TEAM UP: Ronan Doyle (Organiser), Liam and Donncha Murphy, Tom O’Leary, Dermot McGuckin, Dermot Cronin and Con Stack (Killarney Lions Club) at the Killarney Rugby Club stand at The Killarney Lions Club Kerry Clubs Fair at Killarney Racecourse on Sunday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

By Sean Moriarty

 

The second annual Kerry Clubs Fair which took place at Killarney Racecourse last Sunday was deemed a success by event organisers.

 

Killarney Lions Club invited clubs and organisations to showcase their events and activities at the specially organised exhibition that took place in one of the upstairs functions rooms within the grandstands of Killarney Racecourse.

A total of 56 clubs, six more than last year took part in the event.

Over 700 people passed through the door during a busy afternoon. Clubs on show were wide ranging and included sporting organisations like Dr Crokes GAA Club, The Kerry Canoe Club, Killarney Cycling Club.

STAR ATTRACTION: Rosaria O’Leary, Mary O’Leary, Vincent Lacke and Martina McCarthy at The Kerry Stars stand at the The Killarney Lions Club Kerry Clubs Fair at Killarney Racecourse on Sunday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business groups like the Lions Club and the Killarney Chapter of BNI added a different element to the show while volunteering opportunities through groups like the local branch of the Irish Kidney Association were also possible.

“It was a very good day and we were very happy with the turnout,” Lions Club member and organising committee member Ronan Lyons told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Our aim was to bring people and clubs together. I know a lot of the clubs did some networking amongst themselves, many were able to promote what they do and even get new memberships and I am sure there will be a lot of following up done over the next few weeks.”

 

SHOWCASE: Members of Killarney Pioneers with Mayor Michael Gleeson at the Pioneer stand at Kerry Clubs Fair on Sunday. Pictured were: Paddy O’Sullivan (left) and John Dwyer (right) next to Killarney Mayor, Cllr Michael Gleeson.