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This week's news - Friday, 27th March 2015


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Ross Golf Club -
Gents Club
Results On Sunday March 22nd we held the second round of the MD O’Shea Spring League. This was an 18 hole single stableford competition. The winners were:- 1. Thoms O’Regan (12) 39 pts, 2. Mike Brosnan (6) 39 pts,
3. Jordanas Joniakitis (16) 36 pts, 4.Tadhg Moynihan (15) 36 pts, 5.Tom Coleman (18) 36pts. The spring league is now in full swing and it is proving to be very competitive with less than 15 points covering all the teams so it is all to play for as we head in to the third round.
On Sunday March 29th we will hold the third round of the MD O’Shea Spring League with an 18 hole 2 flag single stableford competition. The timesheet is now available in the clubhouse so please add your name to it as soon as possible.
The Kingdom Challenge Shield The Ross Golf Club team had a great victory over Tralee Golf Club in the second leg of the County Final of the Intermediate Section of the Kingdom Challenge Shield last Saturday. Heading to Tralee one down from the first leg our team really did us proud to win by two up and collect the first silverware of 2015. Congratulations and well done to all involved.
Club Matchplay The entry sheet for the Killarney Trophy & Medal Centre Club Matchplay championship is now available on the noticeboard. Please get your name on the sheet immediately.

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Rathmore/
Gneeveguilla
Community Games
Congratulations to our U13 Boys Basketball team who won Gold at the County Finals in Duagh last Sunday by beating Firies in the final. They will go on to represent our area at the Munsters on July 4th in Limerick. A big thank you to Loretto O’Leary and John O’Leary, our coaches and well done to the following players for a superb performance on the day. A big congratulations also to the U13 girls basketball who won Silver in Castleisland on Saturday, a big thank you to trainers, Shirley, Joan and Jeremy for all their coaching and thank you to the parents for all their support. Well done to all the girls that took part.
Good Luck We would like to wish our U10 boys indoor soccer team and their coaches, the very best of luck as they travel to Duagh for the Indoor soccer finals this Sunday 29th March. We would also like to wish Roisin Collins the very best of luck in the Model Making competition that takes place in Castleisland this Sunday 29th March.
U14 Spikeball trials continue every Sunday, in Gneeveguilla Hall , 6pm for girls and 7pm for boys . €2 per child.

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Murphy Cup 2015
A large crowd was in attendance for the 39th Murphy Cup and the 15th Peg Murphy Cup Finals which took place on Tuesday the 10th of March. The standard of darts was exceptional which saw Neil O’Donoghue win the Murphy Cup title for the first time having previously won the Peg Murphy Cup in 2012. Neil and Dale McCarthy battled it out for the much sought after cup. Neil threw a 180 which give him a 5-2 advantage over Dale. Dale did his best to overcome Neil with a 5-4 score but Neil took the 10th leg to win 6-4.
The Peg Murphy Cup final was just as exciting. Damien McCormick and Matt Leacy were leg for leg in the final. Damien was crowned the 2015 champion. Damien won the final leg to take the cup 4-3 in his first final. Interestingly Damien now joins his father Gary on the Peg Murphy role of honour as Gary won the title in 2003. Pat Lenihan won the 180 club title for 2015. We would like to thank all who played in the competition and we hope to see you all again next year for The Murphy Cup and The Peg Murphy Cup in 2016. To get your name on the much coveted cups!

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Killarney Golf
Men’s Club
Singles Stableford Killeen, 22/03/2015.
1. Colin Denman (10) 41pts., 2. Pat Cussen (6) 40pts., 3. Patrick Howard (16) 40pts., 4. Ronan Kelliher (3) 39pts.,
5. Brian O’Regan(7) 38pts. Cat 1 Derry McCarthy(6) 37pts. Cat 2 Shane Conole (11) 36pts., Cat. 3 Padraig Sheahan(12) 38pts., Cat 4 Michael Dennehy(20) 34pts. C.S.S. 35 Pts.
Sign-up sheets on the noticeboard in the club house for those interested in playing Pierce Purcell (must have been 12+ handicap for 2014) and Jimmy Bruen (must have been 6+ handicap for 2014) for 2015. Both require 4 counting single’s competitions played in 2014.

