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This week's news - Friday,23rd January 2014


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Fossa Rowing Club
Training The recruitment for under-age rowers is in full swing so why not challenge yourself and get rowing. Training continues every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7pm in the Old church, Fossa. For more information, contact us on facebook at Fossa RC or why not drop us an email at fossarowingcluboffice@gmail.com

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Kerry CCE
Killorglin CCE Adult set dancing takes place on Tuesday nights at 8pm in the CYMS. Children’s set dancing takes place on Friday, 23rd January at 7pm in the Chapel on the Hill. Grúpaí Cheoil takes place on Thursdays. Enquiries to Deirdre Keane 085-7326803.
Killarney CCE Reminder to all interested in taking part in Sult na n-Óg music competitions on Saturday and Sunday February 28th and March 1st. Entries for these competitions must be with our branch secretary Anne Mangan by Thursday February 5th. Contact Ann 087-9403508.
CCE Barr na Sraide Anyone interested in Sult na nóg should contact 087 9787434 for entry forms. See Facebook for other branch updates during the week.

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Gneeveguilla
Athletic
Club
Lotto No winner of lotto dated 16/01/2015, numbers drawn were 14, 20, 22 and 27. Next week’s jackpot €6,600 plus €1,000 bonus.
Munster Master & Senior Indoor track & Field Championships Held in Nenagh on Sunday last, Gneeveguilla club were well represented there. Shelia O’Donoghue came 1st in 60m, 200m, long jump and shot. Robert Purcell won 300m O45, Eileen O’Riordan won silver in shot and bronze in long jump O45.
Upcoming Road Races Some very interesting road races coming up shortly. Gneeveguilla AC winter 5K road league in The Demense on January 31st, February 7th, February 14th and February 21st at 11.00 am start. As usual The monastery is the race headquarters. Look out for Knocknagree 5K on March 8th at 1.00 pm in aid of their local National School. The route is from Tureen - Shanballa and will finish near the school. Hope to mark the route this week, weather permitting.
Lotto Renewal of lotto tickets is now due for those who haven’t got around to it as yet. €100 per year, €50 - 6 months.
Membership Membership should be all paid up by now, adult €25.00, child €20.00
Kerry Colleges Cross country Kerry colleges Cross country will be held in The Demense Killarney Friday 24th at 11.00a.m. We have been in contact with the schools and hope to be represented there. Best of luck to all who take part.
All Ireland combined Events Well done to Annette O’Brien who competed in the All Ireland Combined Events on Saturday last, Annette was placed 3rd after competing in hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot and 800m. An excellent achievement.

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Killorglin
Rowing Club
Lotto Congratulations to all our Lotto winners - November 2014 - Leonard Griffin, Fealon Fleming, Sheila Bennett. December 2014 - Joan Harman,
Curtis Lucy, Patricia Tyler. If you are not in you can’t win. If you would like any information about Killorglin Rowing Club Lotto, please contact us.

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Rathmore/
Gneeveguilla
Community Games
Anyone interested in participating in the following events for 2015, please contact Aeneas O’Leary 087 6577167, Cynthia Daly 086 0818606 or Ann O’Leary 087 2226007. Solo Music - Under 13/16, Group Music - Under 14/16,
Recitation - Under 12/16, Solo Singing - Under 14/16, Group Singing - Under 16.
Indoor Soccer (boys) - Under 10/13 (Indoor soccer for girls to follow at a later date).
Please note: For 2015 season: If your child tries out and qualifies for any team/relay event at local level, then he/she is committed to this team. Should the team/relay be successful in winning a County gold medal, the child (gold medalist only) is committed to this team and is not eligible to participate in any other team/relay event at local level for the remainder of the 2015 season.
Further information can be found on our new FACEBOOK page - Rathmore/Gneeveguilla Community Games.

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Ross Golf Club
- Gents Club
Fixture On Sunday January 25th we will hold a 2 man 18 hole scramble. Pick your own partner or take pot luck on the time-sheet. The time-sheet is now available in the clubhouse so please add your name to it as soon as possible.

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Milltown/
Castlemaine
AGM The AGM will take place on the 23rd of January at 7.30 pm in the club rooms, all motions and nominations are to be submitted to Mike Carroll.
Lotto Our Lotto Jackpot has now reached €11,200. Don’t miss out on the chance to win this massive Prize for just €2 entry. Get your tickets in local shops and bars. There was no winner of last weeks lotto, the numbers drawn where 03,05,10,15. The next draw will take place on the 30th of January in Larkins Bar.
Medal Presentation Senior and Junior medals will be presented next Saturday night at 9.30pm in O’Sheas Bar.

