Sliabh Luachra Outlook



Sliabh Luachra Outlook
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He is the well known sight of Cork supporters
nationwide but even sombrero wearing Cyril Kavanagh
met his match in local Castleisland man Gerard Murphy
after the Munster Final in Killarney last Sunday.
Gerard who along with his father Vincent Murphy run
one of the most successful sports supplier’s shops in
Ireland is also a well-known supporter of all things
sports and goes the extra mile in supporting teams.
Last year was certainly a busy year for Gerard as he
was one of the first supporters at all the Desmonds
ladies games donned in resplendent blue and white,
while he also cut a dashing look in orange when he
travelled the successful road to Croke Park with the
Brosna Footballers. Both teams won All Irelands, was it
down to his support?
With his Munster Rugby red outfit put aside for the
summer, it is now time to bring out the Kerry colours
as he along with the rest of us dream of a long summer
ahead supporting the Kingdom.
While Gerard has had not much chance to bring out his
famous Leeds United
colours of late he is still very
hopeful that, that day will
come as well.
Understandably, poor Cryil
was feeling a little down
after Fionn Fitzgerald’s late
equaliser point and having
met Gerard might have to
performance as Gerard
dazzled him with his own
unique Kerry creation.
Luckily, for the pair they get
to do it all over again on
Saturday week in Killarney
at 7pm. We wonder will
Gerard have his own
Well known Cork supporter Cyril Kavanagh met his match in Castleisland man Gerard Murphy.
Sombrero by then.
Castleisland Race Committee held their cheque presentation night in Tom McCarthy’s
Pub last Friday night. The cheque presentation was a result of their Annual Races,
which were held in Powell’s Road on Sunday 15th June and the Annual Humphrey
Murphy memorial 5k, which was held on Friday evening 12th June. This year’s
benefactors were the committee that look after the six Old Folks Homes at Riverview
Castleisland who received a cheque for €2,100. Glebe Lodge residential Care Centre,
Brosna Road received €1,000 and Castleisland District & Social Club who benefited
to the tune of €900. These presentations brought the total amount raised over the
past 9 years to €17,600 for local charities. The Committee Chairman Charlie Farrelly
expressed his committee’s gratitude to all the sponsors and advertisers who
supported them again this year and a special thanks to Mortimer Reidy of R.O.L.
Construction London and formerly of Knockachur Knocknagoshel who once again
was this year’s main sponsor. He said that the committee were delighted that the 5k
and the race meeting generated €4,000 profit and he hoped that this amount would
benefit the benefactors greatly.
There was not a bicycle to be seen last weekend in the Sliabh Luachra area as
nearly every lover of the two-wheel form of transportation took to the starting
line in Killarney to complete the 112 mile route.
The event, now in its 32nd year, is the biggest one day charity fundraising event
in Munster, attracted over 11,000 leisure cyclists who spent the day taking in the
spectacular views of the Ring of Kerry with nine local charities seeing the benefit
of over a million euro that be raised this year.
Cyclists left as early at 4.30am with the route is fully marshalled. One fun fact
provided by the organisers was they ordered 23,000 sandwiches, 10,000 litres of
water, 35,000 bananas and 30,000 slices of Brack for competitors.
This year, for the first
time, the Rose of Tralee
Festival will provide the
perfect backdrop for the
introduction of a new and
important dimension; a
recognition of the
business ambitions and
achievements of modern
women of the Irish
diaspora. A The one-day
conference, which is
Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan TD
being organised by
Enterprise Ireland, is aptly
themed, “Bloom for Ireland” as it will aim to harness the power of the Irish female
diaspora, to contribute to continued economic growth and prosperity in Ireland.
The conference will be opened by Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD, and
will be hosted by Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan TD.
Conference delegates will hear from Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh as well as some
previous Roses, many of whom have successful careers in business both in Ireland
and else where. Winner in 2005 Dr. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin who is a Doctor of
Mathematics Education, will share her worklife experience and talk about the need
to encourage more women into the STEM subjects (science, technology,
engineering and maths).
The Conference represents an ideal opportunity to promote and showcase Ireland,
and the Kingdom of Kerry in particular and to celebrate Irish business success. It
represents a call on the Irish diaspora to use their influence to ‘open doors of
opportunity’ for the Irish in their country of residence.
Sarah Maher and Geraldine Ryan at the finishing line of the Ring of Kerry Cycle which they
participated in last Saturday.
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The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) in partnership with the Castleisland Garda
Siochana ran their annual soccer tournament at Castleisland Soccer Field, Limerick
Road on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd July. The event was a great success, with
10 teams and around 90 players taking part. This year there were three boys’
categories: Primary School section, under 15’s and under 18’s competition. The
primary school competition had 4 teams taking part. It was run in one group with
each team playing each other and top two teams through to the final on the
Thursday night. In the end it came down to a final between Bubbles FC from Currow
and Messi’s Minions, Farranfore/Firies. The final was a thrilling match with Messi’s
Minion’s winning on a score line of 5-0. The Messi’s Minions were delighted to win
the trophy for the second time in three years and victory brought huge celebrations.
Two teams battled it out in the under 15’s event. The final was between Rocky
Mountains and Chicks Minions and after a brave fight from Rocky Mountains, Chicks
Minions were just too strong in the end and emerged victorious on a score line of
3-1. There were 4 teams in the under 18’s competition. Again all teams played each
other with top two teams in final. The final was a great game of soccer which was
played out in a great spirit and in the end Track Life was edged out by King B’s on a
The Messi Minions who defeated the King Blue in the KDYS Garda Castleisland Soccer Blitz at
Castleisland Soccer Grounds on Thursday evening. Pic Joe Hanley
score line of 2-0. In each competition, there were also awards handed out to
individuals for Player of the Tournament. In the Primary game, Dylan Callaghan from
Messi’s Minion’s received the award. In the U15’S category Josh Horan from Chicks
Minion’s received the award. John McMahon from The King B’S received the award
for the U18’S category. This event has been held every summer since 2004 and has
gone from strength to strength, being enjoyed by participants and spectators alike.
Once again Sgt. John O’Mahony alongside the KDYS coordinated the competition;
however the event depends on the support and help of many local volunteers. The
KDYS and Castleisland Garda Siochana would like to take this opportunity to thank
the following people –
- Vincent Murphy Sports, who provided medals and engraving
- Tom Stewart of EBS for sponsorship of medals and plaques
- George O’Callaghan for preparing the soccer pitch
- Dan Maunsell who refereed the games
Thanks also to all the team organisers, players and everyone else who supported the
event. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
Track Life who played in the KDYS Garda Castleis land Soccer Blitz at Cas tleisland Soccer
Grounds on Thursday evening. Darragh McSweeney, Daniel Downey, TJ O 'Connor, Eamon
O'Connor, Dominic Prendiville and Ethan O'Connor. Pic Joe Hanley
ZOE TOP €27,000
The memory of one of the brightest stars in Abbeyfeale will be celebrated this Saturday
evening in Abbeyfeale when the organising committee of the “Remembering Zoe
Weekend” present the proceeds that they collected to the beneficiary charities.
Speaking to the Sliabh Luachra Shane O’Connor of the Remembering Zoe Committee
said “All funds raised just over €27,000 from The Remembering Zoe Weekend last May
will be presented to the beneficiary charities Bru Columbanas and First Light at The
Winners Circle Bar Abbeyfeale, July 11th at 9pm. We have cordially invited all sponsors,
volunteers, the public and anyone that contributed to make the weekend such a great
success for a night of celebration”
Staff at the Glorach who presented €11,000 to the Remembering Zoe committee
Kerry football legend Darragh Ó’Sé showed a
keen interest in taking to the wheel, as he
officially launched Bus Éireann’s revised Kerry
network of services. The six-time All-Ireland
medal winner was at Tralee bus station, to mark
the celebrations for the re-designed network,
and posed with local drivers on a coach.
The revised network – which was devised by the
National Transport Authority (NTA) in partnership
with Bus Éireann, and is supported by Kerry
LocalLink – started six weeks ago. It includes
Pictured L/R Marian Flynn regional Manager Bus Eireann, Darragh Ó’Sé,
Blathin McElligott services manager Bus Eireann Tralee and John Drummey more user friendly timetables and more
president Tralee Chamber. Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD ©
frequent services connecting local county
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towns such as Ballybunion, Lixnaw, Abbeydorney
and Castleisland with Tralee. It also now offers
several enhanced summer services to locations
such as Dingle and Kenmare and improved public
transport access to/from Kerry Airport.
President of the Tralee Chamber Alliance John
Drummey said the improved services allowed for
better connectivity from surrounding areas, into
a Tralee hub. “People take the bus to work, to
shop or to do business in Tralee and across the
county, and connectivity is very important for
both local businesses and communities,” he said.
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Joe Browne, Chairman of
Build4Life has called on
the Minister for Health to
launch an investigation
into how the management
Hospital (CUH) allowed
over €2.3 million of the
Joe Browne
charity’s funds to be
development of a desperately-needed new isolated
Cystic Fibrosis inpatient rooms (Ward 5B) knowing that
they wouldn’t have the staff to facilitate it and that it
would be left idle.
The project team for this new build was put in place
over four years ago when all objectives and timelines
were agreed. At no point were staffing levels a problem
and it was agreed that the new CF inpatients room
(Ward 5B) would open and be serviced by the existing
CUH staff in March 2015.
