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In This Week’s Edition … P6 Ian’s dad is a ‘warrior’

P8 Remembering John McShain

P14 Opinion: Anne Lucey

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Ian O’Connell: My Dad Is A Warrior Ian O’Connell was at the Ring of Kerry finish line to greet his father on Saturday and the heroic Killarney youngster was quick to hail dad Mike “a warrior” for completing the 175km challenge. In a statement on his Facebook page, Ian said that seeing his dad finish the Ring was a special feeling and one he won’t forget. “After taking on the challenge to try the cycle I told my dad every day he will complete it because it is all in the head,” the teenager said. “After sticking by me through thick and thin after my accident I can proudly say my dad is a warrior and I love him.” Ian was paralysed from the shoulders down when he fell from his bike in the National Park

last August. Since his accident, the brave Killarney native has inspired people the length and breadth of the country with his motto “If you can’t stand up, stand out”. A number of participants took part in the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on behalf of the Ian O’Connell Trust, a fund set up to help the O’Connell family with expenses such as modifying the family home. Anthony Cronin is one such cyclist who deserves special mention; he completed this year’s Ring of Kerry on a penny-farthing. In total, 15 charities are set to benefit from this year’s event. Over €15 million has been raised for 150 organisations since the inaugural Ring of Kerry in 1984.



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The Man Who Bought Killarney (And Gave It Back To Us For Nothing) Words: Adam Moynihan You might not recognise the man in this picture, but you should. I have to confess my own ignorance here; I didn’t know much about him either until I read an article by local historian Damien Switzer in this year’s edition of Killarney Magazine, which was published a couple of weeks ago. The man pictured is John McShain, a multimillionaire American philanthropist who was born in Philadelphia in 1898. He took over his family’s construction business in 1919 and went on become one of the most successful builders of his time. When he was 59, McShain was part of a syndicate that bought Killarney House and Gardens (and later the 8,300-acre Kenmare Estate in Killarney, an area of town that included Killarney House, the Demesne, Ross Castle and Innisfallen from Lady Grosvenor). Two years later he bought out the syndicate, answering the age-old question, “How do you

buy Killarney?” in the process. So how did it come to pass that 8,300 acres of private property – the site of some of the most spectacularly beautiful scenery in the world – found its way back to the people of Killarney? It’s not exactly something you just give up for free out of the goodness of your heart. Unless you’re John McShain. In 1973 McShain and his wife, Mary, gave Innisfallen and its historic ruins to the nation. A few years later, they handed over their estate for a nominal fee on

two conditions. First: they wanted to live in Killarney House for the rest of their lives. And second: they insisted that the land would forever be part of Killarney National Park. John died in 1989 and Mary in 1998. Killarney House and Gardens, located in the heart of the town, has since been redeveloped and it has quickly become one of the most beloved spots in the entire park. Killarney is an incredible place and we have a great many people to thank for that. Some of them have been memorialised in place names and roads, such as famed men of enterprise MD O’Shea and Dr Hans Liebherr. Other famous sons, like legendary musician Johnny O’Leary from Gneeveguilla and Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, have had statues erected in their honour. But what about the man who basically gave Killarney to the people of Killarney? Imagine not having access to Killarney House and its gardens,

the Demesne, Ross Castle, the middle and lower lakes, Innisfallen… It’s unthinkable. Damien Switzer has called for walls of Killarney House and Gardens to be pulled down to make it more accessible to locals and tourists alike and this section of the park to be renamed the John McShain Memorial Park. He would also like to see a statue to erected somewhere prominent in town. After all we have the Bourn Vincent Memorial Park in Muckross. I, for one, agree with him. It seems strange to me that someone who played such a massively positive role in our past should be so absent in our present. What do you think? Should Killarney House and Gardens be renamed John McShain Memorial Park? Should we erect a McShain statue? Let us know by emailing Turn to pages 16 & 17 to read Damien Switzer’s Killarney Magazine article on John McShain.




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TOWNTALK Ballyhar Girl Aiming For Miss Universe Crown Talented Ballyhar native Molly Sullivan will have the whole of Kerry behind her when she takes part in Miss Universe Ireland in Dublin on August 2. Molly is one of 28 participants who will be hoping to claim the top spot at the Mansion House and go on to represent Ireland at one of the biggest beauty pageants in the world, Miss Universe. For Molly, who has 13 All-Ireland medals in rowing, this has been a long held dream. “I’ve always wanted to do something like this,” she said. “I know there’s Miss Kerry as well but I wanted to go a bit bigger. I saw online that they were casting and I entered my submission in April. I thought no more of it to be honest but I got a call in June and it’s been all go since then.” Molly and her fellow contestants will be interviewed before walking on stage in a ball gown

and a bikini, but the 20-year-old law and psychology student says it’s not based on appearance. “I know there’s a stigma about that but it’s not judged on what you look like. It’s not about your image, it’s about your personality. It’s done by interview the day before. The walking in your bikini and your dress is purely to judge your confidence.” Molly is prepared to take a year out of college if she wins Miss Universe Ireland and says she would use her title to work on some issues that are important to her. “Suicide has been so high in Ireland and in Kerry recently so that’s definitely something I’d want to highlight, and also the Cancer Society would be close to my heart as well. “Miss Universe Ireland is a huge thing and winning it would mean so much to me.”


Mayor Sheahan Swaps Kerry For Killarney Words: Adam Moynihan Fine Gael councillor John Sheahan’s reign as Mayor of Kerry has come to an end but he immediately took over another top post: Mayor of Killarney. Sheahan did a fine job in his previous position and it will be interesting to see what he brings to the table. He certainly has plenty of experience in the field; he has been a member of the council 2007. Sheahan replaces outgoing Mayor Niall Kelleher who has been tipped in some quarters to run for the Dáil at the next general

election. Sheahan certainly has big shoes to fill; Kelleher proved to be popular and efficient servant to the town of Killarney and was responsible for a number of great ideas throughout his tenure. Niall was a good friend to the Killarney Advertiser and personally I found him quite helpful and forthcoming. We wish him well in the next chapter of his career.

New Graveyard Finally Opens At Knockeendubh There was good news this week as the new Killarney graveyard at Knockeendubh has finally opened. The green light was given to the project back in November and preliminary works began on the site back in January. Killarney has for many years now faced a crisis when it comes to grave space, with the Aghadoe graveyard filled to capacity. The Knockeendubh graveyard will have around 2,300 plots, a columbar-

ium for funeral urns and a car park. It will serve the town of Killarney and the surrounding areas for the next 35 years. It is believed that minor works remain to be undertaken and no one has been buried at the new site yet. The Killarney Advertiser campaigned heavily for the development of a new graveyard in the Killarney area and, as such, are delighted with the news that this project has been completed.



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The Chatroom

Kieran Catches Up With The Cast Of Legally Blonde Legally Blonde: The Musical came to Killarney this week so Kieran decided to stop by for a chat with the star-studded cast. The glitzy spectacle has been attracting huge audiences at Killarney’s INEC and Kieran was eager to speak with the per-

formers about the show. He had great fun with the actors and this particular Chatroom is one not to be missed! You can catch this latest episode tonight at 9pm on our website or on our Facebook page.

Harry Potter Evening At Aunty Nellie’s Sweet Shop Aunty Nellie’s Sweet Shop are hosting Harry Potter Evening: Part 2 tomorrow, Saturday July 14, from 7pm-9pm in their Killarney store. Stop by and you could be in with a chance of winning a great prize: a signed autograph from Moaning Myrtle (Shirley Henderson). There’s also an exquisite Harry Potter hamper on offer for the person with the best costume. Homemade butterbeer will be served and a special Harry Potter cake is being created by Bake Killarney. It promises to be lots of fun with a host of treats and prizes to be had so get down to Aunty Nellie’s at Unit 1, Kenmare Place tomorrow evening! For more information, call 064 66 38600.

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Kieran Meets The Talented O’Neill Sisters We’re spoiling you this week with not only a Chatroom but also the return of Carpool Killarney-oke! Kieran was recently joined in the car by the ridiculously talented O’Neill Sisters. Fiona, Eve and Naomi chatted about their new show Songs From Ireland which is running at the racecourse every Saturday night and is receiving rave reviews from everyone who sees it! The girls told Kieran about what to expect when you come to see the show and they

also belted out a few songs are sure to give you goosebumps. Kieran also asked the girls how they went viral with Red is the Rose, which racked up a few million views in just a matter of days! If that wasn’t enough excitement, the girls also told us about an album that will be released for the visit of Pope Francis later this year. One of their songs will be featured! This Carpool Killarney-oke is online now on our website and on our Facebook page. Do not miss it!

I was working nights in London, back in nineteen sixty six, In a factory in Harlesden, making Jaffa cakes. We were a bunch of students, from the north and from the south, Living off our wits, and existing hand to mouth. Sixteen of us worked as a team, sharing one bedroom dive, Half of us were working days, and the rest all stayed alive, By working nights in factories, right through till the dawn, It was a splendid set-up, all that summer long. Alf Ramsey managed England, and they reached the World Cup final, He said that they would win it, and we all thought that he was mental. They were playing Germany, who had won Jules Rimet before, We laughed at Alf’s delusion, going into this war. To make a long story short, they won it in extra time, And we were all disgusted, for the Irish at the time, Never supported England; it was just what we did, Because of all the history, we never wanted them to win. Now England is right in there, en route to final glory, I think things have changed somewhat, in the past half century. Relationships have improved, and now Irish folk might cheer, For our nearest neighbours, in this World Cup year!





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Views On The News

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

Sacred Sundays In France According to the woman living in Galway seated next to me on the Ryanair flight from Dublin to Tours, one of the great things about France is Sundays. She visits France twice a year: the two-week summer holidays with her husband to various regions when the grown-up children join them for a while, and in the autumn there is a week in the south. I agreed with her. In Provence in November, as much as in the Touraine in the summer, Sundays in this country, where church separated from state long ago, are simply sacred. I, too, have noticed this and long appreciated it. The Bishop of Kerry is focusing again on Sundays. Last year was marked by him as a time of renewal of Sunday at every level as a day of rest, a day for home, family and community. Now Bishop Ray Browne is asking that sporting events not clash with Sunday mass times. I think his focus on Sunday is right and very brave and I think he is raising what is as much a social issue as a sacred one. Again our political leaders, and what remnants are left of the trade unions outside the powerful public sector, are not doing their job. It is they who should be querying why more and more workers and not even those in tourist jobs are being asked to work Sundays and for less than the premiums traditionally accorded as an acknowledgement of the intrusion working Sundays brings. There should be an absolute focus on it in Killarney and Dingle where Sunday working in tourism has a long innings. Anyway, the Bishop has begun the

debate. But does he ask the same about Saturday evening mass times? You see, I think the great gap​ in the Church’s appeal on keeping Sundays sacred, its great Achilles heel, if you will, is the Saturday evening mass. ​This is what let the fox into the henhouse when it comes to sacred Sundays.​I was trying to remember when it was introduced. But it is not that long ago. And I remember being surprised at it. Because, of course, it diluted Sundays. Completely. Apparently allowing people to fulfil their Sunday obligation on Saturday was justified on the grounds of an ancient division of the 24-hour day into sets of evening and morning vigils. But the real reason was, of course, more people were finding it awkward to go to mass on Sunday mornings because of work. At any rate the idea of the Christian Sabbath, or a sacred day, was lost. As it transpires the woman from Galway on the Ryanair flight and the Bishop of Kerry are right on the button when it comes to Sundays. Maybe they are inspired? Because research by a body called the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions finds Sunday working has increased hugely between 2010 and 2015 across Europe and is still increasing. Ireland and the UK both have among the highest rates of working on Sunday across the EU, and along with Spain have the highest rates of working not just one Sunday but four Sundays in a row, according to the Eurofound survey carried out in 2015. By country, the UK “stood out as having a high proportion of companies with employees working weekends,” the survey found. Only

Sweden, Denmark and Estonia have higher rates of Sunday working than Ireland and England, but most workers there appear to work just one Sunday a month while here workers in the private sector at least work several​. Germany has the lowest of all of Sunday work and France also has low rates – though that is changing under Macron. The overall conclusion is Sunday working has increased across the EU. But Norway is rethinking its Sunday openings of shops. Nurses there came out strongly against working Sunday after Sunday. Hungary has now banned shops opening on Sunday and so has the Czech Republic… The research also found that Sunday work appeared to be detrimental to workers’ health, “with a greater likelihood of sickness and absenteeism problems in establishments that operated on Sundays, than in establishments that did not.” So hats off to the Bishop of Kerry for doing the work trade unions and our politicians should be doing.

Over-Tourism Now this column prides itself on being sometimes ahead of the curve, nationally. Not that we do pride very well. Mostly we try to avoid what until recently at least was the greatest of sins and most offensive types of behaviour​, in Christian as well as pagan cultures. Anyway, imagine my surprise, after going for a breath of French air, to find the very issues raised in this publication not only touched on, but the main spread in the oldest and national daily in France, Le Fiagaro, last weekend. “La Saturation menace les sites touristiques francais,” Figaro thundered on the front page. And this was followed by three full inside pages of analysis on Saturdays when the paper is at a premium of €5.30 ​and is most regarded.​The article pulled no punches. While the world ​focus ​​is on Amsterdam, Barcelona and Venice, all of whom are taking measures to limit the number of visitors, tourist sites around the world are threatened. Already, popular French sites like Mont St Michel, villages that are marked as the prettiest in France and the Eiffel Tower itself are overwhelmed – it uses the word “hordes” of tourists. The figures are stark. Today 95 per cent of tourists visit less than 5 per cent of the planet. Natural sites, historical sites and parks are declining as a result, and locals are getting angrier and angrier, Le Figaro has found.

