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Killarney Golf Club - Ladies

Results of Lady Captain Maureen Culloty’s Prize to the Ladies- Sunday 31st August, 2014- Singles Stroke- Mahony’s Point.
1st Breeda Neeson (27) 65
2nd Tina O’Sullivan (21) 66
3rd Lora Beth Malloy (34) 67
B.G. Mairead Martin ( 3) 72 gross
4th Noreen C. Buckley (17) 69
5th Mary Feeley (21) 69
6th Mairead O’Sullivan (36) 69
7th Nicola Rainsford (8) 69
8th Mary O’Rourke (24) 69
9th Kathleen Wrenn (20) 70
10th Christine Carroll (13) 70
Back 9 Kate O’Connell (33) 31.5
Front 9 Maura Fitzgerald (22) 32
Putting Prize Mary Geaney (12) 26 putt
Past Captain’s Prize Mary Geaney (12) 71
Committee Prize Eileen Tarrant (28) 74
1st Guest Mary Cronin (24) 70
Results of Mixed Foursomes
1st Enda Curtayne (18) Mary O. Connor (24) 28 pts
2nd Shane Horgan (4) Maureen Creedon (12) 25 pts (bk3)
3rd John Cahill (11) Breeda Duggan (25) 25 pts
BG Donal Considine ( 3) Kay O’Connor (14) 20 gross pts (blk3)
4th Con Healy (8) Helen Howard (28) 25 pts (bk3)
Results of Captain Mike Daly’s Prize to the Ladies Sunday 14th September, 2014 - Singles Stableford Killeen Course
1st Bridie Fitzgerald (20) 44 pts
2nd Eimear O’Donnell (8) 39 pts (BK9)
3rd Christine Carroll (12) 39 pts
BG Fidelma O’Connor (9) 29 gross pts
4th Aoife Frazer (24) 38 pts
5th Mary O’Connor (24) 38pts
6th Nuala Meade (21) 36 pts
7th Patsy Hanley (21) 36 pts
8th Helen Prendergast (21) 36pts
9th Fiona Leacy (9) 35pts
10th Mary O’Rourke (23) 35 pts
Front 9 - Mairead O’Sullivan (35) 22 pts
BK.9 - Julia Leonard (23) 20 pts
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Next Sunday’s Competition will be on Mahony’s Course.
Best Wishes to our Ladies Senior Foursome Team who will play Enniscorthy in the All Ireland quarter Final in Monkstown Golf Club on the 24th September at 12.40p.m., support welcomed.

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Killarney Golf Men’s Club

CAPTAIN’S PRIZE Mr. Mike Daly’s Prize,
Mahony’s Point, 14/9/2014.
1 Jerry Galvin (13) 43 pts
2 David Marmion (09) 42 pts
BG Donal Considine (03) 73
3 Ger Linehan (16) 42 pts
4 Bryan English (10) 42 pts
5 Tim O’Donoghue (Rath) (15) 40 pts
6 Alan Macsweeney (10) 40 pts
7 Daniel Doona (12) 40 pts
8 Fergus McCarthy (23) 40 pts
9 Ted Healy (14) 40 pts
10 John O’Callaghan(13) 40 pts
11 Donie MacSweeney (13) 39 pts
12 George Lenihan (14) 39 pts
13 Matthew Templeman (06) 39 pts
Best Senior Donal O’Connor (12) 38 pts
Past Captain John Clifford (16) 36 pts

