Published 10/02/2005 | 00:11

THE Credit Union School Quiz took place in Riversdale Hotel, Kenmare on Sunday, February 6.Results as follows: U11 - 1, St Clares (Jennifer Egan, Molly Davies, Claire OSullivan, Maeve Korpela); 2, Kenmare boys (John Hayes, Gavin Crowley, Ronan Lucey, Cian Long); 3, Kilgarvan (Rachel Smith, Caitriona Rice, Ashlee Keane, Michael Godfrey).U13 - 1, Kilgarvan (Theresa

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THE Credit Union School Quiz took place in Riversdale Hotel, Kenmare on Sunday, February 6.

Results as follows: U11 - 1, St Clare’s (Jennifer Egan, Molly Davies, Claire O’Sullivan, Maeve Korpela); 2, Kenmare boys (John Hayes, Gavin Crowley, Ronan Lucey, Cian Long); 3, Kilgarvan (Rachel Smith, Caitriona Rice, Ashlee Keane, Michael Godfrey).

U13 - 1, Kilgarvan (Theresa Healy, Dale Webb, Robert O’Rourke, Aoife Godfrey); 2, Tuosist (Ciara Crowley, Clare O’Shea, Max Fursman, Rachel Hawker); 3, Cahir (Marian Hanley, Jimmy Healy, Ella Tuohy, Kim Crowley).

We would like to wish the best of luck to U11’s girls from St Clare’s, Kenmare and U13’s, Kilgarvan who go on to Chapter 23 quiz on March 6, in the Gleneagle Hotel.


NATIONAL SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOCIATION will hold their next meeting on February 14th at 9 p.m. in the Recreational Hall. All welcome. Our Annual Church Gate Collection will be taken up at all Masses Feb. 19th 20th.

COMHALTAS: Sult na nOg is the name of the new competition to replace the Novice Ceol an Gheimhridh. It will take place on the 9th & 10th April.

DINNEAR: The Comhaltas County Dinnear will take place on Friday March 4th at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Tickets cost 24Euro (Adults) and 10Euro (Juniors) and are available from John Moriarty. Music provided by Johnny Reidy and his Band.

FEILE FEABHRA: The Cultural Centre , Lixnaw, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11th, 12th and 13th February. Workshops and Competitions. Details from Catherine at the R.D. Office.

SAMARITANS: An information evening will be held in their centre, 43/44 Moyderwell, Tralee on Wednesday 16th February at 8 p.m. and a recruitment evening will be held in the Samaritan Centre on Wednesday 23rd February at 7. 30 p.m. Contact 066 7122566.

FIRST CONFESSIONS AND COMMUNION 2005: Preparation for the Parents of children for First Confession and First Eucharist will take place in the Recreational Hall (opposite our Parish Church) on Monday 14th and 21st February. 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. under the direction of Fr. Gerard O'Leary CC. N.B. First Communion Saturday 28th May at 10.30 a.m. Corpus Christi Procession Sunday 29th May at 11.15 a.m.

FUNDRAISING DANCE: In aid of our Parish Church Renovation will take place in the renowned Galtymore Ballroom, Cricklewood, N.W.2 on Friday 29th April next. We are indebted to the officers and committee members of the Kerry Association of London who will host the event. As a number of us are travelling for the Reunion Dance we welcome additional contact phone numbers in the greater London Area so that all our exiles and friends can be personally informed and therefore guarantee a successful event.

GAA SCOR SINSEAR: The East Kerry final of Scor took place on Sunday last in the Aras Phadraig. Kilcummin competed in five items. Helen Kerins was victorious in the solo singing and Aoife McSweeney was successful in the recitation. The quiz team of Dan Greaney, Jason O'Connor and Aileen Moriarty were very unlucky losing out to Rathmore after a tiebreaker. The set dancers of Patricia Fleming, Ruth Murphy, Margaret O'Sullivan, Grace Fitzgerald, Philip O'Connor, Alan Cronin, Adrian Moriarty and Timmy Lane danced excellently and were unlucky to lose out, as were the novelty act group of Dinny O'Connor, Ger Fitzgerald, Humphery Kerins, Frances Moriarty, Mgt. Prendergast, Bernadette O'Sullivan, Aoife McSweeney and Marta Teahan. On behalf of the Kilcummin G.A.A club we wish Helen and Aoife all the best in the County Semi-final which will take place on this Sunday night in Keel at 8p.m.