The problems in the medieval walled city Carcassonne are immense and echo some of ours in Kerry. Parking is a huge problem. So, too, toilets. Elsewhere towns and villages are taken over by just restaurants and bars and tourist shops a​ nd life is uncomfortable for locals and tourist alike. C ​ arcassonne is spending €300,000 now on new public toilets and laying out a new car park outside the walls. But the golden egg is being killed, the articles ​are warning. According to one craftsman in Carcassonne, he sells more in April when there are fewer tourists than in August when​there are several times the numbers. The figures Figaro presents are gob-smacking​ . In 1980, around the first time I visited France, the country got 30.1 million overseas visitors. Last year there were 87 million. In Ireland our figures have increased by close to 3 million in ten years and we now get more than 9 million overseas tourists a year. But is there one extra car space at Torc? For that matter, are there three times the car spaces in Killarney? Are there more toilets in Inch? Figaro has come up with a new term “surtourism” which I care to translate as “over tourism”, as in over-production in the farming sector. Figaro’s conclusion is governments are closing their eyes to the problems being posed. And in France, as in Ireland, the tourism strategy is to attract more and more

overseas tourists and up the numbers. Nobody is addressing the problems of saturation, it finds. And for the most part the problems are being ignored, and being shied away from by political leaders as well as industry leaders. We are to pretend the same sites that welcomed 500,000 can now cope with three times that number without blinking! It also concludes, as argued in this column, that trying to spread the tourists to other sites (like the pound of butter) is not the solution because most tourists want to go to the well-known place. The challenge is limiting numbers, providing facilities and safeguarding the product. Few serious newspapers are taking a serious look at the problem or looking properly at tourism, a major industry. But, it seems, the Killarney Advertiser and the oldest newspaper in France have raised the thorny issue no one else wants to address. And it should be noted that while tourism is now Ireland’s major industry, it is so little seriously taken that a tourism ministry is a minor thing and no major newspaper or broadcaster has a tourism correspondent to monitor it. To paraphrase Leo, the gossip and whispers in the corridors of Leinster house has dozens of correspondents focussing on the rumour mill. Now if only I could write better in French; Figaro and the Advertiser could have a twinning!

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In the early 1930s, he began bidding on Washington DC jobs.

John McShain was responsible for the reconstruction of the White House, the building of the Jefferson Memorial, the Pentagon and the John F Kennedy Centre amongst others...

John McShain was born on December 21st 1898 on Appletree Street in Philadelphia. His parents (John and Catherine) had both emigrated from Ireland. In the early 1880s, John Sr. became involved in the construction business as soon as he arrived in Philadelphia. By the late 1890s, John McShain Sr. had become moderately well established as a builder of Catholic churches, schools, rectories, and convents. John attended various Catholic schools and graduated in 1918. He then spent a year at Georgetown University, but he had to withdraw when his father died during his sophomore year. In 1919, John McShain took over his father’s building business. Most of John McShain’s early projects were church related as he specialized in building Catholic Parochial schools, convents, and rectories. On May 28th, 1927 John McShain married Mary Horstmann, daughter of Ignatius Horstmann, a Philadelphia clothing manufacturer and Union League Republican. In the years after his marriage, John McShain established himself as one of Philadelphia’s most important builders.

John McShain and Mary Horstmann 1927

This is the life story of the great John McShain, a multimillionaire philanthropist who bestowed Killarney with ‘the greatest gift any town could receive’. Yet sadly no statue or street bears his name.

In 1952 he purchased a stable with four horses in central New Jersey which he called Barclay Stables. McShain’s horses were extremely successful during the late 1950s. In 1957, Ballymoss won the Irish Derby, the English St. Leger, the Coronation, the Eclipse Stakes, the King George and Queen Elizabeth, and Arc de Triomphe races. Gladness won the Sunninghill stakes and Ascot Champion Stakes. McShain at The White House 1951

The man who built Washington

McShain with Ballymoss & Queen Mother at Ascot

His firm became one of the largest construction companies in the United States. In Philadelphia, John McShain was active in Republican Party politics. However, in Washington he maintained both business and social relationships with Democratic Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and John Kennedy. After the White House renovation was completed in 1951, John McShain began to have health problems. His doctor recommended that he take up horse racing as a hobby.

John & Mary in Killarney



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In 1957 John McShain was part of a syndicate that purchased the 8,300-acre Kenmare estate in Killarney from Mrs Beatrice Grosvenor, niece of the 7th Earl of Kenmare. In late 1959, John McShain bought out his partners and became the sole owner of a large portion of modern day Killarney.

Church. In 1944 John McShain organized John McShain Charities and during the next 45 years he transferred most of his assets to the Charities, which made substantial donations to Catholic colleges and parochial schools, as well as to Philadelphia-area cultural institutions.

Gift of Killarney

In 1973, they made a gift to the nation of Innisfallen Island and the ruins of its historic abbey. They also gave Ross Castle to the guardianship of the State. Realising that the Killarney Estate was the property most desired by the Government, the McShains decided, in 1979, to turn over the estate for a nominal sum on the understanding they would retain a life tenancy of the house and some acreage. Original Sales Brochure for the estate featuring Ross Castle, Innisfallen Island & Monastery & Killarney House

A Brief Estate History

Kenmare House was originally built in the 1720s and demolished in 1870s. In that same year The Earl began construction of the new Killarney House, built on higher ground. In 1879 it burnt down just shortly after its completion and again in September 1916 the house was destroyed. Instead of rebuilding again, Valentine Browne, 5th Earl of Kenmare, renovated the original 18th Century Courtyard from what was the Kenmare Estate. Here is where their family resided, also naming it “Kenmare House”.

Kenmare ‘Killarney’ House 1860’s

John McShain spent more than three years modernizing the estate, which at first was used primarily as a summer residence. As the years went by John McShain and his wife Mary spent more and more time at Killarney. By the late 1960s, he was spending more than half the year in Ireland. McShain, of course, kept in touch with his offices in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Trenton. John McShain was a deeply religious man and a devout practicing Catholic. His only child, Pauline, entered the Convent of the Holy Child Jesus at New Sharon, Pennsylvania on September 25, 1946 and spent her career as a Nun doing educational work for the Catholic

Before signing the agreement, they insisted on the condition that the lands would be incorporated into Killarney National Park in perpetuity. They retaining Killarney House and its grounds for their own use, which also was eventually gifted to Killarney and it’s people.

Killarney House 1980’s

From the day John and Mary had first seen the estate in 1958, they were enamoured by its view of lakes and mountains, and the peacefulness of its paths. Once they had completed the remodeling of the interior of the house, they realized that Killarney was a place where John could finally relax after years of intense pressure from his business interests. But he and Mary were also eager to share the beauty of their new home with family and friends. Among their earliest houseguests, in January 1962, were Sean T. O’Kelly and his wife Phyllis, who returned for another visit in 1964.

Killarney House 1980’s

It was here in Killarney House that the McShains chose to spend their last years, John dying in 1989 and Mary in 1998.


As previously arranged, the entire estate became part of the Killarney National Park at the time of Mary’s death. Since then, the distinctive gates and railings of the Killarney House estate have been restored to the style of the Earls of Kenmare, recalling the name by which the estate has always been known to the locals, The Golden Gates. In 1999 the government announced ambitious plans to restore the house. Yet for 18 years the famous golden gates remained closed. Eventually the restoration was completed and John and Mary McShains vision was complete when Killarney House was opened to the public.

Everyday Killarney

On a daily basis locals and tourists alike stroll the tree lined walks that meander through the National Park from the demesne to the 15th century fortress of the O’Donoghues’ Ross Castle. The woodlands that stretch from the town to lakes team with wildlife. We hold high in our list of local treasures our crystal clear lakes, the middle and lower lakes, both of which the McShains bestowed to us, Browne island and Legendary Innisfallen Island and its historic Monastery. John McShain’s gift is in daily use but nowhere of prominence do I see a tribute or plaque. In many of travels abroad I have witnessed museums dedicated, statutes in town squares, tree lined boulevards named to honour great philanthropists. John McShain deserves more from Killarney.

Think about what it would be like without Ross Castle, Killarney House, The Demesne, Innisfallen Island, the lakes... it’s unthinkable. So I salute you John McShain, hopefully in my lifetime we will erect a staute in your honour. by Damien Switzer SWITZER ARCHIVE

The McShain family (John, MAry & Daughter Sr.Pauline) Gap of Dunloe





Labour Of Love To Restore “Dream Machine” It was a labour of love for the Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage club as they restored a 1989 Land Rover 90, all in the name of charity. They gave the Land Rover a whole new lease of life and, as our pictures show, they put it to the test recently on back in Rossbeigh. Following the success of last year’s Massey Fergusson 135 tractor restoration project, the club took on an even bigger challenge of an old Land Rover 90, which happens to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Land Rover. The club sourced the old Land Rover through a friend of the club in Cork. The vehicle had been off the road since 2002 and had only 82,000 miles on the clock. Tom Leslie and John Coffey from the Killarney Vintage Club describe the painstaking but, remarkable restoration story. “The vehicle was in good condition except for the bulk head which had a serious rust issue,” Tom explained. “The chassis and other components were well-maintained but the club decided to do a complete dismantle last November when the project began. This included the full galvanising of the chassis to give it a modern look. The club added a sump guard, winch, roof

rack, awning, LED lights and a full body spray was carried out to make it a dream machine.” Club Chairman James Looney estimated that it took over 300 hours of voluntary time to complete the restoration which would not have been possible to complete without the huge support of the club members, sponsors and supporters of all walks of life. “The project was a great social event for our committee and club members and we would like to sincerely thank everyone who got involved,” James said. “It would not have been possible to complete the restoration without their help and support, which is greatly appreciated.” Benefitting this year from the proceeds are Down Syndrome Kerry and Recovery Haven Cancer Support Group. If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic vehicle, tickets cost €10 each and are available online at www.killarneyvintage. com. They can also be purchased directly from both charities and from various outlets. The Land Rover will be at different events throughout the county over the summer months with the draw taking place on November 17. For more information, please contact the club secretary on 087 3381842.

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The 25th year of the Dawn Milk Ladies Day at the Killarney Races promises to be action-packed both on and off the track with a host of celebrities attending on Thursday, July 19. The style stakes are high this year with celebrity couple Una Healy and Ben Foden travelling from the UK to judge the fashion categories. The Best Dressed Lady will win a trip for two to Paris and a specially commissioned crystal vase. The Best Dressed Gent will receive a Trip to Milan for two and a specially commissioned crystal decanter. Speaking at the launch of the Dawn Milk Ladies Day 2018, Una Healy said: “We were delighted when asked to be guest judges for the Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gent at this year’s Dawn Milk Ladies Day at the Killarney Races. We are really looking forward to a day out at the races and very honoured to be part of this glamorous event. Ben is hugely into his racing and I’m even more excited to see all the style that will be on display.” The Dawn Milk Ladies Day at Killarney’s five-day racing festival in July is renowned across the country as one of the most prestigious ladies day events on the fashion calendar in Ireland. A total of ten ladies and


ten gents will be selected as finalists by the judges. Ladies and gents are advised to arrive early as Una Healy and Ben Foden will be selecting finalists on the racecourse from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. John O’Sullivan, General Manager of Dawn Milk, commented: “Dawn Milk is delighted to sponsor Ladies Day at the Killarney Races. Dawn Milk are proud sponsors for the past 25 years, making it one of the longest ladies day patronages in Ireland. Top judges have been invited year after year and this year is no different. We are delighted to welcome Una Healy and Ben Foden. Top luxury prizes to the European style capitals Paris and Milan and specially commissioned crystal can be won by the most stylish lady and gent attending the Dawn Milk Ladies Day.” The five-day Killarney July Racing Festival commencing on Sunday, July 15 in Ireland’s most scenic racecourse will combine the very best of horse racing with a fantastic festival atmosphere for all racegoers. Dawn Milk also sponsors the day’s racing on Thursday including the Dawn Milk Run Handicap Hurdle (€26,000), the Dawn Omega Milk Handicap Steeplechase (€11,500) and the Dawn Hi & Low Milk Beginners Steeplechase (€12,500).

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Legally Blonde: The Musical Wows Audiences At INEC Legally Blonde: The Musical arrived in town this week amidst great anticipation and the star-studded cast certainly didn’t disappoint as they put on a string of top class shows at Killarney’s INEC. Led by former X-Factor and Eurovision star Lucie Jones (Elle Woods) and with great performances by Rita Simons (Pauline Bonafonte) and Bill Ward (Professor Callaghan), this fast-paced, action-packed musical

brought everyone to their feet. The story is naturally based on the 2001 film in which Reese Witherspoon won our hearts as the sorority girl who attempts to win back her ex-boyfriend by following him to Harvard and getting a law degree. At time of going to print, tickets were still available for the Saturday shows (doors at 1.30pm and 7pm) but act fast! For more information and to book your ticket, visit



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Celeb NEWS

Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Are Engaged On Sunday Hailey Baldwin’s father Stephen appeared to have confirmed that she’s engaged to boyfriend Justin Bieber in a since-deleted tweet.  And on the same day, Twitter user @azymanzur posted a pic of the couple, showing the 21-yearold model standing next to her 24-year-old beau and wearing some serious bling on her wedding ring finger. ‘well my friend just met justin bieber and hailey baldwin in the bahamas and she is wearing a ring,’ the post was captioned. The ornate jewelry was also snapped in pics posted by Twitter user @coconiiks.  The most eye-catching element of the images was the gigantic rock on Hailey’s finger. The massive diamond cluster appeared to be held via twin gold straps. Just hours after news broke that the pop star had proposed to the model in the Bahamas on Saturday night, Hailey’s father tweeted a message of congratulations to the couple. ‘Sweet smile on my face! me&wife (Kennya) always pray 4 God’s will!! He is moving in the hearts of JB&HB, Let’s all pray for His will to be done. Love you 2 so much!!!’ ‘#Godstiming #bestisyettocome Congrats @ JeremyBieber’ the veteran actor wrote in the now-deleted tweet.

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Defends Justin Bieber’s ‘Whirlwind’ Engagement Ariana Grande is defending pal Justin Bieber, after getting engaged to Hailey Baldwin. Justin, 24, and Hailey, 21, only just reignited their romance this summer, and are now already engaged. While most fans of the singer shared their congratulations, some were quick to question the move. One fan publicly wrote that Justin and Ariana’s manager Scooter Braun “worked harder” than the devil, as both stars have rushed into engagements. But Ariana was quick to stamp out any questions over the romance, writing: “you do realize we are human beings who love and have lives…right?” The songstress added that Scooter is a “wonderful human being too who cares first n foremost” about their “health and happiness”.

Justin has taken to Instagram to say: Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!

