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LEGAL MATTERS CORNER MIRIAM MC GILLICUDDY ANSWERS YOUR LEGAL QUERIES Michelle and Michael are having a baby and are wondering what leave they are entitled to? For the person who is actually pregnant they are entitled to maternity leave. The current entitlement is to 26 weeks’ maternity leave which would usually be paid by social welfare together with 16 weeks additional unpaid maternity leave. Employers can top up the social welfare payment of €245 per week to bring it up to normal wages during maternity leave if they so wish. In relation to maternity leave at least 2 weeks have to be taken before the end of the week of the baby’s expected birth and at least 4 weeks after.There is no requirement to be in employment for any particular period of time as maternity leave applies no matter how long you have been in employment. The Parental Leave Act legislation updated in 2019 entitles each parent to 22 weeks of unpaid parental leave - 26 weeks from 1st September 2020. The leave must be taken before the child is 12 years of age, or 16 years of age in the case of children with disabilities or a long-term illness. This leave is non-transferable between the parents, except where both parents work for the same employer. However, the timing of this leave depends on the agreement of the employer.

The Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 commenced on 1 September 2016. It provides statutory paternity leave and benefit for relevant parents. A relevant parent is entitled to two continuous weeks’ paid leave in respect of births from September 2016. Payment will be at the rate set by the Department of Employment and Social Protection being €245, subject to a person having the appropriate PRSI contributions. This is the same as the current rate of maternity benefit. Similar to maternity leave, employers can top up paternity benefit if they want. A relevant parent includes self-employed, same sex couples and those adopting. The definition of relevant parent is set out in the legislation and “relevant parent” is defined as the father of the child, the spouse, civil partner or cohabitant of the mother. Parents benefit is a new scheme that came in 1st November 2019 and provides for parents to take leave from work in their child’s first year. They have no entitlement to be paid from work but can get paid by social welfare €245 per week. This is in addition to maternity leave and paternity leave and is available to both parents. The leave can be taken as two weeks together or two separate weeks. Lawquip: “A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on” James Callaghan.

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ABOVE: Santa rings the bell and there off for the Christmas day swim at Fenit.

ABOVE: Can your hear the music as these Hawaii dancers entertain the large crowd attending the Christmas Day swim at Fenit. ABOVE: Michael (Fox) O’Connor, made it his 40th swim at Fenit on Christmas day.

ABOVE: RNLI personal supporting the Lifeboat collection at Fenit during the Christmas day swim.

ABOVE: Baby Evangeline Marie McClintock, Caragh Lake, Co Kerry, was the only baby born in University Hospital Kerry on New Year’s day at 12.43pm and weighing 8lbs Catherina and Jonathan McClintock, Caragh Lake,CoKerry.

ABOVE: The Bill Kirby Memorial walk in aid of Kerry Hospice Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry took place in Tralee on St Stephen’s day, seen passing through Rock Street on their 4 mile walk.

ABOVE: Pictured at CBS The Green Debs dinner dance at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Monday night, from left Maeve Murphy, Cork, Dáire McGovern, Ballymacelligott, Molly Brosnan and Luke De Guzman, both from Tralee. Friday 10th January 2020

ABOVE: Debutantes Tara Murphy and on right Kayla Fitzgerald, attending their Gaelcholaiste Chairrai Debs dinner dance at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night.

ABOVE: Mercy Mounthawk Debutantes, pictured on Friday night at Ballyroe Heights Hotel, from left Kate O’Keeffe, Tralee, Blessing Ndebeeue and Sophie Neilan, Tralee.

ABOVE: Sophie O’Brien, Blennerville, and Alex Ryan, Manor, arriving for Gaelcholaiste Chairrai Debs dinner dance at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night.

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Some lovely words penned by Con Dennehy about the late Christy Murray who passed away before Christmas “The Late and Much Loved Christy Murray The immortal words of the late US President, John F. Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you, rather ask what you can do for your country” was the motto of a much loved and highly respected Tralee native who devoted more than 70 years of his life to the welfare, social interaction and development of athletics in Tralee Town and across Kerry. This week the County will bid a tearful farewell to Christy Murray who passed away on Friday. Involved in athletics since 1949, Christy was a talented athlete, an inspirational coach and an efficient administrator. He was a founder member of St. Johns Athletic Club in 1958 having previously competed in the colours of Kerins O’Rahillys AC and John Mitchells AC in Tralee. His sporting career began in 1949 with Tralee CBS when he won his first Kerry championship medal in the Under 14 220 yds in Killorglin. His rise to fame followed quickly and in 1950 he won his first Kerry NACA championship medal in the Under 18 100 yards in Abbeydorney. Later that year he won his first Kerry senior championship medal in the 440 yds at the County Championships in Kilgarvan leading his club, John Michells to victory in the Quill Cup. In 1954, a magnificent silver cup was presented by

Michael J. Quill, International President of the Transport Workers Union of America and a native of Kilgarvan, to the Kerry NACA County Board. The perpetual cup was first presented at the Kerry Athletic and Cycling championships, run off in Kilgarvan on June 27th 1954, to the club that secured most points in the various championship events. The cup was first presented to John Mitchells AC from Tralee by Mrs. Mary O’Sullivan N.T., a sister of Michael J. Quill. The cup was named “Buan Corn Cuimneachain Seamus Ui Congaile” in memory of the great Irish Labour leader and patriot, James Connolly. In 1957, competing in the colours of Kerins O’Rahillys AC, he won Kerry championship medals in the Long and Triple Jump at the championships in Tarbert. His greatest success came with St. Johns AC. He won Kerry, Munster and All Ireland titles in a variety of disciplines including 100mts, 200 mts, 400 mts, Long Jump and Triple Jump. He added to these accolades with the introduction of Master Athletics where he was a regular competitor and medal winner in track and field, cross country and road championships. As an administrator, he was PRO of Kerry BLE from their formation in 1967 to 1971 and was the County Handicapper/

Starter from 1967 to 1978. He was the official starter at many sports meetings in Kerry including Ballymacelligott and Knocknagoshel. He was also manager to numerous Kerry cross country teams over the years and was manager of St. Johns Track and Field Team that won the National League. He was acknowledged for his life time commitment to athletics in 2009 when Kerry AAI presented him with their Hall of Fame Award at a function in the Brandon Hotel Tralee. Christ Murray dedicated his life to athletics. He was passionate about the sport and its competitors. His pride in St. Johns AC was immeasurable and he celebrated their success, failures and sad days in equal measures. His sad

passing brings down a curtain on a forgotten side of Kerry athletics, a time when sport was sport and a time when athletes travelled the length of Kerry each weekend to a sports meeting. The words of St. Paul comes to mind at this time when he said, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” May the sod rest gently on this lovely, caring and selfless man. His like will not be seen again.” Con Dennehy

