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Ross Golf
Club - Killarney
Gents Club

Result On Sunday November 16th we held single stableford competition. The following were the winners:-
1..Mike Casey (13) 41 pts. 2.. Maurice O’Shea (15) 39 pts. 3..Denis Lucey (20) 39 pts. 4..Humphrey Kerins (20) 38 pts.
Fixtures On Sunday November 23rd we will hold a single stableford competition. The timesheet is now available in the clubhouse so please add your name to it as soon as possible.
Quiz Our annual pre-Christmas fundraising quiz will be held in the McSweeney Arms Hotel on Thursday November 27th at 8.30pm sharp. All members are urged to support this event by entering a team.

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Ross Ladies
Golf Club
Another golfing year has ended and the committee and club would like to thank Mary Cronin our Lady Captain for her dedication to the club throughout the year. We wish Mary continued success and enjoyment with her golf for many years to come.
The club would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors for their continued support and we are looking forward to another year of golf, hopefully with a warm and dry summer equal to the one we were just treated with.

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Ring of Kerry
Golf Club
2-Person Scramble 1st: Geoffrey Mahony (18) and Joe Harrington (20) 64.4pts
2nd: Tom MacDonnell (12) & Mick O’Brien (19) 65.8
Up Coming Fixtures Saturday 15th / 16th 2-Person Open Team Event - Visitors €20. Please call 064-6642000 to book.

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Killarney Golf
Club - Ladies
Results Turkey Competition, Sunday 16th November, 2014 Mahony’s Point:-
1st Mary O’Rourke (23) 45pts. 2nd Aoife Frazer (23) 42pts (bk9). 3rd Mary O’Doherty (14) 42pts. B.G. Nicola Rainsford (8) 31 gross pts. CSS 71 39 pts.
Next Sunday’s Competition 23rd November, format 3 person team “waltz” Killeen Course.

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Killarney
Golf Men’s Club
Singles Stableford Killeen, 16/11/14.
1. John O’Connor (11) 39pts. 2. Donal G O’Sullivan (8) 38pts. 3. Tom Looney (13) 37 pts. 4. Derry McCarthy(7) 37 pts. 5. John O’Shea(12) 37pts. Best Gross: Brendan O’Toole(3) 76. Cat 2 Sean C. Brosnan(8) 35pts. Cat 3 Peter Lawlor (15) 36pts. Cat 4 Tony Walsh(20) 33pts. C.S.S. 35 pts.

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Beaufort Golf Club - Men’s Branch
RESULTS 15th/16th November - Round 3 Winter League (13 hole re-entry).Winner Dan Moynihan 28pts (6)
Fixtures 22nd/23rd November - Round 4 Winter League (13 hole re-entry - Yellow Tees). (1 winner each week - Overall Prizes for Best 3 out of 5 weeks)
Note for your Diary 14th December - Ladies & Gents Flock & Bottle Scramble, plus outstanding prize giving. Mince pies, Mulled wine and carol singing. Family Day Prize for the best Christmas jumper.
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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Kenmare Golf Club Results Ladies 15Hole 3Club Competition. 1st Laura Hatton (24) 29pts. 2nd Breda Murphy (22) 26pts. 3rd Margaret Hanley (18) 25pts.
Next Sunday 23rd: 15 H S/F (nominate a Hole).
Mens Turkey Singles S/F 1st John Sweeney (11) 42pts. 2nd John Maye (12) 40pts. 3rd Denis Crowley (16) 38pts.
Next Saturday/Sunday 23/24th Turkey Singles S/F.