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Gleneagle Pitch
& Putt
Congratulations to Castleisland Pitch & Putt Club on winning the Bob Casey Memorial Inter Club Trophy. The turnout was very good over the three Sundays despite the early start.
The next seniors outing will take place on Wednesday 1st April at 10 am in Castleisland. Registration cards are now available from Club Registrar Dan O’Donovan.
Results of Sundays 4 Ball BB – common partner Sean Ashe takes 1st and 2nd with Mick Long and Sean O’Brien.
SYMPATHY Finally the club would like to extend its sincere sympathy to Sean O’Brien on the recent death of his mother Mai O’Brien RIP. May the sod rest gently on her!

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Killarney Golf
Club - Ladies
Results of Competition Sunday, 22nd March, 2015, singles Stroke-Mahonys point. 1st Katie O’Connell (34) 68, 2nd Evelyn O’Donoghue (33) 69, 3rd Patsy Hanley (22) 71, B.G. Mary Sheehy (4) 76 gross points, 4th Julie Leonard (24) 72 (bk6), 5th Liz O’Connor (24) 72
CSS 72.
Next Competition Sunday next 29th March, S/ford, Killeen Course.

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Scor Na pBáisti
County Champions
Well done to all the competitors in Scor na bpaisti over the weekend in The Gleneagle. East Kerry Clubs were very successful on the night. Spa claimed first prize in the Figure and silver in Sean Nos.
Lee Strand Scor na bPaistí Results Figure: 1. Spa 2. An Tóchar, Solo Singing: 1. Firies 2. Moyvane, Recitation: 1. Firies 2. An Baile Dubh, Music: 1. St. Senan’s 2. Foilmore
Sean Nos: 1. Ballydonoghue 2. Spa
Leiriú: 1. Ballylongford 2. Na Gaeil
Ballad Group: 1. Dairbhre 2. Glenflesk
Rince Seit: 1. Dr. Crokes 2. Currow
Quiz: 1. Na Gaeil 2. Rathmore

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Spa Muckross
Community Games
Some of the events taking place in March and April are Model Making, Projects, Chess and Swimming. Please see www.kerrycommunitygames.ie for full details on these events, and other team competitions. Anyone interested in entering any competitions should contact Margaret O’Sullivan, Secretary on 087-6735782 (after 1.30pm).

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Killorglin Golf Club
Results for Mens Comp 22/03/2015 at Killorglin Golf Club 1st Kevin Guilfoyle 41 pts., 2nd Mark O’Sullivan 40 pts, 3rd Jerry Sheehan 38 pts. Gross Shane Collins 38 pts, 4th James Lucey 38 pts,
Senior Jer Joy 37 pts.
12 Hole Competition 1st Mikey McKenna 30 pts.

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Ring of Kerry
Golf Club
Singles Stableford GOTY Weekend 21st / 22nd March. 1st Joe O’Neill (3) 41pts ocb, 2nd: Noel Moylan (7) 41pts, 3rd: Chris Harrington (25) 38pts.
Inbhear Sceine Swing Event (18 holes ROK and 18 holes Kenmare) 36 Hole Competition 1st: Joseph O’Neill, 2nd: Geoffrey Mahony, 3rd: Pat O’Dwyer
Best 18 at ROK - Daniel Taylor, Best 18 at Kenmare - Michael O’Neill.
Up-Coming Fixtures Saturday 28th / Sunday 29th March - OPEN Singles Stableford. Members €8 Visitors €20
Tel: 064 66 42000.

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Castlerosse
Golf Club
Results Competition played on Sunday 22nd March, 18 Hole Stableford, winner Mick Clifford (22) 42 pts. Overall runner up, Peter McGrath (21) 40 pts. Overall 3rd place Danny Lynch (20) 40 pts.
Fixtures Weekend competition, 18 hole Stableford. Please register on time sheet at Castlerosse. Away-day to Newcastlewest Golf Club Saturday 18th April. Please add your name to sheet, tee time 1pm.