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Listry
Lotto Results Sunday 18th January, 2015. Winning Numbers 7, 11, 13, 26.
Jackpot €2,600 Not Won. Jackpot next week Sunday 25th January €2,750.
Listry Victory Celebration After having such a successful year and winning the Novice Championship, the club has decided to hold a Victory Celebration and Social to celebrate Novice Championship Win including medal presentation. This will take place at the Killarney Oaks Hotel on Saturday, 31st January at 8.00pm sharp. Music will be by the Two Mikes. Tickets are €30 each and will be available from Club Officers - Anthony Clifford, John Wrenn, Denis Courtney and also Beaufort Shop. Tickets will also be available on Friday 23rd January in the clubrooms from 8pm - 8.30pm. Looking forward to a great night!

LISTRY SOCIAL CARE COMMITTEE We wish to remind Seniors in the Listry / Milltown Parish and Surrounding areas that the Seniors social day will be held in Listry Community Centre on Tuesday January 27th from 12 noon-4pm. The usual Bus service will operate on the day and will start collecting passengers at 10.30am. We look forward to seeing you all on the day.

Killorglin Golf Club
Mens 12 Hole Competition 18/01/2015
1st Mike Griffin (20) 30pts
2nd Denis Dennehy ( 18) 29pts
3rd Thomas O’Connor (19) 29pts
4th Mike McCarron (12) 27pts

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Murphy Cup 2015
Lots of exciting action in the Murphy Cup last week. On Monday 12th January the second round of the Murphy Cup proved to be another great night of darts. Pat Linehan beat Damien McCormick 3-2 in the final of the night. Pat the 1993 Murphy Cup winner will now play Ger Flynn in the last 16 of the Murphy Cup. Damien will play Kevin McCann in the last 16 of the Peg Murphy Cup. The third round in the Murphy Cup played on Tuesday 13th January seen the first 180 by Tom Biggane. The standard was high with many exciting games. In the final of the night Timmy Kelly beat Dan Leen to proceed to the last 16 of the Murphys Cup and Dan secures his place in the last 16 of the Peg Murphys Cup.
On Wednesday the 14th January, the fourth round of the Murphy Cup secured Johnathan Downey his place in the last 16. Johnathan will now challenge Timmy Kelly. Johnathan also added his name to the 180 club. Runner up Colin Moriarty will play Dan Leen in the last 16 of the Peg Murphy Cup.

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Killarney Cougars
Basketball Club
Senior News Ladies Div 1 Killarney Cougars 51 St. Marys 35. Cougars ladies returned to winning way as they reversed last months loss to the Castleisland ladies but they had to come from behind in the second half.
Men’s Cup Quarter Final Killarney Cougars 75 Lartigue Listowel 44. Cougars hosted Listowel in this cup clash at the Pres Gym and the Cougars with a full panel to call on produced another solid performance to control this game to advance to the semifinal meeting with Tigers. Cougars now meet Tigers on February 2nd in Tralee.
Juvenile news U14 Boys Div II Wildcats 34 Killarney Cougars 48. Wildcats hosted the Cougars on a cold and frosty Sunday morning in Ballybunion and both sides produced an entertaining game with Cougars high on confidence from recent performances coming through to take the points.
U14 Girls Div II Killarney Cougars 43
St. Anne’s 23. Cougars came out of the blocks quickly for their first home game of 2015 leading 14 6 at the end of the opening quarter with the excellent Anna Clifford dominating with ten points with Sarah Kennedy replying with good baskets for the Farranfore girls. Cougars second quarter was equally impressive as they increased the lead by halftime despite a hardworking St Anne’s defense. The sides went basket for basket in the second half but the visitors could reduce the first half arrears.
U12 Girls Kerry Div II Chorca Dhuibhne 13 Killarney Cougars 39. Cougars made the long journey to Dingle early on Sunday morning and produced a strong team performance comfortably to record a comprehensive win. Cougars were again in top form and produced some great baskets to secure the win.
Cougars Basketball Academy Cougars boys and girls U10 and U8 term 3 is under way at the Parish Hall every Friday, Girls 5pm and Boys at 6.30pm. New members welcome.
A full list of the latest training times and upcoming fixtures is available on the website www.killarneycougars.com

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Castlerosse
Golf Club
Results Competition played on Sunday 18th January 2015, 12 Hole Stableford, winner Mick Clifford (22) 29pts. Overall runner up, Peter McGrath (22) 24 pts. Overall 3rd place Michael Leahy (20) 24 pts.
Fixtures Weekend competition, 12 Holes, Stableford format. Play Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Use time sheet.