Joe Browne recalls, “When the plans for this new ward
were on the table the hospital advised us that the
patients and staff would be relocated to the new ward
as soon as it opened in March 2015. It was made clear
that the existing staff in CUH would service the ward
and that no new staff would be needed. The first
mention of staffing problems was communicated to
me in an email on 10th June 2015, outlining that new
staff would need to be recruited for the hospital before
the new CF unit could be opened and that the hospital
could not give me a timeline as to when this would
happen. I am raising the question as to how can money
raised by a charity like Build4Life can be taken and
used to build a state-of-the-art unit knowing that the
hospital wouldn’t have the capability to open it. It now
lies idle while patients with CF, who so desperately
need the new isolation rooms, are without and their
families and friends who fundraised so tirelessly are
frustrated, angry and disbelieving of such an illogical
Build4Life, a parent run charity that raises money for
improved facilities for patients with Cystic Fibrosis at
the CUH, was originally set up in 2007 with the specific
goal of raising the €2,300,000 needed to build and
open the much-needed isolation rooms.
The development of isolated inpatient and outpatient
facilities is clinically proven to prevent cross infection
and allow CF patients to enter the hospital
environment without fear of becoming more ill than
before. These facilities will allow people with Cystic
Fibrosis to live longer and enjoy healthier lives.
Joe Browne is looking for answers from CUH and is
calling for someone to be held accountable. “These
plans were in place for over four years and someone
needs to be held accountable for the decisions that
were made. The hospital will not tell us how many new
staff are required overall to open the new ward and
will not give us a date for opening. It’s a disgrace. I am
calling on the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to
launch an investigation into how this situation
involving such a substantial investment and now an
empty and idle multi-million medical unit, was allowed
to happen.”
With the Rose Of Tralee pageant just over a month away,
BoyleSports has priced up this year’s competition and have
Dublin Rose, Aisling Finnegan, who works as a physiotherapist
as the early 5/2 favourite.
Next in the betting is the New York Rose, Sophie Colgan, at 7/2.
Also available at 7/2 is Abu Dhabi Rose, Deirdre Ward, who hails
from Donegal and teaches Kindergarten in the UAE. Dubai Rose
and Tipperary native, Maire Ryan, is currently a 9/2 chance to
win with 25 year old Mallow native and Cork Rose, Aoife Murphy,
also on offer at 9/2.
Róisin Ní Mhatúna was born in Birmingham but raised in Rush
and will represent Germany. The now Berlin based multilingual
Kindergarten worker can be backed at 11/2 to land the coveted
crown in Tralee in August. Galway Rose, Olga Lee, is currently
available at 7/1 whilst it’s the Kerry Rose, Julette Culotty
(pictured right), who works as a social care worker, is priced at
12/1 to keep the title in Kerry.
The sixth annual KVVCCC Vintage Car and Honda 50-70-90 Run will take place
on Friday 17th July at 7pm from O'Riada's Bar Ballymacelligott. This year’s run
is free to all to take part but a charity bucket donation will be in place, which
is voluntary, and all proceeds from this will go towards Down Syndrome Kerry.
Speaking to the Tralee Outlook Organiser George Glover said, “We are hoping
for a fine turnout of cars and Honda 50's. A route of about 25-30 miles has
been selected and finger food will be available afterwards in O'Riada's
compliments of our main sponsor O'Riada's Bar.”
If you have any further queries, you can contact George on 0872814545.
Launchi ng the forthcoming KVVCCC Vintage 6th Annual Ballymacelligott Run at
O'Riada's Bar & Restaurant,Ballymacelligott on Thursday evening, were, George and
Joan Glover,Danny O'Connor,Peter O'Connor,Dan Joe Cremins and Jim Griffin.
Pic Joe Hanley
If you are thinking of changing your car this month it’s worth checking
out Tralee Credit Union low rate motor loan. Tralee Credit Union in
Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin have just reduced their Motor Loan
Rate to their lowest rate ever of 6.5% (6.7% APR). This low rate is
available on all new, second hand, personal and commercial vehicles.
Speaking to the Outlook Tralee Credit Union CEO Fintan Ryan said “ we
have reduced our motor loan rate this summer to meet the increasing
demand for low rate motor loans. It’s not just the rate that is
important it’s the flexibility of purchase as well. Remember with a
Credit Union Loan you own the vehicle straight away. There are no
fees, no balloon payments, no mileage/wear and tear restrictions
and you can clear your loan early or make extra repayments with no
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penalty. We even offer free Loan Protection Insurance.
Many garages are now promoting PCP (Personal Contract Plan) as a way
of getting your new car. While PCP may have some things going for it,
there are also pitfalls that buyers should aware of 1)You are not buying a
car. You are actually renting it. 2) You are using your existing car as a
deposit for your first PCP but you will not have a car to trade in next time.
3) There are mileage restrictions and other “fair use” conditions. 4) You
will have to enter into a purchase arrangement at the end of the term to
“buy” the car you have been driving for three years. 4) PCPs may be “sold”
as interest free finance but in fact you are only renting, not buying the
vehicle. We would ask you to be fully informed and choose a deal that’s
right for you.
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CARD GAME RESULTS: Results of the card game held in The River Island Hotel
on Sunday night last. 1st: Jack Rahilly & Patrick O'Donoghue. 2nd: Noreen Fleming &
Patsy O'Connor. Ladies: Annie & Kathleen O'Connor. Gents: Tom Brennan & Dan Reidy.
Mixed: Mary Barrett & Timmy Brosnan. Spots: Eileen & John O'Connell, Nuala O'Shea
& Denis Clifford, Bill O'Sullivan & Mick Leahy. Cards continue next Sunday night at
9pm sharp.
SCARTAGLEN RAMBLING HOUSE: Rambling House at Heritage Centre
Scartaglen on Monday July 13th at 9pm. Admission free. Raffle and refreshments.
All are welcome.
BINGO: Bingo at the Castleisland Community Centre Tuesday night 14th July at
8.30pm. €2,700 in prizes must be won. Complimentary Tea and Coffee.
CASTLEISLAND SNOOKER CLUB: Club championships 2015 - sponsored by Noel
Browne 1st round: Eamon McGaley defeated Paudie Lordan 2-0. 2nd round: James
Dignan defeated Kieran Brennan 2-0. Philip Lawlor defeated Stephen McGaley 2-0.
Dave Lampkin defeated Shane Brennan 2-1.
CASTLEISLAND PITCH & PUTT CLUB: Club championship results: Overall
winner: Shane Brennan 90 gross. 5-9 grade winner: James Dignan 98 gross . 10-18
grade winner 10 6gross.
18 Hole Stableford 1st: Jack Lynch (20) 41pts. 2nd: Mark Horgan (23) 38pts. 3rd:
Maurice O’Connor (10) 38pts. Div. 1 Liam Martin (9) 37pts. Div. 2 Dermot Walsh
(13) 37pts. Div. 3 Tommy Moroney (24) 34pts. Seniors Competition - Monday 29th
June 1st: John Raggett 27pts. 2nd: John Burrows 26pts. 3rd: Domhnall De Barra
25pts.. Fixtures: Friday 10th July - Open Junior Singles Stableford. Friday 10th July 9 Hole Mixed Scramble 6.30pm. Everybody welcome. Sat/Sun 11/12th July - 18 Hole
Supporting the KDYS Garda Cas tleis land Soccer Blitz at Castleisland Soccer Grounds on
Thursday evening l-r: Brendan and Padraig Brosnan, Hugh O'Connor and Frank Coffey.
Pic Joe Hanley
The Castleisland U16 Girls Basketball team who represented Kerry in U.L arena last Saturday
at the Munster finals. The girls defeated Gurranabraher from Cork in a thrilling final. The
teamwill now go onto represent Castleisland/Kerry/Munster in the All Ireland Finals in August.
Stableford G.O.Y. Kindly sponsored by Hickey Stores Main St., Castleisland. Sunday
19th July - Mr. Domhnall De Barra’s Captain’s Prize. Seniors Open competition every
Monday 10.30 to 11.30am.
CASTLEISLAND GOLF CLUB - LADIES CLUB: Fixtures: Sat/Sun 11/12 July - 18
Hole stableford. Sunday July 19th - Domhnall De Barra's Captain's day. 18 hole
stableford. Sunday July 26th - Ladies fundraiser sponsored by Kevin & Anne Hanifin
Ladies scramble on Wednesday evenings, weather permitting. Mixed scramble on
Friday evenings.
Cheering on their team in the KDYS Garda Castleisland Soccer Blitz at Castleisland Soccer
Grounds on Thursday evening were, Ann O'Callaghan, Siobhan Coffey, Jacinta O'Connor and
Mairead McSweeney. Pic Joe Hanley
Castleisland Community Games teams brought back
three gold medals from their Munster exploits last
weekend with the badminton and basketball teams very
much on top of their games. Indeed that translated to 34
individual winners coming home with medals as they
now prepare to go one further with the National Finals
in Athlone taking place on August 21st.
The Castleisland U15 badminton team defeated
Tipperary to win gold as Josh Horan, Peter Burke, Kevin
Keane and Dylan Browne proved very strong in the
The Cas tlei sland U1 5 badminto
eekend The Castleisland U16 basketball girl’s team were up next
evin Keane and and defeated Quinn/ Clooney from Clare in the semiin UL from L-R: Josh Horan, Peter Burke, K
final. Castleisland then defeated Gurranabraher from
Dylan Browne.