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Killarney Cougars Basketball Club
Senior News Men’s Co League. Glenbeigh Falcons 44 Killarney Cougars 52.
Glenbeigh Falcons hosted the Cougars at packed Glenbeigh Community centre on Friday night and the Cougars continued their great start to the season finishing with a late run of scores to take the points in a very keenly contested game.
Juvenile News Girls U12 Kenmare Kestrels 14 Killarney Cougars 44. Cougars travelled to Kenmare early on Sunday morning last and turned in a good performance to comfortably defeat the home side in the final pool game.
Girls U12 Killarney Cougars 35 Ballymac Bobcats 17. Cougars hosted the Bobcats at the Pres Gym and claimed a comfortable win following a great start.
Girls U14 Killarney Cougars 31 Gneeveguilla 33. Cougars and Gneeveguilla played out a very entertaining game at the Pres Gym with visitors coming from ten points down in the last quarter to clinch a late win.
Girls U14 Killarney Cougars 31 Ballymac Bobcats 21. Cougars girls U14 responded with great character following a narrow loss from a strong winning position earlier in the week to defeat the Bobcats with a very determined performance.
Girls U17 Killarney Cougars 36 Ballymac Bobcats 22. Cougars led this game from start to finish to claim a deserved win with a good display in the first half.
FIXTURES AND RESULTS A full and up to date list of fixtures and results is available on the Cougars website. www.killarneycougars.com

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Gneeveguilla
Athletic Club
Lotto No winner of our lotto dated 14/11/2014, numbers drawn were 10, 11, 21 and 25. Next week’s jackpot €4,800 plus €1,000 bonus.
County Relays Senior and Junior county Championships: At the county relays held in Currow last Sunday , we were represented in most races, thanks to all the children who competed on the day. Our U13 girls had a fine win thanks to Ciara Kennelly, Sadie Myres, Isobel O’Donoghue, Sadhbh O’Connor and Aoife Kissane. As expected the U15 boys team of Gary Cronin, Francis Cronin and Cathal Collins were very impressive and were gold medal winners. Silver medals were won by U13 boys team of Shane Warren, Damien Cronin, Donal Daly, Jack O’Leary and Miceal Sweeney who all ran very . U11 boys also ran finishing 4th place, team were Owen Kelly, Finn Kennelly, Sean Dineen and Sean O’Connor. Robert Purcell, Andrew Purcell, Simon Mangan, Catherine Kiely and Caroline Murphy all ran well in their respective categories.
The U15 girls team finished in 4th place, team members were Orla Dineen, Ava Burke and Katie Buckley.
All Irelands Next Sunday Francis Cronin is off to Dundalk Institute of Technology to compete in the AAI Juvenile Even Age Cross country Championships. We wish Francis the best of luck and a safe journey.
Training Training continues each Monday in Gneeveguilla 7.00 - 8.20 pm, Fossa Monday’s 7.45pm - 8.30 pm, Circuit Training in Gneeveguilla Fridays 7.00 - 8.00 pm, a well worth while training session for all sports. All welcome.

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Rathmore/
Gneeveguilla
Community Games
AGM We held our annual AGM on Wednesday 29th October. Maureen Cremin, our secretary, retired after many years with our club. We would like to thank her, for all her help and assistance over the years and wish her the best for the future.
Anyone interested in assisting with events and any aspect of community games, please contact any member of the committee.
Drafts training will be commencing, w/c 24th November, further details to follow.
Kerry County Awards Night was held on Friday 14th November at The River Island Hotel, Castleisland. Rathmore/Gneeveguilla community games received 2nd best overall area for 2014.
It was by the children’s participation, the parent’s commitment, the coaches’ dedication and the organisation of the various events submitted by our committee that helped us to win this award. This was a remarkable achievement for our area. For the second year, the Paud O’Leary memorial trophy, which is presented annually to the adult volunteer award recipient, was presented to Honor Fitzgerald from Kenmare area.
County AGM The Kerry County AGM was held on Sunday 16th November, the team and individual programme 2015 was presented. There are some changes from the 2014 list; further information will be available from any of our committee members.

