Six Things To Do This Weekend

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Ok, so the weather is annoyingly going to break for the weekend and we might get some showers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw on a rainjacket or bring a brolly and enjoy some of these events…


1. Breeda’s book launch…

A new book which explores Tralee businesswoman’s determination to survive and thrive in the face of life’s challenges will be launched tonight at 7.30pm in The Rose Hotel.

‘Survive and Thrive: The Journey of a Lifetime’ by Breeda Hurley, the owner of ABC Cleaning Services, the successful contract cleaning company, tells how she learned to face the challenges of a childhood of poverty to become a successful businesswoman, employer and public speaker. All are welcome.

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2. On yer bike…

The 15th annual Fenit Lifeboat charity fun cycle takes place on Saturday morning.

The 50 kilometre cycle will see cyclists make their way from Tralee through Farranfore and on to Castleisland before looping back into the county capital.

The event will start and finish at O’Donnell’s Bar in Mounthawk, with refreshments afterwards.

Registration for the cycle will take place at O’Donnells from 9.15am to 10.15am that morning with a minimum entry fee of €40. The cycle is due to get underway at 10.30am.

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3. Championship time…

The Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SFC Round 1 games get underway this weekend and two games are taking place in the Tralee area.

Austin Stacks take on St Kieran’s in Connolly Park at 6.30pm while Tralee club players will also be in action out in Blennervillle where St Brendans – fresh from trouncing Shannon Rangers – take on Kilcummin, also at 6.30pm.

4. Family fun for great cause…

The Active Kingdom team are hosting their second Family Fun Day in support of and in association with the ‘Enable Ireland Kerry Services’ on Sunday.

Taking place at John Mitchels GAA Centre, Ballyseedy, there’ll be bouncy castles and inflatable games, magician, DJ’s, costume characters, face painters, nail painters, Kenny the Clown and much more. Organisers are promising the day will go ahead even if it rains.

The event will aim to raise funds for ‘Enable Ireland’ which will in turn be allocated towards Enable Ireland summer camps which they organise and host in Kerry each year. Entry on the day will consist of €5 per child or €10 per family.

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5. Blues face big challenge…

Kerins O’Rahillys face South Kerry in the Kerry SFC for the second year in a row at home in Strand Road at 2.30pm.

Kerins O’Rahillys will be hoping to upset the odds and progress in a competition they are in danger of being dumped out of for 2018 (they need to beat Kilcummin in a relegation playoff to ensure senior status).

6. Hurlers in do or die battle…

Topping off a weekend of GAA action is the Kerry hurlers in action at Austin Stack Park. They must beat Laois to stand a chance of progressing further in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship. Throw-in is at 3pm.


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