Cork in a thrilling final. Both sides were very strong
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however, the Castleisland girls battled hard to come out
the worthy winners with a ten point lead. Strong
defence work and vital scores from Kayla O Connor and
Siobhan Collins saw the Castleisland team advance
ahead. It was a very exciting and intense game the girls
battled to the end and came out on top. Vital scores
also came from Nicole Downey, Brid Moriarty, Labhaoise
Walmsley and Sarah O Sullivan. Their coaches Denny
Porter, George O Connor and Aoife Nolan deserve a lot of
credit for this fine achievement.
While the Castleisland U13 Girls were straight into the
Munster final on Saturday against neighbours
Abbeyfeale of Limerick, this was a tight game to start
with but once the girls got settled they pulled away and
ran out comfortable winners.
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Written By Kieran McAuliffe Tel: Kieran 087 971 4255
Email: [email protected]
6th class from Scoil Mhuire, Knocknagoshel celebrating their graduation night with Canon
Eoin Mangan, and teachers Patricia Cusack and Máire Collins. pic by Scoil Mhuire.
Noreen O’Regan (née Scanlon) of
Knockalougha, Knocknagoshel and
formerly of Tournafulla, Co.
Limerick, died early this week following
a illness. Noreen wrote the notes for
the Sliabh Luachra for many years
when Noreen and I took over the job
from Jim Murphy (RIP). This week I
recalled the day I rang Noreen asking
her would she join me to write the
weekly notes and she replied Kieran
are you mad. Noreen thought for a
short time and decided to help me out,
She enjoyed writing the notes and we
often had a laugh and she would do
some minor editing or improve my
spelling or just erase my entire script
and we would both start again and
between the two of us a perfect read
would be finalised before the notes
would go to print. After a few years and
lots of training Noreen informed me
that she felt I was ready to keep the
local notes going on my own. Regularly
I got phone calls from Noreen to give
me praise any some constructive
criticism, Recently Noreen got a good
laugh from the Train station story with
Vincent Browne of who she was a big
fan and I would get regularly texts over
the years saying I hope you’re
watching Vincent Browne. Noreen was
very much involved in the parish of
Knocknagoshel and did lots of
volunteer work with local groups in the
parish, I will miss the many long phone
calls from Noreen with all her wise
words, Sympathy is extended to all
Noreen’s family and friends. May she
rest in Peace.
The Community alert meeting due to
take place last Wednesday night was
postponed and has been rescheduled
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for Wednesday night next the 15th of
July at Knocknagoshel Community
Centre at 8.30pm Please come along to
help prevent robberies in our
FROM THE 12-7-14
MASSES: Saturday - William and Ellen
Herlihy. Sunday - Jerry Collins. Monday
- Cathy Lenihan. Tuesday - Eileen
O’Connor. Thursday - Mary Courtney.
Friday 7.30pm Mass in Knockane
Cemetery. Saturday - Dan and Mary
For those of you who are using fixed
line broadband in the Knocknagoshel
area the problem of the internet going
down on a regular basis is no shock to
you, There is congestion in the eircom
exchange in the village and its causing
the internet to go down and get slow
investment is needed by eircom which
they have informed me this investment
or upgrade is not going to take place
until 2016, Are you having problems
please contact me. We all need to keep
the pressure on Eircom a petition is
also been organised it makes no
difference which provider you are
using. The exchange is the problem.
The 16th anniversary of the opening of
the Rambling House is on October the
8th. The occasion will be marked by a
visit from Radio Kerry.
The auction of the contents of the
museum takes place this coming
Saturday the 11th. This will not in any
way effect the rambling house. Any
profits from the auction will go to the
church renovation fund. Enquiries to
068 44109.
Marie Prendeville, daughter of John & Teresa Prendeville,
Kilcusnin, Castleisland and John Kelly, son of Pat & Josie Kelly,
Tinryland, Co.Carlow who married recently in St. Finbar's Oratory,
Gougane Barra.
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Written By John Galvin
Tel: 066 714 7261
Bryan O’Leary – Sliabh Luachra Young Musician of the
Year and TG4 Gradam Ceoil Young Musician of the Year
and Colm Guilfoyle will launch their new traditional
music CD entitled ‘Where The Bog Is’ in the Sliabh
Luachra Heritage Centre Scartaglin on this Saturday
evening July 11th at 8.30pm. This is a lovely production
featuring rare and local tunes and includes music from
the late Johnny O’Leary (Bryan’s grandfather), Mikey
Duggan, Dan Jeremiah O’Connor, Paddy Cronin and
music from the manuscripts of the master himself
Padraig O’Keeffe. It should be another great session
and nice to see the Sliabh Luachra Heritage Centre
chosen for this launch. Admission is free and everyone
is welcome.
The July Rambling House Session at Scartaglin
Heritage Centre will be held on Monday night next July
13th commencing at 9pm. Admission as always is free
with a raffle and refreshments on the night – All are
Scartaglin GAA Club’s next Lotto Draw will be in Lyons
Bar on this Sunday evening July 12th when the Jackpot
will be €2200. Those asked to supervise this draw are
Timothy and Daniel Kerins and Maureen Brosnan.
Abbeyfeale who may be from
the Brosna, Feale’s Bridge
Headley’s Bridge and
Knocknagoshel areas. The
cost of the bus fare is €20.
Anyone interested in
travelling should contact
Tom Horan at (066) 7141289,
Jimmy Shanahan at (066)
7141434 or on (087) 9773822
or Tom Collins on (086)
Mick & Mai O'Connor, Mount, Scartaglin, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday
The July afternoon of Prayer 19th June last & they celebrated in style with family & friends. Mick & Mai are pictured with
in Our Lady of Lourdes five children ( William, Bridget Clarke, Marguerita Howard, Marie O'Shea and Maurice ), along
Church Scartaglin will be on with sons in law, daughters in law, and their nine grandchildren.
Sunday the 19th when John
Delaney will be present with
a starting time of 2.30pm as
usual with The Rosary –
Everyone welcome.
Kerry County Council has
laid a footpath in front of the
Sliabh Luachra Cultural and
Heritage Centre in Scartaglin
and bollards and a ramp
have also been put in place.
These measures will ensure
greater safety for those
Martin Horgan, Castleisland and Timmy P. O'Connor Scartaglin who cycled this years Ring Of
entering and exiting from
Kerry in support of Kerry Hospice and in memory of the late Jack O'Connor, Mount, Scartaglin.
the centre.
There are quite a few places in our parish which afford
great views of the surrounding countryside and up
there with the best of them must surely be the view
from the reservoir at Gortacoppal. On a clear bright
sunny day one can see for miles from this spot.
Looking North one sees Mount and the Steeple, looking
West one has Scartaglin Village, Castleisland and its
greater hinterland, part of Ballymacelligott and further
on Castlemaine and the Sliabh Mish mountains. Moving
one’s gaze to the South you have Dromulton, Currow,
Kilcummin, The McGillicuddy Reeks, Glounlea,
Kilsarcon, Ballahantourig, Counguilla, Carker, and The
Paps Mountains. Looking to the East you have Adriville,
Knockrour, Barna, Knockeenahone, Tooreengarrive.
This location certainly provides a beautiful panoramic
view and makes one appreciate our eye sight
something we often take for granted a lot of the time.
Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (K.D.Y.S.) is looking for
volunteers to join their team by offering support and
working with young people throughout the county.
KDYS has been in operation since the early 1970’s and
does a lot of good work for the youth of Kerry.
Volunteers should be enthusiastic and dedicated to
working with young people in their communities.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should
contact their local branch of K.D.Y.S. or Gareth @ 0870576213.
The Michael Freemantle Tag Rugby Memorial will take
place on Sunday 9th August 2015 at The Cashen Strand,
Ballyduff. It is 7-a-side mixed beach tag rugby. Teams
(consisting of 10 players, 3 must be female) must
register before 31st July 2015 all details are available
on<> or
email [email protected] All proceeds
from the event are going to the Palliative Care unit of
Kerry Hospice. Family Fun Day with Bouncy castle,
children’s entertainment, penalty shoot out and much
more. Music and refreshments will be also available on
the day.
Last year was a black year where fatal farm accidents
were concerned and this time of year is a hive of
activity on most farms with much heavy machinery on
the move as many farm tasks are completed. Safety
awareness is always of supreme importance around
tractors and associated machinery and this awareness
holds good for people of all ages. Good to see then
that there’s a ‘Safe Tractor Driving Skills’ course
coming up for 14-16 year olds which has as its theme
‘Creating Safety Awareness amongst teenagers
working with tractors on the farm’. This is a one day
training course after which participants will receive
an FRS Training Certificate with recognition from the
Farm Safety Partnership and Health and Safety
Authority. Young people in the above age bracket who
would like to enrol on this course should contact
Ger/Sonya on (066) 7120877 to secure a place.
