Articles by: Dermot Crean

Na Gaeil GAA News

Na Gaeil GAA News

February 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm Comments are Disabled

CELEBRATION DANCE Our dinner dance will be held in the Meadlowlands hotel, Saturday the 7th of February 2015 at 7.30pm sharp. The  band Heart and Soul will have you on the dance floor all night and our Senior and Junior team will be presented with their medals. €35 per person,tickets now on sale […]

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Kerry Motor Sales In January Up Almost 30% On Same Month In 2014

Kerry Motor Sales In January Up Almost 30% On Same Month In 2014

February 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THINGS are looking good for the motor industry in Kerry with the latest figures  released today. There were 688 new car registrations in Kerry in January according to the figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). This was an increase of 29.57% on January 2014’s figure of 531 […]

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Gardaí Investigate Burglaries In Shanakill And St Anne’s Bungalows

Gardaí Investigate Burglaries In Shanakill And St Anne’s Bungalows

February 2, 2015 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are investigating two separate burglaries in Tralee last week. A house at St Anne’s Bungalows was broken into between 11.30am on Tuesday, January 27 and 12 noon on Wednesday, January 28. The house was ransacked and a number of small items were taken. Many elderly people live in St Anne’s Bungalows […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Student Tara Wins Third All-Ireland Title

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Student Tara Wins Third All-Ireland Title

February 2, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí student, Tara Ní Dhuinín, won an amazing third All-Ireland championship in Dublin last week. Tara, from Castlegregory, was one of six Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí acts to reach the All-Ireland of Scléip, the stage competition for All-Irish second level schools. Tara had won the prestigious award twice at junior level in the […]

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Michelle Greaney, Helen Tansley, Anne Kelliher, Ursula Barrett and Marian Bowler at the start of the Kerins O'Rahilly's GAA 10k Run on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Four Hundred Take Part In First Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA 10k Run

February 2, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE inaugural Kerins O’Rahilly’s 10k run was a huge success with 400 taking part yesterday morning. It was cold, but the rain cleared just in time for the runners to take off from the clubhouse at 10am for the route which took them up around the Kerries and Fenit Road area and […]

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Tommy Walsh, fetches a ball high in the sky earlier in the year against Mayo in the National League.  Photo by Dermot Crean.

PHOTOS: Kerry Off The Pace Against Fit And Eager Mayo Side

February 1, 2015 at 5:08 pm Comments are Disabled

  Kerry 0-1o Mayo 2-11 IT’S only February. They’ll be a few doom-mongers about, but Kerry’s lacklustre performance against Mayo in the Allianz National League opener at Killarney’s Fitzgerald Stadium today isn’t the end of the world. The Kingdom looked off the pace for most of the game, with only Kerins […]

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The crowd in The Square at the protest against water charges on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Healy Rae Says Kerry Protesters Won’t Resort To Abusing Ministers

February 1, 2015 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

PROTESTERS on the march against water charges vowed that they would not shout abuse at any Minister or the President when he visits Tralee later this month. The comment was made by Phil Horgan of Right2Water Tralee in The Square, after a group – numbering around 400 people according to organisers – marched […]

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Roger Harty: Success v Happiness

Roger Harty: Success v Happiness

February 1, 2015 at 10:19 am 1 comment

  A GREAT question to ask is – ‘what is the difference between success and happiness?’ I really like the following definition. Success: Is having what you want Happiness: Is wanting what you have Note: I have highlighted the ‘h’ and the ‘w’ in the success definition – the reason for this […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Big Hero 6’

At The Omniplex: ‘Big Hero 6’

February 1, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

ADMITTEDLY, I wasn’t too sure what to expect going into this film. I knew that it had been well-received in America, but I was expecting Disney’s next film to be the big follow-up to ‘Frozen’ and ‘Tangled’, not an adaptation of an obscure Marvel comic book series about some chunky-looking […]

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Kerry Fashion Week Finalists Announced

Kerry Fashion Week Finalists Announced

February 1, 2015 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE finalists in the Kerry Fashion Week, which takes place in March, were announced on Friday. The finalists were shortlisted from all received entries by the judging panel: Melanie Morris, Editor in Chief, Image Publications (Chairperson of judging panel); Bairbre Power, Fashion Editor, Irish Independent and Executive Editor, Weekend Magazine; Helen Steele, award winning […]

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Mick Galwey, Tom Cooper, Joe Brolly and Eoin Liston at the Austin Stacks GAA Corporate Lunch Fundraiser at the Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 550 People Pack Ballygarry For Stacks’ Fundraiser