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Beaufort Golf Club - Ladies Branch
21st/22nd March - Easter Egg Competition (11 hole Stableford) 1st Peggy O’Riordan (34) 25 pts, 2nd Noeleen Mackessy (27) 22 pts, 3rd Lady Captain Eve Bird (36) 19 pts.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS 28th/29th March last weekend of our 9 hole re-entry Spring League.
1st April to 30th September - Summer League - 11 hole re-entry (play any day of the week).
Ladies Golf Tester Session - Monday 13th April 6.30pm - 8.30pm at Beaufort Golf Club -Cost Free.
Open to any Lady who would like to try the game of golf. Tester session will be followed by 8 week beginner programme (cost €60 for 8 weeks). Why not give it a try. Enjoy some exercise, fresh air and socialising. Ring golf club to book a place for Monday 13th April.
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@beaufortgolf-club.com

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Beaufort Golf Club - Men’s Branch
21st/22nd March Easter Egg Competition (CSS 35 pts) 1st Donal Carroll (21) 39 pts,
2nd Shane O’Sullivan (7) 37 pts, 3rd Timmy Lyne (22) 37 pts
FORTHCOMING EVENTS 28th/29th March - Round 3 Spring League - 14 hole Stableford (yellow tees - re-entry play both days if you like).
Weekend Away Midleton Park Hotel - 28th/29th March.
Good Friday April 3rd Open Club Fundraiser (4Ball B/B). Open to Members and Non-Members (any combination). Timesheet open - ring clubhouse to book your tee time.
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@beaufortgolf-club.com

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Killarney Cougars
Basketball Club
Juvenile News Boys U14 Div 1. Cougars enjoyed a successful tournament at the Annual Jimmy Curran Memorial Tournament at the weekend in the Moyderwell Gym,Tralee. Teams from Cork Dublin Sligo Cavan and Kerry all competed for the title with Cougars getting through to a finish in the final four. Cougars topped their group to make it through to a quarter final meeting with the Cavan Eagles with Cougars coming out winners of a thrilling game 28 - 21 with Sean O’Brien 10pts, Ruairi Murphy 10pts, Eoin Talbot and David Bartlett in top form. Cougars met a strong Neptune Cork in the semi final but despite leading in the opening quarter the Cork side took control in the second half to finish 27 17 winners. Before the Final the Tournament All Stars team was selected with two Cougars players Ruairi Murphy and David Bartlett were both named in the All Stars team.
Girls U15 CLBB Mallow 32 Killarney Cougars 46. Cougars travelled to Mallow on Thursday last at came away with the points in a competitive game, Cougars led throughout but the Cork side trailed by just five points entering the final quarter. Cougars with a couple of three pointers by the impressive Kate Maher and good inside baskets by the in form Erica McGlynn saw the home sides challenge to consolidate a place in the top four finals with two league games remaining.
Girls U12 Div 1 Killarney Cougars 39 Gneeveguilla 19. Cougars finished their league campaign with a comfortable victory over Gneeveguilla at the Pres Gym a result that saw an unbeaten run at home in the league that secured a runners place in the league with just one loss to away to eventual winners Glenbeigh Falcons. Cougars raced into a early lead in the game with an impressive 13pts by Meave Bellew. Cougars dominated the first and second to lead at halftime by 10pts. Gneeveguilla improved in the second half with some great scores but Cougars finished well with good performances by Holly Clifford, Katie Joy, Fiona Dineen, Alicia Burke and Adele O’Brien.
Cougars Academy Cougars Cubs Boys & Girls travelled to the U10 Gala in Causeway at the weekend with Cougars Boys and Girls both competing with the Vixens and Bobcats. The Cougars turned in great performances for the excellent attendance in a very exciting days basketball. The Academy training concludes ahead of the Easter holidays this Friday March 27th at the Parish Hall.
Full details of fixtures, results and upcoming fixtures are on the website at www.killarneycougars.com