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Ladies Celebrating Womens Christmas

In Parkers Bar, Kilflynn on Saturday, Mary O’Sullivan,Sharon Locke,, Noreen Murphy and Mary Sheehan. Photo Joe Hanley

Ladies out celebrating Women’s Christmas at Parkers Bar, Kilflynn last Saturday evening, Angela O’Sullivan,Margaret Conway,Helen Boyle,Kay O’Carroll, Eleanor Quilter,Maura O’Connell and Margaret Somers Photo Joe Hanley

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Erin Flaherty who was one of the winners of the CH Wishing Upon a Star Colouring Competition with her family after she was presented with her prize at CH The Mall Tralee on Saturday, Sean Kelly, Oran, and Ava Photo Joe Hanley

Mark Riordan with his family John and Valerie and Peter Harty (CH) who was one of the winners of the Wishing Upon a Star Christmas Colouring Competition and Peter Harty Presented Mark with his prize. Photo Joe Hanley

Aoibhinn Ferris with her mom Noreen after she was one of the winners of CH The Mall Tralee Wishing Upon a Star Colouring Christmas competition and presenting Aoibhinn with her prize Kevin Reardon (Manager CH) Photo Joe Hanley

Esther Tyther and Emma Core winners of the CH The Mall Tralee Wishing Upon a Star Jamie Ellard with his family Katie,Ryan and James Ellard and CH Colouring Competition with their parents and family, Michael and Noranne Thyther, Peter Harty and Kevin Reardon (CH) .James was one of the and Mary Gore Photo Joe Hanley winners of the CH The Mall Tralee Wishing Upon a Star Colouring competition Photo Joe Hanley

Great fun at the Christmas Park Run!

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at the Christmas Park Run in Tralee Town Park on Masud Omar,Asad Farah, Eimear Landers,Barry O’Donnell and Tony Higgins Photo Joe Hanley

Just finished the Christmas Park Run in Tralee Town Park on Saturday, Alanna,Deirdre and Ian Moss, Mary Jo Daly and Kathleen Curtin Photo Joe Hanley

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Even the dogs on the street know the Square is lethal when wet!

(Editorial , Chris Shortt ) As someone who has seen the good the bad and the ugly of the Square in Tralee since Quinnsworth morphed into Tesco in the late 1980’s , the ‘afterthought ‘ redevelopment of the Square in 2004 ( Note this was done after Tesco had departed from the town centre for greener pastures ...a case of ‘after the horse has bolted ‘ so to speak ) involved a full resurface , this surface has proved to be quite lethal when our inclement weather takes hold ...ie when it rains . I deliver the Tralee Advertiser to over 25 business’ each week in that area alone and anytime its wet , I have to be very very careful . And this is reinforced by repeated stories from business owners, their staff and their customers of people falling and slipping on

a regular basis .Unless all our footwear retailers in town have colluded over the past 25 years to sell everyone the same type of shoes , then Tralee Square has a problem , that is finally being listened to , by the Town Council . Read what reporter Anne Lucy had to say in the Irish Times this week ... “Tralee town square looks set to be criss-crossed with non-slip pathways to prevent the public from slipping after being described locally as the “most dangerous square” in Ireland.The open space, a trading area since the 1700s, was redeveloped and resurfaced in 2004 at a cost of €2 million as the catalyst for the ongoing regeneration of Tralee, for which an estimated

€70 million is being invested in public works, housing and streetscapes.The revamp of the town square with grey bollards against a cream French limestone surface was meant to be uplifting but concerns were soon raised about how slippery it became in the wet.Last November, Tralee councillor Norma Foley (FF), who had slipped there herself demanded a fresh report on the resurfacing after a council assessment of the paving found it was slip-resistant.“It’s highly dangerous. I’m aware of several people who have fallen there. I’ve fallen there myself and seen others falling,” Cllr Foley told the November meeting.However, management insisted that tests on the square and on its side streets found nothing wrong with the surface. Pursuing the matter at Monday’s meeting, in Tralee, Cllr Foley asked what steps had been taken to improve or upgrade the surface to make it safe.She was told that fresh trials had to be postponed because of the “inclement weather” in December. Michael Scannell, director of services for Tralee, again insisted there was nothing technically amiss with the surface of the square, and its grip met requirements. However he accepted there was “an issue identified by the public in Tralee”.New trials would take place, and a feasibility study

for the redesign was also being examined, the meeting was told.“This may involve the subdivision of the open areas within the town square thereby creating desire lines which would ultimately require new paved surfaces,” the council said in a written reply to Cllr Foley. The councillor welcomed the subdivision but said not just the square but its immediate offshoots – Abbeycourt and Denny Lane – also needed to be examined“It is the most dangerous stretch of area you would find anywhere - not just Tralee,” Cllr Foley said.The surface had been “a problem for many years,” Cllr Pa Daly (SF) said in support of Cllr Foley. He asked the council to supply an estimate, for the March meeting, of how much the local authority had paid out for trips and falls at the square following insurance claims...”.. Anne Locey ...The Irish Times Lets see what happens now .. we’ll be watching ..

Chris Shortt

2020 Greyhound & Pet World Juvenile Classic

The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium are proud to announce Greyhound & Pet World as the sponsors of the 2020 Juvenile Classic. This prestigious event has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2007. The winner’s prize will again be €15,000 and is sure to attract Ireland’s top trainers and owners to the Oakview venue from where a large number of entrants have gone on to contest all the classics throughout the country. Speaking at the launch, Dominic Magnone of Greyhound & Pet World stated “We are thrilled to be associated with one of Ireland’s top events. It is also great to be sponsoring so close to our home base from where we have a lot customers.” Declan Dowling Sales, Commercial and Operations Manager said “the stadium is very grateful for Greyhound & Pet World coming on board as 2020 sponsors of the Juvenile Classic. Dominic, Kathleen & Liam are terrific sponsors of our wonderful sport in Munster for many years and would urge all owners/trainers to patronise them in appreciation of their continued support.” Entries for the upcoming Greyhound & Pet World Juvenile Classic which starts on Fri Feb 21st are now being taken. Official and unofficial trials from entrants to the Juvenile will take place on the three Friday evenings preceding the event. Any owners or trainers who wish to trial their dogs in Tralee from here to close of entries on Tue Feb 18th should call the racing office on 061 448057. Friday 10th January 2020

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Tralee and Killarney both make Top 10 ‘Cleanest Towns‘ Killarney and Tralee are among the cleanest towns in the country, according to the final litter survey of 2019 by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL). Killarney is in 2nd spot and Tralee in 6th in the ranking of 40 towns and cities. The survey showed overall litter levels in Ireland’s towns were up on a year ago. The An Taisce report for Tralee stated: “There have been enormous strides in Tralee over the last couple of years – resulting in an excellent performance and no seriously littered sites. The very good top ranking sites included The Mall, the Recycle Facility at Super Valu and Rose Garden, (a wonderful gem) which was excellent in terms of presentation and maintenance .A couple of sites just missed getting the top litter grade – Castle Street Lower and Milk Market Lane – there was façade painting at Milk Market Lane which helped to ‘take away the bare look’ of a vacant property.”

