Articles by: Dermot Crean

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Gardaí Renew Appeal For Information On Fifth Anniversary Of Murder In Beaufort

April 19, 2017 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have renewed their appeal for information on the murder of a Beaufort man whose body was discovered at his home five years ago today. On April 19, 2012, James Cahillane was discovered dead at his home at Ardraw, Beaufort, Killarney. On April 18, 2012, James Cahillane spent a number of hours […]

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Borg Warner To Announce New Jobs At Tralee Factory Next Week

Borg Warner To Announce New Jobs At Tralee Factory Next Week

April 19, 2017 at 10:02 am 1 comment

BORG WARNER will launch the new multi-million euro HVH-production line and the creation of a number of jobs at their factory in Monavalley Industrial Estate on Friday, April 28. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, will launch the new line and investment which the company says will pave the way […]

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Cars Damaged In Tralee Over The Weekend

Cars Damaged In Tralee Over The Weekend

April 18, 2017 at 7:37 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are investigating damage to cars in Tralee over the weekend. Four cars were broken into in the carpark next to St John’s Church on Saturday night and another was badly damaged. A car parked outside a house in Oakpark was also damaged over the weekend. Anyone who witnessed the incidents or […]

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Councillors, Kerry County Council staff and representatives of the Ballylongford and Tarbert Heritage Trails with Siobhán King of Fáilte Ireland at the launch of new walking guides for their areas

New Guides For North Kerry Heritage Trails Launched

April 18, 2017 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

  NEW walking guides for the Tarbert and Ballylongford Heritage Trails have been launched with the support of Kerry County Council. The guidebooks were officially launched by Siobhán King of Fáilte Ireland at the Kerry County Council Listowel Municipal District offices in Listowel. Members and staff of Kerry County Council […]

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Daft Punk Tribute Act For Fabrik This Month

Daft Punk Tribute Act For Fabrik This Month

April 18, 2017 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

FANS of Daft Punk may be hoping the French duo tour for the first time in ten years in 2017, but they can whet their appetites with a tribute act coming to Tralee during the May Bank Holiday weekend, Da Funk bill themselves as the ultimate Daft Punk tribute act with famous helmets, a two-hour […]

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Kingdom Party Pals entertainers at the Children's Tea Party at The Ashe Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Party Time For Children At The Ashe Hotel

April 18, 2017 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Easter Bunny and March Hare entertained the many youngsters present for the Children’s Tea Party on Easter Sunday in the Ashe Hotel. The function room was packed for  the event with food and refreshments laid on by the hotel while all proceeds raised went to Kare4Kidz charity. There was fun and games, face painting […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

April 18, 2017 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Intermediate Championship: Milltown/Castlemaine 0-10, Laune Rangers 1-13 Laune Rangers delivered a fantastic performance in Paddy Burke Memorial Park on Easter Sunday to defeat rivals Milltown/Castlemaine in Round 1 of the County Intermediate Championship. Laune Rangers were bolstered by the return of Peter Crowley, making his first appearance of 2017 in […]

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Churchill GAA Club News

Churchill GAA Club News

April 18, 2017 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

Senior: Division 5 hosted Division 3 as Churchill entertained Ballydonoghue in the opening round of the Junior Premier Championship on Monday afternoon. The visitors were first to settle and raced into a 5 point lead with scores from Jack Foley (2), Dara Sheehy (2) and Brian Mason. It was the […]

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Tomas Hayes (Kerry Local Enterprise Office) Jerry Moloney (Enterprise Ireland) Anne Looney (Tralee IT) Francis Fitzgibbon (CEO StoryStock) Brid Mc Elligott (Tralee IT) Shane O Connor (StoryStock) Pierre Leveque (StoryStock) Kieran Murphy (StoryStock) Tadhg Flemming (StoryStock).

