Articles by: Dermot Crean

Donnchadh Gets His All-Star Along With Three Other Kerry Footballers

Donnchadh Gets His All-Star Along With Three Other Kerry Footballers

November 6, 2015 at 7:57 pm Comments are Disabled

AT last, he got it! Kerry’s unsung hero of the past number of years, Donnchadh Walsh, finally got an All-Star tonight on an occasion where three other Kerry footballers won awards. Goalkeeper Brendan Kealy was rewarded for his star shot-stopping efforts all year, corner-back Shane Enright’s solid performances were worthy […]

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Kerry ‘Golden Years’ Team Bagman, Leo Griffin, Dies

Kerry ‘Golden Years’ Team Bagman, Leo Griffin, Dies

November 6, 2015 at 7:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE death has occurred of well-known Kerry GAA figure, Leo Griffin, today. Leo, who grew up in the Mitchels area, was a familiar face around town, but came to be known nationally when he accompanied the Kerry team of the 1970s and 80s during the glory years as their bagman. […]

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Tralee Student Wins President’s Award At University Of Limerick

Tralee Student Wins President’s Award At University Of Limerick

November 6, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE-woman, Aislinn Kelly (21) has been presented with a University of Limerick President’s Award in recognition of the voluntary work that she undertook at Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre, Balloonagh, Tralee. She was one of 270 students at the university to receive an award and she was one of the […]

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Rose Of Tralee’s Facebook Post Reaches 2,000,000 In Just Two Weeks

Rose Of Tralee’s Facebook Post Reaches 2,000,000 In Just Two Weeks

November 6, 2015 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

WELL that escalated quickly! In the wake of the death of iconic actress, Maureen O’Hara two weeks ago, the people at the Rose of Tralee Facebook Page decided to upload a video tribute to the ‘The Quiet Man’ star. It was an archive clip of O’Hara singing The Rose Of Tralee […]

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Four-Bed House For €8k+ Is One Of Three Kerry Properties In Online Auction

Four-Bed House For €8k+ Is One Of Three Kerry Properties In Online Auction

November 5, 2015 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A FOUR-Bedroom house in Causeway, with a price tag of between €8,000 and €12,000, is one of three Kerry properties going to online auction in a couple of weeks. The detached four bedroom house at Ardagh, Causeway, extending to approximately 96 sq. m (1,033 sq. ft) will go to auction on the […]

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Spring Urges Schools To Apply For Summer Work Funds

Spring Urges Schools To Apply For Summer Work Funds

November 5, 2015 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE and Kerry schools are being urged to apply for a share of the €40m available for the Summer Works Scheme next year. The scheme funds small and medium scale building works such as gas, electrical and mechanical works, roof and window upgrades, and structural improvements. Local Labour TD, Arthur […]

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Zoe’s World: We Can All Make Our Mark In The World

Zoe’s World: We Can All Make Our Mark In The World

November 5, 2015 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

  HAVE you ever seen that video that begins with an image of the earth and then it slowly zooms further and further back through all the galaxies, until it finishes with us just a tiny speck in a larger star stored away in a different galaxy? It’s harrowing and oddly enlightening. […]

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Some of the cast before going on stage at the opening night of the Tralee Musical Society's production of 'That's Entertainment' in Siamsa Tire. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sell-Out Opening Night For ‘That’s Entertainment’

November 5, 2015 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

THE curtain came up on a great production from Tralee Musical Society last night. A sell-out crowd filled Siamsa Tíre for this year’s ‘That’s Entertainment’ show and the audiences weren’t disappointed with the great mix of music and comedy performed by the talented cast of nearly 100. There was excerpts […]

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Man Taken To Hospital After Car Veers Off Street In Town Centre

Man Taken To Hospital After Car Veers Off Street In Town Centre

November 4, 2015 at 5:46 pm 1 comment

  GARDAÍ and the emergency services attended the scene where a car veered off the street and into a wall in town on Wednesday afternoon. A car travelling from the direction of Russell Street rolled into the wall just before John Dowling’s shop on Bridge Street at around 4.30pm. Gardaí, the fire service and an […]

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Brian Ormond and Maria Walsh pictured at Tv3's Studio in Ballymount, Dublin when it was announced that they will  be the hosts of  this years Tv3 Toy Show . The Tv3 Toy Show will air on Friday 20th November at 9pm.
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Former Rose Maria To Co-Host ‘The TV3 ‘Toy Show’ This Month

November 4, 2015 at 2:42 pm Comments are Disabled

WELL that was quick! No sooner has former Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh, made her TV3 presenting debut on The Seven O’Clock Show this week, now she’s landed another high profile TV job. TV3 has announced that she will co-present the The TV3 Toy Show with Brian Ormond on November 20 at 9pm. Continued below… Last […]

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Launching the Caballs Toymaster St Vincent de Paul Christmas Toy Appeal at Caballs were, in front; Caragh Kelliher, Millie Moore and Treasa Walsh from St Vincent de Paul. Back from left; Ann Laide of Caballs Toymaster Marion Moore and Helen Locke of St VIncent de Paul. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caballs Help Local Charity Bring Santa To Every Child This Christmas

November 4, 2015 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

CABALLS have joined forces with St Vincent de Paul to help ensure every child in the area gets a toy they want from Santa this Christmas. The annual appeal has been a tremendous success in the past and it’s hoped the people of Tralee and beyond show their seasonal spirit of generosity again […]

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The Fanzini Brothers, Con Horgan, with kids promoting the National Circus Festival of Ireland.