The An Taisce report for Killarney stated: “Killarney stands out for its consistent cleanliness - a great tribute to the businesses and community in this busy tourist town. With so many top ranking sites, there were some which deserve a special mention – the shopping streets at New Street, Plunkett Street and College Streets were all very good with regard to litter. Court House & Environs wasn’t just clean but was also very well presented and maintained. It was great to see the Recycle Facility at New Street Car Park so clean and tidy. High Street was moderately littered, as was the connecting road to Limerick.” Kilkenny topped the IBAL litter rankings for a record 4th time, having last won in 2014. It finished ahead of Killarney, which was 3rd in 2018, and Swords at the top of the table. In all, 21 of the 27 towns inspected were deemed clean, a great result but down on previous years. Galway edged out Waterford to claim

cleanest city as it enters its year as European City of Culture. Sweet wrappers, chewing gum and cigarette butts remain the most common forms of litter on our streets. “Perhaps no one item illustrates the link between litter and the broader environment better than the cigarette butt,” contends Conor Horgan. “Cigarette filters are essentially singleuse plastic which readily winds its way into our sewers and rivers, adding to the problem

of plastic pollution, which threatens to see more plastic in our oceans than fish by 2050. Yet every day we see people nonchalantly flicking butts onto our pavements.” IBAL is offering to facilitate the setting up of a pilot programme to recycle butts in Kilkenny, as winner of the League. In addition, a number of trees will be planted courtesy of The Tree Centre in Fermoy.

Bike Park to rival best in Europe for Tralee?

Kerry County Council is considering 3 different sites with a view to creating an urban bike park and a Pump track which could rival the best in Europe , similar to facilities in Lisbon and Glasgow, Tralee Wetlands and Bally seedy Woods are 2 of the 3 sites under consideration According to representatives of Mountain Biking Kerry ..”A oneacre site is all that is required for a world-class urban bike park facility for local families as well as tourists, “ MBK have been working with the Council since 2017 on the project .Up to 300 people now participate regularly in mountain biking in Kerry between adult events in Killarney and youth rides to Dingle. However the nearest proper facilities are in Co Cork in Coillte woodlands, representative Anluan Dunne, said.He said an urban bike park would be an ideal place for families and for younger cyclists to learn how to pedal and get to know rules of the road in a safe environment. Kerry hosted three major events in mountain biking in 2019. And while “the explosion in mountain biking” Friday 10th January 2020

has been recognised by the Government with a €13.6 million investment in national bike trails, none of the money went to Kerry. Tralee is the natural location for the facility due to its population size and its

established position as the county’s gateway town for adventure sports,” he said. The proposal is for 3 different experiences for riders , all at different levels consisting of an asphalt surface bike park centred on a competition-

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Tralee Chamber are recruiting!

Tralee Chamber Alliance is currently recruiting for the position of a Membership Executive. The position will proactively support the Chamber to help generate new membership and ideally is suited to someone with B2B sales experience. Applications are open until close of business Friday 17th of January 2020 For more details follow the link below: https://tralee.ie/membership-executive-position/

Tralee students taking action on litter!

Over 100 students from the 5 main Secondary Schools in Tralee will be coming together next week to design a plan to tackle litter and waste in their town. #NeatStreets The students of Mercy Mounthawk, The Green Tralee CBS, Presentation Secondary School, Coláiste Gleann Lí and Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí taking action for the environment! Well done An Taisce, Glan Tralee and NeatStreets!

This Sunday ....The James Ashe Annual Tractor Run In Aid of Palliative Care Unit ,UHK From The Anvil Bar , Boulteens 12-5pm

Fisherman on Banna Beach on New Year’s Day.(Photo by Michael McCarthy) Friday 10th January 2020

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Open Day at IT Tralee Kerry Sports Academy Now Open for Public Membership The Kerry Sports Academy at IT Tralee is now to the public for membership and Pay as you Go visits and will hold an Open Day on Saturday January 11th from 12-4pm. The Kerry Sports Academy is an 8,400m2 universally accessible sports facility which includes a state of the art gym, 12-metre hydrotherapy pool, aerobics and dance studio and three full size sports halls. Hazel Byrne Manager at the Kerry Sports Academy said, “Kerry Sports Academy opened its doors to students, staff and various groups within the community in September 2019 and we’re delighted to extend that to the general public from January. At our Open Day on January 11th, people will have the opportunity to see and try all of the facilities at the Academy and avail of special open day offers and prizes.” The Gym at the Kerry Sports Academy has more than 30

pieces of Matrix state of the art cardio equipment including upright/recumbent bikes, spin bikes, treadmills, cross trainers, arc trainers, ski ergs, a wide variety of accessible cardio and strength equipment, lifting platforms, Watt bikes, free weights, kettle bells, and slam balls. In terms of fitness classes there’s something for everyone with 20 fitness classes a week which range from beginner to advanced levels classes in our Dance/Aerobics studios and exercise laboratory including Zumba, Spinning, Boxercise, Kettlebells, Circuit, HIIT, Fit blast, Sweat & Pump, Spin & Sculpt and many more. All classes are fully inclusive and accessible for people of all abilities. The 12 metres x 6 metres hydrotherapy pool is also now open for public swim slots, children’s swim lessons, a variety of aqua exercise classes

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and personal hydrotherapy programmes. The temperature in the pool is kept at a constant temperature of 32 – 34 degrees providing benefits in terms of health, fitness, rehabilitation, mobility and pain relief. The Sport Hall at the Kerry Sports Academy operates as one large sporting arena or separately as three

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independent multipurpose courts designed for a wide variety of sports and activities. There is a viewing gallery for approximately 100 spectators. For more information on facilities at the Kerry Sports Academy and the Open Day on Saturday January 11th please visit www.kerrysportsacademy.ie.

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Warriors edge out Éanna in top of the table thriller

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors remain at the head of affairs in Super League after just getting the better of their League rivals DBS Éanna in a dramatic evening of action at the Tralee Sports Complex on Saturday night. The League champions had led at their ease throughout the contest before Éanna conjured up an heroic comeback to turn a 15 point deficit into a 1 point lead midway through final quarter. However the Warriors showed the character of champions by summoning up one final push to wrest back the lead in the final seconds to win out by 80-77. Next up for the Warriors is the semi final of the Cup next Saturday afternoon at Neptune Stadium in Cork where they will again cross swords with DBS Éanna in what is expected to be another thrilling encounter. The prize for the winners is a place in the Hula Hoops Pat Duffy National Cup Final on Saturday 25th January to face either Griffith College Templeogue or Coughlan C&S Neptune. Tip off in Neptune Stadium is 4.00pm. PRO Alan Cantwell ...photos Liam Ryan ..

