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Tralee Woman Prepares For Gruelling Indoor ‘Ironman’ For Charity

Tralee Woman Prepares For Gruelling Indoor ‘Ironman’ For Charity

February 26, 2015 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

  MOST of us recoil from the idea of any sort of exercise that could be described as gruelling, while some might not even know what an ‘Ironman’ is. All of this is certainly not the case for Tralee woman, Alison Reidy. She is currently preparing to go toe-to-toe with […]

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Some of the people involved in the Blennerville National School and Born To Run fitness initiative were, front, from left: Daniel Breen, Emily O'Donoghue, Conor Kavanagh, Emma Grainey and Conor Crowley. Back: Michelle Grainey (Born to Run), Julie Foley, Zara Efegbain, Eric O'Connor and Terry O'Sullivan (Principal). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Blennerville Pupils Get Even More Active With Born To Run Club

February 26, 2015 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

BLENNERVILLE National School and the ‘Born to Run’ running group have joined forces in order to promote a healthy active lifestyle for young people. “Basically over the school year our 6th class will be running 100 miles in total,” said Principal Terry O’Sullivan. “We will be running on average five […]

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Students of Causeway Comprehensive talk with President Micheal D Higgins, from left: Aoife O'Mahony, Freya Casey and Brianne barrett. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: President Gets Huge Welcome At IT Tralee For Launch Of UNESCO Chair

February 25, 2015 at 4:14 pm 1 comment

  PRESIDENT of Ireland, Micheal D Higgins, visited IT Tralee on Tuesday to launch the college becoming the worlds’s first UNESCO chair in physical education, sports, recreation and fitness. A festival atmosphere that greeted the President, with performers at every turn showing off the talent of the area. Flanked by security, Micheal […]

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Sam To Pay A Visit To John Mitchels Registration Day

Sam To Pay A Visit To John Mitchels Registration Day

February 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

ALL roads, ring roads and bye roads will lead to the John Mitchels Centre of Excellence, Camp, Ballyseedy on Sunday next March 1 from 10am. A special appearance will be made by the Sam Maguire Cup at the club’s registration day which is set to be a fabulous occasion. Shane […]

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At the Kerry Masters Basketball Tournament function on in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel were, from left: Tony Burke, Katrina White, Ricardo Leonard and Anthony Flores. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: First Ever Kerry Masters Basketball Tournament A Great Success

February 24, 2015 at 12:19 pm 1 comment

FOLLOWING on from the success of other masters basketball tournament across the country, the first ever Kerry masters tournament was held over Saturday and Sunday. The tournament is the brainchild of Tralee Tigers legend, Ricardo Leonard, a two time national title winner with the Tralee side. “We’re very pleased how […]

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Sean Lacey on the attack up Gleann na nGealt. Photo by Karen Edwards.

Over 200 Cyclists Slog It Out On Sunday In Lacey Cup

February 24, 2015 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  OVER 200 riders signed up on Sunday for the annual Lacey Cup which was won by Sean McKenna of the Aquablue team. The event was hosted by Tralee Manor West Bicycle Club and set off from Manor West Hotel, taking in Camp, Annascaul, Castlemaine, finishing on the Killorglin road coming back into Tralee. Torrential […]

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St Brendans Park FC News

St Brendans Park FC News

February 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

  ACADEMY SEASON; Our academy for ages 5 to 10 years continues every Saturday . All our coaches are fully qualified so your child is guaranteed the very best of Coaching .Proof of this is that our academy has been running since 2006 and over 100 kids attend every Saturday. […]

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Giddy Up To The Fels Point For Cheltenham Preview Charity Night

Giddy Up To The Fels Point For Cheltenham Preview Charity Night

February 23, 2015 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

  IT’S still more than two weeks to the off, but punters, bookies and publicans are already rubbing their hands with glee at the thought of the racing extravaganza that is Cheltenham. But if you want to wipe the smile off your bookies face, there’s an event in the Fels […]

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Tralee Hosting Major Games Would Be “A Certainty” If The Money Is There

Tralee Hosting Major Games Would Be “A Certainty” If The Money Is There

February 19, 2015 at 2:56 pm 1 comment

TRALEE could be all set to host an international sports event which will flock young athletes from all over the globe, but it depends on finances according to the local Chairman of Tralee ICG. Tralee International Children’s Games are bidding to host the 2020 event, which, if successful will bring […]

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Phone Watch’s MD Eoin Dunne (centre) join Paidi O’Se’s children L-R Marc O’ Se,Neasa O Se,Siun O’Se and Paidi Og O Se at the launch of the 26th PhoneWatch Comortas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2015.