Kylie Jenner says she’s ‘got rid of’ her lip fillers Kylie Jenner has claimed she is no longer getting lip fillers. The 20-year-old, who began her beauty empire Kylie Cosmetics thanks to her sell-out lip kits, has told fans she isn’t getting lip fillers anymore. Kylie hit headlines when she admitted she was self-conscious about her lips, so she had “temporary lip fillers”. Fans all over the world have constantly compared before and after pictures of Kylie, showing vast differences in the size of her lips. But after sharing a new photo on Instagram, showing off a more natural look, the new mum said she had “got rid” of her lip fillers. “She looks like the old Kylie here idk why,” one fan wrote. With Kylie replying: “I got rid of all my filler”. Fans have been quick to respond, saying they love Kylie’s natural look. Kylie’s openness about her lip fillers caused a surge in requests for lip enhancements all around the world. The ‘Kylie Effect’ has been widely reported in cosmetic clinics since the young star admitted to getting the procedure back in 2015. At the time Kylie said her lips were an “insecurity” of hers.

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Mahnken & Shannan Eller tied the knot

William Mahnken and Shannan Eller have tied the knot after getting engaged on Season 2 of Queer Eye. The couple exchanged vows on a beach at a “small, private ceremony” on June 16. Mahnken shared pictures from the sunrise wedding in Amelia Island in Florida on Instagram. He posted a snap from the ceremony captioned, “On June 16, I got married to my best friend, Shannan. “Congratulations William and Shannan!” a statement from the Queer Eye’s Instagram account read. “Thank you for letting us be a part of your love story and we hope that the next phase of your life is filled with love, movies, and a lot of avocado goddess! We Shannan you both.” Pics from Kylie’s Instagram page






Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Launch Classic Car Show


Car lovers are in for a real treat on Sunday, July 23 when Killarney Classic Valley & Vintage host their 4th Annual Classic Car Show at the Killarney Racecourse. There will be over 150 beautiful vehicles on show so there’s sure to be something of interest to everyone in attendance. In addition to the classy cars, there will be a flea market, stalls and a children’s play area. There will also be food and refreshments available on the day, and an ice cream van will be on hand to dish out some tasty treats. Admission is €5 and the gates are opening at 11am. For further information, contact James on 087 2579794 or Gearóid on 087 3526399. You can also visit Be sure to check it out!


Ian Helps Launch Puck Fair 2018 With just over a month to go before Ireland’s oldest festival kicks off for another year, the Puck Fair committee officially launched the 2018 programme during an exciting event that was held at Sheahan’s Bar last Saturday at 8pm. This year’s event was particularly special not only for the Killorglin community but also for the county as a whole, as a well-known and inspirational young Kerry man was on hand to officially launch the age-old event. Fresh from a recent appearance on The Late Late Show during which he spoke with admirable positivity about his continuing recovery following last year’s cycling tragedy that left him paralysed from the neck down, Ian O’Connell from Killarney took time from his schedule to launch Puck Fair 2018, beginning the celebrations with the enthusiasm he is known for. His inspiring motto, “If you can’t stand up, stand out,” even attracted the attention of his idol Conor McGregor, who paid tribute to the determined teen on Instagram. Another VIP in attendance on the night was none other than King Puck himself, who this year made an early appearance

in a very unique form. Looking bigger and brighter than ever (in spite of his 400+ years), King Puck now reigns permanently over the town of Killorglin thanks to the creativity and vision of artist Dan Leo, who painted a mural of the famous folklore figure on the wall of the CYMS Hall in the town centre. Speaking ahead of the event, Declan Mangan, President of the Puck Fair committee, said: “It’s an exciting time to host the launch of Puck Fair, with the fabulous mural adding new vibrancy to the town. We’re also delighted to welcome Ian O’Connell this year as our special guest. This inspirational young man represents exactly what Puck Fair is all about; individuality, a strong sense of identity and most importantly, resilience. We may be another year older, but Puck Fair continues to keep us young at heart!” While King Puck is currently the focus of attention in the town centre, his spotlight will soon be stolen by another very famous figure, who is gearing up to take to the stage as the eagerly-awaited headline act of Puck Fair 2018. Singer Jake Carter, the reigning champion of RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars and brother of the equally famous Nathan Carter,

will perform on the main festival stage on Sunday, August 12, bringing the festival to a stylish and energetic close. This year’s festival will also feature live music from The Swing Cats (Friday, August 10) and The Cosmic Funk Band (Saturday, August 11), as well as acrobatics from Wobbly Circus Street Show; puppet shows by Kidspartyclub Kerry; children’s entertainment provided by Kingdom Party Pals; Fancy Dress and Bonny Baby Competitions; performances by Afro Trad Ireland and much

more. The opening day of Puck Fair on Friday, August 10 will be marked with the annual Coronation Parade and Ceremony, while the Dethronement festivities and subsequent fireworks on the final day of the festival (Sunday, August 12) will provide the perfect ending to Ireland’s most famous yearly event. For pictures and live updates, check out or twitter @puck_fair and visit YouTube to view puckfairofficial videos.

Kilcummin Comhaltas Looking Forward To Munster Fleadh A fantastic weekend was had by all at Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí 2018 which was held recently in a sun-drenched Milltown. Huge congratulations to all Kilcummin Comhaltas members, singers, musicians and dancers who participated in the various array of disciplines and competitions. A substantial number of members will represent Kilcummin Comhaltas and, indeed, Kerry in music, song and dance at Fleadh Cheoil Mumhan 2018 which will be held in Ennis from July 15- 22. Once again the numbers travelling to represent Kilcummin is

a reflection of the great active participation within the branch and also the high standard and dedication of the teachers and mentors that they have within their ranks. Of course all of this would not be possible without the dedicated parents who support the members in no small way in achieving their maximum potential. Kilcummin Comhaltas would also like to acknowledge all those who facilitate rehearsal venues for singing, dancing and music classes throughout the year.




A Weekly Round-Up Of News + Views From Kerry And Around

Trump Corner Trump Arrives In UK With Mass Protests Expected

Donald Trump has arrived in the UK for a four-day visit which will feature talks with Theresa May, tea with the Queen, and mass protests including a giant Trump baby blimp being flown over Westminster. Trump’s plane touched down at Stansted airport, in Essex, from Brussels, where he had spent two days at the Nato summit. He is due to remain in the UK until Sunday evening, when he will head to Helsinki for a summit with Vladimir Putin. Air Force One landed at London Stansted airport at 1:51pm yesterday, with the media given no access to the president during the flight. Trump descended from the plane holding the hand of his wife Melania, and was greeted by Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, before they boarded the helicopter Marine One for the short journey to London, most likely to the US ambassador’s residence, Winfield House. Trump will largely avoid the capital or other cities that could host significant protests. He will

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instead be kept mainly insulated from the public at various country estates or palaces. Earlier Trump said Brexit was heading on a different route to the one the British people expected, and the UK could end up with a closer relationship with the EU than had been predicted. Speaking at a press conference as he prepared to leave the Nato summit for his first official visit to the UK, Trump did not explicitly call for a hard Brexit, insisting he was not interfering in the internal affairs of the UK, but his remarks were likely to disturb No 10 as it battles to shore up support for May’s proposed Brexit deal. “I would say Brexit is Brexit,” said Trump. “The people voted to break it up so I imagine that is what they would do, but maybe they’re taking a different route. I’m not sure that’s what they voted for.” He added that it seemed as if the UK was “getting at least partially involved back with the European Union. I’d like to see them be able to work it out so it could go quickly.” In response, May said: “What we are doing is delivering on the vote of the British people.”

Parents Granted Access To Dead Daughter’s Facebook Page Germany’s highest court has ruled that the parents of a dead daughter have the rights to her Facebook account under inheritance law. The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) said online data should be treated the same as private diaries or letters, and pass to heirs. The case involves parents of a 15-yearold girl killed by a train in 2012. They sought access to her Facebook account to try to determine whether the death was suicide. Aside from emotional closure, the parents also wanted to know whether the train driver was entitled to compensation - as would be the case in the event of a suicide. Facebook had refused access to the account after their daughter’s death, citing privacy concerns about the girl’s

contacts. Under its current policy, the company only allows relatives of the dead partial access to the account, allowing them to change the page into an online memorial or to delete it entirely. A lower German court backed the parents in 2015, supporting the claim that Facebook data was covered by inheritance law as the equivalent of private correspondence. But in 2017, an appeals court backed Facebook and overturned the ruling, on the grounds that any contract between the girl and the company ended with her death and could not pass on to the parents. The case went to the BGH, and her parents have now reportedly taken over the account. Judge Ulrich Hermann said it was common to hand over private diaries and correspondence to legal heirs after death, and there was no reason to treat digital data any differently. Moreover, the court added that the parents had a right to know who their child, a minor, had spoken to online.

Iranian Man Flogged For Drinking Alcohol As A Child Amnesty International has condemned the Iranian authorities for publicly flogging a man who was convicted of consuming alcohol when he was 14 or 15. Local media published photographs of the man - identified only as “M R” - being given 80 lashes in a square in the eastern city of Kashmar on Tuesday. Prosecutors say he was arrested in the Iranian year of 1385 (March 2006-March 2007) and sentenced the next year. It is not clear why the punishment was carried out more than 10 years later. The photographs show a young man tied to a tree being flogged by a masked man in uniform. A small crowd of people can be seen watching at a distance. “The circumstances of this case are absolutely shocking, repre-

senting another horrific example of the Iranian authorities’ warped priorities,” Amnesty’s Middle East and North Africa Director, Philip Luther, said in a statement. “No-one, regardless of age, should be subjected to flogging; that a child was prosecuted for consuming alcohol and sentenced to 80 lashes beggars belief.” The Young Journalists Club website quoted Kashmar’s prosecutor as saying M R consumed alcohol at a wedding where an argument caused a fight in which a 17-yearold boy was killed. He was not suspected of involvement in the death. Article 265 of Iran’s Islamic penal code states that the punishment for consumption of alcohol by a Muslim is 80 lashes.

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Brian O’Driscoll Spotted At Orange Order Parade Former Irish rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll was among visitors to an Orange parade in Co Armagh. He was in the village of Loughgall which hosted the flagship event for the Orange Order’s annual July 12 commemoration this year. Orange Order member Aaron Willis from Loughgall said O’Driscoll got a very warm welcome, and that as a sports fan he was particularly excited to see him. “We were just getting off the bus to line up for the parade when we saw him,” he told the Press Association. Then one of the guys asked him if he wanted to have a go on a lambeg drum. Everyone was so excited to see him and asking to get their picture taken with him, and he seemed to be enjoying himself which is the main thing.” Armagh man Ivor Whitten snapped a selfie with the sporting star just before the main parade started.

Posting the photograph to his Instagram account, Mr Whitten commented: “Just bumping into @brianodriscoll in #Loughgall As you do. Absolute star and lovely guy.” O’Driscoll tweeted on Thursday morning that he was in Northern Ireland to film a documentary about how rugby as a sport “unifies the country”, adding that he was “meeting some great people” and was looking forward to the documentary being aired in the autumn on BT Sport.

Earthquake Leads To Discovery Of Ancient Mexican Temple Archaeologists scanning a Mexican pyramid for damage following September’s devastating earthquake have uncovered traces of an ancient temple. The temple is nestled inside the Teopanzolco pyramid in Morelos state, 70km south of Mexico City. It is thought to date back to 1150 and to belong to the Tlahuica culture, one of the Aztec peoples living in central Mexico. The structure is dedicated to Tláloc, the Aztec rain god. Archaeologists say it would have measured 6m by 4m. Among the temple’s remains they also found an incense burner and ceramic shards. The discovery was made when scientists from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and

History (INAH) used a radar to check for structural damage to the Teopanzolco pyramid in Cuernavaca. Archaeologist Barbara Koniecza said the 7.1-magnitude earthquake which hit Mexico in September caused considerable damage to Teopanzolco, in particular to two temples “The pyramid suffered considerable rearrangement of the core of its structure,” Ms Koniecza said. Research suggests that the Tlahuica lived in dozens of small city-states in the area of modern-day Morelos state. The main structures at the archaeological site of Teopanzolco are thought to date back to the 13th Century, which means that the newly discovered temple would have predated them. Ms Koniecza says it was not unusual for the Tlahuica to build on top of older structures.

Brothers Found Guilty Of Murdering Gunman Two brothers have been found guilty of murdering a gunman who fired at their home while their father has walked free after being acquitted of the same crime. Dean Bradley (24) and Jason Bradley (20) were found guilty by a unanimous jury verdict following more than nine hours of deliberations of the murder of Neil Reilly. Members of the Bradley family, including a third brother Ryan (18), who was acquitted of the murder charge earlier in the trial, cried when the verdicts were read out. Ryan left the courtroom, threw himself against a wall and tore at his shirt. Dad Paul Bradley (54), who was acquitted of murder by the five men and six wom-

en of the jury, consoled Dean and Jason as Justice Paul Coffey refused bail and remanded them in custody until a sentencing hearing next Wednesday, when the victim’s family will be given an opportunity to speak. Ryan Bradley will also have a sentence hearing on that date, having pleaded guilty to impeding the investigation into Neil Reilly’s death following his acquittal on the murder charge. Both Dean and Jason, of Liscarne Gardens, Dublin 22 face mandatory life sentences having been convicted of the murder of Neil Reilly (36) at Esker Glebe in Lucan, Dublin on 18 January 2017.

Museum And Film Planned For Thai Cave The cave complex in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their football coach were trapped for more than two weeks is set to be turned into a museum. Rescue officials said the museum would showcase how the operation unfolded, predicting it would be a “major attraction” for Thailand. At least two companies are also looking to make a film telling the story of the rescue. The rescued group are all now recovering in hospital. Video has been released showing them in good health and in good spirits, though they will stay in quarantine for a week. The Thai Navy Seals have also published dramatic footage of the operation itself, showing how expert divers navigated the Wild Boar football team through the perilous journey to the surface.

On Thursday, the Navy Seals were given flower garlands and an enthusiastic welcome as they arrived at a military airport south of the capital, Bangkok. The Tham Luang cave is one of the largest cave systems in Thailand. It lies under the mountains around the small town of Mae Sai, in northern Chiang Rai province on the border with Myanmar. The area is largely undeveloped with only limited tourism facilities. “The area will become a living museum, to show how the operation unfolded,” Narongsak Osottanakorn, the former governor and head of the rescue mission, told a news conference. “An interactive data base will be set up. It will become another major attraction for Thailand.”