Awards presented to 7 Fexco Kerry Heroes of 2019

Seven Kerry Heroes of 2019 were announced this morning on Radio Kerry’s Kerry Today programme. The awards, which are supported by Fexco, were presented to Dr Patricia Sheahan and the staff at UHK Palliative Care Unit; the Kerry Senior Football Team and Peter Keane; Jack Fitzpatrick of the St Mary of the Angels Parents’ and Relatives’ Association; Dr Susan Mary Lawlor of State of Mind, the Kerry Camogie Team (Clanmaurice); Margaret and John Quilligan, and Ryan Murphy. The winners were presented with specially commissioned original awards created and sponsored by Louis Mulcahy Pottery.

In a year of challenges for the county on the football pitch, inclement weather, community tragedies, the ongoing threat of Brexit to our economy and more, so many individuals and groups have shown outstanding courage, vision and leadership. Following a call out to listeners to nominate who they felt deserved to be recognised, over 40 submissions were received. The judging panel of Susan McCarthy and Helena Buckley of Fexco along with Fiona Stack and Treasa Murphy of Radio Kerry had the unenviable task of choosing seven to be honoured as the Kerry Heroes of 2019. Dr Patricia Sheahan and the staff at UHK Palliative Care Unit, were nominated by Haulie and Carol Liston, and by Friday 10th January 2020

Denise Murphy. In nominating the Palliative Care Unit, Carol wrote: “My mother Catherine Liston passed away last May. I will never forget the trust that mom placed in Dr Sheahan. The care, kindness and love that was shown to mom under Dr Sheahan’s care was incredible. At the time I was heavily pregnant with twins; they were born two weeks before mom passed away. My family and I will never be able to thank Dr Sheehan and her team for the help they gave our family at the time.”

The Kerry camogie team were nominated by Kathleen Fitzgerald who wrote: “Two All Irelands from this very disciplined and dedicated panel. The final whistle in Croke Park provided memories that will never be forgotten.” Ryan Murphy, aged 10, was nominated by Joanne Morgan who praised the Ballyduff boy for raising money for Kerry Hospice and Palliative Care “to the tune of €8,000 and still counting. He wanted to honour his late dad, Jim, who spent his last weeks in palliative care.”

The Kerry Senior Football Team and Peter Keane were nominated for uniting the county, giving us belief and making everybody proud to wear the Kerry jersey. Laura Fitzpatrick nominated her father Jack because he “spearheaded a campaign to stop the closure of St Mary of the Angels residential facilities, so his son, my brother Bernard, and other residents could stay in their home. He formed a parents’ and relatives’ association which helped raise over €400,000 to improve and maintain St Mary of the Angels.” Sylvia Coffey nominated her aunt and uncle, Margaret and John Quilligan, who became her and her siblings’ parents

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Tralee’s Chinese New Year Festival takes place in late January

It only seems like days (because it was) since the Christmas events finished in Tralee, but the muchanticipated line up of events for the inaugural Chinese New Year Festival in Tralee were announced this morning through the events team in Tralee Chamber Alliance.The first Festival of the New Year in Tralee celebrates Chinese and Irish Communities and Culture and promises to deliver a spectacle of events from the 24th of January right through to the 2nd of February next. Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar and the festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China. The event organisers are embracing this concept and are creating a series of immersive and spectacular activities throughout the festival, including the traditional Lions and Dragon Dances in the town centre, a 1000 Lights Ceremony and a taste of Asia food market to name but a few of the highlights.As 2020 is the Year of the Rat the organisers are looking for ‘Rat Pack’ Volunteers to help out at a number of events. People interested in volunteering are asked to contact Bryan Carr at bryancarr7@live.com for details. Bryan Carr of Shannonstar Entertainment has been drafted in to support the Chamber in organising the festival, he stated “It’s quite exciting being involved in the inaugural Chinese New Year Festival in Tralee, and we want to set a very high standard to make this an annual event”.

In advance of the festival, the organisers are hosting a ‘Day of Cleaning’ event in the town centre on Saturday 18th of January from 1 to 4pm. In Chinese culture it is tradition to clean the dust away to welcome in new things, and much like in our own culture we undertake a big clean in advance of welcoming visitors to our home. Tralee Tidy Towns, Tidy Tralee Together & Team Bramble, together with the support of the Chamber’s Glan team are welcoming everyone from Tralee to come in on Saturday the 18th, even for a half hour during the ‘Day of Cleaning’ to give the town centre a quick dusting in advance of the events. Ken Tobin, CE of Tralee Chamber Alliance said “Going forward we want to ensure that all events held in Tralee have a positive impact on our environment, and are as sustainable as possible, so each event we are involved with will have a clean-up day as part of their plan” The festival kicks off with an opening ceremony on Friday 24th of January in the Mall, where traditional Chinese Lanterns, which will be adorning the town centre, will be switched on to the sights and sounds of a traditional Chinese Dragon, as Tralee welcomes in the Lunar New Year. One key event for the Festival will be the Red Envelope and Dumpling Day. The town square will feature some traditional Chinese cooking and dumpling making with Chinese music and activities. In Chinese culture the colour Red symbolises energy, happiness and good luck, and

Mayor of #Tralee Jim Finucane with TCA President Kevin McCarthy along with Chinese community members & business representatives at the launch of #CNYTralee at the Tamarind Restaurant , Tralee on Red Envelope Day gifts and money are shared in these Red Envelopes to share even more happiness. Red Envelope Day will take place in Tralee on Saturday 25th as part of Red Envelope and Dumpling Day in the square. The aptly named ‘Rat Pack’ (as 2020 is the Year of the Rat) will be around Tralee handing out information on the festival and directing you to where you can get a red envelope. Red Envelopes will be available from selected restaurants and cafes in Tralee with each purchase, as long as stock lasts. Each Red Envelope will contain something different, from big discounts in local shops, Tralee Shopping Vouchers and some will contain prizes from shops in Tralee town. Kevin McCarthy, President of Tralee Chamber Alliance stated “it’s important that each event held in Tralee has an economic impact on the town, and the Red Envelope day will directly support spending in Tralee”. Midweek from the 27th to the 31st primary school

kids throughout Tralee will be hosting a series of workshops that will bring the culture and traditions of China to life in the classroom, all building up to the big CNYTralee festival weekend in Tralee on the 1st and 2nd of February in Tralee. On the first weekend of February Tralee becomes a real ‘China Town’ with a series of events throughout the weekend in town, including the famed Chinese Dragon performance in the town square, the 1000 lights ceremony, workshops and events in businesses throughout Tralee, a ‘Taste of Asia’ food fair, and a ‘sights and sounds’ of China with Chinese music and dress. The event is developed by Tralee Chamber Alliance with support from NEWKD and Kerry County Council, and assistance from Failte Ireland, the Tralee Chinese Community and local businesses.Full details and times of all events will be available online at Tralee.ie and in local press.