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Kenmare Golf Club

Ladies Mary O’Reilly Cup
1st Caroline Crowley (25) 69 nett
2nd Delia Long (28) 73 nett
3rd Angela Cronin (25) 76 nett
Best Gross Noreen Crowley (13) 86
Men 18 Hole Goty
1st Niall MacGearailt (18) - 42 pts
2nd Mossie Fitzgerald (13) - 41 pts
3rd Derek Coakelin (19) - 39 pts
Brothers Competition 2014
1st Team: 174 Pts, Baviera Bros., France, - Julien, Pierre and John.
2nd Team: 174 Pts (OCB) Harty Bros., Nenagh, - Tim, William and Pat.3rd Team: 169 pts, Kennedy Bros., Tipp, - John, Liam and Martin.
4th Team: 168 Pts, McSwiney Bros., Kenmare, - Conor, Eoin and Bertie.
5th Team: 168 pts (OCB), Byrne Bros, Tipp., - Billy , John and Jimmy.
6th Team: 167 pts (171 -4) MacGearailt Bros., Kenmare - Thomas, Seamus and Niall.
Best Senior Team: 163 pts (167-4) O’Dwyer Bros., Sneem - Pat Michael and Dave.
Most Improved Team: (66 - 85 + 19) Pts Kelly Jnr., Cork - Paul, Declan and Denis.
Best Team 1st Day. 87 pts, Brown Bros, Dublin - Tommy, Gordon and Tony.Best Team 2nd Day. 86 Pts, Kelliher Bros, Killarney - Ronan, Thomas and Brian.
Best 36 Holes overall: Charlie Sheppard (23) - 81 Pts (OCB) (40+41)
Best Individual 18 Holes, 1st Day: Denis Crowley (17) - 41 Pts (OCB)
Best Individual 18 Holes, 2nd Day: Dermot Dempsey (16) - 40 Pts (OCB)Best Individual 36holes Handicap 1-11: Diarmuid McCarthy (6) - 78 pts
Best Individual 36holes Handicap 12 + : Jim Doran (17) - 77 pt

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Firies Golf Society

Many thanks to Killorglin Golf Club for hosting our annual Ryder Cup match with Faranfore in glorious conditions on Saturday. For the second year in a row it was an incredibly tight affair with Firies coming out on top to reclaim the Jimmy Culloty Cup on a scoreline of 4-3. Thanks to Faranfore for a sporting game as always.

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Killarney Badminton Club

The Killarney Badminton Club’s season will kick off on Wednesday 24th September 2014 at 8.30pm in the Presentation Hall. We will start with Monday and Wednesday nights at the moment. As usual we will have an “early bird” membership price of €95
available until 6th October 2014 and then the membership price will be €105 for those joining after the 6th October 2014! Looking forward to seeing everyone back this season.

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Kerry CCE

Branches are getting into full swing again as a new year begins in Comhaltas. Most of the branches are holding enrolling nights or already have begun their classes. Check out the website for the latest update on classes around the county. Last Friday night Sliabh Mish held thier Celebration night in Foleys Bar Inch. A great night's entertainment of music, song and dance was had and the large crowd that turned were treated to a lively night. This Friday night see Sliabh Luachra hold thier Culture night for Trad for Trocaire and will also Celebrate their success with a party for their members. They will hold their night in Gneeveguilla GAA Club commencing at 9pm. Also on the same night Naomh Ciaran CCE Branch Culture Night Session takes place from 8pm to 10pm in Brownes Bar Castleisland. Everybody is welcome. Trad for Trocaire night is being held in various venues through out Kerry and we encourage Branches to get involved and hold a night. Contact County PRO for more details. Next County Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday 30th September in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee at 8pm. At this meeting the Venue for next years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí will be discussed and also on the night Representatives from the two committees from Ennis Co Clare and Craobh na Dáglaise who are applying for Fleadh na Heireann 2016 will make a 15 minute presentation to our County Board. All delegates are asked to attend as your will be asked to vote on these. This Thursday night Listowel Harvest Festival will hold a traditional Music Competition starting at 8pm Groups from North Kerry will compete for prizemoney. Check our website for all the up to date news and events www.kerrycomhaltas.ie
Killarney CCE
Our branch annual church gate collection will take place at all masses in the Cathedral, Friary and Park road on Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th September.
For information and rules on all Comhaltas competitions together with an insight into the wide variety of activities which are taking place in Comhaltas branches around the county log on to www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

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Killarney Cougars Basketball Club

