Local Group hold night at the dogs to raise funds for High Court Action

Kerry Football Captain Paul Murphy helped launch an event which will see the proceeds go towards the next stage in a fundraising campaign to pursue a High Court action against the granting of 12 monster wind turbines in the Gneeveguilla and Ballydesmond area.

Speaking to the Outlook, Fred O’Sullivan, Chair of the Sliabh Luachra Wind Aware Group said, “These turbines will be higher than the Spire in Dublin and St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.  Some of these turbines will also be less than 500 metres from the homes of local residents and will have a huge effect on health and wellbeing, not to mention decimating the environment.”  Sliabh Luachra is a haven for the Hen Harrier and Pearl Water Mussel as well as one of the most important wintering ground for raptors.  “We fully support pro green energy, but wind turbines should  be located responsibly.  “We are doing this for the future generation”, continued Mr O’Sullivan.

The first stage of the fundraising campaign was to raise €12,000 in the space of 10 days to engage a legal team.  A GoFundMe page was set up and with huge community support this was achieved within the time scale.

Kerry football star  Paul Murphy launched the Sliabh Luachra Wind Aware  Group ‘Night at the Dogs’ that will take place at The  Kingdom Greyhound

Stadium in Tralee on Saturday 23rd February.  Champion greyhound ‘Giovan Astral’  and his owner David Fleming, Gneeveguilla, along with Declan Dowling (Kingdom Greyhound Stadium) joined members of the group for the launch.

Tickets for €10 each are now available for  admission to the Night at the Dogs  event. The Sliabh Luachra Wind Aware Group also announced  extra options which includes  transport to Tralee and a meal option. There will also be music and great spot prizes on the night. Sliabh Luachra Wind Aware would like to thank everyone for their support.

Tickets for the event are available from Fred O’Sullivan 0876797474, Shaun O’ Rourke 0872116185 and  Fiona Fleming 0873896655

High Flying Rathmore women raise funds

A cause close to the heart of Rathmore woman Shirley Nagle has raised an amazing €7,211 for the Kerry Friends of Motor Neuron.

Shirley Nagle called on her friends Kay O’ Keeffe,   Nora O’ Connor , Grainne Lynch and Sheila Casey to raise funds  to acknowledge all the work done by the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association for Motor Neurone sufferers and their carers.

A coffee morning was decided upon and  was an absolute success.

“We were  completely overwhelmed at the large turnout not to mention all the contributions we received on the day and in the days that followed”, Shirley said.

A huge thanks to the people who supplied all the food on the day. Thanks to Austin Murphy and Bernie Cahill for their hospitality in providing Cahill’s bar for the event. The generosity of the people was something to behold said Shirley but the people of Rathmore / Gneeveguilla general area are all too familiar with Motor Neurone Disease. They remember the recent passing of Bridie O’ Neill while the late Paul Casey, Patrick Carmody and Patsy Hickey all passed away from this awful disease some time back. Christy Lehane Chairman of Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone took this opportunity to thank the families and friends of these people for all they have done for Motor Neurone Disease by raising huge amounts of money since Kerry Friends were founded in 2011.

In October Shirley, Sheila, Grainne, Nora and Kay went 100 foot to the top of the Hogan Stand in Croke Park for an abseiling challenge again this time to raise funding for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. This challenge was not for the faint hearted but as the girls said it was for a great cause as 86% of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease budget is reliant on fundraising. Last week the five girls along with family and friends presented a cheque for € 7,211 to Christy Lehane and Nora Murphy of Kerry Friends of Motor at Cahills Bar Rathmore the total proceeds of the coffee morning in Rathmore and abseil in Croke Park. Chairman of Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone Christy Lehane thanked the ladies concerned for the huge effort they put in to raising this  amount of money  from the small East Kerry area.

Sadly there is still no cure  for Motor Neurone Disease but we are happy in the knowledge that the monies raised go towards the provision of specialist nursing care for Motor Neurone patients and to afford them the comfort and dignity of spending their end of life in their own homes. We do not know when or who will need the service next but the one thing we do know is that the numbers of people diagnosed with MND in recent times is on the increase.   

