortunately, despite a fantastic performance, the title went to the Rebel County. Well done Cian, you did both the Club and County very proud. If you are interested in developing and bringing fresh ideas to the to our club, please make contact with Eugene Cosgrave, Firies Coiste na nÓg chairman at 087 3999988. On Sunday, 8th of January, Firies Coiste na nÓg celebrated the achievements of the clubs’ young men. Overall, the season proved to be very successful for the club. The U-12s, U-14s, U-15s and the Firies Minors from 2016 were all in receipt of their medals from their individual age category and subsequent successes. Eugene Cosgrave, Chairman of the Coiste na nÓg along with their diligent coaches presented the medals and expressed their delight in their achievements throughout the year. Many thanks to all who contributed towards the evening.

East Kerry GAA

EAST KERRY ANNUAL CONVENTION The 2016 East Kerry Annual Convention will be held on Thursday the 19th January. Nominations and motions to be with East Kerry Runaí, Dermot O Connor by Friday 13th January. EOGHAN RUADH Eoghan Ruadh Under 16 indoor sessions continue on Monday 9th January in Gneeveguilla hall. All coaching officers have been contacted in advance. It is vital that all players are in attendance (8.30 pm to 9.30 pm) on the night. The coaching sessions will continue in advance of the minor football league. Contact East Kerry /Kenmare GDA Vince Cooper for further details. COACH EDUCATION East Kerry/ Kenmare clubs interested in doing a Foundation Level coaching course should contact Vince Cooper as soon as possible. The course can be delivered over two nights or on a Saturday. Clubs must have at least twelve people in attendance. Amalgamations will be accepted between clubs to reach the required numbers. This course is aimed at assistant coaches. Courses will be given on a first come first served basis. MUNSTER SCÓR NA NÓG CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Spa Set Dancers on winning a Munster Scór na nÓg title on Sunday in Ovens Co Cork. Hard luck to the other East Kerry competitors, who did their cubs and District proud, but it


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was not to be on the day. SYMPATHY We extend sympathy on the passing away of Kevin Casey in Waterford to his parents Paddy and Mary Casey, Glenflesk, to his family, relatives and friends and to Glenflesk C.L.G. We also extend sympathy to East Kerry Committee Chairman Tim Ryan, family, relatives and friends on the passing away of his Aunt Hannah Lynch (nee Ryan). Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha dílse.

Glenflesk GAA

LOTTO Glenflesk lotto held in The Corner Bar Barraduff Monday 2/1/17 no winner. Numbers 4,11,12,23. Jackpot 3,400. Winners €50. Next draw 16/1/17 The Kerry way. Jackpot €3,600. GLENFLESK A.G.M The Glenflesk GAA AGM will take place on Wednesday January 25th. The closing date for receipt of motions and nominations to the Secretary by Wednesday January 18th. GLENFLESK SCOR NA NOG

Our junior ballad group too part in the Munster final of Scor na nOg last Sunday in Ovens. The girls performed brilliantly but unfortunately didn’t reach the All Ireland final. Representing Glenflesk and Kerry were Alicia Cronin, Alison Cronin, Aileen Healy, Marve Tangney and Sinead Gleeson GLENFLESK COMHALTAS NEWS Set dancing classes resume on Wednesday 18th January at 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Music classes will resume on Thursday 26th January at 7.30pm. Registration at 7.15pm. New members always welcome. For more details contact Margaret Creedon.087 2766390. It was with great sadness that we heard of the untimely death of Kevin Casey. Gortacoosh. Music was one of Kevin’s many talents. We extend our deepest and sincere sympathy to all members of his family and extended family. BARRADUFF TIDY VILLAGE GROUP Thanks to every single person who attended our Festive Quiz in John Dan’s Bar Barraduff on December 30th. Great night and it was enjoyed by all! We are just blown away with the huge support we have received. With out your sup-

port we just could not continue to do the work we do. Sincere Thanks to all & warm wishes from all @ Barraduff Tidy Village Group. RAHEEN N.S. Congratulations to Gene Bowler who had the winning lotto no. 38 on Saturday the 7th of January. SYMPATHY The members of Glenflesk GAA wish to extend their sincere sympathy on the death of Kevin Casey, former player and Scor competitor with our club. We wish to extend our sympathy to his wife Marguerite, sons Paul, Mark and James, parents Paddy and Mary, sisters Maria and Majella and brother, Martin. May he rest in peace CONTACT We welcome items of local interest. Please contact PRO Paudie on 087 7692220 or