Tralee Company Receives Funding From Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Programme

April 18, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

StoryStock.com, a media tech company based in the Tom Crean Centre in the Kerry Technology Park, has been selected as one of only 15 companies nationally from 250 for the Competitive Start Funding programme operated by Enterprise Ireland. StoryStock fended off tough competition from around the Island of Ireland to […]

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Tournament organisers Seamus Deady, Micheál Ladden and Brian McCarthy. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Charity Soccer Blitz Fun With Supermarket Teams

April 18, 2017 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

TEAMS from Dunnes Stores and Aldi did battle on the astroturf up in the North Campus of IT Tralee on Easter Sunday, for the second annual Turner’s Bar Invitational Cup. It’s the second year of the competition – held in aid of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland – and despite a lower number of teams […]

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John Mitchels

John Mitchels GAA Club News

April 17, 2017 at 11:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Intermediate Club Championship Ardfert v John Mitchels: We played Ardfert away in Round 1 of the Championship. Ardfert at home are a difficult proposition for any team and they proved this again on Sunday. Throw in was at 2.30 p.m.on a dry day but a gail force cross field wind […]

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St Pats

St Pat’s GAA Club News

April 17, 2017 at 11:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 12 & 27. The five €30 consolation prizes went to M O’Shea c/o Rock Inn, Denis O’Sullivan Annagh, Johnny Enright Derrymore East, Finian Coneagh 36 Caheranne and Denis Foley Blennerville. Next week’s […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

April 17, 2017 at 10:58 pm Comments are Disabled

Seniors: We met age old town rivals Austin Stacks in the final of the Tralee town board league on Easter Sat night last in Austin Stack Park. Both teams fielded strong line outs with Kieran Donaghy and David Moran respectively the only notable absentees. Stacks had the aid of the […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club News

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

April 17, 2017 at 10:54 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR FOOTBALL: Austin Stacks 1-14; Kerins O’Rahillys 2-15. We came out the wrong side of a very entertaining Town League final played at a dry but breezy Austin Stack Park on last Easter Saturday evening (15th April). We were going for four-in-a-row titles in this competition but two O’Rahillys goals, one […]

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Na Gaeil

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

April 17, 2017 at 10:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Seniors    Na Gaeil played Beaufort in the first round of the Premier Junior Championship in Killeen on Bank Holiday Monday in what was a perfect day for football. It was the visitors who got off to the better start and scored three unanswered points through a pointed free from Niall O’Connor […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

April 17, 2017 at 10:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Junior Premier Club Football Championship 2017 Round 1 Result Ballymac 1-09 Fossa 3-12 Ballymac were host to Fossa in the first round of the Junior Championship in what was sure to be an exciting game , and the mass of supporters that attended were not be disappointed. Fossa’s Paudie Clifford […]

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PHOTOS: Blues Beat Rockies In Local Derby To Take Town League Title

April 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO great rivals met in the Town League Final on Saturday evening in Austin Stack Park and it proved a highly entertaining affair. Kerins O’Rahillys came out on top over Austin Stacks by a scoreline of 2-15 to 1-14, to stop the Rock side winning four in a row in […]

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Edel Fitzgerald, Jean O'Hara, Helen Leahy and Claire Kelliher at the Ardfert NS Strictly Come Dancing in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From Ardfert NS ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Night

April 17, 2017 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we brought you all the fun from Ardfert NS ‘Strictly Come Dancing in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night (click here for previous story). A sellout success, it saw 500 people pack the venue to see the 12 couples vie for the crown. Catherine Leen and Gavin Lacey […]

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In front; Sarah and Michael Broughton and Olivia Leen with, at back, Catherine Broughton and Catriona Leen at the Fancy Dress Fun Run on Saturday in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Children’s Fancy Dress A Success In The Town Park

April 16, 2017 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE highlight of the Tír na nÓg festival, as always, was the Fancy Dress fun run in the Town Park on Saturday. It was one of three events organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance during the children’s festival. A much loved event by all the family, the kids enjoyed the warm up […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 16, 2017 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