SENIOR NEWS Cougars Senior teams are preparing for the new season with fixtures commencing in early October. The Senior mens will be facing into an impressive 18th consecutive season opening with games against Tralee, Castleisland and Listowel. The Senior Womens are progressing with younger members continuing to graduate from the junior level into the senior ranks, the Ladies will begin their fifth season with games against Kenmare and Kilorglin. Senior home games will again be scheduled for the Pres Gym.
Senior Registration is now open and can be made on Tuesday evening September 16th and 23rd at 8pm at the Pres Gym. Further information from Secretary on 087-4175493 Email secretarykillarneycougars@gmail.com
JUVENILE NEWS
Cougars Basketball Academy Basketball commenced with registration on Friday last for our youngest members Girls and Boys for ages U8 and U10. Born 2005 to 2008. The first term 1 runs through September up to October 17th. New Members may register each Friday before training session commences through September.
Current Training Schedule September
At Presentation Gym. Tuesdays Girls U16 and U18. Born 1999,98 and 97. Time 8p.m. Wednesdays Boys U11 and U12 Born 2003 and 2004. Time 6p.m.
Wednesdays Boys U14 Born 2001 and 2002. Time 7p.m. Thursdays Girls U12 Born 2003 and 2004. Time 6p.m. Thursdays Girls U14 Born 2001 and 2002. Time 7p.m. Thursdays Girls U15 Born 2000. Time 8p.m.
At Parish Hall Friday’s Girls Academy Girls U8 and U10 Born 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008. Time 5.00p.m. Friday’s Boys Academy U8 and U10 Born 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008. Time 6.30p.m.
New Members Welcome Killarney Cougars welcome new members and registration forms are available from the secretary, Email secretarykillarneycougars@gmail.com Mobile 087-4175493. Registration will be held at the start of each training session through September.
Further Club information and latest details available on the website www.killarneycougars@gmail.com

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Beaufort Golf Club

Men's Section 12th September - Open Friday. Winner: Noel Moylan (7) 38 pts
14th September - President’s Prize
1st Derek Lyttle (19) 40 pts
2nd Shane O’Sullivan(7) 37 pts
3rd Captain Gearoid Keating (18) 37 Pts
4th Michael Lynch (20) 35 pts
5th Barry Wolfe (14) 35 pts
Front 9: Pat Nagle. Back 9: James Jones.
Men’s Fixtures 21st September - Monthly Medal - Stroke. Open Fridays (Single Stableford for Ladies and Gents) continues Friday 19th September.
Ladies Section 14th September - President’s Prize.
1st Joan O’Sullivan (24) 72 Net
2nd Teresa Clifford (30) 73 Net
3rd Joan Fitzgerald (35) 74 Net
Back Nine:Renee Clifford (26) 39 Net
Front Nine: Grace Dennehy (34) 35 Net
Ladies Fixtures 20th/21st September - 18 Hole Stableford. Open Fridays (Single Stableford for Ladies and Gents) continues Friday 19th September.Membership Contact Beaufort Golf Club or website www/beaufort-golf-club.com for latest offers on membership and green fees. Phone: 064 66 44440, Email: info@beaufortgolfresort.com

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Ring of Kerry Golf Club

Members GOTY Singles Stableford
1st: Jay Steadman (28) 42pts
2nd: Donal O’Mahony (12) 38pts ocb
3rd: Henk Bons (7) 38pts
Tuesday Open Singles
1st: Stephen Kelliher (4) 43pts
2nd: Toby Steadman (5) 37pts ocb
3rd: Noel Moylan (7) 37pts
The inaugural Ryder Cup Challenge match against Parknasilla Golf Club was won by the Ring of Kerry team.
Thank you to all those that attended - The return match at Parknasilla will be looked forward to. .
UpComing Events 20th / 21st September - Open Singles Stableford (Members GOTY). A 2-Person Open Scramble event will also be run over the weekend. Visitors Only €20.