Netflix Movie Review: ‘Wind River’

Words: Dolores Dunlea

Review: Palo Santo by Years & Years The second full-length release for the British electronic pop trio led by Olly Alexander features contributions from such artist as Greg Kurstin, Steve Mac, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, and Two Inch Punch. The critic’s reviews are in: The Guardian writes, ‘It’s probably not what anyone expects a male pop star to do in 2018. But listening to

the astute, convincingly ambitious Palo Santo, you wish more of them would.’ The Independent says: ‘When the songs do drop in tempo, they’re stripped down so the sound is soulful and raw, rather than sickly sweet.’ We would definitely recommend a listen, its an intimate record that makes you excited to see what Years & Years could be capable of next.

On The Box

The Voice Kids

TV3| July 14th, 20:00

New series. Emma Willis returns with the junior version of the singing talent contest, giving youngsters between the ages of seven and 14 a chance to achieve stardom. The Voice UK’s returns as one of the three coaches, with McFly’s Danny Jones and pop star Pixie Lott occupying the other two spinning red chairs. Up for grabs this time is a £30,000 prize to contribute to the winning child’s musical education, along with a family holiday to Disneyland Paris.

The Revenant

RTÉ One| July 14th, 21:30 (2015, Western) Premiere. A frontiersman leading a hunting party through the wilderness is mauled by a bear, and a travelling companion who pledged to stay with him until help comes kills his son and leaves him for dead. Against all odds, the wounded man survives his injuries and embarks on a gruelling quest for revenge that takes him through a harsh landscape. Western, starring an Oscar-winning Leonardo DiCaprio, with Tom Hardy and Domhnall Gleeson.

The movie ’Wind River’ is currently available on Netflix. It is well worth a look. If you like films such as ‘Fargo’ then this will give you the same tense, chill feeling. Gripping from the start. It’s a murder mystery set on an Indian Reservation in the snowy winter of Wyoming. It’s written and directed by Taylor Sheridan better known for ‘Hell or High Water’. A young Native American woman called Natalie is found dead, barefoot, she’s been assaulted. Her body is found by wildlife tracker Cory Lambert played by Jeremy Renner who gives an amazing performance. He knows how to track the snowy land. The snow helps and hinders the in-

vestigation. FBI agent called Jane Banner played by Elizabeth Olsen is recruited to solve the case. She’s young, inexperienced, out of her comfort zone of Las Vegas but proves herself to be tough. She asks Lambert to help. He agrees and they act splendidly together along with the local tribal sheriff Ben, played by Graham Greene, well remembered from his roles in ‘Dances with Wolves’ and ‘Longmire’. This drama consists of murder, rape, deprived people socially and emotionally, drugs and violence. Its well worth watching for the performances, atmospheric landscape and music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb RTÉ One

July 14th, 19:10 (2014, Comedy) Nightwatchman Larry notices that the living exhibits of his museum are behaving strangely. He discovers that the magical artefact that brings them to life is damaged, so he and his friends travel to London’s Natural History Museum to find a way to restore it. Fantasy comedy sequel, starring Ben Stiller, Rebel Wilson and Robin Williams in his final film role. Includes Lotto.


July 15th, Sun 15:00 Coverage of the final (Kick-off 4.00pm), which comes from Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

With analysis from Dietmar Hamann, Liam Brady and Eamon Dunphy, and commentary by George Hamilton and Ronnie Whelan.



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Kids Take Part In Mini Ring Of Kerry A host of youngsters and their families took part in a fun-filled cycling event last Friday in what resembled a mini Ring of Kerry around Killarney National Park. Pedal in the Park, in collaboration with Killarney Cycling Club and the Ring of Kerry Cycle Committee, was held on the eve of the 175km Ring of Kerry

Charity Cycle and presented its prodigious participants with a choice of two distances: 5km for 5 to 8-year-olds and 10km for 9 to 14-year-olds. A wonderful day was had by all and organisers deserve great credit for hosting such a health-positive and entertaining event for the children and parents of Killarney. Well done to all who took part!


Tricel Announce New Apprenticeship Programme

Tricel is delighted to announce the launch of its new Manufacturing Technician & Manufacturing Engineer apprenticeship programme which will begin in October of this year. This is an exciting opportunity for participants to receive training in the application of the latest industry technical knowledge and engineering skill-sets within manufacturing. Tricel understands the importance of providing opportunities to learn and progress and view the introduction of this apprenticeship programme as a significant addition to the current inhouse training and development initiatives. Tricel began life in 1973 as a very small efficient business in Killarney and has grown to become a global provider of high performance solutions for the Water, Environmental, Construction and Materials industries. Tricel today has 12 operating locations throughout Europe and supplies leading brands in 50-plus countries across the Group. Over the years Tricel has seen significant growth in its employee numbers and has approximately 450 employees across the Group. The majority of new positions have been created at its headquarters in Killarney. According to the CEO, Michael Stack “this

is a very exciting time of growth in Tricel. There are many opportunities available for those who wish to develop and expand their skills in a friendly and supportive environment. This training programme is crucial to ensuring the continued delivery of talent needed for the ongoing operational and strategic growth of Tricel.� This apprenticeship initiative is suitable for school leavers who have completed their Leaving Certificate

(or equivalent) or existing Production Operators and Technicians. The programme gives such applicants an opportunity to train or upskill, in the most up to date requirements for the engineering and manufacturing sectors. The Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship (National Framework Qualification Level 6) is a twoyear programme resulting in a Higher Certificate in Engineering with the follow on third year enabling the succesful participants to receive a Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing (Level 7). Additionally, Tricel will provide the apprentices with specialised industry-specific training and mentoring. In order to apply, you will need a Leaving Certificate qualification (or equivalent), Grade 6 at ordinary level in five subjects, two of which must be Maths and a language (English or Irish). Each participant will complete the required learning modules which alternate between on-site practical training under the guidance of seasoned professionals at our facilities and learning theory-based elements through block release to Cork Institute of Technology. For further information on the apprenticeship programme please visit








4th Of July At The Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder The most coveted selection of some of the rarest of these bourbons that landed into the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder this 4th of July. Presented by Brand Ambassador Alan Keane from Hi-Spirits Ireland, guests were blown away by an American whiskey tasting including the complete Antique Collection. The evening commenced with a welcome tipple of Buffalo Trace; a fantastic bourbon with some delicious creamy and fruity notes, which would undoubtedly whet the appetite for what was to follow. Bourbon novices and enthusiasts alike were then introduced to the 1792 Bourbon - the distillery that experienced a devastating warehouse collapse last week. Next on the line up was the Stagg JR; at a jaw-dropping 67.2% ABV! This was then followed by the full Antique Collection consisting of three bourbons and two

rye whiskies. This highly sought-after collection has been selected from unique barrels across different warehouse selections, illustrating a broad range of flavour and complexity. It was no surprise that the William LaRue Weller and George T Stagg from the Antique Collection were the highlights of the evening, with both expressions being very rare and known for their rich character. It was a wonderfully electric night in Killarney as the parade gave way to spectacular fireworks on an evening so warm you’d be forgiven for thinking one was sipping said bourbon under the Nashville skyline. Next on the bar’s calendar will be a Dublin Liberties Distillery and Dead Rabbit whiskey tasting on Wednesday, July 18 at 7pm. Tickets are €12 and all proceeds of the tasting will go to the Kerry Parents & Friends charity. Sláinte!

Exciting Times For Bellview Woods Childcare There was great news for Bellview Woods Childcare recently as they received a grant from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. This will allow for the creation of 16 new spaces for children 3 years of age and under. The popular crèche will also be adding a nine-seater car to their fleet, which will create an extra 16 spaces for their afterschool service for school age children.

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‘Letters To My Daughters’ by Emma Hannigan

‘Letters To My Daughters’ by Emma Hannigan is a beautifully warm written book filled with characters that you will grow to love or maybe identify with. It’s so sad that Emma is no longer with us after battling cancer, she was such a wonderful talented writer. Profits from this book go to Breast Cancer Ire. This book, Emma’s last, tells the story of the three Brady sisters Beatrice Jeannie and Rose, each with completely different lives. The death of their childhood nanny May leaves them devastated and overwhelmed with grief. Their mother Martha is dismayed by this and cannot understand the love they had for her. The book kicks off when Martha and her granddaughter Ali find nanny May dead in her home. Martha finds letters to each of the girls and one for her husband Jim left by nanny May. What will she do? give the letters to them, keep them or destroy them. Martha a very busy mid-wife loves her girls but her work always came first. Answering calls to deliver babies always looking like the perfect mother to the outside world while

her family suffered. Nanny May was there when the girls needed a shoulder to cry on, a confidante, when birthday parties needed to be organised or just someone they could talk to. Not forgetting their father whom the girls adored. Read this heartwarming book which has sisterly love, mother/ daughter relationships, family turmoils with twists and turns. Find out what happens to the letters in this very enjoyable read.

A Full Body Exfoliation Can Combat Dry And Dull Skin A highly pampering treatment designed to combat dry, dull or lacklustre skin, a full body exfoliation will leave you with a serious glow. Whether you’re off on holiday or just want to feel the luxury of super-soft skin, this relaxing treatment should be number one on your beauty checklist this season. It’s the ideal prep before a spray tan, for the best results. The skin is the body’s largest organ, and is constantly renewing itself. Unfortunately, during this process, dead cells tend to accumulate on the surface, leaving your skin looking dull and dry. Whether you’re off on a holiday or just like the feel of extra-smooth skin, booking in for a full body exfoliation is the perfect pampering treatment to combat this problem and leave you with a magical glow.

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Have you bare walls to cover? Or an unsightly shed? Or a bank on which nothing will grow? Well in that case read on, as there is a climber for every situation! We are all familiar with climbing roses, which need sun, shelter, ventilation and care. However, the rambling rose is much more resilient and grateful. From early summer, right through the autumn, and in some winters, they flower away, content with any soil and a minimum of shelter. I think the ‘Rambling Rector’ is one of the most beautiful white ramblers available. It has pure white blossoms, with bright yellow stamens. There is an abundance of varieties in hedgerows. Mark them and take hardwood cuttings! Rambling roses are excellent for walls but really show their usefulness draped over a

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the shade so northern or western walls suit them. We are all familiar with honeysuckle but less well-known is the evergreen honeysuckle, Clematis japonica ‘Halliana’. Covered in highly scented, pure white blooms, they fade to yellow giving it a two-toned appearance. The foliage is a rich dark green and it tolerates a fair amount of shade. A beautiful plant over pergolas! For speed coverage, few plants beat Virginian creeper, also called Boston Ivy, or Parthenocissus. They go bright red in the autumn but unfortunately do not flower. It is incredibly fast growing, clinging to the wall itself. It tolerates full shade but for the best autumn colour, a south or east facing wall is preferable. Clematis montana is also a very fast grower, with masses of soft pink or white flowers in the spring. If they are

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Available 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: Music lessons, violin, fiddle, guitar, banjo. Garda vetted, Tel. John 087-6801392. Piano lessons Tel. Maggie 0876961681. AVAILABLE: Church music for all occasions. For a personal and meaningful ceremony, let the voice of experience guide you through your music. Tel. Helen Kerins 087-9508050. AVAILABLE: Experienced child-minder. First Aid and Garda vetted, safe and secure play area, homely atmosphere. Tel: 087-2359466. AVAILABLE: Painting, general property maintenance and power washing etc. Tel Dan Joe Moynihan 086-8217771. AVAILABLE: Brendan Herlihy home maintenance/renovations. Carpentry, painting, power washing, gardening, garden sheds repaired etc. Tel. 0879364895/ 064-6643317. AVAILABLE: Wedding music-

Swap SWAP: Looking to swap your house?? We have a 4 bedroom house in Dingle with large garden which we are looking to swap for a 3 or 4 bed house in Killarney for a council swap. Tel: Daiva, 0851079487.

Wanted WANTED: Apartment, flat or house suitable for 1 person in Killarney or surrounding areas. Mature lady on small budget. 0863090507.

Church Ceremony/ Civil Ceremony/ Drinks Reception. Please visit or Tel. Grace on 087-6710087. AVAILABLE: Church music for all occasions. Vocals in harmony & a variety of instruments. Reasonable rates, Tel: 0876836612 / 0879014681. AVAILABLE: Mary Culloty O’Sullivan is available to sing for your special event – drinks receptions, weddings, parties etc. Love songs, arias, ballads, 0879222753 AVAILABLE: DEEP CLEANING, Mattress/Carpet/Flooring/Curtain/Suites. Helps to eliminate allergens causing asthma, sinus, hayfever, eczema, colds and flu. Cleans and sanitizes. 0892215096

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Wanted WANTED: Reliable Flexible Person required, on part time basis, for cleaning of well-maintained Apartments on Muckross Road. For details Please call - 0868508479 WANTED: Person needed for weekly light housekeeping in private home 10 minutes’ drive from Killarney town centre. Replies to chris.reina.itunes@gmail. com. More information: 0872685020 WANTED: Reliable person required for B&B, Cork Road area. Experience essential. Morning work. Tel 086 8746521 WANTED: Help for B&B, Tralee Road area. Tel: 087-2998924 WANTED: Taxi driver, weekends and nights included, good rates for suitable person. Must have PSV licence. 086-1542890

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In 1843, two years after the death of Catherine McAuley, Dr. Egan, the bishop of Kerry, requested Mother Elizabeth Moore, of Limerick, to send sisters to Killarney. As in so many other places, he was concerned for the plight of the poor, the sick and those without education. There was also help being offered by a wealthy couple in the town, a Mr. & Mrs. Gallwey.

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On 2 October 1844 five sisters arrived in Killarney and stayed in a house provided for them by the Gallwey’s, at St. Brigid’s High Street (O’Shea Tyres). From the moment of their arrival the sisters began caring for those who were sick and housebound. With the aid of donations from various well off people in the area, the sisters were able to relieve distress and to distribute hot meals at the convent several times a week. During the famine years the sisters nursed the sick and dying in their homes, in the temporary wards set up in the then unfinished Cathedral building, and in Brewery Lane where people lay on nothing but straw. The famine also took its toll on the sisters with twenty of them dying between 1850 and 1853. After the famine the bishop encouraged the sisters to get involved in education. By 1854 they had started a school - St. David’s - at what is now the site of the Arbutus Hotel. As the number of sisters increased, the Earl of Kenmare gave an attractive site on Rock Road, where Holy Cross Convent and schools were built. The sisters moved there on 2 July 1857. St. Joseph’s Orphanage was opened in 1861. A lace Industry and a laundry were also started to provide employment for girls. In response to a request from the Poor Law Guardians six sisters were assigned to a convent attached to the workhouse and began a nursing ministry in the town.

