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Athletic Club
Lotto: No winner of our lotto 17/7/2015, numbers drawn were 1, 9, 18 and 26. Bonus not won numbers drawn were 9, 12, 13 and 28. Next week’s jackpot €11,800 plus €1,000 bonus.
All Ireland B Championships & All Ireland Relays: congratulations to Francis Cronin winner of 80m & 800m u15 and Donal Daly 3rd in shot u14 at The All Ireland B Championships. Our flag bearers in the U14 relay came up short, with plenty of training over the next twelve months there is nothing to stop Shane Warren, Donal Daly, Jack O’Leary & Jack Walsh from winning medals next year. It will take practice.
Summer mile Series: Starting in Barraduff this Wednesday July 22nd at 7.30pm. Races for the next three weeks on Wednesdays Fossa, Knocknagree & Gneeveguilla at 7.30 with the exception of Gneeveguilla race at 7.00 pm followed by prize giving in the club. Run 3 of the 4 race to be eligible for prize.
Munster B Championships: Next Saturday is the last track & field outing for this season when the Munster B Championships are being held in Ennis.
National master Championships: Will be held on Sunday in Tullamore, again a number of our athletes are travelling. This should bring down the curtain on a great year.

Ring of Kerry Golf
& Country Club
Ring of Kerry Golf Club Captain’s Prize 1st Rory O’Sullivan (5) 43pts ocb
2nd Paul O’Connor (18) 43pts
3rd Jim Hyde (17) 40pts
4th Simon Stauch (12) 39pts
Best Visitor 1st Oisin Fitzgerald (5) 38pts
2nd John Maye (12) 36pts ocb
3rd Kevin Nolan (10) 36pts
Best Front 9 - Geoffrey Mahony 22pts Best Back 9 - Jerry Kearney 23pts
Best Gross - Tommy O’Driscoll (0) 38 Nearest Pin - Gerald O’Dwyer
Lady Captains Prize
1st Christina Foley (16) 29pts
Best Gross Daniele Froment (12) 19pts
Best Visitor Veronica Blennerhassett (19) 32pts
Placed prize winners: Kim Kennedy (15) 29pts Kathleen O’Shea (16) 27pts Mary Brosnan (16) 25pts Nearest Pin Daniele Froment
Longest Drive Daniele Froment
Upcoming events
Saturday 25th / Sunday 26th July Singles Stroke Play (Members GOTY) Open Singles Stableford Tuesday 28th July
Sales & Marketing Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club Tel: 064 66 42000
Email: marketing@ringofkerrygolf.com Web: www.ringofkerrygolf.com

Killarney Golf
Club Ladies
Results of Competition Sunday 19th July, Killeen Course.
1st Eimear O’Donnell (8) 40 pts
2nd Nicola Rainsford (7) 39 pts
3rd Amy Arthur (7) 37 pts (BK9)
BG Ailish Mulcahy (6) 28 gross pts
4th Katie O’Connell (29) 37 pts
CSS 38 stableford pts.
Results of Mixed Foursomes Competition Friday 17th July, 2015, Mahonys.
1st Sean Goulding (11) Eileen Tarrant (28) 39 pts (bk9)
2nd Ger Lenihan (15) Sinead Galvin (28) 39 pts
3rd Dermot Roche (12) Breeda Duggan (25) 37 pts
BG Donal Considine (2) Amy Arthur (7) 31 gross pts
4th John Kerrisk (4) Jennifer O’Brien (26) 36 pts
5th Denis Donovan (17) Noreen O’Callaghan (15) 35pts (bk9)
Next Sundays competition is the Maureen O’Shea Memorial Trophy, singles stroke on Mahonys.
On Monday 27th July Killarney play Castleisland in the Noreen Moore in Kenmare Golf Club at 2.00pm.

