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Week 07 • 17th February, 2017 • vol 44 • 7th Edition • Issue 2273 • Established March 1973 • • 064 6632215 •

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Killarney family urges community to support Temple Street hospital By Eve Kelliher KILLARNEY couple Teresa and Stephen O’Mahony had always hoped to have a little girl and when Alexis was born 10 months ago they were overjoyed. Their daughter wins hearts everywhere she goes. Alexis has a smile that lights up the room – yet belies the fact that she and her parents face many battles every day. “Exactly one year ago to the day Teresa and I were told all was not right with our pregnancy. Four months ago Alexis eventually got her primary diagnosis of pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency which had up until then and continues to cause many other serious and dangerous problems for her,” said Stephen. This condition, which is quite rare, means Alexis’s body cannot break down food and it can also lead to life-threatening complications. “We don’t know what the future holds, it’s about living in the ‘now’,” said Stephen. Alexis needs to spend a considerable of time every month at the National Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (also known as the national metabolic unit) at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin. “There we witness the first hand dedication, love and vital care provided to seriously ill children on a 24-hour basis,” said Teresa. Now the family wants to help support the national metabolic unit at Temple Street and the associated St Brigid’s ward in the hospital. “To give a little back we have organised a coffee morning at the Killarney Royal Hotel on Friday,

Alexis with her parents Teresa and Stephen O’Mahony.

February 24, from 9-11.30am,” said Stephen. “There will also be a raffle with lots of fantastic prizes on the day. All donations go towards equipment, care and research at the national metabolic unit and the associated St Bridget’s ward.”

EDITOR'S VIEW A lesson in ‘living in the now’ WE ARE all so used to the concept of “positive thinking”, the words have become part of common, almost hackneyed, parlance over the past couple of decades – and particularly in more recent, mindfulness-infused, times. Maybe it’s just me, but until this week I don’t think I’d ever really heard the words uttered in a meaningful way. That changed on Tuesday shortly after meeting Teresa and Stephen O’Mahony and their beautiful daughter Alexis (see story above). The manner in which the couple talk sincerely about how “living in the now” is so important really struck a chord. As little Alexis battles a serious and rare medical condition, her parents’ can-do, positive attitude is breathtakingly impressive. And even though the couple rise admirably to the enormous challenges of caring for their little girl and attending lengthy hospital appointments in Dublin’s Temple

Street as well as in Cork, they still find the space in the hearts to want to give something back. They are pitching huge efforts into generating support for the national metabolic unit at Temple Street and their coffee morning in the Killarney Royal Hotel takes place next Friday, February 24. In other news this week, we report on how Killarney man Eric Lynch was unveiled as the successful applicant for the first jarvey licence to be advertised in Killarney in years. Such was the demand that the winning applicant was dawn by lot and excitement reached fever pitch in recent weeks with over 66 applications received. See our extensive sports coverage on Dr Crokes’ impressive win in the All-Ireland club football semi-final last weekend as they booked their place in the final in Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day. EVE KELLIHER EDITOR

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If you would like to help the cause and perhaps can’t make it to the coffee morning, you can do so at Meanwhile tickets for the raffle are for sale on the day and beforehand in The Shire Bar or you can contact Stephen on 085-702 2312.

AGSI conference on its way to Killarney THE 39th annual delegate conference organised by the Association of Garda Sergeants & Inspectors is on its way to Killarney this April. The event, which will unfold from April 10-12, will take place in The Brehon and Killarney Convention Centre. “This is a prestigious conference and will bring valuable business to the town over the course of three or four days,” said Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce president Paul O’Neill. Over 200 delegates and guests are expected at the event, which took place Westport, Co Mayo, last year. A total of 130 delegates from around the country will attend, representing over 2,100 sergeants and inspectors. The conference is also attended by up to 40 federal delegates from around Europe, senior Garda and Department of Justice managements and representatives from other representative associations within the Garda organisation and the Defence Forces. The official opening is scheduled for 5pm on Monday, April 10. Businesses in Killarney are also invited to exhibit at the conference. If you or your company wishes to exhibit a stand at the event contact Alan on 01-8303166 or, marking your email “2017 exhibition” in the subject line.

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Eric takes the reins as he receives first jarvey licence to be advertised in generations AFTER dozens of people applied for the first jarvey licence to be advertised in Killarney in years, Eric Lynch has taken the reins as the successful applicant. Eric, from Ardshanavooley Estate, Killarney, was the lucky winner drawn from 66 applications, and is pictured here with his grandfather Councillor Donal Grady. This was the first hackney horse and carriage licence to have been publicly advertised in generations and such was the level of interest that the successful applicant was drawn by lot. Some 66 applications were deemed “valid” and the opportunity to drive a horse and carriage for hire to Ross Castle and down by Lough Léin for an annual licence fee of €65 was offered to the first name drawn. The single licence is one of just 37 Killarney town jarvey licences.

Eric Lynch, Ardshanavooley Estate, Killarney, was the successful applicant for a single Killarney jarvey licence. Eric, pictured here with his grandfather Cllr Donal Grady, was the lucky winner drawn from 66 applications. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

IMPORTANCE OF ORGAN DONATION HIGHLIGHTED AS TRIBUTES PAID TO DENIS TRIBUTES were paid this week to the late Denis Breen of Hazelwood Drive, Killarney, and late of Knocklebede, Kilcummin, who passed away on Friday after battling kidney disease. Denis, beloved husband of Sheila and loving father of Michael, Denis, Sheila-Mary, Billy and the late David and Kevin, is mourned by his family and wide circle of friends. His family, including his son Denis Junior, had in recent months highlighted to the public the importance of organ donation and the work of the Irish Kidney Association. At the requiem Mass on Tuesday, in St Mary’s Cathedral, celebrant Fr Kieran O’Brien said: “We all remember 2010 when David and Kevin were involved in a fatal accident, to lose two sons and two brothers for the Breen family was tragic, how do you cope?” He added: “Denis always spoke fondly of his two boys, and we all know time is a great healer and

The funeral of the late Denis Breen leaving St Mary's Cathedral, Killarney, on Tuesday and, inset, the late Denis Breen.

just as the family were coping with this loss, they were dealt another blow; Denis was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, kidney failure, which would require dialysis treatment a few times a week, and we would have seen over the last few months at how the family promoted the importance of organ donation and I am sure will

continue this message. “We were all brought up to help others and to give of yourself and what better way to do so than the by donating of organs. Donors and their families must be admired, that in the shadow of their own grief, they are helping others, maybe not only saving one life but many lives.”

New community hospital for Killarney by 2021 NEWS that the town is to receive a new community hospital in the next four years has been welcomed. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae has been in contact with the Minister responsible for the Elderly Helen McEntee this week and confirmed that Killarney is due to receive a new Community


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Hospital by 2021. The capital programme announced earlier this year provides for the replacement and refurbishment of 90 nursing homes across the country over the next 5 years. Under this programme it is proposed to deliver a new community Hospital Unit in Killarney

Denis’s son Denis Junior said: “We will miss his smiling face and his voice. His hardworking hands are now at rest.” He added: “My dad loved walks and drives to enjoy scenery. He loved company also; for instance when Fr Niall Howard would call to do a blessing and have a cup of tea with him.”

by 2021. This will replace the existing facilities. “This is a great announcement for Killarney and indeed the entire county as we all know the shortage of long-term beds for our elderly is at a crisis level and it is vital that the elderly in the area can be cared for so that their families can visit them regularly if they live near by and I am glad to hear that Killarney is getting this urgently needed unit,” said Deputy HealyRae.

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‘The people of Kerry and services users deserve better treatment than this’

Industrial action looming over Deer Lodge in Killarney By Eve Kelliher

SIPTU has called on the Minister for Health to immediately investigate why two newly built, state-of-the-art buildings in the Kerry Mental Health Services area have been lying idle for the past two years. These include the forty-bed purpose-built Deer Lodge in Killarney and a four-bed intensive care unit for mental health in Kerry University Hospital. Deer Lodge will accommodate those presently resident in the O’Connor unit at the rear of St Finan’s Hospital as well as providing 10 beds for rehabilitation purposes. “The HSE has committed millions of euro to providing these buildings, which are necessary to deliver a progressive and modern mental health service in Kerry,” said Donie Doody, Killarney, branch organiser, SIPTU. “However the HSE is undermining its own positive work by continuing to delay the opening of these buildings and allowing patients to remain in old dilapidated buildings which are no longer fit for purpose.” In addition, hundreds of thousands of euro has been spent preparing residents in Cluain Fionnain, an intellectual disability unit in Killarney, for transfer into residences in the community, added Mr Doody. All staff presently employed by the HSE in Cluain Fionnain should be deployed back into the mental health services, according to SIPTU. “Nurses presently employed in Cluain Fhionnain are mental health nurses and are anxious to return to the mental health services,” said Mr Doody. SIPTU has issued a deadline of May 31, 2017, by which time it wants its members re-deployed. “It is our plan that the redeployed nurses be used to staff the two new buildings currently lying idle,” said the SIPTU branch manager. “In the long-term this will save the HSE thousands of euro, provide an enhanced service to the people of Kerry and better facilities to service users accommodated in the new buildings. In the event that our deadline of May 31, 2017, is not honoured by the HSE, SIPTU has no option but to ballot its members for industrial action. “The people of Kerry and the services users deserve better treatment than this. It is appalling that the facilities we have waited so long for, now built, lie idle and still outside the grasp of those who need them most.”

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Killarney Advertiser sheds new light on going green ST PATRICK’S DAY might be a month away yet, but Killarney Advertiser is already going green. The company reviewed its waste and energy in 2016 and implemented a new waste management plan, and this week it has shed new light – literally – on the eco-friendly direction it is taking. “Last October we reviewed our lighting in conjunction with Aidan Kennedy Electrical,” said general manager Aidan Quirke. “Our fluorescent lights were giving us trouble and the decision was made to implement new LED panels which have a much lower energy consumption. Aidan Kennedy took us through the options and we settled on LED panels. Whilst being better for the environment it also saved the company €1,000 a year on electricity.” The investment will pay for itself over two years, added Aidan. “Once we reviewed the figures and the savings on electricity, it was easy to make the investment to go green,” he said. “The lighting is much better than what we had and Aidan Kennedy ensured that we under- Aidan Quirke, general manager, Killarney Advertiser, pictured holding one of the old fluorescent light fixtures after stood the savings and payback on investment.” Killarney Advertiser replaced its lights with an eco-friendly LED system.

Glenflesk sings out for Kerry Stars

Paul O'Donoghue of the Glenflesk Men's Choir and Ollie Favier of The Shire. Killarney, presenting €1500 to Maura Murphy, Breda Healy, Martina McCarthy, Katie Gleeson, Claire Spillane and Janet O'Dopnoghue of the Kerry Stars Special Olympic Fund.

THE Kerry Stars Special Olympic Club benefited to the tune of €1500 thanks to the talented singers from Glenflesk Men’s Choir and the team at The Shire, Killarney. Paul O'Donoghue of the Glenflesk Men's Choir and Ollie Favier of The Shire presented a cheque for the above amount, the proceeds of the Glenflesk Choir Christmas Carol Singing and also The Shire Christmas Hat Appeal, to the Kerry Stars recently.

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James O’Shea, Kerry Parents and Friends Association, Killarney, National Runner Up 18 years (Special Category) and over with Marty Whelan, Irish League of Credit Unions President Brian McCrory, John Long, Killarney Credit Union, and James’s brother Ian O’Shea and niece Ellen Adams.

Talented James in the picture with dream win BIG congratulations to talented Killarney artist James O’Shea whose eye-catching painting was selected from among 30,000 entries received across Ireland for one of the country’s biggest art competitions. The Killarney man stepped centre stage at Croke Park on Sunday to receive his runner-up prize in the art contest, run by the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU). Among those paying tribute to James was broadcasting legend Marty Whelan who was master of ceremonies. James, who was one of those entering the competition from Kerry Parents and Friends Association, was one of six national winners chosen from Kerry. The All-Ireland art competition, now in its 33rd year, was organised throughout 300 credit unions with 33 national winners picked at the final stage of the competition. This year’s theme ‘Dreams are made of this….’ was open to interpretation by each entrant.


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The judges for this year’s competition were, Una Sealy, RHA Gallery and RTÉ’s Painting the Nation, Ursula Retzlaff O’Connell, artist, and John Walsh, creative director, Focus Advertising. Speaking at the awards ceremony, ILCU president Brian McCrory said: “I am greatly impressed by the quality of the artwork on display at Croke Park today, and it has been very compelling to see how uniquely each of the artists interpreted the theme of Dreams. I would like to extend a huge congratulations to each and every artist that participated.” Joy Clifford-Vaughan, youth officer, Killarney Credit Union, said: “We would like to congratulate James O’Shea for his achievement as runnerup in the Adult Special Category. We always have a great submission from Kerry Parents and Friends and hope that encourages more to participate in next year’s competition.” The six winners received cash prizes and each winning entry will have their artwork featured in the Credit Union’s 2018 national calendar.

Orla O’Donoghue, merit winner, from Rathmore Credit Union, Kerry with Marty Whelan and ILCU president Brian McCrory in Croke Park.

Hannah Wright, runner-up, Rathmore Credit Union, with Marty Whelan and ILCU president Brian McCrory in Croke Park.

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THE Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle has raised more than €11.9 million to date and this week announced its 10 beneficiary charities for 2017. This event, which takes place on Saturday, July 1, will set the wheels in motion to generate cash for Talbot Grove, Derrynane Inshore Rescue, Temple Street Foundation, Buy A Bus Campaign for Kerry Parents & Friends Association, Down Syndrome Kerry, Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre, Camphill Community Dingle, Recovery Haven Kerry, Rathmore Social Action Group and Valentia Hospital. Registration for the 2017 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle will open at 7am on Saturday, February 25, via Now in its 34th year, the event is the biggest one-day charity fundraising event in Ireland and attracts over 10,000 leisure cyclists, completing the 112-mile challenge. The charities nominated support many people within communities across Munster, said Cathal Walshe, PRO, Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. “With €1.7 million raised

Front from left, Cathal Walshe, organiser, PJ O’Sullivan, Valentia Hospital, Samantha O’Shea, Rathmore Social Action Group, Angela McNulty, Temple Street Foundation, Michael Donnelly, Derrynane Inshore Rescue, Eileen Comerford, Recovery Haven Kerry, Brian Gallagher, Camphill Dingle, Angela Rooney, Buy A Bus for Kerry Parents & Friends Association, Vera O’Leary, KRSAC, Sarah Kelleher, Down Syndrome Kerry, Tony Daly, chairman, and Con Cremin, Talbot Grove. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

alone in 2016, the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle shares a collective vision – to raise as much money as possible for the Munster region each year,” said Cathal.

Registration will open on February 25. There will be 10,000 spaces available and as part of the registration process all participants will be required to select one

of the 10 main beneficiary charities, to cycle for. Each charity will be allocated 1,000 cyclists and when the allocated spaces for a charity are full - registrants will be have the option to select another charity which has availability. “There will be no lottery system this year, and registrations will be taken on a first come first served basis. The 2017 process has evolved to provide a smoother process for cyclists and fundraisers to engage with,” said Cathal. The basic donation for 2017 is €100 plus a 3.5% service fee. Cyclists will have the option to make additional donations or fundraise for their chosen charity and can additionally request a sponsorship card or set up an online fundraising page with Everyday Hero to facilitate their own fundraising journey.

Mayor welcomes windfall for Killarney Cultural Centre THE cathaoirleach of Killarney Councillor Brendan Cronin has welcomed a grant allocation of over €120,000 for Killarney Cultural Centre. This is part of a rollout of capital funding of more than €9m for arts and cultural centres across Ireland announced by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys today. Minister Humphreys made the announcement as part of the

Creative Ireland programme, with funding provided under her Department’s Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018. Killarney Cultural Centre, under the auspices of Kerry County Council, has received €120,320. A total of 56 cultural organisations will benefit from this capital investment, including theatres, heritage centres, galleries, archives, integrated arts centres, artist studios and creative and performance spaces. Killarney cathaoirleach Cllr Brendan Cronin.

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Coffee morning in memory of Sheila for Kerry Palliative Care FRIENDS and family of the late Sheila Mac Kelliher are hosting coffee morning next week in the popular Killarney lady’s memory. The event will take place in Kaynes Bar in

The Dromhall Hotel on Thursday, February 23, from 9.30am to 11.30am. Tea, coffee, pastries and home baking will be on offer. All proceeds will go to Kerry Palliative Care.

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The Provocateur ‘There should be no need for cyclists, runners or walkers in Killarney to worry about safety’

KILLARNEY IS A SPORT AND LEISURE PARADISE IN KILLARNEY we are gifted with facilities unmatched to any other place in the world. The National Park is a sports and leisure paradise equiped with lakes, mountains, trails and pathways. The Lakes of Killarney are a luxury allowing several rowing clubs to run and thrive – a sport that many inland communities can’t participate in. These lakes also enable fishermen of any level to enjoy their hobby in their own backyard. The lakes are a huge tourist attraction with boat tours kayak lessons and fishing trips to be had. Thirty-five pedestrians and ten cyclists were killed on iIrish roads in 2016, according to figures from the Road Safety Authority. Our National Park provides an approximately 26,000-acre area free of all traffic and so here should be no need for cyclists, runners or walkers in Killarney to worry about their safety. This means many running races and events take place all year round. We are gifted with these facilities and they must be utilised by everyone.



WILD ATLANTIC WAY TO TELL ITS STORIES FÁILTE IRELAND this announced the installation of 30 new engaging interpretation panels at all of its Discovery Points along the Wild Atlantic Way in County Kerry. The panels are situated at local spots such as Skelligs View and Inch Strand - featuring local stories chosen as a direct result of local consultation and engagement with local historians, heritage officers and other local experts. The installation of the panels is part of a wider initiative to bring local stories to life all across the route. Fáilte Ireland’s Head of the Wild Atlantic Way, Fiona Monaghan, said: “The rationale for the panels is to provide visitors with local stories which will add layers to the Wild Atlantic Way experience and bring each location to life for

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tourists. A key part of this phase of our development of the Wild Atlantic Way project has been a close and productive partnership with local experts and historians as well as with the individual local authorities along the route.” Last year, Fáilte Ireland had developed photo points at each of the discovery points and embarkation points along the route. The photo points were designed to literally “frame” photographs taken by visitors at the beauty spots and scenic views along the route. The new interpretation panels are being installed next to each photo points and are intended to tell visitors a little of the history and heritage of the area.

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IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE? Today the variety of exoplanets discovered is immense and ranges from large hot balls of gas to smaller rocky worlds, says Trevor O’Donoghue WHEN I was in secondary school, the first few pages of my geography book proclaimed our place in the universe. Earth was the third planet from the sun. One of nine planets in orbit around it. That was it, nine planets. Sure, there was a lot of talk about planets around other stars and Star Trek’s Starship Enterprise would pay a visit to some of them every week. But in the real world we knew of nine. That was until 1992 when the first planet outside our solar system was discovered. Once the first one was found, more followed and pretty soon the numbers started to become quite significant. Today, that number stands at over 3750 extra solar planets (exoplanets) with the number growing all the time. Our own solar system wasn’t immune from discovery with large asteroids/planets discovered outside the orbit of Pluto. This meant that either we had more than nine planets or Pluto was just one of many small rocky worlds orbiting the sun at great distances. Unfortunately, Pluto got demoted and from 2006, our solar system was pronounced to have eight planets with Pluto and other bodies like it becoming “dwarf planets”. Today the variety of exoplanets discovered is immense and ranges from large hot balls of gas that travel around their parent star at breakneck speed to smaller rocky worlds orbiting at a more leisurely rate and every possible combination in between. The holy grail when it comes to finding life on other worlds are rocky earthlike planets residing in the habitable or Goldilocks zone, a

TALKING POINTS Another prestigious award for Fr Shay Cullen

region where the temperature is not too hot and not too cold, but is just right to support liquid water on its surface. Unfortunately rocky worlds tend to be much harder to find than the larger gas planets and so the number of confirmed terrestrial exoplanets is much smaller than the total number of exoplanets discovered. In 2007, NASA launched the Kepler space telescope to discover more exoplanets and establish their frequency. Data from Kepler has already confirmed over 1000 exoplanets, with a further 3000 exoplanets to be confirmed. The good news is that using data from Kepler, scientists estimate that there are over 40 billion earth size planets in our Milky Way galaxy alone, 11 billion of which orbit sun like stars. In spite of this knowledge and the proliferation of alien worlds, we are still no closer to answering the question “Are we alone?” •Feeling curious about the world around you? Email any science-related questions you might have to Trevor at or see

THE 2017 AK Shalom Award in Germany has been awarded to Fr Shay Cullen and the Preda Foundation in the Philippines. The prestigious prize, which was initiated by a group of theology students at the university, has been awarded annually since 1982 for extraordinary commitment in the field of peace and human rights. Fr Shay was in Killarney last October to be presented with another sought-after accolade, the Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award. An Irish Columban Missionary, Fr Cullen has pioneered justice and peace programmes in the Philippines since he arrived there in 1969.