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Gneeveguilla
Basketball
Boys U18 Div 2 Gneeveguilla 59 Kenmare Kestrels 29. Gneeveguilla had a good start against Kenmare Kestrels in this their second game of the season.
Girls U 14 Div 2 Killarney Cougars 31- Gneeveguilla 33. Gneeveguilla got off to a poor start and only managed to return from a 10 point deficit to level to game at the end of the 3rd quarter.However Cougars were not out of the game as they got a few valuable scores in the dying minutes of the game. Gneeveguilla bravely held on to the lead to win by one basket.
Girls U14 Div 2 Gneeveguilla 38 - TK Vixens 37. It was a tough exciting battle all the way to the end with Gneeveguilla just securing a win with a score-line of 38-37.
Girls U17 Gneeveguilla 67 - St Marys 58. In this highly entertaining game both teams displayed a high level of skill, commitment and sportsmanship. Overall a fine team display by Gneeveguilla.
Under-16 Boys Div 2 Gneeveguilla 2 50- TK Vixens 51. Gneeveguilla and TK Vixens served up a cracker of a game in Rathmore last Sunday with the visitors just shading it in the end.
Calling all Ladies Gneeveguilla Basketball Club are looking for new members for our Ladies team. Training is every Tuesday night in Rathmore Gym at 9p.m. A great opportunity to get fit and meet new people. Anyone interested, come along or contact 087-7574452.

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Killarney
Swimming Club
The 2014/2015 swimming season is now well under way with the club’s calendar full of upcoming swimming galas.
Congratulations to our swimmers who took part in the recent ‘C’ gala in Tralee. All beat their own ‘personal best’ times for events. Club swimmers won medals in nearly every event on the day bringing a haul of gold, silver and bronze back to Killarney the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the Spanish Armada.
Under 11 Boys Ross O’Leary took gold medals in the 100 metres freestyle and the 50 metres backstroke, butterfly and Individual Medley while Charles O’Brien took gold in the 50 metres breaststroke and silver for the 100 metres freestyle and the 50 metres butterfly and Individual Medley. Michael Sweeney took gold in the 50 metres freestyle while Killian Spillane won the silver. The boys team also won the 200 metre Medley relay, a first for our club. Well done, lads.
Under 11 Girls Moya Noctor won gold in the Individual Medley and silver in the 50 metre breaststroke while Pia Hickey won gold in the 50 metre backstroke and bronze in the 100 metre freestyle. Ellen O’Connor won bronze in the 50 metre backstroke with the girls team winning silver in the 200 metre Medley relay.
Under 13 Boys Rian O’Donovan won gold in the 50 metre backstroke and Paul O’Leary won gold in the 50 metres freestyle. The boys team also won the 200 metre Medley relay, another first for our club. Well done, lads.
Under 13 Girls Grace Lynch won gold in the 50 metres backstroke while Aisling Reidy won silver medals in the 100 metres freestyle and 50 metres backstroke and butterfly. The girls team also won silver in the 200 metre Medley relay.
Under 15 Girls Rebecca Twomey won gold medals in both the 100 metres freestyle and Individual Medley and in the 50 metres freestyle and butterfly. Antoinette O’Leary won silver in the 100 metres freestyle and bronze in the 50 metre backstroke while Sadhbh Ni Cathasaigh won silver in the 50 metres backstroke and breaststroke. Liadh O’Sullivan won silver in the 50 metres breaststroke and bronze in the Individual Medley.
Finally The under 15 mixed team won silver for the club in the 300 metre freestyle relay.
THANK YOU to our coach, Cathal O’Brien, who gave huge support and encouragement to all swimmers on the day. Thanks also to all parents for travelling and taking part in timekeeping duties.