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HELLO BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you’re all having an amazing week I want to start 2020 off with all the positive vibes! I don’t really have a title or a way to phrase it. But I’ll just jump in and hopefully you’ll get what I’m talking about… As a woman, the beauty industry can be a number of things Amazing, Interesting, A Hobby, A Career… but also - Stressful, Confusing, Pressurizing. There’s SO many products being thrown at us EVERYDAY to make us look “perfect”, “flawless”, “snatched”. There are hundreds of thousands of Instagram accounts of Makeup Artists who look this way. Many women “won’t leave the house” without some form of makeup on. Not because they want to do their makeup, but because they don’t want others to see them without it. I’ve realised many things, that Makeup shouldn’t be a mask or something you NEED to wear. For me it’s something I love doing. I put it on if I feel like putting it on, but I also have no problem going ANYWHERE bare faced. I didn’t always have this mindset, remember, I grew up with acne - my life goal was covering that all up!

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Hello my strong friends, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope you’re all having a great week

This time of year is where EVERYONE is talking about their diet/fitness plan after Christmas and why it’s so amazing and that you should do it and it can be very overwhelming. What you should do is focus on YOU, what YOUR goals are and what YOU want. Don’t focus on anyone else’s food plan, workout plan or whatever. Just focus on what you know you should be doing for yourself. If you don’t know what that is… seek the help of a professional to see what you need to be doing. Be it a personal trainer, online coach, whatever. Just be sure they’re reputable and know what they’re doing.

Don’t feel pressured to do the latest diet craze or kill yourself running in the gym. I think it’s really important to workout because you want to and because it makes you feel good! I’m so happy to be in a consistent routine again after Christmas because working out almost everyday is something that I do for myself. I’m lucky to be a member of The Tralee Arena, and they had fantastic opening hours over the Christmas period. U Also, a great thing to do for yourself is to read. Reading develops the mind and gives you new things to think about. One of my goals for January is to read as much as possible, I got a few books for Christmas and I’m really getting stuck into them. I like non fiction books, some of the books I have on my list at the moment are…

What I know for sure - Oprah Winfrey Atomic Habits The Chimp Paradox I didn’t make any big goals bar one, to make more daily, weekly and monthly goals. By focusing on what you want on a daily, monthly or weekly basis you’re more likely to achieve what you want and stay on track.

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HEALTHY RECIPES

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HEALTHY RECIPES for 2020

New Year, New Recipes! Time for Frittatas!

This is a classic dish either served as a starter or can be served as a lunch or main course . Though frittatas are often served cooled as a first course, they make an equally good main dish, either warm or at room temperature. Here ricotta mellows the bite of broccoli rabe...Not too hard a recipe to accomplish but wait til you taste it!

BROCCOLI-RABE AND RICOTTA FRITTATA Serves 4

INGREDIENTS • • • • • • • •

3/4 pound broccoli rabe, tough stems removed 9 eggs 3/4 cup ricotta (about 1/3 pound)I use once upon a cheese 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

METHOD Heat the oven to 160c. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the broccoli rabe until almost tender, about 3 minutes. Drain. Rinse the broccoli rabe with cold water and drain thoroughly. Cut the broccoli rabe into 2-inch lengths and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the ricotta and 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and the pepper In a medium cast-iron or ovenproof nonstick frying pan, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the blanched broccoli rabe and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Evenly distribute the broccoli rabe in the pan and then add the egg mixture. Cook the frittata, without stirring, until the edges start to set, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle the Parmesan over the top and bake until firm, about 25 minutes

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AN EIGHTY-FIVE YEAR OLD COUPLE, MARRIED FOR ALMOST SIXTY YEARS, DIED IN A CAR CRASH AND WENT TO THE PEARLY GATES.

They had been in good health for the last ten years, mainly as a result of the wife’s interest in healthy diets and exercise.St. Peter welcomed them into Heaven and took them to their small palace in heaven- complete with a large bedroom, Jacuzzi, full kitchen, and billiards table. “How much will this cost us?” asked the husband. “Nothing,” St. Peter responded. “This is Heaven- everything is free!” Next, he took them to the Championship golf course just minutes away from their mansion.”This is... stupendous,” the wife asked. “What are the green fees?” Again, St. Peter said “Nothing. This is Heaven- everything is taken care of.” Next, he took them to the equivalence of a five-star restaurant next to the course. Wagyu beef, prime rib, lobster, veal, salmon, rare vegetables and spices- all one could eat.”How much-” “Again, free,” St. Peter responded to the wife. “This is Heaven.”The husband paused. “Well... this is all nice, but... do you have any low cholesterol, low-fat options...?” St. Peter chuckled. “In Heaven, you don’t have to worry about Earthly problems. You will never get fat and you will never get sick.”Suddenly, the husband grew angry, and screamed toward the sky. St. Peter and the man’s wife tried calming him down, but he kept getting angrier. “What’s the matter???” the wife asked. “Why aren’t you happy here???” The man responded, “This is all YOUR fault!!! If it weren’t for your bloody ‘bran muffins’ and ‘paleo chicken’ recipes, we would have been here 10 years ago!!!”

I SAW A MAN WITH ONE ARM SHOPPING AT A SECOND HAND STORE. I told him “you’re not going to find what you’re looking for.”

THIS GUY GOT REALLY DRUNK.

So drunk that his friends had to carry hi Next morning he wakes up in his own bed, clean, in his pyjamas, his wife gone.Groggy as hell, he gets up and starts looking around. In the kitchen he finds an immaculate breakfast, eggs, bacon, coffee and 50 bucks. He finds a note from his wife:”Dearest beloved husband. I hope that my note finds you well. I have prepared this loving breakfast for you and I’ve left you 50 bucks to go and have a drink with your mates later. Lots of love.” Stunned, the guy runs back upstairs and shakes his son awake.”What happened, boy? What’s all this?” “Well dad, you came home , drunk as a skunk and mum was furious. We carried you up to your bedroom and when she started undressing your smelly clothes you began to push her and yell: Leave me alone you scank! I’m a married man!”