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)… The sun lights this up lovely… A sunset is the […]

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Katelyn Scanlon and Brendan Fanning of the Animal Roadshow at the Manor West Family Fun Day on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Manor West Comes Alive With Family Fun Day

April 16, 2017 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

EASTER is always a busy time at Manor West and there was even more activity with an Animal Roadshow and Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on Saturday. There was lots of activities for kids, big and small with a magician, balloon modelling, arts and crafts and facepainting. The big attraction though was The Animal […]

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The dancers in action. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Night At Ardfert NS ‘Strictly’ In Ballyroe

April 16, 2017 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

FOR the second Easter Saturday in a row, the Ballyroe Heights Hotel was packed out for a night of amazing ‘Strictly’ entertainment and it took a dance off to decide the winners. ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ organised by Ardfert National School Parents Association, saw 12 couples dance in front of hundreds of people and […]

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Children at the puppet show at Caballs Toymaster on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Puppet Show Fun At Caballs Toymaster

April 16, 2017 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual puppet show and fun morning at Caballs Toymaster drew more big crowds on Saturday morning. It’s a real family weekend around town with the Tír na nÓg festival and Caball’s annual show has become a tradition over the past few years. Children gathered from 10.30am for a series […]

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Roger Harty: A Chance Encounter

Roger Harty: A Chance Encounter

April 16, 2017 at 10:55 am 2 comments

I was downtown Tralee recently having a cup of coffee and as I was making my way back up the main street, a stranger asked me as to the whereabouts of a local bookshop. Knowing the answer, I was delighted to oblige and I was about to walk away when […]

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Gardaí Warn Of Phone Scam From 021 Number

Gardaí Warn Of Phone Scam From 021 Number

April 15, 2017 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are warning people of a phone scam where a number of people in Kerry have contacted them reporting getting calls from an 021 number over the last week. The person on the phone is claiming to be from the bank and states that there is a problem with their bank cards. The […]

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Out To Lunch: Sunshine Out In Spillane’s Of Maharees

Out To Lunch: Sunshine Out In Spillane’s Of Maharees

April 15, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Spillane’s Bar Maharees SOMETIMES we forget how lucky we are here in Kerry. But a timely reminder comes every time the sun comes out. We don’t have to go far in Tralee with the gorgeous skyline by the canal or the beautiful town park. But recently on a stunning Saturday, […]

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Dr Caitlin: How To Pack A Healthy Lunchbox For The Kids

Dr Caitlin: How To Pack A Healthy Lunchbox For The Kids

April 15, 2017 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on how to pack a child’s lunchbox with healthy food… Most children take a packed lunch to school, but making a packed lunch every day in the rush before school can become a real nightmare. How do you make […]

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Fabrik Hosts Top Irish DJ On Easter Sunday

Fabrik Hosts Top Irish DJ On Easter Sunday

April 14, 2017 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

TOP Irish DJ Welshy is playing Fabrik Nightclub in Tralee on Easter Sunday night. Welshy is one of Ireland’s fastest growing DJ’s with some groundbreaking remixes. The young producer from Kilkenny has garnered over 20 million hits on his remixes. From humble beginnings playing to 10 people in his local bar to […]

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Andrew Morrissey, Liam Quinlan, Paula Moloney, Paul Stack, Sinead McMenamin, Kate O'Mara, Cathleen Griffin at the Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Tralee on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Well-Deserved Free Lunch For Mental Health Services Staff

April 14, 2017 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE staff at Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services had a treat on Friday when they received a free fish and chips lunch. Every Good Friday, Quinlan’s Fish runs a competition in association with Radio Kerry to give a fish and chips lunch to a workplace. They receive a number of […]

