Entries by Maura McGuire

Killarney set for running bonanza

On Saturday 20th of July Killarney will play host to one of Ireland’s premier running events when more than 3000 competitors take part in the Gleneagle Hotel Run Killarney half-marathon and 10K road race. This sold out event will welcome all types of runners, walkers, newcomers and people who just want a challenge and a […]

Clifford named new Ahern’s Ambassador

There can be no doubting but it has been a busy week for the county’s senior footballers as they prepare for their Super 8 clash with Mayo this weekend. For one however there was time to take on a new role and one of Brand Ambassador. Kerry’s All Star David Clifford was this week unveiled […]

Dan Paddy Andy Festival

Roads in the Stacks Mountains, and specifically in Lyreacrompane, will re-echo to the sound of running feet over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.  Sunday morning, August 4, will see crowds gather at the Dan Paddy Andy Festival Marquee for the Annual 5K/10K – Run/Walk.  In the 5K route the runners/walkers will take in the Mass […]

Young Scart Cyclist still making the headlines

Sean Barrett from Scartaglen has enjoyed a very successful season so far this year as a first year junior rider. The 16 year old  O’Leary Stone Kanturk rider has already secured 70 points. This means that he is now included in the official junior ranking published by cycling Ireland. He now sits on top of […]

Time to get up and support our boys

Last Saturday evening I decided to head along to the LIT Gaelic Grounds in Limerick to see what a battle of the neighbours looks like as an “outsider” so to speak. Arriving early, there was already that usual feel of a GAA occasion as Mayo and Galway fans streamed into the Mackey Stand with those […]

Farrelly welcomes funding announcements

Local Independent Cllr. Charlie Farrelly has welcomed the recent announcement of leader funding for three local organisations which were ratified by the Kerry County Council L.A.G Committee. These allocations were a result of funding applications made through N.E.W.K.D. – Castleisland Chamber Alliance €30,009.11 for the upgrading and purchase of Christmas Lighting for Castleisland Town. – […]

Castleisland First Responders head to the Tee

Castleisland Community First Responders are holding their first Golf Classic on Saturday August 10th at Castleisland Golf Club in the form of a 4 person team any combination competition, which is generously sponsored by Walsh Colour Print & Educate.ie. Currently organisers are on the look out for companies or individuals to support the fantastic initiative, […]

Fianna Fail Party remember a “Legend”

This week members of the local Fianna Party in Castleisland and throughout Kerry were remembering the late James Lyons who died recently.  “The late James Lyons was a colossal figure within the local Fianna Fail party,” the statement read.  James became an active member of the Thomas Davis Cumman at the age of 16 years […]