A PRIEST IS DRUNK AND DRIVING HOME

His disorderly driving reaches the attention of cops and they pull him over. When they saw that it was a priest driving they were shocked and said “woah father how much have you been drinking?” The priest looked at his water bottles and replied “Ah he’s done it again”

BLONDE BURGERS

A husband and wife were driving through Louisiana. As they approached the town called ‘Natchitoches,’ they started arguing about the pronunciation of the town. They argued back and forth, then they stopped for lunch. At the counter, the husband asked the blonde waitress, “Before we order, could you please settle an argument for us? Would you please pronounce where we are very slowly?” She leaned over the counter and said, “Burrr-gerrr Kiiing.”

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FORD V FERRARI ...THE MOVIE ....WHAT’S THE STORY?

In FORD V FERRARI, race car driver Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) wins the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans race but is forced to retire due to a heart condition. Meanwhile, at the Ford Motor Company, Lee Iacocca (Jon Bernthal) proposes that the company start making race cars as a way to improve their image with younger drivers. An attempt to partner with Ferrari goes south, so Ford hires Shelby to build their car. Shelby, in turn, hires Ken Miles (Christian Bale), a talented but volatile driver, to help work out the bugs. Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) puts executive Leo Beebe (Josh Lucas) in charge of the racing division, and Beebe immediately sets out to get rid of Miles. But Miles and Shelby have an ace up their sleeve: They actually have the talent to win races and have their sights set on the 1966 Le Mans. Nevertheless, Beebe has one last weaselly plan. This enjoyable fact-based racing movie runs a little long, but it manages to keep up a good, breezy pace, focusing more on pure entertainment than on trying to be dutifully “important.” At the heart of Ford v Ferrari are two fine performances by Damon and Bale, whose characters forge a touching friendship that’s based more on small gestures than on big demonstrations. Miles is a show-off, but Bale makes him seem real, with relatable worries and outrages. And Damon clearly enjoys his clever, quick-witted character, who still somehow makes genuine connections. At the wheel, director James Mangold gives Ford v Ferrari the crisp, confident energy of his best genre films, Logan and 3:10 to Yuma (the latter of which also starred Bale), without letting it drift into the stodgy, awards-bait seriousness of his previous biopic Walk the Line. Ford v Ferrari is so simple and classic that it could have been sent here directly from the early 1960s. Perhaps its most niggling flaw is Lucas’ slimy, one-dimensional villain character, who acts out of pure selfishness. But the racing sequences are impeccably timed, with thundering, thrilling sound design that could convert newbies into hard-core racing fans. Still, the movie’s best achievement is the sly way it depicts the central friendship, largely unspoken but still surprisingly tender.

FIAT 500 AND FIAT PANDA FIRST ELECTRIFIED MODELS IN THE FIAT LINE-UP,

The pair of updated city cars, due to launch in February and March respectively, use a mild hybrid powertrain that Fiat claims reduces CO2 emissions by up to 30%.Replacing the 1.2-litre engine, the new setup comprises a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine, a 12-volt belt-driven electric motor and a lithium ion battery. It produces 69bhp and 69lb ft of torque. The belt-integrated starter motor system is mounted on the engine and recovers energy during braking and deceleration, which is then used to restart the engine in stop/start mode and to assist acceleration. It also allows the engine to switch off by shifting the gearbox into neutral at speeds below 18mph.The models use a six-speed manual gearbox that’s “aimed at improving fuel economy in out-of-town driving” and lowers the power unit by 45mm. Fiat says this allows the cars to “behave better on the road, thanks to the lower centre of gravity”.The arrival of the mild hybrid 500 and Panda will begin with Launch Edition models. These feature an ‘H’ logo, green paint and Seaqual recycled plastic upholstery, of which 90% originates from land and 10% from the sea.Fiat has been slow to adopt electrification but plans to bounce back this year with the 500e. The plan is to continue selling the existing 500 – which was launched 13 years ago – alongside it.Other Fiat models on the way include the 500 Giardiniera estate, a new 500X compact SUV and a Tipo replacement that’s likely to be an SUV.

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Renault has just announced pricing and spec for the new Captur. Prices start from €21,995.There are three trim levels - Play, Iconic and S-Edition - and a good mix of engines.You can pick from 11 exterior colours and four roof finishes with a total of 90 colour combinations. * A few strange elements stand out in a new report on Irish car buying.Among them is the fact that one-third (36pc) of the population are not aware of the Government’s plan that all new cars - stress ‘new’ - sold in 2030 will be electric only.I thought everyone knew; there has been such foment about it. How does Minister Richard Bruton feel about that huge gap in awareness, I wonder?It has been splattered all over the media for more than a year, and reheated dramatically only recently. Strange.And of those who are aware and took part in the Carzone Motoring Report survey, only 16pc believe the 2030 deadline is achievable.That is a fair reflection of attitudes generally. Lots more work for the minister, I think. I thought insurance costs had levelled off or fallen but the report says nearly half of all motorists report their premiums have increased in the past year.I wonder are people shopping around much at all?And forgive my ignorance, but I thought people usually borrowed to buy a car; the report suggests otherwise.It found the main option considered is personal savings.There must be a good few euro squirrelled away all the same. Partly explaining that phenomenon, I suspect, is a lack of understanding about, and a genuine fear of, finance. The Carzone report says a quarter of motorists do not have a good understanding of car-finance options.Regardless of expertise or knowledge of the 2030 cut-off mark, many (70pc) plan to buy an electric or hybrid car in the near future. Exactly how near that ‘future’ is remains to be seen, but 2030 isn’t that far away.Other findings in the fact-filled report include the revelation that 31pc of motorists change their car every 2-3 years and a fifth of commuters would consider using an e-Scooter for their travel to work.The report is compiled from data from the 80-million-plus car views on Carzone last year, as well as an in-depth survey of more than 1,500 Irish drivers.It puts some flesh on the bones of the bare statistics.The main reason for buying a car is wanting a newer model (30pc), need for a more reliable motor (21pc) or a larger car for a growing family (16pc). More than half (55pc) are concerned about getting into debt. * Best wishes to Moyagh Murdock, chief executive of the Road Safety Authority, who is moving on to take up a new role as chief executive with Insurance Ireland.She oversaw a lot of change and was never afraid to speak her mind. I hope she can help bring about as much change in the insurance industry. (Eddie Cunningham ..Indo Motoring ) Friday 10th January 2020