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Killorglin
Rowing Club
The past rowing 2013/2014 was an outstanding year for both types of rowing.
SLIDER ROWING The highlight of slider rowing at the national level was the junior 16 quad of Kerian O’Sullivan, John O’Grady, Sean Houlihan and Cathal O’Donovan coxed by Tara ‘Connor who finished second. Killorglin RC also won for the second time the Women’s Intermediate Double Scull event. Monika Dukarska and Fiola Foley rowed to victory. Killorglin Rowing Club now has a total of 13 national wins.
COASTAL ROWING The highlight of the Coastal rowing was the All-Ireland event, which was held in Waterville. The Killorglin Rowing Club won in the following events, First in the Senior Women, Senior Men, Senior Mixed, U21 Ladies, Junior 16 Boys, Pre Vet Men , the Under 18 boys second, bronze for the Under 14 Boys.
The Wildflower was back in the water for the south-Kerry’s regattas. At the Killarney regatta, Killorglin Rowing Club won the Senior Ladies and Senior Men races.
The Secretary of Killorglin Rowing Club, Monika Dukarska represented Ireland in the Women’s Double Scull category. She raced at the following events: the Piediluco Regatta in Italy (3rd), European Rowings Championships, the World Cup II and the World Rowing Championships.

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Listry
Lotto Results Sunday 16th November, 2014. Winning Numbers 5, 12, 14, 17.
Jackpot €10,850. Not Won. Jackpot next week Sunday 23rd November €11,000.
Listry - Novice Champions 2014 Well done to Listry, who became Novice Champions yesterday. It took a while, but was well worth the wait. Listry 0-15 Lispole 1-11.
25th Anniversary Banna Beach Resort Kerry Winter Rally 2014. This took place on Sunday, 9th November and was won by Daniel Cronin from West Cork and his co-driver, local man Shane Buckley from Rockfield. Well done lads.
LISTRY SOCIAL COMMITTEE We wish to remind Seniors in the Listry / Milltown and surrounding areas that the next Social day will be held in Listry Community Centre on Tuesday November 25th from 12noon-4pm.

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Gleneagle Pitch
& Putt
Last Sunday we had a singles Christmas competition and the winners were 1st nett Sean O’Brien and 2nd nett Mick Long.
This Sunday we will have another Christmas competition, draws at 9.30, 11.00 and 2.15.

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Castlerosse
Golf Club
Results Xmas prize competition. Sunday 16th November 2014.
18 Hole Stableford, many thanks to all players. Overall winner, Dan O’Connell (22) 41pts. Overall runner-up, John Conmy (19) 41pts. Overall 3rd place, Steve Shine (18) 39pts. Overall 4th Place, Mick Clifford (22) 38pts. Overall 5th Place, Gintaras Bendaravicius (20) 38pts. Overall 6th Place, John B. Doran (21) 37pts. Front nine, Trevor Shine,
Back nine Roger O’Sullivan.
Fixtures This weekend, 18 hole competition, single Stableford, play Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

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Deerpark Pitch
& Putt
Result of last Sunday mornings competition are as follows: - Overall Nett Sheila O’Donoghue and Michael O’Connor 35 Nett, Second Nett John Murphy and John Looney 35. 5 Overall Gross St John Kelliher and Sheila O’Donoghue 43 Gross.
turkey competition continues next Sunday morning. Tee times 9am and 11a.m. Entry €5 per competition and €7 for the two competitions.
Presentation of Prizes The presentation of all prizes for 2014 will take place in Squires on Friday December 5th.
Juvenile Competition A juvenile competition for juveniles on Saturday December 6th is being contemplated.
Annual General meeting The annual General meeting is being scheduled for Monday January 12th at a venue to be decided.

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Killarney
Badminton
A great weekend of badminton for juveniles and adults alike. Well done to all the boys and girls who represented Kerry from our club but alas it was not to be this year for any of the age groups. Well done to Billy Lacey for all his coaching and encouragement on the day and throughout the training sessions and to all who helped with teams on the day in Killarney. The November handicap once again did exactly what it says on the tin, with great competitive games for all on the day. Well done to Marian McSweeney (Killarney) who won the Division 3 final and also well done to Maeve Twomey (Killarney) who won the Division 1/2 final. Hard luck to John O’Brien (Killarney) who lost out in the final also. A great start to the year from the Killarney players, keep it up everybody. The league season is up and running already with 3 games being played on Friday night , Division 1/2, Division 3 and Division 5. Good luck to all the juveniles playing in the boys and girls Kerry singles this Saturday in Killarney Leisure Centre.