Fr Shay Cullen.

McDonald’s hosts ‘free breakfast Friday’ today KERRY’S McDonald’s branches will be satisfying hungry customers today with over 100,000 free Egg McMuffins for its Free Breakfast Friday. All 91 McDonald’s restaurants around Ireland will participate in the giveaway, whereby customers can exchange vouchers for either a free Bacon & Egg McMuffin or a free Sausage & Egg McMuffin until 10am. Every year, McDonald’s Ireland serves over two million free range, Irish eggs, sourced from Greenfield Foods in Co Monaghan.

Pluto is no longer a planet. Since 2006 has been known as a dwarf planet. PICTURE: NASA/APL/SwRI

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THEIR fancy footwork set the stage alight as Jennifer McCarthy and Timmy O’Connor danced their way to the coveted winners’ podium in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing at the INEC, Killarney. The pair entertained the sold-out audience with their routine to Walking on Sunshine. The third annual soldout event proved a huge coup for the Irish Cancer Society’s Killarney and South Kerry branch, which will use the proceeds to pay for night nurses who care for and help make cancer patients more comfortable, said its chairman Eugene O’Sullivan, Contestants were certainly put through their paces in recent months by choreographer Debbie Driscoll as they ensured their routines were perfectly pitched to wow the crowd – and of course the judges – at the 1980s-themed event. Since Strictly started three years ago it has raised in excess of €100,000 for the Irish Cancer Society’s Killarney and south Kerry branch.

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‘People in a hurry cause accidents’


IN RELATION to Killarney Advertiser’s coverage on the Killarney Bypass junction, public awareness of this issue is very welcome but I’m of the opinion that it’s people in a hurry that cause accidents at these junctions. The suggestion of a slip lane for turning left would allow free-flow and those in a hurry to move on safely and the rest of us wait patiently until it’s safe to cross and turn right. The suggestion of opening the so-called existing pedestrian underground crossing is just a silly dream. This doesn’t exist and never did.

The Doyles of Glena pictured in Marian Terrace 1955, from left, Gerald, Philomena, John, Mago, Una, Bernard, Ann, Mary, Dominic, Kathleen, Danny, Pat, Aileen, Sheila, Michael, Ellen, (inset) Daniel.

‘Rest assured, we don’t have any weapons of mass destruction or launch codes in Kerry’ AND so it continues….on Friday, February 10, 2017, the Irish Times carried an opinion piece by an Oliver Callan headed “Could Trumpism take off here? Yes, it already has”. To start with, I find it hard to understand how somebody can write an opinion piece about a person that they have never met, but Mr Callan proceeds to do just that. Leaving aside for a moment his comments about myself and my brother Danny, I take grave exception to his comments about our late father Jackie Healy-Rae, RIP, and his funeral to which thousands of people turned up to pay their last respects. Unfortunately my father is no longer around to stand up for his good record as a public representative for over 40 years. He proceeds to liken our reverence for our late father to Donald Trump’s “obsessive view” of his late father Fred. Well, if holding your father in high regard is a crime, sure go ahead and shoot me now, Mr Callan…. He states that I “inherited the Kerry South seat in 2011”. Well, I am sorry, Mr Callan, but politics does not work like that – there is no such

thing as “inheriting” a political seat. I put myself forward for the general election in 2011 in the same way as all of the other candidates. He talks about Brexit and immigrants but he fails to mention that I as chair of the Joint Committee on European Affairs together with other members of the Committee were in Brussels last week for talks on what Brexit will mean for Ireland. The delegation attended 14 meetings in 2 days and we met, amongst others, Mr Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator for the European Commission, Mr Guy Verhofstadt, European Parliament Representative on Brexit, Commissioner Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Ms Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman and HE Declan Kelleher, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the European Union. Under the heading “freeloaders”, he refers to expenses “clocked up” by us in March 2016 when the Dáil only sat for two days. What he fails to mention is that during this period we were in Dublin, morning, noon and night, playing our part in the negotiations on the formation

of a new Government. Mr Callan states that “you cannot condemn those who elect the Healy-Raes”. Well, I am sure that the 30,369 people in Kerry who gave us their first preference votes in Election 2016 will breathe a sigh of relief and will be delighted to hear that they are not going to be “condemned” for exercising their democratic vote. He says “let’s be glad that this most nuclear of families” doesn’t have any launch codes. Rest assured, Mr Callan, we don’t have any weapons of mass destruction or launch codes in Kerry – we don’t need them. You are more than welcome to visit the “Deep South” at any stage to check it out. Like I said at the beginning I have never met Mr Callan so I would not dare to venture or voice any “opinion” on him. He is described as “an Irish vocal and performance satirist and impressionist” and as far as I know he is quite successful in his chosen field. I wish him good luck in his future career. Michael Healy-Rae, TD, Sandymount, Kilgarvan

Mike Finnegan, Direen, Killarney

Electricity cables on Park Road and public lights on Countess Road AT THE recent Killarney Municipal area meeting I asked that the council would have as a proximate objective the under-grounding of the overhead electricity cables at Park Road, Killarney, as they detract from the visual aspect of a vital approach to the town. The council replied that it the under-grounding is an objective of the council but that there is no funding available at present. When funding becomes available for minor footpath works the necessary ducting will be put in place to allow for the requested to work to be done in due course. I also asked that the council would erect two public lights on the northern side of Countess Road along by the high hotel wall as the location is dangerously dark for the many who walk and jog along there. The council agreed to investigate this area and if lights are deemed necessary the project could be suitable for councillor’s allocation. I would consider allocating some money to the project. Councillor Michael Gleeson, Clasheen, Killarney

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

LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS MATTHEW 5:38-48: Jesus tells us to act out of love and says that acting out of love is better than acting out of revenge. What does your experience tell you? Perhaps you have at times hit back in revenge when you have been hurt or offended. What effect did this have on you, on others, and on your relationship with them? Contrast this with the times when you resisted the urge to retaliate. What outcome did this have on you, on others, and on your relationship with them, both at the time, and in the long-term? From other passages in the Gospels it is clear that Jesus did not mean that we should ignore injustices, and never make a stand against others. What lessons have you learned in life on when, and how, to make a stand? What wisdom would you share with others from your experience?


John Byrne OSA, Veritas

TO KNOW what matters and what does not is a lesson that accompanies us all through life. This weekend’s Word of God condenses our choices to basic fundamentals. Be holy (First Reading). Show compassion and thanks. Our desire to be holy, compassionate, grateful and to love perfectly is intensely “there” and, with equal intensity, “not there”. We hold ourselves in a condition of surrender. We desire all that God’s Word offers us by invitation, yet we choose by our passivity not to initiate nor to cooperate. St Paul opens today’s reading with a direct question: “Didn’t you realise that you were God’s temple and that the Spirit of God was living among you?” From our own sluggish passivity arises a creativity, a mysterious liberation from all the everyday ordinariness of demands and deadlines. There is nothing to say in answer to the question by St Paul, nothing even to experience in any words that sound impressive, only to accept and realise in the words of today’s Psalm, that “we are crowned with love and compassion” and our “life will be redeemed from the grave”. Fr John Cullen, Veritas


ONE of the most famous passages in the Gospels: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. It is a radical text and not so easy. How can we be expected to love those who have hurt us or done harm to us? Anthony de Mello, an Indian Jesuit who wrote many books on spirituality, spoke often about the concept of “loving enemies”. When someone hurts us, when someone triggers emotional pain in us, de Mello suggests that we try to come to the realisation that we are “standing before our benefactor”. The situation is a reminder that we are still to grow and we are hurt because someone has not met our expectations. It is these expectations that we must let go of. We can learn from the other who has wronged us: how has this affected me? What do I need to let go of? The teachings in this passage are radical and go against what we hear around us in our world like calls for retribution and revenge. However Jesus has high expectations of his followers, to go against the grain. Jesus is not encouraging passiveness. He is inviting people to a “third way”: to make a non-violent stand when faced with persecution. By “offering the other cheek” we allow for the potential of conversion of the other to a realisation of what they have done. The easy option is to retaliate, to not see our brother or sister standing before us. We can offer them an opportunity to see our own sacred humanity. ‘Loving our enemies’ is a call to constantly move towards restoring relationships, offering mercy and peace. In the words of Gandhi: “An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.”


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Support Groups

COULD YOU NOT WATCH ONE HOUR WITH ME? Eucharistic adoration. Church of the Resurrection-Tuesday 10.00am-10.00pm. St. Mary’s Cathedral Wednesday 10.30-6.00pm. St. Columbanus Church-Thursday 6.30 -7.30pm. The Friary-Friday 2.00-7.00pm. The Friary-Sunday 6.00-7.00pm METHODIST CHURCH, EAST AVENUE Sunday worship 9am & 11am; Prayer meetings Tuesday & Thursday 8am -9am; Parent & Toddler 10am - 12 noon (term-time); Wednesday 7.30pm Bible Study; Friday 11am Bible Study, 12noon Lunch. During December Friday morning Christmas Day service at 11AM Watchnight Service 31st December @ 11.15PM AWARE KILLARNEY DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP Aware Depression Support Group meets: Killarney - Mondays, KDYS at 8pm. Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary. www. Tralee Venue:Parish Centre, St. John’s Church Tuesday 8pm – 9pm EPILEPSY IRELAND

The next support meeting for people with Epilepsy will be held at the Epilepsy Ireland office, Park Road o Thursday next Tuesday 22nd November at 10.30am (The next meeting for parents will be held on December 6th at 10.30am) Please contact Kathryn at 064-630301 for further details KERRY POSITIVE OPTION CRISIS PREGNANCY COUNSELLING SERVICE Free -

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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 krcc@ 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:, Text HELP to 51444, 24-hour; Samaritans 1850609090 or freephone 116123; Pieta House, free counselling, 066-7163660 www.pieta. ie; South West Counselling Centre, Killarney, free suicide prevention and bereavement counselling, 0646636416/6636100; 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 Killarney Cultural Centre (East Avenue Rd.) Prayer and Bible study meeting Wednesday 8pm. at various homes. For more information tel. 6632600 or 6635461. Psalm 119:105 ‘Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” https://www.facebook. com/KillarneyBaptistChurch. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you think you have a problem with alcohol please contact 066-7128720 or 087-0522911. NEW BEGINNINGS MINISTRIES KILLARNEY NEW BEGINNINGS ARE HOSTING ELLEL MINISTRIES ON SATURDAY FEB 18TH FROM 10.00 AM TO 4.00PM AT THE TORC HOTEL ON THE MALLOW/RATHMORE ROAD OUTSIDE KILLARNEY,,AND ON SUNDAY FEB 19TH AT 12.00 NOON AT THE KILLARNEY COURT HOTEL ,THE THEME FOR THE WEEKEND IS “INNER HEALING WITH FREEDOM FROM FEAR, ANXIETY AND DERPESSION ETC,,ALL WELCOME,CONTACT (087)7068533 SOUTH KERRY PARKINSON’S The South Kerry Parkinson’s support Group next meeting is on 13th February, 2017, at the Methodist Church hall, next to the Killarney Avenue Hotel. For further information please contact Grace McCrae, president, 064-7758837. MUCKROSS I.C.A. Monthly meeting of Muckross guild of I.C.A. takes place on monday 13th February at 7.45pm in Loughquittane N.S. Annual quiz night.



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heart-safe community THE recent series of screenings of Ireland’s first talkie will ring in the changes to make Killarney a more heart-safe town. The Cooper family staged the screenings of Thomas Cooper’s movie classic The Dawn, at Cinema Killarney, in the process raising an impressive €3800 which they presented to 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 estab-

lished on Main Street in September and plans are in place for another, with the Woodlawn area proposed as the location of the next phone box. “We would like to say a special thanks to the Cooper family and Cinema Killarney for selecting the Heart of Killarney as the beneficiary from the screenings of The Dawn,” 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.”

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Operation Transformation to visit Killarney for parkrun

Katherine Cooper Cronin and Michelle Cooper Galvin presenting the proceeds of the screening of The Dawn at Cinema Killarney, to Eilish Coffey, Damien Baker and Leo O'Connor of the Heart of Killarney.


WELL, we’ve been following the fortunes of the Operation Transformation leaders on the small screen in recent weeks, and now it’s time to put our best foot forward ourselves as RTÉ visits the Killarney parkrun this weekend. As RTÉ’s Operation Transformation concludes with its official 5k finale event in Phoenix Park, Killarney parkrun has been selected as one of four parkrun locations where the RTÉ cameras will be paying a visit! So whether you are a runner, a jogger, a stroller or a walker, we would love you to join us at Killarney parkrun this Saturday,

February 18, at 9.15am for the pre-event briefing, so as to start promptly at 9.30am. “All you need to do, if not already done to date, is to register once with,” said Cora Carrigg of Killarney parkrun. “Print out your personal barcode you receive and bring it along with you each and every Saturday morning.” Allow yourself ample time for parking and head for Killarney parkrun’s starting point, which is within Muckross House Car Park, opposite the Muckross Traditional Farms.

Breda Ashe, Elaine O’Connor, Ann Doherty, Susan Griffin and Caitriona O’Shea.

THE Second Time Around fashion extravaganza consists of over 1500 “preloved” fashion items, all ready for resale over the weekend of February 24-26 at the Scamps & Scholars premises on Langford Street in Killorglin. All proceeds will go to the Kerry/Cork


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Health Link Bus and the Scamps & Scholars Car park development fund. Last year’s event was a massive success raising a total of €5,500 in total for the charities. For more details contact Breda or Ann at Scamps & Scholars on 066-9762525 or see

Above: RTÉ’s Operation Transformation leaders pictured with Kathryn Thomas.


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Steph and Paul O’Sullivan, Greywind.

BY EVE KELLIHER RAVE reviews have followed every performance by Killarney singer/songwriter duo Greywind. The brother-and-sister team are breathing new life into the music scene, rocketing into the UK charts after a sellout performance in London recently. Super-talented Paul and Steph O’Sullivan are based in Ballydribeen and commute to London for concerts. Their album Afterthoughts was launched by Universal on January 27 when they played a capacity concert in St Pancras Old Church. “It's been a surreal start for us and we feel really grateful for everything that has happened in the last two years,” Steph told the Killarney Advertiser. “From signing a record deal with Universal,

recording our debut album in Texas, playing some of the biggest festivals in the world to selling out our debut headline show in London last month, we've achieved so much already and we're really excited for the rest of 2017.” Greywind have just announced two massive UK festivals for this summer that they have always wanted to play, Download Festival and 2000 Trees Festival. So how did they first embark on a career in the music? “Kerrang! and MTV were two of the things that got us into this genre of music so it's crazy seeing our own music videos on those TV channels and in the magazines that inspired us growing up,” said Steph. Their parents, Paul O’Sullivan and Mary Culloty O’Sullivan (a well-known classically trained

Making a splash in aid of Aware IT FIRST made a splash eight years ago and in that time the Christmas Day dip at Dundag has generated just over €40,000. Niki McCarthy, Tiernaboul, conceived of the event in memory of her sister Sylvan Money and the most recent dip raised €5359. “The day was a great success despite the weather which included high wind and heavy rain,” said Niki. “We had over 100 participants, which is the highest number so far. I would like to thank the lifeguards Derek and Conor O'Leary and the Order of Malta for providing first aid cover.” Niki presented the cheque to Dolores Gallagher of depression support charity Aware who said the funds will support people in Kerry. “The support groups are for people with experience of stress, anxiety depression and mood-related conditions. It is a free service, no referral is needed and no booking is required,” said Dolores.

The Killarney support group meets in the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service centre in Fairhill, on Mondays from 8pm to 9pm, while the Tralee venue is the parish centre, St John’s Church, on Tuesdays, 8pm to 9pm.

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soprano), also had an influence on their musical development. “Our mum is a singer herself and our dad was always playing the likes of Thin Lizzy and Ozzy Osbourne around the house so we were always surrounded by music,” said Steph. “My biggest influences were the bands me and Paul grew up listening to such as My Chemical Romance, Jimmy Eat World and Thrice. We were lucky enough to support Thrice at their soldout show at The Forum in London last year, so that was really special for us, getting to support one of our biggest inspirations.” Steph is a past pupil of Holy Cross Mercy National School and St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School and Paul attended Presentation Monastery NS and St Brendan’s College.

Planning permission granted for new burial ground for Killarney PLANNING permission has been granted for a much-needed new burial ground for Killarney. The confirmation followed a special meeting held by members of the Killarney Municipal District and senior management of Kerry County Council at Killarney Library on Tuesday. The quest for a graveyard for Killarney started over 30 years ago. The proposed Knockeendubh site will have 2,315 spaces, 150 car parking spaces and would serve Killarney town and its hinterland’s

population of around 20,000 people for the next 35 years. Following a period of public consultation last year, Kerry County Council received 85 submissions from State agencies, councillors and local residents. Five councillors voted in favour of granting planning permission for the site with three voting against it. Negotiations are ongoing between Kerry County Council and the landowner to buy the site. If the talks are unsuccessful a compulsory purchase order will be sought. 17.02.17 Killarney Advertiser



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LET’S MAKE THIS YEAR’S PARADE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER to show pride in their community. We love it in the Fiona Crowley Stage School. As the theme this year is diversity, the committee are looking forward to seeing the creativity again that was so

The newly appointed creative director of the St Patrick’s Day parade in Killarney, Fiona Crowley gives an overview of the lead-up to the annual event VALENTINE'S DAY may still be on everybody's mind but that's not the case amongst the committee of the St Patrick's Day committee, who have been hard at work since last September to ensure that this year's parade and festival is bigger and better in every way. The committee comprises of hardworking individuals/volunteers who are all giving up their free time to help make the festival a truly unique and enjoyable experience for you! As the newly appointed creative director of the St Patrick’s Day parade in Killarney, I see all sorts of clubs, organisations and societies getting ready to display their wonderful talents. The Fiona Crowley Stage School members have changed from elves at Christmas to leprechauns for St Patrick’s Day in one fell swoop! Our students just love getting out there for any event! There is a


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RECIPE OF THE WEEK CRÈME BRÛLÉE Treat your loved ones this Easter weekend. Mark Murphy, Dingle Cookery School, shares his recipe for a delicious after-dinner treat

INGREDIENTS 600 ml cream Vanilla pods 10 egg yolks 60g caster sugar plus 100g for glaze METHOD Preheat oven to 150ºC. Put cream in a pot with vanilla and bring to a gentle boil. Meanwhile mix the egg yolks and sugar together, add the cream then pass it through a sieve. Place this mixture in a ramekin, put in a tray and place water around ramekins until it comes up on ¾ of the ramekins. Cook for 30 minutes until the custard has set - a gentle shake should determine this – if the custard wobbles put it back in the oven for another five minutes. Allow to cool. To serve place sugar over the custard and use a blow torch to caramelise the sugar.4This recipe makes eight.



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Grace Notes This is our music

Killarney singer and singing teacher Grace Foley asks why we consider Irish music as being “for the tourists”?

