Archive for April 14th, 2017

Fabrik Hosts Top Irish DJ On Easter Sunday

Fabrik Hosts Top Irish DJ On Easter Sunday

April 14, 2017 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

TOP Irish DJ Welshy is playing Fabrik Nightclub in Tralee on Easter Sunday night. Welshy is one of Ireland’s fastest growing DJ’s with some groundbreaking remixes. The young producer from Kilkenny has garnered over 20 million hits on his remixes. From humble beginnings playing to 10 people in his local bar to […]

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Andrew Morrissey, Liam Quinlan, Paula Moloney, Paul Stack, Sinead McMenamin, Kate O'Mara, Cathleen Griffin at the Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Tralee on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Well-Deserved Free Lunch For Mental Health Services Staff

April 14, 2017 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE staff at Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services had a treat on Friday when they received a free fish and chips lunch. Every Good Friday, Quinlan’s Fish runs a competition in association with Radio Kerry to give a fish and chips lunch to a workplace. They receive a number of […]

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Nora Gibbons, Michelle Fitzgibbon, Lisa Kelly and Julian Moruzzi at the Tralee branch of the  Irish Wheelchair Association's table quiz at The Greyhound Bar. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Irish Wheelchair Association Table Quiz

April 14, 2017 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

QUIZ buffs gathered in The Greyhound Bar on Thursday night for the the Tralee branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association table quiz fundraiser. Well known entertainer Mark Leen, the Emerald Elvis, was MC for the night and was in his element for the two music rounds of the quiz. Spot prizes […]

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New Coach Education Programme comes to Tralee run by Kerry U21manager Jack O'Connor . Jack is pictured with Principal Carmel Kelly of the  Kerry College of Further Education based at Clash Tralee . Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Tralee is delighted to announce the introduction of a new Post Leaving Certificate Coaching and Sports Development Course at QQI Level 5 commencing September 2017. Supported by the Kerry County GAA Board, this course will be coordinated and delivered by All Ireland Senior Winning Football Team Manager and current Kerry Under 21 Football Manager Jack O’Connor. The course is starting in September 2017 and is the only full-time Coaching and Sports Development course in Kerry.  A unique aspect of the course is the wealth of knowledge and practical experience Jack O’Connor will bring to it.“This is a really exciting development for the College. The course is aimed at students and adults who wish to gain formal coaching qualifications and become master GAA coaches.  Students will spend much of their time on the training pitch and in the gym addressing the practical skills of coaching as well as gaining invaluable insights and knowledge of game video analysis, player performance analysis, player nutrition etc. “We are delighted to have developed this course in conjunction with Kerry GAA Board and we look forward to its roll-out in September” stated Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Participants can expect a very active course with the emphasis on the practical skills of coaching in a GAA environment. The course content addresses GAA coaching to Level 2 (which is the advanced GAA coaching level), player development, game video analysis, endurance training, strength/conditioning, core GAA skill coaching in hurling and football, injury prevention, sports nutrition and sports anatomy and physiology. In addition students will have the opportunity to study the  theoretical components of coaching and to apply their practical skills and knowledge on the playing  fields.  On successful completion of the course the participants will achieve GAA Foundation and GAA Levels 1 and 2 Coaching Awards. In addition, students will also complete the Associate Refereeing Course. These nationally recognised qualifications will ensure students are gainfully employed in their chosen career paths. A key component of the course is work experience in a GAA setting. Working with Kerry GAA Board it is planned to place many of the coaches in local National and Post Primary Schools for their work placements. Graduates will receive a full major Level 5 Award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise with career opportunities which include GAA coaching, strength and conditioning, personal training, fitness instructing, in the health and leisure industry and community organisations etc. Alternatively Graduates may choose to continue to Higher Education with progression to Universities and Institutes of Technologies nationwide.  “The course supports the wider development of GAA games in the College. With access to the newly refurbished playing pitch adjacent to the college and Tralee Regional Sports and Leisure centre facilities, students can look forward to developing their coaching skills as well as participating in the Colleges Men’s and Ladies GAA teams” according to Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Students will have the benefit of learning from a GAA master coach in Jack O’Connor. Jack’s many accomplishments include: Inter-county•	All-Ireland Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Runner-up (2): 2005, 2011•	All-Ireland Under 21 Football Championship:•	Winner (2):  1996 and 1998.•	Runner-up (1): 1999•	All-Ireland Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	Munster Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (4): 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011•	Munster Under-21 Football Championship:•	Winner (5):  1996 1997 1998, 1999 2002.•	Munster Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	National Football League:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Schools•	All Ireland Vocational Schools Championships 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	All Ireland Colleges Hogan Cup 1: 2009•	Munster Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Kerry Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Munster Colleges A Championship 4: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009“I am very much looking forward to running this course in the KCFE from September 2017.Gaelic football coaching is my passion and I think it will be a great course for people with an interest in this area. It will give the participants the qualifications and most importantly the confidence needed to embark on a coaching career themselves’’ said Jack O’Connor “Kerry County GAA Board  is delighted to be associated with this new and exciting initiative in KCFE. This course will further enhance GAA coaching in the county and offers the opportunity for young people to gain a professional coaching qualification that will be hugely welcomed at club and county level’’ stated  Tim Murphy, Chairperson Kerry County Board.Photograph including Carmel, Jack etc.….
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PRESS info -- New Coach Education Programme in TraleeKerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Tralee is delighted to announce the introduction of a new Post Leaving Certificate Coaching and Sports Development Course at QQI Level 5 commencing September 2017. Supported by the Kerry County GAA Board, this course will be coordinated and delivered by All Ireland Senior Winning Football Team Manager and current Kerry Under 21 Football Manager Jack O’Connor. The course is starting in September 2017 and is the only full-time Coaching and Sports Development course in Kerry.  A unique aspect of the course is the wealth of knowledge and practical experience Jack O’Connor will bring to it.“This is a really exciting development for the College. The course is aimed at students and adults who wish to gain formal coaching qualifications and become master GAA coaches.  Students will spend much of their time on the training pitch and in the gym addressing the practical skills of coaching as well as gaining invaluable insights and knowledge of game video analysis, player performance analysis, player nutrition etc. “We are delighted to have developed this course in conjunction with Kerry GAA Board and we look forward to its roll-out in September” stated Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Participants can expect a very active course with the emphasis on the practical skills of coaching in a GAA environment. The course content addresses GAA coaching to Level 2 (which is the advanced GAA coaching level), player development, game video analysis, endurance training, strength/conditioning, core GAA skill coaching in hurling and football, injury prevention, sports nutrition and sports anatomy and physiology. In addition students will have the opportunity to study the  theoretical components of coaching and to apply their practical skills and knowledge on the playing  fields.  On successful completion of the course the participants will achieve GAA Foundation and GAA Levels 1 and 2 Coaching Awards. In addition, students will also complete the Associate Refereeing Course. These nationally recognised qualifications will ensure students are gainfully employed in their chosen career paths. A key component of the course is work experience in a GAA setting. Working with Kerry GAA Board it is planned to place many of the coaches in local National and Post Primary Schools for their work placements. Graduates will receive a full major Level 5 Award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise with career opportunities which include GAA coaching, strength and conditioning, personal training, fitness instructing, in the health and leisure industry and community organisations etc. Alternatively Graduates may choose to continue to Higher Education with progression to Universities and Institutes of Technologies nationwide.  “The course supports the wider development of GAA games in the College. With access to the newly refurbished playing pitch adjacent to the college and Tralee Regional Sports and Leisure centre facilities, students can look forward to developing their coaching skills as well as participating in the Colleges Men’s and Ladies GAA teams” according to Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Students will have the benefit of learning from a GAA master coach in Jack O’Connor. Jack’s many accomplishments include: Inter-county•	All-Ireland Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Runner-up (2): 2005, 2011•	All-Ireland Under 21 Football Championship:•	Winner (2):  1996 and 1998.•	Runner-up (1): 1999•	All-Ireland Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	Munster Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (4): 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011•	Munster Under-21 Football Championship:•	Winner (5):  1996 1997 1998, 1999 2002.•	Munster Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	National Football League:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Schools•	All Ireland Vocational Schools Championships 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	All Ireland Colleges Hogan Cup 1: 2009•	Munster Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Kerry Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Munster Colleges A Championship 4: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009“I am very much looking forward to running this course in the KCFE from September 2017.Gaelic football coaching is my passion and I think it will be a great course for people with an interest in this area. It will give the participants the qualifications and most importantly the confidence needed to embark on a coaching career themselves’’ said Jack O’Connor “Kerry County GAA Board  is delighted to be associated with this new and exciting initiative in KCFE. This course will further enhance GAA coaching in the county and offers the opportunity for young people to gain a professional coaching qualification that will be hugely welcomed at club and county level’’ stated  Tim Murphy, Chairperson Kerry County Board.