January 31, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT a fantastic afternoon, evening and night it was in the Ballygarry House Hotel yesterday for the Austin Stacks GAA corporate lunch fundraiser. There was wall to wall GAA legends among the 550 people present who gathered to celebrate the Rock club’s success in 2014. Companies and clubs from all over […]

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The Wailing Wall: I Won’t Be Forsaking The ‘Pint Of Plain’ For Lent

The Wailing Wall: I Won’t Be Forsaking The ‘Pint Of Plain’ For Lent

January 31, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

  Johnnie Wall won’t be giving up his pint for Lent…due to philanthropic and social reasons of course!  LENT is close at hand (February 14) and you are probably considering what you are going to give up for the seven weeks. Before you make any drastic decision to go ‘tee-total’, spare a […]

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Whaddya Think Of Joe Turning Up Like That Kieran?

Whaddya Think Of Joe Turning Up Like That Kieran?

January 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm 1 comment

KIERAN Donaghy got a shock this afternoon when a special friend dropped into the Austin Stacks Corporate Fundraiser in Ballygarry House Hotel. While MC, Second Captains’ Eoin McDevitt was interviewing the Rockies ace about his, now famous, post All-Ireland comment “Whaddya think of that?” aimed at Joe Brolly, guess who stepped out from […]

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Amanda Twomey, Gemma O'Connor, Ellen Dempsey and Elisha Buckley at the opening night of the Mercy Mounthawk students' performance of 'The Plough And The Stars' at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Full House For Mounthawk Students’ Show At Siamsa

January 30, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre was packed last night as students from Mercy Mounthawk performed the first show in their three night run of ‘The Plough And The Stars’. Their fellow students, as well as teenagers from other schools around the county, watched on as the actors delivered top performances to justify all the […]

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The crew from French TV show 'Faut Pas Rever' Christian Auxemery, Bertrand Edel and Michel Magnien with Declan Dowling of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Dermot Crean

French TV Show Featuring Tralee Will Air To Over Three Million People Tonight

January 30, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

REMEMBER the French TV crew who were here during the summer filming at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium (click here to refresh your memory)? Well the fruits of their travels will be revealed tonight on French national television to an estimated audience of over three million viewers, giving a huge tourism boost […]

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Over 100 Businesses To Exhibit At Event In Fels Point

Over 100 Businesses To Exhibit At Event In Fels Point

January 30, 2015 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

BUSINESSWOMEN from all over the county will exhibit at the Business EXPO which will be held at Fels Point Hotel on Sunday, February 8 from 12-6pm. Over 100 exhibitors range from the food and tourism sectors to health and fitness, coaching, consultation, fashion and retail, dance and leisure, IT, web and […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Overusing Your Wrists And Fingers? Watch Out For This…

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Overusing Your Wrists And Fingers? Watch Out For This…

January 30, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

  Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome… What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS for short) is the name given to a sensation of numbness, weakness, tingling and general discomfort in the area of the wrist and hand. What causes […]

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In 2014, David Moran announced himself on the big stage. Photo by Dermot Crean.

David Moran Captains Kerry With Tommy Walsh On The Bench

January 29, 2015 at 10:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  DAVID Moran is to captain his county on Sunday against Mayo in the Allianz National Football League opening match. With new captain Kieran Donaghy unavailable due to Austin Stacks’ involvement in the club championship, it’ll be a proud moment for the Kerins O’Rahilly’s man. The team contains just six of […]

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Tralee Rail Travellers To Be Inconvenienced By Engineering Works

Tralee Rail Travellers To Be Inconvenienced By Engineering Works

January 28, 2015 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF your travelling by rail to or from Tralee next week, be prepared for more than a ‘change at Mallow’. There will be engineering works taking place on the line between Killarney and Farranfore from Monday, February 2 to Thursday, February 5, which means Tralee passengers will have to get buses to […]

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Ten Jobs Created As New Cafe To Open At Former ‘Charlie’s’ On The Mall

Ten Jobs Created As New Cafe To Open At Former ‘Charlie’s’ On The Mall

January 28, 2015 at 2:59 pm 1 comment

TEN new jobs will be created in the coming days with the opening of a new cafe where Charlie Nelligan’s Coffee Shop used to be located. Mr Nelligan retired from the coffee shop on Christmas Eve and sold the business to Jaroslaw Lukasiewicz, a Polish man, who has been living […]