Ring Of Kerry Karen Doherty & Mike Doherty, Killarney, who recently completed their 5th & 20th in a row Ring Of Kerry Cycle recently. #Ianspiration

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in memoriam

In Memoriam










In loving memory of Mary Brosnan (nee Doona), Late of Rockfield, Faha, Killarney, Who sadly passed away 17th July 2015.

In loving memory of a Dear Husband Desmond Clarke, Coolgrean Park, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Who died on 16th July 2015.

In loving memory of my Dear Dad Desmond Clarke, Coolgrean Park Killarney, who died on 16th July 2015.

In loving memory of a dear sister and aunt Noreen Long, Late of Inches, Rathmore, Who died on 6th July 2016.

Somewhere beyond the sunset, Where loved ones never die, You sleep in a beautiful garden, Beneath the golden sky. Though heaven and earth divide us, We are never far apart, For you are always on our minds, And forever in our hearts. Deeply loved and missed by her husband Gerard, and sons TJ and Junior x


In loving memory of Pauline Carey (nee O’ Riordan) Late of Clasheen, Killarney and Currans, Farranfore, who died on 15th July 2008. Though your smile is gone forever, And your hand we cannot touch, Still we have so many memories, Of a dear sister we loved so much. No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Is always kept there for you. Always loved and remembered, sadly missed by sister Eileen, brother-in-law John, Grace, Sean and Grandniece Baby Fiadh.


In loving memory of Timothy (Timmy) Clifford Gortaree, Aghadoe, Who died on 16th July 2016. God saw the road was getting rough, And the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids, And whispered ‘peace be thine.’ Remembered by Thomas and Kitty.


When God was making husbands As far as I can see, He made a special soul-mate Especially for me. He made a perfect gentleman compassionate and kind, With more love and affection Than you could ever wish to find.

Memories are precious, They don’t fade away, We think of you always, Not just today. Sadly missed and always remembered by your sons, John, Ted and Justin, daughter Martha, daughters-in-law Patricia, Dympna & Jenny, son-in-law Sean, grandchildren Amy, Laura, Cillian, Grace, Rebecca, Elodie, Amelia and Jonah.


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

He gave my Darling Husband a heart of solid gold, He gave me wonderful memories Only my heart can hold. He was someone I could talk to That no one can replace, He was someone I could laugh with, ‘Til tears ran down my face.

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

Next time we meet will be at heaven’s door when I see you standing there, I won’t cry anymore. I will put my arms around you And kiss your smiling face, Then the pieces of my broken heart Will fall back into place.

From your loving son Brian. x

A true friend we could turn to, When times were good or bad, One of the greatest blessings, The man that we called Dad.

Thank you for the years we shared, The love you gave, the way you cared, Always so thoughtful, gentle and kind, The loveliest of memories left behind. You now live in a perfect land, We are glad you feel no pain , And until we meet again someday, Your love in our hearts will remain. Sadly missed by your loving brother Michael, Mary, Niall, Breda, Maura and extended families xxx Those we love, don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Sadly missed by your loving brother John, Margaret, Marie, Daniel, Peggie, Michelle and Michael xxx



From your loving wife Maria. x



In loving memory of a Dear Dad Desmond Clarke, Coolgrean Park Killarney, who died on 16th July 2015. We lost a Dad with a heart of gold, How much we miss him Can never be told, He shared our troubles And helped us along, If we follow his footsteps We will never go wrong.

In loving memory of Kathleen Cronin, Late of 2 Arbutus Drive, Who passed away on the 11th July 2015. A million ties we’ve needed you, A million times we’ve cried, If love alone could have saved you, You never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still, In our hearts you hold a place, No one else can ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, Part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Forever remembered by your family.

He was a Dad so very rare, Content in his home and always there. On earth he toiled, in heaven he rests, God bless you Dad, you were one of the best.

Anniversary mass on Sat 21st July in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin at 7.30pm

From your loving son Sean, daughter-inlaw Bridget and grandsons Jonathan and Paul. x


In loving memory of Joan Murphy (Nee O’Donoghue), Kilbrean, Killarney, Who died on the 15th of July 2010. A loving nature, A heart of gold, The very best, This world could hold. Never selfish, Always kind, These are memories You left behind. A silent thought A quiet prayer, For a special person, In God’s care. Sadly missed by all your family.




In loving memory of Amelia Healy, Alto Vista, Loreto Rd., Killarney, Who died on 12th July 1992.

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


In loving memory of a Wonderful mother Kathleen McAuliffe Late of Forge Cross, Rathmore, Who died on 12th of July 2008. R.I.P. In loving memory of a Dear Dad Desmond Clarke, Coolgrean Park Killarney, who died on 16th July 2015.

No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Is always there for you.

In loving memory of Joan and Roger (Roddy) O’Donoghue Late of High Street Killarney, Joan who died on the 11th July, 2000 and Roddy who died on 6th July, 2012. No words we write can ever say, How much we miss ye everyday, No one knows the grief we bear, When the family gather and Ye’re not there,

Dad You were so very special, You had such lovely ways, You did your best for all of us, And never wanted praise.

We cannot bring the old days back, When we were all together, But memories keep you close to us, And memories last forever.

You taught us many things in life, Always strong and true, But you never taught us how to cope, With the pain of losing you.

Time passes by, life goes on, It’s not the same now you are gone, But we think about you every day, And in our hearts, you’ll always stay.

We laugh, we talk, we play the part, But beyond the sorrow is a broken heart, The sorrow we feel we can never explain, And the ache in our hearts will always remain.

Miss you Dad and I will love you forever. From your daughter Caroline x

Loved and always remembered by her loving family.

Forever in our thoughts and prayers, your loving family.


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In loving memory of Eileen Moynihan Clashnagarrane, Kilcummin, Killarney Who died on the 14th of July 2010. Sister Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday, Deep in our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered everyday. Loved and always remembered by your sisters Maria, Kathleen & Peg, brother Dan and families. Aunt Another day, another year, A silent wish that you were here, You’re still in our hearts, And forever to stay, Loved and remembered everyday.






Birthday Remembrance for our Nana Mary O’Shea Late of 5 O’Kelly’s Villas, Killarney, Whose birthday occurs July 16th 2018.

In loving memory of Nathan O’Carroll Late of Ross Road, Killarney Whose 25th Birthday occurs on 16th July.

In loving memory of Nathan O’Carroll, Late of Ross Road, Killarney Whose 25th Birthday occurs on 16th July.

Thinking of you today, Wishing you were here, Remembering you with a mountain of love, And an ocean full of tears.

Have you ever lost a child or ever felt the pain, Or ever shed the bitter tears that drop like falling rain, If you never have I hope you never do, For when we lost our son Nathan, Our hearts just broke in two.

You are always on our minds, And when we talk about you it’s always of happy times, No one knows the heartache of what your passing cost, But God in all his glory has gained what we have lost.

Always loved, Nan, Sophie, Warren, Conor and Freya xx Today is your birthday, In heaven above, Our blessing we send Nan, On the wings of a dove. Never forgotten Nan, Lisa, John, Laura and Paul xx

Sadly missed and always remembered by Claire, Peter, Shane, Laura & Gina.





One gift in life you cannot buy, Is a gift so rare and true, Is the gift like the precious son, like the son we had in you. We loved you then, we love you still, Throughout our lives we always will. Too deeply loved and missed to ever be forgotten.


Missed and loved always your brother Damien and Caitlín. XXX


Loved with a love beyond compare Your heartbroken Mom and Dad. XXXX



In loving memory of Nathan O’Carroll, Late of Ross Road, Killarney Whose 25th Birthday occurs on 16th July. Brother

In loving memory of Eileen Moynihan Clashnagarrane, Kilcummin, Killarney Who died on the 14th of July 2010. R.I.P.

Birthday remembrance for Our loving Mam Mary O’Shea Late of 5 O’Kelly’s Villas, Killarney Whose birthday occurs on July 16th 2018.

There are no words to tell you Mum, What losing you has meant, But now each day brings memories, Of happy years we spent.

A thoughtful smile as we think of you, A prayer before we sleep, But still a place within our hearts, Where silently we weep.

You’d want us all to smile again, And that’s just what we do, Every time we reminisce, With loving thoughts of you.

We think of you as living, In the heart of those you love, For nothing is ever lost, For a mum we loved so much.

You’re with us, When each new day dawns, And when we say goodnight, Our guardian angel here on earth, And heavens shining light.

Forever loved and missed by Joan and Paudie, Peggie, Ian and Robert.

Loved and remembered by your daughter Ciara, sons Paul and Michael, and their families.


In loving memory of Thomas and Joan O’Mahony, Late of ‘Rosarie’, St. Anne’s Rd, Killarney, Who passed away on 27th July, 2013 and 13th July, 2010. This message comes with our love, From here on earth to heaven above, We miss you both more Than words can say, And in our hearts you will always stay. Always loved and remembered by your loving family. Anniversary Mass for Thomas and Joan at 6.15pm on Monday 16th July in St. Mary’s Cathedral.

In loving memory of Nathan O’Carroll Late of Ross Road, Killarney Whose 25th Birthday occurs on 16th July. Brother You are a special brother, But you had to go, So we filled the hole in our hearts, With your memories so. But it will always be empty, Until I’m in Heaven with you, In our hearts you shall always be, I cannot wait to laugh with you.

Call his name softly And when he looks your way, Tell him that we love him And miss him everyday. Love always Killian and Aoife XXXX


Loved and always remembered by your brother Aaron & Amy. XXXX In loving memory of Nathan O’Carroll, Late of Ross Road, Killarney Whose 25th Birthday occurs on 16th July.



Wrap your arms around him Lord, Don’t leave him on his own, For it is his birthday, And I know he can’t come home,

In loving memory of Kathleen O’Donoghue Gortacooish, Glenflesk, Killarney, Who died on the 16th July 1995. Though we need to weep your loss, You dwell in that safe place in our hearts, Where no storm or night or pain can reach you. Let us not look for you only in memory. Where we would grow lonely without you, You would want us to find you in presence, Beside us when beauty brightens, When kindness glows And music echoes eternal tones. Rest in peace. Forever missed and never forgotten by Marian, Con, Helen, Bridget, Donal P., nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great grandchildren, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, cousins, friends and relations.


Brother When days are sad and lonely, And everything goes wrong, I seem to hear you whisper, “Cheer up and carry on”. Each time I see your photo, You seem to smile and say, “Don’t cry, I’m always with you And we’ll meet again someday”.

In loving memory of Nathan O’Carroll Late of Ross Road, Killarney Whose 25th Birthday occurs on 16th July.

Sadly missed by your brother Ryan. XXXX



We will always have memories, To cherish and to hold, Of a wonderful nephew, More precious than gold. You always had a smile to share, A laugh, a joke, a time to care, A wonderful nature, warm and true, These are the memories I have of you. Deeply missed by your uncle Paudie. XXXX

Blessed Anthony, in spite of many difficulties you were enabled by the Holy Spirit to discover your place in God’s plan and to use your gifts and talents in making society a better and happier place for all. Implore the Lord Jesus to grant me suitable employment which may obtain for me and mine a decent livelihood and at the same time be able to live truly human and Christian lives and to be of real service to all people. Amen. M.R.

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in memoriam

In Memoriam




In loving memory of a dear Uncle John O’Donoghue 4 Holy Cross Gardens, Rock Road and formerly of 4 O’Kelly’s Villas and Upper Park Road Killarney, Glencuttane and the Black Valley Beaufort, Whose untimely but peaceful passing occurred on Tuesday 4th July 2015. R.I.P. Our Lady of Knock, Golden Rose, Queen of Ireland, all my cares and troubles cease as I kneel with love before you Lady of Knock, my Queen of Peace. God saw you getting tired, And a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you, And whispered “come to me”, You went away so suddenly, I did not get to say goodbye, Precious memories never die.

In loving memory of John O’Callaghan, Late of 16 Marian Terrace, Killarney, Who died on August 1st 2001, And daughter Sheila O’Sullivan (nee O’ Callaghan) Late of Knocknaskeha, Killarney, Kerry Who died on 14th July 2010. Months and years go gently by, But love and memories never die, No longer in our lives to share, But in our hearts and always there. From your loving family xx




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. M.R.L.

A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest., God broke my heart to prove to me, He only takes the best. Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal. May the angels take care of you John, an uncle I loved so dear, fold your arms around him, keep him always and forever near. Sometimes on the phone having talked about football and the horse racing, they are the wonderful memories I will keep within my heart. My thoughts are ever with you, though you have passed away, and those who loved you dearly are thinking of you today. Silent thoughts sincere and true, From a nephew who though the world of you, No longer in my life to share, But in my heart you are always there. It’s lonely here without you, I miss you more each day, For life is not the same to me, Since you were called away. To your resting place I visit, Place flowers there with care, But no one knows the heartache, When I turn and leave you there. “Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in times of distress and comforted them in sorrow.”

In loving memory of Sheila O’Sullivan Late of Knocknaskeha, Killarney Who died on the 14th July 2010. If only we could relive yesterday, Just even for a while, Just for us to sit and talk, And to see you smile, You’re not just a memory, Or part of the past, You’re ours to remember, As long as life lasts. Loved and sadly missed by your husband Batt, daughters Lorraine, Aoife, Sharon and son Andrew, son in law Mike, Jerry, grandchildren Céilim, Tiernan, Cuán, Saoirse and Ethan. Anniversary Mass on Saturday 14th of July at 7.30pm in The Church of The Resurrection.


Never forgotten and forever loved, very sadly missed by your loving nephew, football and horse racing buddy, always remembered by: Martin O’Donoghue.


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. A.N.

Cherished memories of a dear friend, Sheila O’Sullivan Late of Knocknaskeha, Killarney, Who died on 14th July, 2010 Memories of you are lovingly kept, Someone too special to ever forget, Like falling leaves, the years go by, But happy memories never die.

NOVENA TO ST. MARTIN Compassionate St. Martin you were always a generous and dedicated worker. Not one day of your life found you idle. Help me now in these difficult times to find suitable employment. I have no wish to be without work. By your prayers I wish to be given a situation where i can use to the full all the gifts that God has given to me. Intercede for me that I will obtain guidance in seeking out possible opportunities. When I am employed obtain for me the graces to be faithful and diligent for the glory of God for my own good and that of all the people we serve. Ask God to give me health of mind and body and generosity in meeting the needs of others. I ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. N. P.D.

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. O.D.