High Flying Rathmore women raise funds

 

A cause close to the heart of Rathmore woman Shirley Nagle has raised an amazing €7,211 for the Kerry Friends of Motor Neuron.

Shirley Nagle called on her friends Kay O’ Keeffe,   Nora O’ Connor , Grainne Lynch and Sheila Casey to raise funds  to acknowledge all the work done by the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association for Motor Neurone sufferers and their carers.

A coffee morning was decided upon and  was an absolute success.

“We were  completely overwhelmed at the large turnout not to mention all the contributions we received on the day and in the days that followed”, Shirley said.

A huge thanks to the people who supplied all the food on the day. Thanks to Austin Murphy and Bernie Cahill for their hospitality in providing Cahill’s bar for the event. The generosity of the people was something to behold said Shirley but the people of Rathmore / Gneeveguilla general area are all too familiar with Motor Neurone Disease. They remember the recent passing of Bridie O’ Neill while the late Paul Casey, Patrick Carmody and Patsy Hickey all passed away from this awful disease some time back. Christy Lehane Chairman of Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone took this opportunity to thank the families and friends of these people for all they have done for Motor Neurone Disease by raising huge amounts of money since Kerry Friends were founded in 2011.

In October Shirley, Sheila, Grainne, Nora and Kay went 100ft to the top of the Hogan Stand in Croke Park for an abseiling challenge again this time to raise funding for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. This challenge was not for the faint hearted but as the girls said it was for a great cause as 86% of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease budget is reliant on fundraising. Last week the five girls along with family and friends presented a cheque for € 7,211 to Christy Lehane and Nora Murphy of Kerry Friends of Motor at Cahills Bar Rathmore the total proceeds of the coffee morning in Rathmore and abseil in Croke Park. Chairman of Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone Christy Lehane thanked the ladies concerned for the huge effort they put in to raising this  amount of money  from the small East Kerry area.

Sadly there is still no cure  for Motor Neurone Disease but we are happy in the knowledge that the monies raised go towards the provision of specialist nursing care for Motor Neurone patients and to afford them the comfort and dignity of spending their end of life in their own homes. We do not know when or who will need the service next but the one thing we do know is that the numbers of people diagnosed with MND in recent times is on the increase.

The Spirit of a Rathmore Christmas

A student-led Christmas carol night commenced the Christmas festivities with the world renowned musician Liam O’ Connor  for the
second annual ‘Musical spirit of Sliabh Luachra Christmas concert’ in St. Joseph¹s Church, Rathmore last Wednesday night.

The concert was shepherded by Rathmore parish priest  Father Pat O’ Donnell  and inspired students of Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra were led by their TY coordinator the powerhouse Norma Aherne. This was a unique opportunity, driven by the youth of Rathmore to showcase talent in music, song and dance whilst being suitably aided by their music teacher Margaret Dennehy. In its second year running, this show was a very successful night. The event was headlined by the talented Irish musician Liam O’ Connor who holds the World Record for the fastest accordion player, he is also known as the ³Jimi Hendrix of the accordion, was accompanied by his son Oísín and daughter Saoirse.

The prodigious family wowed the audience with an array of tunes whilst the spectacle saw plenty of individual local talent exposed on the night as well.  Even though it was a Transition Year organised event, a third of the school students were either involved in singing playing or dancing.

Craft enterprise Students spearhead new business

Three Transition Year students are spearheading a new wood craft enterprise in Rathmore. ‘Adhmad Crafts’ run by James Darmody, Daniel Herlihy & Ian O’ Connor, Transition Year students of Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, under the guidance of Mr O’ Connell, Ms Riordan and Ms McCarrick,  along with their classmates are making personalised chopping boards as well as Christmas decorations and other beautiful wood crafted products. All of their products are made from Irish hardwood salvaged from storms such as Ophelia and Emma.

The profits made from sales are being split 50/50 between the students running the company and the Sliabh Luachra Mens Shed group which was recently established and is open every Wednesday from 9.30am – 3pm and Saturday from 10am – 1pm behind St. Joseph’s Church in Rathmore. The students personalise the products by engraving them using a high tech laser cutting machine in the school’s new state of the art woodwork room. The students will be showcasing and selling their beautiful wood craft pieces at the Christmas Craft Fair in Teach Íosagáin, Rathmore on Saturday, 8th December from 12 noon to 4pm. The business can also be contacted on 089 – 2214173, by email at adhmadcrafts@gmail.com or through their Facebook page ‘adhmadcrafts18’.