Parts Of Páidí Ó Sé Football Tournament To Be Played In Tralee This Weekend

February 18, 2015 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

  FOUR GAA venues in Tralee will play host to games during the ‘PhoneWatch Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2015’ from February 20-22. John Mitchel’s facilities in Ballyseedy welcome the ladies senior competition while Caherslee and Mercy Mounthawk will jointly host the Intermediate Ladies Competition. A number of games in the […]

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Kenneth Quillinan, with the signed ball next to  'Coconut's' hole in one score on the leader board.

Tralee Man Tells Thai Golfer He Won A €322k House After Hole In One

February 17, 2015 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man attending a golf competition broke the news to a Thai golfer that he had won a house after the Thai made a hole in one over the weekend -the first of two the Kerry man witnessed that weekend! Kenneth Quillinan, from Derrylea, was following Damien McGrane, the only […]

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Cyclists Gear Up For ‘Lacey Cup’ Race In Tralee This Sunday

Cyclists Gear Up For ‘Lacey Cup’ Race In Tralee This Sunday

February 17, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE 2015 Lacey Cup, the grand opener in the cycling season here in Munster, is all set to kick off this year on Sunday, February 22. The event, which is being be hosted by Tralee Manor West Bicycle Club with the headquarters for cyclists at the Manor West Hotel who sponsor […]

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Aisling O'Brien, Kayleigh Quirke, Sharon Cronin, Gillian Barrett, Aisling O'Mahony, Sarah Hobbert, Nicole Roche and in front, Lorraine Counihan at O'Loughlin's Hotel in Portlaoise prior to the game on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Stacks Fans Enjoying The Atmosphere Before The Big Game

February 16, 2015 at 4:52 pm 1 comment

ROCKIES travelled in huge numbers again on Sunday to cheer on their heroes in Portlaoise. Eight buses left the Austin Stacks Club at 10.45am and arrived at around 1.15pm in the Laois capital. The nightclub area of O’Loughlin’s Hotel was taken over by Tralee folk and rocked to beat of the […]

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St Brendans Park FC Club News

St Brendans Park FC Club News

February 16, 2015 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

ACADEMY SEASON; Our academy for ages 5 to 10 years continues every Saturday . All our coaches are fully qualified so your child is guaranteed the very bestof Coaching .Proof of this is that our academy has been running since 2006 and over 100 kids attend every Saturday. The U6’s , […]

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Austin Stacks v Slaughtneil Played Out On Twitter

PHOTOS/VIDEO: How Austin Stacks v Slaughtneil Played Out On Twitter

February 16, 2015 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

IT wasn’t to be for Austin Stacks, but people from all over Ireland tuned into watch the All-Ireland semi-final against Slaughtneil. Many of them took to twitter to show their appreciation for a brilliant game filled with drama, and played in a fantastic atmosphere. ‘The Poznan’ or on this occasion ‘The […]

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Setting off at the Tralee Valentine 10 Mile Road Race from Tralee Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over 500 Take Part In Valentine’s Run On Sunday

February 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

THE rain stayed away as over 500 runners took part in the  second annual Valentine’s Run on Sunday morning  from Tralee Wetlands. Serious athletes and fun runners set off at 10am with some choosing a love theme to their running gear adding colour to the event which is organised by Run The […]

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PHOTOS: Five Talking Points From The Big Game

PHOTOS: Five Talking Points From The Big Game

February 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor looks at the main talking points in yesterday’s Austin Stacks v Slaughtneil AIB All-Ireland Club Semi-final in Portlaoise…  1. The Referee It’s such a pity that, in what was such an enthralling game, the main topic of conversion at the end is the referee which the Austin Stacks team and fans […]

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Action from Kerry v Derry in the Allianz National League Division 2A.

Hurling: Kerry And Derry Play Out A Draw In Tralee

February 16, 2015 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

Our hurling writer, Mike O’Halloran, was in Austin Stack Park yesterday for Kerry’s National Hurling League opener against Derry… Kerry 0-14 Derry 0-14 THE few hardy souls who braved the cold of Austin Stacks Park went with the expectation that Kerry would have an easy opener to their National League […]

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VIDEO: The Journey Is Over, But What A Rockie Road It’s Been!

VIDEO: The Journey Is Over, But What A Rockie Road It’s Been!