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FAI NATIONAl P.R.O. OF THE YEAR IT’S MID-JANUARY BUT IT’S ONE OF THE BIGGEST WEEKENDS OF THE YEAR: While we are only in the second week of the year there will hardly be a bigger one for Tralee in the next 50. That is because two clubs from the town are just one game away from the biggest date in their sport. NA GAEIL IN ENNIS TO TAKE ON MAYO OPPOSITION IN JUNIOR SEMI-FINAL: On the football field Na Gaeil are taking on Kilmaine from Mayo in the AIB All Ireland Junior Club Championship semi-finals. The game will take place this Saturday at 1.30pm in Cusack Park in Ennis. The Tralee side have been very impressive in the run that sees them move to within one step of an All Ireland final. In the Munster quarter final they defeated Kilshannig from Cork 2-11 to 2-03 and then saw off an out-of-theirdepth Michael Cusacks from Clare 3-20 to 0-02. They were even more clinical in the Munster final putting Tipperary’s Mullinahone to the sword 3-13 to 1-01 with those two scores coming in the dying embers of the game. This game had to be brought forward as it was the day of the storm warning but that didn’t deter Na Gaeil who took control from the throw-in. Speaking after that game the Na Gaeil manager Donal Rooney said that his side has learned from their tough loss in the 2018 County final. “We lost a County final by a point in a game that many said was one of the best games they have seen. However we lost and after that game said we would not be defeated in a shoot-out again. We focused on our defence and these have been the backbone of our run this season. But we have a strong panel all over the field led by our Kerry players and we believe we are a match for any team.” Kilmaine are in the unusual position of not being their counties champions but are still contesting the All Ireland championship. That is because they lost out to Castlebar Mitchels B in the Mayo final. However B teams are by rule not permitted to a county in the provincial championships So Kilmaine havr a second chance and that makes them dangerous. Since then they have put in have good performances to defeat Ballinameen and then St Michael’s of Sligo in the Connacht final and will not lack for belief that they can keep the run going. However Na Gaeil certainly have Friday 10th January 2020

the squad to continue to make club history. Led by players like Jack Barry and Dara Devine I think they will have too much fire power for their Mayo opposition and as already said they have a mean defence which is certainly a recipe for success. In the other semi-final Rathgarogue-Cushinstown from Wexford take on Monaghan’s Blackhill in Newbridge. The final has been pencilled in as a curtain raiser to the Kerry / Dublin National League game on January 25th. The Intermediate final is also set for the same day so there could be three Kerry sides in headquarters on the same day. GARVEY’S AND EANNA MEET AGAIN WITH PLACE IN THE FINAL ON THE LINE: Basketball fans will also be on the road on Saturday as Garvey’s Tralee Warriors renew rivalries with DBS Eanna for the second weekend in a row. This time is in the Hula Hoops Pat Duffy Men’s Cup semi-final. The game tips off in the Neptune Stadium at 4pm. Griffith College Templeogue take on Coughlan C&S Neptune in the other Last 4 encounter. In a nice twist by the sporting gods Garvey’s and Eanna met in a cracking SuperLeague game in Tralee last Saturday night. The Warriors were in scintillating form in the early stages of the game and jumped out to a 20 point lead at one stage and at the half led 51-33. Indeed going into the last quarter the Tralee boys led 65-50 and looked be set for a comfortable win. However the drama was only just beginning and Eanna hit back and actually led with four minutes to play. While there were many big moments in the game there were three that stood out and probably were vital in the Warriors win. Paul Dick drained a three pointer from just inside his own half, Kieran Donaghy grabbed a rebound from the skies and then newcomer Andre Berry, who was immense under both boards all night, made two vital free throws late-on. The win was vital as it leaves the Warriors joint top of the table on 10 wins from their 14 games while DBS Eanna are now on 9 wins from their 13 games in another very tight SuperLeague race. So will this have a bearing on the Cup game, which tips off in the Neptune Stadium on Saturday at 4pm? After Eanna had beaten the Warriors home in the early stages of the season it was vital for the Warriors to prove to themselves

that they could beat the Dublin side. The fact that they did this will send them into the Cup semi-final full of confidence but from an Eanna point of view the fact that they were able to come back from a big deficit and almost took the win on the Warriors will also give them plenty of encouragement ahead of Saturday’s game. Looking at their runs to the semifinal the Warriors beat Keanes Killorglin and Pyrobel Killester while Eanna had a bye in Round 1 and then were very impressive in their away win at Belfast Star. The Cup is the only gap in the Warriors CV and add to this the hurt from last year’s semi-final, I think, give them the edge in experience. With a squad that coach Pat Price can go deep into my belief is that they will reach the biggest day in the sport – the televised Hula Hoops Pat Duffy Men’s Cup final in the National Basketball Arena at the end of the month. The winner of the Warriors / Eanna clash will take on either Griffith College Templeogue or Coughlan C&S Neptune in the final. Best of luck to the other two Kerry sides in action: As sports fans we all support every Kerry side that goes out to represent the county so we also be cheering on Templenoe in their Intermediate All Ireland semi-final and Team Tom McCarthy’s St Mary’s as they face Portlaoise Panthers for a place in the Women’s Division 1 Cup final. FIRST SOCCER TROPHY OF THE SEASON UP FOR GRABS: The first Kerry District League trophy of the season is up for grabs on Sunday at Mounthawk Park. It’s the Munster Junior Cup Kerry Area final where Tralee Dynamos will take on Killarney Athletic with a place in the open draw also for the winner. Tralee Dynamos beat Dingle Bay Rovers, Classic FC and then in what was probably an upset Killarney Celtic. Athletic have knocked out Castleisland and Listowel Celtic to reach the final. Dynamos have not been setting the Denny Premier Division alight and are on one win from 5 games while Athletic are doing a bit better winning 2 from 3. A win and a trophy plus the chance to represent Kerry will mean this will be a hotly contested game. Athletic were double winners a few seasons ago while Dynamos have been re-building in recent years but did reach a Cup final. It all kicks-off in Mounthawk Park at 3.30 on Sunday. TWO BIG GAMES: The Green CBS have been training hard over Christmas for their Munster Colleges Senior Championship – Corn Ui Mhuiri – quarter final which will take place next Wednesday January 15th. They will face Hamilton High School from Bandon. On the basketball court on January 21st there is an all Kerry clash in the u19A Boys All Ireland Cup final in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. Mercy Mounthawk will face St Pats Castleisland in the decider with the Tralee boys having seen off St Malachy’s of Belfast in a hard fought semi-final 74-63.

