This week's news -
Friday, 13 December 2013
Results - Competition held on Sunday 8th December 2013, 12 hole Stableford
Winner; Kieran O’Brien (23) 23 pts, Runner up Michael Leahy (19) 23 pts.
Competition on Sunday 15th December, 12 Hole Stableford. Guests welcome, Ladies & Gents.
New members invited to join Castlerosse Golf club, or players who may wish to try out playing after a layoff, please contact 087 0938933 or 064 6631144 for details. Text for terms.
Kenmare Golf Club
1st Christina Foley (20) 28pts
2nd Margaret Hanley (19) 28pts
3rd Kathleen Cronin (26) 28pts.
3 Man Scramble
1/7 Combined H/C
Mahony’s Point - 8/12/2013
1. Pat Cussen (5) Mark Culloty (6) Donal Culloty (8) 58 2/7
2. Tim O’Keeffe (21), Gerry Hickey (15), John O’Donoghue 58 4/7
3. Michael Foley (9) Dermot Foley (10), Tom Murphy (13) 59 3/7
Next competition Arbutus Cup December 26th.
Listry Community Council Ltd is planning to develop existing activities and to identify new initiatives that would benefit our community. We are looking for suggestions from everyone in our plans for the reflect the needs and wishes of those living in our community. In the next week there will member be going around to homes with a short questionnaire and been collected again in few days after. We would very much appreciate if you would take time to complete questionnaire.
Ring of Kerry
Open 2-Person Scramble
1st: Eugene O’Sullivan (21) & Jerry Kearney (17) - 63.4 pts
2nd: Simon Stauch (13) & David Kerins (7) 64pts
3rd: Geoffrey Mahony (19) & JB McCarthy (10) - 65.2pts
Up Coming Fixtures
14th & 15th Christmas Hamper. This is an Open singles stableford event at €20 for visitors. Please book in by calling 064 66 42000.
On Sunday December 8th we held an 18 hole fourball betterball competition and the following were the winners :-
1. Jonathan Casey & Maurice O’Shea 44pts
2. Denis Cronin & Johnny Brosnan 44 pts
3. Aidan O’Connor & Terence Mulcahy 43pts
On Sunday December 15th - The Gents club will hold a Christmas Party three person 10 hole mixed scramble. This will commence at 1pm and it will be followed by some prize-givings, food, music and general festive cheer. The entry sheet is now available in the clubhouse so please add your name to it as soon as possible as the draw for partners takes place at 3.30pm on Saturday.
Ross Golf Club
Sunday December 8th club sponsored 12 hole single stableford competition, winner Eileen Fleming (20) 23pts, 2nd Mary Cronin (23) 20pts. Upcoming competitions, Sunday December 15th the Gents Club are running a mixed scramble competition. Everyone interested, please add your name to the list in the club house. Prize giving. Christmas cheer and festivities in the club house after play. Sunday December 22nd we will be holding our Christmas bring and win competition. Time sheet in the locker room.
Last Sunday we had our Christmas Hampers and we had a good turnout on a lovely morning. The winners were 1st Michael O’Leary, 2nd John O’Riordan, gross Sean O’Brien, 3rd Mick Long, 4th John O’Halloran, 18 gross Daniel Shine and 18 nett Sean Ashe. This Sunday we will have our usual competition.
Our annual Christmas Gala last Sunday was a huge success with over 55 swimmers taking part in 10 fun events. Great credit is due to our coaches Christian, Oran, Vicki, Rodger, Cathal and Marta for their help with a particular thanks to our Chairman and MC for the day, Mike O’Sullivan.
The big race, the Family Race, had a cosmopolitan feel to it. The winners were the O’Brien family from Muckross who got home by a whisker ahead of the Niewiadomska family from Poland. In third place was the O’Connor family from Millstreet, who just edged in ahead of the pack. Afterwards, at our Christmas party, the winners were presented with the Sean O’Grady Plate by Sean O’Grady. Thanks to all families who brought along food and, in particular, to Emma Quirke, one of our swimmers, for crafting the incredible Club cake. Spot-prizes were kindly sponsored. The winners were drawn by a particularly trim and fit-looking Santa Claus. We can now confirm (for all those who were asking) that Santa has been on a ‘high-fibre and prune only’ diet for the last 12 months which has shifted a good bit of his weight, fair dues to him. He couldn’t stay long.
Finally, don’t forget that the draw for our lottery takes place on the 19th of December with the prizes generously sponsored by the Leisure Complex. Please support your local Swimming Club and buy a line.