Fantastic Line-Up Of Local And International Acts For National Circus Festival In Tralee

November 4, 2015 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

SPECTACULAR international circus acts, will perform at the 2015 National Circus Festival of Ireland which will be staged in Tralee from Thursday, November 12 to Sunday, November 15. Locally based, Fanzini Productions have put together a full four-day programme of entertainment for all the family including Circus Workshops for children, a […]

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Presentation Tralee Student To Feature On RTE Nationwide Remembrance Day Special

November 4, 2015 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

A PRESENTATION secondary school student is to feature in an RTE Nationwide special on the historical project ‘My Adopted Soldier’ Nationwide will broadcast two special programmes this November which focus on a unique project involving a student from every county in Ireland who adopted a soldier who died in World War 1. […]

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Council Submits Grant Proposal For €3m Work On Denny Site

Council Submits Grant Proposal For €3m Work On Denny Site

November 4, 2015 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council have submitted a detailed developmental proposal for the Denny Site in Tralee which is set to cost over €3m. The proposal – involves the demolition of the site, its interim use as an amenity area and the preparation of a master plan for its future long term […]

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Fionnbar Walsh accepts a cheque for €1815 from Sean Mulchinock, Event Manager for The Wrong Way Round Cycle which was raised by over 400 cyclists for the Donal Walsh Life Foundation when they took part in The Wrong Way Round Cycling Festival in August.  Cycling enthusiasts from all over Ireland travelled to Killarney for the festival where they journeyed along the stunning Ring of Kerry in the opposite direction to the traditional anti-clockwise route and also The Hard Way Round which took in Ballaghbeama, Ballaghasheen and the infamous Coomaneaspaig climb. 

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Cycling enthusiasts from all over Ireland travelled to Killarney for the festival where they journeyed along the stunning Ring of Kerry in the opposite direction to the traditional anti-clockwise route and also The Hard Way Round which took in Ballaghbeama, Ballaghasheen and the infamous Coomaneaspaig climb. 
The festivities kicked off at The Gleneagle Hotel where participants fuelled up on porridge before heading off on their grueling cycles. There were further food stops dotted along the 160km and 180km routes and all participants successfully crossed the finish line by the early afternoon where they were welcomed with an outdoor party and live entertainment.  
“We were delighted with the turnout for year two of the Wrong Way Round and congratulate all the riders who took up the challenge and endured rain, sunshine and showers. We look forward to growing the event in 2016,” said Event Manager, Sean Mulchinock.
The Donal Walsh life Foundation is a charity set up by the family of Kerry teenager Donal Walsh who, during his short life, fundraised tirelessly to provide age appropriate teenage facilities in hospital and hospice centres as well as promoting his anti-suicide message. Donal’s parents Fionnbar and Elma continue the message of teen suicide that he started by visiting schools, community centres and churches throughout Ireland.
To date over €300,000 has been raised with over €250,000 used in providing Donal Walsh Rooms in all Pieta and Console Houses across the country. They are also providing teenage rooms in Milford Hospice and in the new Tralee Hospice. 
Next year’s Wrong Way Round Cycling Festival will take place on Saturday, August 27 for further information and regular updates check out www.killarneycyclingfestival.com  or email info@killarneycyclingfestival.com

LiveLife Foundation Benefits From Killarney Cycling Event

November 3, 2015 at 5:31 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation was the grateful recipient of funds raised from a cycling event held on the Ring Of Kerry earlier this year. The Wrong Way Round Cycle held in August saw over 400 cycling enthusiasts from all over Ireland travelled to Killarney for the festival where they […]

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The leaders of the 1916 Rising.

New Website Encourages Kerry Students To Write Poetry On 1916 Rising And Its Legacy

November 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  MANY of the leaders of the 1916 Rising were writers and the new website www.1916-2016.net aims to encourage Kerry students to write contemporary poetry on its legacy. “The 1916-2016 and Beyond project, Commemorating the 1916 Rising and its Legacy in Poetry aims to imaginatively engage transition year students in the values […]

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Worst October Ever For KGH Trolley Figures As INMO To Ballot Members On Industrial Action

Worst October Ever For KGH Trolley Figures As INMO To Ballot Members On Industrial Action

November 3, 2015 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE were 137 patients waiting on trolleys last month at Kerry General Hospital, making it the worst October on record at the hospital. The figures are also reflected nationally, prompting the Executive Council of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) to decide to commence a nationwide ballot, of all of its […]

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Billy Brick, Shane Brick (Kilmoyley), Bomber Liston (Ballybunion) & Seanie Barry (Cork) competing in the Churchill GAA Centenary Golf Classic in Tralee Golf Club last Friday. Photo by Alex O'Donnell