Kilcummin GAA

PINK NIGHT The ladies committee would like to thank everyone who made their fundraiser such a marvellous success last Friday night. Special mention to the

sponsors who provided a large number of spot prizes and the huge number of people who attended on the night and were very generous. All proceeds go to the Oncology unit in Kerry University Hospital. KILCUMMIN GAA CLUB AGM The AGM goes ahead on Sunday January 22nd at 4pm. A detailed presentation will be made in relation to a new development plan for the club and everyone is welcome.

Gneeveguilla GAA

LOTTO Gneeveguilla gaa lotto numbers 9 11 14 30. No jackpot winner next week’s jackpot €8250 SOCIAL Gneeveguilla gaa social will be on Saturday February 25th in the hall again this year with limited tickets available the Kelts will be providing entertainment on the night. THANK YOU A big thank you to Paul Murphy and Darren Brosnan who presented medals to our underage player’s on Sunday night.


Kerry footballers get new season off to a flying start Kerry GAA PRO John O’Leary reports on the opening round of the McGrath Cup KERRY, who fielded a side drawn entirely from their Under 21 squad and managed by Jack O’Connor and the Under 21 management team, had little difficulty in disposing of a weakened Tipperary fifteen in the opening round of the McGrath Cup before a surprisingly large attendance of over 1,500 people at Tralee’s Austin Stack Park on Sunday last. Jack will be happy with this display ahead of the Under 21 championship campaign which gets underway with a game against Clare at the Austin Stack Park venue on March 8 but given the strength of the opposition the last day, he is hardly going to get carried away with the 3-11 to 1-3 victory. St Michaels-Foilmore clubman Mat-

Cathal Bambury (Kerry) in action against Jimmy Feehan (Tipperary) during the McGrath Cup game at Austin Stack Park on Sunday last. PICTURE:

thew O’Sullivan who played two games for the Under 21s last year before being ruled out of the Munster Final against Cork due to injury, helped himself to two of those goals as Kerry displayed a refreshing appetite for the task in hand running out easy winners in the end having led by 1-8 to 1-2 at the break. It was interesting to see that the new “mark” rule had very little impact on proceedings on Sunday last but no doubt managers are sure to use it to their advantage as the season progresses. So Kerry, with Eamonn Fitzmaurice in charge of the senior panel this time, head to Mallow for their second game on Sunday next against Cork

knowing that a win there will earn them a place in the McGrath Cup final on January 22. Cork open their campaign midweek on this Wednesday evening away to Tipperary and on the same evening Clare are away to Limerick where a win for the Bannermen would secure them a final place. At a recent press briefing Eamonn Fitzmaurice gave an up-date on the current situation with regard to player availability for the foreseeable future – and one man who will not be part of the panel this year is Padraig O’Connor of Legion who has emigrated to America. Kerry will be without players from Dr Crokes, Kenmare and Glenbeigh-Glencar until their respective club championship campaigns have finished and the likes of Gavin Crowley (Templenoe), Jack Savage (O’Rahillys), Ronan Shanahan (Austin Stacks), Kevin McCarthy (Kilcummin) and Shane Murphy (Dr Crokes), once his club championship commitments come to an end will be in training with the senior panel. Neither Aidan O’Mahony nor Kieran Donaghy have yet committed for the coming year but they are expected to make a decision on their futures in the green and gold jersey in the coming weeks as is Colm Cooper once his club championship Commitments have finished. Following the retirement of Marc Ó Sé, Kerry will also of course have to plan without a member of that family in the side for the first time since the late Paidi made his debut as a Minor way back in 1971. Kerry returned to training on Tuesday of last week and apart from a slight injury being carried by Anthony Maher they are relatively injury free for the Cork fixture which throws in at the Mallow GAA complex at 2pm. Incidentally, the situation with regard to the Kerry senior captaincy for the coming year is that Dr Crokes, as county champions, have the honour of naming the new Kerry senior football captain but they have chosen to delay that announcement until their Club Championship campaign has been completed. Until then, Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice will appoint an interim captain.


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