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Ross GC, Killarney - Gents Club
Fixtures:
On Sunday August 30th we will hold a single stableford competition kindly sponsored by the Golf Shop, College St.
The timesheet is now available in the clubhouse so please add your name to is as soon as possible.
Best of luck to Lady Captain, Sinead O’Shea when she holds her Captains Day on August 29th.
Congratulations to Maurice Coffey and Mary Cronin on their recent victory in the mixed championship.
Club Matchplay and Club Fourball Championships:- These competitions are progressing well however all players are reminded to play their matches as soon as possible.

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Ring of Kerry
Golf Club
Results
3-Person team Event
1st Joe Harrington (20) Bart Van Oyen (26) & Geoff Mahony (19) 58pts
2nd Eamonn O’Driscoll (4) Simon Stauch (12) Henk Bons (5) 53pts
3rd Tomas MacGearailt (8) Noel Riney (20) Jason Taylor (22) 52pts
Lady Vice Captains Day Scramble
1st Eleanor Connor Scarteen - Margaret Hanley - Kathleen O’Shea
2nd Therese Hanley - Teresa Walsh - Margaret Burns
3rd Maura Murphy - Vera Shaw - Barbara Murray
Upcoming events:
Friday 28th - Sunday 30th August - Members Singles Stableford GOTY
Please call 064 66 42000

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Killarney Valley AC
Congratulations and well done to all our athletes who competed in the National Finals of Community Games in Athlone over the weekend.
We are asking that all parents and friends of athletes join us this year for Ireland’s most scenic 10 mile road race which will raise funds to build Killarney’s first athletics facility!
September 26th sees Killarney host an amazing 10 mile event! Check out www.killarney10mile.com for details.
We had a very good turnout of kids and parents taking part in our Monday Mile Challenge last week which was great to see and we would love that to continue. Join us in the Demense at 6.30pm.

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Ross Ladies GC
Ross Ladies GC: Results Sunday 16th August 18H Single Stableford Club Sponsored. Winner Eileen O Riordan... Sunday 23rd 3 Club Scramble: Winners: Lisa Kerfoot and Noreen O'Mahony.
Upcoming Events: Sinead O Shea Lady Captains Day on Sat 29th August, 9.30am Shotgun start TimeSheet available in Clubhouse Names in by Friday 28th at 5pm.

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Gneeveguilla
Athletic Club
Lotto: No winner of our lotto 21/08/2015, numbers drawn were 14, 23, 25 and 28. Sellers prize went to Tom Joe O’Donoghue, €50 Y/T prize winner Paudie Hickey Gneeveguila, €50 to Richie Flynn Ballydesmond, €40 each to Philomena Cremin Clamper, Michael Fleming Gneeveguilla, Bridget McAuliffe Sliabh Luachra. Bonus not won numbers drawn were 4, 13, 17 and 27. Next week’s jackpot €12,800 plus €1,000 bonus.
Winter Training: The first of the winter training will commence in the New Field Barraduff Friday August 28th, 7.00 to 8.00 pm. Everyone welcome.

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Castlerosse
Golf Club
Results: Competition played on Sunday 23rd August (3 golf club competition) Winner; Gintaras Bendaravicius (20) 39pts, Runner-up, Dan O’ Connell (22) 37pts, Overall 3rd place, Ivan Tangney (20) 35pts.
Results: 3 person mixed Scramble played on Tuesday 18th August best net return, Myra O’ Gorman, John o’ Halloran & Daniel Shine.
Fixtures: Weekend competition 18 hole Stableford please register on time sheet at Castlerosse.
Scramble 9 hole competition continue each Tuesday at 6.30pm. Open to Ladies & Gents.