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Gneeveguilla
Basketball
Boys U14 Div 1. Gneeveguilla 32 - St Marys 34 (Played 11/01/2015). This was a very exciting game that was very well attended in Rathmore gym, after a heavy cup semi final defeat in Castleisland the local boys were looking to set the record straight. This was a very exciting game played to a very high standard with some top drawer defending being the highlight.
Girls U12 Div 1 Gneeveguilla 31- Tralee Imperials 16. (Played 12/01/2015).
Gneeveguilla girls continued on their winning ways overcoming Tralee Imperials 31-16.
Girls U17 Div 1 St Bridgets 44 - Gneeveguilla 57 (Played 15/01/2015). This game was played in a very sporting manner by both teams.
Boys U14 Div 3 Gneeveguilla B 26 - St Anns B 20. (Played 17/01/2015). This was always going to be an exciting game as Gneeveguilla had recently taken the spoils in a plate game. This was a very good win for the locals winning 26-20 while missing 3 players.

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Deerpark Pitch
& Putt Club
During the course of his report to the recent club AGM secretary Jason O’Connor congratulated the members of the club who enjoyed much success at various PPUI competitions during the past year. Damian Fleming turned in a fine performance in the National Matchplay in Parteen in June with Creagh Courtney having fine innings in the Intermediate Strokeplay in Stackallen, Creagh, Jason O’ Brien and St John Kelliher turned in a fine performance to win the inaugural Munster Inter-County at St Stephen’s in August. In terms of the Kerry Anchor Cup team, the club had a record four competitions in the senior grade with Conor McCarthy joining Damian Fleming and St John Kelliher to represent the county in Tipperary Hills Tullamore and to finish with two place honours was a magnificent achievement.
Conor McCarthy also had the distinction of being the second club player to wear the Irish jersey after his namesake Derry McCarthy when he took part in the International Challenge in LLoret Papulas against Catalonia in June and despite Catalonia winning the Challenge Cup overall Conor won all the points in his matches.
Off the course this year the club experienced some success with our Development Officers Aidan O’Keeffe and Aidan O’Donoghue enlisting the services of a marketing consultant to improve the awareness and promotion of the club and this resulted in a marked increase in green fees during the season. Jason also congratulated Colm O’Dowd on being honoured as Club Person of The Year, an honour richly deserved for his contribution in the area of finance and overall contribution to the club. He also thanked the Collins family for the manner in which they managed the shop and merchandise as well as the FAS workers under the guidance of the grounds chairman Gerald Cullinane for their contribution to the maintenance of the course, (more reports next edition).
Sports Predictor
Sports Predictor cards (€10 each) which is one of the club’s fund-raisers are now available from club treasurer Colm O’Dowd.
Club Membership
Membership rates due on March 1st 2015 are as follows: Adult €120. Family of two adults and three children under 16 years is €200. Juveniles and OAP €75. Application forms available in Clubhouse.

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Killarney
Badminton Club
Congrats to our div 5 mixed team who secured victory v Moyvane in their first league match of the season. A brilliant result 5 2 after some very close games.
Div 3 Killarney team defeated by Moyvane 5 - 2, five games went to 3 sets. A belated well done to John O’Brien on his win in Listowel tournament with partner Fergal Hannon. Well done to all who competed in the Munster graduates and Munster senior 2 last Sunday. What a day of badminton for all. A special mention to Maeve Twomey who contested the three finals of the day, losing out narrowly in singles and doubles but getting her reward in the mixed final with partner Ivan Cliff, well done again. Eileen O’Connor and Sinead Galvin also reached the senior 2 final after a tough round of matches but lost out narrowly in three sets. Division 1, 3 and 5 Kerry singles championships are being held this Sunday 25th in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre. See you there and have a good week of badminton to all.

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Killarney South
Community Games
Killarney South Community Games enjoyed its best ever year in 2014 and won the 2nd best region in the 2014 Kerry Athletic Finals. The award was presented to Anthony Greaney New Chairman at a function in December. Noreen Cooper was the previous chairperson and Noreen did fantastic work for Killarney South Community Games and was a brilliant chairperson and we hope she will continue to assist the committee in the years ahead. Many of our athletes competed brilliantly in the Athletics finals in Athlone namely Mark Cooper and Jack Greaney in cross-country (Mark Cooper winning a team relay medal with Kerry). The U16 200m relay team of Sarah Leahy, Christine Cooper, Cian Gammell, David Shaw and Lorna O’Sullivan reached the National U16 relay final. Sarah Leahy ran very well to reach her individual sprint final and performed very well. The highlight of the National Athletics finals was the U10 mixed relay team winning the Pewter medal for 4th place in the 4 x 100 mixed relay final. The team consisted of Conor Gammell, Alex Hennigan, Teddy Muldoon, Pia Hickey, Aoibhinn Evans and Alexandra Casey. Alex Hennigan finished off the National finals in brilliant style winning an individual bronze medal in the U10 60m Hurdles final. The events for 2015 are commencing shortly and we will list all the events on the Killarney South Community Games facebook.com page.