February 15, 2015 at 10:39 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE will be no fairytale ending. No Rockies marching down Jones’ Road, no black and amber in Drumcondra pubs, no Billy Sheehan rallying the troops with his trusty megaphone in the Hogan Stand this St Patrick’s Day. Austin Stacks lost by one solitary point on a rainy Sunday in Portlaoise but, with […]

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O’Halloran’s Rugby: Talk Of Ireland Winning Six Nations Is Premature

O’Halloran’s Rugby: Talk Of Ireland Winning Six Nations Is Premature

February 15, 2015 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

Our rugby writer, Mike O’Halloran on a fantastic win for Ireland yesterday… Johnny Sexton came back from a twelve week lay off to put in a man of the match performance when Ireland overcame a French team of “big human beings” as Joe Schmidt called them. It looked like France […]

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The Rock Will Rise Again To Book Date With Destiny

The Rock Will Rise Again To Book Date With Destiny

February 14, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor says it’ll be hard and it won’t be pretty, but Austin Stacks will overcome Slaughtneil on Sunday in the All-Ireland Club Semi-Final in Portlaoise… ROCK STREET is a long way away from the foot of the Carntogher mountain. Between Austin Stacks and Slaughtneil it’s as much north v […]

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Austin Stacks supporters gearing up for Sunday in the Connolly Park clubhouse. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO: Forget Paris! It’s Portlaoise For A Weekend Of Love Rockie-Style

February 13, 2015 at 4:16 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOVE affair of a different kind will be in bloom for the most romantic weekend of the year when fanatical Austin Stacks support hit the road in search of a St Patrick’s day date in Croke Park. At least eight buses will depart on Sunday morning for Portlaoise, for […]

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Road Closures On Sunday Morning To Facilitate Valentine’s 10 Mile Run

Road Closures On Sunday Morning To Facilitate Valentine’s 10 Mile Run

February 12, 2015 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF you’re travelling around town early on Sunday morning you’ll need to be aware that the Council will be closing off a number of roads for a time. The reason is to facilitate runners in the Valentine’s Weekend 10 Mile Road Race which is starting from Tralee Wetlands at 10am. […]

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Brendan’s Going To LA For Special Olympics

Brendan’s Going To LA For Special Olympics

February 12, 2015 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

FLYING the Kerry flag at the Special Olympics this summer in LA will be Oakview swimmer, Brendan O’Connell. The member of Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club is the sole representative from  Kerry who will compete for Team Ireland. Brendan will be gunning for gold in the 1500 metres swim. No […]

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Austin Stacks, team manager, Stephen Stack Photo by Dermot Crean.

Stephen Stack: “I Don’t Want Us To Have Any Regrets…We Have To Go For It”

February 12, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor spoke to Austin Stacks boss, Stephen Stack, recently about preparations ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final showdown with Slaughtneil… “NO REGRETS” has been the Austin Stacks mantra since they began their club championship campaign nine months ago. For many of the players, Sunday will be the most important game […]

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Una O'Mahony, founder of Radar Sports at their new premises in Ivy Terrace. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Homegrown Sports Company Set To Open First Store In Tralee

February 11, 2015 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE owned and based sports equipment company is taking the next step in their evolution by opening their first ever store in Ivy Terrace this week. Radar Sports, have been in business now for eight years. The company was the brainchild  of Una O’Mahony who, up until now, operated […]

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Tralee International Marathon Makes Changes To Start And Finish Lines

Tralee International Marathon Makes Changes To Start And Finish Lines

February 10, 2015 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE will be slight changes to both the starting and finishing lines of the ‘Tralee International Marathon’ when it takes place on Sunday March 15. The Kerry vs Donegal National Football League game is due to be held in Tralee on the same day and so the decision has […]

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St Brendans Park FC News

St Brendans Park FC News

February 9, 2015 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

ACADEMY SEASON; Our academy for ages 5 to 10 years continues every Saturday . All our coaches are fully qualified so your child is guaranteed the very best of Coaching .Proof of this is that our academy has been running since 2006 and over 100 kids attend every Saturday. The […]

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Eoghain Sheehy, Jamie Lowham, David Culloty, Kieran O'Donovan and Neil Cannon at the Na Gaeil GAA Celebration Night at The Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Na Gaeil GAA Club Celebrates In The Meadowlands

February 9, 2015 at 11:08 am 1 comment

OVER 150 members of Na Gaeil GAA gathered to celebrate a great year for the Oakpark club at the Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday night. This year the annual social was billed as a celebration night, as they have a lot to celebrate according to Club PRO, Theresa Kelliher. “We have […]

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O’Halloran’s Rugby: Italian Job Done, But Ireland Face Much Tougher Test Against France

O’Halloran’s Rugby: Italian Job Done, But Ireland Face Much Tougher Test Against France

February 8, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

Our rugby writer, Mike O’Halloran, says Ireland can expect France to bring their A game for the next match… EVEN the loss of Sean O Brien just before kick off wasn’t enough to prevent the expected opening win for Ireland over Italy in the Six Nations. O’Brien twinged his hamstring […]

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