Clanmaurice Retain Munster Title

Clanmaurice made the journey to Newcastle West on Sunday to defend their Munster Junior Club Camogie title against Crecora of Limerick.
The Limerick girls were first on the scoreboard with a 1st minute free. Laura Collins got Clanmaurice up and running a minute later. Dearbhla Egan pointed two frees for Crecora in the 4th and 6th minutes.
In the 9th minute Patrice Diggin converted a free and Sara Murphy followed up with two from play in the 11th and 12th minutes. Jackie Horgan pointed from play in the 22nd minute and Aoife Behan from play and Dearbhla Egan from a free completed the first half scoring to leave the halftime score, Clanmaurice 0-6 Crecora 0-4.
Clanmaurice started the second half well with a free from Sara Murphy in the 31st minute, a point from play from the stick of Jackie Horgan in the 35th and another free from Sara Murphy in the 37th minute.
Clanmaurice made their only substitution when Jessica Fitzell replaced Alanna Maunsell. In the 43rd minute Crecora launched a dangerous attack on the Clanmaurice goal but the defence stood firm to repel the attack and a 45′ was conceded, which Dearbhla Egan converted.
In the 44th minute a puckout from Aoife Fitzgerald was capitalised upon by the half-forward line and when the sliotar was delivered into the Crecora square, Laura Collins was on hand to find the net to leave the score at 1-9 to 0-5.
In the 45th minute it looked like Úna O’Connor would find the net for Crecora but a last minute tackle by Michelle Costello resulted in her shot going over the bar.
Another long puckout by Aoife Fitzgerald in the 47th minute saw Rachel McCarthy gain possession but a foul resulted and Sara Murphy converted the free.
In the 49th minute Úna O’Connor raised another white flag for Crecora and in the 52nd minute Sara Murphy converted another free for Clanmaurice.
However, in the 57th minute Crecora ensured that the spectators would be treated to an exciting finish when they scored a point and a goal in the space of a minute. Crecora pressed hard for an equalising goal but goalkeeper Aoife Fitzgerald came to the rescue when she grabbed a sliotar that was heading towards the top corner of her net.
So Clanmaurice held on to win back to back titles on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-8. Captain Orla Young accepted the Cup from Chairperson of Munster Camogie Marion Graham, and Laura Collins received her ‘Player Of The Match Award’ from PRO of Munster Camogie Bríd McNamara.
Clanmaurice progress to the All-Ireland Junior Club Camogie Semi-Final where they will face the 2017 Champions, Kilmessan of Meath.
Clanmaurice Team and Scorers:
Aoife Fitzgerald, Liz Houlihan, Niamh Leen  Michelle Costello, Elaine Ryall, Patrice Diggin (0-1f), Orla Young (C) Aine O’Connor, Laura Collins (1-1), Rachel McCarthy, Aoife Behan (0-1), Olivia Dineen, Jackie Horgan (0-2), Sara Murphy (0-6, 4f), Alanna Maunsell.
Substitution: Jessica Fitzell for Alanna Maunsell (43).
Referee: John Kirby (Cork)

Radio Kerry is inviting the women of Kerry to tea!

The second ‘TalkAbout Christmas Tea Party’ has been announced for Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday, November 18th 2018 with special guest, TV star Pamela Flood.

Hosted by presenter Deirdre Walsh, the theme for this year’s event is ‘Looking good as you age’ with the focus on women in their middle years and upwards.

TV stylist Orla Diffily will give a presentation on how to look stylish at all stages in your life, while popular ‘TalkAbout’ contributor Danny Leane will demonstrate how to get the most out of your wardrobe. Or as he puts it himself, ‘Buy less, wear more’!

Also back this year is Beauty Expert Mary O’Donnell – another Radio Kerry favourite – who recently joined Virgin Media’s ‘Saturday AM’ team; while fragrance expert Blaithin Griffin from CH The Mall Tralee, will be on hand to give advice on choosing perfume.

Deirdre Walsh says they were blown away by the reaction to last year’s event.

“We got lots of feedback from last year, and we’ve acted on it. So this year’s Tea Party will be even better, with new features, top-class goody bags and some great prizes to be won.”

Deirdre was keen to bring all the popular features of the ‘TalkAbout’ programme to the live show – including interesting interviews.

‘We wanted to feature a well-known celebrity, with whom our guests could identify, and Pamela Flood was top of our list. Everyone remembers her from winning Miss Ireland, and co-presenting RTE’s fashion programme ‘Off the Rails’. She’s due back on our screens shortly with a new cookery show, and is juggling the demands of a young family with a busy career. She’s in her late 40s and looks amazing, so she’s the perfect fit for our event.”