Mark Webb’s image Rustic Tension which won first prize
Killarney Camera Club members had another competition night recently, the theme on this occasion was ‘World Of Metal’. A total of 48 images were in the competition, members had to use their imagination to provide two images to fit the theme. Congratulations to everybody who entered and especially to the new members and of course the winners. It is the first time that the same winners won both categories Unrestricted and Novice. All the images can be seen on our website www.killarneycameraclub.ie
1st Mark Webb - Rustic Tension
2nd Marek Hajdasz - Spider
3rd Marek Hajdasz - Transformers
1st Mark Webb - Rustic Tension
2nd Marek Hajdasz - Spider
3rd Marek Hajdasz - Transformers
The perfect stocking filler, the 2014 Calendar, consisting of images of Kerry, taken by members of Killarney Camera Club is now available from various outlets around Killarney. Killarney Lions Club calendar is now an annual event. Killarney Camera club are delighted once again to co-operate with the Lions Club on this project and to display the outstanding talent of our members. All proceeds are in aid of the Kerry Parent & Friends Association.
Our next event is our Christmas Party which will take place in the Heights Hotel on Friday 13th of December. The Heights Hotel have been very accommodating to the Club over the past few years and we would like to take this opportunity to thank JC and Colette and their staff and wish them a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
The club will have its first meeting of 2014 Thursday night 9th of January. Award Winning Photographer Phil Pound and his associate Charlie Lee will kick off the New Year with a presentation of their work which includes:
Nature and wildlife
Photography of fine art
Their last presentation at the club was both informative and entertaining and I’m sure this one will be no different.
Please come and check us out!! Our door is open to new members who share our passion for photography, regardless of level of experience or knowledge. Now is your chance to take up a new and very rewarding hobby. We meet every fortnight on Thursday night, at the Heights Hotel from 7.30pm in the Conference Room, First Floor. Check our website www.killarneycameraclub.ie for more details or contact Killarney Camera Club Secretary on 877 655 561 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
There were some tough battles on court in recent days for the various Killarney Teams, both on home soil as well as on their travels.
The Division 3 Men’s team from Moyvane, continued their same ruthless winning streak with a 6-0 win against the men of Killarney. Despite many matches going to 3-sets and every single point fought for to the end, the overused phrase of the scoreline not reflecting the game has to be used here. The return fixture is set for next week so watch this space for possible retribution! The Mixed Team from Moyvane came to Killarney 2 nights later and hit the ground running from the start. Unfortunately for Killarney an injury within the first 10 minutes lead them to gifting games to an already high-flying Moyvane side. Down but never out, the Killarney team gathered themselves and quickly got back to their usual high-quality standard. Again the 3-setters went Moyvane’s way, with 6-1 being the final result. And now to some success stories... well done to both the Division 3 and 4 Ladies teams who demolished Kingdom (Castleisland) 6-0 in both divisions last week. The 4ís emphasised their dominance of the same opposition with yet another 5-1 win at home the following Monday night . They hold a commanding lead now in both leagues and setting the standard each week for the rest of the county to try and follow.
Finally, special congratulations to Danny Cronin for picking up silverware at the Moyvane Club Tournament on Sunday. A very popular figure in the Killarney club, he’ll no doubt be adding more to the mantelpiece in 2014.
The Killarney club will finish up for Christmas on Dec. 20th so make sure to make the most of the last few nights of training and banter.
Killarney Cougars 38
St Josephs 35
Cougars and St Josephs Abbeyfeale played a very competitive game at the Pres Gym on Thursday last. The home side had good performances from Kate Maher, Ella Canavan, Erica McGlynn, Kate Stack and Ana Bellew. This latest home win over their nearest challengers keeps them well in contention in the league.
Killarney Cougars 23
Cougars travelled to league leaders Gneeveguilla in Rathmore on Sunday morning last and turned in a good performance before going down in a competitive game. Best for Cougars were Rossa Bellew, Jack O’Donoghue, Conor Horgan, Simon Coffey and Tommy Bowler.
Senior Mens Div 1
Listowel v Cougars at 6.30 pm Listowel
Sunday December 15th
U12 Boys Rathmore v Cougars at 1.30 pm Rathmore.
For the latest information on fixtures and training log on to the website, at www.killarneycougars.com
& Putt Club
Squires: Firstly a big thank you to Sean Murphy and his staff for their hospitality with what was another enjoyable presentation last Friday night. As well as the usual prize presentations and the club also honouring Damien Fleming and Mary Murphy for their National Mixed Foursomes success, the Dan O’Leary Memorial Shield for Club Person of the Year was also presented on the night. The 2013 recipient was a very worthy one in the form of our Registrar Aidan O’Donoghue with Aidan honoured for his Grounds Committee work and also for another successful staging of the Night Time Pitch & Putt event.