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Muckross Rowing Club

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Muckross Rowing Club Ltd. wishes to provide notice to all members of its Annual General Meeting for 2014 which will take place on Thursday 23rd October in the Killarney Oaks Hotel at 8pm.
NEW ROWING YEAR The club’s first competitive outing for 2014/15 will be the Skibbereen Head of the River on Saturday 18 October at the National Rowing Centre in Inniscarra. Other events in the months ahead include Castleconnell Head Of the River on Saturday 1 November, Neptune Head Of the River on Saturday 8 November and our own Muckross Head Of the River on Saturday 6 December. New members are always welcome. Beginner rowing will resume in the coming weeks. Watch this space for further details. Find us on Facebook facebook.com/muckrossrc or follow us on Twitter @muckrossrc for the latest updates.
DERMOT WALL RIP It was with great sadness that the club learned of the passing of Dermot Wall in the early hours of Saturday 30 August following illness. Dermot was a longstanding member of Clonmel Rowing Club and widely known and respected across the entire Irish rowing fraternity for his professional skill and dedication in the repair and maintenance of rowing boats. Dermot was a friend of Muckross RC through the years, helping the club whenever in need. There was always a smile, a handshake and friendly words exchanged at regattas and Head events up and down the country. We were delighted to welcome Dermot, his wife Helen and daughter Sandra to Muckross on various occasions and could not have asked for better company. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him and will retain a special place in Irish rowing memory. The club extends its deepest sympathies to the Wall family, relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.
GAME OF CHANCE PRIZE DRAW The day has finally arrived and tonight Friday 19th September, our ten lucky cash prize winners will be drawn! Earlier in the year, the club announced its Game of Chance Prize Draw with a total prize fund of €5,000 and a top prize of €2,000. To maximise ticket sales after a hectic summer for the club, the draw date was postponed from July until September. Thanks to everyone who has supported this fundraiser, come along to the Killarney Oaks bar tonight ahead of the draw which will take place at 10pm. If you have not already secured a ticket, the last remaining tickets will be on sale in the bar right up until the draw time at 10pm. But remember it is a game of chance. 2000 tickets have been on sale over the past number of months, each uniquely priced from just 1 cent right up to €20. Each ticket has an equal chance of winning in the draw raffle. You can purchase as many tickets as you wish so don’t miss your chance! We look forward to seeing you all this evening for the live draw.
COMMUNITY CENTRE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE
As you may be aware, construction work has commenced on the exciting development of an extension to the Muckross Community Centre. The Muckross Community Association has secured majority funding from South Kerry Development Partnership with the balance sourced from community fundraising efforts. The extension, due for completion this winter, will provide all centre users with greatly enhanced facilities, space and storage. We would strongly urge all members to continue their support for the Muckross Lottery and the fundraising efforts of the Muckross Community Association (MCA). A Flag Day and Street Collection for the MCA will be held in Killarney Town Centre on Saturday 1st November. All support greatly appreciated.

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Castlerosse Golf Club

Results competition played on Sunday 6th September, 18 hole Stableford, Winner, Donal Power (18)41 pts. Runner-up Roger O’Sullivan (12)37 pts. Overall 3rd place Steve Shine (17)35 pts.
Results competition played on Sunday 13th September, 18 hole Stableford, Winner, Daniel Shine (08)43 pts. Runner-up Michael Leahy (18)43 pts. Overall 3rd place John O’Reilly (25)40 pts.Results Scramble played on Thursday 11th September, 3 person scramble, winners, Chris Myers, Daniel Shine and John O’Reilly.
Fixtures Scramble each Thursday evening at 6pm, meet at 5.45pm in Club House, open to Ladies and Gents, Guests welcome. Come and enjoy 9 holes of golf at very reasonable cost.Next weekend Sunday 20th September, 18 hole Strokeplay, play Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Away day to Macroom Golf Club on Saturday 4th October.

