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This week's news - Friday, 26th September, 2014


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Spa Muckross AC

We are in the final stages of preparation for the Killarney 10 road race taking place on Saturday 27th at 1.30pm. There is still time to enter the race and we will also be available to take some entries at St. Brendan’s in the morning. We would encourage everyone to come out and take part in the event - serious athletes and joggers will be joined by enthusiastic walkers on the route which takes the participants through Aghadoe and into the beautiful grounds of Killarney National Park. The race will finish in the grounds of St Brendan’s College, where we intend building the track. Tea/Coffee and refreshments will be served to the runners once they finish. We have also put in an order for good weather so a great day is expected! We are having a post race get together in the Plaza Hotel on Saturday night and all runners/walkers are welcome to join us there.
Congratulations to both Kerry minor and senior teams on winning the All-Ireland on Sunday last - an outstanding achievement by any standards.

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Ross Golf Club Ladies

RESULTS Sunday September 21st 18 hole single stableford competition. The winner was Mary Cronin Lady Captain (24) 40pts.
FIXTURES Sunday September 28th mixed scramble with a shotgun start of 12 noon. Entry sheet in the club house.
Sunday October 5th 18 hole single stableford competition.
BEST OF LUCK The Ladies Club would like to wish President Ambrose O’Donovan the very best of luck for his day which will take place on Saturday September 27th. May the sun shine down on the golf.

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Ross Golf Club Gents

President Ambrose O’Donovan’s prize is on Saturday 27th September. Format is stableford and the timesheet is on the notice board. Draw for playing partners at 5pm on Friday. On Sunday 28th, the Ladies are organising a mixed scramble for 12 o’clock..see notice board for more details. All matchplays to be played ASAP.

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Ring of Kerry Golf Club

Singles Stableford GOTY 1st: Gavin Power (21) 41pts ocb. 2nd: Charlie Foley (10) 41pts ocb. 3rd: Daniel Taylor (26) 41pts ocb.
2-Person Open Scramble Event
1st: Brendan Breslin (9) and Joe Harrington (21) 65.0. 2nd: Mike Hayes (18) & Liam Crotty (14) 69.6. 3rd: Donal Casey (24) & Mark Granville (21) 70.0.
Up Coming Events Saturday Open 2-Person Better Ball - Visitors only €20.

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Kenmare Golf Club

Men 1st Dave Burke (10) - 37 pts (OCB)
2nd Sean Finn (23) - 37 pts
Results from Kenmare GC:
Ladies 1st Danielle Froment [11] 39pts
2nd Margaret Hanley [18] 38pts
3rd Laura Hatton 23] 36pts.

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Commercial Rowing Club

The members of Commercial Rowing Club past and present wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the family of Sean Lynch Upper Lewis Road, who passed away recently. Sean was one of the stalwars of the club during one of its more successful eras - the late 1950’s and early 6O’s when it won several races at the annual Killarney Regatta. He occupied the position of club treasurer for many seasons. It gave him much satisfaction when the club was revived and a new Clubhouse erected in 2004 and he was always available for the annual Church Gate collection. May He Rest In Peace.

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Euro Bridge Club

The Euro Bridge Club will resume their winter bridge at the Malton Hotel on Tuesday 30th September at 7.30p.m. We look forward to seeing you all on the night.