Sunday Competition: Last Sunday saw Eileen Switzer team up with father and son, Robbie and Johnny O’Brien to win an 18 hole Three Ball Scramble.
This Sunday: We will have a 27 hole three ball competition beginning at 10am. The format will see the best score of the three count on Holes 1-9, the two best on Holes 10-18 and all three scores count on the final nine holes which will be played on Holes 1-9. Entry at €3 per player is open to all Adult and Juvenile members. As stated last week, the winners of each week’s competition will be cut one shot for the subsequent competition while every player who doesn’t win is granted a half a shot towards the following week’s event. While there is no limit as to how high a player’s handicap may go during this time period (up until end of February), no player can go beyond +3 for these competitions. All new players who enter will begin off their official handicap at the time of entry.
AGM: Notices will be with all members shortly in relation to same. The Meeting will be preceded by an EGM on the same night (Monday January 13th) in the Killarney Avenue Hotel beginning at 7.30pm. All motions and nominations must be received by the club either on or prior to Tuesday January 7th.
Shots Back: Any member who feels that he or she is entitled to a shot back must sign their name to the attached sheet in the clubhouse prior to January 7th. Alternatively please contact our Registrar Aidan O’Donoghue on 086 3364705 to declare your interest.
Christmas Period: The following is a brief schedule of activities over the festive season. (i) Texas Shootout- St Stephen’s Day (26th), (ii) Maurice O’Donoghue Memorial at the Gleneagle- Sunday December 29th, (iii) Club Competition- Sunday January 5th.
Deepest Sympathies: To Carmel O’Doherty and her family on the death of her father Frank in the past week. Sympathies also to the family of John O’Shea, Daltons Avenue on his recent bereavement.
Congratulations to all winners in recent club night:
Christmas Hampers Competition.
1. Eileen Crehan and Mary Harmon
2 Phyllis O’Regan and Joan Culloty
3. Michael O’Connor and Mary Trant
4. Fr. Moran and Rita Cronin
1. Marjorie Barton and Marcia Boffey
2. Joan Lenihan and Pauline Lyne
3. Doreen Brosnan and Maureen Lyne
4. Maura McCarthy and Eileen O’Leary.
Congratulations to all winners in recent club night:
Monday 2nd of December 2013
1. Joan Culloty and Phyllis OíRegan
2. Marie Moynihan and May Corcoran
3. John Lynch and Mary Murray
1. Don O’Sullivan and Tim Corcoran
2. Julie Healy Rae and Marcia Boffey
3. Maura Moynihan and Noreen O’Connor
Christmas greetings to the Members of Killarney Bridge Club. Wishing all members and their families a very Happy Christmas 2013 and a Happy and Healthy New Year 2014. The club will re-open on Monday the 13th of January.
Firstly Our Annual Calendar is hot off the Press... big thank you to all our very generous Advertisers and Supporters, and everyone who was involved in this year’s production. The Calendar is more of a Year Planner this year, giving dates for Heads of Rivers and Regattas for the coming year, Timmy’s farming schedule! and not forgetting our church and street collections. So don’t say you didn’t know about forth coming events. Get well wishes go out this week to our very own Siobhan Burns, who broke her leg in a nasty soccer accident. She’s now recovering after her operation, so keep sending her text messages and call out to see her, bring chocolate cake and more importantly apple tart for Mikey Joe! Plans are in place for the up and coming 5Km Fundraiser in January for the All Ireland Rowing Championships in Waterville next year. Our Annual Workmen’s Christmas Walk takes place on Saturday 28th December, Derrycunnihy to Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Meeting Point is Lidl
Car Park at 10.00am!
Kerry Schoolboys/Girls League
Saturday 14th December
Under 9s & 10s Blitz
Venue 2, Christy Leahy Park 2.00pm
Park FC, Killarney Athletic
Ballyhar, Listowel Celtic
Moriarty’s Centra Under 11
Camp v Killarney Athletic 2.00pm
Under 13 Division 1
Killarney Athletic B v Listowel B 11.00am
Killarney Plaza Under 15 Division 1
Castlemaine v Killarney Athletic B 11.00am
Asdee v Killarney Athletic A 12.30pm
Trophy World Under 16 Division 1
Park B v Killarney Athletic B 12.00 noon TBC
Girls Under 13 Premier
Listowel Celtic v Killarney Athletic 2.00pm
Youth’s League Result
Killarney Athletic A.F.C. 5 Killorglin 0
After last week’s scare against Ballyheigue our boys learned to keep their concentration until the final whistle.
