Archive for July, 2015

Barry O'Shea

Barry O’Shea: Kerry To Win But We Need To Be On Our Toes

July 31, 2015 at 4:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Barry O’Shea played for Kerry in 1998 when the Lilywhites got the better of us, but he reckons Sunday will have an altogether different outcome… BACK in 1998, I was played in an All-Ireland semi-final against Kildare, my cousin Karl and his father Micko, were also involved that day, though on […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee’s Tim Murphy Celebrates Becoming A First-Time Daddy

PHOTOS: Tralee’s Tim Murphy Celebrates Becoming A First-Time Daddy

July 31, 2015 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE actor, Timothy V Murphy and his wife Caitlin Manley are currently celebrating the arrival of their first child. The 55 year old who hails from the Oakpark area here in town, is currently starring in the second season of ‘True Detective’ and is already well known for his role in the hit show […]

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Hurling Preview: Young Kerry Players Take On Minors Of Kildare This Saturday

Hurling Preview: Young Kerry Players Take On Minors Of Kildare This Saturday

July 31, 2015 at 1:48 pm Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran previews the All Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship Quarter-Final in Newbridge on Saturday, between Kerry and Kildare… The Kerry minor hurlers begin their campaign to win The All Ireland B Hurling Championship in Newbridge on Saturday, when they take on Kildare in the quarter-final of this competition. Kerry manager, Ian […]

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Model Sarah Morrissey wearing a dress by designer Jennifer Rothwell and a headpiece by Carol Kennelly photographed today (Wednesday, 29th of July) at a press call in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin  where Minister for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan TD, officially announced details of the inaugural Ireland Fashion Showcase, supported by Irish Design 2015, which will be held in the Irish Consulate, New York City on Thursday 10th of September. For more information visit www.irelandfashionshowcase.ie or @IrelandFSC. Pix: Pawel Nowak.

Kerry Designers To Showcase Their Collections At New York Event

July 31, 2015 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY designers will be to the fore at an Irish fashion event in New York this September. The Ireland Fashion Showcase will feature emerging Irish Fashion Designers who will showcase collections in New York during New York Fashion Week. Minister for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan TD, officially announced details of the event which will be held in […]

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Mounthawk Montessori Needs Your Votes In National Awards

Mounthawk Montessori Needs Your Votes In National Awards

July 31, 2015 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

MOUNTHAWK Montessori have been chosen as one of four finalists for the national finals of the ‘Boots Maternity & Infant Awards 2015’ with voting taking place now to determine who will take home the prize. The ‘Mounthawk Montessori School & Busy Bees Nursery’ is the only Kerry service nominated for the […]

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VIDEOS: Kerry v Kildare – A Brief History

VIDEOS: Kerry v Kildare – A Brief History

July 31, 2015 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

ON Sunday Kerry will face Kildare for the seventh time in the championship and the first since 2002. The record stands at three wins a piece, four of the games were played in All-Ireland Finals with the sides taking a share of the spoils there also. The glory years of […]

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No Medal For Tralee Man But Brendan’s Still An LA Star

No Medal For Tralee Man But Brendan’s Still An LA Star

July 31, 2015 at 11:21 am 1 comment

THERE was to be no medal this time around for Tralee man Brendan O’Connell after he secured a fourth place ribbon at the Special Olympics World Games currently taking place in Los Angeles. The 29 year old Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club member, from the Oakview area performed excellently in […]

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Banna Road Race All Set To Take Off This Sunday

Banna Road Race All Set To Take Off This Sunday

July 31, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE Banna 10k and 5k road races are all set to make their return for what will be their fifth year this coming weekend as runners put the final touches on what should be an enjoyable day out. With 400 runners taking part in last year’s event, it is hoped […]

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Folk-Rock Star Newton Faulkner To Give Acoustic Session In Tralee

Folk-Rock Star Newton Faulkner To Give Acoustic Session In Tralee

July 31, 2015 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW acoustic guitar finger style session is to be held in town next month with Newton Faulkner, who has had two UK No.1 albums in the last ten years, scheduled to give a performance and workshop on their styles. The Eric Roche Acoustic Guitar Sessions, named in memory of the late, […]

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Kerry's 2015 All-Ireland winning minor team line out for threir first game in the championship against Clare. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Three Changes In Kerry Minor Side To Face Sligo

July 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are three changes to the Kerry minor team to face Sligo, from the Munster final winning side a month ago. The minors face the Connaught side in the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Football Championship Quarter Final tie in O’Connor Park Tullamore on Bank Holiday Monday (2pm). John Mark Foley replaces […]