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Killarney
Bridge Club
All our members would like to extend congratulations to Pauline Lyne and Joan Lenihan on winning the South Munster Pairs Intermediate B competition held at The Maryborough Hotel in Cork recently.

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Euro Bridge Club
We will all our members a happy and healthy New Year. The club commences on January 27th with an open pairs competition. Congratulations to Pauline Lyne and Joan Lenihan who won the best intermediate B pairs in the South Munster region on January 17th at Marlborough House Hotel Cork.

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Killarney
Athletic AFC
Fixtures
Kerry Schoolboys/Girls League
Saturday 24th January 2015
Under 12 Division 1
Mastergeeha v Killarney Athletic 10.30am
Under 14 Premier
Killarney Athletic v Park A 11.45am
Under 16 Division 1
Camp v Killarney Athletic 1.30pm
Sunday 25th January
Under 15 SFAI Cup
Killarney Athletic v Bonagee Utd. 12.00 noon
Under 14 Girls Premier
Killarney Athletic v Killarney Celtic 2.30pm
Youths
Mastergeeha v Killarney Athletic 2.30pm Saturday 24th
Seniors
Sunday 25th January
Castleisland v Killarney Athletic B 11.30am
Results Senior A
Killarney Celtic 3 Killarney Athletic 0
A deflected goal by Matt Keane with 12 minutes left penalty by Trevor Nagle and a last minute goal give Celtic the win despite Athletic dominating large amounts of the game.
Under 15 National Cup
Best of luck to our under 15s who play Bonagee Utd, Letterkenny, Co Donegal at home at 12.00 noon in Woodlawn on Sunday 25th January in the last 32 of the National Cup. Please come and support the team.
Under 13
Killarney Celtic 0 Killarney Athletic 3
Under 13 continue winning streak:
Our under 13 team continue to lead their division after a 3-0 win over local rivals Killarney Celtic. It was a good team performance but with stiffer games ahead we need to take our chances better. Well done to all. Scorers on the day were Rossa Bellew, Eoin Benson and Luvali Cazacu. Man Of The Match: Rossa Bellew.
Under 11
Killarney Athletic 2 Iveragh 3
2 goals from Rohan Tehan and one by Cathal O’Shea for Iveragh. Dara Looney and Coilte for Athletic. 0 - 2 at half time. Great game between two even and well balanced teams.
New 300 Member Club Draw
We encourage all supporters of Killarney Athletic to support us on this major source of fundraising and contact any member of the club for an Application Form. The first draw will take place on January 31st in Scotts at 9.00pm. 6 prizes to be won 1st prize €500.00 and 5 prizes of €100.00.
Annual Street Collection
Our annual street collection is taking place on tomorrow 24th January. Please contact Aaron Quill 087 9403514 or Sean (Blackthorn) O’Donoghue 087 6621066 if you can cover an hour over the day. Please support.
Child Welfare Course
There is a child welfare course being held on next Monday 26th January in Mounthawk Park, Tralee at 7.00pm. Any club member who trains or manages players aged 16 and under are obliged by law to have this course done and be Garda vetted. Please contact Geraldine Nagle our Child Welfare Officer on 087 612 3512 to register for the course.
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