PHOTOS: GAA Stars Turn Up In Force For Churchill Club Centenary Golf Classic

November 3, 2015 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

GAA stars from both codes turned out for the Churchill GAA Centenary Golf Classic last Friday. Tralee Golf Club, Barrow hosted the very successful event in aid of their new pitch development fund. Many personalities from the world of sport and business were amongst the teams that participated, on what was a beautiful […]

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Orlagh Winters: How Cancer And The Last Five Years Changed My Life Forever

Orlagh Winters: How Cancer And The Last Five Years Changed My Life Forever

November 3, 2015 at 11:11 am 2 comments

APOLOGIES for not having a column last week, but I was in CUH having tests. I can now finally say that I am cancer free and boy what a feeling it is. For the last five years I have contemplated life and how it has changed completely for me. Pre-cancer […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

November 2, 2015 at 9:52 pm Comments are Disabled

RACE NIGHT: A date for your diary. On Saturday November 14th 8.30pm our annual Race Night will be held in the Clubhouse. We ask all supporters and parents to purchase a horse from Club Officers over the coming weeks. Fabulous prizes for   Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gent  and a Free draw on […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

November 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm Comments are Disabled

  PEIL FAOI 6/8: Football for Under 6 and Under 8 boys reached a conclusion on Sunday last at Caherslee where the finals of the Bracker Regan, Kevin Barry and Jimmy Barry Memorial Cups were held. What football! Rogha agus togha na peile! David Barry presented the Kevin Barry Memorial […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club News

November 2, 2015 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR FOOTBALL: Castleisland Desmonds 2-8 Austin Stacks 0-21 On a sunny summer-like Sunday afternoon (1st Nov) in Castleisland a very good second-half performance by our lads, in the 11th and final round of the Co. League, saw us end up joint second (with Killarney Legion) on the League Table. After a rather […]

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Young Kerins O'Rahillys players at the presentation of medals at Healy Park in Ballyrickard on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

November 2, 2015 at 4:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Senior Football Our next Co League game versus Dingle has been provisionally fixed for Sunday the 15th of November at 2pm in Strand Road. The first round of the Senior Relegation play offs have been fixed for the 7th of November at neutral venues. The draw hadn’t been made at time […]

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Gardaí Investigating Break-In At GAA Club

Gardaí Investigating Break-In At GAA Club

November 2, 2015 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are investigating after a break-in at Abbeydorney GAA Club last week. Two males forced their way into the club through the main door at around 2.30am on Tuesday, October 27. They were disturbed by a staff member and fled the scene without taking anything. One man was described as being 5′ 10″ in height […]

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Tralee Will Have Broadband Coverage On A Par With Tokyo Next Year

Tralee Will Have Broadband Coverage On A Par With Tokyo Next Year

November 2, 2015 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will access to the fastest broadband in the country next year as a new company begins work on putting the infrastructure in place from December. When the work is finished, 13,500 homes in town will have access to broadband speeds of 1GB per second, on a par with cities like Tokyo […]

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William and Katie Higgins with Barry John Keane and David Moran at the presentation of medals at Healy Park in Ballyrickard on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Youngsters Receive Medals From Kerry Stars At Kerins O’Rahillys

November 2, 2015 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

YOUNGSTERS received medals on Saturday morning from Kerry stars to mark the end of the season for the under 6, 8 and 10 players from the Kerins O’Rahillys Club. Declan Quill commended the young charges on their efforts and thanked both the parents for all their help during the year and the coaches […]

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Una and Padraig Flaherty, Hilda and Orna Nolan and Claire and Hannah Dempsey at the Halloween Storytelling morning at St Vincent de Paul on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Halloween Fun For Kids At St Vincent de Paul

November 2, 2015 at 12:12 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a colourful morning at St Vincent de Paul on Saturday as they hosted a fun event for kids to mark Halloween. Everyone was invited to come along and enjoy the sweets, cakes and refreshments at a face-painting and storytelling morning at their shop in Friary Lane, one of a […]

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Kerry’s ‘Golden Years’ Bagman Leo Griffin Passes Away

Kerry’s ‘Golden Years’ Bagman Leo Griffin Passes Away

November 1, 2015 at 11:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE death has occurred of well-known Kerry GAA figure, Leo Griffin, today. Leo, who grew up in the Mitchels area, was a familiar face around town, but came to be known nationally when he accompanied the Kerry team of the 1970s and 80s during the glory years as their bagman. […]

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Roger Harty: An Emotional Journey

Roger Harty: An Emotional Journey

November 1, 2015 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

  ABOUT 10 years ago I did a wonderful course in Cork. It was called a SHEP course. At the time I hadn’t a clue what SHEP was and it would be fair to say I was unable get the image of a dog out of my head for a […]

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PHOTOS: Fantastic Halloween Fancy Dress Fun Around Town

PHOTOS: Fantastic Halloween Fancy Dress Fun Around Town

November 1, 2015 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

SO did you have fun yesterday? It certainly looks like it! You sent us in a few photos of your dressing up efforts from yesterday and it looks like ye went all out for Halloween. We also stole a few photos from Twitter. A lot of fun was had…(feel free to […]

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