Killarney Golf
Men’s Club
Gents Single Stroke Blue Stakes
Mahony’s Point 19/7/2015
1st Brian Holden (19) 67
2nd Marco Taddei (12) 67
3rd Bryan English (8) 68
4th David O’Donoghue (5) 69
5th Baden Maher (5) 69
Best Gross J. Jnr O’Neill (3) 72 gross
Category 2 Niall McCarthy (8) 69
Category 3 Karl McMahon (12) 70
Category 4 Bernard Collins (21) 76

Ross Golf Club Gents
On Sunday July 19th we held a single stableford competition
The winners were:
1. Sean O’Connor (22) 41pts
2. Denis Cronin (13) 37pts
3. Rolandas Bendikas (18) 36pts
Captains Prize
Our Captain Denis Cronin will hold his Captains Prize on Sunday July 26th with a strokeplay competition.
The time-sheet is now available in the Clubhouse so please add your name to it as soon as possible and before 5pm on Saturday July 25th as the draw for partners will take place then.
The Presentation of prizes will take place on Sunday 26th at 8pm in the Clubhouse and all members are invited to attend. Best of Luck to our Dr Billy team on July 29th when they will visit Ceann Sibeal to take them on that competition.
Club Matchplay and Club Fourball Championships:
All players are asked to play their matches in the Killarney Trophy & Medal Centre Club matchplay championship and in the Club Fourball championship as soon as possible.

Ross Ladies
Golf Club
Results: 12 Hole Waltz,Team of Three. Winners Lady Captain Sinead O’Shea (15), Noreen O’Mahony (26) and Bridie Doyle (32) 47pts. Upcoming Events: Saturday 25th July 18Hole Single Stableford Kindly Sponsored by Han Linehan. Time-sheet available.
We wish the very best of luck to Captain Denis Cronin on his Captain’s Day this Sunday 26th July.

Golf Club
Competition played on Sunday 19th July Winner; Daniel Shine (06) net 62, Runner-up Trevor Shine (15) net 67, Overall 3rd place Donal O’Reilly (20) net 68.
Results, 2 person Scramble played on Tuesday 14th July best net return, Daniel Shine & Sean O’Brien.
Weekend competition 18 hole stableford, please register on time sheet at Castlerosse.
Scramble 9 hole competition continue each Tuesday @ 6.30pm. Open to Ladies & Gents.
Away day to Killorglin Golf Club, Saturday 1st August, Ladies & Gents competitions.

Beaufort Golf Club (Men’s Branch)
19th July - Captain’s Prize
1st President Johnny Doolan (18) 68 Nett
2nd John Rice (26) 69 Nett
3rd Peter O’Brien (8) 71 Nett
Best Gross: Dan Moynihan 78 Gross
Front 9 Mike Quirke 34 Nett
Back 9 Gearoid Keating 34 Nett
Nearest Pin Gearoid Keating
Longest Drive Dan Moynihan
Past Captains Brian O’Connor
Guest Prize John McDonnell
17th July - Open Friday
Winner: John Raggett (15) 34 pts
25th/26th July - 18 hole Stroke (White Tees) 3rd August - Club Fund-raiser - 3 Ball Better-ball (any Combination). Ring Clubhouse on 064-6644440 to book your tee time.
Club Scramble continues on Wednesday 22nd July. Meet at Clubhouse at 6.15pm for scramble starting at 6.30pm. Open to non-members.
Open Fridays from 10th April to 2nd October 2015. Open to Ladies & Gents - Single Stableford Entry Fee €20. Ring Clubhouse on 064-6644440 to book a tee time.
Contact Beaufort Golf Club or website www.beaufort-golf-club.com for latest offers on membership and green fees. Phone: 064 66 44440, Email: beaufortgolf@gmail.com

Beaufort Golf Club (Ladies Branch)
19th July - Lady Captain’s Prize
1st Peggy O’Riordan (35) 32 pts
2nd Helen Clifford (29) 32 pts
3rd Teresa Clifford (28) 29 pts
Front 9 Noleen Mackessy (26) 17 pts
Back 9 Renee Clifford (25) 12 pts
25th/26th July - 18 Hole Stableford
Club Scramble continues on Wednesday 22nd July. Meet at Clubhouse at 6.15pm for scramble starting at 6.30pm. Open to non-members.
Open Fridays from 10th April to 2nd October 2015. Open to Ladies & Gents - Single Stableford Entry Fee €20. Ring Clubhouse on 064-6644440 to book a tee time.
Contact Beaufort Golf Club or website www.beaufort-golf-club.com for latest offers on membership and green fees. Phone: 064 66 44440, Email: beaufortgolf@gmail.com