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Deerpark Pitch & Putt

Sympathy The officers and members of Deerpark Pitch & Putt club wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the Lynch family, Upper Lewis Road, on the death of Sean Lynch, a former club officer, and whose family have been deeply involved in the club over the years. Also to the Looney family, Woodlawn on the death of Ernest Looney, Faugacuilla, and late of Woodlawn. The Looney family also have a long association with the club. May they rest In peace.
2014 Open Week Results Deerpark (unless stated)
Open Three-Ball Scramble Overall Nett Michael Doherty, Michael O’Connor and Sheila O’Donoghue 291/3 Overall Gross Conor McCarthy,Gearoid Cronin, and Chriss Collins. (37) Mixed Nett Tony Blake, John O’Connell and Lisa O’Connor (Tralee) 32 1/3.
Scratch Cups Gerald Horgan Memorial Senior. Winner Jonathan Goodall (Tralee) 140 Runner Up Damian Fleming 144. Third Ray Murphy (St Annes) 145, Last 18 Jason O’Regan (Tralee) 50.
Intermediate Winner Jason O’Brien 148 Runner Up Gavin Carroll (Tralee) 151(Back 18) Third St John Kelliher 151,
Sheamus McLellan Memorial Junior
Winner Paudie Looney (Castleisland) 160 Runner Up David Harnett 164 Third Place John Clifton (Castleisland) 171
Ladies 0-10 Margaret Hogan (Tullamore) 117 Ladies 11-18 Sheila O’Donoghue 110.
A special word of thanks To the members of the grounds committee who ensured that the course was in excellent condition and to the members of the competition's committee who worked long hours on both Saturday and Sunday arranging cards and checking results and to the sponsors for their continuing support.Wednesday Evening Fourball Winners of last Wednesday’s competition were Ger Casey and John Murphy. Future evening competitions will commence at the earlier time of 6p.m.
Seniors Outing Next Seniors outing will be on Gleneagle course on Tuesday October 7th 10.30a.m. A discussion will be held following the October outing on an outside venue for the November outing.

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Killarney Salmon & Trout Angling Club

Sunday last The 14th of September was a busy day on Lough Lein as the annual Mar Loughlan Competition took place - fishing was challenging but true to the level of angling prowess prevalent within the six partaking clubs, catches by all clubs were weighed in that evening at the Kerry Way Inn. Top honour on the day went to the Owenabue Angling Club who claimed the Mar Loughlan Shield .
The results from the Killarney Salmon and Trout Club Competition were as follows: 1st) Jointly Claimed by Anthony Griffin and Tom Dennehy.
3rd) Gerry Bambury
4th) Stuart Steadwood
5th) Steve Cambell
(Heaviest trout recorded for Killarney Salmon & Trout came from the rod of Stuart Steadwood)
Focus is now firmly on our Annual Competition, being held on Sunday the 5th October - entries can be made with any club officer. Draw for Club and Sponsor Teams will be made on Friday night the 3rd October at 8.30pm in Corkerys Bar. Our annual prize giving will take place in the International Hotel on the 18th October 2014 .

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Listry

LISTRY COMMUNITY COUNCIL We intend hosting the Annual Rambling House session in Listry Community Centre on Saturday night October 11th from 8pm-11.30pm approx. This will be a night of Music, Song, Dance, Storytelling etc. Anybody who wishes to come along on the night to sing a song or perform a Tune will be very welcome. Light Refreshments will be served. Fear an Tí for the night will be Ted Ahern. Please come along for a great night’s entertainment.