Re-surfacing works are about to be carried out on the
Scartaglin to John Richards Cross Roads at an
estimated cost of €40,500 and from Annablaha Cross
to Ballahantourig Cross at an estimated cost of
This weekend’s Church gate collection will be for
Castleisland Day Care Centre- please support
The Castleisland Branch of The Pioneer Total Abstince
Association are taking a bus to Knock on Sunday July
19th leaving from Garvey’s car park at 7am on that
morning and picking up any pilgrims on the way to
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Don’t forget Scartaglin Ladies Club Annual outing on
Thursday July 16th to Limerick, The Shannon and
Killaloe. Bus leaving from Scartaglin that morning 9am
approx. There will be breakfast at The Woodlands
Hotel, Shopping in Limerick, sight seeing on The
Shannon and at Killaloe. On the return trip there will be
dinner at The Woodlands. Enquiries and booking to
Ellen at 087-2025161 or (066) 7147244 and Mary on 0667147259.
Amongst those taking part in The Big Ring of Kerry
Charity Cycle on Saturday last from Scartaglin were
Martin Horgan of Coolnageragh and Timmy P.O’Connor
of Knockrour. Martin and Timmy were cycling in aid of
Kerry Hospice Foundation and in memory of Martin’s
father-in-law the late Jack O’Connor of Mount who died
earlier this year. Congrats and well done to all from
the Scartaglin area who took part in the great event.
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Written By Gerard Collins
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LOTTO: The lotto was held in Ballygarry House on
Monday 29th June 2015 for a jackpot of €7,200.
Numbers drawn were 4, 7, 17, 27. There was no winner.
Lucky Dips: 1. Tom Lyons, Chutehall. 2. The Leen Family,
Chutehall. 3. K. Dalton, Listellick. 4. DD Rahilly, c/o Geoff
Riordan. 5. Tom Lyons, Chutehall. Sellers Prize : O Riadas
Bar. The lotto now stands at €7,300 and can be played
ST. KIERANS: St. Kierans travel to Kilcummin on
Saturday evening next 10th July for Round 3 game in the
Co. Championship. This game is due to throw in at
7.00pm. Best wishes to all involved especially all
involved from the Parish.
JUNIORS: Our Junior team are awaiting the losers of
the game between Gneevguilla and Clounmacon to find
out who they will face in the semi final of the junior
league. This game is due to take place next weekend.
FAOI 14: We played three Castleisland District league
games in the space of the last week. First up was Knock
Brosna at home in Ballymac. We were full of hope
entering this game and felt that we had a good chance
of victory. We played very well throughout with very
good performances by Dean Lenihan and Johnny Lowe
in particular. In a tight game Knock Brosna got a vital
goal with minutes remaining and they ran out winners
with five points to spare.
Our second game came the following night v Desmonds.
The town team were superior to us in every part of the
field. The Desmonds were bolstered by ten older boys
whose strength and physicality could not be matched
by our lads. Desmonds ran out comfortable winners on
the night.
Our third game came at home to Mitchels. Again we
knew we had a good chance to take the spoils. The
game was a tight affair like the Knock game. Our boys
were well up for it David and Liam were to the fore ably
assisted by the likes of Ciaran and Bryan. There was
nothing between the sides as we entered the last ten
minutes. However Mitchels got the break with a well
worked goal. Our mistakes were proving costly and ones
from which the boys will have to learn from. These tight
games will stand to the boys in time and with better
application they will see disappointment turn to joy.
FAOI 13: We started our Coiste Tra Li league against
Austin Stacks. The Stacks U 14 had the previous
weekend won the all Ireland U14 div 1 title and this gave
us plenty of focus for the task we faced with their U 13
team. Ballymac were not found wanting and a great
game of football ensued.
At half time the sides were 4pts a piece in a very tight
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Students of Clogher NS congratulated Mayor of Kerry, Pat McCarthy on his recent appointment. The Lord Mayor spoke to the
students about the responsibilities of his new job. His grand-daughters Caoimhe and Fiona pictured with him were delighted
to show off their school to the new Lord Mayor.
game. Our defense rode its luck on occasion. Tim
Polman Daamen deputised in goal and was strong.
Darragh Sweeney gave a master class in defending and
wasn't going to be pushed off any ball by the tough
stacks attackers. The second half opened up and a
hungrier and fitter Stacks side got the vital goals to end
our hopes of an opening win Final score Ballymac 1-8
Stacks 3-10
This was the first outing for our u 13 boys which is made
up of the younger boys of the u 14 panel and the older
boys if the u 12 panel.
We look forward to an improvement in fortunes when
we play our next game to Churchill.
FAOI 12 CAILINI: On last Thursday night our U12 girls
team travelled to Killorglin to take on Laune Rangers in
the quarter final of the Co. League. Our girls gave a
superb display and came away with a most
comprehensive victory. This win now qualifies them for
a semi final against Legion and a win here will see our
U12 girls qualify for a Co. Final for the second year in a
CUL CAMPS: Cul Camps will take place at Ballymac GAA
Club from the 27th - 31st July 2015. Full details and
at or by collecting a form at
the Club shop.
MUNSTER FINAL: The Club brought two bus loads of
underage players and coaches to the Munster Final in
Killarney last Sunday. Many thanks to Jermiah Lynch
for his organisation of this trip.
WEDDING BELLS: Congratulations to Maurice O Rahilly
and Dawn O Sullivan on their recent wedding. Although
'Goose' is better known for his exploits on the Soccer
field he has played football for Ballymac since his
underage days and continues to play with our Junior
team. All the Club wish them well in their future
RING OF KERRY CYCLE: Well done to all the people
from the Parish who participated in the Ring of Kerry
Charity Cycle held on Saturday last.
SYMPATHY: The Club extends its deepest sympathy to
the Culloty and McQuinn families on the recent death of
Mrs. Siobhan Culloty of Arabella.
Rath (Tralee) - Wednesday 8th July 2015 at 7.30pm
Clogher - Tuesday 4th August 2015 at 8pm
The dates for the Nohoval and Ballyseedy Cemetery
Masses will be fixed later.
A very short meeting of these two groups will take place
in the Sacristy of Ballymac Church after the 10am Mass
next Sunday 12th July 2015 to consider different
quotations for the job of Tarmacadamming the car park
of Clogher Church.
The next Evening of Devotions in honour of St. Pio of
Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) will take place on Thursday 16th
July 2015 in St. Brendan’s Church, Clogher beginning at
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Written By Margaret Houlihan Tel: 086 164 8542
Email: [email protected]
7.30pm Vigil Mass in Currans on this Saturday July 11th.
10am Mass in Currow on Sunday.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues in Currow
church every Tuesday from 9.30am until 9pm and in
Currans Sacristy from 5pm until 9pm on Thursdays.
The parish pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday
July 19th. The Bus will leave Currans at 6.15 am. Currow at
6.30am and Castleisland 6.45am. To book a seat please
contact Anne Fleming (066) 9764 314, Humphrey (066)
9764 394 or Sheila Daly (066) 9764 136.
On July 1st 81 of us set off in 2 coaches supplied by
Brosnan’s Bus Hire, Castleisland for Fota House and
Wildlife Park, with a stop for refreshments in
Balleyvourney and Midelton on the way.
Our parish Priest Fr. Nicholas Flynn celebrated Mass in
the Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney and remembered
especially the people who had taken part in our former
tours who have passed away.
The weather was kind to us on the journey and the sun
greeted us at Fota where the animal lovers amongst us
headed straight to the wildlife park and the more
horticultural minded went to explore the grounds of Fota
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House, joining us at a later
We enjoyed three hours of
utter bliss admiring Gods
more exotic creation, though
it was sad to read on the
animal information boards of
the number of species that
can be seen in Fota that are
now extinct in the wild or
gravely endangered.
Unfortunately the time
passed all too quickly and we
had to leave at 6pm but as an
unexpected bonus we were
taken on a tour of some of
the beautiful scenery of
Cobh, then the journey home Group taken at Foto Wildlife Park on the occasion of the Killeentierna Parish Tour 2015.
began and again a stop in
Ballyvourney for our evening
drivers and everyone that entertained on our journey.
meal where Sheila Daly took the microphone and thanked On my own behalf I would like to thank the members of
Mary Brosnan for organising our wonderful day and the the Parish Pastoral Council and Fr. Nicholas Flynn who
Management and staff of the Abbey hotel for the suggested Fota as our destination - for the most
delicious food, excellent service and for accommodating enjoyable Parish Tour I have had to date.
us for the mornings Mass. Sheila also thanked Fr. Nicholas
for celebrating the Mass and on behalf of all of us
expressed how sad and disappointed we feel that he is RAMBLING HOUSE
Rambling House at Heritage Centre Scartaglen on
being taken from us.
July 13th at 9pm. Admission free ,raffle and
Nearer home it was Mary Brosnan’s turn to take the
All are welcome.
microphone as she thanked our most obliging Coach
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Written By Michael O’Mahony
Tel: 087 6676817 Email: [email protected]
Sliabh Luachra Cycling Juvenile Club Fundraiser Draw
- win a Peugeot 208 sponsored by Reens Car Sales
Rathmore. Other prizes: 1. Peugeot €18,000 208 1.Olt
5 dr Active. 2. €1000 Bicycle from The Little bike shop
Killarney. 3. €500 Holiday voucher from abbey Travel
Killarney. 4. 2 nights B&B and one evening meal from
the Killarney Oak Hotel. 5. €250 One4All voucher from
Cadbury’s. 6. €200 voucher Denis Moynihan Tyres,
Rathmore. 7. €150 Coffee Machine and a Large Hamper
from Cadbury's. Tickets: €10 per Ticket. Limited to
5000 Tickets, Draw Date: 12/12/15. At 8pm. Venue. Reens
Rathmore. Proceeds in aid of SLIABH LUACHRA CYCLING
SCARTAGLEN Monday July 13th at 9pm. Admission
free ,raffle and refreshments. All are welcome.