U21 TEAM: The Kilcummin U21 team were due to play Legion in the East Kerry U21 Championship first round on Sunday last in Direen. Kilcummin received a walkover due to Legion not able to field a team.

FIXTURE: The U21 team will now play Currow on this Saturday February 12th in the next round of the East Kerry U21 Championship in Currow at 2.30p.m. The Kilcummin senior team will also play Currow in the East Kerry Senior League Div.1 first round on Sunday next February 13th at 12 o'clock in Currow.

LADIES GAA COMMITTEE AGM on Tuesday Feb. 15th at 8.30p.m. in the Clubhouse. All new members welcome.

MASTERGEEHA: There was no winner in this week's Lotto. Numbers drawn were 6, 10, 17, 20. Lotto consolation prizes 80Euro Joan Devane Mastergeeha, Kilcummin.40Euro Joan Cronin Knockleblede, Kilcummin.40Euro Kiera O'Connor Cullen, Co. Cork.40Euro Cis O'Connor Milleen, Kilcummin.40Euro Peg Connor c/o J. O'Neill. Jackpot next week 5100Euro.

MASTERGEEHA FC Mastergeeha girls U14 had their first challenge match against Killarney Presentation Convent winning on a score of 6 -1. R. O'Shea scored 3 goals, C. Nagle scored 2 goals, M. Sheehan scored 1 goal. Team: S. Nagle, M. Sheehan, R. O'Shea, M. Looney, O. Bruton, M. Healy, E. Casey, N. O'Sullivan, C. Nagle, J. Looney, M. McSweeney. Sub: A. O'Sullivan for M. McSweeney.

TABLE QUIZ: The Killarney Oaks Hotel on Thursday 17th Feb. at 8.30p.m.. 30Euro per table of four and 20Euro for children. Proceeds in aid of our U13 team trip to Germany at Easter.

YOUTH CLUB: Meets Saturday nights 8.30p.m. to 10.30p.m. in the GAA Hall. New members must be accompanied by a parent the first night for registration. Further information: Ann or Madelon 064 - 43357. We also request parent volunteers for the club night.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Our Annual Church gate collection takes place this weekend February 12th/13th and since this is our main source of income for the year ahead - towards buses, singlets, medals, entry fees etc - your generosity would be very much appreciated.

JUVENILE GAA: Registration for all underage players will take place on this Friday evening 11th February from 7 - 9 p.m. at the G.A.A Clubhouse.


AT a recent IFA meeting, a lengthy discussion took place on the growing menace of roaming deer, especially on the Kilgarvan/Glenflesk and Killarney road. They are an immense source of danger to motorists and vigilance must be maintained at all times to avoid much damage to cars, and drivers and passengers are also at much risk.

THE LUSITANIA: In the last few years I wrote some articles on the sinking of the luxury liner. Last week I had a phone call from Con O’Sullivan, a brother of Peggy who moved to work in Fermanagh and became Mrs O Halpin and mother of Sean Og, introduced me to Michael Scally, Killucan, Westmeath. Con knew I had written some pieces, and Michael asked me resurrect them and send them on to him. He also waned data on the sinking of the titanic but I had very little.

Last week I called to the Bould Thady Quill section of the Lansdowne Hotel. There I was joined by Rev Fr Tom Gaine home from Australia and our own Mick Og Randles of Clontoo, but long since in Killowen,Kenmare. Fr Tom, a nephew of Flor T O’Sullivan, Clonlea, Kilgarvan, one of the survivors is a noted book writer and historian, and Mick is a knowledgeable and avid reader.

Flor and his Roscarbery born wife had come ashore some 30 miles apart. She was an expert swimmer, and Flor a poor swimmer, clung to a light table and guided it ashore. The other known survivor was an M Doyle from Kenmare, sent home with a serious heart problem. After a tough ordeal, he came ashore cured and resumed his harness making in Kenmare and lived up to his late 80s. Fr Tom has much more data, and will be giving it to us to send on o Michael Scally.