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Firies Community
Games
Art and handwriting Congratulations to Orna O’Leary who won the handwriting U10 competition and will go forward to respresent Kerry in the All Ireland final in Athlone. Well done to Brian McCarthy who came 3rd in U12 boys handwriting co final and to Simon Foley who came 4th in U10 boys handwriting competition. Kimberley O’Brien won U14 girls art and will represent Kerry in All Ireland Community Games final.
Draughts Firies had 3 teams competing in draughts. U14 Tomas Scott, Ciara Kearney, Eoghan McKenna, Robert Nealon and Lee O’Donoghue. U12 Brian Scott, Eileen O’Leary, Patrick Kearney, James Horgan and Rachel Murphy. U10 Siun Horgan, Orna O’Leary, Farrah O’ Sullivan, Katie Doe, Martha Fitzgerald, Emer Kearney. Thank you to Padraig Scott, Frances Murphy and Ciara Murphy who managed the teams.
Model Making Good luck to our competitors taking part in the model making competitions on Sunday 29th March in Gael Scoil, Castleisland. They are as follows U10 girls Chloe O’ Sullivan, Isabel Norris, U12 girls Rachel Murphy, Emma O’Sullivan, U14 girls Kimberley O’Brien, Aoife O’Shea. U12 boys Jack O’Brien, Hugh Walsh. Contact Hazel on 087-9548348 for further details.
Basketball U16 Girls won silver medals in the recent Co. Finals. Congratulations to Aine Barry, Emer Riardon, Elaina Norris, Amy Kennedy, Roisin Deniel, Diane Cooper, Emma Murphy, Rachel Hoctor. Thank you to Mike Cooper who managed and trained the team.
The girls U13 backetball took place on Saturday 21st March. Well done to our team who took part. They are Julanne Murphy, Eileen O’Leary, Muireann Ring, Lisa O’Halloran, Ciara Kearney, Kimberley O’Brien, Katie Brosnan, Caoimhe O’Shea, Martha Fitzgerald.Thank you to Mary O’Halloran who managed the team.
The Boys U13 also took part at the weekend. Congratulations to this team who won silver medals. Well done to Tomas Scott, Cian Doe, Conor O’ Sullvan, James O’Leary, Conor Brosnan, Dillon Callaghan, Darren Daniel, Tadgh Riardon and Michael Brosnan. Thank you to Jerry Riardon who trained the team and to Miriam Deniel who managed the team.
Other events to take part soon in Community Games are projects U11, U13, U16 on 10th April, Basketball U11 mixed on 11th April, Basketball U16 0n 12th April, Soccer Boys U12 on 26th April, tag rugby U11 and U14 on 10th May, More results next week.

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Spa Muckross AC
Competing in his first County Road Championships on Sunday in Firies, was Denis McCarthy. Denis had a great run and finished in 4th place in the Novice race. Also competing, this time in Athlone, was Sarah Leahy competing at the National Juvenile Championships. Sarah had a great run in the U17 60 final, and though she was outside of the medals she ran a new PB of 7.95.
The County Juvenile Indoor Sportshall Games were held in the KCYMS on Saturday last and we had a great turnout of young athletes there who came home with plenty of medals for their efforts. Well done to the athletes and to Annette Murphy, Jerry Griffin and Elaine Clifford who took charge of them for the day. The next competition will be Leevale Open Sports on 19th April in CIT.

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Deerpark Pitch
& Putt
Condolences from Deerpark membership are extended to the relatives of Christine Kelliher Lewis Road and Mai O’Brien The Rookery, Ballycasheen who passed away during the past week. May they Rest In Peace.
Seniors Outing on April 1st Next seniors outing will be to Castleisland on next Wednnesday April 1st 10am
Membership The Clubhouse will be open from 10am to 10.30am tomorrow Saturday and Sunday to accommodate any person wishing to pay their membership or to enter their names for various competitions. Entry forms are on display on the noticeboard.
Club Merchandise As the playing season is now coming to full swing the club would like to remind anyone that is interested in purchasing merchandise which includes Polo shirts, jumpers, bags etc. is now available and can be purchased online at www.oneills.com and by entering Deerpark in the search box.

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Gneeveguilla
Athletic Club
Lotto No winner of lotto draw 20/03/2015, numbers drawn were 4, 6, 8 and 29. Bonus not won. Numbers drawn were 6, 17, 18 and 22. Next week’s jackpot €8,400 plus €1,000 bonus.
Kerry Sports Hall Games Due to clash with other activities few of our athletes turned up to the indoor sports. However Ciara Casey got gold in U11 shot, Heather Culloty got two medals in U10 Long jump and speed bounce, Sarah O’Neill was joint second in speed bounce U10.
Sports Star of The Year 2014 Congrats to Robert Purcell and Annette O’Brien who have been selected ‘sports Stars of the year 2014’. Presentation will take place in April.
National Indoor Finals Well done to Annette O’Brien who won a gold medal in the High Jump and Brid Stack who won a medal in the 200m and 400m at the national indoor finals held in Athlone recently.
Kerry Road Championships Held in Firies on Sunday last, Simon Mangan was 3rd overall, Robert Purcell Senior 1st O45, newcomer Donal White was 2nd O35, Andrew Purcell 1st Junior, Mary O’Connell 1st O40 . Good running by all.
Kerry Awards Francis Cronin and Matthew Collins will be going to the Kerry Awards to receive trophies shortly for sporting achievements over the past year. Well deserving.