Major new Traffic structures set for Rathmore

Rathmore Town is set to benefit from works worth over €1 Million as councillors voted to pass the ambitious project which will see major changes along the town street scape including the moving of the 1928 monument to commemorate the Republican soldiers of the 5th Battalion (Rathmore) from the Junction of Station Road to in front of the Community Centre.

This project has been backed by the Rathmore Community Council and local councillor Niall Kelleher for four and a half years. Cllr Kelleher praised their efforts, going on to say “Rathmore was a patch blanket work. Originally I thought that one million euro would see the project through but now it needs several million euros.     

The proposed works will include the following:

-Traffic calming gateway on the Killarney side entrance.

-Reduced carriageway width to 6.5km for the entire length of the scheme.

-Realigned junction from local and regional roads on to the N72 in accordance with DMURS.

-2 no. controlled pedestrian crossings to be provided at the community centre/playground and at the service station at the eastern end of the village.

For a 150m area between O’Keeffe’s hardware store and Community centre the following additional works are proposed:

-Formalised parking areas both perpendicular and parallel to be provided adjacent to the local post office, public houses and community centre.

-New off-line bus stops to be provided on either side of the road.

-Monument currently positioned directly across from the junction to Station Road to be repositioned in front of the playground and community centre.

From talking to people within the Rathmore locality people believe it’s a positive project. One aspect of the project people seem to be backing highly is the movement of the monument as they believe it’s currently positioned too close to the road and where it is getting damaged from the vibrations from Lorries passing by. Overall people from the locality think this development of Rathmore town is excellent. In Councillor Kelleher own words ‘it’ll bring new life to Rathmore as its old life was full of speeding’. Councillor Micheal Gleeson also said “The county of Kerry needs it, it is a positive result of consultation with residents.”

The proposal was passed after 40 minutes of discussion with all the Councillors voting in favour of the project for Rathmore Town. The work will commence in the immediate future.  

MD O’SHEA EAST KERRY U14 CHAMPIONSHIP

MD O’SHEA EAST KERRY U14 CHAMPIONSHIP
Division 4 Final
Rathmore 3-14 Spa 1-13

Played at Fitzgerald Stadium early on Sunday morning, this MD O’Shea East Kerry U14 Championship Division 4 Final, was a fine in an open entertaining and sporting game between Spa and Rathmore. It was Spa who made the brighter start, hitting four early points including two from Donagh Davy and a point each from Aidan Cronin and Luke O’Neill.However, Rathmore responded and stunned their opponents with two quickfire goals from Cian Twomey and Michael Dennehy in the space of a minute. Fionn Murphy then pointed a free for Rathmore before Spa steadied themselves with points from Luke O Neill and Aidan Cronin. As play swayed from side to side, Rathmore midfielders added three points, two by Fionn Murphy and one from Michael Dennehy. Spa goalkeeper Aran O’Connor pulled off a fine save in this period of play, denying Rathmore what looked like certainn goals. Spa finished the half strongly with points from Aidan Cronin (free) and a Luke O’Neill point after a fine run. This left Rathmore 2 points ahead at the break: Rathmore 2-4(10) Spa 0-8.
Rathmore went on to dominate the first 8 minutes of the second half, kicking five points in succession. These scores came from Fionn Murphy(2), Michael Dennehy (2) and a free from Darragh Nagle. Spa replied with an Aidan Cronin free and a point from play from Kalvin O’Sullivan. Rathmore again put points on the board with impressive midfielder Fionn Murphy pointing two frees and full forward Ciaran Collins scoring from play. Spa narrowed the lead to five when they had three unansweered points in a row. However, Rathmore’s Darragh Nagle pointed at the end of a fine move. The same player then scored a great goal, set up by Fionn Murphy. Then Murphy himself hit a fine score from distance. Spa were brave in defeat and tested Rathmore goalkeeper Conor Cronin to the full in the closing stages. Spa had the final score when Timmy Moynihan goaled to leave Rathmore ahead by five points. Final score: Rathmore 3-14 Spa 1-13
Seán O’Keeffe, East Kerry Coiste na nÓg,presented the Division 4 Cup to Rathmore Captain, Michael Dennehy. Sean thankedsponsors M.D. O’Shea Killarney, Fitzgerald Stadium Committee, the Referee James Brosnan (Currow) and congratulated both teams on a fine sporting game.
Rathmore: Conor Cronin, Jack Buckley, Conor Donoghue, Daniel Sheehan, Padraig Moynihan , David McCarthy, Kasper McCorsky, Michael Dennehy (Capt), Fionn Murphy, Cian Twomey,Darragh Nagle, Shane Daly, Jamie Donoghue, Ciaran Collins, Cian Mangan. Subs: James Twomey, Patrick Sawiski, Cian O’Connor, John Hughes, Daniel Dineen , Brian Murphy
Spa: Aran O’Connor, Donal Hickey, Christopher Healy, Danny Coffey, David O’Sullivan, Rian O’Neill, Oran O’Neill, Donagh Fahy, Jack O’Sullivan, Kalvin O’Sullivan , Luke O’Neill, Timmy Moynihan, Mark Daly, Aidan Cronin,Emmet Spillane
Referee: James Brosnan(Currow)

