Articles by: Dermot Crean

Birthday Boy Stephen Dedicates Dublin Marathon First To Memory Of His Friend

Birthday Boy Stephen Dedicates Dublin Marathon First To Memory Of His Friend

October 29, 2014 at 4:29 pm 1 comment

VETERAN athlete Stephen Griffin enjoyed a happy 58th birthday on Monday when he came first in the Over 55s category in the Dublin City Marathon. And the Blennerville man dedicated his feat to his late friend and St Pat’s GAA stalwart, Tony O’Donoghue, who died last month. Stephen beat hundreds of […]

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Broken Window At Hotel And Car Damaged In Early Hours Of Monday Morning

Broken Window At Hotel And Car Damaged In Early Hours Of Monday Morning

October 29, 2014 at 2:54 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are asking for the public’s help in relation to two criminal damage incidents which occurred in the early hours of Monday morning in Tralee. At 2.30am the front window was broken at The Grand Hotel on Denny Street. CCTV footage shows a man fell, or was pushed, into the window but […]

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Baily’s Corner Represents The County At Bar Of The Year Awards

Baily’s Corner Represents The County At Bar Of The Year Awards

October 29, 2014 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

BAILY’S Corner was flying the flag for Kerry last night at the Irish Bar Of The Year Awards ceremony in Dublin. The Tralee bar was the only Kerry pub to feature in the contest this year, being nominated in the Country category of the awards, where there were eight other nominees. Alas, they didn’t […]

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Former CBS Student’s Company Up For BAFTA Awards

Former CBS Student’s Company Up For BAFTA Awards

October 29, 2014 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

AN ABBEYDORNEY native is hoping his company can add another BAFTA to its awards cabinet next month. ‘Roy’, created by Jam Media which is headed by a former CBS The Green student, John Rice, is up for two Children’s BAFTA awards in the drama and writers categories on November 23. The show previously won the […]

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Zoe’s World: The Real ‘F Word’

Zoe’s World: The Real ‘F Word’

October 29, 2014 at 9:20 am 1 comment

YEARS ago, when referring to a women’s body shape, people never really knew what to say when a woman wasn’t stick-thin. Unfortunately, this led to people being called Fat when they didn’t have the same figure as Kate Moss. Which was totally, 100% wrong. Women are all different shapes and […]

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Tralee Imperials Welcome New Sponsors Garvey’s As Three Teams Bid For Glory

Tralee Imperials Welcome New Sponsors Garvey’s As Three Teams Bid For Glory

October 29, 2014 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Imperials will have three separate teams competing in the National Cup campaign this season. It is the first time in the history of Tralee basketball that a club has had both male and female teams competing at National Cup Level. On Friday night last, in the Mercy Mounthawk school […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: No Maybes, It’s Definitely Maybelline For Me!

October 29, 2014 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

I REALLY like Maybelline New York.  I feel it is a very price friendly range so it’s really easy and cost effective to try out new colours and trends. When thinking about this topic I realised that some of my favourite products of all time are by Maybelline. Here’s a little history of Maybelline (source […]

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

David Moran Is The Only Kerryman To Face Aussies Next Month

October 29, 2014 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE man, David Moran, is the only Kerry player to feature in the 25-strong panel for the International Rules clash against Australia next month. Irish International Rules manager Paul Earley named his  panel yesterday for the clash against Australia in Perth on November 22. Mayo lead the way with four home-based player, […]

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Barry John And Co. Bring Sam To Kerry London Association Dinner

Barry John And Co. Bring Sam To Kerry London Association Dinner

October 28, 2014 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY stars Barry John Keane, Kieran O’Leary and Kerry minor manager Jack O’Connor were among the guests at the Kerry Association London Dinner Dance where the Sam Maguire and Tom Markham Cups took pride of place on Friday night. The Crown Moran Hotel in Cricklewood was also the scene of the auction of Aidan […]

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Orlagh Winters: You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile

Orlagh Winters: You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile

October 28, 2014 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S Tuesday morning and I am back in Tralee after a long weekend in Italy and I am very glad to be home. Firstly, because no matter where I am in the world, there is nothing that beats waking up in your own bed. Secondly, I am delighted that I […]