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Killarney RFC
St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2015 Killarney RFC was proudly represented by our minis section, in this year’s Killarney St. Patrick’s day parade. We had a great turn out for the big parade and the lads were not to be outdone by the band that we were marching after, as shouts of ‘1...2....3.... Killarney’ rang out all around the town. Every one of the kids had a great time and wonderful memories were made. We were led in the parade by our own excellent Grand Marshalls from the U7 squad, who led us on our trek around the town. Firstly, Emjay Leslie led us, followed by Robert Daly, Donncha Murphy, Fergal Murphy, Cian Stack, Sean Landers and Paddy Moore who all lead the Kilarney RFC contingent with pride! A great day was had by all and we would like to thank the parents who brought in their kids, the parents who marched with us as well as the kids themselves. Finally we would like to thank the coaches who marshalled the KRFC guys: Liam, Tom, Ed, Feargal and Pat. Well done one and all!
Under 12’s trip to Rockwell The Killarney U12s made the long trip to Tipperary for the annual Rockwell Blitz. The opposition was not revealed until arrival at the venue and Killarney were lining out against the big guns on Munster namely Cork Constitution and Clonmel. Copsewood Gaels of Pallaskenry were the fourth team in the pool. First up was Clonmel who provided stiff opposition. Clonmel scored a few early tries but Killarney dug deep to put on a strong comeback. The hits were hard and Donnacha Greally had to come off with a shoulder Injury. There was some fine ball carrying from Brendan O’Sullivan, Ruari Coghlan and Padraig Talbot. Clonmel stole the game by one try but it was a valiant effort by the Killarney Lads.
Next up were Copsewood Gaels and Killarney played some champagne rugby with scrum half Colin O’Sullivan dictating the pace. The bench was emptied and some fine performances was put in by Adam Cronin, Sean Hickey, Harry Kelly, Josh Cambell and Adam Neary. Copsewood Gaels were helped on their way by Killarney’s Sean O’Sullivan and Ethan O’Neill. A fine win for Killarney. The Final Game was against the mighty Cork Constitution. The Killarney Lads dug deep and the game was level at half time with some great tackling from James Kennelly, Rian Colleran, William Casey and Liam Randles. Unfortunately Killarneys attrition rate in the second half was high with Bailey O’Sullivan and Ethan McKeon needing attention on the sideline. Cork Constitution eventually ran out winners in this David and Goliath battle, but the coaches were extremely proud of their young warriors. All in all it was a great day and enjoyable for all involved. What a day for rugby. Peter Walsh was absent and on the injury list. His presence and skil were missed on the day. Get well soon Peter.
South Kerry v North West Kerry - West Munster Under 18s Cup South Kerry travelled to Castleisland to play North West Kerry in the West Munster under 18s cup on Saturday 21st March. Weather conditions were excellent for the match. Next up is the decider against Tralee for the West Munster cup on Saturday next 28th March at 12.00 midday in Tralee. Thanks to all supporters at the match and to North West Kerry for a great contest. Come and cheer the boys on again next week!!
Bag packing for Habitat Ireland The club is bag packing for Habitat Ireland a charity that provides homes for families and homeless in Ireland. We need to recruit packers from the age of 12 upwards and the more adults we have the better it is. We will start at 11:00 am Easter Saturday 4th April. We will run tills up to 8pm depending on requirements and availability and Tesco’s. Contact Mike Fuller on 087 6489628 or Anne Clifford on 087 2229039.All proceeds are shared 50-50 on the day.
Aghadoe The Trim Trail works are underway at our new pitch in Aghadoe and the committee are busy planning the further development of the site including the perimeter fencing and lighting.