I AM currently preparing repertoire for the summer season and I have begun to wonder, why do we consider shows that feature Irish music as being “for the tourists”? In Ireland we have a very long and proud tradition of music and this music is known all around the world. Why then do we not want to attend shows that showcase Irish music? Is it because we consider them to be “too Irish”? I have previously mentioned that I have attended both Gaelic Roots and Celtic Steps and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed myself at both shows. Are local people less inclined to go to these shows because they are always on our doorstep and therefore there is no urgency to attend? Do we feel detached from Irish music when we are not involved in it? In Ireland

we love a good singsong in the pub and I think this is because of both the intimate setting and the fact that we feel very connected to the music in this atmosphere. The Irish music tradition has always involved the passing down of tunes and songs by ear from generation to generation. There are so many amazing pieces of Irish music out there but do we always hear them in these shows? Killarney is our town, all year round, and entertainment should be provided for and embraced by locals and tourists alike. My hope for Killarney is that we as a town will embrace the performing Arts throughout the entire year. Performances in Killarney that appeal to locals should not be limited to the winter months. • Grace’s website is

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STARRING Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, JK Simmons and John Legend La La Land is a musical revolving around themes of love, passion, music and following your dreams. The film follows two young dreamers living in Hollywood, a jazz pianist named Seb (Ryan Gosling) and a barista hoping to become an actress, Mia (Emma Stone). The film looks at the couple as they fall in love after a few chance meetings. This may sound like your typical romance film however Damien Chazelle’s film is a joy to watch; as the characters break into amazingly choreographed song and dance at the drop of a hat. The stellar cast does a marvellous job of making their characters feel raw, real and relatable while singing and dancing around the screen. La La Land is a front-runner for ”Best Picture” at the Oscars this year. It is all shot beautifully and at times feels like

La La Land you’re watching a classic musical. He uses colours to make the screen explode with personality. One day, Rachel becomes infuriated as she sees something shocking at Hipwell’s home. This causes a drunken Rachel to scramble off the train and look for Megan, only to blackout and awaken hours later in her apartment. Friend and apartment sharer Cathy, who finds out surprising information about Rachel, threatens to kick her out if she doesn’t get her act together.The next day Rachel hears tragic news which leaves her horrified and kicks off the mystery in the plot. Starring Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux, Rebecca Ferguson, Laura Prepon and Haley Bennett, this nail-biting spine-chiller will leave you with mixed emotions as the twists and turns increase and become more intense. Fantastic and highly recommended film.

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Gleneagle Group winners take a bow at staff awards


Patrick O’Donoghue, left, MD, Gleneagle Hotel Group, and Brian Bowler, General Manager, Brehon Hotel, presenting Ewelina Rychalk, with Brehon Hotel 2016 Employee of the Year at an award ceremony at the hotel, also included are category award winners, Kristine Zeige, Sean Hughes, Claire Costello, Monika Bdgek, Chad Byrne, Sinead McCarthy, Kamila O’Connor Fiona Collins, Moriez Karpea, Kimie O’Keeffe, Danielle Delaney.


Patrick O'Donoghue, MD of The Gleneagle Group (left) and John Dolan, General Manager of The Gleneagle Hotel, presenting the Employee of the Year awards to Gretel O'Sullivan and Trevor O'Keeffe. PICTURE: VALERIE O’SULLIVAN


Patrick O'Donoghue, MD of The Gleneagle Group, and John Dolan, General Manager of The Gleneagle Hotel, pictured with the award recipients at the recent Gleneagle Staff Awards.


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Patrick O’Donoghue, left, MD, Gleneagle Hotel Group, and Brian Bowler, General Manager, Brehon Hotel, presenting Ewelina Rychalk, with The Brehon Hotel 2016 Employee of the Year award.

ROUNDS of applause and even standing ovations saluted the nominees and winners at The Gleneagle Group’s annual staff awards which took place recently. The Gleneagle team gathered in the Ballroom of The Gleneagle Hotel for their ceremony last Tuesday, while the awards for The Brehon, The Travel Inn and The Maritime Hotel, took place earlier in the month. The top awards of Employee of the Year went to Trevor O’Keeffe for The Gleneagle Hotel, Ewelina Rychalk for The Brehon, Joan O’Neill for The Travel Inn, Liam Cunney for The Maritime and Gretel O’Sullivan for The Gleneagle Group, each of whom received standing ovations from their colleagues. In The Gleneagle Hotel categories, Ita Lyne won Colleague of the Year, Sean Counihan won Best New Talent, Vance Harris won the Emerging Talent Award, Margaret Brosnan won the award for Going The Extra Mile, Pat Brosnan and Betty Tracey shared the Hero Award, Eugene O’Riordan won the Special Achievement Award, Eimear Flynn won the award for best Business or Training Initiative and Jadwiga Surmiak won Manager of the Year. In The Brehon categories, Danielle Delaney won Colleague of the Year, Eimear Bartley won Best New Talent, Patrick O’Sullivan won the Emerging Talent Award, Ernestas Karosas won the award for Going The Extra Mile, Sinead McCarthy and the Kitchen team led by Head Chef Chad Byrne shared the Special Achievement Award, Sean Hughes won the Hero of the Year Award, and the Angsana Spa team led by Spa Manager Fiona Collins won the Business Initiative Award. In The Travel Inn categories, Agatha Potts won Colleague of the Year, Louise Murphy won Best New Talent and Patrick Byrne won the Emerging Talent Award. In The Maritime Hotel categories, Radek Chimielewski won Colleague of the Year, Helena Downey won the Emerging Talent Award, Aileen O’Mahony won Best New Talent, Richard Garcia won the award for Going The Extra Mile, Elaine Dempsey won the Special Achievement Award, the Leisure Centre Team led by Manager Jason O’Sullivan won the award for best Business or Training Initiative while Malgorzata Dudek and Angelika Mereszne won an award for making the Most Significant Contribution to the group. In The Gleneagle Group category, the winners were Eileen Doherty who won Colleague of the Year, Michael MacSweeney who won the award for Best New Talent, Cariosa Fleming who won the award for Emerging Talent, Ann Shanahan who won the award for Going the Extra Mile, Orla Steinbeck who won the Hero Award while Gina Wickham and Ann O’Leary and The HOD team shared the Special Achievement Award.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Entry Form 2017


(Meaning “Showing a great deal of Variety”) The Killarney St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on 17th March 2017. It will start from Fitzgerald Stadium at 2pm sharp. All participants should be in their allocated position by 13.15pm Organisation/Group Name: Contact Address: Telephone Number: *Contact Person: Category:

School group Community group

E-mail: Contact Phone Number: Sports club Business

Band Other

If other please specify *Contact person must be present at the parade and available to discuss any issues that may arise in relation to their entry with the parade organisers. Do you intend to play music along the parade route? If yes is it Live Sound System



Proposed Form of Participation (i.e. approximate no. of participants, type of vehicle, etc.)

Entry description for MC (maximum 100 words -this should be witty and light-hearted):

Please read and sign below: We have read and agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions of Entry I confirm our organisation has its own public Liability Insurance to €6.5million I confirm that if we are using a vehicle in the parade it is insured and taxed. Signed: (On behalf of applicant)


CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: Please return your completed entry form by 3rd March 2017 to St. Patrick’s Festival Killarney, c/o Killarney Municipal District Office, Town Hall, Killarney, Co. Kerry or email St. Partick’s Festival (Cill Airne) Killarney c/o Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, 2nd Floor, Tourist Information Office, Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland Tel: +353 64 66 37928 Fax: +353 64 6636623 Email: 17.02.17 Killarney Advertiser


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INFORMATION & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY • Please complete entry form in full • Entries will be given a slot number once all applications are received. Ensure we have your contact details. • Entrants are required to comply fully with all instructions of the committee and stewards acting on our behalf on the day. This is in the interest of public safety. • Please note the new route this year. Parade line up will be at Fitzgerald Stadium, please be in place by 1.15pm sharp. • The committee reserves the right to refuse participation. Political or religious protests or entries deemed to be of a controversial or offensive nature will not be permitted. INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS: All entries, commercial or community, must provide evidence of Public Liability Insurance to be submitted with a limit of €6.5 million. A specific indemnity must be provided to Kerry County Council and Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, T/A St. Patrick’s Festival Cill Airne. All motor vehicles/motorised floats must hold Motor Insurance within the meaning’s of the Road Traffic Acts. Evidence must be provided of Road Risk cover to include Third Party property damage for a limit of €6.5 million. A specific indemnity must be provided to Kerry County Council and Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, T/A St. Patrick’s Festival Cill Airne. Your Insurer/Broker should be informed of your inclusion in the parade. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure your insurances are extended to cover the type of entry you have in the parade. All entrants participate at their own risk. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure the roadworthiness of all vehicles entered, including trailers and attachments. Drivers towing a trailer are required to have a specific driving license in accordance with the weight of the trailer being towed. For guidelines on which driving license type you require, additional information is available from the RSA ( SAFETY: 1. There must be a safety person in a hi-vis vest on either side of each vehicle/ float. 2. Groups and floats may NOT stop to perform at the reviewing stand for safety reasons and to facilitate the flow of the parade through the streets. 3. Literature / gifts/ sweets, etc. may not be distributed to the public along the parade route. 4. The organising committee will not be held responsible for any accident or incident before, during or after the parade. 5. Arrangements should be made for children to be collected immediately after the Parade in the Car park at Beech road. There is a child collection area at the very end of the Parade inside the Car Park. 6. For Safety reasons Articulated lorries are not permitted in the Parade. (Please note that commercial entries are limited to a maximum of 1 vehicle) 7. Groups who do not complete the entry form and comply with conditions cannot be allowed to enter the Parade. An inspection of all Floats will take place before the Parade commences. WE NEED YOU: We want you and your local community group/organisation/club/school/charity or business, to take part in what is always a fantastic day of celebration of our Irishness. Let’s all celebrate it together. Let your imagination go wild, and add something special to the 2017 Parade by taking part! Is mise le meas,

Anne Marie Kennelly

Voluntary Chairperson, St. Patrick’s Festival Killarney Committee 2017 c/o Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, Tourist Information Office, Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Email:

St. Partick’s Festival (Cill Airne) Killarney c/o Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, 2nd Floor, Tourist Information Office, Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland Tel: +353 64 66 37928 Fax: +353 64 6636623 Email:


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Back: John Galvin Jnr, John Cahillane, Shane O’Sullivan, Angela Cahillane, Matt Cahillane, John Riordan, Jacqueline Riordan, Sean O’Shea, John Mulvihill, Cllr John Francis Flynn, Mary Naughton, John Galvin Snr, Michael Corkery, Batty Cahillane, Luke Naughton, Anthony Naughton, Connie Naughton; front: Padraig Kissane and John Gerard Kissane. PICTURE: MICHAEL G KENNY

TRACTORS will rev up in Mid Kerry this month as a progressive and caring committee hosts a tractor run which will enhance the quality of life for children with special needs. The Red Fox Tractor Run in aid of St Francis Special School in Beaufort will take place on Sunday, February 26. Starting at the Red Fox, located between Killorglin and Glenbeigh at 11.30am sharp, the colourful tractor run will finish at 3pm and will be followed by a family fun afternoon that will include traditional music from

3.30pm-6.30pm. "The fundraiser is to raise money to develop an Organic Sensory Garden that will benefit 54 children at this fantastic school located on the grounds of St Mary of the Angels in Beaufort," said Jacqueline Riordan, secretary of the committee) from Glenbeigh. "As a proud mother of a child attending this school we established a committee to try and support these amazing children. The school motto has always focused on each child’s ability, not their disability. St Francis

Special School enables, encourages and enriches each child attending this school. Some of the children have Autism, learning disabilities and sensory processing difficulties. This garden will be a year round educational resource for the children. So much teaching and learning can go on in the garden. A polytunnel would enable the children to access the outdoors during colder months." The tractor run and fun afternoon will also have a number of attractive prizes including a night way in the Wood-

lands Hotel in Adare. “We also have a fabulous door raffle prize of two nights away in the Dingle Skellig Hotel and spot prizes,” said Jacqueline. “For children entertainment we have four free raffles for children’s hampers and there will also be a surprise guest, so please show your community spirit and support and help the children At St Francis Special School fulfil their dream!” For any information contact Jacqueline Riordan on 087-2202330 or Anthony Naughton 087-2740808.

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Killarney Municipal District Local Area Plan Kerry County Council is preparing the Draft Killarney Municipal District Local Area Plan (LAP) The Plan will prioritise actions and projects that will contribute to and facilitate the sustainable development and economic growth of the Municipal District in the interest of the common good. In order to do this the Planning Department of Kerry County Council is undertaking an online survey. The purpose of this survey is to gain a better understanding of the public’s perspectives and opinions in relation to settlements within the Killarney Municipal District. This information will feed back into the drafting of the plan but does not form part of the formal consultation process. The survey is open until Friday, 3 March 2017. Please keep an eye on local press and for information regarding the formal consultation process. To fill out the online survey, go to or the main link at Submissions in writing can also be made to Municipal District Officer, Killarney Municipal District Office, Main Street, Killarney.


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‘Let’s work together to maintain Killarney's position as Ireland's best place in which to live and to visit’

Eve Kelliher talks to new Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce President Paul O’Neill who gives an overview of the Chamber’s plans for the year ahead

MAKING Killarney the most accessible town in Ireland for people of all abilities as well as ensuring it continues to hold its own as both a day and evening Mecca all year round for locals and visitors alike are among the many ambitions of Paul O’Neill as new president of Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce. Before making a lively presentation on past achievements and future aspirations of the Chamber at his first official function as Chamber leader, in The Malton Hotel, last week, Paul paid tribute to his predecessor, Kate O’Leary. Muckross native Paul, who works in property management with Park Place Apartments, has served as vice-president of the Chamber for the past two years. “During that time I aided Kate and was involved in several projects. It is a big

advantage as I know what to expect and I know what’s involved," he said. “I have to acknowledge my fantastic predecessor, Kate O'Leary. What a smart and determined lady and a lovely person. I know how much she gave to the role over the two years and frankly it scares me!” Paul is looking forward to tackling his own todo list with gusto. The new Chamber leader’s priorities include making Killarney one of Ireland’s most accessible destinations, the Purple Flag, enhancing our festival offering, as well as the opening of Killarney House this summer and the continuation of the Lough Lein looped walk project. Ensuring Killarney opens its doors as one of the most accessible destinations in Ireland is a key

TEAMWORK AT ITS BEST TEAMWORK is key to the success of Killarney, said Chamber president Paul. Paul and his vice-president Paul Sherry paid tribute to the dozens of volunteers that help out during the year. “I want to thank you in advance for all your support,” said Paul O’Neill. Once again this year AIB will sponsor Chamber lunches as well as evening networking events.


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Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce president Paul O'Neill and his predecessor, Kate O'Leary. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

Chamber works closely with Kerry County Council on a wide range of topics, noted Paul. “I hope to grow our positive relationship over my two years as president,” he said. “I want to say 'thank you' to the elected members and the municipal management team for your continued support. We all want the same thing, to maintain Killarney's position as Ireland's best place in which to live and to visit.”

plan for Paul. “I would like to see us lead the way in Ireland when it comes to tourism for all, and ensure Killarney is accessible to people of all needs and abilities,” he told Killarney Advertiser. The Purple Flag is another key project in Killarney that is close to Mr O’Neill’s heart. “Purple Flag is the international accreditation for town centres in the evening and at night from 5pm to 5am,” he said. Killarney has an enviable reputation for coordinating an exciting programme of festivals and events, including St Patrick’s Festival Chill Áirne and the July 4 celebrations. Paul aims to build on our strengths in this area over the next two years. “We will continue the high standards and also add to and enhance the festival and event offering,” he said.

‘GREEN UP’ AND JOIN THE ST PATRICK’S FESTIVAL FUN THE St Patrick's Day festival goes from strength to strength under the stewardship of its chairperson Anne Marie Kennelly, noted Paul. He added: “The theme of this year's parade is 'Diversity', so we are looking for entrants to showcase their talent and achievements. Variety and fun are what it's all about. “Due to the closure of Plunkett Street (which is from the end of February until the beginning of April) there will be a different

route for this year only. We are very happy with the route (and thank you to Fitzgerald Stadium for their co-operation) and I'm sure that it will be a fantastic festival again this year. “There will be entertainment for the spectators throughout the day and we're calling on everyone to ‘green up’ and join the fun. Like all of the festivals, we are just the operatives. It is a partnership effort with Kerry County Council, the guards and volunteers.”

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Accessible tourism for all A HUGELY exciting business opportunity for Killarney may be coming very soon, said Paul O’Neill. The Killarney Chamber president noted: “Accessible tourism is making environments, venues, services and information technology suitable for the widest range of customers, including people with disabilities, illness, seniors, families with small children. “In reality accessibility is for everyone. Ireland is way behind practically every country in Europe in terms of awareness and more importantly, marketing of AT.” Over the last nine months, Paudie Healy, of Universal Access, has been managing an international pilot scheme on a new quality label programme on behalf of the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). “This is being done in partnership with Chamber and eight Killarney accommodation providers and it is going to be

launched globally later this year,” said Paul. “Killarney Chamber and Kerry County Council are now both associate members of ENAT. Fáilte Ireland has recently signed a framework agreement with ENAT to assist in developing Ireland to become a fully accessible destination. Universal Access has been appointed to develop the national strategy with Fáilte Ireland. The plan is to have four regional pilot Accessible Tourism destinations. Kerry County Council along with Killarney chamber have requested that Kerry be selected as one of those pilot counties with Killarney as the lead town,” said Paul “If we are successful in this bid, it will be a huge opportunity for the town and my commitment as president is to work towards making Killarney the most accessible town in Ireland.”

A midnight fireworks display at Killarney House and Gardens closes the annual July 4 celebrations. PICTURE: VALERIE O’SULLIVAN

Enjoying the atmosphere at the Killarney 4th July annual parade and celebrations in the town centre. PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

Retailers join forces Pictured at Killarney Garda Station for the unveiling of the Purple Flag were from left, Paul O'Neill, Chairperson of Purple Flag Killarney Working Group, John Anthony O'Sullivan,Sergeant Ken O'Sullivan, Eileen O'Connor, Tim O'Donoghue, Assumpta Sweeney, David Fitzgerald and Sergeant Dermot O'Connell. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

IT IS going to be a busy year for Killarney Chamber’s retail group, led by John McEnery. The inaugural retailer of the year awards will take place during the summer season and on Wednesday, March 22, Killarney Chamber will host a retail-themed even focusing on retail relevance and town revival. David Fitzsimons from Retail Excellence Ireland will be the guest speaker.

