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Club News: Tralee Dynamos AFC, Tralee Toastmasters and Kerry Hospice Foundation


Spectators at the Na Gaeil Senior Co Championship game v Mid Kerry in Killeen, Emma Lynch, Liadain Clifford, Avril Doyle and Aoife Cooper enjoying the game.

Spectators at the Na Gaeil Senior Co Championship game v Mid Kerry in Killeen, Emma Lynch, Liadain Clifford, Avril Doyle and Aoife Cooper enjoying the game.

The Austin Stacks U10 girls who enjoyed some Go Games V Ballymac last Sunday.

The Austin Stacks U10 girls who enjoyed some Go Games V Ballymac last Sunday.


Spectators at the Na Gaeil Senior Co Championship game v Mid Kerry in Killeen, Emma Lynch, Liadain Clifford, Avril Doyle and Aoife Cooper enjoying the game.




Wed Sept 21 U-16 Div 2 Dynamos B v Kill. Athletic B 6.30pm Sat Sept 24 U-12 National Cup Dynamos v Shelbourne 2pm, U-14 National Cup Corbally Utd v Dynamos 2pm, U-13 League Dynamos B v Castleisland C, U-15 Div 2 MEK B v Dynamos B

Team of the Week

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Congrats and well done to Danny Lane U-13 for being selected on the Kerry Schoolboys League Team of the Week for last week.

U-12 League

Dynamos Reds 2 0 Park. Our Red team were in action last Friday away to our near neighbours Park FC. The opening half was a very tight affair with very few chances from either side and it remained 0-0 at half time. After a few positional and tactical changes for the second period our boys grew more in confidence and we scored two goals in quick succession, the first from Luka Fusco and the second from Eddie Carmody. Dynamos saw out the game in comfortable fashion, restricting our opponents to very few opportunities. Well done to all involved and many thanks to Dan Quirke for officiating the game. Munster Junior Cup: Park FC 1 3 Dynamos. We advanced to Round 2 with a hard fought win over St Brendans Park on Sunday last. Having dominated the opening period, we failed to convert any of our chances and the game remained scoreless at half time. Park FC took control of the game for the opening 10 minutes of the second half and duly took the lead. Dynamos then assumed control once again and with the introduction of Nemanja Samardic, Andy Rogers and Adam Murphy, we began to dominate possession. Lorcan Seymour was on hand to divert a cross from Shane Lowth to the net and soon after, Andy Rogers whipped in a dangerous cross which made its way to the net via a slight deflection. Shane Lowth rounded off the scoring with an outrageous solo effort to give Dynamos the deserved win.

Team: Kyle Clifford, James O Sullivan, Nathan Rogers, Peter Murphy, Sean Foley, Darragh Lowth, Rob Lynch, Imoh Atai, Lorcan Seymour, Ger McCarthy, Shane Lowth. Nemanja Samardic, Andy Rogers, Brendan Sweeney, Adam Murphy, Sangye Gyatso

Senior Fixtures

Sun Sept 25 FAI Junior Cup Dynamos v Park FC, KDL Abbeydorney v Dynamos B.


Positive start to year

With our very first meeting on September 5th already behind us we are off to a very positive start to our year. As the expression goes we just need to keep our “shoulder to the wheel” as a club, to build on an already solid foundation, and move forward with a spirit of optimism. Lets keep the momentum going. By the time this article is published our second meeting will have occurred, Monday September 19th. Retrospectively writing I heard it was an absolutely outstanding meeting.

You may ask what happens at a regular Toastmaster meeting. To answer this question I will give a basic outline how our meetings operate. So let us proceed. As a member or a guest enters our venue, he/she is welcomed by our “front of house” club officer called the Guest Greeter. The next club officer to be encountered is the Sergeant at Arms he/she takes the member/guests’ name and entrance fee for the evening.

The President’s welcome to all the members and guests should ideally be very warm and inviting. His/her opening address at the start of the meeting should be positive and affirming in manner and tone.

The President then hands the gavel over to the person who is Toastmaster for the evening. The person who holds the gavel has control of the meeting. The Toastmaster in effect is the chairperson of the meeting for the night. The role of the Toastmaster is to make sure that the meeting runs smoothly and to negotiate any matters/issues that may interrupt the flow of the meeting.

In the first part of the meeting we normally have three speeches delivered by three club members followed closely by our session of table topics (impromptu speaking subjects), hosted by the Topicsmaster for the night.

After table topics are wrapped up we all have the opportunity for a cup of tea/coffee and a chat. After refreshments we then have the next part of the meeting, the evaluation session, where the entire meeting is evaluated. The General Evaluator is handed the gavel by the Toastmaster and then begins his report on the meeting. He/she has a team of people behind him/her to assist him/her. There are three evaluators who evaluate each of the three speeches. Observing the literary content and speech style are the Grammarian and Ah/um Counter to give their reports. The timer is also called upon to give time reports. Finally the Toastmaster and President wrap up the meeting and we then say our farewells. That is a Toastmaster meeting in a nutshell.

We will be coming together for our next gathering on Monday October 3rd in the pastoral centre at Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Parish in Tralee at 8.00pm. It would be great to see you, there will be a welcome mat out for you. It is an evening of good wholesome entertainment.

Please do not hesitate to call Derry at 086 2580662 or myself Michael at 086 8378721 should you require any more information.


Coffee Mornings

It’s a big week both in Kerry and nationwide. The annual Bewleys Coffee mornings will take place on the 22nd of September and we are again looking for your support. There has been a huge interest in hosting coffee mornings and we are hugely grateful to you all.There is many coffee mornings taking place right around the county yet again this year. If you would like to get involved and host a coffee morning you can still get in touch as you can host one at any time.We can provide you with a coffee pack. Again we thank you for the continued support and over the 30 years of coffee mornings €41 millon has been raised nationally.


It has been a busy couple of weeks for events here in the county.The Betty Mcgrath memorial walk took place in Camp last week and to date they now have close on €25000 raised.A fantastic event which saw a huge crowd take part is this wonderful walk.To all Betty’s family and friends we thank you for this amazing event and of course we thank all of you who have donated.

The Tom Crean Challenge

This challenge also took recently in Dingle.This group took on the Dingle Peninsula in over 24 hours.They took to water,climbed mountains and walked the roads to raise funds for Kerry Hospice Foundation and Down Syndrome Kerry. A huge thank you to all who supported in any way and to the gang who took on this huge challenge to raise funds.

Dingle Marathon

A huge well done and thank you to Siobhan Devane who took part in the Dingle Marathon recently.Siobhan raised over €9000 in doing so.

Siobhan did all of this in memory of her brother Padraig who sadly passed away in May.Thank you also to all who donated over the last few weeks.

Radio Kerry Bingo

It was a bid day last Saturday in Radio Kerry for the Joe mcgill show.4 Great charities took to the airwaves after receiving €121,000 from Radio Kerry proceeds of their radio bingo.Each of the 4 charities got €30,000 which was just mindblowing.Not for the first time in recent years has Radio Kerry supported us along with many more charities.We are hugely grateful to Radio Kerry and of course all who supported the bingo in the last number of months.

Jamie O’sullivan Walk

A huge thank you to Patricia,Simon and Diarmuid who recently presented a cheque for over €16000 in recent weeks.The Jamie O’Sullivan Walk which took place in Twomies Wood during the summer was a huge success,where family and friends all came together for one reason,to raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Night Nurse Programme. To all who took part we thank you and of course a huge thank you to Jamie’s family.