THE DAIL: Mick Randles introduced another most interesting subject. The Dail. I am not referring to Leinster House. Some years ago, Micks older brother John wrote some fine data on the Dail. Our Dail was a small house on the border between Kenmare and Kilgarvan, owned by two brothers, Pat Reidy, a small man, and his younger brother Tom very tall. They claimed that their kitchen was in Kilgarvan, and their bedroom in Kenmare, and the residence became an assembly point for many neighbours.

These included two most popular nearby Protestants, Charley Maybury and his son Charley, Pat Tom Randles, pat Og Randles, and Jack Con Randles from Clontoo,our own father John O’Sullivan, Denis O’Sullivan, brother of Peggy Halpin, and John O’Donoghue from Ardtully, Mick Lyne, Jerome Quill, and the Rices from Knockeens, Dan Sullivan, Jerh Kelleher, and Sean Tuohy from Cahir, Pat Twomey and Buckley brothers from Gortnacurra. Pat Reidy acted as Ceann Comhairle and the agenda included people, crops, weather, cattle, sheep, and politics you name it.

The Dail served at least two generations. Mick Og Randles and John Dan Sullivan were the seniors of the next generation, and cousins Johnny and his cousin Paddy Randles, a retired Garda and now a farmer in Galway were junior members of the next generation. If an assembly got overcrowded the younger members had to depart. Johnny Randles, recalls a night that Paddy returned after winning a boxing tournament in Kenmare. With gloves on, Paddy was demonstrating his boxing skills, and knocked a special basin of cream, and earned a too week suspension. Over all, the Dail in a simple and reserved manner, served an area of rural Ireland, long and well. Even though within half a mile of it, I never became a member, so Mick Og Randles is a much more formidable authority, a link between two generations. One of the few similar gatherings like the Dail nowadays, would be the famous one, run by Sonny Egan, Crotta, John Egan and myself were there by invitation and certainly enjoyed Sonnys establishment.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Supt Michael Maher, Killarney and local Garda Denis O’Brien, were present at a well attended AGM of Kilgarvan Community Alert, presided over by Cathaoirleach Patrick Lynch Roof Cladding, who welcomed everyone. Supt Maher in a spirited address said, that he was impressed by the activities of the local branch. Like most places, down the years, Kilgarvan has suffered from a number of break ins. He stressed that the watch word, must be eternal vigilance, and particulars would have to be taken of any suspects, and particulars and all details of any suspect cars should be taken as clear as possible. A vote of thanks was passed to Supt Maher for his most helpful address and advice. Outgoing officers were re elected as follows Cathaoirleach, Patrick Lynch, Hon Sec Helen O’Sullivan. Hon Treas, Majella Godfrey.

CORK V KERRY: We had written in advance that Cork would do a Longford on Kerry, in the opening round of the league. After last years defeat by Kerry, and Fermanagh, most Cork Gaels had the mistaken opinion that they were at their lowest ever ebb, I kept pointing out to them that up to the departure of Ciaran O’Sullivan, they had been holding their own with Kerry, and that the up and coming Fermanagh had later proved that they had immense talent.

USA 2 DAY MAIL: Pete Hanley informs us that on midday of Monday, he airmailed a bunch of papers to his New York friend, Dan O’Connor of Bonane. Two days later he had a phone call from Dan, who was surprised by delivery within two days. It is a record.


ARA: Active Retired Association of Killorglin had a great Friday meeting. Over 30 people attended. Jack Dwyer told of the good time they had at T-dancing in Castlemaine. Next T-dancing will be in Darby O’Gills, Killarney. Our next committee meeting will be held on Friday, March 11, at 11am, in the Day Care Centre, Market St, and on the Friday afterwards on February 18, we shall have our AGM at The Fishery at 1.30pm. Everyone welcome on the day and especially new members.

TABLE QUIZ: A table quiz in aid of Cystic Fibrosis will be held in o’Grady’s Bar, Upper Bridge St, Killorglin on Thursday, February 17, at 9pm sharp. Tables of four. Refreshments served. Organised by Killorglin Branch of Fine Gael. Come along a great night is expected.