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Killarney Salmon & Trout Angling Club
Our first competition of 2015 was held last Sunday on the waters of Caragh Lake . The top five rods on the day were as follows : 1) Gerry Bambury,
2) Noel Bambury, 3) Anthony Griffin
4) Tom McSweeney, 5) Steve Cambell.
Heaviest Trout on the day came to the rod of Gerry Bambury .
Presently the club is proud to be in a position to enter two full teams to the Munster Lake Competition , being held on Lough Lein on Sunday 10th May 2015. We are closing the entry on the night of Friday 27th March .
Presently we have one remaining position on the Club Team for the Munster River Competition ,taking place on Sunday the 26th April on the rivers Dallow and Araglen .Closing date for entries is Wednesday 08th April 2015. Entry fee is €80 per Angler and each Angler must supply an over 18 steward.

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Workmen’s
Rowing Club
Skibbereen Regatta Training is well underway for this event which will take place over the weekend of April 11th/12th and will be the first regatta of the year for the club. All crews have been taking advantage of the recent fine weather and it’s been wonderful to see so many boats out on the water each weekend. It’s also been fantastic to have our own Pat Doc back out on launch driving duties, ensuring the safety of all crews during training.
Congratulations to Hannah Moynihan and the Dr. Crokes Set dancers who won the Kerry finals of Scor Na bPaisti at the INEC on Sunday evening. Well done to Hannah for all her hard work with the dancers, hopefully she’ll have dried her tears of joy and is enjoying the beautiful clock which was presented to her by the Workmen on the occasion of her 50th birthday. We’re all hoping that the clock helps to improve her timekeeping for her next 50 years with the club.
Membership Our very committed treasurer, Pauline, would like to remind anyone who has yet to pay membership for 2015 that she’s making a list, she’s checking it twice and if she finds you, she won’t be nice!!
New members of all ages, both beginners and experienced rowers, are always welcome to join Workmen’s RC; anyone interested please contact Mary on 086 8098182.