Dr O’Donoghue Cup
There are 2 games fixed for next Saturday in the East Kerry Senior Championship, Dr O’Donoghue Cup, sponsored jointly by the Aquila Club and Dr O’Donoghues Family. In a round 1 game, Scartaglen travel to Spa. Throw in is at 2pm. Spa now have home venue, because the Scartalgen field is closed. The quarter final game, Listry V Kilcummin, is fixed for 4pm at Kilcummin. Last year, Listry had home advantage against Kilcummin in their round 1 game and so this year Kilcummin have heome advantage. A man of the match award, of a years membership of the Aquila Club, will bepresented for the quarter final, immediately after the game.

TATLER JACK EAST KERRY MINOR “C”CHAMMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL
Glenflesk 6-28 Spa 3-10
Played under lights in the suberb facilities in Spa, the Tatler Jack East Kerry Minor C Championship semi final saw Glenflesk overcome home side Spa. Despite a strong start, home advantage couldn’t stop the scoring onslaught from Glenflesk to pull off a very impressive win to gain a spot in the final. Spa got off to a dream start with a point from Ryan Kelliher,quickly followed by a great goal from Cian Murphy. However, the Glenflesk response was immediate and devastating. A point from midfielder Alan Murphy and a goal from centre forward, Patrick Darcy. The Kerry Minor, Darcy was very dangerous throughout the game and rifled through the Spa defence scoring a massive 3-4 in the first half. Spa never gave up with great scores from Oisin Walsh, Ryan Kelliher, Liam Spillane and Cian Murphy. However, the visitors were on form and ended the first half ahead: Glenflesk 5-11 Spa 1-7
The second half commenced with Glenflesk slotting over numerous points, without reply. Glenflesk’s goalkeeper Mark Kelliher pulled off great saves, denying the home side a number of goals. These would have helped the home sides scoreline. Spa played with heart, and notched up two further goals, but couldn’t match the talent of Glenflesk on the night.Final Score: Glenflesk 6-28 Spa 3-10. This result means that Glenflesk progress to the Final next Saturday against Currow at 3pm. Neutral venue to be confirmed.
Spa: Oliver Cremin, Connie Cremin, MichaelKearney, Matt McAuliffe, Diarmuid Cahill, Liam Spillane (0-1), Thomas Cronin, Jordan Leahy, Alan O Sullivan, Oisin Walsh (0-1), Michael Horgan (1-0), Cian Fahy, Ryan Kelliher (0-4), Cian Murphy (2-3), Evan Jones ( 0-1). Subs: Gary Vaughan for Oliver Cremin

Glenflesk: Mark Kelliher, Stephen Corsini, Owen Moynihan, Cathal O Shea, Oisin Dohert 0-1, Jamie O Shea 0-1, Peter Cronin, Alan Murphy 0-2, Emmet FInnian 1-4, David Cantillon 0-1, Patrick Darcy 4-5, Jonathan Bowler, Darragh Fleming 0-5, Sean Doherty 0-5 and Mark O’ Donoghue 1-2.