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Killarney
Athletic AFC
Fixtures Kerry Schoolboys/Girls League,
Saturday 22nd November 2014.
League Fixtures JK Sports Under 12 Division 1. Killorglin B v Killarney Athletic 10.30a.m. Foundation Sports Girls Under 14 Premier. Mastergeeha v Killarney Athletic 10.30a.m. Foundation Sports Boys Under 14 Premier. Killorglin A v Killarney Athletic 12.00 noon. Trophy World Under 16 Division 1. Killarney Athletic v Park A 12.30p.m.
Results - Seniors Killarney Athletic 3 Camp United 3. A game that was dominated by 1 individual was the simple reason Athletic did not pick up all 3 points.
Under 13 Killarney Athletic 5 The Park 3.
The under 13 team continued their unbeaten run with a thrilling 5-3 against Park in Tralee. This is a very good start for this team so onwards and upwards for the boys now. It was also great to see so many parents at the game giving encouragement to the team. Man of The Match : Rossa Bellew. Training at Fossa all-weather Thursdays 5.00 - 6.30pm.
FAMILY QUIZ NIGHT Friday 28th November Killarney Oaks 8.30p.m. Parents & Players please note that there will be a Quiz night on in the Killarney Oaks on Friday 28th November 2014. All under 18’s to be accompanied by an adult. Lots of spot prizes on the night to be won. Tables of 4 Adults €40 and Juveniles €20. The support, especially from parents would be greatly appreciated. Everybody welcome to attend.
Speedy Recovery Wishing Shane Doolan a speedy recovery after suffering a horrendous injury on Sunday. Shane has a broken fibula.
300 Member Club Draw Killarney Athletic A.F.C. are delighted to announce their 300 member club draw will be starting up again in December. Please contact Lorraine Fleming on 087 9646484 for entry forms or any club officer.
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
Results Munster Junior Cup Semi-Final: Killarney Celtic 0 St. Brendans Park 5.
In fairness, Park were the better side on the day and deserved their win.
U17 League: Killarney Celtic 4 Killarney Athletic 1. Celtic had goals from Cian Casey (2), Stephen McCarthy, and Oran O’Donoghue, while Adam Dennehy pulled a late goal back for an Athletic side that never gave up.
U16 National Cup: Killarney Celtic 5 Adare 0. Adare made the brighter start, with Aoife Hickey and an outstanding Shannon Parbat always looking dangerous. Celtic soon settled, however, especially in midfield, and Hannah O’Donoghue opened the scoring with a left leg strike of top quality after being set up by Elizabeth Mohan.
U15 Div One: Castleisland 1 Killarney Celtic 1. A great battle between two well-matched teams, with Barry Slattery getting us a deserved equaliser to share the spoils.U15 Div One: Iveragh United 8 Killarney Celtic C 4. A great effort by the lads against an A team, with goals from Alec Starczak, Conor Staunton, Jordan O’Connor, and Kieran O’Connor.
U13 National Cup: Killarney Celtic 2 Shannon Town 1 (AET). Celtic completely dominated the play and restricted Shannon Town to just one chance in the first half - but that one chance was a simply brilliant finish and gave them a 1-0 lead. Celtic forced another two great saves early in the second half before Ruairi Doyle headed home from a corner for a deserved equaliser. Celtic continued to press but Shannon Town defended superbly and held out until the first half of extra time, where James Darmody teed up Cian Dineen for a brilliant finish and that turned out to be the winner.
U13 Div One: Inter Kenmare 9 Killarney Celtic B 0. An understrength Celtic were outclassed by Inter Kenmare but never stopped trying and gave it everything.
U13 Div Two: Mastergeeha 6 Killarney Celtic C 1. Alex Fogarty scored a cracker for us but Mastergeeha played some excellent football and were fully deserving winners.
U12 Girls Killarney Athletic 3 Killarney Celtic 7. Celtic had a good win over our derby rivals.
Fixtures Denny Premier A: Killarney Celtic away to Rattoo Rovers, Sunday, 11.30a.m. Denny Premier B: Killarney Celtic B at home to Mastergeeha, Friday, 7.30p.m.
Ladies League: Killarney Celtic at home to Na Fianna, Sunday, 2.30p.m.
U17 League: Killarney Celtic away to Inter Kenmare, Saturday, 3.00p.m.
U16 Premier: Killarney Celtic away to Tralee Dynamos, Saturday, 12.30p.m.
U14 Premier: Killarney Celtic away to Listowel Celtic, Saturday, 12 noon.
U14 Div two: Killarney Celtic C at home to Iveragh, Saturday, 12.30p.m.
U14 Girls: Killarney Celtic away to Listowel Celtic, Saturday, 1.30p.m.
U12 Premier: Killarney Celtic away to Camp, Saturday, 11.45a.m.
U12 Div One: Killarney Celtic B away to Mastergeeha, Saturday, 12.30p.m.
U12 Div Two: Killarney Celtic C at home to Park C, Saturday, 10.30a.m.
Lotto Results Numbers drawn 8, 11, 14, 22. No winner. Next week’s jackpot €4,200, draw in the Fáilte on Monday night. Tickets available from all club officers. Yearly tickets available.
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.
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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Muckross
Rowing Club
TABLE QUIZ Thanks to all who supported our Table Quiz on Friday last in the Killarney Oaks, a successful fundraiser enjoyed by all. Special thanks to our spot prize sponsors for their generosity
REGISTRATION DAY Following our AGM in October, club membership will be collected at our Registration day on Saturday 29th November at 2pm. With ongoing construction works at the Community Centre, our venue is to be confirmed. Please contact coaches and club registrar Jeremy Kenny with all enquiries and for info on membership fees.
EVENTS Castleconnell HOR Saturday 1st November. Congratulations to Zoe Hyde and Dearbhail Ryan who were second and third in the Womens J18 Scull. Well done also to Sean Fleming who was fifth in the Mens J15 Scull. A turn in the weather saw the event interrupted and later abandoned as rowing conditions deteriorated. Ten of the Muckross crews entered competed and all enjoyed a great day out. Well done to all the rowers, coxes and coaches involved. Best of luck to those competing this weekend in the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships in Limerick this weekend. Next rowing event is our very own Muckross Head Of the River at the National Rowing Centre in Inniscarra on Saturday 6th Dec. We are seeking to fill our jobs rota over the coming week. Any willing volunteers not already contacted please email to muckrosshor@gmail.com, no experience required!

