Articles by: Dermot Crean

Tralee Boxer To Fight In Cadets Final…And His Cousin Could Be There Too

Tralee Boxer To Fight In Cadets Final…And His Cousin Could Be There Too

July 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Tralee Boxing Club news from Donie Jack Griffin… Johnathon McCarthy (44kg weight) will box in the Cadets Championship final on Friday July 28 in the National Stadium Dublin. Tralee Boxing Club is hoping his cousin Patrick (48kg), the reigning Irish Champion, will be alongside him as he boxes next Friday, […]

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The Mall pictured on Saturday night last, with a section on the main carriageway completed up past Penney's.

Chewing Gum Already Spoiling Look Of The New Mall Pavements

July 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE town councillor is asking the public to dispose of their chewing gum in a proper manner, as the surface of the new pavements in The Mall are already being defaced by the gum. Cllr Toireasa Ferris was speaking at the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Tuesday, where members […]

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House fly.

Latest Figures On Fly-Infestations Is A Bad Buzz For Kerry

July 18, 2017 at 3:05 pm 1 comment

KERRY is the third most fly-infested county in Ireland according to figures from pest control provider Rentokil. The company has reported a 39% increase in fly infestations nationwide with Dublin accounting for the most callouts at 18%, followed by Galway at 16% and Kerry on 14%. The company predicts that […]

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Appeal To Businesses To Help Fund Festival’s Street Entertainment

Appeal To Businesses To Help Fund Festival’s Street Entertainment

July 18, 2017 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

ADVERTISEMENT New to Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee…ice-cream doughnuts! FESTIVAL organisers have again asked the business community in Tralee to help with funding the free street entertainment programme at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival. The support of the local business community will be more important than recent years after Fáilte Ireland further cut […]

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Christy Moore Announces Concert At INEC

Christy Moore Announces Concert At INEC

July 18, 2017 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

CHRISTY Moore is coming back to the INEC this autumn for one night. Christy’s latest album is due for release in November 2017 and before that on Friday October 27 he will play the Killarney venue. The double CD of 20+ songs consists of new live recordings of Christy’s biggest […]

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CEO at ViClarity, Ogie Sheehy.

Tralee Company Nominated For European Award

July 18, 2017 at 1:09 pm 2 comments

A TRALEE company has been nominated for a prestigious award at the European FinTech Awards 2017. ViClarity, a Tralee company that provide Risk & Compliance software in the financial services industry, has been nominated under the category “Risk, Intelligence and Security”. The nomination sees ViClarity featuring among the top European FinTech […]

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Alfie’s To Celebrate All Things Gin This Weekend

Alfie’s To Celebrate All Things Gin This Weekend

July 18, 2017 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

A Festival with a difference is taking place in a Tralee hotel this weekend and it all has to do with gin. Alfie’s Bar in The Ashe Hotel will host a gin festival with music, fun and, of course, gin drinks from all over the world It kicks off on […]

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Teresa O’Sullivan, left, and her sister Hanna O’Sullivan and Mum Kathleen O’sullivan, from Portmagee, on Ballinskelligs Beach, Co.Kerry, testing the specially adapted beach Hippocampe wheelchair, designed to make it easier for beach users with a disability or mobility restrictions to access and enjoy. A Kerry County Council initiative, the Hippocampe wheelchair is also available at Inch Beach, with a third on the way at Ballyheighue Beach. From left, Moira Murrell, Chief Executive Kerry County Council, Aine O’Sullivan, Disability Federation Ireland, Dessie Cronin, Ballinskelligs Community Development, James Flavin, Life Guard, Cathaoirleach Kerry Councy Council, Cllr John Sheahan, Sean Scally, Enable Ireland, Sheila O’Connell, John Breen, Director of Services, Kerry County Council, Barbara O’Shea, Café Cois Trá, (Hippocampe can be accessed), Liz Scanlon.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC****

Beach Wheelchairs Now Available At Two Kerry Beaches

July 17, 2017 at 8:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerry Council Council has made specially adapted beach wheelchairs available for wheelchair users and people with disabilities at two Kerry beaches this summer. The Hippocampe wheelchairs are designed to make it easier for beach users with a disability or mobility restrictions to access and enjoy local beaches. With the support […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

July 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm Comments are Disabled