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Killarney Golf
Club Ladies
Results of Competition Sunday 23rd August Sponsored by Castlerosse Hotel.
S/Sford
1st Aoife Frazer (21) 43 pts B9
2nd Helen Howard (29) 43 pts
3rd Pat Collins (20) 42 pts
BG Margaret Campion (9) 30 pts
4th Susan Tong (16) 41 pts.
CSS 40 pts
Next Competition Sunday next 30th August, sponsor - The Laurels Bar & Restaurant, singles V-Par.
Results of Muckross House Mixed Mahonys Point 7/8/2015
1st Tom Prendergast & Noreen
Coffey 44 pts
2nd Donal Considine
& Frances Arthur 43 pts
3rd John & Kathleen
Wall 43 pts
BG Eamon O’Connor & Liz Downey 26 gross pts
4th Dermot Roche & Maureen
Rooney 41 pts
5th Donncha & Sinead
Galvin 39 pts
Results of Eileen Murphy Foursomes Competition 16/8/2015
1st Anne O’Leary & Mary B. O.Connor 45 pts
2nd Mary O’Rourke &Mary C.O’Connor 42 pts (b9)
Next Prize Giving will take place Sunday, August 30th at 5.30 p.m.

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Killarney South
Community Games
Weekend 2 of the National Community Games Finals took place last weekend in Athlone and Killarney South had 7 athletes in action. Sarah Leahy in the U. 16 100 meter sprint ran brilliantly all weekend and qualified for Sunday’s final where she was just outside the medals in a top class final of sprinters. Sarah can be very proud of her achievement in Community Games and has enjoyed great success and we hope she stays involved in Community Games in the Killarney South area in the future. The U. 12 relay squad of Jason Lee, Connor Gammell, Alex Hennigan, Aaron O Sullivan, Jack McGuire and Daire Looney ran superbly all weekend winning their heat, were in second in the semi-final and due to some hard luck in the final were just outside the medals. The full squad of six got to run in the finals which is a great achievement and was due reward for all the hard work and training over the past six weeks. The positivity, camaraderie and the encouragement they gave each other was a joy to behold. Special thanks to the manager and Coach for the weekend Billy Hennigan who had the squad very well prepared and to Cian Gammell for his excellent warm-up and stretching drills prior to each race. This is a young squad who exceeded all expectations and with 3 of the squad underage again next year. “Beidh Lá Eile”. Special thanks also to the parents for their patience support and encouragement during to weekend roll on 2016.

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Killarney RFC
Minis are back this Saturday:
KRFC are delighted to announce that the minis section will start back training this Saturday, the 29th of August. Mini Rugby takes place between 10:30am and 12 midday at our new grounds in Aghadoe. All children from age 5 to 11 are welcome to come along and learn to play the wonderful game of rugby in a wonderful setting and with fully trained and experienced coaches.Training consists of the players taking part in drills, and games that teach and prepare the child the skills needed to play at the top level. This is part of the long term player development strategy devised by the IRFU `Six to 6 Nations` programme, and `Mini Rugby - “growing from 6 to 6 nations”. There is a schedule of Blitzes also, which will allow us to either host matches or travel to other clubs to play matches, across the season. If you are interested in having your child play rugby, why not call to our pitch this saturday. Alternatively give Mini Co-ordinator Liam Murphy a call on 087-4145662, or our Liaison Officer Dora Campbell on 087-2196569.
Tickets: Tickets are available for the forthcoming season to members, for the 6 nations and European Rugby Cup. If you would like to discuss your ticket requirements, give Denis a call at 087-2315016 or pop into Denis at Sweets N’Treats on New street, Killarney.
Moss Keane Blitz: This Saturday afternoon, KRFC will host the Moss Keane Senior Blitz where all the rugby clubs in Kerry partake for this trophy. Proceedings kick off at around 1pm and all are welcome to come to our new pitch and enjoy the day.
Family Day: The KRFC Family day takes pace on Sunday the 06th of September at Aghadoe, between 1 and 5pm. This plans to be a great day out for all the family. ​All past members, existing members, mini, youth and senior players and their families are welcome as well as anyone who wants to pop along and see what our new facility is like. We will have bouncy castles, a barbeque and there will be fun for all. Keep posted to our facebook page or web page www.krfc.club for details.