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Killarney
Athletic AFC
Fixtures Kerry Schoolboys/Girls League
Saturday 28th March Kerry Cup Under 11 Shield Quarter Finals
Inter Kenmare or Killarney Athletic v Castleisland 11.45am Kerry Cup Under 12 Girls
Killarney Athletic v Killarney Celtic 10.00am
Seniors The senior A team home to Rattoo next Sunday morning 11.30a.m. Please support the boys in blue.
New 300 Member Club Next draw on 28th March in Scott’s at 9.00pm. Also tickets still available for March to December draws for €100. Please contact Mike O’Shea on 087 2226185 for further details or any club officer.
50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS Celebratory Dinner will be held on 5th September 2015 in the Dromhall Hotel. Also the club asks if anybody has any old club photographs or memorabilia to please contact Don O’Donoghue on 086 1234610, Mike O’Shea 087 2226185 or Mary McCarrick on mccarrickmary@hotmail.com or any club officer please.
Topaz Cash for Clubs Topaz cash for clubs- please support us in this great fundraising initiative. Simple get €40 fuel at topaz and get a card stamped.
Club name: Killarney Athletic , Club registration code: 10378.
Date for the Diary Killarney Athletic Golf Classic 25th June at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club.
Killarney Athletic Abroad Brendan Moloney booked in the last minute going down to a last minute strike to lose away to Bury and a dent in their playoff hopes. Diarmuid O’Carroll’s crusaders lost 1 nil to Glentoran in the Irish Cup.
Results Seniors Killarney Athletic B 0 - 1 Ballyheigue. In the replay of the Dominos Pizza Kerry cup, Athletic were at home to Division 2B leaders Ballyheigue in a game that Athletic should have won but unfortunately, it wasn’t to be Athletic’s day in their chances to reach another cup final in 3 years. With Ballyheigue set up defensively, Athletic created few chances and a sloppy deflection from a corner in the 60th minute ended up in the Athletic net.
Not helped with injuries to JP, Damien and Alan, Athletic were forced into subs sooner than expected.
Late chances for Joul, Chris and David were not to be and Ballyheigue advance to the quarter final. Best for Athletic Tommy Counihan and Shane Lyne.
Under 14 Killarney Athletic under 14’s lost 3-0 away to Tralee Dynamos. What could have been a super match was all but decided when home team scored twice in 1st 5 minutes after a terrible start by our lads.
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
Topaz Cash For Clubs We are looking to get as many club members and friends to take Topaz Cash for Clubs cards. The idea is that when you spend €40 on fuel you have a card stamped. The more stamps we get the better chance we have of winning! We will be handing out cards at training sessions and they can be collected from the office or at any Topaz station.
Congratulations to St. Brendan’s College, especially a large contingent of Killarney Celtic players, who qualified for the ALL Ireland U16.5 All Ireland football final last Saturday.
Results Greyhound Cup: Killarney Celtic 6 Inter Kenmare 1. Killarney Celtic proved too strong for an Inter Kenmare side who were missing a few regulars but nonetheless gave a good account of themselves.
Youths League Castlemaine 1 Killarney Celtic 4. A blistering performance against a good Castlemaine side has nailed us to the top of the table with two games to go, great going by manager Gerry Falvey and all the lads.
Conor Randall struck twice, with Cathal O’Shea and Fergal O’Donoghue also on the mark.
U16 Girls Advance in WFAI Cup In truth, Ferrybank had to travel with a vastly weakened side and Celtic, inspired by Lauren Rintoul, Fiadhna Tangney, Kate Stack, Elizabeth Mohan, and Carmel Looney, always had the upper hand here. Ferrybank were well outclassed on the field, but they showed a different sort of class in being willing to travel so understrength and aware of how gargantuan the task was going to be - a lot of teams would have phoned up and just conceded.
They brought everything they could and gave everything they had on the day, and teams with that kind of heart and courage deserve and will get rewarded one day. Fair play to them.
U16 Div One Killarney Celtic 3 Iveragh United 3. Micheal Devlin laid claim to the match ball with a hat-trick for us, while Pierce McGill, Garret Evans, and Eoghan McDaid starred for the impressive visitors. Both sides are level at the top of the table and, with both sides having to play Listowel Celtic yet, a play-off for the title looks a strong possibility.
U14 Premier St. Brendans Park 1 Killarney Celtic 2. This was a massive win, especially as we were missing a few key players, but the lads showed great courage and workrate. Darragh Lyne scored both goals, while Mike Lenihan was a colossus at centre back. Others to stand out were Darragh Dennehy, Jared Barton, James Darmody, and superb stand-in keeper Mark Cooper.
U14 Div One Killarney Celtic C 2 Camp United 6. Ian O’Connor scored our first from a free kick that deflected off a defender, and Cian Crowley got our second, but Camp were deserved winners. U13 players Ian O’Connor, Cian Dineen, and Alan Dineen gave it everything. Thanks also to the B team players Evan Lyne, Evan Smith, and Tommy Maugier who willingly helped to make up a team.
U12 Premier Killarney Celtic 3 Camp United 0. Cillian O’Sullivan slotted a penalty, Daniel Okwute got the second, and Jackson O’Mahony scored the third. This was a superb display against a canny and defensive Camp outfit, especially in the second half.
U12 Div One Shield Killorglin B 0 Killarney Celtic B 1. A brilliant strike by Darren Ryan was the difference between two good teams.
U9/U10 Friendly Blitz Celtic Park was host to a big gathering of enthusiastic young players on Saturday afternoon and a great time was had by all. Thanks again to all the great volunteers working at the real grass roots of the game, including those from the visiting clubs who contributed to a great atmosphere.
Fixtures Denny Premier: Killarney Celtic at home to Castleisland, Friday, 7.30pm
U17 League: Killarney Celtic at home to Castlemaine, Saturday, 2.30pm
U15 Kerry Cup: Killarney Celtic at home to Tralee Dynamos, Saturday, 11.45am
U15 Shield: Killarney Celtic B away to Inter Kenmare, Saturday, 10.30am
U15 Div One: Killarney Celtic C at home to Park B, Saturday, 11.45am
U13 Kerry Cup: Killarney Celtic at home to Tralee Dynamos, Saturday, 1.30pm
U13 Shield: Killarney Celtic B at home to Fenit Samphires, Saturday, 10.30am
U13 Shield: Killarney Celtic C at home to Park C, Saturday, 10.30am
U13 Girls Cup: Killarney Celtic away to Killarney Athletic, Saturday, 10.30am
U11 Cup: Killarney Celtic B at home to Listowel Celtic, Saturday, 1.30pm
U11 Cup: Killarney Celtic C at home to LB Rovers, Saturday, 1.30pm
Club Shop Killarney Celtic’s shop is now up and running on Saturdays from 12 noon to 2.00pm. Contact Mags on 089 2164639 or Mary on 086 6485809 for details.
Pitch Bookings Contact Mary Lyne 086-6485809 to book our All Weather full size pitch or training area.
Lotto Results Numbers drawn 8, 10, 17, 18. No winner. Next week’s jackpot €2800, draw in the Fáilte on Monday night. Tickets available from all club officers. Yearly tickets available.
INFO 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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Crusaders
Bridge Club
Results 4/2/15 N/S 1st Brenda Moynihan and Mary Harmon. 2nd Eileen Crehan and John O’Shea. 3rd Carmel Daly and Rita Cronin. E/W 1st Evelyn O’Leary and Maura McCarthy. 2nd Julie Healy Rae and Peggy O’Shea. 3rd Eileen Murphy and Joan Moore.
11/2/15 N/S 1st Kay Clement and Phyllis O’Regan. 2nd Carmel Daly and Rita Cronin. 3rd Eileen Crehan and John O’Shea. E / W 1st Kathleen O’Sullivan and Eithne Tarrant. 2nd Eileen Murphy and Joan Moore. 3rd Bridie Brosnan and Mary O’Connor.
Presidents Prize 18th and 25th Feb.
1st Joan Culloty and Gary Leahy. 2nd Phyllis O’Regan and Ann O’Shea. 3rd Rita Cronin and Eileen Crehan. 4th Brenda Moynihan and Mary Harmon.
5th Evelyn O’Leary and Marjorie Fleming. 6th Eileen Twomey and Neilus O’ Regan. 1st Session. Bridie Brosnan and Mary O’Connor. 2nd Session. John Geaney and Andrew Kelleher.
4/3/15 N/S 1st Kay Clement and Phyllis O’Regan. 2nd Eileen Twomey and Neilus O’Regan. 3rd Brenda Moynihan and Mary Harmon. E/W 1st Carmel Daly and Gerard Walshe. 2nd Mary Rose Felle and Maura Mc Carthy. 3rd Bridie Brosnan andMary O’Connor.
11/3/15 1st Eileen Twomey and Neilus O’Regan. 2nd Julie Healy Rae and Peggy O’Shea. Congratulations to all the winners!
Our annual congress was held in the Brehon between 6th -8th of March. It was very successful and enjoyed by all who attended. I would like to thank everybody who travelled and club members for their help and co-operation over the weekend. Thanks also to the management and staff of the Brehon who were at our beck and call all the time.
Our Charity night is on Wednesday 1st April. The nominated charity this year is Kerry Volunteer Centre. We are looking forward to a big attendance. There will be lots of raffle prizes and the game will start at 7.30pm sharp.