    SENIOR MEN CO LEAGUE –  Round 8: We played St Mary’s away last Saturday evening in the 8th round of the Senior League. Both teams found the ground conditions tricky as we had continuous mist both before and during the game. St Mary’s led Mitchels 2 points to […]

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Coaches Darragh Ryan, Jordan Brick and Cathal Dunne with young hurlers at the Tralee Parnells summer camp on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

July 17, 2017 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Well Done Under 16 Boys: One point win Friday evening for our U16 boys against Kilmoyley in the 1/4 final of the Championship Plate. With Kilmoyley going down to 14 men in the first half, Parnells had the extra legs to rack up a 6 point margin halfway through the […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

July 17, 2017 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

Seniors: A vital two county league points were garnered against relegation bound Castleisland Desmonds on Sat night on a final score line of 3-14 to 0-13. Both sides were understrength but this offered those on the periphery an opportunity to put up their hands for a starting place in the future […]

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St Pats

St Pats GAA Club News

July 17, 2017 at 3:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 07, 15, 27 & 30. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Trevor Lyons c/o Tony Casey, Jane Rowan Blennerville, Matt O Flaherty c/o O Sheas Texaco, Seamie O Shea c/o O Sheas Texaco […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

July 17, 2017 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

  BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: When Sister Jessica Doyle (former Club Camogie player) passed away last January, just one month short of her 105th birthday, then Colm Harty became the Club’s oldest living former player. Colm won a SF Co. Championship medal with the Rock in 1936. He was just 17 years old when […]

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Na Gaeil

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

July 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Seniors    Na Gaeil travelled to Gneeveguilla on Saturday evening last to take on the home team in Round 8 of the County League. Na Gaeil started brightly and totally dominated the first quarter reeling off 5 points without reply. The impressive Jamie Lowham scored two and one each came from Mike […]

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Churchill GAA Club News

Churchill GAA Club News

July 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Seniors: Churchill 4-15 ; Kilgarvan 0-11. Both teams came into this match just outside the top three and looking to keep touch with the leaders in search of a promotion place. Churchill started brightly with a point from Dara O’Shea and could have been in for early goals, but for […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

July 17, 2017 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Camp for Future Stars: Our annual camp takes place once again this year commencing on Tuesday August 15ththrough to Friday August 18th.  Further details to follow. Kerry South U-16: Congratulations to club player Dylan O’ Neill who was part of the Kerry South U16 panel won the Munster Final in […]

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Gardaí Investigate Vandalism Incident And Look For Owners Of Lost Handbag And Phone

Gardaí Investigate Vandalism Incident And Look For Owners Of Lost Handbag And Phone

July 17, 2017 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are looking for the public’s help with vandalism incidents and locating owners of lost property. On Saturday night/Sunday morning, a window of a car was broken at O’Rahillys Villas. If anyone heard or saw anything please contact Tralee Garda Station. Also, over in Castleisland on Lower Main Street, windows […]

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Bicycle Stolen From Outside Church While Owner Was At Mass

July 17, 2017 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are trying to trace the whereabouts of a bicycle stolen while the owner was at Mass at the weekend. The bike was taken between 6pm and 7pm on Saturday evening from outside St John’s Church. It’s a white racer so if anyone saw it happen or knows […]

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Camogie: Kerry Continue Winning Ways Against Roscommon

Camogie: Kerry Continue Winning Ways Against Roscommon

July 17, 2017 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran reports on Kerry’s win over Roscommon in the Liberty Premier Junior Championship at the weekend… The Kerry Camogie team had an emphatic win over Roscommon in Tralee on Saturday. The home side’s win was never in doubt from the moment Jessica Fitzell pointed after three minutes. Roscommon had all […]

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Picture This.