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Firies
Community Games
Last weekend was another busy weekend in the Community Games calendar. It was the 2nd weekend of the National finals in Athlone. In the group singing Emma Murphy, Rachel Hoctor & Aine Barry took part. The girls had a great performance and were placed in 6th place with very close scoring between top teams. Ciara Kearney took part in the javelin and came 8th in this competition. Thomas Murphy competed in U16 discus and even though he wasn’t placed in the medals, he gave a great performance beating his personal best by 3 metres. In the judo competitions Laura & Brid Flynn returned with gold medals again this year. TJ Palmer won silver and James & Katie O Leary won bronze medals in their categories. Well done to all the children who took part and thank you to all the parents and trainers for assisting the children.

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Deerpark Pitch
& Putt
Sympathy is extended to the family of Mickey “Darby” Cronin Cahir Aghadoe who died at the weekend,.Mickey was a keen Pitch & Putt enthusiast in an earlier era May He Rest In Peace.
National Juvenile Championjships
Congrats to Sean Courtney who finished in second place in Singles at the National Juvenile championships held in Tipperary Hills at the weekend and to the Kerry team of Cilian Courtney,Sean Courtney, Conor Quirke, Lorcan Martin, Luke Ring and Jason Cahillane who finished in 4th place.
Wednesday Evening Fourball August I9th
Nett Conor Quirke, John Looney and John Murphy, Gross Ger Casey, Luke Ring and John Kelly
Captain’s Prize Captain Jason O’Connor’s prize has been scheduled for the weekend of September 5th/6th This will be a multi card event with the best two cards to count, Further details in next edition.
European Strokeplay Congrats to Damian Fleming who finished in 8th place at the European Strokeplay competition in Holland,
Night Time Pitch & Putt The annual Night-Time Pitch & Putt competition has been scheduled for the weekend of September,Full details in next edition.
Seniors Outing The next Seniors Outing will to in Newmarket on Wednesday September 2nd IO.I5 am
Items for the weekly Notes can be forwarded to PRO at kellydoolan@eircom.net. Landline O64-6632698 Mobile O86-394I769 by Midday on Monday.

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Killarney Golf
Men’s Club
Cork Golf Club Exchange
Singles Stableford,
Cork Golf Club 23/08/2015
1.Dan Doona (11) 43Pts.
2. James Arthur (11) 39Pts.
3.Martin Fowler (12) 38 Pts.
4. John English (11) 37Pts.
5. Adrian Brennan(9) 36Pts.
C.S.S. 36 Pts.

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Mastergeeha FC
GIRLS SOCCER Under 14 Girls Soccer; Any girls who are under 14 on the 1st Janaury 2016 and who would like to play soccer in the coming season should please contact Donal Hannigan on 087 9697171 or Sarah Nagle on 087 1218551
GLENEAGLE CUP Kilbrean Park, home of Mastergeeha FC was definitely the place to be last Saturday & Sunday, as teams from Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford and Kerry competed for the Gleneagle Cup & Shield 2015. On Saturday the group stages were played with the playoffs and the finals decided on Sunday. Many thanks to all that helped to make this pre-season tournament a great success. Well done to Maurice Guilfoyle for the excellent organization and running of event. Congratulations to the Kilorglin and Bearna Na Forbacha Aontaithe, Galway on winning the cup and shield respectively.
U17 CUP SEMI FINAL Mastergeeha 2 Inter Kenmare 2. In this exciting game the boys had to battle hard to earn a replay. In the opening half Mastergeeha played the better soccer creating some good chances hitting the crossbar and upright but it was the visitors that lead 1-0 at the break. In the second half Mastergeeha pushed forward but Kenmare extended their lead on the 65th minute. After this the boys created some good chances with Gearoid Kerins hitting the crossbar in the 70th minute. Shortly after Mastergeeha got a goal back when Ciaran Sheehan scored following a cross by Padraig O' Connor. In the closing stages of the game Mastergeeha got the deserved equaliser when Sean O'Leary crossed for Shane O'Sullivan to score to the delight of the home support.
SENIORS In preparation for the new season seniors training continues on Wednesday and Friday at 7.15pm at Kilbrean Park. New Player welcome.
SCHOOLBOYS & GIRLS TRAINING In preparation for the commencement of the new underage season training continues for schoolboys and schoolgirls teams. Schoolboys season kicks off with even ages groups on Saturday 19th September. New players welcome for all ages. For further information contact: Tadhg Brosnan: Ph. 086-4098405.
COACHES - VOLUNTEERS Anybody interested in volunteering, coaching, managing or helping out with the club or a team for the forthcoming season please contact 086-4098405.
MASTERGEEHA FC LOTTO There was no winner on Friday 21st August. Numbers drawn were 10, 19, 20 &23 Consolation prizes were €100 Noreen O’Sullivan, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. €60 Joan Devane, Mastergeeha €30 Tom Healy, c/o The Village Inn. €30 Samantha Williams Murphy, Glounonea. €30 Nora Riordan, 205 Ballyspillane, Killarney. Jackpot now €4,950.

