Tralee Tennis Club

Table Quiz Friday May 24th Date: Friday May 24th. Time: 8pm. Venue: O'Donnell's, Mounthawk. This is a fund raiser that the tennis club is holding in a bid to raise money that will go towards the purchase of a TV for the clubhouse.

 This social event is also being organised as a way to welcome our new members to the club. It would be great if people could organise a table, which is great value at €30 per table. However, everybody is welcome and tables will also be organised on the night. To have an idea of numbers please let us know if you are attending by emailing

Mixed Doubles Tournament

Sunday 26th May Tralee Tennis Club is holding a Mixed Doubles Tournament Sunday 26th May (time to be confirmed depending on numbers taking part.) Sheets are up in the clubhouse. There will be a sheet for ladies names and a sheet for the men's names. Please put your name on the sheet if you would like to play, before Friday 24th May. Partners will be allocated on the day. Entry €10 each. We look forward to seeing you on the day for some great tennis and fun!

Wednesday Club Night

Result May 15th Club night continued this week with another great turn out. The winners who took the wine home at the end of night were Trish Fox / James Feeley and Alison Walsh / Ray Moroney.

Tralee Pitch & Putt

MUNSTER MATCH-PLAY FINALS Last weekend in Parteen, Limerick the Munster Match-Play Finals took place. Tralee was represented by Tony Blake (Senior), Declan O'Connell (Inter) & Aidan O'Sullivan (Junior). On Saturday in the last 16 Tony Blake beat Liam O'Donovan on the 38th hole before succumbing to the Corkman Anthony O'Loughlin by 4&3. In the Inters Declan O'Connell received a walkover before winning his 1/4 final by 9&8 to book his place in the semi. Our Junior Aidan O'Sulilivan swept aside the challenge of Martin O'Sullivan (Rocklodge) by 6&5. In the 1/4 final he was up against another Kerryman Timmy Looney representing Castleisland. Both knowing their opponents strengths and weaknesses meant this game might go the distance and it's how it turned out with Aidan finally overcoming the challenge on the 3rd tie hole to book his place in the semi. On Sunday morning both Declan and Aidan came up against strong competitors and sadly Tralee's hopes were dashed. Well done to the three lads in their efforts representing our club at provincial level.


The club closing date for the National Stroke-Play Qualifiers is this Sunday (26th). Only those who have paid in advance will be permitted to enter. All other names will taken off the sheet. This qualifier will take place in Tralee on June 23rd.


Last Thursday evening saw 8 players team up to take on our Killeen course and good craic was had by all. Tomorrow evening starting at 6.30pm all members are invited to play in these fun events. Entry is a nominal €2.


This Sunday Tralee will host these finals and a good representation of 15 local players who hope to win out in the grades for County Titles.


Our premier event will this year take place on Sunday June 9th.


This year the camp will run from Monday July 22nd to Friday July 26th from 10 - 2.30pm each day. Monday - Wednesday will involve intensive coaching on the skills of the game. Thursday will involve a trip to Deerpark to experience and hone the skills on another course. Cost is €50 per child and €40 for each subsequent child. Full details are available in the clubhouse and application forms will soon be available.


KERRY COUNTY JUVENILE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS: The weekend of 11th/12th May was a busy one for the club with two days of action in Castleisland for the Kerry County Juvenile, Junior and Masters track and field championships. It was great to see so many club athletes in action and to see the club colours to the fore in so many events. Tralee Harriers won the overall club award in style with 226 points, from Lios Tuathail (154 points) and Gneeveguilla (121 points). Well done athletes, coaches and all involved!

The following were our medal winners:

Kirby-Anne Ryan U10 1st Turbo Javelin; Ellie Stack U11 3rd LJ; Sean Kennedy U12 1st 60m, 1st LJ, 1st HJ, 2nd Turbo Javelin; Darragh Leen U12 2nd 60m, 2nd LJ; Cian Purcell U12 3rd Turbo Javelin; Maeve McElligott U13 2nd 600m, 3rd Shot; Jack Falvey U13 1st 600m; Luke O'Carroll U13 1st Javelin; Sean Quilter U13 2nd 60mH, 3rd LJ; Harry Emerson U13 3rd 60mH; Rachel Ryan U13 2nd Javelin; Ciara Ryan U13 3rd Javelin.

Orla O'Reilly U14 1st 75mH, 1st LJ, 2nd 80m, 2nd 200m, 3rd Javelin; Emma Godley U14 2nd 75mH, 3rd HJ; Byron Mulvihill U14 2nd LJ; Rachel Bowler U15 1st 100m, 1st LJ (CBP), 2nd 200m; Lauren Barrett U15 1st Shot, 2nd LJ; David Fitzmaurice U15 1st Boys 250mH, 2nd Discus, 2nd HJ, 3rd TJ, 3rd 100m; Eoghain O'Buachalla U15 1st 100m, 1st LJ; Ciaran O'Reilly U15 1st Shot (CBP), 1st Discus, 1st TJ, 1st HJ, 2nd 100m, 2nd LJ; Diarmuid Barry U15 2nd 2km Walk; Michael Linnane U15 2nd TJ, 3rd Javelin.