Tatler Jack East Kerry Minor Championship
The Tatler Jack East Kerry Minor Championship continued over the weekend with 5 games. The Minor “A” Championship saw Dr Crokes and Rathmore win their round robin games. The round 2 game between Dr Crokes and Rathmore will be fixed for the first available date. In the Round Robin section ofthe championship, the top team go into final,while the second and third placed teams play semi-final against the winners & runners up of the “B” Championship. In the event of the Round Robin ending level on points, a teamsleague table position will be determined by scoring difference.
In the “B” Championship, Killarney Legion came out on top against Firies. The Gneeveguilla V Fossa game was postponed. In the “C” Championship, the 2 semi finals played over the weekennd saw Glenflesk and Currow progress to the final against Spa and Kilcummin, respectively. The final, Glenflesk V Currow, has been fixed for Saturday next at 2pm. Neutral venue TBC.
County SFC Semi Final
East Kerry’s run in this years County SFC came to an end on Sunday after a second titanic battle against a deserving Dingle club team. East Kerry are represented in the Final next Sunday, by Dr Crokes CLG.
Results
Tatler Jack East Kerry Minor Championship
“A” Championship- Round Robin
Round 1
Dr Crokes 1-18 Cordal/Scartaglen 1-7

Round 3
Rathmore 5-17 Cordal/Scartaglen 1-7

“B” Championship- Semi Final
Killarney Legion 1-21 Firies 0-8
“C” Championship- Semi Finals

Glenflesk 6-28 Spa 3-10
Currow 8-20 Kilcummin 10-2

MD O’Shea East Kerry U14 ChampionshipDivision 4 Final
Rathmore 3-14 Spa 1-13
Replay
Killarney Legion 0-13 Firies 1-8(11)

Fixtures
Saturday 27th October 2018
Dr. O’Donoghue Cup, sponsored by Aquila Club & Dr O Donoghues Family
Round 1 – at 2pm
Spa V ScartaglenVenue: Spa (Scartaglen Pitch is closed)

Quarter Finals – at 4pm
Kilcummin V Listry
Venue: Kilcummin as Listry played Kilcummin at home last year (2017) in Round 1
Extra Time if necessary in both games

Tatler Jack East Kerry Minor Championship
“B” Championship- Semi Final- at 3pm
Gneeveguilla V Fossa
Venue: Gneeveguilla

“C” Championship- Final- at 3pm
Glenflesk V Currow
Neutral Venue- TBC
Extra time if ncessary in all games

Saturday 3rd November at 3pm
Fr. Galvin Cup, sponsored by The Aquila Club
Preliminary Round
Firies V Listry
Venue: Farranfore
Extra Time if necessary

Kilcummin bring Irelands best traditional entertainment to the Kingdom!

Comhaltas National Concert Tour of Ireland 2018 will perform in our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin, Killarney on the 18th October at 8pm, as part of its 14-venue tour from October 7-20th.  Sponsored by Bus Éireann this annual Concert Tour Bus features the best of traditional talent drawn from the four Provinces of Ireland. Derek O Leary, PRO of Kilcummin Comhaltas branch went on to state “Each year the tour assembles a fine mix of established artistes together with up-and-coming young stars”. 

“These are blended together into a fast-moving and colourful show that appeals to both the connoisseurs and peripheral fans of Irish traditional entertainment. This concert offers the very best that Comhaltas nationwide has to offer on your doorstep locally”.

This year’s impressive line up is as follows: 

Nora Butler (Tipperary) Singer

Luke Maher (Offaly), Singer/Flute

Séamus Tiernan (Mayo) Button Accordion /Melodeon

Fionnuala Donlon (Louth) Harp

Eoin Orr (Donegal) Uilleann Pipes

Maura O’Connor (Limerick) Concertina

Barry Conaty (Cavan) Flute/Whistle

Tom Garvin (Sligo) Flute

Aoife Trench (Kerry) Fiddle

Thomas Ahearn (Waterford) Banjo/Mandolin

Cathy Kirke (Monaghan) Bodhrán

Séamus Kinsella (Offaly) Fiddle

Ciara Horan (Tipperary) Dancer

Leona Bowe (Tipperary) Dancer

Sandra Ganley (Mayo) Dancer

Laura Ganley (Mayo) Dancer

Eddie Murphy (Limerick) Manager

Tickets are limited and cost €12 and can be purchased in advance by contacting Tony O Connor 0876258641, Louise Finnegan 0879353254 or Irene O Donoghue 0876950672.