TIDY TOWNS TOWN AND MOUNTAIN MEITHEAL THE past 12 months were hugely successful for the Killarney Tidy Towns team. Killarney retained its gold medal and remained at the forefront of Supervalu National Tidy Towns competition. “This was made possible by the tremendous work of all in Killarney Municipal Authority and all the

volunteers of Team Killarney,” said Paul O’Neill. “One of the highlights of last year was our fifth Annual County Clean-Up sponsored by Kerry County Council and our very own KWD Recycling. This year the county clean-up will take place on Saturday, April 8.” Paul added: “Our town and National Park

meitheals were very active last year, turning out for 27 outings in the year, accounting for a total of 1,544 voluntary hours. This figure does not include the many hours that Killarney residents spend gathering litter on a daily basis in our community......... and the various residential and community clean-ups that take place.” 17.02.17 Killarney Advertiser



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It seems the cold of winter is to stay with us another while, but the longer daylight hours are encouraging growth everywhere we look, says Debby Looney

I SEE drifts of blackthorn in flower interspersed with catkins and hazel tassels in the hedgerows, and in my own garden daffodils are making an appearance. A very welcome sight is the emergence of the tiny hardy cyclamen, C. coum. We are all familiar with the showy indoor cyclamen, and the – arguably suitable! – winter bedding varieties, but Cyclamen coum is a truly hardy variety. Its flowers appear around now, before the leaves, in shades ranging from pure white to the deepest pink. I sat my two plants ten years ago, and they have formed a beautiful carpet under the apple tree. The second plant I can recommend is the Chinese witch hazel, or Hammamelis mollis, a large shrub which also flowers before the leaves appear. The flowers range from yellow to a burnt orange, and are strongly scented. It is hardy, likes our acid soil and also has beautiful autumn foliage. I find that with the promise of spring, I tend to get a little too

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Killarney Town Twinning and Sister Cities Association update KILLARNEY has had a long history of sister and twin towns and cities and this year alone celebrates 30 years as a twin town of Castiglione in Sicily and 10 years as a twin town of Pleinfeld in Germany. The Killarney Town Twinning and Sister Cities Association welcomed visitors from eight of Killarney’s twinned towns in 2016. “We had groups from Pleinfeld, Germany, and Staffanstorp, Sweden, for our St Patrick’s Day festival,” said the chairman of the association, Sean Counihan. “I would like to acknowledge the municipal office for sponsorship for the welcoming event and the parade committee for tickets for a boat trip for our guests.” The Killarney Town Twinning and sister Cities Association also welcomed a large group from Springfield, Illinois, the Moseley-Keen Group, as well as


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friends from Myrtle Beach and Scottsdale, and in addition the association’s secretary travelled to Casperia, outside Rome. “We see huge merit in formulating an association or full twinning between our two towns and look forward to their visit in July,” said Mr Counihan, who thanked the Killarney Plaza Hotel for its hospitality and the managers of the golf clubs, Micheal O’Donoghue as director of Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, Killarney Chamber, members of the municipal office, teachers form local schools, Terence Mulcahy, chairperson of the Kerry branch of the Hotels Federation, the Killarney Rotary Club and Killarney Lions Club, as well as the mayor of Killarney Councillor Brendan Cronin. The chairman of the Killarney Town Twinning and

sister Cities Association received a request to visit Castiglione, Killarney’s first twinned town. “Unfortunately due to various reasons no one from the municipal twin committee was in position to take up the offer of a few places from the Killarney Town Twinning and Sister Cities Association, due to pressure of work,” said Mr Counihan who led a delegation for a four-day visit, which entailed a six-day commitment. “The expense for this trip was borne by those that travelled which included an overnight in Dublin for the very early flight,” he said. The association has applied for European funding. “We will see how that evolves,” added Mr Counihan. “We will need to speak to the municipal office about a helping hand regarding funding.”

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ALL SET TO RUN FOR THE BUS AGAIN THEY turned out in force for the first Run for the Bus event held in Glenflesk and now big-hearted men, women and children are limbering up to get on their marks for another fundraiser for the deserving cause. Run for the Bus is the title of a series of cash drives organised by the Glenflesk ag Rith jogging group in aid of the KerryCork Health Link bus, which brings people to Cork for cancer treatment. The recent 5k family run that took place in Glenflesk GAA grounds proved a major success and now all are welcome to take part in an upcoming event in Castleisland on Sunday, April 2, in aid of the same cause. An Ríocht AC Grounds is the venue for the event, with options of a 1k or 2k event for children and a 5k or 10k walk or run.

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Qian Qian Jin, Lihui Zhang, Carol Hickson, Mr Xia, Lisa Galwey and Yaqin Ji enjoying the Chinese New Year celebrations hosted by St Brendan's College in the Gleneagle Hotel.

Sean O’Shea, transition year student at St Brendan’s College, reports on how classes in the number-one spoken language in the world are proving hugely popular CHINESE classes were introduced in St Brendan’s College in Killarney in recent years and as a transition-year student, I feel it is extremely beneficial. The St Brendan’s College Chinese New Year dinner is an annual event held to support the teaching of Chinese in the school. The Chinese classes are a unique opportunity to learn the number-one spoken language in the world spoken by approximately 1.051 billion people. Chinese classes can also by availed by people of any age in the evenings for a fee of €50 for 10 classes. The Chinese New Year celebration on January 31 in The Gleneagle Hotel consisted of dinner of authentic Chinese cuisine, a showcase of Chinese culture including dancing and martial arts performances, followed by a raffle with several spot prizes and hampers supplied by

local businesses. The dignitaries in attendance included the Lord Mayor of Killarney, Councillor Brendan Cronin, the President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, Paul O’Neill, and the head off the UCC Confucius institute, Mr Yongbin Xia. The Chinese programme is operated by he Confucius Institute, UCC, and the dinner is organised in aid of this. The programme also gives several students from multiple schools the opportunity to visit China for two weeks and attend classes and experience the culture in Shanghai University at each year. This includes 11 students from St Brendan’s College who will be travelling this Easter. The Chinese New Year dinner was an incredibly enjoyable evening in aid of a great cause. I would recommend everyone to attend next year.

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Killarney’s Pres basketballers are a force to be reckoned with CONGRATULATIONS to the talented basketball players at St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School. Presentation Killarney played Presentation Dingle in the Pres gym in Killarney during the week. The first and second year players competed in the league contest, with both teams being successful in their games. “They have won all their games in the League so far and are looking forward to their next challenge!” said school PRO Vivienne Buckley. The final score for the first years was Killarney 27, Dingle 10; while the final score for the second years was Killarney 42, Dingle 14.

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FOR SALE FOR SALE Winter isn’t over yet! For big value loads of neatly split firewood contact PJ Buckley on 087-66066645 FOR SALE Tonne bags of shavings and sawdust available at €30 per bag. €5 off if you have a bag to return. Delivery possible for large orders. Contact PJ Buckley on 087-6606664 FOR SALE Good dry black machine turf. €4 per 50kg bag. Can deliver. Tel: 064-6632308 FOR SALE Quality Folding Attic Stairs. Supplied & Fitted with Handrail. Also Attic Flooring. For more info Tel Donal: 087-9941578 FOR SALE: Mobile home, in excellent condition, must be seen, by appointment. Tel: 086-3630266 FOR SALE: Full Drum Kit, Hardly ever used. Going for €150. Tel: 087-7608139 FOR SALE: Good dry black machine turf. €2 a bag. Tel: 087-6092601 FOR SALE: FOR SALE: Kitchen/Dining room chairs. Set of 6 €10 each. Set of 4 €15 each. In excellent condition. Tel: 086-3495274 FOR SALE: Household clearance. Wardrobes, Fireplace, Electric cooker, fridge etc. Tel: 087-7414023 FOR SALE: Whirlpool American side by side fridge freezer with water and ice dispensers €350 Tel: 086-8748299

AVAILABLE AVAILABLE: Experienced Tutor available for primary school children. All ages and subject areas. Contact: 087-9325135 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 & 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: CHILDMINDER AVAILABLE IN THE FIRIES AREA. Lady available to mind children after school hours. Will collect from Firies School and mind children in childminders own home. Flexible hours. For more information please contact 087 7921046 AVAILABLE: Counselling/ Psychotherapy. Call Gerald O Donovan, qualified psychotherapist, on 085 278 9122 for an appointment. All issues explored in complete confidence. AVAILABLE: German Grinds for LC Oral Exam. Tel Anna: 087-6302836 AVAILABLE Bookkeeper/Accountant. Qualified accountant available for all your bookkeeping needs. Specialising in Sole Trader Accounts, Income Tax Returns, Vat Returns, Payroll etc. Very reasonable rates. Call Anita today for a confidential chat. 087-9948158 AVAILABLE Irish Grinds classes available for Leaving & Junior Cert students, excellent notes and exam preparation given by experienced Oral Irish Examiner. Achieve better grades and confidence for exams. Ring 087 9858133 for further enquiries. AVAILABLE: CHILDMINDER AVAILABLE IN THE FIRIES AREA. Lady available to mind children after school hours. Will collect from Firies School and mind children in childminders own home.

FASTFINDER fastfinder update Flexible hours. For more information please contact 087 7921046 AVAILABLE: Experienced Primary Teacher available to give tuition/ homework help to primary pupils, Individuals or small groups. Tel/Text: 087-6566116 AVAILABLE: Grinds available in maths, accounting & business. All to LC higher level. Names being taken for Sept 2017. Tel Orla O’Leary on 087-6529454 AVAILABLE: Stone Mason available for all types of stonework. Keen prices, also plastering. Tel: 0872070009 AVAILABLE: : Professional Lady available to work in B&B, cleaning or Childminder/babysitter References provided Please contact 0838735909 AVAILABLE: Reliable, Experienced and Qualified woman available to do home help for elderly person in their own home. Rathmore, Barraduff, Kilcummin/Killarney areas. Also available for weekend and night work. Tel: 086-3437245 AVAILABLE: Childminder available. Local lady in the Tiernaboul area to mind children in minders home. Also school pick up from Tiernaboul and lissivigeen school’s. Tel: 087-7596254 AVAILABLE: Professional lady available for cleaning house B&B 7 days a week. Have lots of experience. Tel: 085-2764221 AVAILABLE: Qualified French Native young lady, offers FRENCH GRINDS in Killarney. Garda Vetted, LC & JC preparation. Tel: 085-1760959

PETS/ANIMALS ANIMALS HUG: Homes for Unwanted Greyhounds (CHY 19414), formerly Kerry Greyhound Connection, takes in, rehabilitates and finds homes for unwanted racing greyhounds. 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 homesforunwantedgreyhounds@ 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. FOR SALE: Pure Bred Bichon Frise, Comes with book and is Fully

Microchipped. Almost 3 years old. Tel: 0872677779

SOCIAL & PERSONAL PERSONAL Pursue Happiness. Ladies & gentlemen from 30 years upwards. Escape that lonely life. I will introduce you to a sincere respectable companion. A new happy world awaits you. Very high success rate. Fully confidential. Tel. Sheila on 087-7680163. MINDFULNESS Stress reduction course. Listry Community Centre. Tuesdays 7th March - 25th April, 6.15pm - 8.30pm. Also full Day of Mindfulness Sunday 15th April. Cost €200. Facilitator Ciaran Ryan (Institute of Mindfulness Based Approaches trained) Contact 085-7168019; Weekend of Praise, Worship and Healing. Guest speaker: Maria Vadia. Sat 11th & Sun 12th March 2017. Rochestown Park Hotel Cork. Starts 10am both days. Rosary, High Praise & Worship, Talks, Holy Mass, Healing Service - Both Days. Donation: Weekend €25 One day €15. Buses Traveling. Contact Tom Collins 086-8380406

WANTED WANTED: Looking for person to work in B&B in Killarney Town, please ring 0877647345 after 6pm WANTED: School girl or woman for light house work. 1 hour per week. Tel: 087-0903059 WANTED: B&B Assistant Required. Seeking an individual for domestic duties at ‘Casey’s Homedale’ (starting mid April). Experience preferable transport essential. If interested ring 087-6774424 WANTED: Exterior Wood Teak Door and Frame 84” High x 34 5/8” Tel: 0862561136 WANTED:: Cleaner required to service Apartments on Muckross Road on a weekly basis,1-2 days a week. References essential Phone: 086-8508479 WANTED: Childminder needed to mind children in their own home, Baby & Toddler. Flexibility needed. Tel: 086-0686595 WANTED: Childminder sought for Killarney area.4 days per week, 8.00 a.m-9.30 am/12.00pm-6.00pmin the children’s home. Also light housework duties. Own car essential. Non-smoker only. Immediate start. Tel: 0876607466 WANTED: HAIRSTYLIST WANTED for busy salon. Full and part time position available. Flexible hours also available. Killarney town. Please phone : 0872944734 WANTED: Guest house assistant required. Duties to include, Cooking Irish Breakfast, Serving Tables and Accommodation. Apply to PO BOX 3039 Killarney Advertiser, Unit 1c, Park Place, High Street, Killarney, Co Kerry.

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in memoriam in memoriam 23ND ANNIVERSARY








In loving memory of Bridget Clifford late of Pinewood Estate, Park Road, Killarney who died on 26th February, 1994. RIP.

In loving memory of Patrick Daly late of Knockeenduve, Killarney who died on the 15th of February 2009. R.I.P.

In loving memory of our good friend John Duffy who died on the 18th February 2008.

In loving memory of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Derry Horgan late of Coollegrean Park, Killarney who died on the 22nd February 2016.

We hold you close within our hearts And there you shall remain To walk with us throughout our lives Until we meet again. So rest in peace dear loved one And thanks for all you’ve done We pray that God has given you The crown you’ve truly won. Sadly missed and always remembered by your loving son John.

Gone from us, but leaving memories Death can never take away Memories that will always linger While upon this earth we stay. Your life was love and labour, Your love of people true, You did your best for everyone, We will always remember and pray for you. Will those who think of Patrick today, A little prayer to Jesus say.


Always loved and remembered by Maura, John, Eileen and family.


We thought of you today Johnny But that is nothing new We thought of you yesterday And will tomorrow too We think of you in solitude Or often speak your name What it meant for us to know you The fun-filled memories remain the same. Remembering you is easy Johnny We do it everyday It’s the sadness of losing you That does not go away. Deeply missed by your friends Mike MacSweeney, Connie Murphy, Denis O’Leary, John G. O’Leary, John O’Connor, David Sheehan, Pa Sugrue, Tony Sugrue.


Always remembered by Mom and Dad, Sisters Ina, Mary, Michelle, Brothers in law, Nieces and Nephews.

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.

In loving memory of Con Counihan late of 28 Hawthorn Avenue, Woodlawn Rd. Killarney who died on the 20th February 2004. Another day, another year, A silent wish, that you were here, You’re still in our hearts and forever to stay, Loved and remembered every day. Always remembered by your sons, daughter, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and extended family.

Missed and loved everyday by your loving wife Kay and son Derry Jnr xx

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


In loving memory of Sean Eviston late of Countess Road, Killarney who died on the 15th February, 2005. A silent thought, a quiet prayer For someone special in God’s care. Remembered by your friends Sean, Kenneth, Darragh and Ger.

May the God of Love and Mercy, Care for our loved one who is gone, And bless with consolation, Those left to carry on. The happy hours we once enjoyed, How sweet their memory still, But death has left a vacant place, This world can never fill.


How dearly we loved you, And prayed you might live, But Jesus just beckoned, And we had to give. God gave us strength to bear it, And courage to fight the blow, What it has meant to lose you, God alone will never know. Forever loved and remembered by your loving mother Betty, brothers Niall, Aidan and Shane, sisters Elaine and Myra, brothers in law Kieran and Johnny, sister in law Paula, nephews and nieces. Anniversary Mass in Sacred Heart Church Barradubh at 11am on Sunday 19th February.

In loving memory of a dear Niece, MaryKate Healy, Kilgobnet, Coornamena, Beaufort. who died on the 21st of February 2007. Remembering you with love today, As we often do, Remembering all the special days We had spent with you. The months go by so quickly, As another new year starts, But the 12 months you were in our lives, Are forever in our hearts.

We miss your smile your joking ways We miss the things you used to say And when old times we do recall Derry that’s when we miss you most of all No need for words except to say Derry you are loved and remembered everyday. Always in our thoughts & prayers, your sister-in-law Eileen, Brendan and family.


In loving memory of a dear Goddaughter and Niece MaryKate Healy, Coornamena, Kilgobnet, Beaufort who died on the 21st of February 2007. We still feel you around us, You are always on our minds, And when we talk about you, It’s always of happy times. Loved and remembered by your Godfather Seamus, Liz, Kiara and Shane.


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In loving memory of Derry Horgan, Coollegrean Park, who died on 22nd February 2016.


Always remembered by Auntie Sheila and Connie x

Ask St. Claire for 3 favours, one business, two impossible and say nine Hail Mary’s for nine days with lighted candle. Pray whether you believe or not. Publish on ninth day. Powerful Novena. May the sacred heart of Jesus be praised, adored, glorified and loved today and every day throughout the whole world forever Amen. Say six times daily for nine days. Your request will be granted no matter how difficult it may seem. Favour publication must be promised.

We cannot bring the old days back When we were all together The family chain is broken now But memories live forever

1ST ANNIVERSARY In loving memory of a precious son and wonderful brother Denis Michael Dennehy, Artigallivan, Headford who died on 22nd February 2011


We want to tell you something, So there won’t be any doubt, You’re so wonderful to think of, But so hard to be without.


No length of time can take away, Thoughts of you from day to day, Though absent you are always here, Still loved, still missed, still very dear.


For no one knows the heartache That lies beyond our smiles, No one knows how many times We have broken down and cried.


In loving memory of Patrick Corcoran Cummeen, Killarney, who died on the 23rd of February 2000.

Anniversary Mass on Sunday 19th of February at 8am in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.

They say there is a reason, They say that time will heal, But neither time or reason, Will change the way we feel.

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.

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.

PRECIOUS MOTHER OF JESUS Mother of Divine Grace, you can find a way, where there is no way. Please hear my prayer and grant me my request. (Say 6 times daily & your request will be granted). NAS

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In loving memory of my Dad Derry Horgan, late of Coollegrean Park, Killarney, who died on the 22nd of February 2016

In loving memory of my father Derry Horgan, 13 Coollegrean Park Killarney, who died on 22nd February 2016.

In loving memory of Siobhan Kelly late of Artigallivan Headford Killarney who died on the 22nd February 2011.

He never looked for praises, He was never one to boast, He just went on quietly working, For the ones he loved the most.

A smile for all, a heart of gold, The very best this world could hold, Never selfish, Always kind, Those are the memories you left behind.

His dreams were seldom spoken, His wants were very few, And most of the time his worries, Went unspoken too.

Always loved and remembered by your son Richard, grandchildren Lauren & Matthew xxx

He was there.... A firm foundation, Through all our storms of life, A sturdy hand to hold on to, In times of stress and strife.



In loving memory of Derry Horgan, Coollegrean Park and late of St. Brendan’s Terrace, who died on 22nd February 2016. Derry’s wife Kay, children Gerardine, Richard, Derry And Stephanie, sons in law Paddy and Joey, Grandchildren Lauren, Matthew, Lily and Luke, his sisters, together with all their families, wish to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised with them on their sad and heartbreaking loss. Our thanks to those who attended the Rosary, The Removal, Funeral Mass and Burial. To all those who called to the house, telephoned, sent Mass cards, flowers, perpetual enrolements and letters, our sincere thanks. A special word of thanks to our wonderful neighbours for their exceptional help during such a difficult time. Thanks to Dr. Higgins and all the medical staff in University Hospital Kerry. We wish to extend our deepest gratitude to the wonderful nurses in the Intensive Care Unit, who cared so well for Derry. A special word of thanks to Ann, Sinead and Roel, for their kindness and thoughtfulness. Our gratitude to Fr. Niall Howard, who carried out the funeral ceremonies and who was a guide throughout the process. We would also like to thank St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir, who sang at the requiem Mass. A special word of thanks to Mary Ferris, who sang so beautifully at the graveside. A word of thanks also to Mike and Tim O’Shea, undertakers, for their support and professionalism. Our thanks also to the Legion G.A.A. Club who formed a guard of honour. We would also like to thank Con, Ann and Kate O’Leary of the Laurels Bar, for their wonderful and thoughtful hospitality during this sad time. To the management and staff of Penny’s Killarney, a sincere thank you for your respectfulness as Derry’s funeral passed through the town. Finally, we would like to thank our family, neighbours and friends who supported us during this difficult year.

A true friend we could turn to, When times were good or bad, One of our greatest blessings, The man that we called Dad. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered always, by your daughter Stephanie, son-in-law Joey and grandchildren Lily & Luke


“You still live on in the hearts and minds, Of the loving family you left behind” First Anniversary Mass at 6.15pm on February 22nd 2017 in St. Mary’s Cathedral.

In loving memory of Derry Horgan, late of 13 Coollegrean Park, Killarney, who died on the 22nd of February 2016 Brother There is always a face before me, A voice i would love to hear, A smile i will always remember, Of a brother i loved so dear, Deep in my heart lies a picture, More precious than silver or gold, It’s a picture of you Derry, Whose memory will never grow old. Deeply missed by your sister Sheila and family

A father’s touch, A daddy’s kiss A grieving daughter, The Dad I will always miss An empty house, an empty chair A father’s love, no longer there.




