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Around the Districts: Camp to Kilmoyley


Sisters from Camp from left Jean Sayers, Mary Barrett and Nicola Sayers, pictured after the Annual 9-day Novena in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday night in St John's Church Tralee. Photo; John Cleary.

Sisters from Camp from left Jean Sayers, Mary Barrett and Nicola Sayers, pictured after the Annual 9-day Novena in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday night in St John's Church Tralee. Photo; John Cleary.

Legends relaxing at the Ballyduff Tractor Run on Sunday were Denis Hegarty,Jimmy O Connor,John Bosco McMahon and Padraig Clancy.Photo Moss Joe Browne.

Legends relaxing at the Ballyduff Tractor Run on Sunday were Denis Hegarty,Jimmy O Connor,John Bosco McMahon and Padraig Clancy.Photo Moss Joe Browne.


Sisters from Camp from left Jean Sayers, Mary Barrett and Nicola Sayers, pictured after the Annual 9-day Novena in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday night in St John's Church Tralee. Photo; John Cleary.



Welcome back

Great to see the return of the tourists to the Dingle Peninsula following an almost 3 year gap due to the pandemic.Lucy and Vanda from the South of England staying at Camp Junction House B/B are among those back again enjoying breakfast every morning this week looking out on Tralee Bay, a panorama unequalled in any part of the world. At the rear of Ashes Bar, Tommy and Marcellas Glamping experience is buzzing with excitement again and all accommodation in the area is in great in demand.They are all so glad to be back, summer mists lifting and falling on the slopes of Caherconree, giving way to an occasional glimpse of blue sky and sun, all part of an Irish dream holiday, eclipsed in the aura of the Traditional Music in The Railway Tavern and Ashes Sunday morning session.

Enjoy the best of cuisine in The Junction Bar/Restaurant, The Diner at Ashes and O Dwyers Mace, all day delicatessan. Book a desk in the Hub at O Dwyers Mace Retail Centre to catch up on business. Call into Sandy Feet Farm, an unforgettable experience for all the family. Whatever your pleasure, a pint in the pub, a stroll and a dip in the gulf stream warm waters of the bay, a mouintain hike or walk on The Dingle Way, have a wonderful summer holiday in Camp.

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Some good news for Castlegregory Golf and Fishing Club. GameOn at Castlegregory Golf Club has been shortlisted (from 189 to 35) for the national finals in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards, 2022. The next phase involves some online presentations and Q & A, before the current list of 35 is shortened to 7 for the national gala award night in October. Well deserved, congratulations agus go n-éirí an tadh libh!

Annascaul Ladies

U-12 County League Div 3: Laune Rangers 3-4 Annascaul 5-20. If ever a game and a score line was misleading, then this was it, as Annascauls last quarter saw them eventually pull away from Laune Rangers. Thanks to Laune Rangers and the ref for a good tough sporting game.Thanks to all the parents who gave great vocal support esp when the chips were down. Thanks to Paddy, Mairead, Cathal, Donal, Neil, Brendan and Ger for their help with the girls. Most of all thanks to the hard working girls who finished on top of Division 3 of the county league and face familiar opponents in Knock/Brosna at a neutral venue in the County league final.

Panel: Aoife Kennedy, Roisin O Driscoll, Sadbh Moynihan, Jenna Crean, Orla Curran, Katie Greaney, Eabha Dolan, Caoimhe Curran, Muireann Mehigan, Annie O Brien, Captain Niamh O Callaghan, Lia Sheehy, Amy Kennedy, Lily Falvey, Maria O Meara, Jane O Callaghan, Holly O Brien, Tara Laide, Aislinn Clifford, Muireann Curran, Saoirse Brosnan & Aoibhinn O Callaghan. See Club Fbook page and Sports Section Kerryman for full sports updates/photographs.

Community Games

Annascaul Camp Inch Lispole Well done to all of our athletes who competed in the county finals this weekend.Huge congrats to Lauren Crean who was second in shot putt and Kieran Keane who was third in discus. Lauren from Camp will represent Kerry in August at the National finals.


Congratulations to Pádraig Rice, Cappaclough, Camp and Aaron O Sullivan, Middleton, Co. Cork who were married on Saturday last in Cork.Family and friends joined the happy couple in a lovely celebration. Wishing you both the best of health and happiness in your future life together. Go n-éiri an t-adh libh.


Sympathy is extended to Mary Uí Mhoráin, Ballinknockane, Camp and all the family on the recent death of her Uncle Mons Moss O Connell native of Abbeydorney who passed away peacefully in his Presbytery in Stretford, Manchester. All Ireland Medal holder with Kerry and Honorary Abberydorney GAA Vice President and hall of fame recipient, Mons O Connell was a great footballer in his time. Rest In Peace.


Maharees Regatta

This year’s Maharees Regatta will be held on Sunday next-July 3rd.The 10 races will be run between 1 pm and 6 pm. The Committee would like to thank all of their kind sponsors-past and present.

Summer Festival

Summer Festival to be held in Castlegregory this July, from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th. Events and venues to be decided. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with the events please contact Catherine on 0866099753. Weekly evening Tidy Towns work

Tuesdays at 7 pm to 8:15 pm to weed, cut hedges, repair and generally improve our village. All are welcome. Meeting at the playground. Please bring your own equipment: gloves, secateurs, brushes, brush pans, buckets, shovels, trowels, safety vests, etc. Rubbish bags will be supplied. If you don’t have equipment please let us know and we will ask some of our regular volunteers if they can bring spares. We will have some extra safety vests and gloves but these are in short supply. For now we will go out every Tuesday evening, and Thursday evenings where applicable.

