Awards Night at Tralee Community College

Students of Tralee Community College who received certificates in Child Care at the awards ceremony on Tuesday night. Front from left: Siobhan Guerin, Dingle, Comasa Roche, Newcastlewest, Laura O’Connor, Dingle, Claire O’Sullivan, Lispole, Maria Guerin, Kilcummin, Marian Harmon, The Spa. Back from left: Siobhan Shanahan, Moyvane, Miriam Cronin, Duagh, Michael O’Donnell teacher, Catherine O’Leary, Currow, Philomena O’Shea, Kenmare, Principal Billy Curtin, Geraldine O’Sullivan, Abbeydorney, and Karina Griffin, Castlemaine.
Students of Tralee Community College who received certificates in Child Care at the awards ceremony on Tuesday night. Front from left: Siobhan Guerin, Dingle, Comasa Roche, Newcastlewest, Laura O’Connor, Dingle, Claire O’Sullivan, Lispole, Maria Guerin, Kilcummin, Marian Harmon, The Spa. Back from left: Siobhan Shanahan, Moyvane, Miriam Cronin, Duagh, Michael O’Donnell teacher, Catherine O’Leary, Currow, Philomena O’Shea, Kenmare, Principal Billy Curtin, Geraldine O’Sullivan, Abbeydorney, and Karina Griffin, Castlemaine.
At Tralee Community College certificate presentation for Engineering Technology were Niall O’Connell, Abbeydorney, Liz Clingain, Tralee, Aidan Barry, Ballinskelligs, and teacher John J O’Flaherty.
Tralee Community College students who received Certificates in Business PLC at the awards presentations on Tuesday night. Front from left: Carmel Kelly teacher, Kathleen Kennedy, Dingle, Eamon Fitzgerald Adult Education Officer, Deborah Fitzgerald, Killarney, and Marita Dunne, Ballymacelligott. Back from left: John Foster, Curraheen, James Kearney, Castleisland, Helen O’Connor, Killarney, Katie O’Connor, Ballyduff, Principal Billy Curtin, Sinead Ahern, Newcastlewest, Deborah Walsh, Tralee, and Margaret Cotter, Knocknagoshel.
Students of Tralee Community College being presented with Certificates in Business Studies at the annual awards ceremony. From left: Deirdre Mangan, St Brendan’s Park, Tralee, Principal Billy Curtin, Kim Shanahan, Shanakill, Mayor of Tralee Ted Fitzgerald, and Sahar Fathn.
Kathleen Kennedy, Dingle, being presented with her Certificate in Business Studies by Tralee Lord Mayor Ted Fitzgerald, at Tralee Community College, pictured with her parents Geraldine and Seamus.
Tralee Community College students who received Certificates in Construction at the awards ceremony on Tuesday night. Front from left: Student of the Year Damian Kelly, Ardfert, David Collins, Abbeyfeale, and Eric O’Leary, Shanakill. Back from left: Alan O’ Sullivan, and Seamus McCarthy, Tralee, Alan O’Callaghan, Kiskeam, and teacher Joe Kelly.
Leeann Daly, Newcastlewest, who received a Certificate in Art and Design at the awards ceremony at Tralee Community College, pictured with her parents Breda and George, and sister Caroline.

THE local community were immersed in the atmosphere of the World Cup at the weekend with most people out of the beds early on Sunday morning for Ireland's opening game against Cameroon.Most people were very happy with the way the team played in the absence of Roy Keane and the


THE local community were immersed in the atmosphere of the World Cup at the weekend with most people out of the beds early on Sunday morning for Ireland's opening game against Cameroon.

Most people were very happy with the way the team played in the absence of Roy Keane and they seem to be in with a realistic chance of progressing to the knock out stages of the competition.

Around the townlands people have been displaying great national pride in Irelands participation in the great sporting occasion with Irish flags on display everywhere while the younger generation are also well geared up for the occasion with lots of Irish jerseys and tee shirts on display.

Activity in the area will grind to a halt on this Wednesday afternoon for the big game against Germany.

Everyone will be keeping their fingers crossed that Ireland can produce the goods again in this game.

SINN FEIN VICTORY DANCE: The Sinn Fein organisation in the area are celebrating the election of Martin Ferris to Dail Eireann with a Victory Dance at The Brandon Hotel in Tralee on next Friday night June 7th.

