Archive for May 6th, 2019

Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

May 6, 2019 at 6:37 pm Comments are Disabled

PAUL LUCEY RUN FOR THE ROCK: In glorious sunshine on this Bank Holiday Monday there was another huge turn-out for the second running of the Paul Lucey ‘Run For The Rock’ event. Thanks again to all who participated and to all our members who helped out on the day with […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

May 6, 2019 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

U6 BOYS AND GIRLS Our U6 boys and girls train together every Sunday morning from 11 to 12 in our state-of-the-art sports hall under the watchful eyes of our numerous qualified coaches. Last Sunday we concentrated on our kicking and co-ordination skills. Among those to impress were Ben, Kyle, Brian, […]

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St Pats

St Pats GAA Club News

May 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 01, 02, 07 & 16. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Brendan and Shannon Quill Lohercannon, Caoimhe and Joan Naughton c/o Tony Casey, Gary Curran Ashgrove, Tina O’Shea Curraheen and Lily Kelliher Lohercannon. […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

May 6, 2019 at 1:48 pm Comments are Disabled

Premier Junior Championship Final    Na Gaeil were crowned Kerry Premier Junior Champions on Sunday in Austin Stack Park, Tralee after a near flawless display against North Kerry side St Senan’s. It was a historic day for the club winning their first ever title at this grade. Na Gaeil’s Diarmuid O’Connor […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

May 6, 2019 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Credit Union Co League The Co League resumes next weekend and Round 3 sees both of our senior sides in action.  The Senior A panel have two points from their first two games and host Rathmore in what should be another ding-dong contest if the recent meeting in the club […]

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MC for the cookout, Elaine Kinsella, with chef Mike Foley, Tadhg Fleming, Derry Fleming and chef Will Fitzgerald. Photo by Dermot Crean

Great Credit Due As Tralee Food Festival Is An Overwhelming Success

May 6, 2019 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE moving of the Tralee Food Festival from September to May has resulted in the event proving an even greater success as thousands attended events over the weekend. The weather obviously helped but it seemed that the people of Tralee really took ownership of the festival and thronged the town […]

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Emily Corridon with mom Nora, dad Declan and sister Nicola, after she received her  First Holy Communion on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sun Shines For Blennerville School’s Communion Day

May 6, 2019 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather was fantastic on Saturday morning as children from St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville gathered for their first Holy Communion. Fr Francis Nolan was the celebrant at the church in Curraheen for the occasion where 23 boys and girls received the sacrament for the first time. It was a […]

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PHOTOS: St Brendan’s Basketball Club Enjoys Annual Awards

May 6, 2019 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

ST Brendan’s Basketball Club held their annual awards last Thursday night in the Lee Suite at the Rose Hotel. It was an absolutely fantastic night with our teams from Academy up to U18s including our Thursday Squad coached by Charles O’Sullivan receiving acknowledgement and appreciation for their efforts this season […]

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Mr. Joe McHugh TD, Minister for Education and Skills officially opened Coláiste Gleann Lí’s €1.1 million euro extension on Thursday 2nd of May at a ceremony, which was attended by stakeholders and community representatives.  
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Mr. Joe McHugh TD, Minister for Education and Skills officially opened Coláiste Gleann Lí’s €1.1 million euro extension on Thursday 2nd of May at a ceremony, which was attended by stakeholders and community representatives.  

This marked the completion of extensive building works, valued at €1.1 million, by Kerry Education and Training Board, which has extended, refurbished and upgraded Coláiste Gleann Lí- Post Primary School. The extension to the school building will house an ICT/ Creative Arts Centre as well as a host of specialist classrooms ensuring that Coláiste Gleann Lí will be in a position to cater for its rapidly expanding school population in line with the steady and constant increase in enrolments since 2014. The extension also includes changing facilities and flood lighting for the existing on-site astro turf pitch. 