SFAI National Cup under 16
The under 16 travelled to Limerick to play Aisling Annacotty in the last 64 round. Best for athletic were the whole team, everyone was outstanding.
Under 14 League
Killarney Athletic 2 Park B 0
Athletic travelled to Tralee on Saturday and got back to winning ways with a hard earned win. A big thanks to all the parents that have helped out so far this season.
Under 14 7.00 - 8.00 Fossa astro turf
Senior 8.00 - 9.00 Fossa astro turf
Girls 6.00 - 7.00
Under 13 7.00 - 8.00 Fossa astro turf
Under 15 6.00 - 7.00 Fossa astro turf
Under 16 7.00 - 8.00 Fossa astro turf
Under 11 and 12 3.45 - 5.45
Senior 7.00 - 8.00 Fossa astro turf
Academy under 6-10 training has moved out to Fossa astro turf from Friday 18th Oct at 5pm until 6.30, new members still welcome.
Killarney Athletic will be hosting a race night in Scotts Bar on Sunday 22nd December. €20 to sponsor a horse €100 to sponsor a race please contact any committee member for further information.
300 Club Member Draw
Congratulations to Toni Fleming on being November’s 300 member club winner of €1000.
Merchandise: Killarney Athletic merchandise can now be ordered on email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Killarney Celtic are running a Christmas Club at our popular club shop from here on in (at Santa’s personal request). All new stock and all styles for Christmas. Contact Mags O’Sullivan 087-6451913 or Geraldine Fleming 087-2640373 for any details.
Congratulations to Donogh and Mel Barry on the birth of their son Leo on December 2nd.
Much sadder news is of the loss of Frank Doherty and we extend sincere condolences to Mike and to all Frank’s family and friends.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Siobhan Burns, who suffered an injury during our U14 Girls historic victory in the Munster Final.
Last Man Standing
After just four hurdles, the field has been dramatically cut to just 6, 5 of whom are trusting Brendan Rodgers with their hopes this weekend. Your prescient PRO can’t say too much - like the Glazer family, he may have placed a little too much trust in David Moyes this week!
Football For All
Killarney Celtic FC Football For All team coaching sessions are taking place every Monday from 5pm-6pm at the Club Vitae Leisure Centre in the Quality Hotel. This is a team for children who are not able to play with mainstream soccer teams.
All children aged 6yrs-14yrs with intellectual, physical or sensory special needs are welcome. Parents who are interested in bringing their child/children should call Jane on 086-2243435 or John on 086-8177729.
U14 Girls Munster Final: Killarney Celtic 3 Hollyhill 1
Killarney Celtic u14 Girls created history on Saturday at the UL in Limerick when they defeated Hollyhill from Cork to claim the Munster WFAI Cup on a 3-1 score-line.
Hannah O’Donoghue was also named Player of the Game and was presented with her trophy by the FAI’s Pat Halpin while her delighted captain Fiadhna Tagney lifted the Cup.
FAI Junior Cup: Killarney Celtic 3 Maynooth 3 (Celtic lost on penalties AET) A rollercoaster ride. We were 2-0 down and looking out, only for a fantastic second half fightback to produce a penalty and thenn a goal from play by Peter McCarthy and the irrepressible Gintarus Paketuras to put us in front....only for Maynooth to equalise in injury time and eventually force the game to the penalty shoot-out lottery...which unfortunately we lost.
Munster Youths Cup: Killarney Celtic 1 Tralee Dynamos 2
As always, a great battle between the two teams, but it was Dynamos who had their noses in front at the final whistle.
U16 National Cup: Killarney Celtic 2 Herbertstown 3
Goals from Peter McCarthy and Michael Potts took the game into extra-time, but it was the Limerick side who, to their credit, came up with the winner. Celtic gave it everything and can be justifiably proud of their endeavours.
U16 Div One: Kenmare 6 Killarney Celtic B 5
Both sides served up a marvellous spectacle of adrenaline and scoring power, with Celtic just losing out by the odd goal. Cillian Rice and Stephen McCarthy both scored twice for Celtic with Alfonso Terry netting the fifth.
U14 Div One: Camp 7 Killarney Celtic C 0
Camp joined our B team at the table top after a great display against our C team, who tried hard .
U13 National Cup: Killarney Celtic 6 Limerick FC 0
When the long delayed first round clash away to Limerick FC finally took place, Killarney Celtic had goals from Patrick Darcy 2, Ryan Kelliher, Jared Barton, David Cantillon and Evan Smith in a convincing win.