Music for the night will be provided by Spailpin and Guest Artists and admission is ?10.

The night's entertainment kicks off at 9pm and there will be a bar exemption.

LOTTO HITS ?3100: There was very brisk demand for lotto tickets over rge bank holiday weekend as local punters tried to scoop the big Jackpot.

The Store was the venue for the draw on Sunday night but once again no one came up with the correct combination of numbers.

The numbers drawn were 4 - 6 - 13 - 22

The lucky dip prize - winners were ?50 Eddie King, Carrigane; ?25 Thomas O Sullivan, Beale, ?25 Joe Martin Rice, Tullahinell.

This week's draw will be held at The Grove Inn and the Jackpot is a mouth watering ?3100.

PADRE PIO: The annual Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Holy Cross takes place on Sunday week June 16th. The coach will leave the barrack corner in Ballybunion at 8am sharp and travel via Beale, Asdee, Ballylongford, Tarbert and Glin.

The bus is now fully booked out.

G.A.A.: The monthly meeting of the local G.A.A. club will be held at the community centre on this Thursday night at 9 30pm.

Field development sub committees for the proposed club fund - raising draw will be out in place.

It is important that all club officers and members are in attendance.

All fully paid up members will get priority for tickets for the Kerry v Cork game in Kilarney on June 16th and all tickets must be paid for up front.

Seniors are away to Arfert in the County League this weekend and they have been drawn to play Brosna at Mountcoal in the quarter final of the Mikey Kennelly Cup.


THE big clean up is continuing in and around Athea with volunteers meeting every Friday night at 7.30 at the hall, much weeding and general tidying up has been one. More helpers are needed to regain the points lost last year. The hanging baskets will be put in place over the bridge soon, kindly donated by Connie Herbert. In all if as many as possible lend a hand, Athea will definitely be a nicer and tidier place to live in.

COMHALTAS: Athea Comhaltas wish to thank sincerely everyone who contributed to their Church gate collection at the weekend in conjunction with the Fleadh, it was much appreciated.

COMMUNITY GAMES: The u12 girls football team have played two matches in their group against Adare and Abbeyfeale, thanks is extended to Liz O’Sullivan, their manager, who was of great help to them in winning through. There will be 20 national school children taking part in a swimming competition in Askeaton on June 14.

Training for all athletes in preparation for the Co finals takes place at the GAA field. The finals are on June 29/30.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL: There was no lucky numbers draw last weekend, because of the Co Fleadh, however the draw will resume as usual on this Saturday night, June 8 at The Dug Out, with the jackpot being ?5,400. Best of luck to all.

NATIONAL SCHOOL: Athea annual sponsored walk by the Athea NS children along with parents will take place on June 16, starting at the School at 2pm. The boiler for the heating at the school needs to be replaced, costing the grand sum of ?25,000. The local contribution will be about ?2,500. It is hoped that through the generosity of the parish, this amount can be raised. The children are presently going around looking for sponsorship and no matter how big or small it will be welcome. Cards are also available at the school for anyone wishing to do the walk and help with the fund raising. No doubt everyone in the parish has had family attending the school at some stage, so please help out.

VINTAGE DISPLAY: What a display of vintage cars was to be seen here in Athea on Saturday afternoon last. They were all beautiful every colour and size with their metallic and brass bits all shined up for their tour of Ireland, from Anglias to Volkswagens to Wolseys and much more, they were a credit to all who owned them, and attracted a huge crowd of onlookers to Athea. Well done to all.

FLEADH CHEOIL: Well the Co fleadh opened here in Athea on Friday night last, with the NCW pipe band parading through the street for the opening ceremony, along with Paddy Daly and his goat. Meanwhile the junior and senior set dancing competitions were taking place at the hall, all the dancers performing brilliantly from all over the country. The Gables saw a big crowd for the ceili on Friday night. On Saturday the music and singing competitions took place in eleven venues throughout the village with the approach roads into Athea thronged to capacity. The set ceili at the Hall on Saturday night was also very well attended.


THE town played host to large numbers of holidaymakers over the Whit Bank Holiday weekend. The weather was kind with just a slight break on Sunday afternoon. All sections of the Business Community seemed well pleased with the crowds.

RACE MEETING: The Annual Ballybunion Two Day Race meeting takes place this Saturday and Sunday at Murphys field at Gortnaskeha. Please note that entries for the 15 hands Common Cob Race must be with the race secretary Mrs Marie Murphy by 6pm, on Friday, June 7. Contact 087 2224285.