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One Change For Kerry Team To Face Kildare

One Change For Kerry Team To Face Kildare

July 30, 2015 at 8:52 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE is just one change on the Kerry team from the Munster final replay two weeks ago, for their clash against Kildare on Sunday in Croke Park. Stephen O’Brien, introduced in the Munster Final, is named in the half forward line in place of Johnny Buckley. Colm Cooper remains on […]

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PHOTO: This Kerry Fan In India Certainly Went The Extra Mile To Show His Support

PHOTO: This Kerry Fan In India Certainly Went The Extra Mile To Show His Support

July 30, 2015 at 5:33 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE Kerry fan has certainly get in the way of supporting Kerry ahead of their upcoming quarter final clash with Kildare. Gearóid Fitzgerald from the Cloghane area, is currently in Mumbai in India and so most likely won’t be travelling to Croke Park for the matches this year, but he still […]

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VIDEO: Munster Rugby Star Calls Out Kieran Donaghy To Land A Penalty For Charity

VIDEO: Munster Rugby Star Calls Out Kieran Donaghy To Land A Penalty For Charity

July 30, 2015 at 5:21 pm Comments are Disabled

MUNSTER and Ireland rugby player, Keith Earls, took time out from training with the Irish team in Cork for the forthcoming World Cup, by taking in the #penaltyforautism challenge and nominating the Kerry captain to do it next. The #penaltyforautism campaign asks the public to take a penalty, in a sport […]

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Kerins O'Rahilly's, Gavin O'Brien, wins a ball in midfield. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS/REPORT: O’Rahilly’s Ease Past Mitchels To Earn Shot At U21 Title

July 30, 2015 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerins O’Rahilly’s 1-16 John Mitchels 0-6  KERINS O’RAHILLY’S made light work of John Mitchels in this local derby of the Acorn Life U21 County Championship semi-final in Connolly Park on Thursday night. The Blues have booked a final spot against East Kerry and a shot at winning a first U21 County […]

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Tralee Native Makes Irish Team To Face Australia In Jockeys’ Challenge

Tralee Native Makes Irish Team To Face Australia In Jockeys’ Challenge

July 30, 2015 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE native will be part of the 2015 Irish National Hunt Jockeys’ Team to face Australia in this year’s Jockeys’ Challenge. The team was announced at the Galway Races by President Michael D Higgins. Niki O’Shea, who is based in Adelaide, will be joined by jockeys Jonathan Burke,  Jody McGarvey and […]

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Gary Keane, performing at their recent single launch of their track 'Stylin' in the Savoy, in Cork City.

Gary Keane’s Band Secures Spot At Electric Picnic But Still Needs Your Votes

July 30, 2015 at 12:58 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL musician and his band have succeeded in securing a prestigious spot playing in this year’s Electric Picnic music festival, taking place from the 4-6 September in Stradbally, Co Laois. Gary Keane and his band ‘White Boys’ managed to secure themselves a top ten place in the 2FM/Oxfam ‘Play The Picnic’ […]

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Kids enjoying the Ballymacelligott GAA Cúl Camp. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Ballymac GAA Has A Big Turnout Again For GAA Cúl Camp

July 30, 2015 at 12:53 pm 1 comment

OVER 70 boys and girls are taking part in the Ballymacelligott GAA The Cúl Camp will run up until Friday. “It’s been a great week despite the weather,” said camp co-ordinator Denis Reen. “The numbers are great again this year in Ballymac, it’s a big camp, so the Kerry County […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Arrest Man In Connection With Investigation Into Death Of Cyclist In 2012

July 30, 2015 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

  Gardaí have arrested a man in connection with the investigation into the fatal hit and run traffic incident at Gneeveguilla which claimed the life of a man in 2012. Paud O’Leary was killed when he was struck by a vehicle at Scrahanfadda, Gneeveguilla, on Sunday, July 1, 2012. In March of […]

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Runners To Take The Tralee Ultra Marathon 100k Challenge This Saturday

Runners To Take The Tralee Ultra Marathon 100k Challenge This Saturday

July 30, 2015 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

THE countdown is on for the now sold-out Tralee 100k Ultra Marathon that will be taking place this Saturday August 1 with 50 people scheduled to take part in the daunting challenge. Now in its second year, it is truly an event that is growing, increasing its capacity from last […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Free Education Sessions Coming To Kerry This Autumn

