Articles by: Dermot Crean

Caherleaheen Receives Digital School Of Distinction Award

Caherleaheen Receives Digital School Of Distinction Award

November 5, 2014 at 8:48 am Comments are Disabled

CAHERLEAHEEN NS was honoured on Monday when it received the Digital Schools of Distinction Award. This is a national recognition of best practice in the use of ICT (Computing) in primary schools throughout Ireland. Principal, Donal O’Connor was presented with the award on behalf of the school on Monday by local […]

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Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí Students Go On European Tour

Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí Students Go On European Tour

November 5, 2014 at 8:48 am Comments are Disabled

Transition Year Student, Aoife De Bhailís, describes the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students visit to Netherlands, Germany and Belgium last month… ON Friday, October 17, at the ungodly hour of 2am, the alarm clocks of Gaelcholáiste students and teachers alike began to ring. After months of counting down, hastily packing and looking forward to, […]

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Orlagh Winters: Children Should Be Allowed Be Children

Orlagh Winters: Children Should Be Allowed Be Children

November 4, 2014 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

SO there is no doubting that Romeo Beckham is one handsome little dude. It is hardly surprising that he was chosen as the face for Burberry’s Christmas campaign. He has, as my mother would say, a great mix of both his parents. I wonder did he want to do the […]

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Council Announces Free Parking In Town For December

Council Announces Free Parking In Town For December

November 4, 2014 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance and the retailers in the town have described the decision to introduce free parking for motorists in Tralee during December as an early Christmas present to the entire county. On-street parking and parking in Kerry County Council-operated car parks will be free from 1pm-6pm, Monday to Sunday […]

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Former Stacks player and coach, Wayne Quillinan with wife Mags and children Sophie and Jamie on the terraces at Fitzgerald Stadium for the match on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Rockie Fans – From Leaving The Bus To The Final Whistle

November 4, 2014 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

IF people were worried that the county final atmosphere generated by Rockie fans in Tralee would be lost in the vastness of Fitzgerald Stadium, they were sorely mistaken! Fans availed of the seven free buses to Killarney where the black and amber army marched up to the Lewis Road to the […]

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VIDEO: Watch The Goals From Sunday’s County Final

VIDEO: Watch The Goals From Sunday’s County Final

November 4, 2014 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

WANT to relive the best moments from Sunday’s County Final between Austin Stacks and Mid Kerry? KerryGAA TV have uploaded the highlights to YouTube. Watch goals from Kieran Donaghy, Pa McCarthy, Gavin O’Grady and the final point of the game from Darragh Long here.

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Na Gaeil GAA News

Na Gaeil GAA News

November 3, 2014 at 10:29 pm Comments are Disabled

RACE NIGHT Na Gaeil is once again organizing an all-sponsored Race Night in its clubhouse on Saturday 22nd November at 8 30pm. The proceeds will go towards catering for our increasing membership, we now cater for over 500 players at all age groups female and male. This is a vital fundraiser and […]

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Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News

Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News

November 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Juveniles Juvenile AGM: The Annual General Meeting of the Kerins O’Rahillys Juvenile Club will take place on November 13th at 8pm in the Club Bistro. All welcome. U6/8/10 Boys: Outdoor training for this age group has finished. Indoor will be starting soon. All details will be in the notes and posted […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: My Encounter With The ‘Galway Player’

November 3, 2014 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

I HAVE taken to touring Ireland with Youngblood Ireland which is a mineral luxury cosmetic company. It is designed by Pauline Youngblood a lady from LA with a medical background. She believed that after procedures that there was not a make-up range that was gentle to the skin that also provided […]

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VIDEO: Austin Stacks Players Talk About Winning The County Title

VIDEO: Austin Stacks Players Talk About Winning The County Title

November 3, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY was an incredible day for Austin Stacks players, many of whom had been toiling for years to get their hands on a Kerry senior county championship medal. We caught up with a few of them at The Brogue Inn and the Austin Stacks Clubhouse on Sunday night. TraleeToday.ie’s Gavin […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Appeal For Help After Crash Claims Two Lives