TRIBUTE: Although he died at his home in Listowel last week, the late John B Keane always had a deep warmth for Ballybunion, always ready to give the town very welcome publicity. His play the Buds of Ballybunion which was performed live on the Castle Green by the Listowel Drama Group highlighted how this Town catered to visitors in the earlier years of this century. He was a poet, a journalist and a world renowned playwright. He had a word for everyone. He was sensitive to the problems of all and in any event that benefited the Community. He was to the forefront whether writing an article for a parish magazine, or acting as MC for a concert or show. John B was never found wanting, Listowel will never be the same. His language was coloured with poetry and his face would light up when posed with a question to do with drama or any aspect of writing.

The writer of these humble notes feels privileged to have known John B as a good friend also all the members of his family, Mary his wife, sons John, Conor, Billy and daughter Joanne. His legion of friends in Ballybunion extend deepest sympathy.



G.A.A.: Club Lotto Draw: Last week's draw, for a jackpot of ?4,400, took place in Cantillon's. The numbers drawn were: 4, 5, 12 and 15. There was no winner. The winners of the ?30 lucky dips were: Christopher Mason, Kilgarvan; Mossie Walsh, Guhard; Raymond Shinners, Croom, Co. Limerick; Pat Mahoney, Coolbeha and Mossie Kennelly, Kilgarvan. The winner of the free draw was Patrick Lyons, Guhard. This week's draw, for a jackpot of ?4,500, will take place in The Thatch on Friday night at 11 p.m.

GAA Results: On Wednesday evening Ballydonoghue lost to Finuge in the U.14 North Kerry League. This game was played in Finuge in dreadful weather. Incessant, heavy rain fell throughout the game which made heavy underfoot conditions worse. Ballydonoghue got off to a bright start with a goal by Paul Kennelly followed by a point from a free by Kevin Dillon to lead by four points after five minutes. Finuge then registered four unanswered points before Paul Kennelly scored a point from play. Two more points, one from a free, followed for Finuge before Paul Kennelly, one of our best forwards on the night, scored his second goal to leave the half-time score: Finuge (0-06), Ballydonoghue (2-02). Ballydonoghue played with the aid of a strong breeze in that first half. Finuge took over in the second half, scoring two goals and six points to a goal and a point for Ballydonoghue, the point coming from Timothy Carr and the goal from Patrick O'Connor who had been switched to the forwards midway through the second half. Final score: Finuge (2-12), Ballydonoghue (3-03). Team: Aidan Dillon, Tomas Henchy, Cathal O'Mahony, Stephen O'Carroll, Gerard Mason, Danny Neville, Kevin Costello, Joseph Enright, Patrick O'Connor (1-0), Paul Kennelly (2-1), John Neville, Jim Cremin, Gerard Gorman, Timothy Carr (0-1), Kevin Dillon (0-1). On the night our best players were: Paul Kennelly, in the first half, and Gerard Mason and Cathal O'Mahony, in the second half.

On Friday evening the juniors defeated St. Senan's in Mountcoal in the Co. Junior Football League. Final score in this game: St. Senan's (0-06), Ballydonoghue (2-03). Team: Nix Riordan, Des Buckley, John Kennelly, Mike Henchy, Liam O'Sullivan, Tomas Deenihan, Sean O'Mahony, T.P. McNamara (2-0), Barry Shanahan, Padraig Bunyan, Eddie Houlihan (0-3), Brendan Griffin, Jeremiah Donegan, Michael Foley, Mike Tydings.

Fixtures: On this Thursday evening Ballydonoghue will play St. Senan's in the U.14 North Kerry League. This game will be played in Clounmacon starting at 7.30 p.m.

On Friday evening Ballydonoghue will play Duagh in the Co. Junior League. This game will be played in Lyre starting at 8 p.m.

On Saturday evening Ballydonoghue will play Fossa in the Co. Senior Football League. This game will be played in Fossa commencing at 8 p.m.