Jack O’Connor To Deliver Coaching And Sports Development Course At KCFE

April 14, 2017 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) at Clash, Tralee, is delighted to announce the introduction of a new course delivered by a renowned Kerry GAA coach. Supported by the Kerry County GAA Board, this Post Leaving Certificate Coaching and Sports Development Course at QQI Level 5 course will be coordinated and delivered by […]

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Participants take off at the Park Run in conjunction with Operation Transformation on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Prepare For VHI Women’s Mini Marathon With The Parkrun

April 14, 2017 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE women are encouraged to prepare for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon by getting down to their local parkrun and kick start their training on April 22. Parkrun, in partnership with VHI, are extending a warm welcome to women training for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon with just over six weeks to go […]

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Company Set To Drill For Oil Off Kerry Coast In June

Company Set To Drill For Oil Off Kerry Coast In June

April 14, 2017 at 10:42 am 2 comments

A DUBLIN company is to start drilling for oil off the coast of Kerry in June. Providence Resources is on course to drill in the southern Porcupine Basin, about 220km off the south-west coast of Ireland. They have two projects, ‘Druid’ and ‘Drombeg’ and say there could be billions of barrels of oil at […]

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Participants at the Tir Na nOg Fun Run in the Town Park on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do This Weekend

April 14, 2017 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

It’s the Easter weekend and there’s shedloads to do over the next couple of days. Here’s just a few suggestions… Saturday 1. Tír na nÓg fun… The Tír na nÓg children’s Easter festival is on this weekend and there’s some great events for the kids. From 1pm to 3pm there’s […]

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