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Killarney
Rugby Club
NIGHT AT THE DOGS! See you at the track tomorrow night in Tralee. We still have a few dogs and a race to get sponsorship for so please contact Paul Murphy with details on 087 2676377. This is going to be a great bit of craic.
Killarney RFC Mini section We strongly discourage the use of Bladed boots at either training or in matches due to serious safety concerns, Plastic or steel studs are permissible only. Please note that we have games on Saturday the 22nd November for all ages against Kenmare at home, Please ensure that your children have your gumshields. Anyone who has not yet returned ticket stubs and money for the Night at the dogs, please do so by next Saturday at the latest. Queries Dora 087/2196569.
U14s are at home tomorrow against the mighty men from Corca Dhuibhne at 11am at Dirreen.
U16s are away to Tralee on Sunday with a kick off at 11am. Bus from Lidl at 9:00am sharp. Details from Feargal Courtney on 087 6177825.
U18s are at home tomorrow Vs Kinsale with KO at 12pm. Senior XV have another welcome rest weekend. Munster are away to Dragons at Rodney Parade tonight at 7:30pm. Ireland play Australia tomorrow at 4:30 to wrap up the Autumn series. It should be a cracker.
Your Club Your Country tickets for the grand draw are now on sale for €10. Remember the club keeps all proceeds. Mega prizes on www.irfu.ie

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