Pamela will be sharing her secrets to looking good in your 40s and beyond when she joins Deirdre on the sofa at Ballygarry.

Radio Kerry is also delighted to welcome back Torc Travel from Killarney, who are sponsoring the event this year and providing a wonderful door prize of a travel voucher for one lucky ticket holder.

There’s also a fabulous prize for the best dressed lady on the day.

With music, spot prizes and a delicious Afternoon Tea in the beautiful surroundings of Ballygarry House Hotel, the TalkAbout Christmas Tea Party is the ideal way to get your Christmas started.

Tickets are €50 each and available from Radio Kerry, Maine Street Tralee.

Ballybunion Health

North Kerry Older Persons Maintenance Service

NEWKD are providing community services for the elderly, and are now taking requests for the winter. Prepare your home for the winter, power washing footpaths and driveways. Christmas is quickly approaching so now is the time to tackle indoor improvements and repairs. They cover all of North Kerry and all workers are Garda vetted, for more information please contact 068-23429 or 087-3776724

Stroke Day Service

Post Stroke service with Physio and Nursing support is a 6 week Programme that takes place 1 day a week from 10am to 3pm in Ard Churam Day Centre Listowel and Baile Mhuire day Care Centre Tralee, for more information please phone 068-22986 or 066-7123373

Ard Chúram Day Care Centre

North Kerry Listowel provides a day care service for older people in the North Kerry area. This is an opportunity to socialise in a friendly and stimulating environment. Transport is available. For any further information please Contact Nora Hunt, Nurse Co-Ordinator on 068 22986.

Ballybunion Health and Leisure Centre opening hours: 

Mon – Thurs – 7am – 10pm

Friday – 7am – 9pm

Saturday – 9am – 8pm

Sunday – 10am – 8pm

Bank Holidays 10am – 8pm

We have numerous exercise and fitness classes, which include the new Surfset, Hydrobikes, Aqua Aerobics, Spinning, and Circuits.  Swim Lessons for both Adults and Children take place each week and can be booked by contacting reception, for any further information please call Reception on Tel: 0682811 or follow our facebook page Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre for regular updates.

Unislim Ballybunion 

Thursday mornings from 8 to 9.30 am Ballybunion community centre in the Cosy Room. New & returning members always welcome

Towers Ballybunion

Meals on wheels will be delivered every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Ballybunion, Asdee and Ballydonoghue areas. Anyone wishing to avail of this service can contact Eileen on 086 2234965. Cost of dinners is €6 each and are delivered to your door.

Activities: There will be activities in the towers every Tuesday morning from 11 to 2pm with Mairead Hanlon so come along and join in. Excerise, Music & Arts.

Social Dancing

Social Dancing takes place every Tuesday night from 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the Hibernian Bar. A great night of fun and dancing, please come along and show your support.

Weight Watchers

Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre Every Thursday 10am to 11am – & – 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Call Sandra on 0876718377 or email




Warriors topple champs to set up date with Demons

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors stunned the reigning champions Black Amber Templeogue with a 103-92 win in absolutely pulsating and at times breathless National Cup first round clash at the Oblate Hall in Inchicore on Saturday night.

Having lost out to Swords Thunder and UCC Demons in the last two seasons, the Warriors were hopeful of a better run in this year’s cup competition. Against the odds, and with a performance of true grit, determination, disciplined defence and some outstanding shooting, the Warriors claimed a famous victory to set up a mouthwatering quarter final showdown with UCC Demons in Tralee in early December.

In an outstanding first quarter both sides went toe to toe and score for score with Neil Randolph first on the board for the home side before Darragh O’Hanlon was in range early for the Warriors.

Randolph followed up with another before Jordan Evans stormed into the contest with three scores in a row including a brilliant three pointer.

The elusive Lorcan Murphy took flight to hit three scores himself either side of Randolph’s third to edge the home side ahead.

Kieran Donaghy, Paul Dick and Dusan Bogdanovic all fired in and when Evans hit another from distance the visitors led by 2.

Templeogue hit back with Randolph twice in range but a big finish to the quarter saw Janis Dumburs convert from the line, Paul Dick lay up and a huge three from Fergal O’Sullivan saw the Warriors lead 27-24 at the end of the first.

Eoin Quigley doubled the Warriors lead early in the second and when Evans and Darren O’Sullivan added the visitors were suddenly seven up.