Summer Market

The Summer Markdt is on every Sunday Morning until the end of August. Come and browse through our many delights, looking forward to seeing you there.

Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge is back in Castlegregory. Commencing in Castlegregory Tuesday June 21 at 7.45 pm in the West End Hall until the 3rd week in August. All are welcome! It doesn’t matter at what level you are playing; there is always something new to be learned and there are always people willing to teach! Each session will last approximately 2 hours. Cost will be 5 euros per night . Any questions you can either call me (Marcia) or text me at 0871693493. Thanks and looking forward to seeing you!


Results 23/06/2022: Ladies- 1st: Catherine Lyons ; 2nd: Mary Farrell Interval: Maureen Dowling & Jackie Goodwin.

Gents- 1st: Sheila O’Connor; 2nd: Martin Courtney; Interval: John McEnery & Mary McKenna.

Drink Can Rings

Old Spectacles & Used Postage Stamps: Many thanks to all who are continuing collecting.

News Items

If any local groups have any news items they would like to be made known, such as match fixtures, results, courses or anything of special interest-could groups inform the office by 12 midday on Monday mornings so that it can be entered into the local community news items in the newspapers. Tel:- 066-7139422 Email:-


GAA scene

No luck for Duagh in the county league on Sat. last when defeated by Scartaglen. The Duagh B team defeated Knockanure in the North Kerry League.


Cutting and maintenance of the cemetery will take place on Thursday evening from 5.30 onwards(weather permitting). All adult help would be greatly appreciated. Annual Graveyard Mass will take place on Thursday July 28 at 8pm.


No winner of the Duagh GAA jackpot of €8400 on 20/06/22. Numbers drawn 5,6 23,28.

€50 Tim McKenna, Lyre; €30 Mary Dowling, Bunglasha; €20 Anne Marie Tydings, Asdee; €20 Luke Dennehy, Duagh; €20 Lu Lu O Connell, Duagh.

Sellers prize Eddie Stack. No match 3s.

Next week’s jackpot €8500 with draw in O Brien’s Monday night.

Thank you all for your continued support. Tickets available from usual sellers or online at


Covid Virus

The new variants of the Covid virus are unfortunately very common now in our county. The use of facemasks and hand sanitizing needs to continue in most cases even though it may not be compulsory or the numbers of people infected will continue to rise.

Sympathy notice

The community offers its deepest sympathy to the children,grandchildren,great-grandchildren and extended family of Tim Joe (Sonny) Lyons of Mountcoal cross who passed away last weekend.Tim provided a great service to the community with the shop and petrol station that he operated for many years at Mountcoal cross and had a great technical mind and will be very much missed by the community. May he rest in peace.

Cúl Camp

Booking is open for the Finuge Cúl Camp. This is open to anybody within the club or outside and a great week’s fun is always guaranteed!

Club fundraiser

Important notice - Finuge GAA have decided to extend the draw date for the car raffle fundraiser. The new draw date is the 1st of October. Have you bought your tickets yet? The main aim of our fundraiser is to provide facilities into the future for our young boys and girls. You can enter our fantastic fundraiser car raffle for a Volkswagon Tiguan R-Line worth over €50,000. Tickets are available at local outlets such as McCarthys Bar in Finuge, Foleys Shop, Stacks Shop, The Filling Station, Railway Bar, Dew Drop Bar, The Post Office, JJ Walsh’s Butchers and Woodview Vets - all in Lixnaw. Also, Brosnans Bar and Larry Buckley Butchers in Listowel, Powers Shop in Abbeydorney, O’Connells Agri Store Irremore or on our website A big thank you to everyone who has helped so far with the club fundraiser - we are always looking for anyone that can give a couple of hours or can help in the background!

Community Games

Well done to all our athletes who participated in the Community Games finals held at An Ríocht, Castleisland over the weekend, representing Lixnaw and Listowel parishes. There were lots of great performances and many medals made their way home!


Community Care Lotto

There was no winner of the €10,000 jackpot for the 20th of June 2022. Numbers drawn by Mary O’Donoghue were 1,27,28,30. The €50 winner was Paddy Joe O’Connor, Kilcooley and the two €30 winners were Eilish Flaherty, Baltovin and Margaret Corridon, Ballinprior.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Damien Hussey, Ballymacandrew and Katie McTigue, Farranfore who celebrated their marriage recently in the Sacred Heart Church, Kilmoyley.

Ardfert Historical Society

The society will host its next free guided tour on Thursday 30th June at 8pm: A Guided Walk of Ardfert Village. All are welcome to attend. Meet at Ardfert Parish Church at 8pm the tour will last approximately one hour.


Sympathies are extended to the Nolan family following the recent passing of Noreen Nolan (nee Griffin) of Ardrahan and late of Lerrig.


Best of luck to St Brendan’s AC athletes Aoibhinn, Caoimhe and Amelia in the Athletics Ireland U12 national championships and the National Children’s Games this weekend. Well done to all the club’s athletes who were involved with their areas in Community Games last weekend. Look out for more news on upcoming events on St Brendan’s AC Facebook. pages. Contact 087 7985557 for club info.

Community Games

Congratulations to Cillard club players Sinéad Flynn and Hayley Fitzgerald O’Connor who finished first and second in the Long Puck in Kerry Community Games which was held in Castleisland on Saturday. The girls now progress to the next stage in Carlow in August.CamogieHard luck to the Kerry U16s who lost to Down in the Tesco championship at St. Rynaghs, Banagher, Co. Offaly on Sunday and to the Cillard players who togged out.The Kerry senior team plays Galway this Saturday in their final group game having already qualified for next weekend’s quarter finals in Portlaois.