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Kerry Community Games

This week we wish to congratulate our Swimmers on their achievements at the National Community Games. Children who competed in Nationals in Athletics qualified by competing at our County Finals which took place at Tralee Sports Complex, and after a Summer of training they went on to compete in the National Finals in Athlone in August. Great praise is due to the children who train hard each week; to their trainers, and parents for giving a huge commitment in time and energy to support our young athletes. A special thank you to Josephine Cahill who managed our Team of 41 swimmers in Athlone and gave them every support and encouragement - Josephine has kindly given us her account of the Nationals in Athlone. The third weekend in August saw the 41 members of the Kerry Community Games swim team make their way to Athlone to compete in the National Finals, which were held over 2 days. As is usual the girls events were held on one day with the boys events held on the 2nd day.There were 15 events each day ranging from U8 to U16, with two team events U13 and U16 which usually are very exciting even in the heats! Our team consisted of some first timers and “seasoned campaigners” and this year, for the first time we had siblings from four families participating over the weekend. Special mention must go to Padraig, Erin and Deirdre O’Halloran, Castlegregory: Ross and Paudie O’Leary, Rathmore: Joe and Emma Reidy, Rock Street, Tralee and Eoghan, Sadhbh and Caomhan Daly from Listowel.
As is well known, the competition in the pool is fierce and the standard is extremely high and to get to a final, either in an individual or team event is a super achievement. This year we had 14 finalists, including the boys and girls U16 squads - a few others were just pipped at the post in the semi-final, to miss out on a final place. At the end of the weekend we had 9 medals (1 gold, 3 silver & 5 bronze) a fantastic result!
Congratulations to all the swimmers who participated over the weekend, they represented their parish and county with pride and great determination and we were delighted with the results. Thank you to all the parents, families and friends who made the journey to Athlone and provided such valuable, vocal and colourful support to the swimmers - hopefully we will see some of them back again next year.

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Beaufort Golf Club - Ladies Branch

RESULTS 20th/21st September - 18 Hole Stableford. 1st Grace Dennehy (34) 39 pts. 2nd Margaret Guerin (26) 34 pts.
Fixtures 27th/28th September - Captains Charity Rumble. Open Fridays (Single Stableford for Ladies and Gents) continues Friday 26th 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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Beaufort Golf Club - Men’s Branch

RESULTS 19th September - Open Friday
Winner:David Kerins (6) - 36 pts
Fixtures 27th/28th September - Captains Charity Rumble. Open Fridays (Single Stableford for Ladies and Gents) continues Friday 26th 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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Killarney Cougars Basketball Club

National Basketball Community Draw Many Thanks to All that supported our sale of tickets for the Basketball Ireland National Basketball Community Draw. We had a very positive response and we wish our supporters best of luck with the draw being held on October 1st.
Cougars Basketball Academy Friday night basketball is in full swing on Friday evenings at the Parish Hall, for our youngest members Girls and Boys for ages U8 and U10, Born 2005 to 2008. Term 1 runs through September up to October 17th. New Members may register each Friday before training session commences through September.
Fridays Girls Academy Girls U8 and U10 Born 2005 to 2008. Time 5.00pm. Boys Academy U8 and U10 Born 2005 to 2008. Time 6.30pm.
Senior Registration is now open and can be made before training on Tuesday evenings. Womens at 8.15pm and Mens at 9.15pm through September.
Further information from Secretary on 087-4175493 Email secretarykillarneycougars@gmail.com
Upcoming Fixtures Senior Men’s October 6th Cougars v Listowel 7.10pm at Pres Gym. Juvenile Girls September 28th Cougars v Vixens U12, U14, & U16/17 at Pres Gym.
Further Club information and latest details available on the Website www.killarneycougars@gmail.com

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Castlerosse Golf Club

Results Competition played on Sunday 21st September, 18 hole Strokeplay, Winner, Daniel Shine (08) net 66. Runner-up Ivan Tangney (19)net 67. Overall 3rd place Donal O’Reilly (21)net 68.
Results Scramble played on Thursday 18th September, 3 person scramble, winners, John O’Reilly, John O’Connor and Trevor Shine.
Fixtures Scramble Thursday evening at 5.45pm, meet at 5.30pm in Club House, open to Ladies and Gents, Guests welcome. Come and enjoy 9 holes of golf at a very reasonable cost.
Next weekend competition 18 hole Stableford, play Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

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Deerpark Pitch & Putt

Sympathy The sympathy of the entire Pitch & Putt fraternity is extended to the O’Donoghue family, Ross Road on the unexpected death of Micheal O’Donoghue, a former member of Gleneagle Pitch & Putt club. May he rest in peace.
Wednesday Evening Fourball Winners of last Wednesday evening C3-Ball Scramble were Betty O’Brien, Ger Casey and Robbie O’Brien.
East Avenue Outing There was a large turnout of Deerpark members Sunday morning’s nine hole competition on the Lackabane course and overall a most entertaining event with some fine scoring. All retired to the East Avenue Hotel for refreshments and some remained on to witness Kerry’s All-Ireland victory. A special word of thanks to all involved in organising the event.
Ross Outing on Saturday October 11th
Members of Deerpark and Gleneagle will take to the fairways and greens of the Ross course on Saturday 11th October. Format is a 3-Ball Scramble and all players to be present at 9am for tee off at 9.30am
County MatchPlay in Castleisland
Best wishes to our competitors who will be participating in the county matchplay at Castleisland this weekend.
Seniors Outing Castleisland The next Seniors outing has been refixed for Castleisland on Tuesday 7th October 10.30a.m. A discussion will take place following this Outing re an away Outing in late October or early November.