Type 2 Diabetes Free Education Sessions Coming To Kerry This Autumn

July 30, 2015 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THERE will be a series of free education sessions held in and around Kerry this coming Autumn for people with Type 2 diabetes. The sessions are planned for Dingle, Tralee, Listowel, Kenmare and Castleisland over the next few months. This award winning X-PERT programme is being organised by the HSE […]

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Kerry Man Set To Work On New ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season

Kerry Man Set To Work On New ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season

July 30, 2015 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

A KERRY man has secured a job on one of television’s biggest shows as he was confirmed this week to be working as a cinematographer on the new season of ‘Game of Thrones’. PJ Dillon from Listowel, who previously worked as Director of Photography on an episode back in the second season, […]

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Eamonn Fitzmaurice Looks To Strike Right Balance In Preparation For The Lilywhites

July 29, 2015 at 4:36 pm 1 comment

LAST weekend, Tomas Ó Sé described Eamonn Fitzmaurice as ‘the master of the remote control’ and that the Kerry boss’s attention to detail when it comes to video analysis is the key to his success as a manager. Kildare are the next side in this year’s championship Fitzmaurice will run his […]

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James O'Donoghue, on the ball in the drawn Munster Final. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Croke Park Brings Out The Best In Colm Cooper Says James O’Donoghue

July 29, 2015 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

  JAMES O’Donoghue says Colm Cooper, will be back to his best in no time and that the Croke Park venue may well be the catalyst to ignite the Gooch’s season. “The Gooch is The Gooch. You just look forward to getting on the field with him. I am sure the Gooch’s form will […]

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At the Presentation Secondary School Miltown Debs, were from left: Isaac Ramsey, Emer Hurley, Orla Courtney, Shannon Carey and Philip O'Brien. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Summer Glamour At The Debs In Ballyroe

July 29, 2015 at 1:04 pm Comments are Disabled

SUMMER style was on show last night as teenagers from mid-Kerry enjoyed a night out. Just under 170 students looked dapper and glamorous at the Presentation Secondary School Miltown Students’ Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. The teenagers started arriving from 7.30pm and posed for pictures from the photographers present, before […]

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Tralee Bay Wetlands Featured On TV3’s Ireland AM This Morning

Tralee Bay Wetlands Featured On TV3’s Ireland AM This Morning

July 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE Bay Wetlands got a great boost this morning when it featured in a new clip promoting the attraction on TV3’s Ireland AM. The team at at the morning show are travelling around the country this summer, testing out some of the best family attractions/activities and were spotted filming at the popular […]

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Kids who took part in the St Brendans Park FC Summer Camp, during the week. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Kids Learn Soccer Skills At Summer Camps

July 29, 2015 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

AlMOST 100 kids took part in soccer camps in Christy Leahy Park and Mounthawk Park this week. Both camps are up on numbers and it’s no surprise after an incredible season for Kerry that saw Dynamos become the second ever club from the county to compete in the Munster Junior Cup […]

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The Kerry team huddle before throw-in of the drawn match against Cork in Killarney on Sunday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Need A Ticket For Croker Sunday? – Here’s Where To Get One

July 29, 2015 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY will make what we hope is the first of three trips to Croke Park this year when they face Kildare in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final this Sunday. The match will throw in at 2pm and is the first game of a double header, with Dublin v Fermanagh playing in […]

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Over €3m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In June

Over €3m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In June

July 29, 2015 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

NINETEEN residential properties in the Tralee area fetched €3,022,488 in June, while total Kerry sales exceeded €13m according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures for the month. The Tralee figure is an increase on the 17 residential properties that were sold for over €2.2m in May, but a decrease on the 25 residential properties that were sold […]

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The Festival Countdown Is In Full Effect

The Festival Countdown Is In Full Effect

July 29, 2015 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week we told you about the festival lights being put up on the streets of Tralee, but now the festival countdown has really begun. The good people at the Fels Point Hotel put up some photos yesterday of the start of the erection of the Dome and just this morning […]

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Rose of Tralee 2014, Maria Walsh, in the Rose Garden in the Town Park on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Runners Encouraged To Join Maria On Her ‘Trek2Tralee’ Charity Challenge

July 29, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

  THE ROSE of Tralee Maria Walsh is gearing up to push herself to the limits over the next few weeks, all in the name of charity, as she prepares for the inaugural ‘Trek2Tralee’ event. And local runners are being encouraged to come out and run with her on the home […]

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