In loving memory of Donal Kissane late of Pallas, Beaufort. Those who think of him today A little prayer to Jesus say. Sadly missed by your loving wife Mary, sons Tim and Con, daughter Margaret, daughters in law, son in law, grandchildren, brothers and sister. Anniversary Mass Friday 17th February at 7.30p.m. in Fossa Church.


A broken heart, tear filled eye Another soul in the sky. The times we shared, the laughs we had Things I miss when I think of my Dad. Always loved and sadly missed everyday by Gerardine and Paddy xx


In loving memory of my brother Derry, who died on the 22nd of February 2016. R.I.P.

In fond and loving memories of a dear Brother, Brother-in-Law, Uncle, Granduncle, Godfather Derry Horgan, Late of 13 Coollegrean Park, Killarney who died on the 22nd February 2016 On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy. R.I.P. February is here with sad regret, 22nd of February we will never forget, You closed your eyes 2 weeks before, Then God came knocking on your door, In God’s care you rest above, In our hearts you rest with love, “Derry from Kerry” we love you dear, Always wishing you were here. Love, Hugs and Kisses always, Kay, Barry, Stella, Sidney, Goddaughter NIcole, Rachel, Evan, Alanna, Naoise & Families.

We miss your smile, your joking ways, We miss the things you used to say. And when old times we do recall, It’s then we miss you most of all. Sadly missed by your loving sister Margaret, Patsy and family.

NOVENA TO ST. JOSEPH O Glorious St. Joseph, Faithful father of Jesus to you do we raise our hearts and hands to implore the Sacred Heart of jesus all the helps and graces necessary for our special favours. Especially the grace of a happy death and the special favours we now ask. St. Joseph pray for us.

Sadly missed by Ollie and family.


Loving memories of a wonderful Dad, Derry Horgan, late of Coollegrean Park, Killarney, who died on 22nd February 2016.

As it would be impossible to thank everybody individually, please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our gratitude. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.


What I would give if I could say, I will go and see my mother today, To hear her voice, And see her smile, To sit and talk with her a while, To be together in the same old way, This is my dearest wish today.

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.

NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer.

Birthday remembrance of Seani McCarthy (16th February) I WOULD that we were, my beloved, white birds on the foam of the sea! We tire of the flame of the meteor, before it can fade and flee; And the flame of the blue star of twilight, hung low on the rim of the sky, Has awakened in our hearts, my beloved, a sadness that may not die. A weariness that comes for those dreamers, dew-dabbled, the lily and rose; Ah, dream not of them, my beloved, the flame of the meteor that goes, Or the flame of the blue star that lingers hung low in the fall of the dew: For I would we were changed to white birds on the wandering foam: I and you! I am haunted by numberless islands, and many a Danaan shore, Where Time would surely forget us, and Sorrow come near us no more; Soon far from the rose and the lily, and fret of the flames would we be, Were we only white birds, my beloved, buoyed out on the foam of the sea! By W.B. Yeats Always Loved Margaret x

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in memoriam in memoriam 9TH ANNIVERSARY MURPHY






In loving memory of Donal O’Doherty, late of 8 Oakdale, Park Road, Killarney, who died on the 18th of February 2011.

In loving memory of Donal O’Doherty, late of 8 Oakdale, Park Road, Killarney, whose Anniversary occurs on the 18th of February.


Treasured memories of our dear mother Mary Murphy (nee Hickey) late of Kilquane, Headford, Killarney, who died on the 8th February 2008. Those we love do not go away They walk beside us everyday. On her soul sweet Jesus have mercy. Will those who think of her today A little prayer to Jesus say. Lovingly remembered by her family Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and extended family.


In loving memory of Nellie Leahy, Aghadoe, mother of Marie, who was Born and who died on the 15th of February. Remembering you today on your birthday & 1st Anniversary. I would like to thank all those who cared for her in St. Columbanus’ and to Fr. Doherty and Fr. Looney who celebrated her funeral Mass. Thanks to neighbours, and many friends who attended the removal and funeral Mass and burial, or who helped me in anyway.

Thank you Mom for a lifetime of memories.

You always had a smile to share, A laugh, a joke, a time to care, Each of us in our own way, Have special thoughts of you today. Fondly remembered by his sons Flor and Michael, daughter Maria, sisters Nell and Betty, daughter-in-law Pauline, son-in-law James, grandchildren and his many friends. Anniversary Mass for Mike & Joan Murphy on Saturday 25th February at 9.30am in The Church of The Resurrection.


Missed by Marie, Ben and family, grandchildren and great grandchildren Ethan, Lily and Iarla


You always had a smile to share, A laugh, a joke, a time to care, Each of us in our own way, Have special thoughts of you today



In loving memory of Cáit O’ Connell late of Danesfort Killarney, formerly of Renard Road, Cahirciveen who died on the 21st of February 2008. Did the sun shine brighter or was the sky a different blue, or was it just a different world, When we shared our lives with you



In loving memory of Jimmy O’Donoghue, Gortdromakerrie Muckross Killarney who died on 20th February 2010. R.I.P.

In loving memory of Edward O’Connor 48 Dalton’s Avenue, Killarney who died on the 22nd of February 2005.

No matter what the future brings, Or what may lie ahead, I know you’ll walk with me along the path i thread. So be forever near him Lord, Near him should he call, But in my heart you still live on.

Memories are special They don’t fade away I think of you always Not only today.

And light a star near his grave, When the evening shadows fall.

Sadly missed by your friend Alex.

Sadly missed by your loving wife Maura x Anniversary Mass Saturday 18th of February at 7.30pm in the Church of The Resurrection.


39TH ANNIVERSARY O’NEILL In loving memory of Edward O’Connor who died on the 22nd February 2005 and his wife Eileen who died on the 18th of February 1978 both of 48 Dalton’s Avenue Killarney.

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Silent memories keep you near, As time unfolds another year, Out of my life you may be gone Jimmy

Remembered always by your sons, daughters, sons in-law, daughters in-law and grandchildren.

Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. C.F.

Anniversary Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday 18th February at 6.15pm

In loving memory of Jimmy O’Donoghue late of Gortdromakerrie, Muckross, who died on February 20th 2010.


Time can change many things, But not the memories this day brings.


Always Loved & Missed Eleanor, Catriona, Chloe and Ava x

Always remembered by your nieces and nephews.

The Wynne Families, Killarney.

In loving memory of Sean O’Leary, Gort Mhuire, Cork Road, Killarney who died on the 18th February 2006.

Remembered daily Seamus, Marian, nephews Bryan and Darren.

So many things have happened Since you were called away So many things to share with you Had you been left to stay. Everyday in some small way Memories of you come our way Though absent, you are ever near, Still missed, loved and always dear.

A special thank you to Sheila McCarthy; thanks for the lovely music Paudie Buckley. Thank you to Ben and Nellies grandchildren for your support and help!

In loving memory of Mike Murphy, Kilbrean, Killarney who died on the 23rd of February 2013.

Those we love don’t go away They walk beside us everyday Unseen, unheard but always near Still loved, still missed, and very dear.

Those special memories of you Will always bring a smile If only I could have you back For just a little while Then we could sit and talk again Just like we used to do You always meant so very much And always will do too The fact that you’re no longer here Will always cause me pain But you’re forever in my heart Until we meet again. From your grand-daughter Stephanie.

In loving memory of Edward O’Connor who died on the 22nd February 2005 and his wife Eileen who died on the 18th of February 1978 both of 48 Dalton’s Avenue Killarney. February comes with sad regret It brings a day we will never forget But when thoughts go back As they often do We treasure the memories We have of you. Always remembered by Liz, Mike and Jason. Anniversary Mass on Saturday February 25th at 6.15pm in St Mary’s Cathedral Killarney

In loving memory of Charles O’Neill late of Gortahoonig, Muckross, Killarney who died on the 17th of February 1978. Lonely is the home without you Life to us is not the same All the world would be Heaven If we could have you back again. Sadly missed by your loving family. Anniversary Mass for Charlie and Mary on 12th of March in Muckross Church at 9.30am.

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In loving memory of Brendan O’Leary late of Mastergeeha and Lyreatough, Kilcummin, who died on the 18th February 2014.

In loving memory of Michael Quirke, Slieve Mish, Upper Lewis Road, Killarney & Derrymore, Tralee, Co. Kerry who died on 22nd February 2016

A loving nature, a heart of gold, The very best this world could hold, Never selfish, always kind, These are the memories you left behind, A silent thought, a quiet prayer, For a special person in Gods care. Always loved and missed by your mom Nonie, sisters Theresa and Noreen, brothers Pats, John and Dave, brothers in law Ken and Patie, sisters in law Kate, Maura and Kay, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.


In loving memory of my dear husband Brendan O’Leary late of Mastergeeha, Kilcummin, Killarney who died on 18th February 2014. R.I.P. I am your guardian Angel sent from God most high to carry your burden, To lighten your load, To wipe the tear you cry. I hear you call my name each day, I than, you for your prayer, I try my best to reach to you, So i may show I care. I have no need for tractors here, For God just gave me wings, So I may fly right to your side, To ease the pain death brings. One day i shall be waiting, That day is yet to come, Please live your life with smiles, Not tears, and memories of my Love.

Michael’s wife Mary, daughter Marie, sons Michael, Stephen, John and Aidan wish to thank our relations, friends and neighbours for their support. We want to thank all those who attended Michaels removal and funeral and the many people who sent flowers and cards. A special thank you to those who travelled far to attend the removal and funeral, especially those who came from West Kerry. In his time of greatest need, Michael was supported initially by the first responders from the Killarney Cardiac Response Unit and the Kerry Ambulance Service. We thank you both for your professionalism and the care you gave Michael. We also wish to thank the staff of University Hospital Kerry. A special thank you to the guard of honour provided by his comrades in the Killarney Civil Defence and his colleagues in Telecom Eireann. Our thanks to Fr Lenihan who celebrated the funeral mass. Also, the staff at O’Shea’s Funeral Home and Dromhall Hotel, Killarney.


In loving memory of Michael Quirke, Slieve Mish, Upper Lewis Road, Killarney & Derrymore, Tralee, Co. Kerry who died on 22nd February 2016. Just a prayer from the family who loved you, Just a memory fond and true, In our hearts you will live forever, Because we thought the world of you. Always remembered by your wife Mary, children Marie, Michael, Stephen, John and Aidan. Daughters-in-law Jackie, Geraldine, Sinead and Natalie. Son-inlaw Stephen and grandchildren Caroline, Michael, Niamh, Cian, Conor, Russa, Cillian and Alannah. Anniversary Mass for Michael will be held on Wednesday 22nd February at 9.30 a.m. in The Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney.


We would like also to thank those who provided food and prepared the family home for the removal. We also thank Michaels grandchildren, daughters-in-law and son-in-law for their support and help during this difficult time. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our gratitude. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions. Anniversary Mass for Michael will be held on Wednesday 22nd February at 9.30 a.m. in The Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney.

So dearly Loved and Sadly Missed by your loving wife Una. xx

In memory of the Rt. Rev. Robert Martin Hilliard, Killarney. (7 April 1904 - 22 February 1937) Who gave his life on active service with the international Brigade during the Spanish Civil War. You can go proudly. You are history. You are legend. You are the heroic example of democracy’s solidarity and universality We shall not forget you; and, when the olive tree of peace puts forth it’s leaves again, entwined with the laurels of the Spanish Republic’s victory - Come Back! - La Pasionara (Dolores Ibarurri) Killarney History Association

Anniversary Mass for Brendan on Friday 17th of February at 7.30pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church Kilcummin.

POWERFUL NOVENA This novena never fails. Say it on the hour for 9 hours. Jesus who has said, ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be open to you. Through the intercession of Mary, the Most Holy Mother, I knock, I ask that my prayer will be granted (Make your request). Oh Jesus, has said all you ask the Father in my name, he will grant through the intercession of Mary, the Most Holy Mother. I humbly beg and urgently ask the Father in thy Name that my prayer be granted (Make request here) Oh Jesus who has said Heaven and Earth shall pass away but my word shall not pass away through the intercession of Mary, the most Holy Mother. I feel confident my prayer shall be answered. (Make request). This novena is to be said at the same time every hour for nine consecutive hours one day. Promised publication, never fails. K.C.

NOVENA PRAYER TO ST. JUDE St. Jude, glorious Apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus! the name of the traitor has caused thee to be forgotten by many, but the Church honours and invokes thee universally as the patron of hopeless cases - of matters despaired of. Pray for me who is so miserable; make use, I implore thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolations and succour of heven in all my neessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly (here make your request) and that I may bless your request God with thee and all the elect through eternity. I promise thee, O blessed Jude, to be ever mindful of this favour, and I will never cease to honour thee as m special and powerful patron and to all in my power to encourage devotion to thee Amen. St. Jude, pray fo rus and for all who invoke thy aid, St. Jude helper of the hopeless aid me in my distress! Pray for us, that we may appease the Divine Justice and obtain a favourable judgement, Pray for us that we may be admitted into the company of hte blessed to rejoice in the presence of God forever Amen. Blessed Apostle, with confidence we invoke thee! Blessed Apostle, with confidence we invoke thee! Blessed Apostle with confidence we invoke thee! St. Jude helper of the hopeless aid me in my distress! St. Jude helper of the hopeless aid me in my distress! St. Jude helper of the hopeless aid me in my distress! Pray for us that before death we may expiate all our sins by sincere repentance and the worthy reception of the Holy Sacrament. T.S .




Birthday Remembrance for Rena Leane

In loving memory of Thade Joe O’Sullivan, Tullig, Spa, Killarney who died on the 15th February 1988. Time unfolds another year Memories keep you very near No need for words except to say You are loved and thought of everyday. Always loved and missed by your wife Mary, sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

On birds of flight, with wings sun kissed, We send this message , Of how much you are missed. We never need a special day To bring you to our mind, For days without a thought of you, Are very hard to find. Thinking of you on your birthday But that is nothing new For no day dawns and no day ends Without you on our mind. Loved and remembered on your birthday by all your family.

This novena never fails. Say it on the hour for 9 hours. Jesus who has said, ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be open to you. Through the intercession of Mary, the Most Holy Mother, I knock, I ask that my prayer will be granted (Make your request). Oh Jesus, has said all you ask the Father in my name, he will grant through the intercession of Mary, the Most Holy Mother. I humbly beg and urgently ask the Father in thy Name that my prayer be granted (Make request here) Oh Jesus who has said Heaven and Earth shall pass away but my word shall not pass away through the intercession of Mary, the most Holy Mother. I feel confident my prayer shall be answered. (Make request). This novena is to be said at the same time every hour for nine consecutive hours one day. Promised publication, never fails. F.

POWERFUL NOVENA Jesus who has said ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be open to you. Through the intercession of Mary, the most holy Mother, I knock, I ask that my prayer will be granted (mention request). Oh Jesus has said all you ask the Father in my name he will grant, through the intercession of Mary the most holy Mother I humbly beg and urgently ask the Father in Thy name that my prayer be granted (mention request). Jesus who has said Heaven and earth shall pass away but my word shall not pass away through the intercession of Mary the most holy Mother. I feel confident my prayer shall be answered. (Mention request). Promise publication.

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

Crokes blitz Corofin to book long-awaited Croker date It took a bit longer than expected but the Crokes will finally have another day out in Croke Park, Adam Moynihan TEN years on from that draw and subsequent defeat to Crossmaglen, and twenty-five from their sole All-Ireland back in '92, the undisputed kingpins of Kerry football have earned themselves another shot at the big one. I doubt anyone thought their passage would be so comfortable. It's not often you get the Crokes at anything other than odds on so a lot of Killarney punters jumped at the opportunity to back them against Corofin last weekend. It turned out to be easy money. From the very first play you could tell that Pat O'Shea's side were at it. Kieran O'Leary was especially lively as he took his man to the cleaners in the first half,

eventually racking up six points in what was a Man of the Match display. Leary is zipping around the place like an 18 year old at the moment and Slaughtneil will have to find some way of stifling him if they have any hope of stopping the Crokes. There was obviously a huge element of good fortune in Gavin O'Shea's crucial first half goal but Crokes were so dominant in the early stages you'd have to say they were good value for their lead. They bossed every department and were particularly impressive in defence - the very area of the field where favourites Corofin were expected to have a big advantage. Corner back John Payne was

Rugby news & views ANOTHER absolutely riveting weekend of rugby last weekend, with local, provincial and international rugby making the headlines. First off, Munster took on the Newport/Gwent Dragons at Thomond Park in the PRO 12 and pretty much hockeyed the visitors, winning on a score line of 45 points to 17. Jack O’Donoghue was the man of the match, in a side devoid of the internationals but it was great to see Rassie give the younger players a shot. Next weekend Munster head to the Liberty Stadium to take on the Ospreys in the next round of the league. Last Saturday, the Irish national side took on Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome in the second round of the RBS Six Nations. Still smarting from the defeat to Scotland the previous weekend, Joe Schmidt’s men were determined to keep the


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immense from start to finish and he and his colleagues at the back barely put a foot wrong all day, while some excellent football further up the field from the likes of Gooch and Daithí Casey led to plenty of fine scores. Those two combined to devastating effect midway through the second half to turn defence into attack and all but seal the victory. Gooch did superbly to turn the ball over in the left corner back position and picked out Casey with a typically accurate pass. Casey then proceeded to carry the ball half the length of the pitch, seemingly getting faster the further he travelled, before teeing up substitute Jordan Kiely who calmly applied the finish. It was a superb goal to cap a great team performance and from then on

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pressure on early leaders England by putting Conor O’Shea’s men to the sword. In the end the final score read 10-63 in favour of the visitors with CJ Stander and Craig Gilroy scoring hat tricks and the bonus point in the bag. Next weekend there is a well-deserved break in the Six Nations and Ireland prepare to face France at the Aviva on Saturday, February 25. I always maintain that a good Munster Junior League match is as good as any Munster match or Ireland match for entertainment and last Sunday’s match between our own Killarney RFC and near neighbours Killorglin RFC was an absolute cracker. This fixture was postponed from the previous week where the elements disrupted the final round of matches in Division 3. Killorglin led the league all season, howev-

er Mitchelstown overtook them last weekend and this match was set up to be a battle as Killorglin needed to win to secure the league and earn promotion to Division 2. Killarney were looking to consolidate their third place spot and to continue the good form ahead of the Munster Juniors Bowl competition as well as the Martin O’Sullivan Cup final in a few weeks. A six-try thriller saw the home side run out winners as the bumper crowd witnessed some sublime rugby and the Killarney scrum was a sight to behold. Next weekend the lads head to Dungarvan in the semi final of the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Bowl. Best of luck, lads!

in it was plain sailing for the boys from Killarney. Their opponents in Croke Park will be Slaughtneil of Derry following their surprise win over Diarmuid Connolly's St Vincent's in the other semi-final. Both the football and hurling finals are traditionally played on St Patrick's Day but as Slaughtneil are also still involved in the hurling (up to eight players normally start for both the footballers and the hurlers) the football final might need to be put back a week depending on whether or not the hurlers beat Cuala next weekend. Whatever the date, the Crokes have an All-Ireland final to look forward to. The Croke Park pitch should suit their style of play and if they can replicate the focus and intensity of last Saturday it would take an exceptional team to stop them.