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Killarney Celtic
Golf Classic
Our Annual Golf Classic, sponsored by the Killarney Avenue Hotel, takes place this year on September 5th on the Lackabane course. Teams of three €150. All welcome. Contact Mike Daly at 086 8516915 for details. All welcome.
Managers Wanted For Football For All
Killarney Celtic Football For All provides soccer in a fun and supportive way for children with special needs. This is an integral part of the club and one of which we are all proud. However, in order to provide that safe and supportive environment, we need volunteers to help us with coaching and supervision. Full training will be provided, so all you need are a few hours a week to spare if you would like to help people achieve their full potential. Please contact Jane O’Donoghue on 086 2243435 if you would like be to be involved.
Last Man Standing
We said we’d let the Premiership find its feet before we started Last Man Standing, so this weekend is the first round. You all know the drill, predict one team to win every week to get through to the next round, and you can’t select any team more than once. It’s good fun for just €10, contact Brian Looney on 087 8309755 for details.
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.
Training Times
Players must register on the night to be fully covered and to play in the senior or schoolboys Kerry leagues. Everybody is welcome to a testing but fun training environment. We do ask players to wear the proper equipment for safety’s sake and to respect the authority of coaches and other trainees.
These times may be subject to change as the season beds down.
Senior squads and Youths – Tuesdays,Thursdays (this slot will be switching to Fridays in a few weeks time) 7.30pm
Killarney Celtic Football For All – Wednesdays, 5.00pm
U16 – Mondays, 8.30pm
U14 Boys – Mondays – 7.00pm
U14, U12 Girls – Thursdays, 6.00pm
U13 – Thursdays, 6.00pm
U12 – Mondays, 5.30pm
U11 – Wednesdays, 5.00pm
U10 Girls – Saturdays, 11.00am
U10 Boys – Saturdays, 4.15pm
U9s – Saturdays, 3.00pm
U8s – Saturdays, 1.45pm
Result Reserve Cup Final: Killarney Celtic 4 Castlemaine United 1
Make no mistake about it; this was an absolutely superb achievement against a deservedly very highly rated Castlemaine outfit. Two crosses from Vlad Sirotiak were deftly finished to the net by Stephen McCarthy for a 2-0 advantage. Cathal Moriarty gave an outstanding Roy Kelliher no chance with a brilliant penalty to make it 2-1 before the short whistle. However, Celtic remained calm and composed in tight, competitive game, with Cathal O’Shea doubling our advantage and man of the match Stephen McCarthy completing his hat-trick in fine style. Well done to everyone involved.
Pitch Bookings
Contact Mary Lyne 086-6485809 to book our All Weather full size pitch or training area.
Lotto Results: Numbers drawn 2, 5, 18, 20. Three match three, Nora Riordan Ballyspillane, Brendan Cronin, Cronin’s shop, Park Rd., Lorele Elding c/o Mary, €50 each. Next week’s jackpot €3400, 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.