This very special memorial football tournament will
take place on this Saturday July 11th in Gneeveguilla
GAA pitches, starting at 10 am. All welcome.
RATHMORE are holding a CAKE SALE after 6pm Mass
in Rathmore on this Saturday 11th July in TEACH
IOSAGAIN which will help us fund this summer
programme. We acknowledge and sincerely thank
everyone for their generosity and support which we
receive each year to enable us to bring children to our
parish. Thank You.
Heraclitus said “Change is the only constant in life.”
And how right he was. Towards the end of last week
we couldn’t believe the rumours that our Curate was
being taken away from us, but by the beginning of this
week to our bitter disappointment we knew the
rumours were really true and Fr Kevin McNamara is
being transferred to Moyvane to become parish priest
leavening us with one priest Fr. Pat O' Donnell Parish
Priest. Rathmore Parish is large parish with fore
church Rathmore, Gneeveguilla, Knocknagree, Shrone,
and 6 National School, Some things to consider:
WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Currently operates as
follows. Priest 1: 6p.m Rathmore, 9am Shrone & 11am
Knocknagree/Gneeveguilla, 10am Gneeveguilla, 11.30
Having met with the other priests in the Pastoral Area
we are fortunate that collectively we will be able to
maintain one weekend mass in each church (this is not
the case in all pastoral areas). Our probable schedule
will be two masses Saturday evening, and three
masses on Sunday morning (the timings will have to fit
in with neighbouring parish schedules)
This will be an area requiring huge change? Fr Kevin
and I spend two days each month visiting the
housebound. With only one priest, and with the
likelihood that this ministry could be regularly
interrupted by funerals and other unforeseen events,
it is important that we have in each area, Eucharistic
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Ministers, relatives and
neighbourswho would be
necessary. Instead of asking
what will happen to our
Churches? Should we not be
asking how we can make our
churches more vibrant? Just
because the priest isn’t
present all the time doesn’t
mean there cannot be
prayer. We can develop lay
led liturgies in the absence
of the priest. (again this is
already happening in other
parishes) We will need to enlist additional parishioners
who will be willing to sit on the Boards.
We need to gather a team of volunteers who will join
with the priest in taking care of the Pastoral needs
of the Primary Schools and who will also help with
Sacramental Preparation. Presently baptisms are
available on requested dates, I will consult with others
to see how they have dealt with this issue. The
flexibility on Baptisms is limited because of the large
number of weddings which are already booked (22nd
August, 19th September, 26th September, 17th October,
24th October, 31st October, 7th November, 14th
November, 21st November, 28th November,1 2th
December, 19th December, 21st December, and 30th
December. Is it best to designate a day each month in
each Church when Baptisms will be celebrated?
How will it be possible to have individual month’s mind
masses in all these cases? Some parishes have met
this challenge by having a special mass each month
for those who have died during that month.
Is this worth considering?
ADMINISTRATION: We are very fortunate in Rathmore
to have excellent staff members who deal with much
of the administration. We have also have every
confidence in the various parish committees: Building,
Finance, Liturgical etc.
With the new busier Pastoral Schedule it will not
always be possible for Fr. Pat to attend all meetings.
SUGGESTION BOX: A suggestion box at each church
exit next weekend and would welcome your comments,
suggestions, or your advice on these and any other
areas that you feel might need to be considered. It
would be great if you could leave your name or contact
number when making your suggestions, but it is not
essential. Alternatively you can email us at
[email protected] If any parishioner would
like to be involved in any of the aforementioned
ministries or if you can help in any way please contact
Fr. Pat. We will all miss Fr. Kevin with his sense of
humour and laugher but we wish him well in his new
parish of Moyvane as parish priest which is become
effective on Wednesday, July 22.
Congratulations to Darren Brosnan, Gneeveguilla, who
played and won Munster Minor Championship Medal.
with Kerry minor who retained their Munster minor
championship crown on Sunday last against Tipperary,
final score Kerry 2-14 Tipperary 1-11. Munster Senior
Football Final Kerry senior draw with Cork with replay
on Saturday July 18th in Fitzgerald Stadium.
THE MARIAN PLAYERS are organising their old
clothes collection and it's perfect timing for a summer
decluttering session. They are looking for old clothes,
curtains, shoes, handbags etc. the more weight the
better! All funds raised are reinvested in the Panto
Start gathering now and give to Eilish Coakley 0861038112.please noted that they date of clothes
collection has been changed to July 23rd.
The Annual 4 Mile Run, Jog or Walk will take place on
this Sunday 12th July at 1pm in Rathbeg Football
ground. Registration open at 11am, electronically
SOCIETY will host a History Outing led by Fr. Sean
Tucker & Sean Radley visiting “Clara, Drishane,
Kilmeedy Castle & Upper Ballydaly on this Sunday 12th
July. Meet at Carnegie Hall at 2.30p.m. All welcome.
Annual old time thrashing & vintage display on Sunday
19th July (Laitiarian Sunday). Fun for all the family.
Live music by Tim O’Riordan & Natural Gas.
Holy Mass at Holy Tubrid Well, Millstreet on Thursday
16th July 2015 at 7.30pm. (Feast at our Lady of Mount
Carmel) with Fr. Sean Tucker. All are welcome.
Free Electrical & Battery Recycling Event in Rathmore
in association with Kerry County Council on Friday July
17th at Community Centre.
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Children from 'First-Steps' Montessori school, along with some animal friends, on their school
tour to Kennedy's pet farm.
A group of Killeentierna Parishioners that were presented with Diamond, Gold and Silver
Pioneer Total Abstinence emblems at a special presentation Mass celebrated by Fr. Nicholas
Flynn in Currow Church on June 26th.
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Currow Ladies Senior Team who defeated Beale in the County Junior "C" Championship
Quarter Final: Front L to R: Siobhain Fleming, Emir O'Shea, Margo Brosnan, Fiona Nelligan
McGuire, Louise Nelligan, Ann Marie Nelligan, Hazel McCarthy. Back L to R: Orla Brosnan, Marie
Brosnan, Colleen Breen, Pataire Fleming, Aisling O'Sullivan, Leona McEnery, Aisling Geaney,
Elaine Mitchell, Noelle Scanlon, Maggie O'Sullivan.
Desmonds Minors - First Round result; Listowel
Emmetts 1-08 Desmonds 4-16: Desmonds Minors had
a good victory in the first round on the North Kerry
League, against a Listowel side short a number of
regulars. Some 6 weeks since their last competitive
match. Desmonds started very well with early goals
from Brian Leonard and Shane O'Connell (two). Before
half time, Daithi O'Leary added another and Desmonds
were comfortably in the lead 3-6 to 0-4. Good defensive
play kept the Listowel chances to a minimum. The
second half continued with a good spread of points
from all the forwards. A goal from 20 mins to go from
Sean O'Donoghue was quickly cancelled out by a goal
from a penalty for Listowel. Overall, Desmonds won the
game comfortably on a scoreline of 4-16 to 1-08.
Scorers ; Daithi O'Leary (1-2) , Shane O'Connell (1-2),
Brian Leonard (1-1), Sean O'Donoghue (1-1), Tadhg Walsh
(0-3), Cathal Hanafin (0-3, 2F), Colin McCarthy (0-2),
Sean Prendiville (0-1), Stephen Murphy (0-1).
The family of Dylan Crowley have come together to
organise an Under 11 Invitational Tournament in his
memory. The launch and draw took place at
Gneeveguilla GAA Clubhouse on Tuesday 30th June,
thanks to the clubs who attended. The Dylan Crowley
Tournament is taking place in Gneeveguilla GAA
grounds on the 11th of July to mark Dylans 12th
Birthday, second anniversary and his passion for
football. The Crowley family have invited ten teams in
honour of Dylan, the participating teams are
Gneeveguilla, Killcummin, Scartaglen, Currow,
Dromtariffe, Knocknagree, Rathmore, Cordal, Glenflesk
and Firies. These teams were close to Dylan as he had
played against them on a regular basis. Dylan was a
huge football fan and Gneeveguilla GAA Club was a big
part of Dylans life with him looking forward to every
training session and game. The fixtures and timetable
for the day are on the East Kerry Website with the
finals scheduled for 3.30pm approx… Everyone
Lotto: The June lotto was held in the Brown Flesk Inn
and the jackpot was not won. The winning numbers
were; 9-13-16-28, and the following were the lucky dip
winners: Luke O’Donnell, Killarney; Siobhán Foley,
Dicksgrove; Margaret O’Sullivan, Gortshanafa; John
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Ger Walsh (seated second from left) presenting first prize in the Walsh Bros. Electrical Mixed
competition to winners Mary O'Connor and Dermot Roche with (lef t) Joe Walsh, Patsy Hanley
Lady Captain (back from lef t) prizewinners Barry Duggan and Martina Cusack 2nd, Sean
Goulding and Laura Beth Molley 3rd, Ailsih Mulcahy best gross, Julie O'Donoghue and Enda
Curtayne 4th, Pat and Bernard Collins 5th at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, Killarney on
Brosnan, Glounlea; James Flynn, Ranaleen. The July
lotto draw will be held on Sunday July 26th in the
Riverside Inn Currans for a jackpot of €3,200. Tickets
are €2 each and three for €5. They can be had from
any club officer, or player, and from any business in
the parish.