November 3, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Killarney are still appealing for the public’s help after two teenagers, from Tralee and Killarney, lost their lives in a road accident near Glenflesk in the early hours of Saturday morning. Sixteen-year-old Dylan McCarthy from Cois Coille in Tralee and 17-year-old Anthony Battles from Hazlewood Drive, Ballyspillane, Killarney died when […]

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VIDEO:  The Rock Fans Get Tunnel Vision

VIDEO: The Rock Fans Get Tunnel Vision

November 2, 2014 at 8:48 pm Comments are Disabled

ON a day when the Austin Stacks team rose to the occasion to win their first senior championship county title since 1994, so did the famous Rockies’ support. Stacks beat Mid Kerry by 2-13 to 1-7 in a replay of the senior county championship final in Killarney and hundreds of Rock […]

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Austin Stack's players and fans celebrate winning the county championship last November. Photo by Dermot Crean.

VIDEO/PHOTOS: The Star, The Power And The Glory

November 2, 2014 at 8:15 pm Comments are Disabled

TWENTY years. Kerry football was still in the famine years the last time the Rock won a county title. Back then, a young Pa Laide was instrumental in bringing the Bishop Moynihan Cup back to Connolly Park. William Kirby was still a Na Gaeil player, moving to the Stacks in […]

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County Final: Why Today We Should All Be Rockies

County Final: Why Today We Should All Be Rockies

November 2, 2014 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie Editor, Dermot Crean, on why he’s hoping for a ‘Tralee’ victory today, despite not being a Rockie… I’M not a Rockie. I’ve never played for Stacks and I even hated them when I was a young U12 forward for Na Gaeil back in the mid 80s. At that time, Na […]

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VIDEO: ‘I’ll Go To Prison Rather Than Pay A Cent’ Says Ferris

VIDEO: ‘I’ll Go To Prison Rather Than Pay A Cent’ Says Ferris

November 2, 2014 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Fein Deputy Martin Ferris says he will suffer any consequences, including prison, rather than pay a cent to Irish Water. The Kerry North/West Limerick politician was speaking in the Square after the protest march in Tralee in which over 3,000 people took part in appalling weather conditions. The protest […]

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The Chef’s Table: Get The Most Out Of Oysters

The Chef’s Table: Get The Most Out Of Oysters

November 2, 2014 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

Oysters are in season and our food writer, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies, describes how to buy, open and cook them to perfection…  Oysters, you either love them or hate them. I haven’t always liked oysters, but discovered how good they are whilst working in Australia. Australia now […]

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Roger Harty: The Art Of ‘Kaizen’

Roger Harty: The Art Of ‘Kaizen’

November 2, 2014 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘KAIZEN’ is a Japanese word meaning ‘good change’ but it is used in business terms meaning the philosophy of ‘continuous effort at improvement’. The great Toyota car company in Japan would be a good example of the kaizen philosophy at work. As I have often said, there is a […]

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Well We Had A Good October… 333,000 Pageviews, 42,000 Users

Well We Had A Good October… 333,000 Pageviews, 42,000 Users

November 1, 2014 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

WE celebrated a milestone earlier this month when we passed the 1,000,000 page view mark, but we also reached another magic number on Friday night, when our weekly Facebook reach went over the 100,000 mark for the first time (click on image taken Saturday morning). This means over 100,000 Facebook users […]

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Niamh Crowley, Érin Crowley and Patricia Murray enjoying the kids Halloween party in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ghoulish Goings-On At Ballyroe Fancy Dress Party

November 1, 2014 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were witches, ghouls and vampires aplenty in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Halloween night for the annual Ballyroe/Clogherbrien Community Association Fancy Dress kids party. Children and parents from all over the area converged on the venue for a party night replete with bouncy castles, games with Sean Lyons, spot […]

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Donaghy Calls For Another ‘Star’ Performance From Rockie Fans

Donaghy Calls For Another ‘Star’ Performance From Rockie Fans

November 1, 2014 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

  AUSTIN Stacks talisman, Kieran Donaghy, is calling for more of the same from Rockie fans this Sunday as they attempt to win their first county title in 20 years. The Kerry star spoke to TraleeToday.ie at the ‘Be A Star Dominos Basketball Camp’ on Thursday (click here for more […]

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Out To Lunch: Go West For A Great Bite To Eat