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O’Halloran’s Hurling: Lixnaw’s Historic Win Over Cork Side

O’Halloran’s Hurling: Lixnaw’s Historic Win Over Cork Side

October 28, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

  Our hurling analyst, Mike O’Halloran, reports on an incredible day for Lixnaw hurling. WITH all eyes on Austin Stacks Park on Sunday, Lixnaw travelled to Mallow to play the Cork Intermediate hurling champions Ballyhea in the Munster quarter final. Lixnaw won on a scoreline of 3-11 to 1-14. It […]

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John Mitchels GAA News

John Mitchels GAA News

October 28, 2014 at 12:04 am Comments are Disabled

SENIOR MEN County League We have one match left in the county league, where we are at home to Laune Rangers. This match is fixed for Sunday 9th November @ 2pm. Coiste Tra li Championship: The Coiste Tra Li championship is provisionally fixed for the weekend of the 16th November. […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA News

Ballymacelligott GAA News

October 27, 2014 at 11:56 pm Comments are Disabled

​LOTTO The lotto draw for €3,800 was held in the Halfway Bar on the 20th October 2014.  Numbers drawn were 3,17,21,28.  There was no winner. Lucky Dips 1. Blake Leen, Chuethall 2. Brian McCarthy, c/o Half Way Bar 3. Esther O Connor, Scart 4. Tom Leen, Chutehall 5. Declan Lynch, […]

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Austin Stacks GAA News

Austin Stacks GAA News

October 27, 2014 at 10:10 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR FOOTBALL Austin Stacks 1-13; Mid Kerry 2-10. Both sides rode their luck in the closing stages of this Co. Final played at a drizzly and squally Austin Stack Park on Sunday afternoon (26th Oct). The last score of the game came in the 55th minute – the equalizer for Mid Kerry […]

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Austin Stacks Juvenile News

Austin Stacks Juvenile News

October 27, 2014 at 9:46 pm Comments are Disabled

SCÓR na nÓG FOR THE TRALEE & NAOMH BREANDÁN GAA DISTRICTS (a) Suggested date for the Tralee area Scór na nÓg (Under 17 years of age on 1-1-‘15) is 5th November (Wednesday). (b) Scór rules (especially new rules on quiz and on léiriú) may be read onwww.kerrygaa,ie. (c) Scór na nÓg dates: (i) semi-finals for Kerry South on Saturday November […]

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St Pat’s GAA/Blennerville News

St Pat’s GAA/Blennerville News

October 27, 2014 at 9:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €12,900. The numbers drawn were 06, 10, 11 & 26. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Ann Hobbert, O’Rahilly’s Villas; Laraine O’Donnell, Ballyard; Eileen Magnier, Tonevane; Carol O’Shea, Curraheen & Peggy King, Mounthawk Manor. Next week’s Lotto will be […]

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Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News

Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News

October 27, 2014 at 9:17 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 Girls and Boys  – Saturday last was the final outdoor session for this age group. Large numbers took part in their final […]

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Na Gaeil GAA News

Na Gaeil GAA News

October 27, 2014 at 9:10 pm Comments are Disabled

AWARDS NIGHT For under 12s and u14s boys Friday the 7th  of November at 8pm. All Ireland medal winners Andrew Barry and Paul Geaney will present the awards, so bring your camera. Club merchandise will be available on the night. RACE NIGHT The Club is running its annual Race Night on […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA News

Tralee Parnells GAA News

October 27, 2014 at 9:06 pm Comments are Disabled

Schools Blitz Success Just a few weeks after our three coaches started in 6 local Primary schools the club hosted its first blitz in the I.T. Tralee last Wednesday morning. Six schools and a massive 240 boys and girls took part. If this is a sign of things to come […]

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VIDEO: Goals And Action From The County Final

VIDEO: Goals And Action From The County Final

October 27, 2014 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN STACKS and Mid-Kerry played out a draw in Tralee yesterday, taking the county championship into November when the replay takes place next Sunday. Killarney photographer, Don MacMonagle, captured the atmosphere in a video he posted to YouTube after the game. Watch goals from Kieran Donaghy and Donnchadh Walsh and […]

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PHOTOS: Halloween Hooley For Blennerville School Pupils