Minor East Kerry League: The next game in the East
Kerry Minor league is away to Scart/Cordal on Friday
July 16th. This competition is played on a home and
away basis so each team will play each other twice.
Munster Final Replay Tickets: Anyone wishing to get
Stand tickets for the replay of the Munster Final on
Saturday July 18th should contact the club secretary
As soon as possible.
Cycling News: At the Munster cycling championships
at Blarney on Sunday last local man Hugh Sweeney
had a great win in the A/4 category. The 50 mile race
over 6 laps of the Blackstone Bridge circuit had all the
best cyclists in Munster taking part, Hugh broke away
on the last lap of the hilly circuit and stayed clear for
a great victory. This victory follows on a fourth place in
the county cycling league at Dromid in South Kerry.
Next race is the Tralee Manor West grand prix on
Sunday next.
The final round of the league will be held in Currow, no
date has been fixed for this event.
On Thursday July 2nd our Senior Ladies Team took on
Beale in the Quarter Final of the County Junior "C"
Championship in Currow. This was our 1st game in 2
months and we started slowly while Beale made a
blistering start and the score was 2 points each after
10 minutes, with Noelle Scanlon (Free) and Elaine
Mitchell getting the Currow scores. As the game went
on our Ladies started to get on top and Goals by Coleen
Breen and Siobhain Fleming from Mid Field saw us take
a 2-06 to 0-02 half time Lead.
Beale started strongly in the second half and added 3
points but then our backs began to take control and
further goals by Louise Nelligan, Margo Brosnan and
Colleen Breen saw us run out 5-10 to 0-06 winners.
Team and Scorers: Leona McEnery, Maggie O'Sullivan,
Orla Brosnan, Aisling Geaney, Pataire Fleming, Marie
Brosnan, Ann Marie Nelligan, Siobhain Fleming (1-00),
Emir O'Shea (0-01), Fiona Nelligan McGuire (0-01),
Noelle Scanlon (0-04), Margo Brosnan (1-01), Colleen
Breen (2-01), Elaine Mitchell (0-01), Louise Nelligan (101), Hazel McCarthy, Aisling O'Sullivan.
We will play Fossa in the Semi Final in Currow on the
Weekend of July 19th.
On this Sunday July 12th the Club will hold Its Fund
Raising Draw in the Riverside Inn Currans at 10.p.m
Tickets are still on sale from Club Officers. We would
like to thank all those who have already supported our
Draw which has been used to fund our U14 Girls who
took Part in the All Ireland Feile Competition in Wexford
O’Sullivan Cup: The first round match of the O’Sullivan
Cup celebrating its 40th Anniversary was a very
entertaining game of football from the off with both
teams making great use of their chances. Scart had a
five point advantage after the first half with a scoreline
of Scartaglen 1-8 Kilcummin 1-3. Kilcummin were the
stronger for the first 20 minutes of the second half
putting a lot of pressure on Scarts backs. Kilcummins
John McCarthy and Colm Lenihan did a lot of work to
draw the game level scoring 1-4 between them.
However two late points from Scart from Hugh O
Connor and Tom Boyle were enough to seal a hard
earned victory. Scarts scorers: Sean Tangney (0-2),
Brian Hanrahan (1-1), Pat O Sullivan (0-4), Denis Lenihan
(0-2), Mike Firzgerald (0-1), Tom Boyle (0-1). The
Scartaglen team was as follows: David Kerins, Aaron
Gallagher, Pa Murphy, Kevin Lenihan, Timothy Kerins,
Tom Culloty, Sean Tangney, Tom Forde, Niall Casey,
Brian Hanrahan, Denis Lenihan, Fred O Connor, Pat O
Sullivan, Mike Fitzgerald, Tom Boyle.
Primary Go Games: Well done to Grainne Walsh of
Counguilla who represented Scartaglin Primary School
and Scartaglin Ladies Football Club on the Kerry
Primary schools Go-Games team which played Cork at
half time on Sunday at The Munster Finals at Fitzgerald
Stadium Killarney. Grainne played well in defence for
Kerry and nice to see a local girl in action on the big
occasion. A selector for the Kerry team is teacher
Joanne Brosivan who is herself a senior player with
The Scartaglin Ladies Football Club.
County League: Scartaglin remaining games in Div 4
of The Credit Union County League are at home to
Castlegregory, away to Dr. Crokes and at home to
Churchill and Dromid Pearses. The next match will be
towards the end of July against Castlegregory in
Round 8.
Greyhound Racing: ‘Oneco Maverick’ was a
Castleisland winner at The Kingdom Greyhound
Stadium Tralee on Saturday evening last when scoring
for owner Patrick Begley in a time of 28.80.
Marguerite Coakley Memorial Blitz: Scartaglin
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Stop over in Sneem for a break and a bite in the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on Saturday. L/r:
Tim Dineen, Scartaglin; Jackie Brosnan and Tómas O'Connor, Castleisland.
Photo: John Cleary.
Ladies Football Club are organising a big U-14 Blitz on
Saturday July 25th for the Marguerite Coakley
Memorial Cup and Shield. This afternoon of football will
commence at 12noon and everyone is welcome.
U12’s play in Croke Park: On Tuesday 30th June 2015,
22 of our u12 players and approximately sixty
supporters travelled to Dublin to take part in the
Munster Council Go Games Blitzes, which gave these
22 players the opportunity to play in Croke Park, every
GAA players dream.
We set off at 5.30am, arriving in Croke Park at 10.30am
where the player’s and mentors were greeted on
entering the stadium with their names splashed across
the big screen, along with the club crest. They played
three, 15 minute games on the day. We played 2 eleven
aside selected teams, with both teams getting equal
amount of time on the pitch. After the games the
players got a guided tour of the GAA museum, before
eating their lunch and setting off on the journey home.
A special thanks to all involved in setting up the day, in
particular Timmy O’Connor, Margaret Kerin, Pat
O’Connor, Timmy Collins, and especially Anne Maire
Buckley. Also thanks to Donal Daly Kerry G.D.A., for his
help during the day, and to James and Padraig
O’Connor for refereeing some of the games. We hope to
put some pictures from the day onto a DVD, so we are
asking anybody with pictures to email them to
[email protected] or text this mobile087 9904020as soon as possible please.
U11’s: Dylan Crowley u11’s Tournament 2015 takes Place
on Saturday 11 July at Gneeveguilla G.A.A pitch at 10am.
The teams were drawn openly into 2 groups
Group A - Gneeveguilla, Rathmore, Cordal, Glenflesk,
Pat O'Shea (Currow) on the completion of his 30th Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle pictured in
Killarney with Denis Geaney one of the organisers of the first Ring of Kerry cycles on Saturday
evening at the end of this years cycle.
Group B - Currow, Dromtarriffe, Kilcummin, Scartaglin,
This is a special tournament, which is run by
Gneeveguilla Club, and the Crowley family, in memory
of Dylan Crowley, and these are teams he would have
played against while he played with Gneeveguilla.
The u11 east Kerry league will start on Sunday 12th of
July,’ 6pm. Fixtures are not available when going to
U6’s, 8’s & 10’s: Training continues again this Sunday
for all these age groups from 11.30am to 12.30pm.
Scartaglin will host the final round of go games for u8’s
& 10’s with the u10’s going ahead on Monday 13th and
u8’s on Friday 17th both starting at 7pm. There is also
a Munster Council u10’s go games blitzes which was
fixed for Saturday 18th of July in Rathkeale and Mallow.
But with Munster Final replay now fixed for this date
we presume that this fixture will be refixed for a later
Cul Camp: A large group of future stars took part in a
very successful cul camp last week in Knocknagoshel
GAA grounds. Well done to the organisers and it was
great to see a number of locals involved in the
coaching of these children.
Munster Honours: Following hot on the heels of
James Walsh's achievement of a second Munster
Junior championship medal with Kerry another
promising club player Kieran Ward played with the
Kerry North under 15 team in the Munster GAA
development tournament held in Cork last week.
James is Kieran's coach at club level training the
Knock/Brosna under 16 team this year.
Fixture: Knocknagoshel seniors play Cordal on
Saturday evening in the St. Kieran's championship with
Front L to R: Brian O'Shea, Johnathan Hilliard, Kieran Griffin, Luke Fitzgerald
Back L to R: Amy Galwey, Fiona Nelligan McGuire, Kerrie McCarthy, Leona McEnery
a throw in time of 7.30 in Cordal. This is the second part
of a double header with Ballymac playing Scartaglin
at 6.15pm.
Knocknagoshel GAA Harvest Festival: The
programme of events for this year's festival is starting
to take shape with events taking place over two
weekends. The first event will be a 5k run on Friday
August 7th starting and finishing in the village. The
final event of the festival will be a waxing of the senior
team which will take place in O'Connor's Bar on Sunday
August 16th. The players have volunteered to have a
variety of body parts waxed in aid of team training
funds for the club. Each player will be seeking
sponsorship for their going through the pain barrier
so please be as generous as you can. More details of
the events programme will follow in the coming weeks.