Killarney RFC
We, at Killarney RFC are busy preparing for the 2015/2016 season, which promises to be the most exciting year in our club’s history. Over the last number of years through the hard work and diligence of a number of committed members, friends and benefactors, we finally have a place we can call home. Within the near future, our aim is to have one of the finest Rugby facilities in all of Ireland.
If you have driven past our new pitch in Aghadoe recently, you may have noticed that new our grounds have been a hive of activity. Our 3 pitches are maturing nicely and are being cut twice weekly to strengthen the grass, the Trim Trail has been laid with its outdoor gym equipment, the goalposts are up, planting and landscaping have improved the site visually, pathways and car-parking are taking shape nicely, and our temporary dressing rooms are getting the finishing touches.
Already the senior team has commenced training for the new season in Aghadoe, with the first match taking place on the 15th of August next against Newbridge. Two weeks later we host all of the senior Kerry sides for the Moss Keane Senior Blitz. A Family Open Day is being planned for early September and our Mini and Youth Sections will move to Aghadoe for the new season. This will be the first time in many years that all club activities will be centred on the one site,which we are convinced will benefit hugely in terms of unity and club spirit.
Such a new and exciting development requires a greater investment. Over the coming season there will be a number of fundraising initiatives to raise the required finance. In, 2014/2015 season Killarney RFC Launched the www.myclubfinances.com membership package which allows membership to be paid online. This has been a great success and membership subs for the coming season are now due and can be paid through www.myclubfinances.com. We would ask everyone to please pay your membership for the forthcoming season through this website. There are a number of options available from Family memberships to Minis to Job Seekers to Student and payments can be made via direct debit etc. Please don’t hesitate to contact myself on 087-2676377 or email pauljmurphy78@yahoo.co.uk, or Liam Murphy on 087-4145662 or email liammagmurphy@gmail.com

Kerry Darts
The first Kerry Dart Trial took place on Sunday, 12th July in Pat Sheahan’s Bar in Firies, which is ran by The O’Shea Family. KDA would like to thank the O’Shea Family on their hospitality on the day. There was a turnout of over 22 dart players from all over the county. On the day it was a round robin format, which will be used at all the Kerry Dart Trials again this year. Tom Biggane was the player of the day taking maximum points beating Brosna man Paddy Linehan in the final.
On Sunday, 26th July, the first of the five trials in Our Main Sponsor’s venue The Gleneagle Hotel takes place. This first trial in the Gleneagle will also be the first of five Ladies Trials to take place. It is hoped this year that enough Ladies will take part to send a Kerry Ladies Dart Team to competitions as well. It is expected that more men dart players will turn out at the Gleneagle as well, as this year The Kerry Dart Association intend on sending two teams to events. The first trial in the Gleneagle will be the first of two double in double out trials and also a round robin format. Registration is from 2.00pm to 2.45pm in the Gleneagle Snooker room. No Registration after 2.45pm. Draw shall then be made, with games commencing at 3.00pm. Entry to each trial costs €10:00, Anyone interested in taking part must become a member of KDA which costs only €10.00 yearly.
The KDA will also be hosting a number of events this year in The Gleneagle Hotel, which will include single, double and team tournaments. So why not come along, whether to participate or just watch, all are welcome. Keep checking this page for more information or follow us on facebook at Kerrydarts.

Killarney Salmon & Trout Angling Club
Our Annual Juvenile outing on the lake was scheduled for last Sunday and was postponed earlier in the week owing to the possibility of inclement weather and thus acting on safety grounds - Saturday night it seemed the right choice, maybe not on the lovely Sunday that followed! The Outing is now rescheduled for this Sunday the 26th with fishing commencing at 10.30am from Ross and boats landing at 1.30pm on Inisfallen island for refreshments. Again assistance from any members available on the day would be greatly appreciated and contact can be made with any committee member.

Killorglin Golf Club
Killorglin Golf Club Mens Competition 19/07/2015
1st Joe O’Sullivan 39 pts
2nd John J. Tangney 39 pts
3rd Thomas Murphy 37 pts
Gross John McCarthy 77 nett
4th Alan Daly 37 pts
Senior John Carmody 37pts.