Fondly remembered, Mary, John Joe, Jason & Alice In loving memory of a dear brother John O’Donoghue Of 4 Holy Cross Gardens Killarney and late of The Black Valley Beaufort, Who passed away on 4th July 2015 No special day is needed For us to think of you You are always in our thoughts No matter what we do. Silent memories keep you near As time unfolds another year Out of our lives you may be gone But in our hearts you still live on. Always remembered by your brother Pat, Mary and Family.


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ST. THERESA 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. M.S.

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. D.D.

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. D.F

PRAYER TO THE VIRGIN MARY O Most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful vine, Splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea help me and show me herein you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times). Holy Mary I place this cause in your hands (3 times) Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. Amen. This prayer must be said for three days and after that the request will be granted and the prayer must be published. Thank you for favours received.

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

MEMORARE TO ST. ANNE Remember, Good Saint Anne whose name means grace and mercy, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence I come before you, sinful and sorrowful, Holy Mother of the Immaculate Virgin Mary and loving grandmother of the Saviour do not reject my appeal but hear me and answer my prayer. Amen. O.M.D



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Defeat In Super 8s Opener Would Be An Absolute Disaster Pic: Paudie Healy

Words: Adam Moynihan On paper there shouldn’t be a whole pile of pressure on Kerry ahead of their first ever Super 8 game against Galway on Sunday. With two teams advancing from the group of four, the prospect of Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s side crashing out at what is effectively the quarter final stage seems even more unlikely than usual. But looking at the wider picture (and Kerry’s second fixture in particular), this weekend’s clash against the Connacht champions takes on huge significance. If they were to lose this weekend, next week’s match against Monaghan in Clones would start to look a lot more intimidating than it already does. In normal circumstances you’d expect Kerry to handle Monaghan but I wouldn’t fancy heading up to St Tiernach’s Park for a mustwin championship game. The atmosphere above there would be electric, especially if the home fans knew that victory would eliminate the Kingdom. Monaghan are best placed of all the qualifiers to upset the apple cart and make it to an

All-Ireland semi-final. They couldn’t have handpicked their Super 8 fixtures better themselves. Firstly, they avoided Dublin. Secondly, they got their toughest game (Kerry) at home. And thirdly, they sidestepped a trip to the fabled Newbridge and instead got Galway away. The fixture gods are really smiling on Monaghan this year; they played three qualifier games to make it this far and every one of them was against Division 4 opposition. Defeat for Kerry on Sunday definitely isn’t out of the question. Galway are no slouches. Forwards Shane Walsh and Ian Burke have impressed so far and the face-off between star man Damien Comer and Kerry’s Peter Crowley will be an interesting one. I would say that 3/1 is a long enough price for Galway considering the calibre of players they have. I thought Kerry have looked excellent at times this year but, realistically, the Munster Championship was a walk in the park. Having said that, they still racked up 3-50 in two games and I think this Kerry team already have too much about them for everyone else in the country bar Dublin.

World Cup Clash

Kerry v Galway is without question the tie of the round, which makes it all the more unbelievable that the

GAA scheduled it for the exact same time as the World Cup final. I know I addressed this last week but it really does beggar belief. Could both Sunday games not have started earlier? Or could Dublin v Donegal have been a standalone on the Sunday? That game is on at 7pm on the Saturday, meaning Donegal fans have to hit the road at around half eight at night. Making fixtures is a thankless task but there’s no way in hell the GAA made these decisions with supporters in mind. I saw during the week that the Galway County Board wrote to FIFA requesting that they push back the kick-off time of the World Cup final so it wouldn’t clash with the Kerry game. FIFA would be missing out on viewers, they said. I know it’s top, top banter and it must have taken them ages to write (typos and all) but the real joke here is on genuine Irish sports fans who are interested in both football and soccer. I naturally want to see the World Cup final (especially considering who’s playing), and I would almost consider boycotting the Kerry game just to spite the GAA in this instance, but I’m up in Dublin anyway and I actually want to see the lads play. For many of us in Croke Park on Sunday, it will be our first time missing a World Cup final. It’s a shame because this fixture clash was completely avoidable.



Legion Host Spa In Crucial Division 1 Derby

Pics: Paudie Healy & Eamonn Keogh

Killarney Legion face Spa this evening in a crucial County League game that could have major ramifications for the rest of the season. Legion currently find themselves just outside the relegation zone on six points and with just three games to play, two points against Spa would go a long way towards securing their Division 1 status. Spa should realistically be safe already after winning their first five games in emphatic fashion. Things have taken a bit of turn for them of late, though; they’re currently on a three-game losing streak. Nevertheless, they’ll be up for their visit to Derreen and they have the talent to cause Legion real problems. The Derreen side were disappointed to lose that Rathmore game a couple of weeks ago, especially considering how well they played on the night. It would have been a big result coming on the back of the Mitchels win but it wasn’t to be. Spa are always tough opponents but if Legion perform the way they have been of late, they’ll be confident enough that they can get over the line. The final two games are against teams below them so victory tonight would put Jamesie O’Sullivan’s team

in a strong position heading down the stretch. Elsewhere, Dr Crokes will confirm their place in the final if they manage to beat An Ghaeltacht in Gallarus tomorrow. Their form in the league has been excellent since their opening day draw with Glenbeigh-Glencar and at this stage it looks to be a case of Crokes plus one in Division 1. Rahilly’s and An Ghaeltacht are joint second at the moment on 11 points but Spa (10), Templenoe (9) and maybe even Mary’s (8) are all still in contention. Down in Division 2, there’s a big game in the race for promotion as second place Kilcummin play third place Castleisland Desmonds at home. Intermediate champs Kilcummin have been in sensational form of late, registering an incredible 9-43 in their last three games. With a total of 165 points on the board to date, they’re currently the top scorers in the division. In fact, they’re the second highest scorers so far in any

Words: Adam Moynihan

East Kerry Clubs Pointing The Way When researching for my County League preview this week, I noticed that a couple of East Kerry clubs seemed to be putting up huge scores so I decided to delve a bit deeper. As it turns out, clubs from the district are really pointing the way so far this season. Among the 12 highest scoring sides in the county, eight hail from East Kerry. Firies’ tally of 193 in eight games is particularly impressive – that’s 24 points per outing. Remarkably, they also have the meanest defence in their division (102) giving them a points difference of +91, which

is 47 points better than the next best in Division 4. Even more remarkably, they currently find themselves in second place. The successful Kerry minor sides of recent years had plenty of promising East Kerry players in their ranks, as did the Sem teams who won Hogan Cups (naturally enough), and it appears as though some of these youngsters are now making their mark at senior club level. It’s an exciting time for the district and hopefully plenty of these teams will be able to translate their high scoring into trophies and promotions by the end of the campaign.

division in the County League. (10 bonus points if you can name the highest without looking at the table at the foot of this page).

Highest Scoring Clubs In The County League

Team Points Division Position

1. Firies


2. Kilcummin




3. Churchill




4. Dr Crokes






5. Fossa


6. Austin Stacks






7. Spa


8. Na Gaeil






9. Rathmore


10. Dr Crokes B




11. K O’Rahilly’s




12. Gneeveguilla






Tony Brosnan, Dr Crokes, battles for possession with Cian O’Murchu, West Kerry, in the Kerry Senior County Football championship semi-final clash at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney on Saturday. Pic: Eamonn Keogh (





U-10 & U-12 Fixtures Friday, July 13

Pony The Hero In First Ever MLS Shootout

Words: Adam Moynihan

There was high drama this week down at the Killarney Athletic 7-a-side as we saw the first MLS shootout in the tournament’s 42-year history. In the first round of the playoffs, Dunboy Construction held my own team, The Speakeasy, to a 1-1 draw and, in a departure from previous years, the match went straight to penalties. But not just any penalties: in a new format borrowed from American soccer, players had to dribble from the centre circle and shoot/dribble past the advancing goalkeeper to score. There was great interest in this novel addition and it was great fun for spectators and players alike - even though I missed mine. Thankfully our goalkeeper Conor ‘Pony’ O’Riordan came to my rescue.

He stepped up to score our 7th penalty by calmly rounding his opposite number (check out the video on Killarney Athletic’s Instagram), and then he saved Dunboy’s last effort. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and hopefully there will be one or two more before the tournament is over. The penultimate week of action kicks off Monday night and there are some great matches in store. In the senior, the four quarter finals take place with Cavemen Clothing v Tatler Toffees and Four Star Pizza v The Speak kicking off at 7.35. Liebherr v Fáilte Bar (who shocked one of the favourites, MD O’Shea’s, in the playoffs) and O’Riordan Sand & Gravel v Fáilte Legends both kick off at 8pm.

Pitch 1 6.00 U-10 Mackey’s Crew v Four Star Pizza 6.25 U-12 The Saints v Mak Attack 6.50 U-10 Mackey’s Crew v Killarney Grand Dream Team 7.15 U-12 The Saints v Mackey’s Young Guns 7.40 U-10 Killarney Dream Team v Four Star Pizza 8.05 U-12 The Saints v Banterlona 8.30 U-10 Semi-Final (2nd v 3rd) Pitch 2 6.00 U-12 Kerryonians v The Underground 6.25 U-12 Mackey’s Young Guns v Banterlona 6.50 U-12 Kerryonians v Coolick Rovers 7.15 U-12 Mak Attack v Banterlona 7.40 U-12 Coolick Rovers v The Underground 8.05 U-12 Mackey’s Young Guns v Mak Attack 8.30 U-12 Group 1 Playoff 2nd v 3rd

Saturday, July 14

Pitch 1 10.00 U-12 Semi-Final (1st v 2nd) 10.30 U-10 Final 11.15 U-12 Final Pitch 2 10.00 U-12 Semi-Final (2nd v 1st)


U-10: Top team in group straight to final, 2nd and 3rd play off in a semi-final. U-12: 1st Group 1 v 2nd Group 2 and 2nd Group 1 v 1st Group 2 in the semi-finals.

Week 4 Fixtures Monday, July 16 Pitch 1 6.45 O-35 (Semi-Final): Tim Jones & Sons v 7.10 U-16 (Semi-Final): Boru Barbers v 7.35 Senior (1/4 Final): Cavemen Clothing v 8.00 Senior (1/4 Final): Liebherr v Pitch 2 6.45 U-16 (Semi-Final): Steve’s Barbers v 7.10 O-35 (Semi-Final): Murphy’s Bar v 7.35 Senior (1/4 Final): Four Star Pizza v 8.00 Senior (1/4 Final): O’Riordan S&G v

MD O’ Shea Scotts Boys Tatler Toffees Fáilte Bar

Dan Linehan’s Leane’s Tool Hire

1 Matt Keane

Fáilte Legends


The Speakeasy

2 Ian Somers Marcin Bzowy

MD O’Shea’s Liam Lynch Skoda

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4 Adam Moynihan

The Speakeasy


5 Ryan O’Carroll David Long Derry Ahern Brian O’Reilly

Four Star Pizza Tim Jones Liebherr The Speakeasy

4 4 4 4

9 Chris O’Meara Kevin Gorman Shane Doolan Wayne Sparling Cathal O’Shea

Mackey’s Crew Cavemen Clothing Tatler Toffees Fáilte Legends Fáilte Legends

3 3 3 3 3

Fáilte Legends

Wednesday, July 18

Pitch 1 6.45 U-14 (Semi-Final): JR Spares v 7.10 U-14 (Semi-Final): They Call Us… v 7.35 Senior (Semi-Final): Cavemen/Tatler v 8.00 Senior (Semi-Final): Four Star/Speak v

Golden Boot Award

Tropical Rhynos FC Bally Utd Liebherr/Fáilte Bar O’Riordan S&G/Fáilte L.

Words: Adam Moynihan


As I said last week, it’s hard to view the English as the underdogs considering their colonial past. Tensions have eased between the peoples of our neighbouring countries in recent times but rooting against English sports teams, especially when it comes to football and rugby, is still a popular pastime over here. Having said that, I was a bit taken aback by the amount of Instagram stories I saw on Wednesday night of friends revelling in Croatia’s victory… I didn’t even realise that some of them were soccer fans. Maybe they’re not. Maybe they’re just anti-England fans. The English media are often cited as the main reason behind our Anglophobia and I definitely get that. On the BBC, the way Lineker and co. fawn over their “young lions” is tough to watch. It’s hard to tell if they’re simply hamming it up for their audience or if they really are that deluded. Either way, it’s annoying. The fans, too, come in for a fair amount of criticism and a lot of the time it’s justified. Their antics at previous tournaments have been fairly pathet-

ic, although there doesn’t seem to have been too much hassle in Russia. You have to remember as well that the majority of English supporters aren’t hooligans. In fact, if you look at it objectively, you could say that their loyalty and biennial optimism through 52 years of abject failure is admirable and actually makes them good football fans. I suppose it’s hard to look at it objectively.


I think you would have to feel a bit bad for the players, though. They were the youngest squad in the tournament and they gave it a good rattle. Fair enough, they reached the semis without playing a good team (bar Belgium in a game that didn’t matter) and they got knocked out as soon as they met a decent side, but they certainly over-performed by making the last four. They gave us a good bit of entertainment and it definitely adds to the spectacle when England do well. They’re not quite good enough at the moment but there’s no reason to believe that they can’t mount another challenge at Euro 2020. “We still believe.” So Croatia will play France in the World Cup final on Sunday. Naturally, everyone reading this will be watching Kerry v Galway instead so there’s not much point in talking about it. I backed France at the start of the tournament so my reputation is on the line. I should be safe enough I’d say… I expect the French attack to be too slick for the likes of Lovren and Vida. France 3-0 Croatia. Mbappé the hero.





Killarney Camogie Club & The Credit Union:

The Perfect Team Killarney Credit Union were at a Killarney Camogie Club training session this week as part of their sponsorship of the U-14 team who attended the All-Ireland Féile na nGael. It was the first time in 34 years that Killarney qualified for this event and who took part did themselves and their club proud. Killarney Camogie Club, which was re-established six years ago, has been growing steadily and caters for U-8s right through to the older age groups. Mary O Neill, Chairperson of Killarney Camogie Club, said: “We are delighted with the progress of the club to date and we are always delighted to welcome new members. We have girls attending from different clubs and schools in Killarney, and from different parishes such as Rathmore and Killorglin. The club is a great platform to make long lasting friendships through a team sport, learn new skills and have fun. We really appreciate the hard work and commitment of the trainers Ceara Moore, Paul O’Brien, Pat Sheehan, Melissa Culloty, James O’Sullivan, Fergal O’Carroll, and Mark Moore.” Killarney Credit Union representative Helen Courtney Power wished the club all the best for the year ahead. The Credit Union provided sponsorship of kit bags and contributed towards training tops for the Féile.