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SPORTING LANDSCAPE OF TRALEE TO CHANGE FOR THE BETTER: Urban Bike Park: There was great news for Tralee this week with the new of two new sporting facilities. The first one is an Urban Bike Park. This will provide the facilities for all ages to ride on different types of tracks. Mountain biking is very popular in Kerry with the Tralee and Killarney clubs having great numbers, especially at underage level. In cities like Lisbon and Leeds as well as in a number of areas around the country mountain bikes tracks are very popular with the nearest being in Cork. There were plans for a major track in Killarney but this did not come to fruition. To make this happen a one-acre site will be required and the three possible sites in the town have been earmarked for further exploration as to their suitability. One aspect the planners will look at is how this can link up with other pathways in the town allowing people to cycle to the Bike Park without going on the public roads. The Urban Bike Park would have an rubber based track with jumps and dips while there would also be other tracks in the complex including one simulation a road way with roundabouts and junctions and would be perfect for training riders. It is thought that a budget of around e250,000 is required but when you see that the Government invested over e13 million into national bike trails and none of it in Kerry then you would expect the right proposal to be perfect for funding. Backers of the project have said that, “Tralee is the natural location for the facility due to its population size and its established position as the county’s gateway town for adventure sports,” NEW HOME FOR TRALEE BOXING:

The Tralee Boxing Club is one of the most successful in the sport and its members have brought many Munster and National titles to the town. The club has had various homes over the years but will soon be able to move into a purpose built facility. It emerged from the Council meeting on Monday that plans are being finalised for a new boxing gym and gym hall and related facilities on a brownfield site which is part of the Mitchel’s area of regeneration at Cloonmore. Tralee Advertiser Sports spoke to Donie Jack Griffin from the Tralee Boxing club and he was obviously delighted with the news. “Of course a massive boost for us and please God it won’t be long more waiting since 1936 with 17 different addresses over our 84 years. It will be a great facility for

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There is racing on two nights this week at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium with no racing on Saturday night. On Friday it’s the final of the Kingdom Stadium ON3 525 yards plus the semi-finals of the ON2 525 yards. Also taking place are the semi-finals of the KGOBA/ KGSSC stakes with the final of this competition being the centre piece of the Awards Night on Saturday January 18th. Sunday night see the regular SIS meeting take place. The track is currently taking entries for the Greyhound and Pet World Juvenile Classic which starts on February 21st with a winner’s prize of e15,000. PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD WITH BORN TO RUN’S COACH TO 5K:

If you are looking for a way to put your best foot forward this New Year in terms of fitness, getting active and making new friends, then the Tralee Born to Run Couchto-5k is just for you. The hugely popular training programme that transforms people with no running experience into fully-fledged 5k runners is back. While everyone will have their own personal goals, and each runner will take their own enjoyment from running, the first step forward for the new recruits begins next Tuesday, January 14th, at 6.30pm at the Aqua Dome car park. Training will run every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evening at the same time over the following eight weeks, with sessions lasting roughly 30 minutes. The Born to Run Couch-to-5k programme is free but people are asked to register at www.active. com. Participants must be over 18 and for safety reasons, must wear a high-vis vest. More information, including the link to register, is available from the Born to Run Tralee Marathon Club facebook page or www.borntorun.ie. PARNELL’S NEWS: Tralee Parnells Hurling & Camogie Club would like to wish all its players, mentors, supporters and families a peaceful and successful 2020. We look forward to seeing everyone back on the training pitches soon. Mentors from each age group will be in touch with their respective groups very soon regarding when training will commence for the season. Depending on the age groups, training will start indoors or on Astroturf, before moving to Caherslee in early April.

Code of Conduct: To register a child as a member of Tralee Parnell’s, it is required to accept and agree to abide by the Tralee Parnell’s Codes of Conduct. In addition, it is now a requirement that all players, coaches and parents sign that they have read and understand the Tralee Parnell’s Codes of Behaviour. AUSTIN STACKS NEWS: The club’s plans are well underway for the New Year with team trips and return visits from clubs being planned while the teams will also take part in all the usual competitions. The club is delighted to over football for every player that wants to join and be part of the 102 year old GAA club which has seen members win 90 senior All Ireland medals. The u6 coaching programme will begin in Mounthawk School Hall from 10am on Sunday next, January 12th. All the former club members will hopefully be back while new members are always welcome. The u8’s will be in action in the same venue from 11am where the club will also welcome new members. The Green CBS is the venue for the first part of the u10 footballers training and that also begins next Sunday.This will be on the astroturf. A very well attended and fruitful juvenile AGM took part this week where a wide ranging discussion on all aspects of the club activities took place. Everyone under the leadership of Tim McMahon is looking forward to the new season. Members buying Lotto tickets at the Rock Street Post Office are asked to remeber that the competiton to become the only tickets sold in their continues. Please let the staff in the Post Office know that you are a Rockie. Tickets for the National Club Draw are on sale and all club members are asked to sell or buy tickets with a Renault Clio the main prize for the e10 tickets as well as lots of other prizes including All Ireland tickets.

St Pats GAA Club, Blennerville are seeking a management team for their senior team for the coming year. Interested applicants should apply with CV to the club secretary. The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place on this Saturday January 11th starting at the club at 11am with refreshments in Quanes Bar when the riders return from Castleisland. Entry fee to cover expenses is e7. There will be Mass on the night and then music in Quanes later on. In conjunction with Operation Transformation & Get Ireland Walking, we will be hosting a series of community walks under lights over the next 7 Tuesday evenings. KERINS O’RAHILLYS NEWS: The club is delighted to confirm that our senior team management for 2020 will consist of Milltown native, William Harmon as team manager and he will be joined by selectors, Willie Power, Johnno Connor and Paul Hayes. Frank O Connor (tiler) will handle logistics. Thanks to all those in our club who helped get this strong management team in place. The club will begin the 2020 Credit Union County League Division 1 with a home game on March 8th against Kilcummin. All club members are reminded that the Rock Street Post Office completion for the sole rights to sell our tickets there continues. The club congratulates all its members who have been representing Kerry recently. The Kerins O’Rahillys 10k takes place on Sunday January 26th with more details to come. ON THE GREENS:

Scor na bPaisti – anyone wishing to represent the club in the youngest version of Scor should let any officer know. The Ladies Club will be holding their annual Clothes Recycling Fundraiser in early spring and are asking all households to being collecting up their donations including men’s/women’s/children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, soft toys and household textiles such as curtains and towels. Duvets or pillows cannot be accepted. All items must be clean and dry. SCOR NA NOG: Kerry will be represented by three clubs in the All Ireland Scor Finals that will be held in the INCE in Killarney in February. Finuge (Music Group), Glenflesk (Ballad Group) and Spa Killarney (Quiz) all qualified from Sunday’s Munster final in Cork last weekend.

Castleisland GC: Kevin McNamara won the 18 hole stableford from Tone Brosnan and Jonathan Kelliher. Tralee GC: The Tralee Person Scramble was won by Joe Rogers, Donagh Shanahan and Breda Shanahan. Second were Anthony O’Connor, Wayne Guthrie and Eoghan Galvin with the trio of Maurice G O’Connor, Maurice M O’Connor and Max Benner in third.

ST PAT’S NEWS: In the Lotto there was one winner, Pat Beale, of the jackpot from the numbers drawn 4,9,23 and 28. The next jackpot will be e2000 with the draw on Sunday night in O’Dwyer’s Bar.

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