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Killarney Golf Club- Ladies

Results of Sunday’s Competition 21st September. Singles Stroke - Mahony’s Point. 1st Anne Chute (30) 69 (BK9).
2nd Sinead Lynch (18) 69. 3rd Winnie Ryan (23) 70. CSS 71
Next Competition Sunday next September 28th, Killeen Course, Single, Stableford.

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Ross Golf Society

Results captain's Prize, Macroom GC, Saturday 19th September. 1st James Lynch (15) 38pts. 2nd Ben Carey (12) 34pts. 3rd Declan McCarthy (6) 33pts.
Front 9. John Coffey (24) 17pts.
Back 9. Teddy Bowler (18) 19pts.
Guest Prize Denis McCarthy (11) 36pts.
Next outing Hampers, Saturday 25th October, Killeen.

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Killarney Rugby Club

Congratulations to the Kerry County GAA Board and all concerned with both Minor and Senior Kerry Football teams on their fantastic victories last Sunday. Both teams and mentors were outstanding.
Membership deadline is fast approaching end of September. It is possible to pay the coaches in cash or go online onto myclubfinances.com or www.krfc.club and register for Membership and select the correct type. All players who do not register their memberships are not affiliated to the Munster Branch and will not be permitted to train or to play. We encourage players to seek further insurance premium to cover any possible personal injury that might keep them out of work for any period.
Mini Rugby continues to grow and numbers are still rising. Surrounded by the Killarney Half Marathon at Knockreer, the sounds and music did not deter swarms of young lads tear into their respective practice games. We will soon have news of the first blitzes of the new season but for the meantime practice sessions continue at Knockreer from 10.30am to 12pm every Saturday morning.
Pitch Development Aghadoe is blooming steadily. Grass is growing despite the nocturnal visits of a couple of big Stags on a regular basis. It is turning green and the sands are seeping down into the soil creating superb surfaces. It is heartening to see the hard work turning into magnificent fields where sport and recreation can flourish for years to come. Former President Seán O’Sullivan recently visited the grounds and was overwhelmed by the emotions of history’s pages and the efforts of people like him who selflessly over the years to keep the sport alive in Killarney. He was very proud to witness it. Not only had he given of his personal time but he has invested significantly in the grounds over recent years and is one of a number of generous benefactors. We look forward to his future visits to see games in due course.
Fundraising Night at the Dogs is coming up on Saturday November 22nd. Teams of fundraisers and their respective captains are vying with one another to raise the most money. They have to find sponsors for: a Race, 6 dogs (nominators), adverts in race card, full & half pages available. Tickets on the night are €20 for the Buster and it promises to be a helluva night. First race is at 7:50pm. We can make reservations for full dinner or party lounge service as you require. This is going to be a great night of fun. Let’s get going. All funds raised towards the club running costs. The more sponsorship we sell the more funds we make. For details call 087 2676377.
Training We still need to recruit coaches for our Youths. We are very much needing parents to get involved. We would plead with parents to become involved as much as possible. If you think you know someone who might be able to lend a hand, contact Feargal Courtney on 087 6177825 or Luke O’Sullivan on 087 268 9234. Training will be provided and we would greatly appreciate your help.
Youths Under 16s and U18s training at Dirreen at 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Training for U14s is on Wednesdays at 6pm. Senior training is on every Tuesday and Friday from 7:30pm. Minis as usual at Knockreer from 10:30am to 12pm Saturday mornings.
MEETING of all coaches are requested at the Malton Hotel next Monday at 8pm for a brief information meeting. This is a very important meeting for all coaches/mentors and it is important all coaches and assistants are present.
FIXTURES Killarney Senior XV take to their first League game this Sunday when they travel to Crosshaven for a tough opener. A good start would be great. John Nikora is confident of a big improvement up front. We have a great crop of student players this season and hopefully we can reach a balance between jobs and college to get the best squad out each week.