Jenny Godley U16 1st 80mH, 2nd Girls 250mH, 3rd HJ; Aoife O'Carroll U16 1st HJ, 2nd 100m, 2nd 200m, 2nd LJ, 3rd 80mH; Aoibheann O'Brien U16 1st LJ, 2nd HJ; Jason Roche U16 1st Shot, 1st TJ, 2nd 100mH, 2nd Discus, 2nd LJ, 2nd HJ, 3rd 200m; Tomas Leen U16 3rd LJ; Clara Heinrich U17 1st 100m, 1st 200m (CBP); Orna Foley U17 1st 400m, 2nd 200m, 2nd LJ, 3rd 100m; Fiona Kavanagh U17 1st 1500m; Jack Morgan U17 1st 100m, 1st 200m, 1st Shot, 1st LJ, 1st TJ; Sean Fitzmaurice U17 1st Discus, 2nd Shot; Cathal O'Reilly U17 2nd TJ; Sarah Cooper U18 1st LJ, 1st 400m, 1st 800m, 3rd 1500m; Adam Barrett U18 1st 400m; David Murphy U18 1st Javelin, 3rd 100m; Gavin Dillon Junior 1st 100m, 1st 200m, 1st 400m, 1st 400mH (CBP), 1st 800m, 1st Javelin, 1st LJ, 1st TJ, 1st HJ, 2nd Shot.

Relays: GU14 2nd, GU15 2nd, GU16 1st, GU17 1st (CBP), BU12 1st (CBP), BU13 2nd, BU15 1st, BU16 1st, BU17 2nd, Junior Men 1st.

Masters Results: Neilus Daly O45 1st 100m, 1st Shot; Brendan Moynihan O45 2nd 100m, 2nd Shot; Pat Canty O55 1st 100m, 1st LJ, 1st Shot; Donal Crowley O65 1st 100m, 1st LJ, 1st Shot.


The Munster Juvenile U9 – U11 Team and U12 and U13 T&F Championships take place in Ennis on the 8th and 9th of June. The Munster U14 to U19 Championships take place in Templemore on the 15th and 16th of June.

Kerry School of Music

AIMS Award nominations: There is much as yet quiet jubilation among members of LOST – the Light Opera Society of Tralee – since the announcement yesterday at 2pm of the Association of Irish Musical Societies annual national award nominations for 2013. LOST is the newly established musical society operating under the aegis of Kerry School of Music. In its first two adjudicated productions, the society has set a record by being nominated for no less than national four awards. Their production of West Side Story was nominated for its Choreography. This year's production of Jeckyll and Hyde has received nominations for Best Male Singer(Gary Murphy), Best Female Singer (Jackie O' Mahoney) and Best Technical (Lighting and Set). So it's fingers and toes crossed for theannual award ceremony takingplace at the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on June 15th. Well done all.

Bealtaine Festival

Organised by the Kerry County Council Arts Office, a tea-time concert by Aidan O' Carroll and guests under the Bealtaine Festival banner took place this Thursday, May 16th in Tralee library at 6m. Violinist Muireann Ni Mhathuna, Mezzo-Soprano Shelley Hynes, 'Cellist Eden Abrahams, Trumpeter Grainne O' Carroll and Pianist Doireann O' Carroll impressed with their musical talents on the occasion.


A capacity attendance turned out at the Malton Hotel, Killarney last Sunday evening, May 19th, for the Killarney centre End of Year concert. The concert features instrumentalists, singers and dancers from Killarney, Killorglin and Castleisland who are taught at the School's Killarney centre at Holy Cross Mercy Primary School, Killarney, Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin and Scoil Aodhgáin, Castleisland. Great credit is due also to the super teachers who drew such outstanding performances from the pupils.

Forthcoming Events

Saturday, May 25th, Fleischmann Studio: Theatre Nights – a Celebration of Musical Theatre. This promises to be a very special and sold-out event when a host of talented students and guest artists celebrate five hundred years of musical theatre from earliest opera through comic, light and Viennese operetta right on to Broadway and West End Musicals. Early booking is strongly advised. Call 0667120077 to secure your seats.

Sunday, June 2nd, 2.30pm: Listowel Writers' Week, Listowel Emmets GAA Club: KSM Senior Orchestra and Guests: Teddy Bears' Picnic.

Saturday, June 8th: End of Year Platform Ballet, Music Theatre, Instrumental and Vocal Students, Carlton Hotel, 7pm.

Saturday, June 22nd, from 3pm, KSM: Mid-summer Bar-B-Q and Thomas Morre Celebration Concert

Barbeque: 5pm: Children's games, live entertainment marquee, chocolate fountain, popcorn, games, competitions, spot-prizes. Admission: €10/€8. Family rates available.

Concert: 7.30pm: Thomas Moore Tribute. To celebrate the 200th anniversary day of the publication of The Last Rose of Summer, a special 90 minute concert celebrating the Bard of Erin, the creator of The Minstrel Boy and The Meeting of the Waters. Featuring Kerry Chamber Choir and Orchestra and Soloists. €10/€8. Family rates available. Bar-B-Q and Concert: €15/€12. Family rate available.

Saturday, June 29th, 7.30pm: Musical Heroines: A celebration of women in music theatre. €10/€8.