RANGERS: On Monday evening of last week Shannon Rangers defeated a fancied Mid Kerry Team in the U.14 Co. Championship. This game was played in Ballyduff and ended on the score-line: Shannon Rangers (4-08), Mid Kerry (1-16). Ballydonoghue had four players in the starting line-out, namely, Aidan Dillon, in goals, Cathal O'Mahony, at corner back, Joseph Enright at midfield and Paul Kennelly in the half-forward line. Ger Gorman was introduced in the second half. Also on the panel were: Timothy Carr, Patrick O'Connor and Stephen O'Carroll. As a result of this win Shannon Rangers now advance to the quarter-finals which will be played on Monday evening next, opposition, venue and starting time to be determined.

On Saturday evening Shannon Rangers defeated Kenmare in the Co. Senior Football Championship (Losers' Round). This game was played in Austin Stack Park and resulted in a four-point win for the Rangers to put them into the quarter-finals for the first time in many years. Final score in this game: Shannon Rangers (2-09), Kenmare (0-11). Ballydonoghue was represented on the team by Sean Kissane who had a great game at centre half back and Mark Griffin who played in goals and kept his net intact. Tadhg Carr and Joe Langan (Tarbert) were joint trainers of the team.

SYMPATHY: At Monday night's monthly Club meeting sympathy was extended to the family of Roger Deenihan, late of Urlee, who was buried in New York on the previous Friday. Gerald Fitzgerald, Scor Office and former Club Chairman, recalled the part Roger played in the helping Ballydonoghue win the 1959 North Kerry Senior Football Championship and referred to him as "the gentle giant" of the team. May he rest in peace.

On Thursday the whole parish, as indeed the whole of Ireland, was saddened to learn of the death of Dr. John B. Keane. As you know, John B.'s mother, Hannah Purtill, was born in Ballydonoghue. On behalf of the Club I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to John B.'s family and to his cousins in Ballydonoghue, the Purtills. May he rest in peace.

TICKETS: Anybody seeking tickets for the upcoming Munster Championship Semi-Final, Kerry v Cork, in Killarney on 16 June, are requested to contact Pat Griffin immediately at 22507. Those who contributed to the Loan Scheme are asked to contact the Co. Board office at Austin Stack Park for their ticket quoting their scheme number. The telephone number of the office is 066-7122061.

CELEBRATION: In May 1932 Mary O'Mahony left Ballydonoghue in the company of Sister Bernardine O'Mahony, Ballyegan, to become a nun. At that time she was only sixteen years of age. Fifteen years were to elapse before she saw Ballydonoghue again. After being professed a nun she was posted to French Hospital, New York City where she remained until the mid sixties when she was posted to New Jersey, where she now resides. This year she celebrates seventy years in the nuns. Hard to believe but true. We congratulate Sister Mary on a lifetime of service to God. Recently she was asked would she do the same again, if given a second chance, and without hesitating she said yes.

DEATH: The death has occurred in London of Carmel Graham, late of Annacotty, Limerick. Sincere sympathy is wished to her sister Margaret Gilbert, Lisselton Post Office, and all her other relatives and friends. A large attendance travelled to Limerick from this Parish for her interment on the weekend before last.

The death has occurred in San Francisco, USA of Crissie O’Connor (nee Stack) late of Ballyconry, Lisselton. Sincere sympathy is wished to her sister Margaret, Tohana; her son Kevin, daughter Gracie and all her other relatives and friends. Her husband Tom O’Connor late of Glencar, South Kerry died a few years ago. Her sister Margaret is now the last surviving member of the well known Ballyconry family of eight.

BASKETBALL: Congratulations to Brendan Riordan who is on the All-Ireland basketball panel. The team will be training in different venues around the country and will visit this area at some stage during the Summer.

COMMUNITY ALERT: A meeting will be held in Lisselton School on this Thursday evening, June 6. Time 8.30pm.

WEDDING BELLS: The marriage has taken place of Austin Nolan, son of Mairead and the late Georgie Nolan, Lisselton and Anne Slattery of Upper Church, Co Tipperary.

COUNCIL: A social evening for the O50’s is planned for June 24, at The Thatch. This evening will get underway with a presentation by Mr Vincent O’Connell on the importance of staying active, entitled “Go for Life”. This will be followed by refreshments, music, song and dance. The presentation will start at 7pm sharp, as Mr O’Connell has another meeting to attend late that evening. Anyone interested, or if you require further information, please contact Mary Lyons (068) 22690 or Jack Griffin (068) 47382.

We have three girls going forward for this years Dawn of Ballydonoghue, we would like three more. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone please ring Mary Lyons (068) 22690.

The next meeting of this committee is on June 20, at 8.30pm, in Lisselton NS.