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Killarney Athletic AFC

Fixtures Kerry Schoolboys/Girls League Fixtures. Saturday 27th September.
SFAI Under 14 Cup. Regional Utd v Killarney Athletic 2.00p.m. SFAI Under 16 Cup. Knocklong Hospital v Killarney Athletic 2.00p.m. Saturday 27th September League Fixtures. JK Sports Under 12 Division 1. Killarney Athletic v Ballyhar 10.30a.m.
Condolences Sincere Sympathy is extended to the O’Donoghue family on the untimely death of Micheal.
Kerry Teams Congratulations to the Kerry Minor and Kerry Senior teams on winning their respective All Ireland finals on Sunday last.
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 and Under 13 - Thursdays 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Under 14 - Wednesdays 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Under 15 - Thursday 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Youths, Under 17 & Under 16 -Thursdays 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Seniors - Fridays 6.30
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 & 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

Congratulations to the Kerry senior and minor teams who won the All Ireland Finals on Sunday, especially all those who have worn our jersey in the past.
Congratulations also to former Celtic player Padraig Lucey, who has signed a professional Aussie Rules contract with Geelong.
Condolences to the O’Donoghue family on their recent loss.
Golf Classic
Killarney Celtic’s Annual Golf Classic will be played this Saturday. 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, and we hope that everyone has a great time.
Club Shop Killarney Celtic’s shop is now up and running on Saturdays from 12 noon to 2.00pm. We have a full new range of fantastic merchandise to suit every age, size, gender, and especially budget.
Registration Non-playing registration of €20 is now due and payable to any committee member.
Last Man Standing The last time I saw this many casualties, it was the opening scene of Stephen Spielberg’s ‘Saving Private Ryan’! After losses by Tottenham, Everton, Man Utd, Liverpool and Swansea and draws for Newcastle, Sunderland, Chelsea and Burnley meant that only the Arsenal selections and the brave man who picked Southampton away to Swansea are still running. Best of luck to John Don, Mike Daly, John Henderson, and Packie O’Connor this weekend.
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 2003)
7.00-8.30pm Under 15 (born 2000)
8.30-10.00pm Under 17 (born 1998
Tuesday
5.30-7.00pm Under 11 (born 2004)
7.00-8.30pm Under 14 (born 2001)
8.30-10.00pm Seniors/Youths
Thursday
5.30-7.00pm Under 13 B and C squads (born 2002)
7.00 - 8.30pm U13 A (born 2002)
7.00 - 8.30pm Ladies, Girls U14/U16
8.30-10.00pm Under 16 (born 1999)
Friday
Seniors and Youths 7.30-9.00pm
Training for U7 to U10 continues on Saturdays.
Volunteers Badly Wanted It takes a lot to keep a club going, but most of all we need people who can volunteer their time. We have a long-standing and proud policy of providing support and games for anyone, regardless of ability, but we badly need sufficient adults to provide supervision and support. No training is necessary and child protection training will be provided. Anyone willing to help out with a team is asked to contact Mike Lyne on 086-0836356.
Results
Denny Premier A: Killarney Celtic 6 Killorglin 1. Killorglin took the lead in the first minute with a great free-kick. Celtic started to press, though, with Peter McCarthy opening the scoring and also hitting the crossbar with another effort and Trevor Nagle forcing Damien McGillicuddy into a point-blank instinctive save. William Courtney and Gary Keane had it to 3-1 by half-time and Celtic were always in control after Killorglin were reduced to ten men, with Peter adding three more goals.
U16 Premier Killorglin 0 Killarney Celtic 3. A great game and a great win. Niall O’Donoghue, Micheal Potts, and Mark Harnett were on target for Celtic.
U16 Div One Park B 1 Killarney Celtic 1.
A very tough match between two skilful sides. It was deadlocked at 0-0 at the break but Park went 1-0 up early in the second half. Celtic kept working and a late strike by James Kelly earned us a deserved point.
U14 Premier Killarney Athletic 0 Killarney Celtic 5. The first half was tighter than the scoreline might indicate, and it took a real screamer from Darragh Lyne to break the deadlock. Mike Lenihan and Ryan Kelliher added a brace each for a comfortable Celtic victory in the finish. Best for Celtic were Darragh Lyne, Jared Barton, Peter O’Sullivan, and Patrick Darcy.
U14 Div One Killarney Celtic B at home to Killorglin B, Saturday, 10.30am
U12 Premier Killarney Celtic 1 Killorglin 3
Celtic took a deserved lead through Ronan Coffey and it could have been more in the first half. Celtic also dominated early on in the second half but once Killorglin got to grips with the game they were hugely impressive. Cillian O’Sullivan, Kieran Dennehy, Cian McMahon, and Kevin Bowler stood out for Celtic.
Fixtures
FAI Junior Cup: Killarney Celtic away to Tralee Dynamos, Sunday, 11.30am
Denny Premier B: Killarney Celtic B at home to Asdee, Friday, 7.30pm
Munster Youths Cup: Killarney Celtic at home to Killarney Athletic, Saturday, 2.00pm
U16 National Cup: Killarney Celtic away to Ballyhar, Saturday, 2.00pm
U14 Div One: Killarney Celtic B away to Iveragh, Saturday, 11.30am
U12 National Cup: Killarney Celtic A away to Shannon Town, Saturday, 2.00pm
U12 Div One: Killarney Celtic B at home to Mastergeeha, Saturday, 10.30am
U12 Div Two: Killarney Celtic C away to Killorglin, Saturday, 10.30am
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 Next week’s jackpot €2400, draw in the Fáilte on Monday night. Tickets available from all club officers.
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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Gleneagle Pitch & Putt