Lotto: Congratulations to Michael Curtin of Brosna
who won the Brosna GAA jackpot of €14,000. The
winning numbers were 4, 11, 15, 23. The promoter was
Steve McAuliffe, Brosna. Lucky dip winners of €20 each
went to Den Murphy, Rockchapel; Tom Finnegan,
Shannon; Eileen O’Connor and Dan & Colin c/o 5 The
Cros,s Brosna. The next draw is on Monday 13th July in
Kate Pats Bar.
Munster Final Replay: Anyone interested in tickets to
the Munster final replay in Killarney, please get in
contact with a club official before Sunday.
Kerry Juniors: Congratulations to Eamon Kiely and
Adam Barry who were on the victorious Kerry junior
team that won the Munster Final recently.
Front L to R: Aaron O'Connor, Blaithin Shannahan, Daniel Kelly, Emma O'Regan
Back L to R: Moss Callaghan, Aoife O'Sullivan, Tommy O'Regan, Ellie Daly
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With all the excitement of the Fitzgerald Stadium
behind us, it is now the turn of the ladies in their
Munster Final which will take place next Saturday in
Mallow at 6pm with a very strong local interest.
Desmonds who won last years Intermediate club title
have a number of players on the panel which see Cait
Lynch captain the side with Lorraine Scanlon, Aisling
Leonard also very likely to feature in the starting line
For Kerry manager Alan O’Neill the wait has been a
frustrating one “It will be ten full weeks from our last
match and then to be thrust into a Munster final
against the All Ireland and league champions is
frustrating.” O’Neill told the Kerryman in advance of
his sides Munster Final clash with Cork on Saturday
“It’s hard to know where we are really. We have had
plenty in house games and a few challenges but
nothing replaces matches. Last season we had the
preliminary rounds and while some people felt these
were a little useless to teams but they gave teams like
us two games before a final and a chance to tweak
things a little.” So now, it is very much into the
unknown but it is the same for his opposition Cork who
have not had a game in 8 weeks.
When taking charge last October the Legion man
promised to “open the door to new talent”. He has
certainly remained true to his word with 31 different
players getting some action in the league and he
proved he was able to balance this
with results with Kerry getting to
the league semi-finals with a fine
home wins over Dublin and
Monaghan, while they dug out a
win against Mayo away from home.
Tellingly enough their only defeats
in the league came against Galway
and Cork (twice), which is a good
enough form guide seeing that
both these teams contested the
league final and needed a second
day to be separated.
The Provincial line up is a familiar Cait Lynch will be hoping to raise the Brendan Martin Cup later this September but
one, only Kerry and Cork have won first of all she turns her attention to the Munster Final next Saturday. Pictured here
titles since 2003, such is the with Cork captain Ciara O’Sullivan at the Championship launch in Croke Park.
stranglehold both counties have at
nothing like they did to Kerry in the 2013 season where
this level however Cork have won ten to Kerry’s two. they conceded 3-10 and 1-16 against Kerry in the
Indeed, it looks worse when seven of those titles have Munster championship.
come against the Kingdom.
O’Neill has countered the loss of Louise Galvin to rugby
Cork are certainly a team not at the height that they with the full time return of Laura Rogers and Emma
were up at three years ago but they are still the best Sherwood and will have a full squad to pick from.
team in the land even if the margins are narrowing. Kerry’s season may well begin on earnest on Saturday
Their spirit coupled with experience and game craft night but victory or defeat will not define their season
has seen them close down teams and Kerry will until later in the year. They certainly have pushed their
certainly need a learn a way to open them up more stock back into the top four in the country and under
frequently and on top of that take more chances. In O’Neill have tried to change their style into a freer
recent times Cork have successfully restricted Kerry flowing outfit will it be enough to beat Cork on
from putting up large tallies and have conceded Saturday, Only time will tell.
There was great news this week in Kerry golfing circles as two of the county’s finest
young golfers were named as part of a six strong Munster team for the inaugural Boys
U/14 Championship which will take place at Athlone Golf Club on July 21st and 22nd
Mark Leahy of Tralee Golf Club and Luke Walsh of Killarney Golf Club will join Luke Danaher
(Newcastle West) Jack Egan (Muskerry), Max O’Leary (Muskerry) and Daniel O’Sullivan
(Mallow) With the Team Manager also a Kerryman, John Carroll of Ballybunion Golf Club.
Yet again a final between these two sides will have to be
played again after a thrilling draw in Mounthawk Park.
The opening goal came as early as the fifth minute. Sean
Brosnan whipped in a free kick on the right wing which
cannoned of Micheal Lynch and found its way into his own
net to give Castleisland the lead. This early set back didn’t
seem to phase Listowel and Kevin Moran had to be alert
to deny Mike Woods moments later. Listowel were creating
chances and Just before the half hour mark the game was
all square , Kevin McCarthy sent a high ball in the
Castleisland Penalty area where Keeper Kevin Moran and
defender Aidan O Callaghan both hesitated ingoing for the
ball allowing Aidan Quinn to get in-between them to flick
the ball home from close range.
Minutes later and Listowel Celtic nearly grabbed the lead
when a Paudie Quinn cross picked out Bryan Murphy
whose powerful header was just over the bar. The game
was now end to end and Aidan O Callaghan headed just
over the top from a Sean Brosnan corner.
Within minutes of the restart Mike Hannafin fired over
from a long throw by Timmy Walsh. On the hour mark
Castleisland were back in front . Tommy Feehan play a long
diagonal ball to Sean Brosnan on the corner of the penalty
area , Brosna beat his marker getting to the end line and
drilled a low ball across the face of the goal where Dean
Poolman made no mistake from close range flicking the
ball passed Cathal Kean in the Listowel Celtic goal. The
lead didn’t last long as within two minutes Listowel Celtic
were awarded a penalty for a handball against Ray
Huggard. Paudie Quinn stepped up and made no mistake
levelling the game for the second time.
The best move of the game came with twenty minutes
remaining. Listowel Celtic put together ten one touch
passes involving Mike Woods, Kevin Bambury, Paudie
Quinn and Ian Murphy before it got to Paudie Quinn whose
shot inside the penalty area just missed the target.
Listowel Celtic then for the first time in the game went
ahead with only fourteen minutes remaining when Bryan
Murphy headed home a Paudie Quinn corner. Minutes later
and Listowel nearly grabbed another from a Quinn corner
only to see Martin Loughnane glancing header flash
across the face of the goal and wide.
Then as time ran out the dramatic finish that Castleisland
needed happened . As we entered the final minute of the
three minutes of added time Sean Brosnan found his way
inside the corner of the Listowel Celtic penalty area, he
beat his marker who left a leg in and near took him down,
Brosnan kept going and delivered the ball low into a
crowed goalmouth where Shane Loughnane managed to
poke the ball over the line with keeper Cathal Keane only
able to partially get one hand to the ball to send the
Castleisland team and supports wild.
Castleisland AFC; Kevin Moran, Pierce Brosnan, Patrick
Hickey, Aidan O’Callaghan, Ray Huggard, Timmy Walsh,
Shane Loughlin, Sean Brosnan, Mike Hannafin, Stan Divane,
Dean Poolman. Subs; Tommy Feehan for Mike Hannafin (57
mins), Paul Carmody for Stan Divane (75 mins), Stephen
McCarthy for Ray Huggrad ( 83 mins).
Listowel Celtic; Cathal Keane, Martin Loughnane, Kevin
McCarthy, Micheal Lynch, Seamus Keane, Aidan Quinn,
Bryan Murphy, Paudie Quinn, Ian Murphy, Mike Woods,
Kevin Bambury. Subs; Eoin o Mahony for Ian Murphy (83
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On June 7th last the Vintage Tractor, Car and Motor
Bike Charity Run in aid of the Breakthrough Cancer
Research Centre based in Glenlee, Western Road, Cork
organised by Noel O’Connor from Dulague,
Castleisland and his friends raised a massive
€4,020.00 and they wish to thank everyone that took
part, gave donations or helped in any way to make
the day such an outstanding success and without
whose help and support it would not be possible to
hold the event.
Noel and the organisers insist that the following
words of thanks from Ann O’Sullivan are for each and
every one of the supporters of the Vintage Run and
its associated fundraisers down through the years.
In acknowledgement of the donation Ann O’Sullivan
from the Fundraising Office of the centre wrote
“Thanks to Noel and his family and friends who have
raised a total of over €19,000 from the past four
years of Vintage Runs, through research and kind
support like yours, we are turning the tide on cancer,
and finding more and more, new and exciting ways to
beat it. And I know as long as we have good people
like you to count on for support, the cures and
treatments so many people need will come.
I believe that one day soon, thousands of families –
whose lives may otherwise be broken by cancer – will
instead get to share many more of those precious
moments and build more wonderful family memories
… all because of the generosity and foresight of
wonderful people like you”.
Noel and his fellow organisers are already looking
forward to the event in 2016 with the date of Sunday
June 5th or 12th pencilled in his diary.
Birdwatch Ireland has produced a video where Irish
people call on us and the powers that be to Save Our
Over 320,000 people have signed the petition all over
Europe which is an amazing response. Birdwatch
Ireland wants to push this number higher and we
have 3 weeks to go. The campaign ends on July 24th
so please if you could, share the video to your
contacts, on facebook and twitter. The video has a
link at the end to sign the petition. Be a Voice for
Nature and let everyone know that you wish to keep
the EU laws of the Birds Directive and the Habitats
Directive strong. If we didn’t have these EU
directives, nature in Ireland would be in a bad state.