Picture This To Play Kerry Concert This Winter

July 17, 2017 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY played second on the bill to Stormzy at the weekend at Longitude and now its been announced they’re coming back to Kerry. Picture This return to headline the INEC Killarney this November 10th. Picture This grabbed the attention of Ireland when an iPhone video of their track ‘Take My […]

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‘Save The 8th’ Pro-Life Roadshow In Tralee This Week

‘Save The 8th’ Pro-Life Roadshow In Tralee This Week

July 17, 2017 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

LOCAL pro-life activists will join Save the 8th roadshows in Killarney and Tralee on Wednesday, July 19, as the nationwide tour travels the country in anticipation of a referendum on abortion next year. The pro-life tour, organised by Youth Defence, will reach 18 towns and cities from Donegal to Kerry. […]

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Tommy O'Connor is surrounded by Abbeydorney men. Photo by Dermot Crean

REPORT/PHOTOS: Gallant Ballyheigue Bow Out As Abbeydorney Advance

July 17, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran watched Abbeydorney beat Ballyheigue in the Round 2A Garveys Supervalu Kerry SHC clash in Austin Stack Park yesterday… Ballyheigue 0-13 Abbeydorney 2-13 At halftime, nobody gave Ballyheigue a chance in this game as they trailed on a scoreline of 0-4 to 2-8, but they started a revival that […]

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Eamon Morrissey, Maggie Morrissey (in truck), Noel and Rachel Prendiville, John McCarthy and Maura Riordan at the Kerry Rose Truck Run in aid of TLC4CF on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Truckers Take To The Road In Convoy For Charity Run

July 17, 2017 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was an amazing show of support at The Rose Hotel on Saturday afternoon for the Kerry Rose Truck Run in aid of cystic fibrosis charity, TLC4CF. Truckers Tony Nolan and Matt O’Regan joined forces with families affected by CF to organise the event which saw over 60 trucks take part, […]

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John Hussey gets his shot away. Photo by Dermot Crean

REPORT/PHOTOS: Lixnaw Looking Very Good As They Make Semi-Finals

July 17, 2017 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

Lixnaw are in the semi-finals after convincingly beating Ballyduff yesterday in the Garveys Supervalu Kerry SHC Round 2B clash at Austin Stack Park yesterday… Lixnaw 3-19 Ballyduff 1-16 I had suggested in my preview of this game that Lixnaw would come out the right side of this game and so […]

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Timmy Sugrue, Siobhan Dwyer and Con Slattery at the 'Blast From The Past' fundraiser in aid of the Bon Secours Sudan Appeal on Saturday night in Fabrik Nightclub. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fun Times In Fabrik At ‘Blast From The Past’ Fundraiser

July 16, 2017 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout in Fabrik Nightclub last night to hear the sounds of the 80s and 90s at a special fundraiser. ‘Blast From The Past’ was organised by Amanda Hogan and staff from the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee in aid of their Sudan Appeal. By midnight the upstairs […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

July 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm 1 comment

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week…  (If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee in it and we’ll see it)… Beautiful colours in the town park… It’s not just roses […]

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Anthony Fealy gives chase to David Griffin. Photo by Dermot Crean

REPORT/PHOTOS: Exciting Finish As St Brendan’s Beat Causeway

July 16, 2017 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran watched St Brendan’s beat Causeway in the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry Senior Hurling Championship Round 1 replay at Austin Stack Park last night… St Brendan’s 1-13 Causeway 2-7 They say goals win matches, but that didn’t prove to be the case for Causeway who scored two goals to St […]

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The Chef’s Table: Super Summer Dessert Recipes To Make Your Mouth Water

The Chef’s Table: Super Summer Dessert Recipes To Make Your Mouth Water

July 16, 2017 at 11:49 am 1 comment

Mark Doe of Just Cooking cookery school in Firies has some amazing dessert recipes ideal for the summer… Summer is a time for light desserts. Seasonal berries, rhubarb, lemon and orange based desserts go down a treat this time of year. Kerry strawberries from a strawberry farm just up the road […]

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Roger Harty: When Cheap Is Expensive

Roger Harty: When Cheap Is Expensive

July 16, 2017 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

I WAS in the company of a man recently and the conversation centred around the subject of value for money. He said that he likes to visit Kenya on holidays and that the great thing about it is that he can buy cigarettes 5 times cheaper there than he could […]

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Andrea Dolan, Erris O'Carroll, Karen O'Connor, Alison O'Sullivan and Margaret Bell at the Connect Kerry Cocktails and Canapés night at Benner's Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From The ‘Cocktails And Canapés’ Soirée At Benner’s

July 15, 2017 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE cocktails were flowing and the fun was in full swing at a special event for the ladies in Benner’s Hotel on Friday night. Organised by Connect Kerry, ladies enjoyed a great night of style and beauty tips, a drink or two and excellent company with Geraldine Flynn on MC […]

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