CROMANE: Community Pre-school are holding a fund raising dance on Saturday, February 12, at the Manor Inn, Iveragh Rd. Music by Ger Healy. Lots and lots of spot prizes and a raffle. Get your ticket at the door on the night.

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC: The next meeting of the Killorglin Mental Health Association will be held on Monday, February 21, in the Market St, Day Centre, at the earlier time of 7.30pm. All are welcome. There will be two speakers as well as reports on progress made since the last meeting, especially in connection with our search for premises.

The Killorglin Mental Health Association are looking for suitable premises for a mental health day centre in the Killorglin area and would welcome information from anyone who knows of possible locations. Ring 087 2313076 if you can help. Meanwhile keep that February 21, date clear. We look forward to seeing you. More details in next weeks edition.

RIP: Deepest sympathy to the following families of Dan Teahan, Stookisland, Ballyfinnane and London; Donal McCarthy, Cromane; Hannah Marty Crotty, (nee Sheehan). Anniversaries of Margaret O’Sullivan, Aunagarry; Sean Riordan, Tulligbeg; Jeremiah Costello, Gurrane West; William Kennedy, Langford St; Peter Brennan, Aunagarry; Kay Meara, Tulligmore and St Albans; Patrick O’Sullivan Jnr, Lonart; Nora Stack, Listowel; Daniel Griffin, Dooks; Mary and John Lynch, Muingaphuca; Sheila Cummins, Caragh Lake; Mary Ann and Patrick Galvin, Tulligbeg; Timothy O’Shea, Groyne; Timmy Hallissey, Caragh Lake; Hannah Foley, Stookisland; Thomas Houlihan, Mill Rd. May they rest in peace.

WHIST: Winners - Frances Burke, Mary Griffin, Maureen O’Sullivan, Tom O’Sullivan, Kitty Fitzgerald, Kathleen Fitzpatrick; Helen O’Shea, James Murphy, Tom O’Connor, Mary Moriarty.

The raffle winners were Nora Kissane, Tom O’Connor, Mary Feeney and Peg Brosnan.

Don’t forget there’s whist every Thursday night at the Day Care Centre in Market St at 9pm sharp. Come along and bring a friend.

TABLE QUIZ: Killorglin RFC are having a table quiz at Castle Nova, Market St on Thursday, February 10, at 8pm. Tables of four only ?24. Come along and have a great night out.

SET DANCING: Classes in Community Centre, Glencar every Thursday night 9-11pm.

HOSPICE: Killorglin Branch of Kerry Hospice AGM Mini Theatre in the CYMS Hall, Mill Rd on Tuesday, February 22, at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

TROM & EADROM: Tuesday, February 15, at 9.30pm. Trom agus Éadrom will be held in Falveys Bar. You don’t have to be the best to enjoy the night. All you need is cúpla focal.

FALVEYS GS: Fixture for 2005 are as follows: March 5, at Lackabane, 10.30 to 12.30 - Spring Outing; May 7, at Dungarvan GC, 11.30 to 1.30 - Captains Prize; September 10, at Castlegregory, 1-3pm - Presidents Prize; November 19, at Dooks, 10-12 noon - Christmas Hamper.

Captain - Joe Healy; President - J B O’Shea; Secretary - St O’Sullivan; Treasurer - Donal Piggott; Pro - J Griffin.

Premier Division: Killorglin A faced the long trip to Dingle this weekend. Dingle started brightly playing with the advantage of the hill and the slight breeze.

Killorglin took a bit of time to get into the game but when they did they dominated.

Paul Russell gave Killorglin the lead midway through the half. He got the ball out wide on the left and took it across the box. Reversing the play he rifled the ball into the far left corner of the net. Killorglin were well on top at this stage a created a couple of chances. Unfortunately they couldn‚t extend their lead and were caught on the hop by Dingle. A long ball from the back caught the defence out. It was controlled and finished well by the Dingle striker.This is how it finished at half time.

Killorglin upped their work rate in the second half. First chance fell to Jonathan Carey. Carey beat three players and the keeper but his shot was cleared off the line. Next up Maurice O’Shea was just wide with a header from a corner. Killorglins pressure finally paid off when they won a corner. Paul O’Connor sent in a beautiful ball straight to Karl Falvey who scored with a powerful header.