These EU laws are under threat as part of a review of
by the European Commission, called the Regulatory
Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT). This
process could lead to their weakening and eroding
the benefits they provide to people and the
environment, we the people that care about nature
need you to do something about it.
Please, fill in the online form on the Birdwatch Ireland
website to let the European Commission know that
you don't want them to destroy legal protection for
Ireland's and Europe's flora and fauna. It only takes
a few seconds, and your voice will make a difference.
The Commission launched a public consultation in the
form of a questionnaire on this issue in May.
Birdwatch Ireland have uploaded their completed
version of the questionnaire which you can submit
once you fill in the form on their website. If you wish
to view the bare questionnaire itself that is also
available on the site.
BirdWatch Ireland believes that if we did not have
these laws in Ireland:
*We would not have an appropriate level of
protection for birds, animals, fish, insects, plants and
their habitats. Ireland is already bottom of the class,
ranking a dismal 28th out of all 28 EU Member States
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in 2010 according to a report prepared by BirdLife
International. Unfortunately, 92% of our EUprotected habitats (peatlands, grasslands, estuaries
etc.) have ‘bad’ or 'inadequate' status.
*Ireland would not be nearly as attractive a
destination for tourists. Our landscape and nature
are in the top reasons why people come to Ireland
for holidays.
*We would not have the valuable benefits of
biodiversity to the Irish economy, currently
conservatively valued as being worth at least ¤2.6bn
to the Irish economy in ecosystem services.
*Our agriculture, fisheries, and tourism sectors
depend on biodiversity employing 117,000 people
would be diminished.
*We would have undermined the most productive
fishing grounds in the EU (Ireland’s!), which generate
over 900,000 tonnes of fish with an estimated landed
value of €1.04 billion.
*We would have destroyed 600,000 ha of wetlands in
Ireland, and a freshwater angling sector that involves
406,000 anglers generating annual expenditure of
€555 million per annum.
*The once common Corncrake would have gone
extinct (currently there are fewer than 200 calling
males, they are making a small recovery in remote
parts of the North West).
1892 - The first concrete-paved street in the US built
(Bellefountaine, Ohio).
1913 - Death Valley, California hit 134 F (56.7 C), which
was the highest temperature recorded in the United
States up to that time.
1918 - Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic
1923 - 2-pound hailstones killed 23 people and
numerous animals in Rostov, Russia.
1925 - Meher Baba an Indian spiritual master began
his silence of 44 years.
1925 - The Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union
(TASS), the official news agency of the Soviet Union
1940 - Australian fighter pilots began their
participation in the Battle of Britain.
1946 - Canada's first drive-in movie theatre opened
in Hamilton, Ontario.
1962 - Telstar, the world's first communications
satellite, was launched into orbit from Cape
Canaveral, Florida.
1973 - Bahamas gained independence after 300 years
of British rule.
On June 29th, the heatwave continued in much of
Europe, with high temperature warnings issued in
Poland, Hungary, Switzerland and the province of
Cordoba in Spain. Madrid's international Airport
reported 40C, a first for June in records dating back
to 1945. Cordoba, in southern Spain, reached a
sizzling 43.7C on the preceding day.
On July 1st, the temperature at London's Heathrow
Airport nudged 36.7C - a July heat record for
anywhere in Great Britain. Three French locations
chalked up all-time highs, records that have already
been reset in at least one of the previous 21st century
In Boulogne-sur-Mer, 35.4C beat the previous record
of August 11, 2003 (34.8C); in Dieppe, 38.3C beat the
previous record of July 19, 2006 (37C); and in Melun,
39.4C beat the previous record of August 12, 2003
The 2003 European heatwave led to the hottest
summer on record in Europe since at least 1540.
This heatwave was the first extreme weather event
to be attributed to the human influence on the
climate, with research suggesting it was made more
than twice as likely because of climate change.
The 2006 European heatwave arrived at the end of
June, mostly in central and northern countries. July
2006 was the warmest in Poland since the beginning
of meteorological measurements in 1779. The British
Met Office declared that the extended summer of
2006 was the hottest summer ever recorded in
Recent research from the British Met Office has
suggested that over the past 10 to 15 years, the
likelihood of a "very hot" summer has risen, from
once every 50 years to once every five years.
Heatwaves such as that of 2003 will become "very
common" by the 2040s under all emissions pathways
used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
As an example, in De Bilt, the Netherlands, a heat
wave like the current one would have been a roughly
one-in-30-years event in the 1900s and is now likely
to happen every three and a half years.
Templeglantine Seisiún takes place on each Thursday
night at 8.45pm in the function room at the back of
the bar on the grounds of the Devon Inn. A great
night for locals and visitors alike.
The monthly car boot sale and indoor market held in
aid of WL102fm takes place on Sunday next July 12
with gates open at 7.30am. Cars €7, vans €10, car
and trailer €10. Set up in the yard or the hall.
Further information 069 66200/087 6866450.
The Limerick band formed in 2010 have toured
extensively over the past 5 years selling out gigs in
Ireland, UK, Australia, Middle East, France, South
Africa and the US. They have played Sydney Harbour
on Australia Day and in front of 7,000 people at the
Electric Picnic. Their debut EP ‘The Gathering’ went
straight to No 1 in the I Tunes chart and now five
years later have been signed to Sony so this may be
your only chance to see them locally before they go
global. If you’d like to learn more about this exciting
up and coming band then log onto Ticket sales are
really brisk so to get to the celebrity gig of the
festival call to the Festival Office in Mary Dan G’s or
go on line -
The local news station was interviewing an 80-yearold lady because she had just gotten married for the
fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions
about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying
again at 80, and then about her new husband's
occupation. "He's a funeral director," she answered.
"Interesting," the newsman thought and then asked
her if she wouldn't mind telling him a little about her
first three husbands and what they did for a living.
She paused for a few moments, needing time to
reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile
came to her face and she answered proudly,
explaining that she had first married a banker when
she was in her 20's, then a circus ringmaster when in
her 40's, and a preacher when in her 60's, and now in her 80's - a funeral director. The interviewer looked
at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had
married four men with such diverse careers…
She smiled and explained, "I married one for the
money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four
to go."
Kerry senior manager Eamonn Fitxmaurice is well used to picking players as
part of his team. He looks for reliability, teamwork and a good record of
accomplishment. Therefore, it is no surprise that Volkswagen is the first name
he puts on his team sheet.
Last Friday in advance of the Munster Final Fitzmaurice picked up his new 152
Volkswagen Passat Highline keys from MD of Divanes Castleisland, Denis Divane
as he faced into what was going to be a very exciting week for him.
Fitzmaurice is well used to answering questions about team selection on the
football field but also proved a dab hand at cars.
“Since I have taken over Kerry, the lads in Divanes have been very good in
looking after me. I have had a variety of cars from the Passat to the Jetta, to the
Tiguan that I have been driving for the last while and all of them are fantastic
cars. I have found them very good in terms of mileage, in terms of miles per
gallon, very good in fuel. They are very comfortable and very reliable that goes
with the Volkswagen brand. It’s a brilliant brand and I’m delighted to be
Denis Divane, MD Divanes Castleisland presenting VW Brand Ambassador, Eamonn Fitzmaurice with
associated with them.” Said Fitzmaurice.
The All Ireland winning manager and three time All Ireland winning player will be the keys of the 152 KY Passat Highline at the Killarney Road, Castleisland base on Friday afternoon.
Included are: Paul Langston and John Vahey, Divanes Castleisland. Pic Joe Hanley
hoping for a few long trips this year in his new Volkswagen model.
“Hopefully if we are doing our business right I would hope to be on the road a
good bit. I would hope to be going around to county to see championship matches for sure and sometimes some of the hard calls are make while driving.”
around Kerry and then travelling to watch other matches nationally as part of the Finally, Fitzmaurice knows that backroom teams are vital in sending out a good
team so what about the backroom team in Divanes.
Senior Managers job.”
“The lads are brilliant to deal with. I deal a lot with John Vahey and Denis Divane,
So with all the driving what does he find most attractive about the car?
“Its small things like the blue tooth car kit that makes a difference. It is part of the obviously, they have a very successful business. They have been lined with
car, it is very handy, you can do a lot of your calls in safety while driving, and there Volkswagen for the last 60 years; they have a very successful business. They are
is certainly a lot of calls involved in a manager’s day, from talking to players, very much about the customer. They are passionate about giving people the best
selectors and even looking at the small things that need to go into making a team customer service to their customers and I have seen that first hand in my dealing
tick during a campaign. Some of the very high profile meetings can happen in a car with them.”
Pictured at the finish line of the Ring of Kerry Cycle Race
are sponsors Liam Lynch of Skoda, Farranfore. Liam was
joined by members of his family as they celebrated their
involvement with the charity event. The Ring of Kerry
Cycle is in its 32nd year and saw over 11,000 cyclists from
all over the country take part in the 11 2 mile grueling
circuit. This year it is hoped that the charity event will
raise over €11.5 million which will be divided among nine
local charities.
Picture by Don Mac Monagle
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