THANKS: Many thanks to everyone who contributed so generously to the Good Friday walk which raised the sum of ?282 for the Kerry Hospice Foundation.

GYM: A new Gym at Ballyheigue Community Centre is up and running. Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and 5pm to 9pm. For more details call the Community Centre at (066) 7133837.

PARADE CLUB: If you would like to take part in this years Festival Parade, Cathy Dwyer will be holding a club on Friday evenings from 4-6pm.

PILGRIMAGE: The Padre Pio National Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey, Tipperary will take place on Sunday, June 16 to mark the occasion of Padre Pio canonisation in St Peters in Rome on that day. A bus will leave Ballyheigue Village at 8.30am, on Sunday, June 16. Contact Alice Lawlor, phone 7133728 or Mary McMahon, Mountway, phone 7133157.

RACES: A meeting of the Ballyheigue race committee will be held this Wednesday night, June 5, in the KL Lounge at 9.30 to make arrangements for a summer race meeting to be held in the beach on Saturday, July 6.

GAA: Meeting - A meeting of the Ballyheigue GAA Club will be held in the White Sands Hotel this Friday, June 7, at 9pm.

Results: The Ballyheigue senior hurlers defeated Causeway in the NK League play-off on Monday evening. The final score was Ballyheigue 1-13, Causeway 2-7. The team and scorers were John Healy, Pat Harrington, Edward Power, Alan Murphy, Padraig Cronin, Willie Joe Leen, Gerry Crean, Jason Griffin, Noel Gilbride, Mike Slattery (0-5), Kieran O’Sullivan (1-4), Jason Casey (0-2), Mike Kenny, Edmond Flahive.

Subs: Diarmuid O’Connor for Mike Kenny, Gerard Lucid for Edmond Flahive.

The B team had a good win over Kilgarvan in the Division 2 county league on Wednesday evening. Final score Ballyheigue 4-8, Kilgarvan 3-5. Team and scorers: Patrick Corridan, Diarmuid O’Connor, Mike Kenny, Adrian Sheehan, Padraig Cronin, Alan Murphy, Gerry Crean, Noel Gilbride (0-2), Jason Griffin (0-2), Declan Quill (1-1), Gerry O’Sullivan, Jason Casey (0-1), Liam O’Mahony (0-1), Gerard Lucid (1-0), Michael Duggan (2-0).

On Thursday evening the B team had another victory over Abbeydorney in the NK league playoff. Full time score Ballyheigue 2-8, Abbeydorney 0-6. Scorers: Jason Griffin (1-2), Gerry O’Sullivan (0-2), Jason Casey (0-1), Gerard Lucid (1-0), Liam O’Mahony (0-2), Eamon O’Sullivan (0-1).

The seniors defeated Kilmoyley in the 11’s of Kerry at Abbeydorney on Friday evening,. The full time score read Ballyheigue 1-14, Kilmoyley 2-5. Team: John Healy, Pat Harrington, Edward Power, Willie Joe Leen, Alan Murphy, Jason Griffin, Padraig Cronin, Kieran O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Sullivan, Brendan O’Sullivan, Mike Slattery.

Subs used: Edmond Flahive, Damien Casey, Declan Quill.

On Sunday the senior hurlers had a good win over Lixnaw in Round 7 of the county league. The full time score was Ballyheigue 2-14, Lixnaw 1-9.

Our u12 hurlers were defeated by Ballyduff in the county league on Sunday evening in Ballyduff. Final score Ballyduff 2-3, Ballyduff 4-1.

Fixtures - Co hurling league Div 2 - Ballyheigue B v St Brendans B at Ardfert this Wednesday evening at 8pm. Co senior hurling league - Ballyheigue v Kilmoyley, Saturday evening in Ballyheigue, 8pm.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Well done to Joanne O’Connor who took part in the gymnastics in Killarney at the beginning of April. There was a very big turnout. Over 350 contestants and Joanne came sixth in her category. Training continues every Saturday in the sportsfield for the county athletic finals which will be held on June 29 and 30. We would like to extend our thanks to Breda Barrett who was with us last Saturday. She gave the boys and girls great training encouragement and tips on their training techniques.

GAA: The following numbers were drawn at last Saturday nights lotto 7, 8, 14, 24. The jackpot of ?1800 was not won. Next weeks jackpot will be ?1850. The two ?50 winners were Damien and Susan Casey, Cliff Rd; Mary Foran, The Castle. The two name drawn for the colour TV were Joan Cantillon, Maulin and Elaine Cahill, Marrian Park.