Puff Summers, Murphy and Padraig Burke bridged the gap to the minimum before the Warriors set about an onslaught on the Templeogue basket and when Evans with two, Paul Dick and Dusan Bogdanovic all hit scores.

Quigley brought the lively Warriors fans to their feet with another three and Darragh O’Hanlon had them shouting louder when he laid up and added the extra to put the Tralee side 15 up.

The flying Lorcan Murphy found some hang time to hit back to back scores but when Fergal O’Sullivan got two looks at the basket he fired in twice for threes and the Warriors headed to the long break with a potentially game winning lead of 55-39.

The home side set about cutting into the Warriors lead early in the third and last year’s Player of the Year Dee Proby hit early scores including a three to edge the home side closer. O’Hanlon, Paul Dick, Quigley and Evans restored the Warriors half time advantage before O’Sullivan again hit nothing but net from distance to keep the visitors at arms length.

Evans followed O’Sullivan’s lead before Puff Summers also struck from distance. However the Warriors high tempo game paid dividends when turnovers saw Donaghy twice lay up before Quigley hit another fine score to see the Warriors lead 82-60 as the sides turned for home.

Templeogue are not cup champions by chance and the red and white army launched a determined effort to claw their way back into the game after Eoin Quigley drilled another three early in the final quarter.

Murphy, Killeen and the impressive Randolph with two cut the Warriors lead to a more manageable 15. But Bogdanovic, Quigley and two bank-shot scores from Evans eased the Warriors nerves as they pushed back out to lead by 23.

However the champions weren’t finished and it was momentarily one way traffic as Proby hit a three and a score under the board and the high flying Murphy fired in three scores in a row to put just 12 between the sides.

But Evans hit back-to-back scores to restore the 16-point lead and bring up the 100-point mark for the Warriors.

With both hope and time running out for the cup champions they bravely and honourably gave second best to the Warriors who produced one of their best ever performances to secure their place in the cup quarter final.

They will now eagerly await the visit of UCC Demons over the first weekend in December at what will be a packed to the rafters Tralee Sports Complex.

Top scorers:

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors: Jordan Evans 31, Fergal O’Sullivan 17, Eoin Quigley 15

Black Amber Templeogue:

Lorcan Murphy 25, Neil Randolph 23, Dee Proby 20

Next up for Garvey’s Tralee Warriors is another road trip to the IWA in Clontarf next Saturday night where they take on Pyrobel Killester at 8.00pm.

Castleisland Family Resource Centre will host two events which focus on Mental Health this November.

The first is a presentation by Jigsaw “One Good Coach”  Promoting Young People’s Mental Health.

This one hour presentation is aimed at One Good Adults who coach or train young people in a wide variety of sports and coaches are encouraged to attend if at all possible. 

As a result of this presentation, participants will have a greater understanding of mental health and will have a greater understanding of the importance of their role as One Good Adult/Coach.  They will also have a greater awareness of how to promote and support young people’s mental health in their role as coach. This is also an excellent opportunity to learn about Jigsaw and how young people can access the service. The talk takes place on Tuesday 20th November at 7pm.  Places are limited and booking is essential. 

The second event is SafeTALK. 

SafeTALK is ‘Suicide alertness for everyone’ 

‘SafeTALK’ is a half day workshop which prepares you to be a suicide helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities to help are missed, dismissed or avoided – leaving people more alone and at greater risk. 

SafeTALK training prepares you to help by using the steps of TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to identify and engage with people who are contemplating suicide and to connect them with further help and care.

‘SafeTALK’ will take place on Monday November 26th from 10am -1.30pm. 

Places are limited and booking is essential. Closing date for applications for SafeTALK is November 12th 2018

To book for either event please contact: Liz on 0877553066  or email:

Castleisland Community College reduces, reuses and recycles for Xmas shoe box appeal!

The Castleisland Community College are busy making toys using recycled materials for the Xmas shoe box appeal. The shoe box appeal has highlighted the importance of recycling as students are encouraged to bring in toys that are in good condition but no longer in use. The TY Construction studies class under the guidance of Mr Joy are making wooden toys from small pieces of wood left over from Junior and Leaving Certificate projects.  Art classes are making soft toys from scraps of material with Ms Thornton and the 3rd year CSPE class are making up shoe boxes for their CSPE project with Ms Killington. Members of the community who wish to donate a shoe box can obtain a leaflet at the school and they are welcome to drop off their shoe boxes before November 9th to the school.  