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DR CROKES QUALIFY FOR ALL IRELAND CLUB FOOTBALL FINAL Eamonn Fitzgerald reports on the All Ireland club football semi-final

DR CROKES duly qualified for the 2017 All Ireland club football final when they defeated Corofin, the Connacht champions, 2-11 to 0-8 in a thrilling game at Limerick Gaelic grounds on Saturday last. They will meet Slaught neil in the final on St Patrick’s Day at Croke Park. The Derry club side defeated the highly rated St Vincent’s of Dublin in the other semi-final, 0-12 to 0-10. Crokes lost the 2012, 2013 and the 2014 semi-finals but there was no heartbreak story this time round. There was only 29 seconds gone in my watch when Brian Looney fired over a morale boosting opening point and still in the first minute Kieran O’Leary added a point. This was the first of his five points in the opening half to earn himself the Man of the Match award. Pat O’Shea had done a great job in the preparations for this big game. His charges sprinted out of the starting blocks, which mesmerised Corofin. They were reeling from Crokes intensity and were really playing catch-up with Crokes, who never lost that early lead. The Killarney side led by three points before Ian Burke opened the scoring for Corofin with a point in the 10th minute. GAVIN O’SHEA’S GOAL Crokes were steady in all positions as Corofin tried to get in to the game By the 23rd minute Corofin had reduced

the deficit 5 points to 4, but that was as good as it got for them. Crokes scored their first goal in the 26th minute when Gavin O’Shea’s shot deceived Bernard Power in the Corofin goal and the green flag was raised. Kieran O’Leary added two more points to send Crokes in to the dressing room at half time with a comfortable lead of 1-7 to 0-5. It was a fair reflection of the state of play, so it remained to be seen if that five-point lead would suffice for the second half, when Corofin would have the aid of the breeze playing in to the Clare end of the ground. By the 33rd minute Crokes had extended the lead to six points 1-9 to 0-6 thanks to points from Colm Cooper and Daithí Casey. Corofin had plenty of attacks, but the Crokes defenders excelled, especially Fionn Fitzgerald, John Payne and Mike Moloney. Corofin did have a great chance of a goal in the 34th minute, but the tight Croke defence saved the day. The Connacht champions also hit three bad wides, but they were kicking under pressure from the fast-tackling Crokes’ backs. JORDAN KIELY’S GOAL Mícheál Burns came on for Brian Looney in the 41st minute. Jordan Kiely entered the fray in the 48th minute and immediately made his presence felt. Colm Cooper dispossessed Greg Higgins

The Dr Crokes squad before the All-Ireland Club Championship semi-final against Corofin at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on Saturday. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

way back in the Crokes 21 yard line and taking the quick free the wily Kerry star picked out Daithí Casey i lár na páirce. Casey set off on a lung-bursting run for half of the field with three Corofin players in hot pursuit. However, Casey kept the momentum going, drew the defender Ciarán McGrath before parting to Kiely close to goal. The latter kept his head and drew Bernard Power the Corofin ‘keeper before slotting the O’Neill’s in to the net. It was just reward for the efforts outfield of Cooper and Casey. Both of these players are usually among the top scorers for Crokes but they scored little on Saturday, two points for Casey and a single point for Cooper. In both cases the points came from frees. However, their contributions to general play were excellent. Cooper’s foot passing was first class and he controlled play around the centre in the final quarter. Kiely’s goal put the issue beyond doubt and Pat O'Shea emptied the bench. Tony Brosnan was on the field just a few minutes when he scored a point. Goalkeeper Shane Murphy, who had little to do over the hour, such was the tenacity of his defenders, came upfield to take a long free in to the teeth of the wind to score a fine point and conclude the scoring. It was a day when all players did well, even with the loss of Eoin Brosnan. Special mention must be given to Croke midfielders team captain Johnny Buckley and Ambrose O’Donovan, who put in a great hour. TEAM PERFORMANCE

Eddie Tatler O'Sullivan congratulates his sonin-;asw and team trainer Pat O'Shea after Dr Crokes beat Corofin in Limerick on Saturday to advance to the All-Ireland Club Championship in Croke Park on St. Patrick's Day in Croke Park. PHOTO: DON MACMONAGLE MACMONAGLE.COÁM

Crokes backroom team will be particularly pleased with this team performance and the contribution the subs made when they entered the fray. This team was so well prepared and there was no let-up in the training since the Munster final. They trained right through the Christmas period and O’Shea made the decision not to play challenge games over that long period after the win over The Nire. It paid off handsomely, as they bounced on to the Gaelic grounds and hit the ground running notching three early points. Corofin did not know what hit them. Croke supporters travelled in great numbers as they have done through the Munster campaign and that lifted the team’s morale, The referee, C Branagan (Down), did a good job overall. NA FÓIRNE Dr CROKES: S Murphy; J Payne, M Moloney, L Quinn; D O’Leary, G White, F Fitzgerald; A O’Donovan, A O’Sullivan; J Buckley, G O’Shea, B Looney; K O’Leary, D Casey, C Cooper. Subs: M Burns for Looney (41 mins); J Kiely for O’Shea (48); T Brosnan for Casey (53); S Doolan for K O’Leary (58); M Milner for Cooper (62). COROFIN: B Power; K Fitzgerald, L Silke, C Silke; K Molloy, C McGrath, C Cunningham; D Burke, R Steede; G Sice, D Wall, J Leonard; I Burke, M Farragher, M Lundy. Subs: G Higgs for C Silke (35 minutes); A Burke for Molloy (38); B O’Donovan for Cunningham (48); C Brady for Wall (50).

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The week in sport | Deadline Tuesday 5.30pm | Sports Editor Eamonn Fitzgerald

Ross Golf Club

RESULTS On Sunday last we held a single stableford competition. The winners were :1....Leo Casey (16) 38 pts 2....Alius Brazeitis (24) 37pts. 3...Sean Moynihan (5) 37pts. FIXTURES On Sunday Feb 19th - we will hold an 18 hole single stableford competition . The time sheet is now available in the clubhouse so please add your name to it as soon as possible.

Castlerosse Golf Club

RESULTS Competition played on Sunday 12th February, 18 Hole Stableford 1st Daniel Shine (7) 39 pts, Runner-up, Donal O’ Reilly (19) 37 pts, 3rd place, Roger O’ Sullivan (12) 37 pts.. FIXTURES Weekend competition, 18 Hole Stableford. Membership now available for 2017 contact Castlerosse 064 6631144 for details.

Beaufort Golf Club

RESULTS Open Seniors Thurs 9th February: 1st Jerry Collins 2nd Donal Carroll Open Scramble Sunday 12th February: Winners; Gearoid Keating,John Egan,Virginijus Jonikaitis FIXTURES Open seniors 16th February 10am Open scramble 19th February 10am

Murphy's Golf Society

MURPHY CUP 2017 The last 16 of the Murphy Cup and Peg Murphy Cup take part on Monday 20th Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd of February. All games will commence at 9pm. Many former winners including defending champion Kevin McCann will be hoping to win the title again. The battle is on as many of the players want to get their hands on the prize money and trophy. For great darts call into Murphys Bar on the above nights.

Sliabh Luachra Comhaltas

We are holding a used clothes collection on Saturday 25th February. Bags of unwanted clothes can be dropped off on Friday evening 24th Feb from 7-9pm and again on morning of collection from 10:30am to 11:30am. Drop off point is Teach Fáilte. We appreciate your continued support with our fundraising.

Gneeveguilla Athletic Club

LOTTO No winner of our lotto 10/02/2017, numbers drawn were 2, 7, 18 & 26. Next week’s jackpot €7,800 plus €1,000 bonus.

ALL IRELAND MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY Caroline Murphy was part of the Kerry team which came 2ndin Waterford on Sunday last. MASTER TRACK & FIELD AWARDS Congratulations to Catherine O’ Sullivan Moynihan who was awarded Master Track & Field 2016 at a glittering function in Clonmel , Co Tipperary last Saturday night. GNEEVEGUILLA 5K WINTER SERIES Our 5K series is buzzing with the performance of Shona Heaslip last Saturday morning. Leg 3 is on Saturday next at 11.00 am. SPORTS HALL ATHLETICS We hope to be hosting our Sports Hall Athletics in Boherbue Comprehensive College on February 26th at 1.00 pm. Competitions will be 1.00 – 2.30pm. fun & games 2.30 – 3.30. Schools will be invited. Look out for more details next week.

Killarney Musical Society

Killarney Musical Society are very excited to announce the leading cast for our production of “Me and My Girl” running from March 22nd to 24th in the INEC. “Me and My Girl” tells the story of Bill Snibson, a somewhat unrefined cockney gentleman who learns he is the heir to the Earl of Hareford. However, Bill’s inheritance depends on his ability to fit in to this new world, which may not include his love, Sally Smith. Ian McGuirk will play the role of Bill with Lily McMonagle taking on the part of Sally. Sir John will be played by Gerry Adams, Derek O’Leary will play Mr. Parchester and Pádraig Creedon and Rory Ward will play the parts of Charles and Gerald Bolingbroke respectively. Orna Cleary O’Shea will portray the Duchess while Emir Guihan takes on the role of Lady Jacqueline. Rehearsals are in full swing with only 5 weeks to go to this spectacular production!

Killarney Classic & Vintage Club

MEMBERSHIP Please contact our club secretary on 087 3381842 or give a call to Jacqueline in Killarney Glass at Woodlands Industrial Estate for a Membership Form to renew your 2017 membership. New Members are always welcome to join and please contact us on 087-3381842 for further information. COUNTY PLOUGHING Our club members headed for Causeway on Sunday the 12th February last where conditions were good. The following are the ploughing results:Mike Brosnan finished on 82 points in the Vintage section, Tony Wharton finished on 69 points in the Novice Section and Shane Godley finished on 69 points in the U21 section. Congratulations to all our members. The next ploughing event takes place in Ballyduff on Sunday the 19th February next. MF135 TRACTOR RESTORATION PROJECT The club and members are working hard on the restoration of the Massey Ferguson 135 Tractor and meet on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm at Killarney Mens Shed. If you are interested in getting involved or helping out in any way, please get in touch on 087 3381842 or give a call to Killarney Mens Shed on Thursday evenings. Cup

of tea and chat afterwards. All Welcome. A big thank you again to everyone who has helped out so far and to Killarney Mens Shed and Kerry Mental Health Association for the generous use of their facilities.

Spa Muckross Community Games

HANDWRITING: the results of our local competition held Monday 6th February are as follows: Boys u10- 1st Jeremy Brosnan, 2nd Adam Counihan; Girls u10 - 1st Kiera Moynihan, 2nd Ellen Carroll, 3rd Zoe Counihan (joint), 3rd Grace Healy (joint); Girls u12 - 1st Ali O’Donoghue, 2nd Mischa McCarthy. 1st place only goes forward to County event on 25th February in Listowel. Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. ART The results of our local competition held Monday 6th Feb are as follows: u8 boys - 1st Adam Counihan; u10 boys - 1st Jeremy Brosnan, 2nd Eoin O’Sullivan, 3rd Caolán Mitchell; u10 girls 1st Sarah Griffin, 2nd Laura Griffin, 3rd Jenna Coffey; u12 girls - 1st Mischa McCarthy, 2nd Ali O’Donoghue; u14 girls 1st Clodagh Lucey, 2nd Tracey Brosnan. 1st and 2nd in each category go forward to County Event - Saturday 25th February in Listowel. Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Well done to all. There is great talent in the Spa Muckross community. A huge thanks to our Secretary Elaine Clifford for organising the event, and the local schools for helping us get the word out. Thanks to Linda Russell and Maurice Coffey for helping on the night, and to our judges for giving up their time during the week to go through all the entries. SWIMMING Community Games cater for competitors from over six to under sixteen on 31st July 2017. If interested in representing Spa Muckross in the County Final on Sunday 5th March, please contact Emir on 087 2258776, advising the stroke your child wishes to participate in. Proof of date of birth (birth cert or passport) will be required. Entries must be entered on line by mid February, so please don’t delay. FUTSAL Boys U13 Futsal is postponed from Sunday 5th Feb to Sun 19th in Milltown and Duagh.

Killarney Swimming Club Notes

Congratulations to all our swimmers who took part in the Tipperary Invitational gala on Sunday the 5th of February. There were substantial improvements by our swimmers on their own “personal best” times for events and a fine haul of 28 individual medals. UNDER 15 BOYS Moving up in the age groups, Adam Flynn was very relaxed in the pool, taking home a fine pair of bronze medals in the 50 metres backstroke and the 50 metres breaststroke. UNDER 15 GIRLS Cliona Murphy was showing some fine pace to win silver in the 100 metres backstroke. Moya Noctor won a well-deserved and very stylish bronze in the 50 metres breaststroke while Orlaith O’Sullivan was focussing on the longer, harder events to win bronze in the 100 metres freestyle and a second bronze in the 100 metres Individual

Medley. UNDER 19 GIRLS Meadhbh O’Sullivan simply hoovered up the medals in Tipperary, easily winning the gold in the 50 metres breaststroke, silver in the 100 metres Individual Medley, another silver in the 50 metres backstroke and rounding all that off with a bronze in the 100 metres freestyle. Emma Quirke laid down some markers of her own, taking silver in the 50 metres breaststroke and silver 50 metres butterfly while Rebecca Twomey set out her stall to win the bronze in a very fast 50 metres backstroke. Thanks to our coaches who gave wonderful support and encouragement to all our swimmers on the day. Thanks also to all parents for travelling.

Muckross Rowing Club

CORK HOR Last weekend, the club was represented at the Cork Head Of the River by our Mens Masters Four crew namely Brendan O’Neill, John Buckley, Ronan Spillane and Tim O’Shea, coxed by Karen Joy. The time trial event was held in bitterly cold conditions and attracted a large entry of clubs and crews from Munster and beyond. Racing twice, our Masters Four were second to Shandon in their first row by a margin of less than two seconds. Mystery continues to surround the unprinted finish time of the second row at time of print, but well done to crew and cox on two good spins! Meanwhile at home, many of our junior members were busily whiled away with study for their mock exams. We wish all our student members preparing for State exams and assessments continued success. PARENTS DAY The club will host a Parents Day at the boathouse this Sunday 19th February at 11am. Following the Rio Olympics and our Club Open Days last year, we’ve seen great interest from our newest and youngest members who have swelled the ranks of rowers taking to the water over the past few months. Some great progress has been made by all involved. On Sunday, we are inviting all parents of junior members to visit the boathouse and see all the action up close. We will have a number of coaches and adult members on hand and parents can take a trip in our safety boats. Plus there will be tea, coffee and some treats afterwards for all to enjoy. All family members welcome, don’t miss it! EVENTS The next competitive outing for the club is the St. Michael’s Head Of the River on Saturday 25th February. The Galway Head Of the River planned for 18th March has been cancelled by the event organisers. However, the Kerry Head Of the River hosted by Killorglin RC is now set to make a welcome return to the fixtures list on Saturday 11th March.

Workmen’s Rowing Club

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killarney notes am. Our sincere thanks as always to our coaches- Mickey Joe, Mary, Hannah, Derva, Timmy and Anthony. The hours upon hours of coaching spent on-shore and on-water is much appreciated by all! As our Juniors look forward to their mid-term break from school, no doubt they’ll be kept busy with a hectic schedule of training as usual. CONDOLENCES We, at Workmen’s send our condolences to the family of the late John Cussen R.I.P. To his son Pat Cussen and daughter –in-law Mary Hartnett, to Robert and Ben, we extend our deepest sympathies. Ar dheis De go raibh anam dilis

Killarney RFC

U 16S: Killarney hosted Bandon in the final round of the Munster Bowl. As is now an established custom, Killarney conceded an unconverted try within 5 minutes, and another within ten leaving the score 10-0 to the visitors​ .​Killarney did however respond on 18 minutes when No 8 Craig McKenzie -Vass, barged over near the corner after a penalty line out move straight off the training paddock delivered a much needed score to settle the nerves.​Almost immediately Bandon scored a converted try ​and​Killarney trailed by 22-5 at the break. Killarney got back into the game and remarkably did not concede a single point in the second half, ​i​n fact Captain Richard Wallace scored at the death off a tap penalty, to win the half! Final score 22-10 to Bandon. U18’S: ​ Playing away in Cork for the second consecutive Saturday Killarney returned over the County Bounds in a much better frame of mind. Though defeated they played extremely well against a very well drilled and competent opposition. The opening exchanges belonged to Old Christians who handled the ball well in the face of a stiff breeze. Gradually Killarney found their feet and taking the ball through the phases scored an excellent converted try. While the host team held the upper hand throughout they were not able to pull away from their opponents. Whenever Old Christians crossed the whitewash Killarney responded with their own score to keep the contest competitive. Captain Dylan McCarthy and Alan Lynch, as ever, led from the front, each scoring a try in the process. Final Score: ​Old Christians RFC 40 - Killarney RFC 26 ​. SENIORS: Last Sunday our Seniors took on local rivals Killorglin in the postponed final round of the League. The men from

the Laune travelled the short distance to Aghadoe clear in the knowledge that a win would win them the league and promotion to Division 2. However, Ger Moynihans men are in a serious vein of form at the moment. Following continuous infringements the referee awarded a penalty try on the 25th minute to give the home side the opening score, which was converted by Paudie Sheahan. Killorglin followed with an unconverted try of their own. Killarney second row Alan Mulligan added his now trademark try to bring the score to 14 - 5 at half time. The visitors added a try early in the second half and Brendan Fuller got to the end of a great passage of play to touch down for the Black and red, which delighted the home crowd and in particular the huge Mitchelstown contingent who travelled up for the match. A Killorglin drop goal was added before Scrum half Paul O’Sullivan added to his excellent season tally. Killarney’s scrum was simply sublime and they dominated to win on a scoreline of 24 - 15, which saw Mitchelstown crowned the League winners.

Killarney Cougars Basketball Club

JUVENILE NEWS U16 Boys Lee Strand Plate Final Killarney Cougars 55 Glenbeigh Falcons 72 The Cougars great opening qtr saw them lay the foundations for victory over the Falcons in a very entertaining and high scoring final. Cougars dominated the early exchanges to race into a 10 point lead with the Cougars dominant on the boards with Sean O’Brien, Daniel Aleksjenko, and David Bartlett all on target. The determined Falcons recovered well in the second qtr and trailed 3824 at halftime thanks to the excellent shooting of Rian O’Donovan who hit some excellent outside shots and Tommy Quirke with great baskets to keep them well in contention. The determined Falcons reduced the arrears to eight points early in the final qtr with successive three pointers from Rian O’Donovan and Tommy Quirke to get their support going but Cougars responded in style with Ruairi Murphy, Sean O’Brien and Captain Eoin Talbot all hitting some excellent baskets to kill off a good Falcons side who just never gave up for Coach Mary Jo in an excellent contest for the large attendance. This was a first title for the Boys U16 title for the Cougars in their first ever season in this age group. SENIOR NEWS

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Ladies Div 1 Killarney Cougars 53 St Marys 56 A great Div 1 game at the Pres Gym saw St Marys snatch victory having trailed throughout the game as Cougars produced their best performance of the league. Cougars lead 21-10 at the end of the opening qtr and held the lead 33-24 at half time with Chloe O’Doherty in top form with three three pointers and Marian O’Callaghan and Cassandra Buckley both hitting three pointers. Cougars struggled in the third qtr as the Castleisland came back well into the game with Lorraine Scanlon beginning to cause problems for Cougars under the boards as the game finished the game tied 42 42. The lead changed sides throughout the final qtr and with the game in the balance Cougars got into foul trouble and it proved costly as it sent St Marys to the free throw line and they added 5 points from the line to secure the points in a very exciting finish and was a hard loss for the Cougars in very competitive game. SENIOR FIXTURES Mens Feb 20th Killarney Cougars v St Annes. 7 pm Pres Gym.

Deerpark Pitch & Putt

JOHNNY KELLY MEMORIAL THREE BALL SCRAMBLE Looking forward to seeing everyone this Sunday for the 11th staging of this event. Draw will be @ 9.15am with entry €10 per player and open to Deerpark and Gleneagle registered members in 2016 aged 15 years of age or over. The event will be preceded by our Captain’s Drive-In for both John Kelly and Eileen Switzer. SUNDAY COMPETITION Last Sunday’s Results are as follows: Overall Nett- Robbie O’Brien Snr and Noel Moynihan, Overall Gross: Robbie O’Brien Snr and Mike ‘Seve’ O’Leary and Second Nett: Robbie O’Brien Jnr and Kieran Fitzpatrick. BOB CASEY MEMORIAL The deadline for receipt of teams has been extended by the County Board until Sunday week, February 26th at the Paul O’Sullivan Memorial Scramble at Castleisland. The club is hoping to enter a second team for the event with this extension of the closing date. We ask anyone interested in same to make contact with our Competition Secretary Kieran Fitzpatrick. PAUL O’SULLIVAN SCRAMBLE This Open Three Ball Scramble event held by the County Board will take place in Castleisland on Sunday week,

The Killarney Rugby Club seniors who beat Killorglin in the last round of the league last Sunday at Aghadoe.