U12 National Cup: Kingdom Boys 1 Killarney Celtic 2
Killarney Celtic avenged their league defeat in fine style. Niall McGillicuddy scored after good work by James Darmody and in extra-time Ryan O’Grady struck a sublime winner.
U12 Div One: Killarney Celtic C 1 Ballyhar 9
The team put in a valiant effort but were outclassed by an excellent Ballyhar.
Denny Premier: Killarney Celtic at home to Killarney Athletic, Sunday, 2.30pm
U17 League: Killarney Celtic away to Mastergeeha, Saturday, 2.30pm
U16 Girls: Killarney Celtic home to Listowel Celtic, Saturday, 2.00pm
U15 Premier: Killarney Celtic away to Kingdom Boys, Saturday, 12 noon
U14 National Cup: Killarney Celtic at home to Kilcornan, Saturday, 2.00pm
U13 Div One: Killarney Celtic C away to Ballyhar, Saturday, 10.30am
U11 Div One: Killarney Celtic B away to Mastergeeha, Saturday, 10.30am
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 conducive 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.
Anyone interested in renting our full-sized All Weather should contact Noel Brosnan at 087 2340981.
There are still some slots remaining for our popular All Weather Training Pitch (also ideal for children’s parties). Contact Mary Lyne 086-6485809.
Lotto Results: Numbers drawn 4, 6, 10, 17. No winner. Next week’s jackpot €2800, draw in the Failte on Monday night. Tickets available from all club officers.
Lotto Sellers / Yearly Lotto: The club is calling on all members to sell at least 5 Lotto tickets. We all saw the cost of running the club in the financial reports so upping the Lotto sales would ease this burden.
Also anyone who wishes to buy a Yearly Lotto ticket and ensure they are in the 52 draws in one go can contact Der Lyne on 086 3787738.
If anyone has information for the notes contact Jimmy O’Sullivan Darcy 087 9633397 or email@example.com. Check out www.killarneyceltic.com for Killarney Celtic news, match reports, or photos.
Field Update at Aghadoe - One pitch has been laid out and work continues during the fine weather. Machinery has been managing further trunking which has been deposited to in-fill the furthest reaches of the site. A solid roadway has been laid now to enable trucks to access the full site and this will help ongoing logistics. We will continue to accept good quality trunking and rubble.
Topsoil, however good topsoil is still at a premium and if anyone has an inside track on a source please call Paudie Sheahan or Liam McGuire. Funding is still the number one priority and donations are still being made to the club to help bring it along. Developments close by should hopefully add to the possibility of completing another pitch soon - weather permitting which has been amazing.
6 Nations Tickets - last chance to order tickets for February/March is tonight & tomorrow morning - Phone Denis on 087 2315016 - Sunday 2nd Feb: Ireland V Scotland, 3pm; Saturday 8th Feb: Ireland V Wales, 2.30pm; Saturday 22nd Feb: England V Ireland (away) 4.00pm; Saturday 8th Mar: Ireland V Italy, 2.30pm; Saturday 15th Mar: France V Ireland (away), 6.00pm.
Minis: Hey kids, word has it that the Christmas Party will be held at Killarney Avenue Hotel on Saturday 21st at 1pm after the final training session of the year. So put in your calendar that Santa is on his way and the craic will be mighty that day.
Munster Junior League Div. 2: Killarney 1st XV 6 Crosshaven 13 - in this re-arranged fixture played on Saturday to accommodate the Munster game on Sunday, Killarney began well and probably had the better of the exchanges up front. Tough week ahead with a trip to high-flying Kinsale next Sunday.
Under 18 Friendly: Listowel 11 v Killarney 7 - As expected Listowel played this game very tight and brought plenty of aggression in attack.
Killarney have a break next weekend and face the combined team from Newcastle West, Castleisland and Abbeyfeale on 21st December in Killarney. We wish Tom O’Doherty well and hopefully he will make a full and speedy recovery.
Fixtures: Saturday 14th - Minis: training as usual at Knockreer from 10:30 to 12pm. Killarney U14s at home to Abbeyfeale at Dirreen at 11:00 in the League. Our U16s are away to Corca Dhuibhne in the WM Plate also at 11:00 - Bus at High Street at 9:00 sharp.
Christmas Hampers Presented in the Ross Hotel
Friday 5th December 2013
1st Declan McCarthy (5) 43pts
2nd Neil Coffey (8) 42pts
3rd Bernard O’Shea (19) 41pts
4th Ben Carey (11) 41pts
5th Mick Leahy (20) 39pts
1st Nine Paddy Looney (23) 20pts
2nd Nine Nick O’Brien (17) 20pts
Non-winners Hampers Denis Coffey Jnr
Golfer of the year Declan McCarthy.