Anyone interested in joining Killarney Camogie Club should contact Ceara on 086 2217774, Elaine on 087 2977720 or get in tough by email via


Leanes Tool Hire


The Failte Bar

The Lake Hotel




Rose Mary Doolan, Manager of Bellview Woods Childcare, presenting a new set of jerseys to the Spa U-12 team. Also pictured are team managers Adrian McCarthy and Denis Doolan.


Pitch & Putt

The Killarney Legion U-8 and U-10 girls who lined out against Milltown/Castlemaine.

Rugby News ... Words: Liam Murphy

With the summer friendlies done and dusted, there is little happening rugby-wise. Most Irish players have returned home following the hugely successful series in Australia where Ireland beat the home side 2–1 overall, winning on Australian soil for the first time in almost 40 years. Between this series win, the Grand Slam and Leinster’s European and league double, things truly are looking up for Irish rugby. Simon Zebo seems to be settling into life in the French capital with his new club Racing 92. He posted photos on social media showing training

Gearóid Cronin (Deerpark Pitch & Putt U-16 Officer) pictured with club members were amongst the prizes at the Munster U-16 Matchplay Championships at the Killarney course last weekend. Included in photo are Joey McCarthy (Plate Semi-Finalist), Robbie Harnett (Championship Semi-Finalist), Cillian Courtney (Plate Winner), Alex O’Callaghan (Championship Semi-Finalist) and Cathal Kelly (Plate Semi-Finalist).

Rugby Club Asks Locals To Sponsor A Sod sessions with his new teammates as well as a few digs at his old colleague Donncha Ryan with whom he has been reunited. It will be great to see how these Munster greats get on over the next few seasons. Hopefully we will get to see them in action very soon. Locally things are moving on nicely at Aghadoe as Killarney RFC commence phase two of the pitch development. The club has commissioned contractor PRO Golf to improve the drainage on the main playing pitch and the minis pitch and after drainage works are completed, the existing thatch will be re-

moved. The contractor will then spread the surfaces with Wexford sand before reseeding, levelling the entire playing surface as part of the project. Works are expected to take 3–4 weeks and pitches should be playable around the end of September. To this end the club is asking everyone to sponsor a virtual sod for only €25, or 5 sods for €100. Please check out the clubs page at Fingers crossed the current drought will end, allowing the reseeding to commence as soon as possible following the main works. This is a huge development for the club, so please support.




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Firies Community Games

The Community Games Munster Final was held over the weekend in U.L. Firies were representing Kerry in skittles u16. Firies played Limerick in the semifinal and won this game and played against Tipperary in the final. Unfortunately Firies lost this game to a very strong Tipp side and brought home the silver medals. Congratulations to team of Cian Sheahan, Michael Brosnan, Michael Moynihan, Liam O Driscoll, Dillon Butler, Patrick & Ciara Kearney. Carmel Sheahan managed team & thank you to Kerri Sheahan who trained and encouraged the team leading up to the competition. Thank you to the parents who helped out and assisted in any way. Thank you also to the committee in U.L. who were very helpful and organised on the day, and events took place without any delays.

Listry Community

LISTRY SOCIAL COMMITTEE: We wish to thank all those who travelled to Foto on Tuesday 26h June. Thanks to Kerry Community Transport, Killorglin who provided the transport. We are taking a little break for summer months, so hope to see ye all back in Listry Community Centre in September. Have a lovely summer. PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: A bus will leave Beaufort Village v Listry/Milltown for Knock on Sunday July 15th. Details from 087 6798129 or 087 7442694.

Killarney Golf Club, Men’s Club

The Ballybunion exchange took place on Sunday the 8th and 117 members traveled to play the difficult Cashen course. Conditions were the full-on links experience with endless run on the ball. In spite of these tough conditions Donal ‘Gap’ O’Sullivan won with a very respectable 39 points, by dint of a better back nine. This popular exchange was kindly sponsored by Moriarty’s Heather restaurant. Full results as follows, 1st Donal O’Sullivan 39pts, 2nd DJ Fleming 39pts, 3rd Conor Twomey 39pts, 4th Paud O’Donoghue 39pts, 5th Jerry Galvin 38pts, 6th Con Healy 38pts, 7th Michael Tangney 38pts, Category 1 David O’Donoghue 37pts, Category 2 Kieran O’Connor, Category 3 Adam O’Reilly 37pts, Category 4 Charlie Daly 34pts and Standard Scratch was 37pts. We would also like to congratulate Pat Cussen on winning the Federation of Kerry Golf Clubs Captain’s Prize on the Ballybunion Old Course on Saturday with an excellent score of 40 points. FIXTURE: Next weekend will see the Lady Captain Sheila Crowley’s prize to the Gents take place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th. Sheila is a very popular captain among the Ladies’ and Men’s club and there should be a significant competitor

turnout. Captain Derry McCarthy and the Men’s club would like to wish Sheila the very best of luck on her big weekend.

KGFC Ladies’

RESULTS: Sunday 8th July 2018. 1st Mairead O Sullivan (36) 60 pts, 2nd Bridie Doyle (32) 65 pts, BG Tracy Eakin (2) 70 pts, 3rd Geraldine Tarrant (27) 66pts, 4th Anne O Leary (25) 67 pts back 9, 5th Alicia Burke (14) 67 pts, 6th Margaret O Donoghue (21) 68 pts back 9. CSS 70. Congratulations to all the winners! FIXTURES: On Wednesday 11th July Ladies Eileen Murphy Qualifier Scotch Foursomes will take place on Killeen; Sunday 15th July Lady Captain Sheila’s prize to the ladies will take place on Mahony’s Point; Tickets are still available from committee for lady captain Sheila’s BBQ on Sunday next, tickets €15 each

Ross GC, Killarney - Gents Club

RESULTS: On July 7th/8th we held a Strokeplay competition. The winners were 1st Tadhg McCarthy (23) 68, 2nd Mike Courtney (13) 68. FIXTURES: Our next competition will be an Open SS to be held on the weekend of July 21st/22nd; Best of Luck to the Ross GC team on Friday July 13th when they will be playing their hosts, the Castlerosse GC in the Dr Billy Shield; July Racing Festival The Gents Club would like to wish the Killarney Race Company the very best of luck with the July Racing Festival from July 15th to 19th.

Castlerosse Golf Club

RESULTS: Competition played on Sunday 8th July 18 Hole Stableford, 1st, Joe Gaffey (22) 46 pts, Runner-up, Dan O’ Connell (25) 42 pts (BB9), 3rd, Stephen Dennehy (17) 42pts. FIXTURES: Weekend competition, Captain’s prize day Saturday 14th July. All members must register before 7pm on Friday 13th to play. Mixed scramble (9 Hole Texas) played on each Tuesday 26th June best return, Denis Tangney, Steve Shine & Donal Dowd. Tuesday Scramble open to all golfers Ladies & Gents, attend club house at the Castlerosse at 6.15pm.

Beaufort Golf Club (Ladies’ Branch)

RESULTS: 7th/8th July – 18 Hole Stableford, 1st Teresa Clifford (30) 36 pts, 2nd Lady Captain Aideen Ryan-Lee (33) 35 pts. FIXTURES: 15th July - Lady Captains Day (Round 4 Golfer of The Year). CLUB FUNDRAISER: 6th August – Single Stableford open to ladies and gents – Entry Fee €25. Ring Clubhouse on 064-6644440 to book a time.

Beaufort Golf Club (Men’s Branch)

RESULTS: 7th/8th July - 18 Hole

Stroke (White Tees), 1st Denis J O’Connor (14) 67 Nett, 2nd Michael A O’Sullivan (17) 69 Nett, 3rd Barry Woulfe (19) 71 Nett. 6th July - Open Friday, winner Noreen Coffey (14) 38 pts. FIXTURES: 15th July - Captains Day (Round 3 Golfer Of The Year) - Stroke (White Tees). Club Fundraiser 6th August – Single Stableford open to ladies and gents – Entry Fee €25 - Ring Clubhouse on 064-6644440 to book a time. Club Scramble every Wednesday –meet at clubhouse at 5.45pm for 6.15pm shotgun start. Every Friday – Open Single Stableford – open to gents and ladies – Entry Fee €25 – Ring Clubhouse on 064-6644440 to book a tee time.

Murphy’s Golf Society

RESULTS: 7th July, Kenmare, President’s Prize, Seán Murphy, 1st Mike Casey (13) 40 Points, 2nd Pat Casey (27) 39 Points, 3rd Brian Regan (13) 38 Points, 4th Anthony Walsh (19) 36 Points, 5th Jimmie Smith (13) 34 Points, 6th Kevin Browne (16) 33 Points, Category: Seán Murphy (19) 32 Points, Guest: Con O Connor (20) 38 Points, Nearest The Pins: Seán Goulding, Con O Connor, 1st Nine: Seamus McCarthy (17) 19 Points, 2nd Nine: Mike Leahy (17) 17 Points. NEXT OUTING: 18th August, Killeen, Captain’s Prize Pat Casey MATCH PLAY: All games to be played by the next outing.

Workmen’s Rowing Club

SNEEM COASTAL ROWING, COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: No sooner had the Killarney Sixes boats been put out to dry, but out came the four seater Coastal Boats as we travelled en masse to the Oyster Bay in Sneem for the first of our Coastal County Championships. We competed in 22 races, coming home with a total of 13 Gold Medals, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze. We would like to thank everyone at Sneem Rowing Club and Kerry Coastal Rowing for a fantastic day. In the Coastal Rowing Events calendar, we look forward to Sive Regatta later this month, and Fenit Regatta in August, as we build up to the All-Ireland Coastal Championships in Wexford later in August. We congratulate each and every crew on their sporting determination and especially those who rowed competitively in the Coastal Boats for the first time. FIXTURES: Irish Rowing Championships, this weekend, 13th -15th July, National Rowing Centre, Cork. Coupe de la Jeunesse, 27th-29th July, National Rowing Centre, Cork. Our heartiest good wishes to Annie O’Donoghue as she prepares to row for Ireland in the Junior Women Sculling Team at this event. Sive One-Design Regatta, Saturday 28th July, Cahersiveen. FUNDRAISING: Thank you to all our members who turned out to collect at our street collection last weekend. Our next fundraiser is on the weekend of 4th/5th August. The rota will


be up on the Clubhouse in the next couple of weeks.

Flesk Valley Rowing Club

The Sneem Coastal County Championship took place at the Oysterbed Pier last Sunday.. It was another successful day for the Valley with 3 victory’s in the mens Pre Vet, men’s Junior and an impressive performance from our young u14 boys, John Kelliher, Michael O’Donoghue, Ben Switzer, Jack O’Donoghue, who also brought home the gold. The Valley also took home silver medals in both Minor boys and girls races, as well as 3rd place finishes in the U14&U16 girls races. Well done to all who took part. As always thanks to everyone who helped make this a successful day.

Muckross Rowing Club

IRISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018: The very best of luck to all our crews competing this weekend in an action-packed three days of racing at the Irish Rowing Championships. Over 1,100 crews from over 60 clubs will compete for top national honours at the National Rowing Centre, Inniscarra. The racing timetable and live results feed are available online at the Rowing Ireland website. We wish all the rowers, coxes and coaches every success. We hope to see as many family members and supporters as can make it over the course of the three days. SUMMER OF ROWING: Following the Irish Champs, the NRC will play host to two major international events, namely the Home International Regatta on the weekend of 21st July and the Coupe de la Jeunesse Regatta on the following weekend of 28th July. The club is also eagerly looking forward to some coastal rowing events ahead.

Killarney Celtic FC

FUNDRAISING: Annual street collection Saturday July 14th. If you can help for a period of time on the day contact Mary 0866485809. COACHES WANTED: For the upcoming season at all levels. The club needs coaches to cater for the large number of players in all age groups. Full training and support will be given. Contact Mike on 0860836356 for full details. LOTTO: Numbers drawn 4,9,17,28. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 receive €75. Next jackpot €6,000.

Killarney Athletic A.F.C.

7-A-SIDE SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Daily updates on the Killarney Athletic A.F.C. 7-A-Side will be published on Facebook and the Website www. CONTACT: If you have anything to add to Killarney Athletic A.F.C. notes please contact Mary McCarrick on 087 7750773 or


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Killarney Access Group

Killarney Access Group in association with their member Margaret Kenny, well-known local artist, are hosting an Art Exhibition of Margaret’s beautiful selection of scenery and still life painting in a variety of media (oils, watercolour and acrylic) on Sunday 29th July 2018 in the Killarney Outlet Centre (in the former Bag Shop unit) from 12.30pm to 5.30 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to purchase a painting of local scenes of Killarney and some beautiful stilllife paintings at a very good price, in fact no reasonable offer will be refused. All proceeds from the Art Exhibition are being donated by Margaret to the Irish Wheelchair Association Kerry Branch and the Multiple Sclerosis Kerry Branch. Everyone is invited to attend and please bring a friend.


PUFFINS CHILDCARE: Puffins Childcare, Firies, are holding an open day on July 15th from 1pm-3pm in Marian hall Firies. Please come along to meet us and see what wonderful facilities and opportunities await your children. Alternatively you can contact Geraldine on 0877064036


LOTTO: 8th July, Numbers drawn were 9, 12, 24, 27. There was no jackpot winner and the consolation winners were Derry, Patrick, Mike and Geary, Andy Breen, Barleymount East, Gerry McSharry, c/o Kaynes Bar, Padraig O’Donoghue, Two Mile and Andrea McCarthy, Ross Road. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,650. ATHLETICS: Congratulations to Ciara Kennelly who was a member of the Irish U18 team that took part in the European championships in Hungary last week putting in a great performance finishing in the top 20 in the High Jump. There is plenty more to come from Ciara and she is improving all the time. KILLARNEY LIBRARY: Lydia O’Hara will host a Ceramics, Theatre props and photography exhibition at Killarney Library from Friday 6th – Saturday 14th July during library opening hours. Free admission.

Aglish Graveyard

ANNUAL MASS: Monday July 16th, 8pm.