COURSING LOTTO: The winning numbers were 1, 2, 9, 23. There was no jackpot winner. ?50, Enda Donegan, Cleandries, Causeway; Patrick McElligott, Station Rd, Ardfert. Jackpot this Sunday night is ?1100 in Regans Bar.

KICKBOXING: “Women’s Aerobic Kickboxing” The fitness programme with a difference. Strictly Aerobic, Tone Up, Shape Up. “A Class that works every part of the body for every age”. Classes take place at Ardfert Community Centre on Tuesday nights from 8.15 - 9.15pm, and on Thursday nights from 7.30 - 8.30pm.


A GREAT crowd of supporters and wellwishers from the parish ere present in the Boys School, Listowel on Thursday last for the launch of Paddy Kennelly’s new book ‘A Place Too Small For Secrets.’ The book was launched by Gabriel Fitzmaurice of Moyvane and it tells all about the happenings and goings on in the fictional Kerry village of Knockore. A great time was had by all at the launch.

GAA NOTES: The weekly lotto draw for May 26 was held at O’Carrolls Bar and the ?1300 jackpot was not won. Numbers drawn were 6, 9, 15 and 23 and the 4 x ?23 lucky dip winners were: Diarmuid Lynch, Main Street; Jimmy Keating, Ballyline and USA; Johnny Stack, Moyvane and Joe Broderick, publican, Listowel. The bar prize sponsored by Michael O’Carroll was won by Bill O’Carroll, Pulleen.

At Tarbert on Sunday evening Bally were beaten by Moyvane in the Michael Kennelly Cup competition. The good news from the game was it saw the return to actin of Paul O’Donoghue who hasn’t played since last year’s championship.

This coming weekend Bally will travel to play Knocknagoshel in a county league division 4 game.

SHANNON RANGERS: Last weekend Shannon Rangers got themselves back in the county championship when they defeated Kenmare 2-9 to 0-11 in the first round losers play-off. The organisation and team spirit left much to be desired as two local players who had already paid admission to see the game were called upon to tog out. One of them actually played and the other was a sub. What has become of what was at one time a great club when players were proud and honoured to wear the blue and white striped Rangers jerseys.

SOCCER NOTES: Lenamore drew 2-2 with Killorglin in a Premier division game at Tralee on Sunday. David Collins scored their two goals and team was — Ruairi Dennehy, Eamon Flavin, Johnny Moroney, Derek Nolan, Steve Donegan, Paddy Kelly, Tommy Mulvihill, Ciaran Dennehy, Adrian Walsh, Brendan Bambury, Kieran Mulvihill. Sub. David Collins came on in the second half.

The weekly lotto draw was held at O’Connor’s Bar and there was no winner of the ?25000 and ?950 jackpots. Numbers drawn were 3, 4, 6 and 10 and 8, 10, 13 and 16 and the 3 x ?30 lucky dips were David O’Shea, Well Street; Pat Fennell, Glin and Jack Mulvihill c/o T Mulvihill, Lislaughtin.

The bar prize sponsored by Jerry O’Connor was won by Mary Enright, Ballymackessy.

This weekend’s draw will be at the Highfielder Bar.

COMMUNITY GAMES: Girls athletics — Under 8 100m, 1 A McEllistrim, 2 Ciara Lynch, 3 Maire O’Sullivan.

Under 10 100m, 1 Stephanie Collins, 2 Brenda Dineen, 3 Cait McEllistrim.

Under 12 100m, 1 Lisa Foley, 2 Patricia O’Connor, 3 Meave Lynch.

Under 14 100m, 1 Michelle Foley, 2 Seantelle Quane, 3 Rebecca Hassett.

Under 10 200m, 1 Nicole Fenlon, 2 Orlaith O’Carroll, 3 Riona Barrett.

Under 12 600m, 1 Maura Doran, 2 Kim O’Sullivan, 3 Jennifer Hassett.

Under 14 800m, 1 Anita Donovan.

Boys athletics — under 8 100m, 1 Darragh Barrett, 2 Maurice O’Connell, 3 Thomas Holly.

Under 10 100m, 1 Tom Kennedy, 2 Cathal Carmody, 3 Michael Kellegher.