Tickets are also available at the Kilcummin Rural Development Office, Kilcummin Post Office and the Friary Mass office in Killarney.

There will be a limited number of tickets available on the door on the night.

€35,000 funding for youth projects in Kerry

Two local youth projects in Kerry will receive €35,000 funding from new Government capital grants.

Minister for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin said: “New Government capital grants announced today are going to be of huge benefit to young people here in Kerry.

The two schemes to benefit are Sliabh Luachra KDYS, which will receive €19,331.00, and Listowel/North Kerry KDYS, which will get €15,669.00.

Minister Griffin continued, “Investing in and supporting young people is a key priority for this Government. Thanks to our strengthened economy, the Government is able to improve supports to the communities who need it most. Much of the upgrade works to take place under these grants will be in areas of disadvantage.

“I’d like to thank the Youth Officer in our local ETB for their work in supporting local youth projects and I know that Minister Zappone has thanked them for their assistance to the Department of Children in the design and implementation of this scheme”.

Coiste Scor Chiarrai AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Coiste Scor Chairrai took place at Kerrys Centre of Excellence on Thursday night last September 20th where there was a huge attendance which included Vice Chairman of the County Board Diarmuid O Shea. Prior to the start of the meeting a minutes silence was observed for the late Betty O Brien, former Secretary of the County Scor and Peggy Cronin whose daughters  Anne Mangan and Sheila McCarthy are very much involved in the promotion of Scor on the death of their Mom. The A G M opened with Cathaoirleach Criostoir O Cillin who welcomed everybody to the meeting.  In a very detailed Secretaries Report which was  presented by  Suzanne Ni Laoire giving full details of the years activities. She went on to congratulate Scor na nOg all Ireland winners Spa, in Set Dancing while Na Gaeil in Leiriu and Dr. Crokes in the Quiz were just pipped at the post for honours. Scor Sinsear saw Churchill win their 3rd National title in a 5 year period in the Question Time. Fossa in the instrumental Music failed in their bid at the final hurdle.  Scor Na bPaisti was once again a tremendous success which finishes at County level. Treasurer; Anita English was happy to announce that the Scor was in a fairly healthy state.

Chairman Christy Killeen made a plea to all Clubs in the County as we celebrate the 50th year of Scor founded back in 1969 by the late Derry Gowan, Fermoy County Cork to make a special effort  to participate and at least take part in one of the 8 displines; ( Scor Sinsear, Scor Na nOg and Scor Na bPaisti). The aim is to make sure all Club Cultural Officers have their respective Clubs represented. He thanked both Estuary Print, Ballylongford and Lee Strand for their kind sponsorship during the year; he also thanked Radio Kerry ,Radio Na Gaeltachta, Kerryman, Outlook Magazines and Kerrys Eye along with the various Advertisers for their coverage of Scor throughout the year.

He finished up by thanking all participants who took part in all 3 Scor competitions along with their tutors and wished them well for the year ahead.

A vote of sympathy was extended to all Scor families who suffered bereavements during the year.

The following are the Officers who were elected for  2018/19


Chairman                             Christy Kileen, Finuge

Vice Chairman                    Jackie Walsh, St. Senans.

Secretary                             Suzanne Ni Laoire, Mastergeehy.

Assistant Secretarys             Mary Philpott, Currow

                                             Siobhain Casey, Reenard

Treasurers                            Anita English, St. Marys Cahersiveen

                                             Therese Keating, Na Gaeil


Munster Delegates               Tom Herlihy, Ballymacelligott.

                                             Jackie Walsh, St. Senans

P. R. O.                                Jack Hennessy, Asdee.

Chief Steward                      P J Mulvihill, Moyvane.