Killarney Celtic
Warmest congratulations from everybody at Killarney Celtic to David Hayes and Michelle Twohig on their engagement.
Street Collection
Our Annual Street Collection will be on Saturday, August 1st, and we are hoping that our long tradition of volunteers and support continues this year.
Managers Wanted
Killarney Celtic are still seeking applications for managerial posts for the forthcoming 2015/16 season at all other grades. We field 24 teams across all competitive grades for men and women, plus full coaching programmes, including non-competitive blitzes, for Football For All and for U10, U9, U8, U7 and Soccer Tots. No-one who wants to play soccer has ever been turned away at Celtic Park, but in order to keep that true we need people willing to help out in managing teams. Full training and garda-vetting will be provided, you need nothing more than a willingness to help players play in a safe and controlled environment where they can develop to the best of their ability at all grades right up to Premier. Please contact Padraig Harnett at 087 9878983 or patharnett16@gmail.com or Mike Lyne at 086 0836356 if you can help out.
Juvenile Leagues
The Premier EVEN ages will start on Saturday, September 5th. All other divisions will start on Saturday, September 19th. The Premier ODD ages will start on the Saturday, September 12th, and the other divisions will commence on Saturday, September 26th.
U12 teams will now be 9 a side and the U11 teams will be 7 a side, this is to give each player greater involvement and encourage skill development.
Girls teams will be under 12/14/16 and will start on Saturday, September 19th. The U12 Girls League will be 9 a side.
Soccer Tots: Our hugely popular Soccer Tots programme, to introduce children aged from four to seven (born between 1/1/08 and 31/12/11) to the joys of soccer in a completely non-competitive, fun, friendly environment with expert coaches, continues this Thursday at 6.00pm. All welcome.
Reserve Cup Semi-Final: Fenit Samphires 4 Killarney Celtic 8
Celtic booked their place in the final with a blistering display against a very good Fenit side. Vladimir Sirotiak finished with a hat-trick, with Jamie Spillane, Brendan Falvey, Terence Moriarty, Stephen McCarthy, and Farouk Aminu also on target. Well done to all.
Jimmy Falvey Cup Quarter-Final: Killarney Celtic 6 Castlemaine 1
A scintillating first half that included goals from Stephen McCarthy, Conor Randall, and William Courtney had Celtic well in control by half-time. Castlemaine did pull one back in the second half and creditably battled bravely to the finish but Celtic were in superb form and added further goals from Pierce Lyne Roberts, man of the match Conor Randall with his second, and Conor McCarthy to book our semi-final spot in a competition with a particular resonance for Killarney Celtic.
U17 Cup Quarter-Final: Park 5 Killarney Celtic 2
A great effort by the lads but Park had the upper hand on the night and we wish them the best of luck going forward in the competition
Youth League Final: Killarney Celtic v St. Brendans Park, Mounthawk Park, Sunday, 4.00pm
Pitch Bookings
Contact Mary Lyne 086-6485809 to book our All Weather full size pitch or training area.
Lotto Results: Numbers drawn 8, 10, 19, 21. No winner. Next week’s jackpot €2400, draw in the Failte on Monday night. Tickets available from all club officers. Yearly tickets available.
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.

Rowing Club
Congratulations to Jeremy and Doreen Kenny on the birth of baby Sadhbh, the newest addition to the Muckross rowing clan! We wish all the family every health and happiness for the future.
Many thanks to all those who generously supported our annual Street and Church Gate collections which were held last weekend. The funds raised are very important for the ongoing running costs of the club and we greatly appreciate the support received. Our thanks also again to all the members, parents of junior members and supporters who gave of their time to assist with the collections during a busy summer weekend.
At the end of our official rowing season, the club would like to express a special word of thanks to Eamonn and Valerie Courtney and all the management and staff at the Killarney Oaks Hotel for their ongoing support to the club throughout the year. From hosting our table quiz, to all the food and supplies provided for our Head Of the River and competition travels including the recent Killarney Regatta, the club is extremely grateful for this support which is so often behind the scenes. Míle buíochas.