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Zoe’s World: When Speaking Your Mind Unwittingly Hurts Your Friends

Zoe’s World: When Speaking Your Mind Unwittingly Hurts Your Friends

January 28, 2015 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

“BE kind, for everyone is fighting their own battle”, is a quote that is often repeated and recited among the youth but it is never really put to practice. I didn’t realise this until I discovered that some of the things that I had been openly slamming, actually applied to […]

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Controversial Ballybunion Site To Go Under The Hammer for Between €125k-€175k

Controversial Ballybunion Site To Go Under The Hammer for Between €125k-€175k

January 28, 2015 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

A CONTROVERSIAL site in Ballybunion, where there were plans in the past to build a €25m hotel development, is up for auction next month in the RDS Dublin with a reserve of between €125,000-€175,000. The 2.45 acre site opposite Ozone Terrace, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, was once the location of The Castle […]

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Units At Tralee Shopping Centre To Be Auctioned Next Month

Units At Tralee Shopping Centre To Be Auctioned Next Month

January 28, 2015 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

NINE units in Tralee Shopping Centre will go under the hammer in next month’s Allsop Auction in Dublin, with a reserve price of between €475,000-€525,000. Units 1, 6, 8, 10, 10a, 12, 14, 20 and 20a will be offered collectively as one lot. Two units are subject to tenancies (Shoe Zone […]

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The Tralee Golf Club 2015 Captains' Drive-In at Barrow took place at the weekend as over 300 members arrived onto the course. Pictured are Deirdre McElligott, Lady President; Ger O'Connell  Captain; Bernie Buckley, Lady Captain and Eugene O'Callaghan, President. Photo By Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus.©

Tralee Golf Club News

January 27, 2015 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

  WHAT a turnout to witness our Captains Ger O’Connell and Bernie Buckley get the 2015 golf season off to a good start with great drives at the weekend. CAPTAINS DRIVE-IN 4 PERSON AM/ AM RESULTS FRONT 9 1st. Colm Sheehy (15) William J Daly (17)   42pts James O’Connor (17) Jim […]

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Orlagh Winters: OMG? LOL? What Has Happened To The English Language?

Orlagh Winters: OMG? LOL? What Has Happened To The English Language?

January 27, 2015 at 9:57 am 1 comment

WHAT is happening to the English language? Why is it that “congrads” has become acceptable to offer congratulations? Why is “best if luck” the new way to wish someone the ‘best of luck’? I know that there is a certain amount of abbreviated text speak that we use everyday: U/you, TY/thank […]

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Na Gaeil GAA News

Na Gaeil GAA News

January 26, 2015 at 8:21 pm Comments are Disabled

CELEBRATION DANCE: Our dinner dance will be held in the Meadlowlands hotel, Saturday the 7th of February 2015. The  band Heart and soul will have you on the dance floor all night and our Senior and Junior team will be presented with their medals. €35 per person,tickets now on sale in clubhouse or […]

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Cash And Cigarettes Taken In Burglary Of Shop

Cash And Cigarettes Taken In Burglary Of Shop

January 26, 2015 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are appealing for information regarding a burglary on a shop in Ardfert. Collins’ Shop on Church Street was broken into on Thursday, January 22, between the hours of 5.30pm and 7.30pm. The shop has been broken into on a number of occasions in the past three months and […]

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Gardaí Warn Public About Bogus Callers

Gardaí Warn Public About Bogus Callers

January 26, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ are warning householders that there are still people claiming to be from the local authorities going around saying  they need to check gas, power or water supplies. The bogus callers normally target areas where there is a large amount of elderly people living. What happens is the elderly person […]

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well in contention in the Junior Boys race were Darragh Lowth, Sean Hamilton, Conor Corrigan of Tralee CBS with Rory Murphy of Mercy Mounthawk

PHOTOS: Tralee Schools Among Winners At Cross-Country Championships

January 26, 2015 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry Schools Cross Country Championships 2015 took place on Friday at The Demesne, Killarney and Tralee schools acquitted themselves well taking the Best Overall School awards in both Boys and Girls categories. Fifteen schools and 350 athletes competed in good, testing cross-country conditions, thanks to the preparation by Mike Horan and his […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Well It’s Been Quite A Week!

January 26, 2015 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

  WHAT a week it has been. January is traditionally a quiet time, but this week it was far from quiet for me. Bright and early, I got a call from RTE to tell me I got a slot on the ‘Today’ show. The response from the people of Tralee […]

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