Articles by: Gavin O'Connor

Photos Dan McCarthy

Tralee Bay Swimming Club News

October 25, 2016 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

  Winter Swimming ……..Turkey Series Round 1 …..  An amazing , record breaking 42 swimmers showed up this morning  for the start at of our winter swims ..all non wetsuit! Beautiful sunshine greeted everyone but a biting easterly wind was also present and a good swell in the water ..Air […]

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Tralee Golf Club

Tralee Golf Club News

October 25, 2016 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

  1st: Niall Lucey (19) 37 Points 2nd: Denis Murphy (16) 37 Points 3rd: Bernard Costelloe (26) 36 Points 18+ Handicap :  Donal Lucey  (18) 36 Points CSS: 35 Points Please Note:  18+ Handicap winner, on 16th Oct was, John O’Connell (21) 33 Points Fixtures: 29th Oct: DCS Group Festival  […]

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The view of Skellig from Portmagee.

Kerry Beauty Spot Named One Of The World’s Top Ten Travel Regions

October 25, 2016 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE Skellig Ring has been named one of the world’s top ten regions to travel to by Lonely Planet in 2017. The South Kerry beauty spot creeps in to the top ten list no doubt propelled by the worldwide exposure it received from appearing as Luke Skywalker’s home in ‘Star […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

October 24, 2016 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Senior Football Senior Town Championship final vs Ballymac was called off due to Ballymac not being able to field a team. Cahill Cup Charlie Kerins will play Skellig Rangers in the final of the Cahill Cup on Saturday the 29th of October at 1pm in Cromane. Please come out and support […]

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The contestants in the upcoming John Mitchels GAA Club Strictly Come Dancing. Photo by Dermot Crean

John Mitchels GAA Club News

October 24, 2016 at 4:31 pm Comments are Disabled

  COMMUNITY MASS: A Community Mass will be held on Thursday November 3rd at 8.00 p.m. in the old Club House, John Joe Sheehy Road.  All are welcome to attend. STRICTLY COME DANCING: John Mitchels Inaugural Strictly Come Dancing will take place next Sunday October 30th in Ballygarry House Hotel […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

October 24, 2016 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

AGM: Tralee Parnells club AGM takes place at 9pm in Kerins O Rahillys clubhouse on Friday the 18th of November. Best Wishes: Best Wishes to Tralee Parnells player Robin Porter in his recovery from injury Tralee Parkrun: See our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TraleeParnellsHurlingClub/ for some familiar Tralee Parnells faces shared from the weekly Tralee Parkrun.  All welcome Saturdays […]

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Miltown Castlemaine GAA Club News

Miltown Castlemaine GAA Club News

October 24, 2016 at 4:23 pm Comments are Disabled

  Conferring: Congratulations to all our club members who have graduated from college over the past few weeks. Well done on this fantastic achievement. We wish you well in your lives ahead. Training for ‘First Responder’: The club has been asked if any member/s would be interested in becoming a […]

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Churchill GAA Club News

Churchill GAA Club News

October 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm Comments are Disabled

  Juveniles: The juvenile club will have their award ceremony on Sunday 6th November in Ballyroe to celebrate the successes of our U16 team in the county and town league, U14 in the central league, U12 in the central league and our U10/U8/U6 in the Siobhan Cotter and Mitchels tournaments. […]

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Na Gaeil

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

October 24, 2016 at 4:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Junior Football Final Replay     The Premier Junior Football Final Replay between Na Gaeil and Glenbeigh/Glencar will take place on Sunday next October 30th in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney at 2.30pm. We wish the team and management the very best of luck. Once again we hope that you will come in your droves to […]

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Austin Stacks v Duagh. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin.

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

October 24, 2016 at 4:17 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR HURLING: Austin Stacks 3-11; Duagh 1-5. Our Hurlers completed a very successful 2016 when they won their 4th title of the season at Connolly Park on last Saturday evening (22nd Oct). With wins already in the South Kerry JH Championship and the SH League, as well as a win in the […]

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Park Fc Academy Members on Saturday 22nd October

St Brendans Park FC News

October 24, 2016 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

By Club PRO Tommy Naughton  CLUB RESULTS; Saturday 22nd October 2016 U13 Daly’s Supervalu Premier Listowel A 2-0 Park A . Killorglin A 8-1 Park B . U13 Daly’s Supervalu Div.3 Listowel C 1-4 Park C . U15 Killarney Plaza Div.1 Camp Juniors 2-2 Park B . U15 Killarney Plaza Div.2 […]