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New Coach Education Programme comes to Tralee run by Kerry U21manager Jack O'Connor . Jack is pictured with Principal Carmel Kelly of the  Kerry College of Further Education based at Clash Tralee . Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Tralee is delighted to announce the introduction of a new Post Leaving Certificate Coaching and Sports Development Course at QQI Level 5 commencing September 2017. Supported by the Kerry County GAA Board, this course will be coordinated and delivered by All Ireland Senior Winning Football Team Manager and current Kerry Under 21 Football Manager Jack O’Connor. The course is starting in September 2017 and is the only full-time Coaching and Sports Development course in Kerry.  A unique aspect of the course is the wealth of knowledge and practical experience Jack O’Connor will bring to it.“This is a really exciting development for the College. The course is aimed at students and adults who wish to gain formal coaching qualifications and become master GAA coaches.  Students will spend much of their time on the training pitch and in the gym addressing the practical skills of coaching as well as gaining invaluable insights and knowledge of game video analysis, player performance analysis, player nutrition etc. “We are delighted to have developed this course in conjunction with Kerry GAA Board and we look forward to its roll-out in September” stated Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Participants can expect a very active course with the emphasis on the practical skills of coaching in a GAA environment. The course content addresses GAA coaching to Level 2 (which is the advanced GAA coaching level), player development, game video analysis, endurance training, strength/conditioning, core GAA skill coaching in hurling and football, injury prevention, sports nutrition and sports anatomy and physiology. In addition students will have the opportunity to study the  theoretical components of coaching and to apply their practical skills and knowledge on the playing  fields.  On successful completion of the course the participants will achieve GAA Foundation and GAA Levels 1 and 2 Coaching Awards. In addition, students will also complete the Associate Refereeing Course. These nationally recognised qualifications will ensure students are gainfully employed in their chosen career paths. A key component of the course is work experience in a GAA setting. Working with Kerry GAA Board it is planned to place many of the coaches in local National and Post Primary Schools for their work placements. Graduates will receive a full major Level 5 Award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise with career opportunities which include GAA coaching, strength and conditioning, personal training, fitness instructing, in the health and leisure industry and community organisations etc. Alternatively Graduates may choose to continue to Higher Education with progression to Universities and Institutes of Technologies nationwide.  “The course supports the wider development of GAA games in the College. With access to the newly refurbished playing pitch adjacent to the college and Tralee Regional Sports and Leisure centre facilities, students can look forward to developing their coaching skills as well as participating in the Colleges Men’s and Ladies GAA teams” according to Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Students will have the benefit of learning from a GAA master coach in Jack O’Connor. Jack’s many accomplishments include: Inter-county•	All-Ireland Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Runner-up (2): 2005, 2011•	All-Ireland Under 21 Football Championship:•	Winner (2):  1996 and 1998.•	Runner-up (1): 1999•	All-Ireland Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	Munster Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (4): 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011•	Munster Under-21 Football Championship:•	Winner (5):  1996 1997 1998, 1999 2002.•	Munster Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	National Football League:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Schools•	All Ireland Vocational Schools Championships 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	All Ireland Colleges Hogan Cup 1: 2009•	Munster Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Kerry Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Munster Colleges A Championship 4: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009“I am very much looking forward to running this course in the KCFE from September 2017.Gaelic football coaching is my passion and I think it will be a great course for people with an interest in this area. It will give the participants the qualifications and most importantly the confidence needed to embark on a coaching career themselves’’ said Jack O’Connor “Kerry County GAA Board  is delighted to be associated with this new and exciting initiative in KCFE. This course will further enhance GAA coaching in the county and offers the opportunity for young people to gain a professional coaching qualification that will be hugely welcomed at club and county level’’ stated  Tim Murphy, Chairperson Kerry County Board.Photograph including Carmel, Jack etc.….