CEMETERY MASSES: Old Kilcummin Cemetery on Wednesday 1st August at 8pm; Aglish Graveyard Mass on Monday 16th July at 8pm; Aghadoe Cemetery Mass Monday 30th July at 8pm; New Cemetery Mass Monday August 6th at 7pm. Kindly spread the word to those living away who might like to attend. PILGRIMAGE TO GLENDALOUGH: Pilgrimage to Glendalough on Thursday 26th July 2018. Contact Teresa 0877457750 for booking and further information.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE: The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advanced booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage organisers in your locality. Phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 email: info@ SOCIAL HEALTH EDUCATION PROJECT COURSE: SHEP is offering their Cert in Social Awareness and Community Empowerment this Autumn in Tralee. This course is based on Training for Transformation and has a focus on Community Empowerment, social analysis, exploration of issues of power, inequality, justice, development and the environment. The course runs over 5 weekends from September to November in Collis Sandes House Tralee. The full fee for the course is €450 and a number of reduced fee rates of €250 are available. For more information ring Deirdre on 087-7728089. MASTERGEEHA FC LOTTO: There was no winner on Friday 6th June. Numbers drawn were 5, 14, 20, 21. Jackpot now €8,400. COMHALTAS: We are delighted that we have a substantial number of our members going to represent Kilcummin Comhaltas and indeed Kerry in music song and dance at Fleadh Cheoil Mumhan 2018 which will be held in Ennis from July 15th - 22nd. Once again the numbers travelling to represent our branch is a reflection of the great active participation within the branch and also the high standard and dedication of the teachers and mentors that we are fortunate to have within our ranks. All of this would not be possible without the dedicated parents who support our members in no small way in achieving their maximum potential. We would also like to acknowledge all those who facilitate rehearsal venues for our singing, dancing and music classes throughout the year.

Killarney Salmon & Trout Angling Club

POSTPONEMENT: Regrettably, club juvenile competition scheduled for Sunday has been postponed due to deteriorating conditions. New date will be announced when conditions are more favourable.

Rathmore SocialAction Group

Laugh out loud for 90 minutes Kerry Premier of “Religious Knowledge” by Eamonn Kelly. A comedy directed by Margaret O’Sullivan followed by short comedy sketches Friday 13th July. Teach Iosagain, Rathmore 8.30. Cast includes Brian Hickey, Shane Dillane, David Reen, John O’Donoghue, Rosie Healy, Margaret O’Sullivan & Diarmuid Coakley.

Munster U-16 Matchplay

A good showing by our club members last weekend as we played

host to this event with 11 out of the 16 players to reach the Knock-Out Stages from the host club. In the Championship competition both Alex O’Callaghan and Robbie Harnett reached the Semi-Finals before losing to eventual winner Shea Fennell (Parteen) and runner-up Glenn Towler (St Annes) respectively. The Plate saw Cillian Courtney victorious over clubmate Cathal Kelly in the Semi-Finals while he defeated Parteen’s Patrick Mitchell in the Final 2&1. Mitchell had defeated Joey McCarthy in the earlier Semi-Final. Well done to Cillian on his win as we must credit the Grounds Committee for their fantastic work in having the course up to standard for the event with the dry, hot and humid conditions of recent times.

Parteen Scratch Cup

Jason O’Brien was the Runner-Up in last Sunday’s Senior event continuing a recent good run of form that we’re all delighted to see. Sports Predictor Competition: Aidan Kavanagh is the leader of our Sports Predictor Competition after the first five events with a total of 18 points as Denis Looney is second on 17 points with a group of five people tied for third on 16 points. Full Details available from the link on our club website.

Danny Nolan Memorial & Club Mass

Scheduled for next Friday evening July 20th with the competition for the Danny Nolan Cup (Three Ball Scramble) beginning at 6pm and the Mass after at 8pm. The presentation of prizes will take place after the Mass. Entry for the Scramble is €5 per player open to adult members and non-members. All welcome especially relatives of deceased club members in the past year.

National Gents Strokeplay

Five players from the club travel to Glenville in Dublin this weekend as Damien Fleming, John McGrath and Jason O’Brien all compete in the senior grade while in the Intermediate Grade on Saturday Gearóid Cronin and James Fleming will both be in action.

On The Ball Killarney Camogie Club

Well done to our Under 12’s who came away from Causeway last Sunday with a hard fought 5-6 to 4-2 victory. Team on the night was Faye O’ Carroll, Megan Gillespie, Allanah Holohan, Maggie Hickey, Kathryn Ryan, Hannah Ryan, Yasmin O’ Brien, Niamh Cantillon, Anne Hickey, Eabha Lynch and Ava Moore. This group have put themselves in a strong po-


sition to qualify for this years A-Final and any time we come away from North Kerry with a victory is a good days work. Keep it up. This group will travel to the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick this Saturday for the Caman to Munster blitz. Well done to Ava Moore, Laura Griffin, Clodagh Flanagan and Molly Cullinane who travelled to the Cillard Under 10 blitz last Saturday. Training for all age groups every Monday at 6.30 in Spa GAA.

Mid Kerry GAA

SENIOR LEAGUE FINAL: Beaufort are Mid Kerry Senior League Winners for 2018 defeating Miltown/Castlemaine 1-09 to 0-11. JUNIOR LEAGUE FINAL: Miltown/Castlemaine took the spoils defeating Laune Rangers 1-09 to 0-18. RESULTS: Mid Kerry U12 Rd 1 A, Glenbeigh/Glencar 3-10 Miltown/ Castlemaine 3-12; Mid Kerry U12 Rd 1 B, Glenbeigh/Glencar 3-04 Miltown/ Castlemaine 5-10, Laune Rangers 4-11 Cromane 5-18 FIXTURES: Rd 2 continues Fri 13th July, all games 7pm, A Comp Laune Rangers white host Miltown/Castlemaine, Keel are home to Glenbeigh/ Glencar, Laune Rangers Blue entertain Beaufort. B Comp, Keel host Glenbeigh/Glencar, Laune Rangers entertain Beaufort. OSullivan Cup Rd 1 Thurs 19th July both games 7.30pm, Miltown/Castlemaine host Keel and Laune Rangers are home to Glenbeigh/Glencar. CÚL CAMPS: Kelloggs Cul Camps continue in Beaufort & Cromane on Mon 16th - Fri 20th July.

Listry GAA

JUVENILE UPDATE: Week ending Sunday July 8th. Our U10s travelled to Paddy Burke memorial park in Milltown to take part in the Milltown Blitz on Sunday. We fielded 2 teams. One team won division 1 and the other team lost out narrowly in the division 2 final. FIXTURES: U16s County League away to Firies at 7 on Wednesday. LOTTO: Numbers drawn:1,5,10,13. Next Sunday 15th Jackpot €6,650. KERRY JUNIORS: Congratulations to Ronan Buckely and to all The Kerry Junior Team, who are through to All Ireland Junior Football Championship Final after a 2-17 to 1-14 victory over Kildare on Saturday 7th July. RESULTS: Listry Seniors had another victorious win against Finuge in Div 3 Co. League on Sunday 8th July in Finuge – Listry 1-12 Finuge 1-07. Congratulations to Listry Juniors on their win against Cromane in The Junior League in Cromane last Friday, Listry 2-12 Cromane 0-16. FIXTURES: Listry Seniors will be playing Ballydonoghue on Saturday July 14th at 7.30pm in Ballydonoghue.

Dr Crokes

SUMMER CAMP 2018: Dr. Crokes Summer Camp 2018 will commence on Tuesday 24th July-Thursday 26th




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July. 11.00 am till 2.30 pm. Registration on Tuesday 24th at 10.30 am. Cost is €30 per child. Plenty of fun and games with qualified coaches. FUNDRAISER: The Ladies section of the Club are organising a pitch & putt fundraiser on July 28th. 3 Scramble and Barbeque €30 per team and you can contact Catherine Keogh on 0872827626 or Aine Mc Mahon on 0872890527 for tee times. ANNUAL WALK TO STRICKEEN: Invitation to all Club members, Family and Friends to hike to the top of Strickeen Mountain on Saturday July 21st. Meeting at 11am at Kate Kearneys. Bring suitable clothing, footwear, water and a light snack. All welcome young and old! DEVELOPMENT FUND: Dr Crokes Club are embarking on a fundraising initiative to help upgrade the current facilities of our grounds as it has been 12 years since serious work has been carried out. There are fantastic prizes to be won with the first prize a Nissan Pulsar Executive Class Car and second prize is a four-night stay for two people in New York including flights. We have 10 prizes in total and the draw will take place on December 20th. Tickets are €10 each or a book of 6 for €50. There will be an additional draw of €1000 for those who purchase a full book for €50. Tickets can be purchased in the Tatler Jack, Club members or Kerry Shop in Killarney Outlet Centre. LOTTO: 4, 12, 13, 28. Jackpot €12,600 Not won. Match 3 1 by €400. Next draw Monday July 16th in JCO’Shea Jackpot €12900.

East Kerry GAA

RESULTS: U14 East Region Leagues, Cordal-Scartaglen 4-11 Firies (23)

5-08 (23 (Draw), Group.A Fossa 5-11 Dr Crokes 3-11, Group B Listry/Keel 4-07 Kenmare 1-17, Group C Kilgarvan-Tuosist 4-01 Rathmore 5-15, Gneeveguilla 1-07 Beaufort 2-15, Spa 5-09 Currow 3-12. FIXTURES: U14 East Region Leagues, Monday July 16th Group.A (to get Div 1 and 2 finals) Killarney Legion v Kilcummin, Glenflesk v Fossa, Bye- Dr Crokes. Group C (to get Div 5 and 6 finals) Rd 4 Monday July 16th Rathmore v Currow, Beaufort v Kilgarvan-Tuosist, Gneeveguilla v Spa. JIM POWER U14 TOURNAMENT: The players performed well on the day to qualify for the cup semifinals to be played at a later date. All twenty-four players wore the Kerry jersey for the first time a great feeling in any young players development. Thanks to the large volume of supporters that went to Waterford to support the team on the day. Results: Kerry South U14 5-12 Clare U14 0-4, Cork East U14 4-11 Kerry South U14 3-7. HUMPHREY KELLIHER U15 TOURNAMENT: Playing reigning Munster U14 champions Tipperary in the first game was always going to be tough start. Kerry South started in flying form opening up a commanding half time lead, holding firm to win by a point at the finish. Cork West defeated Limerick in a high scoring game. Two well drilled units played fantastic football in the cup semifinal, Cork West winning by a goal in a tough physical battle played in a sporting manner. Thanks to all supporters that made the journey to support to the team on the day. Kerry South U15 2-10 Tipperary 3-6, Cork West U15 2-10 Kerry South 0-13.

Fossa GAA

U14 BOYS: The East Kerry Under 14 league started last week with a home game against Dr. Crokes. This was a game of two halves, Dr. Crokes were 3-10 to 2-5 ahead at half time and things were not looking good. In truth Crokes played very well and deserved to be ahead. We knew a good start was needed to the second half and that is what happened. Our boys scoring 3-06 to one point in the second half to finish winners on a score of 5-11 to 3-11. On the night Daragh O’Brien, Rian Colleran, Ryan O’Leary and Finn Kennelly were best. Rian Colleran 2-1, Ryan O’Leary 1-1, Harry Kelly 0-4, Patrick Lyons 0-3, Paeder Kelliher 1-0, Ted O’Gorman 1-0 and Darren Ryan 0-2. On Monday evening we were away to Kilcummin. A beautiful evening for football and Fossa came away with the victory 5-08 to 1-08. Both teams played good football with our boys just on top on the night. Fossa played as a team and moved the ball well. On the night Rocco Sheehan, Robert Brooks, Sam Buckley and Patrick Lyons did well. Rocco Sheehan 2-0, Darren Ryan 1-01, Peadar Kelliher 1-01, Ryan O’Leary 1-0, Patrick Lyons 0-3, Harry Kelly 0-2 and Ted O’Gorman 0-1.

Killarney Legion GAA

FIXTURE: Co.League Div.1, Killarney Legion v Spa,in Derreen Friday 13th July at 7.30p.m. All support welcome. KERRY U16 DEVELOPMENT: Congratulations to Ryan O Grady, Eoghan O Sullivan and Cian O Leary who were on the winning Kerry u16 team in Limerick recently, all of whom showed great promise.


KERRY SENIORS: Best of luck to James and Brian as Kerry get down to serious business when they tackle Galway next Sunday. LOTTO: Winning no’s – 9,11,12,28. No winner. Next week’s jackpot €10,500. Play online at

Kilcummin GAA

JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Our junior team lost to Annascaul by 5 late points and are now involved in a four way tie at the top of their division. Their final group game against Templenoe will be decisive as to who qualifies for the knockout stage. SENIOR FOOTBALL: Best of luck to Kevin McCarthy and his Kerry team mates in the upcoming Super 8’s. Our Senior team play Castleisland Desmonds in Rd 9 of the Co League on this Saturday @ 7.30 pm. ALL IRELAND JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: Congratulations to Kieran Murphy ( Capt ) and Gary O’Leary who were part of the Kerry team who beat Kildare in Navan last week-end and now face Galway in the All Ireland Final on Saturday 21st. Venue to be decided. ALL IRELAND U-20 CHAMPIONSHIP: Best wishes to Sean O’Leary and his team mates in their game against Kildare on this Saturday.

Gneeveguilla GAA

LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto, 4,10,13,26. Next week’s jackpot €4,000, thanks to everyone who supports and help organize the lotto. Garth Brooks tribute band 25th August as part of carnival tickets now available from any officer. Golf classic on 17th August in O Mahoneys, contact John @ 086 6080563.


Paul Cotter of ‘The Chapel’ (front third from left) celebrating 25 years at the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club. Here he is presenting his 25th anniversary golf competition to winners Jack Buckley, Donie McSweeney, Louise Langan and Ryan Kelliher with Sheila Crowley Lady Captain, Derry McCarthy Captain with prizewinners Jason Digham, Barry and Breda Duggan, Mary Geaney and Mike Buckley, (back) Colm Cagney, Patricia Lynch, Patrick Lyons and Emma, Celene and Sheila Cotter.

Jack Buckley President (fourth from left) making a special presentation to Paul Cotter to mark his 25th year in The Chapel. Also pictured are his family members Sheila, Celene and Emma, Louise Langan and Denis Cronin, Derry McCarthy Captain and Sheila Crowley Lady Captain.





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