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Killarney
Badminton Club
Well done to all our teams who had matches last week. Division 5 lost out to County. Division 3 won against County 4-3. Division 1/ 3/ 5 mixed taking place this Friday at Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre. Juvenile Badminton will finish up tonight and well done to all who won and lost throughout the year. A great year for all our young players. Appreciation must go out especially to Suzanne Smith who co-ordinated all the juvenile nights and competitions throughout the year and also to John Danny and Jennifer for their commitment too.

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Killarney South
Community Games
Basketball The Under 13 boy’s basketball blitz was held in Duagh on Sunday last. Killarney south fielded a team in the competition. The team played in two pool games, but unfortunately were beaten in both games. The team thoroughly enjoyed the day and no doubt benefitted from the experience at this level.
We are also fielding an Under 11 Mixed basketball team, so get your entries in now.
Swimming The swimming competition is to be held on April 19th. Those interested should forward their entries to the email address given below.
Soccer U12 Recruitment is also under way for this boyís soccer team. Interested parties should forward their details for selection and training.
Cross Country County team event All those interested in cross county running both on teams and individual level should make contact as qualifiers for the county team are coming up in the next few months.
Facebook Please follow Killarney South Community games on Facebook for all new updates, pictures and reports. All electronic queries can be forwarded to killarneysouthcommunitygames@gmail.com.

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