This was Karl’s fifth goal in three games.Dingle tried hard to fight back and was almost caught when Paul Russell was put through one on one with the keeper. His shot was well saved

however. Despite all Dingles efforts this finished as a great win for Killorglin. This was a very good performance from back to front with a great spirit

being shown by all players.

Final Score: Killorglin 2 Dingle 1.

Team: Tony Lyons, Kieran O‚Shea, Paul O‚Connor, Shane Harmon, Maurice O‚Shea,

Karl Falvey, Gerry O’Brien, Owen O’Mahoney, Paul Russell, Jonathan Carey,

Jason Griffin Subs: Trevor Dunlea, Paul McKenna, Paul O’Connor and Aidan O’Sullivan

First Division: Killorglin B had a tough assignment away to third place St Brendan’s Park.

The teams had played out an exciting draw earlier in the season. The game was played on a heavy pitch but other than that it was a perfect day for soccer. Both teams started brightly with most of the play confined to the centre of the pitch. Killorglin had the first chance of the game when Turlough Burns was unlucky to head just wide from a corner.

Killorglin were playing well at this stage with the Park being limited to

some long-range efforts. Midway through the half the Park took the lead. A long ball down the right put the defence under pressure. Jamie O‚Sullivan tried to head clear but instead diverted the ball to an onrushing Park player who finished to the far corner past the advancing keeper.

Killorglin were still in the game and forced the Park back with some attacking play. They forced a series of throws and corners. From one of these corners the Park broke quickly up field. The defence had been pushed up for the corner and was caught out. The ball was played to the right and with the keeper advancing the ball was played back into the centre to an unmarked Park player, who looked offside but was allowed to continue. He rolled the ball into the empty net

for an easy score. Soon after the ref blew for half time.

Killorglin tried to up their game in the second half and push the Park back. The game was very even at this stage with both teams playing some good football. Unfortunately for Killorglin no matter how hard they tried they just could not the goal that would have gotten them back into the game.

The Park almost extended their lead twice. Firstly the broke down the right and forced a three on two situation. This was very similar to how they scored their second so the keeper anticipated the cross to the unmarked man in the centre and managed to palm the ball away before the

advancing Park striker could score. Second chance was a shot from the left edge of the area the rebounded from the far post before being cleared. The Park finally extended their lead when their striker broke the offside trap. He rounded the keeper and finished easily.

Killorglin tried to get a consolation goal but a disciplined Park back line blunted their efforts.

So that is how it finished. Another 3-0 reverse for Killorglin who after their long unbeaten run before Christmas have yet got get a point in 2005. Thanks to all the players who made the trip as we had a good squad of 18 players. Hopefully most will turn up for training so we can get things back on track. Final Score: Killorglin 0 Kenmare 3

Team: Dave McAuliffe, Jamie O’Sullivan, Paudie O’Shea (Capt), Teddy O’Shea,

Stuart Delaney, Turlough Burns, Gary Callahan, James O’Sullivan, Paul O’Brien, James O’Shea, Luke Dunlea. Subs: Brendan O’Shea, Frankie O’Sullivan, Jonathan Griffin, JP Murphy, Mark O’Sullivan, Sean Galvin and Danny Connor.

Under 18 The youths had a fine 2-1 win this weekend at home to Killarney Athletic. Killorglin started brightly and were well on top. They took a quick 2-goal lead with both goals coming from midfielders. First Kevin McKenna scored and that was followed shortly after by a smashing effort from Shane Crowley. Killorglin could have extended their lead further when they won a penalty.

Unfortunately Gary Callahan missed the spot kick. Just before half time Killorglin were caught on the hop when Athletic broke quickly from midfield and finished well from just inside the area.

In the second half Killorglin defended excellently holding out a young Athletic side for the win.

This was an excellent win for the home side with Sean Riordan and Owen O’Mahoney exceptional at the heart of the defence.

Final Score: Killorglin 2 Killarney Athletic 1

Team: Vinny Costello, Dave Fleming, Edwin Kelleher, Sean Riordan, Owen O’Mahoney, Kevin McKenna, Shane Crowley, Luke Dunlea, Liam O’Sullivan, Gary Callahan, Dara O’Shea.