February 26th as stated, entry €10 per player with the draw for teams @ 9.15am. MEMBERSHIP COLLECTION Our Registrar Sean Kelly will be available to collect 2017 fees from this Saturday from 11.30am-12pm and it can also be paid at Sunday’s Johnny Kelly event. Clubhouse: The clubhouse will be open next week during the Mid-Term Break from Monday to Friday during the hours of 12pm-5pm. KERRY SPORTS STAR AWARDS We were delighted to hear of Damien winning the Pitch & Putt award for the second time in three years last week. He will be presented with it tonight (Friday) at a gala function in the INEC. We wish everyone going from the club an enjoyable night.

Fossa Rowing Club

AGM Thank you to all members and parents who attended the recent AGM, which was addressed by the club chairperson before the election of officers. Conor thanked all the members and Club supporters for their hard work and dedication to the club over the past year, as well as congratulating crews on their achievements. Incoming officers are chairperson Conor Griffin; vice chairperson Connie Daly; secretary Teresa Wharton; treasurer Angela Daly; safety officer Andrew Wharton; Club captain Donal Daly; welfare officers Mike Allman and Maura Twiss; PRO and ethics officer Alison Coffey; Killarney Regatta representatives Kieran Counihan and Donal Daly; coastal rowing representatives Pat Talbot and Andrew Wharton. Committee members include Micheal Sheehan, Raphael Murphy, John Griffin, Aoife Coffey, Paddy Sheehan and Tom O’Connell. TRAINING Winter training continues at the old church on Wednesday and Friday nights at 7pm and on Sunday mornings. All are welcome so please come along if you would like to give Rowing a try.

Fossa Community Games

Winning is becoming a very good habit for the talented children in Fossa. Last Saturday our U16 music group went to Keel and brought home Gold. Congratulations to Allana Brady, Cian Doyle, Meadhbh Bennett, Olivia Gaffey, Riain Colleran, Tom Cahillane and their wonderful mentor Catriona Cahillane. Not to outdone Saoirse Bennett went to Abbeydorney on Sunday and won Gold in the U16 solo singing. A fantastic achievement for an excellent singer. UPCOMING EVENTS This coming weekend we will have teams competing in Boys U13 Futsal and in the U14 boys and girls Spikeball. SWIMMING: If your child is interested in participating in the Swimming competitions in Tralee on March 5th, please contact Katherine on 086 3152247 before the 23rd of February. Events from U8 to U16. Remember the dates for all upcoming events and who to contact about them can be found on our Facebook page. Thomas Davis (Dublin)

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Euro Bridge Club RESULTS OF RECENT COMPETITIONS Club Pairs 1st. Ger McSweeney & Andy Cole 2nd. Finola Spillane & Lynda O Connor 3rd. Anne Looney and Carmel Walsh January 31 1st. Phyllis O Regan & Maureen Culloty 2nd. Lynda O Connor & Finola Spillane RESULTS OF SIMULTANEOUS PAIR COMPETITION 1st. Phyllis O Regan & Maureen Culloty 2nd. Anne O Shea & Harry Milner 3rd. Doreen Brosnan & Kathleen Coen Congratulations to all.

MEK United FC

League Of Ireland CORK CITY v DUNDALK on Saturday 25th March, Turners Cross, Co. Cork, Kick Off @ 5.30pm. 32 of our U9 & U10 academy players have been invited to play at half time at the game. KIT REQUIRED: The orange academy jersey, black shorts and white socks and costs are Adult €25 and Child €15, the fee includes the bus trip to and from Turners Cross and your match ticket. You can book through Pa on 087 7943220 or send a message via the FB page if you have any queries. Further details about the event will be sent out closer the time. Please note the closing date for booking and payment is the 4th March 2017. U12 Fixture Tuesday the 14th of February @ 19.00 John Murphy U12 Kerry Cup MEK United FC v Killorglin C U13 Fixture Saturday the 18th of February @ 12.00 Daly’s Supervalu U13 Div 3 MEK United FC v Park C

Firies Community Games

The Co Finals of the cultural events took place over the weekend. This was a very busy week for Community Games. On Friday night the recitations were held. Congratulations to Cian Sheahan who won a silver medal. Jack Costello represented Firies in the solo singing in a very competitive event and is still young enough to compete next year. In the singing group Ciara Duggan, Emma Affonso, Alianne Fleming, Jack Costello, Rachel Murphy & Muireann Ring performed for Firies. Thank you to Rachel Hoctor who trained this group. The art and hand writing competitions are being run through the schools. Swimming u8, u10, u12, u14, u16 boys and girls will be held on March 5th in Tralee Sports Complex. Gymnastics will be held on 26th March. Cross Country, mixed Distance & Marathon will also be held in March. If you would like to register for any of above events or need any further information please contact Hazel Norris on 0879548348. Church gate collection for Firies Community Games takes place at all masses in Firies and Ballyhar this weekend 18/19 February. We would be grateful for your support to this collection.

Kilcummin Notes COMHALTAS MEMBERSHIP Membership of Kilcummin Comhal-

tas is now due and we are asking all those who are not yet registered with the Branch to do so as soon as possible. Application Forms and details are available at the Kilcummin Rural Development Office.

Mastergeeha FC

U15 DIV 1 Mastergeeha 0 Killorglin 4. The final score flattered the visitors somewhat as this was a more even contest throughout with the lads competing well against promotion chasing Killorglin. A 10min purple patch midway through the 2nd half when the visitors scored 3 quick goals gave the away team the points. Shane Warren and GK Conn Fleming stood out for Geeha who did have chances with Darren Lehane and Adam O’Connor both going close but Killorglin defended well and were more clinical up front on the day. SENIORS PREMIER B Mastergeeha 2 Castleisland 1. In this close game Mastergeeha took the lead midway through the first half when Carlo finished off a good move. After this both sides created some chances with the visitors getting the equaliser with 10 minutes remaining. In the closing stages of the Mastergeeha got the winner when Colm Lenihan scored in added time. All played well MASTERGEEHA FC LOTTO There was no winner on Friday 10th February, 2017. Numbers drawn were 9, 12, 17, 18. Jackpot now €5,400.

Killarney Athletic FC

RESULTS Greyhound Bar Cup Killarney Athletic 6-0 Castlegregory Celtic Denny Division 1B Killarney Athletic 2-6 Sporting Listowel A result which flatters the opposition Athletic were unlucky to be on the end of such a result. 3 quickfire goals proved all important in the outcome with Chris O Meara getting both goals. KILLARNEY ATHLETIC WEBSITE Please check the website on www. or facebook for match reports, club information and contact details.

Killarney Swimming Club

Congratulations to all our swimmers who took part in the Tipperary Invitational gala on Sunday the 5th of February. There were substantial improvements by our swimmers on their own “personal best” times for events and a fine haul of 28 individual medals. UNDER 15 BOYS Moving up in the age groups, Adam Flynn was very relaxed in the pool, taking home a fine pair of bronze medals in the 50 metres backstroke and the 50 metres breaststroke. UNDER 15 GIRLS Cliona Murphy was showing some fine pace to win silver in the 100 metres backstroke. Moya Noctor won a well-deserved and very stylish bronze in the 50 metres breaststroke while Orlaith O’Sullivan was focusing on the longer, harder events to win bronze in the 100 metres freestyle and a second bronze in the 100 metres Individual

Medley. UNDER 19 GIRLS Meadhbh O’Sullivan simply hoovered up the medals in Tipperary, easily winning the gold in the 50 metres breaststroke, silver in the 100 metres Individual Medley, another silver in the 50 metres backstroke and rounding all that off with a bronze in the 100 metres freestyle. Emma Quirke laid down some markers of her own, taking silver in the 50 metres breaststroke and silver 50 metres butterfly while Rebecca Twomey set out her stall to win the bronze in a very fast 50 metres backstroke. Thanks to our coaches who gave wonderful support and encouragement to all our swimmers on the day. Thanks also to all parents for travelling.

Killarney Valley Athletic Club

Big congratulations to Kathryn Ryan and Hannah Ryan who competed in the IRISH LIFE HEALTH JUVENILE B CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WATERFORD I.T. 12th FEBRUARY 2017. Kathryn was 3rd and Hannah was 7th in the U11 Girls. Well done girls - great result MONDAYS Training continues on Mondays at 7pm with Circuit Training for athletes aged 12 and over only. 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. TUESDAYS High Jump is back on Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm in the Sem Gym for registered 11, 12 and 13 year olds. 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. Any enquiries to Brian Stack 0862506932 WEDNESDAYS Jerry’s Adult RunClub is back! Meeting on Wednesdays at 7pm on the New Road opposite entrance to Bishops Path. You must be a registered member with the club for 2017. Membership costs €35. Adults only group. Please wear a High Viz Jacket. Any enquiries to Jerry Griffin on 0876879186 THURSDAYS 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 birthcert. Registration fee covers: club membership, insurance, affiliation to Athletics Ireland, affiliation to Kerry Athletics and entry to any Munster/ National Competitions.

Killarney Celtic FC

RESULTS Munster Junior Cup Replay: Nenagh 1 Killarney Celtic 0 Celtic travelled to Nenagh in big numbners and there was great support for the team, but Nenagh are a great team in their own right. It was a cracking game, all action from start to finish, but Celtic just couldn’t find a way to peg back the home side’s 33rd minute goal. Denny Premier B: CSKA Tralee 0 Killar-

ney Celtic B 4 Probably their best performance of the season, really super stuff, with Farouk Aminu, Dan O’Donoghue, Vlad Sirotiak, and Aaron Cahill all on target. U15 Regional Semi-Final: Killarney Celtic 3 Limerick FC 2 Killarney Celtic’s 15’s are the second team from the club to reach a Skechers Regional Final this season. They have reached their decider following a very hard-fought 3-2 win over Limerick FC at Celtic Park. Terry Sparling scored twice and Jack O’Connor the third in the win. Celtic will play either Regional United A or Charleville in the Regional final. U15 Kerry Cup: Fenit Samphires 0 Killarney Celtic 1 It was a very close game against an excellent Fenit side, but a Cian Doe penalty proved the difference. FIXTURES Oscar Traynor Play-Off: Kerry at home to Dublin, Mounthawk Park, Sunday, 12.00 noon Denny Premier B: Killarney Celtic B at home to Ballymac Galaxy, Saturday, 5.30pm Youths League: Killarney Celtic at home to Killarney Celtic, Saturday, 2.00pm U16 Girls: Killarney Celtic away to Listowel Celtic, Saturday, 2.00pm (tbc) U14 Cup: Killarney Celtic A away to Killorglin B, Saturday, 12.30pm U14 Cup: Killarney Celtic B away to Iveragh, Saturday, 1.30pm U12 Kerry Cup: Killarney Celtic A away to Park B, Saturday, 10.30am U12 Kerry Cup: Killarney Celtic C away to Fenit Samphires, Saturday, 10.30am U12 Div One: Killarney Celtic B at home to Camp Juniors, Saturday, 10.30am U12 Girls: Killarney Celtic at home to Listowel Celtic, Saturday, 2.30pm

Killarney Community Games

Congratulations to Jack Greaney who, last Friday, won the County Community Games U. 16 Recitational Final in Abbeydorney, performing a rousing rendition of John B. Keane’s character, the Bull McCabe, from “The Field”. He held off excellent competition on the night to become the first qualifier from the area for the All-Ireland Community Games Finals in Abbottstown in My. The Church Gate Annual Collection for Killarney Community Games takes place this weekend in 3 churches: The Friary, Church of the Resurrection and Muckross Church, and we are appealing to all parents of children who take part in Community Games to please help out in any of the masses Saturday or Sunday. Please contact Anthony Greaney on 0877098695 to confirm attendance.

Flesk Valley Rowing Club

AGM The Flesk Valley AGM will take place, tonight, Friday 17th February 2017 at 8.30pm at the Killarney Oaks Hotel. All members and parents of juvenile members are asked to attend. TRAINING Training continues every Sunday morning for all age groups. New members are always welcome. Those interested should contact Denis O Donoghue, Tadhg Kelly, Micheal O Sullivan. 17.02.17 Killarney Advertiser


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Basketball News by Eamonn Keogh

U14 DIVISION 2 PLATE FINAL St Paul’s 31 Cougars 17 THIS match was a repeat of the U-12 Plate final two years ago with local rivals Cougars providing the opposition for St Paul’s again. Cougars got off to the better start in the first few minutes of the opening quarter but great defence by Aisling Stack, Jade Potts and Eve Crowley along with baskets from Holly Power and Tara Donnellan brought St Paul's back. The second quarter got off to a lightening start with the introduction of Katie O'Connor and Jess Leahy superb in defence while Clodagh Sheehan, Ellen Kennedy and Ashling Stack were superb under the basket and took their scores well to give for St Pauls a 17-5 lead at the end of the first half. Cougars responded in the third quarter but Ellen Kennedy, Nicole Cronin and Sarah McGrath were dominant under the boards while Saoirse Dorrian and Caelyn O'Grady were also outstanding. St Paul’s continued to stay in control and with Cougars in foul trouble, St Paul's led by nine points at the end of the third quarter. The fourth quarter was played in high tempo. St Paul’s defence ensured they kept their lead and they dominated the closing stages to finish deserving winners in a good contest that was well supported by a large crowd. BASKETBALL CLINIC St Pauls Basketball Club will be

hosting a basketball clinic in Killarney Sports & Leisure centre on Thursday and Friday, February 23 and 24, with a selection of great coaches. St Paul's head coach Muharem 'Muki' Vugdalic will lead the clinic and he will be assisted by Irish International senior players Amy Waters and Niamh Dwyer. Club coaches James Fleming, Shane Horgan, Kate Donnellan, Padraig Weldon and Elizabeth Switzer will also assist with the clinic and more coaches are expected to be announced in the meantime. The clinic will run from 10am to 2pm on both days for players aged from 6 to 14. The participation cost is €25 per child and there will be reductions for additional family members. It is €40 for two children and €50 for three children from the same family. Places are limited so please contact 087-2583383 ASAP to book a place. Registration forms can be returned to Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre before Monday, February 20. CONDOLENCES St Paul's extend sincere sympathy to the family of the late Pat O'Connor, Rathanane, Kilcummin, Killarney. Padraig O’Connor (son) is coach of the St Paul’s U12 Boys team and Paul Sheehan (son-inlaw) coaches the U-16 girls team. CONGRATS Congratulation's to Dr Crokes on their All-Ireland semi-final victory and best wishes in the final on St. Patricks Day.

The St Paul's team that defeated Cougars in the Kerry Basketball Board U-14 Plate final at Presentation Gym, Killarney last Sunday. Front from left are Tara Donnellan, Jess Leahy, Eve Crowley, Jade Potts (captain), Holly Power, Clodagh Sheehan, Katie O Connor. Back from left are Kate Donnellan (Coach), Caelyn O'Grady, Saoirse Dorrian, Ashling Stack, Ellen Kennedy, Nicole Cronin, Sarah McGrath, Jason Stack (Coach).


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Teams descend on west Kerry for 28th Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé KERRY clubs are well represented in The Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2017, the famed club Gaelic football tournament and festival which takes place this weekend (February 17-19) in Comórtas HQ at Páidí Ó Sé’s pub in Ventry and various GAA venues across the Dingle Peninsula. Some 32 teams in all compete from 13 counties as well as teams from the UK and the United Arab Emirates in ladies and men’s senior, intermediate and junior competitions. For Kerry Gaelic football enthusiasts there is plenty to catch the eye with Kerry’s An Daingean, Milltown/Castlemaine, An Ghaeltacht with player/manager Marc Ó Sé and Waterville taking part in the Dermot Earley senior men’s cup which also includes 2016 Laois county senior champions Stradbally, Kildare’s Sarsfields, Dublin’s Fingallians and 2016 Wexford senior county finalists Glynn-Barntown. Kerry's Keel, Annascaul and Lispole are up against Meath’s Dunderry, North Cork side Knocknagree and Sligo’s St. John’s in The Boars Head intermediate men’s cup and Valentia Island are flying the flag in the junior men’s cup against Cavan’s Shannon Gaels, Cork’s Ballinacurra and also the Dubai Celts. Four Kerry ladies club teams line

out over the tournament weekend with Corca Dhuibhne and Na Gaeil in the intermediate cup against Mayo’s Burrishoole who are going for three in a row at the Comórtas along with Cavan’s Gowna Ladies, Baile Bhuirne’s Naomh Abán and Cork's Clonakilty. Dingle Ladies and Clounmacon GAA are in the four-team junior ladies cup against Liverpool’s John Mitchels and Dublin’s Lucan Sarsfields. The senior ladies cup has current Dublin senior league champions Ballyboden St Enda’s, Boardsmill of Meath, current Louth county champions Stabannon Parnells and Wicklow’s Bray Ladies. The football festival, which is also supported by Grant Thornton, Lee Strand Milk, Fáilte Ireland and Kerry County Council Tourism Unit, has attracted over 13,000 club players since it began in 1989 and is a big boost for tourism in the area with over 1,800 bed nights created over three nights. This year, as well as nightly music and entertainment in Comórtas HQ at Páidí Ó Sé’s pub, there will also be a special excerpt from a John B. Keane play hosted by the late playwright and author’s son Billy Keane on Sunday evening in the pub. Full details are available on An Daingean and Kerry All-Star Paul Geaney with Kerry and Corca Dhuibhne footballer Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh keeping their eye on the ball at Dingle Marina ahead of the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2017.

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Spa dancers twirl their way to all-Ireland glory WELL done to the enormously talented young members of Spa GAA Club who have won their sixth national title in just four years. Club chairman Gerard Mangan gave the competitors a great send-off from Spa clubhouse before they set off last Friday for Belfast for the GAA Scór na nÓg All-Ireland finals. Spa competed in GAA Scór na nÓg All Ireland finals in the set dancing and quiz events on Saturday at the Waterfront Theatre in Belfast. The set dance team of Aine Brosnan, Erin Holland, Meghann Cronin, Orlaith Spillane, Kianan O’Doherty, Liam

Spillane, Gary O’Sullivan and Cian O’Sullivan stepped into the limelight last weekend to bring home yet another All-Ireland medal haul to Kerry. Also doing the club proud in the quiz final at the event were James Lynch, Daniel O’Sullivan, Kianan O’Doherty and Louise Fleming. The quiz team came very close but unfortunately lost out by two points to the overall winners, Donegal. Spa has represented Kerry in the quiz for the past four years winning two All Irelands. “This is a huge achievement for our young The Spa GAA Club members who travelled to the All-Ireland Scor na nOg finals in Belfast. brilliant stars,” said spokeswoman Anne Holland. “The set dancers danced their way to the top and claimed their All Ireland medal later in the same day. The club have won six All-Ireland titles in Scór na nÓg in the past four years. Spa abú! None of this would be possible without the support of the club but especially our dancing coaches Triona Mangan, Mairead Mangan and quizmasters, Seamus Clifford and Eileen Aherne. A delighted and proud parent Margaruite Brosnan when the results Mile buíochas!” Antóin MacGabhann, Chairperson National Scór, Kianan O'Doherty, Gary O'Sullivan, Cian O'Sullivan, were announced in Belfast.

Liam Spillane and Padraic Duffy, Meghann Cronin, Orlaith Spillane, Erin Holland and Aine Brosnan.

Conor is manager of the month in Killarney Advertiser’s Premier Fantasy League

Adam Moynihan, Conor Healy, Manager of the Month winner in Killarney Advertiser's Fantasy Premier League, and Aidan Quirke, general manager, Killarney Advertiser.