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Killarney Salmon & Trout Angling Club
Firstly our Congratulations must be extended to the Angler whose form is very consistent this year, Gerry Bambury, in capturing second place in the Munster Masters Competition when competing for the Club last Saturday on Lough Lein - he will surly be a man to watch for the ongoing Club Angler of the year award in 2015.
This Sunday see’s our annual excursion to Waterville’s Lough Currane in quest of the elusive sea trout .
Following on from this, our next outing will be competing in the Mar Loughlan competition on Lough Lein on Sunday 13th September and any members interested should be contacting Club Officers for further details.

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Rathmore
Gneeveguilla
Community Games
Big congratulations to Jack O’Leary (who was part of the Kerry County team that won the U12 600m Mixed Distance Relay at The All Irelands in Athlone on week one of the finals.
Jack’s team members were as follows: Cian Lynch - Spa Muckross, Daragh Fleming - Killarney North, Alex Hennegan - Killarney South, Cian Spillane - Miltown and Ronan Teehan - Caherciveen. The team qualified on Saturday for the Final which took part on Sunday morning, to win the County Gold All Ireland Medal.
We would like to say a big thank you to Owen Stack of St Brendan/Oakpark Tralee and Connie Lynch, Spa/Muckross for giving the team 6 weeks of intense training. We are in no doubt, that this helped the team tremendously to win this competition. Also competing on weekend one, was the U13 Swimming Freestyle relay were Donal Daly, Cian O’Leary and brothers Paudie and Ross O’Leary - The boys had an excellent swim in their heat and progressed as far as the semi-final, on the day. Well done to everyone involved.
Ross O’Leary was our only Solo swimming representative this year in the U12 freestyle which took part after his relay. Ross had an excellent swim and finished first in his heat. The judges however made a harsh decision, by recording a false start, which excluded Ross from going through to the Semi final. Ross has won numerous County medals for swimming and won the bronze medal in this competiton only last year, so we have no doubt, that this great little competitor will be back again.
Last weekend was the second weekend of the finals in Athlone.Maura O’Keeffe (U13), Caoimhe Guerin-Crowley (U11) and Grace Murphy (U9), took part in the Gymnastic Individual event and Jack O’Leary ran in the U12 600 metre’s event. Maura and Grace won All Ireland silver medals in the gymnastics and we would like to congratulate both of them on this huge achievement.. We would also like to say well done to Caoimhe who put on a great gymnastics display on Saturday and to Jack who ran very well in his individual race, we know a lot of time and effort was put in to these individual events by both the participants and their families..so well done to all
Last but not least the following boys took part in the U13 Basketball event, (see other photo attached)
Jim Brosnan, Ciaran Cremin, Damien Cronin, Mark Cronin, Padraic Finnegan, Andrew Moynihan , Padraig Murphy, Mark O’ Leary, Paudie O’ Leary, and Michael Twomey The team was coached by Loretto O’Leary and John O’Leary. Four teams were in this event and we had a very decisive win over Donegal on Saturday to meet with Dublin in an intense battle for first and second place on Sunday morning. The final was a thriller with both teams playing superbly and the spectators that had travelled to support them enjoyed a final that was nail biting to say the least. Unfortunately there could only be one winning team and Rathmore Gneeveguilla were unfortunate to lose the match by one single point, to a final score of 33 to 32.
If two gold medals could be awarded, then this would be one match that would deserve the same, but our gallant group of boys have an All Ireland Silver Medal to be proud of. Congratulations to all the team and thank you to their coaches Loretto and John, who have been training this team since February.
On behalf of Rathmore Gneeveguilla Community Games, we would like to thank every family who travelled to Athlone both weekends and to all the children who were fantastic ambassadors for our area, we look forward to working with you all again next year. In the meantime, more updates news and information can be found on rathmore/gneeveguilla community games, facebook page.