Subs: Miheal Hallisey, Brendan O’Shea, Jason Foley and Gary Flynn.

Under 16: The under 16 were also in action this weekend. They were away to Fenit, one of their two main rivals for the league title, the other being Listowel. The first half was a scrappy affair with Fenit taking the lead midway

through the half. Losing at half time Killorglin came out all gun blazing in the second. The

equalized when keeper and captain Jason Foley came up field to smash a penalty home. The took the lead from Paul O‚Donoghue and made the game safe when Denis Donnelly hit the back of the net. This was a great win for Killorglin. Now with only home games left and

Fenit having to play Listowel twice, Killorglin are looking like Chelsea,

comfortable at the top of the league. Best for Killorglin were Kevin Flynn (who gave another man of the match performance), Peter Crowley, Denis Donnelly and keeper Jason Foley

Final Score: Killorglin 3 Fenit 1 Team: Jason Foley, Peter Crowley, Keen O’Keefe, Kevin Flynn, Padraigh Griffin, Paul O’Donoghue, Sean Walsh, Denis Donnelly, Sean Cornane, Colin O’Dwyer, Stephen Caulfield. Subs used: Shane McSweeney, Ian Costello and Kieran Doyle

Christmas Hamper winners:1) Imelda O‚Sullivan - ?100 hamper or cash 2) Dylan McCarthy Voucher for Boyles

3) Kathleen O‚Sullivan Watch 4) Kathleen Lyons - Jacket

Training: Training continues this week for all players. Under 10/9/8/6: Saturday 1-Under 13: 6-7.30 Tuesday Under 15/16: 6.30-7.30 Thursday Youths 6-7.30: Wednesday Seniors: 8.30-10 Wednesday

For information on training please contact Tom Fitzgerald at (087) 4171072.

Reports: If you wish to receive these reports and news from the club email and I will add you to the mailing list.

Kingdom Hunt Club

Castleisland Hunt on Sunday last proved to be and excellent hunt with dry land, great jumps and brilliant runs. Our thanks to the land owners for the use of their lands, hunt organizers for their hard work and co operation and all at Kearneys for their great hospitality.

Next Saturday,( Hunt Ball Day) the hunt will be at Curraghglass,(Killarney) where we have many visitors hunting. It promises to be another good day.

All roads lead to the Earl of Desmond for Saturday 12th for our annual Hunt Ball, we have printed some more tickets and these are available by contacting 06831217. A great night is promised.

Kingdom Swimming THE Secondary Schools All Ireland Gala took place last Saturday 5th February in UL pool, Limerick. Niamh O'Sullivan representing her school in Killarney came 2nd, in the 100 Free and also achieved her Nationals time.

Michelle Byrne and Claire O'Connell representing The Presentation School, Tralee both got their Division 1 times in their swims- 100 Freestyle and 100 Breast stroke respectively. Well done girls. Also well done to Tim O'Connell and Denis Sheahan who also swam well on the day.

Know Your Rights A - February 2005

Question: What are the new Medical Card income guidelines for 2005?

Answer: The Medical Card income guidelines are updated in January each year. It is expected that about 30,000 more people will qualify for the full medical card as a result of the changes to the income guidelines for 2005. The health boards have discretion to award medical cards to people who have a serious illness or disability even if their income is above the guidelines.

The new income guidelines, effective from 1st January 2005, are as follows:

Medical Card Income Guidelines from 1st January 2005. Weekly income limit (gross less PRSI deductions)

Aged up to 66 years: Single Person Living Alone - ?153.50; Single person living with family - ?136.50; Married Couple - ?222.00.

Aged 66 - 69 years; Single person living alone - ?168.00; Single person living with family - ?144.50; Married couple - ?248.50.

Aged 70-79 years - ?497.00.

Aged 80 years or over - ?522,50.

Allowances for first two dependent children under 16 years ?31.00 per child, over 16 years ?32.50 per child.

Allowances for third and subsequent dependent children under 16 years ?34.00 per child, over 16 years ?35.50 per child.