CONGRATULATIONS to Conor Healy, Manager of the Month winner in Killarney Advertiser’s Premier Fantasy League. Conor received his prize from Killarney Advertiser sports columnist Adam Moynihan and general manager Aidan Quirke.

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Dr Crokes Gaa

ALL IRELAND CLUB SEMI FINAL Dr Crokes 2-11 Corofin 0-8 It may have been our disappointment at being beaten at the penultimate stages of this competition on three occasions the last few years that galvanised us to giving one of our best displays in years to secure victory over Corofin and a place in the St Patrick’s Day Final. Our anxiousness for victory was there from the opening throw in, which Johnny Buckley won and set up for an early score. We had two points on the board at the end of the 1st minute and were three points in front after five minutes. Our opponents sent over two points which left us 0-5 to 0-2 ahead at the end of the first quarter. We had a barren spell, score wise in the first ten minutes of the second quarter as we failed to add to our score tally even though we were very much on the offensive. In the 26th minute we had a goal after a good passing movement. Gavin O’Shea sent in a ball that looked like sailing over the bar but ended under the bar. In the remaining minutes a Corofin free and two points from Kieran O’Leary gave us an interval lead of 1-7 to 0-5. We again had the first two points of the second half but three unanswered points by our opponents reduced our lead to four points as we entered the last quarter. The defining moment in the game came in the 50th minute. Colm Cooper won a great ball in our own left full back position. It was transferred to Daithi Casey on the half way line who soloed right into our opponents ten yard line and transferred the ball to Jordan Kiely who made no mistake in registering the green flag for a seven point lead. At this stage we were emptying our bench and the fresh legs gave us great energy in the last ten minutes. We sent over two points without reply in this period for a 2-11 to 0-8 victory. Even though we had many outstanding performances throughout the field one could hardly disagree with TG4 nomination of Kieran O’Leary as Man of the Match. His 0-5 from play was a huge contribution towards our victory. Our Congratulations to our players on this great victory. We also salute our Management team for having the whole panel in such great physical and mental condition. LOTTO Lotto 5, 8, 11, 16. Jackpot €4200. Not won Next draw on Sunday 19th of February in Tatler Jack. Jackpot €4500.

East Kerry Gaa

EAST KERRY SENIOR LEAGUE Division 1 In division 1A Rathmore and Kilcummin proved the stronger against Killarney Legion and Currow, respectively. In the second game of Division 1A, Kilcumin proved the stronger when they travelled to Currow. Final score Kilcummin 1-22 Currow 3-09. Glenflesk and Gneeveguilla took the league points in Division 1B, against Listry and Spa respectively. Visitors Glenflesk played with the benefit of a strong wind in the first half. Glenflesk led 0-5 to 0-2 before Dara Roche took a return pass from brother Ian and rattled the Listry net, giving the goal keeper no chance. A brace of Glenflesk points had the visitors ahead 1-7 to 0-3 going into second quarter. Three Listry points to 2


Killarney Advertiser 17.02.17

The week in sport | Deadline Monday 5.30pm | Sports Editor Eamonn Fitzgerald

for Glenflesk left the score at the break: Glenflesk 1-8 Listry 0-5. Listry had the better of the second half and had reduced the gap to a single score, 1-8 to 0-8 within 4 minutes. The sides traded points and the gap remained a single score 1-9 to 0-9 on the 39th minute. A scatter of points saw the margin increased to 5 points 1-12 to 0-10 with 4 minutes of normal time remaining. In an exciting end to the game, Listry sent a daisycutter goalwards but a great save by the Glenflesk goal keeper Kenny Cronin, denied the home side a goal. Listry did find the target in the last minutes scoring 2 points, one from a penalty. Final score: Glenflesk 1-12 Listry 0-12. In Gneeveguilla, the home side pulled ahead in the opening half and led 1-11 to 1-02 at the short whistle, through a Padraig O’Sullivan goal. Spa fought back in the second half and narrowed the gap. However, they were left with too much to do and Gneeveguilla ran out winners on a final scoreline of Gneeeguilla 1-14 Spa 2-09. DIVISION 2 Firies 3-14 Scartaglen 2-05 Firies proved too strong for home side Scartaglen in the opening round of the Frank Donran Safeguard Security East Kerry Senior League last Sunday. Firies led 3-06 to 0-02 at half time with their goals being scored by Colm O’Shea, Ed Kerrisk and Mike Daly. Scartaglen got off to a good start in the second half with Niall Casey scoring 2 goals, both from the penalty spot inside the first five minutes. However, Firies got back on track, notching up six points without reply. Two points a piece in the closing stages left Firies comfortably ahead at the final whistle. Firies 3-14 Scartaglen 2-05. TEMPLENOE 1-13 CORDAL 1-09 Visitors, Templenoe, came out on top over a Cordal side with many young players, clinching victory in the first game of Division 2 in the Frank Doran Safeguard Security East Kerry Senior League. Two early points from Pat Spillane Jr. and a strong showing from Denis O’Neil and Stephen O’Sullivan, set the visitors on the path to victory. Cordals’ Philip O’Connor played a leaders role and raised the white flag raised twice. At half time, Templenoe held a four point lead, on a scoreline of Templenoe 1-07 Cordal 0-06. o n d The secg a n half bewith a strong offensive from noe, Templew h o kicked four points in the ter. A third quarpoint by T . J nor in O’Con-

Jack Greaney, under-16 winner in the recitation competition in the Kerry County Community Games final.

the 26th minute followed by a goal from Brian Reidy a minute later, left only a single score between the sides, as the final whistle approached. Cordal played hard to level the game but Templenoe held their lead. A last minute point from Templenoe’s John Moriarty finished the game. Final score Templenoe 1-13 Cordal 1-09. FIXTURES East Kerry Senior League Sunday 19th February 2017 – At 2pm Round 2 - First named team has home venue Division 1A Kilcummin V Killarney Legion Dr Crokes V Currow Rathmore - bye Division 1B Fossa V Listry Glenflesk V Gneeveguilla Spa - bye Division 2 Firies V Cordal Scartaglen V Templenoe

Firies Coiste na nÓg U12 BOYS & GIRLS CLASHING THE ASH The club is delighted announce that we will be debuting an Under 12 Juvenile Hurling Team. The ever enthused Frances and Paudie will be on hand to provide superb training on Thursday nights from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the Pairc Eamonns’ hall until weather conditions improve. Once conditions improve, training will be taking place on site in Pairc Eamonn. Coach Frances Henderson would like to remind all interested patrons that all the gear will be provided on site each Thursday night and both boys and girls would be very welcomed to join. “This is the first year that our numbers are very healthy and we will be introducing our very first U12 team”. It is envisaged that training for the younger age groups will be recommencing within the next few week.

Fossa GAA:

LOTTO 12th February 2017 Numbers drawn were 7, 15, 17, 21. There was no jackpot winner. Next weeks jackpot will be €13,350. 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. SENIORS The senior team will begin their East Kerry Super-league campaign on19th February when they play Listry in Fossa at 2pm. A full fixture list will be posted on our Facebook page as they are made. MINORS The Minor team begin their County League campaign next Saturday,18th in Fossa when they take on Churchill at 4pm. All support welcome. MEMBERSHIP Club membership is now due. Family membership, which includes both parents and all their children up to minor age, stays at €60.00 for 2017, adult remains at €30.00, while youth/student is €15.00. A player is not insured to play or train if not registered. Registrar Gene Moriarty will take up membership at Lotto on Sunday night. SCÓR Wishing the very best of luck to our participants in the County Final of

Senior Scór taking place Saturday, 18th February in Castleisland.

Gneeveguilla Gaa

LOTTO lotto numbers 14 17 27 30 No jackpot winner next week’s jackpot €9500 SOCIAL Gneeveguilla gaa social will be on Saturday February 25th in the hall. Music on the night by the kelts. Limited tickets available niall foley 0863420626 club officer’s or at club bar. MEMBERSHIP Membership now being collected at the club. Club membership general member €30 seniors & junior €80 apprentice & unemployed €50 student €45 minor €30 U12 to U16 €20 U10 €15. RESULTS Gneeveguilla seniors defeated Spa in Rd1 of the East Kerry Super League. Gneeveguilla led 1-11 to 1-02 at half time trough a Padraig O’Sullivan goal. Spa fought back in the second half but were left with too much to do and Gneeveguilla ran out eventual winners 1-14 to 2-09.

Listry Gaa

LOTTO RESULTS Winning numbers drawn: 5, 10, 12, 26. Jackpot not won. Jackpot next Sunday Feb 19th €4,850 EAST KERRY LEAGUE GAA RESULTS Listry v Glenflesk at Alman Park, Faha at 14.00 last Sunday 12th. Final score Listry 0.12. Glenflesk 1.12. NEXT FIXTURE Senior Listry team v Fossa at 14.00 at Fossa, on Sunday February 19th. Please come and support your team.

Legion Gaa

EAST KERRY SUPERLEAGUE ROUND 1 If you ever wanted to see how you stood, a meeting with Rathmore will always test your mettle. The 3 in a row O Donoghue Cup winners were first up in the East Kerry Superleague that was played in Direen. John Moynihan stole in for a goal and it took a while for our lads to settle to the task. A red card for Rathmores Cathal Murphy was the catalyst for some good points by Darragh O Doherty,Thomas Moriarty and Jamie O Sullivan. That preceded a Conor Culloty goal and the score had a manageable look about it at half time .Legion 1-4 Rathmore 1-9. The second half quickly settled into a familiar pattern as Rathmore once again slipped in for a goal and that put the game to bed. However the lads battled away to the end with Jamie O Sullivan adding some nice points before Rathmore put a bit of gloss on the scoreline with a third goal.2017 Management Teams MANAGEMENT TEAMS 2017 Saturday Morning Academy Sean Culloty Under 12’s John Bowler Connie O Sullivan Paddy Griffin Peter O Leary John Carroll Ger Fogarty Brian Bowler Under 14s Donal O Donoghue John Keane Conor Mc Niece Timmy Joe Fleming Tim O Leary Under 16s Paddy Osborne, Diarmuid O Donoghue, Daithi McGillycuddy and Aaron Benson Minors John Culloty Philip Gammell Mike Hanrahan Johnny Culloty Juniors

on the ball

The week in sport | Deadline Monday 5.30pm | Sports Editor Eamonn Fitzgerald

Michael Lyne Enda Walshe Paudie Lynch Frank Roberts KERRY SENIORS No joy for Kerry in their recent defeat to Mayo in the National Football League in Tralee. However it was most gratifying to see Conor Keane make a return to the county set up. He put in a solid 50 minutes as a replacement for the injured James O Donoghue. James should be ok for Kerrys next engagement vs Monaghan in Killarney on February 26th.The performances of Brian Kelly and Jonathan Lyne definitely did enough to merit inclusion for the Round 3 encounter. SPRING PARTY Be sure to come along this Friday night to the Plaza Hotel for our annual Spring Party. This is a casual fun night with caint, ceol agus craic , where we can all meet up in a friendly easygoing environment. It’s also a night where we present our player of the year awards so we’d like to see ye all there to support Senior player of the year Danny Sheahan Junior player KJ Griffin Young player Peter mcCarthy Ladies player Mairead o Donoghue Tickets only €10 which includes an impressive wine reception, finger food and dancing . Tickets available from any committee members or can be purchased at the door on the night Please note that entry is at the main bar door MEMBERSHIP Membership can now be renewed online through our club website www. .It takes about 3 minutes and all members who are computer literate are urged to avail of this if you can and where possible help others who may not be adept in technology. It makes the whole registration process so much easier,helps the club raise funds while also building up a data base. All playing members must be registered in order to play and membership is closed on March 31st. FIXTURES Minors vs Cordal/Scartaglin in County League Saturday February 18th 4pm in Direen. Seniors vs Kilcummin in EK Superleague Sunday February 19th 2pm in Kilcummin LOTTO 12/02/17 Numbers were 4-8-13-19 No winner. Next weeks jackpot is €5500 Draw in Murphy’s Bar on Sunday 19th February

Milltown Castlemaine Gaa

REGISTRATION Club registration is now due. Under 6’s are free. Juvenile/student and OAP are €30. An adult is €50, couples are €80 and family membership is €100. As you will agree, these are fantastic rates- for the juvenile/student/OAP - it works out at 58 cent per week, while a family membership (up to 2 adults and 4 children) works out at just under €2 per week. And don’t forget that membership entitles you to free entry to all our home Co. League games - worth €30(on production of your membership card) as well as entry to the Munster Final ticket draw and that all important All Ireland ticket draw in September!

LOTTO Our Lotto Jackpot Draw for €13,000 took place in The Shanty Bar, - on Friday last. The drawn numbers were 22, 25, and 30 with the bonus ball number 12. There was no outright winner. Next draw is for €13,200 on Friday February 24th 2017. MID KERRY LEAGUE Hard luck to Stephen Wallace and his

Cromane 0-11 Keel 2-09 Cromane and Keel warmed up a bitterly cold afternoon in Cromane on Sunday with a lively game of football. Cromane dominated the opening half with Liam Walsh and Finbar Casey doing well at midfield. After 20 minutes the home side led by 0-6 to 0-1. Cromane’s scores came from a combination of efforts from Paul Patrick O’Sullivan, Liam Walsh, and Mikey Houlihan

The Fossa U16 Community Games music group with their mentor Catriona Cahillane who won gold in Keel last Saturday, from left, Olivia Gaffey, Cian Doyle, Tom Cahillane, Maedhbh Bennett, Allana Brady and Riain Colleran.

senior panel who lost out to Laune Rangers on Sunday last on a score line of 11 points to 9.

Spa Gaa

SCOR NA NÓG ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONS The Quiz team came very close but unfortunately lost out by 2 pts to the overall winners, Donegal. The Set dancers, danced their way to the top and claimed their All Ireland medal later in the same day.The club have won 6 All Ireland titles in Scor na nÓg in the past 4 years. None of this would be possible without the support of the club but especially our dancing coaches Triona Mangan, Mairead Mangan and quiz masters, Seamus Clifford and Eileen Aherne. Míle Buíochas! Rince Seit : Áine Brosnan, Érin Holland, Meghann Cronin, Orlaith Spillane, Kianan O’Doherty, Liam Spillane, Gary O’Sullivan and Cian O’Sullivan. EAST KERRY SUPERLEAGE Spa 2-9 Gneeveguilla 1-14 Team: David Carroll, Eoghan Cronin, Matthew Moynihan, Eoin Fitzgerald, Shane Cronin, David Spillane, Shane Fenton, Andrew Garnett, Dan O’Donoghue, Mike McCarthy, Ciaran Spillane, Aydan Mulvaney, John Falvey, Mike O’Donoghue, Evan Cronin. Subs: James Devane, Adrian O’Connor, David Devane, Mikey Moynihan. LOTTO No jackpot winner in Jimmy’s. Numbers drawn 3,4,6,17. Next weeks jackpot in the Arbutus will be for €3,600. Sympathy

Mid Kerry Gaa

AGM Mid Kerry Board AGM was held in Keel GAA Clubhouse recently the following officers were re-elected President Pat O’Shea Cromane Chairman Mike Sayers Keel Vice Chairman Tim Coffey Beaufort Secretary Joan McGillicuddy Glenbeigh/ Glencar Treasurer Morgan O’Sullivan Cromane Assist Treasurer Johnny O’Connor Cromane Scór Officer Mary Clifford Laune Rangers SENIOR LEAGUE RESULTS

with a sole free from Garry Sayers being Keel’s only response. Keel improved just before half-time with Luke Flynn , Garry Sayers, and Martin Burke coming more into the game. However, they had a lobbed goal from Terry O’Sullivan to thank for having them within two at the break, Half time Score Cromane 0-07 Keel 1-02. The home side continued to battle against a strong breeze in the second half with points from Paul Patrick O’Sullivan and Micheál Shaughnessy. The course of the game change with Keel’s Martin Burke bursting through the centre to goal midway through the half. This, ultimately, gave Keel the added energy to finish the game out. Further points from Garry Sayers and Terry O’Sullivan paved the way for an opening round win LAUNE RANGERS 0-11, MILLTOWN/CASTLEMAINE 0-09 Laune Rangers got their 2017 season off to a great start with a Mid Kerry League defeat of Milltown/Castlemaine on a cold Sunday afternoon in JP O’Sullivan Park. John Tyther put Laune Rangers into an early lead with a well taken point before Cathal Moriarty replied for Milltown/Castlemaine. Frees were then traded between Colm O’Shea and Jonathon O’Sullivan, while a Ronan Sayers point for Rangers was cancelled out with another free by O’Sullivan. John Tyther added his second point of the game to give Rangers the lead by 0-4 to 0-3 with fifteen minutes played. Colm O’Shea added two frees before a superb point from distance by Jack O’Connor put four points between the sides following some great work by David Costelloe and Shane Mangan. Two Jonathon O’Sullivan frees halved the deficit before the break, and the sides headed for the dressing room with the score at Half Time:- Laune Rangers 0-8, Milltown/Castlemaine 0-6. Colm O’Shea slotted three in succession for the hosts to see Rangers lead by 0-11 to 0-7 with a quarter to play. The final quarter was attritional in nature & scores were at a premium. Milltown/Castlemaine added another Jonathon O’Sullivan free before substi-

tute Eoin O’Mahony slotted a well taken point for the visitors. Rangers held on their remaining lead though, and referee Billy O’Shea blew the final whistle to give Laune Rangers victory. Full Time score:- Laune Rangers 0-11, Milltown/ Castlemaine 0-9. GLENBEIGH/GLENCAR 0-09 BEAUFORT 0-09 Beaufort started the game with the breeze and dominated the first half. Glenbeigh/Glencars scoring chances were limited but they will be disappointed to have missed a few frees that would of kept them in touch in the early stages. Danny O Sullivan, Podge Griffin, Sean Roche and Bernard Murphy tried to drive the game on but attempted attack after attack broke down with Calvin Teahan, Kieran Cahillane and Leon Seidler left with little opportunity in the full forward line. Beaufort comprehensively won the first half and a scoreline of 0-0 to 0-09 fairly reflected this. Glenbeigh/Glencar started the second half much better and gradually worked their way back into the match as they reduced the deficit as the half continued. Vincent Hoare had an excellent game as he drove the lads on from the back. Adrian O Connor made his senior debut and can be proud of his performance. Daniel Griffin and Tommy Cahill were introduced and helped Glenbeigh/Glencar earn a replay with a well deserved nine point turn around in the second half to level the match 0-09 0-09 final score. ALL IRELAND JUNIOR FINAL Wishing Glenbeigh/Glencar all the best Sunday next 19th in the All Ireland Junior Final. Glenbeigh/Glencar ABÚ

Kilcummin Gaa

KILCUMMIN LADIES GAA Would like to say a huge thank you to everybody that volunteered their time to give a hand with our bag packing at Tescos last Saturday. A big thank you to all who donated and to Tesco who facilitated the collection of much needed funds to finance our teams in 2017. REGISTRATION NIGHT Registration night for the Juvenile and Ladies GAA clubs will be on Friday 24th February from 7pm to 9pm in the clubhouse. HURLING Hurling for 5-16yr olds continues on Thursdays from 6-7pm at the Spa GAA Hall. €3 and registration on the night. EAST KERRY SUPER LEAGUE DIV 1 After defeating Currow 1-22 to 3-9 Kilcummin are at home to Legion in Kilcummin this Sunday at 2pm. KILCUMMIN GAA LOTTO There was no winner on Sunday Feb 12th 2017. Numbers drawn were 18, 23, 25, 26. Next Draw Sunday, February 26th 2017. Jackpot now €3,250.

Glenflesk Gaa

GLENFLESK SENIORS Our Senior team had a good start to the season with a 1-12 to 0-12 points win away to Listry with Darragh Roche scoring the all important goal. FIXTURE The seniors continue their East Kerry league campaign at home to Gneeveguilla next Sunday February 19th at 2pm. GLENFLESK LOTTO No winner of the lotto which took place in Spillanes on 13/02/17 The next draw will take place in the Corner Bar on 27/02/17 and the Jackpot is €4,200.00.

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