Archive for April 29th, 2024

Best Art Direction Winner	Summer	Ellen McSweeney  pictured at Fresh Film Ireland's Young Film Maker of the Year 2024.
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Young Kerry Filmmaker Wins Best Art Direction Award

April 29, 2024 at 8:00 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY student has won an award at the Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards. Ellen McSweeney won the Best Art Direction award for her short, ‘Summer’. Ellen was one of seventeen award recipients at the 2024 IYFTYs, which were broadcast on RTÉ2 on this Monday evening. Summer is described […]

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The search is on for this year’s Lee Strand / Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2024.

Pictured at the launch which took place at the Wetlands Tralee were Garda Mary Gardiner and Garda Aidan O’Mahony .
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Call for nominations for the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2024

Lee Strand and Kerry Garda are delighted to launch the Lee Strand / Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2024.  The awards are held for youths between the ages of thirteen and twenty-one years and recognise the great contribution young people have made and continue to make to their communities in Kerry. The awards will be presented at a celebratory dinner awards ceremony in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee on Friday, September 27th, 2024.

This year twenty Merit Awards will be presented to individuals who have made a positive contribution to their community and make it a better place to live. A Group Award will also be presented to groups of two or more people who have made an impact to their community. The Special Achievement Award will be presented to an individual who has overcome difficult circumstances, has defied all the odds and whose commitment deserves recognition. A Community Safety Award will be presented to an individual who through crime prevention or a safety initiative/innovation has made their community a safer place to live. The Overall Winner of the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement 2024 will also be presented.

Chief Superintendent Padraic Powell stated ”The Lee Strand / Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards is an excellent initiative to recognise the central role the country’s youth play in society’s future.  It is important to recognise their excellence in the areas of charity, culture, arts, sports or caring for a friend or relative. The awards are a fantastic way for Gardaí to develop strong relationships with various groups and young people in the community we serve.  This recognition and co-operation has a positive effect on society as a whole and I would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to Lee Strand for their continued sponsorship and support.”

Gearoid Linnane, CEO, Lee Strand stated “Lee Strand has a strong commitment to supporting initiatives within the local community and we are delighted to support the Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards since its commencement in 1998. The awards provide a great opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the young people of Kerry, who have made a positive impact within their local community.”   

The closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday, May 31st 2024. Nominations are available from any Garda Station in Kerry or are also available to download on

Any member of the public can nominate a young person whom they feel has made a contribution to their local area. Nominations are accepted from individuals, community and voluntary groups, schools and youth clubs/organisation. The winners will be selected by a panel of judges who are community volunteers from around the county under the chairmanship of Chief Superintendent Padraic Powell, An Garda Síochána. For further information contact: 066 7102300.

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FOR FURTHER INFO: Teresa Higgins-Walker (086 3943954), Lee Strand, Ballymullen, Tralee.

Lee Strand Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards Launched

April 29, 2024 at 5:23 pm Comments are Disabled

LEE Strand and Kerry Garda have launched the Lee Strand / Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2024. The awards are held for youths between the ages of  13 and 21 years and recognise the great contribution young people have made and continue to make to their communities in Kerry. The […]

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Kerry's Kathryn Ryan and Cork's Maebh Collins in action. Photo: Colbert O'Sullivan

REPORT: Kerry Win Munster Minor A Championship

April 29, 2024 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Cork 0-13 Kerry 3-10 Kerry are Munster Minor A Champions following a deserving and thrilling win in Mallow on Sunday. While the pitch was in excellent condition heavy rain prior to throw in made handling conditions difficult for both sides. Kerry went into the game minus a couple of key […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

April 29, 2024 at 12:31 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto results: Lotto Tue 23rd April 2024. Numbers drawn were 4, 10, 18, 25. No winner. Lucky dip winners of €20 were Katherine Duggan, Dylan Seymour, John O’Connor, Kieran O’Donovan (Finch), Marian Murphy. Our next draw will be tomorrow night and the jackpot will be €1,750. Why not try your luck in […]

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Catherine Young. Photo: Rory Kirby

Catherine Young Is Kerry County Council Dancer In Residence For 2024

April 29, 2024 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council Arts Office has announced Catherine Young as Kerry County Council and Arts Council Dancer in Residence for 2024. As a dancer and choreographer, Catherine has worked extensively in Ireland, Europe, the USA and Africa. Her choreography is heavily influenced by her explorations of African dance and has […]

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Young members of St Pats GAA Club are joined by Club Chairman Sean Daly, PRO Sharon Williams, sponsors Michael Moriarty 3D Personnel, George and Liam Poff Poff Motors and John Vahey Divane's Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and John Lenihan at the launch of the Dingle Way Challenge. Photo by Dermot Crean

St Pat’s GAA Club Prepares For Dingle Way Challenge

April 29, 2024 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

EXCITEMENT is growing as the St Pat’s GAA Club Dingle Way Challenge returns for 2024. This wonderful walking event takes place on the Sunday of the June Bank Holiday weekend. The Challenge has grown in popularity over the last number of years with many walkers returning each year. It provides for […]

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Under 16

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

April 29, 2024 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Seniors:  Ráthbeg was our destination on Sunday to take on the locals in round 5 of county league division 1. There were some changes to our starting XV when both Ben Hanafin and Jack Savage were included from the outset but this boost was somewhat mitigated by the losses of […]

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St Pats GAA Club News

St Pats GAA Club News

April 29, 2024 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

Dingle Way Challenge Please note Early Bird registration is extended till after the Bank Holiday. We are pleased to announce that our Dingle Way Challenge is back for another year. This event takes place on Sunday 2nd of June. Please find details of the two routes below we have available this […]

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Tralee Parnells U16s who played Causeway in the 1st round of Co League in the first ever match played in Parnells new pitch in Pairc na Darach, Oakpark

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

April 29, 2024 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

U11 Hurling Well done to all the u11 boys who travelled to Ballyheigue for a very competitive & sporting game with the hosts last Saturday. Training continues every Tuesday at 6:30pm in Caherslee. All welcome! U12 Camogie The under 12 camogie squad have now returned to training.  The girls train […]

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under 9 Boys at go games

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

April 29, 2024 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

The Credit Union SFL Div 1 Round 5 Dingle 0-8 Ballymacelligott  4-09 Venue: Páirc an Ághasaigh  Date: 28th  April 2024 Ballymac took on a depleted Dingle team on Sunday in Pairc an Ághasaigh. Brian Lonergan from Ballymac scored a goal six minutes into the first half. A second goal from a penalty taken […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

April 29, 2024 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

Senior Men – Our Division 2 team played at home to Templenoe on Sunday. The game ended in a draw on a scoreline of 1 goal and 9 points a piece. This was followed by the Division 6 fixture v Milltown/Castlemaine which also ended in a draw on the same […]

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