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St Pats U10 team

St Pats GAA Club News

October 24, 2016 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 11, 16, 19 & 21. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Agnes Breen Cloonanorig, Sheime c/o O’Shea’s Texaco, Pa Hurley Curraheen, Joan Clifford c/o B Poff and Colm McCormick c/o Bettys. […]

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Eoin McCarthy (Mission Leader Bons Secours Tralee), Maree O'Connor (CEO Inspired), Labhaoise O'Connor, Aine Murphy, Sinead Joy and Carmel Roche. Back: Jim White, Courtney Sheehy and

Inspired Group Receives Funding To Go Towards ‘Ability Tralee’ Project

October 24, 2016 at 3:33 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL group has received €2,000 from the Bons Secours Tralee Community Initiative Programme which aims to support local groups that are making a difference. One of these groups is Inspired who have been actively enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in town for the last three years and are based in […]

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In front Sasha Gaudino, Clem O'Keefe and Mary Burke with Candlelight. Back: Brid Prenderville, Mary O'Keeffe, Kya McGrath, Katelyn Hurley, Roisin Coffey, Amy O'Sullivan, Shannon Enright, Robyn O'Keeffe and  launch the Presentation Secondary School Night at the Dogs. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Presentation Secondary Looks Forward To Night At The Dogs Fundraiser

October 24, 2016 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary has announced their major fundraiser for this year which is a night at the dogs on November 25 in Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. Funds raised will go towards improve facilities for students. They hope to erect a commercial-sized poly tunnel, which will be used to grow vegetables at the […]

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Eva Boyd Aimee Shannon with Kieran Donaghy at the launch of his new book in Ballygarry House Hotel. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: GAA Stars And Well-Wishers Pack Ballygarry For Kieran Donaghy’s Book Launch

October 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people packed themselves into the Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night for the launch of Kieran Donaghy’s autobiography What Do You Think Of That? Along with Maurice Fitzgerald and Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, who helped launch the account of the Stacks man’s life, were other legends of Gaelic Football scattered around the room on […]

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Krissky

WATCH: Polish House DJ Pays Tribute To Tralee With New Release Inspired By The Town

October 21, 2016 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

A POLISH electronic music producer who has lived and worked in Tralee for just over a year has paid tribute to the town and surrounding area by releasing the four track EP ‘Tra Li story’. Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, or ‘Krissky’, created the music during a 12 month stay in town which […]

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Maurice Fitzgerald launched Kieran Donaghy's new book 'What Do You Think Of That' with Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh in the Ballygarry House Hotel. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Maurice Fitzgerald Launches Kieran Donaghy’s Book With A Few Yarns

October 21, 2016 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were GAA legends everywhere you looked at the launch Kieran Donaghy’s book, What Do You Think Of That? at a packed Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night. But it was up to one in particular to launch the much-anticipated, guaranteed bestseller. Maurice Fitzgerald never lined out alongside Star in green and gold, but he was […]

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Fintan Ryan of Tralee Credit Unions handing over the keys of a new Nissan Pulsar to Maurice O'Leary with, back from left: David Randells, Tom Lawlor (Chairman Tralee Credit Union), Lisa Clifton, Suzanne Ennis, Eilleen O'Regan and Fintan Ryan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Delighted Maurice Is Latest Winner Of Tralee Credit Union Car Draw

October 21, 2016 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

THE latest winner of the Tralee Credit Union Car Draw has won himself a 15 year upgrade which will see him ditch his Nissan Micra for a brand new car. “Any Joe Soap can win it if I can win it!” said a ecstatic Maurice O’Regan who was presented with a brand new […]

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Diarmuid Murphy Stands Down As Kerry Senior Selector

Diarmuid Murphy Stands Down As Kerry Senior Selector

October 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY senior selector, Diarmuid Murphy, will not be on the touchline alongside Eamonn Fitzmaurice for 2017. The Dingle man has decided to step down from his role three years after he came on board in 2013. The three-time All-Star goalkeeper made his senior championship debut in 2004 and retired in 2009. […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Transition Year and Second Year students who took part in Maths Week Ireland at the school. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Maths Week At Mounthawk A Big Plus For Students

October 20, 2016 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

THEY have been crunching numbers in Mercy Mounthawk all week for Maths Week Ireland. Leading the national celebration of maths were the Transition Year class who developed games for them and Second Year students who were invited to join. The games focused on all around problem solving and it was […]

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Catharine and Helen O'Connor with John Cleary at the launch of “Through the Lens” by John Cleary. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: John Cleary Reels In The Years At Launch Of New Book

October 20, 2016 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of Tralee’s most well known and loved photographers launched his new book ‘Through the Lens’ at the Grand Hotel on Monday. A great crowd came out on the night to meet John, who happily signed copies of the book which is sure to find its way into many homes […]

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and Ray Stack in San Marino with the Suburu they drove from Ballyheigue.