PHOTOS: Halloween Hooley For Blennerville School Pupils

October 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was frightening shenanigans in the Scout Hall on Matt Talbot Road on Friday as the pupils of Blennerville NS enjoyed their annual Christmas party. “It’s something we do every year in the school. It’s a bit of treat for them really,” said Raphael Crowley of the Parents Council. “We […]

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Kerins O’Rahilly’s Man Joe Heads West For Stag Night

Kerins O’Rahilly’s Man Joe Heads West For Stag Night

October 27, 2014 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

  A HORDE of Naries went west on Saturday for the stag party of Joe Griffin. The Kerries native and die-hard Kerins O’Rahilly’s man, set off with his brothers Mike and Kieran, buddies from the Strand Road Club and his dad, 85-year-old Pat, for a night in the wild west. “It’ll be a bit […]

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Roger Harty: The Paradox Of Exercise

Roger Harty: The Paradox Of Exercise

October 27, 2014 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

  A PARADOX is what is known as ‘an apparent contradiction’. For example a well-known paradox is that famous statement by Oscar Wilde when he wrote “I can resist anything but temptation”. I have written many times in this column of how the ‘thinking mind’ doesn’t serve us well and […]

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Laura Mullane, Limerick, Shauna Kelly, Ballymac and  Christine Collins, Gneeveguilla, who all qualified in Early Childcare and Education at the IT Tralee graduation ceremony on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Last Of Our Images From The IT Tralee Graduation

October 26, 2014 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE hard work paid off for hundreds of students of IT Tralee on Friday as they were conferred with academic honours. TraleeToday.ie was at the Brandon Conference Centre to photograph some of the 900 students celebrating on the day. If you missed out previous coverage click here and here. Scroll […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds Protest Through Town Against Water Charges

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds Protest Through Town Against Water Charges

October 26, 2014 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

A CROWD of around 400 people took part in a march through Tralee on Saturday, to protest against water charges. The protest was organised by a combination of parties and organisations including Mandate, Unite, Sinn Fein, Right2Water, Independent TDs and councillors. “We all came together in this campaign; people from […]

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Out To Lunch: Chopin’s Strikes The Right Note

Out To Lunch: Chopin’s Strikes The Right Note

October 26, 2014 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

Chopin’s Cafe And Restaurant Ashe Street I’VE already extolled the attractions of an Ashe Street establishment some months ago with a review of Mozarts. Of course it’s not the only cafe which takes its name from a classical composer. O the same side of the street but just on the […]

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O’Halloran’s Rugby: Munster Come Through A Tense Encounter

O’Halloran’s Rugby: Munster Come Through A Tense Encounter

October 25, 2014 at 9:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Our rugby analyst, Mike O’Halloran, on Munster’s victory on Friday night… AFTER a very tense first half, full tactical box kicking and handling errors, Munster finally overcame the challenge presented by the star studded Saracens. This game was won by the forwards, especially the back row of O’Donnell, CJ Stander […]

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VIDEO: Scoil Eoin Children Brave The ‘Haunted Hall’

VIDEO: Scoil Eoin Children Brave The ‘Haunted Hall’

October 25, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Haunted Hall’  is entering its final week and from today (Saturday), the public can experience the thrills schoolchildren have been experiencing for the past two weeks. The new seasonal attraction, which sees the cavernous Geraldine Experience in the Kerry County Museum transformed into a hall of horrors, has just […]

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Shannon O’Sullivan and Chloe O’Halloran, both from Tralee, graduated Health and Leisure. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

PHOTOS: More Images From The ITT Graduation Ceremony

October 25, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

PRINCES Street was a hive of activity on Friday, as hundreds of students went in and out of the Brandon Hotel to receive their qualifications after graduating from IT Tralee. Over 900 students from the School of Health & Social Sciences; School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and the School of Health […]

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The Rock Is Ready: Street Of Champions Decked Out For Sunday

The Rock Is Ready: Street Of Champions Decked Out For Sunday

October 25, 2014 at 9:19 am 1 comment

FROM the Brogue to St Brendan’s Church, Rock Street is decked out in black and amber. While there is bunting aplenty and flags hanging from every pole, businesses on the ‘Street Of Champions’ are also passionate in showing their support. We all know about the Kirby family’s passion for the Rock club, […]

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