Storytellers from America and across Ireland, singer/songwriter and yarn-spinner John Spillane, Fishamble’s ‘Silent’, written and performed by Pat Kinevane, The Story Swap Sessions and The Young Tellers Concert are just some of the delights awaiting you at the 7th Sneem International Storytelling & Folklore Festival which takes place in the village of Sneem in South Kerry this November (9th -11th). 

This unique festival in the award-winning village of Sneem has become an established purveyor of the ancient art of yarn-spinning with the tradition being kept alive by young and old.

Festival founder and local seanchaí Batt Burns said, ‘We’ve nurtured young talented tellers to perform year on year but there should be a more formal route to develop this tradition. Not just for tradition’s sake either. Storytelling might be an ancient tradition but our education should take note of the positive role it could play in developing great communicators of the future.”

With Connie Regan-Blake (USA), Frances Kennedy and Tom Moore (Kerry), Pat Speight (Cork) and festival founder Batt Burns all ready to tell some tales, a storytelling concert will also delight festival-goers as Cork’s John Spillane steps into the limelight. Pat Kinevane’s Olivier Award-winning solo show ‘Silent’ is the festival’s theatrical feature, Lunchtime Theatre, folklore lectures and Storytelling in an 18th Century Barn, this festival weekend is sure to leave everyone wowed by the power of words.

Full details on

Aisling nominated for agri award

Tralee-born Radio Kerry journalist Aisling O’Brien has been shortlisted for a 2018 Guild of Agricultural Journalism Award.

Aisling, who presents the regular Radio Kerry Farming Programme ‘Agritime’ every Thursday evening, has been nominated for a programme entitled ‘We can be Farmers Too’ which focussed on the Kerry Social Farming Project which gives adults with disabilities opportunities to engage with farm families throughout the county.

The Awards are organised by the Guild of Agricultural Journalists and are presented every two years. They encourage excellence in the coverage of farming, food and rural life in Ireland.

Aisling O’Brien was previously shortlisted for an award in 2016 when she won Best Radio Programme/story for a feature on the South Kerry Greenway.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Dublin next Friday.

Ballybunion Sport

Cashen Vale Boxing

Congratulation’s, to Kori Goad on her Bronze medal win at the European Junior Boxing Championships in Anapa, Russia recently.

Also Aaron McElligot on his Gold medal win at the Wexford International Box-cup last weekend. And our “Magnificent Seven” boxers who returned home Medal-laden from the Abbeyfeale Vikings boxing club Tournament last Sunday afternoon.

Club training continues every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening from 7pm, and our Healthy Boxing Bodies fitness class is on every Tuesday evening at 6pm at the Irish Collage Sandhill road.

Ballybunion Badminton

Ballybunion Badminton is back! The club was huge back in the 80’s and 90’s and its back in 2018 with the new name Ballybunion Baseliners! So dust off your old racket and come and rejoin. New members are always welcome. Ballybunion Community Centre, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-11pm, Friday mornings 11am. €5 per person

Beale GAA

The Annual ‘Tunnel of Terror’ is taking place on Halloween night 31st of October from 7pm to 9pm. This is the 6th annual event and promises to be even spookier than ever. Plans are also underway for Beale’s Annual Christmas event, which takes place on Saturday December 22nd.

Ballybunion Taekwon-do

Ballybunion Taekwon-do, classes for children, teens and adults, in Ballybunion Community Centre every Wednesday and Friday. Excellent for fitness, confidence, self-defence and flexibility. First class is free. Contact Michael on 087 9245637.

Parkrun Listowel

A free, weekly, timed 5k run takes place every Saturday at 9.30am.Visit for registration details.




Ballybunion Tinteán Theatre Christmas

The Christmas Craft Fair will be held in the Tinteán Theatre on Sunday 4th November from 11am until 5pm. If you would like to book a table, please contact Josephine on 087 759 6302. Space is limited, so please book your table as soon as possible. Santa will be arriving at 2pm, and will be there until 4pm.

This year we have over 20 stalls.  Jewellery, Home baking, Jellies and Jams, Local Honey, Award winning  Egg free Mayonnaise. Christmas  decorations, Handmade Cards, knitting, heatpacks, Photography and lots more locally produced crafts. Shop early for Christmas and support your local craft producers. Santa will be paying us a visit from 2pm to 4pm with sweets for the children.  Admission is free.

Tommy Tiernan

Tommy Tiernan is bringing his new show “Paddy Crazy Horse to the Tinteán Theatre on Saturday 8th December at 8.30pm. Tickets are available from and are €30 each it promises to be a great night out.