Minister McHugh was welcomed by Chief Executive Officer of Kerry Education and Training Board, Mr. Colm McEvoy in the presence of Director of Schools, Ms. Ann O’ Dwyer, Chairperson of the ETB, Mr. Jim Finucane, Principal of Coláiste Gleann Lí, Mr. Richard Lawlor and Deputy Principal, Mr. Liam McGill and Chairperson of Coláiste Gleann Lí Mr. Terry O’ Brien as well as representatives from the Parents’ Council and Students’ Council and local community representatives and groups.

The CEO of Kerry ETB Mr. Colm McEvoy said “Kerry ETB are delighted to host the visit of the Minister of Education and Skills to Kerry ETB at a time when a number of key projects have reached a significant milestone with the opening of the Kerry College of Further Education, Denny Street Campus, the Turning of the sod for the site enabling works for the Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí Campas Nua and the opening of the extension at Coláiste Gleann Lí.  

I wish to thank the Minister and his officials at the Department of Education and Skills for their continued support for Kerry ETB.  These projects are representative of the ongoing commitement of Kerry ETB to enhance the working and learning environment for our staff, students/lerarners. Kerry ETB has an extensive range of provision across the county including primary, post primary and further education.  In addition, I wish to thank SOLAS for their ongoing support for our Further Education and Training programmes.”

Director of Schools, Music and Youth Affairs, Ms. Ann O’ Dwyer expressed her satisfaction with the extension and additional facilities by paying tribute to the characteristic spirit evident in the school. “Colaiste Gleann Lí is a multidenominational school where everyone is valued equally, irrespective of their nationality, their beliefs, their gender, or their background. A lot of work and planning has gone into the design of the extension which includes 2 special classes, a Multimedia Centre and changing rooms for new AstroTurf pitch for Colaiste Gleann Lí. The principal Richard Lawlor and DP Liam McGill have provided great leadership for this project, and made sure it is fully integrated into school life.”

Mr. Richard Lawlor, Principal of Coláiste Gleann Lí welcomed the Minister to Coláiste Gleann Lí on behalf of the school community. He explained that the extension was a validation of the inclusive characteristic spirit of the school. He stated: “This extension marks a sizeable investment in our school infrastructure but it also validates the commitment of our staff to the inclusion of all students which has contributed to a huge expansion in enrolments.  The multimedia space in particular celebrates our focus on the holistic development of our students where we offer a student-centered approach where students are respected and cherished for their unique and varying abilities”

Deputy Principal, Liam McGill stated that "Today is a great day for Coláiste Gleann Lí and testament to the hard-work, dedication and vision of Kerry ETB and all our stakeholders. The new extension offers us great opportunity to further the exceptional work of our Staff here at the school in providing all students with an extremely high quality Education- Where all students reach their potential. The Creative Arts Centre will allow us to develop our work in the promotion of the Arts, especially around the areas of Music, Drama and Film; giving our students an added dimension to their Post-Primary experience. The need for additional space is an extremely positive sign of a school that will develop further into the future. We look forward to working with all our Stakeholders as we move forward." 

The Chairperson of the Board of Management Cllr. Terry O Brien, in welcoming the Minister and the opening of the new extension, stated, “The Board and Staff in consultation with Kerry ETB have worked hard in recent years in ensuring that this building project became a reality and we are delighted that this impressive building project is completed.  This extension provides state-of-the-art facilities for the school community to enjoy.  I wish to thank the Board of Management for their dedication to the school and guarantee our commitment to the continued growth and development of Coláiste Gleann Lí.”

Photograph opportunities with stakeholders will be possible in Coláiste Gleann Lí- Post Primary School, Clash Tralee from 12 pm. Contact Maryanne on  0879543904 or for further assistance.

Minister Opens €1.1m Extension To Coláiste Gleann Lí

May 6, 2019 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh officially opened Coláiste Gleann Lí’s €1.1 million euro extension on Thursday  at a ceremony, which was attended by stakeholders and community representatives. This marked the completion of extensive building works which has extended, refurbished and upgraded the post primary school. The extension […]

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