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Killarney Athletic AFC

Family Open Day Does exactly what it says on the tin. Killarney Athletic Family Fun Day. A massive turn out on Sunday last for our fun day with beautiful sun shining down on Woodlawn park, burgers on the barbecue, bouncy castles for the kids, the sack race and the hole in the board challenge for the “over 30 kids” as well as the annual player of the year awards ensuring that this was not going to be a boring day. Today, the club gave back to the community for their continued support throughout the years. To the helpers (well over 40), the committee, but especially ye the players and parents thank you. Player of the Year/Club Person of the year Awards Club person of the year - Mick O’Connell who received the Donal Brosnan Memorial Cup. Senior A Martin Crowley who received the Sean O’Connor-Martin Beckett Memorial Perpetual Cup. Senior B Rafal Bartkiewicz. Youths David Sheerin. Under 16 James Suter. Under 15 Adam Dennehy. Under 14 Sean O’Neill. Under 13 Tadhg Doolan. Under 12 Owen Benson.
Under 11 Rossa Bellew. Girls Under 12 Lillie Foley. Girls Under 14 Rachel McCarthy. Girls Under 16 Jessica Galvin.
The under 13’s were also awarded their League Division 1winners medals on their superb win.
Fixtures 19th September 2014 - Under 14 Premier- Killarney Athletic v Killarney Celtic A 6.30p.m. Saturday 20th September - Under 12 Division 1 - Killarney Athletic v Mastergeeha B 10.30a.m.
Under 16 Division 1 - Ballyhar v Killarney Athletic 11.00a.m.
Senior A - Killarney Athletic 4 Park FC Killarney Athletic drew 4 - 4 in Tralee on Sunday morning in a cracking game that we really should have won. Athletic got off to a blistering start scoring within 3 minutes through a well worked Jamie Doolan goal, Park equalised shortly after. Killarney Athletic went back in front when new signing Lubo scored in his 2nd consecutive match. Half time 2 - 1. Playing with a strong breeze in 2nd half Park had Athletic under pressure but a breakaway goal from Gavin O’Shea looked to have put us firmly in control. Park hit back with 2 quick goals and it looked like heading for a 3 - 3 finish. Caiman Mangan then broke from defence to put Athletic 4 - 3 up with 10 minutes to go, but with virtually last kick Park hammered home the equaliser in a pulsating finish. Final score 4 - 4.
Youths League Killarney Athletic 1 Killorglin 1. Athletic travelled to sunny Killorglin to kick off the youth league. Starting the game with 7 players eligible for the youths again next year, this was planned as a learning curve for the boys in blue by management. The players tore up the script and attacked from the off but Killorglin held strong in defence until Mark O’Shea got on the end of a corner and sneaked the ball over the goal line on the verge of half time to lead by the narrowest of margins. Into the second half and Killorglin got the upper hand and attacked but the defence of Eoin O’Meara, Kike Pierce, Alan Daly and Tommy Counihan held tight. Donal O’Neill in goals made 2 great point-blank saves but was undone with 10 minutes to go when Killorglin scored a tap in. A share of the spoils probably a fair result. Best for athletic Donal O’Neill, Eoin O’Meara and Alan Daly. Training this week with Killarney Celtic our opponents in the Munster Youth Cup next weekend.
New Baby Congratulations to Martin and Lisa Crowley on the birth of baby Sarah.
Kerry Teams Best of luck to the Kerry Minor and Kerry Senior teams on Sunday next in the All Ireland finals.
Training Times
Academy - Fridays 5.00pm - 6.00pm (under 6 - 8) 6.00pm - 7.00pm (under 9 - 11) optional Sunday TBC
Under 11 - Fridays 6.00pm - 7.00pm optional Sunday TBC
Under 12 - Tuesdays 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Under 13 - Thursdays 5.00pm -6.00pm
Under 14 - Wednesdays 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Under 15 - Thursday 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Under 16 -Thursdays 8.00pm -9.00pm
Girls - Wednesdays 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Club Registration Club registration still being taken. Academy under 6 - 11 (Born after 1st Jan 2004 - 2009), Schoolboys under 11 - under 16 teams, Schoolgirls Teams - Youth, under 17 - under 18 teams, Junior soccer teams (Senior A and B) Academy Director of Coaching Robin O’Day and JP Mullins UEFA B Licence coaches. Hope to see old and new faces there. Let’s play soccer in a fun and enjoyable environment. Further information can be got by emailing sec@killarneyathletic.com or private messaging our Facebook. New Members welcome.
Merchandise Killarney Athletic merchandise can now be ordered from Martin on 087-9261196.
Killarney Athletic Website Please check the website on www.killarneyathletic.com or facebook for match reports, club information and contact details.
Contact If you have anything to add to Killarney Athletic A.F.C. notes please contact Mary McCarrick on 087 7750773 or mccarrickmary@hotmail.com