Out To Lunch: Go West For A Great Bite To Eat

November 1, 2014 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

The Mercantile Bar Manor West Hotel I FOUND myself in Manor last Thursday. Me and the rest of Kerry it seems. At about 1.20pm a parking space was harder to find than a Narie on a bus to Killarney this Sunday. From now until the first week in January, Manor will […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘Nightcrawler’

At The Omniplex: ‘Nightcrawler’

November 1, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

‘Nightcrawler’ by John Lyons “If you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy a ticket.” …that is, according to Jake Gyllenhaal in the new noir-suspense film, ‘Nightcrawler’. A few weeks back I listed ‘Nightcrawler’ as one of the films to look out for in […]

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Rose Of Tralee Festival To Bid For Fels Point Hotel

Rose Of Tralee Festival To Bid For Fels Point Hotel

October 31, 2014 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Executive Chair of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Anthony O’Gara, has announced that the Festival will enter the bidding process to purchase Fels Point Hotel. The hotel on the Dan Spring Road in the town has been the home to the Rose of Tralee International Festival since 2007. […]

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Mwahahaha! Ballyseede Named One Of World’s Most Haunted Hotels

Mwahahaha! Ballyseede Named One Of World’s Most Haunted Hotels

October 31, 2014 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

 CLICK ON AD FOR FULL DETAILS   BALLYSEEDE Castle Hotel has been named one of the Top 10 Haunted Hotels in the world according to Tripadvisor, just in time for Halloween. The hotel is even to be featured on Sky television in the coming months in relation to its spooky history. […]

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At Tralee Musical Society's production of 'That's Entertainment' at Siamsa Tire on Thursday night were, from left: Ella Higgns, Tresa and Nicole Walker. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Sold-Out Start For Musical Society’s Production At Siamsa

October 31, 2014 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of musical fans flocked to Siamsa Tire for the sold-utpremiere of the Tralee Musical Society’s ‘That’s Entertainment’ show on Thursday night. The show includes excerpts from Wicked,  Matilda, Smash, and Hairspray as well as a Barry Manilow section, an Irish section and several comedy sketches. And there’s still time to go to […]

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Kieran Donaghy and coach Vinny Murphy with kids taking part in the 'Be A Star Dominos Basketball Camp' at the John Mitchels GAA Camp   in Ballyseedy on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Basketball Is Coming Back Says ‘Star’ At Camp For Kids

October 31, 2014 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

KIERAN Donaghy was keeping himself on his toes ahead of Sunday’s County Final this week, as he trained young basketballers in the John Mitchels GAA Complex. Over 150 teenagers from all over town and beyond attended his ‘Be A Star Dominos Basketball Camp’, as Kieran explained to TraleeToday.ie when we […]

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VIDEO: Remember John Who Tore Up His All-Ireland Ticket? The Story Continues…

VIDEO: Remember John Who Tore Up His All-Ireland Ticket? The Story Continues…

October 30, 2014 at 8:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  EVERYONE knows the story of the Ardfert man who tore up his All-Ireland ticket in order to get €2,000 for his GAA club. But what happened next? John Dowling and his girlfriend were stopped by a film crew from AIB outside Croke Park on All-Ireland final day and he […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Find €45k Of Drugs In Two Locations

October 30, 2014 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

QUANTITIES of cannabis, amphetamines and suspected ecstasy worth in the region of €45,000 were seized by Gardaí last week in town. The drugs were believed to be destined to target Tralee and north Kerry users for the Halloween period. The drugs were found by the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, Scenes of Crime Unit and […]

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Fireworks Seized En Route To Tralee As Gardaí Urge Safety For Halloween

Fireworks Seized En Route To Tralee As Gardaí Urge Safety For Halloween

October 30, 2014 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI seized fireworks, believed to be en route to Tralee, last Friday when a van was searched in Farranfore. A vehicle was stopped and searched and and €350 worth of fireworks were seized. A file has been sent to the DPP and a prosecution is foreseen according to a Garda source. […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Advice On Bullying

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Advice On Bullying

October 30, 2014 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Our health expert, Dr Caitlin O’Connor, on the problem of bullying… Many children and young people experience the long-standing dilemma of bullying sometime in their lives. If you are being bullied, you may feel scared, vulnerable and helpless but no one deserves to be bullied and you owe it to […]

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