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Fossa Community
Games
Well done to all of our competitors who proudly represented both Fossa and Kerry in the national community games in Athlone over of the weekend. We had a number of great performances in a variety of disciplines most notably from Cory Kissane who won a very impressive bronze in the triple jump.
We have an All-Ireland Gold medal winner in Fossa - heartiest congratulations to Caitriona McKenna who won gold in the U8 Art competition in Athlone last weekend. Well done Caitriona you did Fossa and your county proud.
Thanks to everyone who helped out throughout the year in coaching and supporting roles. We have had a great year and look forward to another fun and successful year in 2016.

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Fossa Rowing Club
Night at the dogs
Fossa rowing club would like to thank everyone who supported our night at the dogs on Saturday night as it was a great success. Thanks to everyone who bought ads, races and tickets. Special thanks goes to Conor Griffin and his wife Margaret for their hard work and dedication on organising the night.
Happy Birthday
The club would like to wish the man himself Mr Kieran Counihan a very happy 40th birthday. Enjoy the
celebrations Sunday.

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Flesk Valley
Rowing continues each Sunday morning ranging from 10am to 12 from seniors mixed crews to underage .Please contact your trainers for correct corresponding times.
All new members are very welcome with no better time to try out this sport. Please call to the Flesk shore boathouse at the above times on Sunday.
Flesk Valley BBQ
Due to the cancellation of both Ahakista and Castletownbere regattas our annual bbq date will be closer then we originally assumed. A meeting will take place tonight Friday to clarify all details so watch this space !
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to Eithne Mc Guire and a belated birthday wish to our Japan bound Yvonne O'Leary.

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Killarney
Athletic AFC
50th Anniversary Celebrations Tickets
Tickets available this weekend in the clubhouse from 5.00pm to 7.00pm on Friday and 12.00 to 1.00pm on Saturday also you can contact Michael O’Shea on 087 222 6185 or Don O’Donoghue on 086 123 4610. Price: €25.00, Date: 5th September, Celebratory Dinner in the Dromhall Hotel.
‘Half Moon Revisited’
As the club continues to celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary there will be a special night of ‘Revisiting the Half Moon’ 50 years on. All old and present members, male and females are welcome to come along to this special inclusive night for people to experience and recall fond memories from the past.
The event is planned for Thursday the 3rd of September and the meeting place will be at the bridge opposite the Cathedral and near the Deenach Lodge at 6.30 sharp. The founder of the club Dan Harrington will be in attendance and a video recording will also be done.
Again all who see themselves associated to the club are welcome to attend. Also note any children must be in attendance with a parent and another night will be arranged to include all our young members in the Woodlawn pitch.
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 three articles, with accompanying photographs, spanning the years 1965 to the 1980s are now available on the club’s website.
Photographs
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 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.
Killarney Athletic Academy. (U6’s - U10s)
Our Academy is starting up again on Friday’s from 5.00pm to 6.00pm for ages 6, 7 & 8’s and from 6.00pm to 7.00pm for ages 9, 10 & 11 in Killarney Athletic, Woodlawn. Registration will take place on the night and bring €2 for training. All Players welcome, new and old, bring your friends.
Kerry Minor & Senior teams: Congratulations to both the Kerry Minors & Kerry Seniors on reaching the All Ireland final and congrats to our former players also.
Condolences: Sincere Sympathy is extended to the Cronin family Aghadoe and extended Cronin family on their recent sad loss of Michael (Micky Darby) Cronin.
Killarney Athletic Website: Please check the website on www.killarneyathletic.com or facebook for match reports, club information and contact details.
Contact: If you have anything to add to Killarney Athletic A.F.C. notes please contact Mary McCarrick on 087 7750773 or mccarrickmary@hotmail.com.

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