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PRESS info -- New Coach Education Programme in TraleeKerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Tralee is delighted to announce the introduction of a new Post Leaving Certificate Coaching and Sports Development Course at QQI Level 5 commencing September 2017. Supported by the Kerry County GAA Board, this course will be coordinated and delivered by All Ireland Senior Winning Football Team Manager and current Kerry Under 21 Football Manager Jack O’Connor. The course is starting in September 2017 and is the only full-time Coaching and Sports Development course in Kerry.  A unique aspect of the course is the wealth of knowledge and practical experience Jack O’Connor will bring to it.“This is a really exciting development for the College. The course is aimed at students and adults who wish to gain formal coaching qualifications and become master GAA coaches.  Students will spend much of their time on the training pitch and in the gym addressing the practical skills of coaching as well as gaining invaluable insights and knowledge of game video analysis, player performance analysis, player nutrition etc. “We are delighted to have developed this course in conjunction with Kerry GAA Board and we look forward to its roll-out in September” stated Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Participants can expect a very active course with the emphasis on the practical skills of coaching in a GAA environment. The course content addresses GAA coaching to Level 2 (which is the advanced GAA coaching level), player development, game video analysis, endurance training, strength/conditioning, core GAA skill coaching in hurling and football, injury prevention, sports nutrition and sports anatomy and physiology. In addition students will have the opportunity to study the  theoretical components of coaching and to apply their practical skills and knowledge on the playing  fields.  On successful completion of the course the participants will achieve GAA Foundation and GAA Levels 1 and 2 Coaching Awards. In addition, students will also complete the Associate Refereeing Course. These nationally recognised qualifications will ensure students are gainfully employed in their chosen career paths. A key component of the course is work experience in a GAA setting. Working with Kerry GAA Board it is planned to place many of the coaches in local National and Post Primary Schools for their work placements. Graduates will receive a full major Level 5 Award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise with career opportunities which include GAA coaching, strength and conditioning, personal training, fitness instructing, in the health and leisure industry and community organisations etc. Alternatively Graduates may choose to continue to Higher Education with progression to Universities and Institutes of Technologies nationwide.  “The course supports the wider development of GAA games in the College. With access to the newly refurbished playing pitch adjacent to the college and Tralee Regional Sports and Leisure centre facilities, students can look forward to developing their coaching skills as well as participating in the Colleges Men’s and Ladies GAA teams” according to Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal of KCFE.Students will have the benefit of learning from a GAA master coach in Jack O’Connor. Jack’s many accomplishments include: Inter-county•	All-Ireland Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Runner-up (2): 2005, 2011•	All-Ireland Under 21 Football Championship:•	Winner (2):  1996 and 1998.•	Runner-up (1): 1999•	All-Ireland Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	Munster Senior Football Championship:•	Winner (4): 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011•	Munster Under-21 Football Championship:•	Winner (5):  1996 1997 1998, 1999 2002.•	Munster Minor Football Championship:•	Winner (2): 2014, 2015•	National Football League:•	Winner (3): 2004, 2006, 2009•	Schools•	All Ireland Vocational Schools Championships 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	All Ireland Colleges Hogan Cup 1: 2009•	Munster Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Kerry Vocational Schools Championship 3: 1997, 1999, 2000•	Munster Colleges A Championship 4: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009“I am very much looking forward to running this course in the KCFE from September 2017.Gaelic football coaching is my passion and I think it will be a great course for people with an interest in this area. It will give the participants the qualifications and most importantly the confidence needed to embark on a coaching career themselves’’ said Jack O’Connor “Kerry County GAA Board  is delighted to be associated with this new and exciting initiative in KCFE. This course will further enhance GAA coaching in the county and offers the opportunity for young people to gain a professional coaching qualification that will be hugely welcomed at club and county level’’ stated  Tim Murphy, Chairperson Kerry County Board.

Jack O’Connor To Deliver Coaching And Sports Development Course At KCFE

April 14, 2017 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) at Clash, Tralee, is delighted to announce the introduction of a new course delivered by a renowned Kerry GAA coach. Supported by the Kerry County GAA Board, this Post Leaving Certificate Coaching and Sports Development Course at QQI Level 5 course will be coordinated and delivered by […]

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