Allowance for dependant over 16 years of age and in full time third-level education that is not grant-aided ?65.00.

Allowance for (rent, mortgage) excess over ?26.00 per week.

Allowance for cost of travelling to work in excess of ?23.00 per week.

People aged between 16 and 25 years who are dependent on their parents are not entitled to a medical card unless their parents are eligible to hold a medical card.

Everyone aged 70 and over normally resident in Ireland is entitled to a Medical Card irrespective of income. This medical card is not means-tested. It covers the cardholder only and does not cover their spouse/dependants. If you do have a medical card because you are over 70, but your spouse is under 70 years of age, she/he can apply for a means-tested medical card. For example, where one spouse is aged 75 and the other 68, the means limits applying to the younger spouse are those of a married couple aged 70 - 79 years.

Further information is available from the Citizens Information Centre below.

Killarney - 064) 32297 Email:

Tralee - 066) 7123655 Email:

Cahersiveen - 066) 947 3515 Email: Castleisland - 066) 714 3992 Email:

Dingle 066) 9152280 Email:

Kenmare - 064) 41000 Email:

Killorglin - 066) 979 0856 Email:

Listowel - 068) 22937 Email:

Call Centre - Locall - 1890 777 121.

Laune Rangers

SOCIAL: Our social officer James Ferris has arranged our Annual Club Social for Saturday, February 26, in the Manor Inn. Get your dancing shoes ready.

SECRETARY: At our last Club meeting Eileen Clifford, wife of former chairman John Clifford, was elected Club secretary.

SCHOLARSHIP: Any students wishing to apply for a Gaeltacht Scholarship should contact the Mid-Kerry Board secretary Patrick McCarthy as soon as possible.

MEMBERSHIP: Is now due, and should be paid to any of the registrars. Family membership is ?40. Individual ?25. Students and OAP’s ?10.

INJURIES: Any injured player must attend medical officer Dr Eugene Cotter or their own doctor prior to receiving physio. Otherwise payment will not be made.

LOTTO: The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 16, 20. There was no jackpot winner. ?95, Brendan Aherne, Prime Time Video; ?50, Olive O’Neill, 88 Iveragh Park; ?50, Nuala O’Sullivan, Iveragh Rd. Next weeks jackpot will be ?2400.

TRAINING: Minor training will begin on Sunday, February 13, at 12 noon in the JP O’Sullivan Park.

SENIOR TEAM: Next weekend is a busy one for the senior team. On Friday night, all players are requested to be in the Sports Complex between 7 and 9pm.

On Sunday we are away to Keel in the first round of the Mid-Kerry League.

A special welcome to Patsy Joy who has joined John Evans and John Griffin for the 2005 season.


BEST wishes for a speedy recovery to health go to an old friend an staunch Legionnaire, Sean Murphy, Sunnyhill. Sean is unfortunately in hospital at the moment.

WELL PLAYED: David Murphy, Adam Moynihan and Yalen Carroll all of whom helped St Brendans College, advance to the Munster senior colleges semi-final last week.

CLASS RE-UNION: I am very reliably informed that next weeks programme will feature past pupils from St Brendans College. Keep an eye out for our own Denis Guerin (Muckross Rd) who flew back from the USA to take part. Programme time 8.30pm, RTE 1 Sunday night.

LOTTO: The numbers drawn were 7, 15, 18, 19. There was no winner. There were five match three who share ?500. Jackpot next Sunday night will be ?3100.

London Assoc

Golf Classic: The golf day has been arranged for Friday the 6th of May 2005 at Hendon Golf Club for the Kerry GAA Training Fund.

Rose of Tralee: The Association in conjunction with The Rose of Tralee UK will be nominating The London Rose to represent London at the international Rose of Tralee Contest in August. Details will be announced later.

Benefit Dance: A benefit dance has been arranged for Friday the 29th of April at The Galtymore in Cricklewood for Renovations to the Kilcummin Church.

Meeting: The next committee meeting will be held in The Kingdom bar in Kilburn on Tuesday 22 February at 8.30pm.

New Members: The association welcomes new members. For details contact Chairman Noel O Sullivan on 07956535351 or Secretary Shilagh McCarthy on 07786632247. Check out our website

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