Flesk Valley
Rowing Club
The mighty Flesk Valley crews took to the waters on Sunday of last week and what a day it really was. To say Sunday at Kenmares Gig regatta was exciting would be an understatement. With fist jeering and voices roaring at the pinnacle of each race the Kenmare Pier was black with people from early afternoon to near night.
Congratulations to Junior women’s crew Clara O’Connell, Viebka McGuire, Yvonne O’Leary and Esther Brosnan coxed by Rory Leane for taking Gold. Also for Junior Men’s crew Rory Leane, Colm Ó Suilleabháin, Denis O’Donoghue, Karol Kelly coxed by Aoife O’Shea to Gold position. Our Senior Men took third place with a exciting race including a turn on the buoy at the half way point then turning for the finish line. And finally our ladies in navy took a joint first place with our local Workmans ladies for Senior Ladies crew. Well done Clara O’Connell, Aoife O’Shea, Norma Leane and Yvonne O’Leary coxed by Rory Leane. Congratulations to all ladies involved in that tough race.
Many Thanks
Thanks you to Kenmare Boat and Rowing Club for hosting another fun pact day and we look forward seeing you throughout the season. To Rory Leane once again for towing our gig up and down the country once again.
Training continues as usual so we shall see you at your scheduled times on the shore.

Athletic AFC
50th Anniversary Celebrations Tickets
5th September: Celebratory Dinner in the Dromhall Hotel. Tickets on sale now, to purchase please contact Michael O’Shea on 087 222 6185 or Don O’Donoghue on 086 123 4610.
Article Series
Anyone who wishes to contribute to the series of articles setting out the club’s development since its foundation in 1965 to the present day, particularly former officers or managers, can email 50years@killarneyathletic.com or contact Toirdealbhach (087) 6447603 or Mike (087) 2727173 for more details. The first article ‘The Harrington Era 1965-1969’, a personal account of the foundation of the club by Dan Harrington, is available to view on the club website.
The club is also planning a slideshow or exhibition of photographs on the night of the celebratory dinner. If you have a photo that you would like to contribute, please pass it on to Don O’Donoghue (086) 1234610, Mary McCarrick (087)7750773, Mike O’Shea (087) 2226185, Toirdealbhach (087) 6447603, or indeed email it (or a link to it) to 50years@killarneyathletic.com. It will be scanned and returned to you with minimum delay. This is a brilliant opportunity to celebrate the club’s proud and varied history in Killarney so please get involved with your contribution.
Speedy Recovery: The club wish David Moloney all the best in his recovery from a knee operation. Despite best known for his exploits in GAA circles with Dr Crokes and Kerry, David also played with Athletic.
Condolences: Sincere Sympathy to the Fleming, Clarke Brosnan (Doona) families on their recent sad losses.
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

Deerpark Pitch
& Putt Club
Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Desmond Clarke and Cynthia O’Sullivan both of whom died recently and whose families had a long association with the Deerpark club. May They Rest In Peace.
Castleisland Scratch Cup
Congrats to Conor McCarthy on winning the Castleisland Scratch Cup on Sunday and to Damian Fleming on best 36 Gross. Best wishes are extended to the following Deerpark members selected on the Kerry teams-Senior Damian Fleming, Conor McCarthy, John McGrath and Jason O’Brien, Intermediate Michael Foley, Junior Johnny O’Brien.
Wednesday Evening Four Ball
Nett winners on last Wednesday were John McGrath, Kieran Fitzpatrick and Betty O’Brien, Gross Michael Cronin, Robbie O’Brien and Sheila O’Donoghue. Competition continues each Wednesday evening 6.45pm.
Ricky Kelly Memorial Tournament
The annual Ricky Kelly Memorial Tournament in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Charity played over last weekend proved very successful and results are as follows:
1st The Fleming family Fiona, Tadghie and James Fleming
2nd Moyeigtragh team of John Keogh, Catherine Keogh and Colm O’Donoghue
Gross went to the Avenue team of Derry McCarthy, Stephen McCarthy and Gearoid Cronin
Non members prize Colm Foley, Ricky Fleming and Tony McCarthy.
A special word of thanks to the Tatler Jack Bar, Musgraves, Jimmy O’Brien’s, Colm Foley and Failte Hotel for their sponsorship and all who supported the event. Proceeds will be handed to the Cystic Fibrosis Charity Committee over the forthcoming weeks.
National Scratch Cup
Best wishes are extended to the eleven Deerpark members competing in the Nationals in Cunnigar this weekend.
Seniors Outing August 5th
Next Seniors Outings will be to Gleneagle on Wednesday August 5th 101.15am and to Newmarket on September 2nd.
Items for Notes to be forwarded to PRO at kellydoolan@eircom.net
Landline 064-6632698 Mobile 086-394I769 by midday on Monday.

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