Killarney Celtic
International Soccer For Celtic Park
International underage football returns to Killarney Celtic when the Irish U15’s face Scotland next month. On Friday January 23rd under lights the sides meet at 7.15pm and the following Sunday they clash again in Listowel at noon.
This is a hugely prestigious event for the club and being selected as a venue is a great tribute to the hard work invested over many years by all our club members and volunteers past and present. Anyone who can volunteer on the night, please contact any committee member.
Please Note: Entrance is by way of the Bypass Road - There will be no admittance from the Tralee side.
We are asking all patrons to respect the rights of residents.
Results
Denny Premier A: Killarney Celtic 3 Killarney Athletic 0
A magnificent response to last week’s defeat, with Celtic showing fire, hunger, and skill against a good Athletic side who are a real test for anybody. Matt Keane opened the scoring for us, Trevor Nagle calmly slotted a penalty, and a great strike by Cathal O’Shea rounded it off.
Youths League: Killarney Celtic 7 Killarney Athletic 1
A superb team display. Stephen McCarthy was on the mark four times, with Jonas Hedwig, Pierse Lyons, and Conor Randall also on target.
U15 Premier: Killarney Celtic 4 Mastergeeha 0
Lee Downing blasted in a free kick in the second minute to put Celtic on their way. In the second half Josh Fleming struck twice and Reese Hegarty added another for a comfortable win.
U13 Premier: Ballyhar 0 Killarney Celtic 1
A brilliant game between two top class sides. Celtic’s back four were under immense pressure but were equal to it, with the outstanding James Darmody sweeping in front of them and bursting forward for our goal in the second half.
U13 Div One: Killarney Celtic 0 Killorglin 6
Killorglin are looking very much like the team to beat in this division - Celtic played very well here and can be proud of their display, but Killorglin always had more firepower.
U13 Div Two: Killarney Celtic C 0 Killarney Athletic 3
A great effort, but Athletic played superb soccer and were deserving winners. Nonetheless, a great effort by everyone in the squad.
U11 Group One: Killarney Celtic A beat Listowel Celtic A
U11 Group Two: Killarney Celtic B drew with Listowel Celtic B
U11 Group Three: Killarney Celtic C won a close game against Inter Kenmare.
Congratulations to James Darmody on being selected for the Kerry Team of the Week.
Fixtures
U16 National Cup: Killarney Celtic at home to Mungret Regional, Saturday, 12 noon
U14 National Cup: Killarney Celtic at home to Cherry Orchard, Saturday, 2.30pm
U14 Girls: Killarney Celtic away to Killarney Athletic, Saturday, 2.30pm
U14 Div One: Killarney Celtic C away to Camp B, Saturday, 11.45am
U12 Premier: Killarney Celtic away to Tralee Dynamos, Saturday, 10.30am
U12 Div One: Killarney Celtic B at home to Inter Kenmare, Saturday, 10.00am
U12 Div Two: Killarney Celtic C away to Camp B, Saturday, 11.45am
Pitch Bookings
Contact Mary Lyne 086-6485809 to book our All Weather full size pitch or training area.
Lotto Results: Numbers drawn 10, 13, 18, 22. No winner.
Next week’s jackpot €6000, 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.
Lough Lein Anglers
The 71st AGM of Lough Lein Anglers was held recently in The Dromhall Hotel.
The meeting was very well attended. A minute’s silence was held for deceased club members. Outgoing chairman Phil Horan thanked his fellow officers for their good work during the past year.
The following officers were elected: Chairman: Rory O’Flaherty; Vice Chairman: John Lyne; Secretary: Corry O’Flaherty; Assistant Sec: Timmy O’Connor; Treasurer: Pat Curran;
PRO: Padraig Coughlan; Competitions: Tim O’Sullivan & Padraig Coughlan;
Committee: Jim O’Sullivan, Phil Horan, John Buckley, Dermot O’Mahony, Pat Doyle, Krysztof Szwab, Richard Behal, Patsy O’Flaherty, Ben Gibney, Denis Cronin and Declan O’Donoghue.
Our representative on the Lakes Working Committee, Richard Behal, gave a very thorough report on the committees latest findings. He said that in spite of cutbacks & the very warm summer of last year, the condition of Lough Lein has improved. Phosphate inputs from forestry & other sources was very low. Septic tank testing was ongoing. The farming community has cooperated very well with the committee. Daily checks on the Folly Stream have shown that the discharge from the sewage plant has also improved. Members were very pleased with the good news. The new salmon season opened on January 17th & there are reports that two fish have been caught to date. LLA wish safe fishing & tight lines to all anglers.

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St Brendan’s
Rowing Club
Happy New Year to all members and supporters of St. Brendan’s R.C. To kick start the season, the club AGM will take place on Saturday 31st January in St. Mary’s Parish Hall at 8pm. All members and supporters welcome to attend. New training and fundraising ideas welcome to be voiced. The club would like to extend their sympathy to the family of one of our lifelong members, Vince Johnston, may he rest in peace. We would also like to wish his wife Mary a speedy recovery. Training is ongoing with Aongus at Physique Fitness Studio on Friday nights at 8pm. Keep an eye on facebook for club updates!

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Killarney
Rugby Club
Newport 15 Killarney 8 - the long trip to Tipp does not work out in the end in this battle of division 2. Brian O’Sullivan scored our only try and Fergal Hallissey kicked a fine penalty but it was not enough. We have a break now for a couple of weeks and this will be welcome to prepare for key fixtures to come for end of season. Gene McCarthy was outstanding before he had to leave with an injury and we wish him well.
Fundraising A draw for tickets for Ireland v England will take place during February and will be available to members next week for sale.

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