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Killarney Celtic

Golf Classic Killarney Celtic’s Annual Golf Classic will be played on September 27th. This has always been a hugely popular day for golfers within and without the club, and a great introduction to the game for those who have never played before. Because of popular demand, we have had to limit entries this year to the first 40 teams to enter, so this would be a good time to give Mike Daly a call on 086 8516915!
Last Man Standing Most of you know the drill by now - you text Brian Looney with your choice of a Premier League winner. If they win on that weekend, you go forward but you can’t select that team again. It sounds easy, it isn’t! Contact Brian Looney or any committee member to enter. It costs just €10 to enter but you need to get your entry in before the games kick off.
National Football Draw Tickets now on sale for the Irish National Football Draw. They are €10 each and this is a new fundraiser for our club. There are local, regional and national prizes - over 2000 prizes. Proceeds from tickets sold go to the club. Please support. Contact any club member-Suzanne 086-8449082 or May 086-6485809.Killarney White Collar Boxing Killarney White Collar Boxing will be hosting a series of bouts in Mustang Sallys on Friday, 31st of October, in aid of Kerry Lifeline. Tickets are available from Southwest Counselling and from sporting outlets in Killarney. This is a fantastic cause and a well-organised event by Paudie Looney in aid of suicide prevention, and a special highlight of the night should be the clash of the titans between Brian Spillane and Karl McMahon.
Training Times Starts Monday August 11.
5.30-7.00pm Under 12 (born 2002)
7.00-8.30pm Under 15 (born 1999)
8.30-10.00pm Under 17 (born 1997
Tuesday
5.30-7.00pm Under 11 (born 2003)
7.00-8.30pm Under 14 (born 2000)
8.30-10.00pm Seniors/Youths
Thursday
5.30-7.00pm Under 13 B and C squads (born 2001)
7.00 - 8.30pm U13 A (born 2001)
7.00 - 8.30pm Ladies, Girls U14/U16
8.30-10.00pm Under 16 (born 1998)
Friday
Seniors and Youths 7.30-9.00pm
Training for U7 to U10 continues on Saturdays
It takes a lot to keep a club going, but most of all we need people who can volunteer their time. Anyone willing to help out with a team is asked to contact Mike Lyne on 086 0836356.
Results
Denny Premier A: Camp United 0 Killarney Celtic 3. With 9 players out through injury and work commitments, Celtic might have expected to struggle here. However, our squad depth passed this test with flying colours as lads grew into the jerseys they were wearing. Celtic beat Camp 3-0 away thanks to goals from Joe Hurley, Cathal O’Shea, and a second half clincher from William Courtney. Well done to all involved, including a very sporting Camp United.
Denny Premier B: Inter Kenmare 5 Killarney Celtic 3. Kenmare went 2-0 up Celtic held their nerve. A great cross by Conor Randall was finished by Conor O’Leary. Chris Keane, on a great run from his own defence, made it 2-2. Inter Kenmare came back and pushed it to 4-2 but Celtic wouldn’t give up and Joe Williams gave us hope in the last few minutes with a brilliant free-kick, the keeper had no chance. Kenmare, a great team in their own right, were canny enough to exploit the space as Celtic pressed desperately for an equaliser and they made it 5-3 with the last kick of the game. A superb match. Best for a Celtic team where every single player did the jersey proud were Conor O’Leary, Conor Randall, Joe Williams, and Cathal Doyle.
U17 League Killarney Celtic 2 St. Brendans Park 2. Park took early control and a deserved lead of 1-0 at half-time. Celtic made a much better start to the second half but conceded another goal against the run of play. Celtic continued pressing though, and Stephen McCarthy latched onto a long ball from our excellent keeper David Spillane to slot home. Great work by Ignacio Vasquez set up the irrepressible McCarthy for his second and Celtic continued to press but couldn’t grab a winner. Well done to two fine teams.
Fixtures
Denny Premier A: Killarney Celtic at home to Killorglin, Friday, 7.30pm
U16 Premier: Killarney Celtic away to Killorglin, Saturday, 12.30pm
U16 Div One: Killarney Celtic B away to Park B, Saturday, 12 noon
U14 Premier: Killarney Celtic away to Killarney Athletic, Friday, 6.30pm
U14 Div One: Killarney Celtic B at home to Killorglin B, Saturday, 10.30am
U12 Premier: Killarney Celtic at home to Killorglin, Friday, 6.30pm
Pitch Bookings Killarney Celtic’s All Weather has seen all our teams complete a full schedule of games, regardless of the weather, in a top class facility condusive to top quality soccer. Killarney Celtic have decided to offer the pitch, dressing rooms, kitchen facilities, to any club looking to complete adult or juvenile games for €120. There are also some slots remaining for our popular All Weather Training Pitch (also ideal for children’s parties). Contact Mary Lyne 086-6485809
Lotto Results Numbers drawn 2, 9, 12, 19. No winner. Next week’s jackpot €2200, draw in the Fáilte on Monday night. Tickets available from all club officers.
Lotto Sellers / Yearly Lotto The club is calling on all members to sell at least 5 Lotto tickets. We have all seen the cost of running the club in the financial reports so upping the Lotto sales would ease this burden. Also anyone who wishes to buy a Yearly Lotto ticket and ensure they are in the 52 draws in one go can contact Der Lyne on 086 3787738.
INFORMATION If anyone has information for the notes contact Jimmy O’Sullivan Darcy 087 9633397 or jimmyosdarcy@gmail.com. Check out www.killarneyceltic.com for Killarney Celtic news, match reports, or photos.