Motor-Mad Lads Drive From Tralee To San Marino And Back To Deliver Car For Rally

October 19, 2016 at 2:51 pm 1 comment

TWO rally-mad men drove a car 2600k from Ballyheigue to San Marino and back so that a friend could drive it in an event. Ray Stack from Ballyheigue and PJ O’Dowd from Tralee drove a friend’s Subaru S12C across Europe so he could race in a Rally Legends event in the Northern […]

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Receive a cheque from Mercy Mounthawk Transition Year students were members of Kingdom Wheelblasters, Saoirse Murphy, Lisa Hickey, Mauread Hickey and Leah Hickey

Wheelchair Basketball Match Raises Cash For Kingdom Wheelblasters

October 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

LAST week Mercy Mounthawk transition year students took on their teachers in an annual wheelchair basketball match that raised €165 for local club the Kingdom Wheelblasters. No mercy was shown by teachers who continued their winning streak over students in front of a big crowd in the school gymnasium. It […]

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Churchill U10 in Mallow

Churchill GAA Club News

October 17, 2016 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

  Under 10: Our U10s travelled to the Mallow complex on Saturday for a Munster blitz. 23 players in total made the trip and we had an extremely enjoyable day out. The Black team took on Kilmihil, Firies and Shannon Gaels, while the Green team played Listowel Emmets, Shannon Gaels […]

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Action from the Semi-final of Coiste Thra Li Senior Football Championship between Austin Stacks and Kerins O'Rahillys. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin.

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

October 17, 2016 at 3:47 pm Comments are Disabled

  Senior Football Senior Town Championship Semi-Final Kerins O’Rahillys 0-17 Austin Stacks 2-10 We made the short journey across town to Connolly Park on Sat evening to take on the locals in the town board championship semi-final. We fielded a strong team though minus the services of Barry John, Jack […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

October 17, 2016 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

PEIL FAOI 6: Only two more Sundays left in our football season! The Jimmy Barry Cup will be played for on October 30th. PEIL FAOI 7/8/9/10: See you all again on Sunday morning next, boys! PEIL FAOI 11: Our annual trip to the Na Piarsaigh Club in Mayfield (Gort Álainn), Cork, will […]

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Action from the Semi-final of Coiste Thra Li Senior Football Championship between Austin Stacks and Kerins O'Rahillys. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin.

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

October 17, 2016 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR HURLING: Kilgarvan 4-13; Austin Stacks 1-8. Our Hurlers lost their first game of the season, going down to a strong Kilgarvan side, in the final of the South Kerry SH Championship played at Lewis Road on last Saturday afternoon (15th Oct). Kilgarvan were three points up inside the first […]

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WATCH: IT Tralee Students Reject Student Loans And Crippling Dept In New Video

WATCH: IT Tralee Students Reject Student Loans And Crippling Dept In New Video

October 17, 2016 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

IT TRALEE students have produced a video that voices their opposition to government student loans which, they feel, will land them with crippling debt for years. The two-and-a-half minute long video was shot on the campus and is presented by President of the IT Tralee Students Union, Steve Clifford. “We welcome the government’s option […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

October 17, 2016 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  Junior Final There was a big crowd in Killarney on Sunday for the Premier Junior Football Final between Na Gaeil and Glenbeigh/Glencar. Na Gaeil started brightly and had three points on the board after after six minutes: two from Darragh Carmody and one from Diarmaid Herlihy. Glenbeigh/Glencar quickly replied […]

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St Pats

St Pats GAA Club News

October 17, 2016 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

  Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 04, 06, 15 & 28. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Patsy Griffin Spa Road, Enzo c/o O’Shea’s Texaco, Brenda Doody Curraheen, Michael McCarthy Tonevane and Marguerite Trant Curraheen. Next […]

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