It was with deep shock and sadness that the club learned of the tragic death of Micheal O’Donoghue in Dublin last weekend. Micheal was a member of the club as a juvenile for a number of years and was always in good form and very helpful at all times. He was a joy to play with and good fun. We express our deepest sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.
The club offers our deepest sympathy to the Looney family on the death of Ernest Looney. May he rest in peace.
The club offers our deepest sympathy to the Lynch family on the death of Sean Lynch. May he rest in peace.
This Sunday we will have our usual competition. The county over 50’s competition will be held in Castleisland on Tuesday 7th October at 10.30am.

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Flesk Valley Rowing Club

Best wishes to the crew rowing in London this weekend for the Great River Race. The very best of good luck to the crew of John Fleming , Chris Slattery, Denis O’Donoghue , Colm O’Suilleabháin, Sean O’Connell Karl Kelly , Clara and Aoife O’Shea . May ye row a mighty race and yer fans will be waiting on the end line. A big thank you to all the supporters heading to London also we couldn’t do it without ye ! Up The Valley.

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Listry

Listry Weekly Lotto Results 23rd September, 2014. Winning Numbers 3, 4, 16, 23. Jackpot €9,650. Not Won.Jackpot next week, Sunday 28th September €9,800.
LISTRY SOCIAL COMMITTEE We wish to remind seniors in the Listry/Milltown Parish and surrounding areas that the next Social Day will be Tuesday 30th September 2014. The usual Bus Service will operate and start collecting passengers at 10.30 approx.
Parent & Toddler Group Listry Milltown parent and todder group has restarted at Listry community centre on Friday mornings 11am to 12.15p.m. All welcome.
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 Ti for the night will be Ted Ahern. Please come along for a great night’s entertainment.

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Killarney Salmon & Trout Angling Club

It seems very fitting, now that the Sam Maguire and Tom Markham Cups are displaying proudly in the Kingdom, to mention to all successful Trophy winners in our 2013 season - now is the time to return the Trophies to allow for engraving and presentation at our dinner on the 18th October . Can anyone holding Trophy’s from the competitions please return same to DJ O’Riordan at the International Hotel soonest. A quick note as well that our draw for Teams for the annual competition on Sunday 5th October will take place on Friday night the 3rd of October in Corkerys Bar at 8.30pm and all entries have to be in by then .

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