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Killarney Rugby Club

NIGHT AT THE DOGS A major night at the Tralee Greyhound Stadium is planned for Saturday 22nd November. A huge fundraising event is now underway and 10 teams of sales people have been recruited under 10 Captains charged with selling as many tickets as possible. This promises to be a major fun night out and with 10 races on the card and buses on standby to transfer people to and from Tralee, it will be a night to remember. Teams are assigned to find sponsors for a race, each dog in that race, advertising in the race card, and much more. The punter can avail of a host of options such as card and entry for as little as €10. For the gambler, there is a Buster race which sets out 700 possible winning combinations from 1 to 6, and a combination ticket for this race costs €20. There are dinner options available from Club Members also. Sponsor a race the sponsor receives a full page colour advert, presentation of prize to the winner, dinner for two in the Grandstand and more. For more details please contact Paul Murphy on 087 374 5351 or any committee member or coaches.
Kerry Cup A poor start by Killarney in the Kerry Cup last Sunday against a well-drilled Corca Dhuibhne side. In a performance littered with errors by the home side only Paul Sullivan’s score was the only light on a dismal afternoon. Dingle went on easy winners at 25-5. We have a lot of promising young players and hopefully the mix of experience will begin to blend. Killarney’s opener in the J2 league is a tricky assignment away to the hills of Crosshaven on 28th September. None of the fixtures in this year’s league are easy by any means, but no doubt the boys will be up for it.
Minis Numbers still continue to grow as the summer also continues at Knockreer. The temperatures last Saturday morning were near boiling but huge numbers came to training nonetheless.
Online memberships You can now settle your membership online. Simply log on to our website on www.krfc.club and click on Membership tab and select your option or type of membership required. You can pay using a debit or credit card securely online. There are other options for Corporate memberships and Life membership. The club is also looking for sponsorships for its new facilities in Aghadoe. The clubhouse is currently being refurbished and should be presentable very soon. It will be the very first clubhouse in the history of the club, albeit a temporary clubhouse. More work has to be done on some of the peripheral drains and the training paddock at the far end of the site continues to get attention with trunking and levelling going on regularly. Two full pitches and a large juvenile pitch has been seeded and is now under good grass cover. Dare we say it could probably do with a sup of rain..There is now power on the site and water connections are being finalised. No grant monies have been drawn down despite massive works being done. We are availing of some very benevolent suppliers presently who have given us good faith and allowed us to develop the grounds to their current state. Club Captain Ger Moynihan continues to lead the team and he has been immense in managing most of the work.
If you are aware of any opportunity to raise funds through sponsorships or corporate investments we would love to hear from you.
Training sessions Senior squad sessions continue at Dirreen off the bypass on Tuesdays and Friday nights at 7:30pm. U18s and U16s training at 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Dirreen. U14s train on Wednesdays at 6pm. Minis continue at Knockreer from 10:30 to 12pm on Saturdays.
Merchandise You can check out our website online at www.krfc.club and select merchandise option on SHOP. Click on Killarney Rugby Club prices and wait a moment. Presently you have to print off the form and send it in to John McKeon at KRFC, Portalis Ltd., Scott’s Street, Killarney. Make payments out to Killarney RFC please. We are working on the automation of this online facility and hope to have a payment site complete soon. We also hope to have a mobile shop available at Mini rugby on Saturday mornings.

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