Under 12 100m, 1 Steve Carmody, 2 Liam McCarthy, 3 Kenneth Foley.

Under 14 100m, 1 Padraig Moroney, 2 Raymond O’Sullivan, 3 Con Carmody.

Under 12 600m, 1 Michael McEllistrim, 2 Eddie Kennedy, 3 Jake Lavery.

Under 14 800m, 1 Sean Barrett, 2 Jason Deegan, 3 Thomas Kellegher.

The committee would like to thank everyone for their support and the Asdee GAA for the use of their facilities. Our thanks also to Donal O’Sullivan who was our MC for the night. County finals to be held in Austin Stacks Pitch on June 29.


RÍOCHT A.C. - ALL IRELAND SCHOOLS: Last Saturday the All-Ireland schools track and field championships were held in Tullamore. Congratulations and very well done to Alan O'Connor who won gold in the shot-putt.

ROAD RACE: Very well done to Julie Hilliard who was 8th overall in the Churchtown 5 mile road race last Saturday.

FIXTURES: Ríocht District National School sports will be held at the An Ríocht Athletic Track on Monday the 10th of June at 11am. Races for all classes from infants up to 6th class. For information contact Willie Reidy on 0667143958.

TRAINING: Training sessions take place on the following nights at the track. Squad sessions by Breeda Barrett on Monday and Wednesday evenings for middle distance at 6.45. On Tuesday evening club training for juveniles from 7-8pm. Wednesday evening Kerry squads training for middle distance for teenagers. Friday sprint training for juveniles from 7-8pm. Saturday mornings club training from 10-12 except for days of competitions. For information contact our manager Denny McSweeney at 087-7995647 or coach Willie Reidy at 0667143958.

LOTTO: This Friday night, June 7, our Lotto Jackpot draw takes place at the Castle Tavern. Our lotto jackpot has reached 3,200 euro. If this is not won 300 euro will be divided between match 3 winners. Make sure you get your tickets on time and good luck.

CASTLEISLAND DESMONDS GAA: Lotto — no winners of this week’s draw, numbers 2, 6, 12, 14. Names that go forward to end of year draw for a holiday: Mary O’Connell, Nora Hogan, Helen Divane. Consolation prizes ?80, David O’Donoghue; ?40, Kitty Sheehy; ?40, Eamon Kirwan; ?40, John Sheehy.

Development Draw: Desmonds Development Draw will take place on June 8 in the River Island Hotel. ?5,000 of prizes — 1st prize ?3,000; 2nd prize ?1,000 and five ?200. All tickets to be returned before then to any club officer.

Kerry v Cork: Anybody who is interested in going to the game will have to book their tickets. Contact Pat Hartnett on 087/2534428.

PITCH & PUTT CLUB: Results of DD Twomey, Memorial Cup: winner, John Walsh, 84 nett; 2nd, Vince Barry, 85 nett. Best gross: Mike Browne. Hole in One: Laurence Twomey. Next competition: Crown Hotel Scratch Cup, June 6 to 9 (POTY).


THE news of the sudden and unexpected death of Mike O Donnell, Foill, was received with great sadness on Saturday last by all his family, neighbours and friends.

A large crowd of people paid their last respects to Mike at Lynches Funeral Home Castlegregory on Sunday evening and again there was a big turnout at his funeral Mass on Monday and burial, following requiem Mass celebrated by Fr. Tom Crean P.P.

Sympathy is extended to his brothers, John Joe and Paddy, Aunt Ellen, sister-in-law,

Ann, and many relatives and friends.

OLD SCHOOL: Camp Community Council have carried out extensive work on the Old School. A lovely wooden floor, toilet for disabled use, and ramps suitable for wheelchair access are part of the refurbishments. Groups are reminded that the Old School is now re-opened. Bookings arranged by Kathleen Daly – 066-7130125. Key is held at O Dwyers Foodstore. To avoid double bookings, please contact Kathleen.

WEDDING: Congratulations to Conor Slattery, Garrahies, Camp and Caroline Hayes, Tonevane, Tralee who were married at St. Brendans Church, Curaheen on Friday last.

Afterwards, A beautiful meal and reception was held at The Skellig Hotel, Dingle.

CAMP UNITED: Good Luck to Camp United who play Listowel Celtic in the Greyhound Bar Final in Tralee next Sunday evening 9th. June at 4.00 p.m.

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